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ECB set to offer struggling Irish banks a medium-term lifeline

first_img whatsapp Share KCS-content Monday 28 March 2011 12:32 am Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap ECB set to offer struggling Irish banks a medium-term lifeline center_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Show Comments ▼ THE European Central Bank is working on a plan to keep struggling Irish banks afloat in the medium term.The new facility, which would replace the use of the Emergency Liquidity Assistance programme, would give Irish banks more time to shrink their assets and reduce their dependence on emergency funding.Ireland’s banks have an estimated €150bn (£132bn) in loans from the ECB and Irish central bank.And a weekend report in the Sunday Business Post suggested that upcoming stress tests on Ireland’s four main lenders will reveal a capital hole of around €20bn.Ireland’s central bank will on Thursday publish the new stress test results from Bank of Ireland, Allied irish Banks, Irish Life& Permanent and EBS Building Society.The central bank has declined to comment in advance of the results.A Reuters survey of analysts showed that around €25bn out of the €35bn set aside for the banks under EU-IMF deal would be required as a result of the stress tests.However the creation of a scheme, said to be called a “Facility for Banks Under Restructuring,” would reduce the need for panic banking sales. Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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The potential impact of an esports regulatory body in the US

first_imgA governmental body with the ability to enact and enforce rulings would greatly impact the public perception of esports. As of right now, rule enforcement is entirely up to the tournament organiser, which can lead to some very messy situations, such as StarLadder banning Canadian team Lazarus for playing with a coach while allowing MiBR to do the same thing in the playoffs.  No partners have been mentioned yet but a new overseer will need to cooperate with the existing ecosystem. Anti-cheating agencies like the ESIC and tournament hosts such as the Electronic Sports League will likely become involved. Betting sites should consider partnerships with existing regulatory groups as they’ll become even more coveted once acknowledged by legal bodies. The potential impact of an esports regulatory body in the US “We have already seen how sanctioning professional boxing and UFC has helped tourism, generated tax revenue, created jobs and enhanced the Nevada visitor experience by providing them a wonderfully entertaining experience,” he wrote. Email Address For all its glitz and glamor, the esports industry is still in its developmental stages. The current standards for tournament hosting would have been unthinkable just a few years ago. There’s still plenty of room to progress as Senator Kieckhefer acknowledges.  Image: BogoGames/Creative Commons Nevada State Senator Ben Kieckhefer is currently drafting legislation for a governmental esports oversight body, which would be modelled after the Nevada Athletic Commission. The proposed board would issue official esports competition licenses and officiate events in the state, but what would this mean for esports in the US? By Kenneth Williams Betting operators should keep a close eye on Senator Kieckhefer’s proposals. A governing body is a huge step towards legitimising esports events in the public eye, meaning general awareness for esports should increase as a result. Topics: Esports esports regulation How can this impact esports betting in the US? Esports 12th April 2021 | By contenteditor Moreover, existing esports infrastructure in Vegas, including the HyperX Esports Arena at The Luxor, will become even more valuable for their proximity to America’s sole esports oversight committee. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Those are just a handful of recent incidents in Counter-Strike, but similar situations constantly appear across competitive titles. A legal body could interfere with improper rules enforcement and hold tournament organisers accountable. Multiple gambling experts claim that the move will further centralise Las Vegas as the United States’ esports capital. Seth Schorr of the Nevada Independent likens the current state of esports to the glory days of Las Vegas boxing. The current lack of oversight is the biggest obstacle between esports and their potential. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive alone provided hundreds of cheating accusations in 2020, many of which were investigated and confirmed by the Esports Integrity Commission. More than 40 CS:GO coaches were banned for exploiting camera glitches in a massive scandal and match-fixing concerns still run rampant at the lower levels of the professional scene. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Esports Esports Integrity Commission Nevadalast_img read more

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Be clear of your intent before you ‘honk your horn’

first_img Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI By Danielle TumminioPosted Feb 15, 2012 Press Release Service Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Belleville, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Comments are closed. Submit an Event Listing An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Director of Music Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK 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 Submit a Job Listing Rector Smithfield, NC Curate Diocese of Nebraska center_img Submit a Press Release Featured Events Peter Holland says: Be clear of your intent before you ‘honk your horn’ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Comments (1) Rector Albany, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Collierville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group February 16, 2012 at 1:16 pm Danielle,Nice simile. Thanks.And by the way, as a child a I remember neighbor’s Renault Dauphine had a horn and another device that sounded something like a bell for urban use and to warn pedestrians. Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Danielle Tumminio[Episcopal News Service] I was driving to a church meeting a few weeks ago, when I saw the car coming.  The driver was going the kind of fast that wouldn’t make a cop turn on the sirens but that was still over the speed limit.  And since my car was stopped at a light on the intersecting street behind a tree, the driver couldn’t see me.So I honked the horn. I intended it to be a gentle honk, a pitter-pattery reminder that I existed, that I would appreciate it if the oncoming vehicle veered just slightly to the left, so that the driver wouldn’t feel guilty about hitting me and I could get to my meeting on time and neither of us would have to wait on the phone for an insurance agent.But as I leaned onto the steering wheel to gently tap the horn, the sound that came out wasn’t a playful lowercase honk, it was a flaming, angry, uppercase: HONK!Because, of course, cars only have one volume, and it’s usually an angry one.From one driver to another, I find this frustrating.  There are so many different sentiments I want to communicate in my car, but my vehicle doesn’t let me.  There’s the subtle honk I hope will warn a biker I am behind him; there’s the infuriated honk when someone cuts me off; there’s the warning honk if I see an accident ahead, and there’s the polite, would-you-mind-if-I-cut-ahead-of-you-to-get-into-the-turn-lane-at-this-light honk.But since car horns have one volume and one pitch, my polite honk sounds enraged, and my irritated one sounds enraged, and so does my frightened one and my exasperated one, and really, it’s amazing that I—or any other driver—am able to communicate anything at all, given the lack of nuance.Unfortunately, car horns aren’t the only voices that are too loud and blunt when it comes to communication.  Media outlets have a reputation for sensational, misleading headlines that oversimplify complicated problems, and politicians deliver sound bytes instead of detailed answers to questions.  Spouses argue without budging on their position or listening to the value of their partner’s perspective.  Church leaders have gained a reputation for wanting to back away from pressing theological concerns and instead offer pithy aphorisms that lack the nourishment needed to sustain the soul.So how can we learn a new honk?  How can we, as Christians, in whatever ministry we’ve been called to pursue, communicate better?Let’s go back to the car horn.  While it’s true that car horns only have one pitch and one volume, one thing the driver does control is the length of the beep.  There’s the extended I-hate-your-guts-and-I-don’t-care-if-I-wake-up-the-folks-in-that-nearby-apartment-building beep and the short just-letting-you-know-I’m-behind-that-tree beep.  So even though the car horn only makes one noise, that noise can still mean different things.And there’s always the possibility of new technology, of a car company that will substitute that wiry honking for the human voice or color-accompanied beeps, where red signifies a broken down vehicle in the passing lane, or yellow a tire rim lying in the road ahead.As with a car horn, we need to learn a new way to honk.  We need to make use of the nuances already available to us and seek to revolutionize communication, to remember that not every situation calls for a blast.  Some call for a beep, and others for silence.  So instead of shrieking at a spouse without giving him a chance to respond, try a shorter honk, and then listen to what he has to say.  Rather than issuing deliberately inflammatory sound bytes, politicians could revolutionize their profession by answering questions directly, by speaking honestly.  And when a congregant or seeker approaches a church leader with a traumatic experience or pressing theological concern, church leaders can remember—as many already do—that it’s okay to say, “I don’t have all the answers, but I am with you, and God is too.”We, like the car horn, have a long way to go before our beeps and honks and long shrill blasts are as finessed as they could be.  And though the process of finding a new way to communicate can be difficult — painful even—in the moments when it’s hardest for us to find the right words, we can always vent by sneaking down to the garage and giving the car horn a tap.  Because even if the sound isn’t perfect, it’s a starting point from which we can grow.— The Rev. Danielle Tumminio lectures at Yale University and is the author of God and Harry Potter at Yale.  She currently serves as an interim associate at St. Anne in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Featured Jobs & Calls 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Bath, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Youth Minister Lorton, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FLlast_img read more

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House PS / TheHeder Partnership

first_img Houses House PS / TheHeder PartnershipSave this projectSaveHouse PS / TheHeder Partnership Photographs CopyAbout this officeTheHeder PartnershipOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasHousesEven Yehuda3D ModelingIsraelPublished on February 12, 2011Cite: “House PS / TheHeder Partnership” 12 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardWindowsMitrexSolar WindowAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesBulbs / SpotsCocowebLighting – Compact Gallery White TracklightConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSealantsEffisusCrossing Perforations on RoofsWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodValchromat Panels for Interior DesignWindowspanoramah!®ah! MotorisationHingesSaliceHinges – PactaDrawers / Filing Cabinets / ShelvesBeneStorage Partition – PORTS StorageMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?PS建筑 / TheHeder Partnership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 House PS / TheHeder Partnership ArchDaily 2008 Projects “COPY” CopyHouses•Even Yehuda, Israel Architects: TheHeder Partnership Area Area of this architecture project Israel Area:  400 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Amit Geron+ 27 Share Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  Amit Geron Text description provided by the architects. House PS is the result of an ongoing investigation of the courtyard house typology with all its Mediterranean connotations of climate, shade and intimacy. In this house, the courtyard is designed in section rather than in plan. Placed above the lower ground floor and below the bedrooms of the upper floor, the courtyard is shaded from the hot summer sun. This central, shaded exterior room is a natural extension of the interior spaces of the house. Save this picture!Recommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornThe house is in a typically suburban context, but the plot itself is an irregular “L” shape stretching between two streets creating 2 entrances. The southern family entrance is located under a cantilevered canopy and along a path leading towards the central courtyard. The northern formal entrance is through the double volume entrance hall and only then is the central courtyard revealed. The house is situated between 2 gardens – a lower south garden with swimming pool and the upper east winter garden. Save this picture!© Amit GeronThe proportions of the house are regulated by the golden section and Le Corbusier’s modular. This investigation determines the dimensions in plan and in section and is revealed in the windows and bespoke timberwork. The house is built over 3 different floor plates. The lower level is a long rectangle including a large playroom that opens out onto the lower garden and swimming pool. The ground floor is an “L” shaped plan including the entrance lobby, living room, dining room and kitchen and folds around the central courtyard. The top floor is “U” shaped in plan around a central narrow void with a family room in the middle and bedrooms on either side. Save this picture!Within the intimate internal courtyard, the openings are large and generous and allow for interior and exterior spaces to merge. In contrast to this, the windows on the exterior walls are sheltered and controlled creating a tough protective shell. Save this picture!© Amit GeronThe interior spaces slowly reveal themselves along the carefully organized route starting from the lower ground floor up through the house and ending in a hidden curved staircase leading up to a private roof garden and meditation space. Save this picture!© Amit GeronConcealed skylights above the staircase provide soft reflected light that highlights the pure white surfaces. These skylights also open to provide for the natural ventilation of the interior spaces. The white minimalist interior is further enhanced by the cool grey bespoke furniture. The starkly reduced pallet creates a quiet, intimate home colored by the family’s active lifestyle.Project gallerySee allShow lessBOOM CommunityArticlesAD Round Up: Hotels Part VIArticles Share “COPY”last_img read more

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Es Garbí / Nook Architects

first_imgArchitects: Nook Architects Area Area of this architecture project Area:  202 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Year:  Es Garbí / Nook Architects CopyHouses, Refurbishment•Spain 2017 Save this picture!© Marcela Grassi+ 24Curated by Danae Santibañez Share “COPY” ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardcenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  Marcela Grassi Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs Es Garbí / Nook ArchitectsSave this projectSaveEs Garbí / Nook Architects Spain Manufacturers: Reynaers Aluminium, Design Within Reach, Faro, MH parquetsStructure:Francesc GorgasConstruction:Oak 2000Concrete :Michael RoschachCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Marcela GrassiRecommended ProductsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADText description provided by the architects. Next to the Mediterranean Sea runs the historic Camí de Ronda, a route that connects the towns and beaches of the Costa Brava. In a stop of the road and in an unbeatable location, we find this house between party walls that is part of a protected area.Save this picture!SiteThe house, staggered on the rock, prolongs the journey inside four floors, connecting directly with the sea through its private pier.Save this picture!© Marcela GrassiThe owner was looking for a simple and comfortable house that would allow independent uses in the secondary rooms and, at the same time, common and related uses in the main space open to the largest terrace of the house. A readjustment of the functional program was also necessary, turning part of the shady terrace on the second floor into a new room and adding bathrooms on the second and third floors.Save this picture!AxonometricThe entire existing building has been intervened; restoring facades, roofs and terraces. The general volume has been respected and, in facades, the traditional composition, aesthetics and chromatism, characteristic of the Mediterranean coast, has been maintained.Save this picture!© Marcela GrassiThe interior layout has been modified, as well as openings and skylight has been enlarged to enhance the views, the interior crossed visuals and the capture of natural light in all spaces. Save this picture!Floor Plan 0Save this picture!Floor Plan 1-2The carpentry of the facade to the sea allows a total opening, diluting boundaries between interior and exterior. This connection allows to unite the common spaces, transforming the terrace into an extension of the living room to the outside.Save this picture!© Marcela GrassiClimatically only a system of ceiling fans has been installed to complement the natural cross ventilation through facades and skylights. Outside, the blinds and the pergola avoid excess solar radiation inside the house, allowing optimal comfort in summer.Save this picture!© Marcela GrassiThe original elements of the house, such as hydraulic pavements, carpentry and wooden beams, have been recovered to preserve the traditional character of the construction. These enter into dialogue with the new elements of wood, concrete, steel and ceramics that, although contemporary, maintain the values of sobriety and austerity of the original construction.Save this picture!© Marcela GrassiThe use and design of custom furniture is especially important in the project. It provides a functional value to each room and works as an active element in the formation of spaces, working as a dividing element or catalyst of natural light into interior spaces.Save this picture!© Marcela GrassiThe result of the rehabilitation is a house that functionally responds to contemporary schemes but that makes clear its traditional and Mediterranean origin, where natural lighting and visuals on the excellent location are the main protagonists that make this a privileged house.Save this picture!© Marcela GrassiProject gallerySee allShow lessFormer Citroën Factory to be Converted Into Brussels “Centre Pompidou”Unbuilt Project7 Ancient Ruins Around The World “Reconstructed” with GIFsArchitecture News Share Projects “COPY” CopyAbout this officeNook ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentProvince of GironaSpainPublished on March 23, 2018Cite: “Es Garbí / Nook Architects” [Es Garbí / Nook Architects] 23 Mar 2018. 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Farm Equipment Sales Post February Increase

first_img By Hoosier Ag Today – Mar 14, 2017 Sales of farm equipment posted an increase in February, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacture’s monthly report on sales. For February 2017, the report says tractor sales in the United States were 13 percent higher compared to February of last year. For the two months in 2017, a total of 22,400 tractors were sold which compares to 21,300 sold through February 2016, representing a 5 percent increase for the year.For the month, two-wheel drive smaller tractors, under 40 horsepower, were up 22 percent from last year, while 40 and under 100 horsepower tractor sales were down 3 percent. Sales of two-wheel drive 100 plus horsepower tractors were up 17 percent, while four-wheel drive tractors were down 25 percent. Combine sales were up 29 percent for the month. Sales of combines for the year totaled 415, a decrease of 29 percent from 2016.Source: NAFB News Service Previous articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for March 15, 2017Next articleStudy Shows Crop Insurance Firms’ Returns Have Decreased Hoosier Ag Today Farm Equipment Sales Post February Increase SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Farm Equipment Sales Post February Increase Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more

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“No one shall be subjected to enforced disappearance”

first_imgCHINAHuman rights campaigner Govruud Huuchinhuu, of the Southern MongolianDemocratic Alliance (SMDA), has been missing since she was released on27 January 2011 from Tongliao hospital (通辽), Inner Mongolia (northernChina), where she was being treated for cancer. She had been underhouse arrest since November 2010 for urging online that Mongoliandissidents celebrate the release of journalist and cyberdissidentHada, who heads the SDMA and defends China’s Mongolian minority.Officials say he was freed after more than 15 years at the end of hissentence on 10 December 2010 but he is still in prison. There hasbeen no news of him for several weeks. August 30, 2011 – Updated on January 25, 2016 “No one shall be subjected to enforced disappearance” IRANHuman rights and pro-democracy activist Pirouz Davani, editor of thepaper Pirouz, vanished in late August 1998. The paper Kar-e-Karagarsaid on 28 November that year he had been executed. Akbar Ganji, ofSobh-é-Emrouz, who was investigating the case, confirmed this in lateNovember 2000 and accused the then prosecutor of the specialecclesiastical court, Mohseni Ejehi, (the current prosecutor-general)of being involved in his death. The judiciary has not investigated.Journalist Kouhyar Goudarzi has been held in secret since 1 August2011 for unknown reasons and justice officials have not said where heis being held. ERITREAMost of the 30 or so journalists in prison are considered to havedisappeared because of the problems of finding them and the regime’srefusal to give any information about where they are and their stateof health. The best known is Dawit Isaac, founder of the now-closedweekly Setit and holding dual Eritrean and Swedish nationality, whosince his arrest on 23 September 2001 has alternated between prisonand hospital spells in the capital, Asmara. He was transferred in2009 from a provincial prison in Embatkala to the air force hospitalin Asmara, where he was treated for several months. Then he vanishedand nobody has been allowed to visit him. He may be in Asmara’sKarchelle prison or in the Eiraeiro prison, northeast of the capital.Other vanished journalists include the editor and co-founder of thefortnightly Meqaleh, Mattewos Habteab, arrested in Asmara on 19September 2001, and sports writer Temesgen Gebreyesus, of thefortnightly Keste Debena, who was arrested the next day. News SRI LANKAPrageeth Ekneligoda, journalist and cartoonist with Lankaenews,vanished in Colombo on 24 January 2010. No progress has been made inefforts to find him. Help by sharing this information RSF_en Iran and China have turned enforced disappearance into a favouredmethod of censoring free speech. The uprisings in Libya and Syria haveled to extra-judicial arrests of many journalists. Mexico has manycases of unsolved disappearances of journalists. The inhumane prisonconditions in Eritrea, a small country forgotten by the internationalcommunity, must be condemned. And finally, disappearances are alsocommon in Pakistan, the world’s most dangerous country forjournalists. Reporters Without Borders highlights several key casesbelow. Organisation As the world marks International Day of the Disappeared today,Reporters Without Borders notes that many countries are stillviolating international law on this matter, including theInternational Convention for the Protection of All Persons fromEnforced Disappearance, which the UN General Assembly adopted in 2006.Reporters Without Borders calls for the universal ratification of thisconvention, which has so far been signed by 91 countries and ratifiedby 29. Combating enforced disappearance is vital in the struggleagainst dictatorships and arbitrary rule.Enforced disappearance includes both secret imprisonment and secrethouse arrest, in which the families of the victims are denied anyinformation about their fate or where they are being held. It is aform of abduction and sometimes ends in murder.It is a radical method of oppression in which human rights defenders,opposition activists, free speech activists and independentjournalists are removed from society because they are often on thefront line of the struggle against authoritarian regimes. As wellcensoring calls for freedom and justice, dictatorships target thosewho make the calls.Enforced disappearances, which contravene international law and oftenthe law of the countries where they take place, must be condemnedfirmly. Without an effective struggle against this evil, withoutbinding measures that require respect for the basic legal rules onarrest and detention, any improvement in fundamental freedoms isimpossible. The widespread or systematic practice of enforceddisappearance is a crime against humanity. The prosecution of thoseresponsible should be a priority.Article 2 of the convention defines “enforced disappearance” as “thearrest, detention, abduction or any other form of deprivation ofliberty by agents of the state or by persons or groups of personsacting with the authorization, support or acquiescence of the state,followed by a refusal to acknowledge the deprivation of liberty or byconcealment of the fate or whereabouts of the disappeared person,which place such a person outside the protection of the law.” MEXICOJournalist María Esther Aguilar Cansimbe, of the daily papers Diariode Zamora and Cambio de Michoacán (in the southwestern state ofMichoacán), disappeared in 2009. Marco Antonio López Ortiz, newseditor of the Acapulco paper El Sur (in the southwestern state ofGuerrero), vanished in June 2011. No official investigation hasproduced any results. VIETNAMThe netizen Paulus Le Son was arrested on 3 August 2011 in Hanoi in the course of a major police operation targeting a dozen Catholics. There has been no news of him since then. It was the second time he was arrested this year. PAKISTANJournalist Rehmatullah Darpakhel was kidnapped in North Waziristan on11 August 2011. MIDDLE EASTMany foreign and Libyan journalists were detained for several days bysupporters of the Gaddafi regime with no news of where they were beingheld or their conditions of detention. Disappearances are alsofrequent in Syria of journalists, activists and witnesses to therepression by the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. last_img read more

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Newcastlewest warms to Winterfest

first_imgPrint Newcastlewest immersed itself in the festive spirit last week as it hosted its first Winterfest. The festival was launched by Newcastle West Arts with the opening of the “Rainbow Collection” a showcase of local talent that runs until December 15 in the Red Door Gallery. On Friday the library was not in its usual state of silence thanks to Dorothy DoLittle’s Magical Adventure Puppet Show.  Later that evening, the town was treated to “Christmas Fantasy” a luminous light projection of images and animations onto the facade of the Red Door Gallery.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Saturday was the big day for 250 plus children when Santa arrived and visitors were able to do some Christmas shopping at the Castle and Red Door Market.On Sunday a multitude of households passed on cooking Sunday lunch to dine at the Red Door Pop Up Restaurant with local restaurants Courtenay Lodge Hotel, Dan Cronin’s Bar and Bistro and the Market Place Brasserie selling out early and restocking to ensure no one went hungry.   Everyone kept warm thanks to the mulled wine by Rathkeale House Hotel and coffees by Coffee Culture.Highlight of the weekend was the Living Crib organised by the local Pastoral Committee.   The centrepiece was a custom built crib which housed the manger with local babies starring as the Baby Jesus along with their parents as Mary and Joseph.The majority of events were free but donations were welcome with €900 collected for Pieta House and the Children’s Ark Unit. Linkedin Email WhatsApp Previous articleSouthill youths thinking bigNext articleLimerick colleges learn Fitzgibbon fate admincenter_img Advertisement Facebook NewsLocal NewsNewcastlewest warms to WinterfestBy admin – December 12, 2012 600 Twitterlast_img read more

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Vehicle Dependability at All-Time High, J.D. Power Finds

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Woman arrested by Gardai investigating murder of Strabane man Michael Barr

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Woman arrested by Gardai investigating murder of Strabane man Michael Barr Gardaí investigating the murder of Strabane man Michael Barr in April have arrested a woman in her 30s.The woman has been detained at the Bridewell Garda Station in Dublin under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.Mr. Barr, a member of the ‘New IRA’ was shot a number of times in Sunset House in Summerhill on April 25th and died at the scene. Google+ Previous articleGardai report drug seizures in Letterkenny and BallyshannonNext articleOfficial Campsite for Joule Donegal International Rally now taking bookings admin Facebook Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsAppcenter_img Homepage BannerNews Google+ Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest By admin – June 8, 2016 Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North last_img read more

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