El peregrinaje de reconciliación a Ghana es un ‘regreso a…

first_img Por Lynette WilsonPosted Feb 20, 2017 Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Tags Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Events Submit an Event Listing Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Washington, DC De izquierda a derecha, la peregrina Constance Perry, ex miembro de junta de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo y la obispa sufragánea de Massachusetts, Gayle Harris, pasan frente a la capilla presbiteriana que se encuentra en el patio del castillo de Elmina. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.[Episcopal News Service – Accra, Ghana] La mayoría de los episcopales y los estadounidenses conocen la historia de la esclavitud en Estados Unidos, y de cómo los soldados de la Unión y los confederados libraron una sangrienta guerra civil por abolirla o conservarla. Pero menos sabido es la horrorosa historia que precedía al viaje de los esclavos al Nuevo Mundo: un viaje que los llevaba de África a las plantaciones y ciudades de América y el Caribe.A fines de enero, el obispo primado Michael Curry llevó a Ghana, en un peregrinaje de reconciliación, a un grupo de obispos y de amigos y contribuyentes de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo. Los peregrinos visitaron ciudades y lugares imprescindibles para entender la trata trasatlántica de esclavos así como los asociados y programas de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo para mejorar las vidas de los ghaneses.Fue una peregrinación que el Obispo Primado describió como semejante a un regreso a casa.“Yo realmente lo imaginaba como una especie de ‘retorno’ para mí, como afroamericano, como alguien nacido y criado en Estados Unidos. Siempre que vuelvo a África, ya sea oriental, central u occidental, con frecuencia tengo la extraña sensación de llegar a una tierra que me conoció antes”, dijo, mientras estaba de pie en el patio del castillo de Elmina, construido por los portugueses en 1482.“Pero esta vez, sabiendo que veníamos a un lugar de esclavitud [inicial], de embarque, donde los esclavos comenzaban su viaje mediante la travesía [del Atlántico]… sabiendo eso era como regresar a las raíces de quien soy. Y cuando uno regresa a sus raíces, uno está realmente volviendo a casa”.De izquierda a derecha, el obispo de la Diócesis Anglicana de Tamale, Jacob Ayeebo, el obispo primado Michael Curry y el obispo jubilado de Tamale Emmanuel Arongo comparten la risa durante un oficio en la iglesia anglicana de Santiago Apóstol en Binaba, una iglesia construida por una subvención de la Ofrenda Unida de Gracias. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.Desde Accra, la capital de Ghana, los peregrinos volaron al norte, a Tamale, y abordaron un autobús que los llevó aún más al norte a la región del Alto Este, donde pasaron una mañana andando por las sendas del campamento de esclavos de Pikoro, las mismas sendas recorridas por unas 500.000 personas esclavizadas entre 1704 y 1805. Los esclavos recién capturados, provenientes de Mali y de Burkina Faso, eran traídos al campamento donde los encadenaban a los árboles, donde recibían una comida al día en cuencos labrados en la roca y donde comenzaba el proceso de despojarlos de su humanidad. Los esclavos eran enviados a pie desde Pikoro a alguno de los 50 castillos de la costa occidental de África, 39 de ellos en Ghana, más de 1.000 kilómetros al sur, donde los mantenías encerrados en mazmorras, hacinados de pie y durmiendo sobre sus propios excrementos, antes de que sus captores los cargaran en los barcos destinados para el Nuevo Mundo. Los peregrinos recorrieron ese trayecto también, volando de regreso a Accra y abordando un autobús que los llevara a la costa.“De muchas maneras esta peregrinación ha hecho nacer la reconciliación en aquellos de nosotros que participamos, según nos hemos reconciliado unos con otros y hemos sido integrados en la amada comunidad”, dijo la Rda. Stephanie Spellers, canóniga del Obispo Primado para la evangelización, la reconciliación y la creación. “La reconciliación con nuestra historia y con la trata de esclavos y la manera en que tantos estaban implicados en ella y sufrieron por ella, y reconciliación por lo que hemos visto gracias a la labor de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo, que la historia no tiene que definir la manera en que la Iglesia se muestra hoy en Ghana y en todo el mundo”.Africanos capturados provenientes de Mali y de Burkina Faso eran mantenidos en el campamento de esclavos de Pikoro en la región del Alto Este hasta que los llevaban forzadamente hasta las mazmorras de alguno de los muchos castillos de la Costa de Oro. Aquí, Aaron Azumah, un guía del campamento, muestra de la manera en que eran atados y obligados a sentarse en la roca del castigo. Si no mostraban ningún arrepentimiento por la transgresión cometida, los dejaban morir bajo el ardiente sol. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.La Iglesia de Inglaterra y la Iglesia Episcopal fueron cómplices de la trata de esclavos, siendo muchos los episcopales que poseían esclavos y que lucraron con la trata de esclavos y su comercio ancilar en materias primas —ron, azúcar, molasas, tabaco y algodón. La “travesía” funcionaba como un triángulo: los barcos zarpaban de Europa con mercancías manufacturadas para África donde intercambiaban esas mercancías por esclavos que eran capturados en otros países africanos. Esos esclavos eran enviados al Caribe, donde algunos trabajaban en plantaciones; otros eran llevados a Norte y Sudamérica junto con el azúcar y las molasas, donde volvían a venderlos. Los barcos cargaban entonces productos agrícolas tales como café, ron y tabaco para venderlos y procesarlos en Europa, y luego volvían a zarpar para África donde los tratantes de esclavos cambiaban la mercancía por más esclavos  y así continuaba el viaje triangular.Los portugueses, los holandeses y los británicos, todos ellos en una u otra época, ocuparon los castillos y controlaron la trata trasatlántica de esclavos. Se calcula que de 12 a 25 millones de africanos pasaron por los puertos de Ghana para ser vendidos en Estados Unidos, América Latina y el Caribe.Gran Bretaña abolió la trata de esclavos en 1807 y en 1834 declaró ilegal la posesión de esclavos. El presidente de EE.UU. Thomas Jefferson firmó una ley en 1808 que prohibía la importación de esclavos, pero la esclavitud continuó hasta la aprobación de la 13ª. Enmienda [de la Constitución] en 1865.Aunque las iglesias anglicana y episcopal participaros posteriormente en el movimiento abolicionista, y a veces lo dirigieron, las iglesias y los individuos anglicanos y episcopales se beneficiaron de la trata de esclavos. La 75ª. Convención General en 2006 buscó abordar el papel de la Iglesia en la esclavitud. En 2008, la Iglesia Episcopal pidió perdón oficialmente por su participación en la esclavitud y en la trata trasatlántica de esclavos.El obispo primado Michael Curry y la obispa sufragánea de Massachusetts Gayle Harris comparten un momento en el castillo de Elmina, uno de los 50 castillos de la costa occidental de África que sirvieron como puntos de embarque para los esclavos que eran despachados al continente americano y al Caribe. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.El legado de la esclavitud “no es sólo la raza”, dijo Curry, sino la contradicción de que la república norteamericana se fundó en principios democráticos y en la idea de que todos somos creados iguales.“Ser portadores del lenguaje de la igualdad de la humanidad, y sin embargo no vivirlo plenamente, eso era una contradicción viviente… [Los Estados Unidos de] América ha luchado por resolverla. Tuvo lugar una guerra civil por no haberse resuelto”, dijo. “Y todos los conflictos posteriores, la Reconstrucción, el surgimiento de la segregación, del movimiento de los derechos civiles… muchísimas de las tensiones y divisiones que uno ve ahora en la sociedad norteamericana, algunos de sus orígenes se remontan al hecho de que en nuestro ADN [de la nación] original  el problema de la libertad y la esclavitud no estaba resuelto, la igualdad humana no estaba plenamente resuelta. Aunque ellos [los próceres fundadores] estaban orientados en la dirección correcta, no avanzaron lo suficiente”.Cuando Thomas Jefferson escribió, en la Declaración de Independencia,  “que todos los hombres son creados iguales” él era dueño de esclavos; otros próceres fundadores poseyeron esclavos; el presidente George Washington poseía esclavos; y esclavos también sirvieron a los presidentes James Madison, James Monroe, Andrew Jackson, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, James Knox Polk y Zachary Taylor. Mano de obra esclava ayudó a construir la Casa Blanca en Washington, D.C.Este legado de contradicción, de desigualdad y de racismo, con el que los norteamericanos y los episcopales, negros y blancos, siguen viviendo hoy es un legado que la Iglesia Episcopal busca confrontar a través de su obra de reconciliación racial.El obispo primado Michael Curry dirigió un peregrinaje de reconciliación de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo a Ghana en enero. El grupo posa para una foto luego de un oficio eucarístico el domingo 22 de enero en la iglesia catedral de la Santísima Trinidad en Accra. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.En 2015, la Convención General aprobó un presupuesto que enfatizaba la reconciliación racial, algo en lo que Curry se ha centrado y en lo que le ha pedido a la Iglesia que se ocupe desde su instalación como Obispo Primado en noviembre de ese año.El legado de la esclavitud es también algo con lo que Andrew Waldo, el obispo de Alta Carolina del Sur que creció en el Sur segregado y quien ha estudiado la historia de su familia, ha tenido que lidiar en su vida.“Vengo de una familia que ha estado en este país durante mucho tiempo, muchas generaciones de esclavistas de Virginia, Carolina del Sur y Misisipí, probablemente dos docenas de oficiales confederados, de la infantería naval, de la caballería, de todo”, dijo Waldo en una entrevista en el castillo de Costa del Cabo, otro castillo de esclavos no lejos del de Elmina.El patio del castillo de Costa del Cabo. Los esclavos ocupaban las mazmorras [o calabozos], los soldados el próximo nivel y los oficiales el nivel superior. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.Waldo hizo estos descubrimientos mientras estudiaba la genealogía de su familia, no porque sus padres se lo comentaran. Empezó por descubrir cuán profundamente implicada estaba su familia en la esclavitud de personas. Antepasados suyos poseían plantaciones en Virginia y en el sur de Misisipí, y su tatarabuelo probablemente asistía a una iglesia episcopal junto con Jefferson Davis, que sirvió como presidente de la Confederación durante la guerra de Secesión.“Me di cuenta de que si iba a ser fiel al llamado que Dios me hacía como reconciliador, no podía dejar que esa historia se quedara allí, que yo iba de alguna manera a encontrar medios de curar, de reparar, de reconectar”, dijo Waldo, afirmando que el peregrinaje de la reconciliación le añadió un sentido de urgencia a su labor.“Cuando uno ve cuantos cientos de miles, millones de personas pasaron a través de estos lugares, y se sentaron en estas mazmorras”, dijo, para llegar a Estados Unidos a enfrentarse al látigo del amo, ser bautizados y despojados de sus nombres. “De lo único que puedo estar seguro es de que mis antepasados le hicieron eso a personas, de manera que yo tenía que cambiar el rumbo para mi familia”.La aguja roja de la iglesia de Cristo se destaca sobre los niveles superiores del castillo de Costa del Cabo, donde se almacenaba a los esclavos y donde los británicos tuvieron una vez una capilla anglicana encima de una mazmorra de esclavos. La iglesia de Cristo fue la primera iglesia anglicana de Ghana. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.Waldo también está cambiando el rumbo de su diócesis, donde a los seis años de su episcopado y luego de haber tanteado la “disposición del terreno”, creó un comité de raza y reconciliación. Los 13 miembros del comité salieron de un grupo de 40 personas —todas ellas con “profundo interés” en la conversación— que solicitaron un nombramiento.A través de historias personales, incluida la propia de Waldo, los episcopales de Alta Carolina del Sur están empezando a confrontar el legado del racismo y la esclavitud en sus vidas y sus comunidades. Lo mismo está empezando a suceder en un nivel más profundo a través de la Iglesia Episcopal, razón por la cual el obispo de Oklahoma, Ed Konieczny, luego de unirse al peregrinaje de la reconciliación de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo en 2016, sugirió una particularmente para obispos.Konieczny inició una conversación con Robert Radtke, presidente de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo, preguntándole si el Obispo Primado había ido en peregrinación a Ghana; un año después Curry encabezaba una.“Michael Curry acababa de ser electo Obispo Primado y una de sus principales prioridades era la reconciliación racial… lo que yo le decía a Rob era que como un privilegiado obispo blanco de la Iglesia a quien se le pedía que hablara de la reconciliación racial como una voz de reconciliación, yo no sentía que tenía la autoridad para hacerlo porque provenía de un lugar diferente”, dijo Konieczny, que creció en el condado de Orange, California, y tenía 20 años de carrera en la fuerza pública antes del sacerdocio.“Todavía no tengo la autoridad, pero este viaje me da una historia que contar acerca de mi propia reconciliación con quien soy, de como he sido parte de este conflicto y discordia raciales en mi país… Recuerdo, mientras crecía, de la manera en que los adultos en mi entorno hablaban acerca de los negros y de las palabras que usaban”, dijo. Él compartió la historia de cómo, cuando su estación de policía se integró por primera vez, sus colegas rehusaron usar el mismo vestidor que el agente negro.La peregrinación a Ghana, según él, le hizo darse cuenta de que todo lo que le habían enseñado acerca de la esclavitud y el racismo era erróneo.“No me dijeron la verdad, y luego fue sencillamente la colisión de mi mundo con este otro mundo y el reconocimiento de que soy un racista. Afortunadamente, un racista en vías de recuperación, pero ciertamente, si participé abiertamente, o si la condoné, la ignoré o contribuí a que se dijeran e hicieran ciertas cosas, a que la gente actuara, me pongo ahora en un lugar donde tengo al menos algo que decir y puedo suscitar las interrogantes y las personas pueden al menos reflexionar y escudriñar en sus propias vidas”, dijo Konieczny.Los peregrinos depositan una corona de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo en el castillo de Elmina en Costa del Cabo, Ghana. Los esclavos eran sacados del castillo y cargados en los barcos a través de “la puerta sin retorno”. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.La peregrinación desafía las nociones preconcebidas acerca de la esclavitud y de la trata de esclavos trasatlántica de cada participante.“La narrativa que tantos de nosotros hemos inventado era que el gran mal de la esclavitud era realmente ser esclavo, alguien que estaba siendo sujeto con un animal en una plantación”, dijo Spellers, cuya bisabuela fue esclava. “Yo no tenía idea de la gravedad y la profundidad del sufrimiento que había tenido lugar antes de que alguien llegase incluso a los barcos de esclavos o antes de llegar a Costa del Cabo, de cuántos murieron en el camino.“Uno de los miembros del grupo dijo, ‘este fue el holocausto africano, ¿verdad?’ y yo me di cuenta de que así había sido. Insisto, ello me ayuda a entender por qué el tema de la raza resulta tan difícil para nosotros de abordar en Estados Unidos, por qué sigue reapareciendo… porque aún sigue habiendo muchas cosas de las que no hemos hablado”.La Iglesia puede ofrecer un lugar seguro para tener conversaciones difíciles que pueden conllevar dolor, incertidumbre y ambigüedad, pero conversaciones revestidas de amor y cuidado mutuos, un lugar seguro donde todos podemos compartir sinceramente y adentrarnos en el futuro, dijo Curry.“Mi esperanza es que este viaje nos ayudará a exigir y rehacer una historia común que tenemos, un pasado doloroso, no en aras de la culpa ni para regodearnos en el pasado, sino por nuestro bien, el de negros, blancos, cobrizos, amarillos y pardos, encontrando los medios de enfrentar nuestro pasado y luego tomando en otra dirección y creando un futuro nuevo”, dijo él, citando las palabras de la poeta Maya Angelou: “La historia, a pesar de su sufrimiento desgarrador, no puede evadirse, sino que ha de enfrentarse con el coraje necesario para no vivirla de nuevo”.“Ese es nuestro objetivo y es así cómo el pasado se redime y se reafirma un nuevo futuro”, dio Curry. “Y esa es la tarea de la Iglesia Episcopal”.– Lynette Wilson es redactora/reportera de Episcopal News Service. 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Demonstration at Tunisian Tourist office as Mohammed Abbu begins third year in prison

first_img Reporters Without Borders activists demonstrated outside the Tunisian tourist office in Paris on 1st March to protest against the continued detention of lawyer Mohammed Abbu, who has spent two years in jail for criticising President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali in online articles. Some 20 members of the worldwide press freedom organisation rallied for almost an hour, plastering the windows of the tourist office with posters depicting the cyber-dissident. to go further RSF_en Mohammed AbbuLawyer Mohammed Abbu was arrested two years ago, on 1st March 2005, and sentenced two weeks later to three years and a half years in prison. He was charged over an article posted on the website Tunisnews in August 2004, in which he compared torture of Tunisian political prisoners to abuses committed by US soldiers at Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad.However, according to a number of observers at the trial, his sentence was really linked to another online article, posted a few days before his arrest, in which he criticised an invitation to then Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon to attend a UN summit held in Tunisia, and made a satirical attack on corruption among the president’s family.To increase the sentence, the charge sheet was weighted a few days before the hearing by an allegation of “assault” against one of his female colleagues, an incident which supposedly occurred two years before his arrest.Since his imprisonment, his wife, Samia, and his three children have been subjected to constant police harassment. They are followed wherever they go and are regularly insulted and threatened. Every time they try to visit the lawyer in his prison 170 kms from their home, they are stopped and questioned and sometimes harassed on the way.Tunisia, 148th out of 168 on world press freedom indexPromises made by President Ben Ali to allow greater press freedom have turned out to be mere window-dressing. Pluralism of information does not exist and websites critical of Tunisian government policy are systematically censored. Liberalisation of the broadcast sector is a lie and administrative censorship is still used to block the creation of independent media.For more information about press freedom in Tunisia, go to the report released by Reporters Without Borders in 2005: http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=14253Over 15 years ago, Reporters without Borders created its “Sponsorship Programme” and called upon the international media to select and support an imprisoned journalist. More than two hundreds news staffs around the globe are thus sponsoring colleagues by regularly petitioning authorities for their release and by publicising their situations sothat their cases will not be forgotten.Currently, Mohammed Abbou is sponsored by Aldaketa Hamasei-Cambio 16, El Periodico de Catalunya, CIBL FM, Campus, Quartier Libre, Le Métropolitain, categorynet.com, la maison de la presse de Charleroi News Follow the news on Tunisia TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders activists demonstrated outside the Tunisian tourist office in Paris on 1st March to protest against the continued detention of lawyer Mohammed Abbu, who has spent two years in jail for criticising President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali in online articles.Some 20 members of the worldwide press freedom organisation rallied for almost an hour, plastering the windows of the tourist office with posters depicting the cyber-dissident and others reading, “Tunisia, land of repression” and “Mohammed Abu, two years is long enough”.The activists, who were supported by members of Tunisian human rights organisations, also chanted slogans including, “Release Abbu”.”Mohammed Abbu is the personal prisoner of the Tunisian president, whose political repression and corruption he exposed. His imprisonment and the constant harassment of his family have gone on long enough”, said the organisation.“It is time to show tourists the true face of the Tunisian regime, because on the other side of the postcard is a police state which has no hesitation in jailing Internet-users who oppose him. The anniversary of the arrest of Mohammed Abu should be the occasion for diplomats to get tougher with Tunisia and call for a halt to filtering of independent news websites”. News News Organisation Help by sharing this information center_img November 11, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” December 26, 2019 Find out more Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists News March 1, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Demonstration at Tunisian Tourist office as Mohammed Abbu begins third year in prison November 12, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

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Four months later, privately-owned radio station Freedom FM still barred

first_img Cameroonian journalist Paul Chouta sentenced and fined in defamation case RSF_en September 18, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Four months later, privately-owned radio station Freedom FM still barred Organisation Help by sharing this information Privately-owned radio station Freedom FM’s equipment was putunder seal by police in May 2003. In an effort to recover his equipment,station owner Pius Njawé initiated legal action. A Douala court is expectedto rule on the case on 19 September.Reporters Without Borders has urged Communications Minister Jacques Fame Ndongo to take measures to ensure that the equipment is returned to the station and to allow Freedom FM to broadcast freely in Cameroon. Since Cameroonian authorities recently decided to liberalise the audio-visual sector, it stands to reason, in Reporters Without Borders’ view, that they should accept the applications of all those who wish to launch radio or television stations, regardless of their editorial line.On 23 May, on the eve of Freedom FM’s expected launch, police officerssealed the station’s offices, preventing anyone from entering the building.The station’s managers were not given authorisation to enter their officesin order to service the station’s equipment and shelter it from humidity,which is especially intense in the region. Njawé has repeatedly warned thatthese measures are preventing the station from acquiring advertisingrevenues, damaging its bottom line and threatening its very survival.Freedom FM has also been forced to contninue to pay rent on its sealedpremises, further damaging the station’s financial outlook.Freedom FM is a member of Le Messager press group. Njawé has been imprisoned several times in recent years, notably in the late 1990s, for criticisingPresident Paul Biya’s regime. to go further Cameroonian reporter jailed since August, abandoned by justice system CameroonAfrica April 23, 2021 Find out more May 31, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News Follow the news on Cameroon Case against Amadou Vamoulké baseless, French lawyers tell Cameroon court News News May 19, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts CameroonAfrica Newslast_img read more

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Worldwide Disposable Glove Industry to 2027 – Domestic Production of Gloves Presents Opportunities –…

first_img Facebook Pinterest TAGS  Facebook Worldwide Disposable Glove Industry to 2027 – Domestic Production of Gloves Presents Opportunities – ResearchAndMarkets.com Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– The “Disposable Glove Market Forecast to 2027 – COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis by Material; Type; Application; End User, and Geography” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. According to this report the global disposable glove market was valued at $4,026.17 million in 2019 and is projected to reach $11,101.07 million by 2027; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.6% during 2020-2027. The report highlights trends prevailing in the global disposable gloves market, and drivers and restraints pertaining to the market growth. The increasing number of surgical procedures performed and growing burden of healthcare-associated infections are among the key factor fueling the growth of the disposable gloves market is driven by the factors market such as increasing incidence increasing surgical procedures and growing burden of healthcare-associated infection. Further, the rising demand of neurostimulation devices to treat chronic pain disposable gloves in the healthcare sector offer lucrative opportunities to the global disposable gloves market players. However, the high cost shortage of disposable these gloves devices hinders the market growth. On the basis of material, the disposable gloves market is bifurcated segmented into natural rubber, nitrile, neoprene, polyethylene, and others. In 2019, the natural rubber segment accounted for a larger the largest share of the market. The growth of the market for this segment is attributed to the rising demand and increasing healthcare-associated infection. Reasons to Buy:Save and reduce time carrying out entry-level research by identifying the growth, size, leading players and segments in the disposable gloves market.Highlights key business priorities in order to assist companies to realign their business strategies.The key findings and recommendations highlight crucial progressive industry trends in the global disposable gloves market, thereby allowing players across the value chain to develop effective long-term strategies.Develop/modify business expansion plans by using substantial growth offering developed and emerging markets.Scrutinize in-depth global market trends and outlook coupled with the factors driving the market, as well as those hindering it.Enhance the decision-making process by understanding the strategies that underpin security interest with respect to client products, segmentation, pricing and distribution Market Dynamics DriversGrowing Burden of Healthcare-Associated InfectionIncreasing Surgical Procedures RestraintsShortage for Gloves OpportunitiesDomestic Production of GlovesGrowing Adoption of Powder Free Glove Companies MentionedRUBBEREXSempermedCardinal Health IncSupermax Corporation BerhadHartalega Holdings BerhadTop Glove Corporation BhdAnsell LimitedMolnlyckeKossan Rubber Industries BhdB. Braun Melsungen AG For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/n8vc2t View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005675/en/ CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: MEDICAL SUPPLIES HEALTH SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/08/2021 12:23 PM/DISC: 02/08/2021 12:23 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005675/en WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleOthot Report Analyzes Data From 454 Colleges, Finds Vastly Different Institution-to-Institution Impacts From Forthcoming Demographic CliffNext articleUrinary Tract Infection Treatment Markets, 2027 – COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis by Drug Class, Indication, Distribution Channel, and Geography – ResearchAndMarkets.com Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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Not Responding To A Show-Cause Notice Implies Acquiescence To The Contents Thereof : HP HC [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesNot Responding To A Show-Cause Notice Implies Acquiescence To The Contents Thereof : HP HC [Read Order] Mehal Jain14 Sep 2020 5:35 AMShare This – xThe Himachal Pradesh High Court has held that not responding to a Show-cause notice without any reasonable cause implies acquiescence to the contents thereof and ordinarily, action taken thereafter upon the said Show-cause notice, is not open to challenge. Justice Ajay Mohan Goel was considering a petition impugning an order whereby the petitioner was called upon to pay back the amount of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Himachal Pradesh High Court has held that not responding to a Show-cause notice without any reasonable cause implies acquiescence to the contents thereof and ordinarily, action taken thereafter upon the said Show-cause notice, is not open to challenge. Justice Ajay Mohan Goel was considering a petition impugning an order whereby the petitioner was called upon to pay back the amount of GPF, which was fraudulently embezzled by him from the GPF accounts of other employees.The petitioner was serving as a Senior Assistant in Government Senior Secondary School, Hatwar in the year 2004- 2005. A complaint was lodged by the Headmaster of the said School on the ground that the petitioner had withdrawn an amount of Rs.1,60,000 i.e., Rs.1,00,000/ from the GPF account of Smt. Shakuntala Devi and Rs.60,000/ from the GPF account of Smt. Pushp Lata fraudulently and in an unauthorized manner, though there was no request of the employees concerned with regard to the withdrawal of said amount.Upon receipt of the complaint, the petitioner was called upon to show cause as to what was his response with regard to the allegation so levelled against him. Record demonstrates that the petitioner did not submit any response to the said Show cause Notice, purportedly on the ground that as he all of a sudden fell ill, he could not respond to the Show cause Notice. Thereafter, the Director of Higher Education, H.P., ordered that Rs.1,60,000/ plus interest be recovered from the petitioner by way of attachment of his 1/3rd salary per month and the same be paid under proper receipt every month in equal amount both to Smt. Shakuntala Devi and Smt. Pushp Lata till the recovery of their respective embezzled amount with interest of 3% over and above the prevailing rate of interest on GPF.The petitioner argued that the act was bonafide as the GPF was got released by him on a request which was so made by the employees concerned, however, no material has been placed on record from which it can be inferred that the amount having been withdrawn by the petitioner was paid to the employees concerned, i.e., Smt. Shakuntala Devi and Smt. Pushp Lata.”Incidentally, none of them has been made a party in this petition.” observed the Judge.The Court stated that it fails to understand as to why the petitioner did not respond to the Show cause Notice.The Judge asserted that it appears that the excuse being put forth by the petitioner that the same could not be done by him on account of ill health, was just a concocted story.Justice Goel remarked that in case the petitioner on the particular date was not in a position to submit his response, then prudence demanded that he should have made a request to the officer for extension of time to submit his response, which has not been done.Dismissing the contentions of the petitioner, the Court explained that the provisions of CCS(CCA) Rules are attracted when disciplinary proceedings are to be initiated against a delinquent employee.The Judge iterated that in the present case, it is not as if some disciplinary proceedings were initiated against the petitioner.The Justice declared that when the Petitioner failed to put forth his version in response to show cause letter, it meant that the contents of the Show cause Notice impliedly stood admitted by him.Henceforth, Justice Goel held that there is no infirmity in the order which was passed by the authority concerned, whereby the petitioner was called upon to pay back the amount of GPF, which was fraudulently embezzled by him from the GPF accounts of the the abovementioned employees. Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

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My Friend Imtiaz Ahmed

first_imgColumnsMy Friend Imtiaz Ahmed Salman Khurshid3 May 2021 9:49 AMShare This – xMy friend, Imtiaz Ahmed, left us all on 29 April after struggling with Covid-19 for several days. One does not imagine the death of any living person easily or indeed be pushed to do so. As I look back, his special presence, the self-assured demeanor, the gentle cynicism, not easily persuaded about bird-brained schemes that people bring, devoted to Aligarh Muslim University and its alumni, quick to expand on elusive religious doctrines, attentive to prayer— nothing about him indicated that a virus of all things could get the better of him. He leaves behind a loving, grieving family and innumerable friends from Azamgarh, Aligarh, Hyderabad, Farrukhabad, and the legal fraternity across India. Of course, in Imtiaz Saheb’s demise as indeed of the thousands of others, we are left with the perplexing, niggling pain that we have brought this upon us and lost talent that would have served India for long. Throughout the pandemic last year, I saw little of him as we were all closeted in our homes. This year, he insisted that I visit the Court premises once the Bar Library and the canteen were reopened. As usual, he generously insisted on paying for the cold drinks; long ago I had given up trying to claim my right and duty as Senior Counsel over his determined generosity. A few days later he came to my chambers for a virtual hearing that went off satisfactorily. Unlike his normal practice, he did not leave hurriedly and instead opted to stay on to chat about various matters including the threat of the pandemic. And then I was told that he had been infected. We were in touch on the phone even when he was on Oxygen supplement and we were looking for matching AB+ plasma. But sadly, every effort of the medical team ultimately failed. He has gone away but must indeed be proud, wherever he is with his Maker, of the unflinching courage and devotion shown by Naghma, his beloved lawyer-wife who shared legal appearances as indeed a wonderful home along with the boys, Zargham and Faraz. How suddenly their world must have stopped with one telephone call from the ICU is heart-rending. Even in the grief one feels, I cannot but vividly see Imtiaz Saheb holding forth to an ethereal audience about mismanagement of Indian polity! Imtiaz Saheb had once hoped to become a judge, but only fleetingly. Although two Chief Justices of India actively pursued the High Courts recruiting from the Supreme Court Bar, there remained a feeling that periodic appearances before the concerned High Court were necessary. There might have been a momentary disappointment but he loved the Bar so passionately that it is difficult to imagine his bidding goodbye. It is therefore very strange to think that he has indeed bid it goodbye and with it his home family life, that he was equally passionate about. Having tried many a time to invite him to events late in the evening but seldom having succeeded, I took recourse to add that once he crossed the Jamuna for home after chamber work, he was lost to this part of town. He may have crossed over for the last time but he leaves behind many admirers and a school of young followers who will not forget him, as a benevolent guide and a hard taskmaster. Our Bar is varied and vastly talented and the absence of a colleague should in the normal course be filled by others. But I believe that is not the case with Imtiaz Saheb because he had made a very special place that had a lot to do with his personality. He will therefore continue to be missed both for work and style. Many institutions and helpless persons he looked after over the years, often pro bono, will of course have a special reason to feel his absence. Unfortunately, his plans, known and discreet, will not unfold to add excitement to the routine existence he was always looking for. Amongst the many who conveyed condolence was Chief Justice Khehar who said that he recalled him as a young member of the Bar whose eyes said that he would go places. As he was laid to rest, the pandemic protocol and the prevailing personal precautions kept the mourners to a bare minimum; many of us could not even carry the bier or put a handful of earth on the grave. Some friends he cared for dearly and others often at the receiving end of his humor joined to bid the final goodbye. In a world already turned impersonal and transactional, this pandemic has forced us into greater distance physically but hopefully not emotionally and spiritually. As we close the graves and light the pyres a hollowness remains. I can only recall the quizzical smile Imtiaz Saheb used to have whenever a much sought for SLP was summarily dismissed. And then, as though to test me, he would say, ‘shall we file a review?’ Well, this time, in our moment of sorrow there are no reviews or curative petitions except to bow to the Almighty and simply say, ‘As the Lord pleases’ instead of the usual ‘As your Lordships please.’ The Author is a Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court of India & former Union Minister of External Affairs, Law & JusticeTagsCovid-19 Advocates on Record Senior Advocate Salman Khurshid Next Storylast_img read more

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Lloyds TSB banks on own flexible working scheme

first_imgLloyds TSB banks on own flexible working schemeOn 6 Mar 2001 in Personnel Today A tight labour market isputting increasing pressure on employers to offer staff flexible workingarrangements, according to Lloyds TSB’s senior manager for equal opportunities.Jon Whiteley told delegates at a RoffeyPark seminar on work-life balance that the bank had introduced its Work Optionsscheme in April 1999 in order to attract and retain its workforce in acompetitive market.He explained, “If we lose a seniormanager it will cost about £45,000 in terms of recruitment and training toreplace them.“Employees are increasingly sayingthey have only one life and they want to enjoy it. There has been a shift awayfrom the long hours and presenteeism culture of the 1980s and 1990s.”Whiteley said that if the rate ofwomen returning to work at Lloyds TSB after the end of the maternity perioddropped from its current level of 86 per cent to 76 per cent it would cost thebank £1.5 million a year.He added, “Work Options isavailable to everybody. It is a business-focused policy that enables theindividual and the bank to work in partnership to match the needs of theindividual to the needs of the business.“We want to make sure flexibleworking is not just seen as a women’s issue. Managers and men are encouraged toapply.”Options include reduced hoursworking, job share, compressed working week, variable working hours and workingfrom home but Whiteley stressed these are not set in stone and staff areencouraged to think creatively.At present 28 per cent of the bank’sstaff benefit from some sort of flexible working arrangement and Whiteley isoptimistic this will increase to more than a third over the next two years.“The tight labour market is a bigissue for a lot of employers competing for scarce resources. Being able tooffer effective flexible working options does have a direct impact on thebottom line and cost,” he said.By Ben Willmott Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more

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Climate change drives expansion of Antarctic ice-free habitat

first_imgAntarctic terrestrial biodiversity occurs almost exclusively in ice-free areas that cover less than 1% of the continent. Climate change will alter the extent and configuration of ice-free areas, yet the distribution and severity of these effects remain unclear. Here we quantify the impact of twenty-first century climate change on ice-free areas under two Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) climate forcing scenarios using temperature-index melt modelling. Under the strongest forcing scenario, ice-free areas could expand by over 17,000 km2 by the end of the century, close to a 25% increase. Most of this expansion will occur in the Antarctic Peninsula, where a threefold increase in ice-free area could drastically change the availability and connectivity of biodiversity habitat. Isolated ice-free areas will coalesce, and while the effects on biodiversity are uncertain, we hypothesize that they could eventually lead to increasing regional-scale biotic homogenization, the extinction of less-competitive species and the spread of invasive species.last_img read more

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New Texas Tech coach Wells hires 6 more Utah St assistants

first_img Associated Press December 5, 2018 /Sports News – Local New Texas Tech coach Wells hires 6 more Utah St assistants FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — New Texas Tech coach Matt Wells has brought six more of his assistant coaches from Utah State to be on his staff with the Red Raiders.The new Tech hires were announced Wednesday.When Wells was hired away from his alma mater last week to replace Kliff Kingsbury, he initially also brought offensive coordinator David Yost and defensive coordinator Keith Patterson with him.Now outside receivers coach Jovon Bouknight, defensive backs coach Julius Brown, offensive line coach Steve Farmer, running backs coach DeAndre Smith, tight ends/inside receivers coach Luke Wells and strength and conditioning coach Dave Scholz are going to Texas Tech. Luke Wells is the brother of the Red Raiders new head coach.Utah State (10-2) plays North Texas in the New Mexico Bowl on Dec. 15. Tags: Dave Scholz/David Yost/DeAndre Smith/Jovon Bouknight/Julius Brown/Keith Patterson/Luke Wells/Matt Wells/Steve Farmer/Texas Tech/Utah State Aggies Football Written bylast_img read more

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Secretive, multi-million pound estate agent software platform prepares to launch

first_imgHome » News » Secretive, multi-million pound estate agent software platform prepares to launch previous nextProducts & ServicesSecretive, multi-million pound estate agent software platform prepares to launchStreet has unveiled its plans to drag estate agent software forward ten years in one go, with tech platform designed from scratch.Nigel Lewis9th October 20202 Comments3,825 Views An estate agent software platform that has been several years in development and kept under raps via NDAs has now been partially unveiled.No, it’s not Boomin, but an equally secretive new project called Street developed by sibling entrepreneurs Heather and Thomson Staff (pictured) whose company is behind instructions tool Spectre.The duo say they have spent several million pounds developing their new platform, which they say will radically change the way estate agents do business and “drag industry software forward by decades overnight”.This will include enabling buyers and tenants to confirm viewings via text and automating enquiries, feedback, sales progression, contracts and pretty much every other aspect of estate agent sales and lettings.Heather Staff, co-founder of Street Group, says: “This is completely new technology that allows estate agents to raise the bar – we’ve created software that both agents and their clients want, using deep knowledge of both technology and estate agency.Waitlist“The response during the testing phase was overwhelmingly positive – 94% of the agents who have seen it have requested to be added to the onboarding waitlist.”Streets, which remains tight lipped in public about how its new platform will work exactly, says the full launch will take place on 24th November, when all will be revealed.Thomson Staff, co-founder of Street Group, said: “Three years is a long project by any standards, but we were determined to design and build every element of the platform from scratch.”Watch the pre-launch video.Thomson Staff Street new estate agent software heather staff spectre October 9, 2020Nigel Lewis2 commentsWhere Is The Monii Money, WITMM WITMM 9th October 2020 at 10:45 amI’ve been using Excel since the early 1990’s. How I use it hasn’t actually changed that much in the last 30 years. However, a whole raft of functions and features have been added that I have no interest in or use for.I draw this parallel to demonstrate the similarity between technology companies that claim that their product will revolutionise the way estate agents work. There is typically a failure to realise that advances in technology rarely actually change how people perform on a day to day basis.Our habits are deeply ingrained. Watch an estate agent work for a couple of weeks either side of a change or upgrade in technology for a sobering reality change of how much your offering has revolutionised how they work…Log in to ReplyAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 9th October 2020 at 7:47 amInteresting times for all, we at Proptech-PR are seeing an ever increasing level of both genuine innovation and ‘different thinking’ which both create efficiencies and questions a lot of the legacy type processes. We are at the sharp end and can see the digital tsunami of change washing through all verticals of real estate.Adoption, education and necessity are the three key things that often decide the fate of new offerings, but at last we are seeing that agents, many still operating from home at least part of the week, are now open to the concept of a true partnership with technology, and rather than seeing it as an unnecessary foe, see it as a facilitator driving efficiencies and profit.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

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