House prices fall at fastest rate for a year

first_img Show Comments ▼ House prices fell 0.9 per cent in February, and by 2.8 per cent in the three months to February compared with a year ago, their fastest annual pace in more than a year, mortgage lender Halifax said on Friday.Halifax said that February’s drop offset a 0.8 per cent rise in January, but it expects house prices in 2011 as a whole to fall by around 2 percent, as uncertainty about the economic outlook weighs on housing demand.“Fewer properties have been coming onto the market in recent months,” said Halifax economist Martin Ellis.“This trend, if sustained, should improve the balance between demand and supply and help to prevent a more significant fall in house prices.”Economists had expected the Halifax index to fall 0.5 per cent on the month, for a 2.5 per cent year-on-year decline for the three months ending in February. whatsapp Friday 4 March 2011 3:27 am whatsapp House prices fall at fastest rate for a year John Dunne Share Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapKatt Williams Explains Why He Believes There ‘Is No Cancel Culture’ inThe Wrap Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Dunkin’ Donuts Foundation Introduces Newly-Rebranded Joy

first_img Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSBaskin RobbinsDunkin’ DonutsJoy in Childhood Foundation Previous articleWhich is appropriate: Hospice or Palliative Care?Next articleJoin APD at Coffee with a Cop this week Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR  Mission is to Provide the Simple Joys of Childhood to Sick and Hungry KidsFrom The Joy in Childhood Foundation With the newly-rebranded Joy in Childhood Foundation, Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins franchisees, crew members and employees are committing to improving the lives of sick and hungry children across the country by providing the simple joys of childhood to children whose lives are compromised by health and hunger issues. To celebrate the rebranding, the Joy in Childhood Foundation (formerly The Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation) is teaming up with nearly 70 Feeding America® member food banks nationwide to host volunteer events to fight children’s hunger during the third annual Week of Joy (formerly the Week of Service), October 17-21.“The rebrand of our Foundation allows us to channel the incredible work of our operators into a mission that so closely aligns with the values of Dunkin’ Brands, our franchisees and our guests to make a meaningful difference in our communities,” said Nigel Travis, Chairman and CEO of Dunkin’ Brands. “The Joy in Childhood Foundation brings together all of our stakeholders and the best of our brands in a way that makes sense and ensures that children who face hunger or sickness have the support and essential services to find joy in their daily lives.”The Foundation anticipates that over 1,500 Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins franchisees, crew members and corporate employees will volunteer upwards of 4,000 hours and provide hundreds of thousands of meals to kids and families in communities across the country.“The Foundation has been an important partner to The Greater Boston Food Bank for well over 10 years,” said Suzanne Battit, Vice President, External Affairs and Advancement at The Greater Boston Food Bank, one of the organizations the Joy in Childhood Foundation supports through financial and volunteer activities. “Through the franchisee’s volunteer work and generous grants, the Foundation has provided more than 60,000 meals to families in need. Without partners like the Foundation, we would not be able to provide food for the one in four children across Eastern Massachusetts who are at risk of hunger. Year over year, the Foundation understands that no one should ever question where their next meal is coming from.”This year’s Week of Joy coincides with the Foundation’s 10th anniversary. To deliver on the Joy in Childhood Foundation’s new mission, the Foundation will continue many of its existing partnerships on both the national and local levels —including its partnership with Feeding America and member food banks, children’s hospitals, and nonprofit organizations directly committed to serving sick and hungry kids.“The heart of our organization is our franchisees and the communities they serve,” said Karen Raskopf, Chief Communications Officer at Dunkin’ Brands and Co-Chair of the Joy in Childhood Foundation. “Joy is in the DNA of our brands. By focusing the mission of the Foundation on joy, we have a powerful way of bringing all of our strengths together to make a positive impact in these communities.”Following the Week of Joy, the Joy in Childhood Foundation will make its debut in Dunkin’ Donuts stores through the National Community Cups Program, running from November 1-30, 2016. During this time, guests will be invited to make a $1 donation to the Joy in Childhood Foundation at Dunkin’ Donuts and Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin-Robbins multi-brand restaurants nationwide. The program will support the Joy in Childhood Foundation’s efforts to provide the simple joys of childhood to sick and hungry kids. About the Joy in Childhood Foundation Since launching in 2006, the Joy in Childhood Foundation (formerly The Dunkin Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation), has granted more than $11 million to hundreds of national and local charities across the country. Please enter your name herelast_img read more

Kiri’s House / Atelier Riri

first_imgArchDaily “COPY” Houses Kiri’s House / Atelier Riri ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/85037/kiris-house-atelier-riri Clipboard Kiri’s House / Atelier RiriSave this projectSaveKiri’s House / Atelier Riri Area:  98 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/85037/kiris-house-atelier-riri Clipboard Photographs:  Fernando GomulyaText description provided by the architects. In Indonesian, Kiri means left. An analogy to represent the shape of a house that give an impression as if it’s leaning to the left. Kiri’s House is an application of a design for a house that refers to the owner’s personal character: compact rooms to create practical living style. With an area of land 6×15 meters, this house was designed to be functional. Shape no longer became our first priority. Building mass, in fact, took the simplest form, four side geometry. Save this picture!© Fernando GomulyaRecommended ProductsDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaRooms were programmed to suit the owner’s cultural life. It creates open space which was came from the result of rooms’ integration and reduction of needs that was considered less important to be placed on ground level. Equipped with moveable furniture (wheeled), the area on ground level then provides space for complex activity. Meanwhile, private area on the second story was equipped with built-in furniture. Save this picture!© Fernando GomulyaBoth levels is bound with a corridor that taken a shape like a sidecourt on the right side of the building. That way, the building looks like it has only 4.65 meter width and leaning to the left. On the side of the sidecourt, there’s an open space.Save this picture!© Fernando GomulyaProject gallerySee allShow lessBuilding Collections: Recent Acquisitions of Architecture / MoMAArticlesIn Progress: PGGM Headquarters / Mateo ArquitecturaArticles Share “COPY” Save this picture!© Fernando Gomulya+ 16 Share 2009 CopyAbout this officeAtelier RiriOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasHousesJakarta3D ModelingIndonesiaPublished on October 29, 2010Cite: “Kiri’s House / Atelier Riri” 29 Oct 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogHandshowerhansgroheHand ShowersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP VersoCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemMetal PanelsTrimoModular Metal Wall – Qbiss OneConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Gun Metal Grey with Arconic Tectur-Al™GlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationBeams / PillarsBlumer LehmannTimber Construction in Cambridge MosquePorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – 9Cento MosaicTiles / Mosaic / GresiteRakoFloor and Wall Tiles – Serie PiazzettaMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Kiri之家 / Atelier Riri是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Year:  Projects Indonesia CopyHouses•Jakarta, Indonesia Architects: Atelier Riri Area Area of this architecture project Photographslast_img read more

#CollateralFreedom: RSF unblocks eight sites censored during pandemic

first_img RSF November 6, 2020 #CollateralFreedom: RSF unblocks eight sites censored during pandemic In Cambodia, the authorities have used the Covid-19 crisis to impose more censorship. Access to the site of the independent Khmer-language online news magazine Monoroom.info has been blocked since 30 March because of its coverage of the public health situation. This is not the first time it has been targeted. Deemed overly critical, it was one of the victims of a major wave of closures of independent media outlets that the government orchestrated in 2017, forcing journalists to operate clandestinely. In Belarus, the public health crisis exacerbated the crackdown on journalists and the lack of transparency in state agencies, encouraging rumours. After suffering a series of blockings, the website of Charter97 – a media outlet created by the well-known journalist Oleg Bebenin that is one of the country’s leading independent voices – was blocked for good on the information ministry’s orders in January 2018. The authorities are now going after its mirror sites because of its coverage of the Covid-19 situation, Follow the news on Asia – Pacific Help by sharing this information News Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists June 7, 2021 Find out more MyanmarBelarusCambodiaAzerbaijanTajikistanAsia – PacificEurope – Central Asia Online freedoms Covid19InternetFreedom of expression June 2, 2021 Find out more to go further Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom Ever since the start of the pandemic, RSF has registered many cases of governments censoring websites on the pretext that they were spreading fake news. This censorship has obstructed access to news and deprived people of reliable, independently reported information about the virus, which is essential at such a time. News In Tajikistan, the authorities subject the Internet to extensive censorship and block the main news sites and social media almost all the time. The supreme court ordered the blocking of the independent media outlet Akhbor’s website on 19 March on a trumped-up charge of links with “terrorist and extremist organizations,” when in fact it has been providing the Tajik public with essential information about the coronavirus crisis that the authorities have been trying to cover up. June 2, 2021 Find out more MyanmarBelarusCambodiaAzerbaijanTajikistanAsia – PacificEurope – Central Asia Online freedoms Covid19InternetFreedom of expression News Ever since the epidemic reached Azerbaijan, the authorities have been trying to control reporting on its impact and obstruct those journalists trying to cover it. RSF has unblocked the Turan news agency, the only independent media outlet still active in the country. In May, after it published articles about violations of the rights of opposition activists, Turan suffered the biggest cyber-attacks in three decades. Organisation Receive email alerts The eight websites in five countries that have been unblocked in the eighth round of Operation Collateral Freedom brings to 34 the total number of sites that RSF has unblocked by means of the technique known as “mirroring,” in which constantly updated “mirrors” or copies of the sites are placed on international servers beyond the reach of censors. All of these sites are blocked in their own countries by authoritarian or dictatorial regimes that increasingly resort to blocking access to independent news sites. >>> See the list of websites unblocked by RSF <<< At a time when many countries are announcing new lockdown and curfew measures to combat a second wave of Covid-19 infections, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has restored online access to eight news websites that have been censored in their own country for publishing information about the pandemic that did not toe the government line. News In Myanmar, the government began ordering the blocking of 221 websites at the end of March 2020, at the height of the Covid-19 crisis, for allegedly spreading fake news. Some are now accessible again but several dozens are still blocked. RSF has unblocked four of these: Narinjara News, a website created in 2001 by Burmese pro-democracy activists based in Bangladesh; the English and Burmese-language sites of the Development Media Group news agency, which covers western Rakhine state, including human rights violations by the army in its operations against the Arakan Army, a rebel group fighting for autonomy; and The Stateless website, whose founder Mohammed Rafique, documents serious human rights violations against thousands of members of the Rohingya community still in Myanmar. China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison RSF_en last_img read more

Call for more energetic enquiry into murders of journalists

first_img Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped to go further Receive email alerts News June 1, 2021 Find out more Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa PhilippinesAsia – Pacific February 16, 2021 Find out more Organisation Help by sharing this information RSF_en ”Until the motives for these crimes have been discovered and their authors punished, people will continue to doubt the ability of the authorities to end this violence against journalists,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “The Task Force set up in 2001 to investigate killings of journalists and political activists must be strengthened.”Julia, who worked for local FM radio station DZGE and was the brother of Magarao mayor Nelson Julia, was shot dead by motorcycle gunmen on his way home on 15 August.  He died in hospital the same day.The chief suspect is a man Julia had quarrelled with two days earlier, according to the police officer in charge of the enquiry, Victor Asuela.  The man, a friend of a political rival of Julia’s family, went to police two days after the murder but was let go.center_img August 19, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for more energetic enquiry into murders of journalists May 3, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Philippines News News PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders called today for more police to investigate the killings of five journalists in the Philippines this year, including the latest victim, former radio presenter Rolando Anjo Julia, in the central province of Camarines Sur. The killing came 11 days after the 4 August shooting of Radio Mindanao Network journalist Dennis Cuesta ( http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=28112 ), who died on 9 August from his wounds. A policeman, Redempto Acharon, from the town of General Santos, was indicted on 18 August for the murder.The Task Force coordinator in charge of investigating the murders, Ricardo Blancaflor, has announced that two suspects, Kristian E. Bronzage and Joenel V. Lastimoso, were arrested last week for the killing of Martin Rojas, another Radio Mindanao Network journalist, shot dead on 7 August in Capiz. Rey Bayoging, assistant vice-president of Radio Mindanao Network, said Cuesta and Rojas were both killed because of their work. ”The arrests show the government’s determination to end these killings,” said Blancaflor.  “No effort will be spared to give justice to their families.”The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) has declared 20 August a national day of mourning for the media. Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago Newslast_img read more

Malahat Nasibova

first_imgInformation hero Malahat Nasibova to go further Khadija Ismayilova Azerbaijan Find out more When journalists began interviewing the relatives of a man found dead at the local office of the Ministry of National Security (MNS) in the isolated region of Nakhchivan in August 2011, MNS officers intervened, grabbing at their microphones and cameras. One of the reporters, Malahat Nasibova of the independent news agency Turan, was branded an “enemy of the people.” It was just the start. She received many death threats in the following weeks because of her obstinacy in pursuing the story. Exposed to all kinds of harassment during 15 years of fighting for freedom of information, she has never been deterred. In a region known as “Azerbaijan’s North Korea” for its repression and lack of pluralism, she tackles any subject head-on including corruption, human rights violations, public health issues and electoral fraud. She also pursues all these issues through the Resources Centre for Democracy and NGO Development, which she created in 2002. Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Ismail Saymaz Turkey Find out more Follow the news on Azerbaijancenter_img Europe – Central AsiaAzerbaijan Europe – Central AsiaAzerbaijan Gorka Landáburu Spain Find out more Muhammad Bekjanov Uzbekistan Find out more Oleksiy Matsuka Ukraine Find out more See morelast_img read more

Opportunity Mars Rover Goes Six-Wheeling up a Ridge

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Science and Technology Opportunity Mars Rover Goes Six-Wheeling up a Ridge From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, February 25, 2016 | 1:28 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday This scene from NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity looks upward at “Knudsen Ridge” from the valley below. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell Univ./Arizona State Univ.NASA’s senior Mars rover, Opportunity, is working adeptly in some of the most challenging terrain of the vehicle’s 12 years on Mars, on a slope of about 30 degrees.Researchers are using Opportunity this month to examine rocks that may have been chemically altered by water billions of years ago. The mission’s current targets of investigation are from ruddy-tinted swaths the researchers call “red zones,” in contrast to tan bedrock around these zones.The targets lie on “Knudsen Ridge,” atop the southern flank of “Marathon Valley,” which slices through the western rim of Endeavour Crater.A panorama of Knudsen Ridge is online at:http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=PIA20319“We’re hoping to take advantage of the steep topography that Mars provides us at Knudsen Ridge to get to a better example of the red zone material,” said Steve Squyres of Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, principal investigator for the mission.The red zone material crumbles easily. At locations in Marathon Valley where Opportunity already got a close look at it, the reddish bits are blended with other loose material accumulating in low locations. A purer exposure of the red zone material, such as some apparent on the ridge, would provide a better target for the Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer on Opportunity’s arm, which reveals the chemical composition of rocks and soil.Opportunity began climbing Knudsen Ridge in late January with two drives totaling 31 feet (9.4 meters). The wheels slipped less than 20 percent up slopes as steep as 30 degrees, the steepest the rover has driven since its first year on Mars in 2004. The slip is calculated by comparing the distance the rotating wheels would have covered if there were no slippage to the distance actually covered in the drive, based on “visual odometry” imaging of the terrain the rover passes as it drives.“Opportunity showed us how sure-footed she still is,” said Mars Exploration Rover Project Manager John Callas at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California. “The wheel slip has been much less than we expected on such steep slopes.”The rover made additional progress toward targets of red-zone material on Knudsen Ridge with a drive on Feb. 18.Knudsen Ridge forms a dramatic cap overlooking the 14-mile-wide (22-kilometer-wide) Endeavour Crater. Its informal naming honors the memory of Danish astrophysicist and planetary scientist Jens Martin Knudsen (1930-2005), a founding member of the science team for Opportunity and the twin rover Spirit. “This ridge is so spectacular, it seemed like an appropriate place to name for Jens Martin,” Squyres said.Marathon Valley became a high-priority destination for the Opportunity mission when mineral-mapping observations by the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM), aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, located clay minerals (a type of phyllosilicate) in this valley. Clay minerals often form in the presence of water, which is why this is such a promising area of exploration. Opportunity found evidence of ancient water shortly after landing, but there were signs that the water would have been more highly acidic. The investigation in Marathon Valley could add understanding about the ancient environmental context for the presence of non-acidic water, a factor favorable for microbial life, if any has ever existed on Mars.“The locations of red zones in Marathon Valley correlate closely with the phyllosilicate signature we see from orbit,” Squyres said. “That alone is not a smoking gun. We want to determine what it is about their chemistry that sets them apart and what it could have to do with water.”To test the idea that water affected the red zone material, the experiment underway aims to compare the chemistry of that material to the chemistry of the surrounding tan bedrock, which could represent an unaltered baseline. Opportunity used its diamond-toothed rock abrasion tool last month to scrape the crust off a tan bedrock target for an examination of the chemistry inside the rock.The team is accomplishing productive science with Opportunity while avoiding use of the rover’s flash memory, which was linked to several unplanned computer reboots last year. The only data being received from Opportunity is what can be transmitted each day before the solar-powered rover shuts down for energy-conserving overnight “sleep.”For more information about Opportunity, visit:http://www.nasa.gov/rovershttp://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov Your email address will not be published. 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Foynes air show to highlight Limerick aviation legacy

first_imgTwitter FOYNES is set to stage one of Ireland’s most spectacular air shows in July when a historic moment in the Limerick port’s remarkable contribution to global aviation will be celebrated.Toaiseach Enda Kenny will be among the many who will flock to the West Limerick town on July 5 and 6 as it celebrates the moment 75 years ago that the Pan American Airways ‘Yankee Clipper’ flying-boat made history with the first commercial transatlantic crossing to Foynes.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Foynes/Shannon 75th Anniversary Airshow will be a key element of a weekend tribute to the airmen who crossed the Atlantic on the historic flight.Air travel in those days was the preserve of the elite, as illustrated by the $675 fare – estimated to be the equivalent of over $11,000 (over €8,000) today – for a return ticket on the early flights into Foynes.It took anything from 20 hours to reach Foynes from New York, via Newfoundland with passengers including members of the royal families, movie stars, military personnel and politicians.The inaugural passenger flight to Foynes was largely used as a promotional opportunity with the passenger list dominated by media and Pan Am representatives.This historic moment at the then ‘Shannon’ Airport will be celebrated with the family festival, which will run on Saturday and Sunday July 5 and 6 and will also double as the 25th anniversary of the opening of Foynes Flying Boat Museum.The celebrations were officially announced at the weekend at Shannon Airport to coincide with yet another key milestone for aviation on the estuary – the 75th anniversary of the first aircraft, the Irish Air Corps Aero Anson A43, landing at Rineanna, which is now Shannon Airport.The high point of the July festival will be a three-hour airshow on Sunday, July 6 when over 20 acts from Ireland, the UK and Europe are booked to appear and Taoiseach Enda Kenny will unveil a plaque to all who used the Foynes Air Base.The festival will also include a dare-devil display at dusk on Saturday by the UK based Breitling Wing Walkers as well as a Sky Pyro Show and a fireworks display over the river and harbour.Shannon Airport Chairman Rose Hynes said the 75th anniversary was not just significant for Shannon and Ireland but for aviation internationally.“The name Shannon is recognized and respected across the world of aviation as it has such a pivotal place in the history of air-travel. It was the first European gateway for transatlantic flights and so much history also followed.Flying Boat Museum Director Margaret O’Shaughnessy said the anniversary weekend would be one to remember.“Foynes and Shannon Airport are the home of Irish aviation. The history we have is second to none here in Ireland and has few rivals internationally.We have kept our aviation history alive here to this day with the Foynes Flying Boat Museum, which is also celebrating its birthday on the same weekend.”“For the first time in 70 years, the control tower at Foynes will be active again. We will have thousands here on both days but huge crowds, in particular, for the air show,” she said.During the late 1930’s and early 1940’s, Foynes hosted many politicians, dignitaries and royalty, among them Charles Lindberg, John F Kennedy, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bob Hope and Ernest Hemingway. Gracie Fields was even known to have sang quayside for staff. Beyond the neon runes Beyond the neon runes Limerick an ‘outstanding example of a city and its people that has fought back’ Advertisement WhatsApp TAGSair showBob HopeCharles LindbergEleanoe RooseveltEnda KennyErnest HemmingwayfeaturedFOYNES Flying Boat Museumfull-imageGracie FieldsJohn F KennedyMargaret O’ShaughnessyMusic LimerickShannon airportYankee Clipper Previous articleLimerick FC unable to stem Dundalk tideNext articleCurran pays tribute to Limerick manager and fans Editor Printcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsFoynes air show to highlight Limerick aviation legacyBy Editor – May 18, 2014 1464 Beyond the neon runes Beyond the neon runes Facebook Email Linkedin Limerick festival funds windfalllast_img read more

Breaking: SC To Hold ‘Special Sunday’ Sitting Tomorrow To Hear Journalist Vinod Dua’s Plea Seeking Protection From Arrest

first_imgTop StoriesBreaking: SC To Hold ‘Special Sunday’ Sitting Tomorrow To Hear Journalist Vinod Dua’s Plea Seeking Protection From Arrest Sanya Talwar13 Jun 2020 7:41 AMShare This – xIn a special Sunday Sitting, the supreme court shall take up Vinod Dua’s plea seeking quashing of FIR’s filed against him from multiple states including the most recent one, registered in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.Journalist Vinod Dua was summoned by the Shimla Police in connection with a sedition charge levelled against him by local Bharatiya Janata Party leader Ajay Shyam.The summons came…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn a special Sunday Sitting, the supreme court shall take up Vinod Dua’s plea seeking quashing of FIR’s filed against him from multiple states including the most recent one, registered in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.Journalist Vinod Dua was summoned by the Shimla Police in connection with a sedition charge levelled against him by local Bharatiya Janata Party leader Ajay Shyam.The summons came two days after the Delhi High Court stayed an FIR filed against Dua for allegedly spreading fake news through his YouTube show on communal violence in Delhi in February. The FIR filed in Shimla is also related to the show.A bench comprising Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, Mohan M. Shanatanagoudar and Vineet Saran is set to hear the plea at 11 AM tomorrow, which has also sought formulation of guidelines that warrant prior permission before filing of FIR’s against journalists. Dua has sought for the stipulation of these guidelines which set up a board for the aforementioned purposes and make prior approval/permission necessary.According to the Complainant Ajay Shyam, Dua’s accusations against Prime Minister Narendra Modi of using death and terror attacks for votebank politics led to instigation against toppling of the Government. Shyam claimed that Dua had instigated violence against the government and the prime minister by spreading “fake news”.On June 11, The Delhi High Court temporarily stayed the investigation against Vinod Dua in an FIR which alleged that he was spreading communal disharmony on his youtube show. While holding that there’s no prima facie case against Mr Dua to warrant the registration of FIR, the Single Bench of Justice Anup Jairam Bhambhani noted that there was no allegation that any adverse consequences, in terms of enmity, hatred or ill-will, much less any violence or breach of peace, occurred as a consequence of the webcast.The FIR, which was filed by Mr Naveen Kumar, complained about a section of Vinod Dua’s YouTube show which had talked about the riots that had happened in northeast district of Delhi. The FIR further recorded that Mr Vinod Dua, through his webcast, is spreading rumours and misinformation about the sensitive issue of the Delhi riots; and that his comments/remarks in the webcast contain communal overtones, which during the current COVID crisis, is causing public disaffection, which shall cause hatred and ill-will between different communities.Next Storylast_img read more

Delhi High Court Issues Notice In Plea Concerning Establishment Of Covid Care Facilities For Judicial Officers

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi High Court Issues Notice In Plea Concerning Establishment Of Covid Care Facilities For Judicial Officers Srishti Ojha29 April 2021 7:27 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court on Thursday issued notice in a plea concerning establishment of covid care centres and facilities for Judicial officers in the national capital. The Court also directed the District Judges to coordinate with District Magistrates to address the judicial concerns of the judicial officers and their family members.A division bench comprising of Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Rekha Palli issued notice in the petition filed by a bunch of lawyers, stating that during the covid 19 pandemic, a large number of judicial officers and their family members were infected to the coronavirus infection while serving their duties and that due to the nature of their work, the risk to their lives is extremely high.During the course of hearing, Senior Advocate Sanjoy Ghose submitted before the Court that covid facilities are important as “judicial officers are assets” and that some assistance should be given to such officers.Highlighting that nodal officers have been appointed in various district courts, Ghose however stressed that some of the nodal officers were facing difficulties in getting beds in hospital nearby district courts.Suggesting the Court to consider making covid facilities for such judicial officers and their families, Ghose submitted that a centre be made in residential colonies.”We only seek this to ensure no judicial officer don’t become a martyr to covid. The issue of vaccination is already before Supreme Court. Judges are bound by code of dignity and honour & won’t come forward.” Ghose submitted.While issuing notice in the plea, the Court ordered thus:”Petitioners have suggested that District Judges be asked to coordinate to DM. Mr Tripathi has said that they are ready & willing to provide whatever assistance is required. Let District Judges coordinate with DMs to address judicial concerns of judicial officers & families. This may be communicated to all District Judges and District Magistrates for compliance. Suitable places for covid care centres be identified.”With the aforesaid observations, the Court listed the matter after one week for reporting and compliance.Edited By Nupur ThapliyalTags#Delhi High Court Judicial Officers Covid Care Centre COVID Health Facility COVID Second Wave COVID 19 Next Storylast_img read more