12 Jul

Unifreight Africa Limited (UNIF.zw) 2019 Annual Report

first_imgUnifreight Africa Limited (UNIF.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Unifreight Africa Limited (UNIF.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Unifreight Africa Limited (UNIF.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Unifreight Africa Limited (UNIF.zw)  2019 annual report.Company ProfileUnifreight Africa Limited is a transport holding company in Zimbabwe, offering services in logistics, freight and passenger services to clients in sub-Saharan Africa. The company was re-named after the successful acquisition of Pioneer Corporation Africa Unifreight Africa Limited services include inter-city freight, distribution of general goods and an international courier service. Its brands include Skynet Worldwide Express, Swift and Bulwark. The engineering division operates in two sectors; maintenance of its Unifreight fleet and sales and procurement of parts for Yutong busses, aswell as heavy haulage and abnormal freight transport. Skynet Worldwide Express offers international and domestic courier and airfreight services. Unifreight Africa Limited owns a fleet of vehicles which are available on a contract agreement or for once-off hire. Unifreight Africa Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

20 Jun

Primate of Brazil reflects on Primates’ actions in Canterbury

first_img Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Primates Meeting, Rector Collierville, TN Primates Meeting 2016 reaction, Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 Anglican Communion, Rector Tampa, FL South America AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Tags Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Albany, NY Submit an Event Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Press Release Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Events 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/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Job Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY center_img 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 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Press Release Service An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Primate of Brazil reflects on Primates’ actions in Canterbury Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK [Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil] Brothers and sisters,As I expressed earlier, I did not want to communicate anything prior to the end of the meeting regarding the heat of the debates that followed the discussion taken by the majority of Primates in relation to the Episcopal Church of the United States (TEC). In other words, the temporary suspension for three years from all decision-making entities of the Communion, rooted in [TEC]’s decisions with respect to the Matrimonial Canon.Today I arrived in Brazil and would like to share a pastoral word with the Church regarding this matter. This issue took up a disproportionate amount of time from the meeting and was very difficult for all of the Primates. The most extreme position of the GAFCON primates was to demand an apology or require the withdrawal from the Communion of both TEC and the Church of Canada. This position caused a reaction that brought the Primates into the center of the debate, and the more progressive members sought alternatives that might have caused a drastic break in the Communion, along the lines of what the secular media had repeatedly predicted before and during the meeting. The final resolution what I call positive in terms of keeping the Primates at the table and with the desire to continue conversations on the emblematic grounds of sexuality. In the decision that was taken, the Church of Canada was not included, as there has not yet been a definitive decision taken at the synodical level regarding a matrimonial liturgy for same-sex couples.The impact of this decision certainly impacts and causes pain, not only in TEC, but in all churches who have answered the call of God to welcome all persons in pastoral need. As Bishop Michael Curry stated, TEC is responding to a pastoral need, that is not just a cultural issue, with a concrete response to people who love God, serve Him, and desire ardently to follow Jesus.Our IEAB (Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil), as well as other provinces in the Communion, has committed to a path of inclusion and community with LGBT persons, and depending on the decisions made in the next two or three years, we could live through situations that are similar to what TEC is currently experiencing.There is no doubt that the Communion is experiencing and deepening its division. The question that emerges is how we will live together with this division. Perhaps the easiest road is to avoid the cost of living with difference. It’s not the first time that TEC has had this experience.  But TEC has stayed firm in the resolution to participate and contribute to the Communion. TEC is not alone and we are together on the road of mission. One thing however needs to be stated. The secular and religious media seems not to have observed the final communiqué of the Primates’ Meeting in which declares condemnation of the churches that refuse (for testimonial fragility) to firmly condemn the attitudes and laws that insist on propagating homophobia and the criminalization of LGBT people.The Primates also affirmatively committed to the Sustainable Development objectives, to the cause of refugees, to the cause of people victimized by human trafficking, and to the defense of victims of sexual violence. And I regret that we did not spend more time discussing what, in my view, is really relevant to our testimony as the Church of Christ.All the above is stated without speaking of the climate of prayer that we experienced intensely during the meeting, with the participation in the daily offices, in the Eucharist, in the moments of silence and fasting we experienced in the Cathedral crypt, and the veneration of symbols such as the Holy Gospels of St. Augustine and the staff of St. Gregory, the pope who sent Augustine to evangelize the British Isles. For the first time in nearly 1500 years these two holy objects were together in the same place!We need to have the courage to recognize that our Communion continues divided. The decision of the Primates needs to be scrutinized by the Anglican Consultative Council, as this is the only legislative body entitled to decide on membership issues within the Communion.I will be convening a meeting of the House of Bishops [of the IEAB] to discuss this matter, in which we will compose a message of solidarity with TEC, and we will send this word out to the Communion.May God enable us to hear his call and make Jesus known and loved by all persons, regardless of their personal condition. May orthodoxy (professed by some) not become an impediment to the advancement of the Reign of God.From Your Primate.++ FranciscoEpiscopal Anglican Church of Brazil Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Smithfield, NC By Francisco de Assis da SilvaPosted Jan 20, 2016 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Bath, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Belleville, ILlast_img read more

17 Jun

Social housing for people over 65 in Girona / Arcadi Pla Arqui…

first_img Social housing for people over 65 in Girona / Arcadi Pla Arquitectes Architects: Arcadi Pla Arquitectes Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Projects CopyAbout this officeArcadi Pla ArquitectesOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsGironaHousingResidentialSpainPublished on April 16, 2014Cite: “Social housing for people over 65 in Girona / Arcadi Pla Arquitectes” 16 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream photographs:  Filippo PoliPhotographs:  Filippo PoliSave this picture!© Filippo PoliRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)WoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridText description provided by the architects. The building of 115 dwellings is located in the area of the northern entrance of Girona, in an area next to “Puig d’en Roca”. Promoted by the “Patronat Santa Creu de la Selva”, comprises varied apartment types, designed for people over 65 years old with a low rental cost. The project was developed especially taking care of the collective spaces of socialization, and at the same time, developing technological solutions in the field of sustainability and energy savings. Save this picture!© Filippo PoliThe building has an outdoor entrance space from which one can enter to the building, a bar-restaurant and a garden of 5000m2. On the ground floor, around a courtyard, there are services and communal spaces: living room, office, gym, conference room, audiovisual room, training room, hairdressing, social care, medical and nursing service. Save this picture!SectionThe shape of the building contrasts two volumes in “T” of different height (P+2 and P+4) linked with a communication axis, organizing the circulations over large areas and covered walkways. The circulation spaces are wide with the purpose of improving relationships between residents. Moreover, the building has different outdoor patios from which the residents can access to the flats. At the same time, these patios lights the space and allow the cross -ventilation of dwellings, as well as the ventilation of services (bathrooms and kitchens). Save this picture!© Filippo PoliProject gallerySee allShow lessFeed Meat Market / FGMF Arquitetos + Projeto de PertoSelected ProjectsCasa da Musica / OMASelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Calle Francesc Ferrer i Gironés, 6, 17007 Girona, SpainLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Apartments ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/496628/social-housing-for-people-over-65-in-girona-arcadi-pla-arquitectes Clipboard 2014 ArchDaily Spaincenter_img CopyApartments•Girona, Spain “COPY” Year:  Save this picture!© Filippo Poli+ 25 Share Social housing for people over 65 in Girona / Arcadi Pla ArquitectesSave this projectSaveSocial housing for people over 65 in Girona / Arcadi Pla Arquitectes Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/496628/social-housing-for-people-over-65-in-girona-arcadi-pla-arquitectes Clipboard 2014 “COPY”last_img read more

17 Jun

Villa CG / Powerhouse Company

first_img The Netherlands Villa CG / Powerhouse CompanySave this projectSaveVilla CG / Powerhouse Company Houses Photographs ArchDaily Projects Area:  240 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/800847/villa-cg-powerhouse-company Clipboard Villa CG / Powerhouse Company 2015 Photographs:  Ossip van DuivenbodeSave this picture!© Ossip van DuivenbodeRecommended ProductsDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20WoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationText description provided by the architects. Villa CG is a family home in the eastern Dutch city of Enschede, close to the German border. The villa is located at the Museumlaan, a new, particularly special avenue reserved for designs by architects of national and international standing including Erick van Egeraat. The clients, a couple with two children, commissioned Powerhouse Company in 2013 to design ‘the most beautiful house on the street’ within a strict budget.Save this picture!© Ossip van DuivenbodeVilla CG is a two-storey home characterized by horizontality. Our design takes its cues from the surrounding low hedge to create a house that is about balance and equilibrium, symmetry and grace.Save this picture!© Ossip van DuivenbodeFrom the street, the house presents itself as a simple cube, clad in an unusually long, thin brick and divided vertically by a wide cantilevered first floor slab. The front elevation is designed to be private and closed, with only a single opening for the entrance. The slab shallows the height of the building, its severity and roots it into the flatness of the context. Save this picture!© Ossip van DuivenbodeSave this picture!SketchesSave this picture!© Ossip van DuivenbodeAt ground level, the underside of the slab is glazed at either end of the core to form two window bays containing the kitchen/dining room and study/guestroom. The glazing wraps around the back to give views over every aspect of the garden from the house. Inside, the exterior darkness of the bricks combine beautifully with American walnut veneer fittings. The first floor, however, is the reverse – closed on three sides for an efficient use of openings. Save this picture!© Ossip van DuivenbodeThe materials used in Villa CG are timeless and of a very high quality. The long, slim bricks give the cube a delicate and elegant level of detail. The color of the brick was selected very carefully in combination with the wood veneer of the interior. This, in combination with the translucent door that separates the entrance hall from the living room, the sand colored Earthcote wall cladding, light grey polyurethane floor and a variety of woods make the house appear dynamic yet harmonious.Save this picture!© Ossip van DuivenbodeProject gallerySee allShow lessNew Mixed-Use Complex Expresses Past, Present, and Future of Chinese CultureArchitecture NewsWalmer Yard / Peter Salter + Mole Architects + John Comparelli ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Save this picture!© Ossip van Duivenbode+ 13 Share CopyAbout this officePowerhouse CompanyOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesEnschedeEnchesdeThe NetherlandsPublished on December 06, 2016Cite: “Villa CG / Powerhouse Company” 06 Dec 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?CG别墅 / Powerhouse Company是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” CopyHouses•Enschede, The Netherlands Year:  “COPY” Architects: Powerhouse Company Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/800847/villa-cg-powerhouse-company Clipboardlast_img read more

14 Jun

Strong Comments from Conaway on House Farm Bill Proposal

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Strong Comments from Conaway on House Farm Bill Proposal By Andy Eubank – Apr 16, 2018 Previous articlePOET Portland GM: E15 Sales Year-Round ‘Exciting’ for American FarmingNext articleMorning Outlook Andy Eubank SHARE Strong Comments from Conaway on House Farm Bill Proposal Conaway-on-farm-bill-introHouse Ag Republicans have rolled out their 2018 farm bill proposal, just months ahead of the current law’s expiration and with little or no apparent support from Democrats.The GOP farm bill draft protects crop insurance, improves the ARC and PLC programs–allowing reference prices to adjust to better market conditions and helps minimize ARC disparities between counties. It folds the Conservation Stewardship Program into the flagship voluntary conservation EQIP program and boosts rural broadband, rural development and anti-opioid efforts.But the bill also includes highly controversial new food stamp work requirements, opposed by ag committee Democrats.Ag Chair Micheal Conaway commented on the difficulty in shepherding a GOP bill against strong political headwinds in November, with Ag Democrats already lined up against his bill.“Those folks are going to have to tell production America, rural America, and by the way those urban guys are really dependent on stuff that goes on in rural America. Their voters enjoy the safest, most abundant and affordable food and survivors’ supply of any developed nation in the world, so yes, anybody who eats ought to be in favor of good agricultural programs.”But Democrats feel confident they can ‘wait out’ the ’18 farm bill process, in hopes of retaking the House in November and get more favorable terms on food stamps next year.Top Ag Democrat Collin Peterson issued a public statement last month that his members are “unanimous in their opposition” to what Peterson called, “the extreme, partisan policies” of the majority, adding “this opposition will not change.”Peterson is threatening changes to other sections of the bill, without GOP concessions on food stamps.“A no vote, or a vote to support stripping out sugar or a vote to support decimating crop insurance, which I guess is what Mr. Peterson is saying they intend to do, makes no sense whatsoever in the grand scheme of things,” Conaway responded. “So, if that’s the line they want to go down, I can’t fix their problems.”Conaway says he will start the committee mark-up process Wednesday and continue until House Ag reports it to the full House. The question is, can Conaway get a majority of 218, with few if any Democratic votes, and some conservative and moderate Republican votes in question.Conaway, backed by President Trump and his order this week to tighten benefit work requirements, continues to press for entitlement reform. But, that effort suffered a political setback this week when key reformer, House Speaker Paul Ryan announced he’ll retire after this Congress. Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

13 Jun

Heard’s ‘tremendous’ work ethic propelling her to strong first season

first_imgFacebook Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Linkedin ReddIt ReddIt Board approves tuition freeze, RRI actions but doesn’t act on eligibility issue spurred by Williams Benton McDonald is a senior journalism and political science double major from Austin, Texas. He has worked for TCU360 since his freshman year and is currently the executive editor. Settlement reached between TCU, former professor in discrimination lawsuit Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Thousands of TCU community members receive COVID-19 vaccines as university supply increases Twitter Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Facebook TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello + posts Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto printTCU women’s basketball’s lone first-year student Lauren Heard has made an instant impact in her first season for the Horned Frogs.Heard’s work ethic and family background have allowed her to be effective immediately and provide efficient and effective minutes off of the bench.Heard attended Denton-Guyer High School, located just outside of Fort Worth and known for its tremendous athletic programs. She was ranked a four-star recruit and the number four point guard in Texas by Premier Basketball Report. Her brother, Jerrod Heard, plays football at the University of Texas. Heard started at quarterback for the Longhorns during the 2015 season and switched to wide receiver this past season. Having another college athlete int he family helped prepare the incoming Horned Frog.Jerrod HeardPhoto courtesy: Eric Gay/AP“She understood what being a D1 athlete was going to be like and the importance of the off-season as well,” TCU head coach Raegan Pebley said.Pebley added that Heard was able to come in and avoid the typical wall that freshman players hit in terms of conditioning and fatigue in their first offseason.However, this avoidance was not just because she got to watch her brother go through the rigors of Division 1 athletics.“Her work ethic is tremendous,” she said. “If you’re a freshman coming in and want to build your identity off of work ethic, then that is going to help your confidence.”Heard has shown signs of this confidence all season. In her first collegiate game, a preseason scrimmage against Texas Wesleyan, Heard led the team in scoring with 16 points. She also chipped in six rebounds and four assists.While she has transitioned to a smaller role during the season, only starting two games and mainly serving as the backup point guard, her aggressiveness is felt every time she is on the court. Heard has scored in double-digits six times this season, including a season-high 18 against Texas last weekend.The Horned Frogs were trailing 27-4 at the end of the first quarter and had a lethargic energy on the court. Heard injected a new energy into the team when she entered, aggressively attacking the basket and getting to the free throw line eight times.“Sometimes you can’t rely on a shot, sometimes you don’t know how a team is going to play you,” Pebley said. “You can rely on working really hard and she has done that really well.”No. 24 TCU returns to the court when they travel to face the No. 3 Baylor Bears in Waco Saturday. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. Benton McDonald TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Linkedin Previous articleMen’s basketball continues to improve defensivelyNext articleSGA approves funding for self-defense keychains Benton McDonald RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Chancellor talks stimulus money, COVID-19 vaccines and more at limited attendance faculty town halllast_img read more

12 Jun

Newspaper editor injured in stabbing attack, other journalists forced to flee island

first_imgNews July 29, 2020 Find out more Organisation Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Sri Lanka Receive email alerts The editor of the privately-owned weekly newspaper Rivira, Upali Tennakoon, and his wife were attacked and wounded by four men on motorcycles as they drove to work this morning near Colombo. At the same time it was learned that at least five journalists have fled the country or gone into hiding and a news website had ceased operations because of threats. “We firmly condemn this latest attack on a newspaper editor, which highlights the severity of the crisis that journalists are currently experiencing in Sri Lanka,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The government must conduct an investigation in order to identify those responsible and their motives.”The press freedom organisation added: “It is deplorable that no concrete measures were taken to protect the news media after newspaper editor Lasantha Wickrematunga’s murder two weeks ago. As a result of the climate of fear, the most independent journalists are fleeing the island, and the most outspoken media, such as the news website Lankadissent, are closing.”Tennakoon’s wife Dhammika described the attack after they were taken to Colombo national hospital. “They smashed the windscreen and began to attack us,” she said. “I clung hard to them when they began to hit us with sticks and to stab us.” The assailants carried out the attack after intercepting Tennakoon’s car at Imbulgoda, on the outskirts of the capital.The hospital director said Tennakoon was treated for lacerations to the hands and forehead and that neither he nor his wife, who also sustained injuries, was in a critical condition.President Mahinda Rajapaksa immediately ordered an investigation, officials said. Media minister Anura Yapa said: “We totally condemn this type of attack, and we will do everything possible to find the culprits.”After Wickrematunga, the editor of the Sunday Leader, was gunned down as he drove to work on 8 January, five former US ambassadors to Sri Lanka wrote an open letter to President Rajapaksa urging him to protect press freedom.At least four journalists have recently fled the country after receiving threats. Those known to have left are Upul Joseph Fernando, a political reporter with Lankadeepa, Rathnapala Gamage, another Lankadeepa journalist, Iqbal Athas of the Sunday Times, and Reuters photographer Anuruddha Lokuhappuarachchi.Cheavan Daniel of MTV went into hiding after the Defense secretary accused him of implicating the army in an attack on the station when he gave an interview to CNN. At the same time, the president’s brother, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, described Daniel and the Tamil newspapers Uthayan and Sudar as “terrorists.” Rajapaksa also questioned the honesty of MTV’s management and suggested the station had itself staged the attack on its studios.Lankadissent, a news website with a reputation for being outspoken, chose to suspend its operations on 10 January for fear of reprisals. It employed journalists who were left unemployed when pressure from the authorities forced the newspaper Mawbima to close. January 13, 2021 Find out more News January 23, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper editor injured in stabbing attack, other journalists forced to flee island RSF_en to go further Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge Help by sharing this information July 15, 2020 Find out more News The editor of the privately-owned weekly newspaper Rivira, Upali Tennakoon, and his wife were attacked and wounded by four men on motorcycles as they drove to work this morning near Colombo. At the same time it was learned that at least five journalists have fled the country or gone into hiding and a news website had ceased operations because of threats. Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Newslast_img read more

12 Jun

Court acquits two journalists on trial since January

first_img July 23, 2019 Find out more January 22, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court acquits two journalists on trial since January January 27, 2020 Find out more A Banjul magistrates’ court yesterday finally acquitted two journalists – freelance reporter Sainey Marenah and The Voice editor Musa Sheriff – on charges of publishing false news and conspiring to commit a felony in connection with an article in Sheriff’s newspaper in December 2013.The case had dragged on since January.“Words alone can’t expressed how happy I am,” a clearly relieved Marenah told Reporters Without Borders.“Such prosecutions deter young journalists who are thinking of joining the media fraternity and refrain from doing so because of the fear that they might fall into same trap. The verdict is clear victory for media freedom in The Gambia and the beginning of a long struggle.”Lamin Camara, the lawyer defending the two journalists, presented a no-case-to-answer submission on 4 September on the grounds that the prosecution witnesses lacked credibility and there was no real evidence to support the charges.Presiding magistrate Jacqueline Nixon Hakim accepted the submission yesterday, ruling that the prosecution had failed to prove its case.Gambia is ranked 155th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Photo : President Yahya Jammeh AFP/SEYLLOU to go further Gambia: former president must stand trial for journalist’s murder Help by sharing this information RSF_en GambiaAfrica Follow the news on Gambia GambiaAfrica center_img News —————————————————————————————–22.01.2014 – Authorities delay trial, keep pressure on two journalistsReporters Without Borders notes that the authorities have delayed the trial of The Voice editor Musa Sheriff and freelance journalist Sainey Marenah on charges of “conspiracy to commit a felony and publication of false news with intent to cause fear and alarm to the public.”They were due to have been tried yesterday but the hearing was postponed until 4 February.“It seems clear that this stalling is designed to maintain the pressure on these two journalists, a tactic that reflects the Gambian government’s systematic harassment of the media,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We call on the authorities to just drop this arbitrary prosecution.”Freed on bail of 20,000 dalasi (380 euros) on 16 January, Sheriff and Marenah presented themselves at the Banjul magistrates’ court for trial yesterday only to be told that the judge in charge of the case was not available because he was in a meeting.—————————————14.01.2014 – Two journalists held for reporting defections from ruling partyReporters Without Borders condemns yesterday’s arbitrary arrests of Musa Sheriff, the owner and editor of the Banjul-based tri-weekly newspaper The Voice, and Sainey Marenah, one of his reporters, on a charge of “publishing false information.”They are being held in connection with a report in their paper last month that 19 members of the ruling Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction defected to the opposition United Democratic Party.“We call on the Gambian authorities to release these two journalists at once and to stop persecuting media personnel,” Reporters Without Borders said. “These latest arrests are yet further evidence of the government’s authoritarian attitude and its attempts to silence any criticism.“President Yahya Jammeh’s New Year’s resolutions about the media did not last long. We urge the government to respect its obligations to guarantee freedom of expression, as stipulated in article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which Gambia ratified in 1979.”After being arrested at his Banjul office, Sheriff was taken to a police station at Sanyag, 30 km outside of the city. Mareneh was arrested when he went to visit Sheriff at the police station. The charge against them carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison and a fine of 3 million dalasi (64,000 euros).Gambia is ranked 152nd out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Organisation August 6, 2020 Find out more News News News Gambia still needs to address challenges to press freedom Three journalist arrested, two radio stations closed in Gambia Receive email alertslast_img read more

2 Jun

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

first_img Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities WhatsApp Benchmark U.S. crude oil for March delivery rose 93 cents to $55.69 a barrel Wednesday. Brent crude oil for April delivery rose $1 to $58.46 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for March delivery rose 3 cents to $1.65 a gallon. March heating oil rose 2 cents to $1.69 a gallon. March natural gas fell 6 cents to $2.79 per 1,000 cubic feet. Gold for April delivery rose $1.70 to $1,835.10 an ounce. Silver for March delivery rose 49 cents to $26.89 an ounce and March copper rose 4 cents to $3.57 a pound. The dollar fell to 105.06 Japanese yen from 105.08 yen. The euro rose to $1.2025 from $1.2019. By Digital AIM Web Support – March 4, 2021 Twitter Facebook Facebook Twittercenter_img Previous articleLeading Online Interior Design Service, Havenly Announces the Addition of Tina Sharkey to Its Board of DirectorsNext articleCloudBees Names Stephen DeWitt as New CEO, Embarks on Next Phase of DevOps Market-Leading Journey Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp TAGS  Pinterest Pinterest Local Newslast_img read more