President Mubarak has not kept his promises about press freedom

first_img Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff Reporters Without Borders today condemned the continued hounding of journalists in Egypt and called on President Hosni Mubarak to keep his pledge, made to parliament on 19 December, to allow press freedom. “Each year, President Mubarak announces that the authorities will stop their harassment of journalists,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said, “and each year such harassment increases. It is time the president kept his promises and decriminalised press offences as he said in 2004 he would.”Two journalists with the independent daily Al Fajr (Dawn), Mohamed Abdul-Latif and Manal Lasheen, were sentenced on 14 December to six and four years in prison respectively, and also fined, for writing last August that a cousin of MP Emad el-Gelda paid a man to serve a prison sentence in his place. The MP sued the journalists but they were not told about the case and only learned about their convictions from a newspaper report afterwards. They have now hired lawyers, paid bail and a new hearing has been set for next 15 February.Mona El-Tahawi, a columnist for the daily Al-Sharq Al Awsat, was summoned by state security officials on 22 December and interrogated about her coverage of the recent parliamentary elections. Ms Tahawi also writes for foreign newspapers, including the International Herald Tribune, and is thought to have been brought in as a warning because of her links with them. Help by sharing this information January 22, 2021 Find out more February 6, 2021 Find out more News Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Egypt Newscenter_img EgyptMiddle East – North Africa News RSF_en to go further December 26, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 President Mubarak has not kept his promises about press freedom February 1, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Organisation Newslast_img read more

€1.3m approved for Flood Remedial Works

first_imgPrint Previous articleAnti Austerity Alliance opens Limerick baseNext articleMinister told to speed up help for flood victims Staff Reporter Linkedin TAGSfloodingMusic LimerickSt Mary’s park Facebook #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ WhatsApp Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Twitter Emailcenter_img REPAIR work to the tune of €1.3m will begin immediately on repairs to homes damaged by flooding in St Mary’s Park following the approval of the funding from the Department of the Environment, it has been confirmed by Limerick City Council. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The funding was announced today (Friday) following discussions between Limerick City Council and the Department of the Environment and agreed that Regeneration monies will be used to carry out the necessary works.Residents of St Mary’s Park are being informed by local authority officials door to door today that contractors will begin reinstatement works to all homes with flood damage. Reinstatement works had commenced on Local Authority owned properties in recent weeks where the area was particularly badly affected by flooding from an extreme high tide in Limerick on February 1st. A major response effort by Limerick City Council took place in the aftermath of the flooding to pump away floodwaters and assist residents with alternative accommodation and housing repairs.Brian Geaney, Senior Executive Officer, Limerick City Council, explained that over the last number of weeks, the Local Authority has been involving in an on-going cleansing and sanitation process of all affected homes.“Since the flooding happened, the de-humidification of all houses involved has been taking place and this takes time due to the level of flood damage that was caused,” he explained. “Limerick City Council has been actively engaged with residents, local Councillors and organisations in St Mary’s Park to keep them updated on a continuous basis about our efforts including St Mary’s Community Group, St Mary’s Regeneration Committee and St Mary’s Aid. I’m delighted to confirm that works can now continue to include all houses following the drying out of all affected premises.”Mr Geaney confirmed that Limerick City Council will remain in contact with the Department of the Environment in relation to other aspects of the flood relief programme.Other areas of Limerick affected by the flooding should make an application as previously advised to the Housing Assistance Scheme operated by the Department of Social Protection. The details of this scheme are available at the local Community Welfare Services contact points or at www.welfare.ieFlood victims were also assisted by the Department of Social Protection which paid a total of €109,242 to affected persons after 275 claims were processed for their immediate needs and the replacement of furniture and electrical items that were destroyed. NewsBreaking newsCommunity€1.3m approved for Flood Remedial WorksBy Staff Reporter – February 28, 2014 658 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Clonlara couple stuck in their marooned home Advertisement Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick last_img read more

Deputy Pringle refutes Jobs Ministers claims that jobs strategy is working in Co Donegal

first_img Facebook Deputy Pringle refutes Jobs Ministers claims that jobs strategy is working in Co Donegal By admin – March 27, 2015 WhatsApp Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Twitter Facebook Twitter Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Claims that the government’s jobs strategy is working in Donegal have been rejected by Donegal Deputy Thomas Pringle.Launching the Action Plan for Jobs in the Border region, Enterprise Minister Richard Bruton said there’s been a 40% increase in IDA jobs created in Donegal since 2011.However, Deputy Pringle says less than 800 jobs over 4 years and one advanced facility in Letterkenny is not investment. It’s a token, and even that jobs figure is disputed.Deputy Pringle says specific, targeted actions like investing in high speed broadband to rural areas are what are needed in Donegal……….Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Pinterestcenter_img Pinterest LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Homepage BannerNews Previous articleLÉ Róisín chief ordered officers onto world’s largest trawler, court toldNext articleNew survey finds people in Co Donegal are sweet on their potatoes admin Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota WhatsApp Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Reportlast_img read more

Supreme Court Weekly Round Up

first_imgTop StoriesSupreme Court Weekly Round Up Sanya Talwar26 Dec 2020 10:00 PMShare This – xFranklin Templeton: SEBI Appoints Observer On The Basis Of Supreme Court’s December 9 Order [Chennai Financial Markets & Accountability V. The Securities Exchange Board of India & Ors.]Securities & Exchange Board of India has appointed an Observer regarding e-voting of unit holders of six schemes of Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund. This comes in light of an order passed by…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?LoginFranklin Templeton: SEBI Appoints Observer On The Basis Of Supreme Court’s December 9 Order [Chennai Financial Markets & Accountability V. The Securities Exchange Board of India & Ors.]Securities & Exchange Board of India has appointed an Observer regarding e-voting of unit holders of six schemes of Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund. This comes in light of an order passed by top court of December 9, 2020 whereby the top court had also directed that the result of the e-voting would not be announced and would be produced before the Hon’ble Supreme Court in a sealed cover along with the report of the Observer appointed by the SEBI.’Order Extending Limitation Due To COVID19 Still Operative’: Supreme Court Directs NCDRC To Take On Record A Written Statement Filed Belatedly [M/S SS Group V. Aaditya J. Garg & Anr.]The Supreme Court observed that its order of 23rd March 2020 extending limitation for filing in courts and tribunals is still operative. The bench comprising Justices Vineet Saran and S. Ravindra Bhat observed thus while setting aside an order passed by National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission which declined to take a written statement on the ground that it has has no power to extend the time for filing the response to the complaint beyond 45 days.Tablighi Jamaat: Supreme Courts Asks Centre To Facilitate Return of 36 Foreigners Who Were Acquitted [Maulana Ala Hadrami & Ors. V. UOI]The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Centre to assist foreign nationals to head back to their countries after being absolved of all charges for allegedly flouting Covid-19-related guidelines by participating in the Tablighi Jamaat congregation at Delhi’s Nizamuddin. The court further noted that the aforementioned observation would not come in the way of the concerned Department, if they intend to question the correctness of the discharge/acquittal. “Subject to that, the representation can be taken forward by the Nodal Officer expeditiously,” said the bench.No Blanket Bar To Grant Anticipatory Bail In Cases Of Illegal Quarrying/Mining, Smuggling of Sand, Minerals: Supreme Court [S. Mohamed Shahul Hameed V. State Rep. By Inspector of Police]The Supreme Court recently clarified that a blanket restriction cannot be placed on anticipatory bail in cases of illegal quarrying/mining, theft and smuggling of sand and minerals, and that each case has to be considered on merits. The bench headed by Justice S. K. Kaul, in the course of hearing a SLP arising out of an October 16 decision of the Madras High Court denying anticipatory bail to the petitioner, noted that the High Court had, on September 3, held that no anticipatory bail shall be granted to the offences involving illegal quarrying/transportation of mines and minerals.Farmers Protests : Petitioner Seeks To Add More Farmers Organizations As Respondents In Plea To Remove Protesters [Rishabh Sharma V. UOI & Ors.]The petitioner in the PIL against farmers protests has filed an application in the Supreme Court to implead 35 more farmers organizations as additional respondents in the case. Last week, the Supreme Court had allowed the impleadment of eight farmers organizations. The Court said that it was considering to set up an independent committee to mediate between the protesting farmers and the Central Government. However, the Court refrained from passing any substantive directions in that regard as the impleaded eight farmers organizations did not appear before the bench on the next date of hearing.Sabarimala : Kerala Govt Moves Supreme Court Against HC Direction To Raise Number Of Daily Permissible Pilgrims As 5000 The Kerala Government has filed a special leave petition in the Supreme Court challenging the direction of the High Court of Kerala to raise the number of daily permissible pilgrims as 5000. Taking note of the COVID-19 pandemic situation, a High Level Committee under the Chairmanship of the Kerala Chief Minister had decided on October 5 to permit pilgrimage at Sabarimala during the present mandalakalam season allowing 1000 daily pilgrims on weekdays and 2000 daily pilgrims on weekends and 5000 daily pilgrims on special pooja days. The pilgrims were required to register through the virtual queue system and to provide Covid negative certificate from an authorized lab.’Election Process Can’t Be Interfered With’ : Supreme Court Dismisses Plea Against Consecutive Reservation Of Panchayat President Posts In KeralaA vacation bench of the Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a plea which challenged the reservation notification issued by the State Election Commission for local body heads on the ground that it lead to successive/consecutive reservations of the posts of Panchayat Presidents and Municipality Chairpersons. “Election process can’t be interfered with in the middle”, a bench comprising Justices Indira Banerjee and Hemant Gupta observed while dismissing the petition. NEET 2020 : Supreme Court Refuses To Entertain Plea Seeking Admission To “Higher Option Seat” In AIQ [Najma P.M. V. Commissioner for Entrance]A vacation bench of the Supreme Court on Wednesday, dismissed as withdrawn a petition challenging a December 15 judgment of Kerala High Court which had dismissed the plea of a student seeking admission to a “higher option seat” in Allotment to medical and allied courses in terms of NEET Rank in the All India Quota Seats and KEAM counselling for state of Kerala. A bench of Justices Indira Banerjee and Hemant Gupta orally observed that since the petitioner had already taken admission in terms of the All India Quota after second round of counselling, the same could not be allowed.[Supreme Court is currently on Vacation from December 18th to January 2 2021]Next Storylast_img read more

Mikel Arteta explains how he convinced Granit Xhaka to stay at Arsenal

first_imgAdvertisement Mikel Arteta and Granit Xhaka are forging a good relationship (Picture: Getty Images)Mikel Arteta has revealed the details of the heart-to-heart he had with Granit Xhaka which convinced the Swiss midfielder to stay at the club.Xhaka has had a turbulent season with the Gunners and his career in north London looked to be over after a public fallout with the fans which saw him stripped of the captaincy.A deal to take 27-year-old to Hertha Berlin looked to be agreed, but Arteta arrived to take over as manager in December and he quickly put a stop to those plans.The Spaniard has described how he spoke to the former Arsenal captain and explained that he sees him as a big part of his team going forward, as well as setting out a plan to heal the wounds of the previous few months.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘The first message for him was that I wanted to understand how he was feeling, why he was feeling that way,’ said Arteta.‘I wanted him to hear from me my opinion on him, and that I was ready to support him and that I was ready to push the club to be supportive of him too, because I thought he could be a really, really good player for us and he could enjoy playing under me in this football club.‘I tried to convince him that way. He thought about it, he had a very positive response afterwards, and I think he changed his mind.’ Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 9 Jan 2020 11:37 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link986Shares Xhaka’s low point came as he was booed off against Crystal Palace (Picture: Rex Features)The level-headed new Arsenal manager was keen to downplay the problems Xhaka had gone through earlier this season, describing them as commonplace in the modern game.The Swiss has started three of Arteta’s four games in charge of Arsenal so far and the Spaniard just wants to put the issues in the past.‘It’s very common now,’ said Arteta. ‘Every club has its own issues. Some things come within the club, some within the media, some from social media.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘It’s very difficult nowadays to have one full year where everything is perfect. It’s the environment, we have to deal with that and hopefully in a few months nobody remembers those issues.‘Of course it’s not ideal when players respond and it creates an instability. So as much as we can avoid it, the better.’Arsenal are looking to make it three wins on the spin under their new boss when they travel to take on Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday.MORE: Mikel Arteta against Gabriel Martinelli leaving Arsenal to join Brazil’s Olympic qualification tournamentMORE: Mikel Arteta explains plans for Emile Smith-Rowe as Arsenal work on loans for three youngsters Mikel Arteta explains how he convinced Granit Xhaka to stay at Arsenallast_img read more

Costa has until this evening to respond to violent conduct charge

first_imgHe was caught on camera raising his hands to Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny’s face during Chelsea’s Premier League win on Saturday.The incident was missed by referee Mike Dean.Arsenal’s Gabriel Paulista needs to answer an improper conduct charge by Thursday for his behaviour after getting sent off for kicking Costa – while both clubs have been charged with failing to control their players. Meanwhile, Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed he made sure he was paid more than any of his players as Manchester United manager.It was guaranteed under a contract he signed in 2010.More than two years after his retirement, his new book is released today.Fergie says the success he brought to United was largely down to how he always got his players to recover from disappointment.last_img read more

NBA news: Watch PJ Washington break NBA record by scoring 7 3s

first_img WATCH US LIVE 10 months ago NBA: Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets player ratings, result PJ Washington of Charlotte Hornets broke NBA’s record for most three-pointers made by any player during his debut. The rookie tied for the previous record for five-three pointers in the first half itself. He set the record by shooting his sixth three-pointer with just about one minute left for Q3 to end. He finished the match with 9-17 from the field and 7-11 from deep for 27 points. Charlotte Hornets beat Chicago Bulls 126-125 with Washington as their top scorer. Jake Layman (2016 Trail Blazers) and Donyell Marshall (1994 Timberwolves) were the previous record holders. Also read | NBA: LeBron James is the 8th highest-paid sportsperson in the world Devika Pawar 10 months ago NBA: Watch Kyrie Irving speed through Wolves defence 10 months ago NBA: LeBron James is the 8th highest-paid sportsperson in the world FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By First Published: 24th October, 2019 13:45 IST Also read | 76ers top Celtics 107-93 in 1st battle of East favorites center_img 10 months ago Dream11 BOS vs PHI: Team news, predictions and other NBA updates Last Updated: 24th October, 2019 13:45 IST NBA News: Watch PJ Washington Break NBA Record By Scoring 7 3s PJ Washington broke the NBA record for most three-pointers scored by a player in their debut match after scoring seven three-point shots. Here are the details. In a post-match interview, Washington said that he was just concentrating on scoring good shots and was not aware of his record till he was told after the game. Last year, Washington was a sophomore and played for the Kentucky Wildcats. He scored more than twenty points in eight out of ten games he played in late January and early February. Washington averaged 18.3 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.4 blocks in his last 18 games. Though Washington suffered from a sprained ankle and missed the first two NCAA Tournament games for Kentucky Bulls, he scored 16 points off the bench during Kentucky’s 62-58 Sweet 16 triumph over Houston. In April, Washington signed with Roc Nation Sports. Also read | Irving scores 50 but misses last shot, Wolves top Nets in OT COMMENT LIVE TV NBA 2019-20: PJ Washington breaks an NBA record Also read | Watch NBA chief Adam Silver present replica ring to a Raptors fan WE RECOMMEND 10 months ago NBA 2019-20: Live streaming details and broadcast schedule in Indialast_img read more