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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 31 n° 301

Archive for 2 luglio 2014

Statement of CCEE Presidency on the crucifixion of people in Deir Hafer (Syria)

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 2 luglio 2014

cardinaleThe Presidency of the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE) informed of the crucifixion of people in the center of Deir Hafer (Syria) that preceded the proclamation of the Islamic Caliphate in the Syrian and Iraqi territories under the control of the Isis expresses its strong indignation and condemnation of such acts. These acts that use religion to justify acts of summary justice are against any attempt to pacify the country already battered by years of fratricidal war. La Presidenza del Consiglio delle Conferenze Episcopali d’Europa (CCEE) informata della crocifissione di persone nel centro di Deir Hafer (Siria) che ha preceduto la proclamazione del Califfato islamico nei territori siriani e iracheni sotto il controllo dell’Isis esprime la sua ferma indignazione e condanna simili atti. Questi atti che utilizzano la religione per giustificare atti di giustizia sommaria vanno contro ogni tentativo di pacificare il paese già martoriato da anni di guerra fratricida. La Présidence du Conseil des Conférences Épiscopales d’Europe (CCEE) informée de la crucifixion de personnes dans le centre de Deir Hafer (Syrie) qui a précédé la proclamation du califat islamique dans les territoires syriens et irakiens sous le contrôle de l’EIIL exprime sa vive indignation et la condamnation de ces actes. Ces actes qui utilisent la religion pour justifier des actes de justice sommaire sont contre toute tentative de pacifier le pays déjà exsangue par des années de guerre fratricide. (Cardinal Péter Erdő, Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest, President of CCEE Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, Archbishop of Genoa, Vice President of CCEE)

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Printer and copier makers boost energy efficiency by one-fifth within two years in Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 2 luglio 2014

BruxellesBrussels, The makers of inkjet printers and copiers for homes and small businesses have boosted energy efficiency by more than 20% in two years thanks to an industry self-regulation initiative adopted in 2011, according to a report by an independent inspector. In its latest Energy Efficiency Report, ERA Technology said energy consumption from so-called OM products[i] was reduced by 20,8% between 2011 and 2013. Overall, the imaging equipment industry has reduced the energy consumption of its products (sold between 2011 and 2013) by 10,5%. The reduction of energy consumption is the outcome of measures taken by all major manufacturers of the imaging equipment to decrease their environmental footprint (Voluntary Agreement on Ecodesign). The agreement developed by EuroVAprint (the association grouping all major manufacturers of imaging equipment that operate in Europe) is binding for its 16 signatories. Since 2011, compliance to environmentally-friendly design requirements of imaging equipment products has been continuously increasing: from 93,92% in 2011 to 97,63% at the end of 2013 (figure provided by ERA Technology). “Our industry is a vivid example of how self-regulation can work in Europe. The Ecodesign measures provide the right conditions for industries to take universal and immediate action to reduce energy consumption. Our voluntary agreement allows different manufacturers to work together for energy saving targets and achieve immediate results” said EuroVAprint President Maxime Furkel of Lexmark.
The agreement, backed by the European Commission, obliges manufacturers to comply with a strict set of design and information requirements, related to energy consumption, recyclability, and use of compatible cartridges. Manufacturers agreed to undertake measures to encourage the use of automatic duplex (double-sided) and “N-up” printing (several pages on one sheet) to save more paper. The agreement also lays down a series of requirements for environmental information that needs to be made available to customers. The Voluntary Agreement also has the effect of reducing the administrative burden for authorities: the administrative costs of the Voluntary Agreement are lower compared to European legislation (e.g. Regulation) and are directly borne by the industry, not the tax payers.

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Born Free Launches Global Campaign to Keep Cheetahs Off Chains

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 2 luglio 2014

An Israeli woman holds a sign with the images of the three missing Israeli teenagers in Tel vaiNEW YORK – In reaction to the discovery of the bodies of the three Israeli teenagers abducted and murdered by terrorists on Monday, the World Jewish Congress (WJC) is mobilizing Jewish communities around the world in support of the victims’ families and the people of Israel. “This horrendous crime has sent shock waves throughout the Jewish world, and there have been outpourings of grief and of support for Israel,” declared WJC President Ronald S. Lauder. In a letter to all its affiliated communities and organizations in 100 countries, the World Jewish Congress urged that on Thursday, 3 July 2014, at 10:25 p.m. Israel time, the exact time of the abduction, the communities and organizations display a black page on their websites for three hours, with only the names of the three murdered teens appearing. WJC CEO Robert Singer urged that synagogues organize memorial services and that schools hold a special class devoted to the fate of the three boys. Singer also asked individuals to write condolence messages to the families of the boys. To the end, the WJC has opened a condolence book on its website: http://www.worldjewishcongress.org/condolences. Singer was in Israel for talks with senior Israeli government officials. In reaction to the news about the murders, Ronald S. Lauder urged the international community to halt cooperation with the Palestinian Authority until Hamas is excluded from all government bodies. “This murder must spur the world into action, and the fight against fanatic, extremist groups such as Hamas must be stepped up urgently,” said the WJC president, adding: “Clearly, Hamas is a terrorist organization, and it must be dismantled. It is the responsibility of Mahmoud Abbas to remove Hamas members from his government immediately and fight terrorism vigorously and urgently. He needs to show leadership now.”

 

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