Wal-Mart US managers in firing line over sales

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was The Dream Girl In The 90s, This Is Her NowMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times WAL-MART Stores’ US management will be in the firing line at the company’s investor meeting this week, where Wall Street analysts will press for details on rescuing the retailer’s largest business.Sales at US Wal-Mart stores open at least a year have fallen in five straight quarters, hurt by competition from lower-priced dollar stores and an economy that has allowed some shoppers to move up to rivals such as Target.Bill Simon became chief executive of the US unit in June and is expected to outline how he and his management team can spur sales.“It is really important for them to show that they can get traffic in the stores, because that’s going to be the key to that stock,” said Sarah Henry, equity analyst at MFC Global Investment Management.Wal-Mart arguably shot itself in the foot as the US economy pulls out of recession, by cutting down on products in stores, then introducing “rollback” price cuts. Its shares are up about 1.9 per cent this year, well below the 13 per cent increase for the Standard & Poor’s Retail Index. Wal-Mart US managers in firing line over sales Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org Tags: NULLcenter_img KCS-content whatsapp whatsapp Sunday 10 October 2010 11:14 pm Sharelast_img read more

British American Tobacco Uganda (BATU.ug) 2006 Annual Report

first_imgBritish American Tobacco Uganda (BATU.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2006 annual report.For more information about British American Tobacco Uganda (BATU.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the British American Tobacco Uganda (BATU.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: British American Tobacco Uganda (BATU.ug)  2006 annual report.Company ProfileBritish American Tobacco Uganda Limited (BAT Uganda) grows and processes tobacco in Uganda and sells cigarettes and other tobacco products to the local market and for export. Brands sold by BAT Uganda include Dunhill, Rex, Sportsman and Safari. Tobacco is grown in 13 districts in Uganda through a network of tobacco farmers. The raw tobacco is transported to the BAT Uganda green leaf threshing plant in Kampala where it is processed and packed for local and export cigarette consumption. BAT Uganda also exports tobacco leaves to cigarette manufacturers in Europe, Asia and other African countries. BAT Uganda is a subsidiary of British American Tobacco Investments Limited. British American Tobacco Uganda is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Diocese in Europe explores implications of ‘post-Brexit Britain’

first_img Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA By Gavin DrakePosted Jan 25, 2017 Featured Events Rector Knoxville, TN Tags Rector Belleville, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Comments are closed. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Albany, NY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit a Job Listing Submit an Event Listing Comments (1) Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Tampa, FL [Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of England’s Diocese in Europe has begun exploring the implications that Britain’s decision to leave the European Union (EU) might have on British-national clergy deployed to the continent. At present, as members of the EU, British nationals – including clergy – can travel, reside, and work in any of the other 27-member states without requiring visas or work permits. That may change when Britain leaves the EU. There are also questions about whether the reciprocal healthcare arrangements for citizens of EU member states will also continue to apply to British nationals once the U.K. completes the withdrawal process.Full article. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Rev. William D. Razz Waff, DMin, BCC says: January 25, 2017 at 6:50 pm Yet another- negative- second/third order effect of Brexit.The Rev. William D. Razz Waff, DMin, BCC Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Washington, DC center_img Rector Smithfield, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Press Release Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Diocese in Europe explores implications of ‘post-Brexit Britain’ Anglican Communion, 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Collierville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS EU Referendum Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 Press Release Service Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Bath, NC last_img read more

Marriage canon amendment fails to pass Canada’s General Synod

first_img Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Shreveport, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Tampa, FL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Events Same-Sex Marriage Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Martinsville, VA By Matt GardnerPosted Jul 15, 2019 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Hopkinsville, KY Press Release Service Rector Bath, NC Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Youth Minister Lorton, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Anglican Communion, Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Tags Submit a Job Listing Primate Fred Hiltz and officers of General Synod share a tense moment of silence before results are revealed. Photo: Matthew Townsend[Anglican Journal] The Anglican Church of Canada will maintain its traditional definition of marriage after a vote to amend the marriage canon failed to pass at General Synod 2019.The 42nd General Synod voted against Resolution A052-R2, which would have amended the marriage canon to allow for same-sex marriage, after the resolution failed to pass by a two-thirds majority in all three orders. While two-thirds of the Order of Laity (80.9 percent) and Order of Clergy (73.2 percent) voted in favor, less than the required two-thirds (62.2 percent) voted in favor of the resolution in the Order of Bishops.Read the full article here. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Belleville, IL 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 Marriage Equality, Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector Columbus, GA 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ 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 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Marriage canon amendment fails to pass Canada’s General Synod Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CAlast_img read more

Apopka prays for The Pulse victims

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSApopka Prayer Vigil Previous articleApopka Responds to Orlando ShootingNext articleBe a Hero – Give Blood Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Direct links have not yet been established between Mateen and ISIS, but the terror group claimed responsibility for the shooting through a statement via its Amaq news agency. Updating: Gunman identified as Omar Mateen; referenced ISIS in 911 call Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old U.S. citizen, has been identified as the deceased gunman, officials said Sunday. According to the FBI, Mateen pledged his support for ISIS and invoked the names of the Boston marathon bombers in 911 calls made amid his attack on the gay nightclub. Mateen, 29, was born in New York. His parents are from Afghanistan. The family later moved to Florida, according to published reports and he has recently lived in Fort Pierce, Fla., in St. Lucie County, which is roughly 123 miles south of Orlando. Mir Seddique, the suspected shooter’s father, told NBC News that the mass shooting had “nothing to do with religion.” He also said Mateen got angry when he saw two men kissing in downtown Miami a couple of months ago and that he thinks that may have been a trigger in the shooting.“We are apologizing for the whole incident,” he told NBC News. “We weren’t aware of any action he [was] taking. We are in shock like the whole country.” The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Apopka comes together in prayers for the victimsThe Apopka community continued its support for the victims of The Pulse Nightclub shootings this afternoon with a prayer vigil held at Kit Land Nelson Park in Apopka. Carmen Ruiz-Ore, the sales and marketing manager at FASTSIGNS, quickly organized the event, and an estimated crowd of 75 attended.Carmen Ruiz-Ore, who organized the event, shares a moment with Commissioner Diane Velazquez.“I’ve always know that when things are tough, God is the only one that can fix it,” said Ruiz-Ore. “I knew this morning that with the Orlando shooting being so close that people in our community would be effected. With the help of Jennifer and AJ Cardoza, Lorena Potter, Jerry Mynard, Debra White and our local spiritual and elected officials we were able to gather.”Mayor Joe Kilsheimer, County Commissioner Bryan Nelson, and City Commissioners Doug Bankson, Kyle Becker and Billie Dean spoke at the event. Commissioner Diane Velazquez also attended. Apopka Christian Ministerial Alliance President Hezekiah Bradford prayed for the victims, and Isadora Dean (a candidate for The Orange County School Board District 7) led the group in The Lord’s Prayer.More photos of the event below.Undated photo taken from a social media account of Omar Mateen, who Orlando Police have identified as the suspect in the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando. Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

Timber Frame House / A-Zero Architects

first_imgArchitects: A-Zero Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily 2014 CopyHouses, Renovation•Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom Timber Frame House / A-Zero Architects Contractor: Structural Engineer: Year:  Philips Build CopyAbout this officeA-Zero ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationWoodRenovationRefurbishmentHousesLeighton BuzzardUnited KingdomPublished on November 28, 2014Cite: “Timber Frame House / A-Zero Architects” 28 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Quantity Surveyors: United Kingdom Houses Photographs:  James Whitaker Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project center_img Photographs Manufacturers: Vastern Timber Company City:Leighton BuzzardCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© James WhitakerText description provided by the architects. A young family decided to settle in a rural area outside of London, and to start their building project around the walls of an old cow shed. Interested in a holistic approach to environmental architecture, their brief was that the house should fit harmoniously in its context, use locally harvested and reused materials where possible and be an exemplar in terms of environmental performance.Save this picture!Exploded AxonometricSite strategy : The original organisation of the farm provided good views to the south and a sheltered courtyard to the north. The new house works within this arrangement, glazed to the south for passive gains to the main living / dining area, and accessed via the north, away from prevailing winds. The footprint of the new house occupies two thirds of the original barn footprint, the remaining third left as a sheltered courtyard to the north. The perimeter 2m high walls of the original cow-barn were left in situ, which function as a rain-screen to the new house, and partly enclose the sheltered courtyard. To the west, a ‘banjo terrace’ is provided, on the off-chance that the owner decides to take up the banjo and acquire a rocking chair in his later years.Save this picture!© James WhitakerMaterials : The idea of an oak frame building was identified as a key design aspiration, but presented potential issues in terms of maintaining air tightness with inevitable shrinkage of the frame over time. The solution was a hybrid structure, with a fully internalised oak frame providing strength, and a highly insulated air tight envelope externally providing stiffness. The new oak frame and the reused steel frame are offset relative to each other providing small openings for natural ventilation at ground level.Save this picture!Site PlanThe building is clad with locally sourced British larch, which extends over certain windows where privacy is required. Integrated guttering limit the overhang of the eaves, and ensure minimum discolouration of the larch over its life. Many of the materials of the original cow barn were reused, including 90% of the steel frame. The existing slab was left in-situ, which not only reduced the cost of pouring a new slab and foundations, it also minimised the amount of spoil that had to be removed from the site. What was excavated was redistributed around the site as a part of the landscaping strategy. This meant there was no net removal of material from the site.Save this picture!© James WhitakerEnergy: In order to minimise energy consumption, particularly for space heating, the building fabric achieves U-values of 0.13W/m2, and all windows are triple glazed. Air permeability was tightly controlled throughout the construction process, and mechanical ventilation heat recovery provided to all spaces. Heating is provided from ground collectors below the field in front of the house, in combination with a ground source heat pump delivering heat via underfloor heating. Based on this design the house is estimated to have an estimated annual energy consumption of 9.1 kgC02/m2/annum, equivalent to an Energy Rating of 89 (100 being the best).Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessThe 9 Most Controversial Buildings of All TimeArticlesPinterest Round Up of Our Favorite Nap Time RetreatsArticles Share “COPY” “COPY” AMA Quantity surveying Save this picture!© James Whitaker+ 13 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/567749/timber-frame-house-a-zero-architects Clipboard Timber Frame House / A-Zero ArchitectsSave this projectSaveTimber Frame House / A-Zero Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/567749/timber-frame-house-a-zero-architects Clipboard DSA Projectslast_img read more

Las Vegas & Puerto Rico: What we know

first_imgThe horrific massacre that took place in Las Vegas during a country music festival late at night on Oct. 1 has taken the lives of a recorded 59 people and injured 527 as of Oct. 2. It is the deadliest massacre, in terms of numbers, that has occurred on U.S. soil in recent history.It will take days, weeks and — who knows — maybe even months for a full investigation to answer certain questions leading to the motive of the alleged shooter, Stephen Paddock. One obvious question is how was he able to bring 10 suitcases packed with 18 to 20 automatic rifles, many of them fully loaded, to his 32nd-floor hotel room overlooking the festival, without arousing any kind of suspicion.Another obvious question is: Why wasn’t this heinous act deemed domestic terrorism as soon as Paddock, who is white, was identified? Usually the government and the corporate press are quick to characterize Muslims as “terrorists,” but not in this case. Police only stated that Paddock was a “lone wolf” attacker.This should come as no surprise, since the white supremacist attacks in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12, resulting in the death of anti-fascist activist Heather Heyer, were not characterized, by either President Donald Trump or the press, as domestic terrorism.There are some political facts related to Las Vegas that we do know. For instance, to cite a popular baseball quote, “Mass shootings are as American as apple pie.” A chart, compiled by the British Guardian, indicates there have been 1,516 mass shootings in the U.S. over the past 1,735 days — the highest rate in any developed country recorded since 2012. A mass shooting is defined by the Gun Violence Archive as four or more people shot in one incident, whether killed or injured.We also know that racism plays a prominent role in determining whose lives receive more priority than others. The Black Lives Matter movement reflects the fact that when it comes to racial profiling by the police or vigilantes, Black and Brown lives are dehumanized on a daily basis.When two hurricanes hit Puerto Rico within a two-week period, virtually devastating the entire island and leaving residents with little to no drinking water, electricity, food or sanitary supplies, Trump accused the mayor of San Juan, Carmen Yulín Cruz, of “poor leadership.” This was after she called out his administration for not responding immediately to the crisis for 3.4 million U.S. citizens. An estimated 60 lives have been lost to date in Puerto Rico and probably many, many more given the lack of medicine and other kinds of deprivation.Ten days after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, Trump visited the island for one day, on Oct. 3. After claiming he would visit the hurricane-wrecked Virgin Islands, a U.S. territory with a mostly Black population, he decided not to visit it at all.In contrast, Trump is scheduled to visit Las Vegas, where the massacre victims were mostly white, on Oct. 4, just three days after the carnage. This past weekend, Trump was at a golf tournament in Jersey City, N.J., where he dedicated the trophy to the people in Puerto Rico. WTF!!Trump’s response shows how the Puerto Rican people, due to national oppression, are treated as less than human. An Oct. 3 Washington Post article (“Trump says Puerto Rico officials should be ‘proud’ more haven’t died like in Katrina”) reports that during his visit to Puerto Rico, he condescendingly told officials, “I hate to tell you, Puerto Rico, you’ve thrown our budget out of whack.”Many say that guns are a societal problem when in reality, capitalism — a system that depends on class violence and especially white supremacy to survive — is the REAL problem that must be eradicated.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Episode 203 – Luka Dončić’s explosive playoff performance

first_imgJack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC West 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC West Linkedin Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods Facebook printIn this episode of the Blanket Coverage Podcast, Jack and Noah dive into Games 3 and 4 recaps of Round 1 of the 2020 NBA Playoffs, the explosion of playoff Luka and pro/college football updates. Make sure to follow us on Twitter @BlanketCovPod and Instagram @blanketcoveragepodcast! TCU News Now 4/28/2021 + posts 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special TAGSblanket coveragecfbjack wallacenbaNFLnoah parkerpodcastsportsTCU Facebook Linkedin ReddIt Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ Jack Wallace Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ Twitter Jack is a junior journalism major and studio art minor from Atlanta, Georgia. He enjoys everything sports and co-runs the Blanket Coverage podcast as well as photographs for TCU360. Previous articleHonors College removed from House of RepresentativesNext articleTwo sorority chapters to quarantine for two weeks Jack Wallace RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC East 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ ReddItlast_img read more

Has President Sarkozy decided to break his promise to the French and attend the inauguration of the Olympic Games?

first_img Follow the news on China News News ChinaAsia – Pacific ChinaAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information June 30, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Has President Sarkozy decided to break his promise to the French and attend the inauguration of the Olympic Games? Receive email alerts China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Organisation Reports suggest that French President Nicolas Sarkozy has already secretly decided to attend the Olympic Games opening ceremony in Beijing on 8 August, despite his promise to consult his European partners on the subject and to take a decision in accordance with the progress made in the dialogue between China and the Dalai Lama. April 27, 2021 Find out more News China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures RSF_en News to go further Reports suggest that French President Nicolas Sarkozy has already secretly decided to attend the Olympic Games opening ceremony in Beijing on 8 August, despite his promise to consult his European partners on the subject and to take a decision in accordance with the progress made in the dialogue between China and the Dalai Lama. “On what basis have you decided to go to Beijing?” Reporters Without Borders asks President Sarkozy. “On the progress in the dialogue between China and the Dalai Lama’s representatives? The dialogue has deadlocked and the recent Lhasa leg of the Olympic torch relay was marked by a new declaration of war by Chinese officials against Tibetans who support the Dalai Lama. On an improvement in human rights in China? Arrests are on the increase and the government has not responded to any of the European requests for the release of prisoners of conscience. “Mr. President, surely you have not dared to break your promise to attend the opening ceremony only if the Chinese kept their promises? Or have you succumbed to the anti-French demonstrations that were orchestrated by the Chinese government? What a sad image France would present if it were to submit to blackmail by a government that continues to flout its people’s right to express their views! “As you are to take over the European Union’s rotating presidency tomorrow, you must surely be aware that the European Parliament adopted a resolution on 10 April asking you not to attend this ceremony if the Chinese authorities did not agree to resume a proper dialogue with the Tibetans.” In April, when repeatedly pressed on the subject, Sarkozy conditioned his attendance at the opening ceremony on a resumption of dialogue between China and the Dalai Lama’s representatives. Meetings did take place but the process has been frozen since May. And when the United States and the European Union recently issued a joint appeal for “results-oriented” talks on Tibet, it was rejected by China as meddling in its internal affairs. The Chinese authorities are also barring foreign journalists from Tibet while massive roundups and reeducation campaigns continue. There are reports that indicate that Sarkozy may take advantage of the G-8 summit on 8-9 July in Japan to announce to his Chinese counterpart, Hu Jintao, that he will attend the opening ceremony of the games. Several French officials including France’s ambassador in Beijing have told journalists that Sarkozy will be in Beijing on 8 August. This decision seems to have been taken despite the fact that come EU countries, including Poland, the Czech Republic, Estonia and Austria, have come out in favour of boycotting the opening ceremony. A petition signed by 6,500 Internet users calling on Sarkozy not to go to Beijing on 8 August has been handed in to the Elysée Palace by Reporters Without Borders. A total of 53 Members of the European Parliament have also signed a similar appeal organised by Reporters Without Borders.With less than a month and a half to go to the start of the games, around 100 journalists, cyber-dissidents, bloggers and Internet users are still imprisoned in China. The Chinese authorities have never kept the human rights promises they gave in 2001 when Beijing was chosen to host the 2008 games. Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes June 2, 2021 Find out more March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Google e-mail accounts of foreign reporters hacked, sources endangered

first_img News News Receive email alerts Organisation Help by sharing this information News April 27, 2021 Find out more Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes RSF_en January 18, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Google e-mail accounts of foreign reporters hacked, sources endangered China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prisoncenter_img China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures June 2, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is deeply disturbed and outraged by cyber-attacks on the Google E-mail accounts of several Beijing-based foreign journalists. The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China (FCCC) sent its members a note today alerting them that at least two foreign news bureaux in Beijing have been the target of attacks by hackers.The warning follows Google’s revelation that the Gmail accounts of several dozen Chinese human rights activists were the target of sophisticated attacks in December.“The hackers who targeted foreign journalists based in Beijing were probably trying to get contact details and information about the human rights activists who talk to the international press,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Compromising these reporters’ communication methods endangers and intimidates their sources and constitutes a serious violation of their privacy, their professional work and their freedom to provide news and information.”The press freedom organisation added: “We firmly condemn these attacks and we call on the ministry of industry and information technology to provide an explanation.”A Beijing-based journalist whose account was hacked told Reporters Without Borders told Reporters Without Borders that his emails were being forwarded to another, unknown account. “I have the feeling that my privacy has been violated,” he told Reporters Without Borders on condition of anonymity. “And so many people have been put in danger by these leaks, it’s terrible.” Last week several human rights activists including artist Ai Weiwei and lawyer Teng Biao said they had been the victim of similar cyber-attacks.The FCCC asked its members to let it know if they have been hacked and advised them to be careful about the links they click on and to ensure their computers are protected against viruses and spyware. To find out whether a Gmail account has been compromised, the FCCC advises its members to:- Log on to their account- Click on Settings in the upper right of the screen, and then on Forwarding and POP/IMAP- And then verify that no unknown email address appears (if it does, they may well have been hacked).A “Handbook for Bloggers and Cyber-Dissidents” on the Reporters Without Borders website offers practical advice and techniques to help Internet users to maintain their anonymity and circumvent censorship, identifying the method that is best adapted for each situation.Google announced on 12 January that it plans to stop censoring the Chinese version of its search engine even if that means it has to withdraw from the Chinese market. It said it reached this decision after discovering that the Google Mail accounts of dozens of human rights activists had been attacked.The US Internet giant is now reportedly negotiating the future of its presence in China with the Chinese authorities. Yahoo! condemned the attacks and voiced its support for its rival, to the dismay of its local partner, Alibaba, but Microsoft has minimised their importance and has firmly announced its intention to stay in the Chinese market.Reporters Without Borders regrets the fact that these leading Internet sector companies, above all Microsoft, have let slip an opportunity to show a united front towards the Chinese and to try together to roll back censorship.Reporters Without Borders also reiterates its support for the Global Online Freedom Act, a bill submitted to the US Congress by Representative Chris Smith that that would prevent US Internet companies from being forced to collaborate with Internet censors in repressive countries. ChinaAsia – Pacific Follow the news on China News ChinaAsia – Pacific to go further March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more