Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd (MCFI.mu) Q32019 Interim Report

first_imgMauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd (MCFI.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd (MCFI.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd (MCFI.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd (MCFI.mu)  2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileMauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Limited is a Mauritian company that specialises in the production of a comprehensive range of fertilisers for local and international customers. The company deals through several manufacturing and trading companies, supplying products and services that include, complex nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium (NPK) fertilizers, foliar and liquid fertilizers, basic and specialty chemicals for sugar, textile, paint and hotel industries, refrigerants, laboratory services, electrical, and household appliances, electronic equipment, and also commodities such as flour, tires, paper products and steel products. Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd operates through its subsidiaries which include MCFI Ltd, Chemco Ltd, Bychemex Ltd, MCFI (Freeport) Ltd, Elcon Systentechnik Mauritius Ltd, Medigaz Ltd and MCFI-SFB Co. Ltd which is a joint venture between the Company and the Shenzen Shenfubao Group, China. Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Nigeria: Despite archbishop’s kidnapping, church will meet

first_img Submit an Event Listing Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Belleville, IL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Nigeria: Despite archbishop’s kidnapping, church will meet Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Smithfield, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Tampa, FL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Comments are closed. September 10, 2013 at 1:25 pm We are praying for the child of God Ignatius Katey to be released very soon ,so that he continue to build the Kingdom of God in His capacity. Let no one touch the anointed. May God forgive the kidnappers because they don,t know what they are doing in Jesus name Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 Shreveport, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Knoxville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Press Release Featured Jobs & Calls Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Albany, NY Submit a Job Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Anglican Communion Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Events Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 By ACNS staffPosted Sep 9, 2013 Rector Bath, NC Africa, Canon Ngijoe Joseph of Cameroon says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR [Anglican Communion News Service] Senior leaders of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) will still meet for their bi-annual Standing Committee, despite the kidnapping of their provincial dean.The Most Rev. Ignatius Kattey, the second most senior cleric in the Church of Nigeria, dean of the province and archbishop of Niger Delta province, was kidnapped by armed men late on Friday evening, Sept. 6.Canon Taiwo Faluso, provincial communications director, said, “We are praying that God in His infinite mercy will grant us, very quickly, the dean’s release from the hoodlums that took him.”Nevertheless, he stressed that the province’s bi-annual Standing Committee meeting in archbishop’s Diocese of Niger Delta North would go ahead. Several church leaders, including Archbishop Nicholas Okoh, primate, are currently en route to the meeting.“These are the church’s most important meetings,” said Faluso, adding that the first one had been held in March. “Key decisions are taken during the meeting, and this time we have a consecration of a bishop-elect.”Faluso was not able to confirm whether the primate had been in contact with the kidnappers.Kattey and his wife Beatrice Kattey were kidnapped near their residence at Eleme, Port Harcourt, at around 10.45 p.m. on Friday.According to one news report, kidnappers abandoned the archbishop’s car containing Beatrice Kattey after a police chase. The archbishop is still missing. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Collierville, TN Comments (1) last_img read more

Latest water quality project at Lake Apopka North Shore will use…

first_img Lake Apopka’s water quality is improving thanks to a variety of water quality restoration projects aimed at reducing the amount of phosphorus in the lake. Pictured are SJRWMD Board member Susan Dolan, Joe Dunn from Friends of Lake Apopka, SJRWMD Executive Director Dr. Ann Shortelle, City of Apopka Mayor Bryan Nelson and Timothy McIntee, chief executive officer of Phosphorus Free Water Solutions. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The St. Johns River Water Management District hosted a preview visit to Lake Apopka highlighting a project that will soon use innovative technology to remove phosphorus and continue improving the lake’s water quality. The technology was successfully tested in 2017 on the Lake Apopka North Shore. Following a competitive bid process, this new project is the next step toward securing further water quality benefits for Lake Apopka.“The promising test project results convinced us to move ahead with this new method of improving water quality,” said St. Johns River Water Management District Executive Director Dr. Ann Shortelle. “This next stage is a pay-for-performance demonstration project that will help us continue our work on behalf of Lake Apopka while embracing our enthusiasm for innovative, collaborative ventures.”“We’re excited to be putting our innovative CleanWater technology to work at Lake Apopka,” said Don Luke, chief operating officer of Phosphorus Free Water Solutions. “We’re passionate about the removal of phosphorus and our novel, environmentally friendly process to remove contaminants from our water and waterways is proven to deliver verifiable results, which the district will only pay for when results are delivered. Together, with the St. Johns River Water Management District, we look forward to preventing future algae growth and improving overall water quality at Lake Apopka and downstream water bodies.”This project uses a new, non-traditional treatment technology that focuses on removing phosphorus directly from the water. Reducing phosphorus will improve water quality by reducing algal abundance. Downstream water bodies, including lakes Beauclair and Dora, will also benefit.As a pay-for-performance project, the district will only pay for phosphorus removed. The total project budget for the first year is $1.16 million (about $115 per pound of phosphorus removed).Construction is underway and the project will begin treating water this spring. St. Johns River Water Management District staff are committed to ensuring the sustainable use and protection of water resources for the benefit of the people of the district and the state of Florida. The St. Johns River Water Management District is one of five districts in Florida managing groundwater and surface water supplies in the state. The district encompasses all or part of 18 northeast and east-central Florida counties. District headquarters are in Palatka, and staff also are available to serve the public at service centers in Maitland, Jacksonville, and Palm Bay. TAGSLake Apopka North ShoreSt. Johns River Water Management District Previous articleApopka Police Department Arrest ReportNext articleHow to change from a mosquito into an orange Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img read more

All but one Lions squad members get vaccinations today ahead of South Africa tour

first_imgWednesday May 26, 2021 All but one Lions squad members get vaccinations today ahead of South Africa tour All members of the British and Irish Lions squad have received their first coronavirus vaccinations ahead of the summer tour to South Africa.ADVERTISEMENTPlayers visited a site in London on Wednesday to be given the Pfizer jab with only Scotland fly-half Finn Russell missing as he is based at Racing 92 in Paris and has already been vaccinated.The Government approved the move to protect Warren Gatland’s squad ahead of their visit to South Africa, a red list destination that is seeing a growing number of coronavirus cases.In the wider population, only people aged 30 or over are currently eligible for a jab.The Lions hope all 37 players will get their second vaccinations by the end of their pre-tour training camp in Jersey, which begins on June 14 and leads into the warm-up game against Japan at Murrayfield on June 26.Gatland and his management team are already advanced in their vaccination programme.It is still not known whether the Lions will be required to quarantine for 11 nights in a Government-approved hotel when they return from South Africa on August 9.ADVERTISEMENTDiscussions over receiving dispensation on the basis they will be operating in a bubble environment are ongoing. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 3 WEEKS AGO First hand stories of why the Lions tour… 3 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Australia have announced their bid… 3 WEEKS AGO England discard Sam Simmonds thanks team-mates… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports10 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

H-House / Widjedal Racki Bergerhoff

first_img “COPY” Year:  Houses Save this picture!© Åke E:son Lindman+ 15 Share Photographs Projects Architects: Widjedal Racki Bergerhoff Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/44134/h-house-widjedal-racki-bergerhoff Clipboard Area:  240 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project H-House / Widjedal Racki BergerhoffSave this projectSaveH-House / Widjedal Racki Bergerhoff 2006 Photographs:  Åke E:son LindmanText description provided by the architects. A private residence in the archipelago of Stockholm situated on a beautiful site overlooking the ocean. The setting is scenic but the climate is harsh. Summers are light but short and the wind can often be a problem in these coastal areas. As in many of our projects great emphasis is put on exploring the border between inside and outside – protected and exposed – building and nature. 1/3 of the built area consists of outdoor areas under roof. The H-shape helps creating intimate and wind protected courtyards that prolong the summer season. The main veranda is fully under roof and an open fireplace keeps temperature up during spring and fall. The social areas have concrete floors and are kept a bit rough. The private bedroom section is elevated from the concrete and less rough with dark wooden floor and interiors. Save this picture!© Åke E:son LindmanThe main materials used are: concrete, rusty steel, untreated pine wood, oiled wenge and water. In this house, as well as in many of our projects, materials together with light rather than form gain focus and create atmosphere.Project gallerySee allShow lessSchool of Architecture for the Chinese University of Hong Kong / Ida and BillyArticlesBamboo Forest and Corinth Hut / RAAArticles Share Sweden ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/44134/h-house-widjedal-racki-bergerhoff Clipboard “COPY” CopyHouses•Trosa, Sweden ArchDaily H-House / Widjedal Racki Bergerhoff CopyAbout this officeWidjedal Racki BergerhoffOffice•••ProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesTrosaSwedenPublished on December 21, 2009Cite: “H-House / Widjedal Racki Bergerhoff” 21 Dec 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Talis SVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Solid ColorPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesDining tablesZeitraumWood Table – TautBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USARoll Towel Dispenser – Electronic TouchlessWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesAluminium CompositesSculptformClick-on Battens in Victoria GardensMetal PanelsLongboard®Metal Ceilings – DauntlessWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsPerforated Facade PanelFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Rainscreen Cladding Panels for Lightweight Facades in Apartment BlockBricksAcme BrickModular Size BrickMore products »Read commentsSave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

Casa Cabana / 100A associates

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/918029/cabin-house-100a-associates Clipboard Manufacturers: AutoDesk, American Standard, Grohe, RUBINETTERIE TREEMME, Adobe, E plus, Jacuzzi USA, Nite, Trimble, Vista South Korea Area:  436 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2018 Photographs Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description ArchDaily CopyHouses•Yongin, South Korea Architects: 100A associates Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Kwang il An, Solha Park “COPY” Houses Casa Cabana / 100A associatesSave this projectSaveCasa Cabana / 100A associatesSave this picture!© Jae-yoon Kim+ 38Curated by Clara Ott Share CopyAbout this office100A associatesOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesYonginSouth KoreaPublished on May 31, 2019Cite: “Casa Cabana / 100A associates” 30 May 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucets / SinkshansgroheKitchen SinksGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceRetractable StructuresShadeFXRetractable Canopies in Beverly HillsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsBars / Wire / MeshJakobWebnet – Sports NetSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteHanging LampsLuminisPendant Lights – HollowcoreHandicap BathroomAamsco Lighting, Inc.Mirror-Lux LED Illuminated MirrorMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?旅行者的家,在闹市中营造度假氛围的舱屋 / 100Aassociates是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Casa Cabana / 100A associates Photographs:  Jae-yoon Kim Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/918029/cabin-house-100a-associates Clipboard Products used in this ProjectRenders / 3D AnimationAutodeskAutoCAD 2D and 3D Design SoftwareSave this picture!© Jae-yoon KimText description provided by the architects. A question ‘What kind of house will we live in?’ is concluded by an answer ‘How should we live?’. Cabin House is a house which contains the lifestyle as it is that clients want to have. Concentrating on the clients’ taste and requirements, 100A associates designed this house as their own perfect house. Located in the outskirts of Seoul, Casa Cabana is a home for a couple with two children. They who like to travel, have accumulated ideas about the house they want to have, while experiencing numerous hotels overseas. The space they want to have has different type from the common private houses that people can usually recall. It should give them a feeling to travel as a space like a resort in downtown.Save this picture!© Jae-yoon KimSave this picture!Save this picture!© Jae-yoon KimBefore designing, 100A associates imagined a boutique hotel only for them. They intended to build a house to show a unique lifestyle and also a peculiar house where the clients could enjoy their leisure time to the full. Accordingly, 100A associates used various materials and color senses, differently from the existing tendency that they have aimed at designing only with minimum elements. In particular, a unique pattern made of bricks piled on the simple exterior is in harmony with nature and at the same time reveals the clients’individuality as it is.Save this picture!© Jae-yoon KimColor sense, form, and lighting fixture which fill up the interior of Cabin House also keep an atmosphere of a boutique hotel. It is very different from that of a cozy and warm house. It is a result to apply new and luxurious decorations and details. This house consists of 4 floors; the first basement created as hotel reception, the first floor like a banquet hall, the second with the couple’s bedroom and lounge bar, and the third with children’s bedrooms. The division by floor provides the feeling like that one enters a lobby, experiences entertainments and stays at the guest room.Save this picture!© Jae-yoon KimWhat greets the users first in the house is parking lot revealing dignity, which is placed on both sides of the access road from the main gate to entrance hall. It reflects the desire of the clients who wanted this house to look like a car showroom, not a house. Even more colors and materials are used at the space where they reach after going up a floor along the stairs. A dining room where they have a meal with the invited acquaintances, a pool for the couple’s rest, a jacuzzi and a wall fountain show their lifestyle more obviously.Save this picture!© Jae-yoon KimSave this picture!Section 1Save this picture!© Jae-yoon KimThe designers say “At this project, we tried to satisfy what the clients wanted to the maximum while minimizing the elements and going through the process to arrange line, side, and details. The work to use colors and materials harmoniously that we have never used before also gave us different excitement.”Cabin House has a spacial style rarely seen in the Korean housing type. Although it looks somewhat unfamiliar, it feels like space intuitively where the users can take a rest. The comfortableness provided by this space arranged like a luxurious hotel will be the source which the clients can taste the pleasure of life and obtain the energy for living.Save this picture!© Jae-yoon KimProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Peach Garden / UPASelected ProjectsMindvalley Headquarters / IDEAWORKSHOPSelected Projects Share Lead Architects: “COPY” Projectslast_img read more

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy & Cause4 announce plans for diversity & inclusion programme

first_img Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy and Cause4 have launched two partnerships and welcomed a new team member to help them take forward a programme of work around diversity and inclusion.The first sees Inc Arts, a national body campaigning for increased inclusion in the arts sector workforce, tasked with developing a new programme for early stage fundraising Fellows, as well as managing communications initiatives to help broaden fundraising as a career choice across the arts and cultural sector.This is led by its Director Amanda Parker, who will work closely with the Chair of the Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy Scrutiny Committee and non-Executive Director for lead partner Cause4 , Paul Amadi, who is currently Chief Supporter Officer at the British Red Cross and works with Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy to expand diversity and reach.Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy and Cause4 will also be working in partnership with fundraising think tank Rogare on an intensive action research programme. In addition, the team is creating a new Diversity Champion role. Led by a current fundraising practitioner, this post will lead initiatives to engage fundraisers from the widest range of backgrounds into opportunities, development and training within arts fundraising.The new strategic partnership with Rogare and its Director Ian MacQuillin will see Cause4 work on a research project exploring workforce development and career pathways into fundraising and development across the charitable sector.The academic and action research programme will consider current entry routes into fundraising for school leavers and graduates, effective training and qualification routes and employer attitudes to fundraising. It will draw on best practice from other professions including apprenticeships through to chartered status and professional qualifications.  The aim is to synthesise new ideas from existing theory to professionalise fundraising, its entry routes and to broaden its appeal and wider diversity.Michelle Wright, Programme Director of Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy and CEO of Cause4, commented:“We have made some good interventions into widening and upskilling the fundraising workforce through initiatives like the Fundraising Fellowships programme and Culture Change but there is much more to do. It now feels essential to make urgent change in the essential area of diversity and inclusion. Amanda’s role and the partnership with Inc Arts will bring new impetus and ideas to this vital area of work.“The partnership with Rogare will support us to build evidence about the barriers facing individuals in getting into fundraising and will help us build future training and development programmes based on need. It will inform our accredited programmes with partners the University of Leeds and the Arts Marketing Association starting from apprenticeships right through to PhD through face to face training and eLearning.”Amanda Parker, Director of Inc Arts added: Advertisement Melanie May | 22 October 2019 | News “The importance of our sector’s fundraisers goes far beyond their role in supporting and sustaining arts creativity. Fundraisers are the sector’s most vocal and eloquent champions, there’s so much more for the sector to gain from having those with lived experience making the case for art that’s exciting and inclusive. Fundraisers are a vital part of ensuring that what gets made has inclusion at the heart. I’m excited about what we can do together to help create diverse champions, using their unique skills to support sector-wide change.”  272 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 Tagged with: diversity inclusioncenter_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy & Cause4 announce plans for diversity & inclusion programme  273 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8last_img read more

Index in the time of coronavirus

first_imgBRAZIL (down two at 107th) AFRICA EGYPT (down three at 166th) The fight against “fake news” and reports on the pandemic The Egyptian authorities made no attempt to show that there was any intention to spread rumours or disturb public order to justify its crackdown on the media and independent journalists. The SIS ordered the expulsion of Guardian correspondent Ruth Michaelson for publishing scientific data showing that the official total of those infected with Covid-19 had been underestimated. Apart from the health crisis, the authorities have continued to censor independent news organizations in other respects. The news site Daaarb was blocked just one month after it was launched for reasons unconnected with Covid-19. The health crisis has intensified the disinformation excesses of the Iranian government ASIA The 2020 World Press Freedom Index shows a correlation between press freedom violations linked to the coronavirus epidemic and ranking in the Index. This public health crisis is being used by the worst-ranked countries to step up harassment and attacks on the media and even to impose measures that would be impossible in normal times. News By making extensive use of the latest technology, President Xi Jinping has succeeded in imposing a social model based on the control of news and information and the surveillance of citizens. Of the 100-plus journalists and bloggers now in prison, some held in life-threatening conditions, at least three journalists and three political commentators have been arrested in connection with the pandemic. The government has also tightened its grip on social networks, censoring many key words linked to coronavirus. The crackdown on foreign correspondents has been tightened with 16 being expelled since the start of the year.  Condemning abusesReports and statistics CorruptionInternetCitizen-journalistsFreedom of expression China languishes near the bottom of the Index and does not appear willing to learn the lessons of the coronavirus pandemic, whose spread was facilitated by censorship and pressure on whistle-blowers. Worse still, Beijing has used the crisis to further tighten its control of the media, banning the publication of any reports that question how it has been managed. Beijing has failed to learn coronavirus lessons and further tightens censorship EUROPEAN UNION and THE BALKANS RSF_en The dissemination of news about the coronavirus is also restricted by technical means, putting almost total control of communications, and the internal transmission of documents, in the hands of the national intranet, and also through fear as simply consulting a news organization based outside the country can earn a spell in a concentration camp. This has been made easier since state and privately-owned media organizations are all strictly controlled by the Communist Party. The authorities in North Korea, in last place in the World Press Freedom Index, have maintained bad habits during the coronavirus pandemic. With Kim Jong-un at the helm since 2012, the totalitarian government keeps the population in ignorance and ensures the official number of cases of coronavirus remains zero, while at the same time Pyongyang has appealed to the international community for help in combatting the pandemic. “To Heal As One” Act brought in to combat coronavirus and prosecute journalists Faced with the threat of the virus, attacks on the media intensify COMOROS (down 19 at 75th)            In February, the authorities began by denying how far the virus had spread after pro-government media organizations reported two deaths linked to Covid-19 in Qom. Two months later, it was acknowledged that the source of the infection was a seminary in the city which takes religious students from China. Once the truth was out, the government did everything it could to restrict the flow of information about the crisis. Several journalists who published unofficial details about the crisis were summoned, questioned, and accused of “spreading rumours”. One who tweeted about the health conditions in prisons was arrested. MIDDLE EAST and NORTH AFRICA Organisation NORTH KOREA (down one at 180th) In Belarus, journalists working for independent media organizations, as well as bloggers, have long been favourite targets of the regime. The health crisis has led to a tougher crackdown as illustrated by the case of website editor Sergei Satsuk. Well-known for his investigations into the country’s healthcare system, he faces a possible 10-year prison term for publishing an editorial in his online newspaper Yezhednevnik casting doubt on the country’s official Covid-19 infection figures. He also criticized an order issued by President Alexander Lukashenko to “deal with” media outlets covering the pandemic, accusing them of “sowing panic”. Despite the lack of transparency surrounding the blocking of the sites, it has emerged that the offending content often calls into question the extent of the pandemic or expresses reservations about the ability of the health system to cope with it.  HUNGARY (down two at 89th) CHINA (177th) Five journalists have been killed in just four months. The various militias at large in the country constantly threaten the lives of journalists in an effort to prevent them covering the protests, repeating the allegations and also demonstrating the same ferocity as the police, who use live ammunition.         The suppression of information, disinformation, official lies – methods used regularly by the Islamic Republic during times of crisis and disaster – have again been deployed since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The coronavirus crisis is a litmus test for assessing whether this dark period is merely an aberration caused by turbulent social and political conditions. The early signs from the authorities are worrying and show that efforts to bring the media into line are continuing. A journalist with the independent daily La Gazette des Comores looked into why the Comoros was among the few African countries that had no positive coronavirus cases and discovered that samples from the earliest cases were not sent for analysis. She was threatened with prosecution by the government and the authorities tried to identify her source. Covid-19 pandemic leads to tighter crackdown The worsening conditions for journalists in Iraq since protests erupted in 2019 has put the country among those coloured black in the Index’s world map, which signifies “very serious”. April 20, 2020 – Updated on April 21, 2020 Index in the time of coronavirus Condemning abusesReports and statistics CorruptionInternetCitizen-journalistsFreedom of expression The law allows the government to legislate by decree for an indefinite period, threatening to destroy independent news and information once and for all, given that it was already in a critical state before the law was passed. Access to information was particularly difficult for independent journalists, barred from attending some events and from talking to members of Parliament. Making the outlook even gloomier is the fact that the powers entrusted to the prime minister have been accompanied by a hate campaign. Pro-government media organizations have called for the arrest of critical journalists, whom it calls “wretched idiots”.  The Iraqi government itself plays a full part in obstructing journalists. At least 10 news organizations have been suspended for covering the demonstrations in a manner deemed unfavourable by the authorities. Since the start of the health crisis, the authorities have been focusing on reports about the Covid-19 pandemic. The Communications and Media Commission (CMC) decided to suspend the news agency Reuters for publishing a story that quoted three unidentified doctors as saying they had been ordered not to talk to the media about the crisis. The autonomous region of Kurdistan is also in the firing line. The health ministry ordered the closure of the television channel NRT after it broadcast a report that the authorities had deliberately overestimated the number of people infected in order to discourage people from demonstrating. THE PHILIPPINES (down two at 136th) The coronavirus crisis highlights declining press freedom in the archipelago Instead of informing the public about the reality of the pandemic, the Iranian government cultivates a lack of transparency and uses the health crisis to sustain its anti-American propaganda and to attack the sanctions imposed by the United States. The desire to show the world that Iran is managing the crisis better than the West, coupled with government disinformation (according to official figures, the country has had 70,000 cases and 4,500 deaths caused by the virus) could put the lives of millions of Iranians at risk.  IRAN (down three at 173rd) No stranger to contradiction, President Bolsonaro ignored his own government’s quarantine regulations and the recommendations of the World Health Organization and was himself censored for his irresponsible attitude by the Twitter and Instagram platforms, something that rarely happens to a head of state. Total indefinite control over the media under the “coronavirus law” In recent years, the main weapons used by Egypt to control the media and gag journalists have been the Supreme Council for Media Regulation (SCMR) and the State Information Service (SIS). It has used the SCMR to block more than 500 websites since 2017 on the grounds that they have been publishing “fake news”. Coronavirus has been used by the authorities as a battle cry to block more than a dozen new sites for the same reason. Several practices typify the ruling “democratorship” since the hot-tempered president came to power in the Philippines in 2016. News organizations such as the alternative media outlet Bulatlat have arbitrarily lost their accreditation to enter quarantine zones to which only media organizations friendly to the government are admitted. A new stage was reached when a journalist was forced to apologise publicly for criticising government inaction over the Covid-19 crisis. Such practices are the prerogative of totalitarian governments. The coronavirus crisis has highlighted the main elements of the authoritarian course taken by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who often threatens journalists that do not follow the official line with death, branding them “sons of bitches”. At least two journalists are currently facing two-month prison terms for spreading “fake news” about the Covid-19 crisis. The indictments were made possible by the passage by Congress of the Bayanihan to Heal As One Act. The legislation gives the government powers to prosecute any reporter or news organization publishing a report that displeases the Duterte government. IRAQ (down six at 162nd) Journalists in the Comoros have suffered a spate of breaches of press freedom unprecedented in recent years, coinciding with the disputed constitutional referendum in 2018 and the 2019 presidential election, including assaults, arrests, intimidation and censorship. The country, once a model for the African continent, has lost 26 places in the World Press Freedom Index in two years, 19 in the past year alone, the second biggest fall in the 2020 edition. Journalism impossible in the country with “no cases” The accession of President Jair Bolsonaro in 2019 has been the main reason for the country’s fall in the Index in the past two years. The drop is likely to continue while President Bolsonaro, encouraged by his associates and members of the government, routinely insults and mocks some of the country’s leading journalists and news organizations, maintaining a climate of hatred and suspicion towards those working in news and information. Faced with the threat of the virus – Brazil is the most seriously affected country in Latin America – President Bolsonaro has stepped up his attacks on the media        Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, responsible for his country’s 16-place drop in the Index since 2018, has used the pandemic to crack down further on press freedom. The emergency “coronavirus law”, among other things, allows the European Union member country to punish the publication of fake news with a five-year prison sentence. The executive itself decides in the first instance whether a report is true or false. In this way the law allows the government to exercise direct control over media outlets, making them unable to keep the public informed as they should.  BELARUS (153rd)               “The population will realize soon enough that it has been deceived by the media,” he said during an interview with the television channel TV Record on 22 March. Two days later, after describing Covid-19 as a “little flu”, he accused media organizations of causing hysteria. On 28 March, Health Minister Luiz Enrique Mandetta followed suit, describing the media in an interview as “sordid” and “toxic” and called on Brazilians to “turn off their TV sets for a while”.  EASTERN EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA More generally, the crisis has brought to light an attempt to monopolise news and information by depriving journalists of the right to carry out independent investigations and to stray from the official line. Several media executives and publishers have been appointed to the “national coordinating committee” with the result that official statements are often front-page news but stories criticising the management of the crisis are often watered down or censored. The official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), the only source authorized to provide official information to other news outlets, has remained silent on the subject. The North Korean authorities may have shown greater flexibility towards foreign media in recent times, allowing a greater number of reporters to cover official events, but foreign correspondents are not permitted to investigate the measures taken by Pyongyang to protect itself from the pandemic. After the protests, authorities are now focusing on coronavirus coverage Belarusian journalists have encountered a greater lack of transparency among institutions since the start of the pandemic. The health ministry, nowadays reluctant to answer journalists’ questions, does not provide regular figures on Covid-19 cases, creating an information gap that encourages the spread of rumours. Even the president himself has contributed to the disinformation. In a speech on 16 March he was quoted as saying “the tractor will heal everyone”, referring to supposedly healthy work in the fields and denying the danger posed by coronavirus. In the same speech, he advised people to drink vodka or take a sauna to combat the virus.   AMERICAS Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

Disappointment at suspension of police investigation into Claudy bombing

first_img By News Highland – October 13, 2013 Disappointment at suspension of police investigation into Claudy bombing WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Google+ Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic An East Derry MLA has voiced his disappointment at the news that the police have suspended their investigation into the 1972 Claudy bombing.Last year marked the 40th anniversary of the attack where three bombs exploded in the Derry village killing nine people.No group has ever claimed responsibility for the attack but the IRA have been consistently blamed for carrying it out.Speaking to Highland Radio, SDLP MLA John Dallet voiced his disappointment and stated that it would help everyone including the peace process if those who know what happened would speak up.[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/johnd6.mp3[/podcast] Previous articleMcPhilips wins Harvest RallyNext articlePolice appeal for information on whereabouts of Kieran McLaughlin News Highland center_img WhatsApp News Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Grounding line transient response in marine ice sheet models

first_imgMarine ice-sheet stability is mostly controlled by the dynamics of the grounding line, i.e. the junction between the grounded ice sheet and the floating ice shelf. Grounding line migration has been investigated within the framework of MISMIP (Marine Ice Sheet Model Intercomparison Project), which mainly aimed at investigating steady state solutions. Here we focus on transient behaviour, executing short-term simulations (200 yr) of a steady ice sheet perturbed by the release of the buttressing restraint exerted by the ice shelf on the grounded ice upstream. The transient grounding line behaviour of four different flowline ice-sheet models has been compared. The models differ in the physics implemented (full Stokes and shallow shelf approximation), the numerical approach, as well as the grounding line treatment. Their overall response to the loss of buttressing is found to be broadly consistent in terms of grounding line position, rate of surface elevation change and surface velocity. However, still small differences appear for these latter variables, and they can lead to large discrepancies (> 100%) observed in terms of ice sheet contribution to sea level when cumulated over time. Despite the recent important improvements of marine ice-sheet models in their ability to compute steady state configurations, our results question the capacity of these models to compute short-term reliable sea-level rise projections.last_img read more