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Barclays Bank of Botswana Limited (BARC.bw) 2004 Annual Report

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first_imgABSA Bank of Botswana Limited (ABBL.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2004 annual report.For more information about ABSA Bank of Botswana Limited (ABBL.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ABSA Bank of Botswana Limited (ABBL.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ABSA Bank of Botswana Limited (ABBL.bw)  2004 annual report.Company ProfileAbsa Bank of Botswana Limited formerly (Barclays Bank of Botswana Limited) is an established financial services group; providing solutions in the retail, commercial and corporate sector in Botswana. The group has a national footprint, with 34 branches and 75 ATMs located in the major towns and cities of Botswana. Its personal banking products and services range from savings and fixed deposits to graduate loans, funeral cover and smart phone banking services. Its business banking division provides the standard solutions for commercial and corporate transactions, investments and loans, as well as an array of specialised financial solutions such as treasury services, foreign exchange and currency repo, risk management and trade finance products. Absa Bank of Botswana Limited is a subsidiary of Barclays Africa Group Limited.last_img read more

Global Spectrum Energy Services Plc (GSPEC.ng) 2018 Abridged Report

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first_imgGlobal Spectrum Energy Services Plc (GSPEC.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about Global Spectrum Energy Services Plc (GSPEC.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Global Spectrum Energy Services Plc (GSPEC.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Global Spectrum Energy Services Plc (GSPEC.ng)  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileGlobal Spectrum Energy Services Plc is an integrated oil and gas offshore support vessel services company in Nigeria with business interests in the key oil and gas producing areas in West Africa. The company provides oilfield support services which include maritime security, maritime training, subsea construction, fleet operations, cable surveys, dam inspections and search and recovery. The operations of the marine services division and security systems division of Global Spectrum Energy Services concentrate on developing countries in West Africa such as Nigeria, Ghana, Equatorial Guinea and Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast). Global Spectrum Energy Services Plc offers services for vessel design and manufactures and sells a range of maritime lubricants in Nigeria under the brand name Aegean Marine Petroleum. It is the leading global bunker physical supplier of marine petroleum and provides a full range of mineral and synthetic lubricants to all major and minor ports in the world. The company also serve as intermediaries and agents for organisations seeking partnerships in these regions. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Global Spectrum Energy Services Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Under 20s: Six Nations stars of the future

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first_img By Alex ShawIt may sit in the shadow of its big brother, but the U20 Six Nations has been chugging along nicely over the last month and offering plenty of reasons for fans of northern hemisphere rugby to be excited about the future.A particularly vintage class of English youngsters have set themselves apart after the first three rounds of competition, but both Ireland and Wales have also turned in eye-catching performances.The results have not quite come for Scotland, France or Italy, but that shouldn’t detract from some of the individual talents that those squads have been developing.We take a look at one player from each nation who has the potential to be a difference-maker, sooner rather than later, at senior Test level and who it would be well worth keeping an eye on over the remaining two weeks of the championship.Marco Riccioni, ItalyIt’s a good year for the Italian side who, despite losing all three of their games so far, came very close to upsetting Ireland and were extremely competitive with Wales for 65 minutes. Their captain and tighthead prop, Riccioni, is one of their standout performers.With Martin Castrogiovanni having hung up his boots and current starting tighthead Lorenzo Cittadini turning 34 last year, it’s a position where Conor O’Shea is going to have to find new talent at over the next year or two.Strong arm: Italy’s Marco Riccioni is a powerful presence in the front rowRiccioni is currently contracted to Calvisano but as the most impressive tighthead to have come through the Italian U20 side in the last five or six years, it is surely only a matter of time before he is picked up by either Treviso or Zebre and thrust into Guinness PRO12 action.Senior Player Comparison: Rabah SlimaniDarcy Graham, ScotlandHaving just agreed professional terms with Edinburgh, catching the eye of incoming head coach Richard Cockerill will be just as important for Graham, if not more so, than impressing soon-to-be Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend. That will be the route to PRO12 games for Graham and it’s those PRO12 games that will be a route to the Scotland national team.Modern-day skillset: Darcy Graham can play anywhere in the back threeHis footwork has set him apart for Scotland U20s so far this season – whether that has been at full-back or on the wing – and he has the pace to exploit the holes in defences that it creates. His kicking, defence and aerial game are all also noteworthy and he ticks all the boxes required of a modern back-three player.Robbie Nairn is another impressive outside back for Scotland and purely as an out-and-out wing, may have an edge on Graham, but it’s Graham’s ability to also play full-back which could see him crack the Test game sooner, potentially as a versatile bench option covering the entire back-three.Senior Player Comparison: Jack NowellZach Mercer, EnglandIt’s an England U20 squad littered with future Test players but when you look at the strength and relatively young age profile of the senior England team, it’s hard to see where opportunities will arise between now and the 2019 Rugby World Cup, making this a tough call as to who can breakthrough in the next season or two.Given that Mercer has accomplished 50% of the battle – breaking into his club side as an academy player – he has a leg up on many of his talented teammates. The likes of the Curry twins, Nick Isiekwe and Ratu Joe Cokanasiga all also warrant close attention, even if their path to senior Test rugby seems a little more congested. In this year’s Under 20 Six Nations there are a gamut of young players making such an impression that it can only be a matter of time before they graduate to senior honours LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS On the hoof: Wales U20 loosehead Rhys Carre make a break against EnglandThe young loosehead has the potential to be the long-term replacement for Gethin Jenkins at regional and international levels and even at 19 years of age, he already has the physical and technical traits to make himself a weapon in the PRO12.Senior Player Comparison: Mako Vunipolacenter_img Under the radar: Zach Mercer may not be a household hame but he has huge potentialThe time that Mercer has spent on Bath’s blindside should help him, initially to get himself onto England’s bench and cover Chris Robshaw and Billy Vunipola, but then to kick on and push them for a place in the starting XV.If you haven’t been watching the U20 Six Nations up to this point, it’s worth tuning in for Mercer alone, who has been setting the competition alight with performances that are on another level to most of the other players involved.Senior Player Comparison: Kieran ReadFaraj Fartass, FranceAs we said with Mercer, the hardest battle for an academy player can often be trying to break into his club side’s senior team and nowhere is this battle harder than in France. Working in Fartass’ favour is that he is already on Stade Français’ radar.He’s a lightning quick player who has been deployed on the wing by France U20s but who can also play at outside centre and he has Yoann Huget’s tendency of being able to pop up in just the right places, at just the right times. He tracks the ball, runs nice support lines and has many of the subtle nuances of experienced wing play already in his arsenal.Pace to burn: Faraj Fartass has impressed for Les Bleus this seasonIt may be a false dawn but France have shown signs this year of becoming a more mobile team that can better live with Test match intensity and if that is to continue to be the case, then some of the more prestigious Top 14 names will have to make way in the coming years for exciting talents like Fartass.Senior Player Comparison: Chris AshtonRob Lyttle, IrelandThe strength of this Ireland U20 crop is without doubt their back-three players and cases can be made for any one of Lyttle, Jordan Larmour, Calvin Nash or the currently injured Jack Kelly to be the guy talked about here.Larmour is probably the prototypical Joe Schmidt-type to plug into Ireland’s back-three but it’s hard to see him getting the playing time at Leinster over the next year or two that would warrant him being an option for the Test team. In contrast, Lyttle is already featuring for Ulster and as a result has his nose ahead of Larmour, Nash and Kelly.Showing his worth: Rob Lyttle has been getting game-time with Ulster this yearLike Scotland’s Graham, Lyttle has the versatility to play full-back and wing, something which is even more important to a Schmidt-coached team and any looming decision over whether or not to switch Simon Zebo to full-back at Test level should have relatively little effect on Lyttle’s prospects. With Rob Kearney and Andrew Trimble in their 30’s and Schmidt not fully convinced by Craig Gilroy, Lyttle could be given a shot in the coming years.Senior Player Comparison: Dane Haylett-PettyRhys Carre, WalesIt’s tempting to go Ryan Conbeer here, whose consummate finishing has already seen him put together quite the highlight reel at just 18 years of age, but with Wales showing no signs of wanting to move Liam Williams to full-back, it may take the young Scarlet a few years to be in the position to dislodge him or George North on the wings.Carre, on the other hand, could push himself into competition with Rob Evans in the very near future. He has scrummaged extremely proficiently so far in the tournament and has displayed the kind of dynamism in the loose that the competition hasn’t seen from a front rower since Luke Cowan-Dickie in 2013. Shining light: Zach Mercer has shown his supreme talent this term last_img read more

Bewboc House / Fabian Tan Architect

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first_imgSave this picture!© Ceavs Chua+ 43Curated by Hana Abdel Share Projects Bewboc House / Fabian Tan Architect CopyHouses•Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/935389/bewboc-house-fabian-tan-architect Clipboard Bewboc House / Fabian Tan ArchitectSave this projectSaveBewboc House / Fabian Tan Architect Houses Year:  Architects: Fabian Tan Architect Area Area of this architecture project Malaysia Manufacturers: GroheArchitect In Charge:Fabian TanEngineering:Projurutek Consulting EngineersCity:Kuala LumpurCountry:MalaysiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ceavs ChuaRecommended ProductsWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesText description provided by the architects. A suburban terrace house in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia owned by a young family who requested for minimal intervention. The approach was to re-imagine a form befitting a corner house and to re-purpose the living spaces on ground level. Save this picture!© Ceavs ChuaSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Ceavs ChuaSave this picture!© Ceavs ChuaThe new form is intended to be simple but bold; contrasting it with the existing fabric of tropical suburban homes. From plan view, the living spaces were orientated parallel to the site boundary, resulting in a “break” between the original and new spaces. The triangulated “break” acts as a secured ventilated light well, cooling both sides naturally.Save this picture!© Ceavs ChuaAn arch roof extends outwards, creating a vaulted annex that forms the living spaces. The space appears continuous through the extension of the arch and exaggerated further through the materiality of the concrete finish from floor to ceiling. The extension is further enhanced by two large doors that open up to the garden. The uninterrupted perspective from inside out immediately connects the interior with nature.Save this picture!© Ceavs ChuaSave this picture!© Ceavs ChuaSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!Front elevationSave this picture!© Ceavs ChuaThe upper floor sets up a dramatic background with a play of curves and levels. The spaces are layered, creating a hierarchy of space. The study overlooks the living spaces and adjacent, a step-up platform corner for lounging. Behind this is a bedroom overlooking these spaces. The master bedroom connects through a bridge to the outermost floor section of the annex, and much to one’s surprise, an open balcony.Save this picture!© Ceavs ChuaTo counter the heaviness of the concrete vault, openings were carefully carved out on the upper level. For example, the inverted arch window at the side of the vault is drawn as a continuous “S” shape when it meets the front arched opening. Walking through the upper levels, this continuity echoes throughout the spaces as lines of openings and arches meet. Consequently, this rhythmic play of lines within a heavy structure lends to a play of light in subtle ways. Reminiscent of a journey through a cave, perhaps to see the light at the end of the tunnel.Save this picture!© Ceavs ChuaProject gallerySee allShow lessReducing Cost Without Sacrificing Quality: The Experience of Brazilian Office VAGAInterviewsThe Polish Pavilion at the 2021 Venice Biennale, Curated by PROLOG +1, Explores the …Architecture News Sharecenter_img 2020 Area:  3700 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeFabian Tan ArchitectOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKuala LumpurIcebergOn FacebookMalaysiaPublished on April 20, 2021Cite: “Bewboc House / Fabian Tan Architect” 20 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/935389/bewboc-house-fabian-tan-architect Clipboard Photographs Photographs:  Ceavs Chua Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” ArchDailylast_img read more

CAF to host new family philanthropy course

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis CAF to host new family philanthropy course According to new figures from Charities’ Aid Foundation (CAF), up to £1 billion of the £7.3 billion given to charity each year, is given by the UK’s wealthiest donors.However, CAF believes thet their contribution is greater than this headline figure and that many wealthy individuals and their families tend to manage their giving over the long term through the establishment of Trusts and foundations. Funds invested in this way account for a significantly larger proportion of total donations than the £1 billion spent each year.The figures are due to be released at Innovation in Planned Giving, the UK’s first conference designed exclusively to broaden awareness of the subject and share latest thinking among donors and their private client advisers. Advertisement Tagged with: Events Giving/Philanthropy Howard Lake | 22 April 2004 | Newscenter_img Hosted by CAF, the conference will also see the official launch of Family Philanthropy as a specialist division of CAF. Family Philanthropy combines all relevant services required for planned giving, including trust and foundation administration, investment management, grantmaking and research. Innovation in Planned Giving will provide an annual forum for all those engaged in philanthropy, from individual donors themselves, to those who advise them including wealth management advisers, private client lawyers and accountants. There will be ./guidance on cross-border giving, presentations on some of the latest developments in venture philanthropy, and an examination of the tools for donors and advisers of charitable trusts and foundations. The forum has attracted donors and advisers from across the UK and strong international interest including a number of wealthy Russians. The conference is a one-day event with registration from 8.30am. Tickets, priced £150 plus VAT are available online or by calling CAF Events Tel: 01732 520 074 or by email: [email protected] 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.  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Never the Same Again: History of VSO

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first_img  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Volunteering 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Never the Same Again: History of VSO Howard Lake | 5 July 2008 | Newslast_img read more

Splash the cash with prize award for fountain

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first_img Tagged with: Funding The Fountain Society is offering prize money totalling £2,250 for the best new fountain or water feature in the UK.Sponsored by the Marsh Christian Trust, the 2009 Marsh/Fountain Society Award is open to all organisations, including charities and voluntary organisations. The Society’s Chairman Peter Brown wrote to Third Sector magazine this week saying “we would like to locate fountains commissioned by the third sector.”Eligible fountains can be large or small, traditional or modern, complex or simple. The judges will be looking in particular for “exciting and stimulating use of water”. They must have been completed in the four years ending in December 2008 and must be accessible for public enjoyment.It is also essential that it is in full working order.The deadline for entries is 31 December 2008.www.fountainsoc.org.uk Howard Lake | 21 November 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  20 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Splash the cash with prize award for fountain 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.last_img read more

Charity Awards 2013 open for entries

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first_img  34 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Awards AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Entry to the awards is free and open to all charities of any size based in the UK. There are 10 main categories covering areas such as disability, children and youth, international aid and development, and grantmaking and funding.The deadline for entries is Friday 8 March 2013www.civilsociety.co.uk/charityawards The Charity Awards 2013 are now open for entries from charities keen to highlight their achievements and best practice.Organised by Civil Society Media, publishers of Charity Finance, Fundraising and Governance magazines and civilsociety.co.uk, the awards have been run since 2000. They focus on recognising the 10 ‘Hallmarks of Excellence’ – leadership, people development, planning, innovation, enterprise, learning, impact measurement, effectiveness, accountability and sustainability.The awards are sponsored by the Charities Aid Foundation and supported by The Times and The Sunday Times. Advertisementcenter_img Howard Lake | 6 December 2012 | News Charity Awards 2013 open for entries 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.last_img read more

IDC report condemns aid sector response to sexual exploitation & abuse

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first_imgAmong other measures, Twigg also called for a sustained focus, engagement and leadership on sexual exploitation and abuse both in DFID and beyond, in international arenas, for the Government to ensure that the Charity Commission is sufficiently prepared to deliver its responsibilities, with an independent aid ombudsman to provide a right to appeal. DFID is also called upon to report annually on the safeguarding performance of the sector, including the number and distribution of cases, the resources committee and the Department’s own actions and contributions to improvement. The Charity Commission welcomed the report, with Michelle Russell, Director of Investigations, Monitoring and Enforcement at the Charity Commission saying:“We are clear that sexual exploitation and abuse, and any other behaviours that put beneficiaries, staff, volunteers and members of the public at risk, have absolutely no place in charity. We are pleased that the report makes a number of helpful suggestions to the sector as to how these can be stamped out.“The charity sector must go further than simply box-ticking against their legal duties or improving processes and policies. We are particularly pleased to see the Committee’s focus on the responsibility of charity leaders to set an organisational culture that demonstrates zero tolerance for abuse.“Charities should be judged not just by what they do or achieve, but how they go about it. Our research shows that the public expect charities to demonstrate the highest standards are met through everything they do. It is time for charities and their leadership to fully confront these issues with a real commitment to lasting and demonstrable change.”Responding to the report, the Institute of Fundraising‘s Head of Policy & External Affairs, Daniel Fluskey said:“Today’s report highlights hugely important issues for the international aid sector, as well as the need for all charities to ensure they have proper safeguarding policies and procedures in place. Everyone who works with, for, or comes into contact with a charity must be treated with respect and have their rights protected.“Supporters and the public rightly have high expectations of how charities work and hold them to high standards. They care about causes, and while we never take public donations for granted, we believe that people will continue to support charities and continue to give. Charities need to show real and meaningful change, be transparent, and fully accountable. By being upfront, honest, and clear with supporters charities can keep support and continue to work to make the world a better place.”  159 total views,  1 views today 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.  160 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Melanie May | 31 July 2018 | News IDC report condemns aid sector response to sexual exploitation & abusecenter_img Tagged with: Haiti International safeguarding AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 The International Development Committee has roundly criticised the aid sector for its failure to address sexual exploitation and abuse in its report, published today (31 July).The report, Sexual Exploitation & Abuse in the Aid Sector, found that sexual exploitation and abuse is endemic across organisations, countries and institutions and that for many years there has been a collective failure of leadership and engagement from the top levels down to address it.In the report, the IDC sets out how the delivery of aid to people and communities in crisis has been subverted by sexual predators exploiting weakened systems of governance, which, it says, has been an open secret. It also found an apparent inability to deal well with allegations, complaints and cases involving the abuse of power to extend to the organisations’ own governance and employment practices in the UK and at international levels in the UN.The sector’s ability to drive transformational change also comes under fire, with the report stating that action only seems to come when there is a crisis, and even then has been superficial, with the international aid sector still failing to effectively tackle the issue. This type of reactive, cyclical approach has not, and will not, it says, bring about meaningful change.It makes a number of recommendations for the future, with the Committee setting out how a full response to sexual exploitation and abuse depends on four inter-related areas:Empowerment: the beneficiaries of humanitarian aid should have knowledge and confidence in their rights and how to find help if those rights are threatened or violated.Reporting: reports of sexual exploitation and abuse should be proactively sought and responded to robustly with feedback to victims and survivors. It is incumbent on DFID and other donors to provide the resources for improved victim-centred reporting mechanisms.Accountability: a zero-tolerance culture on sexual exploitation and abuse is the least which victims (either in crisis situations or in the workplace) should expect.– Reports of sexual exploitation must be followed by investigation; confirmation must be met with accountability.– Aid organisations must demonstrate transparency over reputation. – Donors and the Charity Commission must insist on this with the assistance of an independent aid ombudsman to provide an avenue for victims and survivors if the established channels fail.Screening: it is imperative that known perpetrators of sexual exploitation and abuse, identified through improved reporting and accountability, are prevented from moving into new positions. The Committee calls for:– a rapid improvement of methods to screen staff– an immediate strengthening of referencing practices in and between organisations– a global register of aid workers who will operate according to expected standards. This will act as one barrier to sexual predators seeking to enter the international development profession.Stephen Twigg MP, Chair of the Committee, said:“Six months after The Times’ expose of abuse in Haiti, many things have changed with the aid sector, Charity Commission and DFID taking steps to respond to the crisis. One thing has not: the abject failure of the international aid sector to get to grips with this issue, leaving victims at the mercy of those who seek to use power to abuse others. This must be tackled.“Victims and whistleblowers must not end up feeling penalised for speaking out. Humanitarian organisations and the UN cannot continue a ‘culture of denial’ when confronted with allegations of SEA. The Committee is deeply concerned that previous attempts have amounted to limited action in order to quell media clamour with no lasting impact or redress.“We acknowledge that today’s Report – though damning – is a small, first step, but take note: we are putting all the relevant authorities on notice. The International Development Committee will continue to give this high priority and we will be tracking progress with a view to ensuring real improvement is made. No matter how insurmountable this looks, solutions must be found. This horror must be confronted.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Mítines en EUA demandan: ¡Fuera EUA de Venezuela!

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first_imgMítines urgentes en solidaridad con Venezuela Bolivariana y en contra de la interferencia e intervención de Estados Unidos tuvieron lugar en varias ciudades alrededor de los EUA a principios de junio. Obedeciendo a un llamado del Centro de Acción Internacional (IAC-CAI), y con apoyo de otras organizaciones, se organizaron manifestaciones para mostrar apoyo y solidaridad con el asediado gobierno venezolano y el proceso revolucionario que el imperialismo estadounidense está tratando de sabotear y destruir. También para repartir información acerca de las actuaciones de las fuerzas contrarrevolucionarias quienes están detrás de los actos terroristas en Venezuela, e intentar derrumbar la terrible campaña mediática contra esa revolución. Es interesante que en todas las ciudades estos mismos medios rehusaron cubrir las manifestaciones.He aquí reportes de algunas de estas acciones.Un grupo pequeño pero decidido piqueteó el 2 de junio frente al Edificio Federal Ron Dellums en Oakland, California, para exigir “EUA fuera de Venezuela”. Las/os activistas sostenían carteles en defensa de la Revolución Bolivariana y contra las amenazas de EUA y la OEA de forzar un cambio de régimen en el país sudamericano. Las/os piqueteros se enfrentaron a consignas burlonas de un pequeño pero vocal grupo de venezolanos escuálidos. Las fuerzas que apoyan al líder bolivariano y presidente venezolano, Nicolás Maduro, gritaban ahogando las voces escuálidas: “¡No es tierra de EUA, no es petróleo de EUA, fuera EUA de suelo venezolano”! Y “EUA lanza guerras interminables, Venezuela alimenta a los pobres”!Una pequeña pero visible manifestación con el lema “USA, fuera de Venezuela” se llevó a cabo en Portland, Oregón, el 5 de junio en una concurrida esquina. La protesta del IAC-CAI fue recibida positivamente con toques de bocina, vítores y pulgar hacia arriba de conductoras/es y pasajeras/os que transitaban por los cuatro carriles de tráfico después del trabajo.A pesar de una lluvia constante el 6 de junio, un grupo de partidarios de la Revolución Bolivariana convergieron en la sede del CNN en Atlanta. Expusieron el papel de las corporaciones estadounidenses, las agencias gubernamentales y los medios de propiedad de grandes empresas en la promoción del cambio de régimen en Venezuela. Iniciado por el IAC-CAI y apoyado por la Coalición de Paz y Justicia de Georgia, el mensaje de los letreros y pancartas atrajeron numerosos toques de bocina y saludos en muestra de aprobación por las/os conductores en la intersección del centro de la ciudad. La protesta siguió a la transmisión de “Lo que toda/o trabajador debe saber acerca de la revolución venezolana” en el programa Foro Laboral en WRFG 89.3 FM un día antes.La rama del Partido WW-MO en Durham, Carolina del Norte organizó una proyección cinematográfica de “La Revolución no será televisada” en solidaridad con la Revolución Bolivariana en Venezuela el 4 de junio en el Centro de Solidaridad de Durham.El día anterior, en la Ciudad de Nueva York, una gran audiencia, incluyendo una delegación de venezolanos, asistió a la presentación de la misma película patrocinada por el IAC y PWW-MO. Una manifestación de solidaridad con la Revolución Venezolana se celebró en Times Square el 6 de junio.¡Arriba Con Maduro! ¡Abajo con Trump!Las/os organizadores de la rama de Filadelfia del PWW-MO se unieron a ciudades de todo el país para apoyar al pueblo venezolano y a su gobierno el 9 de junio. Los medios de comunicación estadounidenses han pintado falsamente la lucha venezolana como una revolución popular contra un gobierno opresivo. Es justamente lo opuesto.Miembros del PWW-MO y del Comité Boricua realizaron su demostración en el centro de la ciudad en la esquina de la calle 6 y Market, frente al Edificio Federal en solidaridad con el pueblo venezolano y para contrarrestar la desinformación de los medios corporativos. Un grupo de venezolanos de derecha pronto llegó y comenzó a acosar a las/os manifestantes. Estaban preparados para atacar, armados con un gran poste de madera al cual habían adherido una gigante bandera venezolana. En un momento dado, el grupo reaccionario rodeó a una camarada en la calle, creando una confrontación. La policía incluso intervino separando las dos manifestaciones a ambos lados de la calle.Los escuálidos contrarrevolucionarios gritaban airadamente: ¡”EUA, necesitamos tu ayuda”! Dejando muy claro su deseo de que Estados Unidos organizara una  “intervención humanitaria”. Tal intervención por parte de los Estados Unidos y la OTAN en Siria, Libia y otros países en todo el mundo pronto ha llevado a bombardeo de esos pueblos, aparte de procesos desestabilizadores tanto financieros como otros.Siguiendo la trama de los medios a nivel nacional de ocultar la verdad sobre Venezuela, cuando las/os manifestantes acudieron a dos cuadras, frente al edificio de la estación Fox, ésta rehusó incluso abrirle las puertas a una de las manifestantes que le iba  entregar información sobre Venezuela, ignorando así Fox la oportunidad de demostrar públicamente la actuación violenta de los contrarrevolucionarios, quienes intentaban repetir frente a sus mismas oficinas en Filadelfia sus operaciones terroristas.Después de llegar al Ayuntamiento, las consigna de ambos lados resonaron juntas hasta que los músicos callejeros comenzaron a tocar sus tambores con la consigna de ¡”Arriba con Maduro! ¡Abajo con Trump”!, lo que silenció a los venezolanos de derecha.El 7 de junio en Detroit, Michigan, las/os conductores de la hora punta y transeúntes en el área del centro de la ciudad de Martius fueron recibidos por una manifestación de solidaridad convocada por WW-MO y el Comité de Emergencia de Michigan contra la Guerra y la Injusticia.Las/os activistas de Solidaridad ALBA de Chicago, Illinois, Coalición Anti-Guerra 19 de marzo, Partido Socialista Ecuatoriano y WW-MO se manifestaron el 11 de junio en solidaridad con Venezuela, exigiendo el fin de la intervención de EUA.Otras acciones fueron planeadas o llevadas a cabo en Boston, Mass.; Baltimore, MD; Buffalo y Rochester, en N.Y.; Huntington, W.Va .; Houston, Texas; Salt Lake City, Utah; y en Los Ángeles, California.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more