Cadbury Nigeria Plc ( 2013 Abridged Report

first_imgCadbury Nigeria Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about Cadbury Nigeria Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cadbury Nigeria Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cadbury Nigeria Plc (  2013 abridged results.Company ProfileCadbury Nigeria Plc manufactures and markets a range of chocolate malt drink mixes, sweets, powder beverages and chewing gums in Nigeria. The company was established in the 1950s to source cocoa beans from Nigeria for the Cadbury Group; it then branched into re-packing imported bulk products and grew rapidly into a fully-fledged manufacturing operation producing a range of popular Cadbury brands. Cadbury Bournvita is the company’s flagship product which is a brand of malted and chocolate malt drink mixes that has energy and nutritional properties. The company introduced other Cadbury brands into its range in the 1970s; TomTom, a large black and white sweet for soothing relief; Cadbury Buttermilk, a delicious sweet with a butter and mint flavour; Tang, a popular powdered beverage; and Clorets and Trident, brands of chewing gum. Cadbury Nigeria Plc has a 99.66% stake in Cadbury Nigeria Plc Cocoa Processing Plant which sources cocoa powder for the manufacturing of Cadbury Bournvita. Mondelez International has a majority equity-interest of 74.97% in Cadbury Nigeria Plc through its holding in Cadbury Schweppes Overseas Limited. The remaining 25.03% equity-ownership is held by a diverse group of Nigerian individuals and institutional shareholders. Cadbury Nigeria Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Cadbury Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Prayers, support for South Sudan shared in Kentucky diocese

first_imgPrayers, support for South Sudan shared in Kentucky diocese ‘We must be peacemakers’ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Music Morristown, NJ Comments (1) Jerry Daiker says: February 19, 2014 at 1:52 pm I was there. Very moving. Comments are closed. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit an Event Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Press Release Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Kentucky Bishop Terry White offers prayers of healing for family members of those who have died in the recent fighting in South Sudan. Photo: Brian Funk-Kinnaman, Diocese of Kentucky staff[Episcopal Diocese of Kentucky] Calling for prayers for the dead, and those grieving, orphaned, wounded, and displaced due to the recent escalation of violence in South Sudan, Episcopal Bishop Terry White led the Diocese of Kentucky in a Day of Prayer on Sunday, Feb. 16 at Messiah-Trinity Church in Louisville. A Eucharist commemorating the Martyrs of Sudan was followed by a time of fellowship and story-sharing.The blended Episcopal-Lutheran parish is also a joint Anglo-Sudanese congregation. Louisville’s significant Sudanese population has grown out of more than 200 “Lost Boys” who arrived in Kentucky in 2001 after fleeing war in the Sudan. Many of the young refugees were assisted in their resettlement by Kentucky Refugee Ministries, an affiliate partner of Episcopal Migration Ministries.Bishop Terry White greets a young parishioner during the exchange of the peace. Photo: Brian Funk-Kinnaman, Diocese of Kentucky staffWhite called the diocese to the Day of Prayer as a show of solidarity and support for its Sudanese members after hearing “sad and sobering” reports from Deacon Daniel Kuol, who serves at Messiah-Trinity. Kuol and his wife, Deborah, have lost seven family members in the fighting in and around Bor, the birthplace of many of Louisville’s Sudanese population. In sharing the news of his family’s losses, Kuol called the community to act for peace and unity, saying, “We are Christians. We do not take sides. We must be peacemakers between those who are fighting.”Kuol and a group of drummers led the congregation in a Dinka song recounting the journey of the “Lost Boys.” A candle lighting ceremony followed, during which church members read aloud the names of more than 40 relatives who have died in the fighting. Representatives from the families gathered around the bishop and received prayers for healing and hope. Representatives of other parishes in the diocese were present in person or through messages and gifts, as were ecumenical representatives of other Sudanese communities, including nearby Presbyterian and Missouri Synod Lutheran congregations.In a statement released Feb. 4, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori encouraged Episcopalians to pray, and to help spread awareness of needs of those in South Sudan, writing, “The Prince of Peace serves the whole world.  As his disciples, may we do no less!”Scripture readings were available in English and Dinka, and the sermon was translated into Arabic as well. White enjoined those gathered to work for a solution, saying, “We must all be peacemakers! Courageous reconcilers! We must all be filled with the unconditional love of God for all people, including our enemies.” After the sermon, the bishop invited the congregation to renew their baptismal covenant, calling on the community to “stay faithful to Jesus who died and rose again and who has destroyed death forever.”Dan Dykstra presents a healing blanket to Mario Luwal, elder of the Dinka community, as a gift from St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Louisville. Photo: Brian Funk-Kinnaman, Diocese of Kentucky staffThe congregation processed out of worship to the traditional Easter hymn “Lift High the Cross” and gathered for a shared meal of traditional Sudanese and American potluck dishes, including ham sandwiches and Khoodra Mafrooka, a spinach stew.The meal was followed by a time of story-telling, during which a panel of local Sudanese leaders shared their hopes for a united, peaceful life for the people of South Sudan. “We come from a great nation, and we must be united to one another,” said Alier Mareet, one of the seven speakers. The group thanked their “fellow Americans” for the support they have shown by welcoming the stranger and by participating in relief efforts intended to alleviate the suffering of the South Sudanese. John Deng, pastor of United Sudanese Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) urged those gathered to call on American political leaders to use their influence to work for an end to the violence, saying,  “We need the world to put pressure on the leaders of South Sudan to stop this terrible war.”Bishop White’s sermon can be read here, and his Call to a Day of Prayer for South Sudan is here. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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£2.7m donation is University of Leicester’s largest ever individual gift

first_img  318 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis24 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis24 £2.7m donation is University of Leicester’s largest ever individual gift Advertisement Mr Mayer explained the personal reason behind his donations, talking about his son David, who was born in 1970.He said: “When my son was diagnosed with IgA Nephropathy in 2012 I, as any father, started to research to better understand this condition; I wanted to know what could be done and how I could modestly contribute to these efforts.“Through my investigation I became acutely aware of the broader implication of kidney disease in our society. I also came across the great work of the fabulous team at Leicester. I hopped on a train for a visit and have ever since been their number one fan. It seemed to me that with a grant of this type they could continue to build on a very solid foundation.“It is my sincere hope that with these efforts they can make significant progress toward a more complete understanding of IgA Nephropathy, improved treatment options and, perhaps even, a cure.”  317 total views,  3 views today Professor Jonathan Barratt will hold the title of the Mayer Chair in Renal MedicineProfessor Jonathan Barratt, University of Leicester, said: ‘This donation will transform our approach to the study of this common cause of kidney disease…The hope is that by better understanding the causes of IgA Nephropathy it will be possible to develop better clinical tests to allow specialists to diagnose IgA Nephropathy earlier, to help clinicians tell which patients are at greatest risk of developing kidney failure if they have IgA Nephropathy and, perhaps most importantly, identify new targets for drugs to treat this important cause of kidney failure.’The University of Leicester hosts the UK’s biggest research group for study of kidney disease known as IgA Nephropathy. It is a condition in which an individual’s own antibodies, which are produced naturally to fight infections, settle in the kidneys and damage them by causing inflammation and scarring. Patients often do not display symptoms. As a result, most affected people are unaware they have the condition until they have a blood or urine test. The causes are not fully known and, in extreme cases, the condition can cause kidney failure.Scientists at the University of Leicester have been investigating the condition for over 30 years.center_img Entrepreneur Jimmy Mayer has £2.7 million to the University of Leicester to fund life-saving kidney research at the College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology. It is the largest gift by an individual ever received by the University.The donation was announced on the day that academic leaders and patient representatives gather at the University of Leicester to showcase their renal research and tour new laboratory facilities with the donor, Mr Jimmy Mayer, and members of his family.The funding will create dedicated research facilities – The Mayer IgA Nephropathy Laboratories – as well as a named Professorship – the Mayer Chair in Renal Medicine – at the University.This is Mr Mayer’s second major gift to renal research at the University. He gave £500,000 in 2014 to the Leicester research team to fund the IgA Nephropathy research programme.He is a leading Colombian manufacturing entrepreneur, breaking ground particularly in the industries of plastics and petrochemicals. IgA NephropathyJimmy Mayer’s donation was inspired by his son David’s diagnosis Howard Lake | 8 May 2017 | News Professor Barratt added: “Over the past three years I have got to know Jimmy and his son, David, and they have been incredibly supportive of our work here in Leicester. Both Jimmy and David have shown a keen interest in the recent scientific advances in kidney disease and have shown a real passion for understanding our work and how we are studying IgA nephropathy. It is true to say that without their support the Leicester IgA Nephropathy group would not have had the same degree of scientific success we have experienced over the past three years.”Kidney Research UKKidney Research UK Chief Executive, Sandra Currie, welcomed the funding. She said: “Kidney Research UK is delighted to hear about this very generous gift to the renal research team at the University of Leicester. We are proud to have had a long and close association with the team, having invested over £0.75m in IgA Nephropathy research at Leicester over the last few years.” Tagged with: higher education Major gift 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Ellspermann Meets with Top Japanese Ag Officials

first_img Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Jun 17, 2014 Facebook Twitter Ellspermann Meets with Top Japanese Ag Officials SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Ellspermann Meets with Top Japanese Ag Officials Upon her arivel in Tokoyo Indiana Lt. Governor Sue Ellsperman  met with Initial meetings USDA Foreign Agricultural Services (FAS) and Agricultural Trade Offices (ATO) at the Embassy of the United States.  While meeting with FAS and ATO, the Lt. Governor and her delegation learned about ways to improve foreign market access for Indiana agriculture, forestry and fishery products, as well as ways to improve the competitive position of U.S. agriculture in the global market. After visiting the U.S. Embassy, the Lt. Governor met with senior government officials from the Japan Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), including Parliamentary Secretary Yasuhiro Ozato.center_img MAFF is a part of the Japanese Prime Minister’s Cabinet and is responsible for oversight of the agriculture, forestry, and fishing industries. MAFF’s primary function is to set quality standards for food products, monitor commodity markets, food production and sales, and land reclamation/ improvement projects. A portion of the delegation participated in a meeting with officials from the Mitsubishi Corporation – the investment and trading division of Mitsubishi Group. A subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation, the Mitsubishi International Corporation (MIC) is a major investor in the Indiana Packers Corporation (IPC). IPC processes pork and bacon for the U.S., Japan, and Mexican markets and employs over 1,600 employees. In April 2014, IPC expanded in Frankfort, Indiana and will add warehousing and additional pork processing to its operations. Previous articleStill Planting in Southwest Indiana as Farm Tour ArrivesNext articleNew Resource Available to Help Growers Take Action on Weeds Gary Truitt The final meeting of the day was with the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO). JETRO is a government-related organization that works to promote mutual trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world. JETRO-Chicago has been very supportive of Indiana, including a large role at the 2010 State Fair “Bridges to Japan” project when Japan was the State Fair’s Country exhibition.  SHARElast_img read more

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Listen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 10

first_imgLinkedin Listen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 14 Twitter print World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution This week’s news on Frogflix includes “Avengers: Endgame” and upcoming projects post-Fox and Disney’s merge. Then the co-hosts shift gears for some trailer talk: “The Dead Don’t Die”, “Terminator: Dark Fate,” and “Joker.” Previous articleWhat we’re reading: Trump visits the borderNext articleBoschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Andrew Van Heusden RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Listen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 15 – Parts 1 & 2 Twitter Andrew Van Heusden is a senior journalism and film-television-digital media major from Brighton, Michigan. He is looking forward to being the digital producer this semester for TCU Student Media. He claims to live in Moudy South throughout the weekdays; but if you can’t find him there, then be sure to try the local movie theaters or the Amon G. Carter Stadium. Linkedin Facebook Listen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 13 Andrew Van Heusden Andrew Van Heusden Facebook + posts Andrew Van Heusden Andrew Van Heusden Listen: Ball Don’t Lie: Parting Shots Andrew Van Heusden ReddIt ReddIt Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

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Disregarding NGO warnings, government reinforces campaign against lese majeste

first_img Receive email alerts August 12, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Disregarding NGO warnings, government reinforces campaign against lese majeste News ThailandAsia – Pacific to go further Follow the news on Thailand Organisation RSF_en June 12, 2020 Find out more Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom Newscenter_img August 21, 2020 Find out more Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar News May 12, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders is alarmed by the recent creation of a police taskforce within the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (MICT) to monitor websites and identify those posting content that violates Thailand’s draconian lese majeste law.“Under the pretext of defending the monarchy’s rights and prerogatives, politicians are using the charge of lese majeste to further their own interests,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We condemn this restriction of online free expression and we urge the government to reverse its decision to create this taskforce.”Police Lt. Gen. Somdej Khaokham, the head of the head of the new Information Technology taskforce, said on 9 August that the government had urged the police to strictly enforce the lese majeste law against offenders. Somdej said the new IT taskforce included webmasters and computer-literate personnel. The authorities have for several years been constantly updated equipment in order to track down those who post content regarded as offensive towards the monarchy.All of the world’s constitutional monarchies, except Japan, have laws that protect the royal family. But Thailand has the harshest. Anyone deemed to have insulted a member of the royal family can be sentenced to between three and 15 years in prison under article 112 of the criminal code concerning national security violations.The annual number of lese majeste prosecutions has increased by 1,000 per cent since the mid-1960s while the average jail sentence has more than doubled. And nowadays the law is used to censor thousands of websites.Meanwhile, under a Computer Crime Act that took effect in 2007, the individual records of Internet users must be kept by Internet Service Providers for 90 days and can be examined by the authorities without referring to a judge. Internet regulation has been a priority for the government that was formed after Abhisit Vejjajiva took office as Prime Minister on 20 December 2008. Around 4,000 websites were blocked for “content insulting the monarchy” with the first month of its installation.The new information technology minister, Ranongruk Suwanchawee, allocated 80 million bahts (1.7 million euros) to the creation of an online filtering system called the “War Room.” The freedom of the 14 million Thais who go online every day is now seriously under threat. As criticising the king is regarded as a national security violation, any Thai citizen can ask the police to investigate someone they suspect of doing this.King Bhumibol, who has reigned since 1946, said in his annual address on 5 December 2005: “In reality, I am not above criticism. I do not fear criticism if it concerns what I do wrong. It is thanks to this that I will be able to realise my mistakes. If you say the king cannot be criticised, it means the king is not a man.”Reporters Without Borders reiterates the appeal it made to the prime minister in April to overhaul the lese majeste legislation. ThailandAsia – Pacific Newslast_img read more

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Radio presenter says arson attack on his car was “gangster-style message”

first_img November 19, 2020 Find out more Organisation to go further February 22, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Radio presenter says arson attack on his car was “gangster-style message” July 6, 2020 Find out more ArgentinaAmericas Reporters Without Borders condemns an arson attack on the car of radio presenter Carlos Carvallo of FM Show in Garupá, in the northeastern province of Misiones, who has often spoken on the air about shady financial dealings allegedly involving the mayor of a neighbouring town. The car was dowsed with petrol and set on fire on 19 February while parked in the garage of his home.“We are not in a position to say this attack was clearly linked to Carvallo’s criticism of a local official on the air, but the police should consider this possibility in the absence of other apparent motives,” the press freedom organisation said. “We hail the rapid reaction of the provincial authorities to the attack, which could have killed Carvallo and his entire family, and we hope the investigation will quickly identify who was behind it.”Carvallo and his family were woken at about 4 a.m. on 19 February by a loud explosion as the fire consumed his car, which was parked inside the garage of his house. He found an empty 20-litre petrol can beside the remains of his car, which was partially destroyed by the fire, as was one of the walls of the garage.The co-host of the FM Show news programme “El show de los impactos,” Carvallo told Reporters Without Borders the attack could be linked to his revelations about corruption involving a local mayor, whom he preferred not to name. He said this mayor had “managed to amass a fortune in six months that would be hard to acquire by legal means.”“This was a gangster-style message but it will only serve to reinforce my vocation as a journalist,” he said. After reporting the arson attack, he was assigned police protection by the provincial authorities. Reporters Without Borders condemns an arson attack apparently meant to intimidate Carlos Carvallo, a radio presenter in Garupá, in the northeastern province of Misiones, who suggested on the air that the mayor of a nearby town could be corrupt. Carvallo’s car was dowsed with petrol and set on fire on 19 February. Receive email alerts Follow the news on Argentina Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites RSF_en News On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia ArgentinaAmericas News Help by sharing this information News News Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world December 4, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

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Journalist investigating drug trafficking gunned down in Bihar state

first_imgNews RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 April 27, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on India Reporters Without Borders is outraged by yesterday’s murder of Vikas Ranjan, the Hindi-language daily Hindustan’s correspondent in Samastipur district, in the northeastern state of Bihar. He had been investigating local drug trafficking during the past few weeks.The press freedom organisation hails the progress already made by investigators but calls for sanctions against the police officers who refused to protect him although he had been receiving threats.”Ranjan was the third Indian journalist to be murdered in the past two weeks,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This sad record highlights the extent to which the safety of journalists is still not assured in some of India’s states. The local and central authorities must react and must give the police and judiciary the resources they need to identify, arrest and punish both the perpetrators and instigators of these murders.”The organisation added: “Ranjan’s murder also serves as a reminder that covering the activities of organised crime continues to be very dangerous in India, as it is Mexico or in Italy.”Ranjan, 32, was gunned down outside his office in Rosera, in Samastipur district, by three armed men who fired in the air to scare witnesses before departing on motorcycles. Ranjan died on the spot.The Bihar regional director of Hindustan’s sister newspaper, the Hindustan Times, told Reporters Without Borders that Ranjan had been investigating drug trafficking in the area for the last month. “His family says he received threats about two weeks ago,” he said. “He requested protection from the police but unfortunately did not get it.”The website said: “Ranjan wrote almost exclusively on the crime situation in Bihar thus raising the ire of the underworld dons.”Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar ordered the police to investigate the murder properly and bring those responsible to trial. The person in charge of the four teams set up specially to conduct the investigation said three suspects had been identified and would probably be arrested in the next few days.Ranjan’s relatives and fellow journalists gathered outside the hospital where he was taken and staged a spontaneous protest against the failure of the local police to take action.Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has meanwhile spoke with the authorities of Assam and Manipur, the two other northeastern states where journalists have been murdered in the past two weeks, to ask them to carry out effective investigations and to protect journalists. IndiaAsia – Pacific to go further News November 27, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist investigating drug trafficking gunned down in Bihar state Organisation Newscenter_img IndiaAsia – Pacific India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media News February 23, 2021 Find out more Indian journalist wrongly accused of “wantonly” inaccurate reporting Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information RSF_en March 3, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Senator Expedito Júnior to withdraw proposed law punishing “damage to reputation” online

first_img BrazilAmericas Receive email alerts News Organisation RSF_en 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies BrazilAmericas Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil to go further RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Help by sharing this information April 27, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders welcomes the decision of federal senator Expedito Júnior to withdraw his bill to increase prison sentences for the offence of “damage to reputation” committed online. The senator said he wanted to avoid any risk of violating press freedom, a right to which he was committed. News May 13, 2021 Find out more News Reports March 4, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Senator Expedito Júnior to withdraw proposed law punishing “damage to reputation” online Follow the news on Brazil Reporters Without Borders today welcomed the decision by Senator Expedito Júnior to withdraw a law he put forward in December 2007, which would have increased prison sentences for press offences committed online.The federal senator for Rondônia in western Brazil restated his commitment to press freedom in an open letter published today in the daily O Estado de São Paulo.He said in the letter that the objective of his draft law had been to prevent a proliferation of blogs and websites solely intended to “damage someone’s reputation”, but the controversy stirred up by his proposal had persuaded him of the risks of “mistaken interpretations”.“Good intentions don’t necessarily make good laws,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “Senator Expédito Júnior was right to be angry about a warped use of the Internet by unscrupulous individuals to sully the reputation of other people, through racist hatred, homophobia or incitement to paedophilia.”“We do not question the parliamentarian’s commitment to press freedom and his decision proves it. We are nevertheless convinced that this freedom would have been harmed if the draft law had been voted through. It also went against the trend of decriminalisation of press offences, which began with the partial suspension by the federal supreme court of the 1967 press law.”“This legacy from the military dictatorship could soon be abolished with the adoption of a draft law put forward by the deputy, Miro Teixeira,” the organisation concluded.The proposal made by Expedito Júnior would have increased by one third prison sentences against Internet-users found guilty of “damage to reputation” and would have made it easier for police to obtain evidence, by giving them the power to print out incriminating online articles to be produced in court as evidence. The controversy surrounding his bill led Expedito Júnior to call for public hearing before the Senate, a request which was refused by the Senator spearheading the law, Eduardo Azeredo. _________________________01.02.08 – Senator responds to Reporters Without Borders about his proposed law against “damaging someone’s reputation” onlineReporters Without Borders today welcomed Brazilian federal Sen. Expedito Júnior’s “wish for dialogue” over his proposed law to increase punishment for online press offences and enable police to gather online evidence more easily. The measure had been strongly criticised by the worldwide press freedom organisation, which said that in view of Júnior’s written response today to its remarks that it was ready to take part in a public consultation he had proposed about the bill, which is currently being discussed in the senate. “We are still sceptical however of the principle and effectiveness of the measure,” it said. “The recent effort to shut down the website Orkut is disgraceful since racist or homophobic insults or incitement to paedophilia have nothing to do with news or just expressing an opinion. It is equally deplorable that an Internet user hides behinds a pseudonym to insult somebody. But apart from it being technically impossible to force a user to state his real name, it is morally and legally questionable to make rules that could be used to crack down on any undesirable opinion.“We remind the senator that many preventive censorship measures have been taken against Brazilian publications and websites when a politician or official has claimed his “reputation has been damaged.” We prefer a fine to a prison sentence, which is out of proportion for a verbal attack and also a symbol of repressive regimes, such as the former military dictatorship. This is why we support the proposal by deputy Miro Teixeira to decriminalise press offences.” Sen. Júnior said in his letter to Reporters Without Borders that his bill did not encroach on press freedom and was aimed at curbing “the proliferation of social networking sites, blogs and other websites set up solely to damage people’s reputations.” The present inability to identify those responsible for such attacks meant that the targets could not file complaints against them. He said he supported freedom of information, as guaranteed by the 198 national constitution and “without which democracy could not exist.”Júnior, who is senator for the western state of Rondônia, said that “online insults and defamation” were “becoming much more serious” because the Internet was worldwide and it was almost impossible to obtain tangible proof of such offences. He said his proposal was a response to the Orkut case. The senator said his second controversial proposal, to enable police to gather online evidence without a court order, would only involve police being able to use printed messages gathered in an investigation to be used as evidence in court. Júnior said his proposals to stiffen penalties would discourage offenders by allowing printed evidence to be gathered at the time of the complaint and thus punish offenders. But he agreed that the row over his bill meant it should be publicly discussed further and said he would ask for a special senate hearing where everyone could say what they thought of it. —————————————30.01.08 – Senate debates tougher penalties for online press offences as deputies seek decriminalisationReporters Without Borders today condemned as dangerous a law proposed by a senator to increase by one third prison sentences for press offences (defamation, insults and denigration) committed on the Internet.The bill, submitted in December 2007 by Senator Expedito Júnior, is currently being debated by the relevant committee of the upper chamber and it is expected to be put to the vote during February.“How can you explain the submission of a draft law toughening legal sanctions against press offences in the Senate when another before the Chamber of deputies (See release of 16 January 2008) provides on the contrary for the abolition of prison sentences for the same offences?” asked the worldwide press freedom organisation.“This proposal is dangerous and completely ill-timed. How can the Congress vote for something and its opposite?” The criminal law reform introduced by the senator increases by one third prison sentences currently in effect for the offence of “denigration” (including those, under the new law, of six months to two years in prison, as well as a fine) of “defamation” (between three months and one year) and “insult” (between one year and six months), when committed online. The current law provides for a longer sentence when the victim is elderly or handicapped, is a member of a national or foreign government or holds a public position. Senator Expedito Júnior’s law would allow police access to confidential information on a website without legal authority. In the eyes of the senator, “Anyone who makes accusations without identifying themselves deserves greater punishment”. He said it would tackle the proliferation of websites created by “pseudo-journalists” with the sole aim of “causing offence and destroying reputations”.The criminal law reform has to be approved by the Senate committee on science, technology, innovation, communications and computerisation, by which it is now being examined. It would then be submitted for Senate approval in full session. The debate and the vote should be held during February. It would only become law with the assent of the president’s Constitution and Justice Committee. At the same time as Expedito Júnior presented his draft law to the Senate, in December 2007, the deputy Miro Teixeira entered his with the lower chamber. No timetable has yet been agreed for this bill which would put an end to the application of the press law of 9 February 1967 – inherited from the military dictatorship – by abolishing prison sentences for some kinds of “damage to reputation” and widening the definition of a journalist to anyone doing the job of informing the public, including online. April 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Parsons Acquires T.J. Cross Engineers, Inc.

first_img Subscribe More Cool Stuff Make a comment Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News Parsons Acquires T.J. Cross Engineers, Inc. Acquisition Deepens Parsons’ Oil and Gas Offerings From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, March 2, 2015 | 12:54 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyDo You Feel Like Hollywood Celebrities All Look A Bit Similar?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities Who’ve Lost Their FandomsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Parsons is pleased to announce that it has acquired T.J. Cross Engineers, Inc., a privately held oil and gas industry professional services firm specializing in engineering, design, and consulting services. The acquisition will expand Parsons’ oil and gas offerings and strengthen the corporation’s energy and chemicals portfolio.Headquartered in Bakersfield, CA, and with nearly 200 staff resources, TJ Cross has extensive upstream oil and gas experience. TJ Cross was founded in 1990 and serves the major oil and gas producers on the West Coast with an emphasis on heavy oil production.“This acquisition augments Parsons’ oil and gas market services. We see strong alignment with our focus on core values and customer service, and we believe that combining Parsons’ engineering, procurement, and construction services platform with TJ Cross’ strong engineering base provides an exciting engine for growth,” said Chuck Harrington, Parsons’ Chairman and CEO.He added, “TJ Cross has an outstanding reputation and will strengthen our center of excellence for global heavy oil project execution and oilfield professional technical services.”“Parsons welcomes TJ Cross and its employees to our environment and infrastructure business unit,” said Virginia Grebbien, Parsons Group President. “As a leading provider of world-class energy and industrial engineering and construction solutions to private and public sector customers, we’re happy to bring TJ Cross’ capabilities to our portfolio of services.”“We’re excited about joining Parsons and the new opportunities to provide a comprehensive range of engineering, procurement, and construction services to our customers,” said Lisa Wong, President of TJ Cross. “We are proud to be part of the world-class Parsons team, and we look forward to transitioning our core competencies into new markets.”Parsons, celebrating 70 years of growth in the engineering, construction, technical, and professional services industries, is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on defense/security, industrial, and infrastructure. Parsons delivers design/design-build, program/construction management, and other professional services packaged in innovative alternative delivery methods to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide. For more about Parsons, please visit Business News Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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