G4S Botswana Limited (G4S.bw) 2009 Annual Report

first_imgG4S Botswana Limited (G4S.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Support Services sector has released it’s 42009 annual report.For more information about G4S Botswana Limited (G4S.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the G4S Botswana Limited (G4S.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: G4S Botswana Limited (G4S.bw)  42009 annual report.Company ProfileG4S (Botswana) Limited provides security solutions for individual and business needs in Botswana. It operates in the following sectors: Manned Security provides integrated security solutions to airports, energy, mining, construction, custodial services, cash solutions, hospitality and financial institutions; Security Systems provides a service to monitor alarms, electric fences, fire alarms, medical emergency alarms, illegal access signals, vehicle tracking, low battery power alerts, remote panic buttons, CCTV remote images and fleet management services; Facilities Management provides a service for rent collection, utilities and services, inspecting and maintaining properties, and maintenance services which include electrical, plumbing, carpentry and building services; Cleaning Services provides contract cleaning services for offices, shopping malls, banks, schools and universities. G4S (Botswana) Limited is a subsidiary of G4S International 105 (UK) Limited.last_img read more

BK Group Plc (BOK.rw) 2017 Presentation

first_imgBK Group Plc (BOK.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 presentation For more information about BK Group Plc (BOK.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BK Group Plc (BOK.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BK Group Plc (BOK.rw)  2017 presentation Company ProfileBK Group Plc formerly (Bank of Kigali Limited) is Rwanda’s largest commercial bank by assets and licensed by the country’s banking regulator, National Bank of Rwanda. It offers a full spectrum of products and services for retail banking, corporate banking and central treasury. Bank of Kigali SA commenced operations in 1967; initially as a joint venture between the government of Rwanda and Belgolaise, with each owning 50% of the ordinary share capital. In 2007, the government of Rwanda acquired the Belgolaise shareholding which increased its direct and indirect shareholding in the Bank of Kigali to 100% of the entire Issued Shares. The Bank changed its name to Bank of Kigali Limited in 2011 under a new law relating to companies. Bank of Kigali Limited now has 79 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda with its head office in the capital city, Kigali. BK Group Plc has a primary listing on the Rwanda Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Mirante House / FGMF Arquitetos

first_img Area:  815 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Project gallerySee allShow lesswHY Unveils $38 Million San Francisco Asian Art Museum AdditionArchitecture NewsShipping Container Home by Whitaker Studio Blooms Like a Desert Flower from Rocky Jo…Architecture News Share “COPY” Architects: FGMF Arquitetos Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Photographs:  Rafaela Netto, Renato Caiuby Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs Save this picture!© Rafaela Netto+ 36 Share CopyAbout this officeFGMF ArquitetosOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAldeia da SerraBrazilPublished on September 27, 2017Cite: “Mirante House / FGMF Arquitetos” 27 Sep 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP BaseSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE Pyramid/HippedConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagWall Cladding – MDF Perforated PanelsStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – ClassiqueFloorsFranken-SchotterFlooring Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerFittingsSaliceStorage Accessories – Excessories, Pull- outArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsEmuSeating System – TamiMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Mirante House:栏杆构架,不仅仅让建筑看起来更美 / FGMF Arquitetos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 Brazil Mirante House / FGMF Arquitetos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/880011/mirante-house-fgmf-arquitetos Clipboard CopyHouses•Aldeia da Serra, Brazil 2016 Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/880011/mirante-house-fgmf-arquitetos Clipboard Projects ArchDaily Manufacturers: AFA tintas e texturas, APS componentes Elétricos, Ardece, Arquitetura da Luz /, EXBRA revestimentos, Fochella, Guinter Parschalk – Studio IX, Ibratin, Inovar, Skylight Estruturas, Tekal, ZanchetCoordinators:Ana Paula Barbosa, Gabriel Mota, Luciana Bacin, Marília Caetano, Sonia GouveiaCollaborators:Carmem Procópio, Juliana Nohara, Ligia Meirelles, Thiago PimentelInterns:Cláudia Bicudo, Fernanda Silva, Henrique Abduch , Julian Seifert, Luiz Falavigna, Mariana Schmidt , Nara Diniz, Patricia Kupper, Rodrigo de Moura, Rodrigo Oliveira, Yara BelloConstructor:Steel Construções e EmpreendimentosFoundation And Structural:Stec do Brasil Engenharia ltdaElectrical And Plumbing Installation:Gavazzi EngenhariaLandscape Designer:Juliana Freitas PaisagismoLighting Design:Studio IxInterior Design:Andrezza Alencar e FGMFAuthors:Fernando Forte, Lourenço Gimenes, Rodrigo Marcondes FerrazCity:Aldeia da SerraCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Rafaela NettoRecommended ProductsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesText description provided by the architects. Since first studies, the site determined the residence’s conception logic. Some site characteristics are especially remarkable: wide lot with slightly variable width and sharp slope. In its north end, there’s a beautiful view of the artificial lake. The neighbors’ houses provoke shade and a feeling of lack of privacy on both sides of the site’s highest area.Save this picture!© Rafaela NettoThere was a desire that the social and interaction spaces were lake-oriented (north-oriented), at the same time that there was the great need to avoid the pressure from the adjacent buildings. From these driver factors, we allocated the residence in the middle of the site, in a privileged position regarding the existent houses and ensuring to the social spaces the interesting view. Since the residence would have a long length, we chose to create semi-internal patios, responsible for ventilating and illuminating the house, in addition to providing a larger relation with nature, as desired by the owners.Save this picture!© Rafaela NettoWith these assumptions, we designed a simple metallic structure that overcomes variable spans of approximately 11 meters. This structure would be the space’s organizing core and would be allocated exactly on the permitted site limit, in addition to being a remarkable item of the building aesthetics. The residence would arise indeed through the trimmed slabs, supported by this primary structure. And most of the fences would be in tempered glass, resting in the slabs borders, maximizing the structure’s importance.Save this picture!© Rafaela NettoThe building’s spatiality, derived from this slab trimming conception, almost organic, provided natural illumination and a close relation to nature. The upper level floor, intimate, is designed as an irregular block supported by this structure and it holds more fences than the other floors. The residual spaces upon the social block ceiling become uncovered garden terraces to the superior floor.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!Upper Floor PlanOn structure’s both sides we implemented vertical brises with variable spacing (calculated based on the indoor spaces, views and neighbors), supported by the primary structure. These brises project themselves in both edges and function as a filter between the indoors and the outdoors.Save this picture!© Rafaela NettoThe project aims to broaden the office’s experiments by creating a balance between the perception of the internal and external spaces, through a game between the structure limit, the fences positioning, building gaps, external brises and vegetation. The result is a highlighting the side spaces (on the permitted site limits) – usually relegated – to a position of the protagonist of the building’s daily life. “COPY” Mirante House / FGMF ArquitetosSave this projectSaveMirante House / FGMF Arquitetoslast_img read more

House in Matanzas / Cristián Izquierdo Lehmann

first_img Photographs Projects Chile Year:  House in Matanzas / Cristián Izquierdo Lehmann Save this picture!© Roland Halbe+ 17Curated by Clara Ott Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/920348/house-in-matanzas-cristian-izquierdo-lehmann Clipboard Photographs:  Roland Halbe Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Architects: Cristián Izquierdo Lehmann Area Area of this architecture project 2018center_img Houses ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeCristián Izquierdo LehmannOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMatanzasChilePublished on July 05, 2019Cite: “House in Matanzas / Cristián Izquierdo Lehmann” [Casa en Matanzas / Cristián Izquierdo Lehmann] 05 Jul 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucets / SinkshansgroheKitchen SinksGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceRetractable StructuresShadeFXRetractable Canopies in Beverly HillsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsBars / Wire / MeshJakobWebnet – Sports NetSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteHanging LampsLuminisPendant Lights – HollowcoreHandicap BathroomAamsco Lighting, Inc.Mirror-Lux LED Illuminated MirrorMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?马坦萨斯住宅,面朝太平洋打开的小屋 / Cristián Izquierdo Lehmann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 House in Matanzas / Cristián Izquierdo LehmannSave this projectSaveHouse in Matanzas / Cristián Izquierdo Lehmann ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/920348/house-in-matanzas-cristian-izquierdo-lehmann Clipboard “COPY” CopyHouses•Matanzas, Chile Manufacturers: Cutek, Osmo, Arauco, NuprotecArchitect:Cristián Izquierdo LehmannCollaborator:Angela KochConstruction:Carlos OlivaresStructural Calculation:Osvaldo PeñalozaCity:MatanzasCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Roland HalbeRecommended ProductsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesThis vacation house is located on the edge of a windy ravine facing the Pacific Ocean. The project is conceived as a centralized pavilion to take refuge from the landscape, and a terrace to contemplate it. The pavilion gradually opens to the outside, mediated by patios, while the terrace is suspended over the horizon in a panoramic way. Both are superimposed one on the other, almost without touching, preserving their formal integrity.Save this picture!© Roland HalbeSave this picture!1st floor planSave this picture!© Roland HalbeThe pavilion is an exposed wooden structure governed by a continuous modulation at 67 cm., arranged on a circular base slightly separated from the ground. It is composed of a central squared room, from which four rectangular pieces emerge, forming four open courtyards at their corners. The centerpiece concentrates the places to cook, eat and live. Its 4 vertical enclosures are made up of a sliding window and a wall-case in a ratio of 5: 7, and are rotated symmetrically over the center of the plan, generating two continuous diagonal paths between the opposite courtyards. Save this picture!© Roland HalbeSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Roland HalbeEach wall-case houses a different use (bookcase, TV, kitchen or fireplace) and an equal door in its corners. After these are the bedrooms, open to a patio through large windows that extend twice the modulation of the central opening, and closed to the next patio by a wall. The central piece, the bedrooms and the patios make up an interconnected space over the continuous travertine plinth.Save this picture!© Roland HalbeThe ceiling of the central area is arranged at a higher height, dilated from the rest of the house on 4 pillars adjacent to the doors of the bedrooms. Its structure consists of a rigid grid of variable section, which tapers to its ends as its load decreases. Each square hosts a skylight in the middle, whose systematic repetition gives a light similar to an outdoor terrace. On this roof the house develops its obverse: an open terrace without borders to contemplate aspects of the landscape that the pavilion under it suppresses. Both soils are necessary to mediate with the environment. This unity of purpose allows us to understand the different parts as members of the same whole.Save this picture!© Roland HalbeArchitects : Cristián Izquierdo LehmannLocation : Matanzas, Navidad, Región del Libertador Gral. Bernardo O’Higgins, ChileLead Architect : Cristián Izquierdo LehmannCollaborators : Angela KochConstruction : Carlos OlivaresStructure : Osvaldo PeñalozaArea : 178.0 m2Project year : 2018Photographs : Roland HalbeProject gallerySee allShow less2019 International Architecture Awards Winners AnnouncedArchitecture NewsWhy Should We Invest in Mitigation Instead of Reconstruction? Chile’s Resiliency is …Articles Share Area:  1915 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

Amnesty International Ireland to raise funds with e-cards

first_img Tagged with: Digital The selection of cards features a range of images, ranging from traditional Christmas pictures to fun pictures of sunflowers and amusing flying hearts. The cards can be sent to individual recipients or to multiple e-mail addresses.Once the card is sent, the sender is encouraged to sign up to receive AI Ireland’s e-mail updates, and to make a donation or a purchase.CARDmarket is an all-Ireland marketing organisation for Irish artists and craftspeople. It is supported by The Crafts Council of Ireland and Invest Northern Ireland. 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. Howard Lake | 5 December 2003 | News Amnesty International (AI) Ireland has launched a new e-card site that it hopes will raise funds for the human rights organisation.AI Ireland has worked with specialist e-card designers CARDmarket to create www.amnestyecards.com. The site offers a selection of e-cards across four themes: Love and Friendship, General greetings (such as New Home), Christmas wishes and Irish sentiments. Although the eCARDS are free, users are invited to make a donation to the charity and to join the organisation.Amnesty Ireland Trading Manager Lino Olivieri said: “We decided to set up a new e-card site as we believe that free e-cards are an ideal way of attracting large numbers of visitors to our site, so publicising worldwide the work of Amnesty International’s Irish operation. We see e-cards as a very important part of our marketing activities.” Advertisementcenter_img Amnesty International Ireland to raise funds with e-cards AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  39 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

What kind of socialism?

first_imgNot since the days of labor leader Eugene Debs (1855-1926) has a socialist fared well in U.S. presidential elections. Yet candidate Bernie Sanders, who identifies himself as a “democratic socialist,” is growing in popularity.Let us suppose that Sanders could win the presidency. His chances are certainly slim, given the lineup of both parties’ richest backers against him, but nothing is impossible. Many social democrats like Sanders have been elected to high office in Europe. They have extracted some concessions from the ruling classes. But that is not socialism.Nor is Sanders running for the nomination of a party that professes socialism. The Democratic Party has certainly never endorsed it. On the contrary, it has coexisted with the Republican Party as two ruling-class parties solidly in the camp of capitalism. The Democratic Party has also been successful in selling imperialist war to the people, getting them to fight and die not for “democracy” but for corporate domination of the world’s resources.For decades, the Democratic Party also was the party of Southern segregation. But in the North, especially with the Franklin Delano Roosevelt administration, the party became associated with government programs to alleviate poverty. What has changed is not the leadership of the two capitalist parties or their commitment to the profit system, but the sentiment of the voters. Many, especially the youth, have come to realize that capitalism is responsible for the mind-boggling wealth gap in this country. They want change. Sanders stands for the kind of change carried out by social democratic parties elsewhere that have brought welcome reforms, but that have coexisted with capitalist ownership and control of the means of production.It is this ownership and control that gives the capitalists their power, not only over the economic life but also the politics of the country.What is socialism?Which raises the question, what is real socialism based on? First and foremost, a basic overhaul of the economy to bring about socialism can only begin when the working class flexes its power and takes over the means of production and uses that to solve the problems of poverty and inequality. There is no reason for poverty in this country — or in the world. The level of productivity capable of meeting peoples’ needs is now astounding. A true workers’ government could immediately eliminate poverty by expropriating the property of the rich and planning economic development based on human need, not profit. Why shouldn’t the global working class as a whole own and control the means of production? It is all built by workers in the first place. Why shouldn’t the homeless be sheltered in all the empty mansions and condos that are deserted most of the time, while their wealthy owners jet around the world? Why shouldn’t the overabundance of food produced in this country be used to end world hunger, once and for all?Why shouldn’t every young person be guaranteed an income and health coverage while studying how to move society forward in a sustainable way? Yet — at a time when the planet itself is engulfed in a crisis created by unbridled capitalism — the old political institutions put in place by billionaires’ money still dictate policy. This cannot last.Workers World is committed to building a revolutionary movement for socialism. Elections may be a barometer of shifting opinion, but the movement doesn’t end on election day. It grows with every struggle for social justice — with every strike, every protest, every sit-in. The movement builds working-class solidarity against white supremacy, misogyny, the oppression of LGBTQ2+ people and the scapegoating of im/migrants.Building a truly revolutionary movement holds the key to the future. If you want to fight for real social change, join us! FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this A sea change has been taking place in the United States. At last, the polls show that socialism is no longer the “dirty word” it was once, when even to say publicly that you were a socialist — and especially a communist — could mean being ostracized, attacked, fired from your job, even jailed.last_img read more

‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ promotes domestic violence awareness

first_imgReddIt Previous articleFogelson Honors Forum looks to the future of higher educationNext articleSoccer wins final regular season match Dylan Guest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter ReddIt Welcome TCU Class of 2025 World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history + posts printMen from various organizations promoted domestic violence awareness Thursday by participating in a relay race – in heels.Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, Alpha Chi Omega’s annual philanthropy event, raised money for the Women’s Center of Tarrant County.“The Women’s Center is close to campus and serves as a resource for victims of domestic violence through a multitude of services,” said Hayley Cruikshank, the vice president of philanthropy for Alpha Chi Omega.The Phi Gamma Delta fraternity walked away with first place in the race.Phi Gamma Delta, the winners of the event. (Photo courtesy of Julia Keaton)“It is a super fun way to raise money for our philanthropy, as well as raising awareness for our cause,” Cruikshank said. “We have raised a lot of money and promoted domestic violence awareness on campus.”Warren Riley, a junior computer science major who participated, said the event was a lot of fun.“I can’t say I was actually able to run in heels, but I had fun and it was for a great cause,” Riley said.Team Sigma Nu and Team Phi Gamma Delta preparing for the race. (Photo courtesy of Julia Keaton)Julia Keaton, a sophomore member of Alpha Chi Omega, admired everyone’s efforts.“Today was a great day,” Keaton said. “We got to see many fraternities not only support our philanthropy but help shed light upon the serious worldwide issue of domestic violence.” Health, communication and media: New minor is on the way Twitter Dylan Guesthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dylan-guest/ Dylan Guesthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dylan-guest/ Dylan Guest Linkedin Facebook Alpha Chi Omega’s flyer for their 2018 “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” philanthropy event. Facebook Dylan Guest is a journalism major and Spanish minor from the Caribbean island of Aruba. Linkedin TCU housing helps upperclassmen find their home Dylan Guesthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dylan-guest/ Community Engagement Programming to offer alternative spring break Dylan Guesthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dylan-guest/ National Parks road trip to be held during spring breaklast_img read more

Poland : polish court quashes order censoring local newspaper

first_imgPoland is ranked 59th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index, after falling 31 places in the past four years. News The wrangle began in 2018, when Tygodnik Zamojski published a series of articles on its site exposing irregularities in PGK’s contract for the construction of a solar park in Zamość and other aspects of PGK’s operations.Thereafter, anything the newspaper published about PGK was met with demands for corrections or deletion until, in September, PGK filed a complaint with the local court and the court responded with its publication ban under articles 755 and 2 of Poland’s civil code on the grounds that the newspaper’s reporting was liable to defame PGK. Organisation DR December 18, 2019 Poland : polish court quashes order censoring local newspaper to go further June 2, 2021 Find out more When the court issued its original order on 4 November, banning the newspaper from publishing any further stories about PGK and ordering it to remove previous stories about PGK from its website, the newspaper immediately received statements of support from Polish media associations. A few days later they were joined by more than 30 newpapers affiliated to the Association of Local Newspapers, who used the association’s website to republish five of the articles that Tygodnik Zamojski’s site had been forced to delete. Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Poland’s new social media law puts freedom of expression at risk, RSF warns “We welcome this judicial U-turn offering hope for media freedom in Poland after four years of persecution,” said Pauline Adès-Mevel, the head of RSF’s European Union and Balkans desk. “We must also salute the unprecedented campaign by the Polish media in support of an arbitrarily censored newspaper, which resulted in this important decision.” Reporters Without Borders (RSF) welcomes a Polish court’s decision to lift a much-criticized order banning a local weekly in the southeastern town of Zamość from covering alleged irregularities in a municipal company. The decision came after 30 local newspaper publishers campaigned for the ban to be lifted. With firing of four editors, “repolonisation” under way in Poland Follow the news on Polandcenter_img Help by sharing this information “Censorship has come to an end in the Polish town of Zamość,” the newspaper Tygodnik Zamojski announced on its website after the court, under pressure, ruled in favour of editor in chief Michał Kamiński’s appeal and allowed him to resume publishing stories about the company, Przedsiębiorstwo Gospodarki Komunalnej (PGK). January 28, 2021 Find out more News May 10, 2021 Find out more RSF_en PolandEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independence InternetFreedom of expressionPhotoreportage In a statement about their decision, the publishers said local media outlets play a very important role for local government in Poland. “They describe, they report, but above all they exercise control and accountability functions for local leadership entities,” the statement said, adding: “Censorship will not be tolerated.” The Zamość court ruling overturning the ban was issued a few hours later. Receive email alerts News News The court’s decision to lift the ban, which is a step in the right direction, comes just one month after a Warsaw court ruled in favour of Dorota Nygren, a journalist with Polish state radio who had been sanctioned for refusing to broadcast a discriminatory report. The state radio broadcaster violated the equal treatment principle, the court found. PolandEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independence InternetFreedom of expressionPhotoreportage last_img read more

Message to international community from Nguyen Phong, dissident convicted with Father Ly

first_img Organisation Hue, 17 March 2007I, Nguyen Phong, declare to my all my compatriots in Vietnam and abroad, to all human rights organisations and to the international press that:1) All my words and actions from 16 February until today, 17 March, have had no legal value, as I have been under duress and in a state of fear and exhaustion.2) The Thang Tien Vietnam party and the Lac Hong federal party continue to work openly in Vietnam.I energetically protest against the Communist Party’s claim that I violated article 88 of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam’s criminal code by creating the Thang Tien Vietnam party and the Lac Hong federal party. This allegation is unconstitutional.I therefore call on my compatriots in Vietnam and abroad, all human rights organisations and the international press to support us – myself, the Thang Tien Vietnam party and the Lac Hong federal party – in our struggle for freedom, democracy and human rights in Vietnam.We will continue to denounce actions by the Communist Party of Vietnam that are unconstitutional and contrary to the spirt of the International Declaration of Human Rights, and we will continue to put pressure on the government to amend laws that are unjust.The Vietnamese people would thereby be able to enjoy respect for human and civil rights like the peoples of progressive countries.Nguyen PhongPresident of the Thang Tien Vietnam party Follow the news on Vietnam VietnamAsia – Pacific VietnamAsia – Pacific Father Nguyen Van Ly, the main editor of the dissident magazine Tu do Ngôn luan, has been sentenced to eight years in prison for propaganda against the government. Four other dissidents have also received jail terms. Reporters Without Borders calls on the international community to react in order to protect Vietnam’s dissidents. News Help by sharing this information RSF_en Receive email alerts Hue, 30 March 2007A parody of a trial has been staged by Vietnam’s communist government today, 30 March, in which Father Nguyen Van Ly, myself, Nguyen Binh Thanh, Hoang Thi Anh Dao and the teacher Le Thi Le Hang are charged with violating article 88 of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam’s criminal code.We are citizens of Vietnam who are struggling for freedom, democracy and human rights in Vietnam. Is it right that our leaders should want to build our country as they alone desire, going in the opposite direction to progress and human civilisation?Vietnam’s communist government accuses us of anti-government propaganda. We are citizens of Vietnam who should have the right to receive, store and disseminate all news and information in accordance with our own political feelings. This is entirely compatible with clauses 2 and 69 of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam’s constitution and entirely in the spirit of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights.I founded the Thang Tien Vietnam (Vietnam Party for Progress) with the aim of advancing Vietnam’s progress in all areas by means of an open but peaceful struggle against the Communist Party. This party “for progress” joined with the party “for the people” to former the Lac Hong federal party (“Lac Hong” being the Vietnamese people’s legendary name).Nonetheless, Vietnam’s communist government accuses me of the crime of propaganda against the Socialist Republic of Vietnam despite the absence of a single paragraph in Vietnam’s laws establishing this as a crime.This will help you understand the “special treatment” that this wonderful communist government reserves for its fellow citizens! I still fail to understand how Vietnam’s communist government thinks. It is busy going against human progress and restricting freedom, democracy and human rights – values that Vietnamese citizens dream of enjoying.Anyone who reads or hears the lines cannot fail to suffer inside.The government delights and takes pride in imprisoning and forcing democrats to confess, and in forcing them to give up their activities.In the face of this utterly unscrupulous behaviour by Vietnam’s communist government, I am just an ordinary human being. But I am firmly resolved not retreat before this unjust court. I am firmly resolved to struggle even more for freedom, democracy and human rights.I am ready to offer my own personal suffering in exchange for these values for Vietnam.Nguyen PhongPresident of the Thang Tien Vietnam partyVideo of Nguyen Van Ly’s trial : Father Nguyen Van Ly, the editor of the magazine Tu do Ngon luan, and four other dissidents received long jail terms on 30 March. One of the dissidents, Nguyen Phong, is the founder of the Vietnam Party for Progress. He wrote two letters, on 17 and 30 March, to the international community in which he calls for more freedom in Vietnam. News —————–30.03.07Priest who edited dissident newspaper gets eight yearsReporters Without Borders said it was shocked by the prison sentences imposed today by a people’s court in the central city of Hue on Father Nguyen Van Ly and four other people who helped him produce a dissident publication called Tu do Ngôn luan. The court found them guilty of “propaganda against the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.”Accepting the recommendations of prosecutor Tran Ky Thao, who accused Father Ly of “extremely serious violations against national security,” judge Bui Quoc Hiep sentenced him to eight years in prison. The other four received jail terms ranging from 18 months to six years.“The verdict and sentences handed down at the end of this summary trial are a slap in the face for the international community, which thought the Vietnamese regime was going to respect its international undertakings,” Reporters Without Borders said.“We call on the European Union to suspend its cooperation programmes in judicial matters, and we will ask the US government to put Vietnam back on the list of countries that do not respect freedom of opinion and religious freedom,” the organisation added. “If the international community does not react, all of Vietnam’s dissidents will be in danger.”Reporters Without Borders is posting the 24th issue of Tu do Ngôn luan on its website in homage to Father Ly.Foreign journalists who managed to enter the courtroom said the trial lasted about three hours. Weakened by a hunger strike, Father Ly refused to stand to give his name to the judge. After hearing the verdict, he shouted: “Down with the Communist Party of Vietnam!”The four other dissidents convicted with Ly acknowledged being members of the Progression Party of Vietnam, which was founded last year. Nguyen Phong, who received a six-year sentence, told the judge: “I will continue to fight for the values of freedom and democracy on behalf of the Vietnamese nation.” Nguyen Binh Thanh, who got five years, said everything he had done was in accordance with “international laws.” The other two defendants, Hoang Thi Anh Dao and Le Thi Le Hang, both women, received 18-month jail suspended terms.Two other dissidents, lawyers Nguyen Van Dai and Le Thi Cong Nhan, are expected to be tried soon for writing pro-democracy articles.A member of the Bloc 8406 pro-democracy movement, Father Ly has spent 14 of the last 24 years in prison for defending freedom of expression and worship. Detained from 1977 to 1978 and from 1983 to 1992, he received yet another prison sentence – 15 years – in October 2001 for activities linked to the defence of free expression. It was reduced several times and he was released in February 2004. April 3, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Message to international community from Nguyen Phong, dissident convicted with Father Ly Related documents Tu do Ngôn luanPDF – 1.85 MB April 27, 2021 Find out more News RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang April 22, 2021 Find out more Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam News Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison to go further April 7, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

UK Warship Hosts Rugby League Cup Draw

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today UK Warship Hosts Rugby League Cup Draw February 29, 2012 Helicopter carrier HMS Illustrious was the unique venue for the draw of the next round of Rugby League’s most famous competition. England’s Head Coach Steve McNamara flew aboard Lusty in the North Sea with the precious Carnegie Challenge Cup to pick the clashes in the second round of the contest – the stage at which Forces teams enter the fray.This is the most coveted trophy in Rugby League, the Carnegie Challenge Cup – the sport’s equivalent of the FA Cup – being delivered by an RAF Search and Rescue helicopter from RAF Boulmer to HMS Illustrious off the East Coast of England.The reason? The helicopter carrier was the unusual venue for the draw for the second round of the competition – the point at which all three Armed Forces enter the fray alongside 14 National Conference League Premier Division clubs and the 11 teams who have negotiated the preliminary and first rounds of the competition.The draw was carried out in Lusty’s cavernous hangar by England Head Coach Steve McNamara and Captain Martin Connell, Commanding Officer of HMS Illustrious – watched by some eager League fans… and one player who was particularly interested in the outcome.ET Mike Haldenby, 26, from Hull is one of the members of the Royal Navy Rugby League team currently serving in HMS Illustrious.“As a player and fan of rugby league, to be able to watch the second round draw of this famous competition on board my ship and to meet Steve McNamara has been fantastic.  It is an experience I will never forget,” he said.Illustrious is currently conducting flying training in the North Sea with Jungly Sea Kings of 848 Naval Air Squadron operating alongside the fearsome Apache gunships of the Army Air Corps; one of the latter provided an imposing backdrop for the Challenge Cup draw.That draw pitted the RN Seniors – known as the Brothers – against Leigh Miners Rangers with the tie to be played in Portsmouth on the weekend of March 11-12; the Navy bowed out of the competition at this stage last year. The Army were drawn away against Oulton Raiders and the RAF away against East Hull.If any of the Service teams make it through to the third round they could be rewarded with a tie against a national championship side such as Sheffield Eagles. The Super League giants such as St Helens, Leeds Rhinos and Wigan Warriors don’t weigh in until the fourth round.The draw was a brief distraction for Lusty ahead of the winter exercises inside the Arctic Circle alongside HMS Bulwark, Liverpool and numerous NATO allies.“It has been a pleasure to welcome Mr McNamara on board – and a personal privilege to have been involved in drawing the balls for the second round of this prestigious competition,” said Capt Connell.As for the Challenge Cup, it’s actually a replica of the original 1897 trophy which was deemed too fragile to be presented any more. It is treated with as much reverence as the Victorian cup – when not locked in a secure cabinet it must be accompanied by at least one person (two if in a car), and if it’s out of its the current home in the trophy cabinet of Wigan Warriors overnight, someone has to sleep in the same room to guard.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , February 29, 2012; Image: royalnavy View post tag: Rugby View post tag: Draw View post tag: Warship View post tag: Navy View post tag: hosts UK Warship Hosts Rugby League Cup Drawcenter_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Cup View post tag: League View post tag: Naval Share this article Training & Education View post tag: UKlast_img read more