BP chief says rivals created fear over spill

first_img BP chief says rivals created fear over spill Monday 25 October 2010 8:30 pm KCS-content whatsapp BP’s new chief executive said its rivals and the media had helped cause a climate of fear during the summer when the oil giant’s blown-out Gulf of Mexico well caused the worst ever oil spill in the United States.The comments by Bob Dudley represented the latest volley in BP’s battle to rebuild its battered reputation by taking a harder line with those who have blamed the disaster on a safety culture at BP that, they said, put cost-saving before safety.However, the remarks also prompted angry reaction from one US lawmaker who said the company continued to be in denial about its responsibilities and called on Dudley to testify before congress. Dudley’s comments came as the oil giant said it is off-loading four fields in the Gulf of Mexico to Japan’s Marubeni Oil & Gas for $650m (£412m) to help it raise cash to pay for its oil spill in the region.BP and Marubeni said Japan’s fifth-largest trading house would buy BP’s interests in the Magnolia, Merganser, Nansen and Zia fields, representing output of 15,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day of oil and gas.The interests are part of a package of largely non-producing Gulf of Mexico assets, mainly focused on what is known as the Paleogene play, where the major Kaskida discovery was made, that BP agreed to buy from Devon Energy in March.BP has committed to selling up to $30bn in non-core assets to pay for the clean-up of the oil spill. whatsapp Sharecenter_img Show Comments ▼ Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUndoElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUndoDiscovery23+ Sports Stadiums Around the World That Are Abandoned NowDiscoveryUndoZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldUndo Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Delta Corporation Limited (DLTA.zw) 2011 Annual Report

first_imgDelta Corporation Limited (DLTA.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about Delta Corporation Limited (DLTA.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Delta Corporation Limited (DLTA.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Delta Corporation Limited (DLTA.zw)  2011 annual report.Company ProfileDelta Corporation Limited manufacturers and markets international and locally-produced beverages in Zimbabwe. It operates in four segments: non-alcoholic beverages, sparkling beverages, lager beers and traditional beers. Brands in its non-alcoholic range are a flavoured maize drink called Shumba Maheu, and a flavoured drinking yoghurt called Supersip Yogurt. The sparkling beverages division operates two bottling plants and one canning plant; bottling and distributing popular cool drink brands sold worldwide by the Coca-Cola Company, a range of drink mixes and an energy drink called Burn. The lager beer division operates two breweries; bottling and distributing international brands such as Castle Lite, Miller’s, Peroni, Redds, Brutal Fruit and Sarita. Delta Corporation Limited has a monopoly in the traditional beer market in Zimbabwe with 14 breweries located across the country; brewing and distributing a well-known sorghum beer brand called Chibuku. Other subsidiaries have interests in transport and logistics, barley and sorghum malting, food processing, packaging, retailing wines and spirits, recycling, tin can production and leadership training. Delta Corporation Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

CIC Insurance Group (CIC.ke) 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgCIC Insurance Group (CIC.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about CIC Insurance Group (CIC.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CIC Insurance Group (CIC.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CIC Insurance Group (CIC.ke)  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileCIC Insurance Group is a leading insurance company offering products and services for general and life insurance through operations in Kenya, Sudan and Uganda. The company also provides solutions for fund and asset management and private equity investment. Its product offering covers needs relating to motor, marine, agriculture, personal accident, school products, customised products, travel, domestic package, property, theft, fire and consequential loss and sports injury insurance. Its life assurance division covers areas ranging from group life and keyman plans to family protection, loan guard insurance, pension, board member and universal endowment plans. CIC Insurance Group has expertise in corporate, family, health and asset management as well as equity, balanced, fixed income and money market fun management. The company invests in equity and government securities, properties and loans and serves retail and corporate entities. Founded in 1968 and formerly known as The Co-Operative Insurance Company of Kenya, the company changed its name to CIC Insurance Group in 2010. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. CIC Insurance Group is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Universal Partners Limited (UPL.mu) Q32021 Interim Report

first_imgUniversal Partners Limited (UPL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2021 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Universal Partners Limited reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the Universal Partners Limited company page on AfricanFinancials.Universal Partners Limited Interim Results for the Third Quarter DocumentCompany ProfileUniversal Partners Limited is a capital investment holding company. The company invests in growth businesses in the United Kingdom and Europe in general. Universal Partners Limited has a primary listing on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius and a secondary listing on the AltX of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.last_img read more

Comentarios: Lecciones aprendidas en la Clínica Infantil de San Andrés

first_imgComentarios: Lecciones aprendidas en la Clínica Infantil de San Andrés Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA June 29, 2012 at 7:44 pm How incredibly wonderful to see and read about! Seguramente, Dios les benigan.Rector St. Andrew/San Andrés, Nogales, AZ 1964 – 1970 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Collierville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 Featured Jobs & Calls Submit an Event Listing An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Press Release Press Release Service Youth Minister Lorton, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments are closed. July 2, 2015 at 2:15 pm Me toco conocer esta clínica y verdaderamente hacen una labor formidable, da gusto saber que existan personas de corazones tan nobles en el mundo.Estoy agradecida por que ayudaron a mi hermana y han ayudado a tantos niños que no cuentan con los recursos necesarios para tratar sus enfermedades. Dios los bendiga por siempre a cada uno de los colaboradores y claro a esos pequeños qe asisten con la esperanza de sanar y tener una mejor vida, Dios es un bueno y nunca los abandonara ni a ustedes ni a sus familias por que con sus buenas obras serán bendecidos de por vida. Associate Rector Columbus, GA center_img Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Comments (3) Course Director Jerusalem, Israel This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Bath, NC Por Vicki R. Fitzsimmons Posted Jun 29, 2012 Vicki Fitzsimmons[Episcopal News Service] El primer jueves de cada mes (excepto en julio), la iglesia episcopal de San Andrés [St Andrew’s Episcopal Church] en Nogales, Arizona, se transforma en la Clínica Infantil de San Andrés. Aquí, niños que viven en México (no en EE.UU) vienen a recibir gratuitamente atención médica especializada, para algunos ésa es su última esperanza. Dios obra a través de voluntarios que ofrecen atención médica a niños con graves afecciones de salud, tales como espina bífida, parálisis cerebral, pérdida de la audición, pérdida de la vista, síndrome de Down, etc. Los padres no pueden costear la atención médica que los niños necesitan, o los médicos mexicanos han abandonado a sus pacientes.La Clínica Infantil de San Andrés fue fundada en 1973 por un grupo de madres en Nogales, [estado de] Sonora, México. Tenían niños con parálisis cerebral y querían saber cómo ayudarles. Una de ellas conocía a una terapeuta de Tucson. Cuando ésta vino a enseñarles cómo trabajar con sus niños, se dio cuenta de que a algunos podía ayudarles con la cirugía ortopédica. Invitó al Dr. Frankel, un cirujano ortopédico de Tucson, a que la acompañara en su próxima visita. A partir de entonces, se corrió la voz de que estos niños estaban recibiendo ayuda en las casas de sus vecinos. El número de pacientes se hizo mayor, y la clínica informal se traslado a un orfanato cercano. Cuando los médicos mexicanos se preocuparon de que hubiera médicos estadounidenses ejerciendo la medicina en México, el Dr. Frankel buscó un sitio del otro lado de “la línea”, en Nogales, Arizona. La iglesia episcopal de San Andrés y sus feligreses acogieron la pequeña clínica.El Dr. Frankel trajo un especialista en frenos ortodóncicos y prótesis. Cuando se advirtió que había muchos niños que no oían bien se captó también a un audiólogo. La fama que se propagaba aumentó tanto el número de pacientes como el número y la variedad de profesionales de la salud que se ofrecieron de voluntarios. En 1977 la clínica inició una asociación con los hospitales Shriners de Spokane y Sacramento para proporcionar algunas cirugías necesarias. Médicos y enfermeras de estos hospitales venían a cada consulta para evaluar a los niños que serían sometidos a cirugía en sus hospitales y a hacerles seguimiento a sus pacientes. La clínica coordinaba y costeaba el transporte de cada paciente y de uno de sus padres.En 1990, a la Clínica Infantil de San Andrés [St. Andrew’s Children’s Clinic, Inc.] se le otorgó su estatus de 501(c)(3). La junta directiva nombró al Rdo. Ed. Gustafson, sacerdote episcopal, como su primer director ejecutivo. La clínica ha seguido creciendo y atiende en consulta aproximadamente de 200 a 250 pacientes en un día. Los departamentos de salud integrados por voluntarios son audiología, cardiología, dermatología, nutrición, terapia ocupacional, ortopedia, aparatos ortopédicos, terapia física, psicología, terapia del habla y visión. Los especialistas habilitan a los niños con zapatos especiales, sillas de ruedas, cochecitos y andadores. Todo se le proporciona gratis a los pacientes.Unos amigos a quienes conocí cuando asistía a la iglesia episcopal de San Francisco del Valle [St. Francis-in-the-Valley], en Green Valley, aproximadamente a 30 millas al norte de Nogales, me invitaron a visitar la clínica. Fui, hice un recorrido y sentí que podía hacer algo, y regresé al mes siguiente de voluntaria para la cocina. En ese tiempo, yo pasaba el verano investigando y escribiendo en nuestra casa de recreo en Green Valley. Mientras estaba en la clínica, percibí esta maravillosa presencia en la iglesia, así que asistí a los oficios dominicales y fui muy bien recibida por la feligresía. Cuando mi marido Jim regresó para llevarme de regreso a Illinois, le dije que había cambiado de Iglesia y que esperaba que a él no le importara.Regresé a la Universidad de Illinois para el año académico donde impartía un curso de finanzas personales. En mi mente volvía de continuo a la clínica. También me estaba preparando para la jubilación y me preguntaba lo que haría como jubilada. Oraba pidiendo orientación, y la respuesta fue que no había visto un boletín de noticias de la clínica. Puesto que yo redactaba un boletín de noticias para maestros de secundaria, pensé que eso encajaría bien. Cuando nos jubilamos y me reuní con el Padre Ed. para ver qué podía hacer por la clínica, le conté de la respuesta que había tenido mi oración. Él me dijo: “Y yo he estado orando por alguien que dirija un boletín de noticias”. Incidentalmente, Jim entró a participar también, primero conduciendo la furgoneta para transportar a pacientes y familiares entre la frontera y la iglesia el día de la clínica, luego ayudando a transformar la iglesia en clínica y de nuevo en iglesia, y ahora como tesorero y miembro de la junta directiva de la clínica.En la actualidad, redacto el boletín trimestral, tomo fotos para la página web así como para el boletín, y estoy a cargo de cualquier publicidad que la clínica necesite. En este papel, voy a todos los departamentos de la iglesia y del edificio de preescolar, incluso a la oficina del rector, el día de clínica y entrevisto a médicos, a pacientes y a padres. A veces tengo un intérprete que trabaja conmigo, a veces no. Hablo un poco de español, lo cual ayuda.Lo que hago es una obra de amor: soy voluntaria. He aprendido que no se trata de mí y de lo que hago, se trata de los niños que vienen a nuestra clínica. Sus sonrisas cuando reciben la atención que requieren o una nueva silla de ruedas hacen que todo el tiempo y energía que consumo valgan la pena.Logro ver el maravilloso trabajo que nuestros médicos y profesionales de la salud llevan a cabo en todas las consultas. Verónica nació con un pie seriamente deformado, con el cual ella nunca podría caminar y en el Hospital Shriners le amputaron el pie. Para hacer un reportaje para el boletín de la clínica, Jim y yo fuimos a Tucson a presenciar el ajuste preliminar de su nueva prótesis. ¡Qué alegría en la carita de la niña! Tres años después, su madre me mostró una preciada posesión: una medalla de oro que Verónica había ganado en una carrera en que había usado su pierna protésica. La madre se sentía muy orgullosa de su hija.Ángela, que nació con sólo parte de sus piernas, muestra sus nuevos pies protésicos. Foto/Vicki FitzsimmonsÁngela nació sin pies y sólo con parte de las piernas, que también tuvieron que amputarle quirúrgicamente. Cuando tenía siete años, la llevamos a una presentación de fondos para beneficencia. Ángela fue andando y bailando hasta el frente del salón en sus prótesis provisionales para recibir el cheque para la clínica. Ella iba con una sonrisa de oreja a oreja. En el salón había lágrimas en todos los ojos. ¡Qué valor y que energía en una niña tan pequeña!Hay montones de historias que podría compartir con ustedes, pero no hay espacio aquí. Sírvanse visitar nuestra página web para saber más de esta clínica alentadora.También recaudo fondos para pacientes de la clínica que no pueden hablar, pero pueden usar instrumentos de comunicación alternativa tales como el SpringBoard, que puede programarse para “hablar” con la familia, amigos y maestros cuando el niño toca partes de la pantalla. Siento un vínculo especial con estos niños porque yo no pude hablar hasta que tuve cuatro años. Afortunadamente, tuve un “arreglo” fácil. Tenía hipertrofia del frenillo lingual. El médico me cortó la membrana que me sujetaba la lengua y comencé a hablar parrafadas. ¡Mi familia dice que no he parado de hablar desde entonces!Para recaudar estos fondos, hago una vez al año un recital vocal. Cantar es mi hobby y tomé lecciones de canto durante varios años. Me divierte montar el programa, que incluye mostrar un vídeo de ocho minutos sobre la clínica, el cual se puede encontrar en nuestra página web. Los fondos donados se destinan a costear un aparato de comunicaciones para un niño en particular. En marzo, José Luis recibió el suyo y cuando lo vio los ojos se le iluminaron. Se puso a manipularlo enseguida y empezó a formar frases. Él había estado viendo a los otros niños funcionar con sus SpringBoards cada mes mientras esperaba por el suyo, de manera que sabía exactamente lo que iba a hacer. ¡Qué alegría sentí al verle comunicarse más plenamente por primera vez!En los 11 años que llevo siendo parte de esta clínica extraordinaria, he aprendido muchas cosas: a) a conocer toda una variedad de problemas médicos que eran nuevos para mí, b) a tener una mayor comprensión de la cultura mexicana y de su gente, c) a tener la satisfacción de poder comunicarme con pacientes y padres en mi limitado español y d) a tener paciencia. He visto a pacientes y a sus padres esperar durante varias horas para ver a diferentes médicos y terapeutas. Muchos de ellos habían viajado de 3 a 15 horas para llegar a nuestra clínica y esperaban en cola para ser procesados por Inmigración en la frontera. Y, al final de un día en la clínica, aún tenían que viajar de nuevo muchos kilómetros antes de llegar a sus casas. Y nunca se quejaban. Cuando tengo que hacer cola en el banco, en el correos o en la tienda de víveres, pienso en toda la paciencia que he visto mostrarse en la clínica, y espero pacientemente.— La Dra. Vicki R. Fitzsimmons es miembro de la iglesia episcopal de San Andrés, en Nogales, Arizona. Traducción de Vicente Echerri.In English: http://bit.ly/MVZ88X Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Fr. Charles Searls Ridge says: Submit a Job Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID July 25, 2016 at 11:54 pm HOLA POR FAVOR NECESITO EL TEL. DE LA CLINICA YA QUE TENGO UN NIÑO CON INSUFICIENCIA RENAL… TAMBIEN NACIO CON CITUS INVERSUS..TIENE 11 AÑOS Y SOMOS DE ESCASOS RECURSOS …CONFIO EN DIOS Y EN USTEDES POR FAVOR AYUDENME…..QUE DIOS LOS BENDIGA…DISCULPENME ESTOY DESESPERADA QUIERO QUE MI NIÑO ESTE SANO. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK MARIEL CRUZ ENRIQUEZ says: Rector Albany, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Dania Lizarraga says: Rector Tampa, FL 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT last_img read more

New Web Manager at the Alzheimer’s Society

first_img  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New Web Manager at the Alzheimer’s Society Tagged with: Digital Recruitment / people AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Said has been a big part of this success and we wish him well in his new post. We are currently recruiting for his successor so if you are resourceful and ambitious feel free to apply.”Dajani, who was Client Services Manager of the media-monitoring agency EDS Media before joining Action Medical Research said: “It is a good time to be a charity web manager. There is a growing professionalism in the way non-profits are using the Internet, to raise funds, cut costs and deliver their message. “A good charity website is all about team work and at Action Medical Research I was lucky enough to work with some very talented people. Although I will miss the friends I have made I am looking forward to the challenge ahead. Dementia currently affects one person in 20 over the age of 65 and one person in five over the age of 80. It is a particularly cruel and horrible diagnosis that affects carers as well those diagnosed and the numbers are increasing every year.”Linda Seward Head of Marketing & Publishing at the Alzheimer’s Society welcomed the news of Dajani’s appointment saying: “It’s an exciting time at the Alzheimer’s Society having grown in the last quarter century from a handful of volunteer-run branches to a national organisation employing over 1400 people. “Central to our communications strategy is our online presence, particularly our web site www.alzheimers.org.uk and we have ambitious plans to develop it further. We welcome the appointment of Said Dajani as Web Manager. His work at Action Medical Research has demonstrated how a well designed, professionally run charity web site can benefit a diverse range of audiences and stakeholders.”center_img Howard Lake | 24 May 2006 | News Action Medical Research Web Editor Said Dajani is to join the Alzheimer’s Society as their new Web Manager.Said leaves the Action Research website in a strong position. Andrew Proctor, Director of Communications at Action Medical Research said: “We are very proud of www.action.org.uk and the long term commitment we have put into development is starting to generate tangible results. Online sponsorship income is up 150% on last year, website visitors up 110%, and we are constantly adding new features, the latest being online event registration. In December we launched our first html e-newsletter and the Touching Tiny Lives campaign got a massive boost from the remarkable press coverage of Martin Holdcroft’s blog and our online petition at www.standupfortinylives.org. Advertisement 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.last_img read more

Statement of the South African Communist Party on Nelson Mandela

first_img“The true revolutionary is guided by great feelings of love.”Last night, the millions of the people of South Africa, majority of whom the working class and poor, and the billions of the rest of the people the world over, lost a true revolutionary, President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, Tata Madiba.The South African Communist Party joins the people of South Africa and the world in expressing its most sincere condolences to Ms. Graca Machel and the entire Mandela family on the loss of what President Zuma correctly described as South Africa’s greatest son, Comrade Mandela.We also wish to use this opportunity to express our solidarity with the African National Congress, an organisation that produced him and that he also served with distinction, as well as all his colleagues and comrades in our broader liberation movement. As Tata Madiba said, “It is not the kings and generals that make history but the masses of the people, the workers, the peasants. …”The passing away of Comrade Mandela marks an end to the life of one of the greatest revolutionaries of the 20th century, who fought for freedom and against all forms of oppression in both their countries and globally. As part of the masses that make history, Comrade Mandela’s contribution in the struggle for freedom was located and steeled in the collective membership and leadership of our revolutionary national liberation movement as led by the ANC — for he was not an island. In Comrade Mandela we had a brave and courageous soldier, patriot and internationalist who, to borrow from Che Guevara, was a true revolutionary guided by great feelings of love for his people, an outstanding feature of all genuine people’s revolutionaries.At his arrest in August 1962, Nelson Mandela was not only a member of the then underground South African Communist Party, but was also a member of our Party’s Central Committee. To us as South African communists, Comrade Mandela shall forever symbolise the monumental contribution of the SACP in our liberation struggle. The contribution of communists in the struggle to achieve the South African freedom has very few parallels in the history of our country. After his release from prison in 1990, Comrade Madiba became a great and close friend of the communists till his last days.The one major lesson we need to learn from Mandela and his generation of leaders was their commitment to principled unity within each of our Alliance formations as well as the unity of our Alliance as a whole and that of the entire mass democratic movement. Their generation struggled to build and cement the unity of our Alliance, and we therefore owe it to the memory of Comrade Madiba to preserve the unity of our Alliance. Let those who do not understand the extent to which blood was spilt in pursuance of Alliance unity be reminded not to throw mud at the legacy and memory of the likes of  Madiba by being reckless and gambling with the unity of our Alliance.The SACP supported Madiba’s championing of national reconciliation. But national reconciliation for him never meant avoiding tackling the class and other social inequalities in our society, as some would like to make us believe today. For Madiba, national reconciliation was a platform to pursue the objective of building a more egalitarian South African society free of the scourge of racism, patriarchy and gross inequalities. And true national reconciliation shall never be achieved in a society still characterized by the yawning gap of inequalities and capitalist exploitation.In honour of this gallant fighter, the SACP will intensify the struggle against all forms of inequality, including intensifying the struggle for socialism, as the only political and economic solution to the problems facing humanity.For the SACP, the passing away of Madiba must give all those South Africans who had not fully embraced a democratic South Africa, and who still in one way or the other hanker to the era of white domination, a second chance to come to terms with a democratic South Africa founded on the principle of majority rule.We call upon all South Africans to emulate his example of selflessness, sacrifice, commitment and service to his people.The SACP says, “Hamba kahle Mkhonto!” [“Go well, brave warrior!”]FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Trainee journalist gunned down in Manipur, local media stage protests

first_img IndiaAsia – Pacific In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival November 19, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Trainee journalist gunned down in Manipur, local media stage protests Organisation Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the fatal shooting on 17 November of Konsam Rishikanta, a young trainee journalist employed by the Imphal Free Press, a privately-owned English-language daily based in Imphal, the capital of the northeastern state of Manipur.”We support the strikes announced by the local press in protest against this cowardly murder as they could help to prevent it being left unpunished,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Both the Manipur state government and the federal authorities must ensure that the murder investigation has the resources it needs to establish the motive and identify those responsible.”Police found Rishikanta’s body in a deserted alley in the middle of the afternoon of 17 November. He had been shot three times. Neighbours reportedly said they heard a total of 10 gunshots. The motive for the murder is not yet known and no group has claimed responsibility.Imphal Free Press journalist Pradip Phanjoubam said Rishikanta had been expected at the newspaper for the night shift. He added that he did not think the shooting was linked to any report published in the newspaper. Rishikanta’s family said he had gone that morning to the company where he used to work to request pay that was still due to him, and never returned.The Imphal Free Press received several puzzling calls that day asking if Rishikanta had arrived at the newspaper. A short while after receiving the calls, the Imphal Free Press learned from other newspapers that his body had been discovered.All the Imphal-based daily newspapers decided at an emergency meeting at the Manipur Press Club to stage a four-day strike in protest against the murder. The All Manipur Working Journalists Union (AMWJU) announced that it would suspend all publications and TV broadcasts for an unspecified period beginning tomorrow.The members of this union also called on Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh to ensure that the murder was investigated promptly. Singh promised that every possible would be done to arrest Rishikanta’s killers.Journalists are often threatened in Manipur by both the security forces and armed separatists. There have been several cases of journalists being shot by unidentified gunmen in recent years in Manipur. Follow the news on India June 10, 2021 Find out more News News Receive email alerts India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s mediacenter_img News Help by sharing this information News IndiaAsia – Pacific to go further April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF_en RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 March 3, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Reporters Without Borders gives Kabul news conference, urges government to make press freedom a priority

first_img Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” Addressing a news conference today in Kabul, Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard urged President Hamid Karzai and the rest of the Afghan government to make it one of their priorities to defend press freedom. Accompanied by representatives of Afghan journalists’ organisations, Julliard gave the press conference on the penultimate day of a one-week fact-finding visit to Afghanistan at the head of a Reporters Without Borders delegation.“The press freedom situation is getting worse in Afghanistan and it is the government’s duty to reverse this disturbing trend,” Julliard said. “The country cannot continue to develop and progress towards democracy without a free and independent press. The president and his government must get fully involved in this issue and must take measures that give journalists more freedom to work. Much needs to be done in Afghanistan but the country will not be able to recover from 30 years of war without free and diverse news media.”Reporters Without Borders continued: “The threats against Afghan journalists and visiting foreign journalists are becoming more and more diverse. As well as the Taliban, who have never ceased to threaten to kill journalists who do not comply with their demands, there are now criminals and mafia groups.“Afghan journalists are free to express their views – as long as they stay clear of the country’s only truly taboo subject, Islam – but they operate in very difficult security conditions. The south and the east of the country are extremely unstable and fewer and fewer journalists are visiting these regions, which are no longer under government control and have become black holes for news and information.”The Reporters Without Borders delegation visited the Kabul provisional detention centre on 12 January to meet with journalist Perwiz Kambakhsh, who is serving a 20-year prison sentence for downloading an essay about women’s rights in Islam. He was originally sentenced to death.“As long as a citizen can be sentenced to death or to a long jail term just for reading a report on the Internet, we will not be able to say there is free expression in Afghanistan. Perwiz Kambakhsh must be released as soon as possible. He committed no crime and this case, which has been marred by judicial irregularities, is a grave stain on Afghanistan’s image. We told all the officials we met that his conviction must be overturned.”Two journalists were killed in 2008 and around 50 were attacked or injured. Reporters Without Borders believes President Karzai must get to grips with this issue and make it very clear that he will not let impunity take hold as regards violence against journalists. Many live in fear, and it is the job of the authorities to take measures to reassure them and to enable them to work without constant security concerns. It is deplorable than around 10 women journalists have been forced to abandon their work in recent months because of threats. Few of them got the necessary protection.The authorities need to be more effective in solving the cases of journalists who have been murdered or who have been the victims of threats. Proper investigations need to be carried out to identify those responsible. It is unacceptable that the murders of Zakia Zaki and Abdul Samad Rohani have gone unpunished.Reporters Without Borders also called for the rapid adoption of a proposed media law. Many journalists’ representatives are expecting a lot from this bill, which is still being examined and which has been a victim of the difficulties that the parliament and government are having in working together.The government must also envisage drafting a law facilitating access to information. All the journalists who met the delegation said it was hard to get reliable information or comments from officials. Reporters Without Borders said: “In any important event linked to the ongoing conflict, there are at least five different versions of the facts – the Taliban version, the defence ministry version, the version of the president’s office, the version of the International Security Assistance Force, and the version of the few eye-witnesses who are ready to talk to the press. The government version is often the longest and hardest to obtain. While we welcome the creation of a Media Centre, the government must communicate better and make itself more available to journalists.”Reporters Without Borders also believes certain media owners must stop meddling in editorial content. The owners of media and their reporters should be kept far apart. Too many media are used for partisan purposes by their shareholders, and news quality suffers as a result. Journalists’ organisations are also discussing a code of conduct for the media and Reporters Without Borders supports this initiative. Reporters Without Borders also hails the efforts of Afghan journalists’ organisations to unite in defence of press freedom.As well as Julliard, the Reporters Without Borders delegation consisted of Vincent Brossel, the head of its Asia Desk, and Réza Moini, the staff member responsible for Afghanistan. They met the justice minister, the culture and information minister, a Council of Ulemas representative, civil society representatives, ISAF officials, diplomats and many journalists and media organisations.The delegation arrived in Afghanistan on 10 January and is due to leave tomorrow. Reporters Without Borders will issue a detailed report on the visit in the coming weeks. Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says News January 15, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders gives Kabul news conference, urges government to make press freedom a priority Help by sharing this information to go further Receive email alerts News Organisation May 3, 2021 Find out more Addressing a news conference today in Kabul, Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard urged President Hamid Karzai and the rest of the Afghan government to make it one of their priorities to defend press freedom. Accompanied by representatives of Afghan journalists’ organisations, Julliard gave the press conference on the penultimate day of a one-week fact-finding visit to Afghanistan at the head of a Reporters Without Borders delegation. News RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan June 2, 2021 Find out more AfghanistanAsia – Pacific RSF_en News AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Afghanistan March 11, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Marshall’s Holiday Concert Features Trumpets with 3D Printed Mouthpieces

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty10 Special Massage Techniques That Will Make You Return For MoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty18 Ways To Get Rid Of HiccupsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Hollywood Divas Who Fell In Love With WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it What would you create with a 3D printer? That is precisely the question Marshall Fundamental School teacher Miguel Almena asked his students and colleagues when the school received a 3D printer donated by the Pasadena Educational Foundation. The answer: trumpet mouthpieces.Trumpet mouthpieces break often, are expensive for the school to replace, and take a long time to arrive. Together with music teacher Joel Lopez, Almena and his students have manufactured 5 new trumpet mouthpieces using their new 3D printer technology. The mouthpieces will be utilized in this year’s Holiday Concert, December 13 at 6:00 p.m. at Pasadena High School (2925 E Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena).Marshall is one of nine Pasadena Unified School District schools that received the donated printers. “Through the support of a generous donor, we can give the students of PUSD the opportunity to get their hands on next-gen technology and learn the creativity and collaboration skills needed for the jobs of tomorrow.” says Patrick Conyers, Executive Director of the Pasadena Educational Foundation.“Creating the trumpet mouthpieces was a perfect opportunity to provide a real-world l earning opportunity for our students,” said Almena. “We found a need and utilized our 21st century technology to fill it.”Marshall and several other PUSD schools now offer courses utilizing the 3D printers. Students are introduced to design and manufacturing through team-based activities that replicate the manufacturing process from concept to design to fabrication to marketing.More information on the Pasadena Educational Foundation 3D printer program in PUSD is available online at: http://pasedfoundation.org/pusd3dcenter_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Business: Marketing Column Marshall’s Holiday Concert Features Trumpets with 3D Printed Mouthpieces From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, December 12, 2013 | 5:46 pmlast_img read more