Nampak Zimbabwe Limited (NPKZ.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Paper & Packaging sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about Nampak Zimbabwe Limited (NPKZ.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nampak Zimbabwe Limited (NPKZ.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nampak Zimbabwe Limited (NPKZ.zw) 2010 annual report.Company ProfileNampak Zimbabwe Limited manufactures and markets packaging products which includes paper, plastic and metal packaging. It also has interests in leasing biological assets and a timber processing plant. Subsidiaries in the Paper division includes Hunyani Corrugated Products Division, Hunyani Cartons, Labels & Sacks Division, Hunyani Management Services Division, Hunyani Forests Limited, Hunyani Properties Limited and Softex Tissue Products (Private) Limited. Other subsidiaries include MegaPak Zimbabwe and CarnaudMetalbox Zimbabwe Limited operating in the plastics and metals segment; and companies manufacturing corrugated containers and specialised packaging for the tobacco, horticultural, flori-cultural and citrus industry for local distribution and export. Mega Pak Zimbabwe offers technology solutions for blow molding, injection molding, stretch blow molding and rotational molding. Nampak Zimbabwe Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
Street fundraising company Gift Fundraising has entered into voluntary administration and has stopped trading. The company’s 300 fundraising staff will be made redundant and are expected to receive their full redundancy payment.Established in 2011, Gift Fundraising has raised over £100 million for its charity clients, which include Amnesty International and Save the Children.Joint Managing Directors Dominic Will and Neil Hope have published a thank you message on the company’s website thanking “all staff, clients and shareholders past and present who have been involved with the company and played a part in the huge positive impact the company has made to the sector since its inception in 2001”.They will continue as joint managing directors of face-to-face company Home Fundraising, which is a separate organisation from Gift.www.gift-fundraising.com 54 total views, 2 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. Howard Lake | 19 February 2012 | News Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies face-to-face AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Gift Fundraising enters voluntary administration
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Cyclists let Washington know: ‘Free the Five!’WW photo: Monica MooreheadWashington, D.C.,June 9 — For the third consecutive year, a week of activities about Cuba is being held in the U.S. capital. The activities focus on the case of the Cuban Five, unjustly imprisoned by U.S. imperialism, and on U.S.-Cuba relations. The organizing group is the International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban Five.Though it is still ongoing, one can report that this conference was the best attended ever, and had the most ambitious agenda. Representatives and/or delegations from 31 countries attended the meeting, demonstrating Cuba’s worldwide importance.Cuba is a relatively small island in the Caribbean Sea, buffeted by hurricanes and the criminal U.S. blockade. It is poor in economic resources but a giant in generosity and internationalism.International delegates joined U.S. activists to demand the U.S. government end the blockade of Cuba and immediately release Gerardo Hernández, Antonio Guerrero and Ramón Labañino. Two of the Cuban Five, Rene González and Fernando González, served their sentences and are back in their homeland.Lead banner as march steps off.WW photo: Monica MooreheadAmong the participants were authors, intellectuals, reporters, artists, trade unionists, teachers, political activists, students from the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM), lawyers, other legal experts and parliamentarians.Successful press conferenceA press conference on June 4 at the National Press Club was convened and chaired by NPC’s Chairperson Myron Belkind. The room was filled with local and international media. For the first time, the Washington Post published a very favorable article, entitled “Rapping and rallying for the ‘Cuban Five.’”The conference theme was “The Cuban Five and the future of U.S.-Cuba relations.” Stephen Kimber, author of “What Lies Across the Water: The Real Story of the Cuban Five,” and lead attorney Marcus Garbus reported on the current status of the case.Both delved into the history of U.S. aggression against Cuba, including U.S. government payoffs to reporters in Miami to influence the jury against the Five. Never before, Garbus said, had the U.S. government paid so much to silence a case. He explained how the Cuban right-wing residing in Miami covered the entire region with anti-Cuban propaganda, making it impossible to learn the truth and arousing intense prejudice against the Five.What is important now, said Garbus, is getting the convictions invalidated and exposing the agencies involved in the cover-up. So far the only verified fact is that millions of dollars have been paid to the counterrevolutionary Radio Martí.New era in U.S.-Cuba relations?The next day Alicia Jrapko, U.S. coordinator for the International Committee, opened the conference on U.S.-Cuba relations. After video messages from René González and Fernando González, Jrapko proceeded to read solidarity messages from Rigoberta Menchu and Adolfo Perez Esquivel, both Nobel laureates. Well-known liberation theologian Frei Betto also sent a message.Cuban Ambassador to the U.S. José Ramón Cabañas and actor Danny Glover spoke in the opening plenary. Glover shared moving experiences, thanking Cuba for its valuable role in Africa and the Cuban people for their courage and strength.The two-day conference had many panels covering various aspects of relations between the two countries: Prospects for U.S.-Cuba relations and USAID secret programs against Cuba, History of terrorism against Cuba: The case of the Cuban 5, Cultural exchange during the Obama administration, Legal update on the case of the Cuban 5: What else can be done?, The Cuban 5, Oscar López Rivera and other political prisoners, and Books dispelling misinformation against Cuba. These panels will soon be available in online video.Puerto Rican hero Rafael Cancel Miranda traveled from the island to participate in this day of international solidarity. Cancel Miranda spoke about Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López, who has been imprisoned 33 years. He highlighted the crimes committed by the U.S. empire against Puerto Rico, which is still a Yankee colony, but whose people, despite continued repression, have not stopped fighting for freedom.Mariela Castro, daughter of Raul Castro and Vilma Espín and director of the National Center for Sex Education of Cuba, addressed the audience by video. Other videos dealt with the commission investigating the case of the Five held in London in March, plus an unreleased documentary made by the late Saul Landau, “The Sexual Revolution in Cuba.”Other speakers included anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan; former political prisoner Linda Evans; Jose Pertierra, lawyer for Venezuela in the extradition case against terrorist Luis Posada Carriles; attorney Rafael Anglada; Francisco Letelier, Chilean artist and writer and son of the murdered Orlando Letelier; Graciela Ramirez, of the International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban Five; Sofia Clark D’Escoto from the office of former Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Miguel D’Escoto, and Spanish journalist Ignacio Ramonet, among many others.At night, a concert by Dead Prez brought the case of Cuba and the Cuban Five to new layers of youth in the capital. Their latest album is “Battle Cry of Cuba and Zimbabwe.”‘Obama, give me five’On June 7, some 500 people gathered outside the White House to demand President Obama release the Five immediately. Two dozen young men on bicycles who had traveled throughout the city distributing information about the case joined the demonstration as it marched to the Justice Department. There some of the well-known people who took part in the conference addressed the crowd, including Cancel Miranda; parliamentarians from El Salvador, Brazil and Germany; representatives of Haiti and Chile; trade unionists from Australia and Britain; an ELAM student; and a young artist from the city of Washington.On June 10, there is a meeting with parliamentarians, a visit to the place where Orlando Letelier was assassinated and visits to Congress. For a complete schedule and more information, visit 5daysforthecuban5.com.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
SHARE Previous articleFinally a farmer’s prospective on climate changeNext articleMorning Outlook Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Energy DOE Supports Taller Wind Turbine Tower Development The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $2 million to support the development of technologies to harness stronger winds available at higher heights. The goal is to increase the amount of wind energy produced. The projects will take place in Iowa and Massachusetts and are aimed at reducing the cost of wind energy as well as expand the areas where wind energy can be successfully harnessed.In the northeastern, southeastern, and western United States, winds near the ground are often slower and more turbulent, reducing the amount of electricity installed turbines can generate. Taller wind turbines capture the stronger, more consistent winds available at elevated heights, increasing the number of potential locations where wind farms can supply cost-effective power to American businesses and homeowners. While wind turbines installed in 2013 had an average height of 260 feet, the projects announced today will support new design and manufacturing techniques to produce towers nearly 400 feet tall.Keystone Towers of Boston, Massachusetts will utilize its grant dollars to implement an on-site spiral welding system that will enable turbine towers to be produced directly at or near the installation site, freeing projects of transportation constraints that often limit turbine height. Adapted from an in-field welding process used by the pipe manufacturing industry, Keystone’s spiral welding technique can be scaled up to produce large diameter steel towers that they report will be 40 percent lighter than standard turbine towers, which could lower the cost of energy by 10 percent.The second grantee, Iowa State University, will develop a hexagonal-shaped tower that combines high-strength concrete with pre-stressed steel reinforcements to assemble individual tower modules and wall segments that can be easily transported and joined together on-site. Due to the modular design, thicker towers capable of supporting turbines at increased heights can be produced at a reduced cost.Source: www.domesticfuel.com By Andy Eubank – Sep 24, 2014 DOE Supports Taller Wind Turbine Tower Development Facebook Twitter
Meet Patches (A470134), a 7-year-old domestic shorthair who found his way to Pasadena Humane when his owner had to move to an apartment that didn’t allow pets. He came in a bit shy and wouldn’t approach the kennel when visitors came around. In the last month, however, he has slowly come out of his shell and now will hop out of his bed when a visitor comes by. He likes to be pet from head to tail and head bump your hand for more. He’s looking for someone with pets, treats, and the offer of a forever home.The adoption fee for cats is $90. All cats are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated before being adopted.New adopters will receive a complimentary health-and-wellness exam from VCA Animal Hospitals, as well as a goody bag filled with information about how to care for your pet.View photos of adoptable pets at pasadenahumane.org. Adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.Pets may not be available for adoption and cannot be held for potential adopters by phone calls or email. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 6 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIt Works Great If Weight Loss Is What You’re Looking For!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Instagram Girls Women Obsess OverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Community News Community News Business News Here are the Pets of the Week available for adoption at the Pasadena Humane Society this week: Hazel (A470678) likes going for walks, and likes treats, but more than anything she likes being a lap dog. She’s an 8-year-old smiley Chihuahua who has enjoyed going on field trips the last two weekends with our Wiggle Waggle Waggin’ team. Volunteers say she’s affectionate, likes attention, and has liked dogs and people of all ages. If you’re looking for a new fur baby, consider Hazel today!The adoption fee for dogs is $140. All dogs are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated before going to their new home.New adopters will receive a complimentary health-and-wellness exam from VCA Animal Hospitals, as well as a goody bag filled with information about how to care for your pet.View photos of adoptable pets at pasadenahumane.org. Adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.Pets may not be available for adoption and cannot be held for potential adopters by phone calls or email. Community News Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society Published on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 | 11:58 am Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
ColumnsDomestic Abuse: The Unseen Crisis Of The COVID Pandemic Iram Majid20 April 2020 9:29 PMShare This – xThe COVID 19 the global pandemic that has ensued an unprecedented wave of public health and economic uncertainty, has also brought about raging concerns regarding the mental and physical safety of women. In the wake of the government-issued lockdowns, there has been an undeniable spike in the cases of domestic violence against women. The “Shadow Pandemic”, as the UN Women term it,…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe COVID 19 the global pandemic that has ensued an unprecedented wave of public health and economic uncertainty, has also brought about raging concerns regarding the mental and physical safety of women. In the wake of the government-issued lockdowns, there has been an undeniable spike in the cases of domestic violence against women. The “Shadow Pandemic”, as the UN Women term it, has been witnessed in countries such as China, Spain, UK and in India. Several leading psychologists and matrimonial dispute lawyers had raised concerns regarding the safety of women and children during the lockdown, as confinement at home with an abusive partner likely results in greater physical and emotional violence against women, with disastrous consequences for their health and well-being. The lockdown provides the perfect opportunity to the abuser to practice “intimate terrorism”—a situation where he can dictate and control all actions and movements of women, with violence if needed. In India, the situation is exceptionally worse. India has repeatedly emerged as one of the most dangerous countries for women. Problems of skewed wage gaps and differential literacy rates has led to India has emerging as a perfect breeding ground for gender-based violence. It has been reported that in one week (from March 23 to April 2), National Commission for Women (NCW) has received a total of 257 complaints including 69 domestic violence complaints by the women. In Delhi, 37 complaints have been made to the NCW. As per the NCW, the number of such domestic violence complaints has almost doubled after the government ensued a lockdown in March owing to COVID-19 taking centre stage. In fact, the author of this article, a lawyer and a professional mediator has received calls from women in desperate domestic situations, beseeching for help. Why is this the case? What has caused this drastic spike in violence against women? Several leading psychologists and criminologists believe that increased violence is not just a result of the frustration due to physical confinement. They believe that the ongoing pandemic has brought in its wake a global slowdown, massive economic dislocation, closed businesses, the threat of looming unemployment, often accompanied by the threat of hunger and poverty for what seems to be an indefinite time period. While both men and women are affected by the economic downturn, there is evidence from the past that violence against women increases during episodes of high unemployment. This is further exacerbated in India due to the susceptibility of women in the lower economic strata to alcohol-fuelled violence against them. What is the way forward? It is abundantly clear that the efficacy of policies and redressal mechanisms in place to deal with this the rising cases of domestic violence will have to be re-assessed, especially since the perpetrator and the victim are, for foreseeable future, continue to reside together during the COVID-19 lockdown. Domestic violence perpetrates all socio-economic strata. The rich, the poor and the middle-class. With the sudden lockdown, when women find themselves isolated, alone and vulnerable, what are their options? Reporting may not be an easy task, and the consequence of reporting in most cases results in more abuse by the perpetrator. This situation leaves the conduct of the abuser unchecked and therefore, encourages more perpetration due to the lack of sanctions With the ongoing social distancing, the need of the hour, therefore, is to build a safe space for women by ensuring a few checks and balances upon the perpetrator and preventing such abuses from happening. This can be achieved through a “Community based Network” relationship amongst families and neighbours residing.in the same locality, who through social fiduciary relationships with the male members, instil a social fear against the commission of such violence. The emphasis must be to train the people of such community networks to be able to sense the plight of women before reporting. Role of Mediators in the ongoing Mediators can contribute significantly to help establish such networks and train them. In order to particularly prevent the perpetration of offences such as domestic violence, mediators, through online mediation, can conduct teaching and awareness sessions to the people of such a community network and equip them with the skills to read and perceive body language, tactics to diffuse situations of violence and other necessary skills required for timely and friendly intervention. Through their expertise in navigating tricky and hostile situations, mediators can effectively facilitate the building of a strong community bond between members so that it serves as effective checks and balances against any unwanted and deviant behaviour by its members. Such training ca be achieved through online mediation apps that are offered by many mediation centres, or contacting mediators through telephonic and internet-based communications such as WhatsApp, video-conferencing or even through mass media. This, however, cannot be a substitute to necessary intervention of law and order in cases where domestic violence is severe and ongoing. Therefore, women must reach out to the police or the various local and national helplines that have been set up for the redressal of claims of domestic violence. The following helplines may be contacted: India: Women Helpline (All India) Women in Distress -1091 Women Helpline Domestic Abuse- 181 Police: 100 France: Violences Femmes Info- 3919 Viols Femmes Information- 0800 05 95 95 United Kingdom: National Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0808 2000 247 (www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/) Amidst this growing panic and uncertainty, women who are victims of domestic violence are trapped with their abusers with no route for escape. With violence ranging from assaults to rape, the plight of the vulnerable is truly gut-wrenching. This is an apt time for us as a society, to rethink, reconsider and reshape our beliefs and values about gender equality and begin to take action to make the society more humane and habitable for women. Iram Majid is the Director of Indian Institute of Arbitration & Mediation and has over 17 years of experience in the legal profession, having handled a wide range of commercial, criminal and civil and matrimonial disputes through her career. She is certified by prestigious arbitration and mediation forums such as IMI, MCI Arb. and currently is the Secretary General of International Federation of Mediators. She is also the recipient of the Top 10 Arbitrators and Mediators of Asia Pacific Awards by the BIAMC. Beyond the realms of arbitration and mediation, she is a distinguished author, a professional trainer, a panellist at various international conferences and counsel for many government bodies.The views are personal. The author can be contacted at [email protected] Next Story
We investigate the pitch angle distributions of 0.15-1.58 MeV electrons observed during the 9-15 October 1990 storm measured by the Combined Release and Radiation Effects Satellite (CRRES) spacecraft. This storm period is characterized by an enhancement in the electron flux at L approximate to 4 by more than an order of magnitude over the prestorm level. The overall change in flux at L approximate to 6.6 is small in comparison. Previous work shows that radial diffusion underestimates the flux enhancement by up to a factor of 5 for L less than or equal to 4.5 [Brautigam and Albert, 2000], indicating the need for an additional acceleration process. The pitch angle distributions presented here are examined for evidence of the acceleration mechanism. The distributions at L approximate to 2 are rounded and are dominated by Coulomb collisions. They show little variation during the storm. The distributions at L approximate to 3 are pancake-shaped before the storm, characteristic of pitch angle scattering by plasmaspheric hiss. During the main phase, they become broad and flat, and they evolve back into pancake distributions during the recovery phase. At L approximate to 4-6, the pitch angle distributions are characterized as butterfly distributions at storm onset, and they become broad flat top distributions during the recovery phase. The flat top distributions persist throughout the similar to3-day recovery phase and are observed in the region of highest flux enhancement. The flat top distributions are energy dependent and are broader at lower energies (30degrees-150degrees) than at higher energies (50degrees-130degrees). The higher energies exhibit a much faster fall off toward the loss cone than at lower energies. Inward radial diffusion should result in anisotropic distributions peaked near 90degrees and does not explain the observed energy dependence. Furthermore, the direction of diffusion is outward at higher energies. Model calculations of the pitch angles resonant with whistler mode waves show that flat top distributions are consistent with pitch angle and energy scattering in regions where f(pe)/f(ce)similar to1. Although radial diffusion may be very important for particle energization, the observed pitch angle distributions provide strong evidence that wave particle interactions play an important role in the energization process.