Sportradar becomes official distribution partner of AFC

first_img Email Address “This puts us in an unrivalled position that will showcase a wider range of services we have to offer to engage more sports rights holders in the region.” Topics: Sports betting Sportradar becomes official distribution partner of AFC Regions: Asia Tags: Sportradar Asian Football Confederation Under the agreement, Sportradar becomes the official video and data distribution partner for competitions including the AFC Cup China 2023 and the AFC Champions League. It allows the supplier to use and distribute audio-visual content and AFC match-related data. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Sportradar announced in December it was conducting a business-wide reorganisation of its operations, to shift it towards a regionalised approach supporting its future growth strategy. 14th January 2021 | By Conor Mulheir Sports betting The Asian Football Confederation (AFC), the governing body of football in Asia, has announced Sportradar as its official video and data distribution partner for major competitions between 2021 and 2028. Sportradar’s chief executive, Carsten Koerl, added: “We are proud to partner with the AFC in this watershed moment for Asian football. With the importance of Asia, we believe that this agreement is a strategic opportunity that will provide Sportradar further leverage in the region with a sport that is growing exponentially in terms of participation and viewership.” The sports integrity solutions and data products provider has secured worldwide data and associated media rights for the competition cycles 2021-24 and 2025-28. The AFC’s general secretary, Dato’ Windsor John, said: “We welcome Sportradar as our official video and data distribution partner. The agreement will bring AFC football closer to an ever-growing international fanbase and consumers.” Patrick Murphy, board member and chief executive of FMA said: “Innovation has always been key for the new era of Asian football. Enabling AFC data and related media to be distributed in real time and with minimum delay is key in enhancing the fans’ experience, which in turn positively impacts the value of AFC football.” The new structure will see Carsten Koerl continue to oversee the business as group chief executive, supported by three regional CEOs around the world. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Football Marketing Asia (FMA) is a leading football marketing agency for the region, and is AFC’s exclusive commercial partner for the rights cycles 2021-24 and 2025-28.last_img read more

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Mauritius Secondary Industries Ltd (MSIL.mu) 2012 Abridged Report

first_imgMauritius Secondary Industries Ltd (MSIL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Property sector has released it’s 2012 abridged results.For more information about Mauritius Secondary Industries Ltd (MSIL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mauritius Secondary Industries Ltd (MSIL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mauritius Secondary Industries Ltd (MSIL.mu)  2012 abridged results.Company ProfileMauritius Secondary Industries Limited is based in Mauritius that specialises in the rethreading of tyres as well as the renting out of commercial space, offices and industrial buildings. Mauritius Secondary Industries Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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Aluminium Extrusion Industries Plc (ALEX.ng) Q32016 Interim Report

first_imgAluminium Extrusion Industries Plc (ALEX.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Aluminium Extrusion Industries Plc (ALEX.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Aluminium Extrusion Industries Plc (ALEX.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Aluminium Extrusion Industries Plc (ALEX.ng)  2016 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileAluminium Extrusion Industries Plc (NIGALEX) is a leading manufacturing company in Nigeria producing and marketing extruded aluminium products and coloured and wood products. Products in its extensive range include Cego flyscreens; projected window systems for institutions in the education, government, military and commercial sectors; industrial door systems designed for versatility and performance; partitioning systems with robust wear and tear features; multi-purpose stock extrusions for the maritime, aviation and construction sectors; swing door systems for commercial entrances; sliding window systems with removable operating sashes and bead-glazed; fixed louvres with fabricated railings; special provides available in round bars, T-sections, symmetric and square aluminium frames; curtain walls attached to building structures; AS46 flyscreens and customised fixed casements (windows and doors). NIGALEX has annual capacity of 5 000 tonnes of aluminium extrusion products and produces profiles in a press finish, wood finish, silver and bronze colour palette and modern powder-coated forms. The company has operations in Aba Abuja to serve the eastern and northern regions of Nigeria. Its head office is in Imo State, Nigeria. Aluminium Extrusion Industries Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Police officer-turned-antiques dealer discovers heart for prison ministry

first_img Jim Cutshall says: Submit an Event Listing Jim Cutshall says: Antiques dealer Jon Felz, center, appraises an icon for Joanne and Sal Torrisi during an April 21 fundraiser for Diocese of Newark Prison Ministry programs, held at St. James Episcopal Church in Upper Montclair, New Jersey. Photo: Sharon Sheridan[Episcopal News Service] For 20 years, Jon Felz helped send people to prison as a New York police officer. Today, he’s volunteering his time to help those behind bars as a member of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark’s Prison Ministry.“I have over 1,200 felony arrests,” he said. “But when you lock somebody up, you spend three hours with them processing them, and then you rarely see them again unless the case goes to trial. Ninety percent of the cases don’t go to trial. You don’t get to focus on them as human beings.”But Felz’s faith journey has lent him new perspective and purpose. Now an antiques dealer and certified appraiser, Felz led an “Antiques Roadshow”-style event on April 21 at the Episcopal Church of St. James in Upper Montclair, New Jersey, to raise money for the diocese’s programs for inmates and their families. Looking ahead, he hopes to join ministry members in leading Bible studies for inmates.“When God opens your heart, you really take this stuff to heart,” he said.Jon Felz in his New York Police Department days.Felz, 60, began his New York police career during the “drug wars” of the 1980s. At age 22, he was assigned to Washington Heights, which set a precinct record with 137 homicides in 1984. During his career, he survived three gun battles and engaged in New York-to-New Jersey car chases to arrest suspected drug dealers.“As I got older, I started to study the Bible – first from a historical point of view, because I love history,” said Felz, the son of an antiques dealer. His retirement from police work to enter the antiques business in 2001 gave him more time to reflect. “The years went by, my faith started to get stronger.”A lifelong member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Montvale, New Jersey, Felz began bringing donated pastries each Sunday to the men’s shelter located at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Paterson. Then he began bringing men’s clothing and toiletries from estate sales he ran and donations from members of his church. He started to get to know the shelter’s men, some of them just out of prison.“I saw that even [with] the toughest ex-con … there is a bond,” Felz said. “When I go there Sunday, they know my name.”He began thinking about the circumstances that led people to commit crimes. “I’m not making excuses for them,” he said, but “I look at them as victims.”Reflecting on the people he’d helped lock up, he said, “I felt that I didn’t help anyone. These are human beings. They’re not just numbers.”And when he heard about the diocesan prison ministry, he thought: “Maybe I could go in and give hope.”John Felz says people in prison “are not just numbers.” Photo: Sharon SheridanHe wants to join diocese members who lead Bible studies in the state prison in Newark and in jails in Hudson and Essex counties. First, however, he will need to complete the institutions’ required paperwork and background checks.For more than three decades, the diocese also has supported children and their incarcerated parents through the PATCH (Parents and Their Children) program. PATCH transports children for monthly visits with their parents at the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark and provides camp scholarships, school supplies and annual Christmas parties for the children. PATCH previously included a mentoring component for children, which the diocesan prison ministry would like to restart.Other programs include a pen-pal program and a holiday choir that leads a carol service at a county jail.The ministry makes PATCH a priority because “our children are an at-risk population for prison, mental health issues, dropping out of school,” said the Rev. Pamela Bakal, prison ministry president and rector of Grace Episcopal Church, Nutley. The program costs more than $22,000 annually because of transportation, insurance and other costs – a funding need that prompted Felz to donate his antique-appraisal skills for the April 21 event.Jon Felz, far left, poses with other police officers in New York in 1998. Felz served 20 years as a police officer but says he now is called to try to help inmates as a volunteer with the Diocese of Newark Prison Ministry. Photo courtesy of Jon FelzHis police days showed him the impoverished circumstances that led some into lives of crime.“When these young guys are in the street … if you’re getting high every day or drunk … you’re not thinking straight, and you’re going to do stupid things,” he said. “The sad thing is, a lot of these guys do such stupid things, their life is over. If someone could tell them that their life isn’t over, that there is a God … that loves them, that cares about them.”“It has nothing to do with liberal or conservative,” he adds. “Some poor kids have nothing. … It’s not a political issue. It’s a human being issue. Now it becomes our job to show them the love that they never had.”— Sharon Sheridan is a postulant in the Diocese of Newark and a member of the Diocese of Newark Prison Ministry. Comments (5) May 3, 2018 at 1:06 pm I participated in KAIROS prison ministry for 25 years after retiring from US Coast Guard. Amazing things happen when you share God’s love and treat prisoners with non-judgmental respect. May 2, 2018 at 4:33 pm Many thanks to Jon Felz for his ministry and for ENS for publishing this story. With someone I love caught in the juvenile prison system, I am so grateful for those who see those people as human beings and treat them with charity. “Inasmuch as you did it for the least of these, you did it for me.” May 3, 2018 at 1:08 am I was glad to read about this. I hope Mr. Felz and his fellow parishioners are also actively trying to change both the laws and the conditions that led to the imprisonments! Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Frances E. Blair says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Collierville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA Press Release Service Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Albany, NY The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Curate Diocese of Nebraska Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Police officer-turned-antiques dealer discovers heart for prison ministry 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Tampa, FL Director of Music Morristown, NJ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group May 2, 2018 at 6:35 pm Prison ministry is a most rewarding ministry where you can make a difference both on the inside and outside. Kairos is one of the best for changing lives of the incarcerated. I urge all to consider it. Goggle Kairos to find a group near you and go to a closure at the end of a Cursillo type weekend. It can change your and an inmate’s life. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Smithfield, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Events Rector Bath, NC 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 Charles Glass says: Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Comments are closed. May 2, 2018 at 6:34 pm Prison ministry is a most rewarding ministry where you can make a difference both on the inside and outside. Kairos is one of the best for changing lives of the incarcerated. I urge all to consider it. Goggle Kairos to find a group near you and go to a closure at the end of a Cursillo type weekend. It can change your life. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Melanie R Barbarito says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC By Sharon SheridanPosted May 2, 2018 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Belleville, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Knoxville, TNlast_img read more

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AUDIO: Reaction to England’s exit from Lancaster, Cheika, pundits and former players

first_imgTuesday Oct 6, 2015 AUDIO: Reaction to England’s exit from Lancaster, Cheika, pundits and former players Hear comments made by Stuart Lancaster, Michael Cheika, Will Greenwood, Dean Ryan and Stuart Barnes following England’s loss to Australia, and early exit from the World Cup. Some clips are from the post match press conferences, as well as a day or two after. Head coach Stuart Lancaster and captain Chris Robshaw front up to the media at Twickenham, following their 33-13 defeat against Australia, which sees England crash out of the Rugby World Cup at the group stage (10:34). Australian head coach Michael Cheika and captain Stephen Moore reflect on their 33-13 win over England at Twickenham, which guarantees both the Wallabies and Wales a place in the Rugby World Cup quarter finals (14:26). Stuart Lancaster says he takes full responsibility for England’s World Cup exit, but will not rush the decision on his future (6:50). RFU Chief Executive Ian Ritchie, say they won’t be making a quick decision on Stuart Lancaster’s future, in the wake of England’s World Cup exit (2:40). Will Greenwood told England’s World Cup Verdict, that the RFU should stick with Stuart Lancaster and he can improve and push England onto the next level (1:41). Former England player Dean Ryan told England’s World Cup Verdict, that those picking the next head coach need to change the recruitment process. (3:44) Speaking on England’s World Cup Verdict, Dean Ryan and Stuart Barnes felt they ran out of ideas and drowned under the weight of expectation (2:12). After his sides 33 – 13 win over England, head coach Michael Cheika has said that they’re taking it one game at a time (0:52). After his sides Twickenham win, Wallaby head coach Michael Cheika has said they managed to match England physically (0:37). England assistant coach Andy Farrell defends himself from allegations over his bullishness in selection meetings. Geoff Parling discusses how the squad are feeling and says it will be his toughest week in preparation for a game (22:34).Watch England vs Australia match highlights hereIf you enjoyed these audio clips, please let us know and we’ll then share more in futureADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error England Rugby , Rugby World Cup Related Articles 42 WEEKS AGO The Dylan Hartley Eddie Jones saga shows… 43 WEEKS AGO IT’S FINALLY TIME: All you need to know ahead… 46 WEEKS AGO Eddie Jones responds and explains thought… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart 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

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Moetapu Beach House / Parsonson Architects

first_img 2016 Houses Area:  500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project New Zealand “COPY” ArchDaily Save this picture!© Paul McCredie+ 29 Share CopyAbout this officeParsonson ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNew ZealandPublished on March 16, 2017Cite: “Moetapu Beach House / Parsonson Architects” 15 Mar 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceCarpetsB&B ItaliaCarpet – TwistBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusHow to use Fire Protection MembranesSoftware / CoursesSculptformSpecification Tool – Price and Spec AppFittingsHOPPEFloor Spring – AR2950DoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for False Ceilings and FlooringFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Textured PanelAcousticConwedAcoustic Panels – Eurospan®More products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Moetapu Beach 住宅 / Parsonson 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 Photographs:  Paul McCredie Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Moetapu Beach House / Parsonson ArchitectsSave this projectSaveMoetapu Beach House / Parsonson Architects Architects: Parsonson Architects Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/805965/moetapu-beach-house-parsonson-architects Clipboard Manufacturers: Ardex, Nulook Soutions, western red cedar, Lawson HomesStructural Engineer:Spencer Holmes Ltd, Smart Alliance LtdBuilder:Lawson homesArchitects In Charge:Gerald Parsonson, Tim Lovell, Paul HansenCountry:New ZealandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Paul McCredieText description provided by the architects. The holiday house sits at the bottom of a steep, winding gravel driveway on a sloping bush covered site looking out to Pelorus Sound.Save this picture!© Paul McCredieThe roof form helps ‘fold’ the house into the shape of the land around a small central courtyard area. The house is laid out to provide varied accommodation, for small numbers or large groups and is laid out in a string like manner. The garage and 2 bedrooms are at the top level leading down to the living space and down further to an activity room and a variety of bedrooms opening out to a lower a lower lawn.Save this picture!© Paul McCredieThere is no front entry and there are several different ways to move around and through the house, both inside and out. There is a walking and quad-bike track that is an extension of the driveway that passes through the central courtyard and under an internal link-way leading to the lower lawn and jetty.Save this picture!© Paul McCredieSave this picture!Living Level Floor PlanSave this picture!© Paul McCredieDark vertical timber cladding and a soft grey roof help the house rest amongst the bush. Save this picture!© Paul McCredieProject gallerySee allShow lessBrenner Compound / Bar Orian ArchitectsSelected ProjectsShibuya Apartment 201 / HOAPSelected Projects Share CopyHouses•New Zealand Photographs Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/805965/moetapu-beach-house-parsonson-architects Clipboard “COPY” Moetapu Beach House / Parsonson Architectslast_img read more

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Gates gives $100m to Aids vaccine work

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Howard Lake | 28 January 2001 | News Microsoft founder Bill Gates has pledged $100m to the International Aids Vaccine Initiative. Yahoo! joined him and gave $5m. The Gates donation was made from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  12 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Gates gives $100m to Aids vaccine work read more

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Dutch giving site launches

first_img Howard Lake | 15 May 2001 | News  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. A Dutch company has launched a charity giving site.HelpHelpen is a new charity giving site launched by the company Solidaid Online. The company says that it is “the first Dutch online fundraising site.” The company has worked on the site and its services for 14 months. Advertisementcenter_img Dutch giving site launches AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Solidarity with People’s Korea

first_imgThere seems to be an unwritten law among the colonizers and imperialists that the peoples they have attacked the most must be insulted the most.U.S. history is replete with examples. None is more repugnant than the universally offensive treatment heaped on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea by the U.S. political establishment and media.Since occupying the south of Korea in 1945, the imperialists have tried to defeat the Korean people’s efforts to build socialism and overcome the poverty and devastation they inherited from decades of Japanese colonial rule. From 1950 to 1953, the Pentagon launched one of the most unequal wars in history against the DPRK. But the Korean Revolution succeeded anyway in the northern part of the peninsula. Showing incredible morale and bravery, the newly liberated Korean people in the DPRK under the leadership of the legendary Kim Il Sung and the Workers’ Party fought the invaders to a standstill and then rebuilt their country.So the imperialists, while still occupying the south and holding annual “war games” that threaten the DPRK with both conventional and nuclear weapons, have intensified their insults against the leaders of north Korea.Workers World totally rejects this war propaganda offensive. It stands in solidarity with the DPRK, its people and leaders, in defense of their sovereignty and social system.A momentous event has just taken place in Pyongyang, capital of the DPRK. Starting on May 6, the Workers’ Party of Korea held its 7th Congress to chart the next phase of its development. The Secretariat of the National Committee of Workers World Party sent the following solidarity message to the First Secretary of the WPK:“Dear Comrade Kim Jong Un,“Workers World Party sends comradely greetings to the Workers’ Party of Korea on the occasion of your party’s 7th Congress.“Many years have passed since the great revolutionary struggles that liberated the northern half of Korea from the colonial oppressors and their puppets, and all that time the Workers’ Party of Korea has remained true to its commitments.“Despite the strident hostility of the imperialist ruling classes, your Party has organized the people of the DPRK into a strong, educated, sincere force for building socialism that refuses to be intimidated. It has dealt firmly with those who would return all of Korea to the days of vassalage to international finance capital. It has guided the building up of the advanced scientific foundations of the economy and defense, and thus neutralized the constant war threats of the imperialists.“We are sure you have much to celebrate in this remarkable Congress of your Party. The Korean revolutionaries have shown the world that a determined and politically conscious people can take on any challenges and succeed when imbued with the spirit of unity, courage and independence.”Since this was written, the news from Pyongyang is that Kim Jong Un has been elected chair of the Workers’ Party of Korea and is stressing the policy of “byungjin,” which means the simultaneous buildup of both economic and military strength, including nuclear weapons. As the U.S. has threatened the DPRK with nuclear attack ever since the 1950 war, the development of such weapons by the Koreans can only be seen as a necessary defensive measure. Ever since 1953, the Koreans have asked for negotiations to end that war with a peace treaty, and the U.S. has refused.All progressives must continue to ­demand that Washington abandon its futile attempts to overthrow the DPRKand sign a peace treaty NOW!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Respect for press freedom must condition relations with Azerbaijan

first_imgHe was convicted in connection with events that allegedly took place on 7 July, the day after his arrest. Despite this patent absurdity, the judge rejected the defence’s request for examination of surveillance camera recordings. June 8, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts AzerbaijanEurope – Central AsiaFrance Condemning abuses CorruptionJudicial harassmentPredatorsFreedom of expressionCouncil of EuropeInternet The authorities had already blocked access to the leading independent news sites since March 2017. They have also throttled all of the most outspoken media outlets financially or closed them by force, and have criminalized the activities of NGOs that support the media. At least eleven journalists and two bloggers are currently detained in connection with their reporting. And, not content with eliminating all media pluralism at home, Aliyev no longer hesitates to pursue his media critics after they have fled abroad. The latest victims include Afgan Sadygov, the editor of the Azel.tv news website in the southeastern town of Jalilabad. Released in May, after 18 months in prison on a trumped-up charge, he was very active on social networks and announced that he was going to resume his reporting, but he was arrested again less than two months later, on 6 July. News Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says Freed then reimprisonedThe government continues to harass the remaining independent journalists although it has complete control over the media landscape. Another offensive against the last sources of criticism was triggered by tragic events in the western city of Ganja, where the attempted murder of the mayor on 3 July led to rioting in which two policemen were killed on 10 July. Four news websites were immediately blocked on the orders of the prosecutor-general’s office without reference to the courts. Gagging the last critics “President Aliyev continues his charm offensive in Europe although the level of press freedom violations in his country has never been so high,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “It is high time that Europe’s leaders conditioned the development of their relations with Azerbaijan on respect for its international obligations as regards fundamental rights. The immediate release of unjustly detained journalists and an end to the harassment of independent media outlets should be high on the list of these conditions.” Aliyev, who will lunch with President Emmanuel Macron tomorrow, the second day of his visit, was already in Brussels last week to conclude the negotiation of the EU-Azerbaijan “Partnership Priorities,” an agreement that includes no specific requirement to respect human rights, contrary to the European Parliament’s demand in a 4 July resolution. News RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan As Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev continues a European charm offensive with a two-day visit to Paris while simultaneously conducting a new crackdown on his country’s last independent journalists, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on European leaders to condition relations with Azerbaijan on respect for press freedom. Help by sharing this information “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says June 4, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia Organisation They include Bastainfo.com, a site that supports the opposition party Musavat and covers human rights violations, election fraud and corruption cases. Its editor, Mustafa Hajibeyli, was interrogated for five consecutive days after being summoned by the prosecutor-general’s office for questioning as a witness on 9 July. Several other Bastainfo.com employees were summoned for questioning on 14 July. to go further RSF_en RSF_EECA AzerbaijanEurope – Central AsiaFrance Condemning abuses CorruptionJudicial harassmentPredatorsFreedom of expressionCouncil of EuropeInternet After looking for him for five days, his family and his lawyers finally discovered that he had been sentenced to 30 days in detention on charges of “obscenities in public” and “resisting the police.” June 7, 2021 Find out more July 19, 2018 Respect for press freedom must condition relations with Azerbaijan Another crackdown on the last independent journalists is meanwhile under way in Azerbaijan, which is ranked 163rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. Newslast_img read more

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