NPF Microfinance Bank Plc (NPFMCR.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about NPF Microfinance Bank Plc (NPFMCR.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NPF Microfinance Bank Plc (NPFMCR.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NPF Microfinance Bank Plc (NPFMCR.ng) 2013 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileNPF Microfinance Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for both serving and retired Officers and men and women employed by the Nigeria Police Force as well as the general banking public. The company is the leading microfinance institution in Nigeria and also offers loans, advances, money market products and financial advisory services to the retail, commercial and corporate sectors. The company has developed specialised products which includes Police After Service Account, Police Focal Account and IGP Premium Bond. Established in 1993, NPF Microfinance Bank Plc was granted its full license to operate as a Community Bank in 2002. It converted from its Community Bank status to a Microfinance Bank following a directive from the Central Bank of Nigeria. Its head office is in Obalende, Nigeria and its branch network extends to all the Police commands in the country. NPF Microfinance Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) 2019 annual report.Company ProfileAutomatic Systems Limited operates a totalisator system for horse racing and football betting. The company runs its operations through is two subsidiaries, Supertote which deals with the horse racing bets and Superscore which deals with the football bets. Automatic System Limited organises this betting platform for the horse racing in liaison with the Mauritius Turf Club in Mauritius. The company also runs this betting platform for soccer in Africa. Automatic Systems Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
The power of Kyushu: Mount Aso, the largest active volcano in Japan, is part of the breathtaking scenery Advertising featureKyushu, the must-do destination for fans going to the 2019 Rugby World CupIt’s less than a year until Rugby World Cup 2019 kicks off in Japan, with the hosts opening the tournament against Russia on Friday 20 September. Games will take place across the country, with the spotlight in particular on Japan’s southern main island of Kyushu, which stages some important fixtures in the Fukuoka, Oita and Kumamoto prefectures.Kyushu will be hosting many of the top-ranked nations expected to compete for the cup, including New Zealand, Wales, Australia and Ireland. With former Japan coach Eddie Jones’s England team also making Miyazaki prefecture their training camp base during the tournament, Kyushu will be an enticing destination for fans of the game.As well as the rugby, Kyushu promises a wealth of cultural and gourmet discoveries across diverse natural environments, making it well worth a visit for rugby fans from all over the world. Here we outline Kyushu’s main attractions and the top things to do and see during a visit here during the 2019 Rugby World Cup…Grand venue: Kumamoto Kenko Stadium, where Wales and France will both be in action at RWC 2019Where is Kyushu? The main factsLocated at the western edge of Japan, Kyushu is about half the size of Scotland, yet home to seven prefectures. Fukuoka, Kumamoto, Nagasaki, Oita and Saga are located to the north, with Kagoshima and Miyazaki in the south.Kyushu offers a unique charm in comparison to the rest of Japan, being a compact region that combines both urban and natural environments – perfect for spending time during the tournament. The region offers a range of sightseeing attractions, including hot springs, volcanoes and historical landmarks, while Kyushu’s local cuisine is revered nationally.In addition, Kyushu is pleasingly affordable compared to Tokyo and the Kansai/Kyoto area, with any trip here offering good value as well as a huge range of hotels and minpaku private lodgings to choose from when staying.Thanks to Kyushu’s international airport in Fukuoka, the region can be reached in less than two hours from Asia’s main transit hubs, such as Incheon, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Tokyo itself. For visitors travelling by Japan’s famous shinkansen bullet train – where the Japan Rail (JR) Pass offers great value – Kyushu can be reached in about two hours from Osaka.Kyushu’s Rugby World Cup DestinationsFUKUOKAWelsh fans will definitely want to consider being based in Kyushu’s Fukuoka prefecture. Not only is the team’s training camp located here but neighbouring Oita and Kumamoto will be hosting two of their matches: Wales v Fiji (Wed 9 Oct) and Wales v Uruguay (Sun 13 Oct).Fukuoka has been Kyushu’s biggest city since ancient times, and has flourished as a place where visitors can enjoy the culture by day or night.During the day, the region offers such historical sacred sites as the Dazaifu Tenmangu shrine, dedicated to Sugawara Michizane. For those feeling far from home, the main street’s Starbucks may offer a welcome break – it’s worth a visit just to admire the unique wood lattice store design and sport connection. It’s the work of famous Japanese architect, Kengo Kuma, who is also designing the National Olympic Stadium for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.Place of worship: the Tenmangu shrine at Dazaifu, dedicated to a great scholar of the Heian periodLattice pray: the stunning wood design by architect Kengo Kuma that adorns Starbucks in FukuokaFurther afield in the Izuka area, the Former Residence of Ito Denemon offers traditional architecture and Japanese gardens; it provides tranquillity and the chance to step into the past, offering scenes reminiscent of a miniaturised Kyoto of sorts.By night, Fukuoka offers a vibrant nightlife, thanks to its diverse entertainment and shopping culture, and the city’s many bars and restaurants.But to experience Fukuoka properly you must visit one of the many yatai street-food stalls in the evening, where you can eat and drink alongside the locals and really get a feel for what this city is about. For their size, yatai stalls offer a surprising menu, anything from ramen, gyoza and oden to yakitori or beef and vegetable skewers.Hitting the street: eat and dine alongside locals at a yatai food stall – you’ll love the range of optionsFor those looking to celebrate a rugby win with a few more drinks, there are many tachinomi standing bars around the city open until late.Fukuoka is the home of Tonkotsu ramen, which is made from pork-bone broth noodles. With ramen culture steadily gaining in popularity around the world, trying the local Tonkotsu ramen comes recommended with a visit to Fukuoka; many of the top nationwide brands, such as Ichiran and Ippudo, are originally from this city.Besides ramen, Fukuoka is renowned for its Mentaiko (spicy salted cod roe), Motsunabe (beef/pork tripe), Tetsunabe gyoza (pan-fried, Chinese-style dumplings) and local favourite Suke-san udon noodles, served with burdock tempura. Its unique food culture makes it highly rated among Japanese, with the city seen as one of Japan’s top gourmet cities.Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium2-1-1 Higashihirao Koen, Hakata-ku Fukuoka, 816-0052Capacity: 22,563Access:25 min by bus from Hakata Station15 min by bus from Fukuoka Airport (5 min by taxi) TAGS: Japan Fixtures:France v Tonga (Sun 6 Oct)Wales v Uruguay (Sun 13 Oct) MIYAZAKIFor those cheering on Eddie Jones’s England team at this World Cup, the tropical climes of southern Miyazaki prefecture should be on your itinerary. The England squad’s training camp is located here, with potentially a quarter-final appearance in neighbouring Oita Stadium to look forward to.Miyazaki prefecture is known as the stage for many of Japan’s mythical legends, and provides a mystical setting thanks to its many famous ‘power spots’. These are locations thought to be flowing with mystical energy, and particularly include Takachiho Gorge and its dragon scale-esque rocky basalt cliffs, waterfalls and emerald waters.For those staying in the Takachiho area, don’t miss seeing a sacred Yokagura (night kagura) dance performance at Kagura-den, held daily from 8pm. The performance retells popular folklore tales and an English handout explains the plot to help you enjoy the story.Rocky paradise: basalt cliffs, waterfalls and emerald waters make Miyazaki a delight for nature loversEnjoy the show: a Yokagura dance performance in Takachiho, which relate popular folklore talesSouth of central Miyazaki City, Aoshima island provides a paradisiacal retreat along the eastern coast, with a large red torii gate on arrival on the beach, and basalt rock formations making for a fantastic view. The shrine here is said to offer good luck for marriage, making it a romantic visit for couples or those looking for love.For those looking for a little more luck (perhaps before one of the World Cup games!), Udo Shrine further south along the Nichinan Coast is an idyllic shrine built into the cliff-face overlooking the ocean. It provides impressive panoramic views.The shrine itself is set inside a small cave and there is a rock face outside that is said to bring good luck – if you can hit it with one of the small ceramic lucky balls available at the shrine.Door to paradise: the red torii gate on Aoshima island, which has breathtaking basalt rock formationsMiyazaki also has a rich food culture, from mangos to chicken, and local craft beers, such as Hideji Beer. Chicken Nanban – deep-fried chicken served with a tartar sauce – is a dish loved across Japan that originates from Miyazaki prefecture. It’s easy to find at many of Miyazaki’s restaurants, where chargrilled Jitokko free-range chicken is also served, often alongside a spicy Yuzu Kosho (citrus pepper) sauce.Tartar for now: Chicken Nanban, a national favourite, originates from the Miyazaki prefectureKAGOSHIMAA fascinating experience is also guaranteed in the Kagoshima prefecture in the far south, which shares a strong historical connection with England. Despite the initial conflict of the 1863 Satsuma-England War (Satsuma being the old name for modern-day Kagoshima), what followed was a series of exchanges that helped forge deep ties between the two.The tale of the Satsuma Students tells how 19 Japanese students defied the Tokugawa ban on foreign travel and set sail abroad, eventually arriving in England with the goal of learning all about Western science and technology to bring back home. Upon their return, they were quickly followed by a trail of key English engineers and doctors, who were invited to Kagoshima in the following years.In addition, Admiral Togo, a great naval hero and admiral of the Imperial Japanese Navy, was originally born in Kagoshima and spent much of his early life studying and training in Britain before returning to a successful career in the Japanese navy.Kagoshima promises mesmerising views of Sakurajima island from most parts of the capital city – it’s technically still an active volcano and typically erupts a few times each week, albeit on a minor scale. It’s certainly a sight to behold if you set eyes on an ash cloud.Close-up view: the volcano on Sakurajima island, 4km from Kagoshima, erupts a few times each weekFans of the classic James Bond films may also be aware of Kagoshima’s significance, with Mount Shinmoe-dake, further north of Kagoshima City itself, featured in the 1967 spy film You Only Live Twice as the location of SPECTRE’s secret headquarters.One of the best places to view Sakurajima is from inside Sengan-en, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the western coast of Kagoshima Bay. The grounds here offer a beautiful Japanese garden and peak inside a traditional Japanese house, occupied by several generations of the Shimadzu family.Beauty by the bay: Sengan-en, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a great viewing point for SakurajimaTravel – how to get aroundThe Kyushu Shinkansen, or bullet train, connects Fukuoka in the north and Kagoshima in the south, offering a convenient journey time of about 1 hour 20 minutes one way.The rest of Kyushu is covered well by a combination of local trains and regional express trains, with a large number of Sightseeing Trains also providing more scenic routes, added comfort and local culture (this is one of the best ways to travel between Kumamoto and Kagoshima – via the Isaburo Shimpei and Hayato no Kaze services).Kyushu is also well connected by bus, with the SunQ pass offering unlimited bus travel for multiple days (including highway and local buses). Choose from the All Kyushu 4-day Pass (14,000 yen), the All Kyushu 3-day Pass (11,000 yen), the Northern Kyushu 3-day Pass (9,000 yen) or the Southern Kyushu 3-day Pass (8,000 yen).All the passes except the Southern pass also include bus travel to and around the Shimonoseki area in neighbouring Yamaguchi prefecture. Over at Umi Jigoku, this ‘sea hell’ offers cobalt-blue hot spring waters steaming away against a backdrop of red torii gates, whereas the nearby Oniishibozu Jigoku promises an encounter with boiling mud pools. Other highlights include Chinoike Jigoku – blood-red waters – and the Tatsumaki Jigoku, which erupts every 30 minutes in a hot geyser.Fancy a dip? The Chinoike Jigoku spring gets its blood-red colour from oxidised iron and magnesiumIn recent years, travellers have come from many countries to discover Yufuin, a popular spring resort about 10km inland from Beppu. But many other unique hot springs can be found in this region too, including the secluded and magical Yunohira Onsen town area.These areas offer a more tranquil, relaxing and soothing experience, and were historically visited by Japanese to recuperate and recover from various ailments thanks to the restorative powers of the hot spring waters — don’t be surprised to see the rugby players themselves make a trip here!Yufuin itself is comparable to one of Japan’s other famous retreats, Karuizawa, offering secluded nature (including Lake Kinrin), small arts and craft shops, and local delicacies surrounded by gorgeous scenery.Winding down: Oita has some beautiful scenery in which to escape the everyday hustle and bustleFor an insight into the local culture, drop by the Stone Buddhas in Usuki, some of the oldest stone buddha statues in Japan that overlook a rural area of rice paddies and wildflower fields.Oita Stadium1351 Yokoo, Oita, Oita Prefecture 870-0126Capacity: 40,000Access:66 min by bus (South Liner) from Oita Airport to Park Place Oita, then 15-min walk or 5 min by taxi35-40 min by bus from Oita Station to Oita Sports Park, then 5-min walk Full steam ahead: Umi Jigoku, one of the famous ‘Hells of Beppu’ that punctuate the Oita landscapeOITAOita is Japan’s most famous prefecture for hot springs, with Beppu particularly well-known as having the largest number of hot spring sources in Japan.What makes Beppu so remarkable is the unique ‘Hells of Beppu’, seven hot spring locations across the city that no visitor will want to miss. These locations are primarily for viewing, rather than bathing, yet show Beppu’s onsen prowess in a fun and colourful light. Fixtures:New Zealand v Repêchage winner (Wed 2 Oct)Australia v Uruguay (Sat 5 Oct)Wales v Fiji (Wed 9 Oct)QF1 (Sat 19 Oct) & QF3 (Sun 20 Oct) Fixtures:Italy v Repêchage winner (Thu 26 Sept)France v USA (Wed 2 Oct)Ireland v Samoa (Sat 12 Oct) From hot springs and volcanoes to a unique food culture, Kyushu is a land of endless charms. Here’s why visitors to the 2019 World Cup should include it on their itinerary Defiant: Kumamoto Castle was built 400 years ago and survived the 2016 earthquakes largely intactKUMAMOTOKumamoto prefecture, where Wales will play Uruguay on 13 October, is home to many of Kyushu’s top sightseeing spots, including Kumamoto Castle – one of Japan’s three famous castles – and Mount Aso, an active volcano with one of the world’s largest calderas.Whilst the castle will take decades to fully restore following a 2016 earthquake, it is perfectly safe and a visit is highly recommended. The visitor centre there provides a fascinating insight into one of Japan’s best-loved castles, including a fantastic VR (virtual reality) presentation outlining the castle’s hidden defensive strengths.Scrumptious! An aka-ushi beef bowl with wasabi is one of many dishes you must try in KumamotoAs well as the chance to run into Kumamon – the prefecture’s beloved red-black character whose charming face adorns much of Kumamoto (and even Kyushu) – Kumamoto also offers delicious food. Dishes includes aka-ushi beef bowl with wasabi, Taipien (originally from China) and the local garlic-infused ramen.Food challengers may also be interested in the wasabi-beating Karashi-Renkon (spicy lotus root) and horse-meat sashimi – you might be surprised by how tasty it is!Kumamoto Egao Kenko Stadium2776 Hirayamamachi, Higashi Ward, Kumamoto, Kumamoto Prefecture 861-8012Capacity: 32,000Access:7 min by taxi from JR Hikarinomori Station (or 35-minute walk)50 min by bus from JR Kumamoto Station / Kumamoto Bus Terminal10 min by taxi from Aso Kumamoto Airport LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS In addition, there is a discount pass available which gives you unlimited access to the highway. 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New Zealand’s Roman Catholic bishops reaffirmed their opposition to redefining marriage.“To propose any alternative definition will have implications in law, and family structure which throughout history has been seen as the fundamental unit in every society,” Archbishop John Dew said.However, in Auckland, Anglican parish St. Matthews-in-the-City has erected a billboard, portraying the top of a wedding cake with two bride dolls kissing. It states, “We don’t care who’s on top.”Vicar Glynn Cardy said he considers commitment more important than gender, and welcomes removal of the barrier of sexual orientation from the requirement for a church wedding. “Such prejudice is contrary to the good news of Jesus Christ,” he said.But Anglican bishops say they do care “who’s on top.” “The billboard is a confusing message trading on cliches that I don’t think St. Matthew’s actually stands for,” Auckland Bishop Jim White said.Former Presbyterian minister David Clark, currently a Labour Party legislator, spoke in support of the bill. “I suspect [Jesus] would say that marriage is frequently paraded by those who claim a Christian viewpoint is really a thinly veiled defense of Victorian morality,” he told Parliament.However AFFIRM, a conservative Presbyterian group, dismissed supportive views of Presbyterians as “isolated voices,” saying same sex marriage was “spiritually offensive” to many Christian people.New Zealand already has in place same-sex civil union laws that confer many legal rights to gay couples. 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ArchDaily Manufacturers: ROCKWOOL, Google, Q Home, SvayburSave this picture!© Elena DudinaRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersText description provided by the architects. The great division is yin and yang. Harmony of two opposites. The house consists of two volumes: cold and warm, light and dark. On the side of the road, the house appears laconic, protected by a volume of two blank walls.Великое разделение – инь и ян. Гармония двух противоположностей. Дом представляет собой два объема: холодный и теплый, светлый и темный. Со стороны дороги дом предстает лаконичным, защищенным объемом из двух глухих стен.Save this picture!© Elena DudinaThe house is located on the border of endless fields and dense forests. The entrance to the house is through the bright volume of the terrace with a canopy.Дом расположен на границе бескрайних полей и густых лесов. Вход в дом осуществляется через светлый объем террасы с навесом.Save this picture!© Elena DudinaThere is a large summer dining room and lounge area overlooking the forest. Such a large percentage of the terrace of the total volume is due to the philosophy of summer recreation. It is for staying in nature and built country houses.Здесь размещается большая летняя столовая и лаунж-зона с видом на лес. Такой большой процент террасы от общего объема обусловлен философией летнего отдыха. Именно для пребывания на природе и строятся загородные дома.Save this picture!© Elena DudinaIn the warm volume – a kitchen-living room, a shower room, and two bedrooms. Part of the house is single-story – there is a high ceiling and a kitchen-living room. The other part is two-story – there are bedrooms and a shower room. In the bedroom and on the stairs, built-in countertops were immediately made from the CLT panels.В теплом объеме – кухня-гостиная, душевая и две спальни. Часть дома является одноэтажной – здесь высокий потолок и расположена кухня-гостиная. Другая часть двухэтажная – здесь находятся спальни и душевая. В спальне и на лестнице из CLT панелей сразу сделаны встроенные столешницы.Save this picture!Save this picture!Metal piles were used as the foundation. This decision is due to the minimal impact on the existing landscape. Bearing structure of walls and floors – CLT panels. It provides high speed of installation and environmental friendliness. We also immediately get the surface of floors and walls that do not require additional interior decoration.В качестве фундамента использовались металлические сваи. Данное решение обусловлено минимальным воздействием на существующий ландшафт. Несущая конструкция стен и перекрытий – CLT панели. Это обеспечивает высокую скорость монтажа и экологичность. Также мы сразу получаем поверхность полов и стен, не требующих дополнительной внутренней отделки.Save this picture!© Elena DudinaOutside the house is insulated with mineral wool. From the side of the road, it is sheathed by a metal profiled sheet, from the side of the forest it is a cut board.Снаружи дом утеплен минераловатными плитами. Со стороны дороги обшит металлическим профилированным листом, со стороны леса – обрезной доской.Save this picture!© Elena DudinaThe windows are designed in the house in such a way that from the side of the road it seems that there are none at all. Panoramic windows in the house are oriented overlooking the forest.Окна запроектированы в доме таким образом, что со стороны дороги кажется, что их вообще нет. Панорамные окна в доме ориентированы с видом на лес.Save this picture!© Elena DudinaProject gallerySee allShow lessHaapsalu Episcopal Castle / KAOS ArchitectsSelected ProjectsDune Playground / Bureau DruzhbaSelected Projects Share Area: 104 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/921173/yinyang-house-we-architects Clipboard YINYANG House / WE ARCHITECTSSave this projectSaveYINYANG House / WE ARCHITECTS Houses 2017 CopyAbout this officeWE ARCHITECTSOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesArchDaily & Strelka AwardBalabanovoRussiaPublished on July 16, 2019Cite: “YINYANG House / WE ARCHITECTS” 15 Jul 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Donate your leap year day to charity, urges Giving Campaign Howard Lake | 30 January 2004 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Volunteering The Giving Campaign has launched The Big Leap initiative to persuade companies toencourage their employees to devote some or all of this leap year’s extra day to charity.This year is a Leap Year, and The Giving Campaign is focusing on the potential for charities of how to spend that extra day of 29 February.It has launched The Big Leap campaign, asking people to pledge just two hours of time or money each month to charity. Employees who choose to give money are encouraged to do so through their payroll, giving the equivalent of two hours pay. Twelve months later, those employees who have taken part in The Big Leap will havegiven a total of 24 hours – one full day to charity. Advertisement 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. 48 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
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. Starlight Children’s Foundation wins inaugural Scimitar promotional clothing competition Scimitar has announced that Starlight Children’s Foundation is the winner of its inaugural charity competition.Scimitar’s competition sees Starlight Children’s Foundation win £2,018 towards its next sportswear and promotional clothing order.Over 500 charities entered the competition throughout the course of the summer, which closed for entries on 31 July. Due to the number of entries, Scimitar has also announced that it will be bringing back the competition in 2018.Adam Church-Millward, Marketing Manager at Scimitar, said:“The competition was seen as a way of giving something back to an important, fund-reliant sector. For over thirty years, Starlight Children’s Foundation have done marvellous things to brighten the lives of poorly children, and they are certainly a charity deserving of the £2,018 credit. We hope the prize will allow Starlight to raise more than ever.” 211 total views, 1 views today Advertisement Tagged with: competition corporate Promotional 212 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Melanie May | 8 September 2017 | News
Boston rally in support of Francisco Rodriguez, Oct. 13.A noontime crowd of immigrant rights organizations, community leaders and unions rallied on Oct. 13 in front of the Massachusetts State House to demand justice for Francisco Rodriguez on the three-month anniversary of his detention. The demonstrators also spoke out in solidarity with all 11 million undocumented workers in the U.S.Groups representing immigrants and migrants and a broad array of union and community supporters are waging a campaign to pressure state officials to release Rodriguez from the Suffolk County House of Correction. They are also demanding a halt to Department of Homeland Security deportation proceedings against him and others languishing in detention.Rodriguez is an active and vocal member of Service Employees (SEIU) Local 32BJ and a janitor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was detained by immigration officials during his check-in on July 13 at Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices in Burlington, Mass. While he was held in detention, his spouse gave birth to their baby, Josue Mateo. Rodriguez was not permitted to be present at the birth, nor has he yet held his newest child.This kind of devastating separation from loved ones is a cruel reality for thousands of detainees. But fiercely determined people continue to fight to turn the tide and free Francisco Rodriguez and others.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
In an historic first for Florida on Nov. 10, just days after the general election, Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner ordered voting machine recounts in contests for senate, governor and agricultural commissioner.The action was mandatory after vote tallies from 67 counties left contests too close to call. Margins separating the candidates in the three races had fallen below the 0.5 percent difference that automatically triggers a recount.If not resolved by Nov. 15, or if margins fall below 0.25 percent, a hand recount would have to be conducted.In the race for governor, after the recount was launched, Democrat Andrew Gillum withdrew an earlier concession he had made to Republican Ron DeSantis, whose lead had fallen to 0.41 percent.Gillum, the first Black gubernatorial nominee in Florida and son of working-class parents, would be the state’s first Black governor if he won. Currently the mayor of Tallahassee, Gillum ran on a progressive platform calling for Medicare-for-all and a $15 minimum wage.His opponent, three-term member of the U.S. House Ron DeSantis, was endorsed by Trump. DeSantis is a founding member of the Freedom Caucus, a group of the most conservative members of the House. In a TV interview during the campaign, DeSantis made the racist comment that “voters would ‘monkey this up’ by electing his liberal African-American opponent.” (Miami Herald, Aug. 29)In the Senate race, incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson, who has never conceded the race, trailed his Republican challenger Gov. Rick Scott by less than 0.15 percent. Scott also received strong support from Trump. Even before the recount was announced, the Nelson campaign had filed a lawsuit against Detzner over the state’s process for validating vote-by-mail ballots.On election day, the ballots of thousands of voters were thrown out when poll workers claimed the original in-person signature did not match one subsequently done by voters on a finger-touch pad — a very common problem.The “invalid signature” rejections disproportionately happened to African-American and younger voters.Evidence of wider vote repressionOther attempts at voter repression in Florida have been reported.Before the Nov. 6 general election, voters in largely Black neighborhoods in North Miami were made to wait in long lines for hours on Nov. 4, the final day of early voting. When printers used to generate customized ballots failed by early afternoon, people were forced to use preprinted ballots until those too ran out.According to state elections data, hundreds of thousands of absentee ballots that were mailed out were not returned, especially in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. Over two-thirds of the 265,687 ballots not returned in those counties were from registered Democrats.The data also revealed that election supervisors failed to send out more than 20,000 requested ballots until after the Oct. 31 legal cutoff. Some were even delivered on Nov. 6 — election day. Yet many voters who had learned that their absentee returns had not been counted reported mailing them back weeks before the cutoff date.Evidence of intentional misplacement of absentee ballots surfaced on Nov. 9 when it was learned that around 40 boxes of absentee ballots were sitting in a U.S. Post Office distribution center in Opa-locka. Statistically, a majority of voters casting absentee ballots tend to be younger and Black.Victory for 1.4 million disenfranchised FloridiansWhether the recount results in a reversal of the outcomes from the Nov. 6 election, the passage of Florida Amendment 4 (Voting Rights Restoration for Felons Initiative) has ended one of the harshest voting restrictions in the U.S. and a legacy of Jim Crow.Florida, Iowa and Kentucky remain the only three states preventing people with felony records from voting. Over the last 20 years, California, Alabama, Maryland and Virginia have enacted similar reforms.In Florida any crime over $300, and even driving three times with a suspended license, could result in a felony conviction. While those being Black of voting age were disproportionately impacted by the ban, the fact that 70 percent of those convicted of felonies in Florida were not African-American may account for the bipartisan support for the measure, which passed by a margin of 64.53 to 35.47 percent.The amendment, which takes effect in January 2019, will allow an estimated 1.4 million people to exercise their long-denied right to vote.Additional electoral victories included passage of Amendment 3, preserving the Seminole gaming monopoly and keeping casinos out of the hands of wealthy Florida real estate developers; Amendment 11, overturning a Jim Crow era ban on immigrants owning property; and Amendment 9, banning off-shore oil drilling.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
News September 13, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Pentagon issues new rules for Guantanamo coverage United StatesAmericas Organisation NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say News United StatesAmericas RSF_en Help by sharing this information News to go further Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says Follow the news on United States Receive email alerts June 7, 2021 Find out more WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Reporters Without Borders takes note of the new ground rules for journalists covering the “military commissions” at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, which the US Department of Defense issued on 10 September. They represent a positive first step in a dialogue between the Pentagon and the media but we are concerned by the control that the military continues to exercise over reporting. It remains to be seen how the rules are applied in practice.The new rules contain three major changes:1 – Journalists will no longer run the risk of being expelled or barred from Guantanamo because of information they report that was obtained in the course of news gathering outside Guantanamo.2 – The Pentagon’s public affairs office will still check the contents of cameras but will no longer automatically delete photos and videos with content it considers “protected.” Photographers will be able to crop a photo (or edit video) instead of having to delete it, but they will be limited to two cropped images a day.3 – If the public affairs office denies journalists access to certain information, they will be able to make a written appeal to discuss the decision.“The Defense Department has taken affirmative steps,” said New York lawyer David Schulz, who is representing several news organizations including the Miami Herald, New York Times, Washington Post, AP, Dow Jones and Reuters. “They acknowledge that they cannot censor the information gathered outside Guantanamo anymore. There is definitely a credit for making an effort to make it more feasible for the reporters to follow what is going on at Guantanamo.”Schulz told Reporters Without Borders that journalists will also be able to access public documents relating to the military trials in Guantanamo more easily as they will be listed on a Pentagon website (www.defense.gov/home/features/gitmo) that will be revamped in December.Mark Seibel, who oversees the McClatchy Washington bureau’s website, said: “I would say that on paper it is a good step forward and about what I had expected. I am still sorry they feel they need to review all photos and video. Key to us is the provision of the document inventory, which is a list of all filings in a case. By regulation, it is unclassified. If they begin making it available, we will know what has been filed and then can at least ask for copies.”Miami Herald reporter Carol Rosenberg, who was one of four reporters barred from Guantanamo last May, told Reporters Without Borders: “I am still studying (the new rules). They leave room for optimism, particularly the portion that makes crystal clear it is not a violation to publish already public information even if it is labelled ‘Protected Information’.”Rosenberg and three Canadian journalists – Paul Koring of the Globe and Mail, Michelle Shephard of the Toronto Star and Stephen Edwards of CanWest – were barred from Guantanamo on 6 May for publishing the name of an army interrogator who testified at a hearing about the methods used to interrogate a Canadian detainee, Omar Khadr, in 2002. The reporters have since been allowed to return.Limited optimismThe new rules do not in any way modify the Pentagon’s control over coverage of the trials. Military judges are still able to demand that journalists reveal the sources of their information and can still prosecute them for contempt of court if they refuse.Although reporters covering the Guantanamo military trials now have a right to interview prosecutors and defense lawyers, the public affairs officers are still “the sole approval authority” for granting interview requests.“The same kind of attitude has been apparent in other recent Defense Department decisions concerning relations with the media,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It seems that the Pentagon still intends to maintain very tight control over the information that is given to the press and public. We fear that such controls will end up discouraging the public affairs office from talking to the media.”In a 2 September memo to officials and the news media, assistant secretary of defense for public affairs Douglas B. Wilson reasserted the Pentagon’s determination to curb the flow of unauthorized information to the news media. It echoed the memo that Secretary of Defense Robert Gates sent to all Pentagon officials on 2 July ordering them to check with the public affairs office before any contact with the media or public.DOWNLOAD THE NEW RULES LOOK AT THE WILSON MEMO (photo credit: AFP) April 28, 2021 Find out more Related documents new_media_grounds_rules_for_guantanamo_bay_1_.pdfPDF – 592.32 KBdod-memo-media2.pdfPDF – 518.22 KB News June 3, 2021 Find out more