Students try to breach a police barricade in New Delhi during a December 2019 protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act and National Register of Citizens.The Citizenship Amendment Act and National Register of Citizens have increased tension and hostility among various communities in India. In particular, these racist and anti-immigrant policies have fueled communal turmoil and expanded state-endorsed police terror on marginalized groups of people. In response to these acts of horror, minority/oppressed communities have built power in the streets, staged sit-ins, and organized protests at two prominent Muslim-majority universities – Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). The pushback against the state’s genocidal tactics shows promise that a movement is in the making. The state is attempting to choke any expression of discontent against the CAA and NRC by supporting communal violence against India’s oppressed communities and kidnapping and caging community organizers.On Dec. 11, India’s Parliament passed the CAA, which provides a pathway to citizenship for undocumented religious minorities who migrated to India from Pakistan, Bangladesh, or Afghanistan but excludes Muslim migrants. (CNN, Dec. 17) Prior to the implementation of the CAA, India’s Supreme Court mandated that Assam, a province that boarders Bangladesh, publish an NRC. (Vox, Sept. 17, 2019) Last year the Indian government, led by the fascist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), announced that it will implement an NRC in every province in order to determine who can and cannot remain in India. (Vox, Sept. 17, 2019)According to the Minister of Home Affairs, Amit Shah, “Illegal migrants are like termites” and have no right to stay in India. (Live Mint, April 11, 2019) In August of 2019, Assam issued its final NRC report; 2 million people living in this province are now facing the threat of deportation. (Reuters, Sept. 7, 2019) Both the CAA and NRC are inherently anti-im/migrant and anti-poor policies that target Muslims, Hindu laborers, tribal community members, and anyone who cannot meet the CAA and NRC’s capricious and cruel criteria.Since the CAA and NRC’s implementation, minority/oppressed communities have issued a direct and militant response to the government: We reject the CAA and the NRC. Indeed, beginning in December Muslim women led a sit-in at Shaheen Bagh, a working-class neighborhood in Delhi, that lasted for more than three months. (Al Jazeera, March 24) An excerpt from Janta Ka Reporter states that: “To be in Shaheen Bagh was something else. It was magical; it was exhilarating. It was like watching the triumph of the human spirit, the victory of fortitude against adversity. Soon, it became a pilgrimage centre of secular India harping on the notions of a shared past. Muslim women were shortly joined by Hindu sisters; some came in from colonies like Lajpat Nagar and Sarita Vihar, others joined gradually from neighbouring cities like Chandigarh, Jaipur and Ghaziabad. “A little later, a formidable Sikh contingent arrived as reinforcement. Then a delegation of Christian nuns came in, giving Shaheen Bagh the look of a miniature India. Some came from Kerala, some from Chhattisgarh, some from Punjab, and the women of Shaheen Bagh accommodated them all. And the protest began showing signs of a movement.” (Aug. 25) Student-led anti-CAA and anti-NRC demonstrations were also underway at JMI’s and JNU’s campuses. However, those who work in the service of BJP soon exerted efforts to squash the movement at these universities. In December, Delhi police began attacking JMI’s students, firing tear gas into the campus’s libraries, mosques and classrooms. Dozens of students were mercilessly beaten, kidnapped and caged by law enforcement officials. (Al Jazeera, Dec. 18) On Jan. 5, students at JNU were attacked by members of a student group closely affiliated with BJP. Right-wing nationalists struck Aishe Ghosh, president of JNU’s Students’ Union, with an iron bar and cracked her head. (New York Times, Jan. 17) In February, the state exerted its most desperate attempt to quell the anti-CAA and anti-NRC protests by staging the Delhi Riots, an event that claimed the lives of 53 people and injured 500. An investigation by Amnesty International India reports that Delhi police were “complicit and an active participant” in the Delhi Riots. (Al Jazeera, Aug. 28)Now, law enforcement officials are channeling their efforts to oppress the masses by kidnapping and caging prominent student organizers. On Aug. 25 Sharjeel Imam, a PhD candidate at JNU, was charged under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, an anti-terrorism law, for his alleged involvement with the Delhi Riots. However, Imam has been in police custody since Jan. 28, which means he could not have participated in the violence that took place in February. Meeran Haider, a student at JMI, is also facing outrageous charges under the UAPA. As we work towards abolishing police in the United States, we must be in radical solidarity with all who have been harmed at the hands of law enforcement officials around the world. We know that it is right to rebel against the state and we are with those who refuse to let the CAA and NRC determine whether or not their existence is enough to remain in India. We are also in deep solidarity with Sharjeel Imam, Meeran Haider, and all political prisoners. It is absolutely vital that their work and dedication to the struggle be central to how we exert our efforts in the current uprising. 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July 23, 2019 Find out more News News News January 27, 2020 Find out more July 29, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 President’s threats leave journalists no room for free expression Help by sharing this information GambiaAfrica Follow the news on Gambia News to go further RSF_en Gambia still needs to address challenges to press freedom Organisation Receive email alerts August 6, 2020 Find out more GambiaAfrica Three journalist arrested, two radio stations closed in Gambia Gambia: former president must stand trial for journalist’s murder Reporters Without Borders is very concerned about the seven journalists, all members of the Gambia Press Union, who are being tried for criticising President Yahya Jammeh. The verdict in the trial, held partly behind closed doors, could be issued today, just a week after Jammeh said outspoken journalists would be dealt with “severely.” “The press freedom situation in Gambia is the most serious by far in all of West Africa,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard said. “Repressive legislation, arbitrary arrests and generalised fear – nothing is spared the country’s few independent journalists. Daring to express an opinion or criticise the authorities is immediately regarded by the government as an attempt to besmirch the country’s image.” A participant in last week’s demonstrations in the United States to condemn Gambia’s human rights violations, Reporters Without Borders added: “It is about time President Jammeh’s repeated provocative comments were condemned by the international institutions to which Gambia belongs. We express our unwavering support for the courageous journalists who continue to work in such a hostile environment and we call for the acquittal of the GPU members.”The seven GPU journalists have been tried on charges of defamation and “seditious publication” before the Banjul high court. Originally assigned to Justice Joseph Wowo, the case was transferred to Judge Emmanuel Fangbele at the request of the defence lawyers. The journalists have had two spells in Banjul’s Mile Two prison since mid-June but are currently free on bail. See this release The defendants include Pap Saine, the editor of the independent newspaper The Point, who is also accused of disseminating false information in case dating back to March in which he was initially acquitted.President Jammeh warned journalists against “tarnishing the country’s image” in an interview for state-owned GRTS on 22 July, the 15th anniversary of the coup that brought him to power. “Any journalist who thinks that he or she can write whatever he or she wants, and go free, is making a big mistake,” he said. “If anybody is caught, he will be severely dealt with.”Reporters Without Borders and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) participated in demonstrations organised by Amnesty International outside the Gambian embassy in Washington and the UN secretariat in New York on 21 and 22 July to protest against the regime’s human rights violations including its arrests of journalists. The Gambian government calls the 22 July anniversary “Freedom Day.”The 2004 murder of The Point editor Deyda Hydara (who was also the Reporters Without Borders Gambia correspondent) and the disappearance of reporter “Chief” Ebrima Manneh of The Daily Observer following his arrest on 7 July 2006 are the two most serious press freedom violations of the past five years.The authorities have always refused to carry out a proper investigation into Hydara’s death and deny ever arresting Manneh although several witnesses say the saw him in Mile Two prison before he was taken away to an unknown location.
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is stunned by the news that Turkish prosecutors have appealed against the acquittal of its representative in Turkey, Erol Önderoğlu, who is clearly being subjected to an appalling degree of persecution. The relief that Önderoğlu and his two fellow defendants, human rights activist Şebnem Korur Fincancı and writer Ahmet Nesin,Who is Erol Önderoğlu?Read his portrait had felt since their acquittal on 17 July did not last long. They were notified today of the prosecution’s decision to appeal, with a two-month delay due to the judicial system’s summer break.#SupportErolSign the petitionThe Istanbul regional appeal court will hear the appeal at a date that is not yet known.“We are dismayed by the intolerable persistence with which the prosecution is pursuing this case against Erol Önderoğlu and his two colleagues, RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. Their acquittal was a rare demonstration of good sense and offered a glimmer of hope for journalists who have fallen victim to the crackdown in Turkey. By relaunching the proceedings, the authorities are now sending Turkish civil society and their foreign partners a shocking signal of renewed harassment.Önderoğlu, Fincancı and Nesin were charged with “terrorist propaganda,” “justifying crime” and “inciting crime” because, in a show of support for media pluralism, they each took turns in symbolically editing the Kurdish newspaper Özgür Gündem for a day in 2016. The authorities ended up closing the newspaper in August of that year.The acquittal of these three press freedom defenders in July seemed at the time to have finally concluded three years of drawn-out legal proceedings.Read Erol Önderoğlu’s full defence statementAlong with 16 other activists, Önderoğlu is due to go on trial on 7 November in a separate case in which he is charged with “terrorist propaganda” for expressing his solidarity with hundreds of university academics who signed a peaceful petition. Receive email alerts September 10, 2019 Prosecutors appeal against acquittal of RSF’s Turkey representative News Follow the news on Turkey RSF_en News Organisation News Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor April 2, 2021 Find out more As the rule of law is steadily dismantled in Turkey, the situation of its media has become increasingly precarious, especially since a coup attempt in July 2016. Turkey is ranked 157th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. to go further April 2, 2021 Find out more April 28, 2021 Find out more From left to right: Ahmet Nesin, Şebnem Korur Fincancı, Erol Önderoğlu TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Activities in the fieldCondemning abuses Judicial harassment Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law Help by sharing this information TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Activities in the fieldCondemning abuses Judicial harassment News Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit
Previous articleMan arrested following Milford stabbingNext articleQuestions asked after Western Trust launches seperate Pseudonomas review News Highland Jansu submit revised planning application in Buncrana By News Highland – May 10, 2012 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Newsx Adverts WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Twitter Over six years after its first planning bid, the development company Jansu has submitted a scaled down application for a mixed development at the site of the old Fruit of the Loom dye house in Buncrana.An initial application submitted in 2006 was rejected by Buncrana Town Council, but a revised application was cleared by An Bord Pleanala 18 months later subject to certain conditions.Since then, nothing has happened, leading to fears that Jansu were pulling out of the town. However, this latest application puts the site back on the agenda.The new application seeks permission for a mixed development consisting of retail and residential elements. The plan provides for almost 4,300 square metres of retail space, with over half that given over to one anchor tenant, along with 12 smaller units, offices a cafe and a restaurant.The plan, which is substantially smaller than the one approved by An Bord Pleanala in 2007, seeks permission for 32 apartments of various sizes. The revised 2007 plan envisaged 50 apartments, down from an initial 70.The total number of car parking spaces is 411, down from 558.The revised plan also incorporates 20 conditions set out by An Bord Pleanala in 2007. Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire
News UpdatesResolve Issues Faced By Junior Members Of Bar : Karnataka HC Asks KSBC Mustafa Plumber2 May 2020 5:03 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High court has suggested to the Karnataka State Bar Council to hold meetings through video conference with the petitioners as well as with the chair persons/presidents of Taluk and District Bar Associations to resolve the issue faced by junior members of the Bar. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice B V Nagarathna gave the direction while hearing…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?LoginThe Karnataka High court has suggested to the Karnataka State Bar Council to hold meetings through video conference with the petitioners as well as with the chair persons/presidents of Taluk and District Bar Associations to resolve the issue faced by junior members of the Bar. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice B V Nagarathna gave the direction while hearing a plea filed Advocate H C Shivaramu, who is the Former Chairman of Karnataka State Bar Council, has sought release of Rs 50,000 each to the needy advocates as ex-gratia from the BCI Advocates’ Welfare Fund and the KSBC Advocates’ Welfare Fund under “the scheme for financial assistance to indigent and disabled advocates” of the BCI. The petitioner has argued that though advocates are considered as an “elite” group in the society, there are many who are dependent on daily income but they are deprived of it at present as courts are closed. The plea also mentions that Delhi Government has sanctioned Rs 50 crore to the Delhi Bar Council for offering assistance to the needy advocates. Thus a similar direction be issued to the State and Union Government to grant Rs 50 crore each to the Karnataka State Bar Council Welfare Fund. On the previous hearing the court called upon the Bar Council Of India To Inform On Possible Relief Measures For Needy Advocates suffering from lack of income. The plea will be heard on May 5. Next Story
Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Wednesday November 27thNext articleLYIT Ladies secure third in Premier Division News Highland Google+ Twitter Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest By News Highland – November 27, 2019 Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Facebook Over €13,500 announced for Donegal for older people physical activity DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th The Go for Life National Grant Scheme has announced today that 49 groups in Donegal are to benefit from just over €13,500 in funding to promote physical activity in older people.The grants scheme, a combined initiative from Age & Opportunity and Sport Ireland, will distribute the funding across the groups in Donegal with 1,000 groups nationally, receiving funding totalling almost €300,000.The successful Donegal groups are:Active Seniors Lettermacaward and DoocharyÁislann Chill Chartha CLGÁislann Rann na FeirsteBallybofey and Stranorlar Women’s GroupBallyshannon & District ARABantracht Na TuaitheCarndonagh ARACastlefin 50 – 60+ GroupClonmany Mental Health AssociationClonmany Youth and Community Resource CentreClub 50 Ghaoth DobhairComharchuman Forbartha Fortaiochta Arain MhorCranford Womens GroupCumann Cairdeas Chloich Cheann FhaolaCuram Cloich CheannfhaolaDonegal Sports PartnershipDonegal Town ARADungloe ARAFahan ICAGlengad Community AssociationGreencastle Community Dev. Co. Ltd.Inch Island Indoor BowlingIrish Wheelchair Association, ManorcunninghamKinlough ICA GuildKurling Club Raphoe ARALetterkenny ARALetterkenny Stroke Support GroupLifford 50+ Group ARALifford ICAMaghery Senior Social ClubManor Kurling ClubManorcunningham Women’s GroupMilford Swimming ClubMná Phort MhaiseMuff Sheltered Housing AssocNational Association of Widows in IrelandNazareth House Nursing Home, DonegalPobal Eascarragh TeoQuigley’s Point Community CentreRamelton Indoor Bowling ClubRosbeg and Downstrands Care of the Aged CommitteeSerenity ARASliabh Sneacht Community and Heritage CentreSouth West Donegal Communities Partnership LtdSpraoi Agus Sport Family Centre LtdSt. Marys Bowling ClubThe Forge Family Resource Centre FRCThe Friday Club Lifford ARATir Chonaill U3A Errigal Branch RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic
Apollo Global Management will take over craft retailer Michaels in a deal that values the company at $3.3 billion. (Wikipedia Commons, iStock)Retailer Michaels has something new on the craft table: a takeover deal from Apollo Global Management.Amid a DIY boom spurred by the pandemic, the private equity firm said it will take the retailer private in a deal that values Michaels at $3.3 billion, the New York Times reported. The transaction value is $5 billion, the companies said in a statement.Based in Texas, Michaels has 1,275 stores in North America. With more people doing craft projects while stuck at home, its stock has skyrocketed over the past year. Previously, Amazon’s growth put pressure on the retailer, which like others had been forced to shutter some stores.In a statement, Michaels chairman James Quella said the deal made sense and offered “compelling value” to shareholders. Per the terms of the deal, Apollo will pay $22 per share, a 47 percent premium from $15 per share on Feb. 26, when a potential arrangement was first reported.The deal includes a 25-day “go-shop” period, which allows other bidders to submit superior offers, Bloomberg News reported.Read moreAC Moore to close all stores Rent relief for retailers is expiring. Now what? Michaels leases space in California Earlier this week, an Apollo-backed lender said it would buy Paper Source Inc., a stationery and craft store, after it filed for bankruptcy. The 158-store chain bought 30 stores from rival Papyrus last year, but weeks later the pandemic forced locations to close for several months.Apollo is also partnering with Vici Properties Inc. to buy the Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s real estate portfolio for $6.25 billion.[NYT, Bloomberg] — E.B. SolomontContact E.B. Solomont Share via Shortlink Email Address* Message* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Full Name* Commercial Real EstateReal Estate InvestmentRetail Real Estate Tags
June 6, 2019 /Sports News – Local Whittni Orton, Anna Camp, Advance To Championship Competition Saturday FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAUSTIN, Texas-Thursday, as the women’s competition commenced at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field national championship meet at Mike A. Meyers Stadium, two former Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network school stars advanced to Saturday’s competition in their respective events. BYU junior Whittni Orton, a former Panguitch High star, took the last qualifying spot in the women’s 1500-meter run preliminaries. With the top 12 women advancing to Saturday’s final, Orton adeptly placed 12th in the prelims in a time of 4:14.37. Oregon’s Jessica Hull (4:12.02) is the top seed headed into Saturday’s final. Weber State’s Kate Sorensen, a sophomore out of Gunnison Valley High School, competed in the 400-meter hurdles, but she placed 21st (1:00.09) ending her season. Written by Brad James Tags: Anna Camp/Kate Sorensen/NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships/Whittni Orton Her fellow BYU junior, Anna Camp, a Millard High alum, placed 7th in the 800-meter run preliminaries in a time of 2:03.65, while the top eight runners in this race advanced to Saturday competition. Nia Akins of Penn is the top seed in this race headed into Saturday’s final.
Letting agents can make sure prospective renters are Covid-free before doing physical viewings using a new self-screening bot.The online tool from communication provider Moneypenny checks prospective viewers are in good health by quizzing them to find out whether anyone is self-isolating, has any Covid symptoms, has come into contact with anyone who has, or is suspected of having the virus or if they feel unwell.Agents can integrate the bot into their online viewing booking system, or share a link to a brand-customised page. They can then access full analytics via an individual portal and get a real-time response email for every completed questionnaire. Based on the answers, they can also escalate chats to either their own in-house staff, or to a Moneypenny receptionist.CEO Joanna Swash (left) says the tool will help agents stay efficient and operational during the pandemic. She says, “We’ve developed this tool specifically to offer extra reassurance and give confidence to the property market and because it seemed a very natural extension to the support we offer estate and letting agents.“By using the bot, vendors and viewers will know that both parties are symptom-free before they come into contact with each other, and agents can rest assured that they’ve done as much as possible to protect their clients.”She adds that it’s not a substitute for observing social distancing and extra hand hygiene. “It’s an extra layer of safety and due diligence to help the property market thrive again.” covid coronavirus June 18, 2020Nigel LewisOne commentPossession Friend, Possession Friend Possession Friend 18th June 2020 at 8:55 amWhilst you have to applaud innovation, without knowing a lot more about the App, Caution – concern has to be exercised.Some of the public are already skeptical of the Governments Track and trace, let alone a third-party, How is the data handled, can an individual be identified, how many will be prepared to respond ? etcLog in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » COVID-19 news » Are your clients a Coronavirus risk? New digital checker launched for estate agents previous nextProducts & ServicesAre your clients a Coronavirus risk? New digital checker launched for estate agentsService from phone-answering firm Moneypenny puts those seeking viewings or meetings through a rigorous checking process.Nigel Lewis18th June 20201 Comment1,182 Views
A full-time NIH funded postdoctoral position is available in thelaboratory of Dr. A. James Mixson in the Department of Pathology atthe University of Maryland School of Medicine.Our lab has pioneered several developments in the gene therapyfield, including the first group to deliver intravenously tumorsuppressor and antiangiogenic genes with non-viral carriers. Forthe past two decades, we have primarily focused on deliveringtherapeutic genes and siRNA by improving non-viral carriers. Ourresearch team is interested in developing drug and gene deliverycarriers targeting solid tumors. Specifically, we are investigatingseveral histidine-rich carriers of doxorubicin, siRNA targetingoncogenes, and plasmids-expressing tumor suppressor genes to reducebreast cancer growth in a mouse model. These therapeutic agentswill be evaluated alone and in combination with one another toreduce tumor growth. We seek highly motivated and enthusiasticcandidates with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability towork independently and as part of a collaborative team.Required Qualifications· Ph.D. or M.D. or equivalent degree.· Strong background in pharmacology and molecular biology· Excellent writing and communications skills· Work experience with mice and tail vein injections aredesired.UMB is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Allqualified applicants will receive consideration for employmentwithout regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race,color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteranstatus, age, or any other characteristic protected by law orpolicy. We value diversity and how it enriches our academic andscientific community and strive toward cultivating an inclusiveenvironment that supports all employees.Qualifications :A full-time NIH funded postdoctoral position is available in thelaboratory of Dr. A. James Mixson in the Department of Pathology atthe University of Maryland School of Medicine.Our lab has pioneered several developments in the gene therapyfield, including the first group to deliver intravenously tumorsuppressor and antiangiogenic genes with non-viral carriers. Forthe past two decades, we have primarily focused on deliveringtherapeutic genes and siRNA by improving non-viral carriers. Ourresearch team is interested in developing drug and gene deliverycarriers targeting solid tumors. Specifically, we are investigatingseveral histidine-rich carriers of doxorubicin, siRNA targetingoncogenes, and plasmids-expressing tumor suppressor genes to reducebreast cancer growth in a mouse model. These therapeutic agentswill be evaluated alone and in combination with one another toreduce tumor growth. We seek highly motivated and enthusiasticcandidates with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability towork independently and as part of a collaborative team.Required Qualifications· Ph.D. or M.D. or equivalent degree.· Strong background in pharmacology and molecular biology· Excellent writing and communications skills· Work experience with mice and tail vein injections aredesired.UMB is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Allqualified applicants will receive consideration for employmentwithout regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race,color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteranstatus, age, or any other characteristic protected by law orpolicy. We value diversity and how it enriches our academic andscientific community and strive toward cultivating an inclusiveenvironment that supports all employees.