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Tullow buys six exploration licences in East Africa to repeat Ugandan oil find

first_img Tullow buys six exploration licences in East Africa to repeat Ugandan oil find Share Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndoZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldUndoDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaUndo whatsapp Thursday 2 September 2010 7:40 pm Show Comments ▼ KCS-content center_img More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the whatsapp OIL explorer Tullow is buying 50 per cent stakes in six exploration licences in Kenya and Ethiopia as the hunt for oil in East Africa gathers pace.Tullow said yesterday the positions it is acquiring are in the East African Rift Basin, which has a similar geology to Uganda’s Lake Albert Rift Basin where it has discovered oil fields big enough to turn Uganda into a top-50 oil producer.London-listed Tullow will become the operator of five licences as part of a deal with Canadian explorer Africa Oil Corp, building on a farm-in agreement on a sixth block in the same region announced in August with Canada’s Centric Energy.Interest in East Africa, which is much less explored than West Africa, has been rising on the back of Tullow’s Ugandan discovery and a gas find by US firm Anadarko off the coast of Mozambique in February.Oil major Exxon Mobil and BG Group both farmed into Tanzanian blocks earlier this year, while explorer Afren in June bought a Canadian company with 12 blocks in Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar and the Seychelles.Under the terms of the deal, which is subject to formal government approvals, Tullow said it would reimburse pro-rata past costs in each block and pay Africa Oil’s future costs up to $23.75m (£15.4m).Shares in Tullow closed down four per cent at £11.85 yesterday. Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Berger Paints Plc ( 2012 Abridged Report

first_imgBerger Paints Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2012 abridged results.For more information about Berger Paints Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Berger Paints Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Berger Paints Plc (  2012 abridged results.Company ProfileBerger Paints Plc is a manufacturing company in Nigeria producing paint, surface coating and allied products for the residential, commercial, marine and industrial sectors. The company has an extensive product range which is divided into decorative/architectural finishes, industrial coatings, marine and protection coatings, automotive/vehicle finishes, and wood finishes and preservers. Berger Paints has a manufacturing plant and distribution centre in Lagos and over 25 distribution points in the major towns and cities in Nigeria. Berger Paints Colourworld is a retail outlet which offers a wide range of products and offers support with expertise and colour development software. Colourworld also offers an advanced automotive tinting system and colour software and carries a supply of paint tools and applications. In 2012, Berger Paints Nigeria Plc partnered with KCC Corporation, the largest heavy duty coating manufacturing company in South Korea. The partnership facilitates the supply quality, durable coatings for the marine and protective sectors. The company was established in 1959 by Lewis Berger, a German colour chemist who founded the Berger Paints’ dynasty in London in the late 1970s. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Berger Paints Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

El Consejo Ejecutivo comienza nuevo período con la orientación de…

first_img Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET El Consejo Ejecutivo comienza nuevo período con la orientación de mirar al futuro. Los miembros honran a un funcionario ejecutivo que se jubila, el Secretario General de la Convención. 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 Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 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 Shreveport, LA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Smithfield, NC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Knoxville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Martinsville, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Collierville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Eventscenter_img Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Press Release Rector Albany, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Curate Diocese of Nebraska Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Belleville, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing [Episcopal News Service – New Brunswick, Nueva Jersey] Los miembros del Consejo Ejecutivo de la Iglesia Episcopal inauguraron aquí su primera reunión del trienio 2013-2015 instruyéndose mutuamente sobre su papel a desempeñar y sopesando la labor a la que se enfrentan.La reunión del 15 al 18 de octubre en el hotel y centro de conferencias Heldrich en la Diócesis de Nueva Jersey, comenzó con una Eucaristía en la que se celebraba la fiesta de Santa Teresa de Ávila.Valiéndose del evangelio asignado para el día “ustedes son la sal de la tierra” (Mateo 5:13-16), la obispa primada, Katharine Jefferts Schori, le recordó a los miembros del Consejo que las sales están cargadas de moléculas que reaccionan en presencia del agua u otros solventes y por tanto forman la base de la mayoría de las reacciones químicas que producen la vida, incluida la luz emitida por el sol.“La salinidad es la capacidad de interactuar con el mundo que nos rodea —y está íntimamente relacionada con nuestra naturaleza creada— es parte de nuestra condición terrestre”, afirmó. “No podemos ser portadores de la luz si rechazamos nuestra naturaleza creada… Si no tenemos sal, no podemos verter luz”.Teresa retó a sus colegas de la vida religiosa “a prescindir de las cosas no esenciales, las banalidades y la frivolidad, para que su propia sal pudiera estar mejor dispuesta a interactuar con Dios”, dijo Jefferts Schori. “Se nos conmina a hacer tareas semejantes: a recobrarnos y concentrarnos en los aspectos centrales de la misión de Dios que compromete a esta Iglesia y a sus aliados. Esa es una tarea radical: ir a las raíces, volver a la esencia del llamado de Dios a restaurar el mundo, y echar a un lado los detalles que con tanta frecuencia nos distraen”.Los miembros del Consejo pasaron el día 15 de octubre en sesiones plenarias y en comités enterándose de cual es su papel en el gobierno de la Iglesia Episcopal y debatiendo sobre el mismo. Los miembros del Consejo están divididos en cinco comités permanentes conjuntos: Promoción e Interconexión (A& N, por su sigla en inglés), Finanzas para la Misión (FFM), Gobierno y Administración para la Misión (GAM), Ministerio y Misión Locales (LMM, por su sigla en inglés) y Misión Mundial (WM, por su sigla en inglés).El Consejo Ejecutivo lleva a cabo los programas y políticas adoptadas por la Convención General, según el Canon I.4 (1) (a). El consejo está compuesto de 38 miembros, 20 de los cuales (cuatro obispos, cuatro presbíteros o diáconos y 12 laicos) son electos por la Convención General y 18 por cada uno de los nueve sínodos provinciales (un clérigo y un laico por cada uno de los sínodos) para un período seis años, además del Obispo Primado y del presidente de la Cámara de Diputados. Aproximadamente la mitad de los miembros son nuevos en esta reunión del Consejo, al que fueron recién electos por la Convención General y las provincias.En sus palabras de apertura al Consejo, la obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori, presidenta del Consejo, y la Rda. Gay Jennings, presidenta de la Cámara de Diputados y vicepresidenta del Consejo, hicieron un bosquejo de sus perspectivas de la labor a realizar en los próximos tres años.Jefferts Schori comenzó con un breve recuento de las responsabilidades del Consejo y como desempeñó esas responsabilidades durante los últimos tres años. El Consejo “es responsable de supervisar la política y de supervisar la administración, pero no es el organismo administrativo”, afirmó ella.La Obispa Primada dijo que existe una “eterna tensión” en la interpretación de esa división de deberes, y añadió que el Consejo hizo “algunos progresos significativos en su comprensión de esa tensión” durante el último trienio.Agregó que el Consejo debe estar dispuesto a ejercer un “arbitraje creativo y fiel para cambiar las realidades a lo largo del trienio”.“Sí, la Convención General toma decisiones en nombre de toda la Iglesia, pero sólo se reúne una vez cada tres años. Por consiguiente, el Consejo Ejecutivo tiene que estar dispuesto a hacer una amplia interpretación de las decisiones de la Convención General”, dijo ella. “Con esto quiero decir que ustedes tienen que pensar profundamente respecto a lo que significan esas decisiones de la Convención y estar dispuestos a dejarlas que prosperen a lo largo del trienio. No pueden tomarlas al pie de la letra”.Se presentó un conflicto en el seno del Consejo durante el último trienio, especialmente según nos enfrentábamos con “las nuevas formas de actuar y de estar juntos”, afirmó Jefferts Schori.“Eso no es del todo malo”, agregó ella. “El conflicto es necesario para crecer”.“Hay un aspecto de mayor crecimiento posible, en lo que respecta a relaciones y confianza”, sugirió Jefferts Schori, entre los miembros, entre los miembros y los funcionarios de la Iglesia y entre los miembros y la Iglesia en general.“No somos simplemente una junta; somos una comunidad de discernimiento. Cada persona aquí presente está llamada a ser de alguna manera un líder espiritual en este organismo para bien de la misión de Dios en que la Iglesia participa”, le dijo ella a los miembros. “Somos mayordomos de los recursos de la Iglesia, de su presupuesto, de su reputación, de sus prácticas y políticas” y somos llamados a “ayudar a la Iglesia a ser una edificadora más eficaz del reino de Dios”.Tenemos una plataforma muy esperanzadora a partir de la cual comenzar estos tres años”, añadió. “Espero y ruego que la Iglesia luzca bastante diferente de aquí a tres años gracias a la labor en que este organismo se empeña”.En sus palabras de apertura, Jennings discutió sus nombramientos a los organismos interinos, que funcionan entre convenciones generales, pero advirtió al Consejo que “el simple nombramiento de un nuevo plantel de líderes para poblar viejas estructuras no nos hará mucho bien”.“Por estupendas que yo crea que son las personas que han aceptado los nombramientos, y por mucha confianza que tenga en el equipo de trabajo estructural que ha de nombrarse, no podemos sentarnos a esperar tres años a que ese grupo conciba grandes ideas, escriba un informe inteligente y salve a la Iglesia Episcopal”, apuntó.Jennings resaltó que Jefferts Schori había regresado a principios de octubre de un sabático y que las dos habían comenzado “el proceso de estímulo y colaboración” de nominar a los miembros del equipo de trabajo estructural conforme al mandato de la Convención General en la Resolución C095. Según Jennings, hubo cerca de 450 nominaciones para los 24 asientos disponibles en el equipo de trabajo.“No hemos terminado aún, pero hemos progresado bastante y hasta nos hemos divertido [en el proceso]. Estoy agradecida por la cálida acogida y el compañerismo de la obispa primada y de los miembros de su equipo durante estos últimos meses y por su ayuda mientras doy los primeros pasos”, agregó.Jennings dijo que los miembros “deben comenzar a ejercer la restructuración ahora mismo”, añadiendo que esto significa que “somos llamados a renunciar a algunas de las viejas maneras de hacer las cosas, a renunciar a nuestro poder para darle cabida a nuevos líderes y abandonar algunas de nuestras atrincheradas posiciones para ver si podemos sencillamente llevar a la práctica la restructuración de tal manera que parezca en gran medida como si lleváramos a la práctica la resurrección”.El Consejo revisa el presupuesto 2013-2015El Consejo escuchó una breve presentación de nuevas iniciativas propuestas que serían financiadas en cada una de las Cinco Marcas de la Misión de la Comunión Anglicana según los objetivos que la Convención General estableció para el presupuesto 2013-2015. El Rvdmo. Stacy Sauls, funcionario encargado de operaciones de la Iglesia Episcopal, dijo que las propuestas fueron redactadas por cinco equipos compuestos por miembros del Consejo y del personal denominacional que también consultaron con personas que participaron en tales labores a través de la Iglesia.Sauls agregó que las propuestas se proponían ser los puntos de partida de la conversación y no la última palabra sobre cómo se gastarían los $5,5 millones presupuestados. Las propuestas han sido asignadas a los comités de Promoción e Interconexión, Misión y Ministerio Locales y Misión Mundial.Las Cinco Marcas de la Misión, los objetivos del presupuesto de la Iglesia Episcopal asociados con cada una de ellas y el dinero presupuestado para cada una son:* Proclamar las Buenas Nuevas del Reino de Dios (objetivo de comenzar nuevas congregaciones: $2 millones).* Enseñar, bautizar y formar a nuevos creyentes (objetivo de fortalecer a la IX Provincia para una misión sostenible: $1 millón).* Responder a las necesidades humanas con amoroso servicio (objetivo de poner el servicio misionero al alcance de todos los jóvenes episcopales: $1 millón).* Procurar la transformación de las estructuras sociales injustas (objetivo de comprometer a los episcopales en la erradicación de la pobreza dentro del país a través del Ministerio de Jubileo: $1 millón).* Luchar por salvaguardar la integridad de la creación y por el sostenimiento y la renovación de la vida en la tierra (objetivo de crear y fortalecer las redes locales para cuidar de la creación: $500.000).Los comités del Consejo comenzarán a considerar las propuestas durante esta reunión para hacer formalmente un informe en la reunión del 25 al 27 de febrero.Las sesiones de orientación del Consejo el 15 de octubre incluyeron información sobre sus responsabilidades canónicas, legales y económicas. Como parte del segmento económico, el tesorero Kurt Barnes describió cómo se financia el presupuesto trienal de la denominación. Informó que el ingreso proveniente de las diócesis (que asciende a dos tercios del ingreso trienal) ha aumentado este año, pese al supuesto presupuestario de que disminuiría en uno por ciento. La Iglesia Episcopal pidió a cada diócesis que contribuyera con un 19 por ciento de su ingreso de dos años antes, menos $120.000.Barnes informó que 52 diócesis habían aportado su contribución completa; 32 habían dado entre el 10 y el 18 por ciento, y 14 del uno al nueve por ciento. Trece diócesis todavía no habían presentado un informe de sus ingresos, dijo Barnes, y por tanto su oficina no había podido calcular el porcentaje de sus pagos.En respuesta a una pregunta sobre cómo mejorar la respuesta económica de las diócesis, Barnes dijo que, si bien hay una cierta cantidad de “persuasión moral” que puede aplicarse, no hay ningún mecanismo para exigirle a una diócesis, en ningún nivel, que pague la solicitud. Él recordó al Consejo que algunas diócesis imponen [a sus parroquias] multas tales como una suspensión del privilegio de votar en una convención diocesana, y sugirió que la Convención General y el Consejo podrían desear una vez más considerar si debía haber multas para las diócesis que no pagaban la totalidad de su contribución.“Yo los alentaría como miembros del Consejo Ejecutivo, si su diócesis no está pagando la totalidad de su contribución, que hicieran esa pregunta en su convención diocesana o le preguntaran al funcionario encargado de las finanzas [en la diócesis] o al obispo”, dijo él.La lista más actualizada de contribuciones diocesanas se encuentra aquí.Jennings dijo al consejo que la Iglesia pronto “le diría adiós a un líder cuya chaqueta será imposible de vestir”.A Straub se le conoce por usar vistosas chaquetas deportivas cuando se sentaba en el estrado durante la Convención General, y se proyectaron fotos de sus chaquetas más llamativas mientras Jennings le presentaba la condecoración.Los mayores dones de Straub son “su amor a la Iglesia Episcopal, su integridad y fuerza de carácter, su capacidad para evaluar las situaciones y tomar buenas decisiones, su devoción por sus amigos y colegas, su mente receptiva y su profundo aprecio de la historia y de la tradición, así como su travieso sentido del humor”, dijo Jennings.Ella creó la medalla para honrar a clérigos y laicos que se hayan distinguido en el servicio de la Cámara de Diputados y de la Iglesia Episcopal.El director ejecutivo supervisa todos los aspectos del quehacer del gobierno de la Iglesia Episcopal, desde la selección del sitio para la reunión de la Convención General hasta la supervisión y financiación del trabajo mandado por la Convención, según información que puede hallarse aquí. El director ejecutivo también puede ser elegido para servir como secretario de la Cámara de Diputados y, si resulta electo por ambas cámaras de la Convención General, secretario de la Convención General.“Me siento halagado por recibir la primera medalla de la Cámara de Diputados”, dijo Straub más tarde. “Ha sido una genuina alegría ser secretario de la Cámara de Diputados. Una de las partes preferidas de mi trabajo ha sido mi tiempo en el podio de la Convención General”.También en la agenda del Consejo:El 16 de octubre el Consejo visitará el centro denominacional de la Iglesia en Nueva York, a unos 80 kilómetros al norte de aquí. Mientras estén allí, los miembros se reunirán con el personal denominacional y participarán en una sesión de adiestramiento en contra del racismo y a favor de la diversidad.Los miembros regresarán a New Brunswick el 17 de octubre para las últimas dos jornadas de la reunión. El Consejo dedicará la mayor parte del 17 de octubre a reuniones de comité luego de una última reunión de orientación en el pleno. El 18 de octubre el consejo se reunirá en sesión plenaria para oír los informes de los comités y considerar resoluciones.– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service.Traducido por Vicente Echerri Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Press Release Service Rector Tampa, FL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Por Mary Frances Schjonberg Posted Oct 18, 2012 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DClast_img read more

Contributor Relationship Management study published

Contributor Relationship Management study published Study on building one-to-one relationships with technology published.Shirley Sexton, Nonprofit Practice Manager at the US Commerce One Global Services, has published her study into building one-to-one relationships using technology. The study, entitled ‘Contributor Relationship Management:How Nonprofits Can Harness the Power of Technology to Build One-to-One Relationships’, was conducted as part of her graduate degree at Johns Hopkins University. Advertisement  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 22 January 2001 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Sexton provides the following summary of her study:“To date for a variety of reasons – some budgetary, some cultural – corporations have invested in and benefited from the concepts of customer relationship management and one-to-one marketing much more so than non-profits. This study investigates those reasons, and explores how non-profits can benefit from lessons learned in the corporate world and adaptthem to their own needs. This report suggests a new approach for non-profits – contributor relationship management. It explores how non-profits can apply CRM strategies and tactics to their contributors – donors, members, advocates, board members or volunteers – to further their missions. Overninety decision-makers at non-profits gave input to this study, via an online survey and interviews.The report can be viewed on the Web at or downloaded in Adobe Acrobat PDF. 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 Researching massive growth in giving. read more

For Palestine: Hundreds disrupt Zionist parade

first_imgUnder the slogan “Celebrate Ending Israeli Apartheid,” over 100 activists disrupted the annual “Celebrate Israel” parade in New York City on June 4. Seven Jewish protesters were arrested. Five of those, identified as queer Jews, interrupted the parade’s LGBTQ bloc with signs saying “No pride in apartheid” and “Queer Jews for a free Palestine.”Counterdemonstrators, called together by Jewish Voice for Peace and If Not Now, unfurled banners, staged sit-ins and blocked the parade. Thousands, including NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo, marched down Fifth Avenue in the annual parade, which has received Israeli government funding of nearly $800,000 over the last seven years.Organizers said in a press release that they were resisting 69 years of Zionist terrorism, oppression and aggression, and expressing support for Palestine. They condemned Israel’s “apartheid wall and the more than 600 checkpoints, obstacles and other barriers” to freedom of Palestinian movement. A JVP statement also condemned the “exchange programs” between the New York Police Department and Israeli security forces that harm both communities of color and Palestinians.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

More than 100 press freedom violations in Sudan since start of protests

first_img to go further Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent “The lives of journalists trying to cover the protests in Sudan are now totally dominated by the regime’s harassment,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “Intimidation, censorship, propaganda and economic pressure are all widely used to prevent news from circulating and prevent journalists from working. We condemn the systematic nature of this persecution, which is reaching record levels.” April 6, 2020 Find out more Sudan is ranked 174th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index, while South Sudan is ranked 144th Receive email alerts Organisation The crackdown is reaching alarming levels, with RSF tallying more than 100 press freedom violations in the past month. They include 66 arrests of journalists, six cases of accreditation being withdrawn from the correspondents of foreign media (including Al Jazeera and the Turkish news agency Anadolu), and 34 seizures of newspaper issues.  The leading social networks meanwhile continue to be inaccessible except to those using VPN-type encrypted networks. January 22, 2019 More than 100 press freedom violations in Sudan since start of protests Sudan : Press freedom still in transition a year after Omar al-Bashir’s removal RSF_en April 10, 2020 Find out more Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa In a letter obtained by RSF, the Souths Sudan Media Authority said: “The ongoing protests in Khartoum are internal issues affecting a friendly nation; the media in South Sudan should not write or broadcast instigative statements and comments about it.” Follow the news on Sudan The clampdown on media coverage, which RSF has been condemning ever since the protests began, has reached neighbouring South Sudan. Summoned by the media regulatory authority in Juba on 7 January, Al-Watan editor Michael Christopher was told to stop covering the protests in Sudan and to apologize to the Sudanese ambassador. SudanAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence ImpunityFreedom of expressionPredatorsEconomic pressureJudicial harassmentViolence News Sudanese demonstrators gather in Khartoum’s twin city Omdurman on January 20, 2019, where Sudanese police fired tear gas at protesters ahead of a planned march on parliament. STRINGER / AFP News The latest issue of the independent privately-owned newspaper Al-Jareeda was confiscated for the 12th day in a row today. The National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS), which oversees the persecution of the media, has effectively banned all coverage of the protests. “They send agents to the newspapers or call editors to demand certain headlines, such as saying the police succeeded in ending small protests, rather than covering the protests themselves,” a Sudanese journalists told RSF. “Now they are confiscating the newspapers at the printers, after they’ve been printed, with the main goal of inflicting economic losses on the newspapers.” News Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the Sudanese government’s systematic abuses against media and journalists, combined with economic pressure designed to prevent the media from covering a month-old wave of anti-government protests with a toll of at least 40 dead, according to several NGOs. News SudanAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence ImpunityFreedom of expressionPredatorsEconomic pressureJudicial harassmentViolence March 29, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

SPIDER Experiment Touches Down in Antarctica

first_img 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 Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe Make a comment HerbeautyA Dark Side Of Beauty Salons Not Many People Know AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBet You Didn’t Need Another Reason To Stay Coupled Up This SeasonHerbeautyHerbeauty 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.center_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Science and Technology SPIDER Experiment Touches Down in Antarctica Published on Thursday, January 22, 2015 | 11:07 am More Cool Stuff Community News Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Jeff Filippini, a postdoctoral scholar who worked on the SPIDER receiver team at Caltech, stands in front of the instrument as it was being readied for launch. Credit: Jeff FilippiniAfter spending 16 days suspended from a giant helium balloon floating 115,000 feet (35,000 meters) above Antarctica, a scientific instrument dubbed SPIDER has landed in a remote region of the frozen continent. Conceived of and built by an international team of scientists, the instrument was launched from McMurdo Station on New Year’s Day. The California Institute of Technology and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, both in Pasadena, California, designed, fabricated and tested the six refracting telescopes the instrument uses to map the cosmic microwave background (CMB), the thermal afterglow of the Big Bang that created our universe.SPIDER’s goal: to search the CMB for the signal of inflation, an explosive event that blew our observable universe up from a volume smaller than a single atom in the first “fraction of an instant” after its birth.The instrument appears to have performed well during its flight, said Jamie Bock, head of the SPIDER receiver team at Caltech and JPL. “Of course, we won’t know everything until we get the full data back as part of the instrument recovery.”Read the full story and see a slideshow from Caltech at: SPIDER project originated in the early 2000s with the late Andrew Lange’s Observational Cosmology Group at Caltech, and collaborators. The experiment is now led by William Jones of Princeton University, who was a graduate student of Lange’s.SPIDER is funded in part by NASA. The NASA Balloon Program Office at Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia has oversight of all NASA balloon flight operations, including SPIDER. Caltech manages JPL for NASA.last_img read more

Caltech Launches Initiative to Foster More Inclusive Community

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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Subscribe STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News Caltech launched a new initiative Monday designed to promote further socioeconomic inclusiveness within the renowned institution.The policies were announced in a letter from the office of Caltech President Thomas Felix Rosenbaum and was a response to the Black Lives Matter movement and recent nationwide demonstrations over the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis.“Today, as the academic leadership of Caltech, we provide an update on new steps the Institute will take to ensure that we continuously create and reaffirm a campus in which it is evident, in all that we do, that Black lives matter, that Black minds matter,” according to the letter. “We strive to become an example of how a diverse and inclusive community, committed to equity, permits individuals to thrive in fulfilling the Institute’s mission of forefront research and education.”The university gathered input on the policy before drafting it, officials said.“Over the last few weeks, we have gathered as a community in conversation and joined in town halls that have provided valuable opportunities to learn from Black students, staff, and faculty about their personal and professional experiences,” the letter said. “We have sought and received suggestions for interventions from faculty, from students, from staff, from alumni, from the President’s Diversity Council, including Caltech’s Chief Diversity Officer, and notably from the Black Scientists and Engineers of Caltech.”“New generations of students, postdocs, faculty, and staff find themselves confronting the same obstacles faced by earlier generations,” the letter stated. “The lesson is clear: For there to be real change, the Institute as a whole must move forward with intention, and create a future that builds on the solid foundation of our collective efforts.”A set of immediate action was outlined, including increasing fellowship opportunities for students of color; the establishment and funding of a Graduate Summer Research Institute, to help newly admitted graduate students acclimate to Caltech prior to the start of their studies; adding funding for participating in minority-serving conferences; creating a new fund to experiment with outreach regarding minority-serving initiatives; and a redoubling of efforts “to make the case for philanthropic support for these and other diversity and inclusion initiatives.”“We intend to expand the scope of interventions as success is demonstrated,” the letter said.Additional goals related to transparency were also announced by Caltech leadership.They included examining and publishing disaggregated data regarding diversity on campus; conducting a campus survey; providing unconscious bias training for all committees, revamping of the college’s Title IX and Equity Office web pages to make clear procedures for reporting racist behavior; establishing a dedicated web page to provide information on diversity and inclusion at Caltech; improving news coverage of diversity, equity and inclusion; new emphasis on the need for diverse speakers to provide diverse viewpoints to the Caltech community.An advisory committee made up of both facility and students to explore best practices and make recommendations about admissions at the undergraduate level was be set up by Sept. 1, according to Caltech.“This will include protocols for identifying applicants, reviewing cases, and the use of standardized tests (SAT, ACT, GRE), to make sure that we are identifying and attracting the best and brightest candidates from every background,” the letter said. “Lessons will be applied to faculty recruitment where applicable.”A task force made of of trustees, alumni, faculty, students and postdoctoral scholars was also being set up to advise on policy for naming buildings.“These steps range from immediate responses to programs and plans that will unfold over time,” the letter said. “They all will move the Institute forward. There are possibilities in this moment that we must seize as individuals, as a campus, and as a community. We are committed to a Caltech that offers the access and support to ensure that every member of our community achieves their full academic and professional potential.” Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 64 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Education Caltech Launches Initiative to Foster More Inclusive Community By BRIAN DAY Published on Monday, July 6, 2020 | 11:15 amlast_img read more

Pasadena Fire Department Emergency Reserve Answers the Call of Duty

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(Credit: Pasadena Fire Department EMS Reserve) (Left to right) Pasadena Fire Department EMS Reserve members Matt Bossuyt, Jesus Anaya and Cliffton Rodger, pictured working in an ambulance. (Credit: Pasadena Fire Department EMS Reserve) Pasadena Fire Department EMS Reserve member Angela Mercedes working at a Rose Bowl game (Credit: Pasadena Fire Department EMS Reserve) 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. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS From a Hollywood film director to a renowned spacecraft engineer to lawyers, executives and medical students, the three-dozen or so volunteers that make up the Pasadena Fire Department’s Emergency Medical Services Reserve come from all walks of life but are united by a selfless dedication to public service.Members of the EMS Reserve have been responding to emergencies and treating patients since the organization was formed in 1981.While they are required to have emergency medical technician training, at a minimum, and are held to the same standards as their full-time Fire Department colleagues, the reserves man the backs of ambulances and provide medical aid at major events in the city for no compensation, explained Pasadena Fire Department EMS Reserve Senior Lead Coordinator Austin Smithard.Smithard, himself a commercial flight instructor and a film director, producer, and writer with more than 450 productions to his credit, has been with the team for eight years. He said leading the professional, dedicated men and women that compose the reserve has been a privilege and an honor.“This is selflessness at its best,” Smithard said. “They show when it’s cold and unpleasant, or on holidays.”The job can be demanding and stressful, he added.“It’s no walk in the park,” he said. But it’s also “an incredible opportunity.”But those who volunteer for the team and pass the rigorous selection process possess special qualities, Smithard said.“That’s a really impressive thing to be surrounded by,” he said. “If you’re not really enthusiastic about wanting to help other people, the emergency medical field is not for you.”Each reserve is required to serve a minimum of 16 hours per month, although many put in much more time than that, Smithard explained.About 40% of the team is made up of volunteers who plan to gain valuable experience and training and then eventually move on to other careers, ranging from doctors and flight medics to firefighters and police officers, he said.The other 60% are people with existing careers unrelated to emergency medicine.“We have people coming in from different walks of life,” Smithard said. They include rocket scientists, medical students, filmmakers, stay-at-home moms, nurses, and x-ray technicians.Among the team members is Andrew Klesh, who serves as chief engineer for interplanetary small spacecraft at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. While not riding in an ambulance to emergency calls, Klesh is the project systems engineer for NASA’s Lunar Trailblazer Mission.Each team member must be certified as an EMT, as well as undergo fire training and a probationary period.Reserves must not only be knowledgeable about medicine and emergency response but also possess the ability to calmly respond to stressful situations with decisiveness and confidence, Smithard said.“You need to be the calmest person in the room… where people are upset and hysterical,” he said.“We don’t allow people to wear the uniform and represent the city to the public unless they’ve passed those standards,” according to Smithard.The EMS Reserve is especially well equipped to assist with large events, such as the Rose Parade or Rose Bowl events, when as many as 20 of them at a time may be on duty to assist with influxes of patients. They also stand ready in the event of any major local catastrophe.While police reserves are common in the region, Pasadena’s Fire Department reserve is unique, he said.“It really doesn’t exist at all in California,” Smithard said.The reserves are dedicated to “emergency medical services” and are not used for fighting fires or rescue operations, city officials said.Smithard’s tenure heading the EMS Reserve will end next month, as he plans to retire and move out of state, he said.“I’ve enjoyed every moment of it,” he said.More information on the Pasadena Fire Department EMS Reserve is available online at Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Pasadena Fire Department EMS Reserve member and JPL engineer Andy Klesh, pictured in a photo provided by the Pasadena Fire Department EMS Reserve. 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The Week Ahead: Update on Unemployment

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Market Studies, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The Week Ahead: Update on Unemployment Tagged with: Employment Week Ahead Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: How the CARES Act Impacts Mortgage Servicers Next: What’s Happening with Mortgage REITs? Related Articles Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily center_img On April 3, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics will release its latest unemployment report. In the week ending on March 21, there were 3,283,000 claims for insured unemployment, an increase of 3,001,000 from the previous week’s revised level. According to the United States Department of Labor, this is the largest increase in history, as the previous high was 695,000 in October of 1982.Most states cited COVID-19 virus impacts in their unemployment reports. States continued to cite services industries broadly, particularly accommodation and food services. Additional industries heavily cited for the increases included the health care and social assistance, arts, entertainment and recreation, transportation and warehousing, and manufacturing industries.“This sudden increase in UI claims reflects the shock to demand in the economy,” said Doug Duncan, Chief Economist at Fannie Mae. “For a large segment of the workforce, the rapidly deteriorating employment situation is due to the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak, as well as the associated policy restrictions and shifts in consumer behavior, both aimed at avoiding infection. We interpret this morning’s release as a strong leading indicator of an expected increase in household financial stress.””The stimulus bill proposal currently working its way through Congress seeks to address certain features of the UI systems, such as eligibility requirements and the amount and maximum duration of benefits paid, which are intended to help alleviate some of the financial stressed caused by job loss,” Duncan continues. “Furthermore, payments to households are designed to make up for lost earnings. Proposed support for businesses is intended to help them survive the shock to demand in order to be positioned to re-hire workers after the virus subsides and demand picks back up.”Here’s what else is happening in The Week Ahead:Pending Home Sales Index (March 30)CoreLogic Case-Schiller Index (March 31) Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Employment Week Ahead 2020-03-28 Seth Welborn Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago March 28, 2020 1,269 Views The Week Ahead: Update on Unemployment Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agolast_img read more