Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) 2014 Annual Report

first_imgAutomatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu)  2014 annual report.Company ProfileAutomatic Systems Limited operates a totalisator system for horse racing and football betting. The company runs its operations through is two subsidiaries, Supertote which deals with the horse racing bets and Superscore which deals with the football bets. Automatic System Limited organises this betting platform for the horse racing in liaison with the Mauritius Turf Club in Mauritius. The company also runs this betting platform for soccer in Africa. Automatic Systems Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Preparing for Primates 2017: Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the…

first_img Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Press Release Service AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Primates Meeting 2017 Rector Collierville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Tampa, FL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Martinsville, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 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 Submit a Job Listing [Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church in Canada, looks ahead to the 2017 Primates Meeting Rector Hopkinsville, KY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Preparing for Primates 2017: Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Posted Sep 28, 2017 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Primates Meeting, Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Tags Submit a Press Release Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Knoxville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Albany, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit an Event Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ Anglican Communion, 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 Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MSlast_img read more

DEY House / Cagna + Wenger Architectes

first_img Area:  180 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Switzerland Photographs:  Thomas Jantscher Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/515400/dey-house-cagna-wenger-architectes Clipboard DEY House / Cagna + Wenger Architectes “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/515400/dey-house-cagna-wenger-architectes Clipboard Photographs Manufacturers: Bauwerk Parkett, Glas Trösch, swisspor+ 14 Share Year:  ArchDaily CopySave this picture!© Thomas JantscherRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreText description provided by the architects. High in the Val des Dix, giant summits carve a sharp horizon across the blue sky, the deep greens of the forests and rolling meadows change shade with the seasons. The project lies between the village of Hérémence and the resort of Thyon 4 Vallées at 1508m above sea level.Save this picture!© Thomas JantscherThe house and its grounds look out over the Val d’Hérens with perfect views of the sun rising over the mountains from Mont Noble in the foreground, over the Dent Blanche and eventually the Matterhorn. Vast, steep mountainsides lay open a landscape dotted with buildings from across the ages.Save this picture!© Thomas JantscherRealisationThe house blends in perfectly with the natural surroundings, its ideal location maximized by an array of windows at the front of the property that give immeasurable views out across the valley. This is balanced by the minimal but playful use of smaller windows throughout the rest of the house creating a distinct sense of intimacy that is nonetheless light and airy.Save this picture!Section A-AThe scale of the house reflects that of a traditional Valaisan ‘grange’, geometrically pure. Modern methods of construction and organized design mean that the footprint of the house, dictated by the size of the available timber, has been completely redefined. The mineral concrete cube shaped foundation accommodates a generous and functional living space while the wooden superstructure houses all of the bedrooms.Save this picture!© Thomas JantscherThe Mélèze facade is reminiscent of carefully stacked timber beams of an age gone by. The precise design of openings is emphasized by the play of light and shadow across the different surfaces of the wood. Horizontal and vertical beams work in unison to shape and lock the frame. Where the frame ends, light simply takes its place.Save this picture!© Thomas JantscherSustainable technologies have been used throughout: efficient insulation, triple glazing and solar heating combined with a wood burning fire give unparalleled levels of comfort to the occupants.Project gallerySee allShow lessFour Ways to Learn About Architecture for FreeArticlesPraça Municipal 47 Building / Arquitetura NacionalSelected Projects Share 2013 Architects: Cagna + Wenger Architectes Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Houses DEY House / Cagna + Wenger ArchitectesSave this projectSaveDEY House / Cagna + Wenger ArchitectesSave this picture!© Thomas JantscherHouses•Hérémence, Switzerland Projects CopyAbout this officeCagna + Wenger ArchitectesOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesHérémenceSwitzerlandPublished on June 15, 2014Cite: “DEY House / Cagna + Wenger Architectes ” 15 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in SkyPodsShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma EDoorsC.R. LaurenceMonterey Bi-Folding Glass Wall SystemTable LampsLouis PoulsenLamps – Panthella PortableBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersSealantsEffisusMetal Roof Flashing – Stopper MRDropped CeilingsPure + FreeFormLinear Clip-Strip Ceiling SystemUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryLouversAccoyaAccoya® Wood for Shutters and LouvresSpa / WellnessKlafsGyms & Relaxation RoomsMore 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 streamlast_img read more

Health and Social Care Awards 2001

Health and Social Care Awards 2001  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Department of Health has announced the Health and Social Care Awards 2001, to recognise workers and organisations from across the public and voluntary sectors and independent social care providers in England.The Department of Health has announced the Health and Social Care Awards 2001, to recognise workers and organisations from across the public and voluntary sectors and independent social care providers in England.The awards bring together the Social Care Awards, the Nye Bevan Awards and the NHS Equality Awards. Awards categories are lifetime achievement, innovation, improving working lives, modernisation, improving the lives of people, and working in partnership. Advertisement Find out more from the Department of Health. Howard Lake | 16 February 2001 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more

Sport Relief 2012 raises a record £50m on the night

first_imgSport Relief 2012 raises a record £50m on the night Howard Lake | 24 March 2012 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.  11 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Sport Relief last night raised £50,447,19, the largest amount it has raised to date. The final total will be even higher, given that a million or so people are expected to take part in the Sport Relief Mile sponsored event across the country tomorrow.The total has been boosted following the government’s announcement that it will match £10 million of individuals’ donations to Sport Relief.The money raised will be spent by Comic Relief to change lives across the UK and the world’s poorest countries.The fundraising campaign has run every two years from 2002.Sports and entertainment stars took part in Friday evening’s telethon, including Miranda Hart, Gary Lineker, Davina McCall, Dermot O’Leary, Frank Skinner, Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Linford Christie, Colin Jackson, and Strictly Come Dancing winners Harry Judd and Aliona Vilani.Gruelling sporting challengesA number of gruelling physical challenges helped increase the total. Comedian John Bishop experienced a “week of hell” cycling, rowing across the English Channel, and running, completing the 290 miles between Paris and London.Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton succeeded in reaching the South Pole following a 500-mile trek. It was also announced last night that comedian David Walliams’ swim along 140 miles of the River Thames in September 2011 had now raised £2,501,240.Also Andrew Flintoff managed to break 14 world records in 12 hours.Range of fundraising activityThis year’s event included a mobile app, the Twitrelief celebrity auction on eBay and raffle (handled by Rogavi.com), a range of merchandise, and a network of call centre staff who volunteered to handle donations on the night. Advertisement Past fundraising totals on the nightSport Relief 2006 raised £18,000,000.Sport Relief 2008 raised £19,640,321.Sport Relief 2010 raised £31,633,091.www.sportrelief.comlast_img read more

Diálogos colombianos: Entrevistas con la insurgencia

first_imgTimoleon Jimenez (Timochenko)FARC-EP Comandante TimochenkoExtractos de una entrevista exclusiva con el máximo comandante de las FARC-EP, Timoleón Jiménez, realizada por Carlos Lozano, Director del semanario colombiano VOZComienza un nuevo proceso de diálogo con un Gobierno de alguna manera here­­dero de la “seguridad democrática” uribista. ¿Cómo lo abordan las FARC?Nosotros siempre hemos estado dispuestos a la búsqueda de soluciones distintas a la guerra. Con Uribe no fue posible, por su abierto desconocimiento de nuestra condición política. Santos no es solo heredero de la seguridad democrática, sino además uno de sus protagonistas estelares. De hecho, con maquillajes al nombre, ha continuado con ella. Pero como él mismo lo dice, decidió asumir los riesgos de dialogar y dio pasos positivos en ese sentido. Cualquier colombiano diría que el verdadero riesgo es la guerra y no el diálogo, por eso no vacilamos en aceptar las conversaciones para buscar la paz. En cuanto al modo de abordar el nuevo proceso, diría que lo hacemos con grandes expectativas de alcanzar el fin del conflicto. El Presidente repite que no piensa cometer los errores del pasado y confiamos en que así sea. Usted sabe que el principal error de todos los procesos anteriores ha sido el de llegar a la mesa a exigir rendiciones, sin voluntad real de atender a la solución de las causas que dieron origen y siguen alimentando la confrontación.”La agenda contempla el tema de la “dejación de armas”, que sería el punto de llegada de un acuerdo o pac­to de paz. ¿Qué expectativas tienen las FARC al respecto?Carecería de sentido iniciar un proceso encaminado a conseguir la terminación definitiva del conflicto, sin contemplar la dejación de armas como punto de llegada. Dejación de armas consiste en la abolición del empleo de la fuerza, de la apelación a cualquier tipo de violencias, para la consecución de fines económicos o políticos. Es un verdadero adiós a las armas. Si lográramos que en Colombia eso fuera una realidad, nuestro país daría un salto enorme hacia adelante. Confiamos nuevamente en que la administración Santos, y todos los sectores empeñados en la violencia como método de acción económica y política, coincidan en este criterio con nosotros.¿Cuáles son los presupuestos de la insurgencia para que el proceso ­culmine con éxito?La oligarquía dominante en Colombia, apoyada sólidamente por los Gobiernos de los Estados Unidos, lleva ya casi 50 años apostándole al exterminio de las guerrillas. Doce Presidentes, uno con mandato repetido, han prometido invariablemente nuestro fin y dado manos libres al aparato militar para cumplirlo. Cuando Santos ordena incrementar las operaciones no está dando satisfacciones a los sectores de extrema derecha, lo hace porque cree con ellos, como todos los anteriores gobiernos, que de veras podrá rendirnos por obra de la fuerza.* * *¿Qué opina de los 6 a 8 meses que presupuesta el Presidente Santos?Se trata de una expectativa que él está generando por su cuenta, en contravía de lo pactado en la letra y el espíritu del Encuentro Exploratorio. Allí se concertó no poner fechas fatales, ni siquiera la palabra meses, así que lo expresado por el Presidente nos indica lo difícil que va a ser este camino que emprendemos. De paso, evidencia de manera clara la estrategia que van a implementar: cuando no logren algo en la mesa intentarán imponerlo en los medios.¿Qué propuesta política le hacen las FARC – EP a los colombianos al ­comenzar el diálogo?Movilizarse en torno a la terminación definitiva del conflicto. La guerra o la paz son asuntos que nos conciernen a todos los colombianos y estamos obligados a pronunciarnos. El Gobierno pretende que los diálogos se realicen exclusivamente entre sus voceros y los nuestros, de modo discretísimo, sin bochinches, como repite insistentemente.* * *”Es decir, que se desconozca otra vez a la población colombiana, que se pacte a sus espaldas lo que en verdad solo interesa y conviene a las transnacionales, banqueros, empresarios y terratenientes. Eso no puede suceder más en este país. Las grandes mayorías deben ser escuchadas y atendidas. Nuestra propuesta apunta a eso.”¿Por qué se decidieron las FARC a asumir este nuevo intento de paz? ¿Debilidad? ¿Estrategia? ­¿Realismo?“Quienes afirman que la presión militar ha sido definitiva para movernos a una negociación política, olvidan que esta década de guerra se desató cuando Pastrana puso fin de manera unilateral al proceso de paz que se celebraba en el Caguán. Es el Estado quien regresa a la Mesa de Diálogos con las FARC, para lo cual habrá hecho sus valoraciones internas. Una de ellas, así no la haga pública, tiene que ser el reconocimiento de que el enorme esfuerzo realizado para vencernos ha resultado inútil. Las FARC seguimos ahí, combatiendo, resistiendo, avanzando. Ahora volvemos al escenario natural de la política, los diálogos civilizados. Es absurdo afirmar que nos han obligado a sentarnos a la Mesa, cuando fue el Estado quien se levantó furioso de ella. Dialogamos, porque la solución política ha sido siempre una bandera nuestra y del movimiento popular.¿Pero entonces no han recibido las FARC golpes severos durante estos diez últimos años?“No puede negarse que hemos recibido serios golpes. Y sumamente dolorosos. Las muertes de cuatro miembros del Secretariado Nacional no pueden ser minimizadas. Son muy duras también las muertes de combatientes bajo el fuego de los bombardeos. Sin embargo, hemos asimilado con coraje todos esos casos. Ninguno de los actuales miembros del Secretariado cuenta con menos de treinta y cinco años de experiencia guerrillera, lo cual puede aplicarse también a casi todo el Estado Mayor Central. Los relevos no se improvisan. 48 años de lucha continua han producido un formidable engranaje. Seguimos adelante, con dolor en el alma, pero más avezados y convencidos de nuestras razones. En toda guerra hay muertos. La campaña mediática insiste en presentarnos como una organización derrotada y sin futuro. Igual ha sido siempre. Si se tratara de hacer frente a una fuerza vencida, no estarían trabajando en incrementar aún más el pie de fuerza y el ya de por sí enorme arsenal adquirido. Son verdades que el Estado y los medios ocultan deliberadamente.* * *“Sea como sea, la perduración del conflicto implicará mayor muerte y destrucción, más luto y lágrimas, más pobreza y miseria para unos y mayor riqueza para los otros. Imagínese las vidas que se hubieran ahorrado estos diez años. Por eso buscamos los diálogos, la solución incruenta, el entendimiento por vías políticas. Con ese propósito vamos a La Habana. Confiamos en que el Gobierno Nacional también entiende la necesidad de poner fin a tan larga violencia practicada contra el pueblo colombiano.”Nicolás Rodríguez Bautista (Gabino)ELN Comandante GabinoMarcha (periódico argentino) Extractos de la entrevista con el Comandante Nicolás Rodríguez Bautista “Gabino”, histórico dirigente del ELN.* * *Marcha: ¿Por qué están las FARC y no el ELN en las negociaciones de Paz recientemente anunciadas?C.G.: … Sólo en los diálogos con el presidente Gaviria en la década de 1990 del siglo pasado, la insurgencia estuvo en la misma mesa. Las demás experiencias han sido dialogando por separado cada fuerza guerrillera. El ELN considera como lo más acertado para el proceso de paz, la mesa única de la insurgencia. Y debemos esforzarnos para que así sea. Esto requiere niveles de unidad y estamos caminando para lograrlo. Somos respetuosos del proceso que ha iniciado el gobierno con los compañeros de las FARC y les deseamos muchos éxitos. Confiamos que más adelante, el proceso que ahora se inicia por separado, pueda confluir en una misma mesa ya que, salvo algunas diferencias, somos fuerzas con objetivos similares, que es lo más importante.Marcha: ¿Cuáles son hoy, en Colombia, los requisitos para esa paz que vuelve a estar en boca de todos, incluso del presidente Santos?C.G.: La mayoría de colombianos está cansados de una guerra interna de más de 50 años; los distintos sectores sociales se han venido organizando y pronunciando sobre la salida política que concluya en la terminación del conflicto, como es el caso del Congreso de los Pueblos que viene promoviendo un Congreso de Paz para el año entrante. De igual manera han expresado la urgencia de la paz un alto número de organizaciones populares y sociales. Cuando se habla de lograr la paz, todos los colombianos y colombianas queremos que ese momento llegue; el problema está en que la entendemos y queremos de diferente manera, de acuerdo a intereses en juego. Las grandes mayorías de Colombia, incluida la insurgencia, consideramos que paz es justicia y equidad social, democracia y soberanía. En cambio para la clase dominante la paz se logra cuando se haya vencido al enemigo interno en el campo de batalla, reafirmación hecha por el presidente Santos días antes al anuncio del inicio de los diálogos con las FARC.Un proceso de paz en las condiciones colombianas, para que sea estable y duradero, requiere de la participación no solo de la insurgencia y el gobierno, sino también de los diversos sectores populares que son los que están llevando el peso de la guerra. Se sobreentiende que lograr la paz es un proceso largo y dispendioso, donde se atraviesan poderosos enemigos que le sacan inmensos dividendos a la guerra.* * *Marcha: ¿Cómo ven el futuro de la ­insurgencia en Colombia para los próximos años? ¿Evalúan la posibilidad de replegar la lucha armada y volcar toda su fuerza a la lucha política?C.G.: Nos levantamos en armas hace casi 50 años porque la lucha popular amplia y legal no ha tenido las garantías políticas y jurídicas. Cuando esa lógica perversa se modifique y haya garantías y respeto para la lucha popular, el pueblo no se verá obligado a empuñar las armas para alcanzar sus derechos; pero esa decisión está en manos de la clase dominante colombiana, como quien dice, son ellos los que tienen la palabra. Y si luego de 50 años de guerra fratricida, se disponen a reconocerle a las mayorías el derecho a la justicia y equidad social, la democracia y la soberanía, se marchará hacia la paz. Claro que esta no se alcanza con un decreto, pero es urgente que se abran los causes en esa dirección.Por eso no concebimos que la solución sea la desmovilización y el desarme de la insurgencia, esa fórmula ha sido ensayada y fracasada porque la esencia del conflicto es social y ello dio origen al levantamiento en armas, entonces hay que ir a las causas que lo originaron para buscar soluciones, solo así se irá a la esencia del asunto para cambiarlo y superarlo.Fuente: https://eln-voces.com/. Vea workers.org/mundo-obrero/ para leer toda la entrevista. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

As Hrant Dink murder trial opens, court is urged to show it is protecting no one

first_img to go further Receive email alerts Follow the news on Turkey Organisation Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit The trial of Hrant Dink’s alleged murderers is of historic importance, Reporters Without Borders says. It is up to Turkey, which aspires to join the European Union, to reject violence and to choose to respect the rule of law by trying all those implicated in his murder, whoever they are. Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Help by sharing this information April 2, 2021 Find out more TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders today hailed an Istanbul court’s decision to expand the investigation into the murder Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink to include those who may have colluded with or supported the suspected murderers. A representative of the press freedom organisation went to Istanbul for the start of the trial of the alleged killers yesterday.“The investigation has shown that several of the defendants enjoyed support within the security forces and that one of them even, in vain, alerted the police that an attack was being prepared on Dink,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The judicial authorities must demonstrate that they are not trying to protect anyone and that all those who in any way contributed to Dink’s murder, including those within the security forces, will be severely punished.”The press freedom organisation added: “This trial is of historic importance. It is now up to Turkey, which aspires to join the European Union, to reject violence and to choose to respect the rule of law.”Dink’s daughter, Delal Dink, told Reporters Without Borders that justice needed to be rendered to her father, who was gunned down on 19 January. “Otherwise,” she said, “there will be more murders that fuel the tension in the population, and if that continues, children will be brought up immersed in hate and it will never stop.” She added that her father had told her he knew the threats to his life were “serious” and came from “high-level officials.”Reporters Without Borders, the International Pen Club and the Association of Turkish Journalists asked to be granted civil party status in the trial but they were not given permission to attend the hearings. Only the Dink family, their lawyers and the representatives of Agos and Birgün, the two newspapers Dink worked for, were allowed to remain in the courtroom.A total of 18 defendants appeared before the 14th chamber of the Besikta court of assizes when the trial began an hour and a half late yesterday. They were charged with “murder” and “membership of a terrorist organisation.” Access to the courthouse was blocked but around 2,500 people gathered outside brandishing placards and photos of Dink and chanting: “We are all Hrant Dink, we are all Armenians.”The hearing was held behind closed doors on the grounds that the main suspect, Ogün Samast, was 17 at the time of Dink’s murder. Samast made no statement yesterday, but he is said to have previously admitted to investigators that he was the person who shot Dink three times. Erhan Tuncel, 28, and Yasin Hayal, 26, who are alleged to have been the two other main perpetrators, reportedly implicated each other. The prosecutors are requesting sentences of 26 to 42 years in prison for Samast. His two alleged accomplices are facing the possibility of life imprisonment. The other 15 defendants face sentences of seven to 35 years in prison. The next hearing has been set for 1 October.As Association of Turkish Journalists representative Ayse Onal was leaving the courtroom along with all the others who had to leave, she shouted: “We are the ones who are being murdered, we are Hrant Dink.” The judge replied: “I know, I am truly sorry, but it is the law.” When Dink’s wife, Rakel, and his daughter, Delal, arrived at the courthouse, they were accosted by Fuat Turgut, the lawyer representing Yasin Hayal, one of the alleged instigators of the murder. “You are holders of Armenian passports,” he shouted at them.During the hearing, Turgut argued that the Turkish judicial system had found Dink guilty of being a traitor to his country when it imposed a suspended sentence of six months in prison on him for his articles about the massacres of Armenians in 1915. This prompted Delal Dink to leave the courtroom in tears.One of the lawyers representing the Dink family, Fethiye Çetin, criticised the absence of members of the security forces among the defendants. She also deplored the fact that the investigators ruled out suspects who appeared to have been implicated, and ignored certain evidence (including the recordings of surveillance cameras of stores near to Agos, the newspaper in front of which Dink was shot).She accused the authorities of Trabzon, Samast’s home town, of hampering the investigation and she insisted that the ultra-nationalist groups to which Samast and the other defendants belong enjoyed support within the police and judiciary. “We are convinced that the organisation that planned, organised and carried out this murder is not limited to the city of Trabzon,” she said. Tuncel worked as a police informer and had on several occasions reported plans to murder Dink that were ignored by the police.Born in 1954, Dink waged a determined fight for the Armenian genocide to be recognised. His murder exacerbated the divisions between nationalists and the more progressive sectors of Turkish society. The controversial Dink never flagged in his commitment to national reconciliation. He became a target of far-right groups, but despite the threats and accusations, he always refused to leave Turkey.He said in his last interview: “It is here that I want to pursue the fight, because it is not just my fight, it is the fight of all those who want Turkey to be democratised. If I give up and leave the country, it will be a shame for everyone. My ancestors lived in this country, it is here that I have my roots, and I have the right to die in the country where I was born.” News News TurkeyEurope – Central Asia News April 28, 2021 Find out more Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law July 3, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 As Hrant Dink murder trial opens, court is urged to show it is protecting no one News April 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en last_img read more

Pasadena Nonprofit Creates Safe Outdoor Learning Environment for Local Students, Powered by Top Notch WiFi

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Students sit in the shade in tranquil environment during the opening of Day One Outdoor Learning Pods for students, an outdoor study space which grants them access to free wifi, homework support and additional resources that support their academic success located at 175 N, Euclid ave in Pasadena on Tuesday, October 20,2020. (Photo by James Carbone) STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Pulse PollVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News Make a comment Students sit in the shade in tranquil environment during the opening of Day One Outdoor Learning Pods for students, an outdoor study space located at 175 N, Euclid ave in Pasadena on Tuesday, October 20,2020. (Photo by James Carbone) 42 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Students sit in the shade in tranquil environment during the opening of Day One Outdoor Learning Pods for students, an outdoor study space which grants them access to free wifi, homework support and additional resources that support their academic success located at 175 N, Euclid ave in Pasadena on Tuesday, October 20,2020. (Photo by James Carbone) [UPDATED] Creating distance learning in the middle of a pandemic is one thing. Actually making it happen for struggling students caught up in the day-to-day, with the challenges of being at home and perhaps sharing technology with family members —  is quite another.Christy Zamani, executive director of Pasadena’s Day One, a community-based public health education nonprofit organization,  saw the challenges faced by in the young students she interacted with every day.  She dreamt of a safe place for students, outdoors, out of the house, with everything they need and no distraction, so that they can work and study.Tuesday saw the launch of that dream with the opening of the Day One Study Zone. Essentially, its desks and chair set up safely distanced on the lawn of the Day One campus. The desks even come with a portable fan, and a planted succulent, to provide some color and nature to their new learning spot.There, local students will find WiFi, school supplies, healthy snacks, and drinks to get them through a school day. They simply reserve a spot on the online link, and they can work in shady comfort with fellow students and mentors.Vannia de la Cuba, who serves as Councilmember Victor Gordo’s field rep, said the pandemic brought to the forefront the many challenges our more vulnerable families face, including WiFi at home, a quiet place to study.“This project provides our students a powerful tool they can use to improve their educational outcomes during this difficult time. My hope, and what we will work on, will be to learn from this first study zone and then create them in other parts of our city. This project showcases the best of our community – how we come together to work a problem and find solutions that strengthens our community.”The first day saw nearly a dozen high school and college students parked on the lawn on a warm, sunny morning, underneath canopies, with coffee and supplies close at hand.“Sometimes it’s hard for me to study at home,” said student Jackie Moreno, enjoying her lunch at her desk on the lawn. “The WiFi is always going out, and because I’m at home, sometimes my mom doesn’t realize that I am at school, and so she is talking to me, or asking me to do chores, and that makes it hard. That’s why I really like this.”“With the challenges of distance learning, our youth need comprehensive support more than ever,” said Zamani, explaining that the organization has been developing the project since the school year began in mid-August.“We anticipated that there would be a need and thankfully, we have been able to bring together the partners and funds necessary to offer this important resource to the community,” she said.Both the Pasadena Tournament of Roses and the Verizon Foundation stepped up immediately, providing $15,000 in combined support as well as actual technology hardware, such as the much sought-after WiFi Hot Spots.“Access to a safe learning environment with internet technology and homework support is always important, but today more than ever,” said Tournament of Roses Association President Dr. Bob Miller at the Study Zone launch event. “The social and emotional support is also critical. That’s why this Study Zone is so important. It will give local students a safe place to go for comprehensive support.”“We applaud Day One for being an innovative and solutions-oriented community-based organization,” said Verizon’s Vice President of Government Affairs, Jesús Román, also at the event. “They recognized a need, developed a pioneering plan and it is our pleasure to invest in it with our friends at the Tournament of Roses.”Miller also acknowledged the Rose Parade 2021 theme, of “Dream. Believe. Achieve, ” which he noted will now become the 2022 theme, saying, “The theme is a celebration of education. And that’s what we are doing today. Together let us celebrate dreams fulfilled, goals achieved, and millions of lives forever changed.”DayOne is at 175 North Euclid Ave. Pasadena, CA. More information on the Day One Study Zones is available at https://www.godayone.org/. Students sit in the shade in tranquil environment during the opening of Day One Outdoor Learning Pods for students, an outdoor study space which grants them access to free wifi, homework support and additional resources that support their academic success located at 175 N, Euclid ave in Pasadena on Tuesday, October 20,2020. (Photo by James Carbone) Students from ages 12-24 take part in the opening of Day One Outdoor Learning Pods for students, an outdoor study space which grants them access to free wifi, homework support and additional resources that support their academic success located at 175 N, Euclid ave in Pasadena on Tuesday, October 20,2020. (Photo by James Carbone) HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAt 9 Years Old, This Young Girl Dazzled The World Of FashionHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS ‹› Community News The Tournament of Roses being one of the sponsors, Dr. Robert B. Miller the President of the Tournament of Roses, explains the importance of the Day One Outdoor Learning Pods for students, during their opening located at 175 N, Euclid ave in Pasadena on Tuesday, October 20,2020. (Photo by James Carbone) Christy Zamani the Executive Director of Day One thanks their sponsors and talks and talks about the importance of having the Day One Outdoor Learning Pods for students, during the opening located at 175 N, Euclid ave in Pasadena on Tuesday, October 20,2020. (Photo by James Carbone) 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. Students interact during the opening of Day One Outdoor Learning Pods for students, an outdoor study space which grants them access to free wifi and homework support located at 175 N, Euclid ave in Pasadena on Tuesday, October 20,2020. (Photo by James Carbone) Non-Profits News Pasadena Nonprofit Creates Safe Outdoor Learning Environment for Local Students, Powered by Top Notch WiFi By EDDIE RIVERA | Photography by JAMES CARBONE Published on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 6:14 am Business Newslast_img read more

Former Rose Parade Grand Marshal, Film, Stage and TV Star Cloris Leachman Dies at 94

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe People Former Rose Parade Grand Marshal, Film, Stage and TV Star Cloris Leachman Dies at 94 STAFF REPORT Published on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 | 3:55 pm STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week 38 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment More Cool Stuff CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News center_img Film, stage and television star Cloris Leachman, a former Rose Parade grand marshal, has died. She was 94.Leachman, best known for her role as Phyllis Lindstrom on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and its short-lived spinoff “Phyllis,” died in her sleep of natural causes, her manager said today.Leachman, her son told TMZ, died Tuesday at her home in Encinitas.“She had the best life beginning to end that you could wish forsomeone,” said her son. “She left everyone with a lot of love.”Leachman was named the grand marshal of the 2009 Rose Parade.After the announcement, Leachman said, “My children and five grandchildren — I have six grandchildren — are thrilled that I’m going to be grand marshal of a parade that is older than I am.”Leachman was born in De Moines, Iowa, on April 30, 1926. She studied drama at Illinois State University, and later at Northwestern University. She competed in the 1946 Miss America pageant before moving to New York to study atthe Actors Studio in New York City.She appeared in numerous shows during television’s early era, along with some plum roles on Broadway, including a production of “As You Like It” with Katharine Hepburn. She balanced stage and television work with appearancesin several memorable feature films, including “Kiss Me Deadly,” “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and “The Last Picture Show.”But it was her work on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” that cemented her in the minds of the public. Her Phyllis Lindstrom was both a friend and nosy neighbor to Moore’s Mary Richards. Phyllis was portrayed as a slightly snobbish modern woman attuned to the latest trends in fashion, women’s lib andother trendy social causes of the early 1970s. She often clashed with Mary’s other friend Rhoda, played by Valerie Harper.In September 1975, CBS launched “Phyllis” hoping to capture the same success the network had with its spinoff “Rhoda,” in which Harper’s character moved to New York City. The show ran for two seasons before it was canceled due to low ratings, City News Service reported.Leachman’s death leaves Ed Asner, 91, John Amos, 81, and 89-year-old Gavin MacLeod as the only remaining survivors among the cast of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” the classic CBS sitcom considered one of the best and most influential shows in television history.Asner took to Twitter on Wednesday to remember his former colleague.“A picture from the last time I saw you. Always beautiful. Nothing I could say would top the enormity of my love for you. Until we meet again darling,” he wrote.Leachman was also a favorite of Mel Brooks, appearing in thedirector’s “Young Frankenstein,” “High Anxiety” and “History of the World: Part I.”She won eight Emmys and scored 22 nominations in her long career, which ties her with Julia Louis-Dreyfus for most nominations.She won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for 1971’s “The Last Picture Show.”She had multiple appearances on “The Love Boat,” and a recurring role on “The Facts of Life.”Her late-career work included spots on “Malcolm and the Middle,” “The Simpsons” and “Bob’s Burgers,” and the films “Bad Santa,” “The Longest Yard,” and “Scary Movie 4.”In 2008, she became the oldest person to compete on “Dancing With the Stars.” Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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BBA seeks to ‘rebrand’ Brundidge

first_img Print Article Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Blood Sugar Blaster Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell You Might Like Library hosts writing contest The Troy Public Library is always looking for ways for its young patrons to tap into their imaginations. “And what… read more What’s it going to take to revitalize downtowns in rural South Alabama?That’s the question the Brundidge Business Association is hoping to answer, and soon.The BBA met Tuesday afternoon and tossed around ideas for “rebranding” the city. Sponsored Content Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, October 10, 2012 BBA seeks to ‘rebrand’ Brundidgecenter_img However, the membership did not agree upon one “brand” that they felt was “the” new brand for the city.It was suggested that ideas could be invited from community residents and possibly from students at the local schools.King Isaac asked for the BBA’s support of and involvement in the annual March for Jesus scheduled for Oct. 20.“The march begins at Galloway Park and goes through town and back to the park,” he said. Email the author For nearly two decades, Brundidge has billed itself as “Alabama’s Own Antique City.”The closing of several of the city’s antique stores is reason to reconsider that “brand” and look for another that will entice motorists off busy U.S. Highway 231 and into town and also act as a catalyst for new businesses.BBA President Chuck Caraway said the rebranding committee had met with committee head Chris Rich, who owns and operates studio 116 with his wife, Sara Dismukes. Caraway highlighted several of the ideas and possibilities the committee had discussed for the branding process. Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Latest Stories Book Nook to reopen “There’s preaching and singing and things for the children to do. It’s a good thing for Brundidge and needs our support.”The BBA members discussed plans for the city’s Christmas Parade, which will be on Dec. 4.They discussed purchasing banners for the city’s street lamps that would add a festive flair to the downtown area.Lamar Steed suggested that the BBA provide funding for high school marching bands that participate in the parade.“Sometimes schools don’t have the money to transport their bands to participate in parades,” he said.“It would be good if we could give them enough money for the bus. We appreciate them coming and that would be something we could do to help them out a little.”Upcoming events in Brundidge include, the Brush Arbor Singing on Oct. 24 at the Knox Ryals Pavilion, the Peanut Butter Festival on Oct. 27 and Trick-or-Treating at the Bass House on Oct. 30.last_img read more