YGAM strengthens team with two new recruits

first_img Email Address YGAM also confirmed the appointment of Jo Burnham with a focus on marketing and external affairs. Burnham joins from Music Theatre Wales, and brings over ten years of experience working as a journalist and PR professional. YGAM strengthens team with two new recruits Tags: YGAM Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust YGAM has launched a number of training initiatives this year, including a collaboration with trade union Unison in August, a partnership with Betknowmore UK in September aimed at educating workers in the British gambling industry, and a further programme for general practitioners, also in conjunction with Betknowmore UK, alongside the Responsible Gambling Council and Bournemouth University, which was also launched in September. Regions: UK & Ireland He gained extensive experience of handling national press and engaging with political stakeholders through his work with Lavery. He is also a freelance writer, for national publications such as The Times, The Daily Mirror and Huffington Post. Topics: People moves Responsible gambling The charity has hired James Matthewson, previously spokesperson for former Labour Party chairman Ian Lavery MP. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwittercenter_img “They are joining the charity at an extremely exciting time as we continue to increase our growth, reach and impact. We are making great progress and the more highly skilled professionals we can attract, the more progress we can make in working with the industry and stakeholders to prevent gambling-related harms.” 20th November 2020 | By Conor Mulheir As part of 2020’s Safer Gambling Week, sports betting operator Football Index announced it would donate its shirt sponsorships of Nottingham Forest and Queens Park Rangers to the charity, as well as making a £5,000 donation, with a view to increasing awareness around the organisation’s work. People moves The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has expanded its communications team with two new hires. “I’m delighted to add James and Jo to my dynamic team,” YGAM director of external affairs Daniel Bliss said. Burnham has written for publications including Time Out and USA Today, and was previously part of the marketing teams for national arts organisations such as the dance-dedicated theatre Sadler’s Wells, and the Brighton Festival, the largest and most established multi-arts festival in England, which usually takes place annually in May. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

NCBA Group PLC (NCBA.ke) 2011 Annual Report

first_imgNCBA Group PLC (NCBA.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about NCBA Group PLC (NCBA.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NCBA Group PLC (NCBA.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NCBA Group PLC (NCBA.ke)  2011 annual report.Company ProfileNCBA Group Plc is a financial services institution in Kenya offering banking products and services for the retail, commercial and corporate sectors. It also offers stock brokerage, bancassurance, leasing and investment banking services through operations in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional banking products and services to unsecured and secured loans, secured diaspora loans, property purchase loans and insurance premium financing as well as asset-based lending, capital expenditure loans and construction loans. NIC Bank Limited offers institutional banking services to non-government organisations, diplomatic missions and their affiliate donor/aid entities as well as government institutions, multi-nationals, domestic corporates and medium- to high-net worth individuals. Formerly known as NIC Bank Limited, the company changed its name to NIC Group Plc in 2017. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. NCBA Group Plc is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Beating coronavirus requires faith leaders to bridge gap between religion and…

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear […] Source link […] Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Beating coronavirus requires faith leaders to bridge gap between religion and science – Warta Saya Reply By Katherine Marshall, Founding Director, World Faiths Development Dialogue; Senior Fellow, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, Georgetown UniversityWhile many religious communities have embraced physical distancing measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus, some still encourage gatherings despite strong public health messages that large groups run a significant threat of disease transmission.Some ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities in New York continue to gather for funerals, weeks after physical distancing guidelines went into effect in the city. Four Brooklyn neighborhoods with large Orthodox Jewish populations have especially high rates of coronavirus infection, according to data released in early April.Other religious leaders are using the pulpit to spread misinformation. The evangelical pastor Kenneth Copeland, for example, claims to have cures for COVID-19. And some Hindu nationalists in India have blamed Muslims for the country’s outbreak, leading to a surge in hate crimes.As these situations demonstrate, millions of people worldwide look more to religious authorities than health officials for guidance on how to behave and what to believe in a crisis. My research on the intersections between public health and religion suggests enlisting religious institutions worldwide will be vital in stopping the spread of coronavirus.Pope Francis presides over Good Friday service at an empty St. Peter’s Square during the coronavirus pandemic, Vatican City, April 10, 2020.Grzegorz Galazka/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty ImagesConnecting theology and healthSocial resistance to medical intervention often drives the transmission of infectious diseases, research shows.Studying the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which killed over 11,000 people between 2014 and 2016, I have identified important lessons – both positive and negative – about how religious actors can help build essential bridges between faith and science to strengthen a pandemic response.Bridging theology and science was imperative in the Ebola outbreak, when up to 60% of Ebola cases were linked to funerals. Traditional religious burials in West Africa, both Christian and Muslim, often involve touching and washing the body, yet contact with body fluids spread Ebola.For the first months of the outbreak, in early 2014, government prescriptions to cremate or swiftly bury the dead sparked fears and suspicion in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea – the most affected countries. Many relief workers, outsiders dressed in spacesuit-like protective outfits sent in to implement these procedures in Ebola-affected communities, were blocked from entering. Others faced violent, even deadly, physical attacks.In late 2014, public health officials and religious leaders got together with the World Health Organization to produce a protocol for culturally sensitive burials of Ebola victims. Over 2,000 Christian and Muslim leaders were trained to conduct safe, dignified funerals in Liberia and Sierra Leone.The burial protocol may have saved thousands of lives, according to a 2017 study published in the journal of Neglected Tropical Diseases.Faith and trustAmong the assets that religious actors offer is trust – perhaps the most vital key in a crisis for addressing fear and misinformation.A family in Liberia watches the burial of a loved one during the Ebola outbreak, Disco Hill, Liberia, Jan. 27, 2015. John Moore/Getty ImagesAfter an initial period of doubt and confusion, when many faith leaders in West Africa understood Ebola as divine punishment for various sins or simply as fate, public health officials made a concerted effort to get religious leaders to the same tables as scientists to educate and engage them on health education.By late 2014, faith-inspired organizations like World Vision International were organizing workshops that taught public health practices like meticulous hygiene and quarantining of people exposed to Ebola grounded in theology and scripture.Like the burial protocol, such programs proved to be a crucial step in halting the spread of Ebola.An equivalent intervention for COVID-19 might be a simple message focused on physical distancing, for example – framed by religious leaders in terms people can understand and accept.Building bridgesAny COVID-19 prevention program aimed at religious communities would have to work with faith-based organizations that know local leaders and have roots in the community.But it is difficult to build partnerships between faith and health networks not accustomed to working together.The Ebola outbreak demonstrated that relationships between religious and health institutions in West Africa were at best patchy. Governments, international health agencies and aid groups lacked systematic knowledge about the region’s diverse religious landscape, which includes Christianity, Islam and traditional African religions. And little relevant public information was available to help them learn the ropes.Ultimately, groups of religious leaders from various faith traditions worked through interreligious councils to help coordinate national faith responses. On the regional level, faith-inspired organizations like World Vision, Catholic Relief Services and the Tony Blair Faith Foundation leveraged their relationships with religious actors in West Africa to provide funding, supplies and training for Ebola relief workers.A man prays for Muslim Ebola victims at a crematorium in Monrovia, Liberia, March 2015. Zoom Dosso/AFP via Getty Images)The global scale of the coronavirus pandemic will make it even more challenging to launch faith-inspired public health programs today.I am part of one such effort to begin this difficult, delicate process. On March 11, the World Faiths Development Dialogue and Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University, where I teach, joined with the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities to document how faith communities are responding to COVID-19.My project includes a digital repository to track changes to religious gatherings, beliefs and practices during the pandemic. So far, the database shows that religious communities are responding in very different ways.Many Christian, Muslim and Jewish communities in the U.S. are providing financial as well as spiritual support for not only the ill but also those who’ve lost jobs because the outbreak. Global faith-based groups like Religions for Peace are teaming up to provide support for vulnerable children worldwide.But other religious groups continue to spread false information to explain the disease.Hope for the futureFor health officials, figuring out which religious leaders worldwide to work with, who their constituents are and how to transmit health messages that will resonate with these communities will be tricky indeed.But once on board, faith leaders can do more than convey health guidance: They can bring messages of hope to communities struggling with anxiety, sadness and despair.On March 27 Pope Francis, speaking alone from the Vatican to a plaza usually filled with followers, urged Catholics to approach the pandemic through faith, not fear.“Embracing the Lord in order to embrace hope,” he said. “That is the strength of faith, which frees us from fear.”This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. 1 COMMENT April 26, 2020 at 2:53 am Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Some members of New York’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish community defied the government’s ban on gathering for Passover and other religious occasions, Brooklyn, April 16, 2020. ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSCOVID-19HopePandemicReligionScienceThe Conversation Previous articleOle solved his problemNext articleOrange County telehealth tips and resources for COVID-19 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name herelast_img read more

In defense of Liquid Death, the VC-backed canned water company

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Photo courtesy of The Hustle The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Focus on Business: Inspiring marketing that created a thirst monsterFrom The HustlePeople love ragging on venture capitalists for funding absurd ideas.The latest target is Liquid Death, a beverage company that sells canned water from the Austrian Alps. A 12-pack costs $15.99 ($1.33 / tallboy can).The water-tech startup just raised $23m and has secured $34m total.Here’s are 3 reasons we kinda like it:1. The branding is funnyFounded by former Netflix creative director Mike Cessario, the company’s motto should be on the Mount Rushmore of mottos: “Murder your Thirst.”The rest of the website’s copy stays consistently on-brand:Coupon code = “Axe 10% off”Hashtags = #DeathToPlastic (“$0.05 from every can is used to kill plastic pollution”)Contact form = “Summon us”Merch store = T-shirts that read “hydrate or die”About us = “Let’s be clear. Liquid Death is a completely unnecessary approach to bottled water.”2. Making hydration coolThat tallboy is designed to look like a beer or energy drink can, meaning you can enjoy a non-alcoholic beverage (and stay hydrated) at bars without being roasted. Combine that with the rise of “sober bars,” and Liquid Death is firmly riding the zeitgeist.3. There’s a frickin’ “Killer Baby Namer” app on the websiteHere are the new names for Hustle team members using Liquid Death’s baby namer:Pentagram Sparxxx WatersDante the Pummeler PhanSlayer Goatlord DohackWulfric Blackhole Parr TAGSBusinessCanned WaterLiquid DeathMarketingThe HustleVenture Capitalists Previous articleHow to track your mail-in ballotNext article811: Know what’s below. Call before you dig! Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

CASA22 / Hola Arquitetura

first_img “COPY” Area:  300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Marcelo Donadussi+ 20 Share Photographs:  Marcelo DonadussiInteriors:Hola ArquiteturaStructure:Evandro DaddaIlumination:VérticeFurniture:MeM MóveisAuthor:Cristiano HoffmannCo Author:Mauricio MirandaCity:Xangri-LáCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiText description provided by the architects. Broadening the architectural references of the small seaside town of Shangri-la, RS, CASA22 brings the bright freshness of the union between geometry and transparency, built up from a Modernism that defies perspective, with blocks that distribute a 300sqm building in a challenging design that supports all volumes in only two cubes.Save this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiThe first floor presents a single white cube, completely translucent, providing interactive space and versatility to the social areas and giving gracious support to a massive top floor block that resembles pure concrete and brings privacy to the bedrooms upstairs. At the back of the back, a stone wall helps support the volume and offers freshness to the work.Save this picture!SectionTo ensure that structure, the architect chose to work with inverted beams, betting on the observer’s perspective and creating lightness and perfect fitting with the main volumes, while preserving their different functions.Save this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiIn addition to the extensive garden area, CASA22 has two living areas and two separate dining areas with a full integration option on the first floor and four spacious suites on the top floor. Stunning details are the longitudinal slot at the top floor block and the imense  wall of louvers installed facing East, giving lightness to the design and contributing to the natural lighting and elegance of the private bedroom areas.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe stars of the interior design are the 12 sits laurel wood dining table and the gourmet kitchen installed as an extension of the living room, giving it a lofty charm. Save this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiCASA22 belongs to a large family with seven adults and three children, currently less than three year old. Therefor, first requirement was a versatile space to accomodate a variety of activities of single adults with friends over for the weekend, pregnant couples and overactive children and the elderly with hobbies like gardening, decor and cuisine.Save this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiProject gallerySee allShow lessWill Your Building Withstand the Onslaught of the Technium?ArticlesInternational Student Awards 2016Opportunities Share CASA22 / Hola Arquitetura ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/784291/casa22-hola-arquitetura Clipboard Brazil “COPY” CopyHouses•Xangri-Lá, Brazil Houses Architects: Hola Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project CASA22 / Hola ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveCASA22 / Hola Arquitetura 2014 Projects Year:  ArchDaily Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/784291/casa22-hola-arquitetura Clipboard CopyAbout this officeHola ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesXangri-láBrazilPublished on March 25, 2016Cite: “CASA22 / Hola Arquitetura” [CASA22 / Hola Arquitetura] 25 Mar 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFaucetsDornbrachtKitchen Fittings – EnoWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXPleated ShadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWoodBlumer LehmannCNC Production for Wood ProjectsMaterials / Construction SystemsCaneplex DesignPoles – Tonkin BambooFibre Cement / ConcreteTegralFibre Cement Slate Roofing – Thrutone Endurance SmoothMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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 streamlast_img read more

Mosman House / Rolf Ockert. Architect.

first_imgCopyAbout this officeRolf Ockert. Architect.OfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSydneyAustraliaPublished on March 31, 2017Cite: “Mosman House / Rolf Ockert. Architect.” 31 Mar 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Luke Butterly+ 39 Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/867492/mosman-house-rolf-ockert-design Clipboard “COPY” Mosman House / Rolf Ockert. Architect.Save this projectSaveMosman House / Rolf Ockert. Architect. Architects: Rolf Ockert. Architect. Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/867492/mosman-house-rolf-ockert-design Clipboard Photographs:  Luke ButterlySave this picture!© Luke ButterlyRecommended ProductsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingResidential ApplicationsFastmount®Heavy Duty Panel Fastener at ‘Sandboxes’ HouseDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceText description provided by the architects. Seen from the street the house appears minimal.Set on a large block falling towards the harbour beach reserve many layers of living spaces are revealed as one progresses through the house. Save this picture!© Luke ButterlyPrivate rooms, sauna and gym are housed in the southern pavilion, opened to natural air and light via a landscaped courtyard, also revealing some of the rock all this depends on.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe family spaces are in the northern pavilion, connected to its southern counterpart by a walkway framed with sculptural copper fins filtering the light and allowing glimpses.Save this picture!© Luke ButterlyThe kitchen and dining are on the top floor, while below the entry level, due to the steep fall of the site now sitting high, offering fantastic views.Save this picture!© Luke ButterlyBelow this the large living room, empowered by the topography to a dramatic double height space, reaching to the reserve via a large deck, sunken fire pit and waterfall edge pool. Save this picture!© Luke ButterlyIn addition to the nowadays mandatory sustainability measures such as Rainwater tank, high level insulation, low energy lighting etc the house has been, from its initial concept design, conceived to minimise energy use. The grouping of rooms around the courtyard plays an important role by providing provides significant exposure to natural light and air flow to all living rooms, minimising the need for use of airconditioning and artificial lights. The provided cross ventilation will make the use of air-conditioning unnecessary for all but a few days in the year. The high-mass solid construction in conjunction with the ubiquitous planting contributes to a natural control of the micro-climate. Save this picture!© Luke ButterlyA green roof is not only pleasant to look onto but also efficiently insulates the roof while at the same time greatly increasing the landscaped area.Save this picture!© Luke ButterlyThe glazing, indispensable in order to connect the house visually to its magnificent setting, has been restricted to the North and South facades and relies on the latest low-e and double glazing technology. The articulation of the facades optimises natural shading in summer while maximising solar gain in winter.Save this picture!© Luke ButterlyHeating is provided by way of an energy efficient low-heat under floor gas hydronic system, providing gentle background heat throughout the living areas. Save this picture!© Luke ButterlyA battery system harnesses the solar generated electricity, effectively making the house energy independent.Project gallerySee allShow lessLearn About Large-Scale Timber Construction With reThink Wood’s Online LibraryArchitecture NewsQuooker Company Innovative Workspace / Studio INAMATTSelected Projects Share Year:  Area:  740 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2017 Mosman House / Rolf Ockert. Architect. ArchDaily CopyHouses•Sydney, Australia Houses Projectslast_img read more

Media continue to be targets as governments crack down on protests

first_imgNews March 17, 2021 Find out more Yemen The violence against journalists has been continuing in Yemen.In one of the latest incidents, security forces assaulted Zaki Saqladi, a correspondent of the news website AlmasdarOnline, yesterday in the southern province of Ad-Dali, confiscating his car and his camera.Swiss Info correspondent Abdel-Karim Salam was the victim of a particularly violent attack while covering a sit-in outside Sanaa university on 20 February and had to be hospitalized. News February 23, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Media continue to be targets as governments crack down on protests As more and more people take to the streets in Libya, Bahrain and Yemen to demand democratic reforms and change, the authorities in these countries are responding with violence and are cracking down on the journalists who try to cover these protests. Libya The Libyan authorities have imposed a news blackout on what is going in the country. It was already very difficult to interview people on the spot before the government began to trying to crush the uprising. It is now virtually impossible for a journalist to work. The few foreign correspondents who were already in Libya before the crisis are kept under extremely close surveillance and have to restrict their movements.Many foreign journalists are trying to get to Libya, some of them across the land border with Tunisia. Ben Wedeman, a CNN journalist managed to enter the country yesterday morning across the Egyptian border. Some Egyptian journalists also managed to enter from Egypt on the evening of 21 February.The pan-Arab satellite TV station Al Jazeera has accused the Libyan intelligence services of jamming its signal in Libya since 20 February. Its website is also inaccessible throughout the country. The Lebanese TV stations National Broadcasting Network, Al-Jadeed and Al-Manar have also said they are being jammed.Reporters Without Borders has been unable to obtain any information as to the whereabouts of Atef El-Atrash, a journalist with the newspaper Quryna, since 18 February, a day after he spoke on Al Jazeera about the demonstrations in Benghazi (http://www.cpj.org/2011/02/libyan-journalist-missing-media-attacked-in-libya.php).According to network security companies Arbor Networks and Renesys, the Internet has been cut several times since 18 February. Traffic has been partially restored but continues to experience a great deal of disruption. Reporters Without Borders was also told that all telephone services, both fixed and mobile, have been cut since 21 February.The official media have been targeted by anti-government protesters. Demonstrators in Tripoli ransacked the premises of the Al-Jamahiriya 2 TV station and Al-Shababia public radio station on 20 February. Al-Jamahiriya 2 did not broadcast that evening but resumed the next day. According to Foreign Policy, demonstrators took over a public radio station in Benghazi and appealed on the air to international media to cover the repression being orchestrated by “the criminal Gaddafi.”In their public statements, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and his son Seif Al-Islam have openly blamed foreigners for the chaos. “Do not believe these dogs, these TV stations,” Gaddafi said on 21 February. BahrainMiddle East – North Africa News BahrainMiddle East – North Africa Iran Several sources in Iran have told Reporters Without Borders that the authorities have again been blocking the Internet and mobile phone networks since the start of a big protest at 3 p.m. on 20 February. Internet connections have been slowed right down or entirely disconnected in certain neighbourhoods in Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz and Mashad, making it hard or impossible to browse or send emails. SMS services have been cut since midday on 20 February in several regions, preventing use of Twitter.There has been heavy jamming of the BBC and Voice of America, while it has become very hard to access Gmail, AOL and Yahoo! in several regions.Cyber-attacks on independent news websites and opposition sites are continuing. The Voice of America website was temporarily taken offline on 21 February after Iran’s “Cyber Army” hacked into it and posted its own messages (see illustration). The Cyber Army’s creation was announced on 20 May 2010 by Ebrahim Jabari, one of the commanders of the Revolutionary Guards. It has been responsible for acts of censorship against websites and networks deemed to be “destructive” and for the arrests of hundreds of netizens. Its website targets have included Twitter and Radio Zamaneh. to go further October 14, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information center_img RSF_en The security forces seized issue No. 18 of the independent newspaper Al-Yaqeen on 18 February in Aden. Editor Abdullah Masleh said the operation was carried out by a special unit assigned to combating piracy and banditry.The newspaper had given the recent demonstrations a lot of coverage, naming people who had been killed or injured. It also published interviews with the head of the Socialist Party parliamentary group and a political scientist, who discussed the possibility of the Egyptian revolution spreading to Yemen. No. 15 had been seized at the end of January.On 18 February, a group of ruling party supporters attacked Hamoud Munser, the head of the Sanaa bureau of the Dubai-based satellite TV station Al-Arabiya, and an Al-Arabiya cameraman, who was hospitalized. Awsan Al-Qaatabi, the correspondent of Iran’s Al-Alam TV, and Qatar TV cameraman Yasser Al-Maamari were also attacked while covering a demonstration in the Sanaa district known as Kentucky.Bushra Al-Maqtari, a freelancer who works for the Mareb Press website, was injured by fragments of a grenade thrown by ruling party supporters in the southern city of Taez on 18 February. She was covering a sit-in by demonstrators on a square they have dubbed “Liberation Square” in honour of the Egyptian uprising. Tom Finn, a reporter for the London-based Guardian newspaper, was attacked on 17 February by a group of men armed with sticks, who tried to take his camera. Bahrain The Bahraini security forces had previously been restrained in the way they obstructed journalists but snipers in a helicopter fired at New York Times reporter Michael Slackman and cameraman Sean Patrick Farrell as they were filming the violence in Manama’s Pearl Square on 18 February.The US network security company Arbor Networks reports a 20 per cent decrease in Internet traffic in and out of Bahrain in recent days, which suggests that the authorities are filtering online content in response to the unrest. Connection speeds have also slowed right down.Late yesterday evening, the authorities nonetheless released 23 human rights and opposition activists who had been on trial since 28 October. Two others who were tried in absentia were amnestied. They included Ali Abdulemam and Abdeljalil Al-Singace, two bloggers who were arrested on 4 September. Reporters Without Borders welcomes their release while continuing to deplore the arbitrary way they were arrested and detained.They were mistreated and tortured, while all the fundamental rights enshrined in international treaties signed and ratified by Bahrain were repeatedly flouted during the trial. Nabeel Rajab of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights told CNN that, in all, about 100 political prisoners had been freed but another 400 or so were still held.Spokesman and Director of the Human Rights Bureau of the Haq Movement for Civil Liberties and Democracy, Al-Singace was previously arrested in 2009 for allegedly trying to destabilise the government because he used his blog (http://alsingace.katib.org) to denounce the deplorable state of civil liberties and discrimination against Bahrain’s Shiite population.Abdulemam, a very active blogger and regarded as one Bahrain’s Internet pioneers, was accused of disseminating false information on the pro-democracy forum BahrainOnline.org, a website that gets 100,000 visitors a day although access is blocked within Bahrain. A contributor to the international bloggers network Global Voices, he has taken part in many international conferences at which he has denounced human rights violations in Bahrain. He was previously arrested in 2005 for criticising the government on his blog. Follow the news on Bahrain Organisation Receive email alerts German spyware company FinFisher searched by public prosecutors Tenth anniversary of Bahraini blogger’s arrest News Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives June 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Limerick groups react to rise in violence against children

first_imgNo vaccines in Limerick yet Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Advertisement TAGSADAPTchild abusefeaturedfull-imageMajella FoleyviolenceWomens Aid Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Email WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Printcenter_img Previous articleLimerick County Registrar to act as specialist judgeNext articlePublic bike scheme to operate in Limerick Editor NewsLimerick groups react to rise in violence against childrenBy Editor – June 12, 2013 2415 Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Linkedin First Irish death from Coronavirus ADAPT Domestic Abuse Services in Rosbrien has described the 55 per cent increase in violence against children in homes where women have been abused as “truly shocking.”Figures released this week by Women’s Aid showed that a growing number of children were being attacked while their mothers were victimised by a partner.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The charity reported 16,200 counts of physical, emotional, sexual and financial abuse of women in 2012, with 3,230 disclosing a child was targeted in the home – up from 2,076 in 2011.Another 1,211 children had witnessed horrific abuse and violence against their mothers, including rape.Majella Foley Friel, Training Development Coordinator with Adapt said: “Instead of preserving children’s innocence, this behaviour is exposing them to brutality and can be extremely frightening. It normalises these behaviours and puts the children in an extremely vulnerable position,” she said.Women’s Aid director Margaret Martin, said domestic violence is a serious crime that remains hidden and minimised.“In 2012, women told us on 3,230 occasions that their children were being hit, including with household items, smacked, constantly shouted at, and in some cases, sexually abused,” she said.“Children have witnessed their pets being abused, kicked and thrown against walls.“At times, the perpetrator of the abuse has deliberately targeted the children as a way to hurt both them and their mother.”The charity warned that the more severe the violence against the mother, the higher the risk of abuse against the children in the home.The report found that six out of ten had been living with abuse for more than six years and only 7 per cent of women got support in the first year of an abusive relationship.Ms Martin revealed women reported being a prisoner in their own home, spat on, slapped, kicked, held down and strangled and beaten with household items, with some beaten and raped during pregnancy.To contact ADAPT Domestic Abuse Services in Rosbrien call 1800-200-504 Facebook Suffering in silence last_img read more

Hearing set in alleged sexual assault

first_imgLocal News Axel Ramirez-Nunez A man who reportedly sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl from his church multiple times will face a pre-trial hearing at 10 a.m. today.The hearing will take place at the Ector County Courthouse, 300 N. Grant Ave., in the 358th District Court, presided over by Judge Stacy Trotter. Franklin McCallum is listed as the attorney of the defendant, 36-year-old Axel Ramirez-Nunez.Police first charged Nunez last September after the mother of the victim told the Odessa Police Department her daughter was having a sexual relationship with Ramirez-Nunez, the probable cause affidavit stated.The mother reportedly told police her family had befriended the Nunez family at church, eventually leading to a relationship between Nunez and the victim, who told her mother she had had sex with Nunez on three occasions, the report detailed.Police interviewed the victim, who told officers she had developed a relationship with Nunez at church and she had fallen in love with him, identifying Nunez as her boyfriend, the release said, and they had been communicating through text and Facebook messages throughout their relationship.The victim told officers the location of one of the motels they had sex in, Villa West Inn, 300 W. Pool Road, the release said. Officers contacted the hotel and confirmed Nunez had rented a room at the motel, and found his address registered at the motel, where he was then apprehended and charged.Nunez will face two charges in court: sexual assault of a child, a second-degree felony, and aggravated sexual assault of a child, a first-degree felony.Court records show Nunez has a trial date set for 9 a.m. on Feb. 12. Previous articleOPD searching for forgery, identity theft suspectNext articleSenate candidates face off at forum admin Pinterest Facebook Twitter WhatsApp By admin – January 18, 2018 WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Twitter Hearing set in alleged sexual assaultlast_img read more

TRP Scam Case : Bombay High Court Extends Interim Protection For Arnab Goswami, Republic TV Employees Till February 12

first_imgNews UpdatesTRP Scam Case : Bombay High Court Extends Interim Protection For Arnab Goswami, Republic TV Employees Till February 12 Sharmeen Hakim29 Jan 2021 3:39 AMShare This – xThe Maharashtra Government once again assured the Bombay High Court on Friday that it would not take any coercive steps against news anchor Arnab Goswami and other employees of ARG Outlier Media, which runs Republic TV, in the TRP Scam case, till February 12. Interim relief has been extended following this statement. The division bench will now hear writ petitions filed by ARG…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?LoginThe Maharashtra Government once again assured the Bombay High Court on Friday that it would not take any coercive steps against news anchor Arnab Goswami and other employees of ARG Outlier Media, which runs Republic TV, in the TRP Scam case, till February 12. Interim relief has been extended following this statement. The division bench will now hear writ petitions filed by ARG Outlier Media Pvt Ltd challenging the investigation of Mumbai police in the case related to rigging of TRP ratings by private news channels, on February 12. The bench of justices SS Shinde and Minish Pitale adjourned the case to enable the petitioners to file their rejoinder affidavit (further reply) to Mumbai Police’s reply. The Mumbai Police has filed two charge sheets in the case, so far, and submitted their reply to the petitions, on Monday. In the last hearing, Senior Advocates Kapil Sibal and Harish Salve exchanged words over the presence of the Enforcement Directorate(ED), after ARG Outlier filed an application seeking for ED to be made a party to the proceedings. Salve alleged that if ED’s findings were different from Mumbai Police, it would be clear that the police was working with malafide intention. During the hearing on Friday, via video conferencing, the Court expressed its anguish at the bulk of the documents being submitted. “The total number of pages are roughly around 8000… even yesterday another application was filed, why aren’t things being filed in advance?” Justice Shinde said. Advocate Niranjan Mundargi appearing on behalf ARG Outlier said that the Mumbai Police’s reply was filed late. Advocate Malvika Trivedi, also for the petitioners, submitted that everything can streamlined by filing a rejoinder. “This is being converted into a trial. This is a proceeding under 226. How can the accused be filing more documents?” Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal for the Mumbai Police said. The Court then asked all the parties to ensure that their documents are filed before the hearing in the matter. “If anyone wants to file a rejoinder, sur-rejoinder, everything must be filed before the listing date.” Justice Shinde said. Trivedi then sought for interim protection to her clients to be continued till the next fixed date. “Of course,” Sibal responded, “my learned friend always smiles because I always say yes to that.” Trivedi informed the court that they will be filing an amendment to their petition challenging the chargesheet. “There is so much of material that milords may fix a date which is convenient to everyone and everyone will abide by that”, she submitted. Mundargi suggested the case be adjourned to February 26. However, Sibal said that the date was too far, and he would not continue his statement that the investigation will remain stalled till then. “I would prefer February 12,” he added. Trivedi said that February 12 would be difficult as they are now required to respond to the charge sheet. Sibal responded that this was not a trial that would require responding. Justice Shinde, however, said the petition was for quashing of the FIR but since the chargesheet it filed it may need to be considered. “We will be quoting judgments with respect to a court’s power in such cases. If any impeachable document is brought before the court, we will have to consider.” “We will have to examine whether sufficient material has been collected for the prosecution to proceed with the case,” Justice Shinde, added. Sibal argued that the documents would need to be considered at the stage of framing of charges. The Court then adjourned the case to February 12. Complainant in the TRP scam case -HANSA RESEARCH GROUP PVT LTD’s petition for CBI probe into the matter has been separated from the above clutch of petitions and adjourned to February 26. Earlier this month, the Mumbai police filed a 3400-page supplementary chargesheet in the case against Vikas Khanchandani, CEO of Republic TV; Romil Ramgarhia and Partho Dasgupta, CCO and CEO of Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC), respectively. The TRP Scam FIR was registered by the Mumbai police in October last year. In November, the Mumbai Police Crime Branch filed a 1,400-page chargesheet in the case, naming six channels, including those of Republic Media Network and News Nation, as allegedly paying money to boost TRPs for around two years. The company running Republic TV channels and Goswami moved the High Court seeking to restrain coercive action by Mumbai police and handing over of the investigation to the CBI.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