Smith & Nephew suffers as J&J buys rival

first_img Smith & Nephew suffers as J&J buys rival alison.lock whatsapp whatsapp Wednesday 27 April 2011 8:13 am More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child Shares in prosthetic limb maker Smith & Nephew have fallen 3.2 per cent on the news that US healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson is to buy its Swiss rival Synthes.J&J is to buy Synthes, which makes medical devices, for 19bn Swiss francs (£13.1bn) in its largest ever buy, to boost its orthopaedic business and reshaping the industry.The US healthcare group will pay CHF 159 in cash and stock for each Synthes share, the two companies have said – a premium of 8.5 per cent over Synthes’s closing share price on Tuesday.A deal had been anticipated after Synthes said on April 18 it was in talks with J&J, but puts an end to speculation that a link-up with S&N could be revived.In January, S&N rejected a 750p per share offer from J&J, which valued it at £7bn. Analysts said the offer was too low, and argued that S&N could command an offer of 1,057p per share, or £9.42bn.S&N shares were trading at 649p at 13:00 GMT today.J&J’s acquisition, which is likely to close in the first half of 2012, has the backing of both the Synthes and J&J boards and will give J&J a leading position in equipment to treat trauma.Synthes, which posted sales of $3.7bn in 2010, makes nails, screws and plates to fix broken bones, as well as artificial spine discs.“Orthopaedics is a large and growing $37bn global market and represents an important growth driver for Johnson & Johnson,” said Bill Weldon, J&J’s chairman and chief executive.The deal is expected to have a modestly dilutive impact on J&J’s adjusted earnings per share for 2012.Crucially, the deal has the backing of Hansjoerg Wyss, who holds 40 per cent of Synthes directly and another eight per cent through family trusts, and was seen as key to any deal going through. Synthes holds its annual general meeting on Thursday.“It is surprising the deal has been struck between cash and shares. The market consensus, and our view, was it would be all cash, so the quality of the take-out is slightly lower than we anticipated,” said Morgan Stanley analyst Michael Jungling.“The take-out valuation doesn’t seem particularly demanding. It’s a scarce asset, and the acquisition makes J&J the number one in the world in orthopaedics,” Jungling said. Share Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Phoenix Beverages Limited ( 2019 Annual Report

first_imgPhoenix Beverages Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Phoenix Beverages Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Phoenix Beverages Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Phoenix Beverages Limited (  2019 annual report.Company ProfilePhoenix Beverages Limited is a Mauritian company that produces bottles and distributes alcoholic and non- alcoholic brews. Under the company’s production line, there are numerous renowned brands represented. With brands such as Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, Malta Guinness and Smirnoff Ice, Coca-Cola, Fanta, Sprite, Schweppes, Dasani and Crystal table water, being produced and sold by the company under the respective contract agreements. The company is headquartered in Phoenix, Mauritius Phoenix and operates as a subsidiary of Phoenix Investment Company Limited. Phoenix Beverages Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Rugby World predictions game

first_imgNOT FOR FEATURED. PARIS, FRANCE – MARCH 04: Paul O’Connell, (R) captain of Ireland and Thierry Dusatoir captain of France lead their teams out onto the pitch during the RBS Six Nations match between France and Ireland at Stade de France on March 4, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS France and Ireland flummoxed our punditsNine rugby experts had a go at predicting the winners of all 15 RBS Six Nations matches in Rugby World’s annual Six Nations Predictions Competition, published in the March edition. With nine games down, and six to go, who is in the running to be this season’s best forecaster?The joint leaders at this stage are former champ and ex Wales fly-half Jonathan Davies, and a first-time player, the new Rugby World editor Owain Jones. Both have called seven results right so far. Unsurprisingly, neither thought France v Ireland would be a draw, while Davies thought Scotland might beat England and Jones expected Ireland to defeat Wales.center_img Close behind with six correct results out of nine are former France hooker Olivier Azam, and RFU referee manager Tony Spreadbury. Still in with a shout, on five out of nine, is Rugby World’s Italian writer and another former winner Gianluca Barca.Extraordinarily, all nine pundits have made the same calls for the fourth round of games, saying Wales will beat Italy, Ireland will beat Scotland and France will beat England, so the Predictions Competition winner will be decided on the last day of the Six Nations. There’s no prize at stake – only pride!last_img read more

Sale v Newcastle live stream: How to watch from anywhere

first_imgSale v Newcastle live stream: How to watch from South AfricaIf you want to keep track of the many South Africans plying their trade in the Premiership, SuperSport shows matches in South Africa.South Africa is one hour ahead of the UK, so Sale v Newcastle kicks off at 10pm on SuperSport Variety 1.There are various DStv packages available that give access to SuperSport, ranging from Access, which has the Blitz and Variety 4 channels, to Premium, which includes all 18 sports channels.Sale v Newcastle live stream: How to watch from JapanDAZN, which allows you to live stream sport or watch it on demand, is the place to go to watch Sale v Newcastle in Japan (kick-off 5am on Saturday). The service is compatible with smart TVs and phones, tablets, PCs, streaming sticks, set-top boxes, gaming consoles and more.Find out more about DAZN here Sale v Newcastle live stream: How to watch from the UKSale v Newcastle, which kicks off at 8pm tonight, will be shown live on BT Sport 1 Extra in the UK. If you don’t have a BT contract but want to watch the match, don’t worry because you can still easily watch it online.That’s because BT Sport has a contract-free monthly pass that allows you to get instant access to all four of their sport channels for just £25. Sale v Newcastle live stream: How to watch the Premiership match online from anywhereThese two teams met on the second weekend of the 2020-21 Gallagher Premiership season, with a late Toby Flood try giving Newcastle a 15-13 win over Sale.You can watch the highlights of that match here…Tonight (kick-off 8pm) they meet at the AJ Bell Stadium, sitting fourth and sixth in the table, and here is how the teams line up.Sale: Luke James; Byron McGuigan, Sam James, Sam Hill, Marland Yarde; AJ MacGinty, Faf de Klerk (captain); Bevan Rodd, Curtis Langdon, Will Griff John, Josh Beaumont, Lood De Jager, Cobus Wiese, Sam Dugdale, Daniel du Preez.Replacements: Akker van der Merwe, Ross Harrison, Coenie Oosthuizen, Jean-Pierre du Preez, Cameron Neild, Raffi Quirke, Robert du Preez, Simon Hammersley.Newcastle: Tom Penny; Mateo Carreras, Matias Orlando, Luther Burrell, Ben Stevenson; Brett Connon, Louis Schreuder; Trevor Davison, George McGuigan, Logovi’i Mulipola, Greg Peterson, Marco Fuser, Rob Farrar, John Hardie, Callum Chick (captain).Replacements: Jamie Blamire, Adam Brocklebank, Mark Tampin, Darren Barry, Connor Collett, Michael Young, Joel Matavesi, Alex Tait.Here’s how to find a reliable live stream for Sale v Newcastle wherever you are.How to watch Sale v Newcastle from outside your countryIf you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local Premiership coverage, like Sale v Newcastle, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.VPNs allow you to get around any geo-blocking by changing your IP address so you appear in a different location and can watch the same legal Premiership live stream you would at home.Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPN and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can try it out for a month for free or sign up for an annual plan and get three months free.Check out ExpressVPN Newcastle’s Toby Flood scores the winning try against Sale last year (Getty Images) Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. It’s fourth v sixth in the Gallagher Premiership this Friday nightcenter_img Get a BT Sport Monthly PassIf you’re from the UK but are overseas when Sale v Newcastle takes place, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.Sale v Newcastle live stream: How to watch from EuropeIf you’re in Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein or Switzerland, you can watch Sale v Newcastle (kick-off 9pm) through the live and on-demand streaming service DAZN.Sale v Newcastle live stream: How to watch from the USAIf you live in the States, the official broadcaster of Premiership matches is NBC, with matches streamed on Peacock Premium, which is available for $4.99 a month.Sale v Newcastle will kick off at 3pm EST and midday on the West Coast.Get Peacock Premium Sale v Newcastle live stream: How to watch from New ZealandIf you want to tune in to Sale v Newcastle from the Land of the Long White Cloud, the match kicks off at 9am on Saturday morning on Sky Sport NZ 1.It costs $31.99 a month to add Sky Sport to your Sky Starter pack ($25.99) but if you sign up for 12 months before 30 June 2021 you’ll get your first month free. Plus, you’ll get Sky Go, which allows you to watch live rugby wherever you are.Sky Sport NZ offer LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS We recommend VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. For example:Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service)Protecting your online security and strengthening your online privacy when abroadWe do not support or condone the illegal or malicious use of VPN services. Consuming pirated content that is paid-for is neither endorsed nor approved by Future Publishing. last_img read more

Guinness Premiership Pick of the Week – Round 18

first_imgTuesday Mar 30, 2010 Guinness Premiership Pick of the Week – Round 18 After another busy weekend in the world of rugby, today were looking back at the weekends action in the Guinness Premiership, with the pick of the weeks tries for Round 18.One of the performances of the weekend came from Saracens and hooker Schalk Brits, as they romped to a 58-15 victory over Newcastle Falcons. Brits scored twice, but it was his first try that caught the eye as he beat no less four players on his way to the tryline.Leicester Tigers also had a high scoring win as they beat Worcester 38-19 at Sixways. An early try was scored by Jeremy Staunton before Ben Youngs crossed later on. Toby Flood kicked 24 points himself, so despite the big win, the Tigers failed to pick up a bonus point.Bath beat Harlequins 24-13 at the Rec with nice tries from prop Duncan Bell, Joe Maddock, and Olly Barkley. Tom Williams, of Bloodgate fame, scored a really good late try for Harlequins as they put some respectability on the score line.London Irish beat Sale Sharks 38-0 at the Madjeski Stadium on Sunday, with Steffon Armitage picking up two tries. John Rudd scored early as he got on the end of a nice bit of passing. Chris Hala’ufia then set up Armitages try with a break off the back of the scrum, and played provider for the flanks second too.Roger Wilson scored for Northampton Saints just before the half as they beat London Wasps 14-9 at Franklins Gardens. Stephen Myler came off the bench to kick a late penalty and drop goal to seal the win in a tight match.I know which try I’ll be telling my mates about, but which is your favourite? Time: 03:32 Music: Lost In Stereo by All Time LowADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueey30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. 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World Rugby increase investment but you can still help Samoan players

first_imgThursday Nov 9, 2017 World Rugby increase investment but you can still help Samoan players The Samoa Rugby Union are in serious financial trouble ahead of their northern hemisphere tour, that includes Test matches against Scotland, Romania and England. Fundraising efforts have taken place both in Samoa and online.Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, who also runs the Samoa Rugby Union, this week announced that they are officially bankrupt. He said the Union could not afford to pay off debts with banks and also need funds to pay players in the sevens and fifteens squads.Figures were released that touched on the huge disaparity in match day wages between Samoa and England, who will meet at Twickenham on 25 November.More than $350,000 has reportedly been raised during a radiothon in Samoa, with funds going towards the players and the salary of their coach, Fuimaono Titimaea Tafus, whose appointment is being disputed by World Rugby.Dan Leo, the former Samoa player who runs the Pacific Rugby Players Welfare non profit organisation, has put together a crowdfunding campaign, giving fans an opportunity to help out.DONATE HEREMeanwhile the England Rugby Football Union (RFU) have reportedly pledged to make a goodwill payment of £75,000 to the SRU, which would help to pay for the Samoa players’ match fees.Match revenues at Twickenham reportedly generate about £10 million.INCREASED INVESTMENTToday World Rugby announced an increased investment to Fiji, Tonga and Samoa, confirming that the direct and indirect support for the unions and their national teams is estimated at more than £20 million for the current four-year cycle, 2016-2019, up 19 per cent.Specifically, for the November tests, the funding programme includes all player insurance costs, squad assembly costs including flights to Europe from each of the Pacific Islands and internal flights across the window.They also said that the host unions are covering Samoa’s logistical costs.The total investment (direct and indirect) managed by World Rugby for the benefit of Samoa will top £1.5 million in 2017.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Diamond Head Mountain House / Rob Paulus Architects

first_img “COPY” Construction Manager: CopyHouses•Tucson, United States United States Diamond Head Mountain House / Rob Paulus Architects Diamond Head Mountain House / Rob Paulus ArchitectsSave this projectSaveDiamond Head Mountain House / Rob Paulus Architects Save this picture!© Liam Frederick+ 20Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Architects: Rob Paulus Architects Area Area of this architecture project Interior Designer: Photographs:  Liam Frederick Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeRob Paulus ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTucsonUnited StatesPublished on November 10, 2018Cite: “Diamond Head Mountain House / Rob Paulus Architects” 10 Nov 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® Premium SeriesMetal PanelsTECU®Copper Surface – Patina_VariationsBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingSwitchesJUNGLight Switch – LS PlusCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsSpider System – Rabel 15000 Super ThermalWindowspanoramah!®ah! Soft CloseWoodAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)American Oak by ASHChairs / StoolsOKHADining Chair – BarnettMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?钻石山住宅 / Rob Paulus Architects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 stream Manufacturers: Western Window Systems, Bosch, Corrugated Industries, Delta Faucet, Dunn Edwards, Ikea, MBCI, Wilsonart, G.E.Profile, GE Profile, Sun Earth, Thomas & Betts “COPY” Landscape Architect: Rob Paulus Architects 2012 ArchDaily Year:  Construction Cost:$480,000Owner:Sheldon DanielsonCity:TucsonCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Liam FrederickRecommended ProductsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesText description provided by the architects. This house for an astronomer in the Tucson Mountains takes full advantage of its sloping site to create a dramatic living arrangement in a harsh yet beautiful environment. Working with a minimal footprint, the stacked scheme utilizes strategic view openings as well as a vertical progression of spaces to proceed from enclosed and earthbound to lofty and skyward. An observatory on top of the hill with remote viewing inside the house completes the scheme.Save this picture!© Liam FrederickSave this picture!ConceptSave this picture!© Liam FrederickPassive solar orientation creates large openings to north views with shaded glazing at south vistas that include Kitt Peak and the Tucson Mountains. Operable shade panels made from saguaro ribs control morning sunlight at the lower and upper floor east bedrooms while a small western aperture frames the colorful sunsets prominent in the Southwest. Efficiency in mechanical, enclosure and glazing systems further insure the comfort and livability of the residence.Save this picture!Section DrawingsTwo exterior living spaces take on unique individual characters: the south deck floats high above the desert landscape while the north patio places inhabitants directly on the desert floor to look up at nearby Diamond Head Mountain. Simple geometries, tight detailing and rusted corrugated metal are contrasted with the varied color and texture of the Sonoran Desert.Save this picture!© Liam FrederickProject gallerySee allShow lessDuplicate-Duplex / TOUCH ArchitectSelected ProjectsSara Göransson on Housing and the Future of Urban InfrastructureArchitecture News Share Area:  2030 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Baker + Hesseldenz Design Inc. Photographs Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Rob Paulus Architectslast_img read more

Nicolás Maduro: ‘They intend to create a conflict with Colombia’

first_imgOriginal published at on Sept. 11. Translation by John Catalinotto.Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro ended his address to the National Defense Council on Sept. 9, which exposed the existence of a military threat and escalation against his country.  He said, “We have the evidence of how they intend to create a false positive to provoke an armed conflict between Colombia and Venezuela.”The Monday night meeting followed a day of growing diplomatic tension. First, Venezuelan Minister of Communication Minister Jorge Rodríguez presented evidence of how the Colombian press, particularly Semana magazine, falsified and disseminated documents in an attempt to accuse the Venezuelan government of collaborating with the National Liberation Army (ELN) in Colombia and the sector of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) that resumed armed struggle against that country’s government.After that presentation, a press conference took place in the afternoon with Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza and Rodríguez.  The diplomatic corps, which is accredited in Venezuela, was summoned to hear “precise information on the terrorist acts planned to be launched from the Republic of Colombia under the protection of the  government in Bogotá.”Toward nighttime President Maduro met with the National Defense Council.  Representatives from all levels of the Bolivarian National Armed Force, public officials and the national cabinet participated in the meeting.President Maduro, following Article 232 of the Constitution, said: “As head of state, I have passed authority over to the National Defense Council for the collective management of this situation, which is one of a genuine threat of violence, armed conflict and attack by the militarist and criminal government of Colombia.” In his speech, President Maduro denounced the 42 different covert acts that the Colombian government has carried out in three months. One of them has been, and continues to be, an attempt to “recruit Venezuelan officers and noncommissioned officers with the intention of attacking the Venezuelan air and missile defense system, supported by a group of Venezuelans.”President Maduro also referred to the orange alert decreed days ago and the beginning of border operations called “Sovereignty and Peace in Venezuela” that will be carried out from Sept.10 to 28. These are taking place “to fine-tune the entire national defense system, to fine-tune all the mechanisms of the deployment of our country’s military capacity, to fine-tune land defense, anti-aircraft — the coordinated defense of the national territory itself.” Colombia’s president accuses MaduroThe tension between the two countries peaked following the new escalation that began on Aug. 29 when a section of the FARC announced its return to armed struggle. This was followed by Colombian President Iván Duque’s accusation that Maduro’s government offered the FARC support within its territory.Two days later on Aug. 31, Rodríguez announced the arrest of a person who was planning to detonate explosives in central Caracas. He also denounced the presence of three military training centers in Colombia near the Venezuelan border. He explained that this individual, along with others, was trained there and then sent to Venezuela.It was not the first time that the Venezuelan government reported the presence of military training centers in Colombia whose aim is to attack Venezuela. The first incident was the attempted assassination [by drones] of President Maduro on Aug. 8, 2018.The current scenario is framed within [the context of] a new offensive to attempt the overthrow of  President Maduro. Declarations [by the opposition] have escalated in recent weeks — particularly since the decree signed by Trump on Aug. 6 to tighten the economic and financial blockade. [Trump’s decree froze Venezuelan governmental assets.] It resulted in Maduro’s decision to suspend negotiations [with the opposition] in Barbados.In this context — and in consideration of the demobilization of the [anti-Maduro] opposition at the national level — the Colombian factor gained strength in the manner of a siege on the Venezuelan government. Duque made no comments on Sept. 9 about the statements made [by President Maduro] from the Miraflores Palace in Caracas.Other external threats against MaduroFinally, three significant events also occurred on Sept. 9. First, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet read a report which reiterated her concerns about human rights violations in Venezuela, while it recognized the negative impact of the blockade and opposition violence.Second, there were the words spoken by Elliott Abrams, U.S. special envoy for Venezuela. From Brussels, he accused the European Union of not imposing greater sanctions against Maduro’s government and of being permissive with its leaders.Finally, it was learned that on Wednesday [Sept. 11], the Organization of American States will debate the request made by self-proclaimed president [of Venezuela], Juan Guaidó, to activate the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance.  The document puts on the table the possibility of forming an international coalition against Venezuela. The Venezuelan government withdrew from the OAS [on April 29]. The United Nations General Assembly scheduled for Sept. 27 will be a new scenario for diplomatic confrontation. The tempo has accelerated once more.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

A journalist arrested

first_img MauritaniaAfrica News MauritaniaAfrica Organisation RSF has learnt that on the evening of 12 April, Mohamed Fall Ould Oumere, Publication Director of the French weekly La Tribune, was arrested by police in Boutilimitt, 150 km east of Nouakchott. Police sources told the Agence France-Presse that the arrest was part of investigations into the clandestine organisation “Conscience and Resistance” (CR). On 25 March, La Tribune published an article on a recent visit to Mauritania by leaders of CR. According to sources close to the journalist, “Mohamed Fall Ould Oumere was about to publish the organisation’s manifesto, which rules out any negotiations with the authorities in power. He was the only person in possession of this document. What’s more, his arrest took place while he was investigating the arrest, the previous day, of Professor Mohamed Baba Ould Said, who was accused of having close links with CR”. Follow the news on Mauritania Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières – RSF) has written to Mauritania’s Interior Minister, Lemrabott Sidi Mahmoud Ould Cheikh Ahmed, in protest at the arrest of Mohamed Fall Ould Oumere, Publication Director of the French language weekly newspaper La Tribune. “To the best of our knowledge, this journalist, who is well known for his independence, was simply carrying out his work. We are calling for his immediate release. We are all the more concerned as we fear that the police may try to use force to extract information from him,” said RSF Secretary General Robert Ménard. “This arrest again shows the extent to which taboo subjects, such as non-recognised political organisations, still exist in Mauritania,” he added. Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world News Mauritanian reporter held for two days over Facebook post Receive email alerts RSF backs joint op-ed by 120 West African media and journalists calling for Beninese journalist’s release News RSF_en May 20, 2021 Find out more March 13, 2020 Find out more April 15, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A journalist arrested Help by sharing this information to go further News July 6, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Circumpolar overview and spatial heterogeneity of Antarctic macrobenthic communities

first_imgThe geographical coverage of a comprehensive dataset on Antarctic macrobenthic communities is provided for the first time. Since the sampling methods applied since the 1950s vary considerably, a robust analysis was carried out. The results show firstly, that all main types of communities, especially suspension and mobile or infaunal deposit feeders, can occur everywhere. Thus, their biogeography is hardly predictable and assumed to be shaped by complex biological interactions. Secondly, the often-mentioned dominance of communities composed of suspension feeders and associated fauna can be confirmed.last_img read more