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Bychemex Limited ( Q12018 Interim Report

first_imgBychemex Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Bychemex Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Bychemex Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Bychemex Limited (  2018 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileBychemex Limited is a subsidiary of Harel Mallac & Co. Limited and specialises in the manufacturing and sale of specialized chemical products and auxiliaries for the textile industry in Mauritius. Bychemex Limited handles its operations through the segments of textile auxiliaries, bleaching and dyeing chemicals, and scouring chemicals, where the company produces detergents, wetting agents, anti-crease agents, sequestrates, dispersants, and softeners, hydrogen peroxide, brine solution and caustic solutions. Bychemex Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius’ Development and Enterprise Market.last_img read more

Forget Bitcoin! 5 stock sectors screaming higher right now

first_img Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. At around $9,640, Bitcoin is more than 50% higher than its dip at the beginning of March. But I wouldn’t chase the price up by speculating on the cryptocurrency now.All kinds of markets have been shooting up since the coronavirus crash. For example, look for proof in the prices of oil, gold, copper, iron ore, the FTSE 100 index, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Almost everything is going upIn some ways it all seems nuts. Some of those markets are ‘supposed’ to be counter-cyclical to each other. Such as gold going up while shares go down, and oil price falls boosting share prices.However, this kind of exuberance almost across the board does tend to happen when markets have experienced a sudden and dramatic shock. For example, with the credit crunch in the noughties, all markets plunged seemingly together. There’s good logic in that. Nobody knew what would happen, or how badly events would affect individual markets, so there was a tendency to just sell everything.A similar thing happened when the coronavirus hit. Investors first reaction was to dump almost everything and that’s why we saw the stock market crash along with many other markets.Perhaps it’s rational for many markets to rise now. After all, we know more about how lockdowns are lifting and how economies are sputtering back into life. But I can see one potential problem. Rising markets tend to beget rising markets. Investors see the rises and start panic-buying for Fear of Missing Out (FOMO).FOMO-buying will run out of steamBut FOMO-buying tends to lead to irrational buying divorced from the underlying value of a market, and it won’t last forever. Indeed, just as panic-selling can cause shares and markets to undershoot reasonable valuation on the downside, panic-buying can cause an overshoot of reasonable valuation on the upside.And that makes markets such as Bitcoin look vulnerable. Because of a dearth of fundamentals, it’s hard to pin a fair valuation to Bitcoin. So speculation alone is probably driving the price. An overshoot looks practically assured to my eyes. And I wouldn’t want to be holding Bitcoin when the buying runs out and the reversal occurs.A mixed stock marketHowever, the stock market is a bit more mixed. Some sectors are clearly struggling, such as travel, hospitality, airlines, and other cyclicals. It’s a stock-picker’s market and even Warren Buffett has turned his back on the airline companies and sold out of his holdings in the sector.I wouldn’t touch bank shares with a bargepole either. But as Jim Cramer pointed out recently, some sectors are roaring ahead and there’s sound logic behind their advance in a world with Covid-19. My top five sectors, which I reckon are well-stocked hunting grounds, are healthcare, IT, food and consumer staples, drinks, and technology. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Forget Bitcoin! 5 stock sectors screaming higher right now Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Kevin Godbold | Monday, 18th May, 2020 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Kevin Godboldlast_img read more

Tattoo regret: Can you make it go away?

first_img Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here TAGSthe Previous articleAmericans more willing to ride in self-driving carsNext articleMayor Teresa Jacobs opens 17th annual Mayor’s Job Fair Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 By Greg Hall, Assistant Clinical Professor, Case Western Reserve UniversityAlmost half of people between 18 and 35 have tattoos, and almost one in four regrets it, according to a 2016 Harris Poll. Based on an estimate of about 60 million people in that age group, that would mean that about 7.5 million people have tattoo regret.As a primary care physician, I’ve noticed anecdotally that many of my younger patients have regrets about their tattoos. When I ask about them, many say that they got them when they were young, and at the time put little or no research into the decision.With no source (reliable or otherwise) of tattoo information to suggest to my patients, I began to investigate the topic myself. My goal was to write a quick reference for teens that reviewed the health and social issues they might encounter after getting a tattoo.What I found was myriad unexpected and sometimes shocking concerns that everyone should know. To my surprise, there were a host of reports of ink complications, infections, toxin effects, scarring, burns, chronic irritations and much more.The ink goes more than skin deepAmong the concerns are the long-term effects tattoo inks can have on the immune system, pathology specimen interpretation and other unforeseen health complications.Certain tattoo inks can be toxic, with some containing carcinogenic compounds, a 2012 Danish Environmental Protection Agency found. In fact, one in five tattoo inks contained carcinogenic chemicals, and a vast majority of the inks tested did not comply with international health safety standards for ink composition, an Australian government-sponsored study found. Even more concerning, carcinogens were identified in 83 percent of black inks – by far the most popular color for tattoos.Tattoo inks can be unsafe. From www.shutterstock.comThe European Society of Tattoo and Pigment Research was established in 2013 with a mission of educating the public about the “fundamental facts about tattooing” which many in the younger generations ignore. That group found barium, copper, mercury and other unsafe components in tattoo inks. Their research also found a disheartening mismatch between the listed ink container contents and its actual chemical composition found on testing.More recently, the Food and Drug Administration has become more involved with tattoo inks, stating “Many pigments used in tattoo inks are industrial-grade colors suitable for printers’ ink or automobile paint.” Like the studies started overseas, the agency is now examining the chemical composition of inks and pigments and how they break down in the body, as well their short- and long-term safety.Tattoos have led to errors in medical treatment, testingMetal-based ink tattoos can react with magnetic resonance imaging studies. For instance, two case studies detail patients who suffered MRI-induced burns in their tattoos that were attributed to iron compounds in tattoo pigments. Radiologists say this magnet-based reaction is rare, but some have suggested simply avoiding iron-based tattoo inks.Pathologists, meanwhile, are reporting tattoo ink in surgical biopsy specimens of lymph nodes. For instance, a 2015 report in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology detailed the case of a young woman with cervical cancer which doctors believed had spread to her lymph nodes. After surgery to remove the nodes, they discovered that what appeared to be malignant cells in a scan was actually tattoo ink. A similar misdiagnosis occurred in another patient with melanoma.And then there are the infectionsThe most common infections associated with tattooing involve staphylococcus aureus or pseudomonas bacteria arising from poor skin preparation or equipment sterilization. “Staph” skin infections can become serious and even life-threatening, as antibiotic-resistant strains become more prevalent.Three percent of tattoos get infected, and almost four percent of people who get tattoos recount pain lasting more than a month, a 2015 study from Tulane University School of Medicine found. About 22 percent of participants with new tattoos reported persistent itching that lasted more than a month.A spate of mycobacterial skin infections in 22 people across four states in 2011 and 2012 was tied to a few specific brands of ink. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in conjunction with local departments of public health, were able to contain these infections through intense tracking and investigation.More serious tattoo-induced skin disorders like sarcoidosis, lichen planis and lupus-like reactions are increasingly reported in current literature. These skin problems can be more long-lasting and leave permanent scarring.A study reported in Hepatology found that “tattoo exposure is associated with HCV (hepatitis C virus) infection, even among those without traditional risk factors. All patients who have tattoos should be considered at higher risk for HCV infection and should be offered HCV counseling and testing.”Hepatitis, which is 10 times more infectious than HIV, can be transmitted through needles used by tattoo artists. It is the reason the American Red Cross restricts blood donations from individuals with newer tattoos done outside of regulated tattoo facilities.A study from Tulane University added credence to these blood donation restrictions by showing that 17 percent of all participants had at least one tattoo done somewhere other than a tattoo parlor, and 21 percent admitted to being intoxicated while receiving at least one of their tattoos.A youthful decision with adult implicationsThe primary reason Harris Poll respondents reported tattoo regret was they “were too young when they had it done.” The second most common reason, which coincides with the first, is the tattoo “didn’t fit their present lifestyle.”Whether a tattoo depicts a name, a person, a place or a thing, its meaning and perception are in constant flux. Eric Madfis and Tammi Arford, writing about the dilemma of symbols and tattoo regret, note that “Symbols are dynamic in that they are time-specific, ever-changing, and always in a state of gradual transition.”Tattoos have a different meaning depending on the interpreter, their relative history and knowledge, and they are dynamic because they can take on different meanings through time and experience. The first person to get a barbed wire tattoo on an upper arm could be seen as clever, inventive, unique and trail-blazing. The one-hundredth person to get the same tattoo was none of these things, and with time, if either was seen in public, both would receive the same reaction.The “emotional response in the beholder” of any given tattoo can be based on “social stratification” and is not consistently predictable, according to Andrew Timmings at the University of St Andrews in the United Kingdom. Their interviews of hiring managers showed that tattoos can actually hurt job prospects.Another study, at the University of Tampa, confirmed that 86 percent of students believe that having a visible tattoo is a detriment to their business prospects.Researchers at the Harris Poll found that older respondents are less tolerant of visible tattoos as the prestige of the job position rises. While a vast majority of people age 51 and above are comfortable with professional athletes having tattoos, the acceptance decreases significantly when doctors, primary school teachers and presidential candidates are included.Understandably, people who have many friends and family with tattoos are generally less stigmatized regarding their tattoo, and tend to suffer less tattoo regret, a study in The Social Science Journal reported in 2014. But the study also found that when tattooed respondents were exposed to individuals without tattoos, like in the workplace or institutions of higher learning, more stigma victimization occurred, and those impacted were more likely to suffer regret and ponder removal.People often regret getting married when young, just as they do with tattoos. From www.shutterstock.comGetting a tattoo, which is akin to a life-changing (and body-changing) decision, when young is really no different from getting married young (32 percent regret rate) or choosing a college major (37 percent change rate). For many, making a major decision when young is rife with regret. The difference with tattoos is having to face that regret on a daily basis.As the pure number who have tattoos grow, the market for getting these tattoos removed has also found its niche. Laser tattoo removal services have rapidly grown across the nation and have become a multi-million dollar business, with additional potential for growth as the younger, highly tattooed, generations age.But some problem tattoos can’t be removedCurrent lasers still have limitations in the colors they can erase with added difficulty stemming from more vibrant tattoo colors. Darker pigmented people tend to have less success with certain lasers and require more sessions to avoid skin damage.Because the laser shatters the pigment particles under the skin for removal by the body, the issues with infections, scarring and the ink spreading become a concern again. Tattoos covering extensive areas of the body are simply too large to tackle in one session, and could take years to remove.Laser complications include pain, blistering, scarring and, in some cases, a darkening of the tattoo ink can occur, according to dermatologists.As technology and the demand for tattoo removal advances, some of the limitations of current lasers will shrink. Newer, easy-to-remove inks are being patented, which may represent a healthier approach due to biodegradable ingredients, and a more predictable laser response. Picosecond lasers are also dramatically decreasing the number of sessions needed in select populations.Education is the keyWith such a large number considering tattoos at a young age, informing young people of the health and social risks could help them avoid tattoos they may come to regret. Adding permanent body art education to health classes could mitigate some of these mistakes and decrease later regret.Editor’s Note: This article was first published on theconversation.comlast_img read more

TCU Rhino Initiative Club gives voice to dwindling species

first_imgTCU Master of Accounting program set to go to China this winter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TCU students match high number of alcohol violations Linkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025 printRhinos in Africa are being killed at a rapid rate, and one TCU student organization is doing what they can to stop it. The TCU Rhino Initiative Club, a new group on campus this semester, was created by a group of students who participated in the South African Human Development & Biodiversity study abroad program last summer. Currently, the club has 40 members. After the trip, club president Katie Lawton said the students met up once a week at what she called the “South Africa part two” class.“The goal of the course was to take what we learned in Africa and create a project that makes a difference for the rhinos,” Lawton said. “We wanted a way for students to get involved without going all the way to Africa.”Lawton said that on the trip to South Africa, students went to Johannesburg and Cape Town to learn about South Africa’s history and sightsee. The students then went to Amakhala Game Reserve near Port Elizabeth, where they gained hands-on experience doing procedures on elephants, zebras and rhinos. They used their experience to learn about the global biodiversity crisis, specifically dealing with the rhino poaching issue. “Watching a rhino be stripped of its horn to prevent it from being poached was an emotional and heartbreaking experience for all of us,” Lawton said. “It was really the tipping point where we all knew we had to do something.”TCU students traveled to South Africa last summer to safely dehorn rhinos to prevent the creatures from being poached. Photo courtesy of Abby FredrickThe TCU Rhino Initiative began in 2014 when Dr. Michael Slattery, the club’s campus advisor, teamed up with renowned rhino conservationist and South African wildlife veterinarian Dr. Will Fowlds to help the rhino species in Africa survive. According to the initiative’s website, rhinos are being poached for their horns and the initiative “stands ready to help on several fronts, from organizing reduction demand campaigns and raising public awareness, to supporting protection and rescue initiatives on the ground, where poached rhinos can be rehabilitated and eventually function again in wild habitats.”According to the Save the Rhino organization, rhino horns are very valuable in countries around the world as they are seen to possess medical benefits or religious powers. As a result, rhinos are often tranquilized, dehorned and left to bleed to death by poachers. However, rhino horns have no proven medicinal benefits at all. Since the Rhino Initiative Club was created in October, the club has had three tabling events to raise awareness about the organization and the rhino crisis. It has also sold shirts to raise awareness and hosted a meet and greet for students interested in joining, Lawton said.“We partnered with TCU women’s basketball for one of their home games to make it a rhino-themed game,” Lawton said. “We had a table in the arena where we could show both students and members of the Fort Worth community what we do and why rhinos are worth saving.”The Rhino Initiative Club has held multiple tabling events to raise awareness about the rhino crisis and its new organization. Photo courtesy of Abby FredrickCaroline Woodward is another student who went on the trip to South Africa and is now part of the Rhino Initiative Club. She said that she didn’t have extensive knowledge about rhinos prior to the trip, but she now feels an attachment to the creatures.“Rhinos deserve more than what they are getting,” Woodward said. “I hope to spread awareness and education about the fact that rhino horns do not help medically. I also hope to raise money for Amakhala, other medical research teams and anti-poaching units.”In the future, the Rhino Initiative Club plans on having more awareness campaigns on campus, Lawton said. She also said that the club will be hosting a Rhino Run 5K to raise money in March, tabling at the EarthX conference in Dallas in April and putting on a special event for World Rhino Day in September.  Previous articleRepresenting TCU admission in a smaller regionNext articleBlanket Coverage Podcast – College Football Playoffs and Bowl Preview Special Owen Roche RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR What we’re reading: Fla. officials back Trump, news organizations refuse to release whistleblower’s name Facebook Twitter Linkedin + posts Owen Roche TCU Alum Brandon Parrish watches with emotion as he watches a rhino worked on his sawed-off horn (Photo courtesy: Owen Roche Owen Roche Facebook Twitter Owen Roche ReddIt ReddIt What we’re reading: Trump fed up with media, Guyger sentenced to 10 years for murder TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Owen Roche read more

Legal situation “untenable” after supreme court refuses to rule on protection of journalists’ sources

first_img Organisation Reporters Without Borders is worried about the US supreme court’s refusal yesterday to rule on the cases of five journalists who were held in contempt of court for refusing to reveal their sources. The ruling highlights the legal void as regards recognition of the confidentiality of journalists’ sources. United StatesAmericas News RSF_en Help by sharing this information June 7, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today condemned the US supreme court’s refusal yesterday to rule on the cases of five journalists who were held by a judge to be in contempt of court for refusing to reveal their sources for reports about Wen Ho Lee, a nuclear scientist formerly suspected of spying.Noting that the supreme court refused in June last year to rule on the cases of Judith Miller, then a staff writer with the New York Times, and Matthew Cooper of Time magazine, who were held in contempt of court for similar reasons, Reporters Without Borders described the legal status quo as “untenable.” Miller spent 12 weeks in prison before consenting to reveal her sources. “Amid increasing attacks on the confidentiality of sources, the supreme court has let slip an opportunity to provide a guarantee at the federal level for one of the very principles of investigative journalism, the right of reporters to protect their sources,” Reporters Without Borders said.“A recently-concluded financial settlement between Wen, the government and the news media involved has determined the fate of James Risen, Robert Drogin, H. Josef Hebert, Pierre Thomas and Walter Pincus,” the organisation said. “While we welcome the fact that these journalists have avoided potential prison terms and have been able to protect their sources, it is regrettable that this is not as a result of a judicial decision. Courts are already ordering or will order other journalists to reveal their sources.”Reporters Without Borders continued: “This situation increases the urgency of the debate on the bill introduced in the senate last month by Senator Richard Lugar (Republican – Indiana), which would accord journalists ‘qualified privilege’ at the federal level as regards the confidentiality of their sources.”The organisation added: “The supreme court’s decision is in this case all the more regrettable as it cannot claim to be based on the supposed requirements of national security. It is very dangerous for press freedom as it makes the media pay for government leaks.”Under the settlement reached three days before the supreme court’s ruling was issued, Wen abandoned an invasion of privacy lawsuit against the US government in return for payment of 1.6 million dollars. Under the deal, the five news organisations that currently employ the journalists – the Associated Press, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post and ABC television – also agreed to pay Wen an additional 750,000 dollars.Wen, who is of Chinese origin, brought a lawsuit against the justice and energy departments in 2003, accusing them of leaking information about him to the press at a time when he was suspected of being a spy. A court ruled in October of that year that he had a right to know who, within these government agencies, was responsible for initiating the leaks and allegations against him in the media.When questioned by Wen’s lawyers between 18 December 2003 and 8 January 2004, Gerth and Risen of the New York Times, Drogin of the Los Angeles Times, Herbert of the Associated Press, and Thomas – who was working for CNN at the time – agreed to provide information but refused to reveal their sources, invoking their First Amendment rights under the US constitution. Washington DC district court judge Thomas Penfield Jackson ordered the five journalists on 18 August 2004 to pay $500 a day until they named their sources. The DC court of appeals upheld his ruling on 28 June 2005 in all five cases except Gerth’s, where it was quashed on the grounds of insufficient evidence. Lawyers acting for the other four appealed to the supreme court.The confidentiality of journalists’ sources is recognized today in 32 US states but not at the federal level. Manhattan district court judge Robert W. Sweet decided in favour of Miller and her New York Times colleague Philip Shanen in another case involving protection of sources on 24 February 2005. He said they should not be compelled to turn over their phone records to federal prosecutors charged with identifying a leak in an investigation initiated in 2001 into two Islamic associations suspected of ties to terrorist movements. Federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald, who had secured Miller’s conviction in the case of Valerie Plame case – the CIA agent whose identity was leaked to the press in 2003 – announced on 13 February of this year that he intended to appeal against the New York court’s decision. On 3 May, Connecticut state legislators adopted a so-called “shield law” recognizing the right of journalists to source confidentiality. The law, which applies to online as well as traditional media, allows courts to demand disclosure of a source only when a clear and convincing need is established, when the information is not available from “any alternative source,” and when there is an “overriding public interest” in the disclosure. The new law must now be signed by the state governor to take effect.A legal gulf therefore exists between the majority of states that recognise the confidentiality of sources and the federal level, where the First Amendment and a 1972 supreme court ruling alone do not give enough protection to journalists who want to protect their sources. It was to fill this gap that Senator Lugar and Senator Christopher Dodd (Democrat – Connecticut) introduced their bill in the senate.The latest version of their proposed “federal shield law” would accord journalists “qualified privilege” as regards their sources. The privilege would not apply if the attorney general had exhausted all other avenues to obtain the desired information, if it was established that the reporter had information that was vital for a case and if their was a significant public interest in its disclosure. Follow the news on United States News United StatesAmericas Receive email alerts WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists News News June 6, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Legal situation “untenable” after supreme court refuses to rule on protection of journalists’ sources to go further June 3, 2021 Find out more NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Concern about conditions in which journalists and cyber-dissidents are being held

first_img Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists April 7, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Concern about conditions in which journalists and cyber-dissidents are being held Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns the conditions in which journalists and cyber-dissidents are being held in Iran and the arbitrary nature of their detention, and calls for their release. The organisation issued its appeal after the parents of a detained American-Iranian journalist, who live in the United States, were able to visit her in Tehran’s Evin prison yesterday. “It is very good news that Roxana Saberi, who has been imprisoned since January, was finally able to see her parents but we must not forget that nine other journalists are also being detained in Iran in very harsh conditions,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Some are not getting the medical treatment they need. Journalist and blogger Omidreza Mirsayafi’s recent death in detention reinforces our growing concern about the conditions in which they are being held.”Saberi’s parents arrived in Iran from the United States on the eve of the prison visit. The authorities still have not announced what Saberi is charged with but her lawyer, Abdolsamad Khoramshahi, said on 5 April that a revolutionary court judge had been asked to decide whether the case was ready to go to trial or whether further investigation was needed.Agence France-Presse quoted Saberi’s father, Reza Saberi, as saying she was in “good” health that that he had heard that “she will be released soon.” He did not elaborate. The news of Saberi’s detention was broken by the US public radio station NPR on 1 March after it got a call from her father on 10 February. The Iranian authorities confirmed on 2 March that she was being held in Evin prison but they have never specified the charges against her.Seven other journalists and two cyber-dissidents are currently held in Iran, which is the Middle East’s biggest prison for media personnel.They include Mohammad Sadegh Kabodvand, who has been held in Evin prison since July 2007. Kabodvand is ill but, on the grounds that “he has not served three years of his sentence,” he still has not been allowed out of prison to receive treatment. His wife says she is very worried about his health. On 23 October, a Tehran appeal court upheld his 11-year jail sentence for creating a human rights organisation in Kurdistan.Kabodvand was the winner of the UK Press Gazette’s British Press Awards in the “International journalist of the year” category, announced on 31 March. The judges cited his work on behalf of human rights.Mohammad Hassin Falahieh Zadeh, a journalist who worked for the Arabic-language service of state-owned TV station Al-Alam while freelancing for many Arab news media such as the Lebanese daily Al-Mostaqbal, Abu Dhabi TV and Radio Dubai, was arrested in November 2006 on a spying charge and was sentenced on 29 April 2007 to three years in prison and a fine equivalent to twice all that he ever earned as a journalist. Held since 28 February in solitary confinement in Evin prison, under the intelligence ministry’s control, he suffers from thalassemia, a hereditary condition that causes anemia. He has been held longer than any other journalist currently detained in Iran.Kurdish journalist and teacher Massoud Kurdpoor was sentenced to a year in prison on 15 October 2008 on a charge of “anti-government propaganda in interviews for foreign and enemy news media.” His lawyer, Abbas Jamali, said he was put in solitary confinement and denied any contact with his family. He talked about the deteriorating human rights situation in the Kurdish region in the interviews he gave to foreign radio stations. He was transferred on 23 February from a prison in the Kurdish city of Mahabad to one in Orumieh, the capital of West Azerbaijan province.Online journalist and cleric Mojtaba Lotfi was arrested on 8 October 2008 in the religious city of Qom for posting a sermon by Ayatollah Hussein Ali Montazeri, a well-known opponent of Supreme Guide Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, online. The sermon criticised President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for saying Iran was “the world’s freest country.” A special court for the clergy sentenced him on 29 November to four years in prison and five years of banishment from the city. He has lung problems caused by injuries sustained during the Iran-Iraq war.Kaveh Javanmard of the weekly Karfto was transferred to Sanandaj prison at the end of last month after being held for two years in the northern city of Maragheh, far from where his family lives. A Sanandaj court had sentenced him on 17 May 2007 to two years in prison. He was briefly let out of prison in July 2008 to receive treatment for a liver ailment.Bahman Totonchi, a former Karfto contributor, has been held since 18 November 2008 in Sanandaj prison, where he still has not been formally charged.Reporters Without Borders is still without any news of blogger Hossein Derakhshan, who has been held in an unknown location since 1 November, his family says. His arrest was confirmed by Alireza Jamshidi, the judicial authority spokesman on 30 December, after it had already been reported in the media. June 9, 2021 Find out more News Organisation IranMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Iran Receive email alerts to go furthercenter_img Help by sharing this information RSF_en News News Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 March 18, 2021 Find out more IranMiddle East – North Africa News February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Four Reporters Without Borders activists released

first_img News News April 27, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News June 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Follow the news on China Four Reporters Without Borders activists were detained today just after they had displayed mock detour signs for the Chinese delegation attending a summit with the EU. The delegation was symbolically redirected towards the International Criminal Court. Reporters Without Borders wanted to draw EU leaders’ attention to the 26 journalists and 62 cyber-dissidents imprisoned in China. March 12, 2021 Find out more Organisation Four Reporters Without Borders activists who were arrested by Dutch policein The Hague on 8 December were released after being held in separate cellsfor the legal maximum of six hours.They were arrested after they hung mock detour signs symbolicallyredirecting the Chinese delegation to the EU-China summit to theInternational Criminal Court (ICC). The signs were hung in front of thebuilding where the summit was being held, at a road intersection which theChinese delegation had passed a few minutes earlier.______________________________________________________________08.11.2004The Hague police detain four Reporters Without Borders activists in China protestFour Reporters Without Borders activists were detained by police in The Hague this morning just after they had displayed mock detour signs (see image below) symbolically redirecting a visiting delegation from China towards the International Criminal Court (ICC). The signs were unfurled outside the building where the Chinese delegation is participating in a summit with the European Union. The delegation had passed the intersection a few minutes before the arrests took place.center_img to go further ChinaAsia – Pacific China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes The government of Premier Wen Jiabao, head of the Chinese delegation to The Hague, is responsible for massive and systematic crimes against freedom of expression, said the worldwide press freedom organisation. Its leaders should therefore present themselves before the ICC, for the international justice that the People’s Republic has used every possible means to stifle.The organisation aims to draw the attention of European authorities and public opinion to the state of freedom of the press and expression on the Internet in China. At least 26 journalists and 62 cyberdissidents are currently imprisoned in the country.It earlier urged the European delegation, particularly European Commission President José Manuel Barroso and Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende, whose country currently holds the EU presidency, to call for the release of these prisoners of opinion and for an end to censorship of the press and Internet in China. News ChinaAsia – Pacific RSF_en China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures December 8, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Four Reporters Without Borders activists releasedlast_img read more

Letterkenny Town Council to seek community support at public meeting

first_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Letterkenny Town Council to seek community support at public meeting Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleKieran Mc Laughlin arrested in Derry after 5 hour operationNext articleWork to start on repairs to Elactagh Bridge between Ballybofey and Fintown News Highland 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Pinterestcenter_img By News Highland – October 16, 2013 News Google+ Facebook Letterkenny Town Council is to step up the campaign for its retention with a public meeting on Tuesday November 5th.The meeting in the Public Services Centre will take place  three days before Environment Minister Phil Hogan visits Donegal.The minister is due at a function in Ballyshannonon Friday November 8th, and may visit Letterkenny to launch the town’s new Waste Water Scheme.Th council is seeking a meeting with him to ensure he’s aware of the depth of feeling about the abolition issue.However, Cllr Victor Fisher, who proposed the public meeting be held, doesn’t believe Phil Hogan will meet the council face to face.However, he believes the  public meeting on Tuesday the 5th of November will be well supported ……[podcast][[/podcast] Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal last_img read more

Old Christmas set for Tuesday, Jan. 6

first_imgLatest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article Published 3:00 am Saturday, January 3, 2015 Tammy Powell has attended every Old Christmas celebration except one.“I missed Old Christmas the year I was taking chemo and I really missed not being there. My heart missed not being there,” she said. “Old Christmas extends the Christmas season and draws me closer to the real meaning of Christmas. It touches my heart. It’s just what Christmas should be – simply worshiping the Baby that was born in a stable and moving past the birth and into the life of Christ.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Old Christmas set for Tuesday, Jan. 6 Book Nook to reopen Email the author You Might Like Suspect released from hospital A suspect in December’s officer-involved shooting has been released from the hospital, but authorities are not releasing any additional information… read more Skip This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… By Secrets Revealed Sponsored Content Old Christmas at Clay Hill is a non-denominational service and everyone is invited.Clay Hill Church is located on County Road 4408 just off Highway 93 between Banks and Brundidge. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The Christmas season will come to a quiet, peaceful close with Old Christmas at Clay Hill on Tuesday, Jan. 6, which is Old Christmas Day.Old Christmas is the celebration of the arrival of the Wise Men to worship the Christ Child and is held at historic Clay Hill Church at Pronto.“The nativity scene usually depicts the shepherds and the Wise Men together at the stable where the Baby Jesus was born,” said the Rev. Ed Shirley, pastor of Brundidge United Methodist Church. “But the scriptures tell us that on coming into the house the Wise Men saw the child with his mother Mary and they bowed down and worshiped Him. We don’t know the exact time of the arrival of the Wise Men but it was possibly as much as two years later.” Old Christmas is a lantern-light service of scriptures and songs. The church is decorated with offerings from Mother Nature and the atmosphere is one of simplicity and beauty, said the Rev. Ron Jackson.The music is played on acoustic instruments and features congregational singing and vocal specials.“Old Christmas takes me back to an old-time Christmas,” Jackson said. “The emphasis is on the right things – the things that Christmas is really about. The service tells the story of the birth of Christ and the arrival of the Wise Men through the reading of the scriptures and the singing of the old Christian hymns. It’s just a wonderful celebration of Christmas and what it’s all about.” By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration 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 HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe 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

Missing teen, coach found in Northern California

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(STOCKTON, Calif.) — A week after a 16-year-old girl went missing with her former high school wrestling coach, the two were found together at a home in Stockton, California, the same town where the teen lives, according to the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office.Alexus Arther, a junior at Franklin High School, is back with her family, while Phillip Maglaya, 25, a former volunteer wrestling coach at Franklin High School, is in custody, authorities said.Alexus, who had been reported missing on Aug. 22, was believed to be in a “romantic relationship” with Maglaya, according to the sheriff’s office.One day before the two were found, Alexus’ parents opened up to ABC News in an emotional interview.“This is a father’s worst nightmare,” father Ron Arther said.“We trusted him,” Iris Arther, Alexus’ mom, added of the coach. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more