LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS D’Arcy picks up his 65th cap for IrelandThe Ireland team to play Italy in the RBS 6 Nations Championship at Aviva Stadium on Saturday, February 25th has been named.Kidney has named the same starting XV and replacements from the postponed game against France two weeks ago.Centre Gordon D’Arcy will win his 65th cap for Ireland having first been capped against Romania in 1999. The uncapped Peter O’Mahony is included on the bench. DUBLIN, IRELAND – FEBRUARY 05: Gordon D’Arcy of Ireland looks on during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and Wales on February 5, 2012 at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) Starting XV:15 – Rob Kearney14 – Tommy Bowe13 – Keith Earls12 – Gordon D’Arcy11 – Andrew Trimble10 – Jonathan Sexton9 – Conor Murray1 – Cian Healy2 – Rory Best3 – Mike Ross4 – Donncha O’Callaghan5 – Paul O’Connell (capt)6 – Stephen Ferris7 – Sean O’Brien8 – Jamie HeaslipReplacements:16 – Sean Cronin17 – Tom Court18 – Donnacha Ryan19 – Peter O’Mahony20 – Eoin Reddan21 – Ronan O’Gara22 – Fergus McFadden
News October 19, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Favela reporters censored by army, wave of attacks on regional journalists RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Organisation 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies The army’s attempts to “pacify” and secure Brazil’s favelas and crack down on their drug traffickers before the 2014 Football World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games are raising concern about the accompanying violations of human rights and civil liberties in these communities, including the rights of their own journalists.News reporting by the residents of these poor neighbourhoods should enjoy the same safety guarantees and freedom from censorship as reporting by Brazil’s mainstream media.A series of incidents this month in Complexo do Alemão, a conglomeration of 13 favelas in Rio de Janeiro, has set a disturbing precedent and highlighted a reluctance on the part of the military to accept grass-roots reporting.They began on 2 October when favela reporter Patrick Granja filmed a video showing a resident being beaten up by eight soldiers. Receive email alerts Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil BrazilAmericas It circulated online and was posted on the websites of the newspaper A Nova Democracia (AND) and the Favela news agency, Agencia da Noticias das Favelas (ANF).The next day, reporters from AND and ANF were censored in the same favela by soldiers, who ordered them to stop filming. Follow the news on Brazil May 13, 2021 Find out more News to go further BrazilAmericas Reports After being told they needed an army permit to film, the reporters were themselves filmed by the soldiers.“Despite the army command’s subsequent apology and attempt to portray the incident as a ‘misinterpreted order,’ there are grounds for asking whether certain zones or neighbourhoods in Brazil are subject to a state emergency in which the normal right to report news and information is suspended,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We share the concern expressed by ANF. According to Complexo do Alemão’s inhabitants, restrictions were also imposed on an SBT TV crew. The fight against organized crime is necessary, but it should not lead to the creation of enclaves in which there is less respect for certain basic civil liberties than elsewhere. The defence ministry must be quite clear on this point.”Brazil’s journalists are exposed to a great deal of violence in certain regions, especially when they work for local, community or alternative media. The same applies to bloggers Since the start of the year, a total of four journalists have been killed in direct or probable connection with their work. Real efforts have been made to combat impunity in such cases but with mixed results.Three serious cases of violence against journalists in different regions were reported within a few days of each other earlier this month. They require an urgent response from the authorities. The first was on 3 October, when shots were fired at the home of Cid Ferreira, the host of political and social programmes on community radio Araibú FM in Russas, in the northeastern state of Ceará.Two days later, shots were fired at the car of Sérgio Ricardo de Almeida da Luz, a radio reporter who covers crime in Toledo, in the southern state of Paraná. Finally, on 9 October, journalist Antonio Carlos Ferrari was attacked in public in Itaporã, in the southwestern state of Mato Grosso do Sul, by two members of a rural land-owning family accused of using slave labour. News Help by sharing this information April 15, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF_en
Diversified Gas & Oil has purchased the assets from Dominion Gathering and Processing and Equitrans for total cash consideration of $7.7m Image: Diversified Gas & Oil acquires natural gas gathering systems. Photo: Courtesy of skeeze/Pixabay Diversified Gas & Oil, the U.S. based owner and operator of natural gas, natural gas liquids, and oil wells as well as midstream assets, confirms that further to the announcement made by the Company on 27 August 2019, it has completed the purchase of two separate natural gas gathering systems in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.The Assets, purchased from Dominion Gathering and Processing, Inc. and Equitrans, L.P. for total cash consideration of $7.7 million including purchase price adjustments, comprise approximately 1,700 miles of low-pressure wet and dry gas gathering pipelines together with compressors, measurement stations and related facilities and equipment. Combined with DGO’s existing southern midstream system, the Company now owns and operates approximately 12,000 miles of natural gas gathering and transporting pipelines across the Appalachian Basin.Commenting on the completion of the acquisitions, CEO Rusty Hutson, Jr. said:“We are pleased to close on these transactions and are eager to move forward with an expeditious integration of these assets into our midstream portfolio. The ability to control the flow of our gas while simultaneously increasing our market optionality and net cash margins represents another value enhancing transaction for the Company.” Source: Company Press Release
A leading lettings platform used by thousands of lettings agents and HMO landlords across the UK has added a student Covid status checker to its functionality.The update to Arthur, which was founded in 2012 and has 145,000 properties on its database, can now track student tenants’ health as many under-graduates return to their courses this week.A BBC investigation published on Monday revealed that Coronavirus cases have been reported at 40 universities and that thousands of students are already self-isolating.The challenges this will cause for lettings agents and property managers are substantial, says Marc Trup founder and CEO of Arthur, given the staff safety and pastoral care issues it will throw up.Health and safety“It’s critical student property managers are prepared to adapt to any changes that arise so they can smoothly manage the health and safety of student tenants, or they risk falling behind competitors who can,” he says.Arthur now has the functionality for students to fill out a Covid profile that alerts property managers allowing them to take into account any circumstances which may impact property visits, scheduled viewings, and any contractor work required.The Covid Profile enables tenants to connect and share Covid-19 related information including options to confirm if they are self-isolating, have symptoms, have been in contact with someone who has tested positive in the last 14 days, or if there is anyone in the household who is considered at risk.Arthur is a whole-tenancy cloud-based platform that enable agents to automate and streamline many of the tenant-find and property management processes, and includes separate versions of its smartphone app for agents, tenants, contractors and landlords.Read more about student accommodation and covid.Mark Trup universities Covid restrictions Arthur BBC October 1, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’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 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » COVID-19 news » Covid checker launched for lettings agents managing student accommodation previous nextCOVID-19 newsCovid checker launched for lettings agents managing student accommodationArthur.com CEO says its new functionality is vital as some 40 universities report Covid cases and self-isolating students.Nigel Lewis1st October 202001,190 Views
By Dialogo November 22, 2011 The military and police operation underway in Honduras since November 1 has succeeded in reducing the rate of violence by 90 percent in Tegucigalpa, the capital, and 50 percent in San Pedro Sula, stated President Porfirio Lobo on November 19. “We’ve succeeded in significantly decreasing the rate of violent deaths in the area of the Central District (Tegucigalpa) by about 90 percent, and in San Pedro Sula, where we just started, by 50-percent,” the president asserted. That “means less pain and fewer tears in many families,” Lobo emphasized. In early November, President Lobo ordered around 2,000 military personnel to join more than 14,000 police officers in “Operation Lightning” against crime, in Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula, the country’s second most-important city, located 240 km north of the capital. “In view of the results that have been obtained in a few days, we have the certainty that with the passage of time, the entire population will recover the confidence to go out on the streets without being fearful of becoming victims to criminals,” Lobo stressed. Honduras has the highest homicide rate in the world, 82.1 per 100,000 inhabitants, followed in Central America by El Salvador with 66 and Guatemala with 41.4, according to the first global study of homicides by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), released in October, which included 207 countries.
SHARE Email Facebook Twitter 301 Fifth AvenueSuite 390, Piatt PlacePittsburgh, PA 15222333 Market Street8th Floor Suite 501Harrisburg, PA 17101-2210110 North 8th StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19107 African American Affairs, Hate Crime, National Issues, Non-discrimination, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf, the Governor’s Advisory Commission on African-American Affairs, and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission released the following joint statement about acts of discrimination in places of public accommodation:“We have shared public concerns over recent incidents in Pennsylvania, including the arrest of two Black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks, the treatment of five Black female golf club members at the Grandview Golf Course in Dover, York County, and racial slurs being shouted at a Black student by a Penn State student. These types of incidents have no place in Pennsylvania.“We must do everything we can to curb the painful and far-reaching impact of bias, prejudice, and hate on individuals across the commonwealth. We must all work together to stand up for what is right and protect individuals in our communities from discrimination.“Our commonwealth – especially our shared interests of better communities and opportunities for our families – is stronger when we are united and treat each other as equals. We must continue to work to combat discrimination, reject both avert and systemic racism, and bring fairness to our institutions at all levels.”“The commonwealth has strengthened anti-discrimination policies for state employees, visitors to state buildings, and all contractors that do business with the commonwealth. However, we must ensure all commonwealth employers and places of public accommodation are ensuring no one is the subject of discrimination and violators must be held accountable.“We urge business managers and owners to reflect upon the treatment of individuals who seek to patronize your businesses. Businesses are considered places of public accommodations and are subject to the anti-discrimination provisions of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (PHRA).”The Pennsylvania Human Relations Act guarantees that individuals have the right to obtain all the accommodations, advantages, facilities and privileges of any public accommodation. If you feel a place of public accommodation has treated you differently because of your race, color, sex or any other protected class status, please visit our website: www.phrc.pa.gov or call your regional office for more information on filing a complaint. April 26, 2018 Governor Wolf, PHRC and Governor’s Advisory Commission on African-American Affairs Issue Statement Condemning Racial Discrimination in Places of Public Accommodation Pittsburgh Regional OfficeHarrisburg Regional OfficePhiladelphia Regional Office 412-565-5395412-565-5711 TTY only717-787-9780717-787-7279 TTY only215-560-2496215-560-3599 TTY only
Leroy Fer’s injury-time strike added the gloss to a vital win for Norwich, with Snodgrass revealing the players were aware they were not playing well enough during the first 45 minutes. “In the first half the fans were on our backs a little bit,” he said. “But that is deserved because we weren’t at the races, and you take that as a player and how the fans will be on your back because they are passionate and they care, just as we do. “The boys here, we keep going and going and we are a close bunch. It was this time last year against Arsenal that was a turning point in the season and hopefully it can be the same this time.” Scotland international Snodgrass missed the thrashing at the Etihad Stadium after suffering a concussion in a 4-0 Capital One Cup defeat at Manchester United four days before. But he shared in the agony of the Canaries’ largest ever Barclays Premier League defeat and hailed the performance of forward Johan Elmander as a prime example of how the players wanted to react. “It is just the highs and lows of the Premier League,” said Snodgrass. “I think the way we went about our business in the second half shows you the character and the belief among these players. Norwich winger Robert Snodgrass admitted the players deserved to be barracked from the stands following their first-half display against West Ham but that the character of the squad shone through as they hit back to record a win. We felt as low as we could be after a 7-0 defeat. But we need characters, we need men at this football club and we showed that in the second half. “Our unsung hero was Johan Elmander, I thought he chased every ball. He didn’t get the goal he deserved but sometimes you get that as a striker. But he put his body on the line for the team and that is what it takes.” Norwich started the day in the bottom three but the win took them above the Hammers and up to 15th place in the table. The visitors had dominated the first half and, as well as Morrison’s opener, had forced John Ruddy into two smart saves with Guy Demel also heading against the crossbar. With such a commanding display, full-back Razvan Rat was at a loss to explain how Sam Allardyce’s side ultimately slipped to defeat. “It’s amazing how we lost it,” the Romania captain told West Ham’s official website. “It is difficult to think how we lost the game after the first half in which we played very well, had a lot of chances and controlled the game. “It should have been all over by half-time. If we had scored the second goal and maybe a third one, it would have been hard for Norwich. But I think this is our problem – we created a lot of chances but we hit the target not too often. We need to improve on that.” After suffering the humiliation of a 7-0 defeat at Manchester City last weekend, the Canaries seemed bereft of confidence in the opening half against a West Ham side who led at the interval courtesy of a Ravel Morrison strike. But Norwich rallied in the second half with a Snodgrass free-kick giving Chris Hughton’s side the lead after Gary Hooper had levelled through a penalty. Press Association
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisIt truly was a ‘Good Friday’ as the Golden Agers fellowshipped to celebrate before Easter. The ladies who meet once a month gathered at the Salvation Army to eat, mingle and listen to guest speakers from the Alpena Gardening Club.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Easter, Golden Agers, Salvation ArmyContinue ReadingPrevious Local Churches Tell WBKB News Their Easter PlansNext Alpena Senior Center Continuing to Raise Funds for ‘Meals on Wheels’ Program