Daily Archives: November 1, 2021

Open Society Foundations Call for Release of Wrongfully Imprisoned Kavala

New York, Nov. 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Open Society Foundations join today with thousands of voices inside and outside Turkey, calling on the Turkish government to comply with the rule of law and end the imprisonment of Osman Kavala, the philanthropist and businessman who today marks his fourth year behind bars.

“The continued prosecution of this case shines a spotlight on the erosion of the rule of law in Turkey,” said Open Society Foundations President Mark Malloch-Brown. “Kavala has now spent more than 1,400 days in prison, even though he has never been convicted of a crime and top European and Turkish courts have ruled he should be freed.”

“The prosecution of this case is not about the law,” Malloch-Brown added. “It is an effort to silence independent voices like Kavala’s within Turkey.”

Kavala was originally arrested in 2017. He remains behind bars even though the European Court of Human Rights ruled in 2019 that he should be freed, citing the lack of evidence against him. Kavala was subsequently acquitted by a top Turkish court in 2020, and then immediately rearrested on additional bogus charges.

Before his arrest, Kavala ran a local foundation he had established to support the arts, culture, and human rights. He also served on the boards of a number of organizations including Open Society’s now-closed Turkish foundation. President Erdogan’s campaign of slander against Kavala has included distorting and misrepresenting his entirely open and legitimate contacts with Open Society and its founder George Soros.

“We call for justice to prevail and an end to the cruel imprisonment of Osman Kavala, who for decades has fought for basic, fundamental rights for all,” Malloch-Brown said.

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NetJets Celebrates One Year of Global Sustainability Program Launch

The World’s Largest Private Aviation Company Announces Latest Sustainability Metrics and Enters Sustainable Aviation Fuel Market in Europe COLUMBUS, OHIO, Nov. 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NetJets, the leader in private aviation with more than 760 aircraft worldwide, today celebrates the first anniversary of its Global Sustainability Program by sharing a progress update and highlights […] read more

Cembrane s’associe à Ovivo pour accélérer la croissance de sa technologie de membranes céramiques en carbure de silicium

MONTREAL, 1er novembre 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Ovivo Inc. (« Ovivo »), fournisseur mondial d’équipements, de technologies et de systèmes de traitement de l’eau et des eaux usées, a le plaisir d’annoncer que Cembrane A/S (« Cembrane ») a rejoint le groupe Ovivo. Fondée en 2014 et basée à Lynge, au Danemark, Cembrane produit une membrane plate brevetée unique en […] read more

Cembrane s’associe à Ovivo pour accélérer la croissance de sa technologie de membranes céramiques en carbure de silicium

MONTREAL, 1er novembre 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Ovivo Inc. (« Ovivo »), fournisseur mondial d’équipements, de technologies et de systèmes de traitement de l’eau et des eaux usées, a le plaisir d’annoncer que Cembrane A/S (« Cembrane ») a rejoint le groupe Ovivo. Fondée en 2014 et basée à Lynge, au Danemark, Cembrane produit une membrane plate brevetée unique en […] read more

Cembrane Joins Ovivo to Propel the Growth of its Silicon Carbide Ceramic Membrane Technology

MONTREAL, Nov. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Ovivo Inc. (“Ovivo”), a global provider of water and wastewater treatment equipment, technology and systems, is pleased to announce that Cembrane A/S (“Cembrane”) has joined the Ovivo group. Founded in 2014 and based in Lynge, Denmark, Cembrane produces a unique patented Silicon Carbide (“SiC”) flat sheet membrane used by […] read more

Cembrane Joins Ovivo to Propel the Growth of its Silicon Carbide Ceramic Membrane Technology

MONTREAL, Nov. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Ovivo Inc. (“Ovivo”), a global provider of water and wastewater treatment equipment, technology and systems, is pleased to announce that Cembrane A/S (“Cembrane”) has joined the Ovivo group. Founded in 2014 and based in Lynge, Denmark, Cembrane produces a unique patented Silicon Carbide (“SiC”) flat sheet membrane used by […] read more

Opportunity International And Oikocredit Announce USD $100 Millon Impact Investment Agreement To Advance The Education Sector In Low-income Countries

Program expected to benefit up to an estimated 1.6 million children Unique collaboration will increase access to capital for schools and families with students in Africa, India, and Latin America CHICAGO and AMERSFOORT, Netherlands, Nov. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ – Opportunity International, a longstanding global leader in providing financial services to lift people out of poverty, and Oikocredit, […] read more

Huawei Wins Four DCS Awards for Data Center Facility Business

LONDON, Nov. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Huawei has won four awards at the prestigious DCS Awards 2021 for its data center facility business — an annual international event for the data center industry — including being named Data Centre Facilities Vendor of the Year. Other successes included Data Centre Consolidation/Upgrade/Refresh Project of the Year, Data Centre […] read more