Hotshots: Meet young Dragons rugby star Ieuan Jones

first_imgHow did you get into rugby?I started at Bargoed Youth before having a few games at Pontypool and Newport. Then luckily the Dragons picked me up.Who have you looked up to in your career?As a No 8, Toby Faletau has been really helpful and has taken his chance for the Dragons and Wales brilliantly. Scott Quinnell was a childhood hero.How would you describe your style of play?I like having the ball in hand and having a go. I’m pretty agile around the park and like to offer myself as a lineout option. Who was your mentor?As well as Rob Appleyard and Alex Lawson at the Dragons, it’s my dad. He says, “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” That’s my motto (Jones is 6ft 2in and 16st).Have you been involved in the Wales age grades?I was picked for last year’s Junior World Cup (JWC) and was involved in the last two games of this year’s U20 Six Nations.What are your short-term goals?To establish myself with the Dragons, and to do well at this year’s JWC out in France. RW Verdict: A strong ball-carrier, with the ability to break a tackle and a never-say-die attitude, Ieuan has a big future.This appeared in the June 2013 issue of Rugby World. Click here to see what’s in the current edition.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Why I Love Rugby 2

first_imgSunday Feb 1, 2009 Why I Love Rugby 2 From the amateur to the professional, each and every rugby player is part of ‘something special’. We are all in it for different reasons, many of which we hope to pay tribute to in a second edition of ‘Why I Love Rugby’.ADVERTISEMENTThe second edition is back with more of the speed, skill, blood, guts and raw emotion that the first edition brought.We look at this as a free for all series with which we hope to encompass all that is great about rugby. Why I Love Rugby 2 is shorter than the first edition, but we hope that the quality and explosiveness of each clip can identify with everyone on some level.With the 2009 British & Irish Lions Tour edging ever closer, Rugbydump felt that a nod to Ian McGeechan was more than appropriate. Impending Lions tour aside, we may well have included McGeechan’s profound words anyway, as they epitomize the essence of rugby.The sport means different things to different people, but for all us, to some degree, it is an opportunity of self-expression and perhaps more importantly, a good time.Wherever you go, whatever you do, be proud to be part of a global family of rugby men and women that have in common, if nothing else, a love for a very special game.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRpPf6rCyW4:: Related Posts ::Why I Love RugbyTime:03:58Music: Use Somebody by Kings Of LeonADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life Reports90% of People Have No Idea What These Two Little Holes Are ForNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyThe 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

Low price charity domain names

Domain name company Nominutty are offering registered UK charities .org.uk domain names from £7.99 plus the one-off £50 administration fee. Single charity domain names are available for £9.99.There are of course plenty of other domain name companies, and you should always check the small print when offers seem so good, but no other domain name companies seem to have aimed to serve UK charities. When ordering a domain name it is always sensible to check if there are any high domain transfer fees should you wish to move the domain to another hosting company. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Low price charity domain names Howard Lake | 22 March 2000 | News  11 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more

Crowdfunding site Angel Shares launches for Scottish cultural organisations

first_img Advertisement  53 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: Arts & Business crowdfunding Scotland Crowdfunding site Angel Shares launches for Scottish cultural organisations  54 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Angel Shares, the crowdfunding website for the cultural and creatie sectors, has launched in Scotland in partnership with Arts & Business Scotland. Founded by Sarah Gee, a professional fundraiser and marketer for nearly 20 years, the site aims to help the arts build stronger relationships with donors. It launched in England in November 2011, supported by Arts Council England and BusinessLink West Midlands.Gee says that it is “the only arts and cultural crowdfunding site that collects Gift Aid on donations”. She sees it as a way of helping diversify income streams for the arts and offer new ways for individual supporters to get involved with arts projects, and of raising awareness of Scottish arts projects internationally.The service is supported by Creative Scotland and is part of the Year of Creative Scotland.The first project on the site, ‘Walk Sans Frontières’ from Deveron Arts features Ethiopian artist Mihret Kebede creating a Slow Marathon in which 225 people jointly walk the distance of 5,850 miles from Addis Ababa to Huntly, Aberdeenshire on 17 March 2012. Donors to the project can receive rewards ranging from a copy of the accompanying publication to a pair of Ethopian shoelaces.Barclay Price said ‘Such sites as Facebook show the power of the internet to engage people, and to offer innovative ways to create communities of interest. Crowdfunding offers cultural organisations and artists an innovative way of encouraging their audiences to fund their creative work, and enables everyone with an interest in Scotland’s cultural scene to support the country’s creativity. I am particularly pleased to be launching this initiative so soon after Arts & Business Scotland became independent as it evidences our ambition to champion new fund-raising tools to help sustain and grow the arts in Scotland.’Iain Munro, Director of Creative Development at Creative Scotland, said: “AngelShares Scotland is a fantastic new opportunity for organisations to develop new income streams by connecting Scottish-based arts and cultural organisations with potential investors and maximise philanthropic support.”Arts & Business Scotland will be running a series seminars in different locations across Scotland to raise awareness of AngelShares Scotland and further digital fundraising opportunities for the arts.www.angelsharesscotland.com Howard Lake | 21 February 2012 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Charity Governance Awards 2019 offer £35,000 prize pot

first_imgCharity Governance Awards 2019 offer £35,000 prize pot 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. Tagged with: Awards governance The 2019 Charity Governance Awards open for entries on 1 October, with a £35,000 prize fund.Now in their fourth year, the Charity Governance Awards have seven categories recognising outstanding governance, with the winner in each one to receive a £5,000 prize as an unrestricted grant.The categories are:Board Diversity and InclusivityEmbracing DigitalEmbracing Opportunity and Harnessing RiskImproving Impact – charities with 3 paid staff or fewer (including charities with no paid staff)Improving Impact – charities with 4–25 paid staffImproving Impact – charities with 26 paid staff or moreManaging TurnaroundThe awards organisers are particularly keen to receive entries in the Embracing Digital and Board Diversity categories.To enter, a charity must have been established before 31 December 2015 and be registered in the UK. A charity may submit a single entry into only one category.Entries must cover activities undertaken in the last five years (2013 – 2018); focus on the work of the main board, not sub-committees; be made by a trustee, employee or volunteer of the charity; and be signed off by the Chair or CEO. The deadline for entries is 22 January 2019.The awards are free to enter and shortlisted entrants will be invited to the awards ceremony at London’s historic Clothworkers’ Hall on 22 May 2019. Case studies of the shortlisted charities will also be featured on the Awards website under ‘Advice and Resources’ offering free guidance to charitable boards.Full details can be found on the Awards website.Judges include Dawn Austwick, CEO, Big Lottery Fund; Vicki Hearn, Director, Nominet Trust; Vinay Nair, Co-founder, Lightful; Dan Corry, CEO, New Philanthropy Capital; David Gold, CEO, Prospectus; and Janet Thorne, CEO, Reach Volunteering.Michael Jarvis, who will be the host and master of ceremonies at the awards ceremony in May 2019, said:“In 2018 we received our strongest field of entries yet, but there are some areas where we are eager to see even more outstanding examples. The influence of digital in our lives continues to loom large so any charities devising smart, creative digital strategies should enter our ‘Embracing Digital’ category.“I would also recommend charities consider our ‘Board Diversity and Inclusivity’ category and to think broadly about what diversity means – we are looking for examples that truly shine a light on the importance of a diverse board and what that can help a charity to achieve. Based on previous years, we are anticipating some exceptional entries across all categories from brilliant boards.” Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14center_img Main image: Winners of the 2018 Charity Governance Awards. Photo: Kate Darkins Photography.  111 total views,  1 views today  112 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 Melanie May | 28 September 2018 | Newslast_img read more

Hard times befall fascist bigot

first_imgRight-wing demagogue Milo Yiannopoulos was set to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference, organized by the American Conservative Union Feb. 22-25. He was also set to release a book entitled “Dangerous” with publisher Simon & Schuster.Then Yiannopoulos suffered a reversal of fortune. He lost both deals after a video interview from last July surfaced in which he made several remarks condoning pedophilia.Following publicity about the video and the loss of his CPAC slot and book deal, Yiannopoulos resigned as an editor of Breitbart News, the far-right media outlet. His claim that this was solely his decision seems unlikely given his other reversals.While Yiannopoulos’ statements in the video were horrendous on their own, it seems no accident that his comedown took place after heroic anti-fascists took to the streets and shut down his speaking appearances at both the Davis and Berkeley campuses of the University of California earlier this month.It was ultimately this militant resistance that exposed him for the fascist that he is. The video is not new; it had circulated before. If not for the protests, it may never have resurfaced.Yiannopoulos is an openly racist gay man, known for harassing women and people of color on Twitter. He also has been known to harass transgender students, to fetishize Black men and to espouse anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant rhetoric.As a prominent journalist with Breitbart, Yiannopoulos had become a major mouthpiece for the so-called “alt-right” — a term referring to a wide array of far-right groups and individuals that all adhere to white supremacist beliefs in one form or another. Thus Yiannopoulos’ rhetoric and actions, much like Donald Trump’s, have emboldened white supremacists and fascists to terrorize immigrants, oppressed nationalities, transgender people and other oppressed groups.Complicity of the mediaBoth the establishment and right-wing media accepted Yiannopoulos’ consistent anti-immigrant, anti-trans, misogynistic bigotry without criticism. In fact, all the corporate media helped Yiannopoulos, giving him a platform on TV shows and at events. In effect, the monopoly media normalized his fascistic views.On “Real Time with Bill Maher” in late February, Maher greeted Yiannopoulos warmly and offered no opposition. They quickly found common ground in defending oppressive humor and dismissing anyone who might be offended. Although Maher claims to have many differences with Yiannopoulos, he is equally eager to use misogynistic insults to dismiss criticism of offensive speech.Maher offered no opposition to any of Yiannopoulos’ bigoted beliefs, allowing him to voice without argument his transphobic views and even his completely fabricated lie that trans people disproportionately commit sexual assault.Instead, the only criticism Maher and his panel were willing to voice is the alleged ties between Russia and the Trump administration. When Yiannopoulos praised Trump, Malcolm Nance, a U.S. counterintelligence officer on the panel, asserted that Yiannopoulos is in fact supporting “Russian spies.”Instead of building genuine opposition to Yiannopoulos, Trump and the rising alt-right for their attacks on all oppressed peoples and workers, Maher and Nance spun the narrative to drum up hostility against Russia. They followed the agenda of the Democratic Party and the establishment media, which is not to resist Trump, but rather to redirect discontent to Russia, a major target of the U.S. ruling class.Building resistanceIt wasn’t the corporate media, comedians or “establishment” conservatives who struck a blow at Yiannopoulos’ career. It was the mass protests that showed he was losing his value as a voice for the right.The demonstrators showed that fascism cannot be debated away; it must be smashed! When Yiannopoulos fabricates lies about transgender people, degrades Black people or slanders immigrants and women, he is not making good faith arguments in the interest of rational discussion. Rather, he is making these statements to incite violence and stir up right-wing bigotry.Hate speech is symbolic violence that encourages physical violence. Debating, ridiculing and “exposing” fascists won’t make them go away. The goal should be to stop them. This can only be done with genuine, left-wing resistance on all fronts.Ultimately, the only way to stop the rise of the far-right, whether that be the Trump administration or Yiannopoulos and Breitbart, is through militant, leftist organizing of the working class and oppressed. The Democratic Party and the corporate media will not do anything substantive to fight fascism and right-wing bigotry. They have facilitated its rise by normalizing the oppressive views of their ultra-right competition.It is imperative to unite all anti-racist, anti-capitalist forces to build a strong leftist opposition to the rising far-right and the entire ruling class.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Radio journalists repeatedly summoned, fuelling hostile climate for media freedom

first_img News June 5, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Burundi Organisation July 29, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Radio journalists repeatedly summoned, fuelling hostile climate for media freedom Reporters Without Borders condemns the harassment of two privately-owned radio stations, Radio Publique Africaine (RPA) and Radio Isanganiro, in the form of a series of summonses, one of the latest of which was a summons to RPA news editor Bob Rugurika to appear before the Bujumbura main court prosecutor’s office today, his third summons in the past 11 days. In the event, today’s hearing was postponed until 1 August because of a lawyers’ strike.Two other RPA journalists at its regional bureau in the northern city of Ngozi, bureau chief Léonce Niyongabo and reporter Yvette Murekesabe, were summoned by a Ngozi prosecutor today for the purposes of “judicial investigation” and will be questioned again on 1 August. Radio Isanganiro news editor Patrick Mitabaro has been summoned by the Bujumbura prosecutor’s office on 1 August for “judicial investigation.” These summonses follow recent warnings from the National Council for Communication (CNC) to both radio stations about content that was also broadcast by other stations.“Repeated judicial summonses and warnings by the CNC constitute harassment and intimidation of privately-owned media and fuel a climate of hostility to media freedom,” Reporters Without Borders said. “RPA and Radio Isanganiro, which are critical of the government, are being singled out by the authorities. Other stations that have covered the same stories have been left in peace by the CNC. We urge the authorities to let these media and their journalists work freely.” RPA news editor singled out by prosecutorsRugurika was questioned for an hour on 18 July by the state prosecutor over a report about an open letter which the spokesman of the opposition Front for Democracy in Burundi (FRODEBU), Pancrace Cimpaye, who is currently in exile, addressed to the president on 23 June. RPA said the prosecutor had described the station’s report as “insult to the state.” Rugurika was also criticised for a report quoting passages from a speech by US secretary of state Hillary Clinton on 13 June in which she referred to the Arab Spring. The prosecutor regarded the report as “inciting a popular revolt.”Rugurika received a second summons two days later, on 20 July. This time he was questioned about his coverage of a news conference that Chauvineau Mugwengezo, the spokesman of the opposition Alliance of Democrats for Change (ADC-Ikibiri), gave on 13 July to criticize hikes in water and electricity tariffs.Reporters Without Borders is particularly concerned about the third summons (now rescheduled for 1 August), as it has learned that Rugurika’s lawyer, François Nyamoya, was arrested yesterday for as yet unclear reasons. No charges have so far been brought against Rugurika but the court has announced that it has opened a case against him.The CNC has meanwhile issued several warnings to the RPA. The latest was on 23 July, when it gave a news conference to call RPA to order for “inciting ethnic hatred and blaming personalities” because it had cited a 1996 UN report (S/1996/682) containing information that reflected badly on come of the people appointed by the president to prepare a truth and reconciliation commission.Regional correspondents targeted by judicial investigationsWhen Niyongabo and Murekesabe appeared before the Ngozi deputy prosecutor today, they were questioned about a report concerning Ciza Pascal, a member of the Burundian intelligence service. They will take a recording of the report when they return for further questioning on 1 August.Two months ago, on 25 May, the RPA correspondent in the northwestern city of Bubanza, Eloge Niyonzima, was questioned by provincial state prosecutor Didier Nibizi Simbizi in response to a complaint by the head of the Imbo Coffee Company, Nyandwi Anselme, over an RPA report about an attack by gunmen on the company’s plant. Niyonzima was not charged.Four RPA journalists – Raymon Zirampaye, Domithile Kiramvu, Bonfils Niyongere and Philbert Musobozi – are meanwhile still the target of a prosecution by Bujumbura mayor Evrard Giswaswa over allegedly insulting reports about a brawl last year in which the mayor was reportedly involved. The latest hearing in the case was due to be held on 26 July, but was postponed.Other targeted stationsMitabaro, Radio Isanganiro’s news editor, thinks his summons for “judicial investigation” on 1 August could be linked to an interview in which the head of the bar association, Isidore Rufikiri, referred to certain judges as “sub-humans” for constantly jailing people at the behest of the prosecutor’s office. Rufikiri was arrested on 27 July. The station also received a letter of warning from the CNC on 27 July about a report broadcast two days before.The international media are also subject to this kind of intimidation. Radio France Internationale (RFI) correspondent Esdras Ndikumana was interrogated by the Bujumbura main court state prosecutor on 19 July. Ndikumana had covered the arrest of a lawyer, Suzanne Bukuru, on a charge of “complicity in espionage” for helping a crew from the French TV station M6 do a story about Patrice Faye, a French citizen accused of raping minors.After questioning Ndikumana about his report, the prosecutor confiscated his mobile phone for several hours. He also asked Ndikumana to remain available for further questioning. Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts BurundiAfrica News Newscenter_img RSF_en The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa November 27, 2020 Find out more to go further BurundiAfrica Four Burundian journalists complete 12 months in arbitrary detention Reports Burundian appeal court upholds prison sentences for four journalists October 21, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Farouk Hosni responds to Reporters Without Borders

first_img Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison RSF_en Egyptian culture minister Farouk Hosni has responded personally to the Reporters Without Borders press release of 7 September that expressed reservations about his candidacy for the post of UNESCO director general and urged him to provide evidence of a commitment to freedom of expression.At a meeting between Hosni and Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard that was organised in Paris, Hosni voiced a “determination to defend the freedom of the media and (…) to reinforce UNESCO’s actions in this domain” if he were elected.Reporters Without Borders takes note of Hosni’s pledge and will make a point of reminding him of it if he is chosen to be the next UNESCO director general. During the meeting, Reporters Without Borders told him of its concern about free expression in Egypt and, in particular, the continuing detention of two bloggers.—————7 September 2009 – Egyptian censorship advocate is candidate to be UNESCO director generalNegotiations are getting under way in Paris to select a new director general for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) to replace Koichiro Matsuura of Japan, who has held the position for 10 years. UNESCO’s executive council will choose his successor by secret vote in a session that begins today and ends on 23 September. Egyptian culture minister Farouk Hosni is one of the nine candidates.Reporters Without Borders points out that UNESCO’s mandate includes promoting free expression and press freedom as basic human rights, encouraging media independence and diversity as preconditions for democratisation, and supporting the free flow of information, including on the Internet.“Farouk Hosni needs to show that he is committed to these values, something he has not managed to do during the past 25 years,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This Egyptian government minister needs to demonstrate a full commitment to free expression by publicly condemning press freedom violations and arrests of bloggers.”President Hosni Mubarak’s culture minister since 1987, Hosni has been one of the leading protagonists of government censorship in the Arab Republic of Egypt during this period, constantly seeking to control both press freedom and his fellow citizens’ right to freedom of information.Any attempt to found a newspaper in Egypt has to be endorsed by not only the High Press Council, which is headed by the president, but also by the Cabinet and by the various security services. A newspaper can be closed at any time if it is deemed to have published an article posing a threat to national security. At the same time, the government owns 99 per cent of the country’s newspaper retail outlets and has a monopoly of newspaper printing. This allows it to censor a newspaper at any time.Even if privately-owned opposition and independent newspapers are on sale in newsstands alongside the government press, there are risks attached to being outspoken. A total of 32 articles in different laws – including the criminal code, the press law, the publications law, the law on state documents (which forbids journalists to access certain official documents), the civil service law and the political parties law – stipulate penalties for the media. The Internet had become a refuge for free expression in the face of such constraints but, since last year, control of the Internet has been reinforced. All Wi-Fi connections now have to be paid for and in order to connect, an email address must be given to which the required username and password is sent. An Internet regulation bill is currently before parliament that would make “improper use of the Internet” and the “posting of multimedia content without government authorisation” punishable by imprisonment. Many bloggers were arrested after calls for a major protest on 6 April 2008 were launched online.In an attempt to control the country’s image, the authorities have been hounding both the press and Internet users since 2008 and, since January of this year, an average of one complaint a day has been brought against a journalist or blogger.The Egyptian government launched an offensive against independent TV stations at the start of the 2008. In February of that year, it got the Arab League to adopt a common charter that restricts the freedom of satellite TV stations and provides for sanctions for programme content that causes offence. Several Egyptian production companies working with foreign satellite TV stations have since been censored.The charter was criticised by journalists but not by the head of Nilesat, a satellite operator owned by the Egyptian government, which supports the creation of a regional regulatory authority with the power to issue licences. At the moment, TV stations that want to transmit via Nilesat must obtain the approval of the Egyptian government, which monitors their content closely. TV stations that dare to criticise are not welcome. The privately-owned TV station Al-Hiwar, for example, was dropped by Nilesat on 1 April 2008 without any explanation being given.The security forces seized equipment from the Cairo News Company (CNC), the main supplier of broadcast equipment and services to many foreign news media, on 17 April 2008, one week after Al Jazeera, one of its leading clients, broadcast footage of the 6 April 2008 protests. It was not until a year later, on 19 April 2009, that the judicial proceedings against the CNC and its CEO were quashed on appeal.A new broadcasting bill which the government submitted in June 2008 and parliament began examining in November poses a danger to broadcast journalists. It would introduce new penalties of between one month and three years in prison and would threaten free speech by making it possible for journalists to be prosecuted for “attacking social peace, national unity, public order and society’s values.”Mostly using very vague working, the bill also provides for the creation of a national broadcasting regulatory agency to be headed by information ministry officials and members of the state security services that would be empowered to withdraw a news media’s licence arbitrarily.Egypt was ranked 146th out of 173 countries in the 2008 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. News Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution Organisation February 6, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Egypt September 14, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Farouk Hosni responds to Reporters Without Borderscenter_img Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff News EgyptMiddle East – North Africa to go further EgyptMiddle East – North Africa February 1, 2021 Find out more January 22, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Newslast_img read more

DS News Webcast: Wednesday 1/29/2014

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Share Save in Featured, Media, Webcasts Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago 2014-01-29 DSNews The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Obama Focuses on Jobs, Wages in State of the Union Next: Carrington Names Branch Manager for Illinois Office Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Postcenter_img DS News Webcast: Wednesday 1/29/2014 Related Articles January 29, 2014 515 Views Home / Featured / DS News Webcast: Wednesday 1/29/2014 The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago About Author: DSNews Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home prices across the nation grew an average 13.7% year-over-year in November, according to the S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Indices released Tuesday. On a city-by-city basis, Dallas outperformed with an annual return of 9.9%, the highest gain since it was added to the index in 2000. Also standing out was Chicago its highest increase since 1988.That might be good news for the housing market, but Fitch Ratings says it won’t be much help for borrowers struggling to pay their loans. While rising home equity has had a positive influence on borrowers’ payment behavior, Fitch estimates the percentage of borrowers entering foreclosure with positive equity has doubled in the past two years amid modest economic improvement.However, with foreclosure starts dropping 26% last year to a six-year low according to RealtyTrac, there might still be reason enough to celebrate. Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

Locate People From State Who Attended Religious Congregation At Nizamuddin : Karnataka HC Directs To State Govt. [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesLocate People From State Who Attended Religious Congregation At Nizamuddin : Karnataka HC Directs To State Govt. [Read Order] Mustafa Plumber3 April 2020 10:11 PMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court on Friday said the State Government will have to act immediately and help the community of farmers, during the lockdown period of 21-days, announced to avoid the spread of coronavirus. The State Government has also been directed to immediately locate people who attended the religious congregation at Nizamuddin and have entered the state and to quarantine…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?LoginThe Karnataka High Court on Friday said the State Government will have to act immediately and help the community of farmers, during the lockdown period of 21-days, announced to avoid the spread of coronavirus. The State Government has also been directed to immediately locate people who attended the religious congregation at Nizamuddin and have entered the state and to quarantine them. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice B V Nagarathna heard a bunch of petitions through video conferencing, including an application filed by People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), seeking various reliefs regarding rural distress. The application claimed that due to the inability of the farmers to sell their produce, they are forced to dump the produce. To which bench said “We expect the State Government to act immediately and help the community of farmers. So that the smooth functioning of farming operations and smooth transport and sale of agricultural/horticultural produce will not only help the farmers, but it will also help the state in ensuring continuous supply of agricultural/horticultural produce to the citizens. As per Ministry of Home Affairs order dated March 27, certain exceptions were added to the order dated March 24, (Lockdown order) permitting farming operations in the field. The offices of Agricultural Produce Marketing Committees including MST operations are permitted to be kept open. Even Mandis (markets) operated by the Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee have been permitted to be kept open. Manufacturing and packaging units of fertilizers, pesticides and seeds are permitted to be kept open. Intra and inter-state movement of vehicles for transport sowing related machines like combined harvesters and other horticultural/agricultural implements has been permitted. However, PUCL claimed that though the State Government has advised the police to allow the vehicles carrying agricultural/horticultural produce to pass through, the said advice is not being implemented. The court said “The State Government must take all possible steps to give effect to the amendment dated March 27, carried out to the Government Order dated March 24, by ensuring that the farmers are allowed to perform farming operations by allowing the passage of farmers and their labourers to the respective fields, and by permitting the transport of agricultural/horticultural produce for its sale, or by arranging for the purchase of the agricultural/horticultural produce from the doorsteps of the farmers.” Two applications were moved before the court, by Girish Bharadwaj and Geetha Misra, in respect of persons who attended the religious congregation at Nizamuddin in Delhi and who have entered the State of Karnataka. The court said “The State Government will make all endeavour to get the data from the concerned authorities of the Central Government and Delhi Government and will take immediate steps to locate those persons in the State of Karnataka, to quarantine them and to take all further steps.” The bench has also directed the State Government to file its response in writing, setting out the measures taken for the implementation of clause (9) of the order dated March 24, regarding complete ban on all the religious congregations, during the lockdown period. Further, the court directed the secretaries of the District Legal Services Authorities to ensure that they or their volunteers visit few camps in different parts of the respective districts on random basis and ascertain the condition of the said camps with reference to infrastructure and facilities provided to the migrant workers. The direction followed after the state government gave district-wise details of the active relief camps and shelters, number of persons housed in relief camps and shelters, number of food camps and number of persons who are being provided with food. Details about the number of workers to whom shelter and food is provided by employers/industries where they are working. PUCL in its application claimed that 10718 migrant workers have not received ration. To which the state said “To enable the State to deal with the complaints made by the said migrant workers, PUCL shall submit a comprehensive list of said 10718 migrant workers to the State along with necessary particulars to enable the State to make necessary verification and take action.” The court also allowed a petition filed by one Syed Suhail Ali Shuttari, which raised the grievance that during the period of lockdown, police are not allowing citizens to use two wheelers or four wheelers for approaching the doctors or to enable the citizens to purchase grocery, milk, medicines, etc. The state clarified that the direction is issued by the police for proper implementation of the lockdown. It added that “If a citizen is using his two wheeler or four wheeler for seeking medical help or for purchasing the grocery, medicines and other essential items, if he discloses to the police that he is using two wheeler or four wheeler for that specific object, the police are not prohibiting for that limited purpose.” The court also allowed an application filed by PUCL raising an issue regarding the condition and plight of pet animals during the present lockdown. It was pointed out that the animals stranded in the pet shops were likely to suffer and die without any food, water, etc. and therefore, a direction be issued to the State Animal Welfare Board to evacuate the animals with the help of the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, which is headed by District Magistrates. The bench directed the District Magistrates and the District Administration to coordinate with the State Animal Welfare Board and take immediate action of opening of all the pet shops across the state with a view to ascertain the condition of the animals locked in the pet shops. So long as the state government does not permit the pet shops to be kept open, the District Magistrates and the Animal Welfare Board shall ensure that due care of such evacuated animals is taken by providing food, water, medicines, etc. Bench also suggested to the state government to consider keeping open the pet shops so that food and medicines are made available to the pets. As regards stray animals the court said authority should consider granting appropriate passes to the representatives of NGOs (Non-Government Organizations) who are dealing with animal welfare to enable them to feed stray animals throughout the State. The bench has also directed the Central Government to consider the issue raised by PUCL in regards to stray animals and pets and whether there needs any modification to the order of March 24, of lockdown.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more