British greyhound racing moves behind closed doors

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Race Track and Racino Horse racing The Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) has announced that all of its races will move behind closed doors, in line with government advice about the global outbreak of novel coronavirus.The decision will come into immediate effect, but at present will not apply to the Shawfield Greyhound Stadium in Scotland, as a result of advice from Scottish Parliament differing to that provided by the UK government.Earlier this week, the British Horseracing Association (BHA) also said it would move all of its events behind closed doors, but later changed its approach and cancelled all meetings until at least the end of April.“We are likewise mindful of the health and wellbeing of everyone associated with British greyhound racing and of course our wider social responsibility to help minimise the transmission and impact of Covid-19,” GBGB managing director Mark Bird said.“As a sport, we have therefore taken the collective decision to move all racing behind closed doors from today across our licensed stadia in England. We believe that this is the best way of the sport continuing to operate safely and successfully for the moment; minimising risk but maintaining the cashflow that is essential to everyone’s livelihoods and to the care of our greyhounds.”Bird also said that as of 21 March, all open racing will be suspended temporarily to reduce the need for travelling between stadia.“We will be working alongside track owners and promoters to support those most affected by this, with greyhounds being entered into graded races where possible in the short term,” Bird said. “These measures will help to safeguard the welfare of our greyhounds by ensuring that, although behind closed doors, racing continues wherever possible at this stage.“However, as the situation develops at pace, we are also continuing to put in place contingencies and ring-fencing funds to support those working in the sport, should racing eventually need to pause altogether.” Email Address The Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) has announced that all of its races will move behind closed doors, in line with government advice about the global outbreak of novel coronavirus (Covid-19). Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter British greyhound racing moves behind closed doors Regions: UK & Ireland Topics: Sports betting Horse racing 18th March 2020 | By contenteditorlast_img read more

Danske Spil names Christensen as new chairman

first_img Regions: Europe Nordics Denmark Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Lottery People Strategy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Danish gambling operator Danske Spil has announced the appointment of Peter Christensen, a former government minister for taxation and defence in the country, as its new chairman.Christensen will take over from Peter Gæmelke, who has served as chairman at Danske Spil since 2011.Having served as a Member of Parliament between 2001 and 2015, Christensen was named as Minster for Taxation in 2011, before going on to become Minister of Defence in 2015.In addition to his time in politics, Christensen has served on the board at Danske Klasselotteris since 2018, but he will step down from the role during the second half of the year in accordance with his new appointment.Denmark’s Minister of Finance Nicolai Wammen approved the appointment of Christensen, with Danske Spil being majority owned by the Danish state.“I am very proud of the confidence that the Minister of Finance has shown me, and I look forward to contributing to Danske Spil’s ongoing journey,” Christensen said.“Danske Spil has an important social role in continuing to ensure a balanced and responsible gaming market in Denmark. We must prevent problem gambling and protect our young people, and also ensure games are not abused for crime such as money laundering.“Danske Spil must set the standard for responsible gaming in Denmark.”The appointment comes after Danske Spil last month reported a marginal year-over-year increase in revenue for the first quarter of 2020, with declines in its igaming and gaming machine arms mitigated by growth in its lottery business.Revenue for the three months through to 31 March climbed 0.8% to DKK1.23bn (£149.8m/€165.0m/$186.3m), of which DKK640.4m came from its lottery arm, Danske Lotteri Spil. Tags: Online Gambling 23rd June 2020 | By contenteditor Lottery Danish gambling operator Danske Spil has announced the appointment of Peter Christensen, a former government minister for taxation and defence in the country, as its new chairman. Danske Spil names Christensen as new chairman Email Addresslast_img read more

Zimplow Holdings Limited 2010 Presentation

first_imgZimplow Holdings Limited (ZIMW.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2010 presentation For more information about Zimplow Holdings Limited (ZIMW.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zimplow Holdings Limited (ZIMW.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zimplow Holdings Limited (ZIMW.zw)  2010 presentation Company ProfileZimplow Holdings Limited manufactures and markets a diverse range of products for the construction, infrastructure and agricultural sectors in Zimbabwe. It also manufactures and distributes metal fasteners for the mining, construction and agricultural sector, and has interests in property management and leasing. The Farming division consists of three business units; Mealiebrand, Farmec and Afritrac which oversee the manufacturing of animal-drawn equipment and tractors, and spare parts for agricultural equipment. The Mining and Infrastructure division manufactures and distributes mining equipment, spare parts and related products through four divisions; Barzem, Mealie Brand, CT Bolts and Farmec. Zimplow Holdings Limited is a marketing and distribution agent in Zimbabwe for Massey Ferguson, Valtra, Caterpillar, Perkins, Falcon, Challenger, Vicon and Monosem. Zimplow Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

El Obispo Primado lleva un mensaje de esperanza a Ecuador…

first_img Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Curate Diocese of Nebraska AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Tags Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Job Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Youth Minister Lorton, VA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit an Event Listing Rector Martinsville, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Events The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Por Clara Villatoro y Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jul 5, 2016 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Course Director Jerusalem, Israel center_img Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Knoxville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Press Release Service El Obispo Primado lleva un mensaje de esperanza a Ecuador después del terremoto ‘Me enorgullezco de ser vuestro hermano en la fe’ dice Curry a la Diócesis de Ecuador Litoral TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Bath, NC Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Washington, DC Latin America, Rector Tampa, FL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Albany, NY Rector Collierville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Belleville, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 [Episcopal News Service] La visita del obispo primado Michael Curry a la Diócesis Episcopal de Ecuador Litoral la semana pasada tenía el propósito de mostrar que las personas seriamente afectadas por el terremoto del 16 de abril y sus secuelas no están solas.Curry le afirmó a los miembros de la congregación reunida el 30 de junio para la eucaristía en la catedral de Cristo Rey en Guayaquil, la sede diocesana, que él era portador de las oraciones del resto de la Iglesia Episcopal y su promesa de andar con ellos durante el período [de recuperación] que sigue al terremoto.El obispo primado Michael Curry y el obispo diocesano Alfredo Morante España participan en la eucaristía del 30 de junio en la catedral de Cristo Rey en Guayaquil, la sede diocesana. La eucaristía tuvo lugar casi al final de la visita de Curry a la Diócesis Episcopal de Ecuador Litoral. Foto de Edgar Giraldo.El Obispo Primado también alentó a la congregación a abrirse al exterior. “Salgan a este mundo y ayúdennos a hacer un mundo mejor”, dijo al final de su sermón. “Salgan a este mundo y muéstrenle que el amor es el único camino. Salgan a este mundo y unan sus manos con todas las personas hasta que todos podamos decir: ‘no estamos solos, contamos con Dios y con Dios no podemos fracasar’”.El obispo diocesano Alfredo Morante España dijo que Curry trajo con él un mensaje de esperanza en su visita del 27 de junio al 1 de julio a esta zona donde un terremoto de 7,8 de magnitud causó la muerte a 650 personas y lesionó a 16,600, desplazó a otras 30.000 y ocasionó miles de millones de dólares en daños.“La presencia del Obispo Primado reafirma el trabajo pastoral que estamos haciendo aquí” dijo Morante en una entrevista.  “Y claramente este acompañamiento va más allá de los recursos materiales y es también el acompañamiento espiritual que les ofrecemos a nuestras comunidades. Como una Iglesia que ha permanecido unida: clérigo, laicos y comunidades. La presencia del Obispo Primado nos inspira a proseguir, y oramos que otras iglesias internacionales sigan apoyándonos”.Curry visitó la provincia de Manabí los días 28 y 29 de julio para pasar tiempo con las personas afectadas por el terremoto en los pueblos de Manta, Portoviejo y La Pila. En la noche del 28 de junio se reunió con otros en la iglesia episcopal de San José Obrero, en Manta, para celebrar la eucaristía en memoria de los que murieron en el temblor.El obispo primado Michael Curry y Monseñor Lorenzo Voltolini, arzobispo catolicorromano de Portoviejo-Manabí, se saludan el 29 de junio durante la visita de Curry a la Diócesis Episcopal de Ecuador Litoral. Foto de Edgar Giraldo.Él pasó la noche del 29 de junio y todo el día 30 en Guayaquil, donde se reunió con episcopales laicos y ordenados para debatir los retos que enfrenta la Iglesia en el siglo XXI. Y predicó en la eucaristía de la catedral.En un mensaje videográfico al resto de la Iglesia Episcopal, grabado frente a la catedral, Curry dijo que las historias que escuchó a través de la diócesis “han sido sencillamente notables”.“Esperamos y laboramos para que la Iglesia pueda ser una presencia pastoral para aquellos que viven en campamentos, y para que sea de ayuda y asistencia en varias comunidades donde va a ser necesario reconstruir los hogares”, afirmó, resaltando que cuatro iglesias episcopales de la zona afectada por el terremoto resultaron gravemente dañadas y también deben repararse o reconstruirse.“Hay trabajo que hacer, pero esta es una diócesis, como dice el libro de Nehemías, donde el pueblo tiene ánimo para trabajar, y por tanto es una alegría estar aquí con vuestro obispo, con vuestro clero y todas las personas que alientan este trabajo”, afirmó Curry.El Obispo Primado habló rodeado por un grupo proveniente de la iglesia de la Santa Trinidad en la península de Santa Elena en la costa de Ecuador. Él señaló que un grupo de mujeres en la iglesia ayuda a otras mujeres a crear una comunidad y vienen a conocer a Jesús, y que un grupo de hombres trabaja en el ministerio de recuperación. Esas actividades, dijo, son sólo una pequeña parte de la misión de la congregación.“Salen por los barrios, compartiendo la fe, acercándose a otros y son sencillamente una congregación extraordinaria”, dijo “Y si alguna vez tuviera que mostrarles un ejemplo de lo que es el Movimiento de Jesús, lo tienen delante”.Y volviéndose hacia las personas que lo rodeaban, Curry les dijo: “me enorgullezco de ser vuestro hermano en la fe”.Morante dijo que visitaron las zonas afectadas por el terremoto y vieron la destrucción que dejó. Curry “también pudo ver y evaluar el trabajo que está haciendo la Iglesia aquí en Ecuador”.Ese trabajo, dijo el obispo, ahora conlleva mirar hacia delante y concentrarse en tres aspectos.El primer aspecto es la reconstrucción de viviendas, y Morante dijo que la diócesis está organizando a familias para proporcionarles materiales para reconstruir sus propias casas.Otra área de desarrollo es un programa de emprendimiento. “Las personas que se encuentran en los albergues no sólo quieren recibir alimentos, sino que también quieren continuar sus vidas, sentirse útiles y trabajar”, afirmó. “Estamos apoyando a estas familias con microcréditos para ayudarles a establecer pequeñas empresas”.El obispo primado Michael Curry y otras personas visitan el campamento de refugiados Esteros #2, en Manta, que alberga a algunos de los miles de desplazados por el terremoto de magnitud 7,8 que tuvo lugar el 16 de abril frente a la costa del país. Foto de Edgar Giraldo.El tercer aspecto es el cuidado espiritual y pastoral, lo que Morante dijo que ha sido vital desde que ocurrió la tragedia.“Estamos trabajando con muy pocos recursos, pero es un comienzo y brindamos lo que tenemos”, dijo.Morante invitó a personas del mundo entero a apoyar la labor de la diócesis, de manera que pueda seguir ayudando a la gente. “Los fondos que tenemos son pocos, pero si alguien quiere apoyarnos con sus conocimientos como ingeniero, arquitecto o alguna otra profesión, cualquier ayuda es bienvenida”, señaló. “Pedimos también oraciones por estas comunidades para que puedan continuar reconstruyendo sus vidas”.El obispo primado Michael Curry bendice a una mujer que vive en el campamento de refugiados Esteros#2 en Manta, Ecuador. Foto de Edgar Giraldo.El Rdo. Jairo Chiran Quiñónez, diácono y el vicario que atiende la iglesia episcopal de Santiago Apóstol en La Pila, una pequeña comunidad a unos 40 minutos en auto desde Manta, le dijo a ENS que la visita de Curry “deja una huella y marca un camino a seguir, y estamos muy agradecidos de que él viniera a consolarnos y de que esté dispuesto a ayudarnos. Él está haciendo lo que Jesús predicó: andar junto a las comunidades”.En las zonas rurales que fueron las más afectadas, los más pobres son los que más sufren, dijo Chiran. “Los pobres, tristemente, están acostumbrados a perderlo todo, pero hay un Dios que los ama y la Iglesia puede ayudarlos a salir adelante”.Chiran contó que le había dicho al Obispo Primado que se identificaba con él, ya que Curry es el primer afroamericano que llega al cargo de Obispo Primado y él [Chiran] el primer afroecuatoriano en ser ordenado diácono en la diócesis.Chiran perdió parte de su propia casa y dijo que es sólo uno de muchos que enfrentan la misma situación, o peor. “Personalmente, me refugié en mi trabajo pastoral y en mi trabajo diario como enfermero”, recalcó. “Empezar otra vez de cero es difícil, y no puedo dejar de recordar todo lo que experimentamos el 16 de abril”.En el barrio de Santiago Apóstol en La Pila, el obispo primado Michael Curry visitó a varias personas afectadas por el terremoto del 16 de abril y oró con ellas. Foto de Edgar Giraldo.Las comunidades están ahora en el proceso de reconstrucción, demoliendo lo poco que queda. Esta fase durará hasta principios del próximo año, explicó. “Hay tantas personas que necesitan reconstruir y muchos simplemente no pueden”.El diácono contó que un hombre le dijo recientemente que él había trabajado toda una vida por su casa y que ahora “tendría que trabajar el resto de mi vida para pagársela al gobierno otra vez”, porque el gobierno sólo está ofreciendo préstamos para reconstrucción de hasta $10.000, no ayuda directa.“El motivarnos a seguir adelante ha sido muy difícil, pero sabemos que las oraciones de nuestros hermanos y hermanas, independientemente de la congregación, ha contribuido a darnos valor”, dijo Chiran. “Estamos molidos y agotados, pero hay esperanzas de que saldrá algún bien de esto. Le damos gracias a la comunidad internacional por su apoyo”. – Clara Villatoro es una periodista radicada en San Salvador. La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR last_img read more

WIN Rugby Union Team Manager 2015, now updated for 2016!

first_imgThursday Jan 21, 2016 WIN Rugby Union Team Manager 2015, now updated for 2016! The highly impressive Rugby Union Team Manager 2015 has recently been updated for 2016, as well as now including a special additional game, “The Nations Cup”. Today we’re giving away some copies, so hit enter below to be in with a chance of winning. Rugby Union Team Manager 2015 includes all the licensed teams from The Aviva Premiership, The PRO12, The Top 14 and the ProD2, all now updated for the 2015/2016 rugby season.It is the most comprehensive rugby management game ever created, allowing you to immerse yourself in the dynamic world of Rugby management. Battle your way through season after season; securing success both on and off the field.The game features the biggest licensed competitions from across the world, over 14,500 players and over 320 playable teams.Always keeping you in complete control, Rugby Union Team Manager 2015, not only puts you in charge of the team, but an entire club. From youth development through to the first team, the players, coaches, physios, scouts and doctors – you’re in charge of everything.Each of the plentiful club facilities are upgradable allowing you to expand on training and tactics that make a great team, and when match day comes, watch all the action unfold in the bespoke 2D and 3D engines, giving instructions in real-time to turn the tide of a match.Features include:•    Officially licensed by the world’s biggest leagues and competitions•    320 of the biggest teams in Rugby Union with over 14,500 players.•    Full 2D and 3D match engines with real-time interaction with your team•    Internationals including World tournaments.•    Representative Tours•    Special Extra  Nations Cup Game  •    Updated for the 2015/2016 Rugby season.For further information and features you can visit the official Alternative Software websiteADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Competition Related Articles 182 WEEKS AGO WIN: Rugby Nations 18 mobile game 184 WEEKS AGO WIN: George North signed Wales shirt PLUS… 200 WEEKS AGO WIN the new England 2017-2018 home jersey… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Martyn Williams describes Jamie Roberts’ emotions as he missed the B&I Lions Tour cut

first_imgThursday Apr 20, 2017 Martyn Williams describes Jamie Roberts’ emotions as he missed the B&I Lions Tour cut Former Wales and British & Irish Lions flanker Martyn Williams has said that Jamie Roberts has been through a rollercoaster of emotions. The Welsh centre, and Lions tourist in 2009 and 2013, was not included in the 41-man squad, despite rumours to the contrary.The night before selection, there were rumours and articles going around that Roberts was in, and England’s Jonathan Joseph was out. The news got to Roberts, and he reportedly got his hopes up, according for former teammate Williams.“That would have been an absolute brutal announcement for him to take,” said Williams of the moment the announcement was made and he was not included.There is of course a very realistic chance of Roberts still making it to New Zealand though, as injuries are bound to happen over the course of the next few months.VIEW THE BRITISH AND IRISH LIONS 2017 SQUADcredit: bbc radio 5 liveADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Drop all charges against the #BlackPride4

first_imgSupporters gathered outside City Hall on June 17, the day the #BlackPride4 were arrested at the Columbus Pride Parade, to demand their release.Several Black queer and trans people and allies gathered at the LGBTQ Pride Festival in Columbus, Ohio, on June 17 with the intent of silently blocking the parade for seven minutes to hold space for Black and Brown queer and trans people.The activists were protesting the recent acquittal of the police officer who killed Philando Castile. Other important aims were to raise awareness about the violence against and erasure of Black and Brown queer and trans people,  and in particular the lack of space for Black and Brown people at Pride festivals and to raise the names of the 14 trans woman of color who have already been murdered this year.In a June 18 press release, activist Ariana Steele stated that “though our method was a silent, nonviolent, peaceful demonstration, the CPD [Columbus Police Department] immediately opted for unnecessary force in lieu of our civil and human rights. Protesters were assaulted with bicycles, sprayed with mace, jumped on, pushed, pummeled and chased with horses — all within two minutes of the initiation of the roadblock. In the process, four Black protestors were targeted and arrested. The #BlackPride4 were taken into custody and held in a CPD van for four hours in 90 degree heat prior to processing without being provided medical attention.”The Columbus Police Department has confirmed that the charges for Wriply Bennett, Kendall Denton, Ashley Braxton and Deandre Miles include aggravated robbery, resisting arrest, causing harm to a police officer, failure to comply with a police officer’s order and disorderly conduct.Later that evening, crowds gathered outside Columbus City Hall demanding the release of the anti-racism protesters and that all charges be dropped. Miles was kept overnight in solitary confinement and charged with felony aggravated robbery for allegedly trying to grab one of the cops’ guns.At Cleveland Pride on June 24, solitary leaflets demanding the release of the #BlackPride4 and “Black Trans Lives Matter” placards were distributed to parade participants. On June 25, the website No Justice No Pride reported support actions in Seattle, Chicago, Minneapolis and New York City.A campaign is underway to demand that all charges be dropped against the #BlackPride4. To donate to the defense fund, visit tinyurl.com/donateBlackPride4.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Court rejects ailing British writer’s appeal against six-week sentence

first_img to go further RSF’s denounces Singapore’s disregard of press freedom ahead of its Universal Periodic Review SingaporeAsia – Pacific Coronavirus: State measures must not allow surveillance of journalists and their sources SingaporeAsia – Pacific April 10, 2020 Find out more ———Six weeks in jail for British writer who criticised use of death penalty16-11-2010A Singapore court today sentenced British writer Alan Shadrake to six weeks in prison and a fine for 20,000 Singapore dollars (11,320 euros) for criticising the country’s use of the death penalty in his book “Once a Jolly Hangman: Singapore Justice in the Dock.” Failure to pay the fine would add two weeks to his sentence.Reporters Without Borders deplores the decision to jail a man who is 76 and unwell, and whose only crime was to exercise his critical powers. As a Commonwealth member, Singapore is supposed to promote democracy and the rule of law. The Commonwealth’s 1991 Harare Declaration accorded particular importance to the rights of the individual and ethical governance.The press freedom organization will pay close attention to what happens next. Shadrake has a week to appeal. It is to be hoped that clemency and the principles of fair and humane justice will prevail when the judicial authorities consider his appeal.Shadrake has no place in prison and deserves nothing but praise for his work.Reporters Without Borders calls on the UK authorities to use all means at their disposal to help to resolve this British citizen’s plight. Surprised by the silence from Britain and the European Union on this matter, the organization urges them to remind Singapore of the importance they attach to freedom of expression and justice.To free Alan Shadrake, sign the petition:http://en.rsf.org/petition-alan-shadrake,38642.htmlLink to statement on High Commission website:http://ukinsingapore.fco.gov.uk/en/news/?view=News&id=106166682 News Follow the news on Singapore October 2, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts RSF_en Help by sharing this information Organisation Reporters Without Borders deplores today’s decision by Singapore’s highest court to reject 76-year-old British writer Alan Shadrake’s appeal against the six-week jail sentence he received last November on a charge of contempt of court for criticizing the country’s judicial system in a book. He is expected to begin serving the sentence next week.“We are dismayed,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard said. “This is the longest sentence ever passed for such an offence. How can Singapore’s courts claim to be impartial when they jail a man who is ill and ignore article 14 of the constitution, which protects criticism on matters of paramount public interest. By treating Shadrake like this, the judicial system is guilty of persecution and cruelty.”The case against Shadrake is riddled with contradictions. His book, “Once a Jolly Hangman: Singapore Justice in the Dock,” was not banned in Singapore and he was arrested when he came to promote it. In a letter to the Herald Tribune, the Law Minister pointed out that he was being prosecuted for contempt rather than libel, recognizing that his book contained no personal attacks or verbal violation. A criminal libel investigation is nonetheless still pending against him.“While this response from the Singaporean justice system was to be feared, the response from the British authorities and the Commonwealth of Nations is surprising,” Julliard added. “How can they accept such a sentence, which contravenes the 1991 Harare declaration assigning special importance to the rights of the individual and ethical governance? Shadrake has no business being prison. We call on the British authorities to demand his release.”Despite suffering serious heart problems, Shadrake was held by the Criminal Investigation Department for 39 hours after his arrest on 18 July 2010, during which time he was interrogated for several hours at a stretch about the book and had to sleep on the floor of his cell. He was finally freed on $10,000 Singaporean dollars in bail.When Shadrake’s trial began on 18 October, the indictment prepared by the attorney-general’s office claimed that his book “impugned the integrity and independence of the judiciary.” Prosecuting attorney Hema Subramanian said it contained “baseless, unwarranted attacks (…) that directly attacked the Singapore judiciary.” She also described it as “outrageous, offensive and irresponsible.”Shadrake’s lawyer, M. Ravi, responded that the book was well documented and supported by evidence. It was a “serious-minded and compassionate examination of the death penalty in Singapore,” he said.The sentence passed on 16 November and upheld today was six weeks in prison and a fine of 20,000 Singaporean dollars (11,320 euros). If Shadrake is unable to pay the fine, he will have to serve an additional two weeks in jail. 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Rescue teams had searched Old Rectory a number of times before finding Kelly Jones

first_img Facebook Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Pinterest News Twitter Rescue teams had searched Old Rectory a number of times before finding Kelly Jones Rescue teams had searched the area around an Old Rectory in Glencolumbcille, were an American tourist was found alive yesterday, on a number of occasions over the past number of days.41-year-old Kelly Jones, who had been missing since Saturday morning, was discovered yesterday just a number of kilometres from the hostel she had been staying in.Ms Jones from Georgia in the United States, had been visiting Donegal on a hiking holiday.P-R-O of the Donegal Mountain Rescue Team, Brian Murray, said it’s not known how long Ms Jones had been there…[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/bri1pm1.mp3[/podcast] Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Google+center_img Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Previous articleDonegal County Council to support Dana in interests of democracyNext articleAugust Concert with the Stars News Highland Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published By News Highland – September 22, 2011 Google+ Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margeylast_img read more

Income Tax Department To Release All Pending IT Refunds Up To Rs. 5 Lakhs Immediately; All GST & Custom Refunds Also To Be Released [Read Press Note]

first_imgNews UpdatesIncome Tax Department To Release All Pending IT Refunds Up To Rs. 5 Lakhs Immediately; All GST & Custom Refunds Also To Be Released [Read Press Note] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK8 April 2020 7:55 PMShare This – xThe Central Government has decided to issue all the pending income-tax refunds up to Rs. 5 lakh immediately, with a view to provide immediate relief to the business entities and individuals amid the lockdown. The move will benefit around 14 lakh taxpayers. It has also been decided to issue all pending GST and Custom refunds which would provide benefit to around 1 lakh…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 Central Government has decided to issue all the pending income-tax refunds up to Rs. 5 lakh immediately, with a view to provide immediate relief to the business entities and individuals amid the lockdown. The move will benefit around 14 lakh taxpayers. It has also been decided to issue all pending GST and Custom refunds which would provide benefit to around 1 lakh business entities, including MSME. Thus, the total refund granted will be approximately Rs. 18,000 crore. A notification intimating the same was issued by the Revenue Department of the Union Finance Ministry today. Delete Income Tax Department to release all pending Income Tax refunds up to Rs. 5 lakhs immediately.All GST & Custom refunds also to be released.#IndiaFightsCorona For more details: https://t.co/oQhai2nNAy pic.twitter.com/rj6cOlfNhi— Ministry of Finance 🇮🇳 #StayHome #StaySafe (@FinMinIndia) April 8, 2020 This is amongst the many relaxations announced by the Union Finance Ministry in view of the lockdown. Earlier, Finance MInister Nirmala Sitharaman had announced complete waiver of minimum balance charges for savings bank accounts for next three months and also waiver of charges on ATM withdrawal. Read Press Note Next Storylast_img read more