RSF supports journalist fired by Bulgaria’s national radio

first_img News Organisation Receive email alerts News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on Bulgaria’s state-owned national radio broadcaster to reinstate Lili Marinkova, a leading journalist who was wrongfully dismissed without warning last month, and condemns the harassment of journalists by the country’s politicians. RSF reiterates its support for Marinkova, one of Bulgaria National Radio’s most famous and outspoken journalists. Last month RSF signed a petition launched by other well-known journalists, who called for her reinstatement because they regarded her dismissal as politically-motivated. A formal request for her reinstatement has been submitted to the national radio broadcaster’s board of governors, which is due to take a decision in the next few days. The radio broadcaster’s management said Marinkova, 62, was let go because she had reached retirement age. But her dismissal coincided with Alexander Velev’s appointment by the Electronic Media Council, a regulatory body, as the broadcaster’s new boss. It is clear that Marinkova, who never minces her words or handles politicians with kid gloves, was deliberately taken off the airwaves ahead of upcoming elections. In one of her last broadcasts, she talked about the origins of Delyan Peevski, a legislator, leading cigaratte manufacturer and media tycoon who is described in RSF’s new report about oligarchs (read the report). “We cannot tolerate such an obvious act of censorship,” said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s EU-Balkans desk. “Marinkova’s departure was not prompted by any fall in her programme’s ratings or any other objective criteria. This was a blatant act of censorship and must be redressed by the radio broadcaster’s management without delay.” At the start of this month, culture minister Vezhdi Rashidov tried to intimidate a journalist. After state TV presenter Georgi Angelov interviewed a sculptor critical of the minister, Rashidov said Angelov should be “less ironical about the government” and should “remember who pays his salary.” The Association of European Journalists reacted immediately, accusing the minister of pressuring and blackmailing Angelov. A demonstration was held in Sofia on 7 July to demand the departure of Rashidov, who finally issued an apology. Atanas Chobanos, one of the joint editors of the Bulgarian news website Bivol.bg, commented: “Marinkova’s dismissal and the ‘Sunday 150’ programme’s removal, and the culture minister’s attack on a state TV journalist are symptoms of the political authorities’ same illness, which has resulted in Bulgaria being ranked last in media freedom in the European Union.” Bulgaria is ranked 113th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. RSF_en July 22, 2016 RSF supports journalist fired by Bulgaria’s national radio March 10, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Bulgaria Help by sharing this information BulgariaEurope – Central Asia Media independence Freedom of expression RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive February 11, 2021 Find out more Bulgaria: RSF condemns refusal to investigate reporter’s violent arrest News News Bulgaria’s general election: RSF publishes 10 proposals to rescue press freedom Crédit: Nadezhda Chipeva to go further BulgariaEurope – Central Asia Media independence Freedom of expression December 2, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Limerick man accused in fatal burglary case could not be located…

first_imgEmail NewsLimerick man accused in fatal burglary case could not be located in prisonBy Staff Reporter – February 27, 2016 3017 Michael Casey Andrew [email protected] of the two men charged in connection with a Limerick burglary that resulted in the death of the homeowner near the village of Doon last August could not be located when court officials tried to determine what prison he was being held in.At Limerick District Court on Tuesday, Michael Casey (32) of Clonlong Halting Site, Southill was sent forward for trial at the Circuit Court on four charges in relation to thefts and criminal damage at homes in East Limerick last August.His cousin David Casey (21) of Caragh Park, Coolock, Dublin 17 is facing the same charges but Judge Marian O’Leary was told that he was not in attendance at the court because there was confusion in the prison service about where he was being held.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The court was later told that he was being held in Wheatfield prison and that he would be present in court next week to be served with the book of evidence.The cousins were arrested after 62-year-old John O’Donoghue collapsed and died of a heart attack after he interrupted two intruders at his home in Toomaline Upper, Doon on August 27 last.Mr O’Donoghue, a noted carpenter in the area, had arrived back home with his sister at the time of the incident to make the discovery that his home had been ransacked.The Casey cousins are charged with theft of a ladies watch and sum of sterling cash at Mr O’Donoghue’s home.They also face charges of stealing €1,000 worth of jewellery from a house at Kyle, Cappamore on the same date.It is also alleged that they caused €370 worth of criminal damage to houses in Dromsalagh and Portnard in Cappamore.After Michael Casey was returned for trial, Defence barrister Shauna Roe said David Casey was not in court as there was confusion over where he was being held and an adjournment was granted to next Tuesday.  Facebook Print Linkedincenter_img Advertisement Previous articleHSE used “unsafe system” to store oxygen tanks at Limerick hospitalNext articleThe brutal comedy of Whack!! Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

#ShopLimerick: Making it easier for customers to support your business

first_img Previous articleBoost for the Mid-West as work at Opera Site commencesNext article#ShopLimerick: Supporting Limerick’s small businesses through challenging times Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Alice Mansergh, Google Ireland’s director of small business.THE thousands of Limerick retailers classified as non-essential under the Level Five Covid restrictions are still in danger of missing out on their vital pre-Christmas trade.Their customers are there and still need their products but, with doors closed, hard-fought custom can seep away.People still need gifts, clothes, footwear, books, office supplies and everything else. We may need them now more than ever, as the constant stream of delivery vans.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up So how can small businesses get in on the online act, keeping relationships with customers alive and positioning themselves to survive and thrive in this pandemic and beyond?Seven in ten Irish adults have made a conscious effort to support local businesses due to the impact of Covid-19, a survey by iReach has found.“Shop local” is a sentiment small businesses can tap into. If someone googles “bookshops near me”, there are simple steps you can take to make sure your shop is found. And it doesn’t even require a website.“If you are a small local business, you can go to ‘Google my business’ and create your free business profile there,” says Google’s director of small business in Ireland, Alice Mansergh.“Add your address, opening hours, phone number and photos of your business and you can even specify whether you offer click and collect or kerb-side pick-up during lockdown.This first dipping of your toe into online takes about 15 minutes.“This is going to ensure that if your local customers are searching for you, your details are compelling and accurate and up to date on Google Search and Google Maps,” says Mansergh.Google has also launched Grow with Google, a package of free training, advertising credits and grants to help Irish small businesses to recover from the effects of the pandemic. On the grow.google/intl/ie website, small businesses will find video tutorials on how to set up a business profile, or create a website that sells.And if you don’t already have a website, it’s now easier than ever to get one. If you have one and it’s effectively just a brochure, it’s time to up your game.The Limerick Local Enterprise Office (LEO) is a good place to start. Its Trading Online Vouchers assist businesses with up to ten employees to make online trading easier and more profitable. Businesses can claim up to €2,500, with co-funding of ten per cent from themselves, towards developing an online presence.They must participate in training first, however, with courses on everything from developing a website to digital marketing, social media and search engine optimisation.The Government says the grant will cut the cost for a small business to develop online trading by up to 90 per cent. And, with Covid-19, Irish small businesses appear to be receptive. Local Enterprise Offices have approved some 9,920 such vouchers already this year, which is 8,790 more than in 2019.Read the Limerick Post Newspaper’s guide to local retailers HERE Advertisement Email Print Linkedin WhatsApp BusinessNews#ShopLimerick: Making it easier for customers to support your businessBy Staff Reporter – November 30, 2020 98 Facebook TAGS#ShopLimerick Twitterlast_img read more

TOP READERS: Troy Public Library honors most proficient summer readers

first_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen “Those who participate in the Summer Reading Program must read age-appropriate books,” said Teresa Colvin, TPL children and young adult librarian. “Dani and Penelope are avid readers. They read because they enjoy reading. The read for pleasure and they read to learn.“Dani is a senior at Charles Henderson High School this year and this was her last summer as a participant in the TPL summer reading program,” Colvin said. “She has been a part of our Summer Reading Program for several years. We will miss her but I’m sure she will not be a stranger to the Troy Public Library. We wish her all the best.  Colvin said Penelope, like Dani, is a dedicated reader and “will be another Dani kind of reader.”Colvin congratulated the top readers in all age divisions and expressed appreciation to their parents for their support. Age seven: John Mark Challancin, first place and Sofia Aelterman, second place.Age eight: Penelope Earnest, first place and Alex Asher, second place.Age nine: Lola Drinkwater, first place and Edward Aelterman, swecond place.Age 10: Brodee Asher, first place and Ava Leverett, second plalce.Age 11: Slade Kilpatrick, first place and Carl Knight, Jr. second place.In the Young Adult division, Dani Daniel took first place followed by Princess Wright, second place and Ashur Cates, third place. Print Article You Might Like Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwell Latest Stories The top readers in the Troy Public Library’s Summer Reading program’s juvenile division are pictured, front row from left, Piper Kilpatrick, Savannah Grace Henderson, Joe Drinkwater and Gideon Sutton. Second row, Sofia Aelterman, Penelope Earnest, Alex Asher, Lola Drinkwater and Edward Aelterman. Third row, Brodee Asher, Ava Leverett, Slade Kilpatrick and Carl Knight, Jr. Not picture John Newman and John Mark Challancin. Inset: The top readers were treated to a party Xtreme Athletics Tuesday. Published 4:00 am Thursday, July 27, 2017center_img Dani Daniel and Penelope Earnest were honored as the Troy Public Library’s top readers in their age divisions for the 2017 Summer Reading Program Tuesday night at the celebration party at Xtreme Athletics.Dani took top honors in the Young Adults division and Penelope in the Juvenile readers.Dani, who is no stranger to top reading awards, read 59 books for a total of 37, 237 pages. Penelope read 192 books, totaling 24,154 pages. “So often, parents are the ones who instill the love of books and the love of reading in children,” she said. “Troy has, I think, the best library in the state and we have the most supportive and encouraging parents anywhere. For 22 years, it has been my joy to see children as they grow as readers. Children who are ‘readers’ do better academically than those who do not read. It is a joy to see children and young adults come to the library because it is where they want to be, because they know the joy of reading.”Colvin presented each of the top readers in the TPL Summer Reading Program with a medal, a certificate and a goodie bag. They were treated to a party and then encouraged to “Go do something Xtreme!”The top readers for the TPL Summer Reading Program are: Ages four and five: John Newman, first place; Piper Kilpatrick, second; and Savannah Grace Henderson, third place.Age six: Joe Drinkwater, first place; Gideon Sutton, second place. On to state: Tiger Sharks ready and excited for trip to Opelika The Troy Tiger Sharks are eager to hit the pool in the state swim meet on this weekend in Opelika…. read more The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By The Penny Hoarder Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Content TOP READERS: Troy Public Library honors most proficient summer readers Email the author 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

Bectu members at Cineworld advised to accept 3.5% pay offer

first_imgBectu members at Cineworld advised to accept 3.5% pay offerBy Mike Berry on 6 Sep 2006 in Personnel Today Members of the Bectu union employed at Cineworld multiplexes are to be balloted on a 3.5% across-the-board pay offer. Bectu negotiators are recommending that they accept the offer, which was made to projection staff and engineers after weeks of behind-the-scenes talks with management. Union officials are due to meet the company again on 19 September, four days after the vote closes. Mick Corfield, chair of Bectu’s Cineworld sub-division, said: “I’m delighted that once again we have negotiated a year-on-year, above-inflation pay award for our members while operating in difficult times and still maintaining no significant changes to our terms and conditions.” Cineworld, with nearly 80 multiplexes, is the second biggest cinema chain in the UK, and has been owned by venture capital group Blackstone since 2004. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. last_img read more

Wave heating of He+by electromagnetic ion cyclotron waves in the magnetosphere: Heating near the H+-He+bi-ion resonance frequency

first_imgWe investigate the absorption of electromagnetic ion cyclotron (EMIC) wave energy by He+ in the outer magnetosphere and the subsequent perpendicular-heating of He+. Plasma models, based on satellite data, are constructed to represent conditions at dawn and noon MLT for L > 7. Ray tracing using the HOTRAY program shows that EMIC waves generated by an anisotropic H+ distribution have path integrated gains in excess of 60 dB for the dawn model. The waves undergo strong cyclotron resonant absorption near the bi-ion resonance frequency when the He+ concentration is sufficiently small, typically 2 × 106 m−3. The energy absorbed per particle is smaller for very low densities ∼ 5 × 105 m−3 due to a smaller path integrated wave gain. In a dipole magnetic field the absorption occurs in a localized region of space at latitudes of |λm| = 20 − 30°. At noon MLT strong wave growth occurs at lower frequencies consistent with observations. Wave absorption at the bi-ion frequency is also stronger at lower frequencies. When a nondipole magnetic field is included to represent magnetospheric compression, it is found that wave refraction is reduced which results in a substantial increase in the path integrated gain (> 90 dB) and wave absorption takes place at higher latitudes. By considering refraction effects, we find that the spectral peak shifts to lower frequencies above the equator and that this effect is most pronounced in a dipole field. We suggest that absorption at the bi-ion resonance frequency is responsible for most of the X-type pitch angle distributions of He+ detected by the Active Magnetospheric Particle Tracer Explorer (AMPTE) spacecraft.last_img read more

Brunson Utah High School All-Star Wrestling Lineups Released

first_img Tags: Brunson Wrestling January 5, 2021 /Sports News – Local Brunson Utah High School All-Star Wrestling Lineups Released Brad James Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOREM, Utah-The participants and lineups for the Brunson Utah High School All-Star Dual, slated for January 12 at Telos U. of  Orem has been released.The Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network school participants are in bold as follows:1-A/2-A106 pounds-Tavyn Hollingshead (Beaver)113 pounds-Hagen Mayer (Beaver)120 pounds-Sam Rasmussen (Millard)126 pounds-Bronson Richins (North Summit)132 pounds-Tezlin Winn (Gunnison Valley)138 pounds-Brian Evans (Beaver)145 pounds-Jaxon Morlan (Duchesne)152 pounds-Jax Coburn (Piute)160 pounds-Riggin Boger (Altamont)170 pounds-Blake Barnes (Milford)182 pounds-Cort Raddon (Beaver)195 pounds-Danny Garcia (Millard)220 pounds-MacIntyre Thacker (Altamont)285 pounds-Kyler Boren (Beaver)3-A106 pounds-Andrew Fox (ALA)113 pounds-Dayson Torgerson (Richfield)120 pounds-Blake Woolsey (Morgan)126 pounds-Will Korth (Morgan)132 pounds-Waylen Pentz (Morgan)138 pounds-Channing Warner (Juab)145 pounds-Jaron Campbell (Morgan)152 pounds-Bryar Meccareillo (Emery)160 pounds-Brice Clegg (South Summit)170 pounds-Will Harmon (Juab)182 pounds-Hayes Dalton (Emery)195 pounds-Justyn Mitchell (ALA)220 pounds-Braden Howard (Emery)285 pounds-Shan Jackson (Juab)Wild-Card Team106 pounds-Parker Hansen (Tooele)113 pounds-Kaden Ercanbrack (Juab)120 pounds-Dallan Hunsaker (American Fork)126 pounds-Denim Torgerson (Richfield)132 pounds-Deegan Palmer (Payson)138 pounds-Drew Lang (West)145 pounds-Chase Ingram (Juab)152 pounds-Gabe Sanders (Mountain Crest)160 pounds-Jordan Faifai (Syracuse)170 pounds-Caleb Marx (Box Elder)182 pounds-Radi Stafford (Mountain View)195 pounds-Christian Smoot (Woods Cross)220 pounds-Cash Robb (Altamont)285 pounds-Chris Esparza (Mountain View)285 pounds-Jason Ponuisa (Crimson Cliffs)285 pounds-Jeshua Koch (Bear River)last_img read more

London borough prepares for total estate agency boards ban

first_imgHome » News » London borough prepares for total estate agency boards ban previous nextRegulation & LawLondon borough prepares for total estate agency boards banCamden Council is polling residents about the ban, which if approved could see all boards removed from its streets.Nigel Lewis14th February 201902,346 Views A leading London local authority  is polling residents about whether to extend its ban on For Sale and To Let boards, claiming estate agents ‘make a healthy living without them’.Camden council already enforces board bans in five conservation areas but it is now polling residents on whether to ban boards outright within its borders or apply the restrictions just to conservation areas and high streets.“Estate agent boards continue to be one of the most common complaints made to Camden’s Planning Enforcement Team,” says Danny Beales, its Cabinet Member for Investing in Communities (left).He claims that estate agents in the existing areas where the ban operates have been disregarding the regulations, and that agents’ boards are seen as “outdated eyesores, which merely add unnecessary clutter to our streets and take up valuable Council resources as we seek to secure their removal.”If residents of Camden vote in favour of a complete or extended ban across the borough, additional powers will be applied for from the Secretary of State.One local agent says he is unconcerned by the proposals. James Morton, a veteran director of Hampstead estate agency Dexters, told local media that boards were less relevant to house hunters than a decade ago.Rightmove and Zoopla“The ban came into place in Hampstead nearly 30 years ago, and in Belsize and elsewhere more recently, so we’re used to it,” he said.“When the ban came in to Belsize around 15 years ago, we were worried, but then listing on the internet took off. With the amount we pay to Rightmove and Zoopla to be listed, lots of people house hunt on there.“People don’t drive around looking for houses now, unlike before.”The consultation is due to end on February 26th.James Morton camden danny beales Dexters to let boards for sale boards February 14, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Royal Navy flagship returns from six-month deployment

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Royal Navy flagship returns from six-month deployment View post tag: HMS Ocean Authorities March 26, 2017 Royal Navy flagship returns from six-month deploymentcenter_img Royal Navy’s current flagship, HMS Ocean, wrapped up an eventful six-month deployment to the Middle East and returned to HMNB Devonport, Plymouth on March 24.During her deployment, HMS Ocean became the first UK warship to lead the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command’s Task Force (CTF) 50 in the Arabian Gulf, taking command of the group on November 25, 2016.“It’s a huge honour to bring HMS Ocean home after such an historic and remarkable operational deployment to the Middle East,” Captain Rob Pedre, the ship’s captain, said. “I am particularly proud of how my ship’s company, their committed dedication to duty, professionalism and good humour, have delivered the fleet flagship through a challenging programme and reinforced the reputation of the Royal Navy as a capable, world-class fighting force.’’As a helicopter assault ship, HMS Ocean, or the Mighty O as she is known, has operated helicopters Merlin Mk2 and Sea King Mk7, Chinooks and Apaches from the Navy, RAF and Army to protect the force from threats above, on and below the waves.The final confirmation of the RN’s ability to direct aircraft carrier strike operations – looking forward to the new Queen Elizabeth ships joining the Royal Navy fleet – was a three-day exercise in the central Gulf involving four navies, 19 ships and ten helicopters.“We have pushed the boundaries of what we can operate,” said Capt Pedre. “This deployment will stand us in good stead with the Queen Elizabeth.”Other highlights of the deployment include the ship hosting prime minister, Theresa May, in Bahrain ahead of her attendance at the Gulf Co-operation Council Conference; engaged in significant amphibious exercises with Albania and supported UK trade through the promotion of UK exports overseas.During the deployment HMS Ocean has steamed over 23,000 miles, visited 11 countries, and at times been home for up to 1,150 service personnel from the UK and partner nations.According to the Royal Navy, the personnel will go on leave on arrival before returning to Devonport to prepare for a final visit to their affiliated city of Sunderland which will be followed by a NATO deployment to the Mediterranean later this year. Share this article View post tag: Royal Navylast_img read more

Blackwell gives Bod £5m

first_imgAn exhibition hall will be created in the New Bodleian Library thanks to the generous donation. The hall, to be named Blackwell Hall in recognition of the donor, will display the Bodleian Library’s collection of British literary treasures that had until now been accessible to only a few scholars. The priceless collection includes the earliest complete book written in the English language, one of only eight surviving Gutenberg Bibles and Shakespeare’s First Folio. It also holds the original manuscripts of many book classics including Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein and a map given to the king and queen of Spain, which was probably used in discussions with Christopher Columbus before his 1492 voyage to discover the New World. Keeper of special collections at the Bodleian, Richard Ovenden said, “Julian Blackwell’s magnificent donation to the Bodleian reflects the long established connections between these two institutions. The Bodleian Library is the biggest university library in Britain and second in size in the country only to the British Library. Photo by kamshots .  Some rights reserved.  Licenced under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic . “Not only are they neighbors on Oxford’s Broad Street, but for 130 years they have jointly engaged in projects which have both celebrated and preserved our global written heritage,” he added. Mr. Blackwell said of his reasons for the donating, “The Bodleian is unique. It not only has the largest and most important university collections in the world, but it is leading the development of cutting-edge information services which are so vital to academic research.”center_img The earliest complete book written in English, Gregory the Great’s Pastoral Care, translated by King Alfred in about 890 AD is another of the treasures. There are also many original handwritten texts of popular classics such as Frankenstein, as well as more than 10,000 medieval manuscripts. Other treasures include an embroidered handwritten book by Queen Elizabeth I. £5 million is being given by Julian Blackwell of the eponymous bookshop chain to allow the Bodleian library to build a new hall to open access to its collection and put much of it on permanent public view for the first time. An event will be held on Saturday in honour of the library’s founder Sir Thomas Bodley, when the donation will be formally announced. Only on very rare occasions are items put on public display, such as last December when the library put four 13th century copies of the Magna Carta on view for just six hours. Founded in 1602, the Bodleian has a copy of almost every book printed and an extra 5,000 books are added to its catalogue each week. It holds more than 9 million volumes as well as artifacts such as a chair made for Francis Drake from the beams of the Golden Hind in which he circumnavigated the globe between 1577 and 1580.last_img read more