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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 31 n° 344

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ABB publishes 2018 Annual Report

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 31 marzo 2019

ABB Ltd has published its 2018 annual report on its website and has filed the annual report on Form 20-F with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.The 2018 annual report is now available electronically at http://www.abb.com/groupreports. It provides comprehensive information on the company and its strategy, business, governance and financial performance.Shareholders may request a printed copy of the annual report via this link. It will be distributed when it becomes available.
ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in power grids, electrification products, industrial automation and robotics and motion, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner in ABB Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees. http://www.abb.com

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The International Publishers Association (IPA) has urged the mayor of Verona, Italy, to abandon a manifesto pledge to pull from circulation various books that are not aligned with his own worldview

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 10 luglio 2017

arena veronaElected to office on 25 June, Federico Sboarina’s mayoral programme commits to: Withdraw from libraries and municipal or contracted schools (including kindergartens) books and publications that promote the equivalence of the natural family and same-sex unions.IPA president Michiel Kolman wrote a letter to Mr Sboarina this week to criticize his plan and recommend he revise it, explaining:To be absolutely clear, whatever ideological compulsion lies behind your desire to censor and suppress the range of published works that the citizens of Verona can access is entirely irrelevant. I wish only to impress upon you that, in a democratic country such as Italy, it is under no circumstances acceptable to censor legally sound publications.
The IPA and its Freedom to Publish Committee denounce and reject in the strongest terms the censorship of books that you intend to impose. I hope that you will reconsider the censorial aspects of your manifesto, and opt instead to increase the diversity of opinions and ideas available on Verona’s bookshelves. This will empower and enable citizens of your magnificent city to make up their own minds about what does and does not constitute acceptable reading.The IPA’s Italian member, Associazione Italiana Editori (AIE), has also expressed dismay at Mayor Sboarina’s censorial intentions in a letter of solidarity to the Italian libraries association, Associazione Italiana Biblioteche (AIB).AIE president Ricardo Franco Levi wrote to AIB president Rosa Maiello:Whoever reacts to books he judges to be wrong by considering withdrawing, hiding or burning them, it will be our responsibility to explain how it is more useful and more gratifying to read them, write them, publish them, distribute them, sell them, choose them, lend them, and preserve them.The IPA is the world’s largest federation of national, regional and specialist publishers’ associations. Its membership comprises 70 organisations from 60 countries in Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe and the Americas. Through its members, IPA represents thousands of individual publishers around the world who service markets containing more than 5.6 billion people.Based in Geneva, Switzerland, IPA represents the interests of the publishing industry in international fora and wherever publishers’ interests are at stake. The IPA promotes and defends copyright and freedom to publish, as well as literacy and reading.IPA is an accredited non-governmental organisation (NGO) enjoying consultative relations with the United Nations. (foto: verona)

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