State Security continues to harass independent journalists

first_img October 12, 2018 Find out more Help by sharing this information New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council Organisation News May 6, 2020 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders condemned harassment of independent journalists Osmel Sánchez Lopez, Ernesto Roque and his wife Ana Rosa Veitía on 18 and 21 June. State Security threatened Sánchez Lopez with four years in prison if he did not stop his activities. CubaAmericas June 23, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 State Security continues to harass independent journalists RSF_en Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders has condemned State Security harassment, intimidation and orchestrated blackmail against independent journalists Osmel Sánchez Lopez, Ernesto Roque and Ana Rosa Veitía, on 18 and 21 June 2005. “Once again Cuban journalists have been harassed because they want to do their jobs without interference,” the organisation said. “Sudden summonses to the police station, threats of imprisonment and seizing of equipment are all part of a strategy to demoralise the independent press, 21 of whom are still in jail in appalling conditions.”When they are not actually detained, Cuban journalists operate in a kind of conditional freedom,” it added.Independent journalist, once correspondent for Radio Martí, Sánchez Lopez was summoned by the political police on 18 June, in Venezuela, Ciego de Ávila Province in central Cuba. “An officer who told me he was called Jesus questioned me for three hours. He told me to stop my activities and banned me from seeing Juan Carlos González Leyva, head of the Cuban human rights foundation,” Sánchez Lopez told Reporters Without Borders.He said I would otherwise be jailed for four years for “pre-delinquent social dangerousness”. The journalist said he had not been physically mistreated but he had heard shouts, insults and threats throughout his questioning.”Afterwards police officers drove me away in a jeep and left me in the middle of the night in the country about four kilometres from my home,” said Sánchez Lopez, who does not intend to give way to the demands of State Security.”I will continue to do my job, write articles about society in which I sometimes condemn the poor living conditions of my people.” The journalist, who is a widower and is bringing up two children aged 12 and 10 alone, is dreading the next summons.Ernesto Roque and his wife Ana Rosa Veitía, both members of the Cuban union of independent journalists and writers (UPECI), were summoned and questioned separately on 21 June in Havana by six state security agents, according to the Cubanet website. The couple were told to hand over documents relating to a meeting planned for 25 June of Latin American Federation of Rural Women (FLAMUR) that Ana Rosa Veitía chairs. Police then took the couple back to their home and carried out a lengthy search, finishing by seizing a video camera, a digital camera, medicines, money and even some food. One of the agents, who introduced himself to Ernesto Roque as Reinier but told Ana Rosa Veitía that he was called Carlos, told the two journalists that the “process” in relation to them was only just beginning and warned them that the authorities would prevent the holding of the FLAMUR meeting. CubaAmericas Follow the news on Cuba to go further Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet October 15, 2020 Find out more News News RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiagolast_img read more

IDA Limerick appointment

first_imgFacebook Linkedin Email “IDA is committed to achieving an increase in the number of investments in the Mid West Region. To that end. we will be marketing integrated regions that provide the critical mass needed, the all important skills base and the necessary infrastructure and services. Within those parameters, IDA will market specific locations where they meet the requirements of mobile FDI.” Advertisement Print “IDA cannot work in isolation, the best results can be achieved through a collaborative approach with all stakeholders working together. I will continue to do this on two fronts, liaising directly with stakeholders and also through our involvement in the Mid West Action Plan for Jobs.”IDA Executive Director Mary Buckley said the new appointment was indicative of the region’s continuing development as a successful investment location.“The region has seen significant investment wins in recent years and now has a strong ecosystem of both indigenous and multinational companies operating across a diverse range of sectors to drive further success”, she added WhatsApp The new regional manager is a graduate of UL where he received a degree in Production Management and a postgraduate of UCC where he received a Masters in Food Marketing. After graduation, Niall launched his career in Dublin where he began working in the FMCG business with Robert Roberts Ltd followed by an eight year career in senior management positions with Unilever PLC and other well know consumer brands.   He is a former Irish International athlete and lives in Croagh where he is actively involved in Croagh/Kilfinny GAA Club and the West Limerick Athletics Club.    Twitter NewsIDA Limerick appointmentBy Bernie English – April 1, 2016 848 IDA Ireland has appointed a Limerick man to help companies in the Mid West expand their operations while working with the industrial development authority’s overseas teams to attract further Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to the region.Adare native Niall O’Callaghan will manage the IDA Regional Business and Relationship Unit in the Mid West region where he will play a central role in the delivery of the Action Plan for Jobs launched by Taoiseach Enda Kenny last October.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The new Regional Manager said he was looking forward to the role. “The region has so much going for it, the existing base of FDI companies, the large educated population of talent available to companies, the physical, educational and digital infrastructure and a business environment that is competitive and fit for purpose”, he added.  Previous articleShannon makes historyNext articleCould there be a little room for chamber music in your life? Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news.last_img read more

Lead Learning Design Company ansrsource Launches Innovative GEM Microlearning Library

first_img WhatsApp TAGS  DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– ansr source, a global leader in learning design and accessibility services, today launched an innovative Granular Education Module (GEM TM ) library designed to accelerate transformation for individual learners, teams, and organizations. The library includes GEM experiences built to empower learning by leveraging bite-sized units of topical, relevant content in key areas, including critical thinking, diversity and inclusion, emotional intelligence, leadership skills, and more. ansr source President and CEO Rajiv Narayana says, “The quickening pace of change that organizations and that each of us are experiencing can be overwhelming. We’ve observed an increasing need for efficient and timely experiences that help enable transformation, allowing learners to make sense of and keep pace with a constantly changing world. ansr source is very excited to launch our GEM community to give our learners a place to explore, learn, and collaborate on their personal and professional transformation journeys.” The GEM library offers reasonably priced learning opportunities for individuals interested in expanding their knowledge and understanding of topics critical to achieving personal and professional success. The library also offers learning paths for teams and organizations who wish to upskill and refine their workforce, providing transformative learning modules that inform and educate while inspiring change in perspective and behavior. Explore the complete list of courses here. Susan Schoenberg, Vice President of Product Development at ansr source, says, “We’re offering courses at three levels: empowering individuals, empowering teams, and empowering organizations. Each course is written by a team of learning architects that includes subject matter experts, instructional designers, graphic designers, and multimedia experts. We’ve received a lot of positive feedback from learners who took courses during our pilot program, and we’re thrilled to expand our library and our learning footprint.” For almost 20 years, ansr source has partnered with leading corporations, universities, learning technology companies, publishers, foundations, and associations to design, develop, and deliver customized learning experiences. Areas of specialty include course design and development, accessibility services, learning assets, assessments, content authoring and curation, supplemental resources, user experience services, and additional digital services. With the launch of this GEM library, ansr source expands its role in the field of learning, offering fresh, unique learning experiences created exclusively by ansr source’s team of incomparable learning experts. For more information on the GEM library, visit: For more information on ansr source, visit: View source version on CONTACT: Erin Guendelsberger ansrsource 513-429-2893 [email protected] KEYWORD: TEXAS UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: EDUCATION DATA MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE OTHER EDUCATION UNIVERSITY TRAINING SOURCE: ansrsource Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 06:00 AM/DISC: 02/03/2021 06:00 AM By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Lead Learning Design Company ansrsource Launches Innovative GEM Microlearning Librarycenter_img Twitter Facebook Facebook Pinterest Local NewsBusiness Previous articleExperian Health expedites access to Precise ID® for Epic customers to address COVID-19 identity verification challengesNext articleSpotify Technology S.A. Announces Financial Results for Fourth Quarter 2020 Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

A5 reopens after 300lb bomb is defused in Aughnacloy

first_img A5 reopens after 300lb bomb is defused in Aughnacloy Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleCarndonagh principal fears rally noise has distracted exam studentsNext articleFermanagh abuse victim calls for change in law News Highland Facebook Police in Tyrone say the van abandoned outside a police station in Augnacloy in Co Tyrone last night, contained a 300lb bomb.The device failed to detonate and has been made safe by Army bomb disposal officers.The bomb bid has been blamed on dissident republican terrorists.The A5 has now reopened. LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton By News Highland – June 18, 2010 Pinterestcenter_img Pinterest Google+ NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson WhatsApp Twitter Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Google+last_img read more

Legal challenge to “Good Neighbours” ruling is dismissed

first_img Pinterest Legal challenge to “Good Neighbours” ruling is dismissed WhatsApp Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Facebook Google+ Pinterest Facebook Previous articleBreaking News – Alan Shatter resigns from governmentNext articleBoyles to miss Carlow Rally News Highland Twitter Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margeycenter_img Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH A legal challenge by retired RUC officers against a report citing police failures over the ‘Good Neighbours’ bombing in Derry has been dismissed.In July of last year, the Police Ombudsman found that officers failed in their duty in relation to an IRA 1988 booby-trap bomb which killed Eugene Dalton, Sheila Lewis and Gerard Curran at a house in Creggan.Following a complaint by Mr Dalton’s family, the Police Ombudsman found that officers had information about an IRA booby-trap bomb in a house in the Creggan estate, but did nothing to warn residents of the possible danger.Foyle MLA Colm Eastwood said this evening the fact that a High Court judge has dismissed the challenge by officers to have the findings quashed is further vindication of what the relatives have been saying all along.While the findings should in no way detract from the ultimate culpability of the IRA for this horrendous atrocity, Mr Eastwood said it is clear that the police failed utterly in their duty to protect Eugene Dalton, Sheila Lewis and Gerard Curran.”He criticised the Northern Ireland Retired Police Officer’s Association for showing “utter disregard” for the relatives of the deceased in the manner in which they mounted the legal challenge.The NIRPOA document itself which was littered with errors. It got some of the names of victims wrong, it got the date of the bombing wrong and it got the location wrong.Mr Eastwood added that the full truth of police actions in the lead up to the explosion and the subsequent investigation must be made available to the families of those killed.The loved ones of those are entitled to be given the full truth as to what happened, he said, and it is vital that all retired officers co-operate fully to ensure the truth is revealed. Twitter Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week WhatsApp Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published News By News Highland – May 7, 2014 last_img read more

Over 2,000 student nurses and midwives to have placements suspended

first_img Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – January 17, 2021 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Twitter Pinterest Facebook Over 2,000 student nurses and midwives are to have their clinical placements suspended for at least two weeks.It’s in order to free up qualified supervisory staff for frontline duties in hospitals.Final year students will continue to work over the coming fortnight but first to third years will stop all training tomorrow.The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation says further clarity is needed on the decision. DL Debate – 24/05/21 Over 2,000 student nurses and midwives to have placements suspended Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Previous articleWoman charged following serious assault on shop worker in SligoNext article2,944 more people contract Covid-19, thirteen more patients have died News Highland Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA last_img read more

Conservative Party members call for MP salaries to be doubled

first_img Previous Article Next Article Conservative Party members call for MP salaries to be doubledBy Helen Gilbert on 20 Aug 2009 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. MPs should be granted big pay rises in the wake of the expenses scandal, according to two senior members of the Conservative Party. Tory MP Patrick Cormack said that MPs’ salaries should be doubled from their current level of around £65,000 in exchange for the abolition of most of their allowances, Reuters has reported. “To ensure that members could perform their parliamentary and constituency duties effectively, and have, where necessary, a second home, the salary of members would have to be doubled at least,” Cormack wrote to the Committee on Standards in Public Life earlier this year.He admitted the idea might be “deemed politically unacceptable”.Former minister Douglas Hogg, who included a claim for moat cleaning on his expenses and is stepping down at the next election, said MPs should be paid a six-figure sum.“My own conclusion is that in order not to deter the professional and business classes from coming into the House of Commons, MPs should be paid a salary of around £100,000 together with appropriate expenses,” he told the committee.Conservative leader David Cameron distanced himself from the comments. “David Cameron has repeatedly made it clear that we need to reduce the overall cost of politics and that MPs should no longer vote on their pay,” the Conservatives said in a statement.Only last week, Cameron revealed plans to cut ministers’ pay by up to 25% if the Tories were elected to power. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Maersk Drilling awarded two-well development contract by Dana Petroleum Netherlands

first_imgThe contract is expected to commence in the second quarter of 2021, with an estimated duration of 121 days Maersk Drilling awarded two-well development contract by Dana Petroleum Netherlands B.V.. (Credit: MAERSK DRILLING.) Maersk Drilling has secured a contract from Dana Petroleum Netherlands B.V. to drill two development wells as part of Project Unity in the Dutch sector of the North Sea. The harsh-environment jack-up rig to be used for the job is yet to be assigned. The contract is expected to commence in Q2 2021, with an estimated duration of 121 days. The contract value is approximately USD 12.1m.Further, Maersk Drilling and Dana Petroleum Denmark B.V. have agreed to defer the previously announced one-well contract in the Danish sector which was originally expected to commence in May 2020. The updated date of commencement will be determined at a later stage, and the rig to be used is yet to be assigned. Maersk Drilling expects to receive compensation in the form of a deferral fee.Prior to commencement of the Project Unity contract, the rig to be used will be equipped with a high-efficiency Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system which uses ammonia injection to convert NOx into harmless water and nitrogen, expectedly reducing NOx emissions by up to 98%. The design will include an advanced control interface between engines and SCR units.“We’re happy to add further to our relationship with Dana by drilling these two wells for the Unity gas development project. Operations in the Dutch North Sea come with a strict focus on protecting the environment, and we fully support this as part of our ambition of providing responsible drilling. We already have experience with providing NOx emission reductions by using SCR systems on Mærsk Innovator in the North Sea,” says COO Morten Kelstrup of Maersk Drilling. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

UK: HMS Cattistock Heads Home

first_img View post tag: Defence View post tag: heads Share this article May 3, 2013 View post tag: Defense View post tag: Naval View post tag: Cattistock View post tag: homecenter_img View post tag: HMS View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: HMS Cattistock Heads Home She has just spent three months in the Mediterranean as part of the NATO Standing Mine Countermeasures Group 2, but now HMS Cattistock is coming home.• HMS Cattistock will call in at Poole on Friday (May 3), before even returning to her base port of Portsmouth, as she sails home from operations in the Mediterranean• The 685-tonne Hunt Class minehunter is twinned with the village of Cattistock and the town of Poole and will sail again on Sunday May 5• She will go alongside at Town Quay in Poole at approx 11.30am• This will be followed later the same day by a capability demonstration on board for invited guests from the local community• HMS Cattistock will open her gangway to members of the public on Saturday from 0900-1200. A number of invited groups will be hosted for tours on board on Saturday afternoon.• The ship will leave on Sunday to make her homecoming sail into HM Naval Base PortsmouthShe has just spent three months in the Mediterranean as part of the NATO Standing Mine Countermeasures Group 2, but now HMS Cattistock is coming home.The 60-metre Hunt Class mine hunter, though, has rather unusually elected to make her first UK landfall in her adopted area of Cattistock village and the town of Poole, before making her way back to the naval base at Portsmouth.Going alongside Town Quay on Friday (May 3) at approximately 11.30am, the ship is determined to make the very most of her time in her affiliated port and will open her gangway to townsfolk to go on board on Saturday May 4th from 0900-1200, allowing them to visit their own warship, chat to some of the crew about their experiences in the Senior Service and hear more about life in the modern Royal Navy as it goes about the daily task of protecting our nation’s interests on the seas around the world.A small party from the ship will also visit Poole Council Offices in the afternoon for the official unveiling of a White Ensign presented to the local authority on a previous visit.During Friday evening, the ship will also play host to a number of invited guests, who will have the opportunity to witness a capability demonstration, ably illustrating just some of what the ship is able to do in her role as one of the world’s most capable mine countermeasures vessels.Members of the ship’s company will pay a visit to Cattistock village on Saturday, meeting community groups in the village and re-affirming ties with a cricket match between the Ship and village residents.HMS Cattistock will leave Poole at 10am on Sunday morning, with a number of people from their affiliated organisations on board, as well as family of some of the crew, for the short final journey to her home port of HM Naval Base Portsmouth, where they will arrive around 4pm.“This is really a rather unusual visit,”said HMS Cattistock’s Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Stephen Higham.“We are returning from a deployment and most ships in that situation would sail immediately into their home port – in our case HM Naval Base Portsmouth.“But we’ve decided to do things a little differently and as we have such close and supportive links with the town of Poole and our affiliated village of Cattistock, we elected to make our first UK landfall in our adopted area instead.“It’s a real reflection of how important our relationship with Dorset is and we are very excited about spending time with all the local people in the area who show us such a humbling amount of support and commitment.“And we particularly hope that as many people as possible will be able to join us on the ship on Saturday to hear all about HMS Cattistock and speak to those who have just returned from operations.“Our return home to Portsmouth marks the end of a very challenging period for MCM2 Crew 2. Deployed for 12 months over the last 16, this has been a difficult time for families and friends.“However, I know they share my pride in what Crew 2 have achieved conducting missions across the military spectrum, initially in HMS Middleton in the Gulf and, recently, in HMS Cattistock in the Mediterranean.“We have trained hard with other navies and proven the Royal Navy’s ability to find and destroy sea mines in the most challenging of conditions.“Throughout these deployments, this Ship’s Company has performed in arduous conditions with courage and resilience. Acting as ambassadors for Britain, they have been a credit to their country and the Royal Navy.”Since February 2013, the current Ship’s Company of HMS Cattistock has served during a period of high tempo operations and strategically important exercises, conducting maritime security operations, providing force protection and, most importantly, training with coalition allies to find and destroy sea mines.Towards the end of her time away, the ship took part in a major multinational mine hunting exercise off the coast of Spain involving ships, submarines and aircraft from Spain, France, Turkey and the UK.The Exercise tested NATO forces against a variety of threats such as fast attack craft and terrorist drones whilst fighting a complex mine counter-measures battle.HMS Cattistock was a front runner in the number of exercise mines ‘neutralised’, again proving the skills and equipment that make the Royal Navy world leaders in mine countermeasures.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, May 3, 2013; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: News by topic UK: HMS Cattistock Heads Homelast_img read more

Author Ellie Lofaro to Speak at Tabernacle

first_imgAuthor Ellie Lofaro will be speaking at the Ocean City Tabernacle for both the 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday, June 9.Lofaro uncovers how to better understand and apply God’s teachings to everyday life with her trademark quick wit.A respected Bible teacher, inspirational speaker and humorist, she has authored five books and her articles have been published in numerous magazines in the U.S. and abroad.Lofaro has addressed audiences on five continents and has also taught in both men’s and women’s prisons across the globe.On two occasions, she was honored by Focus on the Family as being “The Best of the Best.”Join the Ocean City Tabernacle to hear more distinguished speakers every Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. through Sept. 8. For a complete list of events and speakers, visit at 550 Wesley Avenue in Ocean City, the Tabernacle is open to all as an inter-denominational family ministry center where the Gospel of Jesus Christ is central. This year marks the 140th year of ministry. Ocean City Tabernacle offers the Son Club throughout the school year.last_img read more