Event Diary 02 June 2005

Condoleezza Rice launches Trafficking In Persons Report

03.06.2005
Carl T Rowan Briefing Room (Room 2209), State Department, Washington DC, USA, 11.45am (4.45pm BST)

Publication of fifth annual report, required under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, surveying efforts to stop human trafficking in around 140 countries. This year, report gives added focus on forced labor trafficking, including involuntary servitude and debt bondage. Following US Secretary of State’s opening remarks, Ambassador John R Miller, Senior Advisor on Trafficking in Persons, gives on-the-record, on-camera briefing, responds to questions and is available for one-to-one interviews (call with bids). Arrive at C Street entrance by 11.30pm (4.30pm BST). Embargoed copies in Room 2109 from 9am (2pm BST).

Web: www.state.gov

Contact: Caroline Tetschner, US State Department

Phone: 00 1 202 312 9648

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Michael Jackson on molestation charges – jury deliberations expected to begin

3.06.2005
Santa Barbara County Superior Court, Santa Maria Division, Santa Maria, California, USA

Closing arguments began June 2 and are expected to conclude June 3, with the 12-person jury of eight women and four men expected to retire to begin its deliberations. May 31, Judge Rodney Melville ruled that, concerning the four counts faced by Michael Jackson of administering alcohol for the purpose of committing child molestation (which could incur up to four years imprisonment), jurors could instead consider a lesser, misdemeanour charge of simply supplying alcohol to a minor, punishable by a fine and shorter prison sentence to be served in a county jail. Jackson also faces four counts of committing a lewd act on a child, one count of conspiracy involving child abduction, false imprisonment and extortion, and one count of attempting to commit a lewd act on a child. Pop star was arrested November 20, 2003, on suspicion of molesting a minor and released on $3m bail. December 18, 2003, District Attorney Thomas W Sneddon Jr first filed formal criminal charges against the singer. April 21, 2004, formal grand jury indictment of Jackson on child molestation charges was issued. At hearing, April 30, 2004, Jackson entered not guilty plea, and bail was reset at $3m. Case number: 1133603. Also see: www.sbcourts.org/index.asp, www.countyofsb.org/da/press.asp, www.sbsheriff.org, and www.mjnews.us

Web: www.sbscpublicaccess.org

Contact: prosecution PR: Jason Karpf or Susan Tellem, Tellem Worldwide

Phone: 00 1 310 479 6111 Karpf mobile 00 1 805 558 9000 Tellem mobile 00 1 310 613 3504

Email: Jason@tellem.com, stellem@tellem.com

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Gerhard Schröder meets Romanian Prime Minister

03.06.2005
Bundeskanzleramt, Willy-Brandt-Straße 1, Berlin, Germany, 12pm (11am BST)

German Chancellor has discussions with Calin Popescu-Tariceanu. Meeting with the press follows around 1.15pm (12.15pm BST), Foyer, First Floor.

Web: www.bundeskanzler.de

Contact: Press Office, German Chancellor’s Office

Phone: 00 49 30 2244 2030

Email: cvd@bpa.bund.de, pressestelle@bk.bund.de, Medienbetreuung@bpa.bund.de

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Messerschmidt bust unseen since 19th century – press preview

03.06.2005
Sotheby’s, 34-35 New Bond Street, London, W1, 10.30am

Item is offered for the first time at auction, in Sotheby’s European Sculpture and Works of Art sale on July 8. It is estimated to fetch between £600k and £800k. Sotheby’s specialist Elizabeth Mitchell is available for interview.

Web: www.sothebys.com

Contact: Sandie Maylor, Sotheby’s

Phone: 020 7293 6000/5162 fax 020 7293 5947

Email: sandie.maylor@sothebys.com

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Amnesty campaign asks UK judges to boycott public inquiries

03.06.2005
Nationwide, UK, 12.01am

Amnesty International launches international web appeal, embargoed until June 3, asking people to write to senior UK judges, urging them not to sit on any public inquiry under the Inquiries Act 2005 into the murder of Belfast lawyer Patrick Finucane. Pressure group says the Act gives to much scope for interference by the executive.

Web: www.amnesty.org.uk

Contact: Steve Ballinger, Amnesty International (AI)

Phone: 020 7033 1548 out of hours 07721 398 984

Email: steve.ballinger@amnesty.org.uk

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Ulster Unionist Party meeting expected to ask Empey to run for leadership

03.06.2005
Cookstown, Tyrone

Following David Trimble’s resignation after dismal results for the party in the Westminster and local council elections, grassroots members of the UUP meet with Sir Reg Empey. They are expected to ask the former Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment in the Northern Ireland Assembly, to stand for the leadership of the party. Empey is currently part of the UUP’s interim leadership, along with Lady Sylvia Hermon and Lord Rogan.

Web: www.uup.org

Contact: Press Office, Ulster Unionist Party (UUP)

Phone: 028 90 76 5510/5500 fax 028 90 76 9419

Email: uup@uup.org

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Extra further education funding welcomed by Bill Rammell

03.06.2005
Nationwide, UK, 12.01am

Further Education Minister applauds the increased funding for colleges announced by the Learning and Skills Council on the afternoon of Thursday, June 2. He says that difficult decisions need to be made to ensure that the money benefits those who need it most, even if this means adults who already have skills for employability pay more towards the costs of learning. Details embargoed until 12.01am, June 3.

Web: www.dfes.gov.uk

Contact: Laurence Russ, Department for Education and Skills

Phone: 020 7925 5098 fax 020 7925 6979/6980/6981

Email: laurence.russ@dfes.gsi.gov.uk

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Gordon Brown – news conference

03.06.2005
Scotland Office, 45 Melville Street, Edinburgh, 10am

Chancellor sets out the UK’s proposals and reports progress to date on the international development agenda, particularly in the area of debt relief, then takes questions. Previews June 7 EU Ecofin Council, June 10-11 G8 finance ministers’ meeting and July 6-8 G8 Summit. Call for broadcast arrangements. Operational use; not for publication/broadcast.

Web: www.g7.gov.uk

Contact: Sue Monk, HM Treasury (Chancellor’s / Gordon Brown’s press officer)

Phone: mobile 07775 703761

Email: pressoffice@hm-treasury.gsi.gov.uk

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Human Rights And Instability In Uzbekistan – roundtable

03.06.2005
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington DC, USA, 8.15-9.30am (1.15-2.30pm BST)

Michael Cromartie of US Commission on International Religious Freedom presents findings of Commission’s policy focus on Uzbekistan, as well as, recommendations for US policy towards Uzbekistan. Robert Templar, Director of Asia Programme, International Crisis Group, presents Group’s recent report titled Uzbekistan: The Andijon Uprising. Organised by Carnegie Endowment.

Web: www.uscirf.gov

Contact: US Commission on International Religious Freedom

Phone: 00 1 202 523 3240 fax 00 1 202 523 5020

Email: communications@uscirf.gov

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Joschka Fischer meets Somali Foreign Minister

03.06.2005
Auswärtiges Amt (Federal Foreign Office), Werderscher Markt 1, Berlin, Germany

German Federal Foreign Minister has talks with Abdulahi Sheik Ismael on bilateral and international topics, notably, the progress of the peace process in Somalia. Photo opportunity: Pressesaal, 2nd Floor, Altbau, Auswärtiges Amt, 11.30am (10.30am BST).

Web: www.auswaertiges-amt.de

Contact: Press Office, Auswärtiges Amt (German Federal Foreign Office)

Phone: 00 49 30 5000 2059/56/58

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Scotland v Moldova (June 4) – training session & news conference

03.06.2005
Murray Park, Auchenhowie, Milngavie, City of Glasgow, 10.30am; news conference: Cameron House, Loch Lomond, 12pm

Scotland squad undertakes training session, 10.30am; first 15 minutes are open for pictures. Captain Barry Ferguson and coach Walter Smith host news conference, 12pm, at Cameron House, Loch Lomond. The Scots take on Moldova in vital World Cup qualifier on June 4.

Web: www.scottishfa.co.uk

Contact: Andy Mitchell, Scottish Football Association

Phone: 0141 616 6028 mobile 07715 369 755 fax 0141 616 6001

Email: andy.mitchell@scottishfa.co.uk

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Long-lost work by Francis Bacon displayed

04.06.2005
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, 10am to 5pm

Reclining Man with Sculpture 1960-1961 was discovered by the British Council in a museum in Iran last year. The piece was kept in a vault in the bowels of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art after the fall of the Shah of Iran in 1979. The former Iranian leader bought the painting in the mid-70s; when he was overthrown it became the property of the new Islamic Republic. The painting is shown as part of the Francis Bacon: Portraits And Heads exhibition. The rediscovered work is said to be of Bacon’s more unusual images; it shows a man lying on a sofa with a coffee table in front of him and a sculpted head sitting in profile on the table. Runs until September 4.

Web: www.natgalscot.ac.uk

Contact: Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

Phone: 0131 624 6200/6314/6332 fax 0131 343 3250

Email: pressinfo@natgalscot.ac.uk

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McCartney murder suspects – possible release or charges

04.06.2005
Antrim Police Station, Antrim, Antrim, 8am

Police have until this morning to question two men taken in for questioning June 1, in connection with the murder of Robert McCartney in January. Men, aged 36 and 49, are both from Belfast, although one was arrested in Birmingham. Despite a well publicised campaign by the murdered man’s family, no one has yet been charged in connection with the killing.

Web: www.psni.police.uk/dcu_antrim_home_page.htm

Contact: Antrim Police Station

Phone: 028 9065 0222

Email: antrim@psni.pnn.police.uk

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London Sustainability Weeks

05.06.2005
Various venues, London

Over 300 community events in 30 London Boroughs aim to celebrate a cleaner, greener and healthier city. The London Sustainable Development Commission is responsible for improving London inhabitants’ environment and quality of life. Runs until June 19.

Web: www.lsw2005.org

Contact: London Sustainability Week

Phone: 020 7359 0452

Email: info@lsw2005.org

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Joschka Fischer visits Portugal

06.06.2005
Lisbon, Portugal

German Federal Foreign Minister has talks with Portuguese President Jorge Sampaio, Prime Minister José Sócrates and Foreign Affairs Minister Diogo Freitas do Amaral on Euro-political issues, notably, preparations for the European Council, June 16-17, and continuation of the ratification process of the European Union Constitution. June 7-8, Joschka Fischer visits Washington DC, USA.

Web: www.auswaertiges-amt.de

Contact: Press Office, Auswärtiges Amt (German Federal Foreign Office)

Phone: 00 49 30 5000 2059/56/58

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Public don’t support ASBOs – Joseph Rowntree report

07.06.2005
Nationwide, UK, 12.01am

Survey, embargoed until June 7, of UK adults find 66% believe preventative action on rowdy and intimidating behaviour is more effective than ‘tough action’, including anti-social behaviour orders. Only 20% thought ‘hard line’ measures like ASBOs were the most effective solution, while 11% called for a mix of prevention and punishment. Report also says focus group soundings taken in some of UK’s worst-affected areas found three broad attitudes to ‘ASB’: older people tended to blame declining moral standards, others blamed it on deprivation and the social exclusion of growing numbers of young people, while some took a ‘kids will be kids’ view, arguing young people are always prone to rebellion.

Web: www.jrf.org.uk

Contact: Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Phone: 01904 629 241 fax 01904 615 072

Email: info@jrf.org.uk

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Jobcentre Plus hosts Hospitality Careers Show

07.06.2005
Lewisham College, London, SE4, 10am to 3pm

Jobcentre Plus (part of the Department for Work and Pensions) in partnership with Springboard, hosts careers event at Lewisham College, a centre of excellence for hospitality and catering training endorsed by chefs including Jamie Oliver. Includes live cookery demonstration by celebrity chef, Cyrus Todiwala MBE, who has been voted best Indian Chef in the UK. Show designed to put people from the ethnic minorities interested in a career in hospitality in touch with employers. 15 employers including Marriott Hotels, Novotel and Loco Restaurants attend. Springboard is an organisation that aims to attract more people into job opportunities in hospitality; it provides a series of interactive workshops including explanations of different careers, training opportunities and career openings.

Web: www.dwp.gov.uk

Contact: Sharon Killick, Jobcentre Plus

Phone: 020 7340 4418

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Buckingham Palace State Rooms Summer opening – foreign press view

07.06.2005
Buckingham Palace, London, SW1, 10.30am

Buckingham Palace gives presentation to London-based foreign journalists on the State Apartments’ annual public opening (July 30 to September 27). Exhibition theme is the State Visit to France made by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in July 1938. Main focus is a collection of dresses made for Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother by Norman Hartnell entitled White Wardrobe. News conference for all journalists takes place July 29.

Web: www.royal.gov.uk

Contact: Caron Mason-Mahon, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Phone: 020 7008 3576

Email: caron.mason-mahon99@fco.gov.uk

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