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Sechaba Brewery Holdings Limited (SECHAB.bw) 2011 Annual Report

first_imgSechaba Brewery Holdings Limited (SECHAB.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about Sechaba Brewery Holdings Limited (SECHAB.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sechaba Brewery Holdings Limited (SECHAB.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sechaba Brewery Holdings Limited (SECHAB.bw)  2011 annual report.Company ProfileSechaba Brewery Holdings Limited is an investment holding company with 60% controlling interest in Kgalagadi Breweries Limited (KLB) and Botswana Breweries (Pty) Limited. Kgalagadi Breweries produces lager beers, traditional beers, bottled water and soft drinks under license. The brewery has four traditional beer breweries, a clear beer brewery, a sparkling soft drinks production plant and six sales and distribution centres in Botswana. SABMiller has a 40% stake in Kgalagadi Breweries and has management control over the operation; offering manufacturing and technical expertise, brand building and distribution expertise. Botswana Breweries produces traditional opaque beer made from sorghum and maize under the brand names Chibuku and Phafana. The Botswana Development Corporation has a 25.6% shareholding in Sechaba Breweries Holdings Limited.last_img read more

Academy Press Plc (ACADEM.ng) Q12016 Interim Report

first_imgAcademy Press Plc (ACADEM.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Academy Press Plc (ACADEM.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Academy Press Plc (ACADEM.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Academy Press Plc (ACADEM.ng)  2016 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileAcademy Press Plc is an established printing company in Nigeria offering services for the printing of labels, calendars, company annual reports, books, magazines and marketing material. The company offers additional printing related services which include supply of graphic material, layout design, typesetting, artwork, photography, colour separation and binding. The Commercial printing division produces calendars, annual reports, labels, insertions, posters, handbills, invoices, waybills, deposit/withdrawal forms, account opening forms, receipts and point of sales material. Periodicals printed by Academy Press include magazines, journals, reports and seminar papers. Publications printed include educational and religious books, biographies, maps and diaries. Computer stationary printed includes listing papers, customer statements, utility bills and pay slips. Academy Press has two major subsidiaries; Academy Press Specialised Print Services, which prints documents with high security risks such as tickets, coupons, vouchers, letterheads, receipts, invoices and continuous forms for computer usage as well as bank statements, pay-in slips and bank notes; West African Book Publishers (WABP) prints high-end publications for the discerning reader. The company has offices in Lagos and Abuja in Nigeria and in Accra in Ghana. Academy Press Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Rak Unity Petroleum Company Plc (RAKUNT.ng) Q12019 Interim Report

first_imgRak Unity Petroleum Company Plc (RAKUNT.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Rak Unity Petroleum Company Plc (RAKUNT.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Rak Unity Petroleum Company Plc (RAKUNT.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Rak Unity Petroleum Company Plc (RAKUNT.ng)  2019 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileRak Unity Petroleum Company Plc sells and distributes a range of petroleum products in Nigeria and has business interests in storing oil, gas and kerosene. The company’s Bulk division sells petroleum products in bulk which includes premium motor spirits, automotive gas oil, dual purpose kerosene and lubricants. The Retail division sells petroleum products through a network of retail outlets in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. The Dump division sells petroleum products through dumpsites at customers’ premises. Lubricants are marketed in partnership with an international lube manufacturer. Rak Unity Petroleum Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

The World XV run out convincing winners against Japan in Tokyo

first_imgWednesday Aug 19, 2015 The World XV run out convincing winners against Japan in Tokyo A World XV beat Japan 45-20 in an entertaining Rugby World Cup warmup game in Tokyo on Saturday. The match gave Japan a chance to have a good run out before the tournament, and allowed some World XV players to impress their own country’s selectors.The visitors to the Prince Chichubu Memorial Ground were led by South Africa’s Bakkies Botha and featured a whole host of Wallabies and Kiwi fringe players.At halftime the match was poised to be a tight affair with the World XV leading just 19-7, but in the second half the strong outfit kicked into gear and scored some well taken tries, with huge winger Taqele Naiyaravoro scoring three tries, and All Black Andy Ellis scoring two. Japan coach Eddie Jones remained upbeat despite the loss, their fourth in a row.“In terms of our World Cup preparation, it’s excellent.  We had a problem at the PNC in terms of our discipline in defense, and that was evident again today. At the PNC we had a problem with the breakdown.“So they are the two main areas we need to fix. Can we fix them in the next four weeks? I’m positive we can. So the result is disappointing, but in terms of the World Cup preparation, we are still moving along well,” Jones said.Uncapped Fiji-born Naiyaravoro, who is still looking for a World Cup spot with the Wallabies, said that hoped his hat-trick performance will have been noted by the likes of Michael Cheika.“My goal now is to try to make the World Cup squad. There was a bit of an opportunity tonight. We’ll just have to see what happens from here.”Japan will face Uruguay in Fukuoka on August 22nd and again in Tokyo the following Saturday, before taking on Georgia in Gloucester, England, on September 5th.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life Reports10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Poor Peoples Campaign: ‘We shall not be moved’

Poor People’s Campaign participants block the doors to New York State capitol building on May 21.Albany, N.Y. — The second week of the Poor People’s Campaign found several hundreds gathered here on May 21 in the capital of New York state for protest and civil disobedience. Launched on May 14, the campaign is holding themed protests on Mondays throughout the U.S. against systemic racism, poverty, the war economy and environmental devastation. These protests will end on June 23. The campaign is inspired by the original Poor People’s Campaign called by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in December 1967, a few months before his assassination.This week’s theme was “Against systemic racism and poverty: voting rights, ending mass incarceration and justice for immigrants.” Organizing out of a bilingual working-class church here, this multinational PCC gathering included ministers, rabbis and Muslim leaders, along with an organized group of unemployed Brooklyn workers, students, retirees, anti-war vets, members of Jewish Voice for Peace, parents with kids and revolutionaries. The contingent marched silently for a mile to the Capitol building. During the march, Puerto Rican PPC volunteer Taina Asili gave a passionate speech on the struggles of her island and the U.S. government’s continuing oppression. She connected this to the campaign’s themes of fighting systemic racism and poverty and winning justice for immigrants. When the march reached the Capitol, PPC volunteers proceeded with a sit-in at the doors of the building to dramatize their demand that legislators take immediate steps to confront racism, poverty, war and ecological devastation. Others in the contingent sang the Civil Rights Movement song, “We Will Not Be Moved,” in solidarity.The campaign’s call for a “moral revival” intensified with the arrests of 27 sit-in volunteers. Later protesters learned of police brutality against minister Peter who was framed on charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct while suffering a head injury after being attacked by a cop. As buses rolled protesters toward home, including back to a Harlem church, PPC attorneys remained at the ready to defend arrestees. The day spoke eloquently of the need for a nationwide united movement and struggle for justice on these crucial issues.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this read more

Kerala High Court Seeks Details Of Disciplinary Proceedings Against Cops Accused Of Assaulting Lawyer

first_imgNews UpdatesKerala High Court Seeks Details Of Disciplinary Proceedings Against Cops Accused Of Assaulting Lawyer LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK3 March 2021 6:11 AMShare This – xThe Kerala High Court on Wednesday directed the state police chief to produce the details of complaints received against two police officers and also to inform if there are any disciplinary proceedings pending against them.A single bench of Justice N Nagaresh passed this order while hearing a writ petition filed by Advocate C S Hemalal, who alleged that he was assaulted by two police…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 Kerala High Court on Wednesday directed the state police chief to produce the details of complaints received against two police officers and also to inform if there are any disciplinary proceedings pending against them.A single bench of Justice N Nagaresh passed this order while hearing a writ petition filed by Advocate C S Hemalal, who alleged that he was assaulted by two police officers, Laisad Mohammad and P Sreekumar over a car parking dispute.During proceedings in the High Court on Monday, Counsel for Advocate Hemalal called upon the State to place on record the cases pending against Laisad and P Sreekumar.Submitting that there were a large number of cases pending against the officers, he asserted that his client was manhandled and described the treatment as ‘inhuman’.Responding to the submission, the Senior Government Pleader, Suman Chakravarthy submitted that reports can be sought from the first respondent, the State Police Chief.At this, Justice Nagaresh queried the Senior Government Pleader as to whether there was any inquiry conducted against the police officers. The Senior Government Pleader replied that he was aware of one inquiry pending, after an order by  Justice Abraham Mathew of the High Court. As regards other inquiries, he submitted that he needed to obtain instructions. At this, the Court proceeded to dictate an order directing the first respondent (the State Police Chief) to produce details of complaints received against the officers, whether there were inquiries pending, and reports of these. The respondent has also been directed to inform the court as to the status of disciplinary proceedings instituted, if there were any. With this direction, Justice Nagaresh directed the case to be posted on March 15Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Farmers Market seeks vendors

first_imgLatest Stories Skip Sponsored Content Farmers Market seeks vendors Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Boutwell said producers who would like to participate in the Pike County Farmers Market this season may register at the Pike County Extension Office on South Three Notch Street in Troy, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The registration fee is $50 for the year.“Those who are eligible for the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program food vouchers issued by the Farmers Market Authority may register on line at the Pike County Extension Office or the Troy Nutrition Center in downtown Troy,” Boutwell said. “Now, the only way to apply for the vouchers is on line. Those who need assistance with registering are encouraged to take advantage of the assistance provided at the senior center and the nutrition center. The market value of the vouchers is $30 and they are issued in six $5 increments.“The Pike County Farmers Market will open, weather permitting, June 1 in the back parking lot of First United Methodist Church of Troy. Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Published 7:40 pm Friday, February 28, 2014 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kitscenter_img The Pike County Farmers Market is now accepting vendors for the 2014 harvest season.Cliff Boutwell, market manager, said he expects a large number of producers to participate this year.“We already have producers signed on and expect several more,” Boutwell said. “Those who are already on board are Nick D’Andrea and the Berry Patch, Tammy Buzzan and Greens of Pronto, Sybileen House and Buck Campbell’s Produce, all from here in Pike County. Earl Dykes from Barbour County, Matthew Pippin from Luverne and Collins Produce from Slocomb will be here. Together, they will have a variety of fruits and vegetables, including tomatoes, corn, beans, peas, okra, watermelons, cantaloupe, peppers, just about anything you would want.” You Might Like Minetti Quartett in concert tonight The Troy Arts Council will present the Minetti Quartett in concert at 7 p.m. tonight at the Claudia Crosby Theater… read more By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen By The Penny Hoarder The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Print Article Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “The market will open initially from 7 until 11 a.m. on Saturdays,” Boutwell said. “Later in the season, the market will also be open on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.”last_img read more

Union Slate-Gate!

first_img“Last Trinity, I was incredibly proud to serve as a Member of Standing Committee – elected on a manifesto pledging to push for the abolition of slates. After months of effort, we passed a trial ban last term – yet the actions of the Librarian have robbed the Membership of the promised Referendum that was due to occur. The Oxford Union Brendan McGrath have been contacted for comment. In his resignation speech, Williams declared that “it had shocked me that our Librarian had seeked [sic] to subvert the express will of the membership, conning potentially dozens of other candidates to satisfy his desire for the presidency. Williams then formally tendered his letter of resignation to the President, before exiting the chamber. This means that the previous trial slate ban is no longer in place, and the changes made last term (including the provision for a poll of the members on getting rid of slates next term) are rendered invalid. The Returning Officer also ruled that changes made to Rule 33 last term are also invalid, and that a number of rulings in response to the trial ban will now need to be reissued by the Returning Officer. (2) A Private Business Motion at a Public Business Meeting towhich Rule 67(b)(iv) or Rule 67(b) (v) applies; Members of the Oxford Union have called for the impeachment of Librarian, Brendan McGrath, following calls for his removal by former Chief of Staff Ray Williams, who resigned on Thursday night in protest of the Union’s decision to overturn the trial ban of slates. “The problem comes when someone tries to dupe everyone into following one set of agreed upon Rules and then blindsiding them. That’s neither fair play nor is it democratic and for me that was one dodgy Union move too far.” On Thursday afternoon, the Union’s Returning Office, Liam Frahm, issued a ruling in which he said that: “On Friday 1st February, Brendan McGrath, the Librarian, officially requested a Ruling into the validity of the trial ban on electoral pacts from MT18.”“Having investigated the Librarian’s allegations, I can firstly confirm that the MT18 Motion was passed without either Rule 67(b)(iv) or Rule 67(b)(v) being invoked.” “I have always been a believer that slates, although not wrong in principle, in recent times at the Union have degenerated by ambition and betrayal, and have toxified our elections. (3) Other PrivateBusiness Motions at a Public Business Meeting or any Special Adjournment Motion, as under Rule 45; “Therefore, as executive seniority is determined by the method by which the Rule is introduced and the HT15 rule was passed with greater seniority than the MT18 rules change, Rule 73 requires that the HT15 rules change take precedence over the MT18 private business motion that introduced rule 33e is ruled invalid.” “I am confident that despite my departure the Standing Committee and Senior Appointed Officials will be more than capable with ensuring the smooth running of this term’s events, which the Membership deserve more than anything.” “Given the circumstances, I cannot in good conscience continue to serve as Chief of Staff. Therefore, please accept my letter of resignation, effective immediately. (6) A motion of an Ordinary or Emergency Standing Committee;center_img He continued: “Having consulted the MT18 Standing Committee Minutes and unequivocally knowing that no requisition was posted, this Motion did not have special attention applied to it. Ray Williams told Cherwell: “‘I would never criticise someone for merely running on or forming a slate in an election where that is legal and expected. “Therefore, the Motion holds executive seniority of (3) as special attention applied to it. Therefore, the Motion holds executive seniority of (3) as outlined in Rule 73(A).”He therefore concluded that “Having established a conflict in the rules, Rule 73 requires that precedence is granted to the rule with greater executive seniority. (5) The Returning Officer, for the purposes of their duty only, as defined in Rule 32(e) only; (7) A motion of a Vacation Standing Commit-tee.” Rule 73 says “In the event of a conflict over a decision concerning a particular policy or the implementation of a particular policy, or concerning amendments to the Rules or Standing Orders, and the Rules and Standing Orders are otherwise silent, the following shall take precedence in the following order of seniority:(1) A Poll of Members as under Rule 47(f); In Williams’ resignation letter, seen exclusively by Cherwell, he said “When you offered me this position, I was honoured to accepted, [sic] believing you to be, as I am, firmly committed to reform and progress in the Union. “I had previously believe [sic] that the best way to bring about change was from the outside, but under your Presidency, I thought things would be different. McGrath raised an objection to the Union’s RO last Friday, calling for a ruling on whether the trial slate ban was invalid because the manner in which the ban was enacted was not of significant seniority in the Union’s rule-making process to overturn the 2015 rule reintroducing slates. Williams, who was the initial proposer of the trial ban, earlier issued an objection to the Returning Officer’s ruling invalidating the ban, but this was rejected. (4) A Private Business Motion at a Private Business Meeting; “I cannot continue to serve as Chief off Staff in these circumstances. I thus support the impeachment of the Librarian which is being brought before the Standing Committee as I speak.” “However, the recent action of the Librarian, as reported to the press, does not only fly in the face of the democratic principles upon which the Oxford Union was founded, but also risk doing enormous damage to the Union as an institution; the relationship between its Committee and Membership; and its enduring reputation. Slates, the groups in which members of the Union stand for election, were banned in Michaelmas this year after a lengthy campaign. They were reintroduced in 2015 as part of a package of sweeping changes to the Union’s electoral rules, and are banned in the Cambridge Union.last_img read more

D-Patrick Donates Van to Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden

first_imgMesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden will have a new vehicle to use thanks to the generosity of D-Patrick Ford. The van will be used for community outreach and education programs and is fully wrapped with the Zoo’s logo.Zoo Director Amos Morris says, “We are so grateful for the support of D-Patrick. This van will allow us to broaden our outreach into the community. People that might not be able to visit the Zoo can connect with animals and nature.  The Zoo is excited to broaden our exposure out in the community with the support of D-Patrick”.D-Patrick Ford will present the vehicle to the Zoo at 2:30PM at the main entrance of Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden. The van will be on display through the weekend during the Boo at the Zoo event. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Tourism is Robust in Cape May County

first_imgDiane Wieland, Director of Tourism for Cape May County. The US economy may still be on the mend, but Cape May County’s main economic engine, tourism, seems to be back in the pink since the Hurricane Sandy induced slump of three years ago.That was the gist of County Director of Tourism Diane Wieland’s presentation last Wednesday night at the League of Municipalities meeting at the Flanders Hotel.Officials from around the county were in attendance for Weiland’s keynote talk, in which she related several key tourism-related economic numbers.Lodging brought in nearly $2.5 billion dollars, she said; food and beverage over 1.4 billion, rentals 1.2 billion, recreation $711 million and transportation $421 million.She also reported a steady growth in the occupancy rate for tourist lodging and a three percent increase in the amount raised by occupancy tax in 2016. Occupancy rate rose 5 percent in the county, a rate more than a full percentage point higher than the national figure.Additionally, total tourism spending rose by 5 percent over 2015, Weiland noted.The League of Municipalities dinner was held at the Flanders Hotel. Most of the elected officials from Cape May County attended and were treated to a glowing report about the state of tourism in the county.As a result of the strong numbers, Cape May County contributed $547 million or $1.49 million per day in state tax revenue, a 2.9 percent increase over 2015.Job creation was up as well, with 26,151 tourism-related jobs, up 1.3 percent over the previous year. Tourism jobs accounted for 43.6 percent of all employment in the County, she noted.In another matter, the public was invited to the inaugural event of Cape May County’s year-long celebration of its 325th Anniversary.  The Sons of Colonial Wars will unveil a plaque commemorating the first European settlement of Cape May County.  It will take place on Friday, March 31 at 1 p.m. at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal.Persons interested in attending should RSVP by calling (609)465-1066.last_img read more

At his own speed

first_imgThose who take an evening stroll through Harvard’s Tercentenary Theatre this week will likely encounter an ethereal projection on the façade of Widener Library: a triptych of dancers who appear to be floating above the main entrance.“Slow Dancing,” a spellbinding art installation using three large screens, is part of Harvard’s annual arts celebration, Arts First, and is the brainchild of artist David Michalek, who discussed his work Friday at Boylston Hall.To create the series of slow-motion video portraits, Michalek captured each subject’s movement (approximately five seconds long) with a high-speed, high-definition camera recording at 1,000 frames per second (standard film captures 30 frames per second). The result is approximately 10 minutes of extreme slow motion. Since its premiere at New York City’s Lincoln Center Festival in 2007, “Slow Dancing” has traveled to London, Paris, and, most recently, the Hague before arriving at Harvard this spring.“Slow Dancing” at Lincoln Center (2007). Photo by Jennifer TaylorWhile the world has become increasingly obsessed with speed, said the discussion’s moderator, Giuliana Bruno, Harvard professor of visual and environmental studies, an “aesthetic of slowness” has taken hold in recent years. She asked Michalek to comment on his choice of capturing the movements of dancers in super slow-motion.The artist said his piece was inspired in large part by Bill Viola’s “The Greeting,” a video work depicting an exchange between three women in extreme slow-motion. Michalek encountered the work at an exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1997.“It was a really amazing experience to see what otherwise looked like a photograph, but ever so slowly animated and given the element of time. And it was a revelation, and I thought, ‘Someday I want to touch that myself.’”Later, when he met his future wife, Wendy Whelan, a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, he returned to the idea, inspired by her artistry and eager to capture her “invisible world” of dance.Michalek acquired a high-speed camera, one marketed to golfers to help them analyze their swings, and started to experiment in his living room to capture an image that “moved at the pace of the clouds.”“Slow Dancing” was introduced into Harvard Yard on Friday. A discussion of the project marked its kickoff, with Harvard President Drew Faust making the opening remarks. Prior to the discussion, Jill Johnson (from left), David Michalek, Faust, Giuliana Bruno, and Jack Megan gathered in Boylston Hall.Eventually, he found an engineering firm developing a digital camera that would allow him to show his subjects playback of their work, and to capture images at the correct speed with a “finely resolved image.”But the product lacked a proper cooling system. Having promised the installation for the fast approaching Lincoln Center Festival, Michalek improvised.“We just put icepacks on it,” he said, “and it worked.”When he showed an early version of the piece to a group of children, he realized he was on to something.“These kids sat, their mouths opened — they were glued to the screen.”That experience prompted ideas about how to present the work in a public space, he said, where he could offer viewers “a contemplative environment in the midst of all of that speed.”Michalek acknowledged that the slowness of the work is at first “tough to watch,” but that as it progresses it inspires viewers to “investigate the parts” of the installation through a type of “self-guided exploration.”Jill Johnson, director of the Office for the Arts’ Dance Program and one of 45 dancers and choreographers enlisted by Michalek, also took part in the conversation. She called the process of trying to “distill what you hope to convey” in the span of five seconds “extraordinary.”“It’s at once a great challenge, but also an opportunity.”The filming also had its lighter moments, said the dancer. She joked that a curled lip, almost imperceptible in real time, lasts an eternity during the slow-moving work.A team of workers installed screens on the columns of Widener Library for the projections of “Slow Dancing.”“You’d [tell yourself], ‘OK, I’ve got to keep track of that.’”Harvard President Drew Faust, who opened the discussion, called the work a “visible reminder of our commitment to the arts, and to their continued advancement here at Harvard and well beyond.”“‘Slow Dancing’ invites us to stop,” Faust said, “and it invites us to look very intensely and deeply.” The work also transports viewers to the artist’s world, she added, one consisting of “a singular experience of time and space that prompts a shift in perception and understanding. A shift that is at the heart of all great art, and of all great learning.”“Slow Dancing” will be on view nightly from 7 to 11 through April 29.last_img read more

Ecuadorean Security Forces Seize Almost 6.5 Tons of Drugs

first_imgBy Guillermo Saavedra/Diálogo November 02, 2020 Nearly 6.5 tons of drugs, including cocaine and marijuana, were seized in less than a week in Ecuador, in 11 operations carried out between September 5-9 the National Police reported in a statement.On September 9, the National Police seized 3.8 tons of marijuana hidden in a truck that was attempting to enter from Colombia through a border crossing in northern Ecuador, with Peru as its final destination, the institution reported. The marijuana found was distributed in more than 3,000 packages, hidden in false -bottoms found all over the vehicle.In one of the most important blows, during an operation coordinated by the Ecuadorean and Colombian navies, service members seized 1.3 tons of cocaine in a vessel that was sailing near the coastal city of Santa Elena on September 8, the Ecuadorean Navy said in a press release. The vessel “was attempting to transport the drug to Central America,” Ecuadorean Interior Minister María Paula Romo said on her Twitter account.During the operation, units of the Ecuadorean Navy had to destroy the boat’s false-bottom to remove the cocaine hidden among food supplies and bottled water, the Ecuadorean newspaper El Universo reported. The captain of Salinas Port, Magno Bermeo, told the newspaper that the crew was going to jettison the cocaine in the ocean for it to be collected by another vessel.In another seizure on September 5, the Special Mobile Anti-Narcotics Group and the National Police Canine Unit carried out a joint operation in Imbabura province, where they captured a narcotrafficker who was transporting 298 kilograms of cocaine in a truck that was carrying bags of legumes.During these operations, authorities detained 12 citizens of different nationalities, the National Police reported.According to InSight Crime, an organization that focuses on security threats in Latin America, more than a third of the cocaine produced in Colombia reaches Ecuador. “The drug leaves the country’s ports, coasts, and airports, and from there is sent worldwide, to the United States, Europe, and even Asia and Oceania,” the organization said.Ecuador’s geographic location and other characteristics “provide incentives for transnational organized crime, which takes advantage of the country as a drug transshipment point, a safe haven for logistics, for narcotraffickers to rest and reorganize,” InSight Crime added.last_img read more

Mayor approves Hackney offices

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Beirut monster blast leaves over 100 dead

first_imgThe scale of the destruction was such that the Lebanese capital resembled the scene of an earthquake, with thousands of people left homeless and thousands more cramming into overwhelmed hospitals for treatment. BEIRUT – Rescuers searched for survivors in Beirut yesterday after a cataclysmic explosion at the port sowed devastation across entire neighborhoods, killing more than 100 people, wounding thousands and plunging Lebanon deeper into crisis. Many people were watching and filming with their phones after an earlier and smaller explosion was heard in the port and ignited a fire. In the areas closest to the port, the amount of destruction caused by the long years of civil war between 1975 and 1990 was achieved in a second by a blast that leveled buildings within a radius of several hundred meters. The mushroom-shaped explosion – which seismologists said was logged as the equivalent of a 3.3 magnitude quake – and the scope of the damage drew nuclear analogies in many people’s accounts of the tragedy.center_img The blast, which appeared to have been caused by a fire igniting 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate left unsecured in a warehouse, was felt as far away as Cyprus, some 150 miles to the northwest. The resulting footage, which was widely shared on social media, shows a ball of fire and smoke rising above Beirut and a white shockwave engulfing everything around it. The Red Cross said yesterday morning that more than 100 deaths had been confirmed. It also reported around 4,000 injured, prompting fears that the death toll could rise significantly. (AFP)last_img read more

Spanish FA proposes Barca, Real, others for UCL

first_imgRelatedPosts Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says UCL: Benfica kicked out by player who left club one week earlier + other results MultiChoice unveils sport channels, content line-up The Spanish FA have proposed the clubs they wish to take part in European football next term should the Spanish top flight fail to be completed, but it is set to cause huge controversy.Barcelona, Real Madrid, Sevilla and Real Sociedad are the sides currently in the top four of LaLiga and they have been proposed by Spanish football’s governing body to compete in the Champions League if the division fails to restart, according to Marca.Although there will be little complaint about the inclusion of the top two, the inclusion of Sevilla and Real Sociedad is sure to spark fury from Getafe and Atletico Madrid below them in the table.Just two points separate the four sides, but it is Getafe who will have the most to complain about should they lose out to Sociedad with no further playing action this term.Jose Bordalas’s side would miss out on a first ever appearance in the Champions League on goals scored, due to having the same amount of points and goal difference than Sociedad.Worse still, LaLiga’s first tie-breaker rule is head-to-head which Getafe lead having won 2-1 at Real Sociedad earlier in the season.But the rule does not come into effect until both matches have taken place, meaning Getafe would have to settle for a Europa League spot.They would be joined in the competition by Atletico Madrid, who knocked European champions Liverpool out of the Champions League in their last match before the coronavirus pandemic shut the game down across Europe.Meanwhile, Athletic Bilbao would also seal a Europa League spot courtesy of reaching the Copa del Rey final, with opponents Real Sociedad having already gained a Champions League place.However should the game eventually be played and they lose, the place would revert to seventh place in LaLiga table which is currently held by Valencia.No decision has yet been taken on how the Spanish season will end.Despite the European places having been proposed, there is still no decision on how the title race between Barca and Real Madrid as well as the relegation battle will be resolved if the the top flight is not completed.Tags: Spanish FAUEFA Champions Leaguelast_img read more

DOH: First Vaping Death Confirmed in Florida

first_imgThe Florida Department of Health has confirmed its first death from vaping.So far this year, there have been 27 cases of people developing lung injuries associated with vaping in the sunshine state.On Wednesday, the Georgia Department of Public Health also reported one death from vaping bringing the total number nationwide to 11.Nine other deaths have been identified as part of this outbreak — two in California, two in Kansas, and one each in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri and Oregon.As of last week, at least 530 cases of lung injury associated with the use of e-cigarettes or vaping products have been reported to the CDC.New cases are being confirmed daily and the CDC expects the number of vaping-related illnesses reported this week to be “hundreds higher” than last week, said Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of the CDC, during a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on Wednesday.A specific cause of the outbreak remains unknown, but all reported cases of lung injury have a history of e-cigarette use or vaping.Florida’s health department has reported the first death in state associated with vaping, there have been 27 lung injury cases in the state attributed to vaping. https://t.co/2BZvzKJCJb— CBS4 Miami (@CBSMiami) September 26, 2019last_img read more