African Distillers Limited 2016 Annual Report

first_imgAfrican Distillers Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about African Distillers Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the African Distillers Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: African Distillers Limited (  2016 annual report.Company ProfileAfrican Distillers Limited manufactures, distributes and markets branded spirits, ciders and wines for the Zimbabwe market and for export. The founding company was established in 1944 and its activities originally centered around the sale and distribution of imported spirits, liqueurs and wines. Local production of a range of spirits commenced in 1946 and African Distillers Limited became a public-quoted company in 1951. African Distillers offers its customers a first-class distribution service, with six depots located in strategic economic hubs in Zimbabwe (Bulawayo, Harare, Kwekwe, Masvingo, Mutare and Victoria Falls). Its headquarters, manufacturing plant, warehouse and distribution facilities are in Stapleford, an industrial area on the outskirts of Harare. African Distillers is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Six Nations Analysis: Targeting Individual Defenders

first_imgKicks are frequently a way to put pressure on individual players. People may bemoan kicking, and admittedly it can be aimless, but it is a way to create open field and attacking opportunities. Exposed: Stuart Hogg arcs past Sebastian Negri en route to his try (Getty Images) Six Nations Analysis: Targeting Individual DefendersMost tries scored cannot be attributed to a particular moment. They are a build-up of pressure or an accumulation of small mistakes, or successes, by the defence or attack.It is one of the elements that makes rugby such a joy to watch. Every action influences something else. A missed tackle may not lead directly to a try but it may draw someone else in to make the follow-up tackle. The second defender is then out of position and space may open up in the ensuing phases.That is one way to score a try; an accumulation of pressure. The other way is to pick a perceived weak point and exploit it. If the weak point cannot hold up, you score the try.There were plenty of examples from the weekend’s Six Nations matches of teams looking to exploit weaknesses in the opposition. This is not new for teams; Australia used to defend with Bernard Foley in the five-metre channel and hooker Stephen Moore in the midfield.The logic is simple, it should be easier to defend in the five-metre channel than it is either at the back of the lineout or in the midfield when you need to make many more decisions. Teams will therefore hide their weaker defenders in the channel. The problem comes when teams spot this and exploit it.France expected Wales to put a weaker defender there at the lineout in their own 22 and drew up a nice lineout move which sent 21st lock Paul Willemse straight down the line. McNicholl was suddenly at the centre of the defensive effort and he couldn’t stop the French player. Six Nations Analysis: The Last Pass In the second feature in this new series,… France again target what they perceive as the weak link at 1:13 in this clip. Wales are defending with Johnny McNicholl in the five-metre channel. This is something that France would have picked up in their pre-match analysis – Wales did the same thing with George North two weeks ago against Ireland, something you can see at 1:32 in the clip below, when they were inside their 22. France targeted Leigh Halfpenny for their first try. Halfpenny is not a weakness under the high ball but a good kick – as Romain Ntamack delivered – and a good chase mean that the best case for Halfpenny is that he is tackled as soon as he hits the ground.You can see that as soon as Ntamack winds up for the kick Josh Adams is already dropping back and Nick Tompkins soon follows. Their job is to block the path to Halfpenny. They can get in the way and allow Halfpenny to take the catch without too much French pressure. Their second job is to play any loose balls and ensure that a Halfpenny mistake isn’t terminal.They both end up on Halfpenny’s right-hand side. That causes two problems; the first is that the full-back is now jumping into French pressure rather than being covered and the second is any loose ball that ends up to Halfpenny’s left will have no try-preventing cover. Of course, the ball does end up to the left and Anthony Bouthier scores his first try. The opening round of the Six Nations showed… Hiding players in set-piece situations has become commonplace. There is no law that says where players need to defend so it would be foolish to put your ball-playing flair fly-half, who may be lacking a little in defence, in a key defensive position. Much better to hide him on the wing, or close to the lineout.For attackers this is just an invitation to find the hidden player and go after him. It will be interesting to see if Wales continue putting their wingers in the five-metre channel for the next two games and if they do, will England and Scotland exploit that?When you watch your next Six Nations game look out for how teams try to pick off individual players. Especially look out for how teams return loose kicks. They will often target a member of the front five who finds himself utterly exposed in the wide, open space in the middle of the pitch. Expandcenter_img Six Nations Analysis: The Last Pass Collapse Sam Larner uses examples from the latest round of Six Nations matches to illustrate how teams look to exploit players Six Nations Analysis: Finishing LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Six Nations Analysis: Finishing Stuart Hogg does something similar against Italy from a kick. Again, Scotland move the point of attack away from the defensive strength. This puts pressure on flanker Sebastian Negri.The Benetton player has to cover the inside shoulder of Luca Morisi. Centre Morisi cannot drift until Negri has covered the hole. Of course, Morisi is quicker than Negri and when he does drift Negri cannot get across in time and Hogg runs through the hole.ConclusionTeams will always target individual players. Every player, even the very best in the world, have some weaknesses. Both Negri and Herring, mentioned above, are exceptional players but they will of course be at risk in the open field against somebody like Hogg or Joseph.Halfpenny is one of the very best in the business but a well-placed kick and a strong chase will always cause problems. It isn’t possible to be good enough in the air to guarantee you win the ball every time. Unfortunately for Wales the mistake becomes catastrophic because there is no cover once the knock-on occurs.MORE SIX NATIONS ANALYSIS The March 2020 issue of Rugby World magazine – a Six Nations special – is on sale now.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. In the above example, Conor Murray’s kick stays infield and allows England to counter-attack. When you receive a kick or a turnover you typically want to move the point of attack. This means that you spread the ball left or right away from the strength of the defence.England immediately move the ball to the far side of the pitch to Jonathan Joseph. The act of moving the ball has forced Ireland to drift and that has exposed Rob Herring. The hooker has not been able to close the gap between himself and Josh van der Flier and the hole that is left is exacerbated by Sam Underhill and Tom Curry forming a corridor for the winger to run through.last_img read more

Church leaders welcome US-Sino action on climate change

first_img Environment & Climate Change Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Events An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Collierville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME 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 Anglican Communion, Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Job Listing Submit a Press Release Rector Smithfield, NC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ [Anglican Communion News Service] Church leaders from around the world have welcomed the announcement that the U.S. and China have ratified the U.N.’s climate change agreement that was reached in Paris last November. The news emerged as U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping met in Hangzhou, the capital of China’s Zhejiang Province, ahead of this year’s G20 Summit.Full article. Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Advocacy Peace & Justice, Tags The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Martinsville, VA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Church leaders welcome US-Sino action on climate change This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Bath, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Press Release Service AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Tampa, FL By Gavin DrakePosted Sep 6, 2016 last_img read more

Rise and fall of the landline: 143 years of telephones becoming…

first_img Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear By Jay L. Zagorsky, Boston UniversityThe global economy has changed dramatically over the past century and a half.When I lecture my Boston University business students on this topic, I use one of the world’s most transformative inventions to illustrate my point: the telephone.Before the telephone was invented, it was impossible to communicate by voice across any kind of distance. The landline in 1876, along with the telegraph a few decades earlier, revolutionized communications, leading leap by leap to the powerful computers tucked snugly in our pockets and purses today. And in the process, living standards exploded, with inflation-adjusted GDP surging from US$1,200 per person in 1870 to more than $10,000 today.What follows are a few facts I like to share with my students, as well as several others that you might not be aware of about how the phone has reshaped our lives – and continues to do so.‘Watson – I want to see you!’One of the reasons I use the telephone in my lectures is because inventor Alexander Graham Bell actually created his phone and made the first call while a professor at Boston University, where I teach economics.Alexander Graham Bell opened the first long-distance line from New York to Chicago in 1892.Gilbert H. Grosvenor Collection/Library of Congress., CC BYThe first telephone call happened on March 10, 1876, a few days after the Scottish-born inventor received a patent for the device. After he accidentally spilled battery acid on himself, Bell called for his assistant with the famous phrase “Mr. Watson, come here – I want to see you!”But that’s not the end of the story. Controversy continues over who actually invented the phone first. While Bell won the series of court battles over the first patent, some historians still give credit to Elisha Gray or Antonio Meucci, both of whom had been working on similar devices.In fact, in 2002, the U.S. Congress acknowledged Meucci’s role in the invention of the telephone – though it didn’t give him sole credit.Number of connected telephonesPhones started out as novelty items shown just to kings and queens.Today, they are something almost everyone carries with them, even the homeless.In 1914, at the start of World War I, there were 10 people for every working telephone in the U.S. By the end of World War II in 1945, there were five people for every working phone.The technology passed a key milestone in 1998, when there was one phone for every man, woman and child in the U.S.As of 2017, there were 455 million telephone numbers for the United States’ 325 million residents, or 1.4 per person. About three-quarters of those numbers were tied to mobile phones, a little over 10 percent were for old-fashioned landlines, and the rest were for internet-enabled phones.This Trimline phone came out in December 1986.Wikimedia Commons, CC BYPeople used to rent their phonesIt may sound odd today, but until the early 1980s many consumers had to rent their phones from AT&T.Until then, the company had a monopoly over most of the U.S. phone system. And in many states, AT&T would only rent phones to customers. In the early 1980s, the rental fee was $1.50 to about $5 per month depending on the type of phone.That changed in 1983, when the U.S. government ended AT&T’s monopoly. Consumers in all parts of the country suddenly had the option to buy their own phone. At the time, the price for the most basic black rotary dial phone was $19.95, or a bit over $50 in today’s dollars.The fanciest Trimline phone with push-buttons, instead of a rotary dial was sold for about $55, which is just under $150 today.Plummeting costsOne reason phones have become so indispensable for communicating is that the cost keeps dropping to make calls.Making a coast-to-coast phone call a century ago was very expensive. Back in 1915, a three-minute daytime phone call from New York City to San Francisco cost $20.70. Adjusted for inflation, that means the rather abrupt call cost more than $500 in today’s money.Over the next half-century, prices fell drastically, although it was still rather pricey. In 1968, the same three-minute call cost $1.70 – or about $12 today. That’s why, when I was dating the woman who became my wife, we primarily spoke at night – when phone calls were much cheaper – to save a little money.Today, almost no one thinks about the price of a single cross-country call or tries to keep conversations short to save money. Phone call prices plummeted after the breakup of the U.S. telephone monopoly in the 1980s. And the invention of technologies like “voice over IP” – popularized by Skype – pushed prices down even further.Prices have gotten so low that the Federal Communications Commission stopped tracking the cost of long-distance calls in 2006. After decades of recording phone call costs it reported the average long-distance call in 2006 cost just 6 cents per minute. Since most people don’t pay by the minute anymore an extra minute of talking on the phone today is effectively free.There’s a dark side to cheap calls, however. Robocalls are now constantly spamming Americans. The same reduction in price makes it easy for con artists to ring millions of phone numbers looking for someone gullible enough to believe their pitches.Households without landlines, and just cellphones, tend to be younger.Kaspars Grinvalds/shutterstock.comPhone demographicsIt gets a bit more interesting when you look at what types of phones households still use. There has been a dramatic shift in the last few years from landlines to cellphones, with a surprising connection to our well-being.In 2018, a government survey found that almost 55 percent of households use cellphones exclusively, up from less than 10 percent in 2005. Another 36 percent have both a mobile phone and a working landline. Just over 5 percent of those surveyed said they relied entirely on a landline, compared with over a third of households in 2005. The remaining 3 percent said they didn’t have a phone.So who are those people who still only use landlines?Since it’s the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that actually conducts this survey, we know a little more about those 5 percent. As you might expect, they are primarily elderly people – and they tend to own their homes. In contrast, households that have only mobile phones are more likely to be made up of young people who are renting. They’re also more likely to be poor and live in the Northeast.In terms of well-being, the CDC notes that the adults in wireless homes are more likely to be healthier and get plenty of exercise than those with only landlines. Conversely, they are also substantially more likely to have had at least one “heavy drinking day” in the past year and more apt to be a current smoker.Phones have reshaped our lives. The next time you pull out your phone, spend a minute pondering what your life and the world would be like if the phone hadn’t been created. TAGSLandlineTelephoneThe Conversation Previous articleSpring Match: In March and April your gifts are doubled to Christian HELPNext articleLake Apopka Natural Gas District honors employees on fourth annual Natural Gas Utility Workers’ Day Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Jay L. Zagorsky is a Senior Lecturer at Boston University. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license.center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

My Dinh Plaza Apartment / HGAA

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  Hoang Le photography Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs Save this picture!© Hoang Le photography+ 23Curated by Paula Pintos Share My Dinh Plaza Apartment / HGAA My Dinh Plaza Apartment / HGAASave this projectSaveMy Dinh Plaza Apartment / HGAA Area:  78 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyApartments, Renovation•Vietnam ArchDaily 2019center_img Projects Architects: HGAA Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: AutoDesk, An Cuong, Hafele, TrimbleSave this picture!© Hoang Le photographyRecommended ProductsDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20WindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Windowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityText description provided by the architects. This is a small project with the aim of improving the quality of life in a typical apartment in Hanoi, bringing an open and flexible living space, close to nature, creating a connection between human, eliminating the spatial separation created by the common room layout. Initially the apartment was divided into small rooms, including 2 bedrooms adjacent to the outside and a common living space adjacent to the inner corridor. The walls of the rooms reduce the light and ventilation capacity of the apartment, the common living space is therefore always underexposed, confined and have a boring view.Save this picture!© Hoang Le photographySave this picture!ViewSave this picture!© Hoang Le photographyThe design solution is to tear down the room walls, move the living space to the central position of the apartment, 2 bedrooms on both sides are separated by wooden sliding walls, which can open and close as needed. During the day, when the sliding walls are retracted, the spaces are connected to each other, so that the light and wind can reach every corner. In this new space, people have the ability to see each other from every position in the apartment, increasing the opportunity to communicate and interact more with each other in activities. When privacy is needed, the walls are closed, creating separate and independent bedrooms. At the same time, the common living space in the central location still receives wind, light and beautiful views to the outside.Save this picture!© Hoang Le photographyIn addition to changing the nature of the space, the interior of the apartment is also very simple, towards a harmonious lifestyle, reducing furniture while ensuring comfort for the family’s life. The living space of the apartment does not have a sofa, only a long table and chairs. This is a place where people work, meet, talk, dine, and relax. The material used is mainly light wood combined with white ceiling and walls, minimizing unnecessary decoration, creating a sense of spaciousness and softer space.Save this picture!© Hoang Le photographyThereby, people can easily feel the presence of nature around them in the shape of tree and light. Through the project, we would like to bring a simple solution to improve the living space of regular apartments in Vietnam, creating a flexible living environment, suitable for modern lifestyles. Focusing on the quality of life, increasing the connection between people and nature, as well as individuals and society.Save this picture!© Hoang Le photographyProject gallerySee allShow lessU House / CND ARCHITECTSelected ProjectsThe Greja House / Park + AssociatesSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:2 Nguyễn Hoàng, Mỹ Đình, Từ Liêm, Hà Nội, VietnamLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Apartments “COPY” Vietnam CopyAbout this officeHGAAOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsRefurbishmentRenovationOn FacebookVietnamPublished on October 05, 2019Cite: “My Dinh Plaza Apartment / HGAA” 05 Oct 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Villa Korup / Jan Henrik Jansen Arkitekter + Marshall Blecher

first_img Year:  Photographs ArchDaily Denmark 2018 Villa Korup / Jan Henrik Jansen Arkitekter + Marshall Blecher Architects: Jan Henrik Jansen Arkitekter, Marshall Blecher Area Area of this architecture project Projects “COPY” CopyHouses•Korup, Denmark, Denmark ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardcenter_img Area:  280 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeJan Henrik Jansen ArkitekterOfficeFollowMarshall BlecherOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookKorup, DenmarkDenmarkPublished on May 01, 2020Cite: “Villa Korup / Jan Henrik Jansen Arkitekter + Marshall Blecher” 01 May 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Villa Korup / Jan Henrik Jansen Arkitekter + Marshall BlecherSave this projectSaveVilla Korup / Jan Henrik Jansen Arkitekter + Marshall Blecher Photographs:  Hampus Berndtson, Marshall Blecher, Gabrielle Gualdi Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Louis PoulsenDesign Team:Jan Hernik Jansen, Marshall BlecherConsultants:Cross Timber SystemsCity:Korup, DenmarkCountry:DenmarkMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hampus BerndtsonRecommended ProductsWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumText description provided by the architects. Villa Korup was designed for a young family of six on the Danish island of Fyn after a fire destroyed their previous home. The characteristic ‘three-legged’ plan was developed in order to delineate the different aspects of the landscape, accentuating their qualities and creating three characteristic courtyard-like spaces; sunny south-facing sloped area to the south, a protected kitchen garden to the east and an orchard cum playground to the west.Save this picture!© Hampus BerndtsonInternally, the plan provides central communal spaces for the large family to gather as well as more private, secluded spaces at the ends of the wings.Save this picture!© Hampus BerndtsonSave this picture!Floor planSave this picture!© Hampus BerndtsonThe house is constructed entirely from cross-laminated timber (CLT) and clad with panels of raw weathering steel which react to the sites conditions and develop over time; starting out with an oily grey, metallic finish, gradually streaking with orange, fading into a mottled brown and eventually settling into a deep earthy umber. The steel cladding system was developed especially for this house and results in a completely fixtureless facade.Save this picture!© Gabrielle GualdiThe house was one of the first private dwellings constructed in Denmark from CLT which has in this case been exposed throughout the house and treated in a traditional Danish manner with soap and lye which protects the timber and gives it a soft, resilient finish.Save this picture!© Hampus BerndtsonThe house was raised in just three days after panels were carefully designed and robotically manufactured from sustainable FSC Baltic fir. Savings on labour meant that this solid timber house was constructed at a comparable cost to a more traditional timber frame house.Save this picture!© Marshall BlecherSave this picture!ElevationsSave this picture!© Marshall BlecherThe house was designed by Danish/German architect Jan Henrik Jansen in collaboration with Australian Architect Marshall Blecher. The two architects are currently working together on projects across Scandinavia including an underground house in the sand-dunes of northwestern Denmark, a private island cabin in Norway and the conversion of a 120 year old thatched cabin on the Baltic coast of GermanySave this picture!© Gabrielle GualdiProject gallerySee allShow lessIDEAS Qixing Xigang Campsite / Ruer Architectural DesignSelected ProjectsDarling Square / ASPECT StudiosSelected Projects Share Houses Save this picture!© Hampus Berndtson+ 25Curated by Paula Pintos Share “COPY”last_img read more

Protesters for Palestine to Philharmonic: ‘Violins, not Zionist Violence’

first_imgOne sign read “Tune out apartheid, don’t fiddle for Israel” over an image of a violin, and another “Violins – not Zionist Violence.”Over 70 people participated in a rally and press conference outside the Kimmel Center on April 6 to protest the Philadelphia Philharmonic Orchestra’s plans to tour and perform in Israel in June 2018.  The event was organized by a newly formed coalition, Philly: Don’t Orchestrate Apartheid.The rally greeted concertgoers and musicians as they exited an afternoon performance.  Participants carried banners and signs opposing Israel’s occupation of Palestine, along with enlarged pictures of Israeli soldiers terrorizing and arresting Palestinian children.Earlier in the day, activists distributed flyers explaining objections to the trip to people attending the concert. The orchestra labels the trip “cultural diplomacy” and claims it is not “a political mission.”  But the orchestra admits that the trip is “in celebration of [Israel’s] 70th anniversary” and was organized in close collaboration with Israeli government officials.The trip’s scheduled performance in Jerusalem coincides with Israel’s unilateral declaration of that city as its capital, in violation of international law. There are no plans to tour cities in the West Bank or Gaza.Israel kills hundreds in GazaMeanwhile, the Israeli army killed more than 30 Palestinian civilians in Gaza participating in the Great March of Return, which protested 11 years of total blockade and 70 years of occupation. (See article on news from Gaza.)Palestinian activist and author Susan Abulhawa opened the news conference by reading excerpts from a letter sent in March to the orchestra management requesting a meeting.  Over 100 musicians, artists, scholars, union members and activists, along with 30 social justice organizations, signed the letter calling on the orchestra to cancel the tour. A copy of that letter was sent with a special appeal to the orchestra’s unionized musicians in the American Federation of Musicians Local 77.When orchestra co-presidents Ryan Fleur and Matthew Lode answered on March 26, they invoked “peace and tolerance through music.” Yet they plan to meet with Miri Regev, Israel’s minister of culture and sport. Regev recently likened African asylum seekers in Israel to “a cancer” — but apologized to cancer survivors for the association with Black people!  Regev also posted a video of herself with Israeli soccer fans as they shouted genocidal chants at Palestinians.One immediate result of the rally was the removal of Regev’s name from the orchestra’s website posting of the tour itinerary.‘No cultural exchange of racism’“It is not okay to use our city’s art in the service of apartheid,” Abulhawa stated, noting the solidarity that “Palestinians have and have always had with Black America. These connections between our struggles have to be continually made.  Our solidarity transcends reciprocity.”The Rev. Graylan Hagler, African-American pastor and activist from Washington, D.C., stated, “There should be no cultural exchange of racism, of apartheid, of dehumanization and the robbing of culture, history or Indigenous peoples’ land.”Pam Africa, the minister of confrontation for the MOVE organization, asked: “How can the orchestra send people to a country where they are murdering Palestinians, who were there long before the Israelis came? When are you going to stand on the side of righteousness?”“The African-American community,” stated Dr. Anthony Monteiro, just “commemorated the 50th anniversary of the brutal assassination of our leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  At the same time, we watched in horror as the Israeli military … murdered unarmed Palestinians. We suffer almost just like the Palestinians. We call on the Philadelphia Orchestra to end its relationship with the state of Israel until that state stops killing innocent Palestinian people. … [King] would have stood with the Palestinian people without hesitation.”Mike Wilson, from the anti-police brutality organization REAL Justice, stated: “It is natural to see alliance between Palestinian people and Black people in this country. Philadelphia is a city of color.  If the people of this city knew what Israel is doing to the Palestinian people they would say ‘hell no’ to the orchestra trip. Even Super Bowl champion players in the Philadelphia Eagles made it clear they would not go.”Palestinian activist Ribhi Mustafa from Al-Aqsa Mosque stated, “We stand in shame in the birthplace of freedom to talk about the Philadelphia Orchestra going to the state of Israel to perform while the Israeli state is murdering innocent civilians.”We will be backRetired union member Joe Piette noted that not all orchestra performers may want to go to Israel.  He urged performers to stand in resistance to the trip. “We understand that the workers are not making these decisions and we stand by them and their union.”Piette pointed out the 140 plaques to many Black musicians on the sidewalks in front of the Kimmel Center, calling out the names of Marianne Anderson, Nina Simone, John Coltrane, Pearl Bailey, Chubby Checker, Teddy Pendergrass and Bessie Smith: “These artists would be outraged that the orchestra would go at the same time Israeli snipers are deliberately shooting down innocent people.”The next action will be a candlelight vigil (not silent though) on Thursday, April 12 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. outside the Philly Orchestra venue, the Kimmel Center, 300 S. 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Gambian police beat journalist returned from exile

first_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Gambian authorities to identify and punish the police officers who attacked radio station manager Pa Modou Bojang while he was covering deadly clashes between police and protesters in Faraba Banta, a village 50 km south of the capital, Banjul, on 18 June. GambiaAfrica Condemning abuses Violence Describing his arrest by the police, Bojang said: “I identified myself as journalist with my professional press card but they slapped and beat me anyway. They said, ‘you journalists have destroyed this country and if Yahya Jammeh were here, we would have killed all of you.’” Jammeh was Gambia’s president from 1994 until his ouster in 2017. Gambia: former president must stand trial for journalist’s murder News Receive email alerts Follow the news on Gambia Three journalist arrested, two radio stations closed in Gambia After arresting him, Bojang said the police tried to get him to delete the contents of his mobile phone. “They asked me to format my mobile. I refused. They took my audio recorder.” Le journaliste Pa Modou Bojang pris en photo par ses confrères après son agression par la police à Faraba Banta (Gambie). © News “This kind of police violence against journalists has no place in the new era that began in Gambia after the departure of Yahya Jammeh, one of Africa’s worst press freedom predators,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk.  “The new Gambian authorities must not only firmly condemn this attack but also investigate the police violence against this reporter, in order to demonstrate a clear intention to put a stop to violence against journalists and to the systematic impunity that those responsible enjoyed under the previous regime.” June 21, 2018 Gambian police beat journalist returned from exile January 27, 2020 Find out more RSF_en The manager of Home Digital FM, Bojang was violently assaulted on the morning of 18 June while he was covering a protest by residents against the mining of sand in the area, which they say is polluting rice paddies. Two people were killed as police tried to break up the demonstration.center_img Gambia is ranked 122nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index, 21 places higher than in 2017. This was the world’s biggest rise in this year’s index. When reached by RSF, information and communication minister Demba Ali Jawo said: “There is absolutely no justification and it is inacceptable for a journalist doing his work to be beaten or harassed.” Bojang returned to Gambia in February 2018 after spending nine years in exile to escape Yahya Jammeh’s dictatorial regime. Before leaving, he was arrested twice and was tortured during three weeks in prison on 2008. During Jammeh’s 23-year reign of terror, censorship, violence and arbitrary detention drove 110 journalists to flee the country. According to the GPU, nearly 30 of them have returned since the dictator’s removal in January 2017. to go further The Gambian Press Union (GPU) said: “Authorities should first have instructed the police to under no circumstances use force against journalists.” The police finally released Bojang in the evening but did not return his audio recorder. He was then seen with his shirt spattered with blood in a video interview posted on social networks. Help by sharing this information News Organisation Gambia still needs to address challenges to press freedom GambiaAfrica Condemning abuses Violence News August 6, 2020 Find out more July 23, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Hamburg newspaper firebombed after reprinting Mohammed cartoons

first_img Organisation RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum GermanyEurope – Central Asia Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Receive email alerts German BND Act: A missed opportunity for press freedom Follow the news on Germany March 30, 2021 Find out more RSF_en to go further June 2, 2021 Find out more January 11, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Hamburg newspaper firebombed after reprinting Mohammed cartoons News News News News Rocks and a firebomb were thrown through the Hamburg-based newspaper’s basement widow, starting a small fire that damaged files but caused no injuries.Although the motive for the attack has not been identified, it came two days after the newspaper reprinted several of the Mohammed cartoons that were published by the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.“We firmly condemn this arson attack,” Reporters Without Borders deputy programme director Virginie Dangles said. “Media freedom is a non-negotiable fundamental right. Attacks of this kind against media or journalists are completely unacceptable.”The car of a photojournalist who often covers neo-Nazi demonstrations was the target of an arson attack in Berlin last month. He was one of 18 photojournalists whose names and photos appeared on a “wanted list” posted online in November by far-right activists.Germany is ranked 14th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. May 31, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders is appalled by last night’s arson attack on the Hamburger Morgenpost newspaper after it published several Mohammed cartoons as a tribute to the Charlie Hebdo journalists who were murdered last week. GermanyEurope – Central Asia last_img read more