Uganda urged to free two journalist held since last week on libel charges Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders welcomes CBS radio’s resumption of normal broadcasting at 9:30 a.m. on 23 October after being closed for a year. Its return to the air turns the page on the government’s closure of four radio stations amid rioting in Kampala in September 2009.The press freedom organization nonetheless remains concerned about the climate for the media in Uganda. After the murders of two journalists last month in still unclear circumstances and other cases of physical violence and intimidation, we urge the authorities to do everything possible to protect the media and respect free speech in the run-up to next February’s elections.CBS and three other stations, Suubi FM, Radio Two Akaboozi Kubiri and Radio Sapienta, were shut down in September 2009 amid rioting that caused dozens of deaths. Accusing them of “inciting revolt,” the authorities claimed they had encouraged supporters of the king of the traditional kingdom of Buganda to attack members of the Ankole ethnic group, to which president Yoweri Museveni belongs. The stations denied the charge.CBS was the last for the four stations to resume broadcasting. The others managed to get the suspension order lifted more quickly.More information Organisation June 4, 2021 Find out more October 26, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 CBS radio station allowed to resume broadcasting after year-long closure Uganda blocks social media and messaging apps, isolating election UgandaAfrica Ugandan president threatens to “bankrupt” leading daily January 13, 2021 Find out more News News RSF_en to go further News Follow the news on Uganda March 12, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information UgandaAfrica News
Greggs and Kerry Foods are to oppose plans to give Cornish pasties Protected Geographic Indication (PGI), preventing producers outside Cornwall from using the label.Frank Hayes, head of corporate affairs at Kerry Foods, told British Baker that the move would “limit consumer choice” and said it would be “making our views known to Defra and the European Commission”. The company has been producing Cornish pasties at its business in Poole, Dorset, for many years. Hayes added: “Cornish pasty recipes have been used throughout England for more than 100 years.”Newcastle-based Greggs, which makes 200 million pasties a year, would be making “a formal objection within the timescale and guidelines laid down by Defra”, a spokesman said.Meanwhile, Cornish-based producers were jubilant that the Cornish Pasty Association’s (CPA) long-standing call for PGI status would now go to the European Commission for appro-val, with the support of Defra. If the bid is successful, the Cornish pasty would join other protected foods including Melton Mowbray pies and Cornish clotted cream.Paul Pearce, marketing manager at Falmouth-based Rowes the Bakers, said PGI was important to obtain, as 13,000 people are connected to pasty production in the county. CPA members produce 86.5m pasties a year, worth £60m, which amounts to 6% of the Cornish food economy.Elaine Ead, a founder member of the CPA, who runs the Chough Bakery on the quayside at Padstow, said the campaign was aimed at “trying to stop the mass production of pasties which bear little or no resemblance to pasties made according to a traditional Cornish recipe”.But Wilf Lewis, managing director of Swansea-based Lewis Pies, which produces Cornish pasties, was outraged at the PGI proposal. He said: “It’s an absolute waste of time.” Asked if he was planning to take up the issue with Defra, he replied: “No, I’m too busy making Cornish pasties.”—-=== In Short ===== ABC certificate ==British Baker can now boast a fully-requested circulation of 8,023 readers across a wide spectrum of sectors, including equipment, food manufacture, ingredients supply, plant and craft bakery, coffee shops, convenience and fast food. Our Audit Bureau of Circulation certificate for the 10 July issue is the first to be completed since BB’s incorporation of Bake & Take, with the April relaunch.== Reiser’s Repak deal ==Reiser’s UK business is to become the new sales agent for Repak packaging machines within the UK. Repak manufactures horizontal form/fill/seal packaging machines for the food industries, which complements Reiser’s food processing and packaging machinery portfolio.== Campaign for 7Up ==PepsiCo and Britvic have launched an on-pack prize promotion across the 7Up brand, offering consumers the chance to win holidays at a Welsh countryside retreat. The promotion, which began in early July and is backed by a £2m marketing campaign, is now on 7Up and 7Up Free pack formats.== Rich in CSR move ==Rich Products has helped turn around the fortunes of the Fareham Heathens Youth Squad rugby club, with a donation of over £15,000. Rich, which said support for the club is part of its corporate social responsibility activity, had previously provided muffins and cookies at club tournaments.== Charity café ==Young homeless people are being given the chance to work at a new café project in Edinburgh. The charity Streetworks is planning to offer jobs to 12 rough-sleepers at a time, at venues in South Bridge and New Street.
Read Full Story Peter Berman, professor of the practice of global health systems and economics at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, has received the 2016 Carl Taylor Lifetime Achievement Award in International Health from the American Public Health Association (APHA).Berman is a health economist with more than 40 years of experience in research, policy analysis and development, and training and education in global health. In his work, he has focused on analyzing health system performance and designing reform strategies, strengthening health care delivery, and improving health care financing mechanisms in countries including Ethiopia, India, Malaysia, Egypt, Colombia, Indonesia, and Poland.The award is named for Carl Taylor, M.P.H. ’51, D.P.H. ’53—the founder of the APHA’s International Health Section, who dedicated his life to the well-being of the world’s marginalized people—and honors public health visionaries and leaders who have shaped the direction of international health and/or the development of the APHA.
Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Pixabay Stock Image.NEW YORK – New York State ranks 13th in average gas per gallon prices based on the latest figures from AAA, with a state average price of $2.27 per gallon, but even lower prices are predicted as people drive less during the fall season.Officials are citing lower demand for gasoline as the main driving factor in lowered prices. The highest average price in the United States is California, at $3.23 per gallon, while Mississippi leads the nation with a low price of $1.85 per gallon.During the last month, state average prices have fluctuated between $2.28 and $2.16 per gallon.New York had a 2020 high of $2.65 per gallon in January. The state’s lowest average was $2.05 per gallon in May. The national gas price average is $2.18 this week, which is one cent less than last week, the same price as a month ago, but 48 cents cheaper than mid-September last year.On the week, all states saw gas prices decrease or remain stable at the pump. The majority of state averages have pushed cheaper by a penny or two since last Monday.With the nation entering the fall driving season, which typically sees fewer road trips, a continued drop in demand will likely lead to pump prices continuing to decrease.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York There may be other options for golf and tennis memberships in the Queens and Long Island area, but none offer the many amenities that North Shore Towers and Country Club provides to its members at a reasonable price.“It’s the best deal in town,” says Mary Anne Langone, country club manager. North Shore Towers and Country Club is located right off the Grand Central Parkway, in Floral Park, and “offers luxury living with the added surprise of a beautiful 18-hole golf course, which is challenging enough for the low handicapper but still playable for the average golfer, and five Har-Tru tennis courts,” she says.In addition to the golf and tennis, sponsored members also get access to year-round indoor/outdoor pools, a fitness center, card rooms and restaurants. Other country clubs offering golf and tennis typically hit their members with hidden assessment and social minimum fees, but not North Shore Towers and Country Club, says Langone, who has worked there for more than 30 years and served as manager for about the past 16 years. There are close to 300 golfers and 50 tennis members, and nearly 100 of them are non-residents, who must be sponsored by a North Shore Towers resident to be approved, she says.As general manager for the past 16 years, Glen Kotowski, employed by the Charles H. Greenthal Management Corp., oversees every aspect of the daily operation of the North Shore Towers community.“We’re right on the border of Nassau and Queens, and they call us Long Island’s best-kept secret because when people come into the community, they can’t believe” all the amenities that are offered, says Linda Rappaport, an on- site broker at North Shore Towers and Country Club.Other amenities at North Shore Towers include express buses to Manhattan, a movie theater, a beauty salon, a drug store, a supermarket and a laundromat even though there are washers and dryers in the apartments, she notes. Studio apartments start at a “a very affordable” price of about $200,000, while penthouses sell for $1 million and up, she says.Rappaport has been living at North Shore Towers for 30 years and has an adult son who lives there with his wife and 2-year-old child (with another baby on the way), she says, adding that her mother and mother-in-law live there as well.“Everybody loves it for different reasons,” she says. “I love it for the convenience and all the shopping and the gym. The baby loves it for the indoor pool. My mother-in-law loves it. She likes to play cards and there’s several card rooms and bridge rooms. And my mother loves it for the fact that they offer over 60 fitness classes weekly in the gym.”“It’s a melting pot of people that come here and lend their talents to make this a wonderful place to live,” she says, pointing as an example to Maria Termini-Miller, a former board member who’s been living there 20 years and helped design the North Shore Towers website.Warren Glenn, meanwhile, is a new board member who’s been a resident for about two years and chairs the House and Grounds committee. Glenn states one of the goals on his committee’s agenda is “to help create an active, multi-generational community living in a country club setting.”He goes on to describe North Shore Towers as an “all-inclusive gated community” offering “luxurious living” with “beautiful” apartments and “terrific” amenities and services.Mario Carmiciano, the board president and chairman of the Towers Country Club Committee, is looking forward to another successful country club season, he says.North Shore Towers and Country Club is presently offering a first-year, promotional rate of $3,995 for golf membership, plus applicable fees. Junior golf memberships are also available. For details and to book a tour, call Bob Guido at 718-279-1848 ext. 5. North Shore Towers and Country Club is also offering a first-year, promotional rate of $1,750 for tennis membership, plus applicable fees.For details and to book a tour, call Mary Anne Langone at 718-428-5030 ext. 0. Remember, these memberships include indoor/ outdoor pools, a fitness center and so much more.
Greek oil and gas company Energean has submitted to the authorities of the Republic of Cyprus applications to import and supply natural gas to Cyprus, starting in 2021.Energean is the operator of the Karish and Tanin deepwater field developments located in the Eastern Mediterranean, approximately 90km offshore Israel.Energean said on Tuesday that the submission of the applications followed the ‘Karish to Cyprus Preliminary Pipeline Development Plan’ that had already been presented to Cyprus Energy Regulatory Authority.According to the plan, natural gas will be transported through pipelines from the Karish offshore block to the Energean Power FPSO, and from there through a pipeline to Vassiliko, Cyprus, where it will landfall.The pipeline from the Energean Power FPSO to Vassiliko will have a total length of 215 kilometres and transport natural gas from the Karish North field, offshore Israel, which contains 25 BCM of discovered recoverable resources.Total investment will be circa $350 million and will be funded by Energean. The Republic of Cyprus will bear no upfront cost. Provided that there will be no delays in permitting procedures, the project will allow the Republic of Cyprus to receive competitively priced natural gas from 2021.Mathios Rigas, CEO of Energean, stated: “Energean’s proposal offers the Republic of Cyprus the option to switch to natural gas as soon as possible, and under the most competitive terms. Execution of the proposal will bring competition to the Cypriot natural gas market, decrease energy costs across the economy and result in enhanced diversity and security of supply.“Our proposal enhances the planning of the Republic of Cyprus and the security of supply, as it is supplementary to the LNG import procedures launched by the Cypriot Government. We expect that the Republic of Cyprus will take advantage of the options that the market offers for the benefit of the Cypriot economy and the consumers.”Power plants in CyprusEnergean has already signed Letters of Intent (LOIs) with all three IPPs that have been granted a license to construct combined cycle power plants in Cyprus: Power Energy Cyprus, Lysarea Energia, and Paramount Energy Corporation.The Energean Power FPSO has a capacity of 8BCM per year and Energean has already signed firm GSPAs with Israeli IPPs and industrial consumers for 4.5 BCM per year for an average period of 16 years as of 2021.The FPSO hull was undocked and floated out from the COSCO Shipyards’ dock in early October 2019. The sail away of the FPSO hull from China to Singapore is expected in late 2019.In related news, Cyprus has recently approved the development plan and granted an exploitation license for the Aphrodite offshore gas field to a Noble Energy-led consortium. First gas is expected to start flowing in 2025. Aphrodite is a gas discovery made by Noble energy offshore Cyprus in 2011. The field, located approximately 170 kilometers south of Limassol, was declared commercial in 2015.The development plan envisions deployment of a newbuild floating production facility at the Aphrodite reservoir, with an estimated maximum production capacity of approx. 800 MMCF per day, through five production wells at the initial stage, and export of natural gas to the Egyptian market.
20 April 2009South African surfer Grant “Twiggy” Baker won two categories in the Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards at a ceremony in California on Friday night.He received the Billabong XXL Biggest Wave award for a ride on a wave measured at 20 metres (61-feet) at Tafelberg Reef near Hout Bay in Cape Town in August 2008. Baker also collected the Surfline Best Overall Performance award for his dedication in pursuing huge surf and competing in big wave events all over the world during the past 12 months.In addition, he was also nominated for the Monster Paddle Award, while his tow partner, Californian Greg Long, who towed Baker into the wave at Tafelberg, won the premier Billabong XXL Ride of the Year award and US$50 000 (around R450 000) for his incredible tube ride on a 10-metre wave at nearby Dungeons during the Red Bull Big Wave Africa event in July 2008.Ride of the YearOf all the entries in the Ride of the Year Category, Long’s was the only wave ridden without the assistance of a PWC (jet-ski). Paddling into a monster Dungeons peak and banking off the bottom into a huge tube ride, Long walked a fine line between glory and the punishing of a lifetime, before being spat out into the channel.“I am glad to have won this as a paddle in wave and without a PWC, because most recognized big wave surfers will tell you this is the most difficult of the two,” said Long. “To catch a wave on your own power is an unbelievable feeling.”Baker earned $15 000 (around R140 000), a Honda Aquatrax personal watercraft, and an HSA (high surf accessory) sled for his XXL Biggest Wave, and a further $5 000 for the Overall Performance award.Cape Town-based photographers Alan van Gysen and Brenton Geach and video company Fixerfilm/Hutchmotion shared $4 000 for providing the images that determined the XXL Biggest Wave winner, and Fixerfilm/Red Bull BWA scooped the $5 000 for the video footage for Long’s Ride of the Year.‘It is an amazing feeling’Speaking after picking up his two awards, Baker said: “When you look at my eyes right now, you can see that I am pretty pumped. Yeah, it is an amazing feeling, not just to myself, but also to my family back home in South Africa.”Baker’s tow-in assisted ride, which took the Biggest Wave Award at 61 feet, is claimed to be the biggest wave ever tackled in South Africa.“The whole experience is not just satisfying for me personally but to see South Africa up there, to see Dungeons up there, seeing James Taylor up there, overall to put South Africa on the map is most satisfying for me,” Baker said.The Best Overall Performance Award came from his outstanding rides during big wave swell events in South Africa, California, Chile, Europe and Mexico over the past year.‘An honour’“It is an honour to win Best Overall Performance and to be the first South African to do it,” he said.The annual Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards recognise the biggest and most powerful waves ridden over the past 12 months, as judged by a global panel of 250 surf industry members, former pros and big wave specialists. They are commonly referred to as the Academy Awards of surfing.Over 2 000 people packed the Grove Theatre in Anaheim to witness mind-blowing rides from Chile, Europe, South Africa, Australia, Mexico, California and French Polynesia.BILLABONG XXL RIDE OF THE YEAR AWARDSWINNER $50 000: Greg Long (USA) at Dungeons, South Africa on July 26, 2008($5,000 Video by Fixerfilm/RedBull BWA)SECOND $5 000: Ryan Hipwood (Australia) at Shipstern Bluff, Tasmania on October 11, 2008(Video by Tim Bonython)THIRD $1 500: James Holmer-Cross (Australia) at Shipstern Bluff, Tasmania on October 11, 2008(Video by Dave Otto)FOURTH $1 500: Garrett McNamara (Hawaii) at Teahupoo, Tahiti on April 8, 2008(Video by Simon Saffigna)FIFTH $1 500: Brian Conley (USA) at Boca Grande, Mexico on October 22, 2008(Video by Brian Conley)BILLABONG XXL BIGGEST WAVE AWARD(Surfer prize $15 000 and a Honda Aquatrax watercraft with HSA sled – Photo/video prize $4,000)Grant Baker (South Africa) at Tafelberg Reef, South Africa on August 9, 2008(Photo by Brenton Geach. Video by Fixerfilm/Hutchmotion)MONSTER PADDLE AWARD(Surfer prize $15 000 – Photo/video prize $4,000)Derek Dunfee (USA) at Maverick’s, California on November 30, 2008(Photos by Fred Pompermayer)MONSTER TUBE PHOTO AWARD NOMINEES(Surfer prize $5 000 – Photography prize $2 000)Mark Healey (Hawaii) at Yeti, Oregon on September 24, 2008(Photo by Jason Murray)SURFLINE BEST MALE OVERALL PERFORMANCE AWARD(Surfer prize $5 000)Grant Baker (South Africa)BILLABONG GIRLS BEST PERFORMANCE AWARD(Surfer prize $5 000)Maya Gabeira (Brazil)SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now After your responsibility to develop yourself personally and professionally, your next greatest responsibility is to your relationships. You have to keep track of your relationships, and when you interact with the most important people in your life, you need an agenda.I’m a huge proponent using lists to manage your tasks. Or, if you need something more sophisticated, task management software. Lists and task managers that help you to keep track of all the commitments that you make.One of the most important ways to make lists is by context. This is a GTD concept where you keep a list by the location where you can do the work. For example your office is a context; there is some work you need to do that requires you be at your office (although that list seems to be shrinking dramatically for most of us). Your telephone is a context. The office in your home is a context. I’ve got my local drugstore and my grocery stores as context lists, too. When I’m in any of the locations I have listed as a context, I have a list of all the things I need to do while I’m there.But the most important context lists that I have developed is a list of people that I communicate with most frequently. High on this list are my clients. You can’t have a conversation with your client without them being there; in my mind, that makes individual people a context of their own. I have a context for each of my client’s names, and anytime something comes to mind for which I need to speak to that client, I capture it on their list. It doesn’t matter how big the idea is, how important the idea is, or how insignificant the idea is, if I’m thinking about it, I capture it.Whenever I speak with or meet with a client I’ve got an agenda in front of me. I have all the issues and ideas that I want to speak to them about in one view. This helps both of us use our limited time more effectively.Make a list of the people you need to communicate with most frequently. Maybe it’s your sales manager. Maybe it’s your clients. Maybe even want to put some personal relationships on a context and include your spouse or your kids. As you go through the week and ideas come to mind, add them to each person’s list. This is much faster and much more effective than making 10 individual phone calls, one for each time something pops in your head.If what you need to talk to your client about is urgent, by all means, call them immediately. But most of the things aren’t urgent,. The context list by relationship ensures that you have a placeholder for when you do get your client on the telephone.
Vice-Chancellor of University of Calcutta,Professor Suranjan Das, with students on campus.University of Calcutta isn’t the kind to rest on its laurels. Last year’s runner-up in the India Today-Nielsen Best Universities Survey, it has not only held on to its second spot this year but also added more feathers to its,Vice-Chancellor of University of Calcutta,Professor Suranjan Das, with students on campus.University of Calcutta isn’t the kind to rest on its laurels. Last year’s runner-up in the India Today-Nielsen Best Universities Survey, it has not only held on to its second spot this year but also added more feathers to its cap. It’s the first non-IIT university to appear in the QS World University Rankings, 2013, beating even the fancied Delhi and Mumbai universities to secure eighth place among top varsities from India.In 2013, it was the only university from eastern India to be selected by the Ministry of Human Resource Development and UGC for its ‘Connect to India’ programme. “The programme will see a tie-up between Indian and US universities and American students will be attending classes in our institutes for six to nine months, says Suranjan Das, vice-chancellor, University of Calcutta.A series of similar international collaborations and interdisciplinary programmes have contributed further to the university’s growth curve. University of Calcutta was acknowledged as a “lead institute by the World Bank for technical education. Its Institute of Foreign Policy Studies has been earmarked as a Centre for Excellence by the Ministry of External Affairs. The university is also one among 12 Indian universities chosen to participate in a new project called the Interdisciplinary Bridges for Indo-European Studies which will see collaboration between them and six European universities.The strength of the University of Calcutta lies in its meritorious faculty, many of whom have received international recognition. “You’ll see that our achievements aren’t just restricted to one specific discipline but are spread across almost all disciplines be it the arts, science, law or commerce, points out Pro-VC Dhrubajyoti Chattopadhyay. Be it in modern scientific disciplines like Biotechnology where department head Koustubh Panda received the Indo-US Khorana Technology Transfer Fellowship or a more classical science like zoology, where department head and Director of Centre for Pollination Studies, Parthiba Basu, was honoured with a membership of the British Ecological Society and given a grant for his centre, University of Calcutta professors have been getting international acclaim consistently. In the field of arts too, linguist and scholar Professor Chinmoy Guha received a Knighthood of Arts and Letters from the French government.Among all the universities from BRICS countries, under QS World Rankings, the University of Calcutta was ranked 16 for its PhD studies and 71 for publishing the most number of papers per faculty in 2013. But even though academic achievements are important, the university also stresses on the all-round development of students. “Our students, who have participated in the National Service Scheme (NSS), have received the Indira Gandhi NSS Award two years in a row,says Chatterjee. “In sports, we have won the all-India inter-university water polo championship and have been runners-up in the all-India inter-university table tennis tournament for men in 2013, says Chatterjee.advertisementOften viewed as an archaic and old school, University of Calcutta is taking steps to modernise itself and make its curriculum more relevant to the present-day job market. The Calcutta Stock Exchange has tied up with the university to hold seminars and spread awareness about the financial market. “Practical application of what we are studying is always very important. We need to move beyond bookish knowledge, says Anisha Banerjee, a postgraduate student of commerce in the university.The university also plans to make education accessible to all. The VC has the right to waive off all fees, including examination and even hostel fees, for students who have a BPL card. “We have to realise that the students coming to University of Calcutta are very different from those flocking to Jadavpur or Presidency Universities. Making higher education accessible to all sections of society is our aim, says Das.A plaque in honour of Rabindranath Tagore, who had delivered a lecture to the students in 1937, is one of the prized possession of the university. “Drive away that which enslaves your minds, that which leaves you helpless before your fate, it reads. The University of Calcutta is trying to do just that.Follow the writer on Twitter @Startingtoblue