Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) Q12014 Interim Report

first_imgEquity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke)  2014 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileEquity Bank Limited is a financial services institution in Kenya providing banking products and services for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company offers a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts and digital banking to school fees collection, custody investment and group accounts, trade finance, asset finance and microfinance loans. Equity Bank (Kenya) Limited is a subsidiary of Equity Group Holdings Limited and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Equity Bank Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Con gran éxito finalizo la semana de Todos Los Santos

first_img Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Music Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Pittsburgh, PA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Smithfield, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Con gran éxito finalizo la semana de Todos Los Santos Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit an Event Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Collierville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Belleville, IL Rector Knoxville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Job Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Press Releasecenter_img Featured Events Rector Martinsville, VA Por José Báez RodriguezPosted Nov 5, 2013 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Albany, NY 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Obispo Julio Cesar Holguín.[Iglesia Episcopal Dominicana] La Romana, con gran éxito finalizo la celebración de todos los santos de nuestra iglesia episcopal todos los santos, con la participación de nuestro señor obispo diocesano Julio Cesar Holguín, y toda la feligresía de nuestra congregación.Una semana completa de festividad en la que cada agrupación participo durante los cinco días, resaltando la participación del colegio episcopal y otras iglesias que se sumaron a este gran encuentro que ya es una tradición.Hoy domingo cada cristiano episcopal desafío el frio y las lluvias de la mañana de este domingo, para darse cita a este encuentro espiritual y escuchar el sermón de nuestro señor Obispo, quien dejo bien claro a cada uno de los presentes que sin santidad nadie vera al Señor.Luego de la santa eucaristía presidida por el obispo luego se realizo la confirmación, y recibimiento de varios miembros de nuestra iglesia.Al finalizar nuestro servicio la junta de la misión hizo entrega de una placa de reconocimiento a nuestra hermana Evelina Fell, y a la hermana Irene Pringle de Almeida por su gran trabajo en nuestra iglesia. Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Tampa, FL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Jobs & Calls Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Washington, DC last_img read more

Daniel Gutierrez elected to be next bishop of Diocese of…

first_img Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Cathedral Dean Boise, ID March 14, 2016 at 3:52 pm Thanks be to GodMy prayers are that the Lord has sent us the right person at the right time particularly in Bishop Diocesan Elect Daniel. it is my firm belief he will be along with his staff a great partner in turniing around the struggling congregations into thriving life giving forces for Christ in our Diocesan parishes.Welcome into our Diocesan family Daniel, Suzanne, and Jude.john Elliott,Church of St. John the Evangelist,Essington Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI 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 John Elliott says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Belleville, IL 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 March 15, 2016 at 11:46 pm Our loss (Diocese of the Rio Grande); your gain. Have a God-glorifying ministry together. I think y’all are in for a GREAT ride! Rector Bath, NC Submit a Job Listing Comments (7) Anthony Gallegos says: March 15, 2016 at 11:08 pm Our very best wishes to you and to your family! We will miss you here in New Mexico , our loss is Pennsylvania’s gain. So thankful for the months we had with you as our spiritual shepherd ! House of Bishops Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Events Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET The Rev. Canon Stephen R. Caldwell says: March 17, 2016 at 10:49 pm Daniel, such an honor. May God continue to bless you and your service. Daniel Gutierrez elected to be next bishop of Diocese of Pennsylvania Marilyn McDonald says: Comments are closed. Submit a Press Release An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Tags Press Release Service Featured Jobs & Calls March 14, 2016 at 6:21 pm Prayers for you all in this hopeful time! Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate Diocese of Nebraska center_img Walter B. Marvel says: Rector Tampa, FL July 11, 2016 at 9:30 am Daniel, Congratulations. We thank the LORD for sending you to Philadelphia and the Diocese. of PA. We feel we have been truly blessed with your arrival.Walter Marvel, Church of St. John the EvangelistEssington, Pa. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Youth Minister Lorton, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Hopkinsville, KY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Ken Wagner-Pizza says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Knoxville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ [Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Canon Daniel G. P. Gutierrez, canon to the ordinary in the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande, was elected March 12 to be the next bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania.The Rev. Canon Daniel G. P. GutierrezGutierrez was elected on the fourth ballot, receiving 100 votes in the lay order and 133 in the clergy order. On that ballot, 84 lay votes and 130 clergy votes were need for an election. The electing convention met at Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral.Pending the canonically required confirmation by a majority of the church’s House of Bishops and by a majority of the Diocesan Standing Committees in the church, Gutierrez will be ordained and consecrated July 16 at New Covenant Church in the Germantown area of Philadelphia.“With joy and thankfulness to God, we announce that the Rev. Canon Daniel G. P. Gutierrez has been elected bishop diocesan of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania. He brings unique gifts to this ministry of leadership and pastoral presence in a time of change. We look forward to our shared ministry and commitment to serving Jesus Christ in this diverse and dynamic diocese,” the Rev. Katherine Andonian, chair of the Diocesan Standing Committee and the rector of Church of the Holy Spirit, Harleysville, said in a press release.Gutierrez said in the same release:  “I give thanks to Christ, through Him, all things are made new. We begin a new and hopeful journey in this beloved place. I am humbled and grateful that you have allowed me into your lives. I will never take for granted this sacred trust you have placed in me. I offer myself to you as a loving shepherd, caring servant, and faithful sojourner.“My excitement is in you and the possibilities to come. We have numerous gifts in this diocese and together we will build the Kingdom of God, hand in hand, hand by hand. Let’s work together so the Diocese of Pennsylvania is known as the ‘come and see’ diocese. A place we encounter God through prayer, community, liturgy and service. Where we lift the dignity of humanity and show how we love one another. A place where Christ is reflected in one another.”The other nominees were:The Rev. W. Frank Allen, rector, St. David’s Episcopal Church, Wayne, Pennsylvania, Diocese of Pennsylvania;The Rev. John T.W. Harmon, rector, Trinity Church, Washington, D.C., Diocese of Washington;The Rev. Martha N. Macgill, rector, Emmanuel Parish of the Episcopal Church, Cumberland, Maryland, Diocese of Maryland;The Rt. Rev. Dean E. Wolfe, ninth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas and vice-president of the House of Bishops.Harmon and Wolfe withdrew after the second ballot. The results are here.The diocese has been led since early 2013 by former Diocese of East Carolina Bishop Clifton Daniel III as its bishop provisional. Daniel resigned from his East Carolina post to work in Pennsylvania. The need for a provisional bishop arose after Pennsylvania Bishop Charles Bennison retired at the end of 2012 after an at times contentious episcopate. The Pennsylvania Standing Committee had been at odds with Bennison since the mid-2000s over concerns about how he managed the diocese’s assets and other issues.Gutierrez is canon to the ordinary, chief operating officer, and chief of staff for the Diocese of the Rio Grande, which is based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He also serves as executive director of the diocesan conference and retreat centers, and he oversees all aspects of ministry, human resources, budgeting, funds and investments, and capital campaigns within the diocese. He also serves the Episcopal Church through administrative and budgetary oversight of the Navajoland Area Mission and is vice president of the Episcopal Church in Navajoland Economic Development Corp.Before Gutierrez was named to his current position in 2011, he had an extensive career in public service — including serving as chief of staff to the mayor of Albuquerque and as director of the Bernalillo County Economic Development Department. He also was president of a strategy and media firm whose clients included state and local political leaders.Gutierrez was ordained to the diaconate and the priesthood in 2008, both in the Diocese of the Rio Grande, and subsequently he served at the Cathedral Church of St. John and at St. Michael and All Angels Church in Albuquerque. After joining the diocesan staff, he was called to rebuild two struggling parishes, serving them as vicar and rector.He is a graduate of the University of New Mexico, where he earned bachelor’s degrees in history and political science in 1987 and a master of arts in public administration in 1992. In 2007, he earned a diocesan certificate in Anglican studies through the Trinity School for Ministry, and in 2011 he was awarded a master of theological studies degree from St. Norbert College.Gutierrez has been married since 1991 to Suzanne Fletcher Gutierrez, and they have one son, Jude, in high school.The Diocese of Pennsylvania is the second oldest diocese in the Episcopal Church. This historic diocese is composed of 135 worshiping congregations located in the southeast portion of the state, throughout Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware, & Chester counties.Editor’s note: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that Diocese of Pennsylvania Bishop-elect Daniel Gutierrez is the first U.S.-born Latino to be elected as a bishop diocesan in the Episcopal Church. In fact, the Rt. Rev. Victor Rivera, who was born in Puerto Rico, served from 1968 to 1989 as the third bishop of the Diocese of San Joaquin and the Rt. Rev. Maurice “Ben” Benitez, born in Washington, D.C., was the sixth bishop of the Diocese of Texas, serving from 1980 to 1995. By ENS staffPosted Mar 14, 2016 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Bishop Elections, Rector Smithfield, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY 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 (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing Rector Collierville, TN Carolyn Finster says: Rector Martinsville, VA March 18, 2016 at 1:44 pm Congratulations!! We’ll miss your vibrant ministry here in the Rio Grande. Godspeed. Associate Rector Columbus, GAlast_img read more

Le 49 / APOLLO Architects & Associates

first_img Le 49 / APOLLO Architects & Associates Houses CopyHouses•Japan Architects: APOLLO Architects & Associates Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/220108/le-49-apollo-architects-associates Clipboard “COPY” Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/220108/le-49-apollo-architects-associates Clipboardcenter_img “COPY” Japan Photographs:  Masao Nishikawa Text description provided by the architects. Located on Mount Kamakura, this site boasts a stunning view overlooking Sagami Bay. The clients, a husband-and-wife couple who had been living in a high-rise condominium in downtown Tokyo, fell in love with the location at first sight, taking an instant liking to the view and the lush green surroundings, and decided to move here. The husband is a keen architecture buff who went on architectural tours throughout Europe to see buildings while he was working in the UK, and decided to commission a new residence with an attached workshop for his wife. Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaRecommended ProductsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXAccordingly, we decided to create a modern piece of architecture whose every detail would convey a uniquely Japanese aesthetic to the international guests who would visit. The house consists of rectangular volumes with concrete bases to which a white photocatalytic pigment has been applied. These volumes are staggered to create an overlapping effect that projects a modern sensibility while also embodying a certain Oriental aesthetic. As you descend the narrow slope while facing the ocean, the triangular pilotis at the entrance to the house come into view. This approach to the building also speaks eloquently of the unique features of the site. Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaThe memorial tree planted in the courtyard outside the first floor workshop ensures a certain degree of privacy. The bedroom with attached glass-walled bath on the other side of the ground floor promises an unusual experience: by using the surrounding greenery as a “borrowed landscape”, a relaxing atmosphere similar to that of a resort hotel is created. Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaAs opposed to the privacy of the first floor, the second storey is an open, spacious environment. The sizes of the windows were calculated to frame panoramic views of the surrounding forest and ocean, while storage space, sinks and other amenities were stowed neatly into the walls. The most striking feature of this house, however, is the pentagonal roof made up of both steel and wooden beams. Save this picture!1st floor planAlthough the structure of this roof is somewhat bold, there is also much beauty to be found in its delicately crafted details. Opening the sliding doors fully allows the inhabitants of this luxurious dwelling to connect with the nature outside the house, further embellishing the beauty of a building where the universal spirit of a particularly Japanese aesthetic resides.Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaProject gallerySee allShow lessNantong Sports Center Winning Proposal / HennArticlesGlass Farm / MVRDVArticles Share Save this picture!© Masao Nishikawa+ 29 Share 2011 Le 49 / APOLLO Architects & AssociatesSave this projectSaveLe 49 / APOLLO Architects & Associates ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeAPOLLO Architects & AssociatesOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesJapanPublished on March 27, 2012Cite: “Le 49 / APOLLO Architects & Associates” 27 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardBedsFlorenseBed – UpholsteredSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassMetal PanelsTrimoMetal Panel Finishes – ArtMeSkylightsLAMILUXRooflight F100 CircularWire MeshGKD Metal FabricsMetal Fabric in TransportationSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement-Bonded Particle Board – Viroc NatureMetal PanelsRHEINZINKSeam Systems – Flatlock TilesSofasMenuDining Bench – EaveTablesArtisanCoffee Table – BloopMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Le 49是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Alumnae receives highest TCU honor

first_imgTwitter Twitter Majority of faculty votes yes on DEI ballot ReddIt Previous articleGary Patterson Foundation awards $325,000 in grants to Fort Worth elementary schoolsNext articleOffensive talent and defensive depth highlight signing day additions Taylor Boser RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Taylor Boserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-boser/ CASA of Tarrant County advocates for children in foster care Linkedin I am a senior journalism major from the great city of Chicago. Watching E! News while eating a Chipotle burrito is my favorite pastime. Go Cowboys! Counseling available as TCU mourns a student’s death Taylor Boserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-boser/ Facebook Ash Wednesday marks start of Lent Taylor Boser World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Taylor Boserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-boser/ Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedin ReddIt Taylor Boserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-boser/ + posts printAn alumna known for advocating for equality and women’s rights received TCU’s highest honor during Saturday’s morning commencement.Katherine Spillar, executive director of the Feminist Majority Foundation and executive director of Ms. magazine, received an honorary doctorate.A crowd filled the Rees-Jones Hall atrium to honor Kathy SpillarTheresa Gaul, English professor and former director of women and gender studies, nominated Spillar, who graduated in 1975.When she attended the university, there were no women and gender studies classes. Women and gender studies became an official major in fall 2018 and there are currently eight majors.Since her time at TCU, Spillar has been an advocate for equality. A Newsweek/Gallup public opinion poll showed 56 percent of women in the U.S. self-identified as feminists, according to the Feminist Majority Foundation website.“It’s an exciting time for feminists,” Spillar said. “Feminism has never been more popular than it is today with the majority of women of all ages and all classes and all races self-identifying as feminists.”Jeannine Gailey, chair of women and gender studies, said she feels lucky that Spillar is an alumna.Members of the Fort Worth community, TCU administration and Spillar’s college roommate were some of the guests who attended the reception Friday.Spillar was hooded during the commencement ceremony Saturday.“We’re so thrilled that the Board of Trustees would choose Kathy for this honor,” Nino Testa, associate director of women and gender studies, said.Spillar’s number one piece of advice for women and girls is to “dream big and never give up.” Katherine Spillar was honored during a reception for receiving an honorary doctorate Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Eritrea

first_img A brutal dictatorship cut off from the external world and digital universe, trying to keep its population away from the Web by resorting to a variety of tactics such as technical barriers or attempts to intimidate users. In instances of social unrest, it does not hesitate to block Internet access.Strictly controlled Internet growthThis country, which is governed with an iron fist by an uncompromising dictator, President Issaias Afeworki, is politically and virtually cut off from the rest of the world. Its independent press was wiped off the map in 2001. The state-controlled media do little more than relay the regime’s ultra-nationalist ideology. The Internet is no exception: the two official websites, www.Shabait.com and www.Shaebia.com, are respectively owned by the Ministry of Information and the sole party, the People’s Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ), disseminate only government propaganda.The regime has proven reluctant to accept Internet growth, fearing the Web’s potential for disseminating independent information. The population might benefit from too broad an access to the external world and to foreign-based opposition. In this last African country to connect to the Net, the penetration rate hovers around 3%. In other words, virtually all of the population is excluded from the digital era. The government has chosen not to increase bandwidth speed – a major technical barrier to connection.In the last few years, the government has been waging in the traditional media – over which it has total control – an anti-Internet smear campaign. The Minister of Information has asked his henchmen to participate in television programs in which they could accuse the Internet of being devoted to pornography and to media wars, challenging the country’s cultural values, and creating security problems.Surveillance, blocking and cutting off accessThe country’s four service providers have obtained a licence from the Ministry of Information. They all must use the infrastructures of EriTel, which rents them its bandwidth and works in direct cooperation with the Ministries of Information and National Development. This has made network surveillance an easy task. When the regime feels threatened in periods of social unrest or during an international event that concerns it, the EriTel telecommunications firm, which owns the network’s infrastructure, does not hesitate – when so ordered by Eritrean authorities – to cut off all connections to the Internet.Although the government has not set up an automatic Internet filtering system, it nonetheless was not reluctant to order the blocking of several diaspora websites critical of the government. Access to these sites is blocked by two Internet service providers, Erson and Ewan, as are pornographic websites and even YouTube. The latter would require too much bandwidth, and the two ISPs would prefer to allocate it more efficiently and not have to argue with the government. Skype would be accessible, however. Sometimes surveillance and self-censorship suffice. The two other Internet service providers, EriTel and Tifanus, do not block opposition websites, since they know that the great majority of Eritrean surfers would never dare to openly consult them for fear of being arrested and imprisoned.The few netizens and webmasters who are courageous enough to create or collaborate on developing an independent website are being threatened and closely monitored.The forty-some Internet cafés, most of which are operating in Asmara, the capital, and in two or three other Eritrean cities, constitute the main access source for the Net, inasmuch as household use is very expensive and practically non-existent. These cafés are watched very closely, particularly during periods of social unrest, or when compromising news about the regime is circulating abroad. Such was notably the case when revelations were posted on diaspora websites about the President having a bank account in China. Follow the news on Eritrea EritreaAfrica News RSF_en News January 13, 2021 Find out more RSF urges Swedish judicial authorities to reverse Dawit Isaak decision March 12, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Eritrea April 14, 2021 Find out more Receive email alertscenter_img to go further October 27, 2020 Find out more News Reports Organisation Swedish prosecutors again refuse to investigate Dawit Isaak case Help by sharing this information Prisoner of Conscience Since 2001 – Why has Sweden not managed to bring Dawit Isaak home? EritreaAfrica last_img read more

Slain journalist’s wife says investigation needs full backing from both Paris and Beirut

first_imgNews July 21, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Slain journalist’s wife says investigation needs full backing from both Paris and Beirut Follow the news on Lebanon to go further Lebanese journalist found shot dead in car Everyone must pull their weight, both in Paris and Lebanon, if there is to be any chance of establishing who murdered journalist Samir Kassir in Beirut in June, said Kassir’s wife, Gisèle Khoury, today at a news conference at Reporters Without Borders headquarters accompanied by her lawyer, William Bourdon, and the organisation’s lawyer, Jean Martin. LebanonMiddle East – North Africa LebanonMiddle East – North Africa February 4, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Everyone must pull their weight, both in Paris and Lebanon, if there is to be any chance of establishing who murdered journalist Samir Kassir in Beirut in June, said Kassir’s wife, Gisèle Khoury, today at a news conference at Reporters Without Borders headquarters accompanied by her lawyer, William Bourdon, and the organisation’s lawyer, Jean Martin.Khoury said she expects “a great deal from the French judicial system” but continues to “sceptical about the Lebanese judicial system.” She said her husband received death threats in December 2000 and was under surveillance and followed for 40 days by the Lebanese intelligence services. She also said Lebanese TV stations received orders not to invite him to participate in political talk shows.Bourdon, who represents Kassir’s wife and two daughters, said: “We want strong political will from both the French and the Lebanese. The cooperation between the two governments must be as close as possible. It is naive to suppose it will be easy to identify those responsible. This case must move ahead as fast as possible.” Bourdon added: “It is absolutely essential that the international commission of enquiry and the two investigating judges appointed by the Paris prosecutor’s office, Bruguiere and Coirre, should work together in a very energetic way. Time presses, we must act quickly, there are witnesses ready to testify now.”Speaking on behalf of Reporters Without Borders, which is formally registered as an interested party in the legal proceedings alongside the French state prosecutor, Martin stressed that the Lebanese authorities must strive to shed light on Kassir’s murder. “It is important that the truth should be established about those who carried out this murder, but also about those who ordered it,” he said. “We believe the Lebanese government should commit all the human and material resources that are necessary to ensure effective cooperation. A strong commitment from the international community is also needed.”Kassir was killed when his white Alfa Romeo car, which was parked outside his home in the Christian neighbourhood of Achrafieh in East Beirut, blew up on the morning of 2 June.A writer and historian with both French and Lebanese citizenship, 45-year-old Kassir had been writing columns for the past 10 years for An-Nahar (“The Day” in Arabic), a moderate daily newspaper with a circulation of 55,000. He was also the correspondent of the French-language international television station TV5 and had written for many years for the French monthly Le Monde Diplomatique. He was also professor of political sciences at Beirut’s St Joseph university.Well-known for his anti-Syrian positions and his criticism of the “Lebanese police state,” he had been harassed and threatened for years. In 2000, he was harassed by Lebanese state security police and his Lebanese passport was confiscated. He later said he was constantly followed by Lebanese and Syrian intelligence agents. Former prime minister Rafik Hariri had given him protection at that time. His last column, on 27 May, was headlined “Gaffe after gaffe” and criticised “the continuing repression in Syria.”Kassir was one of the founders of the opposition Movement of the Democratic Left and was an active participant in the anti-Syrian protests in the spring of this year. Lebanon : Violence against reporters becoming more frequent in Lebanon Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” RSF_en January 14, 2021 Find out more News News November 11, 2020 Find out more Organisation Newslast_img read more

Summit Bank Announces Gina Kaveny as Vice President, Market Development Officer

first_img Summit Bank Announces Gina Kaveny as Vice President, Market Development Officer Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Local NewsBusiness TAGS  WhatsApp Previous articleAnelka hired as sporting director for 4th-tier club HyeresNext articleSlain Capitol Police officer honored: ‘We will never forget’ Digital AIM Web Support Pinterestcenter_img Facebook Twitter Twitter Gina Kaveny Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more

‘Magic’, ‘Masala’ Common Words In Indian Food Industry; No One Can Monopolise Them : Madras HC In Sunfeast -Maggi Dispute

first_imgNews Updates’Magic’, ‘Masala’ Common Words In Indian Food Industry; No One Can Monopolise Them : Madras HC In Sunfeast -Maggi Dispute LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK21 Jun 2020 8:30 PMShare This – x The Madras High Court had dismissed a suit filed by ITC Limited seeking to restrain Nestle Indian Ltd from using phrases “Magic Masala”, “Magical Masala” with respect to its noodles product ‘Maggi’.ITC claimed that it had exclusive right to use ‘Magic Masala’ with respect to its noodles brand “Sunfeast Yippiee!’ launched in 2010. It complained that the use of the expression…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?Login The Madras High Court had dismissed a suit filed by ITC Limited seeking to restrain Nestle Indian Ltd from using phrases “Magic Masala”, “Magical Masala” with respect to its noodles product ‘Maggi’.ITC claimed that it had exclusive right to use ‘Magic Masala’ with respect to its noodles brand “Sunfeast Yippiee!’ launched in 2010. It complained that the use of the expression “Magical Masala” by Nestle for marketing its instant noodles viz.”Maggixtra -delicious Magical Masala” launched in 2013 amounted to passing off and sough permanent prohibitory injunciton against them.Turning down the prayer, a bench of Justice C Saravanan noted that the term “magic” or “masala” are common words in Indian food industry, and no one can claim monopoly over the same.”Both the words ‘Magic’ and its derivative ‘Magical’ are common to the trade. Therefore, neither the plaintiff nor the defendant can claim any monopoly over the expression ‘Magic’ or ‘Masala’ for they are common words in Indian culinary and Indian food industry.”The bench observed that it would be fair to conclude that the expression “Magic Masala” was inspired from both the common words viz. “Magic” and “Masala”.The Court also said that these words were “laudatory” and their use by Nestle in 2013 for Maggie cannot be termed “malafide”.”It was a legitimate adoption by the defendant(Nestle) as no person can appropriate common and laudatory words.”The Court added :”The word ‘Magic’ is laudatory. It is incapable of being appropriated by the plaintiff (ITC). As such no person can claim any monopoly over the said word ‘Magic’ or ‘Magical’ or their derivative as they are common to the trade. Therefore, it is incapable of being monopolised by any trader.”The Court also added since “Masala” is a common word, no monopoly can be claimed over this term as well. “It is a common name for describing the mixture of spice in majority of the Indian languages. Therefore, it can never be appropriated”, the Court held.The Court held that a suggestive expression such as ‘Magic Masala’ used in Sunfeast Yipee noodles since 2010 could have become a distinctive mark entitled for protection and monopoly, only if it had been used uninterrupted for a long number of years. However, ITC could not establish that the term had become a “distinctive mark” entitled for protection and monopoly.In this regard, the Court noted the expression was first adopted by Lays for their potato chips.It did not appear as if ITC had ever intended for the phrase “Magic Masala” to be used as a trademark or a sub-brand, given that no trademark application was filed to register the said phrase.It was also noted that ITC did not actually intend use “Magic Masala” as trademark or a sub-brand as it merely called a flavour of Yippee! noodles as “Magic Masala” to help consumers to discern between different flavours.The Court acknowledged that Nestle started using ‘Magic Masala’ drawing inspiration from ITC. However, that by itself will not amount to “passing off”.”Though the adoption of the expression “Magical Masala” by the defendant is inspired from the adoption of the expression “Magic Masala” and success of the plaintiff, the plaintiff cannot claim any advantage for the reasons recorded. In my view, the plaintiff is not entitled to succeed in a passing-off as there is no passing-off by the defendant”.Click here to download judgmentRead JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more

Firms fined £5.5m under “fee for intervention” scheme

first_imgFirms fined £5.5m under “fee for intervention” schemeBy Nic Paton on 26 Nov 2013 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has fined UK firms more than £5.5 million for health and safety failings under its “fee for intervention” (FFI) scheme since it launched one year ago, according to an employment law firm.Under the Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations 2012, companies that break health and safety laws are liable for fines to cover HSE-related costs, including call-outs, inspections, investigations and taking enforcement action.According to the Employment Law Advisory Service (ELAS), businesses have been fined a total of £5,532,565 for such breaches by the watchdog since October 2012.Such breaches tend to range from slips, trips and falls, right down to not providing enough toilets or washing facilities.The sectors that received the most fines were manufacturing (38%) and construction (36%). The sectors that received the fewest fines were water and waste management (3%) and agriculture (2%).The HSE dispatched five batches of invoices throughout the year at two-monthly intervals to 11,281 businesses. The region to receive the most invoices was the North West and the least in the North East, the ELAS added.Wayne Dunning, lead health and safety consultant at the ELAS, said: “This figure is surprising. We are led to believe that we live in a world where health and safety is seemingly enforced to such a high degree that it’s sometimes ridiculed as a result. This clearly isn’t the case for all companies judging by this data.“[These figures] show that the FFI scheme is a force to be reckoned with and that companies are clearly bearing the brunt of having poor, or even non-existent, health and safety measures in place.”Dunning added: “The truth is that a lot of these fines would be easily avoidable if firms took a few simple steps to boost their in-house health and safety policies.“Regular health and safety audits need to be carried out and documented as evidence.” Comments are closed. last_img read more