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Rest and refugee scholarship

first_img Who can apply?o Journalists who need a time out from their difficult working conditions. This might be the case after covering stories in an oppressive environment or after covering stories in war or unrest. o Journalists who feel the need to lie low awhile and get out of the view of state security because of their journalistic work.What we offerWe offer travel expenses, a decent apartment, pocket money and free transportation in Berlin for up to three months. Participants may completely withdraw from public life, use the time for writing or thinking, or they may want to explore political life in Berlin. Off course we would be of help in that. How to applyPlease send your application with a letter explaining your situation and your CV to: [email protected] June 24, 2015 – Updated on January 25, 2016 Rest and refugee scholarship Help by sharing this information Organisation News RSF_en ConditionsParticipants have to be able to communicate in basic English or in German. Participants should have a relevant working-experience as journalists. They must have the intention to return to their country after three months. Rest and refugee scholarship is a new project run by Reporters without Borders Germany and taz-Panter-foundation, which is a non-profit organization linked to „die tageszeitung“ (taz), the daily newspaper in Berlin.We invite journalists from countries in crisis or war to stay in Berlin. We offer them a time of refuge and rest up to three months. last_img read more

Call for protection of press freedom after surge in assaults and threats against journalists

first_img May 17, 2019 Find out more Among the series of attacks, demonstrating the growing risk facing the media in Nepal, were an attempted strangulation, a bomb attack that left one journalist seriously injured, vandalism and besieging of journalists in their offices.“Even though the violence is not as bad as during the monarchy, the situation is very worrying,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. The republic should protect press freedom and put an end to the former practices of the monarchy, both in the capital and in the furthest flung districts.”“The authorities should urgently guarantee the safety of journalists and punish those responsible for attacks on them. But it is just as vital for the political parties to take steps to ensure that their members stop behaving as enemies of the press,” the organisation said.“We salute the work of the Federation of Nepali Journalists, which has for several years campaigned to defend press freedom. It is time that all parties and groups in the country react positively to the journalists’ appeals”, the organisation added. Editor of the weekly Kavre Post, Bishnu Prasad Chaulagain, was attacked by a group of individuals who tried to strangle him 11 July. He managed to get away from them. The offices of the dailies Hamar Pahura Daily and Gardener Offset Press were attacked in Kailali in the west of the country on 15 July. The journalists were insulted and then locked into their offices.A gang of about 25 members of the community group (Madhesi People’s Rights Forum (MPFF) vandalised the offices of the daily Kripa in Birjung in the south of Nepal on 16 July. They also assaulted the editor, Kamal Upadhyay, and a journalist, Jeetendra Kumar Sah.A time bomb exploded in the same town, leaving journalist Prakash Tiwari of the daily Satya Sandesh, seriously injured. He was taken to the Narayani Sub-Regional Hospital in Birjung News to go further RSF_en Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage NepalAsia – Pacific In the latest episode, on 20 July, Rajdhan Rai and Kishor Budhathoki, respectively correspondents for the dailies Naya Patrika and Annapurna Post, were assaulted by a gang of about 20 people in Khandbari, eastern Nepal after they wrote an article accusing them of stealing equipment from the offices of the district development committee. May 29, 2019 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today strongly condemned an upsurge in attacks on press freedom in Nepal after three media offices were attacked and more than a score of journalists threatened or physically assaulted. Follow the news on Nepal Newscenter_img Organisation July 22, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for protection of press freedom after surge in assaults and threats against journalists Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill NepalAsia – Pacific Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story Receive email alerts News News June 8, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Heavy winds warning issued by Met Eireann

first_img WhatsApp Heavy winds warning issued by Met Eireann Pinterest News The Road Safety Authority is warning drivers to be careful today with more gale force winds expected in many areas.Met Eireann says the outlook for the weekend is extremely windy – with very strong southerly and southwesterly winds – and a risk of stormy conditions in the North and West.Brian Farrell is the Communications Manager at the Road Safety Authority.He has this message for people using the roads in the coming days………….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/winds1pm1.mp3[/podcast] 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Previous articleConcern for safety of missing Limavady manNext articleMan killed in Christmas Night crash is named News Highland Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook By News Highland – December 27, 2012 Pinterest Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

‘When You Are Selectively Charging People, You Are Undermining Rule Of Law’ : Jaising In Varavara Rao’s Bail Plea

first_imgNews Updates’When You Are Selectively Charging People, You Are Undermining Rule Of Law’ : Jaising In Varavara Rao’s Bail Plea Sharmeen Hakim21 Jan 2021 7:30 PMShare This – xIf 80-year old Rao is kept undertrial during the trial with over 200 witnesses- which is yet to commence- he will surely die in prison, Indira Jaising submitted.The Maharashtra State informed the Bombay High Court on Thursday that the state was willing to shift 81-year-old Telugu poet Varavara Rao directly to Sir JJ Hospital instead of sending him back to the Taloja Prison Hospital. Rao, an accused under the UAPA in the Elgar Parishad – Maoist Links case, suffers from various medical complications and is currently admitted in Nanavati…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 State informed the Bombay High Court on Thursday that the state was willing to shift 81-year-old Telugu poet Varavara Rao directly to Sir JJ Hospital instead of sending him back to the Taloja Prison Hospital. Rao, an accused under the UAPA in the Elgar Parishad – Maoist Links case, suffers from various medical complications and is currently admitted in Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital. A team of experts has informed the court last week that Rao is fit for discharge. Arguing Rao’s bail on medical grounds, his lawyers have repeatedly emphasized the lack of infrastructure in the prison hospital to monitor his condition and therefore suggested interim bail for at least three months for the ailing man. Public Prosecutor Deepak Thakre informed the court that Rao could be shifted to Ward number ’44,’ – the prison ward of Sir JJ Hospital. “I am making this statement on instructions,” he said. “Now with this proposition, the argument that Taloja Prison doesn’t have the facilities, goes.” Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh appearing on behalf of the National Investigating Agency was quick to submit. Earlier during the hearing, senior advocate Indira Jaising made an emphatic argument for Rao’s release. She is arguing Rao’s wife – P Hemlatha’s – petition alleging violation of her husband’s fundamental right to health under Article 21 of the Constitution by prison officials. “To deny the right to health of a prisoner is an act of cruelty,” she said, adding “If I am in prison by an order of the court, the state is responsible for my wellbeing in custody.” “But if all facilities are provided at Taloja [prison hospital], what is your argument then.” Justice SS Shinde asked. “What cannot be washed away is my apprehension based on the past,” Jaising said referring to Rao’s health has progressively deteriorated while he was in prison. She asked the court to consider his age. “No person above the age of 80 should ever be kept in prison. What life imprisonment means for a person at 80 is vastly different from what it means for a 25-year-old.” “We don’t know if what you are arguing has ever being argued in any country before.” Justice Shinde said referring to Jaising’s suggestion for an age limit to imprisonment. The court then sought to know the status of the case. When NIA counsel Sandesh Patil informed the court that there are 200 witnesses cited in the charge sheet but not all of them may be examined, Jaising said that if 200 witnesses were to be examined, Rao would surely die in prison. “Take age into consideration as a factor. My job is to present to you justice, as I see it – with mercy.” She said that in India, “the process is the punishment.” She asked the court to put any number of restrictions on Rao, keep him homebound, but allow him to go back home to his family in Hyderabad after his discharge from the private Hospital, even temporarily. “We have given him every facility we could. The problem is the Act…( UAPA)” justice Shinde said. Not a single judgment granting an accused bail on medical grounds, under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act has been brought on record. Jaising argued that one of the reasons for Rao’s improved condition is he’s been given access to his family in the hospital. Referring to his neurological condition when it was at its worst, she said, “He once wrote a letter to his wife, saying his wife passed away 15 years ago. Now he is interacting with her. This is the condition of people with dementia… What is dementia? It’s not having awareness of time-space and people.” She told the court that Rao wasn’t a man who would flee. “As an observer I can say that when you are selectively charging people you are undermining the rule of law. He is a poet, his views are out there.” Jaising further cited three international declarations on human rights; Universal Declaration of Human Rights, International Covenant for Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights along with the Protection of Human Rights Act. Jaising cited 13 Supreme Court judgments and the case of Mouisel vs France to show how they deal with elderly prisoners. “Everyone has the right to live the last few years of their life with dignity.” She said. Arguments in the case will now continue at 2.30 pm, on Wednesday(January 27). 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

Fight against Covid-19 at a crucial phase – Foster

first_img Twitter Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty By News Highland – April 28, 2020 Facebook Facebook Google+ More than 1,400 people have now died of coronavirus across the island of Ireland.A total of 309 people have lost their lives in the North, but the rate of growth of the virus is slowing on both sides of the border.However, First Minister Arlene Foster says the fight is far from over………..Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/arlene10.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Twitter Pinterest Fight against Covid-19 at a crucial phase – Foster DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Harps come back to win in Waterford AudioHomepage BannerNews Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Previous articleLeague of Ireland clubs could miss out on UEFA moneyNext articleNo-one expects an influx of cross border visitors – MacLochlainn News Highland Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Power outages affecting parts of Donegal

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Power outages affecting parts of Donegal Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Pinterest Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Twitter Google+center_img Hundreds of homes and businesses are without power this afternoon as strong winds hit Donegal.380 properties across Stranorlar, Dungloe and Ballyshannon are currently affected by power outages.ESB crews are working to repair the fault with power estimated to be restored to all areas by 5 o’clock this evening. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Previous articleGardai seek assistance with a number of investigationsNext articleCalls for drug sniffer dog in Donegal backed by former Garda sergeant News Highland WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – December 10, 2019 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

‘We were not all like that’

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… I’d be no one who was passing judgment had ever been to Alabama. Surely, none of them had ever cuddled on Aunt Beatie’s soft lap and watched the sun fade, leaving behind “all them pretty colors in the sky.” Not one of them had ever sat of the porch and listened to Amos’ stories of long ago or grabbed a cold, baked sweet potato from the warmer on Eunice’s old wood stove.They had not heard the echo of the old field songs as cotton was being picked or shared a dipper of cane juice fresh ground at the mill. None of them walked the row behind Uncle Fred and a stubborn mule.None of them had ridden with Junior to make deliveries on the ice truck or gone swimming the muddy pond with Mamie Lee or dug worms to go fishing with Tince or held up the cow’s tail to keep it from swatting Lizzy in face while she milked.They didn’t know that my best childhood friend was black or that Dora was like a grandmother to me, even though she was “colored.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article Published 6:15 am Saturday, June 30, 2012 By Jaine Treadwell Email the authorcenter_img Latest Stories Sponsored Content ‘We were not all like that’ If you’ve ever been alone in a crowd, then you’ll know what I’m talking about.If you’ve been restored to the right, then you’ll know, too.It was June 10, 1963, and the eyes of the world were on the state of Alabama. Gov. George C. Wallace was going to make good on his campaign promise to stand in the schoolhouse door to block integration of Alabama’s public schools. Next UpThere were probably a hundred or more of us YP employees at Canyon Village at Yellowstone National Park. Most were from the East and West coasts. Some from the Midwest. Two from Alabama.We had been called together to pray for those devilish people from Alabama – those people who hated black people and mistreated them.As I stood there and listened to all that was said about those awful people in Alabama, I wanted to stand up and shout in my proud Southern accent, “You don’t know me! You don’t know us!” By The Penny Hoarder They had no idea about the kindness shown – black to white and white to black – every day in Alabama. They were wrong to lump us all together with those who spewed hatred, those who would do harm to innocent people. We were not all like that.After we all went our separate ways that night, my roommate, who was also from Alabama, and I made a hasty retreat to our dorm room to think about, to talk about all that we had heard. We wondered what was being said about the two of us. I had an uneasy feeling.Before long, there was a knock at the door. It was Rebecca and Raquel, Mexican twins from El Paso. They were our friends. They were confused.We, the two girls from Alabama, were the only ones who invited them to our room. We were the only ones who visited them in their room. We were the only ones who sat with the Blackfoot Indian boys in the dining hall. Why were we –these Alabama people – so bad? We had no answer.If Alabama author Fannie Flagg is right, the kindnesses – black to white and white to black – that we shared during those stormy times in Alabama will never be known  – or believed. What an injustice that will be.Jaine Treadwell is features editor of The Messenger. Contact her at [email protected] You Might Like Does legality of immigration law matter? As promised, the legislature revisited their much publicized Immigration Law during the just completed Regular Session. They said they were… read more Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Judges of character

first_imgAnexpert panel of judges has been lined up to assess all the entries to thisyear’s TD2001 Award. Their interests and specialist areas reflect the entiregamut of business and training issues, as Patrick McCurry reportsAsbefits the TD2001 Awards, all three judges have a passionate interest intraining and wide experience of advising on or putting effective trainingprogrammes into practice. Theywill be looking for examples of best practice from applicants in the key areasof how training is integrated with the organisation’s goals, how much top tableinfluence training managers have and how initiatives are evaluated. Twoof the judges have expertise in researching and advising on training and onecomes from the “coalface” of industry. AndrewForrest, learning and development director at the Industrial Society, hasadvised on training at organisations as diverse as Rolls-Royce, theMetropolitan Police, the BBC and the Royal National Institute for the Blind. ProfessorMike Campbell heads the Policy Research Institute at Leeds MetropolitanUniversity, which has carried out wide-ranging research on training for theDepartment for Education and Employment, about half the country’s training andenterprise councils and for local authorities. Bringinga perspective from within industry is Colin Midson, operations director ofengineering company LGH. He has worked his way up the organisation from salesrep through management to a directorship and steered the company’s products divisionto  attain the new Investors in Peoplestandard. His company also recently received an award from its local Tec forinnovative practice in achieving cultural change. Practicalview“Icome at training from a very practical point of view,” Midson says. “I’m not anacademic and I don’t have any letters after my name, but I have a stronginterest in how training can help a business achieve its objectives.”Midsonwon’t be impressed by organisations that “flower up” their training but haven’tthought through what they are trying to achieve. “Too many organisations decideto send managers on, say, a time management course because it sounds good, butwithout having thought through whether it’s necessary or how it will impact onthe business goals.” Midsonhas specialised in dealing with acquisitions and turning around loss-makingcompanies. “I’m particularly interested in how training can contribute tocultural change in organisations.”Froma more research-based background comes Andrew Forrest, who has spent his careerat the Industrial Society, where his roles have included project managing aself-managed learning programme and HR director. But his is no ivory towerexistence. “I spend 80 per cent of my time out of the office, working withclients or delivering seminars and workshops.” Heis keen on trying to encourage whatever training is done in an organisation torelate to the business and not just the individual. “There’s often a gap betweenthe individual’s training and how that is put into practice in theorganisation,” he says. SupportToooften organisations do not properly brief staff before training and, worse,when the individual returns from a course there may be little support by theemployer to ensure that what has been learned is applied in the workplace orshared with colleagues. “Organisations waste a lot of money in just hoping forthe best from courses and not following them up,” he says. Forrestis keen that organisations tap a variety of training sources and do not simplyrely on traditional courses, which he regards as a “one-club approach” thatlimits the potential of training. He says, “There are so many training methods,from books and courses to mentoring, and different people may respond better toone or other method, or a combination may work best.” LikeForrest, Campbell has a sound academic grounding in training issues, but alsosignificant practical experience of the subject. The early years of his careerwere in hotel and catering, working for Trust House Hotels, and then as a lossadjuster in the insurance industry. Aftercompleting a Masters degree, he became an academic and set up the PolicyResearch Institute, which specialises in looking at the links between trainingand economic success, whether for the individual, company or community. He hascarried out research projects on training for the DfEE, about half thecountry’s training and education councils and for local authorities. Coherence“I’mvery interested in whether an organisation’s training is systematic andcoherent and whether it runs across the workforce as a whole,” he says, addingthat one of the unfortunate traditions in Britain is for training anddevelopment to be concentrated on those who are already well qualified. “Thereneeds to be equal emphasis on those that have the most need but often haveleast access,” he says. Campbellwill be keen to question applicants on how their training is linked to thebusiness or organisational plan and how the employer tries to measure itsimpact. “I’ll be asking what the payback of training is both to the individualand employer, what lessons are drawn from that evaluation and how it influencesthe future approach to training and development.” Campbellbelieves that, while there are some excellent examples of best practice intraining, too many British companies still do not take it seriously enough.“The best British companies are the best in the world, and that goes for theirtraining and development, but there is a long trail of underachievers behindthem because many business people do not value training enough, probablybecause they have not been convinced of the business benefits.” Awardssponsor Raytheon Professional Services believes TD2001 will reinforce thegrowing interest in training issues by UK companies competing in anincreasingly globalised market place. Asthe global economy continues to change at an astounding pace, the ability tolearn quickly and effectively will become an even more significant factor inbusiness success, says Michael Nehrmann, RPS director, sales and marketing forEurope, the Middle East and Africa. Hesays, “A major issue facing companies is the question of ensuring that theirworkforce is appropriately equipped to deal with both current and futurebusiness issues. This can only be achieved by ensuring that training isinseparably linked to the company’s business strategy and goals. “TheTD2001 Award will recognise organisations that are able to demonstrate success inthis area.” Nehrmannadds that the global business environment means companies must focus on corebusiness competencies. “The ability to work with professional partners willplay an ever-increasing role in boosting the value and standing of training anddevelopment within the overall organisation.” Judges of characterOn 1 Feb 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

NGA announces settlement with Lederne, strike called off

first_imgThe union has been on strike since 30 September NGA announces settlement with Lederne, strike called off. (Credit: The Norwegian Oil and Gas Association) An agreement was reached in Friday’s meeting at the National Mediator between Norwegian Oil and Gas and the Norwegian Organisation of Managers and Executives (Lederne). The 10-day stoppage thereby ended.The union has been on strike since 30 September. On 9 October, the two sides were called in for further mediation and reached a solution.In financial terms, this is in line with the lead sector framework and identical to the settlements reached with the Norwegian Union of Industry and Energy Workers (Industry Energy) and the Norwegian Union of Energy Workers (Safe).This involves a general pay rise of NOK 4 700 as well as adjustments to variable supplements and technical amendments to the agreements.In addition, reference is made to local protocols in Aker BP and Equinor related to the treatment of Lederne members working in control rooms on land.Norwegian Oil and Gas/the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO) have agreed with Lederne to make vigorous efforts to achieve a collective pay solution for this type of employee in Norwegian operator companies by 1 April 2021. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

Romania: Ministry of National Defense Tenders Naval Ship R&M

first_img View post tag: Ministry View post tag: News by topic September 23, 2011 Ministry of National Defense has announced tender for annual repairs and maintenance works to the naval ship type NPR, including dry docking works, with a anticipated mínimum of 2 and máximum of 4 service contracts to be carried out.The Ministry of National Defense is the specialized body of the central public administration submitted to the Government conducting the national defense activity according to the stipulations of law and to the strategy of national security, with a view to safeguarding national sovereignty, state independence and unity, territorial integrity and constitutional democracy.The Ministry of National Defense is responsible to the Parliament, the Supreme Council of National Defense and the Government for implementation of provisions of the Constitution, laws in force, decisions of the Supreme Council of National Defense and of the Government, of international treaties ratified by Romania in fields of its activity.Tender Details: Open ProcedureDated: 17/09/2011Requests for Documents Deadline: 28.10.2011Tender Deadline: 31.10.2011[mappress]Source: mapn, September 23, 2011; View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Romania: Ministry of National Defense Tenders Naval Ship R&M View post tag: ship View post tag: Defense View post tag: ofcenter_img View post tag: Tenders View post tag: Naval Romania: Ministry of National Defense Tenders Naval Ship R&M View post tag: Romania View post tag: National View post tag: R&M Share this articlelast_img read more