Authorities urged to react to letter threatening woman reporter

first_imgNews July 9, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities urged to react to letter threatening woman reporter News Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU November 23, 2020 Find out more News CroatiaEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders calls on the Croatian authorities to protect Katarina Maric Banje, a crime reporter for the Slobodna Dalmacija daily newspaper, after she received a written death threat at the newspaper. RSF_en CroatiaEurope – Central Asia Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union June 2, 2021 Find out more Banje received the letter, which bore her hand-written name, shortly after midday on Sunday, 5 July. “You are as poisonous as a snake and you will end up like Curuvija,” the letter said, referring to Slavko Curuvija, a Serbian journalist who was gunned down outside his Belgrade home by two masked men in April 1999.She immediately reported the threatening letter to the police but says she has no idea who wrote it.“We firmly condemn this threat and we remind the Croatian authorities that that have a duty to guarantee the safety of journalists,” Reporters Without Borders editor in chief Virginie Dangles said. “The authorities must carry out a thorough investigation in order to identify those responsible for this intimidatory message and bring them to justice. Combatting impunity is the only way to put a stop to threats and attacks against journalists in Croatia.”Reporters Without Borders deplores the climate of violence in which journalist have been working for the past few months in Croatia. Zeljko Peratovic, an investigative journalist who is the Reporters Without Borders correspondent in Croatia, was attacked and beaten outside his home on 28 May. An effigy of journalist Ante Tomic was publicly burned in a town square in February.Croatia is ranked 58th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Follow the news on Croatia to go further RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive December 2, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts Organisation News Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Win cinema tickets

first_imgPrint WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads ODEON Limerick is this week giving away one pair of tickets and two large combo meals for a film of your choice at their cinema at the Castletroy Shopping Centre.To be in with a chance, answer the following question and email your answer to [email protected] by 9am on Monday February 27.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Who directed ‘The Great Wall’?A. Jet LiB. Ang LeeC. Zhang Yimou TAGScinemacompetitionlimerickOdeon CinemaOdeon LimerickThe Great Wall Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Facebook Email Linkedin Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival NewsLocal NewsWin cinema ticketsBy Alan Jacques – February 24, 2017 827 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WhatsApp Advertisement Previous articleNew A&E will open in May, confirms Health MinisterNext articleJobpath preventing people from taking work Alan Jacques Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

The push for campus election clout

first_imgThe next national election is nearly two years away, yet for the students and administrators who gathered for a national conference at Harvard, the time is now to begin strategizing how colleges and universities can spur young people to cast ballots in 2020 and influence the political debate.About 125 participants from around the nation came to Cambridge from Friday to Sunday for the National Campaign for Political and Civic Engagement to share notes on campus voting initiatives in last fall’s midterm elections and to brainstorm on how to expand on them for the next cycle.“Events like this are going to be extremely beneficial for bringing back ideas about increasing civic engagement and the participation rate on our campus,” said Stephen Cromwell, a University of Oklahoma junior. “It’s really important for us to help educate young people and let them know just how big an impact they really have.”The event, another in a continuing series of such conferences hosted by Harvard’s Institute of Politics (IOP) at the Kennedy School, drew students and administrators from about 40 public and private colleges and universities, including rural and urban institutions, community colleges, and historically black colleges and universities. Speakers included student leaders of the March for Our Lives, formed last year to advocate for stricter gun laws, and leaders of Michelle Obama’s When We All Vote initiative.The conference was intended to build upon the work of the Harvard Votes Challenge and similar recent programs on other campuses that raised student voter participation last fall. It also addressed the need to expand voting access for all citizens. “Voting is just a right, and so if we’re in a representative democracy, then everybody should have access to the ballot,” said Delaney Vandergrist, a senior and student body president at North Carolina A&T State University. “Right now, we’re in a crisis, with all the voter suppression tactics and laws that are coming out.”,Taylor Whitsell ’21, student chair of the national campaign committee, said that last year participant Brittany Packnett made a valuable observation when she said voting rights are important every year, not just election years.“That’s really one of the inspirations for this conference. We really want to make sure people’s voices are heard at all times and that we’re always talking about voting,” he said.“Our consortium of schools has done a lot of amazing work around student voter participation,” said Rob Watson, director of student programs at the IOP. He said the conference was a chance to consider “our best practices, and where we can improve” — not just in turnout drives, but in “how we build lasting infrastructure that enhances student voter participation over time.”“Voting is one of the hallmarks of democracy, and the United States, among many democracies, has challenges in voter participation across any demographic,” Watson said. The problem extends to young people, he said.“We really wanted to change that narrative and to not come at this from a lens of blaming young people, but to really speak to the civic mission of the University to educate citizen leaders,” he said, citing the impetus for last year’s Harvard Votes Challenge. “We wanted to create the infrastructure for students to have the information they need to vote, to make it a part of our culture at the University that voting is what we do.”Watson said he is optimistic that figures will show student turnout rose recently at Harvard. Voting among 18- to 29-year-olds surged across the country in 2018, spurred on by developments such as the Parkland school shooting, polls reported. At Oklahoma State University, a student voter initiative led by Cromwell and sophomore Carson Ball resulted in 685 students registering to vote in the last election, the pair said. Cromwell and Carson also worked to expand turnout elsewhere, including in Native American communities.“For 2020, we need to start preparing in 2019,” Ball said. “We’re getting ready for how we can reach out to more students, how we can partner with more organizations.”At North Carolina A&T, the Student Government Association’s effort last fall included shuttling students to the polls, publishing a voter guide, and holding a candidates’ forum. Turnout was up over the last midterm by 59 percent and 53 percent, respectively, in the two precincts where students vote.“I’m excited to see what happens in 2020, because I think we’re just off to such a great start, and we have such a strong foundation,” Vandergrist said.Whitsell said it was exciting that “with the broad diversity of colleges and universities we are bringing to the table, we can address the different issues that they see on their campuses but then come together to find common solutions.”last_img read more

Garden City Burglary Spree Suspect Nabbed

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A suspect who allegedly assaulted a police officer while resisting arrest for breaking into three Garden City homes last month has been ordered held without bail, police said and court records show.Nassau County police Saturday arrested Fritz Byer on charges of burglary, criminal possession of stolen property, assault and resisting arrest. He was remanded during his arraignment at First District Court in Hempstead the following day.Police said the 26-year-old Freeport man stole a woman’s purse and laptop computer from a Washington Avenue home Nov. 3, coins and a 2013 Honda CRV from an Osborne Road home between Nov. 14 and Nov. 18 and assorted jewelry from a Poplar Street home Nov. 29.Investigators apprehended the suspect when they found him entering the stolen CRV after it was found parked in Hempstead, police said.Byer allegedly struggled with police, injuring an officer’s right hand, police said. The officer was treated and released at a local hospital.Byer was found to be in possession of jewelry from the Poplar Street burglary and detectives linked him to the two other cases, police said. He is due back in court Wednesday.last_img read more

A diverse, socially cohesive society with a common national identity

first_imgNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN OUTCOME 14In 2030, South Africa will be a society where opportunity is not determined by race or birthright, and where citizens accept they have both rights and responsibilities. We will be a united, prosperous, non-racial, non-sexist and democratic South Africa.   •  Overview•  Document downloads•  Quality basic education•  Health care for all•  Safety & freedom from fear•  Economy & employment•  A skilled workforce•  Economic infrastructure•  Vibrant rural communities•  Sustainable human settlements•  Accountable local government•  Natural environment•  South Africa in the world•  Efficient public service•  Inclusive social protection•  Nation building, social cohesion Nation building – DownloadsFind out more about the National Development Plan.• National Development Plan – full text• National Development Plan – Chapter 15: Nation building and social cohesion• Medium-Term Strategic Framework 2014 to 2019 – Outcome 14: Nation building and social cohesion• Infographic: Nation buildingNation building – The visionThe National Development Plan’s vision is that, in 2030, South Africans are more conscious of the things they have in common than their differences. Their lived experiences cut across the divisions of race, gender, space and class. The nation is more accepting of peoples’ multiple identities.In this South Africa there is:• Broad-based knowledge about and support for a set of values shared by all South Africans including the values contained in the Constitution.• An inclusive society and economy, with equality of opportunity and outcomes.• Increased interaction between South Africans from different social and racial groups.• Strong leadership across society and a mobilised, active and responsible citizenry.Nation building – The challengesDespite progress since 1994, South African society remains divided. The privilege attached to race, class, space and gender has not yet been fully reversed.There have been rapid improvements in access to basic services, but their quality continues to be affected by who you are and where you live.• Life expectancy at birth for white women is still more years than that of black women.• African graduates find it harder to be absorbed into the labour market even with engineering degrees from the former white university institutions than their white counterparts.• Attitudinal, physical and communication barriers continue to exclude and marginalise persons with disabilities.Opportunity continues to be largely defined by race, gender, ability, geographic location, class and linguistic background. Unemployment is particularly high among black youth.The economy has not yet generated new opportunities in the form of employment and openings for new enterprises, on the hoped-for scale. Women still suffer from discrimination in both the education system and in the labour market.Apartheid spatial patterns mean limited opportunity for sharing of space across race and class and thus there is still limited interaction across race. Another legacy of apartheid spatial logic is that the poor often live far from places of work. This makes it harder to find work and raises the cost of transport.The social, psychological and geographic elements of apartheid continue to shape the lives and outlook of many South Africans, even though apartheid no longer exists on the statute books.It is this inherited psyche of racial, gender and sexual orientation prejudices and stereotypes, breakdown in values, inequality of opportunity and massive poverty, as well as competition for scarce resources, which helps fuel racism, xenophobia and gender-based violence. Part of the apartheid inheritance psyche is a tendency for the populace to abdicate responsibility for their wellbeing to the government.Open displays of opulence are a growing scourge in South African society. Their offensiveness is particularly marked because of South Africa’s high levels of inequality and unemployment. Society should have balanced and appropriate incentive systems commensurate with the individual’s contribution to society. Excessive displays of wealth as well as unjustified differentials in income distort these incentives.Nation building – Action requiredSouth Africa cannot achieve unity and social cohesion without reducing the gaps between rich and poor, black and white, women and men, city and country. In doing this, it is necessary to recognise the historical obligation for redress, to correct the wrongs of the past and to affirm the historically disadvantaged.Immediate actions are reducing inequality of opportunity, redress, enabling the sharing of common space, and awakening the populace to speak when things go wrong and be active in their own development. We must also promote knowledge of the Constitution and foster the values it contains.Without unity, the nation cannot hope to correct the wrongs of the past. Without correcting the wrongs of the past, unity would be superficial.Specific action includes:• The Preamble of the Constitution to be read in a language of choice at schools assemblies.• The bill of responsibilities to be used at schools and prominently displayed in each work place.• Sustained campaigns against racism, sexism, homophobia and xenophobia.•. The Commission of Gender Equality and the ministry should audit and deal with gaps in legislation and develop joint targets, indicators and timelines for monitoring and evaluating progress towards gender equality.• Employment Equity to continue and new models of BEE to de explored to improve the efficacy of the programme. Clear targets should be set for broadening economic participation, enhancing predictability for economic actors.• Improving public services and spaces as well as building integrated housing and sport facilities in communities to ensure sharing of common spaces across race and class.• Incentivising the production and distribution of all art forms that facilitate healing, nation building and dialogue.• All South Africans to learn at least one indigenous language, business to encourage and reward employees who do so.• Promote citizen participation in forums such as Integrated Development Plans, Ward Committees, School Governing Boards and Community Policing Forums.• Work towards a social compact for growth, employment and equity.Nation building – Key medium-term goals for 2019South Africa’s Medium Term Strategic Framework (2014 to 2019) identifies the following sub-outcomes to achieve a diverse, socially cohesive society with a common national identity.• Knowledge of the Constitution and fostering Constitutional values• Equalising opportunities, promoting inclusion and redress• Promoting social cohesion across society through increased interaction across race and class• Promoting active citizenry and broad-based leadership• Achieving a social compact that will lay the basis for equity, inclusion and prosperity for all.Nation building – Key medium-term targets for 2019South Africa’s Medium Term Strategic Framework (2014 to 2019) identifies the following targets to achieve a diverse, socially cohesive society with a common national identity..GRAPHIC: MARY ALEXANDERResearched, edited and compiled by Mary AlexanderUpdated December 2015last_img read more

Ohio livestock & poultry farmers applaud congressional support of the GLRI

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Pork Council, Ohio Cattlemen’s Association, Ohio Poultry Association and the Ohio Dairy Producers Association announced their appreciation of the Ohio Delegation for their continued support of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). This announcement follows a statement issuing support of GLRI funding amid budget discussions.The livestock and poultry groups issued the below statement regarding their appreciation and support of the GLRI:“As previously stated, the quality of the Great Lakes has, and will, remain a top priority of ours today, and for generations to come. As such, we recognize that many GLRI-funded projects have been responsible for the improvements, and preventative measures, made to the Great Lakes in recent years.We applaud Senator Portman and Senator Brown for their leadership throughout GLRI budget discussions, and appreciate all elected officials for putting aside their differences to support this important issue.While we recognize this is a step in the right direction, Ohio livestock and poultry farmers will continue to remain committed to being good stewards of the Great Lakes, and promote cleaner, safer water for our families, friends and neighbors.”last_img read more

Dont Look Now Lakers Hot Beat Knicks For 5th

This was more like what was envisioned when the Los Angeles Lakers teamed Kobe Bryant with Dwight Howard and Steve Nash. The Lakers looked formidable on Christmas Day, handling the scorching New York Knicks, 100-94 to pull to .500 on the season.Bryant had a jolly good time, scoring 34 points to lead L.A. to its fifth successive victory. They might not be where they hope to be by season’s end, but they sure are looking a lot better.Nash was a major factor, running the offense with aplomb and providing points at important late  stages of the fourth quarter. He had 16 points, 11 assists and six rebounds only his second game after  missing two months with a bad leg.Howard had 14 points and 12 rebounds, while Pau Gasol scored 13 with 8 boards. Carmelo Anthony had 34 for the Knicks and J.R. Smith scored 25 off the bench.New York led by as many as 10, but Bryant and Nash charged a fourth-quarter run the that pulled the Lakers to within one. Bryant’s basket with 7:38 left in the game put Los Angeles in front for good, as L.A. closed the game strongly for the second straight time.The Lakers came from 14 behind in the fourth quarter to defeat the Golden State Warriors in their last game. Tuesday, Gasol helped out in the fourth-quarter with a jumper and late driving dunk.The Lakers shot 48.1% from the field, but defensively they held New York to only 16 points in the fourth quarter.This was a much more fluid Lakers team than early in the season. Nash’s presence has made a significant difference. His ability to run the offense and hit shots makes for a more diverse offense.Also, Metta World Peace has been playing well. He had 16 points in the second quarter, including eight straight at one point.At .500 now with five straight wins, the Lakers seemed to have righted their early-season wrongs. At least for now. read more

Factory and 100 jobs coming for new manufacturing center in Grand Turk

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 19 Nov 2015 – Manufacturing jobs are coming for Grand Turk thanks to a new memorandum of understanding signed yesterday in the Capital. The manufacturing facility is poised to transform the country’s construction industry as the partnership will reportedly produce stay-in-place concrete wall forming systems for easier construction, and lots more. Paul Day of Grand Turk Development Enterprise and Howard D. Nash of Creative Investment Holdings Ltd have teamed up to establish the factory which will not only produce eco-friendly items to be distributed in the Turks and Caicos, but to the wider Caribbean and South America.The company with its multi-pronged offerings announced in a media statement that around 100 jobs should be created from the fabrication, welding, engineering, plastic recycling, injection molding, marine insurance and shipping companies. Paul Day, who has been a Grand Turk resident since 1993, explained they are “committed to conserving natural resources and reducing the environmental impact of buildings. Our products will be designed to be environment-friendly and energy-efficient…”The new factory will be located in South Dock, Grand Turk. RBC Team off to Grand Turk with EZ Pay Minister of Works puts government buildings reconstruction post hurricanes at $8.6m Recommended for you Related Items:Creative Investment Holdings Ltd, grand turk, howard nash, manufacturing, paul day Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Cruise figures forecast to drop, says Tourism Directorlast_img read more

High surf advisory in effect at local beaches

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsHigh surf advisory is in effect for San Diego beaches. Officials have warned to stay out of the water if you are not a strong swimmer. Big waves, winds, and rip currents are expected all weekend. Posted: January 19, 2018 Ed Lenderman, AP, Ed Lenderman, AP January 19, 2018center_img Updated: 6:51 PM High surf advisory in effect at local beaches Categories: Local San Diego News, Weather FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

DNA The 1 clue for Cold Cases

first_img Posted: September 4, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – In order to solve a crime, the minutes and hours after a crime is committed are considered to be the most critical for law enforcement. When a case goes unsolved, it heads to the cold case unit.That’s where a special team of investigators re-examine evidence- and as forensic technology advances, some cases find new life.KUSI’s Ginger Jeffries shed light on cold cases in San Diego in her installment of Cold Cases. Updated: 5:08 PM Ginger Jeffries, KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsPart 2: Ginger Jeffries, KUSI Newsroom, September 4, 2018 DNA: The #1 clue for Cold Cases Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more