General Seminary appoints Kevin J. Moroney as associate professor of…

first_img Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Tags Posted May 9, 2016 Theological Education Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Events Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Collierville, TN Submit a Job Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Rector Albany, NY Rector Shreveport, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Belleville, IL Director of Music Morristown, NJ General Seminary appoints Kevin J. Moroney as associate professor of liturgics Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ center_img Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Pittsburgh, PA People, Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Tampa, FL 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT [General Theological Seminary press release] The General Theological Seminary has announced that the Rev. Dr. Kevin John Moroney has been appointed as Associate Professor in the Rev. Dr. H. Boone Porter Liturgics Chair. With the conclusion of this search, a full-time, residential Professor of Liturgics returns to the General faculty. Also, General Seminary welcomes home a loyal son, a member of the Class of 1992.Moroney has been teaching as an Affiliate Faculty in Liturgics at General since last fall. During that time, he taught the foundational liturgy class, as well as “Presiding at the Eucharist” and a liturgical practicum in the chapel. He has been particularly enthusiastic about the potential for the practicum to empower students to lead worship in our broad Anglican tradition. Also, over the last school year, Moroney has participated as a member of the GTS community, taking part in chapel and sharing meals in the refectory; and now, he and his family will move to the Close to become fully present in the community.“I am so pleased Professor Moroney will continue his ministry of teaching here next year. He now has a home here that enables him to include scholarship, student advising, and mentoring; with a full-time presence in our community. His leadership this past year has been tremendously felt in the chapel and I look forward to how that will continue to evolve over the next several years,” said the Very Rev. Kurt H. Dunkle, Dean and President. Dean Dunkle is also appointing Moroney as Director of the Chapel of the Good Shepherd.Moroney received his M.Div. from General Seminary in 1992 and his Ph.D. in Liturgy from Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy, Dublin, Ireland, in 2008. His doctoral dissertation was an assessment of the full revision of the Irish Prayer Book happening at that time. Moroney currently serves as Associate Rector at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, Gladwyne, Pennsylvania, having moved there recently after concluding a long-time position as Rector of Christ Church Ithan, in Villanova, Pennsylvania. Moroney also served as Visiting Professor at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, and he continues to serve as Affiliated Professor of Liturgics at Nashotah House Seminary. He taught Liturgics at The Church of Ireland Theological College in Dublin from 2000-2005 and is the author of many published papers on liturgics and related fields.“General Seminary was my mother in ministry. I came here with a deep faith and a sense of call. General stretched me in the ways I needed to be stretched, and deepened and enriched me in areas that mean the world to me,” Moroney says of his time as a student at General. “I am honored and excited to join the long line of scholars who have made liturgical formation one of the hallmarks to life and learning at General Seminary. Serving as an Affiliate Professor this past year has given me a wonderful chance to reconnect with the Seminary, while establishing new relationships with students, faculty, and staff. I look forward to deepening those ties as I join the faculty of General full time, beginning this summer.” Youth Minister Lorton, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Press Release Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Press Release Service Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Martinsville, VA last_img read more

Orange County Library System cancelling all library-sponsored events and programs scheduled…

first_img March 17, 2020 at 5:22 pm TAGSCancellationsCoronavirusOCLSOrange County Library System Previous articleCoronavirus and Apopka elections: the latest from Orange County Supervisor of ElectionsNext articleWhat’s open at UCF: A list of what’s open and what events have been cancelled at UCF Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear 1 COMMENT Joyce Vallancourt Please enter your name here Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herecenter_img From Orange County Library SystemThe administration of the Orange County Library System has been monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) closely, and has announced that, to protect the health of our staff and customers, all library-sponsored events and programs scheduled through April 30 will be cancelled.The cancellation includes camps, classes, events, programs, staff-assisted studio sessions, tours, passport service appointments, library pop-ups and outreach events. Melrose Center studios, sound booths, and fab labs are also closed. Online classes will continue to be offered.Meeting room bookings will be honored, but customers who wish to cancel a meeting due to concerns about the virus can have their meeting room fees refunded by calling 407-835-7323.Libraries will remain open for normal hours to provide essential library services to customers. The Orange County Library System has a wide variety of digital offerings for library cardholders, including ebooks and audiobooks, live online classes, streaming TV and movies, music downloads, databases, digital magazines and more. Visit our website at for more information on how to access these services, or to sign up for a library card online.For more information about the COVID-19 virus, please visit our resource guide.The library’s administration is taking the spread of COVID-19 very seriously and will continue to monitor the situation as it develops. Our goal is to serve your needs while maintaining health and safety. If additional cancellations or closures are necessary, we will announce them on our social media accounts and at Will the license van be coming on April 14th to the library parking lot? Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

House No. 242 / J T A Co.

first_img “COPY” Manufacturers: COTTO, Grohe, Hafele Architects: J T A Co. Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Houses House No. 242 / J T A Co.Save this projectSaveHouse No. 242 / J T A Co. Area:  660 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Structural Engineer:Post Co., Ltd.M&E Engineer:GeoDesign Co., Ltd.City:BangkokCountry:ThailandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Linesiam PhotographyText description provided by the architects. The house No.242 is situated in a housing estate in Bangkok, Thailand. The site is a 734 sq.m. elongated plot that orients north-south.Save this picture!© Linesiam PhotographyThe priorities are to:- Create a functional house for a family of 3 with 2 caretakers by using reusable materials from the tore down house as much as possible- Keep all of the significant existing trees- Reduce energy usage of the houseSave this picture!© Linesiam PhotographyThe facilities required are:- Parking space for 3 cars- Reception / Living area- Dining area- Asian kitchen- Service area- Koi pond- Kid’s bedroom- Guest room- Meditation area- Master bedroom with study areaSave this picture!© Linesiam PhotographyThe design was inspired by a desire to engage with the landscape, permeability between interior and exterior, and to celebrate the existing trees.Save this picture!© Linesiam PhotographyThe architectural design prioritizes the use of natural lighting and cross ventilation, with large openings facing north and south. We proposed passive ventilation and lighting solutions in order to reduce energy usage.Save this picture!Section AThe site is surrounded by 2 neighboring houses in the north and south, while the west is not part of the housing estate and is an unpleasant context. In order to maintain privacy and connectivity between inside/outside simultaneously, the garage is located directly in front of the house to save space for the main house, and help conceal the house from the street.Save this picture!© Linesiam PhotographySustainability is very important and the house is organized in two levels to be integrated into the natural landscape. The majority of compartments face south to receive natural wind and is shaded by the geometry of the balconies and louvers to avoid heat gain.Apart from orientation, cross and stack ventilation, the double wall with an air gap in the middle to the east and west provides protection from the sun.Save this picture!Rainwater Harvesting SystemOn the roof, 2” thick closed-cell Polysio Foam Core with waterproof PVC sheet membrane together with 3” thick 2 sided aluminum foil and heat bloc type ceiling are used to block the heat gain from the roof. Roof mounted, grid connected photovoltaic panels are installed to generate electricity.Synergy heat pump is used to make hot water for the house.Save this picture!© Linesiam PhotographyWater conservation has been taken into account as well, with series of low flow fixtures. This house uses gray water together with rain water harvesting to watering the garden.The non-formaldehyde bio-composite board is used instead of plywood.Save this picture!© Linesiam PhotographySelf-cleaning, no lead, no mercury and heat reflection paint, is used for exterior paint, while washable, anti-bacterial, zero v.o.c. and APEO free paint is used for interior paint.Project gallerySee allShow lessLoft House ‘The black’ / Design GuildSelected ProjectsR7 Barangaroo / Durbach Block JaggersSelected Projects Share CopyHouses, Renovation•Bangkok, Thailand Thailand Save this picture!© Linesiam Photography+ 19 Share Projects Photographs 2016 Year:  Photographs:  Linesiam Photography Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Lead Architects: Jaroen Thientanukij ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard House No. 242 / J T A Co. CopyAbout this officeJ T A Co.OfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationBangkokThailandPublished on August 07, 2017Cite: “House No. 242 / J T A Co.” 07 Aug 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Directory of Corporate Community Support (Charities Aid Foundation)

first_imgDirectory of Corporate Community Support (Charities Aid Foundation) Tagged with: corporate Funding AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 30 June 2008 | Newscenter_img 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.  26 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Collaborate offers improved acquisition and retention through combined supporter data

first_img Tagged with: data Donor acquisition donor retention Individual giving Howard Lake | 14 July 2015 | News Collaborate offers improved acquisition and retention through combined supporter data “Having seen how Epsilon Abacus donor targeting solutions transformed the effectiveness of direct marketing channels for US charities over the last 6 years, we are excited to join forces with Medialab to bring the solutions to Charities trading the UK.“We are confident that the combination of an unrivalled source of UK consumer data, experience of delivering high performance solutions to UK cataloguers for over 17 years plus Medialab’s in-depth knowledge on the uniqueness of the UK charity market will make Collaborate a valuable new way of engaging with donors for long term success.”How Collaborate works[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″][/youtube] Direct response media agency Medialab has partnered with consumer data and insight specialist Epsilon Abacus to bring ‘Collaborate’ to UK charities. The tool lets charities enhance their understanding of their own supporters’ likelihood and propensity to give, and find relevant individuals who are likely to want to support their charity for the first time.Collaborate presents a large volume of data on people in the UK, with their transactional data across 508 brands and charity donation history, to help charities focus on the most responsive donors. It helps charities go beyond their understanding of donors from their own database by overlaying the data with that from other sources, including other charities’ databases.By modelling action purchase and donation history Collaborate helps to predict future behaviour, whether for donor retention or acquisition campaigns. The data can be used for direct mail, email and digital campaigns.Four datasetsCollaborate combines the four main datasets used by charities – lifestyle, home shopping, publisher and donor. It consists of regularly updated data on 26 million individuals and 18 million households, 540 million transactions and £20 billion spend. The data is gathered and processed, say Medialab and Abacus, in accordance to UK data protection legislation, and is run against data cleansing solutions such as Mortascreen.The result is a market-wide picture of millions of individual donors, which can be used to reduce charities’ expenditure by communicating only with the best prospects and most likely donors.Contribute to shareTo take part in Collaborate charities have to contribute their donor database to the system. However, this does not mean giving away data. A charity’s supporters’ unique names aren’t used, and supporters will only be shared if other sources have already contributed them to the database.Charity supporters’ names will never be selected for mailing if they are unique to that charity or they have opted out of sharing data with third parties. Typically, 90-95% of a charity’s supporters’ households will match with the data, meaning that the majority of its supporters will already be receiving marketing communications from other brands.Medialab describe Collaborate as “a fresh approach” and a contrast to concepts such as listing swapping from single charities.Indeed, the model has been in use in the USA since 2009 and over 350 US nonprofits use it.Membership is free and there is no contract commitment. This means that charities can withdraw their data at any point.Collaborate was launched last week at the Institute of Fundraising’s National Fundraising Convention.Lara Bonney, UK Country Director, Epsilon Abacus, said: Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2  43 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 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.last_img read more

Greek Debt Committee declares all debt to the Troika ‘illegal, illegitimate, and odious’

first_imgLast spring the Syriza-led Greek Parliament, over the protests of opposition parties, authorized a committee to audit the debt. Below are excerpts from the committee’s June 17 executive summary, with their emphasis in bold.The committee was formed by the Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament, Zoi Kanstanopoulou, a leader of Syriza. The arguments in this document are within a capitalist framework. However, within the framework of capitalist legality they form the foundation for rejecting the extortionate debt to the bankers. It should be noted that the document had been issued quite late in the struggle over the debt. It would have been a strong basis for mass agitation had it been issued early on after Syriza formed the government in January 2014.It should be furthermore noted that this position has not been promoted by the Tsipras leadership in the negotiations with the IMF, ECB and the European Commission. It stands in sharp contrast to the conciliatory and concessionary stance taken by the Syriza negotiating team.Greek Parliament’s Debt Truth Committee Preliminary Findings: Executive SummaryIn June 2015 Greece stands at a crossroad of choosing between furthering the failed macroeconomic adjustment programs imposed by the creditors or making a real change to break the chains of debt. Five years since the economic adjustment programs began, the country remains deeply cemented in an economic, social, democratic and ecological crisis … and the deepest and longest recession experienced in Europe during peacetime.The Hellenic Parliament established the Truth Committee on Public Debt in April 2015, mandating the investigation into the creation and growth of public debt, the way and reasons for which debt was contracted, and the impact that the conditionalities attached to the loans have had on the economy and the population … and to formulate arguments and options concerning the cancellation of the debt.The research of the Committee presented in this preliminary report sheds light on the fact that the entire adjustment program, to which Greece has been subjugated, was and remains a politically orientated program … revolving around the argument that the policies imposed on Greece will improve its capacity to pay the debt back. The facts presented in this report challenge this argument.All the evidence we present in this report shows that Greece not only does not have the ability to pay this debt, but also should not pay this debt first and foremost because the debt emerging from the Troika’s arrangements is a direct infringement on the fundamental human rights of the residents of Greece. Hence, we came to the conclusion that Greece should not pay this debt because it is illegal, illegitimate, and odious.It has also come to the understanding of the Committee that the unsustainability of the Greek public debt was evident from the outset to the international creditors, the Greek authorities, and the corporate media. Yet, the Greek authorities, together with some other governments in the [European Union], conspired against the restructuring of public debt in 2010 in order to protect financial institutions. The corporate media hid the truth from the public by depicting a situation in which the bailout was argued to benefit Greece, while spinning a narrative intended to portray the population as deservers of their own wrongdoings.This preliminary report presents a primary mapping out of the key problems and issues associated with the public debt, and notes key legal violations associated with the contracting of the debt; it also traces out the legal foundations, on which unilateral suspension of the debt payments can be based. The findings are presented in nine chapters structured as follows:Chapter 1, Debt before the Troika, analyzes the growth of the Greek public debt since the 1980s. It concludes that the increase in debt was not due to excessive public spending, which in fact remained lower than the public spending of other Eurozone countries, but rather due to the payment of extremely high rates of interest to creditors, excessive and unjustified military spending, loss of tax revenues due to illicit capital outflows, state recapitalization of private banks, and the international imbalances created via the flaws in the design of the Monetary Union itself.Adopting the euro led to a drastic increase of private debt in Greece to which major European private banks as well as the Greek banks were exposed.Chapter 2, Evolution of Greek public debt during 2010-2015, concludes that the first loan agreement of 2010 was aimed primarily to rescue the Greek and other European private banks, and to allow the banks to reduce their exposure to Greek government bonds.Chapter 3, Greek public debt by creditor in 2015, presents the contentious nature of Greece’s current debt, delineating the loans’ key characteristics, which are further analyzed in Chapter 8.Chapter 4, Debt System Mechanism in Greece, reveals the mechanisms devised by the agreements that were implemented since May 2010. They created a substantial amount of new debt to bilateral creditors and the European Financial Stability Fund (EFSF), while generating abusive costs, thus deepening the crisis further.Chapter 5, Conditionalities against sustainability, presents how the creditors imposed intrusive conditionalities attached to the loan agreements … have not only contributed to lower [gross domestic product] as well as higher public borrowing, hence a higher public debt/GDP making Greece’s debt more unsustainable, but also engineered dramatic changes in the society, and caused a humanitarian crisis. The Greek public debt can be considered as totally unsustainable at present.Chapter 6, Impact of the ‘bailout programs’ on human rights, concludes that the measures implemented under the ‘bailout programs’ have directly affected living conditions of the people and violated human rights, … have brought about a rapid deterioration of living standards, and remain incompatible with social justice, social cohesion, democracy and human rights.Chapter 7, Legal issues surrounding the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and Loan Agreements, argues there has been a breach of human rights obligations on the part of Greece itself and the lenders, that is, the Euro Area (Lender) Member States, the European Commission, the European Central Bank, and the International Monetary Fund, which imposed these measures on Greece. All these actors failed to assess the human rights violations as an outcome of the policies they obliged Greece to pursue, and also directly violated the Greek constitution by effectively stripping Greece of most of its sovereign rights. The agreements contain abusive clauses, effectively coercing Greece to surrender significant aspects of its sovereignty. [These] render these agreements invalid.Chapter 8, Assessment of the Debts as regards illegitimacy, odiousness, illegality, and unsustainability, concludes that the Greek public debt as of June 2015 is unsustainable, since Greece is currently unable to service its debt without seriously impairing its capacity to fulfill its basic human rights obligations. Furthermore, for each creditor, the report provides evidence of indicative cases of illegal, illegitimate, and odious debts.Debt to the IMF should be considered illegal since its concession breached the IMF’s own statutes, and its conditions breached the Greek Constitution, international customary law, and treaties to which Greece is a party. It is also illegitimate, since conditions included policy prescriptions that infringed human rights obligations. Finally, it is odious since the IMF knew that the imposed measures were undemocratic, ineffective, and would lead to serious violations of socio-economic rights.Debts to the ECB should be considered illegal since the ECB overstepped its mandate by imposing the application of macroeconomic adjustment programs (e.g., labor market deregulation) via its participation in the Troika. Debts to the ECB are also illegitimate and odious, since the principal raison d’etre of the Securities Market Program (SMP) was to serve the interests of the financial institutions, allowing the major European and Greek private banks to dispose of their Greek bonds.The EFSF engages in cash-less loans, which should be considered illegal because Article 122(2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) was violated, and further they breach several socio-economic rights and civil liberties. The EFSF also acts against democratic principles, rendering these particular debts illegitimate and odious.The bilateral loans should be considered illegal since they violate the procedure provided by the Greek constitution. … The bilateral loans are furthermore illegitimate, since they were not used for the benefit of the population, but merely enabled the private creditors of Greece to be bailed out. Finally, the bilateral loans are odious since the lender states and the European Commission knew of potential violations.The debt to private creditors should be considered illegal because private banks conducted themselves irresponsibly before the Troika came into being. Parts of the debts to private banks and hedge funds are illegitimate for the same reasons that they are illegal. Debts to private banks and hedge funds are odious, since major private creditors were aware that these debts were not incurred in the best interests of the population but rather for their own benefit.The report comes to a close with some practical considerations. Chapter 9, Legal foundations for repudiation and suspension of the Greek sovereign debt.Several legal arguments permit a State to unilaterally repudiate its illegal, odious, and illegitimate debt. In the Greek case, such a unilateral act may be based on the following arguments: the bad faith of the creditors that pushed Greece to violate national law and international obligations related to human rights; preeminence of human rights over agreements such as those signed by previous governments with creditors or the Troika; coercion; unfair terms flagrantly violating Greek sovereignty and violating the Constitution; and finally, the right recognized in international law for a State to take countermeasures against illegal acts by its creditors, which purposefully damage its fiscal sovereignty, oblige it to assume odious, illegal, and illegitimate debt, violate economic self-determination and fundamental human rights.People’s dignity is worth more than illegal, illegitimate, odious, and unsustainable debtHaving concluded a preliminary investigation, the Committee considers that Greece has been and still is the victim of an attack premeditated and organized by the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank, and the European Commission, aimed exclusively at shifting private debt onto the public sector.The Committee hopes that the report will be a useful tool for those who want to exit the destructive logic of austerity and stand up for human rights, democracy, peoples’ dignity, and the future of generations to come. 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Reporter badly beaten while covering Turkish diplomat’s murder in Erbil

first_img Help by sharing this information to go further RSF_en The Erbil security forces denied any agressions against journalists. Several sources said that access to Facebook was blocked during the evening after the shooting, although it was later restored. The Iraqi Centre for Supporting Freedom of Speech (ICFS) issued a statement in which it condemned the blocking and blamed the autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled to learn that an Al Jazeera journalist was deliberately assaulted by members of the Kurdish security forces on 17 July when he went to a restaurant in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, where a Turkish diplomat had just been killed in a shooting. “Assaulting a journalist because he is trying to cover an event and keeping the media away from a location where they need to report constitutes a serious press freedom violation,” RSF’s Middle East desk said. “Disconnecting social networks also blocks access to information and shows a lack of transparency.” News Organisation The Journalistic Freedoms Observatory (JFO), an Iraqi NGO, said the security forces confiscated the cameras of local and foreign media that went to the scene of the shooting. They also seized the mobile phones of passers-by and CCTV cameras from nearby shops. While reporting live for NRT TV, a local TV channel, journalist Hersh Qadir said the media were not being allowed to approach the scene of the shooting. December 16, 2020 Find out more IraqMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists InternetViolence Iraq is ranked 156th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. News February 15, 2021 Find out more RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” The KRG issued a statement in which it condemned the shooting but did not refer to the Facebook blocking. News Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan News Receive email alerts December 28, 2020 Find out more July 19, 2019 – Updated on August 2, 2019 Reporter badly beaten while covering Turkish diplomat’s murder in Erbil Al Jazeera’s Erbil bureau said in a statement that bureau chief Ahmed Alzawiti was taken to hospital after being beaten by security agents when he went to cover the shooting. Alzawiti told RSF that the agents, who identified themselves as members of an anti-terrorist unit, insulted him and gave him a severe beating when he said he was an Al Jazeera journalist. IraqMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists InternetViolence Follow the news on Iraqlast_img read more

One year after coup attempt, journalists still gagged in Burundi

first_imgNews October 21, 2020 Find out more Burundian appeal court upholds prison sentences for four journalists RSF_en After being badly damaged during the coup attempt, five radio stations were placed under judicial seal so that the authorities could conduct an investigation. They were Radio Publique Africaine (RPA), which had been prevented from broadcasting since 27 April 2015, Isanganiro, Bonesha FM, Renaissance and Rema FM. Officially, the purpose of this investigation was to identify those responsible for the attacks on the radio stations as well as the stations’ alleged role in the coup attempt. But the authorities have not published the findings of any investigation and most of these radio stations are still closed.“The government must take a take a clear position on the radio stations that are still closed and on the radio station managers and reporters who are still charged,” said Christophe Deloire, the secretary-general of Reporters Without Borders (RSF). “The findings of the investigation into the radio stations must be published so that they can reopen with complete legality and safety. The government must also provide security guarantees to the journalists who fled the country and those who stayed, so that they are free to work.”Only two stations have been allowed to reopen – Rema FM, which is close to the government, and Isanganiro, which is independent. The managers of both stations had to sign an undertaking restricting their editorial freedom. But journalists say they are not being treated the same way. Isanganiro is being harassed, they say. Its representatives were summoned by officials and threatened with closure after a broadcast that displeased the government. At the same time, Rema FM was awarded compensation of 4 billion Burundian francs (more than 2 million euros) for the damage it sustained. The award was made by the Gitega appeal court as part of the conclusions it issued on 9 May in the proceedings against the coup attempt’s perpetrators.The decision to let these two radio stations reopen was taken unilaterally and not in response to the conclusions of the investigation. The directive authorizing them to reopen says they can be closed again at any time on the public prosecutor’s orders. The government is giving itself the power of life and death over the media and taking all possible measures to control what journalists say. The latest measure was the announcement by National Council for Communication vice-president Gabriel Bihumugani at a news conference on 29 April that all journalists would henceforth have to be registered, that all media outlets would have to publish financial and narrative reports “detailing how their budget was used.” This applies to state as well as privately-owned media.More than 100 journalists have had to flee the country in the past year. Some have started news bulletins that are broadcast from abroad. They include Radio Inzamba’s news bulletin and the “Humura-Burundi” broadcast. But questions hang over their long-term viability. The newspaper Iwaçu meanwhile continues to be published. Editor Antoine Kaburahe (who was recently awarded the City of Paris medal for his courage) edits it from Brussels because a warrant was issued for his arrest. His reporters have to take great care to avoid reprisals and some do not even dare to by-line their articles.Burundi’s newest media creation, SOS Médias Burundi, also continues to cover the “#BurundiCrisis” around the clock on social networks. Its reporters in Burundi, who provide reports, photos and video, have to remain anonymous and in many cases do not even know each other’s identity because this helps to reduce the dangers to which they are constantly exposed.Burundi is ranked 156th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index, 11th places lower than its position in the 2015 Index.Click here for more information about Burundi. Organisation The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa A year has gone by since Bujumbura’s privately-owned radio stations were attacked and closed during a coup attempt on 14 May 2015, but the Burundian government still maintains a tight grip on news and information amid a continuing political crisis. News November 27, 2020 Find out more Reports Help by sharing this information center_img BurundiAfrica Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentExiled mediaImpunityViolenceFreedom of expressionInternet Four Burundian journalists complete 12 months in arbitrary detention Follow the news on Burundi to go further BurundiAfrica Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentExiled mediaImpunityViolenceFreedom of expressionInternet May 13, 2016 One year after coup attempt, journalists still gagged in Burundi Receive email alerts News Demonstration in front of the premises of the RPA on February 2016 – © STRINGER / AFP June 5, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Flowers for those in a family way

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Parents-to-be at Prêt à Manger will receive flowers and a pager as part of aseries of benefits for employees announced last week.The company, which has sandwich outlets across the UK, is offeringfathers-to-be the use of a pager during the final two months of their partner’spregnancy to help them keep in touch with developments.It also sends flowers when a female member of staff has a baby and funds onemonth’s childcare when she returns to work.The mother also receives a health spa voucher, and new adoptive parents canexpect clothes vouchers worth £100.”For people planning a family, many are put off by working in thecatering and fast food industry as employee benefits for mums and dads-to-beare generally very poor,” said Bruce Robertson, the company’s HR manager.”We want to be a company where people want to work knowing they canexpect the best possible benefits.”The benefits are in addition to an existing package encompassing statutoryand company rights. Flowers for those in a family wayOn 25 Jan 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more

40Ar/39Ar geochronology and palynology of the Cerro Negro Formation, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica: A new radiometric tie for Cretaceous terrestrial biostratigraphy in the Southern Hemisphere

first_imgThe upper part of the Jurassic‐Cretaceous Byers Group, exposed on Byers Peninsula in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica, consists of 1.4 km of non‐marine strata assigned to the Cerro Negro Formation. Silicic pyroclastic units close to the base of the formation have yielded new 40Ar/39Ar ages of 120.3 ± 2.2 Ma on plagioclase from one horizon, and 119.4 ± 0.6 and 119.1 ± 0.8 Ma on biotite and plagioclase from a second horizon. Plagioclase from a welded ignimbrite close to the topmost exposed part of the formation has given an 40Ar/39Ar age of 119 ± 3.0 Ma. These ages indicate that the Cerro Negro Formation was deposited during a relatively short period in early Aptian times. The identification of palynomorph taxa has enabled us to propose correlations for the Cerro Negro Formation with spore/pollen zonations of South America and Australia. The presence of Interulobites pseudoreticulatus, Appendicisporites and F. wonthaggiensis in the Cerro Negro Formation supports correlation with the Interulobites‐Foraminisporis and the lower part of the tectifera‐corrugatus zones in southern South America. The presence of Foraminisporis asymmetricus and other palynomorphs suggests correlation with the Cyclosporites hughesii Interval Zone of early to late Aptian age in Australia. These data represent a valuable addition to the few radiometric ties available for Mesozoic terrestrial palynostratigraphy in the Southern Hemisphere.last_img read more