Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd ( 2018 Annual Report

first_imgMauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd (  2018 annual report.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

Wapic Insurance PLC ( Q32017 Interim Report

first_imgCoronation Insurance Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Coronation Insurance Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Coronation Insurance Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Coronation Insurance Plc (  2017 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileCoronation Insurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to underwrite all classes of life and non-life insurance for the personal, groups, commercial and industrial sectors. The company has operations in Nigeria and Ghana. General and personal insurance products cover motor, life, investment, yacht, marine and home insurance. Corporate insurance products cover general property insurance, automotive, marine, aviation, all risk, fire and special perils, goods-in-transit and guarantee and liability insurance for the oil and gas, hotel and restaurant, professional firms and associations, manufacturing, education, energy, telecommunication, financial services, trading, religious bodies, contractors, travel agent, real estate and transport sectors. Public sector clients include government ministries and departments, parastatals and agencies. Wapic Insurance Plc was founded in 1958. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Coronation Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Bishop Mouneer Anis: Pray against violence in Egypt’s protests

first_img Rector Washington, DC 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 Posted Jun 28, 2013 Lisa Fox says: Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Albany, NY Advocacy Peace & Justice, An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 [From the office of The Most Revd Dr Mouneer Hanna Anis]My dear brothers and sisters,Greetings in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ!The situation in Egypt is very serious. I do not know where this situation will take us. I feel that Egypt is at the verge of violent demonstrations, another revolution, or civil war. We do not know what is going to happen, but we know that we are at the edge of something drastic.One year ago Dr Mohammed Mursi became the President of Egypt, following months of turbulence in the socio-economic and political situation in Egypt. Many had hoped that Egypt would move forward for the better however things became worse and are now very difficult. Egyptians became divided between Islamists and non-Islamists. A constitution that was written and approved in haste was one of the main reasons for these divisions. Other reasons were the exclusion of moderates and non-Islamists from participation in the political life, and the appointment of Islamists as ministers in the Cabinet and other prominent posts. These divisions led to instability, a lack of security, and many demonstrations which in turn badly affected the economy and tourism. People started to complain about the rise of food prices, the frequent power cuts, the sectarian clashes, and lately the lack of fuel.Two weeks ago there were demonstrations in several governorates in objection to the appointment of new governors who are known Islamists. A new movement called, “tamarrod” or “Rebellion” was formed last April and they called for massive demonstrations against the President and the government on the 30th of June. They claim to have gathered the signatures of 15 million supporters. One week ago the Islamists made big demonstrations in support of the President. They warned the supporters of “tamarrod” against demonstrating on the 30th of June. “Anyone who will sprinkle water at the President will be sprinkled with blood,” said one of the supporters of the President. This means that there will be bloodshed if people try to force the President to step down.Some Islamists also threatened the Christians if they participated in the demonstrations. Others produced a fatwa saying that those who would demonstrate are “kafiroon” or “godless” and deserve to be fought against. The Grand Imam of Al Azhar stated that, anyone can demonstrate to express his or her views and this has nothing to do with faith” His Holiness, Pope Tawadros II, of the Coptic Orthodox Church said, “everyone is free to express his or her views.”Yesterday, in an attempt to calm thesituation, the President delivered a 2.5 hour speech. Unfortunately, the speech stirred the people even more. Demonstrations started yesterday at Tahrir Square and in the Province of Mansoura where dozens were injured and two people were killed. Now the military tanks have started to move in to protect the important sites.What is going to happen on the 30th of June? We do not know! All what we know is that when emotions run high, anything can happen. However, we trust that God is in control and we are in His hands. Two days ago during his visit to Egypt, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, encouraged us by using St Paul’s words, while in the middle of a storm, “But now I urge you to keep up your courage, because not one of you will be lost” (Acts 27:22a). I am writing this to request your prayers for Egypt and for the people of Egypt.May the Lord bless you!+ Mouneer EgyptThe Most Rev. Dr. Mouneer Hanna AnisBishop of the Episcopal / Anglican Diocese of Egyptwith North Africa and the Horn of AfricaPresident Bishop of the Episcopal / AnglicanProvince of Jerusalem and the Middle East Comments are closed. Rector Bath, NC Anglican Communion, 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 Press Release Service 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Middle East Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Martinsville, VA center_img Youth Minister Lorton, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Shreveport, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT June 29, 2013 at 1:30 am Please help me get clarity on this.Isn’t Bishop Anis one of the guys who — around Lambeth — thought the prospect of gay bishops was probably the greatest threat to Christianity on the face of the earth?Isn’t he one of those who nearly equated TEC to the Great Whore of Babylon, because we were ordaining women and gay/lesbian people to the priesthood and episcopate?Of course I will pray for this man who spitefully maligned me and our church. And, of course, I will pray for and support his branch of the Anglican Communion, while he maligns ours. Because his people deserve God’s mercy, even while he calls for God’s judgment on me. It’s what Christ calls me to do. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Collierville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Job Listing Submit an Event Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Comments (1) Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Belleville, IL Bishop Mouneer Anis: Pray against violence in Egypt’s protests Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Tags Rector Pittsburgh, PA last_img read more

How Did Candlemas Day Become Groundhog Day?

first_img Previous articleFirst Baptist of Sweetwater Takes on PoliticsNext articleTop 5 Shows Coming to Netflix in February 2016 Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Editorialby Dale Fenwick“When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took Him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord.” Luke 2:22When did the time come?  Forty days after Jesus was born.  February 2nd, according to our current calendar.But how did the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple become Groundhog Day?In John 8:12 Jesus said, “I am the Light of the world.”  It was not hard for people who lived by candlelight to make the connection.  At some point in history people began bringing candles to the priests to be blessed 40 days after the celebration of the birth of Christ.  The ceremony was called, “Candle Mass.”But how many candles should one bring to be blessed?  You wanted enough to make it through the rest of the winter, right?Long term weather predictions are hard enough with modern technology.  Centuries ago it was primarily based upon superstitions.  In Germany they used hedgehogs:“If the hedgehog sees his shadow at Candlemas,He will crawl back into his hole for another six weeks”German settlers in Pennsylvania continued the tradition, although they switched from hedgehogs to groundhogs, which were plentiful in North America.Note the connection to Candlemas Day.  Also note the “reverse psychology.”  If the sun is shining on 2/2 we will have 6 more weeks of winter.How accurate is that groundhog anyway?According to the Stormfax Almanac the groundhog’s seasonal forecasting accuracy is somewhat low, having been correct only 39% of the time.Dale Fenwick is the Publisher of The Apopka Voice Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 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

11-19 Jane Street Apartments / David Chipperfield Architects

first_img Projects Photographs:  James Ewing / JBSAClient:Edward J. Minskoff Equities, Inc.Directors In Charge:David Chipperfield, Billy PrendergastProject Architects:Gonçalo Baptista, Mattias Kunz, Peter JurschitzkaProject Team:Gabriel Fernandez, Clemens Gerritzen, Johannes Leskien, Mattia Lusignani, Ana Martins, Francis Naydler, Tobias Rabold, Martin ReynoldsProject Manager:EJMELighting:Arup Ltd.Contact Architect:Montroy Andersen DeMarcoLpc Consultant:Higgins Quasebarth & PartnersLandscape Architecture:Wirtz International nvStructural Engineer:Ysrael A. Seinuk P.C.Mep Consultant:Buro Happold Ltd.Building Envelope:Wiss Janney Elstner Associates Inc.Civil Engineer::Philip Habib & Associates P.E. P.C.Construction:Sciame Construction LLCCity:New YorkCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© James Ewing / JBSARecommended ProductsLouversAccoyaAccoya® Wood for Shutters and LouvresKitchen Furniture / CountertopsApavisaSlabs – LinetopFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcText description provided by the architects. On the north-western edge of the Greenwich Village Historic District, Jane Street is characterised by a mix of red brick townhouses and larger apartment blocks, mainly dating from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries respectively. This new apartment building is located on a site previously occupied by a 1920s, two-storey parking garage. The six-storey building comprises basement parking, duplex townhouses, lateral apartments, and a penthouse with its own roof garden. Mediating between the different sizes of the surrounding structures, the inserted volume both respects the scale of the street and reflects its architectural context.Save this picture!© James Ewing / JBSAThe five storeys that can be seen from street level offer a contemporary interpretation of the surrounding brick townhouses, with a distinct articulation of base, middle and crown. The scale of the entrances as well as the rhythm of the windows, combined with the use of mullions and string courses, reference the rich domestic architecture of the West Village. Local context is also referenced through the colours and materials of the façades.Save this picture!© James Ewing / JBSASave this picture!Floor planSave this picture!© James Ewing / JBSAThe building has a symmetrical composition, with the townhouse entrances recessed at either end of the ground floor. In the centre is the larger double entrance for the apartments and the garage. The windows differ in design for each element of the residential scheme. The two-storey townhouses, for example, have balconied French windows, while the lateral apartments on the two storeys above have broader openings divided by concrete mullions. The penthouse at the top, with its higher ceilings, is set back from the street. It can be read as a simple post and beam structure, framing large windows that overlook a private garden.Save this picture!© James Ewing / JBSARed pigmented concrete is used for the ground floor giving it a strong sculptural presence. The upper storeys are clad in Roman brick, with string courses, lintels and mullions in the same red concrete, providing subtle colour variations throughout. The street front is crowned by a projecting cornice, which echoes the projecting string course between ground and first floors and gives extra shadow and articulation to the façade. The structure of the penthouse also uses red concrete.Save this picture!© James Ewing / JBSARestrained but solid materials are used throughout, with bronze railings and window and door frames outside and terrazzo floors in the communal areas. The townhouses and apartments feature Carrara marble and natural oak floors. The roof terrace and a rear garden are designed by Belgian landscape architect Peter Wirtz ensuring that all apartments have a connection to nature.Save this picture!© James Ewing / JBSAProject gallerySee allShow lessTorino Stratosferica Transforms Abandoned Tramway into Vibrant Urban ParkArchitecture NewsSANAA’s Redevelopment of La Samaritaine to Open its Doors This YearArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:11 Jane St, New York, NY 10014, United StatesLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share United States Apartments CopyApartments•New York, United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” “COPY” Architects: David Chipperfield Architects Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Area:  3500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 11-19 Jane Street Apartments / David Chipperfield ArchitectsSave this projectSave11-19 Jane Street Apartments / David Chipperfield ArchitectsSave this picture!© James Ewing / JBSA+ 15Curated by Paula Pintos Share 11-19 Jane Street Apartments / David Chipperfield Architects Photographs Year:  2021 ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeDavid Chipperfield ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsDavid ChipperfieldNew YorkOn FacebookUnited StatesPublished on April 08, 2021Cite: “11-19 Jane Street Apartments / David Chipperfield Architects” 08 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?纽约简街11号-19号公寓 / 戴维·奇普菲尔德建筑事务所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! 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Raleigh International appoints new CEO

first_img Tagged with: Management Recruitment / people  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 2 February 2004 | News Raleigh International appoints new CEO AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis International youth development charity Raleigh International has appointed Christine Kent as its new Chief Executive.Christine, 46, joins the team at Raleigh International as it enters its twentieth year of operation. As well as developing the charity’s activities and income, she will aim to expand the Raleigh Development Consultancy, the charity’s business development and commercial training arm. Christine was formerly a Deputy Director of the UK Home Office’s Anti Social Behaviour Unit, and Chief Executive of the Broadcasting Support Services. In her capacity as a trained nurse and graduate in Physiology Christine has been actively involved in the King’s Fund, the Audit Commission and a number of regional health authorities where she has managed income generation and service delivery. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

House of Fraser to raise £1 million for The Royal Marsden Cancer Campaign

first_img House of Fraser, leading retailer of designer brands, has pledged to raise £1 million to build a new Children’s and Teenage Cancer Centre at The Royal Marsden.The premium department store group has become part of ‘Our Plan’ to help more children with cancer become children without cancer by teaming up with The Royal Marsden Cancer Campaign.The charity supports the work of The Royal Marsden Hospital and in this exciting new partnership The Royal Marsden Cancer Campaign and House of Fraser will help fund the hospital’s new state-of-the-art Children’s and Teenage Cancer Centre.It will become Europe’s leading cancer centre for children and teenagers. To make it happen £15 million needs to be raised by 2010 and House of Fraser will play a vital role in the fundraising appeal.Rebecca Butler, Director of Fundraising, said: “I am absolutely delighted that House of Fraser is supporting our Children’s and Teenage Cancer Centre appeal. This is an incredibly exciting partnership for us and I am thrilled that they have pledged to raise a staggering £1 million.“Our young patients deserve to receive the very best care in the best facilities and environment – with House of Fraser’s help they will.”Of all chronic diseases in children, cancer is the biggest killer, and The Royal Marsden is determined to make the lives of our young patients as comfortable as possible and to pioneer drug developments and new treatments.The new Children’s and Teenage Cancer Centre will house the latest state-of-the-art technology and amazing new facilities.This incredible partnership is being announced on the day House of Fraser opens its latest store in the prestigious new Westfield London shopping complex.House of Fraser is backing the appeal from December, with a store wide promotion to all customers. Staff from across the business will also be encouraged to get involved.Key points:* The appeal will establish Europe’s leading cancer centre for children and teenagers and to be a world-leader in paediatric drug development.* Childhood cancer affects one in 650 young people. The new Children’s and Teenage Cancer Centre will be larger, better equipped, and built around the needs of patients and their families and will pioneer new treatments to help more children with cancer.* The Royal Marsden Cancer Campaign needs to raise £15 million by 2010 to make this happen.– ends –Notes to EditorsThe Royal Marsden Hospital was the first hospital in the world dedicated to cancer treatment and research into the causes of cancer. Today the hospital with its academic partner, The Institute of Cancer Research, forms the largest comprehensive cancer centre in Europe with over 40,000 patients from the UK and abroad seen each year. A world leader in research, drug trialing and diagnostics, The Royal Marsden provides inpatient, day care and outpatient services for all areas of cancer treatment. The Royal Marsden scored double excellent in its quality of services and use of resources in the 2007/08 Healthcare Commission’s Annual Health Check – the only Trust to do so nationally for three consecutive years.For further information please contact Naomi Owen on 020 7808 2107 or email [email protected] or Miranda Pitt on 020 7492 0621 or email [email protected] of Fraser is a department store group with 62 enviable locations across the UK and Ireland. As one of the best known names on the high street, House of Fraser has presented customers with an unrivalled nationwide department store for more than 150 years. The company was acquired by the Highland consortium in November 2006 marking the beginning of an exciting new chapter in its history. Renowned for its designer brands and exclusive collections, House of Fraser offers luxurious items at affordable prices. From beauty essentials to home accessories, the premium department store strives to offer its customers an enjoyable and pleasant shopping experience. The group has annual sales in excess of £1.25bn and employs 6,500 House of Fraser staff and 10,000 concession staff through 5 million square feet of selling space. Customers can shop at House of Fraser from Tagged with: corporate  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 30 October 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis House of Fraser to raise £1 million for The Royal Marsden Cancer Campaign 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

Appeal court upholds jail time for five bloggers

first_img Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison May 23, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Appeal court upholds jail time for five bloggers Follow the news on Vietnam Receive email alerts News News RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang RSF_en News Help by sharing this information to go furthercenter_img Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam VietnamAsia – Pacific VietnamAsia – Pacific News April 27, 2021 Find out more April 22, 2021 Find out more A court in the northern city of Vinh on today ruled on the appeals by five bloggers – Ho Duc Hoa, Paulus Le Van Son, Nguyen Van Duyet, Thai Van Dung and Tran Minh Nhat – against their long jail terms, upholding the existing sentences for three of them and reducing the sentences of the other two.“Even if the appeal court reduced Son’s sentence by a considerable amount, it is still unacceptable and reflects the government’s determination to reduce all dissidents to silence,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The charges brought against these five bloggers were and continue to be a complete lie. None of them ever tried to overthrow the regime. We continue to demand their release.”Son’s sentence was reduced from 13 years in prison to four, while Duyet’s was reduced from four years to three and a half. The sentences of the other three (13 years for Hoa, and four years for Dung and Nhat) were confirmed. Follow-up probation periods of three to five years were also confirmed.During the hearing, each of the defendants criticized the harshness of their sentences and insisted they never intended to overthrow the government.Son became extremely upset during the hearing on learning that his mother had died a few months ago. He had not previously been told this. In his final words, spoken just before the judge issued his ruling, he asked to be forgiven for his “errors” and requested a milder sentence so that he could go home and care for his mother’s grave.Until then he had been the only defendant to refuse to ask for forgiveness. Dung, for his part, said: “If this country is democratic, I will be acquitted by this appeal court.”As at the original trial, the atmosphere at today’s hearing was very tense. Yesterday, the police asked bus owners to refuse to drive relatives of the defendants to the appeal court. State-owned bus companies also suspended their usual services.The tension around the courthouse increased when around 2,000 policemen began mingling with the estimated 500 people who turned up to support the five bloggers. Mobile phones were unable to find a network connection anywhere near the courthouse.Two bloggers, Bui Minh Hang and La Viet Dung, were arrested before reaching the courthouse. Tran Thuy Nga, a land rights activist who had come to support the five bloggers, was also arrested.A policeman responsible for security hit the netizen Tu Anh Tu in the chest as he approached the court. On his Facebook page, Tu said he had not been hurt by the blow but by the fact that he had been targeted by officials who are supposed to serve the people. He also criticized the government’s passive stance on Vietnam’s territorial disputes with China. The five bloggers were accused of having links with Viet Tan, a pro-democracy party based in the United States that is banned in Vietnam and regarded as a “terrorist” organization by the government. The appeals of three young activists who were tried with the five bloggers were also heard yesterday.On 16 May, a court in Long An sentenced two young bloggers, Dinh Nguyen Kha and Nguyen Phuong Uyen, to eight and six years in prison respectively, followed by three years of house arrest.According to the indictment, there were accused of maintaining contact via Facebook with a Vietnamese dissident now living abroad, who urged them to join the “Patriotic Youth,” a group that the authorities call “reactionary.” Organisation April 7, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Muri talks raises for ECISD employees

first_img By Odessa American – April 22, 2021 Twitter Pay raises for Ector County ISD employees will be considered when the district Board of Trustees meets in June to approve the budget.The board discussed the increases during the April 20 meeting and Superintendent Scott Muri expanded on it during his media call Wednesday.He also reminded families that today (Friday) is vacation day for students and a professional development day for district staff.“They (trustees) are currently considering multiple options of which they’re all excited. We would like to provide a 3 percent raise to all salaried employees in ECISD. In addition to that, we would like to raise the minimum teachers’ salary to $57,000 per year. Currently our starting teachers get $54,250,” Muri said.“We’d also like to give a 4 percent across-the-board raise to hourly employees in ECISD,” he added. “… And finally we’d like to raise our minimum wage for hourly employees to a minimum of $12 an hour. Currently, it’s $11.21.”Additionally, Muri said, the district wants to provide a one-time payment of $750 to all employees of ECISD.“The pandemic has created really unusual circumstances for every employee in ECISD. Whatever the role may happen to be — whether it’s teacher, principal, cafeteria (worker), custodian — everyone has taken on additional responsibilities during this pandemic and we would like to make sure that we retain our very best employees and acknowledge the significant work that they’ve done. In addition to that, we have opportunities to recruit individuals in ECISD. We’re in need of more teachers custodians, etc., and we want to make sure that we fill vacancies,” Muri said.With this one-time bonus and continuing compensation, Muri said the district feels confident that it will put ECISD in a good position within the region and across the state as it recruits, attracts and retains “the highest caliber of employees for the students in ECISD.”Muri said the raise will be paid for out of the district’s general fund, including funding from the voter approved tax ratification election and House Bill 3. It will not require a tax increase.If approved, Muri said the raise would be seen in the first paycheck of the new school year.Muri also announced a Permian Basin Education Leadership Summit on May 5 at the Bush Convention Center in Midland. The summit is being supported by the Permian Strategic Partnership and the Education Partnership of the Permian Basin.He added that all educational leaders, such as superintendents and their teams, from West Texas and New Mexico are invited.“Our purpose is to think about the incredible opportunity we have using the federal stimulus dollars that are being transitioned from the federal government to districts across the Permian Basin,” Muri said. “We know that this one-time investment is significant. We want to make sure that strategically we are using those dollars to fully benefit the children that we serve, our staff members, as well as our community.”On summer learning, Muri said opportunities will be available for students from prekindergarten through 12th grade.“… This summer we have a high level of engaging, rigorous and exciting experiences. We’ve got a group of teachers and support professionals that have lined up and are excited to bring together some really fascinating exploratory opportunities for those children,” Muri said. “In addition, we have opportunities for middle school and high school students. … We’ve invested $250,000 in some robotics opportunities and whether you are prek or a senior in high school, robotics will kind of take over our summer learning experience.”Muri said people can visit the ECISD website for more information. Facebook Facebook Twitter Previous articleDAILY OIL PRICE: April 22Next articleCouncil urged to use HOT funds creatively Odessa American WhatsApp Muri talks raises for ECISD employees Pinterest Pinterest EducationECISD WhatsApplast_img read more

Search continues for man who went into river in County Derry

first_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Search continues for man who went into river in County Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Police in County Derry say a man seen getting into difficulty in the River Bann near Kilrea at about 6 o’clock yesterday evening, is a 21 year old from the Ballymena area.Rescue teams have this morning resumed their search for the man around the Bann Road bridge area of the river.Three men aged 25, 26 and 30 have been arrested and are helping police with their inquiries.East Derry MLA John Dallat says it seems that the man entered the river as an act of desperation.He says as the mystery of last night unfolds, it is imperative that the community plays its part in helping the police uncover the truth behind this deeply distressing event. Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Google+ Newsx Adverts Pinterestcenter_img Previous articleHSE launches “Clean Hands Save Lives” campaignNext articleFermanagh PSNI uncover cannabis factory close to Donegal border News Highland Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook WhatsApp By News Highland – May 6, 2012 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more