UK listed companies are failing on green policies

first_img Share KCS-content UK listed companies are failing on green policies whatsapp Tags: NULL whatsapp Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrapcenter_img Sunday 7 November 2010 8:39 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteBridesBlushThis Is Why The Royal Family Kept Quiet About Prince Harry’s Sister BridesBlush UK-LISTED companies are failing to follow guidelines on how they monitor their carbon footprint, according to Deloitte. The business advisory firm’s survey of 100 companies revealed that none were adequately addressing the environmental impact of their operations. Only 37 per cent provide statistics on how much pollution they were creating, while only one in five had set themselves targets for keeping emissions down. Meanwhile only eight per cent had invited a third party in to review the way they tackle green issues. The companies should be following guidelines set out by Defra.Jenny Harrison, director in Deloitte’s energy practice and carbon reporting and assurance team, said: “The survey shows a high degree of variation in carbon reporting practices, and many companies, particularly those outside the top tier of FTSE companies, could do better.“The wide variety of reporting practices does not facilitate comparison between companies or industry and reducing their carbon footprint.” The survey showed that 57 per cent of companies reported carbon emissions in some way but not effectively. Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.rw) 2013 Abridged Report

first_imgUchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.rw)  2013 abridged results.Company ProfileUchumi Supermarket Limited is a leading retail group based in Kenya offering customers a wide selection of fresh fruit, vegetables, fish, meat, bread and pastries as well as a range of local merchandise which includes appliances and home decor. The group has 20 stores located in major towns and cities in Kenya; including Nairobi, Karatina, Meru, Eldoret, Kericho, Juja, Mombasa and Kisumu. Uchumi Supermarket Limited also has stores in Uganda and Tanzania, and recently extended its footprint to include Rwanda. The company owns and manages Kasarani Mall Limited, a property management subsidiary. Uchumi Supermarket Limited is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Presiding Bishop’s meeting with Greek Patriarch of Jerusalem ‘historic’

first_img 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 Middle East, Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 February 7, 2013 at 11:07 pm While I was deeply moved by the account of the meeting of Bishop Katharine with the Greek Patriarch, I remember being in the presence of a previous Greek Patriarch on the morning of April 25, 1990 as a group of thirty including Samir Kafity, the Episcopal Bishop in Jerusalem, five other bishops and clergy and lay persons who were attending the week of celebration for the completion and dedication of the renovated Saint George’s College, processed from the College down to the Damascus Gate and through the Old City to the offices of the Greek Patriarch who received us. The purpose of the visit as Bishop Kafity said to the Greek Partriarch was to declare our support for the Greek Patriarch’s stand against the occupation of Saint John’s Hospice by Jewish settlers. I believe working for ‘peace’ and ‘justice’ in the Holy Land must not only name the occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem, but also name the ever growing settler movement and at the very least express even in a small way as did that group of Anglicans twenty-two years ago our solidarity with the Palestinian Christians as they stand in opposition to the settlers.Newland F. Smith, 3rd Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Tampa, FL Ecumenical & Interreligious, Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector Columbus, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Advocacy Peace & Justice, Featured Events Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori Youth Minister Lorton, VA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Jobs & Calls Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Press Release Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Albany, NY Tags Comments (1) Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Press Release Service Rector Smithfield, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Job Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ 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 Comments are closed. Rector Pittsburgh, PA 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 Rector Belleville, IL Newland F. Smith, 3rd says: Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate Diocese of Nebraska By Lynette Wilson Posted Feb 6, 2013 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem Suheil Dawani, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and His Beatitude Theophilos III, Greek Patriarch of Jerusalem, exchanging gifts during a meeting in late December at the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate in Jerusalem’s Old City. ENS Photo/Lynette Wilson[Episcopal News Service] During a recent visit to the Holy Land, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori was received by the Greek Patriarch of Jerusalem, His Beatitude Theophilos III, in what was a historic meeting.“It was the first time I’d been invited into that conversation. I meet with the Greeks in the U.S., but I think it was a profound act of hospitality on his part,” said Jefferts Schori. “The Orthodox don’t think that women should be ordained.“He was enormously gracious and gave us quite a long time in conversation. I think because he understands that the Episcopal Church is a very significant partner, and a church that is in solidarity with his colleagues here. And that we have a very important role to play in terms of motivating our own government and people in the United States. I think we also have a role to play in motivating Episcopalians in other parts of the world, particularly in Europe. I think we could have a larger voice there that might have an impact.”The Greek Patriarch is traditionally referred to as the bishop of Jerusalem in recognition of the leadership role his office plays in ecumenical, interfaith and political responsibilities on behalf of the members of the indigenous Christian churches.  Bishop Suheil Dawani, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, is also referred to as the Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem as he is the Anglican Communion representative among the ecumenical leaders in the Holy City, said said Alexander Baumgarten, director of the Episcopal Church’s Washington, D.C.-based Office of Government Relations“This is the first time I am aware of that a patriarch of Jerusalem has officially and ceremonially received the head of a Christian church who is also an ordained woman. I think it stands as a testament to the great bonds of affection between the Greek Orthodox community in Jerusalem and the Anglican tradition of Christianity, including Bishop Suheil and Bishop Katharine.”In the United States, the Orthodox churches, along with the Roman Catholic Church and the Lutheran Church, “share with the Episcopal Church an official intuitional tie to the historic Christian communities of the Holy Land.  Together, those churches represent some of the Episcopal Church’s closest partners in working toward a just, peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,” said Baumgarten.“I hope the presiding bishop’s meeting with the patriarch might be seen by many in the United States as an invitation to stand in unity, across Christian traditions, with the historic churches of the Holy Land and their leaders in working toward a just and peaceful two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,” he said.— Lynette Wilson is an editor/reporter for Episcopal News Service. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Israel-Palestine, Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Presiding Bishop’s meeting with Greek Patriarch of Jerusalem ‘historic’ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Bath, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Anglican Communion, last_img read more

El Obispo Primado y otras personalidades inician campaña para ‘rescatar…

first_img The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Albany, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Events An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector Columbus, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 Submit a Press Release Rector Bath, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest El Obispo Primado y otras personalidades inician campaña para ‘rescatar a Jesús’ en la cultura de EE.UU. Submit a Job 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 Rector Smithfield, NC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Shreveport, LA center_img Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Presiding Bishop Michael Curry New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Martinsville, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit an Event Listing Rector Tampa, FL Youth Minister Lorton, VA De la redacción de Episcopal News ServicePosted Mar 23, 2018 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Faith & Politics, Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Belleville, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR [Episcopal News Service] Un grupo de líderes protestantes y catolicorromanos, entre ellos el obispo primado de la Iglesia Episcopal Michael Curry, han iniciado lo que llaman una campaña para “rescatar a Jesús” de los que ellos creen que están usando la teología cristiana para fines políticos.“Vivimos en medio de tiempos riesgosos y polarizadores como nación,  con una peligrosa crisis de liderazgo moral y político en los más altos niveles de nuestro gobierno y de nuestras iglesias”, dicen los 23 firmantes de la declaración. “Creemos que el alma de la nación y la integridad de la fe están ahora en juego”.El grupo dice que el papel de la Iglesia es cambiar al mundo mediante la vida y el amor de Jesucristo, en tanto el gobierno debe servir al bien común protegiendo la justicia y la paz, recompensando la buena conducta e impidiendo la mala. “Cuando el liderazgo político desvirtúa ese papel, los líderes religiosos deben levantarse y pronunciarse”, afirman los signatarios, citando al Rdo. Martin Luther King Jr., quien dijo que la Iglesia es la conciencia del Estado, no su dueña ni su sierva.“Rescatar a Jesús: una confesión de fe en tiempos de crisis”, ofrece seis “afirmaciones” de lo que el grupo —en la actualidad 23 personalidades de peso— cree “y el consecuente rechazo de las prácticas y directrices de los líderes políticos que peligrosamente corroen el alma de la nación y amenazan profundamente la integridad pública de nuestra fe.“Oramos que nosotros, como seguidores de Jesús, encontremos la profundidad de la fe para enfrentar el peligro de nuestra crisis política”.En resumen, los firmantes, en sus afirmaciones y rechazos, dijeron creer que:Cada ser humano está hecho a imagen y semejanza de Dios y, por tanto, “rechazamos el resurgimiento del nacionalismo y del racismo blanco en muchos frentes de nuestra nación, entre ellos los más altos niveles del liderazgo político”.Somos un solo cuerpo y, por tanto, “rechazamos la misoginia, el maltrato, el abuso violento, el acoso sexual y el asalto a las mujeres que se ha manifestado en nuestra cultura y en nuestra política, incluidas las iglesias, y la opresión de cualquier otro hijo de Dios”.“La manera en que tratamos a los hambrientos, los sedientos, los desnudos, los extranjeros, los enfermos y los presos es la manera en que tratamos a Cristo mismo” y por tanto “rechazamos el lenguaje y las normas de los líderes políticos que servirían para degradar y abandonar a los más vulnerables hijos de Dios”.“La verdad es moralmente central a nuestras vidas personales y públicas” y, por tanto, “rechazamos la práctica y el modelo de mentir que están invadiendo nuestra vida política y civil”.El camino del liderazgo de Cristo es el servicio, no la dominación y, por tanto “rechazamos cualquier tendencia hacia un liderazgo político autocrático y un gobierno autoritario… [que] suscitan la más profunda preocupación por la idolatría política, acompañada por nociones de autoridad falsas e inconstitucionales”.Jesús “nos dice que vayamos a hacer discípulos de todas las naciones” y, por tanto “rechazamos [la consigna de ‘Estados Unidos de] América primero’ como una herejía teológica para los seguidores de Cristo”.La declaración dice en su conclusión que “nuestra urgente necesidad, en un tiempo de crisis moral y política, es recobrar el poder de confesar nuestra fe. Lamentarse, arrepentirse y luego reparar”.El Rdo. Jim Wallis, fundador de Forasteros [Sojourners] y Curry comenzaron a conversar a principios de este año acerca de la necesidad de una declaración como ésta. Los firmantes se pusieron de acuerdo sobre el texto de la declaración en un retiro del Miércoles de Ceniza que Curry organizó en el Centro [Denominacional] de la Iglesia Episcopal en Nueva York.“Me uno a otros líderes de la Iglesia cristiana en esta confesión de lo que exige la fe en tiempos como estos”, dijo Curry el 22 de marzo en una declaración a Episcopal News Service. “Cuando nos enfrentamos a los problemas sociales, nuestra Iglesia no ha permanecido en silencio y seguiremos luchando por la justicia y por la paz. Nuestro papel es de liderazgo moral para nuestra nación, para nuestra Iglesia y para nosotros mismos”.El mensaje de “Rescatar a Jesús”, dijo Wallis en un comentario el 22 de marzo en la página web de Sojourners, debe ser “algo que sería mucho más que simplemente otra declaración a firmar y luego archivarla.“Más bien, con un espíritu de humildad compartida, nos sentimos llamados a actuar como [hermanos] mayores en un tiempo como este y encomendar nuestro mensaje a las iglesias para un proceso de oración, estudio, reflexión y acción”.Wallis tituló su comentario: “Rescatando a Jesús: Como la fe confesante puede responder a una crisis moral y constitucional”.Los firmantes han abierto un sitio web con el nombre de  Rescatando a Jesús [Reclaiming Jesus] donde puede descargarse la declaración y un resumen de una página. Ha de ser también una recopilación de materiales además de un “currículo del discurso civil” de cinco semanas que ya se ha publicado.Los firmantes actualmente son:Obispo Carroll A. Baltimore, presidente y director ejecutivo de Redes Interreligiosas de Alianza GlobalDr. Peter Borgdorff, director ejecutivo emérito de la Iglesia Cristiana Reformada en NorteaméricaAmos Brown, presidente de la Comisión de Justicia Social de la Convención Bautista EUA [National Baptist Convention USA, Inc.].Dr. Walter Brueggemann, profesor emérito, Seminario Teológico de Columbia.Tony Campolo, cofundador de Cristianos de las Letras Rojas [Red Letter Christians].Iva Carruthers, secretaria general de la Conferencia Samuel DeWitt Proctor.Michael B. Curry, obispo presidente y primado de la Iglesia Episcopal.Dr. James Forbes, presidente y fundador de Fundación para la Salud de las Naciones [Healing the Nations Foundation] y profesor de predicación en el Seminario Teológico Unión.Wesley Granberg-Michaelson, secretario general emérito de la Iglesia Reformada en América.Dra. Cynthia Hale, pastora principal de la Iglesia Cristiana Rayo de Esperanza [Ray of Hope], Decatur, GADr. Richard Hamm, ex ministro general y presidente de la Iglesia Cristiana (Discípulos de Cristo)Dr. Joel C. Hunter, organizador y presidente de Comunidad de la Fe, Red de Recursos Humanitarios.Dra. Jo Anne Lyon, superintendente general emérita de la Iglesia WesleyanaObispa Vashti McKenzie, 117ª. obispa elegida y consagrada de la Iglesia Africana Metodista Episcopal.Dr. Otis Moss, Jr., co-coordinador de la Red Nacional de Clérigos Afroamericanos.John Perkins, presidente emérito y miembro fundador de la Asociación Cristiana para el Desarrollo ComunitarioObispo Lawrence Reddick, director ejecutivo de la Iglesia Cristiana Metodista Episcopal.Richard Rohr, fundador del Centro para la Acción y la Contemplación.Ron Sider, presidente emérito de Evangélicos por la Acción Social.Jim Wallis, presidente y fundador de Forasteros [Sojourners].Dra. Sharon Watkins, directora de la Iniciativa para la Verdad y la Justicia Racial del Consejo Nacional de Iglesias.Barbara Williams-Skinner, co-coordinadora de la Red Nacional de Clérigos Afroamericanos; presidente del Instituto de Liderazgo SkinnerObispo Will Willimon, obispo jubilado de la Iglesia Metodista Unida y profesor de Práctica del Ministerio en la Escuela de Teología de Duke.last_img read more

Round the world watch to be auctioned for charity

first_imgRound the world watch to be auctioned for charity Tagged with: Events Recruitment / people All proceeds from the sale of the watch, which is expected to attract bids in the region of £4,000 – £6,000, will be donated to the Virgin Unite campaign Heavens Angels, which is raising money in order to establish a motorcycle-based healthcare delivery system in sub-Saharan Africa.  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img The Breitling pilot’s wristwatch that accompanied Steve Fossett on his record-breaking solo flight around the world in February 2006 will be auctioned today at Bonhams’ sale of Fine Watches in London. Proceeds will be donated to a healthcare delivery service in sub-Saharan Africa.Shortly before adventurer Steve Fossett’s departure, Richard Branson announced that he was lending his new Breitling watch to Steve, as he attempted his next world record in the Virgin Atlantic Global Flyer.The titanium quartz pilot’s wristwatch timed the flight from the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA, to Bournemouth in the UK, which covered 26,389.3 miles in 76 hours, 42 minutes and 55 seconds. Advertisement Howard Lake | 23 May 2006 | News 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.last_img read more

Barclays launches £100 million COVID-19 Community Aid Package

first_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1  405 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Barclays launches £100 million COVID-19 Community Aid Package Barclays has launched The Barclays Foundation to deliver a £100 million package to charities tackling the impact of COVID-19.The £100m package is in two parts: a corporate contribution of £50m will go to a variety of charities working to support vulnerable people impacted by COVID-19, and in alleviating the associated social and economic hardship caused by the crisis. While most of this money will be for the UK, some will also go to Barclays’ international markets, including the USA and India.Barclays has also made a £50m commitment to match personal donations made by employees to local charities of their choice working to support communities impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.Including employee donations, the package could reach £150m for charities. Barclays has announced that senior staff will be donating part of their salaries: Barclays PLC Chairman, Nigel Higgins, Group CEO, Jes Staley, and the Group Finance Director, Tushar Morzaria, will each donate a third of their fixed pay for the next six months to charities engaged in supporting vulnerable people impacted by COVID-19. Their donations will be matched in full by the company under the matched donation programme.Commenting on the launch of the package, Barclays Group CEO, Jes Staley, said:“As a bank we have been doing all we can to look after our customers, clients, and colleagues through this crisis, made possible by tens of thousands of amazing and dedicated Barclays people around the world who have been doing their utmost to keep our services running, and support the economy.“We want to do more to back the communities in which we live and work, and to provide help to those who have been hardest hit by the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.“That’s why we’ve launched this community aid package, which we hope will make a positive difference, working with charity partners here in the UK and around the world to deliver help where it’s needed most.” Tagged with: COVID-19 Funding Melanie May | 14 April 2020 | News Advertisement  404 total views,  2 views todaylast_img read more

New Central of Mexican Workers takes the offensive

first_imgWorkers and the community join in a protest in Guadalajara, the capital of the western state of Jalisco, against the fuel price hikes in Mexico on Jan. 2, 2017.On Jan. 1, 1994, the heroic Indigenous rebels of Chiapas under Zapatista (EZLN) leadership launched a call for struggle after being forced into the NAFTA trade pact. Now, in 2017, a larger part of the peoples of Mexico is engaged in various resistance struggles.Many of these struggles are the result of a reaction to that nefarious “free-trade” agreement that turned Mexico into a neocolony of international but predominantly U.S. capital. Having lost its economic sovereignty, Mexico is at the mercy of Wall Street and, consequently, the crisis of big capital, led by the USA.The resulting economic and social deterioration has provoked on one hand, misery and consequent migration to “the giant of the north,” but on the other, mass indignation and a strong drive for popular struggle. From the struggle of the teachers and the miners, the fight demanding justice of the Ayotzinapa 43, to the recent and widespread protests extended throughout the country against the imposition of a 20 percent increase in the price of gasoline — called “the gasolinazo,” the people have been demonstrating in the streets.As comrade Teresa Gutiérrez wrote in her article, “Warning to Trump: Bash Mexico, Incite Revolution,” in the Feb. 1 Workers World/Mundo Obrero: “Mexico is ripe for revolutionary change. The Mexican government could be toppled at any moment were it not for the billions of dollars the U.S. sends under the guise of fighting drugs.”It is in this historical context that on the weekend of Jan. 27-29, the Second National Ordinary Congress of the New Central of Workers (the NCT) of Mexico was held. In a press release, José Humberto Montes de Oca Luna, coordinator of the Executive Structure and exterior secretary of the Mexican Electricians Union (SME), said: “With the presence of numerous international guests from Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, the United States, Nicaragua, Australia and Switzerland, as well as about 300 delegates from more than 50 organizations from 20 states of the [Mexican] Republic, our Second Congress successfully concluded.”Prior to the congress, the document, “About the Current Situation,” was sent out widely for analysis and political discussion. After an analysis of the capitalist crisis, the text explained the national situation, ending with the “Tactics of the NCT in the Critical Juncture of 2017.”Some of the resolutions included in the communiqué illustrate the essence of this new labor central. These include the statement: “Against Donald Trump for his anti-Mexican, racist, anti-immigrant, misogynist and retrograde policy, based on his protectionist and neo-Nazi discourse, we:Strongly reject the gasoline price hike imposed by the government of Enrique Peña Nieto and pledge to support the popular protests … proposing that on Feb. 5, popular assemblies be held in all public squares to organize a great National Day of Struggle, a National Day of Protest on Feb. 16  …Express solidarity with all the main struggles and demands that the 43 students of Ayotzinapa reappear alive …Launch a campaign for individual and direct membership for unorganized workers … who are willing to form trade unions or struggle committees to join the New Central …Will also carry out a campaign for the organization of working youth.Support the struggles of Mexican migrants in the United States, with whom we will seek a binational coordination, to jointly fight against the massive deportations that Donald Trump intends to carry out.Call for a women’s strike on March 8, International Working Women’s Day, organizing a great mobilization against femicide and for women’s rights.”The resolutions also include solidarity with the struggles of Latin American peoples against neoliberalism and the Trump offensive. The communiqué concludes, “The NCT is beginning a new stage in its construction of the social, political and economic emancipation of the working class of Mexico and the world.”How did the NCT come about?In 2011, during a national trade union conference, the SME presented a paper titled, “For a new center of workers of the countryside and the city.” After deliberations, the proposal emerged for the construction of an inclusive, democratic and class-conscious central that would unite the diverse sectors of the working class.The program’s proposal has been based on an in-depth analysis of the situation in Mexico, not only since NAFTA, but historically since the revolution of 1910-1917, within the international context and the advances of capitalism towards more predatory forms. The complete program can be read at nuevacentral.org.mx.It is important to emphasize the class-based character of this labor central and its commitment to the unity of Mexican progressive forces, the effort for ideological formation represented in two trade union training schools supported by the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, and the work of political dissemination through its printed newspaper and the use of virtual social media.The NCT describes itself as an autonomous, democratic, internationalist, independent and anti-capitalist central with emphasis on solidarity. It is made up of 60 organizations, among which are two trade union centrals that together comprise 12 unions. In addition, there is a confederation of cooperative organizations, the National Cooperative Alliance, with about 200 cooperatives.Montes de Oca told Workers World-Mundo Obrero: “The congress was successful in that it was able to bring together 50 trade union and popular organizations from 22 states of the republic. Above all, its political definition will allow us to launch a new stage of construction that will include the organization of non-organized workers, highlighting the fundamental role of women and young people in this process.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Forbes AgTech Coming to Indianapolis; Tom, Holcomb, and Daniels to Speak

first_img By Eric Pfeiffer – Sep 13, 2018 Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Forbes AgTech Coming to Indianapolis; Tom, Holcomb, and Daniels to Speak SHARE Forbes AgTech Coming to Indianapolis; Tom, Holcomb, and Daniels to Speak Full Interview with Forbes AgTech Summit Founder Paul NoglowsKip Tom, U.S. Representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture, at previous Forbes AgTech event.Photo Courtesy Forbes MediaFrom AgBioScience to precision farming, the latest technology in the industry will be on display at the Forbes AgTech Summit coming to Indianapolis in less than two weeks. This will be the first time the AgTech summit has strayed from California. Paul Noglows, Founder and Executive Producer of the summit, said, “About a year and a half ago or so, Kip Tom, the largest farmer in Indiana, IEDC (Indiana Economic Development Corporation), and Agrinovus came to me and they said, ‘Hey. How can we bring this to the Midwest? How can we bring this to Indianapolis?’”Noglows says that the speaker lineup is a who’s who of agriculture, including Kip Tom who, upon confirmation, will be the U.S. Representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture. Governor Eric Holcomb and Purdue President Mitch Daniels will also sit down for conversations with Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media.Noglows says if you are in agriculture, then this summit is for you.“We have a lot of farmers up on stage in conversation. It’s really for folks who are working in the industry, and it’s folks who are trying to figure out how to better their bottom line through the application of agricultural technology.”The Purdue University Innovation Showcase will highlight over 50 of the world’s best AgTech start-ups, offering a wide variety of solutions that growers and processors can put to work in their fields and plants today. The Showcase includes both Purdue University start-ups such as CROPi, Heloponix and PICS as well as the most innovative start-ups from around the globe including Aker, Arable, Corvium, DTN, Gen3Bio, NutraMaize, OATS, Plan Bee, Sol-Chip and Solfintec. 10 of them will demonstrate those innovations at Beck’s Hybrids including AgNext, American Robotics, Rabbit Tractor, Taranis, The Bee Corp and others.Noglows says, “This is not a futuristic conference. This isn’t talking about 2050. This is talking about 2018 and what we can do today. We’ve got companies coming from all over the world. We have autonomous soil sampling robots. We’ve got moisture and crop sensing,” and plenty more.The Forbes AgTech Summit is September 26th and 27th in Indianapolis. Follow this link to register and enter code PAULVIPAG495 to receive a discounted rate. Previous articleTrump Administration Seeking China Trade TalksNext articleGood Indiana Harvest Window Continues to Mid-Week Next Week Eric Pfeifferlast_img read more

India: Kashmir sees surge in intimidation of journalists, violation of sources

first_img to go further Systematic violations It was in Pulwama district that local reporter Kamran Yousuf suddenly saw a score of policemen surround his home in the middle of the night of 16 February. A police officer finally knocked on the door, arrested Yousuf and confiscated his phones. RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 News IndiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsProtecting sources Armed conflictsImprisonedPhotoreportage Freelance photographer Muzamil Mattoo and Voice of America correspondent Zubair Dar were beaten by police on 1 November and were prevented from covering the Khoje Digar, an annual religious ceremony. Mir told RSF that the aggression to which he was subjected by the security forces yesterday was systematic and he cited how, as he was returning home on 29 February after reporting in the village of Babagund, he was stopped by members of the 55th Rashtriya Rifles (55RR), an Indian army counter-insurgency force. “We were filming from a distance when a police officer shouted at us and ordered his men to seize our equipment and mobile phones,” Khan told RSF. The two journalists had to wait six hours before recovering their property – six hours during which the police were able to examine their contacts and the messages they had been exchanging with their sources. RSF_en India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media Six days before that, ThePrint website’s Azaan Javaid and NewsClick’s Anees Zargar were beaten by police while covering the dispersal of a protest in Srinagar. Zargar told RSF he was the “victim of a targeted attack because of an article I wrote a month previously.” “It is absolutely unacceptable that the police should confiscate equipment from journalists in this utterly arbitrary manner, thereby violating the confidentiality of their sources,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. June 10, 2021 Find out more Anees Zargar was the target of police violence in December 2019 (photo: RSF). Many constraints “And of course, they carefully deleted all the photos and video we had taken during the NIA raid,” Mir added. Receive email alerts Kamran Yousuf was arrested for alleged “stone-pelting” in 2017 (Younis Khaliq). “They examined my phones and went through everything on them,” he told the Kashmir Press Club. “They asked me about a certain Kamran Manzoor and showed me his Twitter account.” Apparently failing to find what they were looking for, they released Yousuf after two hours. RSF already had occasion to defend Yousuf in February 2018, when he had been detained arbitrarily for more than six months. Masood and Hakeem Irfan, a reporter for The Economic Times daily, were taken to a counter-insurgency centre in Srinagar on 30 November and were interrogated there about how they had obtained certain documents. Ever since the Indian government stripped Kashmir of its autonomy last August, journalists have been subjected to constant harassment by the police, who want them to reveal their sources, the Kashmir Press Club says. April 27, 2021 Find out more Indian Express correspondent Bashaarat Masood and a colleague from the Scroll.in news website, Safwat Zargar, were detained while reporting in Handwara, in northwestern Kashmir, on 23 December, and were taken to the police chief’s office, where they were questioned about the purpose of their reporting and who they planned to meet. Qisar Mir told RSF about the violence he has been subject to (personal photo).center_img IndiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsProtecting sources Armed conflictsImprisonedPhotoreportage On the 100th day after the government repealed article 370 of the 1947 constitution granting autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir, RSF published a series of videos in which Kashmiri journalists detailed all the constraints to which they had been subjected since then.India is ranked 140th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Two journalists, Naseer Ahmad Ganie of Outlook Magazine and Haroon Nabi of Current News Service, were summoned for questioning by the Srinagar police on 8 February and were interrogated for four hours about a statement by the outlawed Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front which they had published. The police unsuccessfully demanded to know how they came by the statement, Ganie said. On 1 December, The Hindu newspaper’s Peerzada Ashiq was taken to a police station in Srinagar’s Kothi Bagh district, where he was ordered to reveal the name of the person who had given him official documents that he had used for a story about illegal detentions in the Kashmir Valley. Journalists “summoned” In yesterday afternoon’s incident, police summarily confiscated the cameras and phones of two TV reporters, Qayoom Khan of CNN News 18 and Qisar Mir of TV9 Bharatvarsh, in Hakripora, a village in Pulwama district, 30 km southeast of the regional capital Srinagar, where they were covering an operation by the National Investigation Agency (NIA). After yet another example yesterday of intimidation of journalists by Indian security forces in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is providing a summary of recent cases of police harassment of media personnel and violation of the confidentiality of their sources in the Kashmir Valley. RSF met with Bashaarat Masood in October 2019. March 3, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on India Help by sharing this information A soldier is seen in Indian-administered Kashmir’s main city of Srinagar on November 4, 2019 (photo: Tauseef MUSTAFA / AFP). Organisation In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival News News “Such flouting of the principles of press freedom outside of any legal framework is typical of authoritarian regimes. For the sake of easing tension in the Kashmir Valley, we urge the Indian government to allow journalists to do their job by covering the operations of the security forces, and to respect the confidentiality of their sources.” Although he showed them his press card, the soldiers seized his laptop, mobile phone and camera. “Then they used me as human shield during their door-to-door search operation in the village,” he said. “When I tried to resist, they slammed me against a wall and hit me several times.” They released him after six hours, and after closely examining his equipment. March 5, 2020 India: Kashmir sees surge in intimidation of journalists, violation of sources Peerzada Ashiq told RSF about the constraints Kashmiri journalists have to cope with. News Kashmir Walla’s Irfan Amin Malik was arrested at his home in Tral, 45 km southeast of Srinagar, on 14 August and was questioned all night long about his work. 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Censorship and freedom of information during the 18th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party

first_img China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures News feed: Comments and information on censorship and freedom of information in China, between 8 and 14 November 2012, during the 18th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party. ChinaAsia – Pacific November 8, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Censorship and freedom of information during the 18th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party to go further Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes April 27, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more News ChinaAsia – Pacific News 11:36 AM: Posted on RFA on 07/11/2012: Disappearance of Inner Mongolian activist Hada’s wife and son. The disappearance of his wife, Xinna, and son, Uiles, could be the result of the government’s desire to prevent the news media from receiving information about the conditions in which Hada is being held.10:47 AM : Message from Hu Jia. The Beijing police have threatened to summon me in order to prevent me from giving a telephone interview with the United States. This interview was about my comment on the human rights situation in China, the US president’s reelection and a comparison of democratic procedure in the United States with the procedure for changing China’s authoritarian rulers. My friends in the country tell me that my case is the latest example of the Chinese government taking measures to force dissidents to leave Beijing. The government’s security measures have already surpassed those taken for the Olympic Games in 2008 and are as drastic as those of 4 June 1989. See 8 November 2012 press release Receive email alerts RSF_en China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Follow the news on China News News Thuesday, November 13th :04:24 PM : Dissident writer Sheng Liang Qing’s computer has been the target of several cyber-attacks since the publication of his latest work, “Double-standards in the investigation into former Chinese Communist Party prosecutors,” on 10 November. His computer is now unusable.02:36 PM : Cyber-dissident Hu Jia reports on Twitter that the blogger Cheng Zuo Liang was taken to police headquarters in the eastern city of Ningpo on 9 November for interrogation about his links to the PX case (involving the building of a polluting chemical products plant). Hu said the police reminded Cheng he was banned from talking to Hu during the 18th congress. The police also cited details from phone calls and emails between the two dissidents, confirming that Hu is under close police surveillance.Friday, November 9th:04:13 PM: The cyber-dissident and human rights activist Guo Feixiong was arrested as he was about to go to hospital. The police were waiting for him outside his home.Long a target of the Chinese authorities, Guo was give a five-year jail sentence in 2007 on a charge of illegal commercial activity and was repeatedly tortured while detained.03:33 PM : Google platforms are now reportedly inaccessible from within China. Internet users say all Google-related sites including Gmail.com are now blocked.11:32 AM: The cyber-dissident Hu Jia learned this morning that the Sina Weibo account he created yesterday has already been shut down. This is his third Weibo account to be suppressed since 18 September because of the 18th Congress.11:02 AM:The police summoned the netizen Wang Wusi this morning. He was “invited to have some tea,” as dissidents often say to circumvent censorship, and was reportedly forbidden to go to Beijing.Thursday, November 8th: 04:24 PM: After the words “18th Congress” (十八大) were censored in search engines, Chinese Internet users quickly found a solution by using similar sounding words. “Shi Ba Da” (18th Congress) became “Si Ba Da”. But the authorities quickly detected the ploy and blocked the alternative too. Help by sharing this information Organisation March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more