Scoa Nigeria Plc (SCOA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Scoa Nigeria Plc (SCOA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Scoa Nigeria Plc (SCOA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Scoa Nigeria Plc (SCOA.ng) 2015 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileScoa Nigeria Plc is a conglomerate company in Nigeria specialising in turnkey projects in the technology, infrastructure, farming, water engineering, food technologies and telecommunication sectors. Projects include the supply, construction, installation and maintenance of power generation and air-conditioning systems, home/office systems, security systems, electrical systems and fire prevention/industrial safety systems. Scoa Nigeria Plc distributes and services a range of passenger vehicles, trucks, buses and trailers and provides services for fleet management, trade-ins, vehicle leasing, providing drivers and service and repairs. Turnkey projects in the hospital and healthcare sector includes supplying and servicing hospital equipment and providing medical training services in the area of magnetic resonance, computed topography, cardiovascular, x-rays, radiography, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy and cardiac resuscitation. Scoa Nigeria Plc manages centres for physiotherapy and dentistry and a laboratory to diagnose and treat terminal illnesses and heart and neurological diseases. Scoa Nigeria Plc is a subsidiary of Fadoul Group. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Scoa Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
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Rector Martinsville, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Events Rector Collierville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Press Release Service Submit an Event Listing Tags Bishop Eraste Bigirimana of the Anglican Church of Burundi talks with Major Margaret Stafford of the Salvation Army in South Africa.Photo: Anglican Alliance[Anglican Alliance] Representatives from Anglican and Salvation Army churches across Africa met in Cape Town last week to share insights and build a common vision on how to tackle human trafficking and modern day slavery.The consultation aimed to create an Africa-wide understanding of the trends of human trafficking as well as trafficking to and from Africa. Participants listened to painful and courageous testimonies of survivors as well as engaging with government and U.N. officials to understand the unique contribution that churches can play in tackling human trafficking.It is estimated that between 25 and 37 million people world-wide are caught up in modern day slavery.The consultation was one of a series organized by the Anglican Alliance around the Anglican Communion to help share learning and equip provinces and their local churches to respond effectively to the issues. It was jointly convened with the Salvation Army and held under the auspices of the Council of Anglican Provinces in Africa (CAPA). It was hosted by Hope Africa, the relief and development arm of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa.June Nderitu, Anglican Alliance regional facilitator for Africa, based at CAPA, said, “What strikes me most is the strength of partnership, because we realize that there is no church or organization which can deal with this issue on their own. We have explored how we can bring our skills and resources into this partnership so that together we can tackle this problem of modern day slavery and human trafficking.”The Archbishop of Canterbury has recognized the issue as a priority concern. In 2014 he, Pope Francis and other faith leaders signed a Declaration to End Modern Slavery. The Anglican Consultative Council has also repeatedly raised its concern, with voices from every part of the Communion.The Rev. Emmanuel Chikoya, from the Anglican Church in Zambia, said, “This meeting has galvanized me to think of ministry in a holistic manner. It is a wake-up call, especially with the silent issue of human trafficking.”Maged Yanny, director of the social care programmes for the Episcopal Diocese of Egypt, highlighted the growing and sophisticated crime of trafficking in human organs. “We need to make our people and the church aware of the challenge. I think the church can play a leading role in this area. The Anglican Alliance and CAPA can build an inclusive coalition to increase awareness of the seriousness of the problem of human trafficking and organ trafficking,” he said.Representatives from Stop the Traffik introduced their new mobile phone initiative, called Stop App, being promoted to gather information on the routes and hotspots of human trafficking, which is vital to combat global organized crime.The consultation concluded with a declaration, which lays out the vision of the participants, “calling on all our churches to include the issues of anti-human trafficking on their agendas in a significant way at local, national and global levels.”One outcome of the consultation was a strategy of 6 Ps+1:PreventionProtection of survivorsProsecution of perpetratorsPolicyPartnershipParticipation of local churches and communities.The Rev. Rachel Carnegie, co-executive director of the Anglican Alliance, said:“These are all covered by the seventh P of Prayer. The consultation committed to promoting a ‘Freedom Sunday’ across their churches, adapting resources to their local context.”She added, “It has been an inspirational week, hearing from churches across Africa on how they are tackling human trafficking. We will continue to work alongside CAPA and Hope Africa, helping to equip the provinces and churches in Africa to respond in their own context.” Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Knoxville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Job Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Equipping churches to respond to human trafficking Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Posted Jun 1, 2016 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Bath, NC Rector Tampa, FL Anglican Communion, This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Press Release Rector Belleville, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Washington, DC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Human Trafficking Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Albany, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR
Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Rector Bath, NC Anglican leaders from the Americas gather in Toronto for regional primates meeting Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Events Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Anglican Communion, Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Belleville, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Shreveport, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Music Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Smithfield, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Knoxville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books [Anglican Communion News Service] The leaders of eight Anglican Provinces whose churches cover the territory from Cape Horn to the Arctic are gathering in Toronto for a regional Primates’ Meeting. Seven Primates and a bishop from the West Indies, where there is a primatial vacancy, are meeting in to discuss the Lambeth Conference 2020 and other issues including the Anglican Communion’s Instruments of Communion and relationships within the Communion.Read the full article here. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Posted Nov 27, 2018 Submit a Job Listing Lambeth Conference Press Release Service Tags Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Washington, DC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Martinsville, VA Youth Minister Lorton, VA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Albany, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Tampa, FL Rector Collierville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Hopkinsville, KY
Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your name here TAGSApopka City CommissionElection DayPresidential Preference Primary Election Previous articleApopka and Wekiva High Schools Receive Safe Sports School AwardsNext articleYoung Kim – An unorthodox approach to politics Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Political Opinion/AnalysisThe Apopka City Commission election cycle is a three-month marathon, but it’s run in daily 100-yard-dashes. Candidates have to pace themselves, but must be ready to sprint or risk being left behind. We’ve been watching this sprint/marathon since the beginning, but the finish line is now in sight.Six brave candidates have spent the last 100 days on this roller coaster campaign trail. They raised and spent thousands of dollars, knocked on hundreds of doors, pushed dozens of “vote for me” signs into the ground. They shook hands, spoke at forums, interacted and posted on Facebook, and sat for hours with reporters (thanks again for your time). They’ve defended their records and pushed-back on attacks, and waved at drivers as they passed by intersections and the early voting site.And on Tuesday evening, all six of them will get their report cards.As of 4:00 PM today 5,286 Apopkans have voted either early or by absentee ballot. It is almost a certainty that this will be the largest turnout in Apopka Municipal election history.Only two candidates have ever received 3,000 or more votes in Apopka election history (Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Commissioner Sam Ruth in the 2014 runoff elections). But considering the projected turnout totals, it wouldn’t be surprising to see four candidates eclipse that plateau tomorrow night.I hail from the faraway land of Altamonte Springs, and while it only takes me 10 minutes to drive to The Apopka Voice offices, politically I may as well be from another planet. Unlike any other city in Central Florida I am familiar with (with the possible exceptions Winter Park or Orlando), Apopka elections are a part of the community fabric. Most cities are fairly apathetic to local elections. They have a limited identity with the city they live in, and probably couldn’t name their elected officials if they walked in the room. In Apopka, that is a completely different story.I was given a crash course in Apopka politics over the past three months since The Apopka Voice launched. I’ve gotten to know these six candidates with almost no pre-conceived notions. I’ve watched them at forums, asked them hard questions and written quite a bit about them, while getting to know them fairly well.And at the end of this process, I can say three things definitively – I believe all of them have what’s best for Apopka in mind, I believe Seats #3 and #4 of the Apopka City Commission will end up in qualified hands, and I like all six of them. And what are the odds that a reporter would like six out of six politicians?And now for The Apopka Voice recommendations:We have covered these six candidates comprehensively over the past three months. We published the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of these two campaigns. We asked the candidates a question a week for 9 weeks and let them write 200 word replies. We co-sponsored a debate. We published 1,000 word features on each candidate. When you are this thorough, it would almost be an insult to our reader’s intelligence to endorse a candidate. If you have a question about a candidate, we have probably asked it.So our recommendation is that everyone should vote.The vast majority of you reading this probably already have, and we commend you for voting. A smaller, more vocal group has commented, posted and interacted on Facebook, on our website, and we commend for that too. We have taken our lumps this election cycle. We were called every name in the book – partisan, politically motivated, irresponsible, in the tank, glorified bloggers, and Mr. Voice (?).We understand the critiques and thank you for those also. We knew it would take some time for our readers to find a rhythm to what we are doing. By now it is our hope that you see The Apopka Voice as an objective place for Apopkans to go for the news.Have a great Election Day Apopka, and check back with us tomorrow starting at 7:00 AM for wall-to-wall coverage of the Apopka elections, and maybe a little taste of the Presidential Preference Primary election too. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply
ArchDaily House 13 / Atria ArquitetosSave this projectSaveHouse 13 / Atria Arquitetos House 13 / Atria Arquitetos Brazil 2009 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/203997/house-13-atria-arquitetos-2 Clipboard Architects: Atria Arquitetos Area Area of this architecture project Photographs: Edgar CézarText description provided by the architects. The “Casa 13” is a family residence that points out the contrast among the simplicity of the shapes and the richness of the spaces and materials. The architectural design approach searches for privacy to the intimate areas of the house, as well as full integration of internal social areas, leisure spaces in the outside and the garden itself. The building has a steel concrete structure, two stories, and is located in a residential neighborhood in Brasília. The ground floor has differences in level that accommodate the house to the terrain’s natural slope. Save this picture!© Edgar CézarFrom the street view, there are two perpendicularly overlaid volumes. What seems to be a blind gable covered by wood is actually a panel that disguises the window’s shutters. The metallic front gate is in a backward plan giving the impression that the upper volume floats in the air. The side façade is composed by a big blind gable that directs the pedestrian regard to the backyard, and the closure of the living room in glazed panels. From the back, the wooden floor continues up to the wall playing the role of bringing to the floor the volume that floats over the glazing. Save this picture!© Edgar CézarThe internal spaces are divided among intimate spaces, social spaces and service spaces. They are organized in a simple and functional way, and also in a peripheral distribution in order to liberate the core of the house to the double-height entrance hall. Intimate spaces are on the first floor (bedrooms and bathrooms); social and service spaces are on the ground floor (living room, dining room, office, kitchen, laundry, garage) . The main access is through the side of the house, by an enormous wooden pivoting door that leads to the core of the house, a double height space naturally lightened by a pergola with glazed roof. This space stands out for its monumentality and for the contrast of rough materials (cement floor)and noble materials (travertine marble panel).Save this picture!© Edgar CézarProject gallerySee allShow lessPlayhouse / Anna & Eugeni BachArticles’Almost Home’ Competition WinnersArticles Share “COPY” Photographs Area: 650 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/203997/house-13-atria-arquitetos-2 Clipboard Save this picture!© Edgar Cézar+ 19 Share CopyHouses•Brasilia, Brazil CopyAbout this officeAtria ArquitetosOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasBrasiliaHouses3D ModelingBrazilPublished on February 02, 2012Cite: “House 13 / Atria Arquitetos” 02 Feb 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Save this picture!Courtesy of Frank Goerge+ 20 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/372167/clearing-almere-frank-goerge Clipboard Year: Contractor: Houses Bolton Bouw B.V., Zegveld “COPY” Year: Building Management:Bouwadvies Kreijns B.V.Architect In Charge:Frank GoergeStructural Design:Carola GoergeCity:AlmereCountry:The NetherlandsMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Frank GoergeRecommended ProductsCoffee tablesBoConceptMadrid Coffee Table AD21Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsFretwork Facade PanelDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeText description provided by the architects. Project descriptiont Clearing is a small detached house in a wooded setting in Almere, near Amsterdam. The location is an open space in the woods between the centre of Almere and the Markermeer. Save this picture!Courtesy of Frank GoergeThe facade of clearing is completely translucent.Clearing is one of the winning designs of an international competition for experimental housing titled De Eenvoud (simplicity). The competition has been organised by the Comité de Fantasie and the Architectuurcentrum CASLa in Almere.Save this picture!Courtesy of Frank GoergeThe assignment of De EenvoudThe brief called for a design for a detached house, in which the participant`s own desires and fantasies are effectively realized. Here, a detached house is understood as a condition for achieving simplicity, not as an expression of status. The new neighbourhood De Eenvoud provides the space for twelve unique houses which stand for a manifestation of human self-expression and the pluriformity of society.Save this picture!Courtesy of Frank GoergeThe idea of clearingThe idea of clearing is the translation of the existing landscape setting of an open space in the wood into a smaler scale. With a strong relation to the evironment the house itself is an open spot in the wood. Living takes place in a room between the wood outside and a clearing in the centre.Save this picture!Courtesy of Frank GoergeThe design of the plan is the result of the play of two lines. The continuous interaction between the interior and the exterior facade creates a simple foor plan which has no edges. The generated space is both continuous and also changing at every turn, a single open space or several interpenetrating spaces which are always different. The facades are completely translucent. So one can feel the wooden environment, the change of the daylight and the change in the weather inside.Save this picture!Courtesy of Frank GoergeIn consideration of the topic of the architectural competition clearing is a very simple house. It consists only of a few elements: one floor, one open room, one type of facade, one slab of wood as a roof and only a few details for the construction.Save this picture!Courtesy of Frank GoergeOn the other hand clearing creates complexity and multiplicity: an unpredictable space, a facade that can be modified from transparent ortranslucent to opaque and manifold relationships between inside and outside.Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessNanne de Ru Appointed Director of The BerlageArchitecture NewsSan Sebastián School / Tidy ArquitectosSelected Projects Share Clearing Almere / Frank Goerge Architects: Frank Goerge Area Area of this architecture project Area: 130 m² Area: 130 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeFrank GoergeOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAlmereHousesThe NetherlandsPublished on May 15, 2013Cite: “Clearing Almere / Frank Goerge” 15 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Rally organizer Nino Brown addresses crowd outside the Massachusetts State House expressing solidarity with the people of Libya, Dec. 9.Anti-imperialists and revolutionaries gathered outside the Massachusetts State House on Dec. 9 to express solidarity with the people of Libya and decry the U.S. ruling class’s lead role in creating the horrific developments now unfolding there.The rally and speakout were called by the Answer Coalition of Boston and supported by Workers World Party.Before NATO intervention in Libya, the country was prospering. It had a robust system of public education and health care. It was financing development projects throughout Africa and the Middle East. But Muammar Gaddafi’s government was a threat to NATO and to Europe.By providing the tools to develop Africa and pursuing a socialized economic plan in development, Gaddafi was showing the world that there is an alternative to total reliance on the U.S. and Europe. He was showing the world that there is an alternative to capitalism and imperialism.Activists must oppose imperialist war at any cost. When the U.S. State Department demonizes a nation and says, “We will destroy you, or annihilate your government” — the working-class movement has to be on the opposite side of these warmongers. We need to be yelling at the top our lungs: “No to war on Libya! No to war on Venezuela! No to war on Syria! No to war on People’s Korea!”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Sep 18, 2012 Previous articlePromoting Ethanol at Chicagoland SpeedwayNext articleGrowing the Cure™ Launched at 50th Farm Science Review Andy Eubank Ag Education Students Predominant at Safety Forum Home News Feed Ag Education Students Predominant at Safety Forum SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE The theme for National Farm Safety & Health Week this week is Agricultural Safety & Health…A Family Affair. At the safety and health forum in West Lafayette Tuesday that theme resonated with many high school students in the audience, and early in the day they heard story after story of specific farm accidents as told by Tom Bechman of Indiana Prairie Farmer. What was his purpose in relating all those very sad stories?“That they need to pay attention and realize they’re not invincible and bad things can happen,” he told HAT. “My charge was what are the consequences of farm accidents, and the fatalities and some that aren’t fatal result in a lot of pain for the person hurt. The family has to make changes to adapt to that person’s injuries and dependent on how much insurance coverage they had it may be a financial liability.”Demonstrations during the forum included a simulated grain bin rescue, fire extinguisher safety, and the Wabash Township Fire Department simulated extracting a farmer from under a rolled tractor. Kevin McCombs is the public information officer and he says the department has the training and equipment needed to respond to a real on-farm incident.“We’ve had this equipment for about 2 ½ years and have actually used it multiple times with vehicles that have turned over. We haven’t used it on an actual farm emergency but with this training it’s helping our members as well in dealing with and getting a bigger picture of how we can approach farm equipment that has turned over.”He told HAT their equipment is robust enough for the largest farm equipment with “two airbags rated close to 20 tons. And the struts will handle about the same as well.”McComb’s volunteer department serves the area surrounding the Beck’s Agricultural Center and members have received farm safety training there in the past. He says most rural departments across the state and nation are becoming more equipped to handle farming incidents, and training is intensifying for all types of emergencies.The Indiana Rural Safety and Health Council has consistently co-hosted events like this week’s forum since 1945. An updated map of the state served as a stark reminder of the occurrence of fatal accidents on the farm. Since 1980 only one Indiana county has not had a fatal farm accident.[audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/09/Ag-Safety-and-Health-Forum.mp3|titles=Ag Safety and Health Forum]Audio Playerhttps://media.blubrry.com/hoosieragtoday/p/www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/09/Ag-Safety-and-Health-Forum.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS
Receive email alerts The Arab Spring has given new impetus to an increasingly active online diaspora’s hope for change. The regime, which has totally cordoned off the country and continues its indiscriminate repression of the population, is somewhat overwhelmed by the Net’s influence on Eritreans based abroad. It is now waging its propaganda war on social networks. Pro-opposition websites have been targeted for cyberattacks on an unprecedented scale. News Help by sharing this information RSF urges Swedish judicial authorities to reverse Dawit Isaak decision Swedish prosecutors again refuse to investigate Dawit Isaak case October 27, 2020 Find out more News EritreaAfrica Organisation Follow the news on Eritrea to go further Self-censorship, difficult Web access, and limitless terrorIn this totally freedom-deprived country whose privately owned media were shut down in September 2001, the Internet remains the only space left where Eritreans are free to voice their opinions. Its use, however, is still very limited. Dictator Isaias Afewerki has imposed a climate of terror that has led the few Eritreans brave enough to connect despite technical obstacles and surveillance in the cybercafés to rely on self-censorship (Read the Eritrea chapter of the 2011 “Enemies of the Internet” report).Leading diaspora websites such as Assenna.com, Asmarino.com and Awate.com are inaccessible mainly because of the slow bandwidth speed. No independent site is currently operated from Eritrea. Those living abroad who post writings on “banned” websites often have to do so anonymously as a security measure.Not just content to terrorize his country’s population, the President is trying to target exiled dissidents with the assistance of certain friendly foreign governments. Sudan-based Eritrean editorial writer and journalist Jamal Osman Hamad, editor of the Internet website adoulis.com, was released by the Sudanese security forces in Khartoum on December 16, 2011 after being detained more than eight weeks. Known for his criticisms of his country’s leader, he was arrested on October 24, 2011, less than a week after Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki paid an official visit to Sudan – a visit during which the latter and his Sudanese counterpart inaugurated the opening of a road linking their two countries. On October 17, 300 Eritreans had been expelled to their native country without their cases being referred to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.Are the new media generating an Eritrean Spring?The regime took a very dim view of the Arab uprising and the fall of presidents Hosni Mubarak and Mouammar Kadhafi, whom it supported. It forced the state-owned media to ignore these events and was prepared to cut off Internet access, just as the Egyptian regime had done during the height of the Revolution, in the event of domestic unrest. The regime also has been concerned about the social networks’ potential as a rallying tool for diaspora Eritreans. Unlike their fellow citizens who remained in the country, diaspora Eritreans are much more up-to-date on the latest Arab revolution developments, which is reviving hopes for a political change in Africa’s “North Korea.” The movements organized by the opposition in the last few months in streets around the globe, and in diplomatic channels, are a new phenomenon.From March to May 2011 in particular, exiled Eritrean communities held peace rallies to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the country’s independence and to protest against the dictatorial regime. In Australia, Great Britain, the United States, Egypt, and Ethiopia, the slogan was “ENOUGH!” These demonstrations were coordinated primarily by the Facebook group “Ashab Yourid Isqat Isaias Afewerki” (“The People Want Isaias Afewerki to Step Down”).Opposition Eritreans living abroad have also decided to involve Eritreans who had remained at home in a special way. Youth groups such as Eritrean Youth for Change (EYC) and Eritrean Youth Solidarity for Change (EYSC) called upon Eritreans in the homeland to “empty the streets” of Asmara as part of the “Arbi Harnet” (Freedom Friday) campaign launched in early February 2012.Daniel Gebremichael, one of the campaign organizers, stressed on Awate.com: “We also needed a channel of communication between diaspora activists and the people back home to begin to open up a bit. So you can say that (this movement) was inspired by the Arab Spring, but was heavily influenced by the political culture in Eritrea.” He added that hundreds of phone calls were made by volunteers to Asmara and other cities in the country, and text messages and emails were sent to inform Eritreans about this campaign and invite them to rally. The 10,000 plus subscribers of the EYSC and EYC Facebook pages were contacted. YouTube video clips were uploaded to convince people to take part in this call for democratic changes in the country. Daniel Gebremichael believes that the effort produced positive results. The initiative apparently received messages of support from people contacted on-site. Most of them who could be reached were so frightened that they just listened. But the important thing is that the message got through. The announced goal was to call 5% of Eritrea’s more than 230,000 telephone lines. Yemane Gebreab, the President’s top political advisor, and leader of the incumbent party, was cornered after being spotted in a Manhattan pub by young Eritreans who wanted to question him about people gone missing in the country, and who criticized his support of the dictator. The event was filmed, posted on YouTube, and – to the authorities’ consternation – relayed by thousands of members. According to Awate.com, various forms of the video have been viewed tens of thousands of times: a hard blow for the regime’s propaganda machine. Start of a cyberwar?The government is still waging an online offensive against such criticisms. Eritrean Information Minister Ali Abdu, and Yemane Gebreab, are coordinating online propaganda, disinformation initiatives on the Internet, cyberattacks against opposition sites, and crackdowns and pressure on the regime’s opponents. They have decided to occupy the social networks’ terrain and to confront their opponents there by disseminating their own pro-regime messages. One of the Facebook pages concerned is Eritrea First, which, as of early March 2012, boasts 2,500 friends and whose motto is “The nation always comes first.” An unprecedented wave of cyberattacks struck several websites critical of the regime in early December 2011. Most of the opposition sites, including Assenna.com, Awate.com, Asmarino.com, were blocked for several days. Hackers allegedly attacked these sites’ databases in a vain attempt to delete their archives, but pro-government sites such as Meskerem.net, Alenalki.com, and Dehai.org were spared – a new censorship episode with which it would be difficult not to connect the Asmaran regime.These attacks were perfectly timed, when the targeted sites were speculating on the President’s end-of-year speech, and the UN Security Council was broadening the sanctions imposed on Eritrea for its presumed support of Somalia’s Islamist insurgents. Prisoner of Conscience Since 2001 – Why has Sweden not managed to bring Dawit Isaak home? March 12, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Eritrea EritreaAfrica January 13, 2021 Find out more April 14, 2021 Find out more Reports News RSF_en