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Will filming Israeli soldiers soon be punishable by 10 years in prison?

first_img Organisation Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, to reject a bill that aims to criminalize filming or recording Israeli soldiers while on duty or publishing the resulting video or audio recordings on social networks or in the media. It would violate the right to inform, RSF says. The bill even names some of these groups, such as B’Tselem, MachsomWatch and Breaking the Silence, and refers to others that support the international “Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions” campaign. (c) AFP, 2010, Beit Omar, West Bank Israel is ranked 87th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. News News IsraelMiddle East – North Africa Palestine Media independence Freedom of expression “On what basis would intent to harm Israeli morale or national security be determined?” RSF asked. “In a country in which much of the political class already accuses the media and NGOs of anti-patriotism or treason, isn’t there a danger that such a provision would prevent the dissemination of video footage simply because it wasn’t very flattering?” News to go further June 21, 2018 – Updated on July 2, 2018 Will filming Israeli soldiers soon be punishable by 10 years in prison? Criticizing Israel’s Social TV last September, the communication minister said: “Freedom of expression and the Basic Laws are good for the citizens of Israel who accept the law, respect the law and are concerned with the future and security of Israel. But when we talk about organizations that are looking to harm Israel’s future and security we cannot be too innocent and naive and it is important to stop them.” June 11, 2021 Find out more IsraelMiddle East – North Africa Palestine Media independence Freedom of expression RSF added: “We urge parliamentarians not to pass this bill, which would result in journalists settling for content provided by the Israeli army and for propaganda videos to avoid going to prison.” To justify the bill, its authors point to the existence of groups “supported by associations, organizations and governments with clearly anti-Israeli outlooks and agendas” that spend “entire days near Israeli soldiers waiting with baited breath for some action they can document in a biased and one-sided way in order to defame the soldiers”. Journalists and NGOs who know they are the targets of this bill show no sign of backing down. B’Tselem said: “If the government is embarrassed over the occupation, it should work to bring it to an end. In any case, visual footage of life under occupation will continue.” On 17 June, Israeli reporter and columnist Gideon Levy wrote in the newspaper Haaretz: “We will violate this law proudly (…) We will not stop documenting. We will not stop photographing. We will not stop writing.” He added that he hoped that Palestinian eyewitnesses would continue to do the same, even if they paid a greater price than Israelis.center_img Receive email alerts The spokesman of Breaking the Silence, described by the justice minister as “a liar who internationally defames the State of Israel,” is meanwhile being prosecuted on an assault charge as a result of having said he beat a Palestinian while serving as a soldier in the West Bank. Breaking the Silence publishes video interviews with former soldiers. The idea of restricting the freedom of expression of Israeli media regarded as hostile and posing a threat to their own country’s security is not new. In May, RSF asked the International Criminal Court to investigate the direct shots that Israeli army snipers had fired at some 20 Palestinian journalists during the “March of Return” protests in Gaza. Help by sharing this information June 8, 2021 Find out more RSF_en RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance News Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election In 2016, video footage recorded by a citizen-journalist using a camera provided by B’Tselem helped to prove that an Israeli soldier, Elor Azaria, shot a Palestinian attacker in the head as he lay wounded on the ground. In April of this year, when Israeli use of force against Gaza residents demonstrating near the border killed at least 132 people, two other videos of Israeli soldiers triggered further controversy in Israel. The first showed an Israeli sniper shoot a Gazan. The defence minister said the soldier who fired the shot had behaved appropriately, but not those who had filmed it. In the other video, filmed by members of the left-wing Israeli group Boycott from Within, the group’s members are shown challenging Israeli soldiers near the Gaza border about their actions, asking: “Are your parents happy when you come back home after killing civilians? You have massacred 21 innocent civilians in the terror organization that you’re active in.” Under the bill, which the Knesset began considering yesterday, doing any of these things “in order to harm the morale of Israel’s soldiers or its inhabitants” would be punishable by five years in prison, or ten years if it was done with intent to “harm the security of the state.” June 9, 2021 Find out more Proposed several months ago by Yisrael Beitenu, a far-right party that is part of the ruling coalition, the bill would amend article 2 of the penal code on “treason” and, in particular, paragraph 103 on “defeatist propaganda.” A government minister, Tzachi Hanegbi, acknowledged yesterday that the proposed amendment could obstruct freedom of expression and suggested that it should only apply to “obstruction of a soldier while on duty” and that the penalty should be limited to three years in prison. Follow the news on Middle East – North Africa last_img read more

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PREMIUMAnies unimpressed as City Council sets up special committee on flood mitigation

first_imgGoogle Topics : Forgot Password ? Facebook Linkedin Log in with your social account Although opinions were divided at first, Jakarta’s councilors have finally come to an agreement on forming a special committee for flood mitigation amid public criticism over the weak measures taken to prevent the recent floods in the capital.City Council speaker Prasetio Edi Marsudi approved the formation of the committee during a meeting on Feb. 24. The committee will start work after a confirmation hearing for Jakarta’s new deputy governor on March 23.The city councilors claimed the formation of the special committee was not intended as a rebuke to Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan regarding his handling of the recent floods but rather was aimed at helping the governor find better solutions.Anies, meanwhile, appeared unimpressed with the council’s decision, claiming his administration had organized mitigation programs and was still focusing on the… LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here flood-mitigation Jakarta-flood Jakarta-council DPRD anies-baswedan committee flood-class-action flood-control PUPR South-Tangeranglast_img read more

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State Road 7 extension in Palm Beach County moving forward

first_imgOn Thursday, the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency approved adding a four-lane extension of State Road 7 from 60th Street to Northlake Boulevard to its long-range 25-year transportation plan.The plan would take $53 million to construct, and it would start in 2024. It has been a controversial plan because it could possibly affect the environment, because Grassy Waters Preserve is a 23-square mile wetlands ecosystem that serves as the freshwater supply for the City of West Palm Beach and the towns of South Palm Beach and Palm Beach Island.West Palm Beach Mayor Keith James said earlier this week: “We don’t want it going through the Grassy Waters,” “We don’t want it going through that particular location. It’s the source of our drinking water here in the city.”With the approval from the Transportation Planning Agency plans for the road extension will begin.last_img read more

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NZ all rounder Jimmy Neesham trolls ICC for posting the ‘Rahul – Kohli challenge’

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/AFPAdvertisement y4673NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1irbph0Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E376( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) b5l7pWould you ever consider trying this?😱4e9Can your students do this? 🌚5ml8Roller skating! Powered by Firework The International Cricket Council (ICC) may have lost all its fixtures amidst the novel Coronavirus pandemic, but the cricket lovers are getting some entertainment thanks to social media. On their official instagram account, ICC recently posted a challenge for their fans to find out Team India skipper Virat Kohli’s face amongst many faces of KL Rahul. However, the post was just the material needed for Jimmy Neesham to poke fun towards cricket’s global governing body.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/AFP“👥📸 Can you spot Virat Kohli in this sea of KL Rahuls? 😀” is the caption ICC’s Instagram post of today came with. The photo featured many faces of Team India’s superstar wicket keeper batsman KL Rahul, and hiding among them is just one face of the Men in Blue skipper. The challenge for the fans was to find out Kohli’s face. Check out the photo below and try for yourself-Rahul himself joined in the comment section, with a couple of emojis. The fans were quick to find out the 31 year old captain, as the stormed the comments with answers.However, the most hilarious response came from Jimmy Neesham. Rahul’s Kings XI Punjab teammate found the perfect opportunity to take a witty jib at ICC.“You guys really have lost the plot 😂” the Kiwi all rounder commented.Image Courtesy: Instagram(@icc)With no fixtures at hand and all major events cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak, its all ICC can do to keep the global cricket audience engaged, along with promoting some memorable old cricket matches, as the world fights the virus pandemic.Neesham featured in the first match of the ODI series against Australia back in mid-March, befopre the rest of the series was cancelled due to the Coronavirus crisis.Neesham was picked up by Kings XI Punjab ahead of IPL 2020, which would mark the former Delhi Daredevils star’s return to the blockbuster cricket league after a gap of six years.However, now that the tournament is postponed to 15th April as of now, the 29 year old Black Caps star will have to wait some more before teaming up with Rahul for the 13th edition of IPL.Also read-Shane Warne picks his all time Indian XI – and here’s why he left out Dhoni and Kohli! Advertisementlast_img read more

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With flags, song, pride, French celebrate unifying victory

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Arc de Triomphe is illuminated with the colors of the French national flag and by fireworks set off by French soccer fans celebrating France’s World Cup victory over Croatia, in Paris, France, Sunday, July 15, 2018. France won the final 4-2. The inscription in French reads : Proud to be blue (French) . (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)PARIS — It was a victory for all of France and the home crowd did it justice, pouring into Paris’ Champs-Elysees Avenue by the tens of thousands to celebrate in an explosion of joy.France’s 4-2 win over Croatia in the World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday marked the second time in 20 years that France has won the World Cup, and came at a time when the people feel needy.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Revelers celebrated the moment.“We’re happy. It took 20 years … It’s the pride of the nation. It unites everyone. It federates,” Frederique Pourquet said as she and her friend left the Champs-Elysees.The win “shows that the French people are consolidated and the work of all France,” said Omar Bzi.Hajar Maghnaoui, of Asnieres, north of Paris, said “It’s a way to bring the French people together, and also the world.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Fighting jihadism in the Sahel: Life inside the military camps PLAY LIST 02:46Fighting jihadism in the Sahel: Life inside the military camps00:50Trending Articles01:56Boris Johnson ‘humbled’ after majority win, says Parliament ‘must change’02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Revelers set off smoke bombs in the national colors — blue, white and red — obscuring Napoleon’s triumphal arch. People climbed atop every newspaper kiosk and bus stop in the area to wave flags and lead the crowds below in cheers. The national anthem, the Marseillaise, rang out, cars honked horns and cherry bombs cracks.A young man sprayed a fire extinguisher on the crowd on a late hot afternoon.Soccer fans celebrate in the fan zone after the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. France fans did justice to their team’s 4-2 victory over Croatia in the World Cup final on Sunday, pouring into Paris’ Champs-Elysees Avenue by the tens of thousands to celebrate with cheers, stomping and song in an explosion of joy mimicked in cities around the nation. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)Hundreds of police in riot gear were discretely lined up on side streets to monitor revelers. Typically, celebrations in France end up with some broken shop windows and other destruction, and Sunday was no exception. Tear gas was lobbed at one point on the Champs-Elysees. About 4,000 police watched over the fan zone — packed to its 90,000 capacity — during the match, then moved to the Champs-Elysees and neighboring streets.As night fell, The Eiffel Tower flashed 1998-2018 to mark France’s two World Cup titles.The Arc de Triomph was awash in the national colors, lit with the rooster, the faces of the winning team and the words “Proud to be Blue,” or French.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names The celebrations were spread across the nation.For all the crazy antics — and some revelers who got out of control — a sense of patriotism and unity was almost visceral.Antoine Griezmann, the France striker who scored one of the goal’s Sunday, told a news conference two days before the final, televised on BFM TV, that pride in country is in short supply.“We say it so little … We should be proud to be French,” Griezmann said.Mahmoud Bourassi was among those taking a longer-term view and he had some sobering thoughts about France’s run to the title and the festivities it has sparked.People celebrate on the Champs Elysees avenue after France won the soccer World Cup final match between France and Croatia, Sunday, July 15, 2018 in Paris. France won its second World Cup title by beating Croatia 4-2 . (AP Photo/Francois Mori)Bourassi runs a youth center in Bondy — Mbappe’s home that was among those scarred by riots in 2005 that exposed the fissures of France that have yet to heal — and he knows the teenage star of the tournament.“All this euphoria and effervescence, it’s positive but it’s emotional and ephemeral,” he said ahead of France’s win. Bourassi said sports is a “catalyst to bring people and nations together.”But, he added, it must be built on.“What we’re seeing is magic, exceptional. But what are we going to do with it tomorrow?”That is a question for President Emmanuel Macron, who was in Moscow celebrating with the team on victory night, and will receive the squad more formally on Monday at the presidential Elysee Palace.center_img Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West LATEST STORIES MOST READ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “It represents enormous things,” said Goffrey Hamsik, dressed in a hat resembling a rooster — the French national symbol — and a shirt with the No. 10 for Kylian Mpappe, the 19-year-old breakout star who hails from the Paris suburb of Bondy.“We’ve had lots of problems in France these past years,” he said, recalling deadly terror attacks. “This is good for the morale … Here, we are all united. We mix. There is no religion, there is nothing, and that’s what feels good.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’French soccer fans react as they watch a live broadcast on a big screen of the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup, in Marseille, southern France, Sunday, July 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)Troublemakers marred some of the festivities at the top of the Champs-Elysees, breaking the window of a major store, throwing bottles, temporary barriers and even a bicycle at riot police as the celebrations wound down close to midnight. Police responded with water cannon and tear gas. BFM-TV reported that the store was pillaged.Earlier, people wrapped in flags and dressed in crazy hats, and one man spotted totally nude except for the Tricolor, marched down the avenue where France displayed its military might a day earlier for Bastille Day. Vive la France! And a lot of other nations, too Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

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Raiders Carr has retort for Del Rio over cold-weather struggles

first_imgALAMEDA — Derek Carr was laying in wait.With the Kansas City Chiefs up next at Arrowhead Stadium, with temperatures forecast in the low 40s with a low of 34 degrees, he knew full well the questions would be coming Wednesday about both Arrowhead Stadium and his ability to play in cold weather.Jack Del Rio, his head coach form 2015 through 2017, said on Twitter “#4 (Carr) hasn’t played well in cold weather games and that will have to change for Oakland to have a chance.”Last week was …last_img read more

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South African researcher to help save sharks

first_imgThe great white shark is not the villianthat it is often made out to be, and infact is an endangered species.(Image: Wikimedia) The Kalk Bay SOS Shark Centre is raisingawareness of the need to protect sharks.(Image: Save Our Seas Foundation)MEDIA CONTACTS • Alison KockMarine biologist, SOS Shark Centre+27 72 661 9516• Cheryl-Samantha OwenSave Our Seas Foundation PR+27 79 717 9070RELATED ARTICLES• Saving our vulnerable sharks• South Africa’s shark whisperer• Sharkspotting keeps seas safe• Big fish, big teeth, big bucks• Scuba diving South AfricaJanine ErasmusSouth African researcher Alison Kock of the Save Our Seas Foundation’s Cape Town shark centre, is one of an international group of contributors to an extensive photo library of great white shark fins – one they hope will enable them to eventually track the movements of every great white and boost shark conservation efforts.The project was initiated at the International White Shark Symposium, held in Hawaii earlier in 2010, and is coordinated by the UK’s University of Bristol.It is based on an innovative system designed by Swiss-born marine biologist Michael Scholl, founder of the NGO White Shark Trust, which was established to conduct research into and conservation of the fearsome great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias).The great white is listed as a vulnerable species by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List.Scholl’s research was based at Dyer Island between 1997 and 2007. This little island, a nature reserve, is one of a group of two situated about 5km off South Africa’s southern coast – the channel between them is popularly known as Shark Alley.The trust claims that Scholl’s study was the most intensive ever undertaken of great whites. During this time he developed the system of finprinting that identifies the features on a dorsal fin, which are as unique to sharks as fingerprints are to humans.Over 1 500 different sharks have been identified by the White Shark Trust since 1997.“An automated software-based identification system is necessary for building an international centralised database for scientists to be able to collaborate and work together efficiently,” said Scholl, now back in his home country.The South African team uses a submersible to capture the local sharks on camera. South Africa is home to one of the largest populations of the magnificent creatures, and the areas around Dyer Island and Seal Island, some 175km away, are said to contain more great whites than anywhere else on earth.Ecotourism in the form of shark cage diving is very popular in this area. Gansbaai, the mainland town closest to Dyer Island, is often referred to as the cage diving capital of the world.Kock, who has been involved with shark research for six years, said that finprinting is nothing new to scientists, but previous manual methods of identification were time-consuming. The new system will allow for more accurate population estimates in different areas, she said, as well as enhance scientific collaboration.Other tracking techniques such as satellite tagging and acoustic pinging will still be used, as they record details that images can’t, although they are more invasive.Shark spottingThere is great concern among scientists over the great white’s decreasing numbers, with some researchers saying that the decline over the past 50 years is as high as 90%.Ronald O’Dor of the Census of Marine Life said at another conference earlier in 2010 that “the estimated total population of great white sharks in the world’s oceans is actually less than the number of tigers”. The number of wild tigers is estimated at around 3 500.German-born Dr Tilo Burghardt, of Bristol University’s computer science department, is working on the new database system. Burghardt, a specialist in computer vision and machine learning, is helping to develop the technology that will automatically recognise the characteristics on different sharks’ dorsal fins.“The system will use ‘computer vision’ technology, and will also be able to archive the animal’s information along with their IDs,” he said. “We hope it will be usable within two years, with members of the public able to participate.”Anyone with a digital camera and a nearby great white can contribute to the project – images may be sent to the Save Our Seas Foundation.“I have lived in South Africa for some years,” said Scholl, “and there are great numbers of tourists going out on expeditions to see these sharks. At a recreational and educational level, imagine how satisfying it would be to take a picture of the sharks you see on your trip and then go home to find out about that individual shark and where else it has been spotted.”The information will help shark conservation groups monitor the animals’ behaviour and migratory patterns, providing more insight in how to protect them. Another advantage is that this system is not disruptive to the animals, and it will prevent the same shark from being counted twice, possibly resulting in an erroneous population estimate.Burghardt and his Bristol team, working with researchers from Cape Town University, previously developed innovative penguin recognition software that captures the individual marks on a penguin’s chest. Research was carried out on the threatened African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) population on Robben Island in Table Bay, and the success rate in identification was found to be almost 97%.However, with recognisable marks captured on only 13% of penguins examined, there is still some way to go in refining the technology.The new technology, which at the moment is only used on white sharks, is based on the penguin project.Endangered animalsAccording to the IUCN, few scientific facts are known about the great white’s biology or population status and trends – as much of the media and film publicity is misleading. Ever since the late Peter Benchley’s Jaws novel hit the shelves in 1974, the public perception of great white sharks has been disproportionate to the reality.Great whites are not the demons they are often made out to be. The species is under threat from fishing for fins, game fishing, catching for aquarium specimens, protective beach nets, habitat degradation, and depletion of food sources.The IUCN also mentions the danger of campaigns to kill the animals, often fanned by the media, after a biting attack. It is said that around 100-million sharks, of all species, are destroyed annually, which equates to 200 sharks every minute.Benchley later renounced his sensationalist views on sharks, and even took to promoting their conservation in books such as Shark Trouble (2001), which focused on the danger that media hype posed to the protection and understanding of marine ecosystems.“I know now that the mythic monster I created was largely fiction. I also know now, however, that the genuine animal is just as – if not even more – fascinating,” wrote the author, who dived with sharks in South African waters on several occasions, in Shark Trouble.Benchley also explained his reformed view in a 2002 interview with National Geographic. However, by then the damage had been done.South Africa is one of several nations which have committed to protecting the great white, and in 1991 was the first nation to do so. Great whites may not be killed nor harmed in South African waters, and the sale of shark meat, fins, or any other product is forbidden.Namibia (1993), the US (1997), Australia (1998), Malta (2000) and New Zealand (2007) also protect the great white. Sharks need to be protected because they play an important role in maintaining the balance of the ecosystem. They hold the numbers of smaller predators in check, and keep populations healthy by eating sick marine animals.last_img read more

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TSA to launch monthly Internet tennis show

first_img23 May 2014Tennis South Africa (TSA) will launch a new monthly Internet-based programme next week that will feature some of the leading names in the sport.Former players Robbie Koenig, currently a world-renowned television commentator, Jeff Coetzee, who is coach to the Colombian Davis Cup team, and Michael de Jongh, the former coach of Amanda Coetzer and Mary Pierce, will guide viewers through the latest news and behind-the scenes intrigue of the various tennis tours.StreamingThe programme will be shown via streaming with the first show going out on Tuesday, 27 May, at 19:00.Viewers will be able to connect through the TSA website (www.tennissa.co.za) by clicking on the “Game, Set and Match” icon.The programme will run for about 45 minutes. Those who miss the live streaming will be able to download it from the “Video On Demand” section in the Archive.AnchorIt will be anchored by De Jongh, who will be joined by Mike Dunk, who will conduct many of the interviews.As far as the international scene is concerned, Robbie Koenig will be doing an ATP Tour wrap, while Jeff Coetzee will be conducting behind-the-scenes interviews with players to learn about their personal lives, and how they prepare for matches and major tournaments.ContentThe programme will also encompass coaching tips, discussions on the rules, product, the TSA Reward Card, wheelchair tennis, schools news, club news, in-studio debates, nutrition, TSA results updates and highlights from local tournaments.Streamit 360 is handling the portal and production for TSA, with TSA owning the streaming rights.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Lady Liberty rides to the rescue

first_imgSamantha N. Ngcolomba is an attorney who has a deep-seated desire to secure justice for South Africa’s most vulnerable women. (Images: Redbull Amaphiko)Women in rural communities have a new law hero and she goes by the name of Lady Liberty.Lady Liberty, founded by attorney Samantha Ngcolomba, a human rights lawyer based in Johannesburg, travels to poor and remote communities with a mobile office to provide pro bono legal information and services to women.The office focuses on domestic violence, namely getting protection orders; marriage, namely customary vs civil; and divorce, namely process, asset distribution, maintenance and children’s rights. It will add wills, housing and labour law to its services soon.Lady Liberty’s impact so far.“Any law that doesn’t work for the people it’s intended for, is as useless as medicine locked up in a cupboard while people needing it suffer,” Ngcolomba told Redbull Amaphiko, a platform for social change makers.Lady Liberty uses social, print and broadcast media to find women who need its services, and to raise awareness of what it offers. At the identified communities, a half-an-hour presentation of relevant topics is held and the floor is opened for questions.Then, the office takes on new and pending cases for resolution on behalf of women who qualify for pro bono assistance.The programmes vision is to have an app for smartphones that will extend the reach of their legal services and information. Watch Ngcolomba talk about Lady Liberty:You can contact Lady Liberty on 076 520 1377.PLAY YOUR PARTAre you playing your part in developing South Africa and its citizens? Do you know anybody who is going out of their way to participate in the development of South Africa and its people?If so, submit your story or video to our website and let us know what you are doing to improve the country for all.last_img read more

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Unverferth adds Model 1400 to NutriMax liquid applicator line

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Unverferth Manufacturing Co., Inc. announces the addition of the Model 1400 with 1400 gallon capacity to its NutriMax liquid fertilizer applicator line. The NutriMax applicator helps ensure optimum crop performance through the precise placement of nutrients during the growing season when most needed by the plants.The NutriMax applicator optimizes the grower’s equipment investment for liquid application with a durable, long-lasting design for years of high-speed application accuracy. The Model 1400 toolbar is manufactured with 7”x7” tubing on the mainframe and wings and is available with a 40-foot toolbar that folds to 30 feet for dual-width application with a variety of row spacings from 22” to 36”.  Its patent-pending folding design provides a narrow 13’4” transport width and height for safer road travel and the 36” toolbar clearance enhances the application window.The exclusively designed 1,400-gallon tank is constructed of thick-walled polyethylene for long life and a containment tank sump that functions like a sump within a sump for holding the last 20-30 gallons of liquid on sidehills and inclines to maintain a primed pump. Tanks also feature a stainless steel baffle for load stability in the field or road transport.Undercarriage choices for the Model 1400 include a variety of single wheel and tire sizes with an adjustable axle from 88” to 132” to accommodate a variety of row crop spacings.Standard transport chain and LED red and amber taillights provide safer road travel.  Its rear-mounted LED work light makes nighttime filling easier. The Model 1400 NutriMax liquid fertilizer applicator is available with gray tanks with an undercarriage in the grower’s choice of a tractor-matching red or green high-quality powder-coat finish that resists corrosion.For additional information about the entire line of NutriMax liquid fertilizer applicators, growers are encouraged to check with their nearest Unverferth dealer or visit umequip.com for complete details.Unverferth Mfg. Co., Inc. is a family owned manufacturer and marketer of tillage, seed, hay- and grain-handling equipment along with fertilizer applicators, pull-type sprayers and agricultural dual, triple and specialty wheel products. For additional information, contact Unverferth Manufacturing Co., Inc., P.O. Box 357, Kalida, OH  45853. Phone 419-532-3121 or visit the website at unverferth.com.last_img read more