Turnstar Holdings Limited (TURNST.bw) 2007 Abridged Report

first_imgTurnstar Holdings Limited (TURNST.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2007 abridged results.For more information about Turnstar Holdings Limited (TURNST.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Turnstar Holdings Limited (TURNST.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Turnstar Holdings Limited (TURNST.bw)  2007 abridged results.Company ProfileTurnstar Holdings Limited is a property investment company operating in Botswana and Tanzania. The company mainly invests in retail property, with some investment in commercial, residential and industrial properties. Turnstar Holdings Limited has maximised its property performance through proactive asset management, property management and leasing. Its diversified property portfolio includes prime retail destinations in Botswana: Game City Shopping Centre, one of the largest and busiest in Gaborone; Nzano Shopping Centre in Francistown; Supa Save Mall in Gaborone; and Mlimani Shopping Centre, a major retail destination in Dar Es Salaam. Turnstar Holdings Limited acquired its first office in Dubai in 2017, located in a prime real estate area between Al-Basari and Dubai Legends.last_img read more

Do we really need music at international rugby events?

first_img The Six Nations is nearly with us and thousands of rugby fans will be looking forward to hooking up with old pals and watching the best teams in Europe go head-to-head for seven weeks. It is a familiar ritual but, unfortunately, one all-too-familiar part of the modern game is still around and has not been run out of town.Unnecessary music at matches is one easy selection for Room 101 – a complete no-brainer – just bin it. It the bane of some supporters’ lives who can’t understand why you need to blare out rock tunes at games. You have got some of the best players on the planet in front of the crowd and that should be enough to keep them interested.The RFU claimed, to our colleague Gavin Mairs in The Daily Telegraph, that Twickenham fans like music at ‘key, big moments’ and that it adds to the atmosphere. Well no-one asked me.Passion: Spontaneous singing feels less contrived than noise being forcedThey did ask 1,000 people at each of the autumn internationals so that is 322,003 people who didn’t get collared for their opinion. Maybe the 4,000 fans who were polled is a statistically significant group but you hear enough moaning about distractions at games to know there are going to be some unhappy bunnies out there in the next few weeks.And we all know how reliable polls have been over the last year or so when the men and women with clipboards have been left with egg on their faces over Brexit, Donald Trump and the last general election.The only good news is that assault on the ear drums of punters will be toned down slightly with the DJ only getting into action  when England score a try. If last year is anything to go by when England scored 26 five-pointers in seven Tests at their HQ the bloke on the turntable is going to need a lengthy play-list.Apparently music will be played during penalties if the match ‘producer’ reckons the atmosphere is too flat but mercifully will not be inflicted on the crowd in injury breaks as it was on England’s tour of Australia last summer. Well how about if the atmosphere is flat it is because the game is not up to much – it happens – and if it is rocking the game is probably half-decent. Why interrupt it the flow with canned tunes? You are allowed to cheer you know.Lifting the spirits: Welsh rugby fans need no excuse for a sing-songWe don’t need the tunes at all.In cricket the music is constantly on at Twenty20 games and the Hollies Stand at Edgbaston on Finals Day can resemble a bad Sunday night at Glastonbury. It is good fun but that is hit-and-giggle cricket and you can imagine the uproar if they started banging out tunes at a Lord’s Test match.Recently it was reported that Neil Diamond had bought a property in Malibu for more than $7million – he probably got the dosh from the royalties for Sweet Caroline which it is compulsory to play at any sporting event anywhere. Great tune and all that but there is a time and a place and a Saturday afternoon at Twickenham is not it when there are 30 people on the pitch trying to smash each other into the middle of next week.But this is Test rugby and it doesn’t need hyping up. Madness, Blur and the Rolling Stones, who are all on the shortlist to get an airing at Twickers, are great bands but this curmudgeon reckons they have no place at a rugby match unless Suggs and Mick Jagger fancy watching the game.No satisfaction: Do we really need the Rolling Stones to create atmosphere?Apparently the RFU has something called a new sport presentation music policy – give me strength – and fans are going to enjoy themselves whether they like it or not. Sing when you’re winning: England players belt out the anthem Music is back on the agenda in the forthcoming Six Nations – what’s that all about? Aren’t we there to watch a game of rugby? Music when the players come out of the tunnel is fair enough, but after that they should put a sock in it and let the fans concentrate on the rugby. They have paid top dollar to watch a rugby match and should be allowed to do so without Jagger warbling ‘Start Me Up’.The Six Nations is a brilliant tournament and this year’s is shaping up to be a top-notch one. As usual Eddie Jones hit the nail on the head at the tournament launch in Putney on Wednesday.“I think it’s an excellent Six Nations coming up,” he told us. “Look at the form of the contestants, it’s very positive, bubbling isn’t it? Ireland turned world rugby upside down; they come in in good fettle, a well-coached confident group of players.Natural entertainment: The Six Nations should provide enough drama of its own“Scotland have been promising to beat a big side for a long time, they should have beaten Australia in November; Italy under Conor O’Shea – beat South Africa, a fantastic achievement, Brendan Venter is on board as the defence coach, the defence will improve measurably.“Wales – Rob Howley has got a chance of being head coach so he’s going to take them forward. France should have beaten Australia; take the intercept out and they’d have beaten New Zealand. They’ve got a big physical pack, big back line, two Fijian wingers, big South African full-back – a big physical team that know how they want to play.”If you can’t excited about that little lot you really are in the wrong place and maybe should buy a ticket for a gig and not for a rugby international. You don’t need Damon Albarn to tell you that you are having a good time, just press the pause button please.And don’t get me on to stadium announcers… LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Video: Archbishop Welby speaks on human sexuality issues at ACC-16

first_img Cathedral Dean Boise, ID ACC16, Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Anglican Consultative Council, Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Pittsburgh, PA Human Sexuality, Video Comments (3) Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ April 19, 2016 at 2:06 pm I wonder why the Church at large is so divided over what are essentially private matters, and is less ocncerned about spreading the Gospel, which is our commission from Jesus. 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 Archbishop of Canterbury, Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI J C Stromberger says: Rector Tampa, FL Featured Jobs & Calls Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Martinsville, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Collierville, TN Featured Events April 21, 2016 at 8:52 am J. C. I agree 100%. Also called o feed the hungry, visit the sick, etc. etc. Submit a Press Release 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 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 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Knoxville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Video: Archbishop Welby speaks on human sexuality issues at ACC-16 April 22, 2016 at 4:09 pm ALL of God’s words are important including those against having sex outside of the covenant of marriage. That is referred to has fornication and can be found throughout the old and new testament. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest R. O. Bidell says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Anglican Communion, Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Albany, NY Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Belleville, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Smithfield, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Posted Apr 18, 2016 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Tags Submit an Event Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Job Listing Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Ernie Hammel says: Rector Bath, NC Comments are closed.last_img read more

Apopka Burglary Report

first_img5/19/2019 3:14 amVEHICLE1600 BLOCK CHATHAM CIR  Apopka Police Department Burglary Report: Week Ending May 25thThe Apopka Burglary Report for the week ending May 25th shows 31 burglaries reported in the city of Apopka.Chief Michael McKinley of the Apopka Police Department tells us that many vehicle burglaries could have been prevented if everyone remembers to do just two things:Remove all valuables from your vehicleLock your car doorsThe breakdown of the burglaries reported to the Apopka Police Department last week:0 – Business3 – Residential28 – VehicleHere is a list of the burglaries, along with their date, time, type, and location: 5/20/2019 5:44 amVEHICLE900 BLOCK SHEELER OAKS DR  5/23/2019 3:14 amVEHICLE200 BLOCK BONNIE GLEN LN  5/21/2019 7:27 pmRESIDENTIAL600 BLOCK RYAN AVE  5/20/2019 8:21 amVEHICLE200 BLOCK BONNIE GLEN LN  5/21/2019 9:07 amVEHICLE500 BLOCK LISA KAREN CIR  5/20/2019 1:20 pmVEHICLE300 BLOCK COOPER PALMS PKWY  5/20/2019 7:13 pmVEHICLE800 BLOCK LAKE JACKSON CIR  5/22/2019 3:59 amVEHICLE400 BLOCK VICKS LANDING DR  5/24/2019 7:18 amVEHICLE1800 BLOCK GRASMERE DR  Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here 5/23/2019 5:53 amVEHICLE400 BLOCK N MAINE AVE  5/24/2019 2:35 amVEHICLECOMFORT DR & SUMMIT ST  DATE/TIMETYPELOCATION 5/22/2019 6:43 amVEHICLE100 BLOCK W ORANGE ST  5/22/2019 9:12 pmRESIDENTIAL600 BLOCK CARIBOU CT  Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear 5/23/2019 3:08 amVEHICLE400 BLOCK KEE ST  5/23/2019 3:14 amVEHICLE200 BLOCK BONNIE GLEN LN  5/24/2019 12:13 amVEHICLE2000 BLOCK GRASMERE DR  5/23/2019 3:16 amVEHICLE200 BLOCK BONNIE GLEN LN  5/24/2019 12:13 pmRESIDENTIAL400 BLOCK S BRADSHAW RD  5/23/2019 3:07 amVEHICLE200 BLOCK LALLA LN  You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here 5/23/2019 5:27 amVEHICLE200 BLOCK LALLA LN  5/24/2019 8:48 amVEHICLE20 BLOCK S CENTRAL AVE  LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply 5/20/2019 8:39 amVEHICLE200 BLOCKBONNIE GLEN LN  5/23/2019 2:48 amVEHICLE400 BLOCK KEE ST  5/22/2019 3:58 amVEHICLE400 BLOCK VICKS LANDING DR  5/23/2019 2:49 amVEHICLE200 BLOCK BONNIE GLEN LN  5/22/2019 8:22 amVEHICLE200 BLOCK LALLA LN  Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 5/23/2019 3:15 amVEHICLE200 BLOCK BONNIE GLEN LN  5/21/2019 8:12 amVEHICLE1600 BLOCK S ORANGE BLOSSOM TRL  5/24/2019 8:48 amVEHICLE800 BLOCK JOHNS RD  Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 5/22/2019 6:11 pmVEHICLE200 BLOCK W MAGNOLIA ST  TAGSApopka Burglary ReportApopka Police DepartmentBusiness Burglary ReportResidential Burglary ReportVehicle Burglary Report Previous articleDistrict upgrades technology in advance of hurricane seasonNext articleDistrict’s Blue School Grant Program accepting applications Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

House of Fraser recruits corporate partners to support NSPCC

first_imgHouse of Fraser recruits corporate partners to support NSPCC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 9 April 2004 | News  36 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Retailer the House of Fraser has donated £40,000 to the NSPCC this year, but also managed to persuade some of its corporate partners to contribute as well.NSPCC was the House of Fraser‘s charity of the year for 2003, and customers and staff contributed to the charity raised £40,000.Along with employee fundraising, House of Fraser also initiated an innovative fundraising programme involving their corporate partners, vending machine companies, Eurest and Massarella Catering Group. Together they donated money from snacks purchased by House of Fraser employees.This is a good example of how corporate fundraising need not focus only on the one company. Companies have many other corporate partners and contacts and these can be encouraged to take part as well. Tagged with: corporate About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Updated and expanded Internet fundraising code published

first_img  18 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Institute of Fundraising has enhanced its Internet Fundraising code of practice to encompass all forms of electronic media and is announcing publication of the revised draft Code, now titled ‘Fundraising through Electronic Media’. Feedback on the draft is encouraged.The revised Code outlines best practice guidelines for fundraising across the full spectrum of electronic media, including SMS (short message service) and interactive TV. The Institute is calling on all interested parties to review the draft Code and feed their views into its development. Comments should be sent to the Institute by 21 October 2005. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital The original Internet Fundraising Code was published in 2001. Needless to say, it has required substantial updating: as well as technological changes and wider experience of using new media fundraising techniques, other broader issues have required addressing. These include online brand management and fundraising ethics, content management (on both the charity and third party websites), service providers, legal and tax points, accessibility and usability, financial transactions and email communications.Sarah Hughes, Interactive Media Fundraising Consultant at Charity 21, and formerly Head of New Media at Charities Aid Foundation, chaired the Working Party responsible for developing the Fundraising through Electronic Media Code of Practice. She said: “Successful e-philanthropy relies on strong and confident relationships across the board; this Code can enable charities to fundraise in a thoughtful and professional manner and in so doing increase the confidence, trust and adoption of their supporters.”The Fundraising through Electronic Media Code is the 22nd Code of Fundraising Practice from the Institute.UK Fundraising’s Howard Lake was a member of the volunteer panel which created the first Internet fundraising code, and he served on the volunteer panel for the revised code. The other panel members who contributed their expertise were Bertrand Bosredon, British Heart Foundation; Lawrence Simanowitz, Bates Wells and Braithwaite; and Laura Thomas, Institute of Fundraising.center_img Updated and expanded Internet fundraising code published Howard Lake | 26 July 2005 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Good times for Irish direct marketing

first_imgGood times for Irish direct marketing Howard Lake | 7 September 2017 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6  96 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Direct marketing appeals are rising sharply, while regular/committed giving is rising gently in Ireland, according to research from the Quarterly Fundraising Monitor.The research suggests a strong difference among sub-sectors in terms of investment with health the star performer focusing on longitudinal trends, both for income and cost for direct marketing appeals and regular/committed giving.These are some of the findings delivered to the not-for-profit DM Forum, a quarterly meeting of fundraising, communication and marketing professionals to examine the quarterly research in more detail. The Quarterly Monitor is carried out by consultancy 2into3.2into3 said it held a forum recently on how the Quarterly Fundraising Monitor can be developed further to provide even more useful information for the sector. With regular giving attrition benchmarking being raised a number of times in the forum, 2into3 said it plans to respond by including this and several other micro-level metrics in future versions.The Quarterly Fundraising Monitor Report now covers 13 full quarters of self-reported fundraised income from participating organisations.2into3 has recently established partnerships with Dochás, The Wheel and the Federation of Irish Sport which means that a discount rate applies for member organisations joining the Quarterly Fundraising Monitor.The Quarterly Fundraising Monitor is a paid for service provided by 2into3 on a quarterly basis.  95 total views,  1 views today Advertisement Tagged with: Individual giving Ireland Research / statistics About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Editor harassed by intelligence agents for asking Mbeki to intercede in Hydara case

first_img Gambia still needs to address challenges to press freedom Receive email alerts News Three journalist arrested, two radio stations closed in Gambia RSF_en Reporters Without Borders voiced anger today at the “frightening and humiliating” treatment which Musa Saidykhan, the editor of the privately-owned biweekly The Independent, received yesterday from intelligence officers because he asked South African President Thabo Mbeki to press the Gambian authorities to shed light on the unsolved murder of fellow journalist Deyda Hydara.The editor of the privately-owned The Point newspaper and Reporters Without Borders’ correspondent in Gambia, Hydara was gunned down on 16 December 2004.“The impunity still enjoyed by our correspondent’s murderers increases the fear in which Gambian journalists live every day,” the press freedom organisation said. “Arresting a citizen and forcing him to fill out his own police file because he requested the help of South Africa’s president is frightening and humiliating.”Reporters Without Borders added: “What is the international community waiting for to put pressure on President Yahya Jammeh? We add our voice to Saidykhan’s and we formally appeal to Mbeki to put pressure on Jammeh to finally accede to the request for the creation of an independent commission of enquiry into Hydara’s murder.”At the same time, Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard today addressed an “anxious appeal” to the South African president on behalf of Gambia’s journalists. In a letter to Mbeki accompanied by copies of the reports of its two fact-finding missions and 14 press releases in 2004 and 2005 on the state of press freedom in Gambia, Reporters Without Borders expressed its “growing concern about the safety of journalists working for Gambia’s independent press.”Saidykhan’s ordeal began at midday yesterday when he received a phone call from an officer with the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) “inviting” him to report for questioning at NIA headquarters, located 100 metres from the presidential palace in Banjul.When he refused, he was told: “You know full well what will happen.” Four NIA plain-clothes officers arrived at the offices of The Independent at 2:30 p.m., identified themselves as members of the president’s staff, arrested him and took him to NIA headquarters.There he was photographed and questioned for more than three hours by an officer identified as “Capt. Saine” in the presence of two other officers. Saine asked him why he was disparaging Gambia abroad and whether he had chosen to be a journalist “for the glory and the celebrity.” The NIA agents also asked him to fill out a 3-page form that included questions about his family, habits and opinions. He was finally released at about 6 p.m. and “invited” to return at 10 a.m. today.In the 24 October issue of The Independent, Saidykhan ran a story headlined “African Editors Remember Deyda” about his visit to Johannesburg on 15 October for a conference of African newspapers editors. He reported that he publicly asked President Mbeki, who attended the opening, to help the Gambian press obtain justice in the Hydara case. Mbeki replied that he had not been aware of the case but promised to raise it with the Gambian authorities.This encounter was also reported in a story headlined “South Africa’s President ‘Resolved to Solve’ Deyda’s Murder Mystery” in the 26 October edition of The Point, the newspaper which Hydara co-founded and which appears four times a week.The co-founder and editor of The Point, and the correspondent of Agence France-Presse (AFP) and Reporters Without Borders, Hydara was gunned down behind the wheel of his car as he was driving two employees home late at night on 16 December. He was an outspoken critic of two laws curbing press freedom that were passed by the national assembly on the eve of his murder.Reporters Without Borders made two fact-finding visits to The Gambia, in December 2004 and April 2005, partly to support his family and his newspaper, but also in attempt to advance an investigation that was going nowhere. The organisation was able to reconstruct how Hydara spent his last day and it identified a number of leads and hypotheses which any serious investigators ought to have pursued.In particular, the organisation discovered that his murder, which was carried out by professionals, followed the pattern of a series of attacks against journalists and other figures who had upset the authorities. The circumstances, the method of operation, the recurring use of cars with no licence plates and preceding death threats were similar in every case. Hydara’s murder matches the pattern of many press freedom violations in recent years in Gambia and in all of these cases, the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) has been identified as the perpetrator or leading suspect.By piecing together information in the accounts provided by different sources, Reporters Without Borders also discovered that Hydara was under surveillance by the security services and was still being watched just minutes before he was murdered a few hundred metres from a police barracks. Reporters Without Borders voiced anger today at the “frightening and humiliating” treatment which Musa Saidykhan, the editor of the privately-owned biweekly The Independent, received yesterday from intelligence officers. Saikykhan had asked South African President Thabo Mbeki to press the Gambian authorities to shed light on the unsolved murder of fellow journalist Deyda Hydara. Help by sharing this information News Organisation News Follow the news on Gambia July 23, 2019 Find out more GambiaAfrica GambiaAfrica Gambia: former president must stand trial for journalist’s murder October 28, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Editor harassed by intelligence agents for asking Mbeki to intercede in Hydara case August 6, 2020 Find out more News January 27, 2020 Find out more to go furtherlast_img read more

Minister insists no journalist was murdered in connection with their work

first_imgNews Organisation HondurasAmericas Reporters Without Borders is outraged by deputy security minister Armando Calidonio’s insistence during a TV appearance on 3 January that none of the ten murders of journalists in Honduras during 2010 was connected to the victim’s work. “None of these murders is linked to the practice of journalism,” he said. “It is highly improbable and I say so sincerely.”The minister’s comment is an intolerable denial of reality. A probable or proven link to the victim’s work as a journalist exists in three of the ten cases, none of which has yet been solved.“In each murder of a journalist last year, the Honduran authorities systematically rejected any possibility of a link to their work, sometimes even before the police began investigating,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The aim of such comments is to make people forget that the already high level of criminal violence was compounded by the violence stemming from the 2009 coup.”The Honduran Committee for Free Expression (C-Libre) meanwhile reports that Esdras López, of Canal 36-Cholusat, a TV station critical of the coup, was threatened yesterday in Tegucigalpa by an army lieutenant-colonel identified as Méndez, who also photographed him.One of the three journalists killed in 2010 in an apparent connection with his work, Nahum Palacios Arteaga, was gunned down after repeated harassment and threats from military personnel in the Aguán region, where there is a great deal of repression.In his comments on 3 January, the deputy security minister also claimed that the government had “very good relations with the press.” The next day, President Porfirio Lobo asked security minister Oscar Álvarez to do everything possible to solve these murders. According to national dailies, the government is planning to request help from Spain, Colombia and the United States.“We understand why the president would want to make up for the deputy minister’s comments but we hope that the statements of intent will be followed by action and that investigators will seriously consider the possibility of official involvement in some of these murders,” Reporters Without Borders added. Honduras has never acted on rulings by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights calling on it to protect opposition journalists who have received threats. RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Help by sharing this information News RSF_en Reports April 27, 2021 Find out more December 28, 2020 Find out morecenter_img January 6, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Minister insists no journalist was murdered in connection with their work 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies May 13, 2021 Find out more HondurasAmericas RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Receive email alerts to go further News Follow the news on Honduraslast_img read more

Caltech Mourns the Passing of Alumnus Warren G. Schlinger, Clean Energy Pioneer

first_img Business News Community News 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img HerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyVictoria’s Secret Model’s Tips For Looking Ultra SexyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeauty Katharine Stewart Schlinger and Warren G. Schlinger at the 2010 dedication of Caltech’s Warren and Katharine Schlinger Laboratory for Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringChemical engineer and philanthropist Warren G. Schlinger (BS ’44, MS ’46, PhD ’49), a pioneer in the development of processes to produce clean energy from traditional fossil fuel sources, passed away on February 10, 2017. He was 93 years old.Schlinger was born on May 29, 1923, in Los Angeles. He earned his BS in applied chemistry from Caltech in 1944, and then MS and PhD degrees in chemical engineering in 1946 and 1949, respectively.He stayed at Caltech for another four years, teaching graduate students, and then, in 1953, took a position at Texaco Inc. Over the next four decades at Texaco, Schlinger developed pioneering technologies for processing oil shales and for oil recovery, coal desulfurization, and coal gasification—the process of converting coal, water, and air or oxygen into syngas, a “clean energy” mixture of carbon monoxide, hydrogen gas, carbon dioxide, methane, and water vapor. He was awarded more than 60 patents over his lifetime.“Warren Schlinger always talked about how much Caltech and the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering had done for him, but it was really Warren and his wife Katie who did so much for CCE,” says Jacqueline Barton, the John G. Kirkwood and Arthur A. Noyes Professor of Chemistry and Norman Davidson Leadership Chair in CCE.While a student at Caltech, Schlinger met his future wife, Katharine (Katie) Stewart, who worked in the chemical engineering department. They married in 1947; she passed away in 2015.Caltech’s Warren and Katharine Schlinger Laboratory for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, dedicated in 2010, was named in honor of the Schlingers, who were benefactors to the Institute for more than six decades. “Warren and Katie supported Caltech and the Division in many ways,” says former CCE division chair David Tirrell, Ross McCollum-William H. Corcoran Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. “They were regulars at divisional events and always asking how they could help Caltech.”Among other honors, Schlinger was a member of the National Academy of Engineering and and a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, which gave him the Lawrence B. Evans Award in Chemical Engineering Practice. He was named a Caltech Distinguished Alumnus in 2008.Schlinger, who was also preceded in death by a son, Michael Schlinger, is survived by his children Sarah (Schlinger) Chrisman and Norman Schlinger, as well as other family members. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. People Caltech Mourns the Passing of Alumnus Warren G. Schlinger, Clean Energy Pioneer By KATHY SVITIL Published on Monday, February 13, 2017 | 1:18 pm Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more