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  • Reporters Without Borders denounces the poor example set by some NEPAD members

    first_img News Organisation Central African RepublicAfrica Help by sharing this information RSF_en A delegation from the NEPAD is expected to participate in the G8 Summit to be held this year in Kananaskis. Although Reporters Without Borders can but support this project, the organisation considers that NEPAD’s goals are unachievable in the absence of a free, independent and pluralistic press. Freedom of the press is in jeopardy in five of NEPAD’s member countries (Cameroon, Ethiopia, Gabon, Rwanda and Tunisia). Follow the news on Central African Republic Central African RepublicAfrica A delegation from the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) is expected to participate in the G8 Summit to be held this year in Kananaskis (Canada) on 26 and 27 June. Reporters Without Borders takes this opportunity to stress that freedom of the press in five of NEPAD’s member countries (Cameroon, Ethiopia, Gabon, Rwanda and Tunisia), is in jeopardy: press freedom violations occur frequently and perpetrators are going unpunishedAlthough Reporters Without Borders can but support this project, whose purpose is to promote “peace, security, democracy, proper governance, the respect of human rights and sound economic management,” the organisation considers that NEPAD’s goals are unachievable in the absence of a free, independent and pluralistic press and that it is bound to fail as long as its member-states are not exemplary models for freedom of information. It is therefore up to the five Heads of State who are NEPAD’s key sponsors (Messrs. Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Thabo Mbeki, Hosni Moubarak, Olusegun Obasanjo and Abdulaye Wade) to set an example if they hope to gain credibility among their own peoples, the international community and their African economic partners. Yet, even in this respect, they fall short.Consequently, Reporters Without Borders is requesting the G8 Heads of State to do whatever necessary to ensure that their meeting with the NEPAD representatives results in concrete measures designed to protect press freedom in Africa, and abolish all prison terms for press offences other than incitement to hatred or murder. Lastly, Reporters Without Borders requests the five Heads of State who spearheaded NEPAD to call to order those member countries that are defying freedom of the press.Reminder:In Ethiopia, three journalists have been imprisoned for several months for having criticized the government or for having given members of the opposition an opportunity to express their opinions. A dozen other members of the press named in judicial proceedings are likely to be arraigned at any time. The liberalisation of radio and television programming, announced many times over, has yet to be implemented.In Rwanda, journalists are still being subjected to threats and pressure, and at least two of them have remained behind bars for several years, simply because they were doing their job. The use of self-censorship is extremely widespread, for journalists cannot touch upon certain subjects without running the risk of incurring the wrath of government authorities. All radio and television stations are state-run.In Tunisia, pressures exerted by the current regime have been constantly increasing on the few journalists who continue—as best they can—to carry on their work on the fringe of a state-controlled press. A cyberpolice force has set up what amounts to a veritable Internet blockade. Zouhair Yahyaoui, who created the TUNeZINE.com news website, was arrested in Tunis on 4 June 2002. Accused of “circulating false information,” he may be facing a five-year prison sentence.In Cameroon, five journalists have been arrested since January 2001 for having exposed the corruption of certain senior government officials, or for having criticized police methods. Others have been forced to go into hiding to avoid being interrogated themselves.Lastly, in Gabon, the government has banned the only opposition newspaper and the public media remain almost exclusively under the control of President Omar Bongo. Six years on, same unanswered questions about French journalist’s death in CAR News News April 6, 2021 Find out more RSF decries arbitrary blocking of two CAR news websites Receive email alerts CAR policeman who shot reporter must be punished, RSF says News May 13, 2020 Find out more June 24, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders denounces the poor example set by some NEPAD members to go further December 13, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

  • Medical cards cut in Limerick

    first_imgLimerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Linkedin Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Facebook TAGSFianna FáilHSElimerickmedical cardsWillie O’Dea TD WhatsApp Previous articleSanta conjures up Christmas magic in ShannonNext article1200 sought help from Limerick City homeless service last year Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads NewsLocal NewsMedical cards cut in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – December 21, 2015 822 Print Twitter Advertisement In response, the HSE stated, “We have reviewed the figures as outlined in the response to PQ 41523/15 and they are correct.Whilst there has been a decrease in the numbers of people with Medical Card eligibility between November 2014 and November 2015 it should be noted that there was an overall increase in the numbers of persons with Medical Care eligibility granted on the basis of discretion of 991 in the Limerick area during that period.The area has also seen a significant increase in the numbers of Over 70s now availing of free GP visits. Overall this grew by 1,841 in the period under review.There was also a significant number of children under six registered in the Limerick area for the free GP Visit scheme. Some 9,283 children have so far been registered for this scheme since it started in July.” by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up MORE than 1600 medical cards were cut in Limerick in the last 12 months.Figured released to Fianna Fail TD, Willie O’Dea, show that medical cards in Limerick have been slashed by 1,614 from 77,555 in November 2014 to 75,941 last November.“These are appalling cuts and have had a major impact on people’s lives in all parts of Limerick,” said Deputy O’Dea.“I have consistently pointed out that the Government was engaged in a deliberate and disgraceful attack on people with medical cards, which it denied for a long time before being shamed into admitting this was a deliberate policy.Two years ago, in November 2013, there were more than 80,800 medical cards in Limerick and now that figure is down to 75,941.“The increase in the number of discretionary cards granted over the past 12 months in Limerick is further proof of the flawed policy which was adopted by former Health Minister James Reilly as part of a cost cutting plan. Between March 2011 and March 2014 the Government cut more than 30,000 medical cards nationally, removing them from people with life limiting and debilitating conditions.“The removal of almost 5,000 medical cards in the past two years will heap the pressure on thousands of Limerick families who are now facing increased medical bills.  They are now forced to pay for GP visits, prescription medicines and hospital stays – costs which would have previously been covered by their medical card,” he concluded. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Emaillast_img read more

  • American Water to Host Virtual 2021 Investor Day on February 25

    first_img Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – January 27, 2021 TAGS  Local NewsBusiness Twitter Previous articleSpendEdge Releases Sourcing Procurement Intelligence Report for the Maltodextrin Market | Evolving Opportunities and New Market Possibilities Post PandemicNext articleBooksy raises $70 million to bring its beauty and wellness appointment booking app to even more salons and customers across the US, UK, and EU Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest American Water to Host Virtual 2021 Investor Day on February 25 CAMDEN, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 27, 2021– American Water (NYSE: AWK), the largest publicly-traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced today the company will host a virtual Investor Day on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. The event will feature presentations by Walter Lynch, president and chief executive officer; Susan Hardwick, executive vice president and chief financial officer; and other company leaders on the topics of 2020 results, 2021 earnings guidance, long-term growth targets and capital investment plans. There will be a question-and-answer session as part of the event. Interested parties may access the video webcast through a link on the Company’s investor relations website at ir.amwater.com. Presentation slides that will be used in conjunction with the event will be available online in advance. The Company recognizes its website as a key channel of distribution to reach public investors and as a means of disclosing material non-public information to comply with its obligations under SEC Regulation FD. Following the event, an archive of the webcast will be available for one year on American Water’s investor relations website at ir.amwater.com/events. About American Water With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater, and other related services to more than 14 million people in 46 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable, and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. AWK-IR View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210127005830/en/ CONTACT: Edward Vallejo Vice President, Investor Relations (856) 955-4445 [email protected] Maureen Duffy Senior Vice President, Communications and External Affairs (856) 955-4163 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW JERSEY INDUSTRY KEYWORD: OTHER NATURAL RESOURCES OTHER ENERGY UTILITIES NATURAL RESOURCES ENERGY CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY URBAN PLANNING SOURCE: American Water Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/27/2021 02:00 PM/DISC: 01/27/2021 02:01 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210127005830/enlast_img read more

  • Wembley rogue landlord jailed

    first_imgA Wembley landlord who waged a war of intimidation against tenants living in his property has been sentenced to four months imprisonment and ordered to pay costs and compensation of £20,000.Rehan Sheikh of Manor Drive was found guilty at Willesden Magistrates Court of illegally evicting the tenants from his property at 90 Wembley Park Drive. Brent Council prosecuted him for the unlawful eviction of six occupiers, as well as for his failure to have a House of Multiple Occupancy (HMO) licence and for the poor conditions in the house, which Brent enforcement officers found during an unannounced visit in January 2016.Sheikh, who is the landlord of eight properties in Brent, was convicted of all offences and sentenced to four months imprisonment and ordered to pay costs of £9,000 and compensation totalling £11,000 to the evicted tenants.The court heard that although Sheikh was receiving almost £3,000 each month in rent, the property was in a state of terrible disrepair, with holes in ceilings, walls and floor and filthy carpets. The front of the property was also being used to dump rubbish. When the tenants started to complain about the condition of the premises, Sheikh fraudulently told the Court that the tenants were squatters and unknown to him, and issued a claim to evict them.Without telling the tenants about his plans, he obtained a possession order from the Court and used it to evict the tenants in February 2016, assaulting one of them in the process – a crime for which he was convicted in May 2016. He gave all the tenants – including one with two young children – just two hours to move out, even refusing requests to wait until children had returned from school.Cllr Harbi Farah (left), Brent Cabinet Member for Housing, said: “This was an appalling case which caused great distress to the victims and demonstrates the necessity of our private sector licensing scheme. Good tenants and their children were forced from their home by this heartless landlord’s deliberate actions.”“Our ground-breaking licensing scheme, which has been running since January 2015, is helping us to tackle poor standards in the private rented sector and focus on the minority of unscrupulous landlords who refuse to comply with the law. However as this case shows, we also need to look at the eviction practices of some of the landlords operating in the borough. Brent Council will not tolerate this kind of criminal behaviour and we will prosecute any landlord or agent we find treating their tenants in such a despicable way. “Mr Sheikh, who pleaded guilty to all charges, has since appealed the custodial sentence and been granted bail pending the appeal hearing.Since the start of this year, the council has considerably increased its enforcement activity, with between two to five prosecutions each week and many more raids and prosecutions are expected in the coming months.illegal eviction rogue landlord Wembley landlord jailed July 18, 2016The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Wembley rogue landlord jailed previous nextRegulation & LawWembley rogue landlord jailedRehan Sheilkh sentenced to four months imprisonment plus costs and compensation for illegally evicting tenants.The Negotiator18th July 20160649 Viewslast_img read more

  • The case for sustainability and wellness certifications

    first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jay Speidell Jay Speidell is the Marketing Manager at Momentum, a strategic design-build partner that takes a people centric approach to helping credit unions across the nation thrive. Web: www.momentumbuilds.com Details In the pursuit of healthier, more sustainable facilities, many credit unions are investing in WELL and LEED building certifications. Pursuing these certifications sets a high standard that your built environment must meet and increased your investment in project, a decision which must be justified to your team and board. We believe that there is a compelling case for sustainability and wellness certifications that more than justifies the upfront cost. These certifications demonstrate a commitment to your values, your staff and members’ values, and make your facilities more operationally efficient. Here’s the case for investing in sustainability and wellness certifications: Commitment to Values The fundamental core value of credit unions can be found in their motto: “people helping people.” Showing your commitment to people can sometimes be an abstract concept, but a LEED or WELL certified building demonstrates in a tangible way that your credit union puts people first and is committed to the wellbeing of staff and members. It shows that throughout the design and construction process that you took the time, energy, and resources to focus these processes on creating a facility that truly serves them. Importance to Staff and Members Your staff and members choose to work for and bank with a credit union for a reason. They value financial institutions that are focused on more than maximizing profits; they value institutions who put people and the issues they care about first. When you demonstrate your commitment to healthy people and a better environment, people take notice. When HAPO Community Credit Union branch in Vancouver, Washington earned WELL Certification, their story was told on the local news.  When it comes down to choosing an institution to bank with or submit a job application, the members of the community who share your values will put your credit union on the top of their list. Operational Efficiency What often gets lost in budget discussions is that while the upfront cost of building a WELL or LEED certified building is higher, the increased operational efficiency pays for itself many times over throughout the building’s lifecycle. Life-Cycle Cost Analysis is a method of estimating the overall cost of a project by taking the entire lifecycle cost of a building into consideration.  Over a 30 year period, this helpful analysis shows the initial building cost—the design and construction— makes up only 2% of the total lifecycle cost of the building.   Operations and maintenance costs are three times that at 6%, and the people who work in the building account for 92% of the cost. Investing up front in buildings that save energy and focus on users’ wellbeing barely makes an impact on the overall lifecycle cost of a building, but these efforts have a massive impact on the operational costs and staff productivity. Take lighting systems as an example. The dollar value of a high-efficiency circadian lighting system may seem high compared to alternatives, but consider that cost next to 30 years of lower electricity bills and more awake, energetic staff. Making the Case Demonstrate your commitment to values. Become the credit union that today’s members and workforce are looking for. Lower lifecycle costs with better operational efficiency. When you add up the benefits of pursuing wellness and sustainability certifications, they make a compelling case. last_img read more

  • It’s not the usual hamptons-style home you’d find on the Gold Coast – it has a modern twist

    first_img55 T E Peters Drive, Broadbeach Waters. 55 T E Peters Drive, Broadbeach Waters. 55 T E Peters Drive, Broadbeach Waters. 55 T E Peters Drive, Broadbeach Waters.WHEN Niki and Luis Aguado bought their property at Broadbeach Waters in January 2016, it was either to knock it down or put it through a massive renovation. They decided on the knock down with the only part of the original property they retained the swimming pool — which also got a renovation. The couple then set about creating a five-bedroom home with Hamptons’ influences.“It is a bit of a modern Hamptons, it is not a real traditional Hamptons, we took a lot of aspects from Hamptons and just modernised it a bit,’’ Mrs Aguado said. Mrs Aguado said the block was so good they weren’t constrained in what they wanted to build on the site. 55 T E Peters Drive, Broadbeach Waters.center_img 55 T E Peters Drive, Broadbeach Waters.There is also a window splashback in the kitchen.This area flows through to an open plan living and dining room, which then leads through to an outdoor dining area.This covered space has a fully-equipped outdoor kitchen, which overlooks the renovated 8m by 3.5m infinity pool and sunken spa.Beyond that is a pontoon and a boat ramp, and a 17m sandy beach-frontage, flanked by tropical palms. Back inside the house, the other upstairs bedrooms have ensuites while downstairs, the fourth and fifth bedrooms share a bathroom. There is keyless entry to the home, ducted airconditioning and security cameras as well as remote security gates. 55 T E Peters Drive, Broadbeach Waters.Her favourite part of the home is the main living area which leads out to a large alfresco area.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa15 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“(This) goes down to a grassed area as well, so it is just good for hanging out during the day and also a good entertaining area,’’ she said. Mrs Aguado said the home also had three lounge areas.“The main lounge and living room, media or formal lounge and then upstairs parents’ or children’s retreat lounge.“I think it is a perfect family home, we have built it so that you can have the family upstairs and guest rooms downstairs.’’In the main bedroom is a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite with a dual shower, rain shower and freestanding bathtub.The house sits on a 719sq m block and has Gold Coast skyline views.Inside the main foyer of the five-bedroom, 4.5 bathroom home are 5.5 metre high ceilings.There are multiple living areas throughout the home while the spacious kitchen has waterfall edge stone benches, dual ovens, integrated appliances and a large butler’s pantry. 55 T E Peters Drive, Broadbeach Waters.last_img read more