to go further Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges Vietnam’s partners to press for an end to the government’s intolerable current crackdown after a Hanoi people’s court passed sentences of fifteen, nine and seven years in prison on six bloggers at the end of a summary trial today. April 5, 2018 – Updated on June 8, 2018 Six Vietnamese bloggers get exceptionally long jail terms Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam —————————————————————————– UpdateNguyen Van Dai and Le Thu Ha, two bloggers who had been sentenced to 15 and 9 years in prison respectively in April, were released by the Vietnamese authorities yesterday and were put a plane to Germany. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) welcomes their release and calls on Vietnam to also free the five other bloggers it is currently detaining. —————————————————————————- News Follow the news on Vietnam RSF_en News In the seemingly endless series of trials of citizen-journalists in Vietnam, this one was exceptional because of the unprecedented severity of the sentences. Vietnam is ranked 175th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. VietnamAsia – Pacific Online freedomsMedia independence CorruptionJudicial harassmentPredatorsImprisonedFreedom of expressionInternet Receive email alerts News “These sentences are utterly grotesque,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “The only crime committed by these Brotherhood for Democracy members was posting articles calling for respect for human rights in Vietnam. The severity of the sentences has only one explanation – it was meant to intimidate those who dare to raise issues in the public interest.” April 22, 2021 Find out more RSF urges European Union member countries to veto the free trade agreement with Vietnam that was supposed to be approved in 2018. After the European Parliament’s emergency resolution on Vietnam last December, it would be a disgrace if European countries were to go ahead with such an accord with a country that in recent months has become one of the world’s worse enemies of the freedom to inform. One of the group’s co-founders, Nguyen Van Dai, was sentenced to 15 years in prison and five years of house arrest. The journalist Truong Minh Duc and the blogger Nguyen Trung Ton were sentenced to 12 years in prison and three years of house arrest. April 7, 2021 Find out more The trial of six Brotherhood for Democracy bloggers was dispatched in a few hours. Outside, a few demonstrators tried to approach the court house (Photos: Vietnam News Agency – Jenny Vaughan / AFP). Help by sharing this information Bastard added: “As a result of this unprecedented crackdown, General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong’s Vietnam has lost all credibility on the international stage and its partners must draw the unavoidable conclusions.” Similarly, the United States must condition its trade talks in the coming weeks on concrete measures by the Vietnamese authorities to ensure respect for press freedom. The trial was supposed to have lasted two days but was dispatched in few hours. Diplomats and foreign journalists were barred from the court room, which was packed with policemen. An AFP journalist was questioned by police. Many dissidents were temporarily placed under house arrest ahead of the trial, while several demonstrators were arrested outside the court house. Although bordering on farce, today’s proceedings ended with six bloggers who are members of Brotherhood for Democracy – a group that posts reports about human rights violations online – being sentenced to a total of 66 years in prison and 17 years under house arrest. Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison April 27, 2021 Find out more A seventh blogger, Nguyen Van Tuc, who is also a member of Brotherhood for Democracy, was sentenced today by a court in the northern city of Thai Binh to 13 years in prison and five years of house arrest for allegedly “carrying out attempts to overthrow the people’s administration” by means of blog posts “hostile to the state.” He has not been able to see his family since his arrest on 1 September 2017. News Organisation VietnamAsia – Pacific Online freedomsMedia independence CorruptionJudicial harassmentPredatorsImprisonedFreedom of expressionInternet RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang Nguyen Bac Truyen, another co-founder, got 11 years in prison and three years of house arrest. Le Thu Ha, a woman blogger, was sentenced to nine years in prison and two years of probation. The sixth defendant, Pham Van Troi, got seven years in prison and one year of house arrest.
Linkedin “There is extreme overcrowding in UHL this morning” – UHL 53 patients waiting for beds at UHL WhatsApp Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students 64 patients waiting for beds in UHL Email NewsHealthNew measures to tackle overcrowding at UHLBy David Raleigh – July 18, 2019 517 Numbers of Limerick hospital group staff sidelined by COVID-19 reduces by 162 in past 7 days Updated statement on service disruptions UL Hospitals Group University Hospital LimerickUNIVERSITY Hospital Limerick (UHL) has introduced a series of measures to deal with “crisis” levels of patient overcrowding after it experienced a surge in patient numbers last week.Responding to calls from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) for the introduction of a “major emergency plan”, hospital management admitted it does not have sufficient bed capacity to cope with surges in patient numbers.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up UHL was the countrys’ most overcrowded hospital this Wednesday with 51 patients on trolleys. There were 400 patients waiting for beds around the country including 286 in overcrowded emergency departments.A statement from the UL Hospitals Group said that the emergency department at UHL was one of the busiest in the country.Last week it said it experienced “a surge in presentations including many from frail elderly patients with complex medical conditions”.A €25 million emergency department was opened at the hospital in June 2017 with designated spaces for 49 patients, compared with the old 33 bay accident and emergency unit.“While patients still face delays in the new emergency department, it provides for a much-improved patient experience compared to the old department and has resulted in improved patient outcomes,” a UHL spokesman said.“UHL has just over 450 inpatient beds. This is recognised as not being sufficient for the needs of the MidWest Region”, he added.“Measures being taken to relieve pressure on the emergency department include the transfer of suitable patients to other hospitals within the group, and other community care settings”.The strategy also includes improving access to homecare packages and transition care; working with Community Intervention Teams to provide appropriate care in a patient’s home or care facility and asking doctors to ensure patients are referred to the emergency department only where appropriate.The spokesman said that UHL was “meeting and exceeding national target of five days average length of stay for surgical and medical patients and are within target for medical and surgical re-admissions”.Last week, INMO Limerick representative, Mary Fogarty, said UHL was in “crisis mode” and called on the management to “halt all activity at the hospital with the exception of emergency admissions” to help ease pressures.“We are gravely concerned about the capacity of the service to provide safe care to patients. It’s clearly time for a major emergency plan at the hospital,” she added. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Facebook Previous articleA proud celebration for American newlyweds at Limerick PrideNext articleNew Music: Hazey Haze David Raleigh TAGShealthlimeirck city and countyNewsUHLuniversity hospital limerick Twitter Print
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Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Print This Post Subscribe Tagged with: economics Federal Reserve Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago economics Federal Reserve 2019-07-12 Seth Welborn July 12, 2019 903 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn How Economic Conditions are Driving the Fed According to two Federal Reserve Chiefs, interest rates are unlikely to be cut in July. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic told Bloomberg that he is “not seeing the storm clouds generating a storm yet,” while Thomas Barkin from the Richmond Fed said that with unemployment low and consumer spending, it’s “hard to make a case for stepping on the gas.’’“From an employment perspective, the economy continues to perform in a very positive way,’’ Bostic said in Atlanta. “And inflation, the numbers I think are not as bleak as some others might suggest. For me, in terms of performing on our dual mandate, the aggregate numbers look pretty good.’’“Inflation may well be closer to target than one might think,’’ Barkin said at a conference in Victor, Idaho. “I don’t see the current levels of inflation or inflation expectations as a trigger for additional accommodation.’’Bostic and Barkin did not vote this year on the policy-setting Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), and cited the Dallas Fed’s trimmed mean measure of inflation, which has also been highlighted by Fed Chairman Jerome Powell and has come in more consistently around 2% in recent months. The Fed’s dual mandate includes goals of maximum sustainable employment and price stability, which the central bank has defined with its 2% inflation target.According to Powell, despite the positive economic indicators elsewhere, the homebuilding industry is feeling the pressure of high costs for labor and materials. Additionally, Powell notes that many workers who left the industry following the 2008 crash have yet to return.“Now you have a shortage of skilled labor, so it’s hard to get people on the job, electricians, plumbers, carpenters and other people. No matter what you pay them, just finding people to do that work,” said Powell on CNBC.Powell told Sen. Tina Smith that “What we hear from the homebuilders is that it’s a series of factors that are holding them back and challenging affordability.” This includes immigration policies and tariffs. Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Previous: Lisa Haynes Promoted to SVP Next: What it Takes to Buy a Dream Home The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / How Economic Conditions are Driving the Fed
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News UpdatesCOVID Surge: Punjab & Haryana High Court Extends The Life Of Interim Orders, Directions Till June 30 Sparsh Upadhyay28 April 2021 8:39 PMShare This – xThe Punjab & Haryana High Court on Wednesday (April) decided to extend all interim orders/ directions passed by it and Courts subordinate to it till June 30, 2021. The order has been passed by the Bench of Chief Justice Ravi Shanker Jha and Justice Suvir Sehgal in suo moto proceedings initiated in view of the alarming increase in the COVID-19 pandemic and the grave situation that has arisen as a result thereof “It is observed that the litigants are not able to get in touch with counsels who in turn are finding it difficult to prepare files and get the matters listed at an early date,” the Court noted in its order. The Additional Solicitor General of India, Advocate General, Punjab, Advocate General, Haryana, as well as Senior Standing counsel for the Union Territory, Chandigarh submitted before the Court that the directions issued by the Madhya Pradesh High Court in this regard may be reiterated by this Court with a modification that interim arrangements would extend up to 30.06.2021. Therefore, the Court issued the following directions: – All the interim orders/directions issued or protection granted including any order requiring any compliance by the parties to such proceedings, passed by this Court or any other Court subordinate to it or any Family Court or Labour Court or any Tribunal or any other Judicial or Quasi-Judicial forum, over which this Court has the power of superintendence, which are subsisting today shall stand extended till 30th June, 2021;All the interim bails granted under Section 439, Cr.P.C. by the High Court or Courts of Sessions, limited by timeframe specifying an expiry date from now up to 30th June, 2021, shall stand extended till 30th June, 2021;Parole granted to a person by order passed by a Court exercising the criminal jurisdiction and limited by time-frame specifying an expiry date from now up to 30th June, 2021, shall stand extended till 30th of June, 2021, Unless there is a necessity of arrest for maintenance of law and order or any other emergent case, in a cognizable offence prescribing sentence up to seven years imprisonment, the police shall desist from arresting the accused up to 30th of June, 2021, without complying with the provision of Section 41A, Cr.P.C. This however may not be understood as an interdict on the power of the police to arrest, but should only be considered a mere advisory in the face of the ongoing crisis following the second wave of Coronavirus; The time for filing of written-statement or return in any Suit or proceeding pending before any Civil Court or any other forum, unless specifically directed, shall stand extended till 30th of June, 2021. The orders of eviction, dispossession, demolition, etc. passed by this Court or any Court subordinate to it or any Tribunal or Judicial or Quasi-Judicial forum, which have so far remained unexecuted shall remain in abeyance till 30th of June 2021;Interim protection given in the anticipatory bail applications by the High Court or Court of Sessions for a limited period, which is likely to expire from now up to 30th June, 2021, shall stand extended till 30th of June, 2021;Governments of States and Union Territories, Municipal Corporation, Gram Panchayats or other local bodies were directed to not take any action towards eviction or demolition of property over which any citizen or body corporate has physical or symbolic possessions on today till June 30, 2021. They should not insist upon requiring execution of a particular direction in a particular manner in a time frame as such compliance was extended till June 30, 2021. Any Bank or Financial institution shall not take action for auction in respect of any property of any citizen or body corporate till June 30, 2021. The Court also appointed Anupam Gupta, Senior Advocate, as Amicus Curiae to assist the Court in the matter. Click Here To Download OrderRead orderTagsExtend Interim Order Interim Orders Extension of Interim Orders COVID -19 Next Story
Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Visitors inside Northern Ireland households will be banned from this evening.New restrictions come into place at 6pm to tackle a recent rise in Covid-19 cases – more than 1,000 have been confirmed in the past week.Different households will not be allowed to mix with each other indoors and no more than six people from two households can socialise in a garden.Deputy First Minister, Michelle O’Neill, says it’s important everyone follows the rules:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/oneill7am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter Previous articleRestaurants call for 72 hour restrictions warningNext articleDonegal ‘on the brink’ of more restrictions News Highland By News Highland – September 22, 2020 Google+ Facebook Visitors inside Northern Ireland households banned from today Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme
madelaide/iStock(NEWBERRY, S.C.) — A South Carolina man is counting his lucky stars after almost making a very expensive mistake when he threw away his winning $100,000 lottery ticket before realizing he had actually won.The incident happened when the unnamed man purchased a Palmetto Cash 5 ticket from a BP gas station in Newberry, South Carolina, and, when checking the numbers of the lottery results, saw that he had lost and threw his ticket in the trash.The only problem is that he had actually won $100,000.“I checked the results for the day before,” the man told the South Carolina Education Lottery, according to a statement.His Palmetto Cash 5 ticket had actually matched all five numbers drawn on Friday, Jan. 24 and he only realized it when he was sipping his coffee and happened to look over the results again when he realized the mistake.“I couldn’t believe it,” he said to the South Carolina Education Lottery.He managed to retrieve the ticket and turn it in to collect his winnings.The winner said that he now plans to give the money to charity and set up a college fund for his grandchildren.The BP gas station that sold the ticket received a commission of $1,000 for selling the winning ticket.The odds of winning $100,000 playing Palmetto Cash 5 are 1 in 501,942, which, according to the Independent, is slightly more likely than you winning a gold medal in the Olympics or being crushed to death by a meteor.In fact, you are actually an estimated 50 times more likely to win an Oscar, statistically, than you are hitting the $100,000 jackpot. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Previous Article Next Article Employers must keep abreast of alterations to childcare fundingOn 24 Aug 2004 in Personnel Today Employers must keep up with changes to tax and National Insurance (NI)regulations for childcare provision, or risk a ‘nasty shock’, according to thechief executive of the National Childminding Association. Gill Haynes said that from April 2005, the changes will radically alter theway that employers can help to fund childcare. Currently, employees are exempt from NI on childcare vouchers provided bytheir employer. These can be used by parents towards a range of provisions,including Ofsted-registered childminders and daynurseries. In the future, they can also be used towards less formal childcare,including nannies, breakfast clubs and childminders caring for children overseven years of age. But from next year, employees stand to receive both NI and tax benefits onthe first £50 per week of the employer-provided childcare vouchers. However,Haynes said the catch is that the new extra benefit will only be available ifthe childcare is registered or approved. Exact details of the change are still to be finalised, but it is likely thata new voluntary approval category will be introduced to cover childcareproviders currently considered to be unregulated, such as nannies and breakfastclubs. It is thought to be unlikely that relatives looking after children willqualify for such approval. Haynes said: “Our important message to employers is; be aware of thechanges, help your employees plan for them and, come 1 April next year, therewon’t be any nasty shocks in store for companies and their staff. “Companies that provide childcare vouchers need to be aware that theiremployees could miss out on tax and NI benefits from April 2005 which could becostly for them. “Employer-supported childcare is an important business benefit that canhave a positive impact on many company policies, including recruitment andretention, productivity and performance and the work-life balance,” Haynesadded. “It also helps to raise a company’s external profile as a goodemployer.” The National Child Minding Association and AccorServices are holding a free event, supported by Personnel Today, to talkemployers through the issues. The ‘Helping Families, Helping Business’ eventtakes place on 20 September 2004.For more information, go to www.ncma.org.ukBy Quentin Reade Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.
View post tag: sends View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Message Authorities View post tag: Navy View post tag: Petty View post tag: Birthday October 13, 2011 USA: Master Chief Petty Officer of Navy Sends 236th Navy Birthday Message View post tag: chief View post tag: Master Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON)(SS/SW) Rick D. West sends his 236th Navy birthday Message to the Fleet Oct. 12.“Shipmates and Navy families, As we honor the birth of the United States Navy 236 years ago, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to all Sailors, civilians and family members for their service and dedication to our great Navy team. Our traditional maritime requirements, counter-piracy efforts and the many non-traditional missions we have adopted in support of overseas contingency operations are making a difference every day. On any given day, we have at least 150 ships and 25 submarines underway, and let’s not forget about our Sailors who are boots on ground. That’s more than 40,000 Sailors who are deployed, on station around the world executing our Navy’s core capabilities of the maritime strategy. From our beginning in 1775 with just six frigates to our present-day highly diversified, modern Fleet with a total of 285 deployable ships and submarines, our Navy is the best it has ever been. Our Navy has remained steadfast and ready for 236 years, and we continue to be ready to answer every call our nation makes thanks to your outstanding dedication and selfless support. I also want to say “thank you” and express my sincere appreciation to our Navy families for your continued love and support of your Sailor and our Navy. You are the cornerstone of a Sailor’s readiness and your role is vitally important. Please take a moment to remember the thousands of our Shipmates who are deployed around the world vigilantly standing the watch, and those who have gone before us in service to our great nation. Happy birthday shipmates … you look pretty darn good to be 236 years old! HOOYAH!”[mappress]Source: navy, October 13, 2011 View post tag: 236th View post tag: Officer View post tag: of View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Master Chief Petty Officer of Navy Sends 236th Navy Birthday Message Share this article