Swaziland Empowerment Limited (SEL.sz) listed on the Swaziland Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about Swaziland Empowerment Limited (SEL.sz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Swaziland Empowerment Limited (SEL.sz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Swaziland Empowerment Limited (SEL.sz) 2013 abridged results.Company ProfileSwaziland Empowerment Limited (SEL) is an investment holding company engaged in financial intermediation. The company offers a range of products and services to private, commercial and corporate companies that range from personal and business checking to savings plans, home banking and lending options. The personal and business division of Swaziland Empowerment Limited caters for checking, savings, mortgage loans, commercial banking services, trust and investment, auto, home and personal loans. Swaziland Empowerment Limited has a 19% stake in the telecommunication entity, Swazi MTN Limited. It is a subsidiary of the Public Services Pensions Fund with headquarters in Mbabane, Swaziland. Swaziland Empowerment Limited is listed on the Swaziland Stock Exchange
Submit an Event Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska [Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana Nov. 15 announced a slate of five nominees to stand for the election as the eighth bishop of the diocese.The candidates are:The Rev. Canon Lynn Carter-Edmands, canon for formation and transition, Diocese of Southern OhioThe Rev. Canon Andrew T. Gerns, rector of Trinity Church, Easton, PennsylvaniaThe Rev. Susan B. Haynes, rector of St. Paul’s Church, Mishawaka, IndianaThe Rev. Douglas E. Sparks, rector of St. Luke’s Church, Rochester, MinnesotaThe Very Rev. Raymond J. Waldon, dean of St. Mark’s Cathedral, Salt Lake CityThe diocese’s website for the search process has basic biographical information on each nominee here and the committee promises for fuller biographies in the coming days.The bishop-elect will succeed Bishop Edward S. Little II who said in March that he would resign at the end of June 2016. Little, 68, was ordained and consecrated in March 2000 as the diocese’s seventh bishop.The election is scheduled to take place during a special convention Feb. 6 at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Warsaw, Indiana. The eighth bishop’s consecration is scheduled for June 25 at Trinity English Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Press Release Featured Jobs & Calls Youth Minister Lorton, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI By ENS staffPosted Nov 16, 2015 Rector Bath, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Martinsville, VA 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Tags Rector Albany, NY 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 Collierville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Bishop Elections Featured Events The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Pittsburgh, PA Diocese of Northern Indiana announces five nominees for bishop Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY 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 Rector Belleville, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Press Release Service Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Job Listing
by Scott Sauls, Christ Presbyterian ChurchI hate it when people criticize me.Recently, a man who was traveling through visited our church and then sent me a public criticism on Twitter, telling me all of the things that, in his “humble opinion,” were wrong about my sermon. Feeling defensive and irritated, I foolishly retaliated with a zinger or two of my own. The man then sent five more messages on Twitter, piling on more criticism, taking my words out of context, putting words in my mouth that I never said, and assigning motives to me that I never had. I then responded a second time, again in a way that was not helpful.My unofficial “big brother,” Scotty Smith, saw this Twitter exchange and swiftly texted me a short message: “Scott, don’t wrestle with pigs.”Scotty’s text was not intended to insult the man on Twitter. Rather, he was reminding me of a phrase that he and I had picked up from an article by Carey Nieuwhof about healthy leadership. “Don’t wrestle with pigs” is another way of saying that when people try to pick a fight with you or seem bent on criticizing you no matter what you say or do, it’s usually best simply not to engage them. Why? Because when leaders “wrestle with pigs,” we, too run the risk of becoming pig-headed in the process.There is another disadvantage to “wrestling with pigs.” When we fight back—instead of seeking to defuse the situation by not responding or by answering gently—we condition ourselves to reject all criticism, even the kind that is fair. When we do this, we harm everyone including ourselves.In each of us, there is potential for good and also for evil. We are, at the same time, both Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, saints and transgressors, old man and new man, flesh, and spirit. We are, as Luther said, simul iustus et peccator—simultaneously righteous (in Christ) and sinner (in our flesh).Throughout the pages of Scripture, God responds to our sin and foolishness with reassurance instead of shame, kindness instead of punishment, mercy instead of judgment, and love instead of abandonment. We are told that it is his kindness that leads us to repentance (Romans 2:4). This being true, why would we ever consider not repenting of our sin as a viable option? Likewise, why would we continue to go to such great lengths to avoid all criticism?Criticism that is constructive—whether directly from Scripture or from a person—is one of the ways God answers our prayer, “Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.”This portion of the Lord’s Prayer reminds us that all sin is absurd and futile and stupid—because sin is not just an act of rebellion against the law of God. Even worse, it is an act of hatred against the love of God.This is why King David, reflecting on his adultery, murder, and abuse of power, wrote that his sins brought him no joy but instead crushed his bones and sapped his spirit of joy (Psalm 51:8, 12). Clinging to sin afflicted him, tormented his soul, blocked his vision, wearied him with grief, and wasted him physically (Psalm 31:6-10).Whenever we sin against God, we also sin against ourselves. We cannot thrive outside the blessed boundaries of God’s law any more than a fish can thrive outside the water. As those created in God’s image, his law is our roadmap for how to “image” him. His law is our design and our most natural and life-giving habitat.Eugene Peterson tells it true in The Message: “Trivialize even the smallest item in God’s Law and you will only have trivialized yourself.”Although the wisdom of adhering to our design may seem obvious, we still need help. Specifically, we need Scripture and truth-telling friends to anchor us daily in the things that are right, good, and true. Our hearts are deceptive and frail, and therefore capable of justifying even the worst thoughts and words and actions. Our hearts are “prone to wander, Lord I feel it, prone to leave the God I love.” We need frequent reminders that we have not arrived yet and that, as Luther uttered on his deathbed, “We are all beggars, this is true.”Because we are not yet what we are meant to be, we need honest voices in our lives to help us see in ourselves the sin that we cannot see and to confront us when we need confronting.In her excellent book, Hope Has Its Reasons, Rebecca Pippert wrote about how true love detests whatever destroys the people that we love:Real love stands against the deception, the lie, the sin that destroys … The more a father loves his son, the more he hates in him the drunkard, the liar, the traitor.Bonhoeffer said something similar when he said “Nothing can be more compassionate than the severe reprimand which calls another Christian in one’s community back from the path of sin.”King David, ultimately, did not shield himself from critique. This is part of what made him such a great human being. When Nathan the prophet came to him and called him out for the evil in his life, David did not respond by saying, “Who do you think you are, Nathan? Do you know who it is that you are talking to? Where do you get off … ?”Instead, David received Nathan’s confrontation humbly, repented of his sin, and sought to right the wrongs he had done. His story gives us one of the most comprehensive, historic confessions of sin ever offered:Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight … Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart … wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow … Hide your face from my sins … Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit … (Psalm 51:1-19)But David did not only confess his sin to God. He also turned and confessed to Nathan, saying, “I have sinned against the Lord.” Then he turned to Bathsheba, the widowed wife of the soldier that he had murdered, and became her husband.Then, in an act of immense kindness, through Bathsheba God gave David a son whose name, Jedediah, means “Beloved of God.” This son was then given a second name, Solomon, which means “Peace.” This child, born from circumstances involving adultery, murder, and the abuse of power, would later be listed in the ancestry of Jesus as a picture of how long, wide, high, and deep the love of God travels:David was the father of Solomonby the wife of Uriah (Matthew 1:6).Matthew goes out of his way to include that allusion to the unsavory circumstances surrounding Solomon’s birth. He could easily have left out the phrase or said “by Bathsheba” instead of “by the wife of Uriah.” Instead, he helps us see how God worked to redeem the sin that David committed and from which he later repented.As if this weren’t enough grace for David, Jesus—the King of all Kings and Prince of Peace—would later identify himself as “the son of David” and would call David “a man after God’s own heart” (Acts 13:22).We can learn many things from David. There are many ways that we leaders especially can look to him for inspiration. But one of the most important things we must learn from him is the wisdom of positioning ourselves to invite constructive, redemptive critique from those around us—especially those who know us best, such as colleagues, friends, church leaders, and family members. Our pursuit of character must matter more to us than protecting our reputation. We must learn to love the light, even when it exposes the darkness in us, instead of using our power to run from and hide from the light.This, in spite of his many faults, was where David shined. The aftermath of the Bathsheba scandal presents to us a portrait of greatness—not because David was perfect but because he was ready to own his imperfection and to do so publicly to those he had injured the most. His greatness was found in his readiness to humble himself. In this, we see evidence of the Holy Spirit dwelling within: a willingness to lose face when he could have easily saved face and a readiness to repent when he didn’t have to because he was the one holding all the power.David could have done the same thing to Nathan that he had previously done to Uriah—finish the man off in order to save his own hide and reputation. But he did not. Instead, he chose to listen, humble himself, repent, and right his own wrongs.Writer and philosopher Elbert Hubbard wrote, “The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure criticism without resentment.” By this standard, David was a great human being.By the mercies of God, may we, likewise, allow ourselves to become great. Please enter your name here dear Scott, I love the idea of not wrestling with pigs. Well written my friend. Fools argue, wise men reason. I have had to work to overcome an contrary spirit and still find myself falling into that disagreeable spirit. Let it be said of us that we never give or take offense. Blessings on you and yours my friend, Charles Towne Mama Mia EJ Don’t wrestle with pigs or wrestle with angry lemons either…….! A lesson for social media debateInspiration Reply July 2, 2017 at 10:02 am Please enter your comment! Angry birds and now angry lemons…..how cute! Reply Mama Mia June 18, 2017 at 1:17 pm Reply June 18, 2017 at 1:20 pm Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Reply charles towne Thanks Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear 4 COMMENTS LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSInspirationScott Sauls Previous articleHappy Father’s Day Papa GodNext articleTrader Joe’s pulls an ice cream product from its shelves Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here June 18, 2017 at 1:03 pm
CopyHouses•Bungotakada, Japan CopyAbout this officeKenta Eto atelierOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBungotakadaJapanPublished on January 31, 2017Cite: “House Jodai / Kenta Eto atelier” 30 Jan 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/875723/triangel-ritter-schumacher Clipboard Photographs Houses Triangel / Ritter Schumacher ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeRitter SchumacherOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNendelnLiechtensteinPublished on July 14, 2017Cite: “Triangel / Ritter Schumacher” 14 Jul 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Manufacturers: Vitra, Antiquário Artemobilia, Dpot, Micasa, Punto, Vitrine, puntoluce CopyHouses•São Paulo, Brazil CopyAbout this officeStudio MK27OfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesResidencesSao PaoloWood ConcreteBrazilPublished on February 07, 2019Cite: “C+C House / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Samanta Cafardo” [Casa C+C / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Samanta Cafardo] 07 Feb 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
New York — The deadliest fire in this city in over 25 years erupted on the evening of Dec. 28. The large fire engulfed a residential building in the Belmont neighborhood of the Bronx, claiming 12 lives. Beginning in the kitchen of a ground-floor apartment, the fire quickly spread to the top of the five-story, walk-up building through a stairwell.Who was at fault in this catastrophe? Media coverage in the New York Times, Daily News, Post and other media would have you believe it was the mother of two young children, who allegedly did not close her apartment door when she fled with them, allowing the fire to spread more quickly. New York Fire Department Commissioner Daniel Nigro egged the media on, saying, “Close the door, close the door, close the door” at a press conference the next day.Barely mentioned in the frenzy to condemn a woman is that the NYC Fire Code requires landlords to install self-closing, fire-resistant doors in all buildings with three or more units. Such a door would have contained the fire inside the apartment longer, giving residents time to escape.Rather than expose landlord negligence, most mainstream media rushed to blame this woman. The capitalist media would rather lay the deaths of 12 people at the feet of a mother concerned with getting her young children to safety than consider the culpability of the landlord, D&A Equities.Coverage in the New York Times is typical: Despite at least eight articles and 9,000 words written about the fire in the three days afterwards, there is not a single mention of the fire door requirement.New York City landlords routinely avoid basic maintenance of housing stock in working-class and oppressed neighborhoods such as Belmont, where the majority of the population is Latinx and the median income is below $26,000. (tinyurl.com/ybg932hd)Why would landlords pay for fire doors now, when, in a few years, they can push current tenants out and gut-renovate the building for wealthier, gentrifying tenants? Or sell the building for a big profit to a developer who will tear it down and build luxury condos in its place for even bigger profits?Under capitalism, housing is built and destroyed for the benefit of landlords and their drive for ever-greater profits. The lives of tenants figure relatively little in these calculations. Perversely, the landlord may even benefit from this fire: With the current renters displaced, the landlord can remodel the building for more affluent tenants without a protracted legal struggle to remove the current tenants. Historically, it is not unheard of for landlords to “burn out” tenants in rent-controlled apartments to accelerate renovation-for-profit.Such a cruel, inhuman system, in which the lives of 12 people matter less than a landlord’s profits, does not deserve to exist. Only socialism, where housing is built and maintained for the benefit of the people, can provide decent, safe housing for all.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
ReddIt Linkedin GOP voters in Tarrant County set record for first-day voter turnout Jake Footehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jake-foote/ Facebook UIL recognizing cheerleading as a sport, adhering to stricter concussion guidelines + posts Fit Worth Corporate Challenge encourages fitness in the community Twitter Jake Footehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jake-foote/ Linkedin The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Jake Foote ReddIt Jake Footehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jake-foote/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Twitter Jake Footehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jake-foote/ printThis story is from this semester’s second edition of IMAGE Magazine, published today and available at news stands around campus.TCU students and alumni are working to better the Fort Worth community through a charitable organization called The Net Fort Worth.The Net Fort Worth aims to empower those in poverty through community and relationship building.The organization’s mission consists of two specific parts. First, it provides a safety net for impoverished and exploited people in the community. At the same time, it creates a network of churches and individuals that volunteer or provide resources to make sure the organization can continue its work.According to its website, The Net’s network is a connected system of volunteers, churches, businesses, schools, professionals and other non-profits that work with the marginalized people of Fort Worth in an effort to empower and encourage self-sufficiency.Ty Bowden, a TCU alumnus who graduated this May as a political science major, now works as a program coordinator for The Net.“I started volunteering during my sophomore year because I wanted to get involved with an organization that was fighting human trafficking,” Bowden said. “I went to a training and have been around ever since, going from volunteer to intern to staff.”Bowden said The Net focuses on three specific groups of people in Fort Worth: the homeless, women who have been sexually exploited and low-income neighborhoods.Bowden is responsible for the Ladera Palms apartment complex and the Men Against Sexual Exploitation, a group that seeks to engage men in Fort Worth to fight against the purchasing of commercial sex.“There are over 500 resettled refugee families at Ladera, so the vast majority of the kids we hang out with are refugees,” Bowden said. “We do an after-school mentoring program with 25-40 refugee kids once a week, along with play dates on Saturdays once a month.”Anna Guillory, a junior art education major, is another member of the TCU community that participates in the Ladera Palms program.Guillory volunteered at The Net for a year and spent time at the Ladera Palms complex on Wednesday nights with the refugee children.“A lot of the kids are from Nepal, Congo and India,” Guillory said. “I totally thought that the only way to work with people like this was to travel, but I do not have to travel so far to work with people from exotic places.”The mentor program consists of volunteers who are assigned groups of kids ranging from ages five to 14. Each Wednesday night they learn a Bible story and do crafts with some educational value.“The Net has been a great way for me to get to know Fort Worth outside of the TCU bubble,” Guillory said. “I think it is really neat as a college student to help these kids who are always told that they are from a bad place. It is cool to show them that we care.”Another large portion of The Net’s efforts go towards fighting human trafficking and the exploitation of women.Stephanie Paulson, a third-year student, currently works as an intern at The Net. She also got involved with the organization because she had a desire to fight human trafficking and wants to become a lawyer to fight the trafficking industry.Paulson began working for The Net after attending a training session that described the sex industry here in Fort Worth.“I knew I had to get involved,” Paulson said. “First, I started with going to jail to visit women who have been prostituted.”The experiences at the jail had a profound effect on Paulson. After a few weeks of visiting the women in jail, she decided to apply as a summer intern.“This was the most impactful and incredible summer I have ever had,” Paulson said. “I have always had a passion for women knowing that they are loved and valued because I feel like so many women feel the opposite based on the way society tells them to look or act.”Building relationships has been a huge part of the experience for Paulson, who still remembers the first time that she visited the jail to meet with women who had participated in prostitution.“I do remember the first time I went to the jail and I was so afraid, but this amazing woman sat in front of me and I froze,” Paulson said. “She smiled and said, ‘Honey are you new?’”The woman went on to recount stories of being sold to men by her mother so that she could acquire drugs, running away and eventually being picked up by a pimp.“I was completely blown away by the joy in her eyes when she was telling me all of this,” Paulson said. “When I started to tell her how sorry I was for her she smiled at me and said, ‘Oh honey do not feel sorry for me. God is good. He has always been with me and has protected me from so much and now He has allowed me to be in jail so that I can tell others about his goodness in grace.’”Paulson said it was this moment that made her realize she wanted to fight human trafficking and make these visits for the rest of her life.Paulson also participates in the Bingo and Bagels program on Friday mornings. The Net shares breakfast with the homeless people of Fort Worth and they offer friendship and someone to talk to. The goal of the program is to make the people who attend the program feel valuable and loved even when society tells them that they are not.Bowden, Guillory and Paulson all said building powerful relationships was the most impactful part of working for The Net.While Paulson made meaningful relationships through the prison visit program, Guillory and Bowden have been the most impacted by working with the refugee children.“Although I originally got involved with The Net for anti-trafficking reasons, the Ladera kids have had, by far, the most impact on my life,” Bowden said. “I have built relationships with them over the last two years and have grown to love and care for them immensely. They are the highlight of my week and have taught me so much, allowing me to grow personally and spiritually.” Kickball tournament raises money to kick out cancer Facebook Previous articleFort Worth Parade of Lights comes to town earlier this yearNext articleA Bowl Review: With bowl season nearing, Frogs look to add to rich history Jake Foote RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summer
Tamia Banks Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Facebook + posts printA baby born today has Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Leo.HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021:Giving, intuitive and powerful, you lead an active, unconscious life — thus sleep is very important to you, including dream time. This year, you manifest a dream of yours and it is tremendously successful. Trust yourself. If single, vibrant feelings of passion and a creative spirit lead you to your mate. If attached, astounding spiritual insights develop with your partner this year. You decide to work together. PISCES is deeply psychic.The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-DifficultARIES (March 21-April 19)★★★★Today encourages you to splurge or take a gamble. Do enjoy some special goodies or luxuries in moderation, but don’t go to extremes. You’ll realize that there is so much to appreciate and be thankful for. Tonight: Catch up with an old lover.TAURUS (April 20-May 20)★★Work out anger issues with family members. Compromise is the solution to domestic conflicts. Your residence might need some maintenance. Patiently work out differences and make much needed repairs. Shop for the best prices. Tonight: A long and arduous family dinner.GEMINI (May 21-June 20)★★Relationships with siblings and neighbors can be demanding. Be patient. Undercurrents and extenuating circumstances are afoot. As the day ends, facts come to light. You’ll be glad that you were understanding and tolerant. Tonight: Allow others to grow and explore.CANCER (June 21-July 22)★★★Old financial obligations or debts are becoming more manageable. You are entering a more promising security cycle. Learn more about financial management. Do not repeat patterns and habits that led to previous disappointments. Tonight: Conversations about monetary matters are enlightening.LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)★★★★★Today is wonderful for study and analysis of all kinds. Social prospects are especially bright. Adorn yourself. Assemble an especially wonderful costume. Much can be accomplished. There is a deeper understanding of your own psyche. Tonight: Any confusion will clear.VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)★★★★★Today is a time for rest and reverie, with the Moon in your sector of solitude and subconscious yearnings. Take note of dreams. Answers come from within. Allow nature and wildlife to draw nigh. The natural world offers peace and comfort. Tonight: Quiet time.LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)★★★★Competitors provide inspiration, but take time to relax and regroup if you start to feel pressured. Community involvement will be rewarding. A mission to make the world a better place has appeal. Tonight: Enjoying a renewed appreciation for your cherished friendships.SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)★★★★Career prospects are both interesting and challenging. Innovate; be creative. Combine business with pleasure. Listen carefully to others. Today indicates that valuable information is offered during social situations and at Zoom meetings. Tonight: Sincerity is the best form of communication.SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)★★★★A deep awareness is present. Your intuition is wonderful. Heed those inner voices, and you’ll be guided toward success. Your energy level will be high, but do quell irritation. It’s especially easy to overreact now. Tonight: Friends are willing to give your career a boost.CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)★★★★Your priorities and desires are in flux. It will be a wild but interesting day. Decide what it is that you really want and pursue it. There are endings and beginnings in process. Fate intervenes in plans, so be flexible and observant. Tonight: Relax.AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)★★★★★Talented and powerful people are drawing closer to you. The promise of partnerships is very real. You discover much about others and how they feel toward you. Tonight: Keep an open mind and seek the truth, then all will be well.PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)★★★★★Your work is rewarding and interesting today. You’ll be thinking of how best to manage your time and resources. Needed materials and supplies become available. Communication with the very young or the elderly is excellent. Tonight: Be aware of how old habits come into play.Born today: Artist Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841), musician George Harrison (1943), actress Tea Leoni (1966) Linkedin Horoscope: May 1, 2021 Horoscope: April 30, 2021 Horoscope: April 29, 2021 Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Facebook Twitter Horoscope: May 1, 2021 Previous articleWomen’s Basketball on three-game skid after loss to OklahomaNext articleWhat we’re reading: FDA approves Johnson & Johnson vaccine, Biden lifts immigration ban Tamia Banks RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Horoscope: May 2, 2021 Horoscope: May 2, 2021 Horoscope: April 28, 2021 Twitter ReddIt ReddIt Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Horoscope: April 30, 2021 Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Horoscope: April 29, 2021 Linkedin
February 25, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 The Iraqi media : 25 years of relentless repression RSF_en February 15, 2021 Find out more IraqMiddle East – North Africa News Organisation IraqMiddle East – North Africa News Help by sharing this information December 16, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts to go further As war becomes more and more likely, with many journalists having to go toIraq, Reporters Without Borders is giving an update on press freedom there. President Saddam Hussein and his son Uday have turned one of the Arabworld’s most lively media into a tool for their propaganda. Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan How did the Iraqi press – one of the most vibrant and independent presses in the Middle East from 1920 to 1958 – degenerate into an official organ whose sole purpose is to disseminate propaganda on behalf of the Iraqi leader, Saddam Hussein?A report just issued today by Reporters without Borders outlines the history of the Iraqi press through the 20th century. After the 1958 revolution, media censorship became a way of life in Iraq. In this very unstable environment, the freedom that had been extended to journalists gradually started to erode, while more and more newspapers were shut down. In 1979, Saddam Hussein was elected Iraq’s President. All of the newspapers that had failed to support the Ba’ath Party’s rise to power were closed. It was then that the systematic and bloody persecution of dissidents and journalists began. Since 1979, dozens of them have had to endure judicial and police harassment, jailings and torture. A large number of them have either been executed or have vanished.What distinguishes the Ba-athist regime is that its reign of terror not only targets journalists but their families and communities as well. The use of satellite television as a weapon of pressure and blackmail proves that intimidations by Saddam Hussein’s regime can reach far beyond the country’s borders.Following the Persian Gulf War (1991), Uday Saddam Hussein – the Iraqi President’s oldest son – became the kingpin of media censorship, free to award privileges or impose terror tactics at will. As the Chairman of the Iraqi Journalists’ Union, and a press magnate, the man who insists on being called the “doyen of journalists” has total control over the print media, radio and television. His influence over Baghdad’s media is even more decisive today than that of the Minister of Information.From early 1979 through the 1990s, some 400 Iraqi journalists who chose to live in exile are still living in foreign countries. Some of them work with the Iraqi press in exile, which exemplifies the status of the Iraqi opposition – weak, divided and frequently displaying authoritative tendencies – as described by the founder of the Azzaman newspaper, based in London.For years, the Iraqi population has been deprived of its right of free speech for years and has been watched very closely. The work of foreign journalists and their access to information is particularly difficult. By arbitrarily denying them visas and constantly threatening them with expulsion and by forbidding them to work, the Baghdad regime is keeping the media on very tight leash.- Consult the full report Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” December 28, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Iraq News News