At a glance: events that brought Ireland to its knees

first_imgTuesday 16 November 2010 9:26 pm TIME LINE | IRISH DEBT CRISISMay 2008Brian Cowen is elected Irish prime minister. His allies and opponents warn he faces a tough task steering the country through economic slowdown.September 2008Ireland becomes the first euro zone country to slip into recession after its property bubble bursts.December 2008Ireland agrees to inject €5.5bn (£4.6bn) into its three main banks, taking Anglo Irish Bank under its control.March 2009Standard & Poor’s downgrades Ireland’s credit rating from prized AAA ranking to AA+ and warns it could drop further, in a vote of no-confidence in Dublin’s efforts to get its public finances under control. April 2009Irish finance minister Brian Lenihan outlines €10.6bn (£9bn) in spending cuts for 2010-2011 and forecasts additional €3.25bn from taxation in that period in emergency budget, the second in six months. Fitch also strips Ireland of its top AAA credit rating, reducing it to AA-plus.August 2010Standard & Poor’s cuts Ireland’s long-term rating by one notch to ‘AA-‘ and assigns the country a negative outlook.September 2010Ireland discloses worst case price tag of over €50bn (£42bn) for bailing out its banks and announces it will have to make more budget savings. November 2010EU Economics Commissioner Olli Rehn, visits Ireland and says he has not discussed any need for EU bailout, adding he believes market confidence would be restored once the country published its four-year plan to cut debt, which is set for release before a 25 November by-election.Q & A : THE IRISH BAILOUTQ.WHAT HAPPENS NOW?A. The timeline is highly uncertain, which is in part what has fuelled market turmoil. Ireland is still denying that it is in need of a bailout, but many observers expect a capitulation within the week. A major point of interest will be the close of Eurozone finance minister negotiations today, with expectations that the talks could provide a framework for bailouts and suggest some general conditions for aid money in the future. In addition, Ireland is meant to be outlining a four-year plan for getting its deficit under control in the next two weeks. Much will depend on the credibility of the plan.Q.CAN IRELAND AVOID A BAILOUT?A. It is looking increasingly unlikely, although the Irish government is likely to continue to offer strong resistance due to the unpopularity of submitting to the conditions of any aid package. One possible alternative to a sovereign bailout could be a bailout of the banking sector, whose debts the government has guaranteed. However, most EU states would be reluctant to lend without channelling the money through the Irish government and subjecting it to strict conditions.Q.WHAT CONDITIONS WOULD AID CARRY?A.The EU could insist Dublin reneges on an agreement with public sector unions not to cut jobs or push through further wage cuts. Brussels may also demand Ireland raises its corporation tax rate, viewed as sacrosanct by Dublin, from its current low level of 12.5 per cent.Q.WHY IS IRELAND NOT KEEN ON EU HELP?A.An EU bailout would mean a big loss of face fiercely proud of its independence. It would also mean significant international interference in sovereign affairs. At a glance: events that brought Ireland to its knees KCS-content whatsappcenter_img Share whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure SolutionSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutWolf & ShepherdNFL Star Rob Gronkowski’s Favorite ShoesWolf & ShepherdMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesBlood Pressure For LifeWhy Doctors May No Longer Prescribe Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure For Life Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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CPMA needs tougher powers

first_img Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsapp CPMA needs tougher powers whatsapp KCS-content The chief executive of the Office of Fair Trading, John Fingleton, told the influential Commons Treasury Select Committee the new Consumer Protection and Markets Authority should “nudge the market faster and harder” than his organisation has done. He told MPs the CPMA needed “tougher powers” over banks to enforce more transparent overdraft and foregone interest charges. Share Show Comments ▼ Thursday 20 January 2011 8:59 pm Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Goldstruck by High5Games

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Samoan rugby’s financial problems just the tip of a Pacific Island crisis

first_imgWhile the Samoan players are forced to seek public support with such meagre resources, there maybe a much bigger crisis on the horizon Coming together: The England and Samoa side pray after the game at Twickenham By Ed KingAs we approach what has been a controversial lead-up to Saturday’s game against Samoa, England’s players, after much thought, declined the suggestion to donate a lump sum to Samoa’s players after its rugby union declared itself bankrupt, despite strongly refuted claims from World Rugby.There has been an increasing groundswell of support for the Pacific Islanders, which typifies rugby’s strong community spirit and a tacit acknowledgement of the joy and soul Samoan players bring to the game.For now World Rugby’s focus is on the Samoan Rugby Union, and to what extent it can ensure that its players are better protected and better paid to provide them with a sustainable future.But rugby fans will not know the islanders face a deeper existential threat. I spent last week reporting from the 2017 UN climate change summit, hosted by another great rugby power, Fiji.Under threat: Wales played in Apia in the summer but its islands are under threat from climate changeThe two-week conference is being hosted in Bonn, Germany, as Suva is too small to cope with 25,000 delegates, but the event had an unmistakably ebullient Fijian spirit.Amid the joy there is also fear. The country’s rugby-mad prime minister Frank Bainimarama describes the threat of global warming as “life or death” for his country.“We are all in the same canoe,” Bainimarama – broad as an old-school prop – told the meeting as it opened in Monday.Harsh projectionsThe UN’s latest climate science study underpins the fear that rugby’s three Pacific island powers are in the firing line.It says sea levels are rising as a result of melting glaciers in the Arctic, and predicts “severe sea flood and erosion risks for low-lying coastal areas and atoll islands”.Rising ocean temperatures are killing off some coral reefs – which as well as looking nice for scuba divers also provide homes for multiple forms of sea life.Rising surface temperatures are making incidences of malaria and dengue fever more common in Samoa and Tonga.Battling it out: Scotland played in Fiji’s capital Suva in the summerThe UN also warns of “increased stress and declining well-being that comes with property damage, loss of economic livelihood, and threatened communities.”In Bonn, 25-year-old Fijian climate campaigner Lagi Seru told me rising seas are now washing away villages on the north cost of the main island, and in a slightly grimmer twist, cemeteries too.“It’s not just the living that are affected, it’s the dead too,” he said.In addition to the slow rise of the seas, scientists reckon major blowouts like Tropical Cyclone Winston in 2016 may become more severe.An estimated 350,000 Fijians – half the population – were affected by that storm. Half of Tonga’s crops were damaged, with an estimated 80-90% of banana plantations knocked over.Rugby’s challengeIn the short term the implications of climate change mean Pacific governments will need to invest more in bigger sea walls, storm shelters and protect freshwater sources.Physical battle: Courtney Lawes runs into a blue wall of SamoansIn the long term some governments are already preparing for the worst, negotiating climate migration visas with Australia, New Zealand and even the USA. If the scientific projections are accurate, the implications for rugby appear clear: three of its proudest nations face a challenge far deeper and more profound than bankruptcy.When a nation’s way of life is under threat, what time is left for sport?Yet if the response from England’s players is heartwarming – the wider response from the RFU and World Rugby needs more support given the stresses these nations are tackling.Faced with an existential challenge, World Rugby talks of encouraging more tier-one nations to visit the Pacific.Blood brothers: Billy and Mako Vunipola hail from TongaMeanwhile the RFU  – which boasts the likes of Mako Vunipola, Billy Vunipola, Nathan Hughes and Denny Solomona and Semesa Rokoduguni hailing from the islands – despite pledging £75,000 from the gate receipts on Saturday, seems less willing to agree an equitable revenue sharing deal that could be invested into the Pacific region.According to Dan Leo, head of the Pacific Rugby Players’ Welfare association, around 500 Pacific players now ply their trade in the UK alone.England’s quota of Islanders has risen sharply since Tongan winger Lesley Vainikolo became the first Polynesian to wear the red Rose in 2008.Flying Fijian: Tevita Kuridrani is another player to hail from the Pacific IslandsThis weekend 23 players with Pacific heritage will play for tier-one countries, among them Wales’ Taulupe Faletau (Tonga), Ireland’s Bundee Aki (Samoa) and Australia’s Tevita Kuridrani (Fiji).More are likely to follow, predicts Kya Lal, a Fiji-based lawyer and academic who has studied the rise in climate-linked migration.A massive rugby fan – she fears that Fiji’s epic 2016 Olympic Sevens win could be an anomaly if the flow of players away from the islands continues to increase.“It’s amazing what we have been able to achieve given the lack of resources, but there’s reason to believe these will be more strained as a result of climate change,” she says.“The impacts are only going to get worse, and if more players emigrate that will hamper our ability to compete.”They may be Pacific Warriors. But they also need our help.Ed King is a freelance environmental writer based in London. He was founding editor of Climate Home News, and is a consultant for the European Climate Foundation.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: FijiSamoa last_img read more

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Video reflections for 9/11 anniversary

first_img Press Release Service Submit an Event Listing Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Total: 4 Rector Bath, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Press Release 9/11 videos Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Video: The Rev. Lyndon Harris reflects on 9/11 Posted Sep 8, 2016By Mary Frances Schjonberg Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Video: The Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows reflects on 9/11 Posted Sep 8, 2016By Mary Frances Schjonberg Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Albany, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Belleville, IL Video: Deacon Gail Bennett reflects on 9/11 Posted Sep 8, 2016By Mary Frances Schjonberg Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Job Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Video: 25th Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold reflects on 9/11 Posted Sep 8, 2016By Mary Frances Schjonberg Featured Events Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector Columbus, GA last_img read more

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AS Building / Ambrosi I Etchegaray

first_img 2015 Apartments Projects CopyApartments•Mexico City, Mexico ArchDaily AS Building / Ambrosi I EtchegaraySave this projectSaveAS Building / Ambrosi I EtchegaraySave this picture!© Rafael Gamo+ 14 Share AS Building / Ambrosi I Etchegaray ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/800987/as-building-ambrosi-i-etchegaray Clipboard Architects: Ambrosi I Etchegaray Area Area of this architecture project Year: center_img Area:  810 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/800987/as-building-ambrosi-i-etchegaray Clipboard “COPY” “COPY” CopyAbout this officeAmbrosi I EtchegarayOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsMexico CityMexicoPublished on December 07, 2016Cite: “AS Building / Ambrosi I Etchegaray” 07 Dec 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?AS 住宅 / Ambrosi I Etchegaray是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs Mexico Photographs:  Rory Gardiner , Rafael Gamo Collaborators:Gerardo ReyesMain Contractor:Grupo Desarrollador FG2Architect In Charge:Jorge Ambrosi, Gabriela EtchegarayCity:Mexico CityCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Rory GardinerRecommended ProductsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Art & SignageDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Text description provided by the architects. The buildings in Condesa, Mexico City, have special regulations surrounding the preservation of architectural heritage because of the history of the neighborhood.Save this picture!© Rory GardinerThe commision ask to design  four living units  on a site where a registred house with a historic facade was to be preserved. This condition inspired us to rethink  life inside the old house and translate the schema into the new building.Save this picture!DiagramThe project’s intention was to create interior spaces mimicking the original patios while mantaining privacy of these spaces from the other apartments. These patios allowed each apartment to be naturally lit and ventilated. Garden beds where also incorporated at the limits between the interior and the patios in order to incorporate the landscape within the architecture.Save this picture!© Rafael GamoSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Rory GardinerThis process helped us  understand how to treat a valued heritage with awarness and care and the result is an juxtaposition of memory and urban development. Save this picture!© Rory GardinerSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Rory GardinerProject gallerySee allShow lessWe’re Looking for ArchDaily México’s Next Content Editor!Call for SubmissionsStudio Gang Selected to Design Arkansas Arts Center ExpansionArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:La Condesa, Mexico City, CDMX, MexicoLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Sharelast_img read more

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“The press is already in full election campaign”: Reporters Without Borders alerts President Gbagbo

first_img Côte d’IvoireAfrica December 8, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “The press is already in full election campaign”: Reporters Without Borders alerts President Gbagbo News Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire Diverse but poor quality mediaThe variety of publications in Abidjan is striking but their quality is very uneven. Newspapers tend to run sensationalist stories and often announce “investigations” or “special reports” with little substance. For example, the 11 November issue of the weekly Le Temps Hebdo announced that its next issue would contain an “explosive report” entitled: “Côte d’Ivoire presidential election – What France is preparing for election day. How Paris intends to give power to Ouattara. The fate reserved for Laurent Gbagbo and Konan Bédié.” But the report turned out to contain no credible information.Ivorian officials complained about the media’s poor quality to Reporters Without Borders. “I prefer a press that is mediocre as a result of its own shortcomings rather than outside control,” President Gbagbo told Reporters Without Borders. Communication minister Ibrahim Sy Savané said: “Press freedom is being defended at the expense of quality.”Recognising that the economic environment for the press is difficult, the communication minister welcomed the adoption of a collective agreement that is supposed to help journalists and ensure that a media assistance fund is operational. But the media had a completely different view of this development. Several of them said they had not yet received any state assistance and did not think the collective agreement was workable. Print runs are relatively low – the total number of newspapers being sold nowadays is about the same as the print run of the state-owned Fraternité Matin alone 10 or 15 years ago – and distribution within the country is problematic.Reporters Without Borders was disappointed to confirm in Abidjan that the Press Freedom, Ethics and Conduct Observatory (OLPED) – a unique and interesting experiment in self-regulation – is no longer functioning.Media already in campaign modeUsually described by observers as “poor” or “second-rate,” the Ivorian press is above all partisan. The so-called “blue” press (the dailies Notre Voie and Le Temps and the weekly Le Temps Hebdo) support President Gbagbo and the ruling Ivorian Popular Front (FPI), while the “green” press (the daily Le Nouveau Réveil and the weekly Le Repère) backs former President Henri Konan Bédié and the opposition Côte d’Ivoire Democratic Party (PDCI). The daily Nord-Sud is owned by the allies of Prime Minister Guillaume Soro of the former rebel New Forces (FN) while the daily Le Patriote supports former Prime Minister Alassane Dramane Ouattara and the opposition Rally of the Republicans (RDR). As 2009 draws to an end, the print media are already getting vicious. Shortly after Nord-Sud described Bédié as a “stray dog,” Le Nouveau Réveil responded with the headline “Presidential election: Soro talks crap after his visit to China,” for which it was sanctioned by the National Press Council. While Reporters Without Borders was in Abidjan, Notre Voie had the headline “Bédié sows hate and demagoguery” on 11 November, two days after Le Patriote referred to Gbagbo as the “king of false promises” and accused the FPI of “underhand dealing.”As regards broadcasting, the Ivorian Civil Society Convention (CSCI), an NGO alliance, issued a statement on 1 December condemning the “complete lack of balance in the distribution of air-time among parties and politicians and civil society (…) during the pre-electoral period.” It said the ruling FPI and other pro-Gbagbo organisations were getting “better coverage” on the state-owned TV station RTI. The opposition’s activities “are not sufficiently covered,” said CSCI national coordinator Patrick N’Gouan. The opposition PDCI previously denounced the state media’s takeover by ruling party hacks while the opposition RDR demanded “equal treatment” for candidates. From RTI airtime reports provided by the National Council for Audiovisual Communication (CNCA), Reporters Without Borders was able to establish that in September, for example, the ruling FPI got more coverage than the PDCI and the RDR combined. Another hour or so of airtime was given to movements that support political parties, of which almost all were movements calling for Gbagbo’s reelection such as the Movement of Côte d’Ivoire Teachers who Love Gbagbo Laurent (MICIAGLA), the I Love Gbagbo Movement (MJG), the Fromager Youth Movement for a Gbagbo Victory (MJFV) and Elect Gbagbo in the First Round (GEPTO).Northern media and liberalisation of broadcastingSeveral of the people Reporters Without Borders met referred to the fact that RTI does not cover all of Côte d’Ivoire and that “pirate” radio and TV stations belonging to the former rebels have emerged in the north. On 1 December, the CNCA announced decision No. 2009-07 “putting an immediate stop to all unauthorised television broadcasting in the centre, north and west” and requiring radio stations in these regions “to regularize their legal status within 30 days.” The former rebels immediately rejected the CNCA decision and said their stations would keep broadcasting.When Reporters Without Borders asked President Gbagbo about opening up television to the private sector, he undertook to do it if reelected. “Yes, we will do it, I can assure you, but not now because it is not the right time. First of all, we have to proceed to elections calmly. Opening up television is not possible at the moment because it would definitely lead to excesses on the air. This is too delicate a period. But afterwards, yes, we will do it.”———-The Reporters Without Borders delegation met President Laurent Gbagbo and communication minister Ibrahim Sy Savané; members of the National Council for Audiovisual Communication (CNCA) and National Press council (CNP); the chairman of the board of RadioTélévision Ivoirienne (RTI); the management and staff of Fraternité Matin, Notre Voie, Nord-Sud, Le Patriote, Le Nouveau Réveil, L’Intelligent d’Abidjan and the Olympe press group (Soir Info, L’Inter and Star Magazine); and the campaign staff of the ruling Ivorian Popular Front (FPI) and the Rally of the Republicans (RDR), the party of former Prime Minister Alassane Dramane Ouattara.The meeting with the campaign staff of the Côte d’Ivoire Democratic Party (PDCI) of former President Henri Konan Bédié (now an opposition candidate) was postponed. Reporters Without Borders also met with the spokesman of the Truth for Guy-André Kieffer Collective, the head of the Journalists for Transparent Elections Observatory (OIJET), the head of the political section of the European Commission delegation, and two representatives of the Ivorian Civil Society Convention (CSCI). RSF_en The Ivorian press is already in full election campaign although the presidential election initially scheduled for 29 November has been postponed (without a new date so far being set), Reporters Without Borders found during a visit to Côte d’Ivoire last month that included meetings with President Laurent Gbagbo and the staff of many newspapers.Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard and Africa desk officer Ambroise Pierre visited Abidjan from 9 to 11 November to evaluate the current media situation and recommend measures to guarantee press freedom ahead of the elections.They urged media executives and journalists to behave professionally and encouraged regulatory bodies to respect diverse political views. They also announced that Reporters Without Borders would monitor the media’s performance during the election campaign, both quantitatively (distribution of airtime) and qualitatively (coverage of each candidate).“The date of the presidential election may have been postponed but the press is already in election campaign mode,” Reporters Without Borders said. “In the run-up to an electoral period that will be delicate and decisive, we urge the media to show more respect for journalistic ethics and to defend editorial independence.” The press freedom organisation added: “We have not forgotten the excesses of the past – including verbal abuse and calls for the ransacking of premises – in both the print media and state television. This must not recur.” Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election Receive email alerts The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Help by sharing this information October 16, 2020 Find out more to go further Organisation October 29, 2020 Find out more Reports RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections Côte d’IvoireAfrica News News November 27, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Another journalist beaten during first round of elections

first_img RSF_en Receive email alerts News Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison Follow the news on Egypt Reporters Without Borders strongly condemned the use of violence to intimidate journalists since the opening of the first round of Egyptian legislative elections on 8 November 2005. The worldwide press freedom organisation called on the Egyptian authorities to carry out thorough and serious investigations after several journalists were harassed or assaulted by the security services or by masked armed groups. News EgyptMiddle East – North Africa November 22, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Another journalist beaten during first round of elections to go further News Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution January 22, 2021 Find out more February 1, 2021 Find out more February 6, 2021 Find out more News Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff Reporters Without Borders today firmly condemned an attack on Mamdouh Thabet, the correspondent of the daily Al-Masry Al-Youm in Assyut (480 km south of Cairo), who was roughed up on 9 November by thugs in the employ of two candidates in the ongoing parliamentary elections.“We call on the Egyptian authorities to do everything possible to detain those responsible at once,” the press freedom organisation said.Thabet was at a polling station in west Assyut covering the first round of the elections when a fight broke out between the supporters of two rival candidates, Mostafa Qorra’ah and Mohamed El-Sahafi. He had started to take photos of the brawl when he was spotted by one of Qorra’ah’s thugs. They rushed at him, hit him in the face and tried to grab his camera, but he succeeded in escaping. Before taking refuge in an Internet café, he told a police officer what was happening in the next street and asked for help, but the policeman did not react.A short while later, he left the Internet café in order to take more photos but almost immediately found himself being attacked again, this time by members of both factions. He again managed to flee but had to leave his camera, with all the photos he had taken. Accompanied by friend who is also a journalist, Thabet went to a police station, showed his swollen face and neck, and filed a complaint.————————————————————————–14.11.2005 Journalists harassed in run-up to second round of legislative electionsReporters Without Borders strongly condemned the use of violence to intimidate journalists since the opening of the first round of Egyptian legislative elections on 8 November 2005.The worldwide press freedom organisation called on the Egyptian authorities to carry out thorough and serious investigations after several journalists were harassed or assaulted by the security services or by masked armed groups.”We urge the authorities to see to it that the law is respected and that journalists are allowed to carry out news-gathering in complete freedom and safety”, it said.“Crude and brutal intimidation of journalists should have no place in Egypt. We also call on President Hosni Mubarak to act to halt this harassment,” it said.Ahmad Mansur, of al-Jazeera TV in Cairo and presenter of the programme “Bela hudud” (Without borders) on the same station, was brutally beaten by two men in front of this office in the Egyptian capital on the evening of 9 November. After checking his identity, the two men beat him, breaking his glasses and leaving him with a neck injury before fleeing. He has been vocal in his criticism of the Egyptian head of state.On 13 November, Heba al-Qudsy, of the Arab-language daily Asharq al-Awsat, was beaten up by a group of men while covering a demonstration in Bulak Abu el-Ela, in the suburbs of Cairo. They also snatched his camera.Manar Khater, of the independent daily Al-Masry Al-Yum was prevented from covering incidents following voting irregularities in the El Dokki district in Giza Province. Dina Gamil, of the weekly Al-A’alam Al-Yum was also prevented from attending the count in the same province. Crews working for BBC et al-Jazeera have also had trouble doing their job. EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Organisation Help by sharing this information last_img read more

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Complaints Against Judicial Officers Must Accompany Sworn Affidavit & Verifiable Materials: Andhra Pradesh HC Issues Additional Guidelines [Read Notification]

first_imgNews UpdatesComplaints Against Judicial Officers Must Accompany Sworn Affidavit & Verifiable Materials: Andhra Pradesh HC Issues Additional Guidelines [Read Notification] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK20 Oct 2020 8:23 AMShare This – xAny complaint against the Judicial Officers of Subordinate Judiciary in Andhra Pradesh must be accompanied by a sworn affidavit and/or verifiable materialThe Andhra Pradesh High court has framed additional guidelines regarding “Pre-Requirements for filing complaints against Judicial Officers of Subordinate Judiciary in the State of Andhra Pradesh”. The following guidelines are in addition to…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginAny complaint against the Judicial Officers of Subordinate Judiciary in Andhra Pradesh must be accompanied by a sworn affidavit and/or verifiable materialThe Andhra Pradesh High court has framed additional guidelines regarding “Pre-Requirements for filing complaints against Judicial Officers of Subordinate Judiciary in the State of Andhra Pradesh”. The following guidelines are in addition to the guidelines already in place which was issued by Chief Justice of India issued certain guidelines.(i) The complaint making allegations against members of the Subordinate Judiciary in the State should not be entertained and no action should be taken thereon, unless it is accompanied by a duly sworn affidavit and/or verifiable material to substantiate the allegations made therein.(ii) If the complaint is received without name and signature, sworn affidavit or verifiable material, the complaint may be lodged without taking any steps thereon. However, Hon’ble The Chief Justice may direct discreet enquiry or preliminary enquiry in respect of any complaint, if the same is found expedient in the interest of the Institution. (iii) After enquiry, if the complaint is found to be vexatious and on failure to prove the allegations, the complainant may be ordered to pay costs.Justice TS Thakur, while he was CJI, had directed all the high courts not to take any action on complaints against judicial officers in subordinate judiciary unless it is accompanied by a sworn affidavit or verifiable material to substantiate the allegations. Many High Courts have framed such guidelines. For instance, Kerala High Court has similar guidelines in place.Click here to Read/Download NotificationRead Notification Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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Peanut Butter 5K attracts 60 runners

first_img Published 6:00 pm Tuesday, October 30, 2012 Book Nook to reopen Ages 20-29, Jeremy Burkett, 19:38 first; Scott Covington, 20:29, second; and Anthony Kilpatrick, 24:33, third.Ages 30-39, Francis Lyons, 20:44, first; Gordon Hatcher, 26:43, second; and Martin Sexton, 28:38, third.Ages 40-49, Bruce Hall, 23:06, first; Brad Trawant, 26:21 second; and Gary Rushing, 28:37, third.Ages 50-59, Theron Carter, 19:43.Ages 60 and over, Winston Howell, 25:35, first; Robert Lee, 26:44, second; and Joe McCall, 31:51, third.The winners in the female division were: Through age 19, Baley Rushing, 26:50, first; Ali Rushing, 28:15, second; and Emily Price, 33:52, third.Ages 20-29, Lisa Klekowski, 23:50, first; Sandy Walker, 28:04, second; and AJ Silva, 30:55, third.Ages 30-30, Nena Fountain, 23:11, first; Alexa Suell, 25:02, second; and Audra Lyons, 27:59, third.Ages 40-49, Gina Andrews, 26:11, first; Nicole Helms, 28:05, second; and Karen Ross, 29:39, third.Ages 50-59, Ann Bagley, 26:40, first; Gloria Dyess, 30:49, second; and Becky Simmons, 42:58, third. Sponsored Content Print Article By Jaine Treadwell Peanut Butter 5K attracts 60 runners Westberg said she agreed to organize the 5K Peanut Butter Run because it’s a good, flat course.“There’s not a course like that anywhere around and we wanted to keep it going,” she said. “It’s flat and it’s fast and we like that.“We had excellent volunteers who kept accurate times and everything went very smoothly,” Westberg said. “The mayor (Jimmy Ramage) came and rang the cowbell to start the race.” The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By The Penny Hoarder Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The youngest runner in the Peanut Butter 5K Run was Emily Price who is six years old and oldest runner was Winston Howell at age eighty-something.Fifteen military runners participated.The overall winner of the 2012 5K Peanut Butter Run in the male division was Josh Burgens with a time of 19:11. The overall winner in the female division was Nena Fountain with a time of 23:11.The winners in the male division were: Through age19, Clayton Suell, 24:41, first; and Will Price, 28:52, second. You Might Like Troy program aims to get kids up and moving Lawanda Bell is a firm believer that any great journey starts with a single step. Children who spend time at… read more Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Latest Stories Josh Burgens and Nena Fountain were the overall winners in the 2012 Peanut Butter 5K Run held in conjunction with the Peanut Butter Festival in Brundidge on Saturday. Sixty runners, from age six to 80-something participate in the run. The overall winner, Josh Burgens with a time of 19:11, was awarded the traditional “Peanut Butter Runner” trophy designed by Brundidge artist Larry Godwin.For 14 years “running,” Angie Westberg had competed in the Peanut Butter 5K Run at the annual Peanut Butter Festival in Brundidge.But, this year, she was “running” the 5K and did an outstanding job, said Lawrence Bowden, president of Brundidge Historical Society, sponsor of the annual Peanut Butter Festival.“Angie and all of her volunteers did an incredible job of planning and carrying out the Peanut Butter Run,” Bowden said. “We appreciate their efforts and all of those who participated. The sixty runners was the largest number that we’ve had in many years and that was exciting.” Skip Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day 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 HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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