Rudd: lack of third runway will harm UK

first_img Rudd: lack of third runway will harm UK Share KCS-content whatsapp Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼center_img Sunday 26 September 2010 10:27 pm SIR Nigel Rudd, the chairman of airport operator BAA, at the weekend warned that preventing Heathrow from building a third runway poses a significant threat to the UK’s competitiveness.Rudd said that the decision to pull plans for the third runway, a central promise made by the coalition government after the general election in May, would make Heathrow a “second tier” airport, lagging behind its European peers.“The question I want answering is, if there is going to be no third runway, and no more in the South East of England, how does the nation cope with the fact that we’re going to receive an ever decreasing share of international passengers as all the other major international airports are expanding?” Rudd asked in an interview with the Sunday Telegraph.“We’re becoming less competitive,” he added. “Even if we continue to make operational improvements, [Heathrow] will still be a world class but second tier airport.”Rudd, who made his business name building up conglomerate Williams Holdings with Centrica chairman Roger Carr in the 1980s, said BAA’s major investors were befuddled by the decision not to go ahead with the third runway.Majority owner Ferrovial, the Spanish construction group, and smaller stakeholder GIC, the Singapore-backed investment company, “don’t understand why we’re not championing the UK”, Rudd said.His comments come after the Tories and Liberal Democrats officially pledged in their coalition agreement in May to drop the third runway at Heathrow. The government also agreed to block future new runway developments at Stansted and Gatwick.The issue has previously drawn an emotive response from the business world as well as green campaigners.Last year, a group of influential City figures – including Kingfisher chief executive Ian Cheshire, Credit Suisse banker Russell Chambers, Sainsbury’s boss Justin King, private equity guru Jon Moulton and Charles Dunstone of Carphone Warehouse – united to lobby against the new runway. whatsapplast_img read more

Now NYSE in merger talks with Deutsche

first_img whatsapp A SECOND giant stock exchange merger looked likely yesterday as Germany’s Deutsche Börse and multi-country platform NYSE Euronext confirmed they were in advanced talks.The merger would create the world’s largest equities exchange by revenues and profit and generate about €300m (£254m) in cost savings from economies of scale, they said yesterday. The announcement and suspension of their shares came just a day after news the London and Toronto Stock Exchanges will merge to create the world’s fourth-largest exchange trading $4.1 trillion (£2.5 trillion) of stock each year.A merged Deutsche Börse and NYSE Euronext entity would have a market capitalisation of about £15bn. “This transaction creates a group that is both a world leader in derivatives and risk management and the premier global venue for capital raising,” the exchanges said in a statement. The merger would be an all-stock transaction, with Deutsche Börse investors holding about 59-60 per cent of the combined entity and NYSE Euronext shareholders allocated 40-41 per cent. Deutsche Börse’s market cap was €11.4bn and NYSE Euronext’s €7.4bn yesterday. The exchanges discussed merging in 2008 and 2009 but have so far failed to reach agreement. whatsapp Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryJournalPregnant Woman Takes a Nap – You Won’t Believe What She Discovered When She WokeJournalBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldTaco RelishOnly People With An IQ Of 130 Can Name These ItemsTaco RelishNews SharperGrab A Tissue Before You See Richard Simmons At 72News SharperDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmMoneyPailBurning Money: Common Cars Rapidly DepreciatingMoneyPail Wednesday 9 February 2011 8:52 pmcenter_img Share KCS-content Now NYSE in merger talks with Deutsche Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Danish regulator launches new gambling addiction campaign

first_img Email Address Regions: Europe Nordics Denmark Tags: Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Slot Machines Danish regulator launches new gambling addiction campaign Danish gambling regulator Spillemyndigheden has launched a new campaign to promote its ‘StopSpillet’ gaming addiction programme and encourage people to seek help. Casino & games 2nd December 2019 | By contenteditor Danish gambling regulator Spillemyndigheden has launched a new campaign to promote its ‘StopSpillet’ gaming addiction programme and encourage people to seek help.Launched in January, StopSpillet is a helpline that has so far taken almost 700 calls from consumers suffering with, or know someone who is struggling with, issues related to gambling addiction.The new ‘Pokerfjæs’ campaign will feature three 30-second video adverts that will run across national television, social media and streaming services, with the aim of promoting how StopSpillet can help consumers.Each film depicts three different people – a father, a mother and young footballer – in everyday situations, but all will be depicted as hiding their gambling habits from friends and family. A voiceover will inform viewers of their inner thoughts about their gambling problems.Spillemyndigheden will demonstrate how StopSpillet can help consumers, with the campaign to run with the tagline of ‘If you can’t say it out loud you can tell us’.Meanwhile, the regulator also confirmed that it is to trial a new chat feature on the StopSpillet website. The tool will allow consumers to chat online with an expert advisor.In September, Spillemyndigheden hailed the success of StopSpillet, saying that 348 calls had been made in the six months to 30 June, though this number has risen significantly since July, with a further 152 calls made for the period to 11 September.Of the 500 calls, made during the period, 46% were players and 39% relatives of gamblers. A further 5% were healthcare professionals, and 10% called for advice on gambling.Men comprised the vast majority of callers at 85%, with 15% women. However, for relatives calling on behalf of gamblers, women dominate, comprising 69% of callers. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Casino & games People Strategy Slots Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

CAF expanding e-business

Howard Lake | 9 August 2000 | News Charities Aid Foundation are advertising for an e-business developer in the Online supplement of today’s The Guardian. The candidate will join their expanding New Media Department. CAF have already achieved considerable success with a range of sites supporting the voluntary sector, so it is encouraging to see them planning to expand in this area. CAF expanding e-business 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

Peace III capital grants programme opened

first_img Howard Lake | 19 November 2007 | News There is no deadline for applications, with the call for applications under the theme being made on a rolling basis. However, a closing date will be announced at a later date as the funding under this theme is distributed.There is a two part application form. You can complete Part A online at www.eugrants.org. Part B is a downloadable application form (available as a word document) and detailed background information. Applications can only be made by visiting this site and application forms cannot be obtained without first registering on the www.eugrants.org website. The Peace III programme in Northern Ireland has opened calls for applications for major capital projects. Under Priority 2 of the programme, there is an allocation of ‚€80-‚€130 million, with about 10 projects likely to get grants around ‚€10 million. The theme for the programme is ‘Creating Shared Public Spaces’. The definition of a shared society is one in which public spaces are shared by all members of that society, with the objective of regenerating urban, rural and border areas that have been neglected due to the civil unrest of recent years. Given the size of intended capital projects and likely on going revenue requirement it seems that public bodies will be best placed to draw down the grants. The programme will tackle the problems of separation of communities within society and address the underlying problems of sectarianism, racism and prejudice by encouraging the development of physical environments that are not ‘marked out’ with symbols that define it as a territory of one side of a community. Advertisement Tagged with: Ireland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Peace III capital grants programme opened  22 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.last_img read more

U.S. war on the defenseless / Sanctions harm one-third of world’s people

first_imgThe most insidious and pervasive form of modern warfare by Wall Street and the Pentagon, acting in coordination, is passing largely unnoticed and unchallenged. This calculated attack is rolling back decades of progress in health care, sanitation, housing, essential infrastructure and industrial development all around the world.Almost every developing country attempting any level of social programs for its population is being targeted.U.S. imperialism and its junior partners have refined economic strangulation into a devastating weapon. Sanctions in the hands of the dominant military and economic powers now cause more deaths than bombs or guns. This weapon is stunting the growth of millions of youth and driving desperate migrations, dislocating tens of millions.‘A crime against humanity’Sanctions and economic blockades against Venezuela, Cuba, Iran, Russia and China are well known. But the devastating impacts of U.S. sanctions on occupied Palestine — or on already impoverished countries such as Mali, Zimbabwe, Central African Republic, Guinea-Bissau, Kyrgyzstan, Fiji, Nicaragua and Laos — are not even on the radar screen of human rights groups.Most sanctions are intentionally hidden; they don’t generate even a line of news. Some sanctions are quickly passed after a sudden news article about an alleged atrocity. The civilians who will suffer have nothing to do with whatever crime the corporate media use as an excuse. What are never mentioned are the economic or political concessions the U.S. government or corporations are seeking.Sanctions cannot be posed as an alternative to war. They are in fact the most brutal form of warfare, deliberately targeting the most defenseless civilians — youth, the elderly, sick and disabled people. In a period of human history when hunger and disease are scientifically solvable, depriving hundreds of millions from getting basic necessities is a crime against humanity. International law and conventions, including the Geneva and Nuremberg Conventions, United Nations Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, explicitly prohibit the targeting of defenseless civilians, especially in times of war.Sanctions draw condemnationModern industrial society is built on a fragile web of essential technology. If pumps and sewage lines, elevators and generators can’t function due to lack of simple spare parts, entire cities can be overwhelmed by swamps. If farmers are denied seed, fertilizer, field equipment and storage facilities, and if food, medicine and essential equipment are deliberately denied, an entire country is at risk.The Venezuelan ambassador to the United Nations, Samuel Moncada, spoke to the XVIII Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement held in Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 26. Addressing the 120 countries represented, he denounced the imposition of arbitrary measures, called “sanctions” by the U.S., as “economic terrorism which affects a third of humanity with more than 8,000 measures in 39 countries.”This terrorism, he said, constitutes a “threat to the entire system of international relations and is the greatest violation of human rights in the world.” (tinyurl.com/uwlm99r)The Group of 77 and China, an international body based at the U.N. and representing 134 developing countries, called upon “the international community to condemn and reject the imposition of the use of such measures as a means of political and economic coercion against developing countries.”The Group explained: “The criminal, anti-human policy of targeting defenseless populations, which is in clear violation of United Nations Charter and international law, has now become the new weapon of choice for these powerful states since they are faced with strong opposition from the majority of their own population to the endless wars of occupation that they are already involved in.”The power of banksThe mechanism and the ability of one country or one vote to destroy a country on the other side of the world are not well understood.International capital uses the dollar system. All international transactions go through U.S. banks. These banks are in a position to block money transfers for the smallest transaction and to confiscate billions of dollars held by targeted governments and individuals. They are also in a position to demand that every other bank accept sudden restrictions imposed from Washington or face sanctions themselves.This is similar to how the U.S. Navy can claim the authority to intercept ships and interrupt trade anywhere, or the U.S. Army can target people with drones and invade countries without even asking for a declaration of war.Sometimes a corporate media outlet, a U.S.-funded “human rights” group or a financial institution issues charges, often unsubstantiated, of human rights violations, or political repression, drug trafficking, terrorist funding, money laundering, cyber-security infractions, corruption or non-compliance with an international financial institution. These charges become the opening wedge for a demand for sanctions as punishment.Sanctions can be imposed through a U.S. Congressional resolution or Presidential declaration or be authorized by a U.S. government agency, such as the departments of the Treasury, Commerce, State or Defense. The U.S. might apply pressure to get support from the European Union, the U.N. Security Council or one of countless U.S.-established regional security organizations, such as the Organization of American States.A U.S. corporate body that wants a more favorable trade deal is able to influence numerous agencies or politicians to act on its behalf. Deep-state secret agencies, military contractors, nongovernmental organizations funded by the National Endowment for Democracy, and numerous corporate-funded foundations maneuver to create economic dislocation and pressure resource-rich countries.Even sanctions that appear mild and limited can have a devastating impact. U.S. officials will claim that some sanctions are only military sanctions, needed to block weapons sales. But under the category of possible “dual use,” the bans include chlorine needed to purify water, pesticides, fertilizers, medical equipment, simple batteries and spare parts of any kind.Another subterfuge is sanctions that supposedly apply only to government officials or specific agencies. But in fact any and every transaction they carry out can be blocked while endless inquiries are held. Anonymous bank officials can freeze all transactions in progress and scrutinize all accounts a country holds. Any form of sanctions, even against individuals, raises the cost and risk level for credit and loans.There are more than 6,300 names on the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List of individuals sanctioned by the Office of Foreign Assets Control at the U.S. Treasury Department.The OFAC describes its role this way: “OFAC administers a number of different sanctions programs. The sanctions can be either comprehensive or selective, using the blocking of assets and trade restrictions to accomplish foreign policy and national security goals.” There is also a Financial Action Task Force list and an International Traffic in Arms Regulations list.The sanctions weapon has become so extensive that there is now a whole body of law to guide U.S. corporations and banks in navigating sales, credit and loans. It is intended to be opaque, murky and open to interpretation, payoffs and subterfuge. There seems to be no single online site that lists all the different countries and individuals under U.S. sanctions.Once a country is sanctioned, it must then “negotiate” with various U.S. agencies that demand austerity measures, elections that meet Western approval, cuts in social programs, and other political and economic concessions to get sanctions lifted.Sanctions are an essential part of U.S. regime change operations, designed in the most cynical way to exact maximum human cost. Sudden hyperinflation, economic disruption and unexpected shortages are then hypocritically blamed on the government in office in the sanctioned country. Officials are labeled inept or corrupt.Agencies carefully monitor the internal crisis they are creating to determine the optimum time to impose regime change or manufacture a color revolution. The State Department and U.S. covert agencies fund numerous NGOs and social organizations that instigate dissent. These tactics have been used in Venezuela, Nicaragua, Iran, Syria, Libya, Zimbabwe, Sudan and many other countries.A weapon of imperialism in declineGone are the days of Marshall Plan-type promises of rebuilding, trade, loans and infrastructure development. They are not even offered in this period of capitalist decay. The sanctions weapon is now such a pervasive instrument that hardly a week goes by without new sanctions, even on past allies.In October the U.S. threatened harsh sanctions on Turkey, a 70-year member of the U.S.-commanded NATO military alliance.On Nov. 27, Trump suddenly announced, by presidential decree, harsher sanctions on Nicaragua, calling it a “National Security Threat.” He also declared Mexico a “terrorist” threat and refused to rule out military intervention. Both countries have democratically elected governments.Other sanctions sail through the U.S. Congress without a roll call vote — just a cheer and a unanimous voice vote, such as the sanctions on Hong Kong in support of U.S.-funded protests.Why Wall Street can’t be sanctioned Is there any possibility that the U.S. could be sanctioned for its endless wars under the same provisions by which it has asserted the right to wreak havoc on other countries?The Chief Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, in November 2017 asked the Hague-based ICC to open formal investigations of war crimes committed by the Taliban, the Haqqani network, Afghan forces, and the U.S. military and the CIA.The very idea of the U.S. being charged with war crimes led then White House National Security Advisor John Bolton to threaten judges and other ICC officials with arrest and sanction if they even considered any charge against U.S. forces in Afghanistan.“If the court comes after us, Israel or other U.S. allies, we will not sit quietly,” Bolton said. He noted that the U.S. “is prepared to slap financial sanctions and criminal charges on officials of the court if they proceed against any U.S. personnel. … We will ban its judges and prosecutors from entering the United States. We will sanction their funds in the U.S. financial system, and we will prosecute them in the U.S. criminal system. … We will do the same for any company or state that assists an ICC investigation of Americans.” (The Guardian, Sept. 10, 2018)Bolton also cited a recent move by Palestinian leaders to have Israeli officials prosecuted at the ICC for human rights violations. The ICC judges got the message. They ruled that despite “a reasonable basis” to consider war crimes committed in Afghanistan, there was little chance of a successful prosecution. An investigation “would not serve the interests of justice.”Chief Prosecutor Bensouda, for proposing an even-handed inquiry, had her U.S. visa revoked by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.Sanctions are a weapon in the capitalist world order used by the most powerful countries against those that are weaker and developing. One hundred years ago, in 1919, President Woodrow Wilson advocated sanctions as a quiet but lethal weapon that exerts pressure no nation in the modern world can withstand.Sanctions demonstrate how capitalist laws protect the right of eight multibillionaires to own more than the population of half the world. U.N. sanctions demanded by WashingtonThe U.S., with the largest nuclear arsenal on the planet and 800 military bases, claims — while engaged in wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and Libya — that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the Islamic Republic of Iran are the greatest threats to world peace. In the U.N. Security Council, the U.S. succeeded in winning harsh new sanctions against Iran and the DPRK by threatening, on the eve of “war games,” that the U.S. would escalate hostilities to an open military attack.This threat proved sufficient to get other Security Council members to fall in line and either vote for sanctions or abstain.These strong-arm tactics have succeeded again and again. During the Korean War, when the U.S. military was saturation-bombing Korea, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Warren Austin held up a submachine gun in the Security Council to demand expanded authority in the war from that body.Throughout the 1990s the U.S. government used sanctions on Iraq as a horrendous social experiment to calculate how to drastically lower caloric intake, destroy crop output and ruin water purification. The impact of these sanctions were widely publicized — as a threat to other countries.Bill Clinton’s Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, when asked about the half a million children who died as a result of U.S. sanctions on Iraq, replied, “We think the price is worth it.” The sanctions imposed by the U.S. against Iran are book-length, spanning 40 years since the Iranian Revolution. The blockade and sanctions on Cuba have continued for 60 years.Sanctions Kill campaignIt is an enormous political challenge to break the media silence and expose this crime. We need to put a human face on the suffering. Targeted countries cannot be left to struggle by themselves in isolation  — there must be full solidarity with their efforts. The sheer number of countries being starved into compliance via U.S.-imposed sanctions must be dragged into the light of day. And one step in challenging the injustice of capitalist property relations is to attack the criminal role of the banks.The effort to rally world opinion against sanctions as a war crime is beginning with a call for International Days of Action Against Sanctions & Economic War on March 13-15, 2020. Its slogans are “Sanctions Kill! Sanctions Are War! End Sanctions Now!”These coordinated international demonstrations are a crucial first step.   Research and testimony; resolutions by unions, student groups, cultural workers and community organizations; social media campaigns; and bringing medical supplies and international relief to sanctioned countries can all play a role. Every kind of political campaign to expose the international crime of sanctions is a crucial contribution. For more information and to register your support, see SanctionsKill.org. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

2019 Indiana State Fair Grand Drive Winners

first_img Meat goat wether: Spencer Goettemoeller, Randolph Beef heifer: Clint Main, Jackson Facebook Twitter Harlee Henney of Steuben County with her grand champion beef steer. Facebook Twitter 2019 Indiana State Fair Grand Drive WinnersThe best market animals in the state were named Sunday evening at the 2019 Indiana State Fair Grand Champion Drive. Lane Slaton of Hamilton County is no stranger to the backdrop. This is his third consecutive year winning the Grand Champion Market Lamb at the ISF.“Hardwork, dedication got me here, it’s always a great feeling to be out there on the dirt. It doesn’t matter if you have a reserve or champion, it always feels the same.”Whittlee Singleton of Marshall County exhibited the Grand Champion Dairy Beef Steer. As a third-year member, it’s her first time on the woodchips.“I’m speechless…My mom, grandpa, and our friend Jerry Chism, they all helped me accomplish this goal.” 1 of 7 By Ashley Davenport – Aug 6, 2019 Home Indiana Agriculture News 2019 Indiana State Fair Grand Drive Winners SHAREcenter_img Barrow: Erika Newhouse, Grant Dairy beef steer: Whittlee Singleton, Marshall Previous articleTrade War Intensifying as Tariffs Set to Increase on Chinese Goods Sept. 1Next articleMeet the 2019 Indiana State Fair Grand Drive Champions on the HAT Wednesday Morning Edition Ashley Davenport Wether dam: Nash Hensley, Madison 2019 Indiana State Fair Grand Drive Winners Sheep: Lane Slaton, Hamilton Other winners were Spencer Goettemoeller of Randolph County with his meat goat wether, Nash Hensley of Madison County with his grand champion wether dam, Erika Newhouse of Grant County exhibited the grand champion market barrow, Clint Main of Jackson with the beef heifer, and Harlee Henney of Steuben County showed the grand champion beef steer. Congratulations to the winners and all livestock exhibitors. SHARElast_img read more

Authorities arrest another journalist, seek blogger’s extradition

first_img November 27, 2020 Find out more May 9, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities arrest another journalist, seek blogger’s extradition News October 7, 2020 Find out more Chadian radio stations on strike in protest against violent raid Receive email alerts ChadAfrica Help by sharing this information The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Reporters Without Borders condemns the unprecedented wave of arrests and persecution of bloggers and journalists that the Chadian authorities have been orchestrating for the past few weeks.The arrests of the blogger Jean Etienne Laokolé on 22 March and the journalist Eric Topona, the general secretary of the Union of Chadian Journalists (UJT), on 6 May – both of whom are still held – have been followed by that of Moussaye Avenir de la Tchiré, the managing editor of the newspaper Abba Garde and UJT treasurer.Arrested on the evening of 7 May, De la Tchiré is reportedly accused of “inciting hatred and a popular uprising.”At the same time, the Chadian authorities are seeking the extradition of Makaila Nguebla, a Chadian blogger who fled to the Senegalese capital of Dakar, from where he was expelled to Guinea-Conakry on the night of 7 May.“We can no longer talk of isolated arrests,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This is a major crackdown on the independent and opposition media. We are also appalled by Senegal’s failure to protect Nguebla by allowing him to stay. Expelling him was disgraceful. We urge the Guinean authorities not to extradite him back to Chad, or else they will be accomplices to a violation of freedom of information.“Why is the Chadian government targeting the media? Does it accuse them of being accomplices to the recently thwarted coup d’état? Was the recent ministerial reshuffle carried out in order to prepare for this offensive against troublesome individuals, above all news providers?“The government cannot blame the recent political unrest in Chad on the media. Under Chad’s constitution, which guarantees media freedom, we call on the government to free the detained journalists and bloggers immediately and unconditionally and to stop hounding its critics.”Last year already saw an increase in acts of intimidation against independent and opposition journalists in Chad. Newscenter_img Reports December 1, 2020 Find out more ChadAfrica RSF_en Follow the news on Chad to go further Many historic publications threatened with closure in Chad News Organisation last_img read more

Reporters Without Borders demands enquiry intowhy jailed woman journalist is in a coma

first_img Organisation Canadian diplomats, along with her mother, have been allowed to visit her and have reported she is in a coma. IranMiddle East – North Africa June 9, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information RSF_en It said it was extremely concerned at the report about the 54-year-old journalist, who has both Canadian and Iranian nationality, and urged the government to grant her family’s request for a foreign doctor to examine her and allow her to be flown to Canada for treatment.Kazemi was reportedly arrested while taking photos on the northern outskirts of Teheran on her way to Turkmenistan for a journalistic assignment. Her family had no news of her for three days and then was told she had been taken to the city’s Baghiatollah Hospital because she had had a stroke. The authorities are believed to have accused her of spying. Reporters Without Borders called today on the Iranian authorities to thoroughly and urgently investigate why imprisoned journalist Zahra Kazemi was in a coma, apparently after having a stroke. IranMiddle East – North Africa July 10, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders demands enquiry intowhy jailed woman journalist is in a coma Receive email alerts March 18, 2021 Find out morecenter_img After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 News News to go further News February 25, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Iran Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Newslast_img read more

Damp squib

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Print Facebook Linkedin NewsLocal NewsDamp squibBy Alan Jacques – May 8, 2015 577 Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WhatsAppcenter_img Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories RESPONDING to the Government’s Spring statement Limerick Sinn Féin councillor Maurice Quinlivan said that while the Government heralded it as an important new event on a par with a budget, in reality it was a damp squib with no new important measures just the promise of jam tomorrow – which is basically a suggestion of tax cuts mainly for high earners. “There is less spin in my washing machine and although we are seeing a recovery, growth it is very weak coming out of such a long and deep recession,” he said. Previous articleJazz Workshop’s Sunday matinée gigNext article#music Limerick show for Don McLean Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email Twitter TAGSCllr Maurice QuinlivanlimerickSinn Fein last_img read more