Delta Corporation Limited (DLTA.zw) HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgDelta Corporation Limited (DLTA.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about Delta Corporation Limited (DLTA.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Delta Corporation Limited (DLTA.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Delta Corporation Limited (DLTA.zw)  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileDelta Corporation Limited manufacturers and markets international and locally-produced beverages in Zimbabwe. It operates in four segments: non-alcoholic beverages, sparkling beverages, lager beers and traditional beers. Brands in its non-alcoholic range are a flavoured maize drink called Shumba Maheu, and a flavoured drinking yoghurt called Supersip Yogurt. The sparkling beverages division operates two bottling plants and one canning plant; bottling and distributing popular cool drink brands sold worldwide by the Coca-Cola Company, a range of drink mixes and an energy drink called Burn. The lager beer division operates two breweries; bottling and distributing international brands such as Castle Lite, Miller’s, Peroni, Redds, Brutal Fruit and Sarita. Delta Corporation Limited has a monopoly in the traditional beer market in Zimbabwe with 14 breweries located across the country; brewing and distributing a well-known sorghum beer brand called Chibuku. Other subsidiaries have interests in transport and logistics, barley and sorghum malting, food processing, packaging, retailing wines and spirits, recycling, tin can production and leadership training. Delta Corporation Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

United Capital PLC (UBCAP.ng) Q12019 Interim Report

first_imgUnited Capital PLC (UBCAP.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about United Capital PLC (UBCAP.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the United Capital PLC (UBCAP.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: United Capital PLC (UBCAP.ng)  2019 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileUnited Capital Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria providing products and services for investment banking, asset management, trusteeship, securities trading and insurance. The company targets corporations, governments, institutions and high net worth individuals as well as retail investors in Nigeria and other countries in Africa. United Capital Investment Banking offers advisory services which include project finance, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and structured finance. United Capital Asset Management expertise covers portfolio/fund management, mutual funds, wealth management and investment advisory services. United Capital Trustees has over 50 years’ experience in Trust services and extensive expertise in debenture trusts, mutual funds, bonds and REITS. United Capital Securities Limited is a dealing member of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and registered by the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) as a Broker/Dealer. The company is also a registered dealing member of NASD OTC Plc which enables it to deal in over-the-counter equity and fixed income securities. Formerly known as UBA Capital Plc, the company changed its name to United Capital Plc in 2014. The company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. United Capital Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Episcopal delegation advocates gender justice at 65th UN conference on…

first_img Rector Martinsville, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ [Episcopal News Service] Members of the Episcopal delegation to the 65th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, or UNCSW, marked the start of the conference on March 15 with a virtual prayer service, affirming their commitment to the advocacy work they will be doing for the next two weeks on behalf of women and girls around the world.The U.N. conference, dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women, has taken place every year since 1946, though last year’s was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Episcopal and Anglican delegates have participated in UNCSW since at least 2000, advocating for the priorities identified by the presiding bishop and the Anglican Communion.For 2021, there are six Episcopal Church delegates named by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and eight Anglican Communion delegates – each representing a different Anglican province. There is also a small delegation representing Episcopal Relief & Development this year. The Episcopal delegates observe the official meetings, represent the presiding bishop and the church, meet with U.N. officials and representatives of member states, and collaborate with interfaith and ecumenical partners. They also take what they’ve learned back to their own communities and pass it along to other women, said Lynnaia Main, The Episcopal Church’s representative to the U.N.This year, of course, will be very different. Meetings mostly will be virtual, including all the parallel events that typically offer delegates valuable opportunities to network and influence policies on a more personal level.“There are no coffee bar visits. … There’s no crossing each other in the hallway. None of that is possible,” Main told Episcopal News Service. “Basically everything we do is limited by our two-dimensional reality.”But the delegates will still engage with the various events as much as they can.“We’re not just there to network and learn about what’s happening,” she added. “We’re there to actually try to influence what the governments are doing during the meeting.“Our delegates, when I say they’re representing the church, they’re sitting in front of their computer at a designated hour. Each person has signed up for a specific meeting that they’re going to attend.”The Episcopal delegates are specifically advocating for priorities outlined in a document submitted to the U.N. by Curry, based on General Convention resolutions. Chief among those points – which echo the overall themes of this year’s meeting – are:• Prioritizing marginalized women and girls in planning, resource allocation and programs.• Increasing women’s access to power and decision-making positions.• Promoting gender equality education and eradicating violence against women and girls.Despite the challenges posed by the virtual format, there may be better opportunities for such advocacy in 2021 than in previous years. Main was invited to attend a briefing on March 11 with President Joe Biden’s new mission to the U.N., including Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, to talk about U.S. priorities for UNCSW.“We’re really looking forward to working with a more friendly U.S. mission” than the previous administration’s, Main told ENS.The presiding bishop’s delegates introduced themselves at a virtual meet-and-greet on March 11, sharing their backgrounds and what excites them about this work.“I am really hoping to … experience and partake in this intergenerational dialogue that is so central to the work that bodies like the U.N. do,” said Maria Gonzalez of the Diocese of Olympia. “As a fairly young activist myself, I always love hearing the voices and the perspectives and stories of people who have been at this work for a really long time. … UNCSW is just such a great opportunity to be able to do that.”On March 15, the first day of the UNCSW summit, the Anglican Communion and Episcopal delegations hosted a virtual noonday prayer service organized by the Rev. Jennifer Allen. Delegates offered prayers in four languages, incorporating meditations on the 12 areas of concern listed in the Beijing Platform, a landmark U.N. statement on women’s rights.Members of the presiding bishop’s delegation also invite everyone to join them for a virtual debriefing presentation to the church from on March 25 and for a closing worship session on March 26. You can also follow and engage with them via social media.– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector Columbus, GA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Tampa, FL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC By Egan MillardPosted Mar 15, 2021 Episcopal delegation advocates gender justice at 65th UN conference on women’s rights Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Featured Jobs & Calls Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Events An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Course Director Jerusalem, Israel center_img Press Release Service Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Gender Justice, AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Bath, NC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Hopkinsville, KY Tags Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Belleville, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Collierville, TN Submit a Job Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Press Release Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Washington, DC UNCSW Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ last_img read more

Habitat’s Women Build campaign continues in February

first_img Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSHabitat for HumanityHabitat for Humanity of Seminole County and Greater ApopkaWomen Build Previous articleFlorida teacher pay raise bills stray from DeSantis’ $900 million budget requestNext articleApopka Burglary Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate center_img Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter In Seminole County & Greater Apopka, 63% of single female households, including 24,565 children, live below the poverty level. Poverty and substandard housing are a severe threat to children’s health, growth and potential, and is a key component in the continuing cycle of poverty. Building homes with Habitat for Humanity is a concrete way to address the problem, providing the opportunity for safe, decent and affordable housing and a key ingredient in breaking the cycle of poverty.You can join hundreds of Central Florida Women coming together to build stronger, safer communities during the 2020 Women Build Campaign this Spring!Each year, women from all over Seminole County & Greater Apopka team up to combine their efforts, skills and networks to help local families build strength, stability and self-reliance through homeownership. When women connect, we challenge each other to succeed; when women give, we improve our world and when Women Build, we change our community for the better.Are you interested in getting your company or group involved but need more information?Mid-campaign Event – February 19, 2020 5:00-7:00 pmPella Windows & Doors – 350 W SR 434 Longwood, FL 32750This event will answer all your “How to” questions and will include a fundraising clinic, safety/construction clinic with Brandy, our Habitat Women Build Site Supervisor, an opportunity to meet some of our future homebuyer families, networking with other amazing women and food and beverages!February 28, 2020Deadline for your logo to appear on build site signage, t-shirt recognition, banners, and hard hats.International Women’s Day – March 7, 2020We will be holding an event to Celebrate Women! The location is TBD but will most likely happen on a job site.Team Build Days – March 20 thru April 25, 2020Thursday, Friday and Saturday at each siteMarch 20, 21, 26, 27, 28April 2, 3, 4, 9, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25Team leaders will schedule their team’s build days on a first-come, first-serve basis. Scheduling will begin when teams to turn in gifts raised. Teams that achieve their minimum goal of $3,500.00 or a sponsor turning in their money first will pick their preferred date to build at one of our two locations:• 1044 Burnett Street, Oviedo 32765 (Alafaya Woods)Homebuyer – Tiffany Davis• 148 W. 12th St, Apopka 32703 (Juniper Bend)Homebuyer – There will be several homebuyers from this 58 single family sub-division to work alongside!Awards Celebration – May 4, 2020, 6:00 PMWekiva Island -1014 Miami Springs Dr, Longwood, FL 32779All participants in the Women Build program are invited to celebrate the unique success of each team. Awards and prizes will be given for top fundraising team, most spirited, unique fundraisers and other fun categories. Appetizers and adult beverages will be served during this festive ceremony.Need more information?Contact Linda Andrews at (407) 696-5855 ext.2103 or [email protected] Click Here To RegisterCheck Out The Women Build Facebook Group LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Speed of giving after Katrina surpasses previous disasters

first_img  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Not surprisingly, the majority of the gifts have been made to the American Red Cross, which has received $578 million. The Salvation Army had received the second largest total of $65 million.The Chronicle adds that many donors chose to give online. Online giving site Network for Good handled $3 million of donations to the relief effort in one day, a record amount for the organisation. So far it has raised $10.5 million, again with the American Red Cross receiving the lion’s share at about 60% of gifts. Online gifts are beginning to peter off, although Network for Good is still receiving around $500,000 a day for the relief effort.The American Red Cross itself has taken $302 million of its $578 million total online. The nonprofit has also received more than $51 million raised online from its users by Yahoo! and over $10 million by Amazon’s users.The Chronicle lists other nonprofits that have received significant amounts online:* Chicago-based America’s Second Harvest, in Chicago, has raised $3.5 million of its $11.9 million total online.* New York-based The United Methodist Committee on Relief has raised $1.7 million online.* Virginia-based Operation Blessing has raised over $500,000 online.* Connecticut-based AmeriCares has raised about half of its total income of $5 million online, stimulated by an email appeal to 70,000 donors.* Washington-based World Vision has raised $2 million after it emailed 600,000 of its supporters.* Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief have raised $1.8 million online. The Chronicle of Philanthropy reports that Americans have donated at least $739 million to help victims of Hurricane Katrina, and that “the pace of [this] giving is unprecedented in American history.”The gifts have come in faster even than those given following the September 2001 terrorist attacks in America, and the December 2004 south Asian tsunami. In the first ten days after the 2001 attacks, Americans gave $239 million to relevant charitable organisations, and in the first nine days after the tsunami disaster Americans gave $173 million to relevant American nonprofit organisations.However, this figure currently falls far short of the totals given to both previous disasters. Advertisement Speed of giving after Katrina surpasses previous disasters Howard Lake | 14 September 2005 | Newscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Research / statistics About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Fundraising company struck off register

first_imgFundraising company struck off register Howard Lake | 19 August 2008 | News  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Ireland Law / policy Operation Rudolph, a company in Ireland that ran high-profile fundraising events for charity, has been struck off from the Companies Registration Office.The company has not filed accounts for the last three years, and was listed for strike-off by the CRO earlier this year. Operation Rudolph was set up in 1995 by Ian McKeever, who last year set a record for climbing the highest mountain on each continent.Rather than a charity, Operation Rudolph described itself as ‘‘a non-profit-making organisation established to provide financial assistance for charitable children’s projects’’. It ran charity cycles, fundraising balls and hill-walking challenges.The company’s last accounts are for 2004,when it had gross income of more than €48,000 from fundraising events. It had ‘‘direct costs associated with fundraising events’’ of almost €6,000, leaving it with net income of more than €42,000.It made donations of €34,500 to four charities – Chernobyl Children, the West of Ireland Alzheimer Foundation, the Laura Lynn Foundation and the Cormac Weldon Trust. A further €9,000 was spent on ‘‘administration overheads’’. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

FRSB to tackle top public complaint issue with data management workshop

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis FRSB to tackle top public complaint issue with data management workshop The Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB) is presenting a special one-off data management seminar and open surgery run by data specialists on the fundraising issue that generates the most complaints from the public, direct mail. The seminar will focus in particular on data management.To be held on on 26 October 2010 at the NCVO’s Conference Suite in London, the event will highlight fundraising regulations and best practice when working with supporter and prospect data and will help charity staff confirm whether their supporter data is up to standard.The event has been designed for those responsible for managing and working with supporter data and will cover data management, strategies for supporter insight and fundraising success, improved compliance with current regulations, and the value of complaints in informing campaign analysis.“This year’s FRSB Annual Complaints Return showed that one third of public complaints about direct mail fundraising campaigns centred on the poor use of and inaccuracy of data,” explained Sam Wilson, Marketing and Communications Manager at the FRSB. “Data management, data usage and the regulatory requirements for best practice are common areas on which we receive requests from members for advice. There is a very real need for more information and support.”The seminar is presented in partnership with data specialists The REaD Group, which is sponsoring the event, presenting and providing its data experts for free one-to-one open data surgeries during the day.Presentations will include those from customer insight specialist Groupe Aeroplane, the company behind the Nectar card scheme, and from Breast Cancer Care and Macmillan Cancer Support on Supporter Relationship Management (SRM).The day event costs £90 but FRSB members receive a 30% discount off, £63 per person.www.frsb.org.uk/events Howard Lake | 20 September 2010 | News  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: data protection Fundraising Standards Board Law / policy About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

CES announces learning and innovation prize for charities

first_img Howard Lake | 15 December 2010 | News Tagged with: Awards Management CES announces learning and innovation prize for charities CES, the evaluation and quality systems specialist charity, is inviting entries to its new Learning and Innovation Prize.The award aims to recognise organisations that use monitoring information or evaluation findings to improve their work and influence others. Entries are invited from organisations that have made best use of the information that they have, and made changes for the better, whether small modifications or significant transformations to the way that they work.There are four award categories:• small charities (annual turnover under £500,000)• large charities (annual turnover over £500,000)• funders• organisations that support other charities.Winners will have the opportunity to showcase their work at a celebration event in March 2011 and “benefit from an enhanced profile and positive recognition of their achievements”. Charities and support organisations will also win CES vouchers to the value of £1,000 which can be spent on consultancy, training and publications.The judging panel includes Professor Nicholas Deakin, Professor Jenny Harrow (Cass Business School and the ESRC Research Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy), Vandna Gohil (Voice4Change England), and Clare Thomas MBE (The City Bridge Trust).The closing date for entries is 17.00 on 17 January 2011.www.ces-vol.org.uk/prize  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Fundraising technology conference Twitter campaign to raise funds for charity

first_imgIn addition anyone, including people not at the conference, can nominate a charity of their choice to receive the £250 gift by tweeting:” ‘name-of-the-charity gets’ my vote @theaccessgroup/@thankQ_HQ #ioftech”The winning charity will be announced at the end of the day. It will be chosen in a draw, rather than based on the most votes, as that could disadvantage smaller charities. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  16 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Fundraising technology conference Twitter campaign to raise funds for charity AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A Twitter hashtag campaign is due to raise up to £250 during this Friday’s Institute of Fundraising Technology Special Interest Group annual conference in London.Fundraising technology company The Access Group and ThankQ are sponsoring tweets, offering to donate 50p to charity for every tweet that includes the hashtag #ioftech.The company has pledged to donate a maximum of £250, while promoting the conference, from 10am to 3pm. Advertisement Howard Lake | 15 May 2013 | Newslast_img read more

Fort Dix 5 – Islamophobia crushes justice

first_imgCamden, N.J. – Brothers Eljvir, Dritan and Shain Duka were convicted eight years ago of participating in a plot they had literally never heard of, in an atmosphere of Islamophobia fueled by ambitious politicians and sensationalist media headlines. The Duka brothers received life sentences plus 30 years for their disputed role in a government-manufactured “conspiracy” to attack Fort Dix, a U.S. military base in New Jersey.On May 31, U.S. District Judge Robert Kugler, the same judge who sentenced the brothers originally, denied their appeal for relief post-conviction because of ineffective counsel. The three Muslim men argued their convictions should be overturned, since their attorneys improperly prevented them from testifying during their 2008 trial.Mohamad Schnewer, Serdar Tatar and the three Duka brothers were entrapped by two informants in an FBI sting operation for the alleged plot. The U.S. attorney prosecuting the case was Chris Christie, now governor of New Jersey and a supporter of right-wing presidential candidate Donald Trump.On June 1, Duka family members, area Muslim residents and community activists from Philadelphia, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., and New York gathered at the Federal Courthouse in Camden, N.J., to express outrage at the judge’s denial of the brothers’ appeal.Robert Boyle, Shain Duka’s attorney, said in a press statement read to the press: “The government used highly paid informants that manipulated the Dukas into making theoretical statements that the government then used to charge them with terrorism. No act was ever committed by them. No act was ever planned by them. Nor did they agree to commit any illegal acts. The result is that hard-working young men with devoted families are serving sentences of life without parole. This case was not about fighting terrorism. It was about feeding fear.”In front of two large, colorful banners, supporters held black and white placards reading: “Justice for the Ft. Dix 5. Islamophobia convicted the Duka brothers. Free them now.”The Free the Fort Dix 5 Support Committee organized the press conference in less than 24 hours. Muhammed Malik of the FFD5SC told the two dozen participants: “Continue to come out and oppose Islamophobia, which is attempting to entrap people, which is attempting to reduce Muslims to animals. We want to make sure we continue to stand up and fight back.”Justice denied once againThe brothers’ appeal hearing, held in January, was limited to a narrow point of law: whether the men’s not testifying materially affected the outcome of the case. District Judge Kugler’s denial of their appeal came down to his belief in the credibility of the original lawyers rather than the word of the men he put in jail for life. Those lawyers said they offered to let the men testify. The men said they were denied the opportunity to speak to the jury in their own voices.A statement by The National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms emphasized: “This decision further illustrates the injustice that Muslims have faced at the hand of the courts and makes it impossible to envision a legal system where Muslims have a legitimate chance at gaining justice. The NCPCF ardently believes in the innocence of these men and will continue to campaign on their behalf until they are released.”Attorney Boyle, in a statement declaring Shain Duka’s intention to appeal again, said, “Those of us who are not Muslim must join with our Muslim brothers and sisters and others of good will to secure justice for the Dukas and other victims of government misconduct.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more