BP recovering reputation after oil disaster

first_img Share Tuesday 2 November 2010 9:36 pm KCS-content BP recovering reputation after oil disaster More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoDiscovery23+ Sports Stadiums Around the World That Are Abandoned NowDiscoveryUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUndoElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUndoZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldUndocenter_img whatsapp whatsapp IN July, I reported that BP’s handling of the oil spill crisis was damaging its brand, and was even affecting the reputation of other British brands in America. The crisis cost BP $40bn and saw its share price nearly halve. Negative publicity became front-page news when President Obama declared: “We will make BP pay for the damage their company has caused.”BP BRAND RECOVERINGThe good news for BP is that its brand has now recovered to some extent in the UK, and that some of its competitors have struggled to promote their own brands during the interim period.The graph shows that BP’s BrandIndex “Index” score – which combines six measures of brand health including value, reputation and likelihood to recommend – hit a low of -13.4 points on 15 June. Despite the large dip, it had re-emerged back into positive territory by 27 September. Texaco enjoyed a slight lift during this period, while Exxon Mobil’s BrandIndex scores remained consistent around -5 points.SHELL IS BIGGEST WINNERThe winner from this period of turbulence for oil company brands is clearly Shell, which saw its BrandIndex scores closely pegged to BP’s for the first four months of 2010. Thereafter, Shell’s “Index” scores have risen to a high of +14. Shell’s scores demonstrate that one brand’s crisis may not necessarily adversely affect the health of other brands in the sector.NEW ROUND OF EUROSCEPTCISMThe Eurosceptic mood of the public is clear from the results of YouGov’s polling during the past few weeks. 70 per cent think Britain pays too much towards the EU; 63 per cent want the organisation of the EU to contract, and 80 per cent backed Cameron’s attempt to block the proposed sixper cent increase in the EU’s Budget. As the country braces itself for the economic impact of spending cuts, the last thing the Coalition government needs is a fight over Europe.Stephan Shakespeare is chief executive and co-founder of YouGov. Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼last_img read more

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Public sector increasingly nervous about jobs

first_img Share Show Comments ▼ IN the run up to the Christmas season feelings of insecurity surrounding employment situations can become more acute. A monthly Household Economic Activity Tracker (HEAT) produced by YouGov SixthSense has found that a net percentage of employees were more fearful for their jobs in October (net -20 per cent) than they had been during September (net -17 per cent). This ties in with the general trend of increasing fears over job security since spring 2010 (see graph).Concern about job security differs between public and private sector employees. By subtracting the percentage of people who currently feel secure in their position from those fearing impending job loss, YouGov SixthSense calculated a net -31 per cent level of confidence in job security amongst public sector workers, while confidence amongst private sector employees stands at a net -14 per cent. The Comprehensive Spending Review has started to make public sector workers nervous.Widespread feelings of employment insecurity exist in spite of a perceived increase in the level of business activity in the UK: both private and public sectors recorded positive net increases in this regard (four per cent and 14 per cent respectively). Similarly, from September to October a net zero per cent level of income change was recorded.Despite this, those employed are still feeling the pinch as 67 per cent said price changes have negatively affected them, with only two per cent welcoming recent price fluctuations. YouGov SixthSense also recorded a nine per cent net increase this month in the need for additional borrowing in respect of Credit Cards, overdrafts and other unsecured loans.The consumer prognosis for next year is also grim. YouGov respondents overwhelmingly believe goods and services will cost more this time next year, with unemployed people registering the lowest level of confidence that prices will remain stable.Stephan Shakespeare is chief executive and co-founder of YouGov Tags: NULL KCS-content Public sector increasingly nervous about jobs center_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm Tuesday 9 November 2010 7:38 pm Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap whatsapp whatsapplast_img read more

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The Rise of AI by Endorphina

first_img 2050 is here! In the newest slot by Endorphina, The Rise of AI, players will enter a post-pandemic world packed with robots, cyborgs, and neon lights.To bring one of the best winning potentials for players, the AI randomly multiplies the current winning combinations (if any) by a random number up to x50. You can play a demo of this slot here! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 22nd June 2020 | By Aaron Noy Casino & games The Rise of AI by Endorphinacenter_img 2050 is here! In the newest slot by Endorphina, The Rise of AI, players will enter a post-pandemic world packed with robots, cyborgs, and neon lights. Topics: Casino & games Slots Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img

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Entain extends ethics, legal & compliance training in US

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter “We look forward to extending our partnership with Seton Hall Law School, a leading law school and a recognized global leader in compliance education, to help provide professionals with the specialist skill needed to support the growth of this sector in the U.S.” Legal & compliance Regions: US Entain said its goal is to make Seton Hall’s Law Bootcamp the premier annual program in the industry. 26th February 2021 | By Conor Mulheir  “The Bootcamp aligns with Entain’s focus on promoting sports integrity, responsible gambling, and corporate compliance,” said Martin Lycka, senior vice president for American regulatory affairs & responsible gambling. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Industry giant Entain, through its charitable arm Entain Foundation US, has donated $100,000 to Seton Hall Law School to provide annual ethics, legal and compliance education for compliance and legal professionals in the online sports betting and gaming sector. Read the full story on iGB North America. The move builds on the inaugural Gaming Law, Compliance and Integrity Bootcamp which launched at Seton Hall with the Entain Foundation US in March 2020, attended by an initial group of 50. Tags: Entain Entain Foundation US Topics: Legal & compliance Compliance Legal Entain extends ethics, legal & compliance training in US Email Addresslast_img read more

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African Banking Corporation of Botswana Limited (ABC.bw) 2020 Abridged Report

first_imgAfrican Banking Corporation of Botswana Limited (ABC.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about African Banking Corporation of Botswana Limited (ABC.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the African Banking Corporation of Botswana Limited (ABC.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: African Banking Corporation of Botswana Limited (ABC.bw)  2020 abridged results.Company ProfileABC Holdings Limited is the parent company of a number of sub-Saharan Africa banks operating under the BancABC brand that offer a diverse range of financial services including personal, business and corporate banking as well as asset management, stockbroking and treasury services.  The Group, which has its head office in Botswana, was formed as a result of a series of mergers and acquisitions of financial institutions operating in Southern Africa. This has given the Group a strong geographical footprint as well as a sound understanding of the diverse financial markets within the region. As a result, BancABC has operations in Botswana, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe and a group services office in South Africa. African Banking Corporation of Botswana Limited is listed on the Botswana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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New Zealand: ChristChurch Cathedral bells shipped to U.K. for restoration

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Bath, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK don woolley says: An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Events Rector Smithfield, NC Comments are closed. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Collierville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Press Release Service Rector Albany, NY 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 Tags Submit a Job Listing Anglican Communion Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Featured Jobs & Calls Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Pittsburgh, PA center_img In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Comments (1) Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Posted Oct 2, 2012 [Anglican Taonga] Bells rescued from ChristChurch Cathedral have been shipped to the English foundry where they were made for specialist restoration.The 13 bells were buried in tonnes of masonry when the tower collapsed in Christchurch’s Feb. 22, 2011 earthquake.Some suffered cracks and one looks to be damaged beyond repair.They have been transported free of charge by shipping company Maersk to John Taylor Bell Foundry in Loughborough, Leicestershire, where they were cast in 1978.Foundry boss Simon Adams said the Anglican Church had no option but to send them to England for expert repairs.“The bells fell from the tower of the cathedral and the entire contents of the belfry fell on top them,” he told BBC News Leicester.“We have to make 13 new sets of fittings for the bells – and undertake some specialist testing of the bells and further repairs.”Much of the cathedral’s taonga (artifacts) have been removed and put into safe storage, including stained-glass windows and the statue of the Risen Christ outside the west doors.Work is currently underway on a NZ$5.3 million (US$4.41 million) temporary cathedral on the edge of the city’s red zone cordon in Latimer Square which will be used by the congregation while ChristChurch Cathedral is rebuilt. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Cathedral Dean Boise, ID New Zealand: ChristChurch Cathedral bells shipped to U.K. for restoration Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA March 14, 2014 at 8:38 pm hi,i have a bit of bell from the orginal bell made in late 1870 od,i did my time as a moulder and we mealted the old ones,i was allowed to keep a bit bell that i found,i have had this little bit of bell for about thirty seven years.i lost it for about three years after the quake bit have now found it, Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit an Event Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Tampa, FL last_img read more

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Julian Savea and Eben Etsebeth slap one another while smiling

first_imgFriday Apr 3, 2015 Julian Savea and Eben Etsebeth slap one another while smiling The Hurricanes got the better of the Stormers in their Super Rugby round 8 match in Wellington earlier today. Despite a one sided first half, the Stormers came back in the second, but couldn’t quite get the win, going down 25-20.ADVERTISEMENTIt was a hard-fought game, at times physically intense, as can be seen here when Julian Savea and Eben Etsebeth came to grips, and played a game of slapsies, smiles and all. Savea actually was smiling at first, then got very serious after the first love tap. Etsebeth, fearless throughout.It wasn’t quite as vicious as when Bismarck Du Plessis and James Horwill did something similar at the Rugby World Cup a few years back, but was equally amusing to see, especially from the comfort of ones living room. Rory Kockott on Adam Thomson, probably the biggest of them all.credit: andrewmulligan/vine Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Circular Garden Pavilion / EVA

first_imgArchDaily Lead Architects: Year:  The Netherlands Photographs Photographs:  Sebastian van Damme Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Circular Garden Pavilion / EVA ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/947919/circular-garden-pavilion-eva Clipboard “COPY” Architects: EVA Area Area of this architecture project Buro Beuk Projects Circular Garden Pavilion / EVASave this projectSaveCircular Garden Pavilion / EVA “COPY” Houses Save this picture!© Sebastian van Damme+ 13Curated by Paula Pintos Share Landscape: Design Team:Maarten Terberg, Floris MooijEngineering:BouwstructuurClients:PrivateCity:UtrechtCountry:The NetherlandsMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Sebastian van DammeRecommended ProductsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaText description provided by the architects. At a villa in the Netherlands with a large garden, this circular garden pavilion was designed as an annex. In addition to a hobby/billiards room, there is a storage room and a carport.Save this picture!© Sebastian van DammeSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Sebastian van DammeThe design is inspired by the Case Study Houses from the ’40s-’60s of the last century. The building has a visible construction, space flows from the inside to the outside and a cantilever running the entire length of the building connects the various functions.Save this picture!© Sebastian van DammeSave this picture!© Sebastian van DammeWhere the case study houses were mainly a showcase of efficient, fast, and cheap construction, in this pavilion the emphasis is on circular construction. In time, the building can be completely disassembled again, all parts are included in a material passport. The construction and facade are made of accoya wood and the other materials are almost entirely biobased.Save this picture!© Sebastian van DammeProject gallerySee allShow lessCall for Entries: VDC Roasting 2020Student CompetitionsRain Amplifier Installation / Matthijs la Roi ArchitectsSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/947919/circular-garden-pavilion-eva Clipboard Maarten Terberg Manufacturers: Accoya, AutoDesk, ACT 3D, Adobe Systems Incorporated, Gutex, Isolair, Trimble Navigation, Tudor CopyAbout this officeEVAOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOtherSmall ScaleUtrechtOn FacebookThe NetherlandsPublished on September 21, 2020Cite: “Circular Garden Pavilion / EVA” 21 Sep 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Area:  100 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2020 CopyHouses, Small Scale•Utrecht, The Netherlandslast_img read more

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Australia and its Aboriginal prison population

first_imgAustralia is the sixth largest nation in the world. It is an island continent between the Indian and Pacific oceans. In 1788, it was illegally occupied by British settler-colonialists. These included prisoners who were exempted from the death penalty because they agreed to be “transported” there, as part of a ruling-class plan to colonize the continent “for England.”The British colonists in power instituted a white-supremacist government to dominate and control the original Aboriginal inhabitants while seizing their land. But as Jenny Munro, Wiradjuri nation, has stated: “[A]s from time immemorial, we believe as Aboriginal people, Australia has been here from the first sunrise, our people have been here along with the continent, with the first sunrise. We know our land was given to us by Baiami; we have a sacred duty to protect that land.” (aboriginalheritage.org/history)The Aboriginal Heritage Office states: “It would not be an exaggeration to claim that the island continent was owned by over 400 different [Aboriginal] nations” before the first British arrived. Before and after 1901, when Australia gained independence from England, additional British and Irish settlers increased the white population and now form the majority population. Aboriginal people are estimated to be only about 3 percent of the population now, yet they make up 27 percent of the prison population. According to Australia’s Justice Project, their racialized incarceration rate is 13 times that of the white prison population. (tinyurl.com/ybdq7g6z)Australia’s 2017 Bureau of Statistics revealed an increase in the total prison population during the past 10 years. The largest increases were of Aboriginal men and women. Thirty-three percent of those incarcerated were “on remand,” charged without bail and yet not found guilty. Aboriginal people also have higher arrest rates than whites, more convictions and a greater likelihood of imprisonment. Non-Indigenous prisoner rates have not increased since 2008.Structural disadvantages play major roles in overpopulation in prisons. Poverty, overpolicing of the mental and cognitively disabled, institutional discrimination and greater severity by the criminal justice system in the treatment of Aboriginal offenders are contributing factors. Racial disparities continue to exist.The Australian Indigenous have experienced dispossession, exclusion from education and employment, and displacement. Only about 10 percent of Aborigines speak their native language. Only 59 percent of Indigenous youth ages 15-18 attend school, with just 34 percent graduating. And just 8.5 percent attend universities. Aboriginal home ownership is approximately 39 percent, and average income is only two-thirds that of non-Indigenous people. Parallels in racismParallels exist between the actions of white Europeans and European-descended Americans when it comes to the treatment of people of color worldwide. The U.S. was colonized in the 1600s by European settlers, resulting in the massacre, destruction of property and wholesale displacement of Indigenous people who had inhabited the land for thousands of years. Today, Native peoples comprise only about 2 percent of the U.S. population. The U.S. has only 5 percent of the world’s population, yet jails 25 percent of the world’s total prisoner population. Similar to Australia, racial disparities dominate in the U.S. African Americans comprise approximately 14 percent of the U.S. population, yet 34 percent of prisoners are African-American men, women and children. Black men are incarcerated at nearly 6 times the rate of white men. And their prison sentences are 19 percent longer.For centuries, both the state structures of the U.S. and Australia have been committed to an ideology of white-supremacist dominance and privilege. This includes domestic terrorism against people of color, unequal treatment and failure of opportunity — with never a level playing field for “the other.” Both countries’ economic, political and social systems and institutions are deeply imbedded in racist policies and laws. The majority white population, including those in the working class, benefits materially from the subjugation and oppression of people of color.State structures and entities created by people of European descent have waged war on people of color in the U.S. and elsewhere, destroying Indigenous cultures and languages, stealing land and resources, and murdering the people. The U.S. appropriation of Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico in the last century is a dramatic example, as are ongoing U.S. aggressions in South America and Africa. The practice of European and European-American capitalism and imperialism, militaristic invasions, settler-colonialism, white supremacy and dehumanization of people of color continues through brutal attempts to put these systems in place globally. Centuries of leadership in resistance by people of color and Indigenous peoples — including the Aboriginal peoples of Australia — sends a message to the rest of the world to join with them in ending these systems of oppression. (PHOTO: OZinOH)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Fire attack on offices of critical newspaper

first_img RSF_en Help by sharing this information Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil April 13, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Fire attack on offices of critical newspaper News Reporters Without Borders called today for the arrest and punishment of those who burned the offices of the newspaper Tribuna do Povo, in Várzea da Palma, on 9 April after it exposed local corruption. BrazilAmericas April 27, 2021 Find out more April 15, 2021 Find out more 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Reporters Without Borders today strongly deplored a fire that swept through the offices of the fortnightly newspaper Tribuna do Povo, in Várzea da Palma (300 km north of Belo Horizonte, in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais) on 9 April and called for those responsible to be arrested and punished. It said the blaze resembled one that destroyed the offices of a newspaper and two radio stations in Marília (São Paulo state) in September 2005 after they too had strongly criticised local officials. The latest fire badly damaged the offices, destroying furniture and computers. A neighbour alerted police, who found cans of petrol on the spot and said it was arson. The paper, founded and co-edited by Dirceu Marques de Oliveira and Artur Nascimento, has reported on extensive corruption in the Várzea da Palma town government.Similar accusations of corruption against local officials, including former mayor Abelardo Camarinha, led to the fire at the Marília offices of the daily Diário de Marília and radio stations Diário FM and Dirceu AM on 8 September 2005. Three people were each jailed for 12 years in January 2006 for setting the fire. Camarinha and his son Vinícius, a member of the state assembly, were not punished, and mounted an operation to block publication of Diário de Marília on general election day on 3 October last year. News Reports Follow the news on Brazil RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America to go further BrazilAmericas News Organisation Receive email alerts May 13, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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