Organisation RSF_en News to go further Follow the news on Turkey Reporters Without Borders (RSF) welcomes today’s constitutional court decision finally ordering the release of two journalists, Mehmet Altan and Şahin Alpay, and calls for the release of all the other journalists who are unjustly detained in Turkey.The ruling has ended a year and a half of silence by the constitutional court. Decapitated by the arrests of three judges and paralysed by the collapse in the rule of law, the court had not issued any decision since the government proclaimed a state of emergency in July 2016.Today’s decision came as the European Court of Human Rights was close to issuing its own ruling on the petitions filed by Altan and Alpay, which were backed by RSF and other NGOs. Altan has been held since September 2016 and Alpay since July 2016.“Finally! We have waited too long for this moment,” said Erol Önderoğlu, RSF’s Turkey representative. “The arbitrary detention of Mehmet Altan and Şahin Alpay was a real scandal and we are relieved it’s finally over. This ruling must now serve as precedent. We call on the courts to immediately release all the other journalists who have been unjustly imprisoned.”The constitutional court also recognized that Turhan Günay, the Cumhuriyet newspaper’s books editor and a former member of its board, was detained illegally. Arrested in October 2016, he was released provisionally in July 2017.Although Altan and Alpay should now be released, they are still being tried on charges of “trying to overthrow the government” and links with “terrorist organizations” and are still facing the possibility of life imprisonment. Altan’s trial is due to resume on 12 February, Alpay’s on 5 April.Altan is being tried with two other journalists who are still in prison. Alpay has 29 co-defendants who are all still detained. Aged 73, Alpay has cardiac problems and has lost nearly 50% of his hearing since his arrest.Turkey is ranked 155th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. The already worrying media situation has become critical under the state of emergency proclaimed after the July 2016 coup attempt. Around 150 media outlets have been closed, mass trials are being held and Turkey now holds the world record for the number of professionaljournalists detained. TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expressionCouncil of EuropeRSF Prize Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law April 2, 2021 Find out more January 11, 2018 Turkey’s constitutional court orders release of two journalists April 28, 2021 Find out more Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expressionCouncil of EuropeRSF Prize Receive email alerts News News News Help by sharing this information April 2, 2021 Find out more
Subscribe Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 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 Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. The Pasadena City College women’s swim team placed third out of seven squads participating in the 11th Mariner Invitational meet held at College of Marin on March 12. The Lancers also lost to Diablo Valley, 89-71, in a dual meet at DVC on March 11 as part of PCC’s annual trek to Northern California.In the DVC dual, Liza Echeverria (pictured) won both the 200-yard individual medley (2:22.23) and 200 breaststroke (2:39.46) while also swimming on the team’s 400 medley relay win in 4:28.23 with teammates Anais Hacobian, Ariahn Givens, and Phoebe Lee. Givens took first in the 100 freestyle (56.20).At the Mariner invite, Givens won both the 50 (25.92) and 100 freestyle events (56.08). Echeverria captured the 400 IM in 4:56.88. The Lancers’ 200 free relay won in a time of 1:48.99.In the men’s competition, David Jimenez won the 100 backstroke at 58.03 as the Lancers took fourth place overall with 212 points. Zachary Loomer was second in the 100 butterfly (59.41) while Leo Nuntapramote placed second in the 200 IM (2:11.99). PCC took fourth place overall with 212 points. Diablo Valley won both the men’s and women’s standings title at the Mariner invite.DVC also controlled the men’s dual with the Lancers, 141-28, as Jimenez won the 200 backstroke in 2:07.50.Coach Terry Stoddard’s PCC teams are back in action on Friday, Mar. 18 in a South Coast Conference double dual meet v. El Camino and Chaffey at Chaffey College. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment More Cool Stuff Business News Sports Women’s Swim 3rd at NorCal Mariner Invitational By ROBERT LEWIS Published on Thursday, March 17, 2016 | 11:39 am Community News Herbeauty10 Ways To Get Into Shape You’ve Never Tried BeforeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! Incredible!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
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News UpdatesDue To Shortage Of Vaccines, Registration Of Persons Between 18-44 Yrs Of Age Isn’t Being Done: Assam Govt. To Gauhati High Court Sparsh Upadhyay20 May 2021 5:54 AMShare This – xThe Assam Government on Wednesday (May 19) submitted before the Gauhati High Court that registration of persons between 18 to 44 years of age, for the purpose of vaccination, was not being done due to shortage of Vaccines Appearing before the Bench of Chief Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia and Justice Achintya Malla Bujor Barua, the Senior Standing Counsel, Government of Assam appeared for the State of Assam and apprised this Court as to the measures being taken by the Government to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic situation. As regarding difficulties being faced by the villagers in getting themselves registered for vaccination on-line, the Assam Government submitted that apart from online registration, there are walk-in registration centers in the vaccination centers itself. However, it was also added that as of now registration was being done only for persons above 45 years of age and due to shortage of vaccines, registration of persons between 18 to 44 years of age is not being done but it is expected that the same will be started shortly. As regarding patients suffering from other serious ailments such as cancer etc. and such patients finding it difficult to be admitted and get treated, the Court was informed that as far as Government Hospitals including Guwahati Medical College & Hospital are concerned, no such distinction is being made and even a cancer patient suffering from COVID-19 will get treatment in these hospitals. Dealing with the case of an old woman who was residing in the border areas of Assam and Meghalaya and who was denied treatment by Dr. B. Barooah Cancer Institute, which is not under the State Government (as she was suffering from COVID-19). To this, the Assam Government assured the Court that she would be given all possible treatment for cancer and COVID-19 with the assistance of the Superintendent of Police of the concerned district. As regarding the issue related to the patients suffering from COVID-19 who have their medical insurance are still not being admitted in private hospitals unless they deposit money in advance, the Court was informed that the Insurance Regulatory & Development Authority of India had passed an order on March 4, 2020. This order was passed to the effect that such persons who have medical insurance will not be denied admission in private hospitals if they seek admission in such hospitals when they are suffering from COVID-19. Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderTagsChief Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia Justice Achintya Malla Bujor Barua Shortage Of Vaccines Vaccination Gauhati High Court Next Story
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Energy News Network:In an unusual convergence of opinion, clean energy groups and large industrial companies are asking Minnesota regulators to block a utility’s investment in a new combined-cycle natural gas power plant. While the groups’ reasons for disapproving the project differ, both camps concluded that Minnesota Power hasn’t done enough to justify its stake in the proposed $700 million power plant, and an administrative law judge recently agreed.The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission holds a hearing Thursday in Duluth to determine whether to approve the utility’s plan to invest nearly $350 million in the Nemadji Trail Energy Center in Superior, Wisconsin. The plant’s cost and up to 550-megawatt output would be shared with Wisconsin’s Dairyland Power Cooperative. The proposal is also currently going through Wisconsin’s regulatory process.The gas plant has drawn criticism from the utility’s large business customers, environmentalists, clean energy organizations and residential ratepayers. More than 1,500 people submitted letters, most of them against it. A poll of 552 Minnesota Power customers by the Citizens Utility Board last year found 77 percent did not support the proposed plant and 92 percent called for a full analysis.Clean energy organizations say the utility’s generation projections drastically overestimate its need for electricity and that carbon emissions are too great. Other alternatives such as energy efficiency, load shifting, and renewables were not seriously considered, they argue.Less expected was the opposition from large power users, a group of mining companies, paper mills and other businesses that uses most of the utility’s generation. Their objections reflect an understanding that they will pay for much of the plant because of the utility’s unique customer makeup, unlike almost any other in the country. Minnesota Power’s industrial customers absorb 74 percent of its energy generation, compared to 28 percent on average nationally. Residents and small commercial businesses split the different at 13 percent each, roughly a third of the national average for those segments.The intervenors charge that the utility has not fully explored options for cutting energy demand and tapping other sources. “The Company has not demonstrated that its proposed purchase of 250 MW NTEC purchase is the best and lowest cost option to meet its projected energy and capacity needs due to deficiencies in its modeling and procurement process,” the Large Power Intervenors said in a PUC filing.More: Customers, clean energy groups unite against Minnesota natural gas plant Clean energy groups, industrials unite in opposition to Minnesota gas plant
Technical Adviser of Nigeria’s Super Eagles Gernot Rohr has said ‘it will not be easy’ for players in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) to break into the first team because of the level of competition from their foreign-based counterparts.The home-based Eagles who are coached by Salisu Yusuf, are currently training in Kano in preparation for a 2018 African Nations Championships (CHAN) qualifying double-header with the Squirrels of Benin later this month.Speaking in Kano after watching the team’s training session on Tuesday, the Franco-German tactician expressed satisfaction with their performance, even as he hinted that the door is open for the impressive players amongst them.“The CHAN team is the team of my assistant, Salisu (Yusuf),” Rohr said. “He made the first training this morning.“I saw the players and I told them that the door is open for the National Team but we want to have motivated players and players capable of playing good football with us and to have good discipline also.“I saw the training; it was OK on the synthetic pitch of Kano (Sani Abacha stadium). I think they are preparing well against Benin – Benin is a good team that eliminated Togo.“So I will have a look and I will watch them. It will not be easy for them to come to the Super Eagles ‘A’ team because we have a lot of players in Europe who have a good preparation now for the season. And we have good news from some of them. They are fit and they are playing friendly games.“It’s good to have a good competition between the players to come in my list,” the former Burkina Faso and Gabon coach stated.Some of the local stars will be hoping to make Rohr’s list to face African Champions, Cameroon in a 2018 World Cup qualifier early next month in Uyo. Audio Playerhttps://www.busybuddiesng.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/ROHR-August-1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Related
The Australian media ripped apart Steve Smith’s cricketers after their 20-run defeat to Bangladesh, ranked five places below them in the ICC Test rankings.On Wednesday, Australia, the 4th ranked Test playing nation in the world, lost to Bangladesh by 20 runs following an abdication. The Aussies were cruising along at one stage in their chase of 264 but once David Warner and Steve Smith were removed, Bangladesh spinners gobbled up the rest.The defeat to the ninth-ranked Bangladeshis did not go down well with the Australian media, especially on the back of the recent pay dispute between the cricket team and Cricket Australia. The players eventually had the last laugh with a Australian 500 million dollars deal in the next five-year period.AP PhotoBut the humiliation in Mirpur stirred the Herald Sun, which called Smith’s men prima donnas.”And then there are the prima donnas, otherwise known as the Australian Test team. I use that term because these are the same players who went on strike over their pay packets, ones that dwarf most professional sportspersons in this country,” wrote Jon Anderson. “So if you want to play that game, by heck you have to make sure you back it up in the field of play.”Warner, speaking on Wednesday, said the pay dispute and the crisis that had engulfed Australian cricket had nothing do with the defeat. “I don’t think at all that the MOU stuff had anything to do with preparations or our mindset.”Senior Australian cricket writer Peter Lalor of ‘The Australian’ was scathing in his piece titled ‘Dust bunnies facing Asian sweep’. “Australia can’t win in Asia anymore. We play suboptimal cricket on the subcontinent. Our batsmen have developed an almost fatal dust allergy.”advertisementSince October 2008, Australia have played 23 Tests in the sub-continent, losing 16, winning two and drawing five.In 2016, Australia were whitewashed 3-0 by Sri Lanka before going down 1-2 in a Test series sparked by Steve Smith’s DRS embarrassment in Bengaluru earlier this year.