Margarine Industries Limited (MIL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about Margarine Industries Limited (MIL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Margarine Industries Limited (MIL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Margarine Industries Limited (MIL.mu) 2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileMargarine Industries Limited is a Mauritian company that focuses on the manufacturing, distribution and sale of margarine and other related products. The company also engages in the import and distribution of dried foodstuffs such as concentrated juices, fruit juices, canned foods, rice, biscuits, syrups, UHT milk, chocolate spread, yeasts, cereals, and honey. Margarine Industries Limited handles its business under two segments, which are manufacturing and trading. Margarine Industries Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Wasps’ defeat in the Aviva Premiership final was a rare blot in Jimmy Gopperth’s 2016-17 gold-plated season. The Kiwi won a hat-trick of Player of the Year awards – Aviva Premiership, Rugby Players’ Association and Wasps – to go with the Gilbert Golden Boot award for scoring the most league points.Most Premiership points292 Jimmy Gopperth, Wasps190 Stephen Myler, Northampton183 Freddie Burns, Leicester183 Gareth Steenson, Exeter175 Alex Lozowski, Wasps* Best in a season: 343 by Barry Everitt (London Irish, 2001-02)In addition, his try at Northampton in round four, capping a brilliant counter-attack that started within Wasps’ own 22, won the Citizen Try of the Season, whilst at 33 years 333 days he became the oldest try-scorer in a Premiership final.Wasps may have been pipped by Exeter to the English title but they provided twice as many players to the Dream Team chosen by BT Sport pundits. Gopperth is the fourth player to make the Premiership Dream Team with two clubs after Toby Flood, David Strettle and Tom Varndell.Premiership Dream Team15 Telusa Veainu, Leicester14 Christian Wade, Wasps13 Elliot Daly, Wasps12 Brad Barritt, Saracens (capt)11 Olly Woodburn, Exeter10 Jimmy Gopperth, Wasps9 Richard Wigglesworth, Saracens1 Mako Vunipola, Saracens2 Jamie George, Saracens3 Kyle Sinckler, Harlequins4 Joe Launchbury, Wasps5 Courtney Lawes, Northampton6 Don Armand, Exeter7 Jackson Wray, Saracens8 Louis Picamoles, NorthamptonWasps director of rugby Dai Young said of Gopperth: “It’s difficult to put into words just how valuable Jimmy has been for our squad, both on and off the pitch. We all know he is a quality fly-half but his ability to play 10, 12, 13 and even a couple of games at full-back for us this season really helped the side.“Jimmy always puts the team before himself and he’s played at a very high standard in every position he’s played. He’s a real clubman who deserves all the accolades he’s got. He’s also one of the most modest guys you could meet.”Run Wade, runHaving matched Dominic Chapman’s try haul for a season when dotting down against Saracens in round 22, Christian Wade couldn’t find the score in the play-offs that would have given him the record outright.But the Wasps wing still finished streaks ahead of the rest, and his second try against Bath at the Ricoh on Christmas Eve won Wasps’ Try of the Season – ahead of Gopperth’s effort at Franklin’s Gardens.Award winner: this Christian Wade score against Bath was deemed Wasps’ Try of the Season (Getty)“The first thing Shaun Edwards taught me at Wasps,” Wade said on Wasps’ award night, “was when I get the ball to run. And that’s still what comes into my head.”Most Premiership tries17 Christian Wade, Wasps (1,803 minutes)11 James Short, Exeter (1,061)10 Jimmy Gopperth, Wasps (1,761)10 Semesa Rokoduguni, Bath (1,501)10 Denny Solomona, Sale (943)10 Olly Woodburn, Exeter (1,621)* Best in a season: 17 by Dominic Chapman (Richmond, 1997-98) and Christian Wade (Wasps, 2016-17)Henson’s parting giftBristol’s relegation had nothing to do with poor goalkicking. If assessing those who took at least ten kicks at goal, Bristol occupy the top two places with Billy Searle’s ten out of 11 attempts (90.9%) giving him an edge over the Dragons-bound Gavin Henson (90%).Accurate: Gavin Henson missed only two of his 20 kicks at goal off the tee for Bristol (Getty)Raising the minimum criteria to a more substantial 20 kicks gives Henson first place and produces the following top six:Best Premiership marksmenGavin Henson, Bristol 18/20, 90%Tane Takulua, Newcastle 22/25 88%Freddie Burns, Leicester 62/72 86%Gareth Steenson, Exeter 77/91, 84.6%Billy Burns, Gloucester 32/38, 84.2%AJ MacGinty, Sale 40/48, 83.3%* Minimum 20 kicksBath disciplineBath had the satisfaction of attaining the season’s biggest win, their 53-point drubbing of the Falcons still way short of the all-time 94-point record set by Richmond at Bedford in 1999.Todd Blackadder’s side also achieved the fewest yellow cards, alongside Exeter, whilst plaudits too for Worcester’s Ryan Mills, whose eight penalty goals against Saracens fell only one short of the record of nine (which has occurred on seven occasions).Flowing: No one bettered Bath’s 58-5 rout of the Falcons in round two of the campaign (Getty)Most points in a game (club)70, Wasps v Bristol (Ricoh Arena, 18 Sept)Most points in a game (individual)25, Jimmy Gopperth, Wasps v Gloucester (26 Feb)Most penalties in a game8, Ryan Mills, Worcester v Saracens (11 Feb) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Biggest win53 points – Bath 58 Newcastle 5 (The Rec, 10 Sept)Fewest yellow cards5 Bath, ExeterMost yellow cards (club)14 Sale SharksMost yellow cards (individual)3 Halani Aulika (Sale), Darren Barry (Worcester)Highest attendance79,657 – Exeter v Wasps (Twickenham, 27 May)Fastest try51 secs – Brendan Macken, Wasps @ Worcester (4 Dec)Quickest bonus-point try29 mins – JP Pietersen, Leicester v Bristol (18 Feb)Fast work: JP Pietersen bagged two early tries as Leicester sealed a swift bonus point v Bristol (Getty)So close for DowsonPhil Dowson takes up an assistant coach’s role with Northampton this summer and he returns to the East Midlands as the second-most experienced Premiership player of all time.The former England back-row finished his playing days with 262 Premiership appearances, just three shy of Steve Borthwick’s record.The season also saw Tom Varndell overtake Mark Cueto in the all-time try list and Nick Evans climb to third spot in the points list prior to retiring and taking the job of Harlequins attack coach.Great ambassador: Worcester back-row Phil Dowson on his 262nd and final Premiership appearance (Getty)Most Premiership points (all time)Charlie Hodgson, 2,623Andy Goode, 2,285Nick Evans, 1,656Stephen Myler, 1,648Olly Barkley, 1,605Most Premiership games (all time)Steve Borthwick, 265George Chuter, 262Phil Dowson, 262Charlie Hodgson, 254Tom May, 247Most Premiership tries (all time)Tom Varndell, 92Mark Cueto, 90Chris Ashton, 80Steve Hanley, 75Christian Wade, 69Parling’s doubleExeter Chiefs are the eighth club to become English champions since the Premiership sprung into life in 1997-98.Before heading off to Japan’s Top League, former Tiger Geoff Parling became only the seventh player to win a Premiership final with two clubs.The previous six are Ayoole Erinle and Jeremy Staunton (both Wasps and Leicester), Richard Wigglesworth and Charlie Hodgson (both Sale and Saracens), and Christian Day and Ben Foden (both Sale and Northampton).Family man: Geoff Parling has tasted Premiership success with both Leicester Tigers and Exeter Chiefs (Getty)Peter Richards is the only man to play for three different clubs in a Premiership final – Wasps in 2004, Gloucester in 2007 and London Irish in 2009.Premiership champions Point-machines, try-getters and long-servers – a look at those players who shone statistically during the 2016-17 Aviva Premiership campaign Golden oldie: Jimmy Gopperth sets another record when scoring in the Premiership final (Getty Images) 1998 Newcastle1999 Leicester2000 Leicester2001 Leicester2002 Leicester2003 Wasps2004 Wasps2005 Wasps2006 Sale2007 Leicester2008 Wasps2009 Leicester2010 Leicester2011 Saracens2012 Harlequins2013 Leicester2014 Northampton2015 Saracens2016 Saracens2017 ExeterHappy Chiefs: Dave Dennis, Geoff Parling and Kai Horstmann with the Premiership trophy (Getty)* Stats compiled by SFMS Ltd
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Noor Elashi, daughter of Holy Land 5 defendant Ghassan Elashi, describes her father’s case in the following excerpted article, published Oct. 24 on The Electronic Intifada website. Actions were held on Oct. 25 in 10 U.S. cities to demand freedom for the Holy Land 5. On Oct. 26, the Supreme Court decided that it would not hear their case. Attorneys for the five and the Muslim Legal Fund of America are analyzing their options and plan to announce shortly how they will proceed.Bill Dores of the Committee to Stop FBI Repression speaks at Oct. 25 protest in NYC.WW photo: Anne PrudenThe [Supreme Court] decision will come after 11 tumultuous years of raids, arrests, trials and appeals. This will be the last legal recourse for the Holy Land Five charity leaders, who are now serving sentences ranging from 15 to 65 years. …My father, Ghassan Elashi, has told me that when he co-founded the Holy Land Foundation in 1989, he knew it would be challenging because [U.S.] American foreign policy has been in favor of Israel, and thus, Palestinian sovereignty has not been a main concern.Although the Holy Land Foundation’s funds were distributed across the world, a large percentage of their donations went to Palestine. So as the HLF blossomed, becoming the largest American Muslim charity, it came as no surprise that a campaign was launched against it in the 1990s. …Prosecutors used the Material Support Statute, enhanced by the Patriot Act, to charge my father in 2004. The vague nature of the law made it easy for prosecutors to claim that the Holy Land Five gave “material support” in the form of charity (food, blankets, medicine, etc.) to Palestinian zakat (charity-giving) committees that were allegedly “controlled by or worked on behalf of” Hamas and thereby helped Hamas win the “hearts and minds” of Palestinians. …None of the zakat committees are listed as designated terrorists by the Department of Treasury. In fact, these zakat committees, or distribution centers, listed on the Holy Land Foundation’s indictment also received funds from American government agencies, most notably USAID, the United States Agency for International Development.Although the first jury deadlocked on most counts, the jury from the second trial returned all guilty verdicts. My father received a sentence of 65 years and was moved away from my family in Dallas to a Communications Management Unit in rural Illinois. The CMU, located in the city of Marion, mostly holds Muslim men charged after 11 September 2001. The purpose of this secluded prison, opened during the Bush administration, is to restrict the amount of phone calls and visitations the inmates get, all while monitoring their every move. …The Supreme Court is expected to review our petition for writ of certiorari. In this petition, the defense team states that the HLF case “presents the perfect opportunity for the court to determine whether or under what circumstances the prosecution can present anonymous witnesses.”Anonymous witness’ testimony violates rightsThey are referring to the prosecution’s star witness, an Israeli intelligence officer who testified under the false name of “Avi,” making it the first time in American history that an expert witness was allowed to testify using a pseudonym. Defense lawyers state that Avi’s testimony violated my father’s sixth amendment right to confront his accuser. …In the petition, defense lawyers also argue that prosecutors presented hearsay evidence, documents that predated the 1995 designation of Hamas, documents with unknown authors and documents seized from co-conspirators who were not defendants in the HLF case. …Now, with the upcoming elections less than two weeks away and as the highest court of the land decides on the fate of the Holy Land Five, I want to say to my father: no matter what happens in the next few days, let us not be brought down. Let us hold on to that patience and mercy as we keep moving onward. Remember, baba, we are approaching not the end, but the beginning. And you will remain in the consciousness of many until the day you are exonerated.To learn more about the HLF case, visit www.freedomtogive.com.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Twitter Twitter By News Highland – April 23, 2010 Facebook Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Woman not informed of partner’s inquest seeks formal apology Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleThree returned for trial following £3 million Derry drugs findNext articleDonegal Creameries says 2009 was positive News Highland Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week News Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota The partner of a Dungiven man who was killed in an industrial accident five years ago says she is seeking a formal apology after his inquest took place without her knowledge.48 year old Richard McSparron was crushed to death in a rock slide at a Donegal quarry in 2005, and at his inquest yesterday, Coroner Denis Mc Cauley found an “unsafe system of work” led to the 48-year-old’s death.The hearing went ahead despite the fact that there were no members of the deceased’s family present. Gardai told the coroner the family had been informed by registered mail, and during a short adjournment, unsuccessful attempts were made to contact the family by phone.Denise McKeague was Mr Mc Sparron’s partner, and is the mother of his daughter Amber, who is now 12.She told Shaun Doherty today that she’s angry that she missed the hearing, and she wants a full apology…….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/111denise3.mp3[/podcast] LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Pinterest WhatsApp 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Google+ Facebook
Top StoriesGratuity Payable On Resignation From Employment After 5 Years Of Continuous Service: SC [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK15 April 2020 7:39 PMShare This – x’Termination’ under Section 4(1)(b) of Payment of Gratuity Act includes ‘resignation’The Supreme Court has observed that the gratuity under the Payment of Gratuity Act shall be payable on resignation from employment after 5 years of continuous service. The bench comprising Justices R. Banumathi and AS Bopanna noted that the term ‘termination’ in Section 4 of the Act would include resignation as well. The Court was considering an appeal filed by Rajasthan State Road…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court has observed that the gratuity under the Payment of Gratuity Act shall be payable on resignation from employment after 5 years of continuous service. The bench comprising Justices R. Banumathi and AS Bopanna noted that the term ‘termination’ in Section 4 of the Act would include resignation as well. The Court was considering an appeal filed by Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation Ltd. against the High court judgment which had allowed the writ petition filed by the wife of a deceased employee claiming the retiral benefits. After his application seeking voluntary retirement was not acted upon, the employee had submitted his resignation as he claimed to be under depression and his health condition had further deteriorated. This resignation was accepted. It was after he died, his wife approached the High Court. The High Court directed to treat it as voluntarily retirement and release the retiral benefits to which he was entitled. Allowing the appeal, the bench observed that pending disciplinary proceedings if an application for voluntary retirement is submitted there would be no absolute right seeking for acceptance since the employer if keen on proceeding with the inquiry would be entitled not to consider the application for voluntary retirement. However, the bench observed: ” As rightly pointed out by the learned counsel for the respondents, Section 4(1)(b) of the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 provides that the gratuity shall be payable if the termination of employment is after 5 years of continuous service and such termination would include resignation as well. In that view, if the gratuity amount has not been paid to the respondent’s husband, the liability to pay the same would subsist and the respondent No.1 will be entitled to receive the same in accordance with the provisions of the Act. In that regard it is directed that the appellants shall accordingly calculate the gratuity and pay the same to the respondent No.1, if already not paid. Such payment shall be made within four weeks from this date” Case no.: CIVIL APPEAL NO. 2236 OF 2020Case name: Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation Ltd. Vs. Smt. Mohani Devi & Anr.Coram: Justices R. Banumathi and AS BopannaCounsel: Advocates Dr. Ritu Bhardwaj and S. MahendranClick here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentNext Story
News UpdatesDelhi High Court Directs Sameet Thakkar To Take Down Tweets Against TV Today Network, Its Management & Employees Sparsh Upadhyay19 Nov 2020 9:53 PMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court on Wednesday (18th November) directed Sameet Thakkar to take down the Tweets allegedly posted against TV Today Network, its Management & employees from his Twitter account within 48 hours.The Bench of Justice Mukta Gupta was hearing the suit filed by Plaintiff, T.V. Today Network Limited against Sameet Thakkar, who allegedly posted tweets, using derogatory and…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Delhi High Court on Wednesday (18th November) directed Sameet Thakkar to take down the Tweets allegedly posted against TV Today Network, its Management & employees from his Twitter account within 48 hours.The Bench of Justice Mukta Gupta was hearing the suit filed by Plaintiff, T.V. Today Network Limited against Sameet Thakkar, who allegedly posted tweets, using derogatory and defamatory language against the Plaintiff, its management and its employees.It may be noted that the Plaintiff had given 29 sets of ULRs, which were not removed by defendant No. 1 till date.The Court in its order said,”Defendant No. 1 is directed to take down the said ULRs from its Twitter account within 48 hours of the receipt of copy of such replication from the learned counsel for the plaintiff, failing which the plaintiff would write a letter to the learned counsel for the defendant No. 3 (Twitter) giving the specified 29 sets of ULRs as provided in Para 11 of the replication, which the defendant No. 3 (Twitter) will take down within 72 hours thereafter.”The Matter has been listed for further hearing on Thursday (14th January 2021).Background of the CaseThe Plaintiff in the matter, T.V. Today Network Limited filed a suit against the Defendant No.1 (Sameet Thakkar), who operates a twitter handle at ‘@thakkar_sameet’ as also Defendant No. 2 – Aadhyaasi Media And Content Services Private Limited.The allegations of the Plaintiff was that the Defendant No.1 (Sameet Thakkar) had, on 15th April, 2020, during the lockdown period, published 35 tweets on his Twitter handle at one go, making various allegations against the Plaintiff (T.V. Today Network Limited), and its top management.Thereafter, as alleged by the plaintiff, the Defendant No.1 continued to publish several tweets using very disparaging and derogatory language against the Plaintiff and its management as also news anchors who appear on the Plaintiff’s channels Aaj Tak and India Today.It was stated in the plaint that the allegations made by Sameet Thakkar are completely baseless and have also now been picked up by other persons who are retweeting the Defendant No.1’s tweets.Hrishikesh Baruah, the Counsel appearing for the Plaintiff had submitted before the Court that both the India Today Group as also Mr. Aroon Purie, Mr. Rahul Kanwal – the anchor and other top management enjoy enormous goodwill and reputation in the industry, and making baseless allegations and using of derogatory and disparaging remarks against them has caused personal injury to their reputationCourt’s May 06th OrderIn this backdrop, the Delhi High Court, in its 06th May Order, had observed,”The tweets make wild allegations and also use derogatory and defamatory language against the Plaintiff, its management and its employees. The tweets are also very offensive and some contain abusive language. Such a campaign against the Plaintiff, its management and employees can be extremely damaging to their reputation and also cause personal injury to them and their family members. The tweets are in bad taste and use objectionable language including abuses.”Further, the Court had opined,”This Court is of the opinion that a prima facie case is made out for grant of interim relief to protect the Plaintiff until the Defendant enters appearance in the matter. Balance of inconvenience is also in favour of the Plaintiff and irreparable injury could be caused to the reputation of the Plaintiff which is a well established media company as also its management and employees if protection is not granted.”Lastly, the Court had directed Defendant No.1 (Sameet Thakakr),”To restrain from publishing any defamatory or derogatory posts/tweets or making abusive remarks against the Plaintiff, its management, employees including news anchors and their family members either through his Twitter handle or on any other social media platform or any other print/electronic medium.”About Sameet thakkarSameet Thakkar is a Nagpur resident and he came to light when he was arrested over alleged offensive social media posts against Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and his son, state minister Aaditya Thackeray.On July 1, 2020, a complaint came to be filed against Thakkar at Nagpur by one Nitin Tiwari, a Shiv Sena functionary for allegedly posting some objectionable tweets against Uddhav Thackeray.Another complaint came to be filed against the petitioner for allegedly posting some objectionable tweets, with VP Road Police Station, Mumbai by Dharmendra Mishra, who is an Advocate and also a Shiv Sena functionary.Another complaint was filed at BKC Cyber Cell. FIRs were registered in all the above complaints for offences under provisions of IPC and IT Act.The petitioner filed writ petitions before the Bombay High Court seeking protection from arrest. He was arrested on October 24, 2020 from Rajkot by the Sitabuldi Police Station, Nagpur.After securing his transit bail from the Rajkot Court, the police took the petitioner to Nagpur. He was produced before the Nagpur Magistrate Court on October 26.The Supreme Court on Monday (16th November) refused to entertain an Article 32 petition filed on behalf of Sameet Thakkar for transfer and consolidation of investigation in the FIRs pertaining to his tweets against the Chief Minister of Maharashtra and other Cabinet Ministers.A Bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde directed Senior Advocate Mahesh Jethmalani, appearing on behalf of Thakkar, to withdraw the plea and approach the appropriate forum, that is, the Bombay High Court.Case title – T.V. Today Network Ltd. v. Sameet Thakkar & ors [CS(OS) 123/2020]Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Story
(Credit: GREGOR from Pixabay.) Glenfarne Group, an energy and infrastructure development and management firm, has secured a five-year extension permit for its Magnolia LNG export terminal development project in the US.The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved the company’s request to take five more years to complete the LNG export facility, which was acquired by the company through its newly formed subsidiary Magnolia LNG in June this year.Simultaneously, the Kinder Morgan pipeline, which will supply feed gas to Magnolia LNG, has also secured extension permit from the FERC.As per the extension permit, the Magnolia LNG export terminal will commence operations on 15 April 2026.Glenfarne managing director and Magnolia LNG president Vlad Bluzer said: “Coming only a few months after our acquisition of Magnolia LNG, this extension approval is an important early milestone in our development plan, and it underscores our focused commitment and belief in the project.”Magnolia LNG project has permit to receive gas from existing Kinder Morgan Louisiana PipelineThe 115-acre project, which is located on the Industrial Canal near Lake Charles in Southwest Louisiana, has a long-term Lease Option Agreement in place with the Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District.The company said that it also has permission to receive natural gas from the existing Kinder Morgan Louisiana Pipeline and will pre-treat, liquefy and store the LNG onsite for export and domestic purpose.The project will use the patented optimised single mixed refrigerant (OSMR) liquefaction technology.Glenfarne founder and managing partner Brendan Duval said: “At 8.8 million tonnes per annum from a four train mid-scale design, we believe Magnolia LNG has the right size and scope to best compete in the current and future LNG market and is well-positioned to meet global demand starting in the middle of this decade.” The FERC has approved the Glenfarne’s request to take five more years to complete the LNG export facility
Greencore has announced its food-to-go sandwiches and quiche bakery business has delivered a “good sales performance” in its interim management statement. It said the good weather in the early part of the summer helped drive sandwich sales as well as salads and sushi.Within its UK portfolio cakes & desserts saw a fall in sales which was offset by a rise in food-to-go, prepared meals and ambient cooking sauces, with sales 1.8% ahead overall.Its UK Chilled Foods division saw volumes increase 4.4% for the four months to 24 July 2009, compared to the same period last year.The Irish firm said the UK environment remains challenging, however it said there had been a slight improvement in “consumer sentiment” in recent months.Looking ahead, Greencore said it “expects to deliver full year operating profit modestly ahead of FY08 on constant currency basis”.
One group of graphic design students will spend spring break helping South African refugees understand their rights through the “together +” anti-xenophobia campaign. Seven Notre Dame graphic and industrial design students will travel to South Africa over break. The educational and promotional campaign is supported by Notre Dame’s Center for Social Concerns, the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and CUSE. Junior Lynn Yeom said what started out as a project in her graphic design class took on much greater meaning — becoming a project to combat discrimination and violence against refugees. “We are trying to solve [a problem] in a graphic design way … an educational way,” she said. Yeom said there is great tension between the black South African community and refugees coming from other countries in Africa. “[Black] South Africans are blaming refugees, saying they are taking all the jobs and that [black South Africans] are not living better because of the refugees,” she said. To try and help ease this tension, students will use design as a means of promoting diversity, creating a variety of materials from informational booklets for refugees to a children’s book, Yeom said. Senior Kassandra Randazzo’s group is working on educating the refugees about healthcare. “Many refugees are not fully aware that the country guarantees them the same rights as native South Africans to fair and equal care,” she said. “We’ve designed materials that explicitly state what they are entitled to and have translated it into a variety of languages to ensure that the message reaches its audience.” Design professor Robert Sedlack and alumna Andrea Pellegrino visited Johannesburg, South Africa in October and began a relationship with the Kgosi Neighborhood Foundation, (KNF) which seeks to bring educational light into the lives of vulnerable children. The pair traveled to South Africa to conduct preliminary research and identify challenges faced by refugees that could be addressed by Notre Dame graphic and industrial design students. The group of graphic design students will be working on four different projects with the KNF. Yeom’s group is working on creating a booklet for refugees. “Newcomers [to South Africa] can get it,” Yeom said. “The booklet talks about shelters, places to go for help and how to get identification and housing documents.” Other groups are creating a children’s book to help the younger generation learn that refugees are not much different than they are, Yeom said. Each of the student groups will visit specific areas in South Africa to help them better understand the audiences they are trying to reach with their designs. “We are traveling to Johannesburg and … around the Pretoria region so we can identify the way the refugees go about getting identification documents,” Yeom said. Randazzo said she and her group will visit hospitals, such as the Baragwanath Hospital in the Soweto area of Johannesburg, to learn more about how refugees deal with healthcare. While the students are working on separate projects in their respective groups, toward the end of the week they will all come together to paint a mural. “We will bring the community together and paint a mural that indicates harmony and togetherness,” Yeom said. Contact Anna Boarini at [email protected]