Tribunal will be viewed across the U.S.

first_imgIn a little more than a week on Oct. 27, voices from Puerto Rico will testify to the colonial crimes imposed on their island for 120 years in an emergency International Tribunal on U.S. Colonial Crimes Against Puerto Rico at Holyrood Church/Iglesia Santa Cruz in Manhattan.As hurricanes continue to batter the mainland U.S., witnesses and participants will recall the devastation of Hurricane María a year ago and expose how that is being used by the U.S. in its century-long, continuing occupation and exploitation of the Puerto Rican peopleThe tribunal has become so compelling that satellite audiences have organized themselves in California to get up bright and early so they can view the livestreamed appearance of so many notable witnesses.Beginning at 6 a.m. in Los Angeles at the Harriet Tubman Center for Social Justice, breakfast will be available as viewers watch the testimony unfolding on the other side of the continent.In San Diego, a screening and free brunch are planned at 6443 Imperial Ave. (The zip code is 92114 if you’re searching for directions to get there!) Donations for Puerto Rico relief efforts will be accepted and welcomed. The Brown Berets, Unión del Barrio and Bomba Liberté have been invited to participate. Bomba Liberté is an ensemble of cultural workers in San Diego that performs Puerto Rican and Caribbean song and dance.Other viewing parties are planned in Austin, Texas; Atlanta and Chicago, with more being scheduled, including in Puerto Rico.Delegations to witness the tribunal in person are coming from California by air; in cars and vans from North Carolina; from Philadelphia, Boston and Hartford, Conn.; and by public transportation from all corners of New York City.For more information or to list your event, go to or to thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

U.S. National Guard Officers Help Renovate School in Suriname

first_img The 155th soldiers are putting their skills to use in this partnership by renovating the Pater van der Pluym School, comprised of three buildings and a courtyard, located in the District of Brokopondo, south of Paramaribo, Suriname’s capital city. The next rotation of 155th engineers will finish the renovations before a medical exercise scheduled to 15 August. New Horizons is a cooperative humanitarian mission between the Suriname government and U.S. Southern Command with the goal of helping to improve the quality of life for the people of Suriname. The school serves over 400 Surinamese students and also functions as a community center. Everyday situations at this work site include challenges such as working together with faculty and students on the building project while school is in session, overcoming language barriers, working in high heat, and staying hydrated. center_img “This mission provides an opportunity for soldiers who haven’t been deployed to gain some understanding of what that process is like,” said 2nd Lt. Chris Schimke, a platoon leader for the 155th Engineering Company. “This isn’t a dangerous environment, but they are away from home, in a foreign place and don’t speak the language. They have to find their way through everyday situations.” By Dialogo August 05, 2011 Twenty-one service members from the South Dakota National Guard’s 155th Engineering Company, of South Dakota, United States, arrived in Suriname as part of New Horizons 2011. last_img read more

Tomorrow: Opening of the Tennis Tournament “Open RTC Barcelona 1899 – Sarajevo 2014”

first_imgSarajevo – The 18th International tennis tournament “Open RTC Barcelona 1899 – Sarajevo 2014 – Memorial: Namik Terzimehić and Juan Antonio Samarach” will be held from 18th to 23th August at the fields of the “HEAD Tennis Academy” in the CRS Koševo.The tournament is organized for tennis players up to age 16 and is the first ETA European tennis tournament in B&H, and third in the region.A large number of participants is applied this year: 125 participants from 25 countries, including Australia and Canada.The first holder in the junior category is Bosnian player Sanin Zukić while the first female holder is Nefisa Berberović from B&H.The opening ceremony will take place on Monday at 19:30 o’clock while the main part of the tournament begins on Tuesday at 09:00 o’clock.The tournament has a memorial character in the name of the founder of the TC “Tenis PRO 1996” Namik Terzimehić and Juan Antonio Samaranch, a big friend of the sportsman of Sarajevo and B&H.The idea to create this tournament was born in cooperation with the Royal Club from Barcelona “RTC Barcelona – 1899”, a club with a hundred years old tradition and world famous players, supporting this tournament for the past 18 years.(Source: Fena)last_img read more

Nestlé expands operations in South Africa

first_imgNestlé is building two new multimillion-rand factories in South Africa. (Image: Bongani Nkosi) The company has vowed to increase investments in South Africa. (Image: WordPress) MEDIA CONTACTS • Ravi Pillay Corporate Affairs Director Nestlé South Africa +27 11 514-6779 or +27 82 908 2580  RELATED ARTICLES • Toyota SA project to create 800 jobs • Nestlé unwraps new cocoa plan • SABMiller invests more in Angola • South Africa to create 5-million new jobsBongani NkosiNestlé is building two new multimillion-rand factories in Babelegi, a small town in the North West province, where it will manufacture some of the products it currently imports.Construction of the cereal and Maggi factories has started in Babelegi, Nestlé South Africa’s corporate affairs director Ravi Pillay confirmed in an interview on 3 February 2011.Contractors started ground work on the 16 000 square metre Cheerios and Milo cereal plant after a sod-turning ceremony on 2 February. Both projects are set for completion by mid-2012.Nestlé is investing R505-million in the new facilities and in the upgrade of a newly acquired soya venture in Potchefstroom, also in the North West. This forms part of its expansion drive in South Africa, where the multinational has been operating for decades.“We will continue to invest in South Africa, in line with our long-term commitment to business sustainability and economic development,” said Sullivan O’Carroll, chairperson and managing director of Nestlé South Africa. The cereal factory has been allocated R244-million. Cheerios and Milo, products that Nestlé currently imports to South Africa, will be produced in Babelegi for the first time when the plant is fully equipped.Some R155-million has been set aside for the factory that will manufacture the Maggi range, including instant soups, stocks, sauces, seasonings and instant noodles. While some of Nestlé’s Maggi products are imported, most are currently produced in factories located in Gauteng and Harrismith in KwaZulu-Natal.The new plant will ensure that all Maggi products are made in South Africa. “New Maggi products will come through,” said Pillay.Nestlé recently bought the Specialised Protein Products (SPP) company in Potchefstroom. The acquisition of this and upgrades will cost R106-million, said Pillay.Through this new venture, Nestlé will be able to increase production of non-dairy creamers and begin making soya-based products.The multinational has retained 120 employees from SSP.Employment opportunitiesA sizeable number of people have already found jobs in Nestlé’s factory in Babelegi, and more opportunities beckon.“There will be many spinoffs to the local economy of Babelegi due to these investments,” Pillay said.The two new factories in the area will result in the creation of at least 230 new permanent jobs, according to the group. Coupled with the 120 employees from SSP, Nestlé will be responsible for 350 new employees following the expansion project.It said 70 new permanent jobs will be created in the cereal products factory, while the construction process will result in at least 100 contractor jobs.Some 160 permanent jobs are expected to become available at the new Maggi plant and about 200 employment opportunities will be created during that factory’s construction.“A number of our employees will go to factories around the world for manufacturing training,” said Pillay.Stimulating the local economyNestlé enjoys a substantial market share in South Africa. The group has factories and distribution centres in six of the country’s nine provinces, including Mpumalanga, the Western and Eastern Cape and Free State.Its popular products include baby formula milk Nido and Nespray, as well as baby foods like Nestum and Cerelac. Nestlé South Africa ventured into mineral water in 1987 and produces a range of ice-creams as well.Producing locally has a direct impact on prices for both customers and the multinational. “Having products closer to our customers is always affordable,” added Pillay.Local farmers will also score big as Nestlé suppliers. “By manufacturing locally we’ll also be stimulating the agricultural sector,” he said.STYLE–> STYLE–> read more

Quick Tip: Exporting Multiple Timelines in Adobe Premiere Pro

first_imgIt’s easy to export multiple videos simultaneously using this Adobe Premiere Pro quick tip.Exporting footage directly in Premiere Pro can be incredibly frustrating because it essentially locks up your entire program. This is especially annoying if you are working on a project with a quick turn-around.Thankfully, the good people at Adobe have made exporting multiple timelines in Adobe Premiere Pro super-easy. This feature can run in the background and allows you to run multiple timelines simultaneously without freezing up your entire workflow.It’s a pretty easy concept to understand. Simply follow these quick steps:1. Export MediaSelect your desired timeline and navigate to File>Export>Media, or use the keyboard and hit Command+M.2. Adjust Export Settings as NeededAdjust your export settings to your desired preferences. If you need help with this, you can learn more in our Everything You Need to Know About Exporting Video post.3. Click “Queue”After you hit the Queue button, Adobe Media Encoder will automatically open (if it’s not open already.) The video should pop up as an item in the list.4. Repeat as NeededContinue to add all of your desired files to the queue.5. Click the “Play” Button in Adobe Media EncoderHit the green “play” button in Adobe Media Encoder to begin exporting. You can also change your export settings by selecting the yellow text.There are two distinct advantages to using this method to export video files. The main reason is you can export multiple videos instead of just one. This allows you to finish editing all of your videos then export in one big batch.Another advantage is the fact that it uses Adobe Media Encoder instead of Premiere Pro. This is important because it means you can simultaneously edit video and export at the same time. This can definitely save a lot of time.Want to see more Premiere Pro quick tips? Check out the following posts here on PremiumBeat:Premiere Pro Quick Tip: Copying Multiple EffectsQuick Tip: Creating Extended Markers in Premiere ProPremiere Pro Quick Tip: Match FrameHave any other advice for exporting multiple timelines? Any Premiere Pro secrets you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

Ateneo ‘a better team’ than last year heading into finals rematch vs DLSU

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ateneo escapes FEU in OT, faces La Salle in UAAP Finals rematch Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 80 PLAY LIST 02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8000:50Trending Articles04:11Robredo accepts Duterte’s drug czar post appointment01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo head coach Tab Baldwin doesn’t have time to ponder over the Blue Eagles’ hard-fought Final Four duel against Far Eastern University.After overcoming the Tamaraws in overtime in their do-or-die, Baldwin said he immediately turned his attention to the defending champions, whom the Eagles will face in a best-of-three finals for the second straight time.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Baldwin is raring to get back at La Salle after it swept Ateneo last year.“We’re a better team [this season],” said Baldwin after his Blue Eagles topped the elimination round with a 13-1 card. “We’ve proven we’re a better team all year long.” “La Salle, what else would I be thinking about?” said Baldwin after Ateneo pulled off an 88-84 win Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena. “We have to move on. I think the coaching staff has to set the tone and we got to come down the cloud pretty quick.”READ: Ateneo escapes FEU in OT, faces DLSU in UAAP Finals rematchFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We have to put our focus on the next game because we didn’t play this season just to win in the semis. We played this season to go as far as this team is capable of going.”La Salle is already in the championship round after scoring a controversial 82-75 win over Adamson University that saw the three referees, who officiated the game get suspended for four games. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIESlast_img read more