Lucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw) 2016 Annual Report

first_imgLucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Lucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw)  2016 annual report.Company ProfileLucara Diamond Corporation is a diamond exploration and mining company which operates in southern Africa. Its principal asset is the wholly-owned Karowe Mine in Botswana where Lesidi La Rona was found; the world’s second largest gem-quality diamond. Karowe Mine consistently produces large Type IIA stones and has an estimated worth of $US2.2 billion unmined diamonds. Lucara Diamond Corporation also has interests in the Mothae Diamond Project in Lesotho and the Kavango Diamond Project in Namibia. The company was previously known as Bannockburn Resources Limited, but the name was changed to Lucara Diamond Corporation in 2007. Lucara Diamond Corporation is a member of the Lundin Group of Companies with its head office based in Vancouver, Canada.last_img read more

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Bralirwa Limited (BLR.rw) HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgBralirwa Limited (BLR.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Bralirwa Limited (BLR.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Bralirwa Limited (BLR.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Bralirwa Limited (BLR.rw)  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileBrasseries et Limonaderies du Rwanda (Bralirwa) produces and distributes beer products and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for Rwanda and international export. The company operates in two segments: beer and soft drinks. Beer brands include Primus, Mutzig, Turbo King, Amstel, Legend Extra Stout and Heineken brands. Soft drinks include a selection of popular Coca-Cola brands. Bralirwa was established in 1957 and is a subsidiary of Heineken NV. Its head office is in Kigali, Rwanda. Bralirwa Limited is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Video: Presiding Bishop preaches at South Korean cathedral

first_imgVideo: Presiding Bishop preaches at South Korean cathedral Rector Martinsville, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Ethnic Ministries, Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Asia, Featured Events Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Comments are closed. Comments (1) Rector Pittsburgh, PA October 5, 2015 at 6:33 pm Being a professed member of The Third Order of the Society of St. Francis I applaud your sermon on the Feast of St. Francis, Bishop Katherine. You will be sorely missed. 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 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Shreveport, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Anglican Communion, Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA martha knight says: 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 Press Release Service Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI center_img Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Knoxville, TN By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Oct 4, 2015 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Video Submit a Job Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Tampa, FL Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector Columbus, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Press Release Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Tags 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 Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Smithfield, NC [Episcopal News Service – Seoul, South Korea] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori preached Oct. 3 at the Cathedral of St. Mary and St. Nicholas in downtown Seoul.She spoke through a translator whose voice has been edited out of this video after her introductory remarks. Jefferts Schori preached on the Gospel reading for the day, Mark 10:2-16, in which some Pharisees question Jesus about divorce.Participants in Episcopal Asiamerica Ministries’ Sept. 30-Oct. 5 international consultation here spread out that morning to worship at various Anglican churches.The Anglican Church of Korea celebrated its 125th anniversary the day before at a festive Eucharist at the cathedral. The Anglican Church in Korea was established Sept. 29, 1890, with the arrival of Anglican Bishop Charles John Corfe as the first diocesan bishop of Seoul. It has grown to over 65,000 members in 120 parishes and missions.The text of Jefferts Schori’s sermon follows.Cathedral of St. Mary and St. Nicholas, Seoul, KoreaFeast of St. Francis125th anniversary of the Anglican Church of Korea40th anniversary of Episcopal Asiamerica MinistryProper 22BRecently the primate of Pakistan spoke about some of the challenges his church faces. In addition to ongoing religious persecution and the threat of violence, religious discrimination means the government has failed to find a way to recognize divorce among Christians. At present, the only legal way for members of the Church of Pakistan to get a divorce is for the woman to convert to Islam or for one partner to charge the other with adultery. Both options generally require somebody to lie. Women whose Muslim husbands take additional wives have no constructive recourse, nor do they if their husbands simply cease to recognize the marriage.Divorce has caused human communities untold grief for a very long time, and the burden has usually fallen on women. Yet the patterns of marriage described in the Bible and the circumstances of today are often a very long way apart. Biblical marriage was essentially a property transfer from a woman’s father to her husband. Polygamy was acceptable, and in Judaism it wasn’t expressly forbidden until centuries after Jesus.[1] Under Jewish law a husband could divorce his wife at will, for something as small as burning his dinner.[2] Early Christians seem to have frowned on divorce, at least for leaders,[3] but for others it was at least a possibility. Under Roman law, women as well as men could initiate a divorce.Women and children were generally considered property in the ancient world, as they still are in some contexts today. The biblical witness itself speaks of husbands’ repudiation of wives, and men’s casual appropriation of other women and other men’s wives. David was infamous for taking Uriah’s wife Bathsheba, and then arranging Uriah’s death to cover up what he’d done. There’s a horrific story in Judges, that tells that when the local equivalent of Boko Haram shows up at the door, the man of Gibeah offers his own daughter and his guest’s wife in order to save his honor as a host.[4] Women and wives were disposable property, easy to repudiate – literally, to “kick away.”When Jesus tells his questioners that divorce is permitted only because of hardness of heart, he’s insisting that in spite of the casual attitude of those who want to repudiate a marriage partner, relationships are not disposable. When two have entered into a deeply intimate partnership, they have indeed become one, and separation brings its own kind of death. Utilitarian attitudes that see human beings as interchangeable parts fail to recognize that God creates us uniquely in God’s own image. If we simply give up on the relationship, we have repudiated that gift of God.That’s the same reality confronting Job. When his wife tells him to curse God, that’s what she’s asking – “repudiate that relationship, it obviously isn’t doing you any good right now.” But Job stands fast – he’s in this relationship to the end. What God has joined together, don’t let anyone tear apart.The gospel account moves directly from divorce to children. Is this a reminder that children of divorce often suffer for the failures of their parents? Or is it a deeper invitation to recognize that we’re all children with a crying need for God’s mercy and compassion? Jesus scolds the disciples for their lack of compassion – probably for their attitudes about divorce as well as noisy children. “Wait a minute,” he’s saying, “if you want to realize the kingdom of God, you’ve got to be as hungry and dependent as a child. A little child.” Compassion is always central to Jesus’ ministry and message – don’t judge, let anyone come to me, love one another, and love your enemies!Yet, like the Pharisees and the disciples, we’re always arguing about the rules and who makes them. God knows, the church loves to spend its energies making rules! The Lambeth Conference has debated and discussed divorce repeatedly. The bishops who gathered in 1888 said that divorce was not recognizable except for adultery or fornication, they said that the one who initiated the divorce shouldn’t be able to remarry in church, and that in spite of all that, clergy shouldn’t refuse the sacraments to Christians who had remarried.[5] They also said that polygamists shouldn’t be admitted to baptism, but that their wives could be! The fascinating reality is that most of the other resolutions from that Lambeth Conference dealt with intercommunion – in other words, the building or restoring of relationships with other churches.I think that is no accident, for marriage IS about communion, and it’s a particular icon for the love between God and humanity, as well as God and the church. It might also be an icon for relationships in the Anglican Communion. The ideal for each of those relationships is an intimate and vulnerable community, in which forgiveness and reconciliation bring renewed and more abundant life. Jesus is inviting us to be as hungry for reconciliation as a little child is for its mothers enfolding arms.All human beings struggle with faithful investment in our relationships, not just in marriage, but in congregations, and with friends and colleagues. The members of the United Nations are struggling to deal faithfully with one another, even in the midst of current conflicts over how to deal with refugees and migrants and violence in the Middle East. We may want to do the right thing, but as Paul notes,[6] the body is always finding excuses for failing to love God and neighbors. And it is the most vulnerable who suffer the gravest consequences. Broken and repudiated relationships mean suffering for children, whether their parents have divorced or their nations are mired in civil war. God has given us to one another – we ARE our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers. Ultimately we cannot casually repudiate those relationships and go seeking others – for there are no others. No one is outside the circle of God’s love. We may try to kick away relationships that annoy, or bore, or threaten us, yet ultimately our lives are bound up together.Marriage is an icon for relationship within the body of Christ, the selfless and vulnerable willingness to learn how to love the other members of this body, even when they frustrate and offend us. Christ loves us as tenderly as a spouse, yet his love is generous and does not demand exclusivity. The love we share is meant to grow and encompass the whole of his body, the whole community of friends for which he gave his life, the whole body of God’s creation.Human beings always tend to narrow the focus of our love. Consider the inward turning or centripetal tendency in parts of Christ’s body to close off relationships with the wider society or with other churches or faith communities – “oh no, they’re not holy enough for us!” Jesus calls us to turn outward, from ourselves toward the whole body. We cannot say we have no need of any part of that body. Like a child hungry for a mother’s milk, we’re meant to keep seeking that larger life-giving body.Many parts of the body of Christ have moved toward a theological understanding of marriage that recognizes human brokenness and seeks reconciliation. That includes understanding that the bond of marriage may die, that it must be mourned and grieved, and yet that if we believe in resurrection, then the partners to that marriage can hope for new life. Earthly marriages may fail – and for good reasons sometimes must be ended. Yet those who know themselves indelibly bound to Christ will find new life.   The love of God never ends, and those who know themselves children of God keep discovering that in turning back to that ultimate source of life and love.Today is the feast of St. Francis, who though single and celibate, understood that he was bound to all that is, wedded to all humanity and all of God’s body of creation. He was a man of compassion – for the suffering, the poor and forgotten, and for all creation. Like Jesus, he was a lover of all. Will you plight your troth, will you pledge your life and love, to the whole body of Christ, and the whole body of God’s creation?________[1] http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/12260-polygamy[2] Deuteronomy 24:1-4[3] 1Timothy 3[4] Judges 19 – the Levite and “his concubine,” even though the text calls him her husband.[5] http://www.anglicancommunion.org/media/127722/1888.pdf?language=English[6] Romans 7:14ff– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Youth Minister Lorton, VA last_img read more

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Johnnie Walker Foundation email scam

first_imgJohnnie Walker Foundation email scam Charities are being approached by the “Johnnie Walker Charity Foundation Heritage Trust” with an offer to donate $2.3 million. Needless to say, it’s a scam.The fictitious trust claims in the email message that it is “celebrating our 184 years anniversary.” The trust then offered $2.3 million “in conjunction with the British Council”.The latter have confirmed it has nothing to do with them, so it is clearly a scam of some sort. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 6 June 2005 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Complaint about charity collection bag not upheld in last FRSB adjudication

first_img Tagged with: complaints Fundraising Regulator Fundraising Standards Board  119 total views,  1 views today  120 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Complaint about charity collection bag not upheld in last FRSB adjudication In its final adjudication, the FRSB has not upheld a complaint about a Salvation Army Trading Limited Company Ltd (SATCoL) clothing collection bag to a household that displayed signage requesting no unsolicited marketing materials.While the Code of Fundraising Practice does not specifically state whether organisations can deliver collection bags to addresses with signs requesting no such items, the FRSB holds that such signage must be respected and that collection bags should not be delivered. It has recommended further guidance in this area, and the Fundraising Regulator is currently considering whether further guidance is to be developed within the Code for organisations carrying out household charitable collections.In this case, the complainant contacted SATCoL on 7th December 2015 to object to receiving a collection bag in aid of The Salvation Army, despite a ’cease and desist’ notice displayed on their door requesting no unsolicited marketing materials. The collection bag had been delivered through the Royal Mail’s door-to-door delivery service.The complainant is the same person who initiated a complaint adjudicated and upheld by the FRSB in August in a case involving NSPCC and Clothes Aid.During the adjudication, the FRSB found that SATCoL had been respectful in its approach to the public and had made reasonable efforts to ensure that Royal Mail was complying with the Code. The trading company had specifically requested that the Royal Mail and its distributors should not deliver to addresses displaying ‘No junk mail’ signage.SATCoL was found to have dealt with the complaint itself in a respectful and thorough manner, also having removed the household’s postcode from all future distribution lists to ensure that the complainant received no further charity collection bags. However, the FRSB added that SATCoL should have included a stipulation within its terms of agreement with Royal Mail that its distributors would not approach households displaying such signage.Since the complaint was raised, SATCoL has advised Royal Mail that they cannot work together on future collection activities unless the postal company confirms that it will not deliver to households displaying a sign requesting no unsolicited mail or materials.The adjudication report has now been passed to the Fundraising Regulator, which took on regulatory responsibility for charity fundraising and ownership of the Code in July 2016.Stephen Dunmore, chief executive of the Fundraising Regulator, said:“The FRSB’s final adjudication again shows how essential it is for charities and their partners to respect the wishes of households that do not want to receive marketing, particularly where a sign has been put up to make this plain. In light of the findings of this adjudication, the Fundraising Regulator will now consider whether the Code needs to be amended.”The full adjudication report is available on the FRSB site.This is the final adjudication to be carried out and published by the FRSB prior to its closure at the end of the month. All future adjudications will be made by the Fundraising Regulator. Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Melanie May | 31 August 2016 | News 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.last_img read more

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North Carolina farmworkers protest attack on their right to organize

first_imgJuly 18 protest in Raleigh, N.C. outside Capitol.Raleigh, N.C. — The Farm Labor Organizing Committee and other labor and community allies rallied July 18 at the state Capitol in Raleigh, N.C. Their immediate goal was to deliver a letter of protest to Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, who had, days before, signed Farm Bill SB 615, attacking the right of farmworkers to organize.At the rally, the groups announced they were filing a lawsuit to challenge SB 615 for violations of the right to freedom of assembly and the constitutional rights of farmworkers, especially for being singled out for elimination of union payroll deduction.“This type of abandonment of immigrant workers is nothing new from the Democratic or Republican parties. We’ve been excluded from every labor law reform since the racist exclusion of farmworkers from the National Labor Relations Act in 1935,” said FLOC President Baldemar Velásquez. “We plan to challenge this bill in the courts, as a violation of farmworkers’ rights to freedom of assembly and speech and to continue our fight for better wages for immigrant families in the state.” (PayDay Report, July 13)Earlier in the legislative session, a bill passed in the state Senate, SB 375, would have eliminated payroll deduction for all unions in public and private sectors in North Carolina.But when anti-union SB 375 went to the N.C. House, pushback from unions made it impossible for sponsors to secure the necessary votes for passage. Concerted opposition came from the N.C. Association of Educators; N.C. AFL-CIO; and United Electrical Workers Local 150, the N.C. Public Service Workers Union.So Rep. David Lewis, who chairs the House Rules Committee and is a farm owner in Dunn, N.C., pivoted to attack farmworkers by slipping anti-union language into SB 615. Besides nixing union payroll deductions, the Farm Bill SB 615 also eliminates the right of workers to collectively bargain directly with farmers.SB 615 is a vicious attack on the progress made by FLOC in recent months, particularly with its important victories for kale and sweet potato pickers, all Latinx migrant workers. FLOC is also in the midst of a powerful international campaign to organize RJ Reynolds, whose primary U.S. source for tobacco is North Carolina fields.The attack on farmworkers through SB 615 comes after a major wage theft settlement this January between FLOC and state Sen. Brent Jackson (R-Sampson), the powerful co-chairman of the N.C. Senate Appropriations Committee, who is president of the Jackson Farming Company.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Seed Consultants 4/12/2013 Weekly Comment with Gary Wilhelmi

first_img Previous articleSeed Consultants 4/12/2013 Market update with Gary WilhelmiNext articleEPA Has Bridges to Build with Ag Community Hoosier Ag Today Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Apr 12, 2013 SHARE The mechanical bulls were defending their large long positions in US stocks early Friday despite the worst retail sales off .4% in nine months and a University of Michigan consumer sentiment measure at 72.3 versus 78.5 expected. European stocks were lower on new Cyprus confusion. Austerity has not worked, and really never has. The sick list of EU economies continues to grow plus some relapses like in Portugal and Ireland. US bank stock profits set records, but the group slumped early Friday.The Fed policy make up is mixed within Fed governors, and indeed it is a tough call, as too when to ease off easing. Bond buying may decline in the months ahead, but the end of the year is uncertain. The Presidents budget must be graded incomplete, as it adheres too much to political considerations. North Korean aggression threats must be taken seriously as their young and inexperienced leadership is literally loose cannon, marching to a tune orchestrated by the military. All this is interesting to follow, but or so aggravating.The rains have come in voluminous amounts in the Midwest and south, but continued showers are needed to maximize crop production. The next ten days look soggy. The bull spreads have been the feature in trade occupying 65 % of volume. Tight old crop corn supplies versus improved new crop prospects, and Brazilian port delays are flaring up again putting the accent of near by soybeans. Talk of planting delays and diversion of acres into soybeans from corn is premature. At the end of this last week grains and soybeans are in middling ground range wise. China bought 14-16 MT cargoes of HRW and may by more but that has only assisted in minor short covering. Global supplies of wheat were raised 4 MT in the S/D update. Margin rates were properly raised on the volatile spreads in grains and soybeans. Watch the CFTC report Friday for hints of fund activity.June cattle grazed their $ 120 support level. Boxed beef fell over $3 on select cuts. Middle meats are the spotlight items in beef features. Seasonally pork demand tends to rise into summer, but current interest is slack. Red meat export trade is in a slump on both products, with pork off 14 % versus a year ago. Bird flu in China has been contained thus far, but has a threatening history.Gold beats a hard and fast retreat off $63 early in part due to tame US inflation indicators and WTI crude oil fell $2.75 on punk demand. Dow at 10:30 AM was off over 40 points. Not long ago gold was over $1600 and now $1500, with crude oil near $100 per barrel and presently about $90. Gold was $1800 last October, and has a history of drastic changes in value.The May versus November soybean spread has widened 40 cents this month and in corn 10 cents.At the close, amidst all the turmoil, the Dow closed unchanged as the gold dropped $77 and WTI crude $2.42. The Ag markets did not alter their day long alignment. Seed Consultants 4/12/2013 Weekly Comment with Gary Wilhelmi SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Seed Consultants 4/12/2013 Weekly Comment with Gary Wilhelmilast_img read more

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Press freedom group “extremely worried” by Italian journalist’s abduction

first_img News RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” IraqMiddle East – North Africa February 4, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Press freedom group “extremely worried” by Italian journalist’s abduction RSF_en Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan December 28, 2020 Find out more Organisation Receive email alerts Versione italianaReporters Without Borders said it was “extremely worried” by the abduction today in Baghdad of Italian journalist Giuliana Sgrena of the daily Il Manifesto and called for immediate expressions of support and concern.”Coming just a month after the disappearance of French journalist Florence Aubenas and her Iraqi interpreter Hussein Hanoun, the kidnapping of Sgrena is further evidence of the danger that journalists permanently face in Iraq,” the press freedom organization said.”We call on the kidnappers to immediately release this veteran correspondent of a newspaper that has been covering the suffering of the Iraqi people since the start of the US offensive,” Reporters Without Borders said.Voicing its solidarity with her family and newspaper, the organization said action in support of Sgrena should be “immediate and massive.””We should not forget that, in the case of the two Italian humanitarian aid workers, Simona Torretta and Simona Pari, and the two French journalists, Christian Chesnot and Georges Malbrunot, this kind of international campaign paid off.”Reporters Without Borders stressed that Iraq is the most dangerous country in the world for journalists. At least 31 have been killed and 17 others abducted since the start of the war in March 2003. “For this reason, it is imperative that the foreign media continue to cover the situation there,” it added.Sgrena was kidnapped at around 2 p.m. (11:00 GMT) near a Sunni mosque in the Al-Jadriya district, near Baghdad university. She was in a car with her interpreter, and she was on her way to interview a group of refugees from Fallujah.She was in the middle of a conversation with an Italian fellow-journalist by mobile phone when gunmen aboard a minibus fired on her car, forcing it to stop. They drove off with Sgrena but left her fixer (whose identity has not been revealed) and he was able to sound the alarm. He is currently being questioned by the US forces.Both the Iraqi police and the Italian foreign minister confirmed Sgrena’s abduction. No group has so far claimed responsibility. Italian interior minister Giuseppe Pisanu said she could have been kidnapped by a Sunni group.Gabriele Polo, one of Il Manifesto’s editors, confirmed to Agence France-Presse the news of Sgrena’s abduction a few moments after it was broken by the Italian agency Ansa. She said Sgrena had called the newspaper shortly before her abduction to say she was fine. “But five minutes later, her interpreter called us back to say she had been kidnapped near the Al Kastl Sunni mosque in Baghdad.”Aged 56, Sgrena is a specialist in the Middle East and Islamic fundamentalism. She has written several books including “Slavery of the veil” (Manifestolibri, 1995) and “Kahina against the caliphs” (Datanews, 1997). She has covered conflicts in Afghanistan, Somalia and Algeria for Il Manifesto.Several Italians have been kidnapped in Iraq since the start of the war including reporter Enzo Baldoni of the weekly Diario della Settimana, who was kidnapped on 19 August 2004 on the road from Baghdad to Najav. The Islamic Army in Iraq claimed responsibility for his execution, which was filmed. The Italian government had refused to comply with its demand for the withdrawal of Italian troops from Iraq. to go further Italian journalist Giuliana Sgrena was kidnapped by gunmen in the centre of Baghdad on 4 February whileinvestigating the plight of refugees from Fallujah. No group has so far claimed responsibility. ReportersWithout Borders calls for an immediate and massive show of support for Sgrena.Versione italiana News Follow the news on Iraq Help by sharing this information News IraqMiddle East – North Africa News December 16, 2020 Find out more February 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Opposition journalist accused of rape is jailed for three and a half years

first_img Help by sharing this information News RSF_en January 28, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Opposition journalist accused of rape is jailed for three and a half years Regional newspaper editor harassed after investigating real estate scandal Reporters Without Borders denounced the prison sentence imposed today on opposition journalist Sergei Duvanov as legally worthless because of numerous irregularities and suggested it was part of the Kazakh government’s repression of the media. Duvanov, editor of the opposition magazine Bulletin, published by the International Bureau for Human Rights, was jailed for three and a half years by a court in Almaty for allegedly raping a minor. The prosecution asked for seven years, but the judge ruled that the defendant did not know the age of the victim.”The repression that Duvanov and all of Kazakhstan’s independent and opposition media are subjected to by President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s regime would suggest that this case is politically motivated,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard.”We expected that the authorities to give him a fair and open trial, but the many irregularities in the investigation and constant violation of defence rights during the trial means the conviction has no legal value.”Duvanov was arrested on 28 October last year and accused of raping a 14-year-old girl. He had been due to fly the next day to the United States to present a report on democracy and human rights in Kazakhstan. He went on hunger strike for 10 days in a bid to prove his innocence. At a press conference at the European Commission in Brussels on 29 November, President Nazarbayev said Duvanov’s guilt had been proved.His trial opened on 24 December, but his lawyers were not allowed to examine the entire case file. Concluding that the trial was a farce, Duvanov dismissed his lawyers from the case on 23 January, the day after the court had rejected an application by them for the charges to be dropped for lack of proof and because of the many legal irregularities.Duvanov’s lawyers said he turned his back in protest when the verdict was read out. One of them, Yevgeny Zhovtis, told Reporters Without Borders that the trial was “a provocation” since no proof of guilt had been presented and “basic legal principles were abused.”The journalist is one of the government’s strongest critics and regularly denounces the harassment of independent media and the opposition. He is also being prosecuted for “harming the honour and dignity” of President Nazarbayev. On 28 August last year, he was beaten up by thugs and badly injured.During a fact-finding mission to Almaty in July last year, a Reporters Without Borders representative met several times with Duvanov, who spoke of the intimidation and legal harassment by the authorities. He said they would probably accuse him in a sex or drugs scandal. “I’m still free and in good health,” he said, “but this can’t last.”Local human rights groups and opposition journalists say political opponents are regularly discredited by the secret police to intimidate them or make them talk.Artur Platanov, a political journalist for the independent TV station KTK, was badly beaten in Almaty on 16 August last year. The daughter of Lira Baysetova, editor of the opposition weekly Respublika, died on 21 June last year in suspicious circumstances while in police hands. Receive email alerts February 5, 2021 Find out more KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on Kazakhstan to go further October 30, 2020 Find out more Opposition journalist Sergei Duvanov has been jailed for three and a halfyears for rape. Reporters without Borders denounced what it said was apolitically-motivated trial full of legal irregularities. KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia Organisation News January 15, 2021 Find out more Reporters prevented from covering Kazakh parliamentary elections News News Kazakh reporter accuses police of attacking herlast_img read more

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First Church of Christ Scientist, Pasadena: “God and Health”

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News 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. Community News Herbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIt Works Great If Weight Loss Is What You’re Looking For!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGained Back All The Weight You Lost?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News Faith & Religion News First Church of Christ Scientist, Pasadena: “God and Health” A Christian Science talk by Rob Gilbert Sunday, April 22, 2:00 p.m. By Gabriel Serafini Published on Thursday, March 15, 2012 | 9:22 pm Rob GilbertLooking for better health? Is it practical to trust God? On Sunday, the 22nd of April, 2012 Rob Gilbert, a noted practitioner of spiritual healing will talk about these issues. Rob Gilbert has spoken to a variety of medical audiences, college classes, and Protestant and Catholic churches on the practice of spiritual healing. He holds a Master of Theology degree from Boston University School of Theology and served as a chaplain in the United States Army working closely with clergy from a variety of faith backgrounds. Rob has been a practitioner and teacher of Christian Science for many years.The public is cordially invited to attend this free event that includes childcare and parking. For more information, email [email protected] Church of Christ, Scientist Pasadena, 80 Oakland St., Pasadena, (626) 793-5151 or visit www.christiansciencepasadena.com. Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stufflast_img read more

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