Morning Light Co Ltd (MOLI.mu) Q32013 Interim Report

first_imgMorning Light Co Ltd (MOLI.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Morning Light Co Ltd (MOLI.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Morning Light Co Ltd (MOLI.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Morning Light Co Ltd (MOLI.mu)  2013 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileMorning Light Co. Limited engages in the tourism and leisure industry. Morning Light Co. Limited is headquartered in Beau Bassin, Mauritius and owns a resort hotel under the Hilton Mauritius Resort & Spa name. Morning Light Co. Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img

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Rory Clegg extends Harlequins contract

first_imgConor O’Shea, says:“We are delighted that Rory has committed his future to us. At 20 he is one of the brightest talents in the country and I am sure over the coming years not alone will he continue to learn and develop from Nick Evans, he will also grow and put increasing pressure on Nick for the starting role. When Rory does take on that starting role, we will work to ensure that he has the skills set to do that for both club and country. Rory’s signature continues our commitment to develop and progress young English talent at Quins.” Quins are delighted to announce that Rory Clegg has extended his contract until June 2013The 20 year old fly-half signed from Newcastle Falcons in June 2009 and made his Quins debut in the London side’s first home game of the 2009/10 season, against London Irish. He has gone on to make 21 appearances, scoring 72 points.Having come through the England age-groups, Clegg was an integral part of this summer’s England U20s side who made it through to the final of the U20 World Cup in Argentina.Rory Clegg says: LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img “I am really excited about the next few years at Quins. We have a young and vibrant squad, which can only get better and build success for the future and I am really pleased to be a part of it.“The coaches have shown a real belief in me and, through their efforts, I feel I have really improved during my time here and hope to reward them on the pitch with my performances.”last_img read more

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Casa En Los Conejos II / La Mirateca

first_img Year:  Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/525448/casa-en-los-conejos-ii-la-mirateca Clipboard Year:  Casa En Los Conejos II / La Mirateca Photographs Houses Casa En Los Conejos II / La MiratecaSave this projectSaveCasa En Los Conejos II / La Mirateca Save this picture!© Patricia Forcen Scheu+ 18 Share CopyHouses•Molina, Spain ArchDaily Area:  214 m² Area:  214 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/525448/casa-en-los-conejos-ii-la-mirateca Clipboard Spain 2012 2012 Architects: La Mirateca Area Area of this architecture project photographs:  Patricia Forcen ScheuPhotographs:  Patricia Forcen Scheu Save this picture!© Patricia Forcen ScheuRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. Casa en los Conejos II is the result of a reflection about how to cope with a huge plot of land because of its particular topography. It has been opted for just one roof covering different rooms and putting them in order and demarcating the outdoor spaces that are going to be used. Showing the „natural relief‟ is one of the final premises of the project.Save this picture!© Patricia Forcen ScheuThe access becomes the generational element that formalizes and structures the project. Both vehicles and pedestrian gain access by the same ramp to a shade area where the parking and the door of the house are. The abovementioned door organizes the limited internal movements and subdivides the space in public and private. The entrance atrium is characterized by the lack of windows and doors and also because of the existence of a wall. The bedrooms are behind this wall, thus, the visitor cannot sense what is happening in the private areas of the house.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe house takes up the whole plot, so the dimensions cannot be seen in its entirely. Besides, it subdivides the plot into many areas for different uses. The night area has a strategic position, as it fences in the atrium and also because if the visitor open the door, he or she leaves that part of the program behind. The day area, however, is a rectangle where we can find a nucleus which changes according to the requirements. The internal and external relation of every part of the project is another of its peculiarities.Save this picture!© Patricia Forcen ScheuIn order to camouflage the house in the natural environment, as there are no many buildings over there, we can find vegetation on the roof. It is in „L‟ form and provides shade areas where a swimming pool is located. There is a window of huge dimensions that makes possible the relation between the outdoor and indoor spaces, what assures the duplicity of the day zones.Save this picture!© Patricia Forcen ScheuThere is a wall on the highest area of the plot that makes the house to seem semi- buried. Thus, the problems of privacy, due to the adjoining plots, are solved. The spaces of services are in that area, making easier the configuration of the open-plan spaces of the day zone and making possible de access to the roof by a ramp to gaze at the landscape.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessBuilding in the Metropolis MX – Gaeta Springall ArquitectosEventRem Koolhaas’ “Elements”: Uncovering Architecture’s Origins, Assuring Its FutureArchitecture News Share “COPY” “COPY” CopyAbout this officeLa MiratecaOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMolinaHousesSpainPublished on July 16, 2014Cite: “Casa En Los Conejos II / La Mirateca” 16 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in SkyPodsShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma EDoorsC.R. LaurenceMonterey Bi-Folding Glass Wall SystemTable LampsLouis PoulsenLamps – Panthella PortableBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersSealantsEffisusMetal Roof Flashing – Stopper MRDropped CeilingsPure + FreeFormLinear Clip-Strip Ceiling SystemUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryLouversAccoyaAccoya® Wood for Shutters and LouvresSpa / WellnessKlafsGyms & Relaxation RoomsMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Chelsea Pensioners Make TV Debut

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Chelsea Pensioners Make TV Debut Howard Lake | 27 March 2007 | News Tagged with: Digital  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis For the first time in its 300 year history, The Royal Hospital Chelsea has opened its doors to the cameras, as part of a documentary series of eight television programmes entitled ‘Once a Soldier¦’. Filmed during 2006, the series will show the reality of life as a Chelsea Pensioner, from choosing to live in such a unique retirement home to meeting the Queen.The programmes will air during a key year for the Hospital as its Chelsea Pensioners’ Appeal continues to raise money towards its £35m target in 2008 to fund urgently needed refurbishments at The Royal Hospital. As a non Government organisation, the Hospital relies on private funding to undertake building projects and hopes this series will help to encourage donations. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Deadly new sanctions on Syria

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this By Judy BelloThis slightly edited guest article was originally published June 12 on the web site of the United National AntiWar Coalition (unac.notowar.net). On May 20, President Trump signed into law the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Embedded in this bill, a housekeeping bill of sorts where yearly “defense” appropriations and priorities are spelled out, was the basic text of the 2019 Caesar Syrian Civilian Protection Act. Perhaps the [details] were buried here because [there was no] bipartisan support, but there is certainly no reason to think that was the case. The war on Syria has had bipartisan support for the duration. The bill is named after a presentation that was a fraud, [a set of pictures allegedly taken by Syrian military photographer].These Caesar photos, which first emerged in January of 2014, were claimed to be 55,000 photos of people tortured to death by the Syrian government, brought out by a military defector. The subsequent research was paid for by the Qatari government and overseen by a law firm, Carter-Ruck, which had previously worked for Turkish President [Recep Tayyip] Erdoğan. The photos are real but who are the subjects? Nearly two years later, Human Rights Watch published an article that was light on analysis and made many baseless claims about the data. A few months after that, in March of 2016, Rick Sterling published a detailed analysis of the Caesar photos and the context in which they were published. On reviewing the photos, Rick says that they appear to be record-keeping photos from the morgue of a hospital in a war zone, and included the dead from both sides. (tinyurl.com/y7j4vpkm)Sterling says in summary:“The photos and the deceased are real. But how they died and the circumstances are unclear. There is strong evidence some died in conflict. Others died in the hospital. Others died and their bodies were decomposing before they were picked up. The photographs seem to document wartime situations where many combatants and civilians are killed. It seems the military hospital was doing what it had always done: maintaining a photographic and documentary record of the deceased. Bodies were picked up by different military or intelligence branches. While some may have died in detention, the big majority probably died in the conflict zones. The accusation by ‘Caesar,’ the Carter-Ruck Report and HRW that these are really victims of ‘death in detention’ or ‘death by torture or death in [Syrian] ‘government custody’ are almost certainly false.”Punishment, not protectionThe Caesar Syrian Civilian Protection Act doubles down on secondary sanctions which punish those who have any economic exchange with Syria, including aid. Though technically made anonymous, the bill was not killed, but rather hidden in the 2020 NDAA. Even the name didn’t really die. “Caesar” just became a meme which refers to the most severe sanctions on the Syrian people and attempts to justify them. But, six years after the Caesar files appeared, and three years after the claims that the photos of Syrian government victims were debunked, why secretly enact these sanctions now?This set of sanctions are an attempt to land a death blow on the Syrian government while the world is focused on other problems. The U.S. has lost the hot war [in Syria]. The U.S. has been unable to poison the world against Syria beyond close allies. The Assad government has restored order to the most populated areas of the country and also houses at least half of the displaced persons from other areas. But as long as Syria is still intact, the war against [that country] will be escalated on some front. Regardless of the term “regime change,“ the war is a hybrid war against the people of Syria. The demand is that they change their identity and their way of life along with their leadership.Syria has suffered under increasing U.S. sanctions for decades. After the beginning of the war in Syria, the sanctions were hardened and deepened with increased third party sanctions to include other countries in the sanctions. Either those abide by U.S. sanctions against Syria or suffer sanctions and economic penalties themselves. The Caesar Act sanctions have completely isolated the Central Bank of Syria. They impose secondary sanctions on any country or corporation that trades with Syria or even provides aid to Syria. They attack Lebanese banks that have so far supported Syrian trade, causing economic mayhem in that small and largely impoverished country. Only the biggest and boldest of their allies can take the risk of any kind of economic engagement with Syria.The dollar value of the Syrian Lira has plummeted to 1800:1 from 47:1 before the war. There are rumors of capital flight through Idlib, the last enclave of Al Qaeda in Syria, and other armed groups funded by U.S. dollars. According to the Guardian, the Lebanese currency is falling as well because Lebanon and Syria are traditional trading partners. According to the Syrian Arab News Agency, U.S. Envoy James Jeffrey claimed that the collapse of the Syrian currency is due to U.S. policies. In northern Syria, Turkish-backed militants are moving capital out of the country, while Erdoğan is enforcing the use of Turkish currency in the areas where his people have control.Devastating consequencesPeople in Syria can’t get basic necessities of food and medicine. The war has devastated Syria’s independent manufacturing sector. Mercenaries paid by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey deliberately dismantled factories over the last decade, looting the machinery or destroying it before laying waste to the buildings that housed it. Earlier U.S. sanctions have denied Syria the most basic ingredients of pharmaceutical manufacturing. Tom Duggan and Mark Taliano detail the list of imports forbidden to Syria in their recent article, “Western Governments Collectively Punishing Syrian Civilians with Criminal Economic Embargoes.” (unac.notowar.net, June 7) The U.S. is occupying half of Syrian oil and gas fields, forcing Syria to import these fossil fuels. Earlier this year, U.S. troops occupied about half of Syrian wheat fields and burned them. On June 11, Global Research published Arabi Souri’s article and video “Hearing Is Not Like Seeing: NATO’s Terrorists Burning Syrian Wheat Crops,” documenting Turkish-backed militants burning crops in northern Syria.Syria has gone off the radar for activists, but not for the relentless U.S. imperialist warmongers. They have upped the ante once again, on a country suffering from nearly 10 years of war. You hear that in Syria, “rebuilding” is being undermined by the economic sanctions, but you don’t hear that even people who had food and medicine through the war now can’t get it. They can’t get oil and gas for cooking and heating. Their money is worthless and even the government is struggling to feed them because their money is worthless. Siege warfareThis is siege warfare. The people cannot feed their children. There are no resources for the sick and elderly. While the rest of the world is busy fighting COVID-19, Syrians are finally starving. It is hard, I think, to imagine this kind of cruelty even as vindictiveness. Even if the government of Syria was run by a cold-blooded serial killer and a pack of hyenas, which it is not, the sanctions target the people of Syria, the victims of a terrible war instigated and perpetuated, armed and funded by the United States and its allies.The “Caesar Syrian Civilian Protection Act” should be renamed the “Caesar Syrian Civilian Genocide Act.“ And yet, with the COVID-19 pandemic going on; with the dysfunction of the U.S. economy leaving hundreds of thousands unemployed and food insecure, without medical insurance and on the brink of eviction; with gunboats off the coast of Venezuela and nukes moving to the Russian border in Poland, there is silence around Syria. And, isn’t that convenient? How can we put an end to it? Hands off Syria! End the Syrian Sanctions! last_img read more

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Weaker Farm Economy Could Squeeze Agriculture Lenders

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Weaker Farm Economy Could Squeeze Agriculture Lenders Facebook Twitter Leading agriculture lenders could feel the squeeze of a weaker farm economy thanks to heavy portfolios in farmland. Fitch Ratings said this week in a report that farm lenders may see some assets deteriorate, but the relative strength of the Farm Credit System and a less volatile interest rate should ease the impact. Fitch does not expect the weaker farm economy to affect the ratings of the Farm Credit System or the individual banks in the system.Fitch expects smaller banks with agricultural loan portfolios larger than five percent will begin increasing their loan provisioning in the coming months to help manage the agricultural slowdown, just as banks with larger exposure to the energy sector have done. Fitch also expects agricultural banks and lenders’ loan portfolios to grow in the near to medium term, as farmers scramble to stay afloat.Source: NAFB News Service SHARE Weaker Farm Economy Could Squeeze Agriculture Lenders SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – May 18, 2016 Facebook Twitter Previous articlePlanting Window About to OpenNext articleEllspermann Confirmed as Next Ivy Tech President Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

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Women’s swimming and diving falls to Kansas

first_imgTCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Dean Straka is a senior journalism major from Lake Forest, California. He currently serves as Sports Line Editor for TCU 360. His passions include golf, God, traveling, and sitting down to watch the big game of the day. Follow him on Twitter at @dwstraka49 Linkedin Linkedin Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Facebook Dean Straka ReddIt Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Equestrian defeated in Big 12 Championship Men’s tennis clinches consecutive Big 12 titles with win over No. 4 Baylor Twitter Norrie climbs to No. 1 in national rankings Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ ReddIt Equestrian upsets No. 1 Baylor, swept by Texas A&M at NCEA Championships Facebook + posts Previous articleWomen’s golf wraps up fall season in San AntonioNext articleTCU students volunteer to stop hunger Dean Straka RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ printWomen’s swimming and diving fell short in Saturday’s meet against Kansas at the TCU Campus Recreation Center, with the Jayhawks winning 178-119.The Jayhawks finished first in all but two of the 14 races, and swept the two diving competitions.TCU finished first in the 100 yard breaststroke, with Devin Newton posting a time of 1:04.58. Lindsay Shabet finished with a time of 1:05.43 to give the Frogs a 1-2 finish.The Frogs also took home the top two spots in the 200 yard breaststroke. This time it was Shabet finishing first with a time of 2:19.53. Ashley Dyke came in second with a time of 2:22.12.TCU head coach Richard Sybesma said his squad was outperformed by a very respectable opponent in the Jayhawks, who are ranked 48th nationally.“Kansas has a really good team. We performed well, but we just came up short.” Sybesma said.Sybesma added that he was still happy with the effort that his swimmers and divers gave in the meet.“I’m very pleased with how we performed against one of the top teams in the conference,” Sybesma said. “Our girls dove well off the boards and swam hard in the pool. Again, we came up just short.”The Frogs fall to 3-2 on the season with the loss. They will get back to action when they head to Ames, Iowa next weekend to compete in a meet against both Iowa State and South Dakota. The meet will take place on both Friday, Nov. 6, and Saturday, Nov. 7. Twitter The Jayhawks outlasted the Frogs Saturday at the TCU Campus Recreation Center.last_img read more

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Wave of attempts to intimidate independent media in run-up to presidential election

first_imgNews May 5, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en Follow the news on Russia RussiaEurope – Central Asia RussiaEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts May 21, 2021 Find out more Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing to go furthercenter_img Organisation Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown June 2, 2021 Find out more February 17, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Wave of attempts to intimidate independent media in run-up to presidential election Help by sharing this information News Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption News Reporters Without Borders is extremely concerned by attempts to intimidate independent national media in recent days in Russia.“Whether the result of a change in strategy by the Kremlin or simultaneous initiatives by zealous subordinates, these manoeuvres must stop at once,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The warning shot fired across radio Echo of Moscow’s bows by its leading shareholder is the latest in a series of moves to reorganize independent media in the past few months.“Like the ridiculous charge of being ‘in the pay of foreigners,’ this devious behaviour above all reflects a growing alarm within the government and its allies about the sizeable opposition movement they are facing for the first time in the run-up to the 4 March presidential election. It also reflects an unacceptable contempt for journalists and belief that they can be easily silenced.”The online television station Dozhd TV yesterday received a fax from the Moscow prosecutor’s office asking it to provide detailed information about “the station’s funding for its coverage of the mass demonstrations from 10 to 24 December,” in which large marches were staged throughout the country in protest against alleged electoral fraud.The query was prompted by a request filed in late December by Robert Shlegel, a parliamentary representative of the ruling United Russia party and a former spokesman for the pro-Kremlin youth movement Nashi, who told the media he regarded Dozhd TV as an “information sponsor” of the opposition demonstrations. It was important to verify claims that the demonstrations and the coverage of them been financed “from abroad,” Shlegel said.Dozhd TV owner Natalya Sindeyeva announced that the station’s lawyers were preparing to respond to the request from the prosecutor’s office. She added that the station’s running costs were covered by her own resources, funds provided by her husband and what it earned from advertising.Two days earlier, Echo of Moscow, one of Russia’s leading independent broadcast media, announced that its board of directors is to be disbanded on the insistence of its majority shareholder, Gazprom, the partly state-owned natural gas company that is a close Kremlin ally. Acquired by Gazprom in 2001, like the popular TV station NTV, Echo of Moscow had managed until now to maintain its independence.Defending its request for changes in the board of directors, Gazprom-Media said it was motivated by a desire to “streamline” the management of its holdings and by the “increased attention being paid to the radio station by various sides.” One can only wonder at the request’s timing – just weeks before a presidential election and just one month after Vladimir Putin accused the station of “pouring shit over me from morning till evening.”This is the point made by the station’s journalists in a 14 February statement claiming that they were the victims of political pressure. “We understand that Gazprom-Media has been unable to react to criticism about the station from Russia’s highest officials,” they said.Reporters Without Borders said today: “We urge Gazprom-Media to explain why an overhaul of the station’s board of directors is so urgent. The wave of changes in media positions two months after the dismissal of Kommersant-Vlast’s editor in chief is just reinforcing the impression of a generalized attempt to get journalists to toe the line.”In the reshuffle of Echo of Moscow’s board scheduled for 29 March, Gazprom will get five of the nine seats instead of the four it has now. The newsroom’s current representatives, including editor in chief Alexei Venediktov and two “independent directors,” are to stand down. The journalists have already chosen their replacements and insist that the station’s editorial policy will not change. The newsroom’s staff is not being changed either.Gazprom-Media has not responded to offers from Dozhd TV owner Sindeyeva and presidential candidate Mikhail Prokhorov to buy its 66 per cent stake in Echo of Moscow. In the past, the company had repeatedly turned down similar offers from the station’s journalists.The accusations against Dozhd TV have much in common with Prime Minister Putin’s claim that the anti-government protesters were incited by the US State Department. One of the targets of a series of cyber-attacks on independents news websites on the eve of last December’s parliamentary elections, Dozhd TV already had to defend its coverage of the protests on 5 and 6 December to the Federal Supervisory Agency for Communications (Roskomnadzor).After closely examining recordings of the station’s coverage, the agency concluded that they contained nothing amiss.Putin is United Russia’s candidate in the presidential election being held on 4 March. If he wins, he will recover the position he already held from 2000 to 2008. last_img read more

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EU must not back down on control of digital weapon exports

first_img Pourquoi l’Europe peut (et doit) stopper les marchands d’armes numériques RSF_en Help by sharing this information Organisation July 12, 2017 Find out more December 1, 2017 EU must not back down on control of digital weapon exports Reporters Without Borders – known internationally as Reporters sans frontières (RSF) – hails the European Parliament international trade committee’s approval last week of a proposal for reinforcing controls on dual-use surveillance technology exports. If implemented, it would help to prevent authoritarian regimes from spying on journalists and arresting them. RSF urges MEPs to adopt this proposal when it goes before a full session of the European Parliament in January, and to resist the siren calls from the lucrative surveillance industry’s lobbyists. Does the committee’s vote mean the European Union will finally stop turning a blind eye to the export of digital weapons? The legislative revision currently under way could make it harder for European companies to export software to authoritarian regimes that use it to spy on journalists. “The challenge now is not to relinquish anything in the proposal already approved by the parliamentary committee,” Elodie Vialle, the head of RSF’s Journalism and Technology Desk, said. “MEPs must not yield to the siren calls of lobbyists orchestrated by the companies that sell surveillance technology. This is a unique chance to show that business stops where respect for human rights starts, including respect for the freedom to inform.” Invisible but real weapons The goal is to limit the export of software that allows these regimes to intercept phone calls, hack into computers and decipher passwords. Such technology is called “dual use” because it has both civilian and military applications. In the same way that nuclear energy can be used to generate electricity and make bombs. Several European Union countries, including Italy and France, are involved. The French company Amesys, for example, sold an online communications interception system called Eagle to Col. Muammar Gaddafi’s Libya in 2007. The United Kingdom has also always been lenient on surveillance technology exports to authoritarian regimes. Media exposure of these exports has been embarrassing for Europe’s democracies. The issue was discussed and – to cries of “Never again!” – the EU has since 2014 included surveillance technology in the dual-use exports that are supposed to be controlled. Business as usual for the time being But no account had been taken of the ingenuity of the surveillance technology companies, which the relevant agencies and authorities have done little to curb. Amesys set up operations under the name of AMESys in Dubai where it has continued business as usual including involvement with Field Marshall el-Sisi’s regime in Egypt. As the crackdown on journalists intensified in Turkey in early 2017, the UK’s department for international trade granted a licence for the sale of communications interception software to the Turkish authorities. Aware that the promotion of European digital start-up growth does not justify the sale of digital weapons, the European Commission published a proposal for new dual-use technology legislation in September 2016 that would update and harmonize the existing regulations. After a long discussion and postponing a vote twice, the European Parliament’s Committee on International Trade (INTA) voted on 23 November in favour of amendments to the proposal that would tighten the controls on surveillance technology exports. RSF hails its proposed legal requirement on companies to exercise “due diligence,” meaning they would have to ensure that their exported software would not be used to violate human rights. RSF also welcomes its insistence on more transparency, including the provision of more detailed information about the nature of the technology being exported. RSF nonetheless reminds MEPs that more clarity is needed about the verification process to which surveillance technology companies must submit. Right to know The European Parliament is due to vote on the proposed new legislation between 14 and 18 January. European citizens also have a right to know if their countries are selling digital weapons to dictatorships. RSF will follow the European Parliament’s negotiations closely in the coming weeks. center_img Protecting journalistsProtecting sources WhistleblowersExiled mediaPredatorsFreedom of expressionCitizen-journalistsInternet News to go further News MEPs must not yield to the siren calls of lobbyists orchestrated by the companies that sell surveillance technology, says RSF. Protecting journalistsProtecting sources WhistleblowersExiled mediaPredatorsFreedom of expressionCitizen-journalistsInternet last_img read more

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The Sky’s the Limit (Literally) for Brayden Aller

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News 74 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment HerbeautyJennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez’s Wedding DelayedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Education The Sky’s the Limit (Literally) for Brayden Aller STAFF REPORT Published on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 | 1:27 pm Community News Top of the News center_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 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. More Cool Stuff With mechanical and space engineering degrees from Vanderbilt and Caltech, Brayden Aller is one degree away from pursuing a career — and dream — in the aerospace industry.While interning with the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, or IACMI — the Composites Institute, over a span of four years, Aller gained industry-leading insight into various aspects of the composites industry by working with different materials and processes.At Vanderbilt University, where he earned his undergraduate degree in 2019 in mechanical engineering and a minor in materials science and engineering, Aller spent two summers at the Laboratory for Systems Integrity and Reliability (LASIR). There he worked on in-line monitoring systems for manufacturing with composite materials.In 2018, he spent the summer as an IACMI intern at TPI Composites in Newton, Iowa where he helped start up a new composites manufacturing plant that will produce composite bus bodies for Proterra, an electric bus company.In 2019, Brayden’s IACMI internship took him to Port Angeles, Washington and the Composite Recycling Technology Center (CRTC). At the CRTC, he assisted in the development of a materials characterization testing procedure to better identify unknown composite materials so they can be better used and recycled.The next stop for Brayden is Pasadena and Caltech, where he earned his master of science in space engineering degree earlier this year and is now pursuing a Ph.D. in space engineering. After earning his doctorate, which Aller plans to have in 2024, it’s on to a career in the aerospace industry.Brayden credits IACMI for sparking his interest in composites.“I will continue to work with composites in the near future,” he explains, “and part of my graduate research will involve working with composite materials in the context of space structures.”“We are committed to cultivating the workforce of the future by offering opportunities for students to become immersed in real-world learning experiences through programs such as our internship program,” said IACMI Workforce Director Joannie Harmon. “Our program is unique in that we retain our interns year after year, offering them a variety of experiences to have a better understanding of the different career options available.” STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business Newslast_img read more

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