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July 11, 2011

NoW goes to presses for last time

 The staff of the News of The World leave the building on the eve of the final edition

The last edition of the News of the World has been published, its front page declaring: “Thank you & goodbye.”


After leaving with staff, editor Colin Myler said: “This is not where we want to be and not where we deserve to be.”


Publisher News International axed the 168-year-old tabloid in the wake of phone hacking allegations last week.


Scotland Yard Assistant Commissioner John Yates has expressed “extreme regret” for not reopening the phone hacking investigation two years ago.


In an interview with the Sunday Telegraph, he said he regretted the way he had handled it after reviewing the initial police investigation which led to the conviction of private investigator Glenn Mulcaire in 2007.


Mr Yates said he did not re-examine the 11,000 pages of material recovered from Mulcaire’s home but spent eight hours considering the matter, and consulted the Crown Prosecution Service, but decided there was no likelihood of further convictions.

Yates ‘will not resign’

He said the decision now seemed a “pretty crap one”.


Mr Yates admitted the Metropolitan Police’s reputation had been tarnished by the scandal but said he had no intention of resigning.


In a full-page editorial inside the News of the World (NoW), the paper offers an apology. “Quite simply, we lost our way,” it says.


Rupert Murdoch is due to arrive in the UK to take charge of handling the phone hacking crisis.


During a short speech to more than 200 staff outside the paper’s offices in Wapping, east London, late on Saturday night Mr Myler held up the 8,674th and final edition of the Sunday newspaper, saying: “As a final tribute to seven-and-a-half million readers, this is for you – and for the staff, thank you.”


He added: “Now, in the best traditions of Fleet Street, we are going to the pub.”


The NoW has doubled Sunday’s print run to five million, with money from the sales being donated to four charities.

‘Fell shamefully short’ In a full-page editorial on page three, the paper offers an apology for the hacking of phones.


“We praised high standards, we demanded high standards but, as we are now only too painfully aware, for a period of a few years up to 2006 some who worked for us, or in our name, fell shamefully short of those standards.


“Quite simply, we lost our way,” the paper admits.


“Phones were hacked, and for that this newspaper is truly sorry.


“There is no justification for this appalling wrongdoing. No justification for the pain caused to victims, nor for the deep stain it has left on a great history.

News of the World front page The presses began to roll on the final edition at about 2150 BST on Saturday

“Yet when this outrage has been atoned, we hope history will eventually judge us on all our years.”


Alan Edwards, one of the NoW journalists who has now lost his job, told the BBC it had been a “terribly emotional” final day on the paper, working on a “momentous edition”.


He said: “We wanted to leave with our heads held high. Whatever went on years ago was nothing to do with those of us who left yesterday.”


The family of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler, whose phone was allegedly hacked after her abduction in 2002, is to meet Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg on Monday to discuss the independent inquiries related to the phone hacking scandal.


Former Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown told the Observer he had warned the government to get rid of ex-NoW editor Andy Coulson as its communications director.


“I warned Number 10 within days of the election that they would suffer terrible damage if they did not get rid of Coulson, when these things came out, as it was inevitable they would,” he said.


A spokeswoman for Mr Clegg has also confirmed Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger had warned him about potential difficulties in relation to Mr Coulson’s role.

Andy Coulson The prime minister has defended his decision to employ ex-NoW editor Andy Coulson

Mr Coulson resigned as the prime minister’s spokesman in January saying that ongoing hacking claims were distracting him from his job. He denies knowledge of phone hacking during his NoW editorship from 2003-07.


On Friday, the 43-year-old was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications and alleged corruption. Former NoW royal editor Clive Goodman, 53 – who was jailed in 2007 for phone hacking – was arrested on suspicion of corruption.


An unnamed 63-year-old man was arrested at an address in Surrey on suspicion of corruption.


All three men have been released on bail until October.

Judge appointment call

Mr Murdoch said on Saturday it had been “a collective decision” to close the paper, which he admitted had “let down its readers”.


And he told the Reuters news agency News International’s chief executive and former NoW editor, Rebekah Brooks, has his “total” support.


Former News International executive Jack Irvine told the BBC he believed the NoW had been “sacrificed” to save the career of Mrs Brooks.

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“Thank you & goodbye,” proclaims the final front page, over a spread of memorable scoops exposing the frailties of sports and TV stars, politicians and royalty – the familiar formula that still attracted seven-and-a-half million readers.


This week it could be more. The paper has doubled its print run, calculating that more people will want to mark a moment in history than protest at the alleged phone-hacking of Milly Dowler and victims’ relatives, which brought the paper’s downfall.


This time last week, no-one could have foreseen that Britain’s biggest-selling paper would today be published for the last time.


For Rupert Murdoch, it’s a bitter blow, closing the newspaper which – when he bought it 42 years ago – laid the foundations of his media empire, and now threatens to do it serious damage.

In a letter to MPs released on Saturday, Mrs Brooks denied all knowledge of alleged hacking of the phone of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler or any other case while she was editor.


The Labour Party is calling for an immediate start to the judicial phone-hacking inquiry so evidence will not be lost as the News of the World closes.


The government has announced two independent inquiries into the scandal, firstly a judge-led probe into the activities of the NoW and other papers, and the failure of the original police investigation from 2005 into phone hacking.


The second inquiry will examine the ethics and culture of the press.

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June 30, 2011

3p, Plas Print Pack Pakistan 2010

EVENT PROFILE

3P Plas Print Pack Pakistan (PPP Pakistan) aims to provide a unique networking platform for key industrial players to exhibit new and cutting edge technology. PLAS PRINT PACK proves to be a comprehensive showcase, drawing the attention of international vital industrial players to Pakistan, where business alliance are forged, deals are sealed and new networking opportunities are found.
EXHIBITION INFORMATION

Main Event : Plas Print Pack Pakistan 2010 (3P10)
7th International Plastic, Printing & Packaging Exhibition Concurrent Event : Food + Technology Pakistan 2010 (F+T10)
7th International Food, Equipment & Technology Exhibition Venue : Karachi Expo Centre Date : 14-17 May 2010 Time : 10.30am – 7.00pm Organiser : CEMS Pakistan Pvt Ltd Co-Organiser : – Conference & Exhibition Management Services Pte Ltd
– Chan Chao International Co Ltd Strategic Partner : CMEC International Exhibition Co Ltd Host : Pakistan Plastic Manufacturers Association

VISITOR’S PROFILE

Food & Beverage Manufacturers & Bottlers, Designers, Consultants, Distributors, Engineers, Material Handlers, Production Managers, Printers, Equipment & Material Buyers, Marketing & Brand Managers, Retailers, Logistic Management, New Product Development Managers & Printing/Packaging Specialists are the target visitors.

EXHIBITOR’S PROFILE

Profile for exhibit includes Processing Machines, Moulding Machines, Machinery & Plant for Finishing, Decorating, Printing & Marking, Controlling & Testing Equipment, Chemicals, Raw Materials & Auxiliaries, Digital & Silk Screen Printing & Scanning, Printing Materials, Printing Machineries & Equipments, Numbering Units & Machines, Drying & Folding Machines, Packaging Machinery, Bottling Plants, Fillers, Paper, Paper Products, Boards, Corrugated Boxes, Adhesives & Sealants.

Cited by the World Bank as “the top reformer in its region and in the top 10 reformers globally”, Pakistan’s economy continues to perform a commendable growth as outcomes of its past fiscal year indicate a Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) of approximately US$5.1 Billion, contributing to an increase in its annual growth rate of 6.6% in GDP for the last five years. Clearly, these results show a strong confidence of players, both local and foreign, in the resilience of Pakistan’s economy amidst a series of domestic and external events of an unprecedented nature.

This impressive performance in the economy says so much about the structural economic policies that the Government of Pakistan has outlined and pursued relentlessly in order to restore macroeconomic balance and to improve the overall economic environment. Through prudent fiscal, monetary and exchange rate policies, financial discipline and consistent and transparent economic policies, a wide range of reforms was introduced in the areas of taxation, trade and tariffs, banking and finance, industry and agriculture, deregulation and privatization, fiscal transparency and governance. Indeed, they know their business more than anyone else. These efforts gained the interest of world industry leaders especially on the sectors of textile, machinery and transport equipment, food technology, minerals and lubricants, chemicals and manufactured goods like plastic, packaging and printing.

To date, Pakistan is a leading exporter of manufacturing goods as well as textile to bull markets such as US, UAE, UK and Germany. It is also a preferred market place for importers from China, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, UAE, US and Japan.

Pakistan’s economy is as powerful and strong as its population of 1.6B. It has gained its bullish momentum, and there is definitely no stopping it.

PLAS PRINT PACK PAKISTAN 2010 – TURNING POTENTIAL TO PROFIT

The 3P Pakistan 2010 is a product of significant collaboration among top players from the plastic, printing and packaging industries of Pakistan. Being its fastest growing economic sectors, these areas have gained enormous popularity from international players who are seeking for business opportunities in this part of the globe. PLAS PRINT PACK PAKISTAN 2010 is therefore committed to forge new as well as stronger business alliances between Pakistan and the rest of the world through an interactive showcase of cutting-edge tools and equipment, synergy of allied services for more networking opportunities and, most importantly, quality attendance of trade visitors from international and regional countries.

Set against the backdrop of the newest and most modern exhibition centre of Pakistan- the Expo Centre Lahore, the Plas Print Pack Pakistan 2010 promises another breakthrough international trade event that would serve as a benchmark for future industry showcases.

June 30, 2011

5th Plastic, Packaging, Paper & Print Asia 2010 Exhibition

The International Plastic, Packaging & Print Asia 2010 Exhibition, one of the most promising and enduring exhibitions is scheduled from 2 – 4 April 2010 at Karachi Expo Center. Plastic, Packaging & Print Asia Exhibition is being organized at the most opportune time when the government is looking forward to expand the chemical industry of the country, which has shown tremendous growth in the past few years. Plastic, Packaging & Print Asia would showcase emerging capabilities of Pakistan in the chemical and polythene industry and aims to focus on the immense potential of Pakistan and International markets.

Plastic, Packaging, Paper & Print Asia 2010 Exhibition will be the one professional exhibition to evaluate profitable investment decisions in plastic, printing & packaging equipment & technology industries. Focusing on plastic & rubber, packaging & print related machinery, in addition to materials & technology, this all-encompassing show aims to provide the ideal networking platform between Asian and foreign manufacturers and suppliers.