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A score of journalists arrested, a similar number beaten by police

A score of journalists arrested, a similar number beaten by police

first_img RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” According to reports from Minsk, around 20 journalists were arrested and a similar number were the victims of police violence during the demonstrations that followed yesterday’s announcement of President Alexander Lukashenko’s reelection victory. The protesters and journalists arrested yesterday are being tried today. Ilya Kuzniatsu, for example, was sentenced today to 15 days in prison on a charge of “participating in an illegal demonstration.”Reporters Without Borders voices its support for the statement released by its partner organization, the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ), condemning the police brutality against journalists. The two organizations also condemn the fact that the police did not distinguish between journalists and protesters, thereby deliberately obstructing the work of the media. Many of the journalists were properly accredited by the local authorities. We urge the authorities to publicly condemn the use of violence and to identify and punish those responsible. We finally also deplore the official media’s one-sided coverage of the events of the past few days, which has prevented the public from having an informed view of this key moment in Belarus’ political life.According to the information gathered by the BAJ, at least 20 journalists were arrested yesterday and a similar number were roughed up by police. The victims included foreign reporters (Ukrainian, Russian and German) and local reporters working for both Belarusian and foreign media such as Agence France-Presse and the New York Times.Several journalists covering the protests in the centre of Minsk were attacked by special forces at about 7 p.m. yesterday as they were some 50 metres from opposition candidate Uladzimir Niakliaeu’s headquarters and were heading towards Kastrychnitskaya Square. After throwing flash-bang grenades, the police forced the journalists to lie face-down in the snow. New York Times photographer James Hill was hit when he tried to show his press card. The police also seized equipment and deleted photos and recordings.Shortly after midnight, Novaya Gazeta reporter Irina Kahlip was hit by police as she was being interviewed live by the independent Moscow-based radio station Ekho Moskvy.Several BAJ members were arrested along with Niakliayeu supporters during a raid on Niakliayeu’s headquarters. Others (including Aliaksandr Fiaduta, Julia Rymasheuskaya and Sergey Vozniak) were arrested at their homes. Some were released a few hours later but the location of several others, including Vozniak, is currently unknown.Mobile telephone communications became extremely difficult at around 8 p.m. yesterday while many independent and opposition websites were rendered inaccessible as a result of Distributed Denial of Service attacks. Site visitors were also redirected to “counterfeit” pseudo-sites containing false information. Anyone searching for such leading websites as Charter97.org, Belaruspartisan and Gazetaby, or the site of the newspaper Nasha Niva was directed to a counterfeit site with a similar address but ending in the suffix .in. The very popular blog platform Live Journal did not work very well yesterday either. Special forces raided the Charter 97 office in the early hours of this morning and several of its members were taken to KGB headquarters. Charter 97 editor Natalia Radzina meanwhile sustained a head injury at the hands of the police during a street protest and is reportedly still detained. The website is still inaccessible today. BelarusEurope – Central Asia News Receive email alerts May 27, 2021 Find out more BelarusEurope – Central Asia News Organisation December 20, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A score of journalists arrested, a similar number beaten by police to go furthercenter_img Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says May 28, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News June 2, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Belarus Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Protecting Limerick workers from rogue employers

Protecting Limerick workers from rogue employers

first_imgFacebook Email Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Linkedin NewsProtecting Limerick workers from rogue employersBy Alan Jacques – January 15, 2015 879 Twitter Advertisement Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Cllr Maurice QuinlivanSINN Féin’s Maurice Quinlivan is to seek the support of the Council’s metropolitan district to call on the Government to amend the Companies Bill 2012 to provide for the piercing of the corporate veil to protect vulnerable workers from calculated breaches of employment law by rogue employers.Cllr Quinlivan told the Limerick Post that he believes workers’ rights, particularly those on low pay in the retail and services sectors have become increasingly precarious over the last number of years. The City North representative, insists that far too often we see company directors walking away from their responsibilities, not because they cannot afford to meet their liabilities, but because existing employment and company law allows them to.“There have been a number of high profile cases where workers have had to resort to sit-ins and other types of protracted industrial actions to secure their rights and entitlements. We saw workers in Cork in Vita Cortex and here in Limerick in HMV and Game occupy their place of employment to demand their entitlements,” Cllr Quinlivan declared.“Over the last couple of years there has been an increasing demand for government to hold company directors to account for outstanding non-payment of awards and pay arising from breaches of employment law,” he added.The Sinn Féin leader on the Council, claims that rogue employers are hiding behind the “corporate veil” provided for in company law and as a result vulnerable workers are being left high and dry.“We know there are a small number of unscrupulous business owners who continue to establish a number of companies in an effort to break the link between assets, operations and employees. The provision of the corporate veil in company law in effect separates the legal personality of a company from its Directors thus protecting them from personal liability of the company’s obligations,” he concluded.At next Monday’s metropolitan district meeting, he will ask councillors to write to Enterprise Minister Richard Bruton calling on him to amend the Companies Bill 2012 to include a provision that will prevent unscrupulous directors exploiting company law to withhold outstanding pay and other earned entitlements. Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival center_img WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp TAGSCllr Maurice QuinlivanlimerickLimerick Metropolitan DistrictSinn Fein Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Previous article#video A Winter Wonderland in Lough GurNext articleIDA jobs Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

A hearing for pleas to right wrongs

A hearing for pleas to right wrongs

first_img Related Grant will create archive, allowing cataloging and everyday access to historical documents involving tribes across the Northeast Digitizing Native American petitions There were ancestral lands to defend, and government treaty payments that never arrived. There were local churches that needed ministers, communities that wanted blacksmiths, and schools that lacked teachers. There were patterns of discrimination, insult, and inefficiency that needed attention and redress.Though their voices are often missing from popular histories of the region, Massachusetts’ native peoples were never silent partners, Harvard scholars say. A new project seeks to restore their voices to historical and political scholarship by digitizing thousands of petitions to the Massachusetts legislature by and about the state’s native populations.“So much history displays Native Americans as passive bystanders, as European Americans came in and industrialized,” said Daniel Carpenter, Allie S. Freed Professor of Government and director of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study’s social sciences program. “My hope is that we can amplify and better hear the voice of native peoples in American history — not least in Massachusetts and at Harvard. This project is part of a larger effort that Harvard and other institutions are making to clarify and highlight the role that native people played in our history and government.” The project, funded through a $275,000 grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources, is a collaboration between Radcliffe’s Initiative on Native and Indigenous Peoples, the Harvard University Native American Project, the Yale University Indian Papers Project, and the Massachusetts Archives, where the petitions are held.It involves transferring about 4,500 petitions written between 1640 and 1870 from the Massachusetts Archives to Radcliffe and the scanning center at Widener Library for digitization. By the end of the 18-month project, digital copies will be available on the Web for scholars in a wide variety of fields to review, Carpenter said. In addition, Yale’s Indian Papers Project will transcribe and annotate several hundred petitions, both making them easier to read and providing historical context.As one begins to look through the petitions held in the Archives — as Carpenter has done with earlier projects on slavery and segregation — one is struck by the volume of correspondence between Massachusetts’ native people and the government, very little of which has been documented by historians and other scholars, Carpenter said.“We’re just delighted this kind of partnership can be far-reaching. … We need to know what’s in these petitions.”— Shelly LoweNative Americans in Massachusetts were a disadvantaged minority, Carpenter said, whose property, traditions, identity, and civil rights were under assault. The petitions provide historical documentation on matters such as land claims, discrimination, religion, requests for autonomy, the places people lived, and 19th-century social life, Carpenter said.“They used the petition process to make claims upon the commonwealth and protect what resources they had,” Carpenter said. “There’s a lesson for contemporary politics on how a disadvantaged minority could use the political process to have a voice in government.”Carpenter predicted that the petitions could be useful for scholars in fields ranging from history to religion to economics. In addition, the project includes an outreach component, which will devise ways for the petitions to be used in classrooms.Many of the petitions, Carpenter said, appear to have remained unopened since they were first received by the legislature a century or more ago. Their unfamiliarity to scholars enhances the value of the scanning project, as it will make them widely available. In addition, he said, they are slowly deteriorating with time, so scanning will preserve their contents into the future.“They’re decaying. If we didn’t do something, in 50, 100, 150 years they might be lost to posterity,” Carpenter said.Petitioning the government was the most common method of airing grievances and concerns, Carpenter said. Petitions could come from individuals, groups, or entire communities. It is difficult to say what actions resulted from many of the petitions, Carpenter said, but he pointed out that even those that didn’t result in concrete legislative action often had an effect on the petitioners, helping them organize around a cause and building new community that could endure.Shelly Lowe, executive director of the Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP), said several New England tribes are supportive of the project, which has value to them as well as to scholars. HUNAP is acting as a liaison between the petition project and the tribes, who are potentially valuable allies to scholars examining the petitions. Some petitions are written in tribal tongues, or in phonetic English, that might be easier for native speakers to understand, Carpenter said. Even those written in standard English can contain place names and other words that tribal experts could help with.Tribes could benefit as well, by gaining a greater understanding of events big and small that affected their people in the past, Lowe said.“We’re just delighted this kind of partnership can be far-reaching,” Lowe said. “It was a way for the disenfranchised to put their concerns, wants, as constituent communities, [before] leadership so they can be looked at and addressed. … We need to know what’s in these petitions.”The project, supported by the Mohegan, Mashpee Wampanoag, and Wampanoag of Gay Head (Aquinnah), includes both digitization of the petitions and consultation about them with tribes in Massachusetts and Maine, which was once part of Massachusetts.“We felt we couldn’t do it without involving local tribes.” Lowe said. “It helps us to further unfold what history looks like within New England. We find an accurate and actual history either isn’t told or is told in a way that natives wouldn’t tell it.”Upcoming events: “An Afternoon with the Poet Laureate of the Navajo Nation” will feature Luci Tapahonso at 4:15 p.m. on March 10, Sheerr Room, Fay House, 10 Garden St., Cambridge. “The Native Peoples, Native Politics”  conference on April 29 explores politics in Native American life today and includes an address by Murray Sinclair (Peguis First Nations), chair, Indian Residential School Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Canada. The Radcliffe Institute is also holding additional events as part of the Initiative on Native and Indigenous Peoples. Visit its website for details.last_img read more

Jamie Carragher rates Arsenal signing David Luiz and slams Shkodran Mustafi

Jamie Carragher rates Arsenal signing David Luiz and slams Shkodran Mustafi

first_imgJamie Carragher ‘totally understands’ Arsenal’s move for David Luiz (Picture: Getty)Jamie Carragher admits he’s ‘not a massive fan’ of David Luiz but says he can ‘totally understand’ why Arsenal signed the defender from Chelsea following Laurent Koscielny’s departure this summer.Luiz completed a controversial £8million switch across London on deadline day and the 32-year-old put pen to paper on a two-year contract which sees him through to 2021 at the Emirates.The Brazilian was brought in to replace Koscielny who went on strike at Arsenal in order to force a move to Bordeaux.Former Liverpool star Carragher has been an outspoken critic of Luiz down the years, but thinks the centre-back is an improvement on Shkodran Mustafi, a player he feels is ‘nowhere near good enough’ for the Gunners.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I’m not a massive fan of David Luiz. People probably know that over the last few years,’ Carragher told The Last Word with Stan Collymore.‘I think at times he’s better than what people talk about. Let’s not forget he played in the middle of a back three that went on to win the title under Antonio Conte. He was very disciplined there and I think it helped him there, being in a back three.‘But I can totally understand it from an Arsenal perspective. They’ve lost Koscielny who is the experienced man and I’m so disappointed in Koscielny because you looked at him and thought, “He’s a good lad, him.”. Jamie Carragher rates Arsenal signing David Luiz and slams Shkodran Mustafi Advertisement Carragher admits he’s ‘not the biggest fan’ of Luiz (Picture: Getty)He continued: ‘So I think they’ve done quite well. Yes, it’s top heavy but they will be exciting to watch.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I never really had Emery down as that type of manager. He reminds me of Rafa [Benitez]… very studious and always very focused so you would expect his teams to be a bit more organised, not conceding goals left, right and centre.‘But it looks like that’s what we’re gonna get and they will go for the top four.’Will Arsenal finish in the top four this season?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Jamie Carragher rates Manchester United’s title chances after victory over Chelsea Carragher says Mustafi is ‘nowhere near good enough’ for Arsenal (Picture: Getty)‘He [Koscielny] was a good player, probably coming to the end but don’t leave like that… you’ve put a good solid stint in there at a top club.‘I just think they’ve lost the experienced one and brought another experienced one in, it’s not cost them much difference in money.‘Mustafi is nowhere near good enough for that club but there’s other young players there.’ Newcastle 0 – 1 Arsenal: Unai Emery press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:18FullscreenNewcastle 0 – 1 Arsenal: Unai Emery press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/newcastle-0-1-arsenal-unai-emery-press-conference-1983974/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Carragher believes Arsenal’s club-record deal for Nicolas Pepe indicates that Unai Emery wants his team scoring far more goals this season, particularly away from home.‘I read something that I found interesting because a lot of people were asking why they have spent £70m on Pepe when they need a centre-back,’ Carragher added.‘The feeling at Arsenal was that they’ve got a great home record under Emery and their away record is awful.‘You’re thinking they actually need to score more goals away from home and they’re probably thinking, “You know what, there’s not a lot sometimes we can do defensively” and to be fair I don’t know how many great defenders are out there because they’ve got a young kid, French lad (William Saliba) who they think is going to be the real deal and the Luiz thing has just happened.‘There is a dearth of great centre-backs out there so it’s not easy but I think they feel they don’t score enough goals away from home so that’s something that can add to them away from home.’ Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 13 Aug 2019 12:15 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link368Shares Commentlast_img read more

Broncos get practice for opener in empty stadium scrimmage

Broncos get practice for opener in empty stadium scrimmage

first_img Associated Press August 29, 2020 Two starters got hurt in the scrimmage on a misty afternoon: linebacker Bradley Chubb and guard Graham Glasgow, the Broncos’ marquee free agent signing.Glasgow hurt his right ankle on the opening series and limped off. Coach Vic Fangio said he had no update on the severity of the injury. Chubb tweaked his surgically repaired left knee shortly afterward and the medical staff removed his knee brace. He walked around the bench and returned to the sideline with a wrap on his knee after halftime.“Bradley just didn’t feel right out there, so precautionary, we took him out,” Fangio said.Denver Mayor Michael Hancock addressed the team afterward, thanking them for their community work. The Broncos canceled practice Thursday to discuss ways they could help the community in light of the unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, followed the police shooting of a Black man and a white teenager gunning down three potestors. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditDENVER (AP) — The Denver Broncos got a taste Saturday of what their season opener will be like when they scrimmaged at an empty Empower Field with crowd noise piped in.“Yeah, it was really weird, without a doubt,” quarterback Drew Lock said. “It sounds like there’s fans here and you look up and there’s no one behind anyone on the sideline.”The Broncos cranked up the noise when their starting offensive and defensive units were squaring off, so there was one time when Lock had to cover the ear holes on his helmet to hear the play call, just like he has to at Arrowhead Stadium. Broncos get practice for opener in empty stadium scrimmage “We’d rather have real fans there obviously, but it’s something we have to adjust to,” Lock said. “I know we’re going to come back and do a night practice here and simulate Monday night, so we’ve just got to keep … getting used to the crowd noise, maybe play it at practice and just keep figuring that out.”About half of the NFL’s teams aren’t allowing any spectators on opening weekend because of the coronavirus pandemic but are planning to pipe in noise to simulate a crowd. Saturday’s scrimmage on a cloudy and misty afternoon provided a sort of dress rehearsal, one that was especially important given that the entire preseason was wiped out by the pandemic. Aside from the artificial crowd cheers, the only sounds in the stadium other than whistles and shouting on the field were the public address announcer calling out down and distance and some music tracks starting with Ozzy Ozbourne’s “Crazy Train.”“When you start running around, you don’t really pay attention to it,” linebacker Von Miller said. “It’s different. It’s definitely different. It’s definitely not the same as having all the fans in there and having all of Broncos Country in there. But the crowd noise, it does the job.”Denver’s defense recorded four interceptions and the starting offense continually stalled, forcing Brandon McManus to kick several field goals. Fangio said he’ll have another scrimmage at the stadium, next time at night, as the Broncos get ready for their opener against the Tennessee Titans on Monday night, Sept. 14.___Follow Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: http://twitter.com/arniestapleton___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img read more

Hosts For 2024 And 2028 Olympic Games Revealed

Hosts For 2024 And 2028 Olympic Games Revealed

first_imgRelated The city of Los Angeles has agreed a deal to host the 2028 Olympic Games, the first time since 1984, while Paris will settle to stage the games in 2024.It was announced on Monday that Los Angeles has agreed on the deal with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to host the 2028 Games.Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said “we’re bringing the games back” in 2028, adding that “this deal was too good to pass up”Paris was the only other competition for the bid and will now host the 2024 Olympics. The French capital city has previously hosted the games in 1900 and 1924.“Paris and Los Angeles are two amazing global cities that are united in their support of the Olympic cause and we stand together now to help the Games thrive in 2024 and 2028.” – Paris Mayor Anne HidalgoHad an agreement not been reached by LA and Paris, the IOC will award the hosting rights based on votes at next month’s scheduled meeting in Lima, Peru.Under the terms of the Host City Contract 2028, the IOC will advance funds – potentially more than $2billion – to a Los Angeles Organising Committee in view of the longer planning period and to increase participation and access to youth sports projects in the city in the years leading up to the Games.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, July 2, 2014

first_imgWellington Police notes for Wednesday, July 2, 2014:•6:30 a.m. Officers investigated an Illegal Registration in the 700 block E. Lincoln, Wellington.•7:25 a.m. Timothy S. Klein, 41, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for Speeding 70 mph in a 55 mph zone.•8 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious ctivity in the 500 block E. Lincoln, Wellington.•8:44 a.m. Officers investigated illegal registration and no insurance in the 500 block N. Washington, Wellington.•8:46 a.m. Philip J. Doty, 47, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for illegal registration and no insurance.•10:30 a.m. David O. Lozano, 36, Wellington was served a summons to appear for disorderly conduct.•11:10 a.m. Officers took a report of found cell phone in the area of 15th & A, Wellington. The phone was returned to owner.•12:50 p.m. Officers took a report of found cell phone in the 100 block N. Poplar, Wellington.•3:03 p.m. Timothy J. Rose, 51, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with violation of a protection order.•On June 25, at 3:30 p.m. Officers investigated two counts of animal cruelty by known owners in the 200 block N. Haslet, Wellington.last_img read more

Man Jumps As Flames Engulf Red Bank Home

Man Jumps As Flames Engulf Red Bank Home

first_imgBy John Burton |RED BANK — Firefighters on Thursday afternoon battled a blaze that engulfed a West Side residence.Borough fire companies responded to a call that came in at approximately 3:09 p.m. reporting a fire at 16 Leonard St. That call indicated there was an individual trapped inside the structure, said Police Capt. Michael Clay.Clay said that as of 4 p.m., there was a report of one injury from a male in the home and trapped on the second floor. His injuries were not deemed life threatening and the victim was transported to an area hospital for observation, Clay said.Neighbor Jake Rademacher alerted his neighbor to the fire. Photo by Jay CookJake Rademacher, whose Bridge Avenue backyard abuts the Leonard Street property, said he was taking out the trash and smelled smoke. “And then I heard a big ‘whuump’ and saw the flames start shooting out of the building.”Rademacher said the flames quickly grew and spread through the two-story building with an attic. “And I then saw him in the second story window,” Rademacher said of the victim. “I told him to jump because you ain’t got a choice.”Fire Marshal Stanley Sickels, who was on the scene, said the fire moved quickly in the older home. “It was moving up through the walls into the attic,” he said, as firefighters continued on Thursday afternoon to quell the still visible flames that appeared to have destroyed the home.Sickels wouldn’t speculate at this time as to the fire’s origin or cause. “We’re still gathering statements, getting information for the ongoing investigation,” he said.Borough fire companies received support from Middletown’s River Plaza fire company and from Sea Bright and Fire Haven departments.According to borough tax records, the home is owned by William and Shirley Sharkey.last_img read more

DDTV: MAYOR BROGAN WELCOMES BOYLE FAMILY HOME TO DONEGAL

DDTV: MAYOR BROGAN WELCOMES BOYLE FAMILY HOME TO DONEGAL

first_imgDDTV: The Boyle family is currently at home on a family holiday and have been welcomed home by Mayor Ciaran Brogan.Congressman Brendan Boyle was recently elected to the US House of Representatives and his brother Kevin J. Boyle is a Pennsylvania State Representative. They are accompanied by their father Francie Boyle who is a native of Glencolmcille.Click Play to Watch Donegal TV’s interview. DDTV: MAYOR BROGAN WELCOMES BOYLE FAMILY HOME TO DONEGAL was last modified: August 29th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more