Aiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Aiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Aiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Aiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng) 2019 abridged results.Company ProfileAiico Insurance Plc is a leading insurance company in Nigeria offering life assurance and annuity, general insurance and special risk, pension management, health insurance and asset management. The company is the second-largest insurance company in Nigeria by gross premiums and has a diversified client base which includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Life insurance products include an annuity plan, corporate savings plan, education, flexible endowment plan, group life insurance plan, income investment plan, life celebration plan, mortgage protection plan, term assurance and three payment plant. Aiico Insurance Plc has a controlling stake in Multishield Plc and a minority stake in Healthcare International Plc and Aiico Capital Plc. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Aiico Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
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Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Shreveport, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest El obispo de California representa a la Iglesia en la firma del acuerdo sobre el clima Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Por Lynette Wilson Posted Apr 25, 2016 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing Rector Belleville, IL Rector Collierville, TN Featured Events Rector Bath, NC Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 El secretario de Estado de EE.UU. John Kerry, cargado con su nieta, firma el Acuerdo de París el 22 de abril. Kerry se contó entre los 175 líderes mundiales que firmaron el histórico acuerdo sobre el clima en una ceremonia que coincidía con la 46º. celebración del Día de la Tierra. Foto de las Naciones Unidas[Episcopal News Service] Entre los cientos de personas presentes en la sede de las Naciones Unidas en Nueva York el 22 de abril, para la histórica firma del primer acuerdo global sobre el cambio climático, el obispo episcopal Marc Andrus, con camisa clerical púrpura y alzacuello, se destacó como el único líder religioso visible.“Estuve allí como testigo”, dijo Andrus, añadiendo que él no pudo identificar a ninguna otra persona “obviamente” religiosa en la multitud y que no reconocieron a nadie como representante de la comunidad de la fe. “Yo era el único, y había centenares de personas, y en consecuencia lo aprecio. Luego me encontré con la gratitud, personas que me decían ‘estoy muy feliz de que la Iglesia esté aquí’.“Me cuide de presentarme y decir: estoy aquí en representación de la Iglesia Episcopal y del obispo primado Michael Curry, y honrado de asociarme con ustedes y estamos a la búsqueda de medios para apoyar esta labor”, dijo él durante un entrevista con episcopal News Service el 23 de abril cuando ya estaba de regreso en California. Andrus habló después de un oficio de EcoConfirmación, donde los participantes reiteraron su promesa bautismal de “amar las maravillosas obras de Dios, y proteger la belleza e integridad de toda la creación”.El obispo de California Bishop Marc Andrus se dispone a entrar en la sede de las Naciones Unidas el 22 de abril para presenciar la firma del histórico acuerdo del clima de París. Foto de Lynnaia Main.Andrus, que ha sido durante mucho tiempo un defensor del ambientalismo, representó a Curry a la Iglesia Episcopal el Día de la Tierra en la firma del Acuerdo de París a invitación de Ban Ki-moon, secretario general de la ONU. Él también fue parte de una delegación episcopal en diciembre pasado que representó al Obispo Primado y a la Iglesia en la Convención Marco de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático, conocida como COP21, en la cual 196 partes crearon el acuerdo que establece un decremento en las emisiones de carbono y un límite al calentamiento global de 2 grados Celsius.“En la COP21 contrajimos un compromiso con la Tierra y esto nunca ha sucedido en la historia humana; esencialmente, que todos los países de la Tierra digan que estamos comprometidos con su bienestar”, afirmó Andrus, añadiendo que las naciones no lo habrían hecho sin el respaldo de la “opinión pública”.El acuerdo de París representa el primer tratado internacional vinculante en 20 años de conversaciones sobre el clima en las Naciones Unidas. La firma del 22 de abril por 175 líderes mundiales —en representación del mayor número de países que jamás haya firmado un acuerdo internacional en un solo día— es el primer paso para que las naciones individuales adopten el acuerdo y se convierta en ley internacional.“La asistencia del obispo Marc a la ceremonia de la firma del Acuerdo de París sobre el Cambio Climático resulta muy elocuente. Le hace patente a los gobiernos, a las Naciones Unidas y a la sociedad civil que la Iglesia Episcopal estuvo allí con ellos, visiblemente presente y brindando su apoyo como un asociado de carácter religioso en este evento histórico”, dijo Lynnaia Main, encargada de relaciones globales de la Iglesia Episcopal y su enlace con las Naciones Unidas.“Así como los episcopales oraron y alentaron a los negociadores en la COP21 mientras forjaban el acuerdo, la presencia del obispo Marc demostró que nuestra Iglesia — en la firma efectiva del acuerdo— continuaba andando en la fe junto a los gobiernos y la sociedad civil. Esto prepara el terreno para nuestra asociación en la próxima fase, la puesta en vigor del acuerdo en el ámbito nacional. Necesitaremos alentar a nuestros líderes nacionales y poner la fe en acción en nuestras iglesias y diócesis. Le damos las gracias al obispo Marc por representar fielmente a nuestra iglesia en las Naciones Unidas”, dijo Main.Los episcopales se unieron a activistas y defensores del clima y a organizaciones no gubernamentales en reclamar un firme acuerdo para reducir las emisiones de efecto invernadero en las conversaciones sobre el clima en París.“Las organizaciones religiosas de todo el mundo, entre ellas la Iglesia Episcopal, presionaron a favor de un firme acuerdo sobre el clima en la COP21 en diciembre pasado”, dijo Jayce Hafner, la analista de política nacional de la Iglesia Episcopal que trabaja en la Oficina de Relaciones Gubernamentales de la Iglesia con sede en Washington, D.C.“El acuerdo que surgió en París fue un entusiasta primer paso hacia la reducción internacional de emisiones de carbono, no obstante, queda todavía mucho por hacer para prevenir efectivamente los peores impactos del cambio climático. Ahora que contamos con una robusta coalición internacional de apoyo para abordar nuestro clima cambiante, todos debemos redoblar ambiciosamente nuestros empeños en el ámbito nacional apara reducir las emisiones de gas de efecto invernadero, y la Iglesia Episcopal tiene un importante papel que desempeñar”, afirmó ella.Por ejemplo, las congregaciones pueden mejorar la eficiencia energética dentro de sus parroquias y abastecerse de energía del sector renovable; los feligreses pueden abogar por normas estatales y locales que promuevan la energía limpia y sostenible y la agricultura local; y los maestros de la escuela dominical pueden llevar los niños afuera y ayudarles a experimentar la alegría de conectarse con la naturaleza, dijo Hafner.“Todos podemos trabajar para apoyar, fortalecer e implementar el Acuerdo de París”.El acuerdo dice que se cumplirá en el nivel subnacional por las entidades subnacionales, apuntó Andrus, quien citó la ciudad de Estocolmo y el estado de California, como dos buenos ejemplos de lugares que han avanzado mucho en la senda de convertirse en zonas neutrales en lo que respecta a las emisiones de carbono.“El acuerdo de París es realmente acerca del carbono y eso es en verdad significa un completo cambio de vida”, dijo él, refiriéndose a las palabras del ministro de Medioambiente de Marruecos que habló durante la firma [del acuerdo] el 22 de abril sobre una nueva civilización basada en la interconexión, así como las del actor y activista del clima Leonardo DiCaprio, quien se refirió al cambio climático como la “crisis definitoria de nuestro tiempo” y [afirmó] la necesidad de dejar los combustibles fósiles en el suelo para salvar el planeta.“El objetivo es una revolución total en la manera en que vivimos nuestras vidas”, dijo Andrus, añadiendo que muchas iglesias episcopales están encaminadas. “Todo lo que hacemos es desarrollar prósperas economías locales —como cuando le damos cabida a los mercados campesinos, cuando tomamos decisiones como la de comprar café orgánico en un comercio equitativo, cuando conseguimos las cosas en la localidad, cuando reemplazamos las gramas europeas con plantas nativas, cuando instalamos paneles solares, cuando hacemos nuestros calefactores más eficientes— todas estas cosas son realmente pasos sustanciales hacia un cambio total de vida”.La obra de la Iglesia Episcopal sobre el cambio climático está orientada por la Quinta Marca de la Misión, “Luchar por salvaguardar la integridad de la creación y sostener y renovar la vida en la Tierra” y se manifiesta a través de su apoyo a programas y ministerios y sus empeños de promoción social.En julio, la Convención General aprobó una legislación para crear un equipo de trabajo sobre el cambio climático, el cual proporcionará materiales que las parroquias puedan usar para tornar “verdes” sus iglesias y educar a los miembros en lo que pueden hacer para abordar el cambio climático en sus vidas cotidianas.– Lynette Wilson es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Comments (1) This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ
Submit a Press Release 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 Rector Shreveport, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Tags Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 [Anglican Communion] Today’s (Oct. 9) announcement that the U.N. World Food Programme has been awarded this year’s Nobel Peace Prize has been welcomed by officials at the Anglican Communion, a family of 41 autonomous interdependent national and regional churches active in more than 165 countries around the world.The Anglican Consultative Council’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Jack Palmer-White, said: “I am delighted to congratulate the World Food Programme on being awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict.“The COVID-19 pandemic is not simply a health crisis. It has had a profound impact on other basic and fundamental rights that all people should enjoy,” he said. “The impact of the pandemic on global food security and the right to food is deeply concerning, particularly where it has exacerbated existing vulnerabilities and has pushed communities to the brink of famine. It is estimated that 821 million people go to bed hungry every night all over the world. Without the work of the World Food Programme, millions of people would die of hunger.“Sadly, there is still a significant funding gap between what the World Food Programme needs to support those who are hungry around the world, and what U.N. member states and international financial institutions have pledged to fund. If we are to achieve the second of the Sustainable Development Goals – to reach zero hunger around the world – we all need to do more to provide the finance, technical support and political will to make this possible.”He added: “As Christians, we have an unequivocal biblical mandate in Matthew 25 to feed the hungry. Right across the Anglican Communion, there are countless programmes and initiatives seeking to tackle hunger in its different contexts. A closer working relationship between faith actors and the World Food Programme can be a blessing to the world, and I encourage the World Food Programme to work more intentionally with faith communities across the world, for the benefit of those most in need.”The award was also welcomed by the Anglican Alliance, a charity established following the Lambeth Conference of Anglican bishops in 2008 to facilitate and coordinate the work of the global network of Anglican relief and development agencies.The executive director of the Anglican Alliance, the Rev. Rachel Carnegie, offered her “warmest congratulations” to the World Food Programme, adding: “This is worthy recognition of the courageous and compassionate role that WFP plays across the world in bringing food, assistance and, above all, hope to nearly 100 million people in communities facing conflict, insecurity, poverty, and the brutal daily trauma of hunger.“As Anglicans we have connected with WFP over many years, in places such as South Sudan, where their food and logistics assistance has brought direct support and human dignity to communities devastated by conflict. In this time as the world faces COVID-19, the service WFP brings to the world has never been more needed as the terrible impact of the pandemic increases inequality and vulnerability and drives millions into poverty and hunger.“We have valued engaging with WFP at this time to focus on restarting school feeding programmes to enable children to return to school and recover normality and safety in their lives.“WFP’s mission to feed the hungry resonates profoundly with our faith calling. At this time of crisis, it is our earnest hope that the Nobel Peace Prize will draw global attention to the essential value of WFP’s work and ensure that it secures the resources needed to achieve our shared global goal of ending hunger by 2030.” Rector Pittsburgh, PA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Posted Oct 9, 2020 Rector Washington, DC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Albany, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Anglican Communion Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Knoxville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Jobs & Calls Curate Diocese of Nebraska Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Job Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Nisa retailers raise £60,000 through charity’s collecting tins Howard Lake | 18 June 2019 | News 378 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Tagged with: collecting boxes Community fundraising corporate fundraising S&K Coventry’s Nisa Local in Nuneaton has two tins sited on their till points and have raised over £760 with them to date.Store owner Suk Kalm said:“If you want to have a charity collecting tin in store, then for a Nisa retailer, a MADL one is the obvious choice.“Placing a Making a Difference Locally tin at the till gives customers a way to donate small change, boosting our funds to donate locally and showcasing MADL to customers. Over the course of a year it can allow you to make one or two additional donations.”Kate Carroll, Nisa’s Head of Charity, added: Advertisement “The collecting tins have been a great and easy way for our retailers to raise additional funds for local good causes, providing them with further opportunities to engage with their local community.“It’s fantastic that our partners have raised such a significant amount for good causes in this way, in addition to the support they already give through the MADL charity.” Nisa retailers have raised £60,000 for local causes through Making a Difference Locally charity collecting tins sited in their stores.The milestone amount was achieved from funds raised via more than 920 tins nationwide, for retailers to donate to a local good cause of their choice through Nisa’s charity.The Making a Difference Locally collecting tins were launched for Nisa partners in 2017 and allow retailers to accumulate additional money into their MADL fund, and as a result provide even more support to their local communities through charitable donations.The £60,000 figure is the total raised in the two years since the tins were launched. Own-label product fundraisingMaking a Difference Locally also raises funds in Nisa partner stores from sales of all Heritage own-label and Co-op own-brand products, a percentage of which goes into a virtual fund for retailers to donate. Stores are then able to donate money raised to a local charity or good cause of their choice within a 10-mile radius, ensuring the funds raised benefit their local community.Making a Difference Locally has supported over 11,000 charities and other good causes since 2008, raising over £8.7m to date.There are currently over 2,300 stores participating in the Making a Difference Locally initiative.. 377 total views, 1 views today S&K Coventry’s Nisa Local store owner Suk Kalm, with MADL collecting tin on the counter 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.
News July 10, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Prime Minister warned that terror law changes could impose censorship of Kurdish issues Follow the news on Turkey Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Reporters Without Borders has written to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan voicing concern about amendments to the anti-terrorism law that have just been passed by parliament. The organisation roundly condemns articles providing for prison sentences for the dissemination of statements and propaganda by “terrorist organisations,” fearing they could lead to arbitrary prosecutions of journalists covering issues related to these organisations.The amendments are sufficiently vague that any member of a news media producing a contested report or article could be prosecuted, especially as several journalists are already charged with collaborating with the successor to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and face stiff sentences for covering military operations or pro-Kurdish demonstrations.Paris, 6 July 2006Dear Prime Minister,Reporters Without Borders, an organisation that defends press freedom worldwide, would like to share with you its concern about the situation of free expression in Turkey, a country currently holding negotiations with a view to joining the European Union. We are worried about amendments to the 1991 Law on the Fight against Terrorism (Act 3713) that were passed by parliament on 29 June, as they introduce new restrictions on press freedom and above all target the pro-Kurdish media, whose very existence your are threatening.Article 6, paragraph 2 of this law now provides for a three-year prison sentence for “any dissemination of statements and communiques by terrorist organisations.” The owners and editors of news organisations risk a heavy fine.Article 7, paragraph 2 of the law says that: “Whoever makes propaganda for a terrorist organisation will be sentenced to five years in prison. If the crime is committed by means of the press, the penalty may be increased by half. Owners and editors will also be sentenced to a heavy fine.”Reporters Without Borders would very much like the term “terrorist organisation” to be precisely defined in order to avoid any abuse of this provision for the purpose of arbitrary arrest or imprisonment. For example, an official list of organisations considered to be terrorist could help avoid misunderstandings.Parliament also added a new article (article 8, paragraph b) providing for “chain liability,” under which, for example, a newspaper report with no byline could result in a prosecution being brought against the editor in charge, the editor-in-chief, the newspaper’s owner, the printer and even the translator if it was translated from another language. The amendment says “persons responsible for a programme” or “persons responsible for an issue of a publication” can be prosecuted and sentenced to heavy fines. Parliament introduced this extremely dangerous concept with the aim of extending the range of editors, executives and others liable for prosecution. The entire chain of command becomes potentially guilty.The persistent legal obstacles to free expression in Turkey have been highlighted by Reporters Without Borders in the past. The government, the armed forces, militant nationalists and any state institution can abuse the law to target journalists commenting on sensitive or controversial issues or episodes in Turkish history such as the Armenian genocide, the withdrawal of the Turkish armed forces from Cyprus or the Kurdish question.The fight against terrorism is, of course, necessary and legitimate, but Reporters Without Borders is concerned about the possible intention of these new amendments. We think they are especially targeted at pro-Kurdish journalists who are often accused of terrorist collaboration with the outlawed Kurdish separatist organisation PKK/Kongra-Gel.We could cite the case of Rüstu Demirkaya, a reporter with the pro-Kurdish news agency DIHA, who has been held in Tunceli prison, in eastern Turkey, since 14 June on a charge of “collaborating with the PKK/Kongra-Gel.” A former PKK activist reportedly accused him of supplying PKK members with a laptop computer and 10 virgin CD-ROMs and of tipping them off about an ongoing military operation. He could be sentenced to up to 12 years in prison.The police handling the investigation have not produced any concrete evidence in support for the allegations made by the former PKK member. It is completely unacceptable that Demirkaya should have to remain in prison while the investigation continues.We could also cite the case Evrim Dengiz and Nesrin Yazar, two young women working for DIHA who were stopped by anti-terrorist police on 15 February in Mersin as they returned from covering a demonstration marking the seventh anniversary of the arrest of the PKK/Kongra-Gel leader Abdullah Öcalan. We have been told that the police took them some distance away from their car, which they then proceeded to search and claimed to have found two home-made petrol bombs inside. Dengiz and Yazar were accused of making the bombs for the demonstration. The judge in charge of the case has classified it on security grounds. The Mersin prosecutor has requested life imprisonment for a “threat against state unity and territorial integrity” under article 302-1 of the criminal code. Their lawyer, Bedri Kuran, who has not been allowed to see the prosecution case file because it has been classified, says the search violated legal procedure because it should have been carried out in a judge’s presence. He also says there is no forensic report on the petrol bombs.Prime Minister, we cannot help being troubled by the speed with which journalists are placed in pretrial custody in Turkey even when the evidence against them is very slim. Free expression and press freedom are inviolable democratic principles that must be respected.We urge you, Prime Minister, to ask parliament to revise the amendments to the Law on the Fight against Terrorism so that they meet international standards.We trust you will give this matter your careful consideration.Respectfully,Robert MénardSecretary-General The Turkish parliament passed amendments to the anti-terrorism law on 29 June introducing new press offences punishable by prison sentences. Reporters Without Borders asks the prime minister to send the amendments back to parliament for revision so that censorship of Kurdish issues does not definitively take hold in Turkey. RSF_en TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit News Receive email alerts to go further TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Organisation April 28, 2021 Find out more April 2, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information News April 2, 2021 Find out more Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law
News News Organisation Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists Receive email alerts May 16, 2021 Find out more October 8, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Israeli army raids palestinian newspaper offices IsraelMiddle East – North Africa WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists News Follow the news on Israel RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes May 28, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today denounced the Israeli army’s raid on the main offices of the privately-owned Palestinian daily Al Ayyam in Ramallah and accused it of continuing hostility to the media.”This night-time search of the paper’s offices show that attacks on the freedom and work of the media in the Occupied Territories is continuing,” said the organisation’s secretary-general Robert Ménard.”Despite insistent appeals from many organisations for more respect for journalists of all nationalities, and especially Palestinians, the Israeli army remains hostile and threatening towards the media,” he said.Israeli troops went to the paper’s offices at 1 a.m. on 6 October, shut all the journalists and other workers in one room and searched the premises for two hours. They smashed open two doors and took two mobile phones belonging to two staff members. They also seized two posters, one calling for an end to the Israeli military occupation and the other showing a child killed in fighting between Israelis and Palestinians.The paper’s managers said the search was not systematic, which suggested the raid was mainly to intimidate the paper’s staff.Al Ayyam, founded in 1995 by a former adviser to Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, is the second biggest circulation daily in the Occupied Territories, especially the Gaza Strip. The intermittent ceasefire in Ramallah has forced it to reduce its print-run from 10,000 to 7,000. It describes itself as “independent and in favour of the peace process.” IsraelMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en to go further Help by sharing this information News June 3, 2021 Find out more
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News UpdatesKarnataka HC And Other Courts/Tribunals In State To Remain Closed Till June 6 [Read Notification] Mustafa Plumber15 May 2020 7:35 AMShare This – xThe High Court of Karnataka and other Courts/Tribunals in the state will remain closed till June 6.A notification issued by HC reads: “As per this office Notifications dated 23.03.2020, 24.03.2020, 25.03.2020, 13.04.2020, 27.04.2020 and 30.04.2020, the closure of the High Court of Karnataka, Principal Bench, Bengaluru and Benches at Dharwad and Kalaburagi, upto 16.05.2020 were…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 High Court of Karnataka and other Courts/Tribunals in the state will remain closed till June 6.A notification issued by HC reads: “As per this office Notifications dated 23.03.2020, 24.03.2020, 25.03.2020, 13.04.2020, 27.04.2020 and 30.04.2020, the closure of the High Court of Karnataka, Principal Bench, Bengaluru and Benches at Dharwad and Kalaburagi, upto 16.05.2020 were notified. Further, the period of closure of the High Court of Karnataka, Bengaluru including Benches at Dharwad and Kalaburagi is hereby extended till 6th June 2020, for the purpose of Section 4 of the Limitation Act, 1963.”Click Here To Download Notification [Read Notification] Next Story
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — The record for the largest wildfire in California history fell on Monday after just eight months as the Mendocino Complex Fire passed the Thomas Fire, from last December, to set the new mark for most acres burned.The Mendocino Complex Fire in Colusa and Lake counties near Ukiah, California, about two hours north of San Francisco, is now 283,800 acres and remains 30 percent contained, Cal Fire reported in its latest update at 7:33 p.m. local time Monday.The fire is burning in mostly rural areas, though 143 buildings have been destroyed, including 75 homes, and 26 other buildings have been damaged. Another 11,300 structures remain threatened, according to Cal Fire.The Mendocino Complex Fire takes the top spot on the list of largest fires in state history from the Thomas Fire, which scorched Ventura and Santa Barbara counties in Southern California just last December. That fire ended up burning 281,893 acres before being contained. The Thomas Fire scorched a much more densely populated area, burning through 1,063 structures and damaging 280 more.There have been no deaths associated with the Mendocino Complex Fire, which actually began as two separate fires — the River Fire and Ranch Fire — before merging into one incident. Both fires began on July 27, according to Cal Fire.One firefighter and one civilian died in the Thomas Fire, though later mudslides in the region in January 2018 — caused by the burn scars — killed 21 more people.The Cedar Fire, which burned through 273,246 acres in October 2003, is the third-largest in state history and is still the deadliest on Cal Fire’s top-20 fires in terms of fatalities directly related to the fire (15).The Mendocino Complex Fire is one of over a dozen large fires burning in California at the moment. The state’s hot, dry conditions are fueling the record-setting blazes.The Carr Fire has now burned through 164,413 acres and has caused seven deaths, including a power utility worker who died over the weekend and two firefighters. It has destroyed 1,080 residences, according to Cal Fire.The Ferguson Fire, which has claimed the lives of two firefighters, has burned over 91,000 acres, while the Cranston Fire has burned over 13,000 acres.The Holy Fire popped up on Monday in Orange County in Southern California and had already spread to 4,000 acres by 8 p.m. with zero percent containment.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.