Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ug) 2013 Abridged Report

first_imgNation Media Group Limited (NMG.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Paper & Packaging sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ug)  2013 abridged results.Company ProfileNation Media Group (NMG) Limited operates as an independent media house in East and Central Africa. Through its subsidiaries, NMG publishes, prints and distributes a variety of newspapers, magazines and online publications as well as manages radio and television broadcasting operations in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. It also provides courier and third-party printing services. Group publications include The EastAfrican, Daily Nation, Sunday Nation, Business Daily Africa, Daily Monitor, The Citizen, NMG Investor Briefing, Taifa Leo and Zuka. NMG owns a 76.5% stake in Monitor Publications Limited and 93.3% stake in KFM, a Kampala-based radio station in Uganda. It owns two television stations; NT Uganda and Spark TV and has a 60% stake in Mwananchi Communications Limited in Tanzania. In 2016, NMG commissioned a state-of-the-art printing press in Nairobi which has capacity to print 86 000 newspapers per hour. Nation Media Group Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Umeme Limited (UMEME.ug) 2013 Annual Report

first_imgUmeme Limited (UMEME.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about Umeme Limited (UMEME.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Umeme Limited (UMEME.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Umeme Limited (UMEME.ug)  2013 annual report.Company ProfileUmeme Limited supplies and distributes electricity in Uganda. It is the main electricity distribution company in the region; operating and maintaining a distribution network of some 31 790 kilometres of medium and low voltage electricity lines as well as providing after-sales services to its customers. Umeme Limited supplies electricity for domestic, commercial, industrial and public works usage, and is responsible for the purchase of electricity for Independent Power Producers. Umeme Limited is a subsidiary of Umeme Holdings; which is a subsidiary of Actis Infrastructure 2LP. Umeme Limited took over the supply and distribution of electricity in Uganda from UEDCL under a 20-year concession period. Umeme Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Ellah Lakes Plc (ELLAHL.ng) 2020 Abridged Report

first_imgEllah Lakes Plc (ELLAHL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about Ellah Lakes Plc (ELLAHL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ellah Lakes Plc (ELLAHL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ellah Lakes Plc (ELLAHL.ng)  2020 abridged results.Company ProfileEllah Lakes Plc is a fish farming enterprise in Nigeria supplying fresh water fish to local markets. The company was founded in 1980 and operates out of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Ellah Lakes Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img

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House of Deputies president: ‘be bold and visionary disciples of…

first_imgHouse of Deputies president: ‘be bold and visionary disciples of Jesus’ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Posted Oct 16, 2012 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Executive Council, Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Comments (3) Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs President of the House of Deputies 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Comments are closed. Featured Events Tags Course Director Jerusalem, Israel October 17, 2012 at 1:23 am I think whatever it is it is very exciting. Just got home from EfM class so to read your message makes it all the more anticipatory, one day at a time. Rector Collierville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem October 16, 2012 at 5:31 pm Now that’s bold and visionary leadership. May The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings’s words be embraced and realized by our beloved Episcopal Church. Here’s to “the something else triennium.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Job Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Lance Woodruff says: October 16, 2012 at 8:31 pm President Jennings was indeed ‘something else’ when she met Bishop Cole at age 23. Her evoking the unfolding of the Episcopal Church witnesses to both the tensions and the promise of taking bold steps, action, in faith. Calling to mind Presiding Bishop John Hines charge to the 62nd General Convention in 1967 to do ‘something else’, to ‘humbly and boldly’ walk and act with ‘the dispossessed and oppressed peoples of this country for the healing of our national life’ speaks to our present national situation. May it be that we have both faith and courage in the days ahead. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Smithfield, NC [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] “Let’s be bold and visionary disciples of Jesus,” the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, President of the House of Deputies, said in her sermon at the noon Chapel service at the Episcopal Church Center during the meeting of the Executive Council.The Executive Council, meeting in New Brunswick, New Jersey (Diocese of New Jersey), visited the Church Center in New York City on October 16.The following is the text of President Jennings’ sermon:SOMETHING ELSEOctober 16, 2012Meeting of Executive Council at the Episcopal Church CenterThe Rev. Gay Clark JenningsPresident of the House of DeputiesI was a young woman of 23 when I went to see the Bishop of Central New York to tell him I was going to seminary. It was August of 1974 and I had already been accepted at the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I was going on my own self-devised trial year, but the rector of my parish said I had to go to let the bishop know of my plans. So I met with Bishop Ned Cole, who looked like Methuselah, and I told him what I was doing.I met with the bishop two weeks after the Philadelphia 11 were ordained, one of whom was resident in Central New York. Bishop Cole, although he was in favor of the ordination of women, was not amused.He said, “Young lady, why exactly are you here? What do you want from me?” I responded, “I came because my rector told me I had to come see you. And so here I am. And I don’t want anything from you. ” He replied, “You are the first person in a long time to come to see me who didn’t want anything from me.”He then looked at me over the bridge of his bifocals, and asked me a question that I somehow knew was important to him. He asked, “Gay, what will you do if you aren’t ordained?”I looked him square in the eye and said without hesitation, “Something else!” He burst out laughing and told me he hoped that he would be the first to know if I decided I wanted to be ordained.  I didn’t tell him that I was still a member of the Presbyterian Church; that seemed irrelevant since I had been attending the Episcopal Church off and on for two years when I was home from college. But that’s another story.General Convention adjourned just three months ago. This is the first meeting of Executive Council. The new triennium begins in just a few months, but we are in many ways acting as if it has already begun. The staff is already in high gear. Most appointments have been made, and many of the committees, commissions, and board will have a joint meeting next month in St. Louis.Hopes and expectations are high. People are longing for something new and brilliant and real. People are counting on the Structure Task Force to propose new ways of being the Episcopal Church in order to deepen our commitment to Jesus and strengthen our capacity for mission.Three years is a long time to wait for a report, and there is no reason why we can’t begin reforming and renewing and refreshing not only our structures, but our very lives, to be witnesses to the living God who created us, who sent his beloved Son to redeem us, and guides and consoles and cajoles us through the Holy Spirit.  Given all this, I propose we might think of the next three years as the “Something Else Triennium.”At every level of the Episcopal Church – individual, congregational, diocesan, provincial, and churchwide – we can look at how we live our lives and structure our communities and ministries and consider if we could do something else. Something else that might just bring us closer to the heart of God and those we are called to serve – the last, the least, the lost, and the left behind.Today we remember in our church calendar Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley, bishops who were martyred in 1555 for their beliefs about the need for reform in the Church. Bishops, take note! They lived lives guided by the notion of “something else,” and that’s exactly why we remember them 457 years later.Hugh Latimer was the Bishop of Worcester. He gave up his episcopacy because he believed King Henry VIII was impeding the progress of the Reformation by enacting reactionary royal policies. Latimer never resumed his see, and was later executed during the reign of Queen Mary (who incidentally sought protection and was besieged while hiding in my family’s ancestral castle south of Edinburgh). That’s also is another story.Nicholas Ridley was the Bishop of Rochester. He aligned himself with Archbishop Thomas Cranmer’s ideas to reform the Church and he worked with Cranmer in the development of the first Book of Common Prayer. He later became the Bishop of London where he continued to advocate for and implement the principles of the Reformation. With Latimer, he was executed when Mary became queen.They gave their lives for holding strong to a vision of something else – that the Church could be something else – something else that would bring ecclesiastical structures and governance more and more into the service of God’s mission. While you and I won’t be called upon to give up our physical lives for the cause of structural reform, we have given our lives to Jesus Christ and committed to serve God’s Church.  This is always the first step.Because the 65th General Convention in 1976 made the canons governing ordination equally applicable to men and women, I have served the Episcopal Church as an ordained person for nearly 35 years. The Church we all love did “something else” when it passed that canon.Our Church did “something else” when it stated at its informal Convention meeting in Philadelphia in 1784 that “to make canons there be no other authority than a representative body of clergy and laity conjointly.” Bishops arrived on the scene, and the bicameral gatherings we know as General Convention were formalized by the Constitution adopted by the General Convention in 1789. Shared decision-making and distributed authority has been characteristic of the governance of our Church for the 223 years since.At the 62nd General Convention held in Seattle in 1967, Presiding Bishop John Hines called the Episcopal Church to do something else; specifically “to take its place humbly and boldly alongside of, and in support of, the dispossessed and oppressed peoples of this country for the healing of our national life.” General Convention adopted what was called the Special Program, and allocated $9 million to be spent during the 1968-1970 triennium specifically to address poverty and racism. It was a radical move not greeted warmly by some Episcopalians.The Episcopal Church did something else when it decided to embrace the full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered Episcopalians at all levels of the Church’s governance and ministry.  Bishop Browning’s clarion call that there will be no outcasts has reverberated throughout the Church in a variety of ways ever since, and we are moving ever closer to full inclusion.What will “something else” look like in this triennium?  We don’t know yet, but I am ready and willing to be part of creating something else, something new. I believe you are as well. Let’s go there. Let’s be bold and visionary disciples of Jesus. We are called to do no less.Amen. The Very Rev. Tracey Lind says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Albany, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector Columbus, GA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Submit a Press Release Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Belleville, IL An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit an Event Listing Press Release Service Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Tampa, FL Vivian Varela says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI last_img read more

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Women in Training for Epic Remembrance Expedition

first_img  107 total views,  3 views today Tagged with: Celebrity Events The Royal British Legion Howard Lake | 10 September 2010 | News  108 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Women in Training for Epic Remembrance Expedition Advertisement Former British Olympic gymnast Suzanne Dando leads a team of eight women – including heroic Royal Navy medic Kate Nesbitt MC, one of only two women to receive the Military Cross; Jo Salter, the RAF’s first female fast jet fighter pilot; and Moira Cameron, the first female Beefeater, as they march up Primrose Hill today in training for an epic fundraising expedition across the Pyrenees.They will follow Le Chemin de la Liberte, a treacherous route taken by legendary WWII French Resistance fighter and SOE agent Nancy Wake as she escaped the Gestapo en route to Spain.The Remembrance Expedition will raise £100,000 for The Royal British Legion’s care of injured Armed Forces personnel. The team also includes Olympic yachtswoman Lt Cdr Penny Clark and Atlantic rower Sally Kettle.New Zealand-born Nancy Wake, 98, worked for both the French Resistance and Britain’s secretive Special Operations Executive. The most highly decorated woman in WWII, she topped the Gestapo’s “most wanted list” under the codename “White Mouse” with a five million franc bounty upon her head.Forced to flee France, she fled across the Pyrenees to Spain – the route being undertaken by Dando’s team took her six attempts to conquer.She was parachuted back into France as an SOE agent, where her 7,000 maquisards made life difficult for the Germans prior to D-Day, inflicting 1,400 casualties while taking 100 themselves.The athletic Remembrance Expedition women set off in a few days’ time to traverse the most hazardous trans-Pyrenees escape route of World War II to honour her contribution and raise funds for the Legion.“We’re delighted at the prospect of supporting the Legion’s work while paying respect to such a remarkable woman,” says Dando.Please help Suzanne and her team smash their fundraising target by donating here: https://www.bmycharity.com/V2/remembranceexpeditionlast_img read more

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Growth Energy: Country is Ready to End Subsidies to Oil

first_img By Gary Truitt – Mar 29, 2012 Growth Energy: Country is Ready to End Subsidies to Oil “We agree it’s time for all energy industries to compete on a level playing field. That’s why our industry came to the table two years ago with a plan to wind down our subsidies in exchange for market access. It’s time for the oil companies to do the same,” Buis said. “And we agree with the President that if taxpayers are going to invest in anything, it should be clean energy, like ethanol. American ethanol creates U.S. jobs, is proven to reduce emissions, and strengthens our national security by reducing our dependence on foreign oil.” SHARE Following remarks by President Obama today that challenged the logic behind taxpayer subsidies of the oil industry, Growth Energy weighed in with a statement noting that U.S. ethanol had agreed to forego its major subsidy nearly two years ago.  “The oil companies are enjoying deep taxpayer subsidies despite that industry’s historic profits and near-monopoly-control of the motor fuels market,” said Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy, who attended today’s Rose Garden remarks by the President. Facebook Twitter High oil prices continue to drain billions from American pocketbooks with every jump in costs at the gasoline pump. At the same time, as President Obama pointed out in his remarks today: “…on top of these record profits, oil companies are also getting billions a year in taxpayer subsidies – a subsidy they’ve enjoyed year after year for the last century.” SHARE Buis said: “Growth Energy agrees with an all-of-the-above strategy, because when we can compete against foreign oil, we can beat foreign oil. Ethanol today is trading at more than a buck-a-gallon cheaper than the cheapest form of gasoline out there, meaning the more ethanol we pump, the lower the price at the filling station. Roll in our domestic job creation, the fact that ethanol is a proven smog-cutter, and that is fosters energy independence, and we beat oil hands down.” Facebook Twitter Previous articleTalks Under Way To Release Oil ReservesNext articleUS Corn Planted Acreage Up 4 Percent from 2011 while Soybean Acreage Down Gary Truitt In his remarks, the President outlined a plan that would increase the investments in clean energy while maintaining support for production of oil and gas in the United States, a plan which Obama called his “all of the above” energy strategy. Home Energy Growth Energy: Country is Ready to End Subsidies to Oillast_img read more

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Minority students talk about election results

first_imgAlexis King Facebook Twitter Previous articleCalls to the TCU Police Department drop this semesterNext articleHoroscope: November 13, 2020 Alexis King Alexis Kinghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexis-king/ With the “Race to 270” concluded, minority students at TCU are reflecting on how the Biden-Harris administration will impact the country. “I was really shocked because this election was so close, yet ultimately happy about the future of politics,” said Meyla-Milian Sanchez, a senior political science major. The impact of young voters on this year’s election results is clear. Millennials and Generation Z set record-high numbers in the 2020 election with an estimated 49%-52% of young people voting, up nearly 10% from 2016. Junior business information studies major Rasaan Hatcher voiced the meaning behind his vote.“I was actually conflicted by the results because at first, I was excited that Donald Trump wouldn’t be reelected but also never thought Biden was the ideal candidate as well,” he said. Hatcher added that it is still “historic because we get to witness the first Black female vice president of the United States.”Young people of color played a critical role in Biden’s victory by casting votes in “overwhelming margins,” according to a report by the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement at Tufts University. Black and Asian youth voters gave 87% and 83% of their support toward the Biden-Harris vote, according to the same report. When it comes to how the Biden-Harris administration will tackle current issues, students said some issues stand out more than others.Hatcher said he hopes the Biden-Harris administration will “develop strategies for immediate response to the ongoing COVID-19.”Sanchez added that no issues are too small to ask to change.“I want it all. Whether it’s our basic human rights or access to healthcare, I’m really hopeful that the Biden administration will get this country where it needs to be,” said Sanchez. Issues such as decriminalizing drugs and police reform stand out to Hatcher because they “pose needed conversations around race and mass incarceration.”Junior graphic design major Kelvin Gray added that conversations focused on Black communities and equality are a “long-overdue topic that needs to be handled.”Gray said minorities, especially Black people, need to be included in decision-making processes. Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt TCU News Now 2/24/2021 Alexis Kinghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexis-king/ Alexis Kinghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexis-king/ Mada: How one app is helping you pick what to wear Facebook Alexis Kinghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexis-king/ PolitiFrog2020 ElectionsNewsMinority students talk about election resultsBy Alexis King – November 12, 2020 1787 print Welcome TCU Class of 2025 TCU and UNTHSC develop COVID-19 research group World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Linkedin + posts TCU News Now 3/24/2021 Alexis King is a journalism major with a minor in digital culture/data analytics from Plano, Texas. Alexis hopes to to work in entertainment news after she graduates. Alexis enjoys traveling and spending time with her friends & family. ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Twitterlast_img read more

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Calm debate on environment needed after charges withdrawn against photographer

first_img Chile: RSF calls for exemplary investigation into Chilean photographer’s murder RSF_en News July 6, 2020 Find out more News November 11, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Reporters Without Borders welcomes the withdrawal of charges against photographer Marcela Rodríguez, a contributor to the Mapuexpress website, when she appeared before a court in the southern city of Temuco on 22 June. The public prosecutor decided it was not in the public interest to prosecute her.Rodríguez, 29, had been facing a possible 300-day jail sentence on a public disorder charge, plus a fine for refusing to admit her guilt, ever since she and 10 other people were arrested during a 13 May demonstration in Temuco against the “HydroAysen” hydro-electric project. She had been covering the protest.Just two days before Rodríguez’s court appearance, an appeal court in the southen city of Puerto Montt ordered the suspension of the very controversial project, involving the construction of five 2,750-megawatt power stations.“Do these two court decisions, coming just two days apart, mark a move towards a calmer debate on environmental issues within Chilean society?” Reporters Without Borders asked. “We hope that that the withdrawal of the charges against Rodríguez means that an issue of major public interest is no longer off limits.”The press freedom organization added: “It was for the sake of this principle and the legitimate right to report news and information that Reporters Without Borders acted as Rodríguez’s guarantor and supported an appeal that was submitted to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on 21 June, the eve of the withdrawal of the charges.”______________17.05.11 – Press freedom cases highlight environmental coverage tabooPhotographer Marcela Rodríguez’s arrest while covering a protest against a major hydroelectric project on 13 May and a government agency’s refusal to fund distribution of filmmaker Elena Varela’s documentary about the Mapuche people’s land dispute with the authorities have revived concern about a tendency to suppress coverage of environmental issues in Chile.A contributor to the Mapuexpress website, Rodríguez, 29, was arrested when police used force to disperse demonstrators within five minutes of their starting to stage a protest in the southern city of Temuco against plans to build five hydro-electric dams in Patagonia. The so-called Hydroaysén project’s imminent approval has sparked a massive wave of protests in Chile.The staff of Mapuexpress told Reporters Without Borders that Rodríguez was mistreated by the police. According to Radio Bío Bío, she and 10 other people are due to appear in court on 22 June on charges of public disorder. Prosecutors want each of them sentenced to 300 days in prison, plus a fine if they refuse to admit their responsibility.“We hope that, at the trial, the police will explain their behaviour during Marcela Rodríguez’s arrest and their violation of the constitutionally-guaranteed freedoms of assembly and information,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Thirty thousand people demonstrated in Santiago. Why was a much smaller demonstration – and its coverage – so quickly suppressed in Temuco? “The dispute over the Hydraysén project compounds the already serious land conflict between the authorities and the Mapuche indigenous communities in the south. Rodríguez’s fate takes on an additional importance as her case has coincided with a disturbing new development in the case of documentary filmmaker Elena Varela.”Varela was arrested on a criminal association charge in 2008 while shooting her documentary “Newen Mapuche” about the Mapuche people in the southern region of Araucania and their disputes with the government. It was not until 22 April 2010 that she was finally acquitted. The many questionable aspects of the case against Varela suggested that it was an attempt to censor her film. Two foreign documentary film crews that came to cover the issue of the Mapuche in Araucania were deported from Chile at around the same time.Varela’s film is ready for distribution and has already begun being screened in festivals in Chile and other countries. But CORFO (Corporación de Fomento de la Producción), a state agency that promotes production, told Varela in a 13 April letter that it was refusing her request for assistance with the film’s national and international distribution on the grounds that it “would harm the country’s image.”“This is clearly a case of political censorship,” the Association of Chilean Documentary Makers (ADOC) said in a 12 May letter to CORFO executive vice-president Hernán Cheyre and culture minister Luciano Cruz-Coke. Varela had previously filed an appeal with the culture ministry, which did not keep its promise to reply by 11 May.“Our assessment of this case is similar to that of ADOC’s filmmakers.” Reporters Without Borders said. “The reason given by CORFO for refusing to help distribute ‘Newen Mapuche’ even seems to confirm that Varela was arrested in 2008 for making a film about a subject the government would rather forget. It is also absurd, inasmuch as screenings have already begun.“The refusal to support this film confirms the continuing existence of a taboo in Chile that it is time to end. Varela’s documentary raises an issue of real public interest both nationally and internationally. For the sake of a public debate and for the sake of freedom of expression and information, ‘Newen Mapuche’ should receive normal distribution.”Also read the Reporters Without Borders report “Deforestation and pollution, high-risk subjects”. Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world to go furthercenter_img June 24, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Calm debate on environment needed after charges withdrawn against photographer ChileAmericas Organisation ChileAmericas News November 26, 2019 Find out more News Follow the news on Chile Receive email alertslast_img read more

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Reporters without borders voices its complete solidarity with the american-iranian journalist who was sentenced to eight years in prison on a “spying” charge

first_img Organisation After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists April 27, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters without borders voices its complete solidarity with the american-iranian journalist who was sentenced to eight years in prison on a “spying” charge News February 25, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News Roxana Saberi, the young American-Iranian journalist who was sentenced to eight years in prison on a spying charge in Tehran on 18 April, has been on hunger strike for the past five days. Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Iran News Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 IranMiddle East – North Africa to go further IranMiddle East – North Africa News Roxana Saberi, the young American-Iranian journalist who was sentenced to eight years in prison on a spying charge in Tehran on 18 April, has been on hunger strike for the past five days, her father has told Reporters Without Borders. He said she called him today from prison to tell him this. She is “determined and ready to go all the way,” Reza Saberi said, adding that he was “very worried.”“We voice our complete solidarity with Roxana Saberi, who was unjustly arrested and convicted in a trial lacking any transparency,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Her decision to go on hunger strike, a last-ditch form of protest, is an act of rebellion against a fundamental injustice.”The press freedom organisation added: “Saberi must know that she is not alone. Reporters Without Borders, the Committee to Protect Journalists and 35 other press freedom organisations, as well as Iranian human rights activists and journalists, are all supporting her and demanding her release. We will not abandon her.”Saberi’s lawyer was not allowed to speak at her trial, held behind closed doors on 13 April, five days before the verdict was issued. He has filed an appeal against her conviction. She will be 32 tomorrow.Saberi was arrested at the start of February although her arrest was not revealed until the start of the following month. The daughter of an Iranian father who lives in the United States and who acquired US citizenship, Saberi moved to Iran six years ago and worked for various international news media including the BBC, Fox News and the US public radio network NPR.She was initially accused of working illegally as a journalist but was finally tried for “spying” for the United States, a charge that the Iranian authorities often use to silence outspoken journalists. Several American-Iranian journalists have been arrested in Iran in recent years but Saberi is the first one to be tried and given a jail sentence.Seven journalists are currently imprisoned in Iran, which was ranked 166th out of 173 countries in the latest Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is on the Reporters Without Borders list of “Predators of Press Freedom.” March 18, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists June 9, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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ZEDEDA Announces Integration with Microsoft Azure IoT to Seamlessly and Securely Orchestrate Distributed Edge…

first_img SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 23, 2021– ZEDEDA, a leader in orchestration for the distributed edge, today announced an integration with Microsoft Azure IoT services that provides customers with full lifecycle management capabilities (edge hardware, OS, Azure IoT Edge Runtime, Azure IoT Edge modules and additional apps), single-click bulk provisioning, risk-free updates and a built-in app marketplace. With Azure Device Provisioning Service (DPS) integration, the solution also enables instant, automated device onboarding and connection to Azure IoT Hub. The diversity of hardware and software cluttering the distributed edge landscape keeps many edge projects from scaling effectively. ZEDEDA’s open orchestration solution supports any combination of Docker containers, Kubernetes clusters and virtual machines (VMs) deployed on any edge computing node while connecting to any cloud. This solution enables customers to run existing legacy applications in VMs alongside cloud-native containerized applications while harnessing the power of Azure IoT hyperscale cloud to organize, monitor, query and orchestrate changes across massive fleets of edge computing nodes. “The cloud-based ZEDEDA dashboard provides customers with a bird’s-eye view into their entire distributed edge infrastructure, including the status of all computing nodes and applications,” said Said Ouissal, ZEDEDA’s CEO and founder. “With scale and security, they can instantly deploy all Azure IoT Edge services on large fleets of nodes with a single click and manage the full lifecycle of both the software and hardware.” ZEDEDA, from this collaboration, also secured co-sell ready status as part of Microsoft’s One Commercial Partner program. ZEDEDA, Microsoft and their partners go to market together to increase IoT and edge technology adoption in industries including oil and gas, manufacturing, energy, retail, healthcare and transportation. ZEDEDA Edge Orchestration for Azure IoT is now available for purchase through Azure Marketplace. It is eligible for Azure benefits, allowing qualifying customers to apply the marketplace purchase toward their Azure consumption commitment. Built On a Secure Foundation ZEDEDA’s Zero Trust security model and optimizations for deployment and management at scale provide the ideal foundation for Azure IoT Edge. Features include support for hardware root of trust (e.g., TPM), measured boot, remote attestation, encryption, I/O port blocking to prevent tampering in the field and distributed firewall to govern data flow from edge to cloud. This policy-based, per-app firewall can segment field assets from upstream networks and data systems to protect critical operations. Deep Integration Reduces Costs and Provides Flexibility to Adapt Customers have reduced their management and security costs by more than 50% by using ZEDEDA’s orchestration solution to deploy their existing investments, such as legacy Windows-based apps, alongside new cloud-native, container-based innovations. “We are shaping the future of the packaging world where every phase in the production process is connected, digitized and automated,” said Serge Morisod, Head of IoT Lab at BOBST. “With ZEDEDA, we sped up our production readiness in the area of device management by six months, and we received a first working proof of concept within a few days, while becoming production-ready in less than two months.” “Azure IoT Edge offers customers the opportunity to transform their operations by bringing analytics and other workloads from the cloud to the edge, but customers often have complex computing environments that can pose challenges for scaling,” said Tony Shakib, General Manager, Azure IoT at Microsoft Corp. “ZEDEDA enables businesses to easily deploy Azure IoT Edge solutions and manage them in a single pane with their other edge workloads.” The open-source edge component of ZEDEDA’s solution (EVE-OS from Project EVE within the Linux Foundation’s LF Edge organization) provides customers with long-term flexibility for orchestrating heterogeneous edge hardware and applications in the field. This ensures that they don’t have to worry about vendor lock-in and obsolescence as their needs adapt. EVE-OS can be thought of as “the Android of the Distributed Edge”, serving to unify a diverse hardware and software ecosystem, spanning the broader market and open source community, ZEDEDA’s own Open Edge Ecosystem and long-standing Microsoft partners. “PTC is proud to count Microsoft and ZEDEDA among the members of our robust customer and partner network,” said Abby Eon, General Manager, Kepware, PTC. “Together, we’re able to deliver a universal remote orchestration foundation that enables customers to quickly scale their projects from pilot to production. We look forward to innovating upon these industry-leading technologies as we remain committed to helping our customers achieve their digital transformation initiatives.” Additional Partnerships Further Simplify Deployment at Scale To further help customers accelerate time to value, ZEDEDA is actively working with the majority of leading hardware OEMs to qualify and pre-install EVE-OS on edge hardware in their factories. This enables customers to drop ship hardware to the field, and once power and networking are connected, the technician can leave the site and perform all lifecycle management functions remotely. ZEDEDA and Microsoft are also working with leading system integrators and distributors to simplify all phases of scaling distributed edge computing projects for customers. This includes integration services, distribution and deployment. To learn more about ZEDEDA Edge Orchestration for Azure IoT, visit the Azure Marketplace. ZEDEDA’s distributed edge orchestration solution is sold and consumed as a service with a subscription-based enterprise license, including 24/7 support. For pricing, contact ZEDEDA. To discover more about the ZEDEDA Azure IoT integration solution for the distributed edge, register here to join a March 30 webinar (10 am PT). The webinar will feature a customer case study (BOBST) and an Azure IoT keynote presentation from Microsoft. About ZEDEDA ZEDEDA, the leader in orchestration for the distributed edge, delivers visibility, control and security for edge computing deployments. ZEDEDA enables customers the freedom of deploying and managing any app on any hardware​ ​at scale​ ​and connecting to any cloud or on-premises systems. Distributed edge solutions require a diverse mix of technologies and domain expertise, and ZEDEDA provides customers with an open, vendor-agnostic orchestration framework that breaks down silos and provides the needed agility and futureproofing as they evolve their connected operations. Customers can now seamlessly orchestrate intelligent applications at the distributed edge to gain access to critical insights, make real-time decisions and maximize operational efficiency. ZEDEDA is a venture-backed Silicon Valley company, headquartered in San Jose, CA, with offices in Bangalore and Pune, India. For more information, contact [email protected] View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210223005252/en/ CONTACT: Treble Michael Kellner [email protected] KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: DATA MANAGEMENT SECURITY TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE NETWORKS INTERNET HARDWARE SOURCE: ZEDEDA Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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