Zambian Breweries Plc 2000 Annual Report

first_imgZambian Breweries Plc ( listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2000 annual report.For more information about Zambian Breweries Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zambian Breweries Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zambian Breweries Plc (  2000 annual report.Company ProfileZambian Breweries Plc (Zambrew) is a brewing and beverages company; producing and marketing a wide range of clear beers and soft drinks. The company has a virtual monopoly on clear brew products in Zambia, with popular South African brands in its product range such as Castle Lager, Redd’s, Castle Lite, Carling Black Label and Ohlsson’s Lager. The company also produces strong, local brands to cater for local tastes which are marketed under the Mosi Lager and Eagle Lager brand name. The Soft Drinks division produces well-known international brands, including Coca-Cola, Sprite, Fanta and Schweppes. The company has two breweries and three bottling plants in Zambia. SABMiller has a majority stake in Zambrew (87%). SABMiller is one of the world’s largest brewers, with more 200 beer brands in its international product portfolio. Zambian Breweries Plc is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Chicago Consultation’s statement on transgender inclusion

first_img Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Shreveport, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Tags The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Events This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Smithfield, NC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Martinsville, VA Posted Jul 10, 2012 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 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Press Release Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Knoxville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Chicago Consultation’s statement on transgender inclusion The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Press Release Service Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Collierville, TN General Convention, Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Belleville, IL Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY 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 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH [Chicago Consultation] The Chicago Consultation issued this statement today from its co-convener, the Rev. Lowell Grisham:“During our long journey toward the full inclusion of lesbian and gay Christians in the life of the church, Episcopalians have slowly come to accept that God made us in more varieties than typical “masculine” men and “feminine” women and have begun to respond to this insight by dealing more justly with previously marginalized and stigmatized transgender people.“Today the Episcopal Church affirmed the human dignity of a deeply stigmatized population that is far too often victim to discrimination, bullying and abuse. We will no longer turn a blind eye to the violence and rejection suffered by transgender people. Now our clergy and lay leaders can represent the breadth of our church and serve as agents of welcome to all of God’s people.”The Chicago Consultation, a group of Episcopal and Anglican bishops, clergy and lay people, supports the full inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Christians in the Episcopal Church and the worldwide Anglican Communion. To learn more about the Chicago Consultation, visit Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Featured Jobs & Calls AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Youth Minister Lorton, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Human Sexuality Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR last_img read more

England booed but come up with win over Argentina

first_imgSunday Nov 15, 2009 England booed but come up with win over Argentina England were booed by their home crowd at Twickenham on Saturday after a disorganised Argentina team stayed in the match to only go down 16-9 in the end.A week ago England lost to Australia, and this performance against the South Americans has disappointed the expectant fans.England coach Martin Johnson has since admitted that the fans were justified in being vocal about the teams performance.“I think we probably deserved it. Errors really hurt us. We had far too many. At times we could have kept the ball in hand but didn’t,” he said.“We kicked poorly, we didn’t chase well and they put the pressure back on us. It ultimately comes down to finding a way to win the game which we did. We have got to improve for next week. We can’t produce a performance like that again. It wasn’t good.“At times the crowd had every right not to be happy. A lot of them kept with us and that was great.”“Jonny Wilkinson made couple of errors more than normal but his presence steadies the team. That is what veteran players do.”Argentina captain Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe, whose team plays Wales next weekend, indicated that England were predictable. “We analysed how England were going to play and it didn’t surprise us. It will be even tougher at the Millennium Stadium.“We put England under pressure. Our defence was really, really good. I am just disappointed that, from one little mistake, we ended up losing the game.Centre Gonzalo Tiese was disappointed with the loss but proud of how the team played.“England have been together for three weeks. We just met up and had to go through every aspect of the game briefly because we didn’t have enough time.“We had a smart game plan. We played some smart rugby. We controlled the game for long periods of time. We have a good base now and hopefully with an extra week we can improve a lot,” he said. Time: 07:20 Join our forum to discuss in more detail, chat with the regulars, and win some great prizes!ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueeyHere’s What That Tiny Hole Next to Your Iphone Camera Actually DoesNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Cork Screw House / rundzwei Architekten

first_imgArchDaily Projects Photographs “COPY” Cork Screw House / rundzwei Architekten Area:  320 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officerundzwei ArchitektenOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBerlinGerman Design CouncilGermanyPublished on October 11, 2018Cite: “Cork Screw House / rundzwei Architekten” 11 Oct 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: rundzwei Architekten Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardcenter_img “COPY” 2018 Photographs:  Gui Rebelo Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyHouses•Berlin, Germany Year:  Manufacturers: Schüco, Stora Enso, Alco, Caerus Construction, Seeigel GmbH, Ziro GmbHSave this picture!© Gui RebeloRecommended ProductsWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsA base made from rammed concreteOffice principals Andreas Reeg and Marc Dufour-Feronce place special attention on the local connection of their buildings.e for the lower ground living levels. The outdoor walls of the long stretched pool are also lined with the material. The base was supposed to look and feel “like it was excavated”, explains architect Andreas Reeg. The century old construction material is traditionally applied in layers and then manually compacted. This results in an open, porous and characterful textured surface.Maximising usable area by lowering floors and introducing multi split-levelsAlthough the local planning regulations allow for a maximum floor size of 100m2, by lowering the base floors and arranging the upper floors in multiple split-levels, the architects have maximised the gross floor area to over 320m2. The planning concept of two part construction – base and top – was maintained for the material selection: the levels below ground are built in rammed concrete with the upper levels framed in timber.Save this picture!© Gui RebeloCork panels on facade and roofOn the ground floor large scale glass elements fill the interior with daylight. The facades above, as well as the roof surfaces, with exception of a few windows and the solar panels, are completely clad with cork. The architects found the unusual material in Portugal. As a by-product of the cork production process for bottles, granulated cork waste is formed into facade panels under pressure and heat. During this process the natural resins of the cork are released, binding the granulate thereby creating a light weight and durable cladding material through sustainable methods. The resulting cork facade panels are naturally weather and mould resistant without any artificial additives.Save this picture!© Gui RebeloNatural cork has very high insulation values and is well suited to use as a monolithic facade cladding. The choice of this material contributes significantly to the energy efficiency and sustainability of the building. Cork also provides good acoustic insulation and reduces the sound of dripping rain. Initially it was through the client’s interest in achieving good acoustic performance that the architects came across this unusual choice of material.Save this picture!© Gui RebeloNatural construction materials, natural ventilationDuring the construction process the architects abstained from the use of chemical adhesives and construction foam. Wood fibre and cellulose insulation materials were used in addition to the insulating cork panels. Humidity absorbing materials such as timber and gypsum fibre boards with permeable paints allow for a natural room climate. As a result the building doesn’t need an active ventilation system despite the very low energy standard. Through a stratified heat storage system supplemented by roof integrated solar panels, the heating supply is almost self-sufficient adding to the efficiency of the building’s overall performance. Save this picture!© Gui RebeloSave this picture!SectionFlexible living The house was planned for three. The base of the building incorporates a bedroom next to the living and kitchen area. This room has direct access to the exterior sunken pool. This feature stretches from the house into the garden while maintaining privacy from the neighbours through the surrounding rammed concrete walls. The smaller rooms on the upper levels are accessed via the central circulating stair. They are partially connected and in the future could be used as studio apartments. To provide future flexibility, the architects have allowed space and structural provision for a potential second entrance in the facade. Save this picture!© Gui RebeloSave this picture!Unfolded SectionsSave this picture!© Gui RebeloProject gallerySee allShow lessNUB / AmuntSelected ProjectsLake House / Fran Silvestre ArquitectosUnbuilt Project Share Cork Screw House / rundzwei ArchitektenSave this projectSaveCork Screw House / rundzwei ArchitektenPresented by: Save this picture!© Gui Rebelo+ 21Curated by María Francisca González Share Germanylast_img read more

Tour operator doubles its challenge event destinations for 2005

first_img  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 19 May 2004 | News Fundraising challenge event company Discover Adventure is doubling the number of destinations available for its Open Challenges in 2005.The new trips are an Everest Base Camp trek, the Land’s End to John O’Groats cycle ride, the Mount Kilimanjaro trek, and the Great Wall of China Trek.The company, which has been running trekking and cycling trips since 1994, launched its first open challenges in 2003. They say that the events “require no upfront financial commitment and have been introduced specifically as a no-risk option for charities who do not have the time or resources to commit to recruiting a minimum number of participants for their own personalised fundraising challenge.” Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. The company currently offers the Inca Trail Trek, Cycle London – Paris, Cycle Vietnam – North to South, Cycle Vietnam – the Remote North, and Sahara Trek in Morocco.center_img Tour operator doubles its challenge event destinations for 2005 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Eventslast_img read more

Women are already ‘punished’ for abortions

first_imgRight-wing, racist, sexist, Republican Party presidential contender Donald Trump stated March 30 that women would need “some form of punishment” if abortion were banned in this country. What the bigoted, blowhard bully doesn’t realize — like the majority of people in the U.S. — is that women who need abortion care are already being punished. Nearly 300 laws regulating abortion services — mostly far-reaching, medically unnecessary laws under the guise of “protecting women” — have been passed by 44 state legislatures and the District of Columbia since 2010. Written by anti-abortion “Americans United for Life,” the measures subject clinic providers to legal restrictions not required for other medical procedures or professionals, and they impose economic, social, and emotional hardships on women. Two new documentaries reveal the deeply personal effects the new laws have on the one-in-three women who need such health care in their lifetime and on the clinic staffs who provide them. ‘Trapped’ exposes unnecessary laws“Trapped” by award-winning director Dawn Porter explores the ramifications of so-called TRAP laws. According to the Center for Reproductive Rights, “Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers laws single out the medical practices of doctors who provide abortions and impose on them requirements that are different and more burdensome than those imposed on other medical practices.” Porter goes behind clinic doors to give voice to providers and clients in Alabama and Texas. The film is timely since the Texas-based Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt case was heard by the Supreme Court on March 2, and will be decided in late June. The legal suit challenges two provisions in the 2013 Texas law HB2: abortion clinics must be ambulatory surgical centers, and doctors performing abortions must have admitting privileges at hospitals 30 miles from where they work.  Interviews with Amy Hagstrom Miller, founder and CEO of WWH, who brought the case against Texas, and Marva Sadler, director of WWH clinical services, are particularly telling. Miller describes how clinics have been forced to close, forcing poor women, especially in the southeastern region along the Rio Grande, to travel hundreds of miles at great expense to get an abortion. Because clinic closings have put huge pressures on still-open clinics, Sadler, an African-American mother of six, describes with tears in her eyes not being able to accommodate a 13-year-old incest victim. She had to be turned away because she needed an immediate procedure, but the doctor, who is only scheduled on certain days, was not available. Gloria Gray, owner of the West Alabama Women’s Center in Tuscaloosa, fought the admitting privileges’ law in Alabama. She discussed the issue with her provider, Dr. Willie Parker, an experienced, faith-based African-American ob-gyn, who was not approved by local hospitals. Parker is straightforward about state laws. When counseling a patient, he recites the state script that “abortions will give you breast cancer,” but adds, “Now I’ll tell you the truth — there is no scientific evidence supporting that.” Ultimately, Gray’s challenge to the law succeeded in overturning it.  “Trapped” premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Special Jury Award for Social Impact Filmmaking.Talking openly about abortionIn “Abortion: Stories Women Tell,” award-winning documentary director and producer Tracy Droz Tragos chose to focus on conditions in her home state of Missouri, where only one clinic remains open, in St. Louis. She started the movie after passage of a law requiring a 72-hour waiting period.  After a counseling session, there’s a three-day wait (regardless of rape or incest) before a woman can have an abortion. Utah, South Dakota, Oklahoma and North Carolina have similar regulations. Droz Tragos deliberately chose to focus on women instead of politicians or current events. “Women have so many different feelings,” she told Elle magazine. “It’s very, very complicated. I knew from the onset that … my interest [was] elevating the voices of women on both sides of the issue.” (April 7)Thirty-two of the 81 women Droz Tragos interviewed discuss their views. Those who elect abortion have a variety of reasons, mostly economic, bad timing or rape. Many are mothers, including Amie, a single-mother of two who works 70- to 90-hours a week and drives three hours to a clinic near the Illinois border for a medical abortion. Sarah, whose wanted pregnancy had a terminal birth defect, has the support of her husband and pastor. Female security guard Chi Chi verbally protects women entering her clinic from threatening male antagonists. Of those who oppose abortion or work to ban it, there’s Reagan, a Midwest regional coordinator for Students for Life. Te’Aundra was persuaded by her boyfriend to give birth after she was barred from a basketball scholarship due to her pregnancy.While showing both sides is startling at first — it’s the only movie I’ve seen which does that — the contrast between the two groups of women is clear. Those supporting reproductive freedom are motivated by the need for a woman to take control of her life; those who oppose abortion base their beliefs on religious dogma, shame, guilt or family pressure. The film, produced by HBO, had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, April 18-23.Both films should have a wide showing to educate the public about the harsh, reactionary legislative climate aimed at ending women’s legal right to control their own bodies, their lives and their families. Having access to abortion is a fundamental human right. As Juan Mendez, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture noted in his April 7 report to the Human Rights Council, restricting protective abortion laws is a form of torture. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Protesta de más de 700 demandan: ¡No redadas! ¡Cierrar los campamentos!

first_imgCon cada fotografía impactante, la realidad se vuelve cada vez más clara: el gobierno de los Estados Unidos está deteniendo a los migrantes en campos de concentración.Las últimas imágenes se produjeron después de que el vicepresidente Mike Pence recorriera dos campamentos. Cientos de hombres, tan densamente empacados en una celda que ni siquiera pueden acostarse, gritan: “¡No hay duchas!” Los niños duermen en el concreto con solo mantas de mylar de emergencia para la ropa de cama.Pence intentó por primera vez afirmar que los detenidos  eran bien tratados, pero después de ver otro campamento, incluso él reconoció: “Esto es algo difícil”. El reportero Josh Dawsey encontró el hedor de los campamentos “horrible”. A los adultos y los niños se les negaron las mantas, colchonetas y almohadas, alimentos y artículos de higiene. Se les quitó las alfombras a los niños que sufrían piojos después de que uno de ellos perdió un peine. Los niños pequeños cuidaban de los bebés. (Washington Post, 12 de julio)Las imágenes y las historias se han vuelto virales y los horrores son de conocimiento público. Michelle Bachelet, Alta Comisionada para los Derechos Humanos, condenó las condiciones y dijo: “Esto nunca debería suceder en ningún lugar”. (Al Jazeera, 9 de julio)La Congresista de Nueva York, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, inicialmente fue criticada por caracterizar a los centros de detención como campos de concentración hasta que los judíos progresistas, incluidos los sobrevivientes y descendientes del Holocausto, defendieron el término en protestas fuera de las oficinas de Inmigración y Aduanas. “El nunca más, es ahora” se ha convertido en un grito de guerra. Los sobrevivientes japoneses de internamiento en Estados Unidos durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial también se han manifestado en contra de los campamentos.Comunidades im/migrantes enfrentan terrorDespués de que la Corte Suprema dictaminó recientemente en contra de incluir una pregunta sobre la ciudadanía en el censo de EE. UU. Para el 2020, el presidente Donald Trump prometió traer un nuevo argumento a SCOTUS o anular el alto tribunal a través de una orden ejecutiva. El 11 de julio, se retiró de la cuestión, una concesión a la fuerza del movimiento de derechos de los inmigrantes y migrantes.Sin embargo, el xenófobo en jefe está librando la guerra contra los migrantes por otros medios. Las redadas en 10 ciudades, destinadas a detener a unos 2,000 inmigrantes indocumentados, se planearon originalmente para junio, pero se retrasaron hasta el 14 de julio. A la espera de la deportación, los detenidos podrían encontrarse en uno de los mismos horribles campos de concentración que albergan a solicitantes de asilo.Los alcaldes de nueve ciudades (Denver, Atlanta, Nueva York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Ángeles, Miami, Baltimore y Houston) se niegan a cooperar con las redadas. Todos estos alcaldes, con la excepción del Bill de Blasio de la ciudad de Nueva York, son afroamericanos o latinoamericanos. (Las redadas planeadas en Nueva Orleans fueron canceladas debido a la aproximación del huracán Barry).Los defensores de los derechos de los inmigrantes y los abogados llevaron a cabo una campaña educativa generalizada y bien organizada de “Conozca sus derechos” que condujo a las redadas anunciadas. Voluntarios patrullaron las calles, monitoreando la presencia de ICE. La Alderwoman de Chicago Rossana Rodríguez Sánchez organizó a 160 miembros de la comunidad en brigadas vecinales, mientras que los “depredadores de ICE” recorrían el área metropolitana de Atlanta.Con estos preparativos en su lugar, donde los policías de ICE tocaron las puertas, fueron ignorados o rechazados cuando no presentaron una orden judicial. La mayoría de las nueve ciudades no reportaron arrestos; las últimas tácticas de ICE fueron, según se informa, una operación reducida a lo largo de la semana.Sin embargo, las amenazas de arresto, detención y deportación crearon un clima de temor e intimidación entre las comunidades de inmigrantes. Los inmigrantes se quedaron en casa sin ir al trabajo, evitaron ir de compras, se saltearon los servicios religiosos y, en general, se quedaron adentro el 14 de julio. La atmósfera sigue siendo tensa en las nueve ciudades objetivo, ya que los policías de ICE podrían regresar la próxima semana con las órdenes de arresto en la mano.Sin aviso previo, los agentes de ICE tocaron puertas en Immokalee, Florida. La Coalición de Trabajadores de Immokalee ganó exitosas campañas de boicot contra las cadenas de comida rápida y actualmente está boicoteando a Wendy por su negativa a unirse al Programa de Comida Justa. Si bien nadie fue arrestado, los intentos de arresto fueron un acto amenazador contra los trabajadores agrícolas.Mientras tanto, los horrores en la frontera continúan. El 14 de julio, los agentes de la Patrulla Aduanera y de la Patrulla Fronteriza negaron la entrada al senador de Ohio, Sherrod Brown, mientras que Trump disparaba mensajes claramente racistas en Twitter contra las cuatro congresistas de raza oscura, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley y Rashida Tlaib, las cuales piden el cierre de los campamentos.Las masas hablan: “¡Cerrar los campamentos!”La convocatoria del 12 de julio para acciones para cerrar los campamentos sacó masas de personas indignadas. Las protestas tuvieron lugar en 700 a 800 ciudades de EE. UU. y en todo el mundo. El número de personas que participaron se extendió de cientos a miles. Los letreros mostraban consignas familiares: “Ningún ser humano es ilegal”, “Cerrar los campos”, “el nunca más, es ahora”. Pero muchos de los que trajeron letreros eran nuevos para el activismo.Aquí hay algunos ejemplos de la indignación coordinada que se replicó de costa a costa. Las manifestaciones continuaron durante el fin de semana, generando un impulso para los esfuerzos de base para frustrar las redadas.La pancarta más grande en una vigilia en la intersección principal de la pequeña ciudad de Rhinebeck en Nueva York, decía: “Hudson Valley se mantiene fuerte – El poder a través de la acción”. Como 80 residentes de la región participaron con muchos de  participantes que llegaron después de escuchar misa en un iglesia local. Los letreros hechos a mano, más que unos pocos escritos en la parte posterior de los letreros que apoyan a Planned Parenthood, incluían mensajes como “Nuestra línea en la arena: tortura infantil” y “La inmigración no es un delito”. Mientras que muchos autos pasaban sonando sus bocinas en apoyo a la protesta, el mejor momento fue cuando un gran camión Fed-Ex pasó con el conductor apoyado en la bocina fuertemente.Una gran multitud, exigiendo el cierre de los campos de detención de inmigrantes, bloqueó el tráfico durante más de una hora y media en una intersección concurrida en el centro de Buffalo, Nueva York. Atrapado en la parte delantera de la línea de tráfico estaba un conductor de un camión de la sociedad UPS. Mientras que los manifestantes rechazaron las demandas de la policía para dejarlo pasar, este miembro sindical afroamericano, demostró su apoyo a la protesta dándoles a los manifestantes sus saludos.La policía detuvo a nueve activistas. Antes de la manifestación, un grupo más pequeño ocupó la oficina del líder de la minoría del Senado, Chuck Schumer, y presentó una lista de demandas.“Estamos aquí para exigir la acción de nuestros líderes”, dijo la organizadora de la protesta Rachel Ablow. “Como judío estadounidense, me horroriza ver que la historia se repite y me siento obligada a unirme a muchos otros, incluidos los sobrevivientes del Holocausto, en exigir el cierre de los campos”. (Comunicado de prensa de Justicia para Familias Migrantes)PhiladelphiaCerca de 1.000 manifestantes se tomaron las calles de Filadelfia, cerrando las carreteras principales en el corazón de la ciudad. El contingente del Workers World Party/Partido Mundo Obrero marchó bajo la bandera de “Abolir el ICE, la Policía y el Pentágono”, obteniendo un amplio apoyo.Gritando “¡Liberar a las familias! ¡Cerrar los campamentos!” Y exigiendo la abolición de ICE y el cierre del Centro de Detención de Berks,  los activistas marcharon alrededor del Ayuntamiento y luego a la sede del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional, que es la oficina de ICE más activa y agresiva del país. También hicieron demostraciones fuera de la “Casa Redonda”, donde el notorio Departamento de Policía de Filadelfia tiene su sede central, vinculando la lucha de los migrantes y refugiados con la de los presos y los trabajadores negros y marrones en los Estados Unidos.En Cleveland, 1.000 personas llenaron el Market Square Park para una vigilia nocturna a la luz de las velas donde una multitud multinacional y multigeneracional coreaba: “¡Cerrar los campamentos!”.Pensacola, Florida. Unas 30 personas participaron en un mitin en el Seville Park el 7 de julio. La protesta fue organizada por Strive, el grupo local de defensa de las personas transgénero; El partido Workers World Party/Partido Mundo Obrero; Partido por el Socialismo y la Liberación; y Dream Defenders. Los oradores, uno de cada grupo, enfatizaron la necesidad de que todas las protestas en de contra ICE y sus ataques a inmigrantes y migrantes adopten un enfoque internacionalista y proletario hacia la liberación.Instaron a mirar más allá de las medidas reformistas e insistieron en la abolición de la ICE. Los participantes discutieron los posibles planes para la resistencia futura, incluido un viaje en autobús a la frontera entre Texas y México y una lucha para cerrar la oficina local de la Patrulla Fronteriza de Pensacola.En Aurora, Colorado, más de 2.000 personas protestaron por el encarcelamiento de inmigrantes, laAurora, Colo.separación de familias, las deportaciones y las amenazas que enfrentan los refugiados. Marcharon 2 millas hacia el Aurora Processing Center, un centro de detención administrado por el grupo privado Geo Group, al este de Denver, donde Lights for Liberty estaba vigilando.Los gritos de los oradores se escucharon en el centro donde más de 1.500 inmigrantes han sido detenidos sin fianza durante meses y no pueden salir. Los manifestantes golpearon las puertas y gritaron: “¡Derribenlo!”Una joven le contó a Workers World/Mundo Obrero cómo su esposo fue deportado y ahora tiene dos hijos que atender sola. Le costará $15.000 para tratar de traerlo de vuelta, dinero que ella no tiene.Los manifestantes en Portland, Oregon, llevaron a cabo una “semana de acción”, reuniéndose afuera y marchando hacia Microsoft y cuatro bancos de Portland para exigir que se deshacieran de ICE. Bank of America y Suntrust dijeron que se desenvestirian, pero que el proceso tardará meses en completarse. Otros bancos seleccionados fueron PNC y Bank of the West.Portland, OreLas empresas se vieron obligadas a cerrar sus puertas durante horas. Los manifestantes les dijeron a los trabajadores que llamaran a sus gerentes y les pidieran que pusieran fin a sus contratos con ICE o las protestas continuarían. Los contratos de ICE con Microsoft usan el software Azure Government.El 12 de julio, más de 1.000 personas se reunieron frente al centro de detención de ICE, luego marcharon por el centro de Portland exigiendo: abolir el ICE, detener la especulación corporativa, reunir a familias de inmigrantes y poner fin a las condiciones inhumanas en los centros de detención.Las acciones de “Lights for Liberty” del 12 de julio fueron iniciadas principalmente por organizaciones orientadas al Partido Demócrata como Indivisible, con el objetivo de activar a los votantes antes de la elección del próximo año. “Saca a [Trump] con tu voto” fueron sus coros.Sección creciente de la clase obrera en solidaridad con im/migrantesLa participación masiva durante el fin de semana muestra que una sección creciente de la clase trabajadora es rechazada por el hedor del racismo y la xenofobia que emana de la Casa Blanca y está profundamente preocupada por los ataques a inmigrantes y migrantes. Esto en sí mismo es progresivo, a pesar de las maniobras del Partido Demócrata para dirigir el sentimiento antirracista hacia los canales electorales.Los sindicatos están tomando una posición fuerte contra el fanatismo. Los United SteelWorkers explicaron en una declaración del 6 de julio: “Esto se trata de la decencia humana. Se trata de reconocer que muchas de las personas que vienen a nuestras fronteras en busca de asilo son trabajadores”.Al referirse a la campaña para lograr que las principales cadenas hoteleras no contraten con ICE, el Presidente Internacional, D. Taylor, de UNITE HERE dijo: “Tenemos que actuar en cada uno de esos hoteles. Tenemos que aumentar la llama, … tenemos que dejar de cero ociosos y salir de Twitter y salir a las calles donde está ocurriendo este mal”. (Daily Kos, 12 de julio)Los hoteles Marriott y Choice han anunciado que disminuirán Cualquier solicitud de ICE para alojar a detenidos.Las políticas de Trump, diseñadas para movilizar una base racista para su campaña electoral del 2020, tienen la consecuencia involuntaria de provocar una resistencia generalizada.John Catalinotto, Julianna Cordray, Ellie Dorritie, Ted Kelly, Johnnie Lewis, Lyn Neeley y Viviana Weinstein contribuyeron a este artículo.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

French president urged to discuss impunity during Mexico visit

first_img RSF_en May 5, 2021 Find out more News April 9, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 French president urged to discuss impunity during Mexico visit MexicoAmericas Follow the news on Mexico Dear President Hollande,Reporters Without Borders, an international organization that defends freedom of information, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), and the World Editors Forum would like to draw your attention to the disturbing situation of freedom of information in Mexico ahead of your official visit to this country from 10 to 11 April.France plays a leading role internationally, especially in the United Nations, as regards the safety of journalists. We hope that, during your talks with the Mexican president, you will able to raise the crucial issue of the alarming level of impunity for crimes of violence against journalists in his country. Ranked 152nd out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index, Mexico continues to be one of the western hemisphere’s deadliest countries for media personnel. More than 80 journalists have been murdered in connection with their work in the past decade while at least 17 others have gone missing. The vast majority of these cases remain unpunished.Impunity in Mexico is due in part to collusion between organized crime and officials at all political and administrative levels, which is the result of bribery or infiltration by the cartels. Judicial investigations are often closed quickly or are paralyzed by cumbersome bureaucratic procedures. Worse still, officials have an annoying tendency to rule out any possibility of a link between a murder and the victim’s work as a journalist, often accusing journalists themselves of ties with organized crime.This has been the case in the deaths of many emblematic journalists such as Régina Martinez, who was strangled at her home on 28 April 2012, a few days after accusing nine police officers of involvement in drug trafficking. Alberto Lopez Bello’s murder on 17 July 2013 in Oaxaca state is also thought to be linked to his coverage of organized crime. The body of Gregorio Jiménez de la Cruz was found six days after his abduction by an armed group in Veracruz state on 5 February 2014. Many media have announced that they no longer cover drug trafficking for fear of violent reprisals. This climate of self-censorship is prejudicial to media freedom.Journalists are constantly exposed to intimidation and attacks, often by police. During demonstrations in September and October 2013, Reporters Without Borders registered more than 65 cases of violence against media personnel, including Agence France-Presse reporter Melina Zurita, who was mistreated by police. Adrián López, the managing editor of the newspaper Noroeste, sustained a gunshot injury in an attack by gunmen on the night of 2 April 2014, as he was returning from two days of talks in Mexico City about media freedom.Those who defend freedom of information are also the targets of this climate of violence. Balbina Flores Martinez, who has been the Reporters Without Borders Mexico correspondent since 2001, received a death threat on 12 March. The home of Darío Ramírez, the NGO Article 19’s Mexico and Central America representative, was attacked a few days later. The Federal Protection Mechanism that was created for human rights defenders and journalists in October 2012 has unfortunately proved ineffective, because of bureaucratic red tape, and is currently experiencing an administrative crisis. During a fact-finding visit to Mexico at the start of this month, Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire reiterated the need to reinforce this mechanism in his meetings with government officials, including secretary of the interior Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong and under-secretary for human rights Lia Limon Garcia.Reporters Without Borders and WAN-IFRA have made many recommendations for combatting impunity and we hope that you will present the following ones during your meeting with President Enrique Peña Nieto’s government:- A complete overhaul of the judicial system in order to combat impunity and provide journalists with real protection. Thorough and impartial investigations must be carried into murders, threats and attacks targeting news providers.- Increased resources for the Special Federal Prosecutor’s Office for Crimes against freedom of expression (Fiscalía Especializada de Atención a Delitos contra la Libertad de Expresión).- Reinforcement of the Federal Protection Mechanism for human rights defenders and journalists, in order to establish effective protective measures whose application will be obligatory for all authorities, local and federal. The Mechanism must be given a preventive capacity and must be able to intervene as soon as threats are received.We thank you in advance for the attention you give to these requests.Sincerely,Alain Le GouguecPresident of Reporters Without Borders Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state MexicoAmericas Marcelo RechExecutive Director of journalism, Grupo RBS, BrazilPresident of the Latin American Committee of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, WAN-IFRA May 13, 2021 Find out more Erik BjeragerDirector General, Kristeligt Dagblad, DenmarkPresident du World Editors Forum, WEF Organisation NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Reporters Without Borders and WAN-IFRA have written to French President François Hollande urging him to raise the issue of the safety of journalists and impunity for crimes of violence against media personnel during his two-day official visit to Mexico that begins tomorrow.Paris, 9 April 2014President François HollandeElysée Palace55 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré75008 Paris, Francecenter_img Philippe MassonnetNews Director of the Agence France Presse, AFPReporters Without Borders Board MemberWAN-IFRA Board Member Vincent PeyrègneExecutive Director of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, WAN-IFRA Receive email alerts Reports Help by sharing this information to go further Related documents rsf_wan-ifra_letter_to_f_hollande_mexico.pdfPDF – 922.36 KB News 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies News Tomas BrunegårdDirector General, Stampen Group, SwedenPresident of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, WAN-IFRAChristophe DeloireSecretary General of Reporters Without Borders François DufourEditor-in-chief, Play Bac PresseWAN-IFRA Board Member April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Minneapolis City Council approves police budget cuts months after George Floyd’s death

first_imgstocknshares/iStockBy ROSA SANCHEZ, ABC News(MINNEAPOLIS) — The Minneapolis Police Department is getting some budget cuts.The Minneapolis City Council approved a 2021 budget plan Thursday morning agreeing to make cuts to the police department’s budget. At the same time, it said it will not be reducing the number of officers in the police force, and instead, it will continue to give the city flexibility to adjust staffing capacity in the future.The move comes seven months after George Floyd, a Black man, was killed by police in Minneapolis. Following his death, protests calling for state governments to “defund the police” erupted across the U.S.The new council-approved $1.5 billion budget will dedicate at least $400,000 to the Minneapolis Forward Community Now Coalition and $1.1 million in ongoing funding to the Minneapolis Forward Rebuild Resilient initiative to support economic recovery.“Today’s vote reflects our commitment to a both-and approach to public safety in this defining moment for our city,” Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said in a statement released Thursday. “My colleagues were right to leave the targeted staffing level unchanged from 888 and continue moving forward with our shared priorities. The additional funding for new public safety solutions will also allow the City to continue upscaling important mental health, non-police response, and social service components in our emergency response system.”According to the mayor’s release, the budget plan includes $5 million in one-time TIF funding for the Commercial Property Development Fund (CPDF) and $500,000 in ongoing funding for the CPDF, to support rebuilding and recovery efforts for businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent civil unrest.The new budget eliminates about $19 million from Frey’s $179 million policing budget, including about $8 million in direct cuts to the police department. The majority of those funds will now be redirected to the Office of Crime Prevention. The other $11 million will be put in a reserve account, and Police Chief Medaria Arradondo will need council approval before using that funding.While Frey initially proposed that the number of local police officers be reduced to, at most, 768 in 2021, the council Wednesday night decided against it, and is keeping the maximum number of officers for 2022 at 888. The department had 888 officers at the start of the year, though dozens have since retired or stepped down.The mayor also proposed more funding for several public health violence prevention initiatives, including the Next Step hospital-based intervention program and the Group Violence Intervention (GVI) initiative. His proposal also included, for the first time, permanent funding for the Office of Violence Prevention’s MinneapolUS violence interrupters initiative.“We all share a deep and abiding reverence for the role our local government plays in service of the people of our city. And today, there are good reasons to be optimistic about the future in Minneapolis,” Frey said in his written statement.The council approved the budget after more than two hours of debating, and after more than 300 Minneapolis residents signed up to speak before them Wednesday night.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Rats plague St. Hugh’s accommodation

first_imgSt. Hugh’s have come under fire after rats have been found to inhabit one accommodation building on-site. One student was moved into welfare accommodation during the night after discovering a dead rat on her floor.This follows complaints made to the College by students and “committed and repeated efforts” by JCR officials to raise the issue of rats, as well as the general need for maintenance, in the Wolfson building, home to second-year students. Second-year Maths student, Rhiannon Davies, whose is now temporarily staying in another block, told Cherwell: “Given I’d complained to college about hearing rats in my room several days ago, I’m appalled; this is unacceptable given the already poor state of the building and amount that I’m paying for it.“There’d been a funny smell in my room for a few days, in the end I looked behind a bedside table and found the rat so it had clearly been there a while.”The second-year building has also been sporadically without hot water since the start of term, with some rooms in need of maintenance. Another student was moved out of the building last night after a ceiling was at risk of collapsing following a leak, which was also reported at the start of term.Oxford SU Vice-President for Charites and Community, Rosanna Greenwood, told Cherwell: “Students are often seen as vulnerable tenants and left with poor quality housing which is totally unacceptable, especially considering the amount that students pay. “It should go without saying that a student’s accommodation is fit to live in and free from vermin. We are in conversation with the JCR at St Hugh’s on how we can offer support to them.”One St. Hugh’s student told Cherwell: “The JCR Committee and VP have have been so great in pressuring the college. Every time, they put in committed and repeated efforts to sort this, but I just hope College now springs into action and sorts this out. Wolfson is a fun place to live, but the obvious problems take away from this.”St. Hugh’s JCR President, Alex Yeandle, told Cherwell: “It is both concerning and unacceptable that members of college have had to go through the ordeal of having rats in their room. “The JCR has been in touch with the individual concerned and has ensured that they could access support. Both the Vice President and I have met with multiple senior figures in college today, expressed the concerns of the JCR and gained clarity from the college. We have been reassured that work is ongoing to solve the issue imminently and thoroughly.“As a committee we have maintained a strong, equal and respectful relationship with college and we don’t expect this to change. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will keep all students updated.”In a statement, St. Hugh’s College told Cherwell: “The College was made aware of this and has already taken action. “Over the summer College carried out an extensive programme of refurbishing and redecorating rooms. We are constantly working to improve the quality of the accommodation we offer our students, and to act quickly in response to complaints or maintenance problems.”Undergraduates at the college all pay the same £1390 per term for college accommodation, irrespective of where their room is located.last_img read more