Pakistan cricket star banned over match-fixing offences

first_img Email Address Regions: Asia Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 27th April 2020 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Pakistan cricketer Umar Akmal has been banned from all forms of the sport for three years after he was found to have breached Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) regulations related to match-fixing.The ban is effective from 20 February, when Akmal was provisionally charged with two breaches of Article 2.4.4 of the PCB’s Anti-Corruption Code.Article 2.4.4 requires players report any approaches or invitations to engage in corruption to the PCB’s Vigilance and Security Department, without any unnecessary delay.However, the PCB ruled that Akmal, on two separate and unrelated occasions, failed to inform the department of the approaches and as such was in breach of its Code.The 29-year-old last played for Pakistan in a Twenty20 international against Sri Lanka in the city of Lahore, in October 2019.“The PCB doesn’t take any pleasure in seeing a promising international cricketer being declared ineligible for three years on corruption charges, but this is once again a timely reminder to all who think they can get away by breaching the anti-corruption code,” PCB director of anti-corruption and security, Asif Mahmood, said.“The anti-corruption unit regularly holds education seminars and refresher courses at all levels to remind all professional cricketers of their obligations and responsibilities. And even then if some cricketers decide to take the Code in their hands, then this is how things will pan out.“I request all professional cricketers to stay away from the menace of corruption and immediately inform relevant authorities as soon as they are approached. This is in their as well as their teams’ and country’s best interest.”Earlier this year, Nasir Jamshed, a former professional cricket player for the Pakistan national team, was sentenced to 17 months in jail for his part in a match-fixing scheme.Manchester Crown Court made the ruling after hearing that Jamshed of Oldbury, near Birmingham in the UK, was part of a group that bribed other cricketers to fix elements of international matches.center_img Pakistan cricketer Umar Akmal has been banned from all forms of the sport for three years after he was found to have breached Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) regulations related to match-fixing. Legal & compliance Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Pakistan cricket star banned over match-fixing offenceslast_img read more

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Wapic Insurance PLC (WAPIC.ng) HY2015 Presentation

first_imgCoronation Insurance Plc (WAPIC.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2015 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Coronation Insurance Plc (WAPIC.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Coronation Insurance Plc (WAPIC.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Coronation Insurance Plc (WAPIC.ng)  2015 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileCoronation Insurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to underwrite all classes of life and non-life insurance for the personal, groups, commercial and industrial sectors. The company has operations in Nigeria and Ghana. General and personal insurance products cover motor, life, investment, yacht, marine and home insurance. Corporate insurance products cover general property insurance, automotive, marine, aviation, all risk, fire and special perils, goods-in-transit and guarantee and liability insurance for the oil and gas, hotel and restaurant, professional firms and associations, manufacturing, education, energy, telecommunication, financial services, trading, religious bodies, contractors, travel agent, real estate and transport sectors. Public sector clients include government ministries and departments, parastatals and agencies. Wapic Insurance Plc was founded in 1958. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Coronation Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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El Obispo Presidente Episcopal Michael Curry aborda la crisis de…

first_imgEl Obispo Presidente Episcopal Michael Curry aborda la crisis de los refugiados sirios: “¡No tengáis miedo!” Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA [Oficina de Asuntos Públicos] El Obispo Presidente y Primado de la Iglesia Episcopal, Michael B. Curry, aborda la crisis actual de los refugiados de sirios:“¡No tengáis miedo!”A menudo en los evangelios, el miedo paraliza al pueblo de Dios, y una y otra vez, ya sean los ángeles, o nuestro Señor mismo, responde con las mismas palabras de consuelo: “¡No tengáis miedo!”En momentos como este el miedo es real. Y comparto ese miedo con vosotros. Nuestro instinto nos dice que debemos tener miedo. La mentalidad de lucha o de vuelo se afianza. En la actualidad, muchos en nuestra Iglesia y en el mundo son prisioneros del miedo en respuesta a los ataques terroristas que tuvieron lugar en París el pasado viernes. Estos temores no son infundados. Podemos y debemos apoyar a las fuerzas del orden que están trabajando duro y con gran riesgo para protegernos del crimen y mantenernos a salvo. Y, sin embargo, especialmente cuando sentimos miedo legítimo, nuestra fe nos recuerda “¡No tengáis miedo!” La verdad más grande es que nuestra máxima seguridad nos viene de Dios en Cristo.En el libro de Levítico, Dios dice al pueblo de Israel que “el extranjero que reside con vosotros, sea para vosotros como el ciudadano en medio vuestro; amarás al extranjero como a ti mismo, porque extranjeros fuisteis en la tierra de Egipto”. En consecuencia, damos la bienvenida al forastero. Amamos a nuestro prójimo. La Iglesia Episcopal durante mucho tiempo ha estado comprometida con el reasentamiento de los refugiados que huyen del miedo y la persecución en nuestras propias comunidades.La Sociedad Misionera Doméstica y Extranjera, mediante el servicio de los Ministerios Episcopales de Migración, trabaja con las diócesis y congregaciones, y con el gobierno de Estados Unidos, para asentar a los refugiados en las comunidades a través de este gran país. La Iglesia Episcopal se ha dedicado a este ministerio por más de 75 años. No vamos a dejar que la pesadilla que este mundo a menudo es, nos impida llevar a cabo las palabras que Jesús que nos dijo de ser prójimos para los necesitados.Los refugiados de lugares como Siria tratan de escapar del preciso mismo extremismo ideológico y religioso que dio origen a los atentados en París. Buscan entrada en nuestras comunidades porque sus vidas están encarceladas por el miedo en su existencia. Así como Jesús nos invita a no tener miedo, tenemos que, igualmente, pasar esas palabras de consuelo a los que acuden a nosotros en busca de ayuda.Pero Jesús nos llama a ir aún más lejos: no solamente amar a nuestros vecinos y familiares, sino amar a nuestros enemigos. Esto es particularmente difícil cuando tenemos miedo. Pero incluso en medio de nuestro miedo nos mantenemos en el sólido fundamento de nuestra fe y proclamamos la fe en Cristo crucificado y resucitado de entre los muertos. En términos prácticos, esto puede significar encontrar fortaleza en la oración, o en nuestros vecinos, o en nuestras iglesias, o en actos de solidaridad con otras personas que viven en miedo. Esta es la esperanza que desplaza el temor.El miedo es real. Así que oremos. Vayamos a la iglesia. Recordemos quienes somos en Jesús. La esperanza de nuestra resurrección es más grande que el miedo. Que nada nos separe de esa esperanza, esa fe, esa seguridad en el sueño de Dios para toda la humanidad.“¡No tengáis miedo!”El Reverendísimo Michael B. CurryObispo Presidente y PrimadoIglesia EpiscopalRecursosSe ofrecen los siguientes recursos para la educación y la comprensión de la crisis de los refugiados de sirios.La Red Episcopal de Políticas Públicas ha publicado una visión general y una llamada a la acción aquí http://advocacy.episcopalchurch.org/episcopal/app/write-a-letter?3&engagementId=145674Dos seminarios web en directo se han programado para el 19 y el 23 de noviembre. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Advocacy Peace & Justice, Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Collierville, TN Press Release Service Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Refugees Migration & Resettlement Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Middle East, TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab last_img read more

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10 Home Improvement Tips That Will Transform Where You Live

first_img TAGSBathroomExtensionhomeHouseImprovementKitchenLoft ConversionOutdoor SpacePaintPlumbingReal EstateReface ExteriorRenovationSmart Devicestips Previous articleOrange County Clerk’s office extending hours in Apopka to make it easier to get a passportNext articleAdventHealth is first in Central Florida to perform innovative procedure for treating aggressive brain tumors Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear By Jane LucasIf you have just purchased a house and have all the excitement of a complete home renovation project ahead of you, or have recently been looking over your outdated home wondering what you could do to spruce it up, then read on. Here is a run-through of ten home improvements tips that could transform where you live for the better.1. Reface The ExteriorExcellent curb appeal instantly elevates a house to the next level, and if you can afford to, refacing your home is a brilliant way to achieve this. Recladding or rendering the exterior brickwork or siding of your property to something sleeker, lest weather-beaten, and more modern can transform the way your house looks from the outside – and even add value to your home. [Check out a good siding contractor for ideas.]If a complete refacing is a little ambitious for the size of your budget, then a brand-new front door can transform a house just as much. Alternatively, replacing old roof tiles can instantly give your house a cleaner, fresher look – plus, people pay good money for reclaimed tiles online.2. Replace Outdated PlumbingA poor plumbing system can cost you hundreds or even thousands over the years between boiler break downs, leaky pipes, inconsistent water pressure, and blocked drains. If you have the time and inclination, then consider a complete overhaul of your outdated plumbing system by bringing in a specialist to reconfigure the pipework in your home.Drainage is particularly important when it comes to plumbing, and poor pipework can lead to corrosion or damage to the exterior of your home. Consider investing in polymer trench drains to help stop this problem and avoid being part of the one in 50 homeowners that suffer from water damage to their home every year.3. Loft ConversionA great way to add additional space and value to your home is to convert your attic space into additional rooms. If you are fortunate enough to own a larger Victorian-era home, then you are likely to have access to quite a sizeable loft and high ceilings to convert into. Whether you can afford to is a different matter, as a loft conversion can cost quite a bit, but it’s worth consideration. If you have plans to have children and start a family but don’t necessarily possess the number of bedrooms you’ll need right now, then a loft conversion could be the perfect solution, without having to move. The additional space is bound to transform your home for the better and gives you another exciting blank canvas to decorate in whichever way you please. 4. Kitchen RenovationA brand-new kitchen can transform the value of your home and the way that you use it. If you and your family are big entertainers and enjoy hosting friends or relatives, then this might be the home improvement to consider first. Many homeowners dream of a kitchen island, breakfast bar, or huge adjoining dining and entertaining space. Whatever it is that you have your heart set on, be sure to seek the help of an interior designer to get things right. Ensuring your renovated kitchen blends in with the rest of your home is key. Take inspiration from the other rooms in your house and pick out colors or design features that can be incorporated into your new kitchen.5. Add a Lick of PaintSometimes, all it takes is a new coat – or two – of paint to completely transform a room. Color palette trends go in and out of style very quickly. So, while your living room might have once looked like an Instagrammable masterpiece, it could now look rather outdated or cliché. The best thing about repainting walls is that it is a home improvement you can carry out yourself. No need to pay an expensive professional! Head down to your local DIY store and pick out some paint samples before investing in one single color – that way you won’t have any regrets when it comes to finishing up the final layer. Want to start over? You’re only one tin of white paint away. That’s the joy of redecorating.6. Reimagine Your Outdoor SpaceIf you are fortunate enough to have a garden or courtyard to renovate, then completely reimagining this space could transform the whole feel of your home. If you aren’t much of a gardener, then why not consider decking out the bulk of your outdoor area and adding in a water feature or outdoor bar and cooking area with a pizza oven or barbecue. In the age of the COVID-19 pandemic, lots of homeowners have utilized their gardens as a place to build a dedicated home office space. Consider a useable shed kitted out with all the home office comforts you’ll need, and run a Wi-Fi booster from your house to ensure you stay online. Alternatively, you may wish to reimagine this space as a bit of a home pub and install a pool table, dartboard, widescreen wall-mounted TVs and a drinks cart for all of your home entertainment needs. 7. Smart DevicesSmart home appliances are an expensive but easy-to-install solution that can truly transform your home, and the way that you live. For instance, a Nest smart thermostat can help you intelligently save on your energy bills, while also offering you the convenience of being able to control your central heating or air conditioning away from your home. So, if you are heading home from work and want to come back to a nice, cozy kitchen to cook your dinner in, then your Nest smart thermostat can help with that. If you want to go even further, then a smart oven device could also have your appliance pre-heating and ready for you to pop your pre-prepared meal in as soon as you get through the door.Smart lighting is another intelligent solution that can also be voice-activated with services such as Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant – they even work with Siri on your iPhone.8. Brand-new BathroomAnother room in your home that can seriously add value to your property if renovated is the bathroom – or bathrooms, depending on the size of your property. Adding new life to a tired bathroom doesn’t need to be too expensive either. Sometimes it’s just a case of retiling, adding in more light, or creating the impression of more space with the clever use of mirrors. You can splurge a bit of cash on your bathroom if you fancy it though. Why not install one of those walk-in showers you’ve always dreamed of, or reconfigure the layout of the room to accommodate a classic freestanding bathtub? If your master bedroom is large enough, then you could also reduce it in size somewhat to create an extra large master bathroom, really transforming your home and adding serious value to it at the same time. 9. Build an ExtensionTransforming your home sometimes requires you to create a brand new part of it altogether. Building an extension is a brilliant way to reimagine the layout of your house and the arrangement of each of your rooms. Adding on space towards the rear of your property might allow you to create a sense of open plan living. Alternatively, you might wish to turn your living room into your kitchen, or your living room into a brand-new kitchen-diner combo. Whatever you choose to do, an extension is a surefire way to generate value for your property – even despite the expensive outlay you have to frontload into making it happen. If you have excessive garden space or land to the side of your home that you can expand into, then this is well worth considering as an extension really does transform where you live and how you think about each and every room in your home.10. Create More SpaceIf a costly loft conversion or extension is out of the cards, then you could try and create more space with what you already have. For instance, why not consider built-in “wardrobe” for your bedrooms? These are far more convenient, give you more storage space, yet also take up less floor space at the same time. If you can find the right carpenter and negotiate the right price, then this needn’t be all that expensive either. Alternatively, you might be able to turn an unused closet under the stairs into a small bathroom or study space. This could be a little more expensive to realize but is an excellent way to create yet another room in your home and add to your property’s value – so it is definitely a transformation worth investing in.Overall, there is far more that you can do to transform a home than just what has been suggested. Countless DIY hacks can help you make a real difference in no time at all. Nonetheless, whether you opt for a bigger or smaller home improvement project, it is bound to make a big difference in how you feel about where you live, and will ideally become a happier home for you and your family. 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Shelter’s Vertical Rush joins elite tower-running circuit

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 19 January 2011 | News Shelter’s Vertical Rush joins elite tower-running circuit Tagged with: Events Vertical Rush, Shelter’s fundraising run up the City of London’s first skyscraper, has become part of the Vertical World Circuit, the ‘Formula One’ of the tower-running world.Other towers in the circuit include the first ever tower-running event, the Empire State Building Run-Up in New York, and the Tapei 101 in Taiwan, which was until recently the world’s tallest building.Vertical Rush challenges participants to run up the 920 steps and 42 floors of Tower 42, the former NatWest tower. This year’s event, the third time it has been run, takes place on 3 March 2011.Channel 4 News anchorman and renowned British journalist Jon Snow will be one of those taking part. He said: “I am calling on people up and down the country to join me when I leave the buzz of the news room and attempt to triumph over the soaring heights of Tower 42”. Shelter was the first charity he became involved with.Louise Parkes, Shelter’s Director of Fundraising, said: “Following the award-winning success of last year’s Vertical Rush, we are setting our sights high for this year’s event which we hope to be the best yet.”Vertical Rush sees groups of chip-timed runners, who compete individually or in teams, setting off in hourly slots to set their personal bests. Last year’s event attracted more than 900 runners who raised over £195,910 for Shelter. Vertical Rush 2011 is expected to attract 1,200 runners who will be aiming to raise more than £180,000.www.shelter.org.uk/verticalrush  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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In Venezuela, right-wing coup plotters begin a path of violence

first_imgHere are the steps of the coup d’état, from the appearance of the unknown Guaidó to the public irruption of the regime of Trump and his friends in the region. The author has been writing about Venezuela for years for anti-imperialist publications. This article was published in lahaine.org. Translation by Workers World/Mundo Obrero.Jan. 24 — Juan Guaidó declared himself interim president of Venezuela [on Jan. 23]. He did it from a platform speaking to his social base, mobilized in Caracas. In this way he assured that he would hold the strings of a transitional government that until Jan. 5 was unknown. He assumed the presidency of the National Assembly by the coincidence of party rotation.Donald Trump, president of the United States, announced shortly afterwards that he recognized Guaidó as the legitimate president. Next came the usual suspects: Presidents Iván Duque of Colombia and Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil. The programmed sequence was thus completed, reaching the point of no return. From now on, the conflict has entered a new dangerous stage: The plan announced by the right wing, led from the exterior, can only be realized by deepening the violence.The announcement was expected. In fact, the day before, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence had recorded a video calling for the mobilization on Jan. 23 and blessing Guaidó. Marco Rubio, Republican senator in a crusade against Cuba and Venezuela, had for his part sent a tweet with threats to Nicolás Maduro: “Don’t start a fight with someone who has shown that he will take actions beyond what anyone thought possible.”This is how the coup d’état was declared. The question is: how are they going to carry it out? Will they remove Nicolás Maduro by force? It is one thing to announce and another to gather sufficient forces.Within this framework, the focus is on some central variables. First, how will the external front evolve? The National Assembly has already presented itself to the Organization of American States as the representative of the “new government,” and the U.S. is expected to announce new measures to translate Guaidó’s recognition into concrete actions.Secondly, the streets of Venezuela. This Jan. 23, the right wing showed it had recovered its capacity for mobilization, something it had not done since August 2017. This is the public part of street actions, which are broadcast internationally. Along with them, there are violent actions carried out from the evenings until the early morning, as happened on Monday, Tuesday, and this Wednesday (Jan. 23).This last aspect is central: The acts are presented in the corporate media as spontaneous, but they are really organized actions, activated by armed groups — paid crooks — that try to set fires and carry out a siege, trying to lure residents from popular areas to generate a feeling that chavismo is isolated and right-wing power is growing. These acts will increase, with the probable activation of paramilitary forces to levels higher than those of 2017 — when they even assaulted military barracks. There will be more deaths; it is part of the coup plan.Challenges for chavismoChavismo is faced with the challenge of how to confront this national and international assault, which seeks to break up the Bolivarian National Armed Force (Fanb), promote zones of conflict on the border to provide a pretext for the use of force — the Colombia factor is central — collapse the economy, and push the population into civil confrontations.The first step was to mobilize on Jan. 23 to demonstrate that Chavismo has not lost its street capacity. In that same moment it demonstrated the unity that has been maintained, which is key in these circumstances. “We do not accept a president imposed in the shadow of obscure interests or self-proclaimed outside the law. La Fanb defends our Constitution and is the guarantor of national sovereignty,” wrote Vladimir Padrino López, Minister of Defense.As for the diplomatic responses, the one that could have been foreseen has happened: the Bolivarian government broke off relations with the United States, and Russia once again declared its recognition of Nicolás Maduro as president. The Venezuelan conflict is geopolitical.Along with that, there is the need not to fall into the provocations of the right, which, unlike in 2017, began to bring the conflict to the popular neighborhoods at the beginning of the escalation. A display of violence is expected that will touch different points of the territory: an armed siege of towns and neighborhoods, presented as peaceful, worked through the great power of rumors through social networks.The ‘National Assembly’As for the National Assembly (A.N.), there is the question of what to do. The Supreme Court of Justice has declared A.N. illegal, but how should the Maduro government act when the A.N. declares war? To dissolve it and call for new elections would surely be to extinguish a fire with gasoline, but is letting the A.N. act and advance in its coup d’état plan an option? The answers are complex, contemplating multiple factors at once, a dangerous edge.Venezuela has entered a phase that seems to have no point of return. The plan announced by Guaidó, directed from the United States, can only be carried out through violence. The [coup planners] look for the ways and the actors. As far as the timeframe is concerned, the right does not seem to be in a position to maintain a conflict of this nature for a prolonged period of time at the national level. The year 2017 has shown that prolonged violence can lose legitimacy and isolate coup d’étatism.All sorts of events can develop from this moment on, from the smallest, like a fire, to a high-impact event that serves as a catalyst, at any given moment. This is the third violent assault [by the right] in five years and they think they can impose themselves. This [coup attempt] has major international weight, with the wear and tear produced by the economic situation also in their favor. Against them is chavismo, a movement that has been underestimated time and time again, which has demonstrated intelligence and democratic maneuverability in scenarios that seemed lost.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Repression against the independent press escalates: Nyarota charged

first_img Reports News 15.04.2002 – Editor of the Daily News arrested againReporters Without Borders (RSF) protested against the new arrest today of Geoffrey Nyarota, editor of Zimbabwe’s only independent newspaper, the Daily News, and called on the government to see that he was released at once. “Once again, the authorities have attacked the paper that is the main dissenting voice in the country,” RSF secretary-general Robert Ménard said in a letter to information minister Jonathan Moyo. Recalling that about 30 journalists had been arrested since the beginning of last year, he noted that it was the third time Nyarota had been detained in less than a year and that other journalists on the paper had been arrested, physically assaulted or threatened and the paper’s offices attacked last year. “This is harassment,” Ménard said.Nyarota was arrested by police at the newspaper’s offices in Harare on 15 April and taken to the main police station. He was detained under the security and public order law passed early this year by President Robert Mugabe’s government which provides for five years in prison for publishing “falsehoods.” Nyarota is accused of publishing articles criticising the inefficiency and failings of the Registrar-General at the recent presidential election, Tobaiwa Mudede, who on 10 April had announced at a press conference different results to those announced by the government-controlled TV station on 13 March, just after the election. During the press conference, Mudede ordered out of the room a Daily News journalist who asked why there they were different. The next day, one of the paper’s headlines read: “Mudede Circus Continues.” September 1, 2020 Find out more RSF_en News Help by sharing this information Organisation News 16.04.2002 – Nyarota charged, a reporter with the Zimbabwe Independent briefly detained In a letter addressed to the Minister of Information, Jonathan Moyo, Reporters sans Frontières (Reporters Without Borders – RSF) expressed its indignation at the escalation of repression against the press. “A few weeks ago, the Daily News was threatened with legal action for allegedly publishing false information. The newspaper reported on a resolution by the UE-ACP calling for a new presidential election in Zimbabwe. The European Union confirmed the truth of this story to RSF,” said Robert Ménard, General Secretary of RSF. “The Daily News is again being harassed. The authorities have begun a war of attrition against the country’s independent press. This is quite simply a governmental strategy seeking to exercise total control over information both inside and outside the country.”  According to information obtained by RSF, Geoffrey Nyarota, the editor of the Daily News, was formally charged with “publishing false news” and with abusing “journalistic privilege”. Nyarota was taken to the main police station in Harare and briefly questioned on 15 April 2002. Geoffrey Nyarota was accused of publishing articles denouncing improprieties by the Registrar-General, Tobaiwa Mudede, during the last presidential election. On 10 April, during a press conference, the Registrar-General announced results that were different from those announced by the national television channel on March 13, the day after the election. During this press conference, Tobaiwa Mudede expelled from the room a journalist with the Daily News who questioned him on the reasons for these changes. The next day, the newspaper published an article entitled, “Mudede’s Circus Continues”.In addition, Duminasi Muleya, a senior reporter with the Zimbabwe Independent, was arrested on 15 April, 2002, and questioned for four hours. He was charged with “criminal libel”. He was accused of damaging the reputation of the president’s wife Grace Mugabe. In an article published on 12 April, Muleya told how the First lady’s brother tried to influence, in her name, a conflict involving a food company.______________________________________________________________ November 27, 2020 Find out more ZimbabweAfrica center_img Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail ZimbabweAfrica The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell November 12, 2020 Find out more On 15 April 2002, Geoffrey Nyarota was questioned three hours and charged with publishing “false news” and with abusing “journalistic privilege”. The same day, a reporter with the “Zimbabwe Independent” was briefly detained for “criminal libel”. Receive email alerts to go further Follow the news on Zimbabwe April 16, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Repression against the independent press escalates: Nyarota charged last_img read more

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Seven-day banking makes its Limerick debut

first_imgTechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! BANKING in Limerick is set to become significantly more convenient after AIB in 106 O’Connell Street opened its doors seven days a week.In addition, the bank operates opening hours of 8am to 9pm on a daily basis and customers can avail of a mixture of self-service and teller-assisted banking options.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Branch manager Kieran Considine said that feedback from the bank’s customers has been hugely positive and, in return, he thanked them for continuing to do business in AIB while the bank was being renovated earlier this year.Construction work on remodelling the premises began in early March and continued for almost three months, with customers and AIB staff operating in what Mr Considine described as “effectively a building site”.He said: “It represents a significant investment on AIB’s part for the city centre. We had to totally renovate our operation over a 10-week period and we’re very thankful for our customer support during that because we were effectively operating in a building site.“It’s the first of its kind in the city centre and we’re reacting to our customers’ needs to have access over a wider part of the day. It’s been well received so far.“The feedback so far has been really positive from our customers, particularly our owner/manager SME customers. They would have been trying to rush down at 3:55 and getting somebody to cover their shop or business for them, but now they can come in after they close their business in the evening or on a Saturday morning.”Mr Considine added that the decision to substantially improve the bank’s opening hours tied in with customer feedback which suggested that they sought the flexibility of being able to access the bank outside of traditional operating hours.He also stated that the staff at 106 O’Connell Street, where young interns have also been taken on for the summer, are committed to making the banking experience as pleasant and straightforward for customers as possible.“We can see every day since we opened the new facility that our customer numbers over the non-traditional hours are getting bigger and bigger. We also have a team of people on the floor whose job is to greet the customers as soon as they come into the branch.“We’re always trying to make sure we have the correct level of people to support our customer base. Whether [customers] want to use the self-service or staff-assisted options, there will be people there to help them.” Previous articleUL awarded €1 million in Erasmus fundingNext articleLock stock and three smoking motorbikes Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing. Enterprise Support Grant should include older self-employed people TAGSAIBbankingbusinessfinanceKieran ConsidineO’Connell Street Twitter Email Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up WhatsApp Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow center_img Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Advertisement Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Linkedin BusinessNewsSeven-day banking makes its Limerick debutBy Liam Togher – July 24, 2014 3819 Printlast_img read more

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Competition winner

first_imgFacebook WELL done to Lily Gleeson from Patrickswell, County Limerick who is the lucky winner of one pair of tickets and two large combo meals for a film of her choice at the Odeon Cinema in Castletroy.The answer to our film competition in last week’s Limerick Post was ‘Shane’.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up More tickets to give away to the Odeon Cinema in this Thursday’s edition. Advertisement Twitter Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Email WhatsApp Previous articleGame on for para-athlete Dylan PrendervilleNext articleLocal small businesses receive huge funding from EU Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live center_img TAGScinemacompetitionlimerickLoganOdeon CinemaOdeon LimerickShane NewsLocal NewsCompetition winnerBy Alan Jacques – March 13, 2017 693 Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

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Karnataka High Court Directs Paralegal Volunteers To Verify Condition Of Bengaluru Roads

first_imgNews UpdatesKarnataka High Court Directs Paralegal Volunteers To Verify Condition Of Bengaluru Roads Mustafa Plumber19 Dec 2020 4:37 AMShare This – xPara-Legal volunteers and advocates will soon be inspecting roads within the jurisdiction of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to verify the claim of the corporation that the roads and footpaths are in reasonable conditions and pothole free. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice S Vishwajith Shetty directed the “Karnataka State Legal Services Authority…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?LoginPara-Legal volunteers and advocates will soon be inspecting roads within the jurisdiction of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to verify the claim of the corporation that the roads and footpaths are in reasonable conditions and pothole free. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice S Vishwajith Shetty directed the “Karnataka State Legal Services Authority in coordination with Secretary of Bengaluru Urban district legal services authority to create a panel of para-legal volunteers and advocates who are willing to do the job assigned to them. Secretary shall identify various public streets in various public streets in different parts within the jurisdiction of BBMP and panel advocates and pra-legal volunteers who are willing to do pro-bono work, shall be requested by the secretary to visit public streets to ascertain the conditions of the streets. Panel advocates and para-legal volunteers, shall act as Commissioners of this Court and submit their reports to the secretary along with photographs.” The bench passed the direction after BBMP refused to consider the suggestion made earlier by the court to appoint Indian Institute of Science, as an agency to conduct audit of the roads which are claimed to be made pothole-free. BBMP had earlier claimed that 74 roads have been repaired and they are now pothole-free. The bench had suggested that the Indian Institute of Science through its civil engineering department will have to ascertain not only whether the potholes are filled up by using the best scientific method, but also to assess whether the said roads are in a reasonably good condition. Counsel for BBMP informed the court that it has repaired the road at the cost of Rs 70 lakhs, while the institute was demanding an amount of Rs 5.94 crores, for inspection and submitting reports. To which the bench said “The issue is not only about potholes but public streets and footpaths.” In its order the bench noted that “A detailed order was passed by this court on July 31, 2019, on laying down obligations of BBMP as well as laying down law. This court has held that the right to have roads and footways in reasonable conditions is a part of Right Guaranteed under Article 21 of Constitution of India.” It added “As BBMP is unable to accept the suggestion to appoint an expert agency to report conditions of roads. We propose to get reports on the present conditions of streets to enable us to decide on correctness of stand taken in the compliance reports. ” The bench also directed the Secretary of the legal services authority to invite the petitioners and their counsel for a meeting to decide which public streets should be inspected. The secretaries of both authorities have been told compile reports and prepare a gist thereof for placing it before the court. Softcopies of the reports prepared by the court commissioner is to be forwarded to the petitioners counsel and the BBMP. The directions were given while hearing a public interest litigation filed by one PIL filed by Vijayan Menon in the year 2015, highlighting the problem of bad condition of roads in the city. The matter will now be taken up for further hearing on February 9, 2021 for consideration of the report submitted by the Authority.Next Storylast_img read more

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