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Dismay over court’s decision to keep newspaper editor

first_imgNews RSF_en June 8, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information June 6, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Dismay over court’s decision to keep newspaper editor Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara Receive email alerts Organisation NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance News Reporters Without Borders today voiced its outrage at an appeal court’s decision yesterday to keep detained newspaper editor Ali Lmrabet in prison. Lmrabet, who has been on hunger strike since 6 May and has been hospitalised since 26 May, came to the court in a wheelchair for the hearing, which was the first in his appeal case. The next hearing has been set for 10 June. to go further News Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa News Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists April 28, 2021 Find out more Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa April 15, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today voiced its outrage at an appeal court’s decision yesterday to keep detained newspaper editor Ali Lmrabet in prison. Lmrabet, who has been on hunger strike since 6 May and has been hospitalised since 26 May, came to the court in a wheelchair for the hearing, which was the first in his appeal case. The next hearing has been set for 10 June. Lmrabet was jailed on 21 May.”One would have hoped the Moroccan justice system would calm things down and show clemency by ordering Lmrabet’s provisional release,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said. “Instead, its obstinacy seems to be confirming the fears of those who say that Lmrabet’s imprisonment has sounded the death knell for the independent press.” Ménard added: “People thought King Mohammed’s Morocco was on the road to democracy, but they were clearly wrong.” Lmrabet is the owner and editor of two satirical weeklies, the French-language Demain Magazine and its Arabic-language version Douman. He is also Reporters Without Borders’ correspondent in Morocco.On 21 May, a court in Rabat sentenced him to four years in prison on 21 May for “insulting the person of the king”, “offence against territorial integrity” and “offence against the monarchy.” The court also fined him 20,000 dirhams (about 2,000 euros) and banned his two weeklies. He was taken from the courtroom to a prison cell.He was convicted on the basis of articles and cartoons about the annual allowance that parliament grants the royal family (detailed in a finance ministry document distributed to parliamentarians), a cartoon strip on the history of slavery, a photomontage of Moroccan political personalities, and an interview with a Moroccan republican who advocated self-determination for Western Sahara.When he began his hunger strike on 6 May, Lmrabet said he was acting to defend his rights, to put an end to repeated acts of intimidation against his printer and others who would otherwise be ready to print his weeklies, and in order to be able to enjoy the right to freedom of movement. On 26 May, at the end of his third week on hunger strike, he was rushed from prison to Avicenne hospital in Rabat.last_img read more

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Overseas staff would help Britain join global market

first_imgOverseas staff would help Britain join global marketOn 16 Jan 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article HR professionals must increase international recruitment to enable their organisations to compete globally, an international conference heard last week.Professor Marti Subrahmanyam of New York’s Stern School of Business, told delegates that companies need managers from a range of countries ñ not just the one in which they are based ñ to help them take advantage of new markets.Addressing the Partnership Summit 2001 in the Indian city of Hyderabad last week, Subrahmanyam said having managers who understand cultural differences largely dictates an organisation’s ability to do business overseas.He said, “My view is simply that if you want to compete internationally, you have got to really be sensitised to the local culture and not just that, you have to be sensitised to the nuances of the local culture.“You cannot do it second-hand and the quick way to achieve that is to get diversity into your senior management.”Subrahmanyam said he advised Deutsche Bank, which five years ago did not have a non-German member on its board, that it could not hope to be a global player without an injection of diversity at the top.He claimed, “Now it has one Swiss and two Americans on the board and it is a different company.”Although he singled out UK companies as a “little better” than European, American and Asian organisations, Subrahmanyam warned that those companies that do not shape up will pay a heavy price.By Helen Rowelast_img read more

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4-H Week

first_imgSix million students across America participate in 4-H and, of those, more than 170,000 call Georgia home. To raise awareness of the state’s largest youth development organization, the week of Oct. 1-7 has been declared National 4-H Week.The green four-leaf clover has long been identified with 4-H, as have the four ‘H’s: head, heart, hands and health. Members of 4-H pledge their head to clearer thinking, their heart to greater loyalty, their hands to larger service and their health to better living for their clubs, their communities, their country and their world. Participating youths develop life skills through hands-on projects involving volunteer work, health, science, engineering, technology, leadership, agriculture and communication.Available to children in all of Georgia’s 159 counties, Georgia 4-H began as a club for kids familiar with farm life and has grown into an organization that helps youth become successful, confident adults. Today, 55.2 percent of Georgia 4-H’ers live in urban areas, 41.8 percent live in rural, nonagricultural settings and just 3 percent live on a farm.No matter where they live, Georgia 4-H members say that 4-H helps them overcome being shy to become better public speakers, teaches them to be active in their communities, develops their leadership skills and opens the door for them to create lifelong friendships.Georgia 4-H alumni include Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, television host and legal commentator Nancy Grace and pop music artist Jennifer Nettles, all of whom acknowledge the significant and positive impact 4-H had on them as young people.Future leaders include Georgia 4-H member Amelia Day, 18, of Fort Valley, Georgia. Day won the national 2017 4-H Youth in Action Award and a $10,000 scholarship for founding Operation: Veteran Smiles. At 13, she created the community service initiative that has now reached more than 4,000 veterans and engaged more than 6,500 volunteers nationwide to hand-deliver custom care packages, notes of encouragement and musical therapy to veteran patients.Her project is just one of hundreds of community service projects Georgia 4-H’ers lead and participate in each year, from collecting pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House Charities to donating canned goods to food pantries across the state. Under the umbrella of University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, Georgia 4-H programs are rooted in research from the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) and other land-grant colleges across the nation. Georgia 4-H agents supplement teachers’ efforts by using after-school lessons and in-school curricula designed to meet Georgia Standards of Excellence.“The idea of bringing UGA research and resources to Georgia students through the use of county agents throughout the state was a cutting-edge idea in 1904 and remains so even today,” said Arch Smith, state 4-H leader. “The most important work of 4-H is to help young people become better citizens and enable them to grow into responsible, active adults.”Each year, more than 30,000 Georgia 4-H youth perform community service, conduct research, compile portfolios of their accomplishments and learn public speaking skills through oral presentations at 4-H District Project Achievement.Georgia 4-H’ers also learn responsibility through livestock projects, programs and judging. Georgia 4-H partners with Georgia FFA and the UGA CAES Department of Animal and Dairy Science to provide these programs. Every year, close to 2,500 students complete a yearlong process to prepare more than 4,500 animals for exhibition at the Georgia Junior National Livestock Show and other competitions.Georgia 4-H’s camping program hosts 8,500 youth ages 9 and up each summer at five 4-H camping centers located across the state. Enthusiastic and well-trained camp counselors, UGA Extension employees, and certified adult volunteer and teen leaders work together to provide campers with fun, engaging activities. Campers return home with a lifetime of memories and lasting friendships.To learn more about Georgia 4-H, go to georgia4h.org. To learn more about Georgia 4-H’er Amelia Day, go to www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ALmVVwpoTY.last_img read more

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2015 CUES Golden Mirror Awards shows credit union marketing is more sophisticated than ever

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr CUES President/CEO John Pembroke discusses the latest group of 2015 Golden Mirror Award winners. We chat with John about how each year the winning entries seem to get more and more sophisticated — and even fun. This increasing quality bodes well for the industry and its growing image. Check it out — and go look at the winners for inspiration.last_img

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The case for millennials

first_img 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Millennial this, Millennial that. “Let’s start with doing Facebook.” This is typically how the conversation goes when it comes to that conversation in most boardrooms and planning sessions. We look at Millennials as kids—not actual people with money, financial needs, or dreams. Until we advance our mindset past “Millennials want us to be on Facebook,” we might as well focus on ads for certificate rates in the obituary section.A recent article in The Street published some good numbers about where Millennials currently stand financially, as well as where they will be in the next few years. The most general fact, perhaps the one that you should take most seriously, is that Gen Xers and Millennials will make up over half of the wealth by 2030.Get this: the generation born after 1995 (you know, those kids) are set to graduate and enter the workforce this year, just as 3 million Boomers announce their retirement. This opens the door for Millennials to take those vacated higher paying positions. That alone should jumpstart savings, which Millennials have only just started considering. They are also in the market for buying cars, getting married, buying homes, and needing general financial guidance for life. continue reading »last_img read more

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Liam Sheedy to take up role in Antrim

first_imgIt’s being reported this morning that former Tipp hurling boss Liam Sheedy could be set to take over at Antrim.It is understood Sheedy met with Antrim officials last week and has agreed to work alongside the county committee and the Antrim senior hurling team.Sheedy will travel up to Antrim at least once a week primarily to help prepare the senior team for their return to Division One hurling next season and to assist with improving hurling structures across the county.last_img

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Ohio lawmaker proposes LeBron license plate

first_imgCleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James poses during NBA basketball team’s media day in this Oct. 3, 2009 file photo taken in Independence, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio lawmaker wants to give the state’s motorists the chance to score a license plate honoring LeBron James.State Rep. Bill Patmon is planning to introduce legislation to permit the sale of a commemorative “LeBron James Witness 2.0” plate honoring the Akron native’s decision return to the Cleveland Cavaliers.“When LeBron came home, it was a big deal for us,” said the Democrat from Cleveland. “It might not be for the rest of the world, but it’s a big deal for Cleveland.”James, a four-time NBA most valuable player, was drafted by the Cavaliers in 2003 but left town for Miami after seven seasons. Last month, he announced he would re-sign with Cleveland.The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles offers more than 150 specialty plates, including one that Patmon pushed through the Legislature that honors comic book hero Superman. The Man of Steel was created by two Clevelanders, Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster, who grew up in the Glenville neighborhood that Patmon represents.“People from all over country and world called (the BMV) office about the Superman license plate,” Patmon said.Unfortunately for Superman’s out-of-state and international fans, they would have to register a vehicle in Ohio to get a plate, although Patmon thinks there’s an “after-market” for them as there would be for a LeBron James plate.The state currently does not offer any license plates commemorating a real person, dead or alive. Lindsey Bohrer, a spokeswoman for the Ohio BMV, is not aware that the state has ever had one.Ohio does have plates for more than two dozen Ohio colleges or universities, 40 with military themes, seven for professional sports teams and more than 80 others that tell let the motoring world know you are a prospective organ donor, an Eagle Scout or a “Friend of Coal.”The motor vehicle bureau charges $35 for most specialty plates plus an agreed-to amount that goes to charity. For example, a breast cancer awareness plate adorned with a pink ribbon, generates $25 for the Breast Cancer Fund of Ohio.Patmon wants the LeBron James Family Foundation to receive the additional cost those plates would generate. He said he has spoken to James’ representatives.last_img read more

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Bombers struggle to 33-32 victory over Mount Sentinel

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers survived a lackluster performance to edge the Mount Sentinel Wildcats 33-32 in West Kootenay High School Girl’s Basketball action Thursday in South Slocan.The win was the second in as many games for the Bombers after starting the season 0-4.Starting slowly with a handful of players riding the pine due to disciplinary reasons, the Bombers had the hands full against the pesky Cats.LVR led 22-20 at halftime before running into a scoring drought in the third quarter, scoring a single basket.In the end the Bombers had just enough to hold off the Cats. Senior forward Samantha Einarson led the Bombers in scoring for the second game in a row with 17 points.LVR ran into foul trouble with senior Kiandra McLaren and rookie guard Kyley Mirva spending time on the bench.The Bombers return to action Monday, December 26 for the annual LVR Alumni Game. Game time has not been determined.Earlier in the day is the LVR Boy’s Alumni Tournament. The tournament begins at noon at the [email protected]last_img read more

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