Reporters Without Borders to call on candidates to pledge support for media

first_img IsraelMiddle East – North Africa June 3, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Israel Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists RSF_en RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes Reporters Without Borders today repeated its concern about press freedom in Israel after the beating of two Palestinian photographers working for international news agencies and the official questioning of a journalist about a report concerning alleged corruption by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.”Instead of investigating the suspected corruption itself, state prosecutor Elyakim Rubinstein clearly prefers to exert pressure on the media,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard. “The questioning of the journalist is a serious abuse.”The organisation has frequently denounced attacks on press freedom in the Palestinian Territories by Israeli army troops using excessive and undue force against foreign and Palestinian journalists, who have been roughed up, insulted, targeted with weapons and harassed.The new concern comes on the eve of next week’s general election, when Reporters Without Borders will call on candidates to promise to respect press freedom. The appeal will be made in Hebrew and English, in the daily paper Haaretz on 24 January.The two journalists, photographers Jaafar Ashtieh of Agence France-Presse and Nasser Ashtieh of Associated Press, were hit and threatened with death by Israeli frontier guards in Nablus on 21 January when they tried to take pictures of the guards driving a jeep at high speed with two Palestinians hanging on to the hood to keep from falling off. The guards stopped and punched the photographers, warning that “if we see a picture of us published anywhere, we’re going to kill you.”Also on 21 January, a commission of enquiry appointed by the justice ministry questioned Baruch Kra, a journalist with Haaretz, which reported that an investigation had begun into a loan to Sharon by a South African businessman. Kra refused to reveal his sources, but a Tel Aviv prosecutor, Liora Glatt Berkovich, admitted at the same time that she had been the source.”The journalist was not questioned about the source of his information but because he was suspected of obstructing the enquiry,” the ministry said.The paper had reported on 7 January that Sharon and his sons Omri and Gilad were suspected of corruption, fraud and breach of trust concerning a $1.5 million loan to the prime minister by a South African businessman friend, Cyril Kern.Legal expert Moshe Negri said the questioning of a journalist was unprecedented and that the insinuation of obstructing justice was “completely unfounded. The Israeli supreme court has ruled in 1987 that police cannot force journalists to reveal their sources except in special circumstances. Related documents doc-1851.pdfPDF – 3.59 MBReporters Without Borders to call on candidates to pledge support for mediaPDF – 251.44 KB May 16, 2021 Find out more January 22, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders to call on candidates to pledge support for media to go furthercenter_img Organisation News Receive email alerts May 28, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today repeated its concern about press freedom in Israel after the beating of two Palestinian photographers working for international news agencies and the official questioning of a journalist about a report concerning alleged corruption by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. Help by sharing this information IsraelMiddle East – North Africa News News Newslast_img read more

Limerick walkers go the extra mile for Debra

first_imgNewsCommunityLimerick walkers go the extra mile for DebraBy Staff Reporter – February 14, 2020 184 Advertisement Linkedin WhatsApp Limerick charity walkers Mike Histon, Joe Carrig Eamon OÕKane and Pat Toomey.Photo: Richard Sheehy A WEST Limerick walking team who raised over €150,000 for people living with a rare and incredibly painful skin condition have paid tribute to their many local supporters.Shanagolden-based Eamon O’Kane and his three friends, took part in a 75km charity walking challenge every year for Debra Ireland, the national organisation which supports people living with EB (epidermolysis bullosa).Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The genetic condition causes the skin, both inside and out, to blister and wound at the slightest touch.The Limerick team have raised over €150,000 for the charity in the past 14 years by taking on Debra’s Kerry Mountain Challenge.“Last year was our best yet, we set a target of €25,000 which I didn’t think we’d reach, but incredibly, we managed to surpass it,” said a delighted Eamon.The team includes Eamon, Pat Toomey and Mike Histon from Shanagolden, with Joe Carrig from Askeaton.The courage of people with EB has inspired the Limerick men to go the extra mile for the charity.“Debra Ireland’s Patient Ambassador Emma Fogarty is the oldest person living with severe EB in Ireland and she is one of the greatest people I’ve ever met,” said Eamon.“Emma lives with excruciating pain every day, her body is 80 per cent covered in bandages to protect her from everyday life and yet you never see Emma without a smile on her face.”According to Joe Carrig: “Once you meet the patients and their families their stories tug at your heart strings.“It is unbelievable how much these people have to suffer, you would do anything to help them.”With this in mind, the team put a huge effort into fundraising.Donations come from family, friends and neighbours, as well as supermarket bag packs and an Irish music night hosted by Joe, who is well able to deliver a song.“It is a great community effort and I want to thank everyone who supported us.” said Eamon.Debra Ireland’s next Kerry Challenge takes place in Dingle on May 22-24 and Eamon is encouraging others to join them.“It is a very sociable event. People from all walks of life and all levels of fitness take part and everyone goes out of their way to make new people feel welcome.”“Not only do you get to immerse yourself in some of Ireland’s most spectacular scenery and enjoy great sing-songs in the evenings, you will also be making a huge difference to patients and their families with EB,” he said.For more information on Debra Ireland’s Kerry Challenge see www.debraireland.orgwww.debraireland.org Emailcenter_img Twitter Facebook Print Previous articleMango X Mathman play Seoda ShowsNext articleDogs Trust will help find your perfect match this Valentine’s Day Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

454 drivers detected speeding during Operation ‘Slow Down’

first_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp Previous articleSeafood package is major boost to Donegal – McGinleyNext articleSkipper of world’s largest fishing trawler fined €105,000 admin Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ 454 drivers were detected speeding – between 7 o’clock yesterday morning and 7am today – during ‘Operation Slow Down’.Gardai launched the 24 hour initiative in an effort to reduce the number of speed-related collisions and officers say reports from around the country show the message was heeded, and there was a visible reduction in speed.During the operation, GoSafe checked 104,966 vehicles and detected 454 vehicles speeding.A vehicle was recorded driving at 93 km/h in a 60 km/h zone on the R245 Magheranan, Letterkenny, County Donegal while another was recorded driving at 122 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N4 Cloongad, Riverstown, Sligo.Some the highest incidents of non-compliance were recoded, showing one motorists driving at 124 kilometres per hour -in a 100 kilometres zone – in Clare with another motorist travelling at the same speed on the N5 at Ballymacrah in Castlebar county Mayo.Gardai are asking motorists to continue to drive safely and to slow down. Facebook Twitter Pinterestcenter_img WhatsApp Google+ Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 454 drivers detected speeding during Operation ‘Slow Down’ By admin – March 28, 2015 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitterlast_img read more

DCC will reconsider decision to defer housing offer to Traveller family

first_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donegal County Council says it will reconsider an application for housing support to a family on foot of a hearing in the High Court.The journal.ie reports that Brian and Eileen Ward and their five children, who are members of the Travelling community, had sued the council after it decided not to offer them housing support on the grounds that they posed an unacceptable risk of engaging in anti-social behaviour.The family, which includes two children with medical needs, is currently living in a caravan at Shore Front, Bundoran.The family challenged the council’s decision in the High Court, claiming it was flawed because irrelevant considerations had been taken into account.The matter returned before the High Court when barrister Mark Lynam, who appeared for the Wards with solicitors for the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, told Mr Justice Antony Barr that the council had agreed to reconsider the Ward’s application for housing support.Fintan Valentine, counsel for the local authority, said the order could be quashed on consent and said his client had acted “with expedition” after the case had been brought to court. Judge Barr struck out the proceedings.The family currently have no running water and have limited use of a generator and had unsuccessfully tried to secure private rented accommodation.Last March they had been told by the council they presented a risk of engaging in anti-social behaviour and any offer of housing had been deferred. Homepage BannerNews Facebook Twitter By News Highland – September 20, 2017 DL Debate – 24/05/21 DCC will reconsider decision to defer housing offer to Traveller family Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp Google+center_img Pinterest Twitter Previous articleRyan Phillippe denies domestic violence allegationsNext articleSpeed Awareness initiative taking place at Liscooley News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Facebook Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th last_img read more

Body of 24 year old man recovered from River Foyle

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic The body of a 24 year old man has been recovered from the River Foyle in Derry.Police in the city have confirmed the body was that of 24 year old Nathan Boyle. Searches had been ongoing on the river since a man was seen going in to the water at Craigavon Bridge on Monday last, September 3rd.The deceased man’s family has expressed gratitude to all those involved in the searches, and are asking for privacy. Facebook Homepage BannerNews Pinterestcenter_img Body of 24 year old man recovered from River Foyle Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ By News Highland – September 10, 2018 Pinterest Previous articleAnalysis of data now underway in LUH Cancer Research ProjectNext articleMeeting to take place over Termon school bus debacle News Highland Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitterlast_img read more

Back to class

first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sikes said the teachers have worked hard preparing for the new school year and everyone is anxious to get started. “It’s exciting to see lots of new faces among the familiar ones,” she said. “The new families are being welcomed with open arms. It’s good to see how easily the longtime families and the new families are blending.”Sikes said a focus of the new school year will be to encourage positive characteristics among the students in all grades.“We want our students to understand the qualities and attributes that contribute to positive characteristics in all of us,” she said. “So, this year, we are adding something new.”Each week, PLAS will highlight a character-building “word of the week” that the teachers can use to support writing assignments, as spelling and vocabulary words and other class related activities. “Each week, we will also include a scripture that relates to the word,” Sikes said.“We want our students to have positive outlooks and to be good community citizens.”The “word of the week” for the first week of school is, “self-respect.”“Self-respect is most important when developing character,” Sikes said. “It’s a great word for our first word.”On Thursday, PLAS will celebrate the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year with a “Back to School” rally and, on Friday night, the Patriots will take the field against Crenshaw Christian Academy in the season-opening jamboree. New year brings new faces, new focus at Pike Liberal ArtsPike Liberal Arts School is bursting at the seams. Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 11:00 pm Friday, August 10, 2012 By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Skip Email the author You Might Like Harvesting seeds David Price points out seeds on a sunflower in front of his house on Murphree Street on Thursday. Below, Price… read more Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Sponsored Content Latest Stories Back to class Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Print Article That’s the way Headmaster Ceil Sikes described opening day of the 2012-2013 school year on Friday.“All of the students have gone and I’m still here and I’m pumped,” Sikes said excitedly.“Right now, I don’t have the exact number of students because we’ve had new families coming in today and others that said they will be here on Monday. But we are at or above where we were last year.”last_img read more

Top charities join forces to make e-learning affordable

first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Six leading charities have formed an e-learning consortium to share the costof implementing the new technology. The charities’ training budgets were too small to afford individuale-learning programmes, but by joining forces, the six charities have managed toget the technology at a tenth of the cost. The charities – Leonard Cheshire, the Prince’s Trust, Scope, VSO, WorldWildlife Fund and the Scouts Association – will offer staff online tutorials inIT skills, leadership, personal development, communication and customerservice. Through the e-learning scheme – facilitated by e-learning companies Jenisonand Knowledge Pool – the organisations can monitor staff usage and generatereports. Staff across all the organisations can communicate with each other. Each charity has customised the e-learning portal to suit their individualrequirements, and will meet every quarter to share experiences and bestpractice. Kolleen Wallace, e-learning manager at the Prince’s Trust, said theconsortium suited the charity because its staff get the benefit of e-learningwithout the organisation carrying the cost. “It enables staff to take advantage of the benefits that e-learningoffers without the organisation having to invest in any e-learninginfrastructure,” she said. Vicki Clark, staff development adviser at VSO, said she felt confident thate-learning would be implemented correctly with the help of the other charities.”We have joined the charity consortium to encourage more learning inthe workplace. E-learning is another opportunity for training our staff and bynetworking with other charities in the consortium, we be able to discuss issuesof implementation, administration and promotion,” she said. Craig Brown, IT training manager at Leonard Cheshire, said the move suitedhis charity because its staff are spread across the country, making itdifficult to update skills using traditional means. “Now we can delivercost-effective IT and management skills training, while saving on time andtravel costs.” By Paul Nelson Previous Article Next Article Top charities join forces to make e-learning affordableOn 25 Feb 2003 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Merrill drops 37 PTs and Utah St. dumps Montana St. by 30

first_imgNovember 6, 2018 /Sports News – Local Merrill drops 37 PTs and Utah St. dumps Montana St. by 30 Tags: Basketball/Sam Merrill/Utah State Aggies Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Sam Merrill scored a career-high 37 points and Utah State smothered Montana State 101-71 in the season opener for both teams Tuesday night.In the coaching debut of Utah State’s Craig Smith, Merrill had the ninth-highest scoring total by a visiting player in the history of Worthington Arena. The Aggies missed just three of 26 free throw attempts in the contest.Utah State overwhelmed the Bobcats on the glass by a 51-25 margin. The Aggies collared 16 offensive rebounds and converted them into 17 points.The Aggies slowly built their lead and led 29-19 with 7:40 to play before halftime. Montana State trimmed the margin to six twice, but Utah State closed the half by scoring on three straight possessions to grab a 50-34 advantage. Dwayne Brown Jr. scored 15 points for Utah State.Tyler Hall led the Bobcats with 15 points and Harald Frey scored 13. Associated Presslast_img read more

The World’s Oldest Missing Page

first_imgA missing page, dated November 411, has been reunited with the oldest dated Christian text in existence. Written by a scribe in Edessa (modern day Turkey), the text lists Christian martyrs killed in Persia. The text, known only by its catalogue code: ADD 12-150, has been held in the British library since 1840.Scholars and historians alike were puzzled over the missing page, which was recently located underneath the floor of the Deir al-Surian monastery in Egypt. A leading Syriac scholar from Oxford University, Dr Sebastian Brock, said “it was very exciting to identify it” and hopes that the now completed text will aid an understanding of the fifth century.By Sophie Pitmanlast_img

St. Vincent Evansville Birth Announcements for August 19, 2019

first_img Morgan and Brian Joyce, Newburgh, Daughter, Edie Joelle, August 9Angela and Joshua Kolb, Evansville, Son, Gerald David, August 12Savannah and Michael Duckworth, Evansville, Daughter, Dani Zoe, August 12Payton Bethe and Jordan Castle, Chandler, IN, Daughter, Paxton Grace, August 12Lacey Grafe and Scott Clark, Evansville, Daughter, Savanna Jacqueline, August 12Abigail Calhoun and Cody Stone, Henderson, KY, Daughter, Grayclyn Deone, August 12Breanna Buell and D’Marco Bender, Henderson, KY, Son, Kayson Lee, August 12Amanda Duncan and David Romero, Evansville, Son, Giovanni Matthew, August 13Emily Stephens and Calaeb Hawkins, Evansville, Son, Gotham Asher, August 7Kathleen and Nicholas Fuller, Evansville, Daughter, Chloe Shea, August 14Heather and Anthony Johnson, Enfield, IL, Daughter, Jayde Claire, August 14McKenzie Moser and Jacob Beshears, Fort Branch, IN, Son, Matthew Camaron, August 14FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more