Iranian women’s rights activists win first Reporters Without Borders netizen prize with support from Google

first_img Help by sharing this information The nominees for this year’s prize were Yoani Sánchez (Cuba), Tan Zuoren (China), Tamer Mabrouk (Egypt), Ingushetiyaru.org (Russia) and Nguyen Tien Trung (Vietnam). Accepting the award, Parvin Ardalan said: “This prize is not just for single website. It rewards the efforts of all those who fight for free expression in Iran. Some of them are in prison. I dedicate this prize to them.” World Day Against Cyber-Censorship is celebrated every 12 March with the aim of rallying support for a single Internet without restrictions and accessible to all. Reporters Without Borders marks the event by issuing an updated version of its “Enemies of the Internet,” a list of the countries that are the worst offenders as regards restricting online access. Organisation RSF_en News Google senior vice-president David Drummond said: “Freedom of expression is fundamental for empowering individuals. At Google, we are working so that Internet users are given more information, more choice and more control in as many countries as possible. Supporting the Netizen Prize with Reporters Without Borders and rewarding the courage of the Change for Equality collective offer a new opportunity to promote what we believe in deeply.” Change for Equality was launched in September 2006 by a group of about 20 women, mostly bloggers and journalists, to promote a campaign for changes to laws that discriminate against women. Three and a half years later, the site has become an authoritative source of information about women’s rights in a society ruled by fundamentalists. The achievements of these online women’s rights activists include helping to challenge a bill making polygamy easier in September 2008 and helping to develop Iranian civil society. More than 50 of the movement’s activists have been summoned, arrested and jailed since the site’s launch. March 12, 2010 – Updated on January 25, 2016 Iranian women’s rights activists win first Reporters Without Borders netizen prize with support from Google More and more governments threaten online free expression and take concrete measures to limit it. Access to Google and YouTube is currently blocked in 25 countries. The press freedom organisation added: “The Iranian blogosphere is every active and deserves strong support. Without these courageous and determined netizens, we would be deprived of information that is essential for understanding our world.” The Reporters Without Borders Netizen Prize will be awarded annually to a blogger, online journalist or cyber-dissident who has helped to promote freedom of expression on the Internet. On the eve of World Day Against Cyber-Censorship and with support from Google, Reporters Without Borders today awarded the first “Netizen Prize” to the Iranian women’s rights activists of the Change for Equality (www.we-change.org) website. Journalist, blogger and activist Parvin Ardalan, one of the site’s founders, received the prize from French journalist Jean-Marie Colombani in a ceremony at the Paris headquarters of Google France. “We are very pleased that Iran’s women bloggers have been recognised by the first Netizen Prize,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The Internet has been of enormous help in defending freedom and democracy in Iran since President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s disputed reelection last June. Most of the photos and video we have seen of the events in Iran were sent via the Internet.”last_img read more

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Limerick HMV workers left high and dry in “conspiracy of lies”

first_imgNewsLimerick HMV workers left high and dry in “conspiracy of lies”By Alan Jacques – September 18, 2016 1074 Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSAnti Austerity AllianceCllr Cian PrendivilleFianna FáilHMVlimerickMinister Leo VaradkarNiall Collins TD Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter FORMER staff of HMV in the Crescent Shopping Centre have been left without redundancy payments as the company entered liquidation just hours before their severance packages were due.Four HMV stores were closed at the end of August, three in Dublin and one in Limerick.Last week, the company reneged on their redundancy commitments to workers as it entered into liquidation.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Former HMV Limerick employee Robyn Long said the workers were promised they would receive their full redundancy on September 9. However, Larry Howard, the managing director of Hilco, the HMV owners, put the company into liquidation on the night of September 8.“This was a premeditated act, a calculated and despicable move to deny us our dues. Now, we will receive nothing from the company. The staff of HMV have been let down once again,” he said.Limerick Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins described the company’s move to use the protection of liquidation to evade its redundancy commitments as “unfair and unjust”.“What happened is nothing short of scandalous. The State will now have to step in and provide basic statutory redundancy which, in some cases, may be considerably less than what they would have received if the company had paid them their redundancy,” said Deputy Collins, who is the party spokesman on jobs.“The company made a commitment to their former staff, and simply decided to renege on it. This is setting a very bad precedent, which cannot be allowed to take hold. It’s clearly unfair and places a larger burden on the State.”Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar has promised that his department will deal promptly with redundancy and insolvency applications from former employees of HMV when they are received from the liquidator.“Employees who lose their jobs because of the liquidation of their company are entitled to statutory redundancy payments and to wage related payments due at the time of the liquidation,” he explained.Anti Austerity Alliance councillor Cian Prendiville condemned the owners of HMV, describing their actions as “pure gangster capitalism”.It seems Larry Howard and Hilco connived and conspired to lie to the workers to get them out the door, and then stabbed them in the back. The lesson for other workers is that they must be organised, and take action, like the HMV workers did when they occupied the store in a previous shutdown. We must demand changes in the law to prevent bosses treating their workers like this,” he declared.by Alan [email protected] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Linkedin Advertisement Print WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleSoccer – Limerick succumb to late St Pat’s blitz in EA Sports Cup finalNext articleCoaching – Top sporting personalities to line out for ‘Huddle Dublin’ Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Emaillast_img read more

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Irish people show their support helping to ‘Feed The Heroes’

first_imgMass COVID testing to take place at University of Limerick following fresh outbreak of virus among student population Government announces phased easing of public health restrictions Linkedin Facebook Twitter A NATIONAL fundraising effort set up almost three weeks ago to raise money to provide Ireland’s critical frontline workers with nutritious has raised more than €700,000 and served more than 25,000 meals across the nation.Feed The Heroes partners with food service providers to prepare and deliver the meals, and co-ordinates with the frontline teams to ensure they get to where they are needed.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up So far meals have been delivered to staff at the Covid-19 Testing Centres, HSE Contact Tracing, the National Ambulance Service and the Fire Brigade as well as hospital workers.Feed The Heroes has had an impact on Ireland’s people, having seen more than 12,000 donations helping provide much-needed food for frontline healthcare workers.The meals, as well as providing much needed food, are also a simple way of showing solidarity and gratitude to Ireland’s critical frontline workers who are working long shifts in very challenging circumstances as they combat Ireland’s biggest ever public health emergency.Feed The Heroes fund founder, Cian O’Flaherty said the group has been “blown away by the response of the Irish people”.Earlier this week he said, “They have transformed what began as an ambition to raise €1,000 to buy a few meals into a national operation that to date has delivered more than 18,500 meals to critical frontline workers nationwide.”There is now a team of twenty volunteers and an advisory board leading and co-ordinating the Feed The Heroes effort with the intention of sustaining the meal delivery throughout the Covid-19 emergency.Each meal costs approximately €7 to prepare and deliver, the more funds that are raised allows Feed The Heroes to deliver even more meals to Ireland’s critical frontline heroes. Individuals wanting to make a donation can contribute on the Feed The Heroes go fund me page through the website www.feedtheheroes.com.Corporate donations can be made by contacting [email protected] .More than 12,000 individual donations have been seen to date with contributions coming from “a 7-year-old donating €5 of their pocket money to a €20,000 donation from Republic of Ireland international and Everton football player, Seamus Coleman”.“Every single euro makes a difference and we take the responsibility entrusted to us by all our donors very seriously,” said O’Flaherty, adding, “We now have 20 volunteers co-ordinating our efforts along with an advisory board to ensure we are operating to the highest corporate governance principles.“Our mission is simple, to get food to Ireland’s critical frontline workers and our intention now is to continue to grow the Fund to enable us to support Ireland’s frontline heroes for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency.“The meals are greatly appreciated by those who receive them not just for the food itself but also for what it represents – a symbol of our solidarity with and gratitude to those combating Ireland’s biggest ever public health emergency.” Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleIrish Water defers introduction of new business charges during the Covid 19 emergencyNext articleLimerick’s COVID-19 volunteer video calls on public to get involved Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] NewsCommunityHealthIrish people show their support helping to ‘Feed The Heroes’By Cian Reinhardt – April 4, 2020 200 center_img Covid antibody testing opens to public at Shannon Airport Email Print WhatsApp Limerick health chiefs urge public not to withhold information on virus contacts, as they investigate “complex and serious outbreaks” across midwest region TAGSCommunityCoronavirusCovid 19healthLimerick City and CountyNews Advertisement Institute of Public Health addresses loneliness as a challenge to national health in light of Covid-19 restrictions last_img read more

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DS News Webcast: Friday 9/20/2013

first_img Share Save September 20, 2013 456 Views About Author: DSNews Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago 2013-09-20 DSNews Related Articles Subscribe Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Home / Featured / DS News Webcast: Friday 9/20/2013 Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Mortgage Returns Launches Analysis Report for Marketing Next: Housing Analyst Raises Concerns of Artificial Price Appreciation DS News Webcast: Friday 9/20/2013 in Featured, Media, Webcasts Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

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Definite date set for opening of new Rathmullan toilet block

first_img Twitter FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 WhatsApp Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews A definite date has now been set for the toilet block in Rathmullan to be completed and open to the public.The new facility, which also includes changing rooms and an information hub is expected to open on Friday June 1st.Donegal County Council has stated that a temporary portaloo service will continue to be maintained at the location until that time.Cllr. Liam Blaney says it’s timely, given the ferry service is also due to begin running on the same day but says there are some issues that still need to be addressed:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/liambfgfdgdfgdflaney.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img Definite date set for opening of new Rathmullan toilet block By News Highland – May 13, 2018 Google+ Previous articleDonegal Minors gave it their all – Gary DuffyNext articleBonagee defeat Derry City Reserves in USL News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more

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Community Day 2014 at Galloway Park Saturday in Brundidge

first_imgLatest Stories Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder Published 10:22 pm Friday, July 18, 2014 You Might Like County’s unemployment rate rises in June Pike County showed a 1.3 percent increase in unemployment for the month of June, but former mayor Jimmy Lunsford said… read more Community Day 2014 at Galloway Park Saturday in Brundidge Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author Skip “Community Day is a day of awareness to remind us of the mission and responsibility we have to one another.”Valentine said many people have donated items along with their time and talents to make sure each Community Day would be spectacular.“The mission is to first provide our community with information pertaining to health and wellness,” Valentine said. “We’ll have information on diabetes, hypertension, obesity, nutrition and mental health.” Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel A highlight of Community Day will be the presentation of certificates to those who have invested their time and lives in serving others.Lunch plates will be for sale with all proceeds benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Valentine said there will be a panel of health professionals who will be available to answer questions about health care and the Affordable Care Act. Community Day will also be the site of a blood drive.“We also hope to introduce the benefits of using local businesses for our needs. Monies exchanged back into our community will allow the community to grow and sustain itself,” Valentine said. “We’ll have people from insurance companies who can sign up people who are uninsured.”A teacher panel will be available to talk with parents who have questions or concerns.“There will be an opportunity for parents to sign up for a math class that is being offered to teach them math skills so that they can better help their children,” Valentine said. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Bethesda Restoration Outreach Ministries will host Community Day 2014 today at Galloway Park in Brundidge. Everyone is invited to participate in the activities and events of Community Day from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.The day’s activities will include singing, games, panels, health information booths and fun throughout the day.“This is our fifth year and we’re just as excited as we were the first year,” said Patricia Valentine, event coordinator. “It is often said that it takes a village to raise a child. We take this saying and put it in our hearts knowing truly the value of community. Print Article Sponsored Contentlast_img read more

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11-year-old boy steals brother’s car to drive 200 miles to live with man he met on Snapchat

first_imgiStock(SIMPSONVILLE, S.C.) — An 11-year-old South Carolina boy stole his brother’s car and drove over 200 miles to meet an adult male that he communicated with on Snapchat, police said.The child, from Simpsonville, had driven overnight Sunday to meet the unknown male when he became lost and pulled up next to a police cruiser, Charleston police said in a statement.Officer Christopher Braun encountered the boy at about 12:30 a.m. Monday morning.The 11-year-old, who was the only person in the vehicle, said he took his brother’s car and drove to Charleston to “live with an unknown male he met on Snapchat,” police said.The child told Braun he had been driving for the last three hours and became lost after the GPS on his father’s tablet, which was directing him to the male’s address, stopped working.He no longer had the address to the male’s home and was unable to recover it because Snapchat messages disappear or are deleted after they are read, police said.After getting the boy’s name and his father’s name, Braun contacted the father, who was in the process of reporting his child missing, and told him what happened.The father and his other son drove to Charleston from Simpsonville to pick up his 11-year-old son and the older son’s vehicle.Police took the tablet and plan to analyze it for possible evidence.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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USS Porter Arrives in Haifa, Israel

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today USS Porter Arrives in Haifa, Israel Share this article View post tag: USS Porter July 29, 2015 The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) arrived in Haifa, Israel, for a scheduled port visit July 26.The port visit serves to enhance U.S.-Israeli relations as the two nations work together for a stable, secure and prosperous region.While in port, Sailors will have the opportunity to visit the local sights, experience the culture, and interact with the people of Israel.U.S. and Israeli divers recently participated in the annual bilateral exercise Noble Melinda July 13-23, 2015.The U.S. Navy routinely visits Haifa. USS Laboon (DDG 58) and USS Ross (DDG 71) made a port visit in March of this year.Porter departed its homeport in Naval Station Rota, Spain, June 29, 2015, to conduct naval operations with partners and allies in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in order to advance security and stability in Europe.U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied, joint and inter-agency partners, in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa.Image: US Navy Training & Education USS Porter Arrives in Haifa, Israellast_img read more

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Featured Vacation Rental: Feb 24th

first_imgAddress: 816 Wesley Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226VROCNJ Listing #228Built: 1891, this Ocean City Victorian single-family beauty (over 5600 sq. ft. of living space) known as The Painted Lady is truly one of a kind and part of Ocean City’s historical charm. Built in 1891 and carefully restored in 2019, it is also known as The Thomas S. Simmon’s House.This home offers six bedrooms (which includes a beautiful master bedroom and ensuite) and three and a half baths. Enter the upper house via the expansive and airy front wrap-around porch which is second to none in Ocean City. The beautiful formal entry reflects the home’s vintage character in the extensive woodwork, fixtures, staircase and hardwood floors.One of the few rental properties with a back yard for the kids to enjoy while the adults enjoy the huge wrap around porch that is truly one of a kind. With a large, shady, outdoor barbecue area that includes a deluxe gas grill and seating for at least 6, this is truly an Ocean City escape for the family to enjoy. For complete details about this rental, including more photos, rates, amenities, availability, interactive map of the exact location, and reviews from previous guests, visit VROCNJ Listing #228 and contact the owner direct to save on booking fees!Isn’t quite what you are looking for?Search hundreds of Ocean City Vacation Rentals at VROCNJ.comOwn a Vacation Rental in Ocean City, NJ? Advertise it on VROCNJ for as little as $249/year! NO Commissions or Booking Fees! List Your Property on VROCNJ.com Today!last_img read more

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Landmark ruling on agency staff

first_imgThousands of agency workers will be entitled to greater employment rights following a tribunal that ruled in favour of a group of Polish workers in the food processing industry, saying they should be considered employees rather than self-employed.The workers, who worked at Welsh Country Foods in Winsford in Cheshire, were evicted from their accommodation following dismissal in 2005.The case, Kalwak & others v Consistent, has implications for thousands of agency workers and the agencies who employ them, some of whom class their workers as self-employed, avoiding paying holiday pay, sick pay or pension contributions.The case was brought by union Unite, which was formed on 1 May 2007 from a merger of unions amicus and the T&G.last_img

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