Staco Insurance Plc ( 2007 Annual Report

first_imgStaco Insurance Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2007 annual report.For more information about Staco Insurance Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Staco Insurance Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Staco Insurance Plc (  2007 annual report.Company ProfileStaco Insurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to cover non-life insurance for fire, general accident, motor vehicle, oil and gas, marine, aviation, bond and engineering. Other insurance products cover fidelity guarantees, professional indemnity, goods-in-transit, employer liability, burglary, public liability and group/personal accident as well as transportation insurance which includes motor, marine hull and cargo and aviation insurance. Fire and bond insurance products cover fire and special perils, homeowner/holder, all-risks, engineering and bond insurance. Customised insurance products cover motor insurance, personal protection and homeowners insurance. Staco Insurance Plc has business interests in Sierra Leone offering life and non-life insurance products to individuals and corporate customers. Formerly known as Standard Trust Assurance Plc, the company changed its name to Staco Insurance Plc in 2006. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Staco Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Bindura Nickel Corporation Limited ( HY2021 Interim Report

first_imgBindura Nickel Corporation Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2021 interim results for the half year.For more information about Bindura Nickel Corporation Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Bindura Nickel Corporation Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Bindura Nickel Corporation Limited (  2021 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileBindura Nickel Corporation is a mining company operating mines and a smelter complex in Bindura, Zimbabwe; engaged in the mining and extraction of nickel, and production of nickel by-products (copper and cobalt). The company’s current projects include a shaft re-deepening project, sub-vertical service winder and main rock winder drives upgrade project, concentrator plant and sub-vertical medium voltage switch room equipment replacement project, and a smelter restart project. Founded in 1966, BNC is a subsidiary of Zimnick Limited and operated and majority-owned by Mwana Africa plc, an African multi-national mining company based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The operating subsidiary of BNC is Trojan Nickel Mine Limited. Bindura Nickel Corporation is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Early, mail-in voting off to strong start for Florida primary

first_img Please enter your comment! Mail-in voting also is underway, with elections officials reporting a strong response despite continued criticism by President Donald Trump of universal mail-in voting, which often is confused with Florida’s expanded mail-in voting laws.Trump tried to differentiate his opposition to universal mail-in voting and his support for Florida’s mail-in system Tuesday by declaring it is “safe and secure.”“Whether you call it Vote by Mail or Absentee Voting, in Florida the election system is Safe and Secure, Tried and True,” Trump tweeted. “Florida’s Voting system has been cleaned up (we defeated Democrats attempts at change), so in Florida I encourage all to request a Ballot & Vote by Mail!” Apopka Community Center is an early voting site for Florida Primary 2020 (519 S. Central Avenue) LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply August 5, 2020 at 9:26 pm TAGSEarly VotingMail-in VotingOrange CountyPrimaryThe Center Square Previous articleLocal nonprofit hosting virtual “back-to-school” help sessions for parents this weekNext articleAnonymous letter to City Council outlines alleged APD officers’ concerns over salary and merit pay Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Mama Mia Reply 1 COMMENT I am still debating whether to go do the early voting, or wait until Election Day. I am getting more and more flyers daily out of the mailbox. This is fun. I am reading about strippers in government offices, and more. Think I will hold off a little more time. I have been researching the internet on the judges, the state attorney office, and lots of interesting info. Can’t seem to find anything on a certain judge candidate’s arrest though, so said one article….LOL Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear The Aug. 18 primary is regarded as a key test for the Nov. 3 general election, when alternate voting opportunities are expected to play a key role. State and local officials are monitoring closely whether systems can handle an anticipated massive influx of mail-in votes as pandemic fears make voting in person a scary proposition for some.By Florida law, statewide early voting periods must start the 10th day before the election and end three days before the election. However, elections supervisors can offer early voting beginning 15 days out and extend it until two days before the election. Many have chosen to do so.In Miami-Dade County, more than 3,100 of about 1.49 million registered voters cast ballots Monday, according to the Florida Division of Elections (DOE), which said about 2,800 residents voted on the first day of early voting in the November 2018 general election.In Orange County, which began early voting at 18 sites Monday, no lines were reported. More than 1,600 people voted by Monday evening, including 957 Democrats, 525 Republicans and 126 independents, county officials told The Orlando Sentinel.Among the safeguards are “line coordinators,” who coordinate the flow of voters through the process, sanitizing socially distanced booths after each use, along with Plexiglas shields and disposable stylus pens available to every voter.Orange County officials and those in other counties will not turn away voters without masks but will have them on hand and require people to don one to enter voting sites.County election supervisors sent a letter to Gov. Ron DeSantis in April, requesting to expand early voting to 22 days before the primary and general elections.DeSantis did not grant the extension but did allow supervisors to start counting mail-in ballots earlier.Elections supervisors anticipate as many as half of Florida’s near 12 million registered voters will cast their ballots via the mail, perhaps even more depending on the COVID-19 pandemic. That anticipated flood of mail-in ballots already has begun.As of Monday morning, nearly 100,000 Miami-Dade voters had returned mail ballots, according to DOE.In Orange County, more than 41,000 voters had voted by mail as of Monday. More than 142,000 Orange County voters requested mail-in ballots for the primary, with many more expected to do so for November’s election.Seminole County elections officials reported Monday more than 15,000 mail-in ballots have been received out of the more than 80,000 mailed. In Orange County, more than 41,000 voters had voted by mail as of Monday. More than 142,000 Orange County voters requested mail-in ballots for the primary, with many more expected to do so for November’s election.By John Haughey | The Center SquareEarly voting for the Aug. 18 primary officially begins Saturday in Florida, but at least a dozen counties opened voting booths Monday and dozens more will do so throughout the week to make in-person voting safer by reducing Election Day lines.Early voting for the state primary elections and for a host of local elections began Monday in Hillsborough, Leon, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Palm Beach, Orange, Osceola and Polk counties, among others. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Morne Steyn red carded for a spear tackle

first_imgTuesday Jul 31, 2007 Morne Steyn red carded for a spear tackle The Bulls vs The Sharks last weekend in the Currie Cup met for a Super 14 finalists rematch. The Sharks scored two tries in each half for their bonus point in a match of great excitement for the 27 000 spectators.The game was effectively spoilt in the second half for a short period with the instant red card given to Bulls flyhalf Morne Steyn by referee Mark Lawrence for a spear tackle on flanker Jacques Botes.The IRB clearly is attempting to stamp out on any form of the spear tackle. In my opinion, very harsh, and I’m a Sharks supporter. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… ADVERTISEMENT Trending 1 WEEK AGO HUGE controversy sees Borthwick call Pat Lam a liar during heated Prem clash 5 DAYS AGO Melbourne Rebels do their best to wreck Bryn Gatland 4 DAYS AGO Lam’s explanation of bizarre situation that caused heated touchline argument 5 DAYS AGO François Steyn’s ridiculous 60-metre drop goal which left commentators in hysterics 5 DAYS AGO The time Waisale Serevi used his iconic hitch-kick to carve up Scotland in 2000 Great Tries 5 DAYS AGO Eye-opening compilation shows why Taulupe Faletau could harm Springboks this Summer 5 DAYS AGO The time Waisale Serevi used his iconic hitch-kick to carve up Scotland in 2000 1 WEEK AGO Veainu finishes superb try after octopus style offload from Waisea 2 WEEKS AGO FULL MATCH REPLAY: Huge stars on show when All Blacks host Pacific Island XV in 2004 2 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Hooker produces ridiculous speed to score 60-metre wonder try for Hurricanes View All Big Hits & Dirty Play 1 DAY AGO Awesome new Etzebeth montage will have Springboks fans psyched for Summer Lions tour 5 DAYS AGO Melbourne Rebels do their best to wreck Bryn Gatland 5 DAYS AGO Eye-opening compilation shows why Taulupe Faletau could harm Springboks this Summer 5 DAYS AGO Re-live O’Driscoll’s EPIC try-saving tackle in 2003 RWC quarter-final 1 WEEK AGO AWESOME video shows the very biggest and best tackles of the 2020/21 season View All See It To Believe It 4 DAYS AGO Cheetah racer Habana reveals what was actually going through his mind that day 4 DAYS AGO Lam’s explanation of bizarre situation that caused heated touchline argument 5 DAYS AGO François Steyn’s ridiculous 60-metre drop goal which left commentators in hysterics 5 DAYS AGO Re-live O’Driscoll’s EPIC try-saving tackle in 2003 RWC quarter-final 1 WEEK AGO HUGE controversy sees Borthwick call Pat Lam a liar during heated Prem clash View All Funnies 2 WEEKS AGO Joe Marler elated in special interview as fans return to The Stoop 2 WEEKS AGO WATCH: One of the luckiest and most bizarre tries you will EVER see 2 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Reds players caught out in hilarious celebration blooper vs Chiefs 2 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Faz, Piutau and Burns star in hilarious try fail compilation 4 WEEKS AGO MLR: Giltinis howler sees try overruled despite attempts to celebrate View All Amateur 32 WEEKS AGO Viral video of Scottish club brawl goes down a storm with rugby community 69 WEEKS AGO RUGBYDUMP BLITZ: This Best of the Week round up is sure to entertain you 69 WEEKS AGO RD BLITZ – Disaster, just when it looked so promising… 69 WEEKS AGO That glorious moment that will live on forever, like it or not 69 WEEKS AGO RD Blitz – PROP’S Lionel Messi wizardy creates incredible try View All Player Features 16 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Bumping off tacklers and taking high balls, Rob Kearney had an impressive Super Rugby debut 21 WEEKS AGO Brian Moore on money in modern rugby and how it should never be compared to ‘outlier’ football 22 WEEKS AGO Tuisova’s wrecking ball montage will make you grateful you never made it as a pro 28 WEEKS AGO New Zealand rugby pod admit Owen Farrell is world class 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Bath prop launches Amazon documentary focused on those from non-traditional backgrounds View Alllast_img read more

Men’s tennis falls at No. 16 Michigan

first_imgReddIt Linkedin Previous articleWomen’s basketball closes out first half of Big 12 play with win over Kansas StateNext articleHonors student says Washington D.C. trip was miserable; chancellor calls for faculty training Nikki Spellman RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Men’s tennis continues sweep streak with win over SMU printThe No. 8 TCU men’s tennis team fell to No. 16 Michigan on Saturday in Ann Arbor, 2-4. The No. 29 doubles team of Alastair Gray and Jacob Fearnley fell 2-6 to the fifth-ranked doubles team of Mattias Siimar and Andrew Fenty, but strong performances on courts two and three secured the doubles point for the Horned Frogs. At No. 2 doubles, Tadeas Paroulek and Sander Jong clinched the victory 6-3. Luc Fomba and Bertus Kruger also won their match 6-4. Both duos earned their third win of the season. The wins move TCU’s record in doubles matches to 8-1 this year.“We played a very solid doubles point against a team that doesn’t lose doubles often,” said head coach David Roditi. Tomas Jirousek earned the only singles win for the Frogs. He fell behind 1-4 early but won six of the next seven games to win the opening set. He won the match 7-5, 7-6(4) for his third win in three games this year. The freshman has yet to drop a set this season.Attention was then directed to court five, where Jong was in a tough fight against Michigan’s Nick Beaty. Jong fought back after losing the first set to bring the second set to a tie break, but ultimately fell 3-6, 6-7(6). At No. 1 singles, No. 51 Gray lost in straight sets to the No. 78 nationally ranked Andrew Fenty. With Jirousek’s win making the score 3-2, the last deciding match came from Tadeas Paroulek. After dropping the first set 3-6, he won the next set 7-5, forcing a third-set tie break. Paroulek fell despite his best efforts in the third, losing 3-6. “I’m proud of Teddy [Paroulek] and Sander [Jong] for giving themselves a chance,” Roditi said. Luc Fomba was in a third-set tie break, but the match was unfinished shortly after Paroulek’s loss. “Michigan did a great job beating us in singles,” Roditi said. “They got off to a great start winning five first sets, and we couldn’t come out of that hole.”The Horned Frogs return home to rest before continuing their road trip to Virginia on Thursday. The match is set to begin at 5 p.m.  Twitter Nikki Spellman Nikki Spellman + posts Men’s tennis dominates Tulsa 7-0 David Roditi looks on his team during the Texas loss on April 6, 2019. Photo by Jack Wallace Men’s tennis continues win streak with wins over No. 14 Ole Miss and No. 8 Stanford Facebookcenter_img Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Nikki Spellman Men’s tennis continues win streak, defeats USF 6-1 TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Linkedin Nikki Spellman Twitter ReddIt Nikki Spellman Facebooklast_img read more

Reporters Without Borders hails release of Raúl Rivero and Edel García

first_img News Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet News Edel José García Díaz yesterday became the third independent journalist to be released this week, following Oscar Espinosa Chepe and Raúl Rivero. Officially, they are all now under a form of house arrest after being allowed home for health reasons. García has a digestive ailment, high blood pressure and problems with his sight.The founder and editor of the Centro Norte del País independent news agency, García was arrested at his Havana home on 18 March 2003 and sentenced to 15 years in prison under law 88 on collaboration with the United States.He was accused of contributing to the US congress-funded Radio Martí and websites based in Florida, and working with other independent journalists to produce a newsletter in Cuba called Expresión Libre. Two undercover agents who had posed as dissident journalists were witnesses for the prosecution at his trial. Aged 59 and the holder of a philology degree, García has been an independent journalists for years. A state official had already pressured him in 1997 in an attempt to get him to give up his journalistic work.————————————————————-30.11.2004 – Reporters Without Borders hails Raúl Rivero’s release and calls on regime to free other journalistsReporters Without Borders said today it was “delighted” at the release from prison today of Cuban journalist Raúl Rivero, calling it “the end of a huge injustice towards a renowned journalist and writer” and his family. It repeated its call for the release of 24 other journalists detained in Cuba since spring last year. “Rivero’s release is great news for democrats everywhere, but it must not be forgotten that Cuba’s human rights record remains worse than it was before his arrest and that the regime still controls the media and the country with an iron hand,” it said.Rivero was arrested in March last year along with 74 other dissidents, 26 of them journalists. Over 60 of them are still in prison and more than 300 political prisoners in all are being held in Cuba.The worldwide press freedom organisation called on the Cuban government to embark on “a true path towards democracy” by giving up its monopoly of news. It urged the European Union to maintain ties with Cuban dissidents and keep its relations with Havana conditional on improving human rights and political freedoms and respecting democratic pluralism.Rivero’s wife Blanca Reyes told her husband had been officially freed for health reasons, according to the Associated Press news agency. He was transferred on 26 November to the Combinado del Este prison hospital in Havana, along with at least 16 other dissidents, two of whom were freed three days later. Another journalist, Oscar Espinosa Chepe, already hospitalised at Combinado del Este, was freed yesterday.Rivero was arrested on 20 March last year and sentenced on 4 April to 20 years in prison after a hasty trial for “undermining national independence and territorial unity.” He was accused of writing “biased” articles in foreign publications. “I don’t plot, I write,” he told the court.He was held in the Canaleta maximum security prison at Ciego de Avila (430 km east of Havana), where his health deteriorated and he lost nearly 40 kg.Eleven of the 75 dissidents and journalists arrested in March last year have been freed so far – seven between April and July this year and four in the past few days.Raúl Rivero, winner of the 1997 Reporters Without Borders – France Foundation awardBorn in Morón (Camagüey) in 1945, Raúl Rivero used to be a journalist with the official news agency Prensa Latina and was its Moscow correspondent from 1973 to 1976. He resigned from UNEAC, the official association of Cuban journalists and writers in 1989. He broke completely with the regime in 1991 when he signed “The letter of 10 intellectuals” which called on President Fidel Castro to free prisoners of conscience and to reform the socialist regime. He is the only one of the 10 signatories who is still in Cuba.He created Cuba Press, one of the first independent news agencies, in September 1995. It has never been recognised by the government. He received the Reporters Without Borders – France Foundation award in 1997 for his efforts on behalf of press freedom in Cuba. He was last arrested was on 9 March 1999, the date of the last major wave of arrests. It came just over a year after the pope’s visit in January 1998 and was the government’s way of showing there would be no liberalization.Since then, his international reputation had seem to protect him from the everyday harassment to which his colleagues are exposed. However, the government never granted him a temporary exit visa so that he could take advantage of invitations to attend events abroad. The only permission it was prepared to give him was for a definitive departure with no return. Rivero had always refused this.For more on Rivero’s arrest, trial and prison conditions CubaAmericas CubaAmericas New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council Well-known Cuban journalist and poet Raúl Rivero was released today and Edel José García Díaz was freed on 2 December. “We hope 23 other journalists still in prison will soon be freed as well,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said, calling on the European Union to keep its relations with Havana conditional on improving human rights and political freedoms. Follow the news on Cuba Receive email alerts News to go further News RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago Help by sharing this information October 12, 2018 Find out more October 15, 2020 Find out more December 3, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders hails release of Raúl Rivero and Edel García Organisation May 6, 2020 Find out more RSF_en last_img read more

RSF writes to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights about journalists detained in Iran

first_img March 18, 2021 Find out more RSF_en December 20, 2018 – Updated on December 21, 2018 RSF writes to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights about journalists detained in Iran Follow the news on Iran Organisation IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesReligious intoleranceOnline freedomsInternational bodies WomenImpunityInternetJudicial harassmentViolence The prison authorities in Iran are required by the country’s own prison regulations to provide ailing detainees with the necessary medical care. Articles 102 and 103 of these regulations state that “the monthly check-up at the prison infirmary is obligatory” and that “if necessary, the detainee must be urgently transferred from the prison to the hospital.” The regulations also state that the judge is responsible for the safety and health of prisoners with a serious and incurable illness. An international NGO that defends and promotes journalism, RSF is very concerned about the health of journalists and citizen-journalists held without a fair trial and denied the medical care needed to treat sometimes very worrying illnesses. Five members of the Majzooban Noor website (the only independent source of news about Iran’s Sufi religious minority of Gonabadi dervishes) – Reza Entesari, Kasra Nouri, Mohammad Sharifi Moghadam and the non-professional journalists Sina Entesari and Amir Nouri – were transferred to communal dormitories on 13 November 2018 after 110 days in isolation in Greater Tehran (“Fashapuyeh”) prison, Tehran’s biggest detention centre. During all this time, their families were denied any news of them on the intelligence ministry’s orders. Prison officials had refused to tell the families where these journalists were being held.Arrested on the night of 19 February, during clashes between police and members of this Sufi community in the north Tehran district of Pasdaran, these journalists refused to participate in an unfair trial and were sentenced in absentia to a combined total of 64 years in prison and 444 lashes.Saleholldin Moradi, Reza Entesari and his brother, the citizen-journalist Sina Entesari, were sentenced to seven years in prison. Mohammad Sharifi Moghadam, and another member of its editorial committee, Kasra Nouri, were given 12-year terms, while another member of the editorial staff, Mostafa Abdi, was sentenced to 26 years in prison. Three women who worked for the website, Sepideh Moradi, Avisha Jalaledin and Shima Entesari, were previously sentenced by a Tehran revolutionary court on 10 July to five years in prison on charges of “meeting and plotting against national security.”RSF points out that article 48 of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s code of criminal procedure gives defendants the right to request the presence of a lawyer as soon as they are detained. Exception is made for certain categories of defendants listed in article 302. They include those charged with theft, drug-related offences, organized crime-related offences or crimes against national and international security. They also include journalists. Defendants on this list “must choose a lawyer from the list confirmed by the head of the judicial system.” This is a flagrant violation of articles 9, 10 and 11 of the Universal Declaration of Human rights and article 14 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. It also constitutes a grave violation of article 35 of the Iranian constitution. News June 9, 2021 Find out more A journalist and spokesperson for Iran’s Centre for Human Rights Defenders, Narges Mohammadi has been held since May 2015. Sentenced to a total of 16 years in prison on several charges, she is to serve ten years under a 2015 law stipulating that those convicted serve only the sentence for the most serious charge. Now aged 46, she is being denied proper medical attention although very ill. After ten days in hospital, she was returned to prison on 28 August 2018 although still in very poor health. As well as being illegally denied the medical care she needs for the past three years, she has also been denied the right to furloughs although, under Iranian law, all detainees are supposed to get one day of leave a month. News Receive email alerts Saeed Malekpour is another victim of Iranian judicial persecution. He was a website designer living in Canada when he was arrested while visiting his family in Iran in 2008. After his arrest, he was held incommunicado in Tehran’s Evin prison for more than a year and was tortured, according to the information obtained by RSF. He was sentenced to death in November 2010 on a charge of creating “pornographic” websites and “insulting Islam’s sacred principles,” because he had designed a photo-sharing app that was used without his knowledge to transmit pornographic images. His sentence was later commuted to life imprisonment. After suffering a heart attack, he was taken to Tehran’s Taleghani Hospital on 22 October 2018 but was returned to his prison cell just two days later against the advice of the hospital’s doctors. During his ten years in prison, he has never been granted a furlough, whether to visit a doctor or a relative, although Iranian law provides for this. Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 to go further More and more Iranian prisoners, including journalists, are putting their lives at risk by going on hunger strike in protest against the conditions and mistreatment to which they are being subjected, or to press their demands for decent medical treatment. Dear High Commissioner,We would like to draw your attention to the appalling conditions in which prisoners of conscience, including many journalists, are held in Iran. This alarming situation needs to be addressed in a swift and decisive manner by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. We urge you, in the international community’s name, to press the Iranian authorities to give the United Nations their unconditional cooperation and to respect their international obligations. Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has registered at least 40 arrests of journalists in Iran since the start of 2018. After paying exorbitant sums of money as bail, some were released conditionally pending trial, but 13 of them have been given sentences ranging from three to 26 years in prison. A total of 29 professional and non-professional journalists are currently detained. Iran is one of the world’s most repressive countries as regards media freedom and is ranked 164th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. The Majzooban Noor website journalists are not the only victims of arbitrary arrest and the Iranian justice system’s iniquities. Hengameh Shahidi, the editor of the Paineveste blog, was sentenced to 12 years and nine months in prison at the end of a trial behind closed doors on 1 December 2018. Her clearly intimidated lawyer, Mostafa Turk Hamedani, told the Iranian state news agency IRNA that, “given the confidentiality of the proceedings and the sensitive nature of the case,” he could not disclose details about the court’s verdict. Arrested on 25 June 2018, this journalist was accused of “insulting the head of the judicial system.” She has been held in isolation and denied her basic rights ever since, including the right to visits and medical care. IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesReligious intoleranceOnline freedomsInternational bodies WomenImpunityInternetJudicial harassmentViolence Mohammad Hossein Heidari, the editor of the Dolat e Bahar news website, was sentenced to three years in prison on 9 December 2018 on charges of “publishing false information designed to trouble public opinion” and anti-government “propaganda.” He has been detained ever since his arrest during a raid on his home on 22 May 2018. His lawyer said he has appealed against his conviction. A supporter of former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, he was already convicted on the same charges in September, when he was sentenced to 18 months in prison, a fine of 4 million toman and a two-year ban on practicing online journalism. Several UN special rapporteurs have formulated criticisms and recommendations as regards respect for human rights in Iran, especially prisoner rights. RSF points out that denial of medical care to detainees may constitute a flagrant violation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which Iran is party, as it is of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This form of mistreatment has been the cause of many detainee deaths in Iran. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has written to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet about the conditions of detained journalists in Iran, which is one of the world’s five biggest jailers of journalists, according to the worldwide round-up on deadly violence and abusive treatment of media personnel that RSF published yesterday. “Imprisoning journalists, denying them medical care while they are detained and denying them the right to a fair trial constitute a flagrant violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which Iran is party,” RSF points out. News Help by sharing this information Soheil Arabi, a recipient of RSF’s Press Freedom Prize in the citizen-journalist category in 2017, is a leading example of the regime’s inhuman and degrading treatment of prisoners of conscience, including professional and non-professional journalists. After his arrest in Tehran in December 2013, he was isolated and mistreated for two months to force him to confess to involvement in creating a Facebook network that criticized the government and “blasphemed” Islam. A judicial saga ensued in which he was initially sentenced to three years in prison, 30 lashes and a heavy fine. A few months later, he was retried and sentenced to death, but the death sentence was eventually overturned and, in September 2015, he was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison instead.His wife was detained for eight days in July 2017 and has been harassed and threatened ever since. Arabi’s health has deteriorated alarmingly after repeated hunger strikes and the inhuman and degrading treatment to which he has been subjected by the authorities in Greater Tehran prison. The aim of the judicial system’s persecution of both him and his family has been to get him to stop voicing criticism, even from behind bars. On 18 July 2018, he was given an additional six-year jail sentence for “anti-government propaganda and “insulting Islam’s sacred symbols” in his prison writings. After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists News February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Annual Butterfly Release and Family Celebration

first_img ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ By admin – April 27, 2018 Local News Annual Butterfly Release and Family Celebration Facebook OC employee of the year always learning 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School Pinterest Home HospiceHome Hospice’s 13th annual Butterfly Release and Family Celebration is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Globe Theatre, 2308 Shakespeare Road.Family and friends can share stories and memories of loved ones during a public memorial service. Names will be read during the service, and butterflies will be released. Live butterflies will be handed out to participants at no cost.There will be live musical and refreshments. Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Home Local News Annual Butterfly Release and Family Celebration Twitter Fruit Salad to Die ForVirgin Coco MojitoSouthern Style Potato SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay WhatsApp Previous articleConcert features premiere of ‘Credo’Next articleFive things you need to know today, April 27 admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

DS News Webcast: Wednesday 10/2/2013

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Camp stew sale benefits Army

first_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By The Penny Hoarder Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author Skip Sponsored Content Camp stew sale benefits Army “It helps to supplement our food bank and also allows us to assist more people who are having financial difficulty because of loss of jobs and illnesses,” May said. “We also provide assistance to many elderly people who just can’t make it on fixed incomes. And, there are always emergency needs that have to be met.”May said that funding from the EFSP (Emergency Food and Shelter Program) has not come through at this time.“We usually get some financial support from the EFSP in the spring,” she said. Published 10:31 pm Friday, October 7, 2011 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are…center_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “Carter makes the traditional camp stew, without anything green,” May said. “When you add ‘green’ ingredients, Carter said you have Brunswick stew, not camp stew. So, if you like a ‘stew’ that has more meat and potatoes than green beans, then you’ll love Carter’s camp stew.”Tickets for the Pike County Salvation Army camp stew benefit are $10 a quart and may be purchased at the Salvation Army Service Center and Thrift Store.“Those who can’t get by the store, may call 808-1069 or 672-4481 and we will make arrangements to get the tickets to you,” May said.The camp stew sale is an important fundraiser for the local Salvation Army because the money raised is used for many different things. Latest Stories Print Article By Jaine Treadwell You Might Like Puppets entertain during Pioneer Days David Stephens is coming “home” to Troy and he’s bringing his corral of original puppets with him. Stephens will be… read more The Pike County Salvation Army in Troy is shifting gears as cool mornings and nights bring some relief from a hot, sultry summer.“This is camp stew time of year,” said Kim May, director of the Pike County Salvation Army. “And there is nobody around who makes better camp stew than Carter Sanders. He has gained a reputation for his camp stew and he has, again, agreed to be the cook for the annual camp stew benefit sale for the Pike County Salvation Army.”May said the camp stew sale is underway and the camp stew will be available for pickup on Thursday, Nov. 3 at the Salvation Army Service Center and Thrift Store at 509 South Brundidge Street in Troy.May said that her husband, Kenny May, will be making rounds around town with tickets for some of the best camp stew anywhere. Book Nook to reopen Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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