Catena snaps up The Bull

first_img30th May 2018 | By contenteditor Finance Topics: Finance Strategy Tech & innovation Catena Media has agreed to acquire Australian stock market news and analysis website TheBull.com.au. Under the deal, Catena will pay an initial Aus$900,000 (€585,700/US$676,000) in cash, with an additional Aus$250,000 due after six months based on hand-over obligations being met. The acquisition agreement also includes the purchase of other key sites, such as TheBull.asia and FatCat.com.au. The Bull provides stock market analysis from leading Australia finance journalist Ashley Jessen. In addition, Catena is to acquire video-focused sites LearnTrading.com.au and LearnCFDs.com, as well as similar domains, from Jessen. Catena plans to use the sites and IP rights to build an eco-system of written, video and audio content in order to enhance its current revenue generation. Henrik Persson Ekdahl, acting chief executive of Catena, said: “Taking a great stock market news publishing site and adding video content, weekly market round-up pod and video-casts, as well as ‘how-to’ videos will be a powerful combination and a first for Australia.”Related article: Catena posts record financials in Q1 Email Address Tags: Binary Options and Forex Online Gambling Catena snaps up The Bull Catena Media has agreed to acquire Australian stock market news and analysis website TheBull.com.au Regions: Oceania Australia AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

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HF Group Limited (HFCK.ke) 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgHF Group Limited (HFCK.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about HF Group Limited (HFCK.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the HF Group Limited (HFCK.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: HF Group Limited (HFCK.ke)  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileHF Group Limited formerly (Housing Finance Limited) is a financial services group with interests in mortgage lending, corporate and retail banking, property development and a bancassurance business. Its product and service offering ranges from transactional banking products to financial services for micro-enterprises, group banking, agricultural and small-to-medium enterprises. HF Group offers asset finance services, micro-credit loans and loans for anything from solar water heating systems to mortgage finance. The company also has interests in developing and selling residential houses and offers insurance agency services. Formerly known as HF Group Limited, the company changed its name to HF Group Plc in 2017. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. HF Group Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Canada: Emotions run high as error reverses vote on same-sex…

first_img Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Featured Events Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Tags Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Washington, DC Canada: Emotions run high as error reverses vote on same-sex marriage by Marites N. SisonPosted Jul 13, 2016 Rector Bath, NC 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 Comments are closed. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit an Event Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Jobs & Calls Comments (1) Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Samir Bulus Idris Tia says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Belleville, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Albany, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Human Sexuality, Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 July 14, 2016 at 3:29 am May God lead the Church the way he has sent His son for. The Church, the Anglican Church in particular must work with one mind, spirit, faith, bible and church. Because there is one God. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Anglican Communion, Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Same-Sex Marriage Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Smithfield, NC Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Job Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL [Anglican Journal] The General Synod plenary hall was a cauldron of emotions after Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, announced with finality that an error in the July 11 count of the vote on the motion allowing same-sex marriage had been made, and that, in fact, it had been approved, not rejected.There was palpable anger on the faces of some members, weariness in others. Others smiled and quietly exchanged hugs. Some simply looked stunned.A few visibly upset members stood up to leave the plenary hall.The Anglican Journal interviewed members from both sides of the divide to get their reactions:Shara Golden, Diocese of FrederictonI might not have agreed with all the processes, but I do believe that when something is wrong and you can fix it, you fix it. It was a hard way to have it happen for where I thought it should go, but I would want someone to say we’re going to fix it, if it was the other way.I didn’t vote for the resolution … but I wouldn’t be happy if I knew that we had done things wrong. That’s not what God would want. He’d want us to be honest and upright. I will live with the results, I will.Bishop William Anderson, Diocese of CaledoniaThey did what they had to do in terms of trying to correct the record so I have no issue with that. What I do have an issue with is that last night when the thinking was that the vote got in the way, a number of bishops announced that they were simply going to ignore the results, they were going to defy the decision of synod and… go ahead and approve [same-sex] marriages.Well, today, the situation is reversed, with the correction of the record, so the question I would be asking is, “Does this mean in fact that they are going to withhold consent for the marriages until this passes second reading in three years?”I think this process has been immensely destructive of the unity of our church. I think people are going to go away wounded and if the dioceses that said they’re going to go ahead anyway now will go ahead even though now they have won the vote, it further exacerbates the contempt for our synodical process. I think we’re in for a period of chaos and I think that’s not going to be helpful for the church.Q: What will you be telling your diocese?The practical side of it is pretty straightforward. I have no reason to believe that it was not an honest error, a technical error, and so the vote is what the vote was. People need to deal with that.I think the bigger problem is the one that flows from all the dioceses that said last night they were simply going to go ahead. What that says to my people is, “Well, we have a process where this has to pass at two successive synods, but some dioceses have decided they’re just going to go ahead, anyway.” Which begs the question, why are we even involved in a synodical process in deciding something like this if, to be very cynical, some bishops are going to make themselves mini popes who can decide doctrine on their own?Dean Iain Luke, Diocese of AthabascaThe irony is that before the whole synod started, people were saying it’s a “lose-lose” situation. Everybody knows what it feels like now. Both sides have understood now what it feels like to lose, if you have to use that word. One side ends up not getting their way, but the other side knows what it feels like. For a day they felt that and I hope that that will help us.The most important thing going ahead is that we bring those two groups of people together, that people see the leadership of those two groups working together to find one story for our church. It would be terrible if there were two stories of this synod, because two stories lead to two churches. We need one story, one church. But to do that, people have to see that both sides are working together to tell that story.Why did it happen this way? There must be something for us to learn from.Canon Travis Enright, Diocese of EdmontonI arrived here with much trepidation either way, no matter how the vote was going to go because I think we’ve forgotten how to love in dialogue and our structures are so completely parliamentary. It’s about argument and right and wrong… so now we’re forced into a little tube to see each other not as beloved, not as cared for, but as opponents.I think moving forward, the church has got to see this. In the last 24 hours, in the fullness of the ‘no, no, yes, no,’ it caused so much confusion that it hurt and there’s no place for a reconciling word where I can go with my brothers and sisters. How can we find space for each other? How can we truly find space for each other vs. this is a canon and we’re going to do this, anyway? Or we’re going to have proclamations or we’re going to have scriptural recommendations. That is not, I think, how this beloved church should be run moving forward.Q: What needs to be done then? What are you advocating for?I would probably advocate not something legislative, not even consensus work. There are other models. There’s one particularly Cree way of doing things called Wicheowin, which means, How do you share together? At the end of it when we come to a concern, it’s not that you prove yourself, it’s how can you live together. How can you live through this together?We talk a lot about self-determination. I think the whole church needs to go through a period of self-determination. The whole church needs to find out what it means to live contextually on this particular land and know that there are many, many voices – conservatism, liberalism, within Indigenous communities, within urban communities, rural communities – and that we’re not simply a monoculture. We have to figure out ways to have connecting points.Bishop Michael Bird, Diocese of OttawaObviously, I can’t help but be grateful for the resolution passing because it’s not a vote, behind that are the witness that we give as a church to LGBTQ [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning] community and their friends and their families. That is welcome news to me.On the other hand, I know that we come away from synod [with] many people feeling confused and hurt because the result is different… We’ll need to go back and pray for synod and hope that we can continue to walk together in new and inspiring ways.Q: Are you still going ahead with same-sex marriages in your dioceses?I haven’t changed my mind on that at this point. This has just happened so I haven’t really given much thought yet about what the next [steps are]… I will be talking to some of our senior staff and seeing how, if any way, this will alter that. But at this stage, I basically made my decision now and I’m going forward with it.I don’t believe that this canon, in its present form, prohibits the action that I have announced.The motion having passed and even regardless of which way it went, there was a strong majority of people voting in favor, so I can take that as strong encouragement.Bishop John Chapman, Diocese of OttawaQ: Will the diocese go ahead with decision to allow same-sex marriages?It doesn’t change anything we’re planning to do in the diocese of Ottawa, except that I am now pleased that we’re now moving in a direction that is sanctioned by the whole body of the church. It was sanctioned – over 70% voted anyway before,  so I felt comfortable… I felt like it was the right thing to do, it’s the pastorally right thing to do in the diocese of Ottawa… Now I’m moving ahead doing it… knowing that there’s a two-thirds majority support in all three houses.Q: If as the General Synod chancellor said the canon doesn’t prohibit same-sex marriages, why was it necessary to go through what some have described as a painful process?A: I wish that the matter was presented to synod as a pastoral matter from the very beginning and not as a canonical issue…Bishop Melissa Skelton, Diocese of New WestminsterIt was surprising. My part of this was I reviewed the list of clergy and noticed there were four names that recorded no vote, one of whom was someone I was pretty sure had voted in the affirmative… I was kind of involved in it…as this was happening behind the scenes, coming to light. Others were doing the recounting of the votes, which I didn’t even think to do. I was looking for what was odd about having four names of clergy, who didn’t have a vote recorded. I thought, something’s wrong.So what do I think about it? Because I voted in the affirmative I feel like I’m in this strange new world. So relieved, but so concerned that others are having the experience today that I had last night, which was feeling quite downhearted… about where to go with that.For my part, I’m relieved that I can go back to my diocese and say to our gay and lesbian people that we have taken an affirmative step on this. In my province, and among my friends in the house of bishops, I’m very concerned for those who feel that they’re not ready for that. How do we continue to make room for their point of view in a sensitive and caring way?Q: What would you say to the public who’s perplexed about what just happened?Technology has bugs, what can I tell you. It does. And even when it’s this refined and it’s carefully thought out and I fully agree with what the primate said that [the general secretary, Archdeacon] Michael Thompson and those who provided the technical aspect, I’m sure they worked very hard. Any of us who run senates know that it’s fraught with ways that it cannot live up to the perfection we had wanted it to be. It makes quite the story, doesn’t it? In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 last_img read more

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London’s voluntary sector to access funding books more easily

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. Voluntary organisations in London will benefit from an injection of thousands of pounds worth of books and information resources as part of a new Community Libraries Project.Charity sector book publisher The Directory of Social Change (DSC), in partnership with the Bridge House Estate Trust Fund and London Voluntary Service Council, is implementing this project to help CVSs and other host organisations set up a library resource. This will enable local community groups to access funding information and a wealth of information on management, the voluntary sector and charity law.Following an application process, 12 partner organisations have now been chosen to host the libraries. These are the CVSs in Greenwich, Havering, Merton, Westminster, Harrow, Southwark, Hackney, Barnet, and Waltham Forest, together with the Black Training and Enterprise Unit in Camden, the Advertisement Howard Lake | 21 October 2002 | News London’s voluntary sector to access funding books more easily Wandsworth Volunteer Bureau and Community Links Bromley.Each organisation will receive £1,300 worth of books and information resources from Directory of Social Change¹s core collection and other publishers.Jo George, the project’s Information Officer, said: “Although small voluntary and community groups can benefit tremendously from information, particularly about funding, second tier organisations often cannot afford to budget for books so this grant will provide a much neededboost to those community groups in desperate need of support.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Gala Coral hits £1million summit for Sue Ryder Care in 2009

first_img Tagged with: Community fundraising Sue Ryder Care Howard Lake | 26 January 2010 | News 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. Gala Coral hits £1million summit for Sue Ryder Care in 2009  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Gala Coral has raised £1million for Sue Ryder Care in 2009 and has pledged to raise a further £500k in 2010.No mountain was high enough for the staff at Gala Coral in 2009, as they have smashed their 2009 target of raising £1m for the company’s nominated charity partner, Sue Ryder Care.Not satisfied with conquering Everest and holding the world’s highest ever game of bingo, Gala Coral staff have now set themselves the challenge of raising an additional £500,000 in 2010; with the aim of bringing total fundraising efforts for Sue Ryder Care to £1.5m.Paul Woodward, Chief Executive of healthcare charity, Sue Ryder Care, said: “On behalf of Sue Ryder Care, I’d like to extend my sincere thanks to everyone at Gala Coral for their continued support.“All money raised through fundraising efforts and corporate partnerships is vital funds that help us provide end of life and long term care for more people living with conditions including; Cancer, Stroke, Dementia, Multiple Sclerosis and Huntington’s Disease.”Following an employee vote in May 2008, in which Sue Ryder Care was nominated as the group charity until the end of 2010, the generosity of Gala Coral staff and customers has known no bounds. In addition to holding collections and fundraising parties, Gala Coral employees have dressed up as dogs to race around Brighton and Hove Greyhound Stadium and climbed to Everest Base Camp to set the record for the worlds highest ever game of bingo.The trek to Everest Base Camp saw 25 dedicated bingo buffs climb an astonishing 17,500ft, dabber in hand, to set the record for the World’s Highest Game of Bingo. Despite the constant risk of dehydration, altitude sickness, deep vein thrombosis and frostbite, they overcame all that nature could throw at them to land the biggest bingo jackpot of all time; calling “BINGO” on top of the world! Following the completion of the trek and the setting of a new record, the team successfully smashed their goal of raising £100,000 for Sue Ryder Care.Dominic Harrison, Chief Executive of Gala Coral said: “The fundraising work carried out by Gala Coral staff and customers to date has been truly inspirational, from the many local events right through to the trek to Everest Base Camp Trek. Their continued enthusiasm in raising funds for such an important cause is much appreciated and highly valued. As a result of Gala Coral fundraising efforts, Sue Ryder Care remains in a strong position to continue their vital work – at a challenging time for them and the wider charity sector”.For more information on Sue Ryder Care visit www.suerydercare.org. For more information on the Gala Coral Group visit www.galacoral.co.uk.last_img read more

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GABRIELA leader gives testimony on Duterte’s misogyny at Int’l Peoples’ Tribunal

first_imgJoan May Salvador, Sept. 19.The following testimony was presented by Joan May Salvador at the Sept. 18-19 International Peoples’ Tribunal in Brussels, Belgium, on the violations of women’s rights and misogyny in the Philippines. Salvador is Secretary General of GABRIELA Philippines, a mass women’s organization.  As a Filipino woman activist and human rights defender, I recognize the oppression and injustice against the many in our society — the marginalized, voiceless, nameless, underserved sectors, the farmers, workers, rural and urban poor, Indigenous people and women. My work constantly seeks to contribute toward the elimination of oppression and injustice against our people.For many Filipino women like myself, every day under the presidency of Rodrigo Roa Duterte is a day of fierce resistance amidst waves upon waves of attacks on our rights.I cannot stand idly by while President Rodrigo Duterte, the highest elected official in our land, serially violates women’s rights with his sexist and misogynistic statements and deeds. I cannot stand idly by while the most powerful man in the country — whose words are easily translated into policy directives — contributes heavily to reinforcing a feudal and patriarchal culture that treats women as inferior, as sex objects, as properties, which includes a whole range of sexist customs, practices and ideas.President Duterte has disrespected, demeaned and abused women of the Philippines. This is not, and will never be, acceptable to me and to the many fierce and fearless women of the Philippines.By way of presenting evidence of President Duterte’s serial sexism and misogyny, I will show this Honorable Court a short video clip of some of the most abominable displays of his misogyny from the time he was campaigning for the presidency up until today as the president of the Republic of the Philippines.Ladies and gentlemen of this International People’s Tribunal, President  Duterte has repeatedly displayed ingrained prejudice against women. He has contributed immensely to reinforcing inequality, not simply between men and women, but in a larger context between the powerful and the powerless.Duterte: ‘Misogyny personified’President Duterte has spewed rhetoric that pushes women to conform to certain standards and to make them feel inadequate. He has promoted discrimination and violence against women in its various forms. Indeed, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is misogyny personified.Filipino women continue to be treated as sources of cheap labor, as commodities, as mere properties. Against a backdrop of a feudal and patriarchal culture systemic within Philippine society, President Duterte’s blatant display of misogyny correlates well with the troubling persistence of violence against Filipino women and children.President Duterte often tells rape jokes, despite constant insistence by women’s rights activists that rape is no laughing matter — especially so because during the first year of Duterte’s presidency in 2016, the number of reported cases of rape totaled 9,943.  There were 3,463 more rape cases that year than the annual average of 6,480 for the prior decade. This was an increase of 53 percent!Meanwhile, the Philippine National Police’s Bantay Krimen Web-Based Monitoring System showed 8,461 rape cases were reported in different police stations in the country in 2017.  That total is still a lot higher than the average annual number of reported rape cases prior to Duterte’s presidency.Meanwhile, about 15 cases of rape nationwide have been reported every day during the current year. Ironically, Duterte’s hometown of Davao City —  where he served as mayor — is ranked as the city with the highest number of reported cases of rape.Similarly, reported cases of other forms of violence against women and children — including domestic and partner abuse, sexual harassment, prostitution and sex trafficking — are also on the rise.  Poor women are consistently more vulnerable to abuse. For example, the Philippine Statistics Authority reports that the rate of spousal or partner violence committed against women is 31.6 percent in lower-income households, as compared to 18.3 percent in highest-income households.It is important to bear in mind that these are conservative numbers. In the Philippines — and globally — only one in every three women who are victims of violence report the abuse to authorities (U.N. National Demographic and Health Survey data). This is particularly true when their own family members are the perpetrators, as in cases of incest, and they are powerful men.  It is also due to the prevalent culture of victim blaming, as police officers, media personalities and even President Duterte himself exemplify.Police abuse of womenAlarmingly, Duterte’s drug war against the poor and his continued imposition of martial law in Mindanao have provided more fertile ground for rampant abuses by state security forces.  On several occasions, the president addressed them with his own misogynist and sexist orders.Since 2017 — or since the start of the Philippine National Police’s campaign against illegal drugs — 13 policemen have been involved in eight rape cases, 13 acts of lasciviousness, and one case of sexual harassment and physical assault against women.It is contemptible that while the police try to justify the war on drugs as a way to curb the prevalence of rape in the country, members of the PNP are raping women and committing other forms of sexual abuse under a regime that blatantly disregards women’s rights and promotes a culture of impunity for perpetrators and abuse of authority.In his words and deeds, President Duterte has committed — and by extension through the actions of Philippine state security forces — grave violations of the Philippines’ obligations under the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and Philippine laws, such as the Magna Carta of Women, the Women Development Code of Davao and about 20 other national laws. This is demonstrated by the growing number of cases of violence against Filipino women and girls, and in a host of other social practices that normalize and trivialize rape and violence against women.The Philippines is a signatory to CEDAW, which is also called the International Bill of Rights of Women, and is obligated to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women and to respect, protect and fulfill women’s human rights.In line with its above-mentioned commitments and obligations under  CEDAW, the Philippines 1987 Constitution enshrined a state policy that recognizes the role of women in nation-building and the fundamental equality of women and men before the law.Women activists fight back!Women activists, feminists and women’s organizations, myself and GABRIELA included, have also played a crucial role in the adoption by various local governmental units of gender and development codes, such as the Women Development Code of Davao City, which was approved on Oct. 14, 1997, by President Duterte, then the mayor of that city.The law supposedly affords special protection to women, particularly in regard to the following concerns: ensuring that women are treated equally in law and in fact; that women enjoy the same rights and privileges as men; and that women are not treated as objects but as human beings whose dignity the state values and whose human rights are guaranteed and afforded full respect and protection.  Also, that all forms of violence and discrimination against women are eliminated; that women are treated as equal partners of men in development; and that they are provided the same spaces in governance and public service.Thus, any violation of women’s rights — and worse, when wantonly and repeatedly committed by the highest official in the land — must be seen not only as an attack against women, but as a grave and therefore punishable violation of existing laws.Therefore misogyny is no longer seen as a simple case of one’s personal dislike of, contempt for or ingrained prejudice against women. Rather it must be seen as a violation of particular laws that protect women.  It is a crime that, like any other, must be punished.President Duterte’s public statements promote, rather than discourage or prevent, discrimination against women.  They are offensive to women. They are tantamount to verbal abuse of women. They harass women. They degrade women.  They harm and endanger the lives of women.Honorable members of this International People’s Tribunal: It is about time that President Duterte is held accountable for his grave violations of the rights of Filipino women.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Reporters sans frontières files suit against Blaise Compaoré

first_img Help by sharing this information French reporter says he has been kidnapped in northeastern Mali Burkina FasoAfrica Organisation Burkina FasoAfrica News June 7, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Reporters sans frontières (Reporters without Borders; RSF) has filed a suit against the president of Burkina Faso, Blaise Compaoré, at the time of his visit to France on 11 October. Represented by their council, Sophie Coupry, RSF hopes that French courts will examine Blaise Compaoré’s responsibility in acts of torture committed by members of the presidential guard, that is under his responsibility. Since French legislation has integrated the 1984 convention against torture in its internal laws, French courts have the competence to judge those responsible for acts of torture, even if these acts did not occur on its territory or to one of its citizens.On 13 December 1998, Norbert Zongo, publisher of L’Indépendant, and three companions were murdered in Sapouy (100 km south of Ouagadougou). Zongo had long been investigating the death of David Ouédraogo, chauffeur for François Compaoré, presidential advisor and brother of the head of state. Suspected of theft, David Ouédraogo and three other employees of François Compaoré were arrested in December 1997 by members of Blaise Compaoré’s personal guard and held for several weeks in buildings used to house the presidential guards. David Ouédraogo died from the torture he suffered there.The independent investigative commission, set up to shed light on the death of Norbert Zongo, established in its final report, published on 6 May 1999, that Zongo was killed “following his investigations into the Ouédraogo case”. The commission incriminated six members of the presidential guard.While convictions were handed down in the Ouédraogo case, the courts of Burkina Faso only tried those who carried out these crimes. Neither Blaise Compaoré nor his brother François were investigated. By filing suit in France, RSF hopes to end the impunity that reigns in Burkina Faso. to go further Follow the news on Burkina Fasocenter_img News RSF_en May 5, 2021 Find out more Two Spanish journalists killed in eastern Burkina Faso October 10, 2001 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters sans frontières files suit against Blaise Compaoré Time is pressing, 20 years after Burkinabe journalist’s murder News News April 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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New Social Media Rules : Messaging Platforms Can Be Asked To Trace ‘First Originator’ Of Messages

first_imgTop StoriesNew Social Media Rules : Messaging Platforms Can Be Asked To Trace ‘First Originator’ Of Messages LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK25 Feb 2021 4:39 AMShare This – xThe new rules announced by the Central Government to regulate social media intermediaries empower it to ask messaging platforms like ‘WhatsApp’, ‘Facebook messenger’, ‘Telegram’ to trace the ‘first originator’ of messages.This is a significant development as law enforcement agencies have been raising serious concerns regarding viral forward messages spreading fake news, hate speech etc.Rule…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe new rules announced by the Central Government to regulate social media intermediaries empower it to ask messaging platforms like ‘WhatsApp’, ‘Facebook messenger’, ‘Telegram’ to trace the ‘first originator’ of messages.This is a significant development as law enforcement agencies have been raising serious concerns regarding viral forward messages spreading fake news, hate speech etc.Rule 5(3) of the Information Technology (Guidelines For Intermediaries And Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, says that messaging platforms, having subscribers above the threshold notified by the Centre, should enable the identification of “first originator” of the information in its computer resource, as may be required by a judicial order passed by  a court of competent jurisdiction or a competent authority under Section 69 of the Information Technology Rules.The verbatim reproduction of the Rule is as follows”A significant social media intermediary providing services primarily in the nature of messaging shall enable the identification of the first originator of the information on its computer resource as may be required by a judicial order passed by a court of competent jurisdiction or an order passed under Section 69 of the Act by the Competent Authority as per the Information Technology (IT) Rules, 2009.””Significant social media intermediary” means a social media with users above such threshold as may be notified by the Central Government.The new rules, framed invoking powers under the Information Technology Act, have come into force with their notification in the Official Gazette today.When can such an order for tracing originator be passed?The rule says that such an order to trace the originator of the message can be passed only for the purposes of prevention, detection, investigation, prosecution or punishment of an offence -related to the sovereignty and integrity of  India, the security of the State, friendly relations with foreign States, or public order, or of incitement to an offence relating to the above or in relation with rape, sexually explicit material or child sexual abuse material, punishable with imprisonment for a term of not less than five years.The rule further says that such a tracing order shall not be passed in cases where “less intrusive means are effective in identifying the originator”.The Rule has another safeguard which says that the messenger service should not be required to disclose any other message or information related to the first originator or any information related to its other uses.The proviso to Rule 5(3) says : “in complying with an order for identification of the first originator, no significant social media intermediary shall be required to disclose the contents of any electronic message, any other information related to the first originator, or any information related to its other users”.Where the first originator of the message is located outside the territory of India, the first originator of that information within the territory of India shall be deemed to be the first originator of the information for the purpose of this clause.Rule 4 of the 2021 Draft Rules provide 16-due diligence rules to be followed by intermediaries in India.Further, all intermediaries are required to appoint a Chief Compliance Officer who shall be responsible for ensuring compliance with the Act. Also, they should appoint a nodal person of contact for 24×7 coordination with law enforcement agencies and officers to ensure compliance to their orders or requisitions made in accordance with the provisions of law or rules made thereunder.Explaining the intent behind the rules, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told reporters on Thursday, “We are not asking them (social media platform) to disclose the content; but just the originator. We want to know who began the mischief, and it will be only in cases where punishment is over five years, so there is a proper safeguard.”The rules have also appendixed a ‘code of ethics’ to be followed by social media intermediaries, OTT platforms and digital media. The Rules prescribe a 3-level regulatory  mechanism for compliance of ‘Code of Ethics’.Level 1 – Self Regulation.Level 2 – Regulation by Self-Regulating Bodies.Level 3- Oversight mechanism by Central Government.The Centre will create a ‘Grievance Portal’ and any person having a complaint with content in OTT platforms or digital media may register the complaint with the ‘Grievance Portal’. The complaint will be first forwarded by Centre to the concerned entity first.OTT platforms, digital media are to appoint a ‘Grievance Redressal Officer’ to deal with the grievances forwarded by the Grievance Portal.A person, who is dissatisfied with the response of the Grievance Redressal Officer, can appeal to the self-regulating body formed for the concerned entity. Further appeal can be made to the Central Government. Centre releases the draft of rules to regulate social media intermediaries, OTT platforms and digital/online news media. The rules titled “INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (GUIDELINES FOR INTERMEDIARIES AND DIGITAL MEDIA ETHICS CODE) RULES, 2021″ will come into force when notified.— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) February 25, 2021 Case pending in the Supreme CourtIt may be recalled that since 2019, the Supreme Court  has been considering a slew of petitions on the ‘traceability’ issue of online messenger services. During the hearing of the case, the SC orally expressed concerns regarding lack of means to trace originators.”Misuse of social media has become dangerous. Govt should step in to deal with the issue at the earliest. Why should we worry about the internet? We will worry about our country. We can’t say we don’t have the technology to track the origins of online crimes. If originators have technology to do it, we have technology to counter it and track the originator. The State can take care of itself but what recourse does the individual have? What about the individuals when they are trolled?”The way some of these technologies are operating is dangerous”, a bench comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose had orally remarked.In a similar batch of petitions pending in the Madras High Court, an IIT Professor named Dr Kamakoti submitted certain suggestions to trace the originators of the messages. The Internet Freedom Foundation has intervened in the Madras High Court to oppose the suggestions of Dr Kamakoti, by terming them intrusive and violative of right to privacy.It may be noted that the Madras High Court had expanded the scope of the case to explore means to ensure better cooperation between law enforcement agencies and internet intermediaries to detect and prevent cyber crimes. The original prayer for social media-Aadhaar linkage was dropped by the Court.While so, Facebook approached the Supreme Court to transfer the case from Madras HC to the top court. 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Biochemical composition in relation to the energetics of growth and sexual maturation in the ommastrephid squid Illex argentinus

first_imgThe proximate (protein, lipid, carbohydrate and ash) and elemental (C, H, N and P) composition of the major tissues were measured for 18 male and 51 female Illex argentinus sampled from the feeding grounds over the Patagonian Shelf. In most tissues the chemical composition did not vary with sexual maturity, although the mass of the tissue increased significantly because sexual maturation and growth were proceeding simultaneously. The composition of the ovary and associated tissues (nidamental gland, oviducal gland) did change significantly during sexual maturation. Several tissues contained significant amounts of one or more unknown components. The nitrogen content of an unknown component in the testis was similar to that of DNA. In the spermatophoric complex the nitrogen content suggested the unknown fraction may be an amino acid or short peptide, whereas in the nidamental gland the nitrogen content suggested an amino-sugar or polysaccharide derivative. The digestive gland was rich in lipid and continued to accumulate substantial reserves of energy throughout the period of sexual maturation on the feeding grounds. During this period there was no evidence for the utilization of either digestive gland or mantle tissues to supply energy for gonads. Accumulation of carbon and energy (estimated stoichiometrically from carbon) during the final 50 days on the feeding grounds indicated that energy demands for tissue synthesis in females were almost twice those of the smaller males, and that a relatively small fraction of the demands were for reproductive tissues (5% in males, 15% in females). Most energy intake in this period was directed to the digestive gland (40% in males, 47% in females) and other somatic growth (54% in males, 38% in females). A preliminary power budget suggested that during the final days of feeding before migrating to the spawning grounds, energy intake of Illex argentinus is 4-5% body energy content per day, growth efficiencies are low (17-22%) and that energy reserves in the digestive gland would fuel migration in the absence of feeding for 14 days in males and 21 days in females.last_img read more

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Sri Lanka Navy Brings Critically Iinjured Fishermen Ashore for Medical Treatment

first_img Share this article View post tag: Navy View post tag: Ashore View post tag: Treatment Back to overview,Home naval-today Sri Lanka Navy Brings Critically Iinjured Fishermen Ashore for Medical Treatment View post tag: Naval View post tag: Critically View post tag: Fishermen Sri Lanka Navy’s Offshore Patrol Vessel, SLNS Jayasagara brought 2 fishermen ashore on 15th October 2012 for medical treatments after being rescued from deep south eastern sea of Sri Lanka. They had been rescued by two merchant vessels, MV Lusail and MV Edith Maersk, in the south-eastern deep seas of Sri Lanka.MV Lusail had deviated from its own course in order to hand over the injured fisherman it had taken onboard. Timely action taken by the two merchant vessels had been commendable and it had saved the lives of the fishermen. The ships had handed over the rescued to SLNS Jayasagara to transfer them ashore for medical treatment.Having provided onboard emergency medical treatment, SLNS Jayasagara brought the rescued fishermen to Galle Harbour and handed them over to Galle Harbour Police for onward action.[mappress]Naval Today Staff,October 17, 2012; Image: Sri Lanka Navy View post tag: Lanka View post tag: Iinjured View post tag: Sri View post tag: brings View post tag: Medical View post tag: News by topic Sri Lanka Navy Brings Critically Iinjured Fishermen Ashore for Medical Treatment October 17, 2012last_img read more

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