Cavmont Capital Holdings Plc 2012 Annual Report

first_imgCavmont Capital Holdings Plc (CCHZ.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about Cavmont Capital Holdings Plc (CCHZ.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cavmont Capital Holdings Plc (CCHZ.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cavmont Capital Holdings Plc (CCHZ.zm)  2012 annual report.Company ProfileCavmont Capital Holdings Zambia Plc is a registered commercial bank in Zambia and the holding company of Cavmont Bank Limited. Cavmont Bank was established in 2004 through the merger of Cavmont Merchant Bank Limited and New Capital Bank Plc. The financial institution offers products and services for retail, commercial and corporate banking; including treasury and credit products. In addition to general transaction accounts, clients of Cavmont Bank are offered solutions for long-term savings and investments, time and repo deposits, foreign exchange trading, personal and business loans, overdraft and salary advance accounts, residential and building loans, invoice discounting facilities, guarantee bonds, and short- and medium-term finance options. Cavmont Bank has 19 branches operating in the major towns and cities of Zambia. Cavmont Capital Holdings Zambia Plc. is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Design your own Comic Relief Red Nose

first_img Howard Lake | 2 October 2017 | News WATCH: The history of the red nosesHow well do you remember all the many red nose designs for Red Nose Day?[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gg2CsLtCwNg[/youtube]  422 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 For the first time Comic Relief is inviting ideas for new designs for their fundraising icon, the Red Nose. School children across the UK are being encouraged to design next year’s Red Nose for Comic Relief’s 2019 Red Nose Day in March.One pupil’s design will be selected as the winner and go on sale in Sainsbury’s and Oxfam shops across the country. Five runners-up will also have their nose designs 3D printed.Magical landThe theme for the character to be designed is ‘magical land’. Designs have to be submitted on the official template and they have to be original, and to appeal to a wide audience “but especially children and young people”.The nose designs must use only red, white, silver or gold as the main Nose colour, although black and white can be used for detail.The closing date for entries to The Red Nose Design Challenge is 8 December 2017 at 5pm. There is a maximum number of seven entries per school. 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.center_img Design your own Comic Relief Red Nose Tagged with: Comic Relief Red Nose Day Advertisement  421 total views,  1 views todaylast_img read more

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Entries open for 2020 Insight in Fundraising Awards

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Melanie May | 17 February 2020 | News Tagged with: Awards insight  312 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Entries open for 2020 Insight in Fundraising Awards Entries for the 2020 Insight in Fundraising Awards are now open, with two new categories for this year.This is the ninth year of the annual Insight in Fundraising awards, which are aimed at charities of all sizes and causes. The new categories are Most Powerful Visualisation, which focuses on communicating insight through visualisation, and Most Powerful Use of Insight Impacting the Longer Term, which focuses on the ability of insight to deliver long-term strategic impact. The award categories in full are:Under Technical Expertise: Most Powerful Application of Data Analysis; Most Powerful Insight Using Research; and Most Powerful Visualisation.Under Use of Insight in Fundraising Disciplines: Best Use of Data and Analysis in Digital Fundraising; Most Powerful Use of Insight in High Volume Fundraising; Most Powerful Use of Insight in Partnerships and Philanthropy; and Most Powerful Use of Insight impacting the longer-term.Under Insight at Work: Best Use of Insight in a Small to Medium Sized Charity; Team of the year; Supplier of the Year; and Rising Star. Entry is free with a deadline of 6pm on 3 April, and winners will be announced at the Gala Dinner on 17 June.More information plus links to the nomination form for each category is available on the Insight in Fundraising Awards site.  311 total views,  2 views today Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

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Airport shutdowns confirm: People Power will bring Trump down!

first_imgAt San Francisco airport New York City, Jan. 28 — Tonight was a vibrant, instant display of People Power. I was among many thousands of protesters at JFK International Airport.A firestorm was unleashed by Trump’s Jan. 27 executive order declaring a racist ban on Muslims traveling to the U.S. from seven countries that have been targets of the U.S. military. News quickly swept the country that passengers from targeted countries were being stopped at U.S. Customs, even though they had visas, and were not being allowed to enter the U.S. The speed of Trump’s proclamation was intended to demoralize and overwhelm the whole population.The opposite happened!Every minute of tonight’s protest was an incredible, empowering experience. Even as we went out to the airport, other passengers, those waiting both on the subway platform and on the train itself, cheered us and shook our hands. Many took pictures, posing next to us and wishing us success.Usually, you get stony stares and even some fearful glances if you are on a subway with protesters carrying signs to a demonstration.When we switched from the subway to the AirTrain to JFK, police formed a line to try to stop us. They said only people with airline tickets would be permitted through the turnstiles. Our chants of “When Muslim lives are under attack, what do we do? Stand up! Fight back!” were picked up by hundreds of people who were stopped. The cops finally backed down after we all chanted nonstop: “Shut it down! Shut it down!”That is when we suddenly realized we wouldn’t be a few hundred people at the airport. Many thousands were on their way and were refusing to be stopped. With chants, cheers and raw determination we all just swept past the police.The entire International Arrivals Terminal was overwhelmed by demonstrators. They lined the railings of the parking garages and blocked traffic on the roads.Even while chanting, everyone was on their phones — texting, tweeting, networking, connecting to friends to hurry to the airport to challenge Trump’s anti-Muslim travel ban.Information swept through the crowds and was transmitted over social media. Airport workers waved and cheered. It was learned that the Taxi Drivers Alliance, so many of them immigrants, had called a work stoppage on trips to and from the airport in solidarity with the actions and against the ban.The protests went viral. Word came of scores of other protests at airports across the U.S.Federal Judge Ann Donnelly at U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, N.Y., soon granted a stop to deportations of all those detained on entry to the U.S. at airports nationwide. Her ruling followed a legal action filed by the American Civil Liberties Union. Minutes later Federal Judge Leonie Brinkema in Alexandria, Va., issued a temporary restraining order blocking for seven days the removal of green-card holders detained at Dulles International Airport.This short pause in deportations was propelled by sudden, massive pressure from below.Today was a giant step in a protracted struggle. The massive protests on Jan. 20 and 21 had given new confidence to the struggle against Trumpism.The lesson of today is that only the power of the people can force the courts to act. It is a valuable lesson. It is becoming increasingly clear to millions of people that voting won’t help them. The whole established order is frozen in crisis. Only immediate and massive people’s resistance can take on and take down Trump and his appointed nest of vipers.This is a moment of unprecedented solidarity. The response to Trump has swept the country and moved tens of thousands into confrontation.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this At Salt Lake City, Utah, airport. New York Taxi Workers Association called for a work stoppage at JFK airport. AT JFK airport. In Hamtramck, Mich. At Philadelphia airportlast_img read more

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Colleges at Purdue Join Virtual Food Drive to Support Food Finders

first_img Previous articleEgg Farmers Working to Keep Up With Demand and the Largest Monthly Decline for Ag Economy Barometer on the HAT Wednesday Morning EditionNext articleCrop, Livestock Prices Plunge Under Weight of COVID-19 Uncertainty Purdue University News Service Home Indiana Agriculture News Colleges at Purdue Join Virtual Food Drive to Support Food Finders SHARE Facebook Twitter By Purdue University News Service – Apr 8, 2020 Facebook Twitter Colleges at Purdue Join Virtual Food Drive to Support Food Finders SHARE Corn sold at a local farmers market. Photo: Tom Campbell for the College of Agriculture, 2016.Over the past nine years Purdue University’s College of Agriculture has collected a total of 319,438 pounds of food to donate to Food Finders Food Bank during its annual food drive. This year’s food drive will look a little different, as the majority of faculty, students and staff are working and studying remotely due to the COVID-19 virus.Instead of gathering food donations, the college will collect monetary contributions online. The College of Agriculture is joined in the food drive by seven other major academic units — Purdue Libraries; School of Information Studies; the colleges of Health and Human Sciences, Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine; the Honors College; and Polytechnic Institute.“Never has it been more important to ensure that our community is strong, healthy and secure, and that means making sure everyone has access to food,” said Karen Plaut, the Glenn W. Sample Dean of Agriculture. “Food Finders serves 16 counties, including Tippecanoe County, and our colleges can play a critical role in providing this vital resource to Hoosiers.”The virtual food drive will run through April 17. All of the money raised will go directly to Food Finders. According to Food Finders, every dollar donated translates into roughly three meals and $25 provides approximately 75 meals. Melissa Funk, administrative assistant in Agriculture’s Office of Multicultural Programs, has organized the food drive over the past several years, including this year’s virtual drive. People are looking for ways to help right now while still maintaining social distancing, Funk said, and this is a great option to aid the community directly.One in eight people in North Central Indiana suffers from food insecurity. With unemployment on the rise throughout the state and country due to COVID-19, those numbers are likely to rise.For more information and to donate to the food drive, visit https://bit.ly/2V9pz4v.last_img read more

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Government urged to stop arrests, murders and kidnappings of journalists

first_img Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage News NepalAsia – Pacific Organisation RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) called on the Nepalese government today to put a stop to a wave of deadly violence that has targeted journalists since the country’s pro-Maoist Communist Party rebels ended a ceasefire on 27 August.”We are very worried about the increasing attacks on media workers by both government and rebel forces which threaten the free flow of news,” said the press freedom organisation’s secretary-general, Robert Ménard, in a letter to prime minister Surya Bahadur Thapa.”Journalists are protected in wartime by the 1949 Fourth Geneva Convention, which considers them civilians, and the arbitrary arrest, killing and kidnapping of them are serious violations of international humanitarian law,” he said. Binod Sajana Chaudhary, of the weekly Nepalgunj Express in the western district of Kailali and formerly with the weekly Janadesh, was killed on 27 September. The daily Nepal Samacharpatra quoted rebels as saying plainclothes government agents killed him after he showed them his journalist’s card while on his way to the town of Kegaun on a reporting assignment. Local security officials claimed he died in an armed clash but the rebels said he had no weapon on him.Nine journalists are currently detained or missing. They include:Purna Biram, a poet and journalist with the monthlies Mulyankan and Dishabodh and formerly with the Maoist weekly Janadesh, was arrested in Kathmandu on 29 August by security forces as he was reading poems at a demonstration. Security police deny they arrested him.Prem Nath Joshi, of the weekly Jana Dristi and Shangrila Voice, was arrested on 13 September.Madhav Pokhrel, who writes for the weekly paper Hank, was arrested on 2 October in his Kathmandu bookshop on suspicion of having links with the leftist Janamorcha Nepal party.Sunbindra Budhamagar, publisher of the monthly Nishal, was arrested on 11 October, after the magazine printed an article headed “Two reigns, two armies,” which displeased the authorities. The magazine’s printing plant was ransacked.Hari Regmi, a freelance photojournalist, was arrested on 16 October in his photography studio in the Balaju neighbourhood of Kathmandu by three members of the security forces.Raju Chhetri, managing editor of the weekly Rastriya Swaviman, was arrested on 18 October in the village of Pumdibhumdi, near Pokhara. He is regarded as a Maoist sympathiser and went into hiding in July after the third round of government-rebel negotiations collapsed. He had been arrested once earlier.Baikuntha Bhandari, deputy editor of the monthly Nepal Today, was kidnapped by a group of strangers from his home in the Dhumbahari neighbourhood of Kathmandu. The same day, Keshab Ghimire, editor of Blast Daily, was injured by thugs who attacked him in the eastern town of Dharan.Similarly, Yogesh Rawal, reporter of Rajdhani daily, was arrested by the Armed Police Forces (APF) in Tikapur, western Nepal on October 24.Many other journalists have been arrested and then freed after varying periods of detention, during which some were interrogated and beaten by government security forces.Between late August and October, a dozen journalists have been detained. They include Bal Kumar Khadka, of the weekly Khulla Pratispardha, Nilkantha Tiwari, Ram Hari Chaulagain, of the weekly Sanghu, Subhashankar Kandel, editor of the weekly Jana Dharana who also works at Image Metro Channel, a new privately-owned TV station in Kathmandu, Pushkal Dhakal, of the Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ), Sitaram Baral, deputy editor of the weekly Janaastha, Nawaraj Pahadi, former FNJ president in the western district of Lamjung and contributor to the national daily Rajdhani, Chandrakantal Paudel, of Samadhan Daily, poet and freelance journalist Navin Vivas (also known as Kiran Usa Pun) and Roshan Karki, correspondent of the daily Spacetime in the Sindhupalchowk district, northeast of Kathmandu.After rebels murdered Gyanendra Khadka, of the government news agency Rastriya Samachar Samiti, on 7 September, Reporters Without Borders appealed to the Nepalese Communist Party to stop the rebels targeting journalists and obstructing press freedom.Since the ceasefire ended, 42 journalists have been jailed, two have been prosecuted, three have disappeared and five have been tortured by the security forces, according to the FNJ. to go further News June 8, 2020 Find out more Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama storycenter_img May 29, 2019 Find out more Receive email alerts October 28, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government urged to stop arrests, murders and kidnappings of journalists NepalAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Nepal Help by sharing this information News May 17, 2019 Find out more Newslast_img read more

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Rep. Chu Statement in Support of Low-Wage Worker Walkouts

first_img More Cool Stuff Community News Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) released the following statement in support of low-wage workers around the country who are walking off their jobs to demand higher wages and the right to collectively bargain:Today, stagnant wages mean that jobs are frequently a tether to poverty instead of a path out of it. And without the right to unionize and negotiate for better pay, an increasing number of full time workers are forced to rely on public assistance,” Rep. Chu said. “As workers all around the nation come together today, we can make positive changes for the millions of hard working employees in industries such as food service and retail. Our workers deserve a wage that helps them stand on their own two feet to support their families; to put food on the table and kids through college. I am proud to join them in their fight for the fifteen!”The low-wage worker walkouts are part of a national effort to raise wages to $15 an hour and allow workers to unionize. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena HerbeautyZac Efron Is Dating A New Hottie?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThat Sale Made Kim A BillionaireHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News center_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Government Rep. Chu Statement in Support of Low-Wage Worker Walkouts Published on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 | 12:08 pm Business News Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Subscribelast_img read more

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Section 14 Limitation Act Has No Application In Criminal Proceedings : Chhattisgarh High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesSection 14 Limitation Act Has No Application In Criminal Proceedings : Chhattisgarh High Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK30 Nov 2020 12:15 AMShare This – xThe Chhattisgarh High Court has observed that the Section 14 of the Limitation Act, 1963 has no application in criminal proceedings.Section 14 provides for exclusion of time spent in proceedings bona fide, in a Court which lacked jurisdiction. The issue in this case was whether in a criminal proceeding, Section 14(1) of the Limitation Act, 1963 would be applicable? In this case, the dismissal…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 Chhattisgarh High Court has observed that the Section 14 of the Limitation Act, 1963 has no application in criminal proceedings.Section 14 provides for exclusion of time spent in proceedings bona fide, in a Court which lacked jurisdiction. The issue in this case was whether in a criminal proceeding, Section 14(1) of the Limitation Act, 1963 would be applicable? In this case, the dismissal of complainant’s application filed for condonation of delay read with Section 14 of the Limitation Act, 1963 was under challenge.Justice Sanjay K. Agrawal observed that the applicability of Section 14(1) of the Limitation Act, 1963 is confined to suit and appeal or revision, it cannot be made applicable to criminal proceeding like revision. However, the court noted that Section 470(1) of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 provides that in computing the period of limitation, the time during which any person has been prosecuting with due diligence another prosecution, whether in a Court of first instance or in a Court of appeal or revision, against the offender, shall be excluded.Explaining the scope of Section 14 of the Limitation Act, the court observed:The principle of Section 14 of the Limitation Act, 1963 is the protection against the bar of limitation of a person honestly doing his best to get his case tried on the merits, but failing through the Court being unable to give him such a trial. Section 14 provides for exclusion of time spent in proceedings bona fide, in a Court which lacked jurisdiction. The aims and objectives of the said provision are to afford protection against the bar of limitation to a litigant who was honestly prosecuting the lis before a Court which had no jurisdiction to grant the relief prayed for. The principle underlying the said provision is that limitation will remain in suspense while the litigant was bona fide prosecuting for his rights in a Court of justice due to wrong advice. Section 14 of the Limitation Act, 1963 contains a general principle based on justice, equity and good conscience and the said principle should be applied without strict regard to the period of limitation prescribed. A person prosecuting under a mistake of law is entitled to the benefit of Section 14 whereas while dealing with a petition filed under Section 5 of the Limitation Act, a Court has to be satisfied that there was reasonable ground for approaching the Court late and that each day of delay is more or less explained. Thus, exclusion of time under Section 14 of the Limitation Act is mandatory once the conditions precedent prescribed in Section 14(1) are satisfied, whereas the Court’s power under Section 5 of the Limitation Act is discretionary. Section 14(1) has been made applicable to any suit and “suit” has been defined in Section 2(l) of the Limitation Act, 1963 and it does not include an appeal or an application.The court noted that the Supreme Court in the matter of J. Kumaradasan Nair and others v. IRIC Sohan   has held that principle thereof would be applicable for the purpose of condonation of delay in filing revision application in terms of Section 5 thereof. The bench observed:”Section 14(1) of the Limitation Act, 1963, as noticed hereinabove, is only applicable to suits and by virtue of the principle of law laid down by their Lordships of the Supreme Court in J. Kumaradasan Nair (supra), it has been made applicable to revision or appeal arising out of the said proceeding, but its application is restricted only to civil proceeding, it does not apply to the criminal proceeding stretching beyond the civil proceeding and by virtue of Section 14(1), appeal or revision (civil), by virtue of the decision of the Supreme Court in J. Kumaradasan Nair (supra), it would be stretching too much to hold that it should also be applicable in criminal proceeding.”The court therefore held that the petitioners have failed to demonstrate any sufficient reason for delay of two years in questioning the order of discharge and thus the revisional Court is absolutely justified in dismissing the revision petition.Case: Radhe Shyam Khemka (dead) vs.. Raju Yadav alias Ram Kumar [Criminal Misc. Petition No.744 of 2014]Click here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more

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Nazi slogan sign displayed at ‘re-open Illinois’ rally ripped by Auschwitz Memorial

first_imgI’ve spent decades of my life fighting against bigotry & hatred. I helped build @ihmec by working with Holocaust survivors. The meaning of that swastika is apparently unknown to the people who are carrying it, or if it is known, it’s a demonstration of the hate that is among us.— Governor JB Pritzker (@GovPritzker) May 2, 2020During a coronavirus press briefing on Saturday, Pritzker noted that only a few of the several hundred protesters displayed messages of hate.The demonstration, one of several protests throughout the state this weekend against Pritzker’s stay-at-home orders, came as the number of coronavirus cases in Illinois climbed to 58,505, with 2,559 deaths, according to the latest data released Saturday by the Illinois Department of Public Health.While Pritzker said he understands the frustration of the protesters, many who have had to go on unemployment due to nonessential businesses being closed, he added that the drastic measures he’s taken are to keep people safe and prevent the virus, formally known as COVID-19, from spreading.“I’ll defend to the death their right to be wrong and to say it out loud, but the fact is that if they look at the facts the experts are trying to protect them, and the elected officials that stand on the right side of this are trying to protect them,” Pritzker said.But protesters say that the stay-at-home orders have gone on too long and Pritzker has overstepped his authority.“The governor has gone beyond his legal authority to order citizens of the state to do anything,” protester Ben Bierly, a Republican candidate for the Illinois state Senate, told reporters at the rally.Another protester, Tony Peraicam, a former Cook County commissioner, added: “We are still the land of the free. We are still independent people who can think for themselves.”Similar anti-lockdown protests have occurred throughout the country, including large demonstrations drawing several thousand people in Michigan, Pennsylvania, California, Oregon and Arizona. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI/AFP via Getty ImagesBy BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News(CHICAGO) — A sign displayed by an anti-lockdown protester at a demonstration in Chicago was blasted by the Auschwitz Museum and Memorial and the governor of Illinois as a slogan of hate once used in Nazi death camps.The protest drew hundreds of people to downtown Chicago, most waving American flags and holding signs calling for Gov. J.B. Pritzker to end his coronavirus stay-at-home orders and jump-start the economy. But one unidentified protester was singled out as stepping over an anti-Semitic line by holding a handwritten sign reading, “Arbeit macht frei,JB.” In German, the phrase “Arbeit macht frei” means “work sets you free” and was used by the Nazis to get concentration camp prisoners to work under the false belief they would be spared from death. A photo of the sign shot by a registered nurse, Dennis Kosuth, who was participating in a counterprotest, quickly went viral and got the attention of the Auschwitz Museum and Memorial in Poland.“‘Arbeit macht frei’ was a false, cynical illusion the SS gave to prisoners of #Auschwitz. Those words became one of the icons of human hatred. It’s painful to see this symbol instrumentalized & used again to spread hate. It’s a symptom of moral & intellectual degeneration,” reads the tweet from the museum and memorial.The Nazis even placed the words on the gates of the Auschwitz concentration camp and other death camps. #DYK “Arbeit Macht Frei” slogan was placed at the entrances of five German Nazi concentration camps: Auschwitz, Dachau, Flossenbürg, Gross-Rosen, and Sachsenhausen as well as in the small fortress of Theresienstadt Ghetto. pic.twitter.com/MjlVLqk9TF— Auschwitz Memorial (@AuschwitzMuseum) May 2, 2020“Arbeit macht frei” was a false, cynical illusion the SS gave to prisoners of #Auschwitz. Those words became one of the icons of human hatred. It’s painful to see this symbol instrumentalized & used again to spread hate. It’s a symptom of moral & intellectual degeneration. https://t.co/ZRxja8x6eS— Auschwitz Memorial (@AuschwitzMuseum) May 2, 2020Pritzker, who is of Jewish descent, denounced the protester for carrying the sign at Friday’s rally in front of the governor’s office at the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago as well as several other demonstrators he said carried signs containing swastikas, including one referring to the governor “Heil Pritzker.””The people who were protesting — there were quite a number of people who seem to have been carrying signs filled with hate,” Pritzker said in a tweet on Saturday. “There were people carrying signs with swastikas on them. The meaning of that swastika is apparently unknown to the people who are carrying it, or if it is known, it is a demonstration of the hate that is among us.”center_img Here it is, in motion, for those who question if it was real. I’m sure some will say I got George Lucas on this…. pic.twitter.com/U513iJYrvg— Dennis Kosuth, RN (@Dennis_Kosuth) May 3, 2020Pritzker also took to Twitter to condemn such Nazi symbols being used at what organizers had billed as a peaceful protest.“I’ve spent decades of my life fighting against bigotry & hatred,” Pritzker tweeted, adding that he worked with Holocaust survivors to help raise money for a Holocaust museum in Chicago that was dedicated in 2017.last_img read more

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Modeling the consequences of Antarctic krill harvesting on Antarctic fur seals

first_imgIn terms of the convention governing the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), management advice for the Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) fishery should take the needs of the predators of krill into account in order to reduce the risk of deleterious impacts on such predators (e.g., baleen whales and numerous fish, seal, penguin, and flying bird species). A single species yield model is currently being used by the CCAMLR Scientific Committee to recommend an annual krill catch limit, which is expressed as a proportion (γ = 0.116) of a survey biomass estimate. This approach takes the needs of predators into account in only a crude way by assuming that a median krill escapement of 75% of its unexploited biomass would be sufficient to meet the needs of predators. A krill–predator modeling procedure is presented that could be used to directly assess the impact of krill harvesting on krill predator populations and therefore to revise this recommended harvesting level (γ) for Antarctic krill. Application of a deterministic form of this model to an Antarctic fur seal (Arctocephalus gazella) data set from Bird Island, South Georgia, Antarctica, indicates that the level of krill fishing intensity (γ) that would reduce this population to half the equilibrium size in the absence of krill fishing (γhalf) lies between 0.03 and 0.18, which includes the level recommended by CCAMLR. This large range results primarily from the sensitivity of the model to the maximum growth rate parameter, for which a range of 5–15%/yr is investigated. A plausible range of values for this parameter (5–15%/yr) results in estimated γhalf values from 0.04 to 0.23. Stochastic calculations (which take account of interannual fluctuations in the abundance of the krill population due to recruitment variability) yield higher estimated γhalf values than the less realistic deterministic calculations. However, simulation tests indicate that the estimated γhalf values are biased upward; this modeling approach is therefore likely to yield γhalf values that would lead to a depletion of the Antarctic fur seal population to more than half its pristine size.last_img read more

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