Cable demotion cheers Murdoch

first_imgTuesday 21 December 2010 8:59 pm whatsapp Share James Murdoch, the chairman of British Sky Broadcasting, was said to be “cock-a-hoop” last night, after Vince Cable was stripped of his role in deciding whether the satellite broadcaster can be taken over by News Corp. Sources close to Murdoch, who is also chief executive of News Corp in Europe and Asia, said Cable’s demotion was the “best Christmas present he could have wished for”.Cable’s responsibilities for media, broadcasting and telecoms were handed to another cabinet minister, after he claimed to have declared war on media mogul Rupert Murdoch.Referring to his power to block News Corp’s proposed takeover of BSkyB, Cable told undercover reporters: “I have declared war on Mr Murdoch and I think we’re going to win.”As business secretary, Cable was supposed to decide whether News Corp’s proposed buyout of BSkyB would damage media plurality in Britain, although that job will now go to culture secretary Jeremy Hunt. Although there was relief within News Corp at Cable’s demotion yesterday, senior insiders said the firm was considering mounting a legal challenge against his decision to refer the deal to media watchdog Ofcom on the grounds of public interest. Earlier in the day, News Corp said it was “shocked and dismayed” by Cable’s comments.Cable was also recorded saying his departure from government would cause the coalition government to implode. “I have a nuclear option; it’s like fighting a war… If they push me too far then I can walk out and bring the government down and they know that.” In the event, Cable’s claims proved more credible than many thought. Although David Cameron said his comments about News Corp were “unacceptable and inappropriate”, he stopped short of sacking him or moving him to another cabinet job. But John Denham, the shadow business secretary, told City A.M. that Cable was a “complete lame duck”.He added: “He doesn’t have the confidence of the Prime Minister and key decisions have been taken away. “They’re keeping him for political cover, not for anything he brings to the job.“If he were a minister in any other government he would have been sacked.” MORE: P2, P3, P5 Cable demotion cheers Murdoch Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org whatsapp KCS-content last_img read more

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BAA passenger numbers rise

first_img Show Comments ▼ Friday 11 February 2011 3:37 am whatsapp John Dunne by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm Sharecenter_img BAA passenger numbers rise Tags: NULL Airports operator BAA said 3.8 per cent more people used its airports in January compared with the year before.A total of 7.5m people went through BAA airports, with strong growth at Heathrow. BAA saw a rise in passengers at five of its six UK airports, with only Stansted recording a fall last month.BAA said Heathrow, criticised for its performance during the winter weather, had its best January since 2006.Colin Matthews, chief executive, said the figures reflected an “improving economic environment”.Heathrow recorded an increase of 4.6 per cent to 5.05m passengers, although services in January 2010 were disrupted by bad weather.BAA said in a statement that Heathrow had had it strongest long-haul performance in the airport’s history, supported by growth on Chinese and Indian routes.Air cargo, a reflection of international trade, remained strong, BAA said, with an 8.5 per cent overall increase at its airports and a 9.3 per cent rise at Heathrow. whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnautlast_img read more

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Flat Renovation in the Eixample of Barcelona / M2arquitectura

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/781569/refurbishment-flat-in-the-eixample-of-barcelona-m2arquitectura Clipboard Houses Year:  “COPY” Flat Renovation in the Eixample of Barcelona / M2arquitectura “COPY” 2015 Architects: M2arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project Year:  CopyHouses•Barcelona, Spain ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/781569/refurbishment-flat-in-the-eixample-of-barcelona-m2arquitectura Clipboard photographs:  José Hevia BlachPhotographs:  José Hevia BlachSave this picture!© José Hevia BlachRecommended ProductsWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. The project consists in the refurbishment of an existing old flat from the Eixample of Barcelona, transforming it through the elimination of the long corridor.Save this picture!© José Hevia BlachSave this picture!DetailSave this picture!© José Hevia BlachWe form a white and neutral central part with the bathroom and corridor, hanging technical ceiling, and integrated furniture, and we make it act as the filter of day and night areas. On its front part we attach the kitchen and we open it to the street spaces which we leave totally fluid. On its back part, we put a polyvalent room which acts both as studio and a wardrobe room, at the same time as an access to the dormitories and gallery.Save this picture!© José Hevia BlachWe design the partition wall of 27 mts with a clean white aspect without any elements throughout its entire length, making it contrast with the rest of the white walls, integrated furniture, and the hydraulic floor tiles of the various existing rooms framed with wooden pattern which marks the existing rooms.Save this picture!© José Hevia BlachProject gallerySee allShow lessVote Now: Staircase Design CompetitionIdeasHow Rammed Earth Walls Were Given a New Lease of Life in Vernacular Himalayan BuildingsArticles Share Projects Save this picture!© José Hevia Blach+ 14 Share Area:  100 m² Area:  100 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Photographs Flat Renovation in the Eixample of Barcelona / M2arquitecturaSave this projectSaveFlat Renovation in the Eixample of Barcelona / M2arquitectura Spain 2015 CopyAbout this officeM2arquitecturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBarcelonaSpainPublished on February 10, 2016Cite: “Flat Renovation in the Eixample of Barcelona / M2arquitectura” 10 Feb 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ AbstractFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MShower ColumnsAXORShowers – AXOR LampShower by NendoWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsMega-Panel Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMTable LampsAxolightTable Lights – SkirtDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Glass Pivot Door – Rabel 8700 Slim Super ThermalUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexExterior DeckingHouse of BambooDecking – BambooAnti-Corrosive CoatingsTIGERPowder Coating – Drylac® Bianco 605More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Little more than half of charities saw income increase in 2018, report shows

first_imgLittle more than half of charities saw income increase in 2018, report shows Melanie May | 14 August 2019 | News  661 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 Just over half of charities across England and Wales (53.3%) increased their income in the last financial year, according to the latest Charity Financials Income Spotlight report, with overall income growth up 5.8% to £4.3 billion.46.7% of charities in England and Wales saw income decrease, while two fifths of all revenue generated came from the capital. This year, the 2019 Charity Financials Income Spotlight report looks at income by location for the first time and shows that nearly 21,000 charitable organisations are located or registered in London, which holds 40% of the revenue generated in 2017-18. 17% more came from the South East and 12% from Anglia and Eastern.London charities also made the most annual gains, increasing their annual revenue by £2.2bn, while charities in the South East, the Midlands and the North West increased their income by nearly half a billion in the latest year. Wales was the only region to see a decrease in annual income. In percentage terms London charities grew their income by 8%, the Midlands 10% and the North West by 11% over the latest financial year, while Welsh charities saw a 2% decline in revenue.Overall, just 7.3% of charities in England and Wales have an income greater than £500k, while small organisations with an annual income of £100k or less account for 71% of charities and generate 3% of the total income.Organisations with an annual income of over £50 million make up just 0.1% of the charity population yet generate over a third of the total income; 36.7%. In fact, the number of charities with income over £50m continues to increase with these driving much of the sector’s growth. In 2018, these organisations increased annual income by £2.9bn, representing 68.5% of the total annual change.The report also reveals that:157,995 organisations reported their income in 201892.7% of charities have income less than £500k52% of income is from charitable activity, 30% from voluntary sources, 9% from trading subsidiaries, and 5% from investmentsTotal income for charities across England and Wales has grown by more than 75% in the last decade.The Charity Financials Income Spotlight report is published by Charity Financials, a branch of Wilmington Charities, in partnership with Charles Stanley Investments.  660 total views,  2 views today Advertisement Tagged with: Finance Research / statistics AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

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Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Foundation gives £800,000 grant to Leicester Cathedral

first_img Melanie May | 18 September 2019 | News “This is such a transformational gift. Khun Vichai was so supportive of so many important causes in Leicester and it is heartwarming to see the Foundation continue his legacy. I believe this donation sends out a strong message that this is a project which will benefit all our communities because it will enhance the individual experience of being within the Cathedral – whether you come as a visitor, a pilgrim or a worshipper. We now have £2.3m left to raise and this support has given us confidence that we will reach that target.”  362 total views,  2 views today Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Foundation gives £800,000 grant to Leicester Cathedral Tagged with: Major gift trusts and foundations  363 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. The Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Foundation is to provide £800,000 towards Leicester Cathedral’s restoration and renewal project, Leicester Cathedral Revealed, it has announced.Originally the LCFC Foxes Foundation, it was renamed The Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Foundation in November 2018 in honour of Leicester City’s late Chairman, Khun Vichai, who lost his life in a helicopter accident.Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha first supported the Cathedral with a grant in 2014 towards the reinterment of Richard III and, since then, the Football Club and the Cathedral have worked together supporting the communities in and around the city.It also launched a special campaign earlier this year, Gift of a Wish, which made £610,000 available to charities and organisations of all sizes in honour of Khun Vichai who would have been 61 this year.Leicester City Chief Executive Susan Whelan said:“The Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Foundation is very proud to support the restoration of Leicester Cathedral – an asset of great value to people of all faiths in our multicultural city. Since its formation, the Foundation has aimed to support causes that make a difference to the lives of people in Leicester – an objective we remain wholly committed to in the delivery of Khun Vichai’s legacy.”The Very Revd David Monteith, Dean of Leicester, said: Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Guillermo Fariñas ends seven-month-old hunger strike for Internet access

first_img CubaAmericas September 1, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Guillermo Fariñas ends seven-month-old hunger strike for Internet access Follow the news on Cuba Organisation News CubaAmericas Help by sharing this information May 6, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders learned with relief that independent journalist Guillermo Fariñas decided yesterday to end the hunger strike he began on 31 January to press for unrestricted Internet access for all Cubans. Although he had been on an intravenous drip, there was concern that he could die. Fariñas said he would find another way to press his demands when he had recovered.“We hope that Fariñas will recover quickly from this long ordeal that took him close to death,” the press freedom organisation said. “We again call on the Cuban authorities to grant his justified demand for unrestricted Internet access for all Cubans. We also hope that the small news agency he runs, Cubanacán Press, will be able to resume operating without being harassed.”Fariñas, 42, called off his hunger strike on the insistence of Marta Beatriz Roque and Berta Antunez, leaders of the banned Assembly for the Promotion of Civil Society (APSC), who were warned by dissident doctor Hilda Molina that he could die within a matter of days.The day before he reached his decision, his mother, Alicia Hernández, had reported that he was suffering from fever, convulsions, kidney problems, a swollen abdomen and a heart disorder. Although still conscious, he was also suffering from constant migraines. He had been transferred to an intensive care unit on 20 August._________________________________________________________4.07.06 – Hunger-striking journalist back on dripNiurvys Díaz Remond of the independent Cubanacán Press agency has reported that the agency’s director, Guillermo Fariñas Hernández, has again suspended the hunger strike he originally began more than four months ago and is once more being fed intravenously.After initially agreeing to be put on a drip several days ago, he had it disconnected. But the staff at the Villa Clara hospital to which he was admitted on 8 February finally convinced him to call off his hunger strike. His advanced state of malnutrition means that wounds cannot heal properly. He has staphylococcus aureus and streptococcus infections that could do irreversible harm. He also has an extremely painful neuritis in the chest area for which he constantly needs painkillers.____________________________________________________________13.06.06 – Officials reiterate refusal to give full Internet access to journalist on hunger strikeThe condition of Guillermo Fariñas Hernández of the independent Cubanacán Press agency, who has been on hunger strike for more than four months, has stabilised but continues to be very worrying, Cuban Foundation for Human Rights president Juan Carlos González Leiva has reported. Fariñas is refusing to eat to press his demand for unrestricted Internet access in order to be able to work properly as a journalist.González said a Cuban telephone company representative last week proposed partial Internet access to Fariñas but he refused. A few days later, a Major Vladimir Ernesto Méndez went to see Fariñas and told him the government would never give him Internet access.Noelia Pedraza Jiménez, the president of the Martha Abreu women’s movement in the city of Santa Clara, visited Fariñas yesterday and found him to be very weak. In an interview for the Miami-based radio station WQBA 1140AM, she said he was suffering from high fevers and numbness on the left side of his body as a result of a lung condition.Reporters Without Borders voices its support to the members of various dissident groups who have themselves been on a rotating hunger strike since 4 June in a show of solidarity with Fariñas and to draw international attention to his condition.__________________________________________________________05.06.06 – Guillermo Fariñas “critical” after more than four months on hunger strike Guillermo Fariñas Hernández, head of the independent news agency Cubanacán Press, had to undergo an emergency operation at the Santa Clara provincial hospital in central Cuba on the afternoon of 2 June 2006. The treatment he was receiving was not working and fresh complications made rapid medical intervention essential. His condition worsened again at dawn the day following the operation but was stabilised by late morning. The journalist’s mother, Alicia Hernández, confirmed the deterioration in his health in a phone conversation with Reporters Without Borders. She said Fariñas was exhausted and very weak. His condition appears to have stabilised since 3 June, even though he remains critical. Doctors are unable to give any definite indication about the likely prognosis.Reporters without Borders expresses its solidarity with Guillermo Fariñas Hernández and regrets the indifference and inaction of the Cuban government which have contributed to the slow decline in the journalist’s health.__________________________________________________________29.05.06 – Independent editor undergoes operation, writes to UN Human Rights Council Guillermo Fariñas Hernández, the editor of the independent Cubanacán Press agency, wrote to the UN’s new Human Rights Council on 25 May, two days after undergoing an operation to drain excess blood from inside the thoracic wall. Fariñas urged the council, which includes Cuba as one of its members, to condemn Cuba for violating the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.Family members said the operation left Fariñas very weak, but his condition is now more stable. He has no more fever, but continues to feel pain in the chest, legs and ankles. He stopped eating and drinking on 31 January to press the government to give Internet access to all Cubans, and was rushed to the Villa Clara provincial hospital, in central Cuba, eight days later.__________________________________________________________________16.02.06 – Guillermo Fariñas determined to resume his hunger strike Journalist Guillermo Fariñas Hernández is determined to restart his hunger strike to press his demand to the Cuban authorities for Internet access that he began on 31 January 2006, friends said. Friend and colleague Manuel Vázquez Portal, founder of the Grupo de Trabajo Decoro news agency, now living in exile in Miami, confirmed it. “I phoned him at the hospital on 14 February and he told me that he would resume his hunger strike as soon as he was discharged,” he said. He was admitted to the Arnaldo Milián Castro provincial hospital in Villa Clara, central Cuba on 8 February and is still on a drip. However his state of health has continued to progressively deteriorate despite the artificial feeding.___________________________________________________________________10.02.06 – Guillermo Fariñas gives up his hunger strike Guillermo Fariñas Hernández gave way to pressure from his family and medical staff and agreed to end his hunger strike on 9 February 2006, accepting an intravenous drip, AFP reported, citing a family member. The editor of the Cubanacán Press news agency had been in intensive care at Arnaldo Milián Castro hospital in the central city of Villa Clara since 8 February. He had been refusing food and water since 31 January and remains in a very serious condition._____________________________________________________________09.02.06 – Journalist hospitalised after refusing food and water for 10 days in Internet protestReporters Without Borders voiced deep concern today at a sudden worsening in the condition of independent journalist Guillermo Fariñas, who was rushed to hospital yesterday after losing consciousness. He has been refusing food and water since 31 January.The Cubanacán Press independent news agency said he was admitted to the Arnaldo Milián provincial hospital in the central city of Villa Clara at 12:30 p.m. after losing consciousness at 12:18 p.m. Doctors, who described his condition as critical, put him on an intravenous drip.Fariñas recovered consciousness at 3 p.m. and, despite the gravity of his condition, found the strength to rip out the drip. He previously announced that he could continue his hunger strike until the end unless the authorities allow all Cubans unrestricted access to the Internet and let independent journalists work freely.Reporters Without Borders paid tribute to the courage of Fariñas, who is clearly putting his life at risk for the sake of free expression and the right of Cubans to Internet access._________________________________________________________________________8.02.06 – After nine days of refusing food and water, Guillermo Fariñas is on the point of deathReporters Without Borders is extremely anxious about Guillermo Fariñas Hernández, director of the Cubanacán Press news agency, who is on the verge of death after a nine-day total hunger strike in which he has refused both food and water.The journalist has said he is ready to die unless the Cuban authorities give all Cubans free access to the Internet and allows independent journalists the right to freely inform the public.“Guillermo Fariñas could die at any moment. His fate is in the hands of the authorities,” said Reporters Without Borders. “We urge the government to listen to his message and reply to it, giving him at least the right to use the Internet for his work.“Failing that, we ask for the journalist to be allowed to receive visits from foreign representatives based in Cuba,” said the press freedom organisation.”The mother of Fariñas Hernández has given the organisation details about her son’s condition: “He sleeps badly, he can hardly walk. His blood pressure is very low,” she said on 8 February 2006.There has been a sudden deterioration in the state of health of the Cubanacán Press editor, who started refusing food and water at 12am on 31 January. He is confined to his bed and barely moves. The news agency’s 18 full-time staff and other dissidents have since 6 February been taking it in turns to fast for one day to keep Guillermo company, one of them told Reporters Without Borders. The same source said that the political police had twice prevented the journalist from receiving visits at Villa Clara in central Cuba, on 3 and 6 February. According to his mother, he is being checked twice a day by a doctor.He is supported by all the leading dissident figures, including journalists Raúl Rivero and Manuel Vazquez Portal, who were imprisoned in March 2003 and now live in exile.Fariñas Hernández has warned that he is ready to die unless the Cuban government gives way to his demands. “I want assaults on independent journalists to stop,” he said. “I want all Cubans to be allowed access to the Internet, if the government can do as it said at the World Summit on the Information Society in Tunis in December, and give it to them.“I am ready to die. Fidel (Castro) knows my position”, Guillermo Fariñas, who sent a letter to the Cuban head of state on the first day of his hunger strike, told Reporters Without Borders.According to Manuel Vazquez Portal, his warning should be taken very seriously. “’El Coco’ (the journalist’s nickname) has already staged several hunger strikes. And he is not the man to give in.” This view is shared by the Ladies in White – wives and mothers of prisoners of opinion. to go further News Receive email alertscenter_img RSF_en Guillermo Fariñas Hernández of the Cubanacán Press agency, who was hospitalised in February after staging a hunger strike, underwent a chest operation on 23 May and then, two days later, wrote to the UN Human Rights Council (of which Cuba is a member) to ask it to condemn the Cuban government. October 15, 2020 Find out more News RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet News New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council ————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org October 12, 2018 Find out morelast_img read more

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First official visit by Reporters Without Borders to China

first_imgNews Receive email alerts ChinaAsia – Pacific March 12, 2021 Find out more RSF_en China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Follow the news on China News Organisation 中文版本For the first time, Reporters Without Borders has been able to visit the People’s Republic of China officially. The organisation held talks with the authorities during the visit, raising the issue of press freedom and ways to improve it. Government officials said they were ready to reconsider the situation of journalists and Internet users who are currently imprisoned.These talks mark the start of a dialogue which both parties would like to pursue in a constructive manner. The authorities offered Reporters Without Borders the possibility of developing its activities in China.Reporters Without Borders thanked the Chinese government for voting for United Nations security council Resolution 1738 about protecting journalists in war zones. There was an urgent need for such an initiative by the international community. More than 130 journalists and media assistants have been killed in Iraq since the start of the war there in 2003. Adopted unanimously, this resolution reminds governments of their undertakings to protect journalists and prosecute all those who threaten them.Reporters Without Borders also noted with satisfaction that new regulations took effect on 1 January which allow more freedom to foreign journalists working in China.This progress and the commitments that have been made are welcomed by Reporters Without Borders as signs of change on the eve of next year’s Olympic Games in Beijing. The organisation hopes that these games will be a success, an occasion for all participating countries to share in the humanistic values of the Olympic idea.center_img to go further Help by sharing this information ChinaAsia – Pacific January 23, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 First official visit by Reporters Without Borders to China News News April 27, 2021 Find out more Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes June 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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President Wade asked to intervene after two newspapers ransacked

first_imgNews RSF decries exceptional press freedom violations in Senegal Help by sharing this information August 20, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 President Wade asked to intervene after two newspapers ransacked Reports Follow the news on Senegal News March 5, 2021 Find out more The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Receive email alerts SenegalAfrica center_img Reporters Without Borders has written to President Abdoulaye Wade about the ransacking of the premises of two Dakar-based dailies – L’As and 24 heures – on the night of 17 August amid mounting tension between the privately-owned press and Farba Senghor, the minister of handicraft and air transport.The letter asks President Wade to “do everything possible to ensure that the situation improves and that those responsible for these illegal actions are punished.”HE Abdoulaye Wade President of the Republic Presidential Palace Avenue Leopold Sedar Senghor PO Box 4026 Dakar, Senegal Paris, 19 August 2008 Dear Mr. President,Reporters Without Borders would like to draw your attention to a battle between your government’s handicraft and air transport minister, Farba Senghor, and a number of privately-owned newspapers based in Dakar. The conflict was until recently limited to verbal threats, but it reached alarming proportions on the night of 17 August and could have serious consequences if nothing is done to defuse it. We therefore urge you, as guarantor of civil peace and the rule of law, to intervene.Around 10 men armed with knives and teargas grenades raided the premises of the privately-owned dailies L’As and 24 heures in the residential neighbourhood of Sacré-Coeur 3 Polytechnique on the night of 17 August, destroying equipment and material used to produce the newspapers. The men arrived in a 4WD vehicle with an “AD” number plate of the kind reserved for government vehicles.The unacceptable ransacking of these privately-owned properties followed verbal threats against these newspapers by Farba Senghor. After they published information about his private life, Mr. Senghor told the media that he “reserved the right to respond in a manner equal to the attacks.”Relations between Mr. Senghor and much of the privately-owned press have worsened considerably in recent weeks after the situation was poisoned by a series of incidents and acts of intimidation. On 27 July, for example, Mr. Senghor called on government ministers and other officials to “stop buying newspapers considered overly hostile to the government.” At the same time, he promised the newspapers “a tax adjustment.”Government departments and agencies were instructed the same day to stop buying advertising space from these newspapers. Walf TV presenter Pape Ngagne Ndiaye claimed on 1 August that Mr. Senghor threatened him after he was asked if he was going to marry one of his assistants. The Walf Grand Place newspaper reported on 8 August that the minister had instructed his aides to stop sending the weather forecasts they had traditionally provided to several newspapers.These incidents come after a difficult year for Senegal’s journalists in which several of them were summoned for questioning at the headquarters of the plain-clothes police and cases of police violence against journalists went unpunished.We are aware that disputes can occur between government officials and the privately-owned press in a democracy without causing particular concern, and that the defence of rights and freedoms requires restraint and professionalism on all sides. But, while there are bodies that regulate the media, only the president is capable of restoring order in the public administration and within the government in particular.When certain newspapers publish reports about a minister’s private life, a collective self-examination may be required on the part of the media. But passing from verbal abuse to physical violence is not acceptable especially when, as in this case, the person under suspicion is a government minister who should, in theory, put the public interest first and behave in an exemplary manner. We therefore think it is important that, in Senegal’s interest, you should do everything possible to ensure that the situation improves and that those responsible for these illegal actions are punished.We thank you in advance for giving this matter your careful consideration.Respectfully,Robert Ménard Secretary-General January 8, 2021 Find out more SenegalAfrica Organisation November 27, 2020 Find out more News RSF_en to go further RSF asks Senegal to amend its new press lawlast_img read more

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Big increase in Limerick seniors seeking personalised alarms

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Additional funding has been made available for the Seniors Alert Scheme following an increased demand for the free personalised alarms from people over 65 years of age in the Limerick area.Local Fine Gael Senator Maria Byrne said that the objective of the Seniors Alert Scheme is to provide personal monitored alarms to enable vulnerable older persons, of limited means, to continue to live securely in their homes with confidence, independence and peace of mind.€2.3 million was initially allocated to the scheme in October and the rate of applications quadrupled in November when the eligibility criteria were widened and resulted in an additional €400,000 allocation.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Senator Byrne said “It’s very positive to see a good uptake for this scheme. 1,030 seniors were approved for the Scheme here in Limerick since October. We need to make sure that as many of our older people avail of this scheme as possible, which is why I want am encouraging everyone reading this to get the word out.Limerick Fine Gael Senator Maria Byrne“The community groups that are supporting its delivery are providing a valuable service and deserve great credit.“This measure exists with the support of local voluntary groups and if users feel in danger or require immediate assistance they can activate the device which will alert designated members of their community who can then assist them.“There is free personal monitoring of the alarm for the first 12 months after which the person pays a small fee. This measure contributes greatly to the safety and wellbeing of senior citizens in their homes.“All they have to do is make contact with The Carers Association based in George’s Quay House in Limerick for an application form. They can be contacted on 061 310434“This funding for Limerick seniors demonstrates this Government’s commitment to the safety of older people in our community,” the Fine Gael Senator said. Twitter Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live TAGSalarmcommunity groupseligibility criterialimerickMaria Byrnemonitoringolder personsSeniors alert schemevulnerable Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashcenter_img Print Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Previous articleLimerick to Cork motorway will be included in capital planNext articleCouncil invests in 2.2 acre Salesians’ Fernbank site for development Editor Facebook WhatsApp NewsCommunityBig increase in Limerick seniors seeking personalised alarmsBy Editor – January 5, 2018 2181 Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival last_img read more

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Global Surgical Robotic Systems Market (2020 to 2026) – by Component, Application and Region…

first_img Global Surgical Robotic Systems Market (2020 to 2026) – by Component, Application and Region – ResearchAndMarkets.com DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– The “Global Surgical Robotic Systems Market By Component (Accessories, Systems and Services), By Application (Gynecology Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Urology Surgery, Neurosurgery, General Surgery and Others), By Region, Industry Analysis and Forecast, 2020 – 2026” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The Global Surgical Robotic Systems Market size is expected to reach $13.3 billion by 2026, rising at a market growth of 21% CAGR during the forecast period. Surgical robots have seen a worldview change in a recent couple of years because of technological progressions in the regions of 3D-imaging, top-notch microscopic cameras, data recorders, data analytics frameworks, motion sensors, remote navigation frameworks, robotic controlled catheters, and different accessories valuable for medical procedures. This is to grow new applications for existing platforms and create disruptive advancements that will boost the future market. The business is seeing a growing pattern of robotic organizations teaming up on technology stages with third-party vendors to create new surgical applications. Robotic surgery can be considered as a minimally invasive surgery that uses robotics for performing surgeries. These robotic frameworks are worked by specialists and comprise of miniaturized surgical tools which are mounted on robotic arms, in this way permitting specialists to perform the medical procedures accurately. The key elements boosting the surgical robots market size are expanding requirement for automation in the healthcare industry and the shifting pattern towards cutting edge robotic surgeries. However, the significant expense related to surgical robotic procedures and robotic frameworks will limit the clinical robot market. Furthermore, the rise in loss of life and wounds because of robotic surgeries will likewise hinder the development of the surgical robot market. Additionally, undeveloped economies, for example, Brazil, India, China, and other developing economies will make possibilities for growth for the surgical robot market. Companies MentionedStryker CorporationIntuitive Surgical, Inc.Kuka AGJohnson and JohnsonSiemens AGMedtronic PLCSmith & Nephew PLCZimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.Globus Medical, Inc.TransEntrix, Inc. Unique Offerings from the PublisherExhaustive coverageHighest number of market tables and figuresSubscription based model availableGuaranteed best priceAssured post sales research support with 10% customization free Key Topics Covered: Chapter 1. Market Scope & Methodology Chapter 2. Market Overview 2.1 Introduction 2.1.1 Overview 2.1.2 Market Composition and Scenario 2.2 Key Factors Impacting the Market 2.2.1 Market Drivers 2.2.2 Market Restraints Chapter 3. Global Surgical Robotic Systems Market by Component 3.1 Global Accessories Market by Region 3.2 Global Systems Market by Region 3.3 Global Services Market by Region Chapter 4. Global Surgical Robotic Systems Market by Application 4.1 Global Gynecology Surgery Market by Region 4.2 Global Orthopedic Surgery Market by Region 4.3 Global Urology Surgery Market by Region 4.4 Global Neurosurgery Market by Region 4.5 Global General Surgery Market by Region 4.6 Global Other Application Market by Region Chapter 5. Global Surgical Robotic Systems Market by Region 5.1 North America Surgical Robotic Systems Market 5.2 Europe Surgical Robotic Systems Market 5.3 Asia Pacific Surgical Robotic Systems Market 5.4 LAMEA Surgical Robotic Systems Market Chapter 6. Company Profiles For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/x5lln2 View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005688/en/ CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SURGERY HEALTH MEDICAL DEVICES SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 10:58 AM/DISC: 02/03/2021 10:58 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005688/en Facebook Previous articleSyngenta Crop Protection and Insilico Medicine to Harness Artificial Intelligence to Transform Sustainable Product InnovationNext articlePolitical storms swirl around California’s Newsom amid virus Digital AIM Web Support By Digital AIM Web Support – March 4, 2021 WhatsApp WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Local News Facebook TAGS  Pinterest Pinterest Twitterlast_img read more

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