Message of support from Hu Jia for 2010 Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo and wife Liu Xia

first_img China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures RSF_en Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Organisation December 10, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Message of support from Hu Jia for 2010 Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo and wife Liu Xia China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Help by sharing this information ChinaAsia – Pacific Ladies and Gentlemen,I send you greetings from Beijing.Today, 10 December, is Human Rights Day, a day dedicated to the basis of freedom, justice and peace throughout the world. It is also the day that the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded. This day, which belongs to all of humanity, honours those all over the world who fight for peace. No other day has this double meaning, affirming the importance of respect for human rights.Firstly, allow me to give you a brief summary of my experience of the Nobel Peace Prize. Two days ago, 8 December, was the third anniversary of the arrest of Liu Xiaobo, the 2010 Nobel peace laureate. It was the coldest day of this winter so far in Beijing. I set off for the neighbourhood where petitioners and homeless people gather because I wanted to help them resist the cold and their hunger. But the Beijing political police arrested me on the way, preventing me from going to this “village.” Why? I still do not understand this authoritarian government’s way of thinking. The Chinese Communist Party’s political police regards humanitarianism as its enemy. Not to speak of human rights.While on my way to hospital to receive treatment on 9 August, I decided go to Liu Xiaobo’s home to visit his wife, Liu Xia, without the political police knowing. I was roughly intercepted by the guards who keep the home under surveillance. I asked them what legal grounds they had for preventing me from visiting friends and for restricting Liu Xia’s freedom. The police in charge of Liu Xia’s surveillance quickly arrived and held me for six hours. This is what happens when free citizens try to visit other free citizens. One of the three orders I received from the police in September was a total ban on going to Liu Xiaobo’s home to visit Liu Xia.As a direct witness, I would hereby like to testify to all the government institutions throughout the world, to all the human rights organizations and to all the media that Liu Xia is being detained in a completely illegal manner and is leading a life bereft of any freedom. Even Liu Xiaobo’s brother cannot contact her. All the Chinese foreign ministry statements about her situation are just lies. When someone becomes a political prisoner in China, their parents, spouse and children become political prisoners as well. The people directly responsible for these human rights violations in Beijing are Zhou Yongkang, a member of the party’s Politiburo Standing Committee, who runs the judicial system, and Liu Qi, the party’s Beijing municipal secretary, who is charge of governing the capital. They have abused their power in order to deprive citizens of their civic and democratic rights.After visiting me in prison seven times in a month, the political police finally asked me on 10 December 2008, on behalf of the foreign ministry, public security ministry and the CCP’s Beijing municipal committee, to issue a public statement rejecting the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought and rejecting my candidacy for the Nobel Peace Prize. In exchange, I would be released on bail within two months in order to receive medical treatment, and I would receive double the amount of money of the two prizes. In prison, often with my hands and feet manacled, I repeatedly felt the desire to recover my freedom and be reunited with my parents, wife and daughter, who was then less than a year old. But all this could not happen at the expense of human dignity.I knew that this prize and this nomination did not concern me but all the Chinese citizens who fight for human rights and who, because of that, are stripped of their own civic rights. Human dignity is not for sale. Principles cannot be broken. Morality cannot be compromised. This shows the moral and judicial influence that the Sakharov Prize and Nobel Prize have on the Chinese government. Regardless of its display of contempt and use of violence, it cannot win. The CCP’s leaders are very worried that these prizes could become a torrent of hot water on their frozen ground.On the morning of 10 October 2008, I suddenly found myself being escorted from my cell in the distant Chao Bai prison in Tianjin to a prison in Beijing, on the south side of the city. The distance that my mother, wife and daughter had to travel for their monthly visits was cut by two thirds, reducing their fatigue. A year later, I learned that it was because I had been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and because the 2008 winner had been announced that day. I would like the world to know that being nominated for or being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize provides an unquestionable degree of protection for imprisoned dissidents in China, for those whose individual freedoms have been illegally suppressed. It improves the poor conditions in which they are held. Without it, their situation would be much worse. Liu Xiaobo can be expected one day to testify to the effect of the Nobel Peace Prize on his prison conditions.Liu Xiaobo is in prison because he helped draft “Charter 08.” In the three years since its launch, 13,000 people have signed this charter – only one person out every 100,000 in China. This situation is a result of the terror and online censorship mechanisms that the Chinese leaders have imposed on Chinese society. I signed “Charter 08” shortly after my release earlier this year. My wife, Zeng Jinyan, was one of the first to sign it. At the moment of signing, I felt we were back in the era before the Olympic Games, where we signed many petitions about human rights issues. Back then, we often worked with Liu Xiaobo. I had not imagined that he would end up in prison as a reprisal for the charter.In reality, Liu Xiaobo was not targeted personally. The CCP uses his jail sentence to intimidate all the other Chinese citizens who might continue to promote constitutional democracy. The charter describes the project for a Chinese society that is cherished by part of the Chinese population. We are just reaffirming universal values. Everyone is China has the right to express their vision of an ideal society without being intimidated by the Communist Party’s political police. I believe that the universal values outlined in Charter 08 will enter the Chinese constitution within the next 10 years and will be implemented.Last year, in December 2010, the world saw the empty chair when the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Mr. Liu Xiaobo, a citizen of mainland China. A Nobel Peace Prize can often be a source of collective pride for a nation, a country or even a continent. The prize had finally come to China, and biggest and oldest authoritarian empire in the history of the world. I thank the Nobel Peace Prize jury for choosing a Chinese dissident. The controversies that have arisen here and there, within China and abroad, do not matter. What counts is the fundamental principle of freedom. Every citizen accused of “inciting the overthrow of state authority” is innocent. They should be released immediately and unconditionally, and their good name should be rehabilitated. If we believe in justice and democracy, then we have a moral duty to Liu Xiaobo and Liu Xia to ensure that China becomes a land where the right to personal freedom and free speech prevails.Our adversary is the violent machinery of tyrants. We must resist and change the authoritarian system instead of allowing it to crack down on dissidents and human rights defenders. The authorities exploit our fear, our indifference and the grievances we hold against each other. In the eyes of the dictators, we are all targets for repression. There are no perfect human beings in the real world. Those we call heroes are just ordinary people doing extraordinary things. The hero is often someone who constantly has to overcome his own fears in order to keep fighting for freedom. When we want to criticize others, let us first become the heroes of our own principles. In the face of tyranny, our fears stem from our own disagreements, which in turn exacerbate our fear. Let us put aside the differences in our views and in our behaviour and accept the weaknesses of human nature. When we join together and accept each other, we will form a counterweight to the autocratic pressures and we will restore the balance. During this icy political winter, let us reinforce our solidarity.The Nobel Peace Prize website is blocked in China but the Chinese sense what the CCP’s “Beijing wall” wants to block. Like South Africa’s Apartheid regime in the past, China is now the world’s biggest democratic battleground. We have Liu Xiaobo, the blind civil rights activist Chen Guangcheng, the artist Ai Weiwei, the human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng and others. We also have the hundreds of millions of Chinese citizens online and in the real world, who are fighting courageously for their civil rights. China’s democratization concerns the whole world. It is essential in order to guarantee world peace. China has undergone many wars and fratricidal conflicts. It is only by means of rational and progressive democratization that a peaceful transition will be achieved.Today we celebrate the Arab Springs and we hope and prepare for the Beijing Spring. We thank the Nobel Peace Prize committee again for having chosen China. And we thank the world for supporting the Chinese people in its struggle for freedom.Hu Jia Follow the news on China Reporters Without Borders is relaying a message from the dissident Hu Jia, who is still under a form of house arrest. Issued on the day of the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony, this message is addressed to the Nobel prize committee, the international community and the Chinese population. It expresses the strongest possible support for the imprisoned 2010 Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo and his wife Liu Xia, as well as support for all those who are the victims of censorship and who are deprived of their right to free expression. Receive email alerts News News April 27, 2021 Find out more March 12, 2021 Find out more News News ChinaAsia – Pacific to go further June 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

RSF condemns warrant for newspaper editor’s arrest

first_img News News El-Balshy is accused of insulting the interior minister and police, inciting protests and calling for the government’s overthrow in Facebook and Twitter posts. He told local media outlets he had been surprised to hear the official announcement about the warrant as he had not received any summons for questioning.“We call for these charges to be withdrawn,” said Alexandra El Khazen, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “The situation is serious when the authorities not only harass journalists but also target those who defend them. The authorities must, as a matter of urgency, allow journalists to work normally without fear of reprisals.”Local human rights groups and media personnel condemned yesterday this complaint targeting a journalist who defends his colleagues. The Journalists Syndicate gave the interior ministry a 48-hour deadline (expiring tomorrow) to withdraw or rescind the arrest warrant.El-Balshy said on Facebook that the complaint against him concerned all journalists, both those who are imprisoned and those who are threatened with imprisonment, and the cause of media freedom in general. In February, the Journalists Syndicate held a sit-in to condemn the mistreatment of imprisoned journalists and to demand their release.According to RSF’s tally, at least 23 journalists are currently detained. The trial of Mahmoud Abou Zeid, a press photographer also known as Shawkan, finally began on 26 March but was adjourned until 23 April.RSF has meanwhile been unable to obtain any information about the current status of Anwar Al-Sabry, a journalist with the Al-Badil website who was arrested by police at his home on 21 February. His family does not know where he is currently held.Ranked 158th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2015 World Press Freedom Index, Egypt was the world’s fourth biggest prison for journalists in 2015, after China, Eritrea and Iran. Organisation Middle East – North Africa Egypt Condemning abuses Judicial harassment Middle East – North Africa Egypt Condemning abuses Judicial harassment Receive email alerts RSF_en Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff News to go further February 6, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Egypt Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution Help by sharing this information Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison April 6, 2016 – Updated on May 19, 2016 RSF condemns warrant for newspaper editor’s arrest February 1, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled by the warrant for the arrest of Khaled El-Balshy, the head of the Journalists Syndicate’s freedoms committee and editor in chief of the independent newspaper Al-Bedaiah. It was issued on 4 April in response to a complaint by the interior ministry. January 22, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

The country where Internet users are tortured

first_img Receive email alerts December 14, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 The country where Internet users are tortured News November 12, 2019 Find out more RSF_en Follow the news on Tunisia November 11, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders voiced outrage today at the Tunisian court of cassation’s 8 December decision to uphold the heavy prison sentences passed on eight Internet users from the southern city of Zarzis and reiterated its condemnation of the mistreatment they have received in detention. They were convicted of using the Internet to promote terrorism on the basis of confessions obtained under torture and some downloaded files.Reporters Without Borders said it hoped the organizers of the World Summit on the Information Society were aware of the “cruel irony” that the next summit’s venue in November 2005 – Tunis – was in “a country where you can be imprisoned and tortured just for looking at a website.”The court of cassation upheld their conviction although their trial was marked by serious irregularities. The prosecution submitted print-outs of webpages about automatic firearms and time bombs supposedly visited by the defendants, but did not say where they came from or when they were visited. The court refused to consider the defendants’ claims that they were tortured. Attorney Nadia Nasraoui, a member of the Association for Combatting Torture in Tunisia (ALTT), said the court of cassation’s decision was not surprising. “So far as political trials go, it is extremely rare for the court of cassation to overturn a decision taken by the appeal court,” she said.The Zarzis Internet users, who are nearly all in their early 20s, are being held in cells with many other detainees, where they have to sleep on the ground. Some of them, especially Amor Farouk Chlendi, have scabies and other skin ailments. An ALTT report says they were tortured for the first 10 days after their arrest in February 2003. They were suspended by the ankles for hours and beaten. Some of them were beaten on the soles of their feet, a torture known as “falaqua.”BackgroundSentences of 13 years in prison were imposed by an appeal court on 6 July on Hamza Mahrouk, 21, Amor Farouk Chelandi, 21, who has a French mother, Amor Rached, 21, Abdel-Ghaffar Guiza, 21, Aymen Mecharek, 22, who has German as well as Tunisian citizenship, and Ridha Hadj Brahim, 38. The appeal court also upheld the 26-year sentences previously passed on two defendants who were convicted in absentia: Ayoub Sfaxi, 21, who is living in France, and Tahar Guemir, 20, who has Swedish and Tunisian citizenship and who lives in Sweden. The ninth member of the group, Abderrazak Bourguiba 19, who was tried by a court for minors as he was only 17 at the time, received a 24-month sentence on appeal on 7 July.They were all accused of belonging to a terrorist group linked to Al-Qaeda although no evidence was ever presented in support of this claim. Their use of the Internet was the pretext for their conviction. Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” News Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder Organisation Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa News Reporters Without Borders voiced outrage today at the Tunisian court of cassation’s 8 December decision to uphold the heavy prison sentences passed on eight Internet users from the southern city of Zarzis and reiterated its condemnation of the mistreatment they have received in detention. December 26, 2019 Find out more News to go further TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa last_img read more

OPD searching for aggravated robbery suspect, person of interest

first_img OPD searching for aggravated robbery suspect, person of interest Local NewsCrime OPD logo By admin – January 17, 2018 Twitter UPDATEThe Odessa Police Department has identified a person of interest in an aggravated robbery Tuesday at 7-Eleven, 3900 Tanglewood Lane.Police responded to the incident around 9 a.m. Tuesday in reference to a stolen white 2003 GMC Yukon, an OPD press release said.The complainant reportedly left his keys in the ignition with the engine running as he went into 7-Eleven, the release detailed, and noticed an unknown person driving away in his vehicle. WhatsApp Previous articleCHAPMAN: Trump’s brazen hypocrisy on human rights in IranNext articleMan charged after security officer assaulted at local bar admin Twitter Facebook Pinterest Facebook Aggravated robbery suspect 1 of 2 As the complainant tried to run after the suspect, the driver refused to stop and ran over the complainant’s left leg with one of the tires.The release said the complainant was taken to Medical Center Hospital with serious bodily injury.Police describe the suspect as a white or Hispanic male, around 6 feet tall and 170 pounds, wearing a white shirt, black beanie, black gloves and white shoes, the release stated.The female suspect shown in photos on OPD’s website is believed to be a person of interest.Police located the complainant’s vehicle around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday near 11th Street and Meadow Avenue, the release detailed.OPD is asking anyone with information regarding the investigation to call OPD at 432-333-3641 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS and reference case No. 18-02388.ORIGINAL STORYPolice are searching for a suspect who reportedly stole a vehicle and ran over the victim’s leg as he made his escape.Officers responded to the incident around 9 a.m. Tuesday at 7-Eleven, 3900 Tanglewood Lane, in reference to a stolen vehicle, an Odessa Police Department press release said.The complainant reportedly left his keys in the ignition with the engine running as he went into the store, the release detailed, and when he returned, an unknown man was driving away in his white 2003 GMC Yukon.As he ran after his vehicle, the suspect refused to stop and ran over the complainant’s left leg with one of the tires, the release stated.The complainant was transported to Medical Center Hospital with serious bodily injury, the release said.Police describe the suspect as a white or Hispanic man, around 6 feet tall and 170 pounds, wearing a white hoodie, black beanie, black gloves and white shoes.OPD is asking anyone with information in relation to the investigation to call OPD at 432-335-4961 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS and reference case No. 18-02388. Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more

Hurricane Michael makes landfall at 155 mph, worst storm to hit Florida Panhandle in over a century

first_imgNational Hurricane Center(PANAMA CITY, Fla.) — Hurricane Michael, a potentially catastrophic Category 4 storm with 155 mph winds, made landfall in the Florida Panhandle Wednesday afternoon, becoming the strongest storm to hit the U.S. since Hurricane Camille in 1969 and the third most powerful on record ever for the country.A broad swath of the Southeast is affected, with about 20 million people under either a warning or a watch for hurricane, flooding or tornadoes, said ABC News contributor Tom Bossert, former Homeland Security Adviser to President Donald Trump.For the Florida Panhandle where the storm came ashore, Michael is the worst hurricane since the mid-1800s, the director of FEMA said.Life-threatening winds, dangerous storm surgeAs the winds pushed the ocean water onto the coast, ABC News chief meteorologist Ginger Zee said she saw an “entire home, a well-built home, rolling down the street. … it makes you shake.”Unlike last month’s Hurricane Florence that brought massive flooding to the Carolinas, one of the biggest threats from Michael is the wind.Michael — described by Florida Gov. Rick Scott as “monstrous” — made landfall with the almost the highest wind speed possible for a Category 4 — 155 mph. When a hurricane reaches 157 mph, it is in the highest category, a Category 5.As Michael approached the coast its pressure dropped to about 919 millibars (mb). The lower the pressure, the more intense the storm. Hurricane Katrina in 2005 made landfall with a pressure of 920 millibars.The hurricane also was forecast to bring a storm surge of up to 14 feet high, prompting warnings from officials.“Anybody that doesn’t evacuate that experiences storm surge doesn’t typically live to tell about that story,” Brock Long, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, told “Good Morning America” on Wednesday.Residents seek shelter, hunker downThousands fled the Florida coastline before the heavy rain — which may reach up to 12 inches — began.But by Wednesday morning, it was too late to evacuate. Those who remained were urged to shelter in place.“This was a shock waking up knowing it was a [Category] 4,” said Panama City Beach resident Julie Gordon. “Thinking it was a [Category] 2 was a very different story.”All bridges from Panama City Beach to further inland have closed, so Gordon said she is riding out Michael at home, “hoping and praying that the storm will continue to drift to the northeast … [an area] where it’s not quite as populated.”The Panhandle is the wide strip of northwest Florida with the Gulf of Mexico to the south and Alabama and Georgia to the north. Popular with tourists for its beaches, the area also has many year-round residents — its largest city is Pensacola, with a population approaching half a million.“First responders will not be able to come out in the middle of the storm,” the governor tweeted. “If you chose to stay in an evacuation zone, you must SEEK REFUGE IMMEDIATELY.”About 4,000 people have entered 70 evacuation shelters, FEMA officials said.Michael may bring weekslong power outages, officials added.Mobile homes are especially a concern since they aren’t built to withstand hurricane-force winds, so in one county in south Georgia, mobile home residents were invited to shelter at a local church, reported ABC affiliate WALB in Albany, Georgia.“The size of this thing is growing,” said Reggie Rachals, sheriff of Lee County, Georgia. “It will tear up mobile home parks real bad.”Bossert said he’s concerned not enough people evacuated and many rescues may be needed after the brunt of the storm passes.“I am very, very worried” about the recovery, Bossert added. “People are going to really struggling after this one.”States of emergency across the SouthThe last Category 4 hurricanes to strike the U.S. mainland were both in 2017 — Irma, which slammed into Florida, and Harvey, which hit Texas.Scott declared a state of emergency in 35 counties in Florida. Trump approved an emergency declaration for Florida, permitting the federal government to provide resources and aid during the dangerous storm.“This is a small storm in an area that they never thought that it would be, and they said it grew into a monster,” Trump said Wednesday from the Oval Office.“We’re very, very prepared,” he said. “We have massive amounts of food and water that gets brought in immediately.”Trump said “it is not so easy” for some residents to evacuate.“Some of the areas are very poor. Not easy for a person without the necessary money to leave,” he said.Despite the storm, Trump said he plans to still attend his Wednesday night rally in Pennsylvania, telling reporters, “You have so many people already there and it’s sort of unfair to them.”Trump added that he will likely visit Florida on Sunday or Monday.After tearing through Florida, Michael will take aim on Georgia, which will be hit by damaging winds and downed power lines.Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday declared a state of emergency.“What you’re going to see is a storm moving very rapidly through Georgia, and it will maintain hurricane strength through southwest Georgia and central Georgia as it passes through later today and early tomorrow,” FEMA’s Long told “GMA.”In Alabama, where residents may see massive power outages, high winds and heavy rain, Gov. Kay Ivey issued a state of emergency statewide.North Carolina and South Carolina will likely see heavy rainfall, which could cause flooding in areas already damaged and rain-soaked by last month’s Hurricane Florence.A state of emergency was declared Wednesday in North Carolina, said Gov. Roy Cooper, as he warned that winds will be strong enough to down trees.The hardest rain is expected there Thursday to Thursday night, he said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Karoon Energy begins drilling at Marina‐1 well drilling offshore Peru

first_img Stena Forth Drillship will conduct drilling activity at Marina‐1 exploration well offshore Peru. (Credit: Karoon Energy Ltd) Australia-based energy company Karoon Energy has commenced drilling at the Marina‐1 exploration well located in Block Z‐38 Tumbes Basin offshore Peru.During the 30-day drilling programme, the Stena Forth Drillship will undertake drilling activity at the Marina‐1 exploration well to approximately 3,000m subsea.Karoon Energy, in a statement, said: “The Stena Forth was chosen because it meets and exceeds all engineering, health, safety and environmental requirements of Karoon, its joint venture partners together with the Peruvian government regulatory requirements.”Karoon, Tullow Oil, Pitkin Petroleum jointly own Block Z-38Karoon subsidiary KEI (Peru Z‐38) Sucursal del Peru operates the Block Z‐38 with 40% interest. Tullow Peru owns 35% interest in the block while Pitkin Petroleum Peru Z-38 SRL owns the remaining 25% stake.The Marina-1 would be the first well drilled in Z-38 and serves as an important calibration point for the petroleum geology of the block.Karoon earlier said that the information from the well can be used for evaluating other prospects and leads in Z-38, with more than a billion barrels in gross prospective resources, and in the technical evaluation area.According to estimates, the Marina prospect has a gross prospective resource of 256 million barrels of oil, as of May 2018.The Marina Prospect features a large fault bounded structure with targets at multiple levels, ranging from 900m subsea down to 2,900m subsea. The targets are in the Tertiary Pliocene La Cruz to Cardalitos formations.In 2019, Karoon Energy has executed binding agreements with Stena Drilling and Tullow Oil to contract the Stena Forth drillship for its Marina-1 exploration well.Karoon Energy managing director Robert Hosking earlier said: “The drilling of Marina-1 is a critical milestone for assessing the prospectivity of the deeper waters off northern Peru, and, on success, could de-risk several further exploration targets within Block Z-38, and Karoon’s 100% owned Area 73 Technical Evaluation Area, potentially providing important future production for Peru.” Stena Forth Drillship to undertake drilling at Marina‐1 exploration well at approximately 3000m subsealast_img read more

Dutch Ships to Track Pirate Camps on Somali Coast?

first_imgPirate camps on the Somali coast may now also be tackled from Dutch ships. The Dutch Government approved the expansion of the Atalanta counterpiracy mission and informed the House of Representatives of the decision on 6 April.However, military personnel will not set foot on land for the purposes of this EU operation.The multipurpose frigate HNLMS Van Amstel, currently at sea just off the coast of East Africa, is deployed in the area until June 2012.This new way of operating fits in with the Government’s endeavour to fight pirates as effectively as possible. The Somali government has also given its consent to the EU decision, which is in line with United Nations Security Council resolutions. The Dutch Government also decided to change the Dutch contribution to NATO’s Operation Ocean Shield for the second half of this year. HNLMS Evertsen will sail with a Lynx helicopter on board from June to August 2012, after which the Lynx will be phased out pending the arrival of the new NH90 helicopters. For that reason, the deployment of HNLMS Tromp will be cancelled from September.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , April 13, 2012; Image: defensie View post tag: ships View post tag: Somali View post tag: Dutch April 13, 2012 View post tag: coast View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today Dutch Ships to Track Pirate Camps on Somali Coast? View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Camps Share this article View post tag: track Dutch Ships to Track Pirate Camps on Somali Coast? View post tag: Piratelast_img read more

New gowns for students with Undergraduate Master’s degrees

first_imgThe new gowns, which are only to be worn by holders of an Undergraduate Master’s degree and at their graduation ceremony – but not by those currently studying – are to be comparable to graduate Master’s gowns. They will consist of a laced gown of the same pattern as the MSt type, and a silk hood lined with sand fabric in the same shape as the MA hood.Senior Proctor Professor Jonathan Mallinson told Cherwell, “Undergraduate Master’s degree courses include a fourth year of study which is closer to that of Masters’ level work; it is therefore appropriate that the gown should be distinguished from the ordinary BA gown”.He continued, “The design of the gown echoes that of the MSt which is perhaps the nearest equivalent to the final level of the undergraduate Masters.”The decision to adopt the new gowns, announced last Thursday, came after the vice-chancellor and proctors agreed upon the new design. The new arrangements will come into effect in January 2014, and will apply to holders of the MBiochem, MChem, MCompSci, MEarthSci, MMaths and MPhys degrees, as well as joint subject equivalents, and future degrees of the same status.One exasperated MPhys student told Cherwell, “I thought this would be something like a Scholars’ gown. That’s disappointing to say the least”.However, one Hertford chemist said, “I am glad that the extra year of study on our Masters course will be recognised in this way. It’s nice that the extra work that we will do is going to be acknowledged, even if we won’t be getting new gowns to wear around college”.last_img read more

Marriott Plays With Sensory-Rich Virtual Reality Getaways

first_imgAnd when we woke up, we had these bodies. They’re like, except I’m having them! Oh, I think we should just stay friends. You’ll have all the Slurm you can drink when you’re partying with Slurms McKenzie Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry?Yes, if you make it look like an electrical fire. When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all. I just want to talk. It has nothing to do with mating. Fry, that doesn’t make sense. Quite possible.It is nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.You guys go on without me! I’m going to go… look for more stuff to steal! You guys realize you live in a sewer, right? Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry? If rubbin’ frozen dirt in your crotch is wrong, hey I don’t wanna be right.Fetal stemcells, aren’t those controversial? You don’t know how to do any of those. What’s with you kids? Every other day it’s food, food, food. Alright, I’ll get you some stupid food. You won’t have time for sleeping. Maybe you don’t like your job, maybe you didn’t get enough sleep.Oh yeah, good luck with that. Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry? Explain that. Leela, Bender, we’re going grave robbing. Oh, all right, I am. But if anything happens to me, tell them I died robbing some old man. When will that be? Well, take care of yourself, Han. I guess that’s what you’re best at, ain’t it? I don’t know what you’re talking about. A Bicyclops Built For TwoI love you, buddy! Yep, I remember. They came in last at the Olympics, then retired to promote alcoholic beverages! The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.I saw you with those two “ladies of the evening” at Elzars.For the last time, I don’t like lilacs! Your first wife was the one.But the flesh is spongy and spanac bruised? I’ve got to find a way to escape the horrible ravages of youth. Suddenly, Going to the bathroom like clockwork, every three hours. And those jerks at Social Security stopped sending me checks. Who am I making this out to?They came in last at the Olympics, then retired to promote alcoholic beverages! I haven’t felt much of anything since my guinea pig died. This is the worst part. The calm before the battle.You have to enjoy life. Always be surrounded by people that you like.Yes, if you make it look like an electrical fire. When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all. Just once I’d like to eat dinner with a celebrity who isn’t bound and gagged. I guess if you want children beaten, you have to do it yourself. Interesting. No, wait, the other thing: tedious.I haven’t felt much of anything since my guinea pig died. Quite possible. We live long and are celebrated science. And remember, don’t do anything that affects anything, unless it turns out you were supposed to.center_img Everyone in this world is somehow connected.Ah, computer dating. It’s like pimping, but you rarely have to use the phrase “upside your head.” Who am I making this out to?You mean while I’m sleeping in it? Throw her in the brig. Michelle, I don’t regret this, but I both rue.Daylight and everything. I just want to talk. It has nothing to do with mating. Fry, that doesn’t make sense. So I really am important? How I feel when I’m drunk is correct?Good man. Nixon’s pro-war and pro-family. And then the battle’s not so bad? And remember, don’t do anything that affects anything, unless it turns out you were supposed to, in which case, for the love of God, don’t not do it! Shut up and get to the point! Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry? I’m sure those windmills will keep them cool.Yes, if you make it look like an electrical fire. When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all. I love you, buddy! Please, Don-Bot… look into your hard drive, and open your mercy file! You guys aren’t Santa! You’re not even robots. How dare you lie in front of Jesus? Hey, whatcha watching? That’s right, baby. I ain’t your loverboy Flexo, the guy you love so much. You even love anyone pretending to be him!Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.Kids have names? That could be beautiful soul sitting naked on a couch. If I could just learn to play this stupid thing. No! I want to live! There are still too many things I don’t own! Yeah, I do that with my stupidness. You can see how I lived before I met you. Do a flip!Hello Morbo, how’s the family? I’ve been there. My folks were always on me to groom myself and wear underpants. What am I, the pope? I love this planet! I’ve got wealth, fame, and access to the depths of sleaze that those things bring. We’ll need to have a look inside you with this camera. Progress is a nice word.Daylight and everything. This is the worst part. The calm before the battle. I saw you with those two “ladies of the evening” at Elzars. Explain that. Leela, Bender, we’re going grave robbing. Who am I making this out to?It’s nice to just embrace the natural beauty within you. Who am I making this out to? Shut up and get to the point!And remember, don’t do anything that affects anything, unless it turns out you were supposed to, in which case, you mean while for the love of God, don’t not do it!Doomsday device? Ah, now the ball’s in Farnsworth’s court! You mean while I’m sleeping in it? Shut up and get to the point!last_img read more

Carrs Foods rebrands and secures £6.7m investment

first_imgBaked goods manufacturer Carrs Foods is to ramp up its international presence after securing a £6.7m investment.The business has also rebranded as St Pierre Groupe, and appointed former Tyrrells chief executive David Milner as non-executive chairman.St Pierre Groupe’s turnover was £69m in 2018, and is forecast to double in the next three years to £150m by 2020. Its products are stocked in 20,000 stores internationally, with 60% of its distribution in the US.In addition to fuelling growth and enabling the business to increase its penetration in existing markets, the investment would also fund expansion in digital channels and new product development, said the firm.“Both the new investment and the appointment of a chairman of David’s stature, gives us a great opportunity to meet our targets and continue growing at a significant pace,” said St Pierre Groupe founder Jeremy Gilboy.“We’ve worked hard to be where we are today, having grown from being a British family-run company into a fast-growing global bakery business.”St Pierre Groupe said the appointment of Milner would give it the experience and expertise to expand the global reach of its portfolio, which includes the St Pierre, Baker Street and Paul Hollywood brands.Milner was CEO of crisps and snack brand Tyrrells for six years, and led the business to its acquisition by US firm Amplify Snacks for £300m in 2016.“I am thrilled to be part of the St Pierre Groupe journey,” said Milner. “I recognise many similarities in its working practices with those we adopted at Tyrrells.“Here at St Pierre Groupe, we have a quality product in a market desperate for supply. The company’s growth in the past decade has been genuinely exciting and the international expansion and new product development gives us huge scope to go to the next level.”The funding has been made by investment group BGF and partner Lloyds Bank, facilitated by accounting and consulting firm Grant Thornton.last_img read more