AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Judicial harassmentEconomic pressureImprisonedFreedom of expression AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Judicial harassmentEconomic pressureImprisonedFreedom of expression May 12, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News RSF_en Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary elections to go further News News April 29, 2021 Find out more Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria Follow the news on Algeria Organisation Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation News May 18, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the suspended six-month jail sentences that a court in Algiers imposed today on media executives Mehdi Benaissa and Ryad Hartouf of KBC, a TV channel owned by the leading Arabic-language media group El Khabar. July 19, 2016 Algeria: RSF condemns grotesque jail sentences, albeit suspended The court, which had refused to release them provisionally on 13 July, passed the sentences after convicting them of making “false statements” to obtain permission to film the KBC current affairs programme Nass Stah. Benaissa is the CEO of KBC while Hartouf is Nass Stah’s producer. The court also imposed fines of 50,000 dinars (406 euros) each on them and culture ministry official Nora Nedjaï and gave Nedjaï a suspended one-year jail sentence. “We firmly condemn this grotesque and outrageous trial,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “A case of this kind should have been handled initially by the new Broadcasting Regulation Authority (ARAV) established on 20 June. It should never have resulted in prison sentences, even suspended ones.” RSF has repeatedly condemned El Khabar’s persecution by the authorities in recent weeks. On 13 July, a court voided the sale of a majority stake in El Khabar to Ness Prod, a subsidiary of the industrial group Cevital. The sale would have ensured that the media group would be able to continue operating. Algeria is ranked 129th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index.
Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement NewsBreaking news#BREAKING Search and Rescue operation underway in LimerickBy Staff Reporter – February 5, 2018 5942 Facebook Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Linkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Previous articleFamous American attorney to lecture at ULNext articleSciFest 2018 launches for second level students in Limerick Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print WhatsApp TAGSAbbey RiverIrish Coast GuardlimerickLimerick City Fire and RescueLimerick Marine Search and Rescuerescuerescue 115Shannon river Twitter The multi agency rescue operation is underway in Limerick this Monday A MAJOR multi agency search and rescue operation is underway in Limerick this lunchtime after a man was seen entering the Abbey River.The alarm was raised at around 1.45pm when the man was seen entering the water near Georges Quay.Due to the strong flow of water at the Curragower Boat Club, the man was quickly swept downstream and responding emergency services were informed of a confirmed sighting down from Sarsfield Bridge.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Four units from Limerick City Fire and Rescue, along with the rescue boat Fireswift, crews from the Limerick Marine Search and Rescue and Rescue 115, the Shannon based Irish Coast Guard Helicopter all attended the scene and co-ordinated searches for the male.Water searches, aided by the Irish Coast Guard Helicopter, will continue and it is expected that the volunteer group Limerick Marine Search and Rescue will carry out underwater dives in the next stage of the operation.More to follow.See more Limerick news here WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads
Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleConor McKenna to quit Australian Rules Football and return to IrelandNext articleInvestigation underway into early morning burglary in Letterkenny News Highland Twitter Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 A car has been stolen and set alight in the Raphoe area. The car, a black BMW 08MN was stolen from an address at Mullafin, Raphoe between Friday the 4th of September at 5pm and 10am on Saturday the 5th of September at which time the car was located burnt out in a forest at Mongorry, Raphoe.Gardaí in Letterkenny are investigating the incident, if anyone observed this car between those times or if anyone has captured it on their dash cam footage please them on 074-9167100. Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Car stolen and set alight in Raphoe Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook By News Highland – September 8, 2020 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme
During the last months the vessel was converted into a survey vessel by NG Shipyards and being fitted with the hull-mounted dual head multibeam system, full vessel width A-frame for deployment of large, towed gradiometer wings for UXO detection surveys as well as a large moonpool capable of deploying multiple other sensors depending on the type of survey work. The Seapal has workspace for four surveyors/geophysicists and two client representatives. Furthermore, the Deep Seapal is equipped with CPP systems. Dutch survey company, Deep BV, has added a new vessel to it fleet, the Deep Seapal. The Deep Seapal adds capacity for nearshore geophysical survey work. The vessel has already been deployed on the first project.
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Dodgers and reliever Louis Coleman have agreed to a $725,000, one-year contract.Coleman’s deal was announced Friday, when pitchers and catchers reported to spring training in Arizona. His salary is identical to the one he agreed to last month with the Kansas City Royals, who then released him.The 29-year-old right-hander was 8-2 with nine saves and a 1.69 ERA in 38 games with the Royals’ Triple-A Omaha club last season. He was called up to Kansas City in September and made four scoreless appearances in the majors. Coleman made his big league debut in 2011 with the Royals and appeared in 152 games with Kansas City, going 6-4 with two saves and a 3.20 ERA.To make room on the 40-man roster, the Dodgers placed right-handed pitcher Brandon McCarthy (Tommy John surgery) on the 60-day disabled list.
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Hotshots rallied from eight points down inside the final five minutes behind their import Ricardo Ratliffe.The bull-strong Ratliffe was unstoppable again with 44 points, 19 rebounds, seven assists and four blocks. He also scored his team’s last 10 points, including a hook shot over Rhodes that pushed Star ahead, 110-108, with 13.6 seconds remaining.The Hotshots had no timeouts left after Lassiter’s go-ahead bucket and they had to settle for a Rafi Reavis heave beyond the half-court line as time expired. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMarcio Lassiter banked in a last-second 3-pointer and San Miguel Beer escaped Star, 111-110, to take a 2-1 semifinals lead in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Lassiter buried the clutch triple over the defense of Justin Melton with 1.6 seconds left and was mobbed by his teammates after the buzzer.ADVERTISEMENT What ‘missteps’? ADVERTISEMENT Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ WATCH: MMA fighter brought to tears after brutal groin kick Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View comments 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire “We got lucky but luck comes when you are a good player and that’s Marcio,” said SMB head coach Leo Austria in Filipino.“It’s a team effort especially our import Charles Rhodes, who worked hard from start to finish and he was able to manage his fouls, even though he’s in foul trouble,” Austria added. “We won by a point last game and we won by one point again tonight but it doesn’t matter for us as long as we win.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRhodes had 36 points, seven rebounds and three blocks while Lassiter finished with 12 points, four rebounds and three assists. Chris Ross flirted with a triple-double with 27 points, eight rebounds and eight assists.The Beermen, who won, 77-76, in Game 2 on Monday, will try to close out the Hotshots in Game 4 on Friday still at the Big Dome.
APTN National NewsThere are growing fears about the extent of a massive oil spill from a pipeline in northern Alberta.Millions of litres of crude oil have been spilled near the traditional territory of the Lubicon Cree.A school is closed and a community may have to be evacuated.For the Lubicon, who have spent years fighting against pipeline and oil development on their traditional lands, the spill is a source of growing fear and anger.APTN National News reporter Keith Laboucan reports from Edmonton.
Ghaziabad: Two employees of a road transport company in Ghaziabad have been booked by police after they were found to have been involved into defrauding the company with over Rs 7 lakhs. Police said that the duo of accused persons were into cash collection and delivery department of the company.According to police, the two employees of the company who have been alleged of conducting the fraud were identified as Puneet Kumar, native of Allahabad district and Vijay Kumar Tiwari, a native of Deoria district of Uttar Pradesh. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderAs per the complaint, Vijay had been working with the associated road carriers limited company since 2006 while Puneet joined in 2013. “While going through the details of cash collected and deposited between December 2018 to January 2019, around Rs 7,16, 055 were found missing. An internal enquiry was set up and it came to light that Puneet and Vijay had collected the money from market but didn’t deposit into company’s bank account. Upon asking them about where the money has gone, they first denied but next day deposited some amount into company’s bank account. As we asked them about rest of money, they denied paying back,” said Sanjay Kumar Sharma, trans shipment manager at the company. Sharma further said that both the employees then stopped coming to the company and even didn’t pick any calls further. Meanwhile, police have registered a case under relevant sections of IPC against the two accused persons.
April 23 will witness the most crucial Lok Sabha Election of 2019, the date on which 117 constituencies across 14 states will vote. NDA, UPA, and anti-Modi alliances have been leaving no stone unturned because there are very high stakes in this phase. It would be opening the window on the next government formation, not only because the largest number of seats is going to poll but also it would mark the end of the election on 303 seats leaving only 240 seats for the next four phases. Also Read – A special kind of bondWith the election on four seats – Dhubri, Kokrajhar, Barpeta, and Gauhati – election process in Assam will be over. Barring Gauhati, which BJP is most likely to retain, NDA nowhere has the upper hand. The effect of NRC is clearly visible on voters. They are sharply polarised on communal lines. However, the poll mathematics is not that much in BJP’s favour as they have presumed. In the final reckoning, BJP is most likely to lose two seats out of seven they have in the state which has 14 altogether. Also Read – Insider threat managementFive seats – Jhanjharpur, Supaul, Araria, Madhepura, and Khagaria – in Bihar are being contested tooth and nail. It is NDA vs UPA, and no one is assured of their victory. The impact of NYAY is visible. Anti-incumbency against NDA working. But the alliance of the BJP, JD(U), and LJP have tilted the poll arithmetic in their favour except in Araria which is an RJD seat presently. With seven seats – Surguja, Raigarh, Janjgir-Champa, Korba, Bilaspur, Durg, and Raipur – going to poll in this phase, election in Chhattisgarh will be over. INC is clearly winning Durg and Korba and giving a tough fight to BJP in Surguja and Raipur. However, BJP seems to have the upper hand in Raigarh, Janjgir-Champa, and Bilaspur. In the final reckoning, BJP is likely to win five, and INC four out of 11 in the state. The rest two seats are emanating conflicting signals which may go to any side depending on the swing of votes on the polling day. The UTs, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu, have two seats altogether, one in each. Both seats are presently held by BJP, albeit with a very small winning margin of 3.83 and 10.73 per cent respectively. Due to their proximity to Maharashtra and Gujarat, where BJP is strongest compared to all other states in the country, the party seems to have considerable influence on voters. However, INC in Dadra and Nagar Haveli is not far behind. In Daman and Diu too, INC has made the BJP’s walk-over a little difficult. Anti-incumbency against BJP seems to be working. BJP seems to be comfortable in North Goa, but they are in trouble in South Goa this time. Both the seats are presently held by the party. Their winning margin in South Goa in 2014 was only 7.96 per cent. The party has been weakened since then and there is anti-incumbency too. They need to exert more to save this site for themselves from the INC onslaught. Gujarati pride is working more effectively in favour of Modi in Gujarat than his so-called charisma. All the 26 constituencies in the state are going to poll in this phase, and in most of them, BJP is comfortably placed. However, in Anand, Bardoli, and Sabarkantha, BJP candidates are in a close contest with INC. BJP had won these seats in the height of Modi wave in 2014 by margins of only 6.65, 10.44, and 7.88 per cent which has given great hope to INC of snatching these seats from BJP. INC and all other political parties are putting their best efforts to make this happen. Since the election in Anantnag constituency of Jammu and Kashmir will be held in three phases from now, it is not clear which side the wind is blowing. Mehbooba Mufti of PDP had won this seat in 2014 defeating Mirza Mehboob Beg of JKNC by a margin of 17.71 per cent. This is the only constituency in the country where elections will be held in multiple phases. She has lately become Modi’s bête noir and, therefore, BJP is trying its best to sabotage her chances of a win. Mehbooba has more than once voiced her concern about the misuse of security forces by Modi at the helm of affairs in the Centre, and there is a rumour in the area that the administrative system is indirectly, and by default, in favour of JKNC. However, it would be too early to say anything about this constituency before the fifth phase of the election. With the election in 14 constituencies – Chikkodi, Belgaum, Bagalkot, Bijapur, Gulbarga, Raichur, Bidar, Koppal, Bellari, Haveri, Dharwad, Uttara Kannada, Davanagere, and Shimoga – in this phase, the election in Karnataka will be complete. Anti-incumbency and counter-anti-incumbency against BJP and UPA respectively had made the situation volatile in the state. BJP has upper hand in Shimoga, and Uttar Kannada, but in Bagalkot, Dharwad, and Bidar they are in a close contest with UPA. In Belgaum, Bijapur, Koppal, Bellary, Haveri, and Devangere, BJP candidates are struggling to retain their seats which the party had won with a slender margin in 2014, even while riding on Modi Wave. INC is most likely to retain their Chikkodi, Gulbarga, and Raichur seats. In the final reckoning, it seems, BJP may lose eight seats out of 17 they presently hold among the 29 seats in the state. Even in the worst of situations, UPA is likely to bag at least 16 seats. All the 20 constituencies will be voting in Kerala. There is UPA vs LDF this time too, and BJP or NDA may not be able to even open their account. With Rahul Gandhi contesting from Wayanad, prospects of INC have brightened a little compared to LDF. There are close fights in almost all seats except in Ernakulam, Kottayam, Malappuram, and Palakkad held presently by INC, KEC(M), IUML, and CPM respectively. They are most likely retaining their seat. However, there will be no cake-walk for Rahul Gandhi in Wayanad, the seat which was won by the INC in 2014 by a slender margin of only 2.31 per cent. There are 13 constituencies in the state where the winning margin was less than 5 per cent. Obviously, the state is witnessing toughest political battle compared to all the states in the country. BJP and Shiv Sena have an edge over their adversaries in Maharashtra. A total of 14 seats are going to poll in this phase. BJP is comfortable in Jalgaon, Raver, Pune, Ahmednagar, Sangli, and Jalna. SHS is comfortable in Aurangabad and Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg, but struggling to retain its Raigad seat which it had won by a very slender margin of 0.22 per cent in 2014. NDA has put NCP in a vulnerable position in Baramati, Madha, and Kolhapur which NCP had won by small margins of only 6.63, 2.36, and 2.65 respectively. NCP is comfortably placed in Satara and SWP in Hatkanagle. Out of six seats – Sambalpur, Keonjhar, Dhenkanal, Cuttack, Puri, and Bhubaneswar – in Odisha, only Sambalpur presents a challenge to BJD which the party had won by a slender margin of 3.15 per cent in the last election. In all others, they will have a comfortable win. There is a triangular fight on Sambalpur seat where BJD, BJP, and INC are pitted against each other. BJP was runner-up last time and INC was not also far behind. Ten seats of Uttar Pradesh – Moradabad, Rampur, Sambhal, Firozabad, Mainpuri, Etah, Badaun, Aonla, Bareilly, and Pilibhit – are to vote in this phase. BJP is most likely to retain Utah, Bareilly, and Pilibhit, but will be losing Moradabad, Rampur, and Sambhal to SP-BSP alliance which they had won by a slender margin of 7.79, 2.47, and 0.49 per cent respectively despite the Modi wave in 2014. There is a tough fight in Aonla between the two with a slight edge of SP-BSP alliance. SP will retain its Firozabad, Mainpuri, and Badaun seats. Among the five constituencies in West Bengal, INC is comfortably placed in Maldha Dakshin and AITC in Balurghat. However, in Malda Uttar, Jangipur, and Murshidabad, the fight is between INC and CPM. Unexpected results may come out from these seats. INC had won the first two of three by small margins of only 5.70 and 0.74 per cent while the CPM had won the last by a margin of only 1.44 per cent. (The views expressed are strictly personal)
Melbourne: Australia’s ruling conservative coalition led by Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Saturday made a “miraculous” comeback and is set to form the next government after winning most number of seats in the elections, defying exit polls which predicted a victory for the opposition Labor Party. Australians Saturday voted to elect their next parliament and prime minister, in what has been widely referred to as the climate-change election. After five weeks long election campaigning across the country, around 16 million Australians swarmed to the polling booths across the country to elect the nation’s 31st prime minister. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportA Nine-Galaxy poll released shortly before the voting stations closed in the east of the country showed a victory for the centre-left Labor party and Liberal Party-led coalition losing its bid for a third three-year term. The poll showed the Labor winning as many as 82 seats in the 151-member House of Representatives, beating the governing Liberal coalition. On Friday, media reports also endorsed Labor Party leader Bill Shorten as the best chance to end a “cycle of instability” in Australian politics. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protestsTo win a majority in the House of Representatives, either major party will need 76 seats. The Coalition currently holds 73 seats, while Labor has 72. Morrison cast his vote at Lilli Pilli Public School in Sydney while Shorten in Melbourne. Defying the exit polls, the early counting recorded a swing in favour of the ruling coalition, which so far won 74 seats, paving the way for Morrison to become the country’s 31st prime minister. Opposition Labor Party won 65 seats during the ongoing counting of votes. Following this, Shorten conceded defeat and said he would resign as the party leader. Addressing his disbelieving supports here, he said “Without wanting to hold out any false hope, while there are still millions of votes to count and important seats yet to be finalised, it is obvious that Labor will not be able to form the next government. “I called Scott Morrison to congratulate him… wished him good fortune and good courage in the service of our great nation. The national interest required no less,” Shorten said. So far, it is not clear whether the Coalition will govern in majority or will need partnership of independent MPs in a minority.