Conoil Plc ( Q32020 Interim Report

first_imgConoil Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Conoil Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Conoil Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Conoil Plc (  2020 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileConoil Plc is a petroleum exploration and production company in Nigeria that extracts, produces and sells crude oil as well as supplies a range of lubricants and household and liquefied petroleum gas for use by the domestic and industrial sectors. The company supplies what is referred to as White products, which is premium motor spirts, aviation turbine kerosene, dual purpose kerosene, low-pour fuel oil and automotive gasoline/grease oil. Products in its lubricant range include transport lubricants, industrial lubricants, greases, process oil and bitumen. Products in its liquefied petroleum gas range include liquefied petroleum gas sold in bulk, gas-packed, cylinders and valves. Established in 1984 and formerly known as Consolidated Oil Nigeria Limited, the company changed its name to Conoil Producing Plc. The company has exploration licenses for 6 highly prospective blocks in the Niger Delta which it acquired and paid for after competitive bidding rounds organised by the Federal Government of Nigeria. Conoil Producing has discovered hydrocarbon offshore southeast of Niger Delta and initial logging interpretations is looking promising. Conoil Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Conoil Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

12 of the best pictures from the Six Nations round two

first_imgGreig Laidlaw of Scotland kicks a penalty during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and Scotland (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)7. Jamie Roberts try started the comeback for Wales.Jamie Roberts is congratulated by teammate Taulupe Faletau after scoring his team’s second try during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and Scotland (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)8. And George North’s mazy run virtually wrapped up the win for the Welsh.George North celebrates after scoring his team’s third try during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and Scotland (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)Italy v England9. George Ford dotted down in the corner to give England an early lead against Italy in Rome on Valentine’s Day.George Ford touches down to score the opening try during the RBS Six Nations match between Italy and England (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)10. Hat-trick hero Jonathan Joseph is congratulated by his Bath teammate Ford after scoring his second try of the afternoon.Jonathan Joseph is congratulated after scoring his team’s third try during the RBS Six Nations match between Italy and England (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)11. Ben Youngs was awarded the man-of-the-match award by ITV television. England, France and Wales were the victors in round two of the 2016 Six Nations LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS France v Ireland1. Alexandre Flanquart is brought down by Mike McCarthey and a swarm of Irish defenders.Mike McCarthy tackles France lock Alexandre Flanquart (Photo: FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)2. Devin Toner gets in a precarious position as he takes a restart for Ireland.Devin Toner of Ireland claims a restart during the RBS Six Nations match between France and Ireland (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)3. On the rare occasions France winger Virimi Vakatawa got his hands on the ball he put some energy into Les Bleus’ offence.France wing Virimi Vakatawa is tackled by Ireland scrum-half Conor Murray (Photo: FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)4. Maxime Medard celebrates scoring the try that sealed the win for France.France’s fullback Maxime Medard celebrates after scoring the winning try during the Six Nations international rugby union match between France and Ireland (Photo: THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)Wales v Scotland5. Samson Lee and teammates warm up among the pyrotechnics at the Principality Stadium.Samson Lee and his Wales teammates enter the field before the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and Scotland (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)6. Scotland’s Greig Laidlaw was spotless from the tee in his team’s loss to Wales. Ben Youngs was awarded the Man of the Match award for his performance against Italy (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)12. Owen Farrell sealed England’s win with a clinical try under the posts.Owen Farrell celebrates after scoring a try against Italy (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)last_img read more

The heavy toll that stopped Sam Warburton

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS It is Hooper’s partner-in-crime, David Pocock, that Warburton rates highest as an openside flanker. “He was consistently my most difficult opponent and the only one I think who got the better of me over the course of all the matches we played,” says Warburton, who picks him in his Best International XV.Each chapter centres on a rugby ground of special significance to him and there are sections on the different aspects of leadership – and excellent stuff it is too. A powerful new book by Sam Warburton, the former Wales and Lions captain, lifts the lid on the physical and mental strains that led him to quit playing rugby at just 29 TAGS: Book Review Super six: Sam Warburton during the 2017 Lions series that brought the curtain down on his career (Getty) center_img His refusal to sit in on selection meetings, because he wanted to be treated like anyone else, helped drive him to higher standards and he effectively ‘deselected’ himself ahead of the 2017 Lions first Test by speaking frankly to Gatland about his form at that stage.He says of that tour to New Zealand: “For six weeks you’d have thought it possible to dedicate yourself totally to the cause, wouldn’t you? For six weeks you could leave no stone unturned when it came to making sure you performed at your absolute peak: eat right, sleep right, stay off the booze as it’s bad for recovery from inflammation, stay away from the blue light of mobile phones, and so on.“But I reckon only 20% of the boys could honestly say they did that for the duration of those six weeks, which, given that we took 41 players, means around eight players. When you think how close we came (to winning the series instead of drawing it), would it have made a difference if everybody had done that? Very possibly.”Jackal master: Warburton steals the ball but could the Lions have done more to win the NZ series? (Inpho)Warburton proposes a series of actions in aid of player welfare before signing off, including enforcing Law 15.7 – concerning binding at the ruck – to protect jacklers.With copious media work and a WRU ambassador role, he’s enjoying his retirement immensely and cites one-to-one mentoring and the Lions manager role as future objectives.He will go down as one of the great players but an even better captain for his ability to exhort his team-mates to new heights – as with the Rorke’s Drift-style rhetoric in that lineout against England at RWC 2015 – or exert influence on referees. “If he wasn’t the best player then he was going to die trying to be the best player,” says O’Driscoll in that BBC documentary. “In training, in matches, he just tried to get every ounce he possibly could out of his performance. And if that doesn’t lead and inspire, I don’t know what does.”BUY NOW with Amazon For all the latest news, follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The heavy toll that stopped Sam WarburtonOn the eve of Japan 2019 comes a reminder of a man who was meant to grace it. Sam Warburton retired from rugby 14 months ago at the age of 29 and will watch from the studio as Wales pursue a world crown to go with their three Warren Gatland-inspired Grand Slams.Warburton’s book, Open Side, is published today and puts the final seal on a playing career that he admits himself is slightly short of legendary status.BUY NOW with Amazon “I don’t see myself in the very top drawer of those who’ve played the game,” he writes. “I was at the top of my career for only six or seven years, whereas men like Brian O’Driscoll and Paul O’Connell were at the top of theirs for much, much longer. I won 74 caps for Wales; Richie McCaw won exactly twice that number, 148, for New Zealand.”Doing the robot? Warburton at an event for Land Rover, a Rugby World Cup 2019 sponsor (Getty Images)If the book has a theme it is the mental and physical toll of playing elite-level rugby, with Warburton stuck in a recurring cycle of injury and rehab in-between his feats on the field. All told there were more than 20 significant setbacks, from the torn hamstring playing for Glamorgan Wanderers to the stinger in Cardiff Blues training that precipitated neck and knee surgery and ultimately led to him quitting the game.The final straw came when the pain in his knees prevented him playing on the trampoline with his daughter Anna.“My body just couldn’t take it anymore. You could leave me out for scrap and the tinkers would take me away,” he says. “I’ve got a pin in my left shoulder, another pin in my right shoulder, a plate in my jaw and another in my eye socket.”He thus closed the door on a career that brought highs and lows in near equal measure.Trucking it up: carrying hard against France at the Millennium Stadium during the 2016 Six NationsThe book, written in conjunction with Boris Starling, follows other works by Warburton on his 2012 Grand Slam year and 2013 Lions triumph in Australia. If you read those then some of the content will be familiar, and naturally there is also overlap with the recent BBC documentary Full Contact, in which Warburton says: “Being a player is full of stress and nerves and anxiety and pressure. I found it hard playing pro rugby.”That much is clear from Open Side. Among several startling statements in the book, he says he wanted to flee the 2017 Lions tour, ringing his mum from his Wellington hotel room to tell her he’d had enough and could hop on a plane home before anyone would realise he’d gone!Road to glory: Warburton and Gareth Bale in 2007. They attended Whitchurch HS (Huw Evans Agency)He doesn’t mind telling us when he cries or sings to his dog over the phone or gets so sick with nerves whilst dating his now wife, Rachel, that he throws up.Such human frailty is endearing and completely at odds with the physicality and courage he brought to Wales and the Lions on the pitch. In the second Lions Test of 2013 in Melbourne, with his leg trapped in a ruck as James Slipper made a clearout, he suffered an 8cm tear in his hamstring yet still got to his feet to stand in the defensive line until the next stoppage in play 55 seconds later. Clive Woodward called Warburton’s 65 minutes “the most outstanding performance I’ve ever seen from a Lion”.The flanker had been equally monumental in the RWC 2011 pool match against South Africa, winning six turnovers and making 23 tackles in a losing cause, and there is no doubt that when the stakes were highest he produced his very best.Painful exit: being helped off the field after the hamstring injury that ended his 2013 Lions tour (Getty)There was a raging intensity about him that fuelled his explosive power, and when in one match he loses patience with the off-the-ball shenanigans of Wallaby Michael Hooper, he hisses at him: “Touch me again and I’ll cut your throat.”last_img read more

GEMN conference explores mission in a time of migration

first_img Rector Tampa, FL Panelist shared stories about migration in their local contexts May 20 during the 21st annual Global Episcopal Mission Network. Photo: Julius Ariail[Episcopal News Service – Ponce, Puerto Rico] What does it mean to do God’s mission with a world in continuous motion? That was the theme set forth by the 21st annual Global Episcopal Mission Conference held last week in Puerto Rico.As U.S. citizens, Puerto Ricans have long made the journey north, but the Caribbean island’s decade-long economic crisis has accelerated that movement, particularly in 2014 when a record 84,000 people – an average of 240 a day – left. Today more Puerto Ricans live in the United States than on the island.It’s a phenomenon that affects Puerto Ricans at all levels of society, said the Rev. Angel Rivera, a priest of the Diocese of Puerto Rico and a member of the GEMN board, during a May 20 panel discussion focused on “mission amid migration.”As Rivera and other panelists maintained, the churches have witnessed the effect of migration on families and communities.Be they economic migrants looking for work or refugees and asylum seekers fleeing violence, war in their countries or natural disasters, record numbers of people are on the move today. About 244 million people – equal to three-quarters of the U.S. population – live outside their birth countries, a figure that includes 20 million refugees and 59.9 million internally displaced people, a record number.In Colombia alone, more than 7,000,000 people have been internally displaced by an armed conflict fought largely over control of land in the South American country. Another 350,000 have become refugees.The Colombian government and insurgent groups have spent the last four years negotiating a peace agreement, explained Colombia Bishop Francisco Duque, who also spoke on the panel.In the meantime, the church has responded to meet people’s needs at the local level and in neighboring countries, like Ecuador, that have accepted refugees.Bishop Julio Holguín, of the Diocese of the Dominican Republic, explained the situation in his country where Dominicans of Haitian descent have been stripped of citizenship, thus rendering them stateless. Noah Bullock, executive director of Foundation Cristosal, described the ongoing violence fueled by gangs in El Salvador and neighboring Guatemala and Honduras, a crisis that has led people to flee Central America’s northern triangle, either for the United States or regionally. In 2015, 17,5000 people suffered violent deaths in El Salvador, and an estimated 500,000 were internally displaced by violence. Jose Bringas Lisare of the Diocese of Cuba described the island’s most recent wave of outward migration, as record numbers are fleeing the island in fear of an end of the Cuban Adjustment Act that has favored Cuban immigrants since 1966.Cuba’s modernization of its economy based on “private property ownership and cooperatives,” has excited some and terrified others, said Bringas, adding that Cubans still believe in the “American Dream,” and that leaving Cuba for the United States “will solve their problems,” when that’s not the case. The Episcopal Church of Cuba, he said, is working to help people improve their lives at the community level, in hopes that they will decide to stay and make a life in Cuba.More than 120 Episcopalians – including 20 young adult and adult missionaries – gathered at the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico at Ponce for the May 18-20 conference. In addition to networking, the annual conference provides workshops on educating and empowering them in their mission work and an opportunity to worship together.As was made clear during the last day’s panel, migration – which is really a catch-all term used to label people on the move – has worldwide impact. The Episcopal Church is responding in various ways to address the needs of migrants, refugee and asylum seekers.In Seattle, Washington, for instance, the Mission to Seafarers provides support to merchant seafarers, many of whom spend nine to 12 months a year aboard cargo ships, moving goods around the world. These men, said Ken Hawkins, executive director of the Seattle Seafarers Center, often do not have the visas required to leave the ships docked in port. Through a network of more than 400 volunteers and chaplains, the mission provides support, in terms of phone cards and access to the Internet, and through emotional and spiritual counseling to seafarers.The Syrian refugee crisis has led to a greater awareness of the large number of refugees fleeing war, violence and persecution; it’s a crisis that has led to fear and panic, both in Western Europe and the United States. In Europe, the church has responded by providing direct assistance to refugees living in camps in France, and Episcopal Relief & Development is providing assistance to partners in the Middle East.Domestically, the Episcopal Church has a long history of working with the U.S. government to resettle refugees. Episcopal Migration Ministries, the Episcopal Church’s refugee resettlement ministry, is one of nine agencies working in partnership with the U.S. Department of State to welcome and resettle refugees to the United States.In addition to working with 30 resettlement affiliates in 26 dioceses, providing direct assistance to recent arrivals, Episcopal Migration Ministries offers ways for congregations to engage in refugee resettlement in their communities, it also encourages Episcopalians to join the Episcopal Public Policy Network and advocate for policies that protect the rights of refugees and asylum seekers.Whereas people engaged in refugee resettlement are typically fighting to make sure the resettlement process stays on track, now they are fighting for the resettlement program’s survival, said Allison Duvall, EMM’s manager for church relations and engagement, during a May 19 plenary session where she and Wendy Johnson, EMM’s communications manager, gave an overview of the refugee crisis, the resettlement process and the Episcopal Church’s historic and contemporary role in refugee resettlement.Over the past year, partially in response to the fear generated by the large number of Syrian refugees, 48 states have introduced legislation to either ban refugees from their states or to weaken the U.S. government’s resettlement program.One of the key ways Episcopalians can become engaged in the issues of migration and refugee resettlement, Johnson said during the plenary, is through participation in the democratic process.Of the 20 million refugees worldwide, less than 1 percent will be resettled; moreover, the United States resettles more refugees and any other country in the world. The church’s response is not just rooted in welcoming the stranger, but in the Baptismal Covenant.Last week, the Episcopal Public Policy Network released an Election Engagement Toolkit offers ways for congregations and individuals participate in the electoral process “faithfully, responsibly and legally.” The toolkit anchors such engagement in the Baptismal Covenant’s promise to “strive for justice and peace and respect the dignity of every human being.”⎯ Lynette Wilson is an editor/reporter for Episcopal News Service. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Knoxville, TN GEMN conference explores mission in a time of migration Latin America, Featured Events Associate Rector Columbus, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Anglican Communion, Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Martinsville, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Refugees Migration & Resettlement Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Belleville, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Bath, NC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Tags Rector Collierville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Jobs & Calls New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Youth Minister Lorton, VA By Lynette Wilson Posted May 23, 2016 Rector Smithfield, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Press Release Service Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ last_img read more

Vila Nova In Farmalicao / Arquitetura.501

first_imgArchDaily Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Vila Nova In Farmalicao / Arquitetura.501 Save this picture!Cortesía de Arquitetura.501Text description provided by the architects. Located in a small village near Vila Nova de Famalicão city, the “J.L House.” organizes itself from two functional volumes – the social and the private ones.The design in L shape overcomes from its functional program , the framework with the surrounding landscape and most of all the excellent solar orientation.Save this picture!Cortesía de Arquitetura.501This shape obligates the house to turn back to the main street and neighbor, freeing space to a intimate exterior living zone, where a swimming pool, a yard, a garden and a porch appears. This last one results from the elevation of the private areas volume releasing at the same time the construction pressure in the terrain.Save this picture!Cortesía de Arquitetura.501The fact that the private areas are southeast and the social areas southwest orientated allows to both enjoy the excellent solar orientation, as a result of its shape,  becoming the house thermally comfortable along the whole year also due the glazing retreat relatively the façade working as a shading flap during the warmer months.The main entry is composed by a set of landings that comes from an exterior antechamber making a well balanced distribution between the garage and the social area.Save this picture!Cortesía de Arquitetura.501As coating, an exterior thermal isolation system (ETICS) was considered as the most indicated for the house. In the social volume black chippedshale was used as coating which confers it a modern and avant-garde style as well as typical village house charming.Save this picture!Cortesía de Arquitetura.501The yards are mostly granite “pedras salgadas” coated being “IPÊ” wood used as swimming pool deck and rooms balcony floor.Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessVideo: Diller Scofidio + Renfro talk Hirshhorn “Bubble” on The Creators ProjectArticlesAurinkokivi School Awarded Proposal / Rudanko+KankkunenArticles Share Portugal Area:  323 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2012center_img Year:  Architects: Arquitetura.501 Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal Vila Nova In Farmalicao / Arquitetura.501Save this projectSaveVila Nova In Farmalicao / Arquitetura.501 Houses Save this picture!Cortesía de Arquitetura.501+ 37 Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeArquitetura.501OfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesVila Nova de FamalicãoPortugalPublished on February 18, 2013Cite: “Vila Nova In Farmalicao / Arquitetura.501” [Vila Nova De Farmalicao / Arquitetura.501] 18 Feb 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesCupa PizarrasCupaclad® 101 Random in Les PalmiersUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Ridgelight 25-40°Porcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – Coverlam ImperialWindowspanoramah!®ah! Vertical SlidingFastenersSchöckConcrete Façade Fasteners – Isolink®CarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Arena®CoatingsFormicaLaminate – ColorCore®2More products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

South Koreans press for peace treaty

first_imgMembers of South Korean Peace Delegation with International Action Center supporters.New York — The Trump administration continues to evade the biggest question looming over Korean-U.S. relations: When will Washington sign a peace treaty to end the Korean War?Any talk of normalization of relations between the U.S. and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is meaningless when Washington won’t even agree to discuss an end to a war that killed millions of Koreans and has lasted since 1950, despite an armistice agreement signed 65 years ago.It is the continuation of this formal state of war and the U.S. military occupation of South Korea, along with annual war exercises that simulate an attack on the north, that have forced the DPRK to bolster its defense capabilities.While Trump himself publicly blows hot and cold on the question of the DPRK, he has appointed some of the most vicious war hawks to top positions in his government.John Bolton, who in February wrote a piece for the Wall Street Journal titled “The Legal Case for Striking North Korea First,” was named Trump’s national security adviser in April.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who handles relations with the DPRK, recently spoke at the United Nations advocating harsher economic sanctions on that far-north country, which would deprive it of fuel this winter. Many such attempts in the past by the U.S. to starve and freeze the Korean people into submission have failed.But the Cold War attitudes at the top don’t reflect the realities on the ground. The Korean people, divided since 1945, have been working toward peace and reunification for decades. This was made spectacularly clear to the world at this year’s winter Olympic games in South Korea, when athletes from the north received an ecstatic welcome as they joined their southern compatriots in a joint parade under one flag.South Korean Peace Delegation in N.Y.Representing this strong movement, a South Korean Peace Delegation recently visited New York City to attend the opening of the United Nations General Assembly. They called on the U.N. to help build permanent peace on the Korean peninsula by declaring an end to the Korean War and suspending the sanctions against the DPRK.During their stay, members of the delegation spoke on Sept. 25 to a special forum at the city’s Solidarity Center. It was chaired by Sara Flounders of the International Action Center, who welcomed the delegation as representing “the hopes and aspirations of 60 million Korean people for peace and reunification.” She then explained that they spoke for “many groups who have united to end the war and sanctions, and sign the peace treaty.”Members of the delegation, who ranged from young workers to veteran fighters against South Korean military dictatorships, have been key organizers of the massive movement, called the Candlelight Revolution, that swept the corrupt Park Geun-hye dictatorship out of power last year. They stressed that it was this mass, disciplined and militant resistance that had encouraged the current government of Moon Jae-in to move toward better relations with the north.Moon’s efforts are very popular in the south. The delegation members pointed out that while his approval rating dipped somewhat because of the economy, “it rose again after the joint North-South declaration,” and that “Moon’s new economic policy is based on improving relations” with the DPRK.The Korean War and the ongoing U.S. military occupation of South Korea have taken place in the name of the United Nations. But as one Peace Delegation speaker said: “The United Nations has no right to intervene in North-South issues. The U.N. is actually the U.S. in a different mask. The U.N. Command should be dissolved.”Another member said the so-called U.N. command “is not a U.N. authority. It’s really a U.S. authority.”When people in the audience congratulated the speakers’ courage in standing up to much repression over the years, one of the seasoned fighters replied: “It’s not important how much repression. What’s important is how much we can do to achieve peace and reunification.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

It’s not the Elysée’s job to choose journalists, RSF says

first_img June 4, 2021 Find out more News PHILIPPE HUGUEN / AFP June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU RSF_en News FranceEurope – Central Asia Media independence Freedom of expression Follow the news on France Receive email alerts FranceEurope – Central Asia Media independence Freedom of expression May 18, 2017 It’s not the Elysée’s job to choose journalists, RSF says Help by sharing this information The Elysée Palace sent the media a disturbing signal today by announcing that it wants to choose which journalists accompany President Emmanuel Macron when he travels, both within France and abroad. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is concerned that this measure, announced four days after Macron’s inauguration, could be used as a way of putting pressure on the media. The Elysée Palace is reserving itself the right to cherry-pick journalists on the grounds that the presence of too many reporters accompanying the president will obstruct his relationship with the French people. “It’s not the Elysée’s job to select journalists during official trips,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “The grounds given by President Macron’s spokesperson is illogical, inasmuch as using pools to limit the number of journalists at an event doesn’t mean you get to pick who is allowed to cover the president’s trips. If that were to happen, it would be unwarranted political interference.”France is ranked 39th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. to go further News Organisation May 10, 2021 Find out more News “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF sayslast_img read more


first_img Local NewsBusiness DAILY OIL PRICE: March 26 Fruit Salad to Die ForSmoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionCreamy Fruit SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Twitter WhatsApp Home Local News Business DAILY OIL PRICE: March 26 By admin – March 26, 2018 Pinterest Octopus Energy U.S. to Discount Customers’ Bills by as Much as 90% Snap Inc. to Participate in the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference 2021 Rattler Midstream: 4Q Earnings Snapshot center_img Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Crude Oil: 65.55 (-.33)Nymex MTD AVG: 62.5638.Natural Gas: 2.618 (+.027).Gasoline: 2.0104 (-0.0232).Spreads: May/June (+.14) June/July (+.38).Plains WTI Posting: 62.50 (+.25). Previous articleCounty Commissioners accept annual financial reportNext articleOPD makes arrest after stabbing admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Congressman Mike Conaway talks to the Odessa American on Jan. 7, 2018. Twitterlast_img read more

Family hold vigil to mark Buncrana murder victim’s birthday

first_imgNewsx Adverts Family hold vigil to mark Buncrana murder victim’s birthday RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Facebook WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterest LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Twitter Google+ Facebookcenter_img Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp The family of a Derry man murdered in Buncrana last month have held a candlelit vigil in Derry to mark what would have been his 25th birthday.Father-of-two, Andrew Allen who was originally from Derry, was shot dead at his home near Buncrana in February.The vigilante group Republican Action Against Drugs later said it carried out the murder.Speaking to the BBC Mr Allen’s sister Michelle said the support of the community in Top of the Hill was a big comfort to the family. By News Highland – March 6, 2012 Google+ Previous articleEmergency services called to Letterkenny RTCNext articleGovernment shows ‘lack of commitment’ on radiotherapy centre running costs News Highland Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this weeklast_img read more

Former bishop of Derry & Raphoe Dr James Mehaffey has died

first_imgHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – January 7, 2020 Facebook Twitter Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Former bishop of Derry & Raphoe Dr James Mehaffey has died Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp WhatsApp The former Church of Ireland Bishop of Derry and Raphoe, Dr James Mehaffey, has died.The 88 year old passed away last evening surrounded by his family.Bishop Mehaffey led the Diocese of Derry and Raphoe for more than 20 years.During his time as bishop, he officiated at funerals of many parishioners killed in the Troubles and developed a close friendship with the late Catholic Bishop of Derry, Dr Edward Daly.The two retired bishops received the Freedom of the City from Derry and Strabane district Council in 2015. DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Pinterest Previous articleChamber briefs Minister on priorities for LetterkennyNext articleVehicle stopped & searched during cross border checkpoints in Clady News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th last_img read more