Anniversary of Haitian Revolution draws big protests against President Jovenel Moïse

first_imgGonaïves is the city where Jean-Jacques Dessalines declared Haiti to be independent Jan. 1, 1804. It has been traditional for the president of Haiti to go to Gonaïves on New Year’s Day for a celebration in its cathedral.Thousands of protesters joyously marched through the streets of Gonaïves on Jan. 4 to celebrate the victory. President Jovenel Moïse did not come to town as expected. This year, fearing the wrath of the people, Moïse stayed in Port-au-Prince.Speaking in Gonaïves, opposition Senator Nenel Cassy told Voice of America on Dec. 19 that opponents will continue to urge the U.S. to stop supporting Moïse. “We consider Jovenel (Moïse) to have fallen already, but the Americans are propping him up,” he said. “As long as Jovenel is in power, we’ll keep protesting.” (Haïti-Liberté, Dec. 24)While protests in Haiti were quiet in November, since the middle of December there have been frequent protests in front of the U.S. embassy and barricades erected in many Haitian cities.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

News Now 3/27/19

first_imgFacebook Twitter Linkedin Pantone: Color of the year 2020 ReddIt TCU 360 Staff World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddIt TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ + posts center_img Behind the runway: One TCU student’s experiences at Fashion Week Previous articleWhat we’re reading: Smollett charges droppedNext articleListen: Ball Don’t Lie: Survival TCU 360 Staff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ TCU 360 is an official, student-produced product of the School of Journalism at Texas Christian University. Return of the disco: Latest fashion trends mirror the 1970s Facebook Twitter printThis week on TCU News Now, an update on the Jussie Smollett case and the story behind the tulips on campus. Sustainability is the new green: Fashion companies work towards environmentally-conscious practices Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Justice minister urged to prove claim that missing journalist is still alive

first_imgNews October 11, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Justice minister urged to prove claim that missing journalist is still alive RSF_en GambiaAfrica to go further GambiaAfrica News Help by sharing this information Organisation Three journalist arrested, two radio stations closed in Gambia Follow the news on Gambiacenter_img Reporters Without Borders calls on Gambian justice minister Edward Gomez to quickly produce evidence of his claim that “Chief” Ebrima Manneh, a journalist who has been missing since July 2006, is still alive. In a newspaper interview last weekend, the minister insisted that Manneh was alive and “somewhere.”“As justice minister, your comments cannot be taken lightly,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Out of respect for Manneh himself, his family and his colleagues, those who have been defending his cause in Gambia and abroad, those who have been waiting for news of him for more than five years, you must immediately provide evidence that he is still alive. Where is he? In what physical condition is he? Who is holding him? And what is he charged with?”In an interview for the privately-owned Daily News, Gomez said: “Now, let me tell you with a high degree of certainty that Ebrima Chief Manneh is somewhere. We shall talk about this case at a later stage when it is more convenient; when I can prove to you beyond any reasonable doubt (…) But we will cross our bridge when we get to it. Then some of you journalists will be ashamed of what you published. Let the right time come, that’s all I can tell you.” A reporter for the pro-government Daily Observer, Manneh has been missing since 7 July 2006, when he was arrested by the National Intelligence Agency for unclear reasons shortly after an African Union summit in Banjul. In July 2008, a court attached to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) ordered the Gambian government to free Manneh and pay him compensation, but the government did not comply and continued to provide no information about his whereabouts.On 6 April 2009, then justice minister Marie Saine-Firdaus denied that Manneh had ever been detained in a Gambian prison. But, speaking on condition of anonymity, a police officer employed at Banjul’s Mile Two prison said a week later that he last saw Manneh in the prison in 2008, before he was taken away one night by a plain-clothes police officer. No sighting has been reported since then.Several Gambian journalists have said they suspect Manneh is dead and President Yahya Jammeh himself said in March of this year: “Let me make it very clear that the government has nothing to do with the death or disappearance of Chief Manneh.”But Reporters Without Borders has never regarded Manneh as dead and he continues to be listed as imprisoned on the Reporters Without Borders website.Gambia’s president since 1994, Jammeh has for years been on the Reporters Without Borders list of “Predators of Press Freedom” -> http://en.rsf.org/predator-yahya-jammeh,37195.html]. Another presidential election is due to be held on 24 November.Picture at the top of the article : Gambian Justice Minister Edward Gomez Gambia still needs to address challenges to press freedom Gambia: former president must stand trial for journalist’s murder August 6, 2020 Find out more January 27, 2020 Find out more News News Receive email alerts July 23, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Supreme Court Slaps Rs. 25K Costs On Gujarat Government For Its Lethargy & Incompetence Of Filing SLPs Belatedly

first_imgNews UpdatesSupreme Court Slaps Rs. 25K Costs On Gujarat Government For Its Lethargy & Incompetence Of Filing SLPs Belatedly LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK16 Jan 2021 6:58 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has imposed costs of Rupees 25,000 on Gujarat Government for filing special leave petitions with a delay of more than one year.The bench headed by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul passed identical orders in about three SLPs filed by the State of Gujarat on Wednesday.In one of the SLPs, the Government stated that the delay of 476 days have not been caused deliberately but…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 Supreme Court has imposed costs of Rupees 25,000 on Gujarat Government for filing special leave petitions with a delay of more than one year.The bench headed by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul passed identical orders in about three SLPs filed by the State of Gujarat on Wednesday.In one of the SLPs, the Government stated that the delay of  476 days have not been caused deliberately but on account of ‘various steps required to be taken by the department at different level before taking a decision for filing an appeal and the time taken in getting the judgment and other documents before the Court.'”The aforesaid itself shows the casual manner in which the State Government has approached this Court without any cogent or plausible ground for condonation of delay. In fact other than the lethargy and incompetence of the petitioner Government, there is nothing which has been put on record.”, the bench also comprising Justices Dinesh Maheshwari and Hrishikesh Roy observed.Referring to its earlier orders about filing of delayed SLPs ( including State of Madhya Pradesh & Ors. v. Bheru Lal ), the bench said that it has always discouraged State Governments and public authorities in adopting an approach that they can walk in to the Supreme Court as and when they please ignoring the period of limitation prescribed by the Statutes as if the Limitation statute does not apply to them. Despite this, there seems to be a little change in the approach of the Government and public authorities, the court said.”We have also categorized such kind of cases as “certificate cases” filed with the only object to obtain a quietus from the Supreme Court on the ground that nothing could be done because the highest Court had dismissed the appeal. The objective is to complete a mere formality and save the skin of the officers who may be in default in following the due process or may have done it deliberately. We have deprecated such practice and process and we do so again. We refuse to grant such certificates and if the Government suffers losses, it is time when concerned officers responsible for the same bear the consequences. The irony, emphasized by us repeatedly, is that no action is ever taken against the officers and if the Court pushes it, some mild warning is all that happens.” , the bench added.While dismissing the SLP, the bench ordered thus: “Looking to the period of delay and the casual manner in which the application has been worded, we consider appropriate to impose costs on the petitioner/State of Rs.25,000/- for wastage of  judicial time, which has its own value and the same be deposited with the Supreme Court Employees Mutual Welfare Fund within four weeks. The amount be recovered from the officers responsible for the delay in filing the Special Leave Petition and a certificate of recovery of the said amount be also filed in this Court within the same period of time.”CASE: STATE OF GUJARAT vs. DEEP ASSOCIATION [ SLP (CIVIL) Diary No(s). 15924/2020]CORAM: Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Dinesh Maheshwari and Hrishikesh Roy CITATION: LL 2021 SC 21Click here to Read/Download OrderRead OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Donegal businesses warned of complacency in preparing for Brexit

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook By News Highland – August 20, 2018 DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleDonegal woman named as one of two killed in Bundoran crashNext articleLane and Hurson to ref All Ireland Finals News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Homepage BannerNews Twitter Twittercenter_img Businesses in Donegal are being warned they cannot become complacent in preparation for Brexit.The AIB Brexit Sentiment Index for the second quarter of 2018 has revealed that 58% of SMEs in Ireland believe Britain’s departure from the EU will have a negative impact on future business while only 6% have a formal Brexit business plan in place.The AIB’s Brexit Advisor for Donegal is warning businesses they cannot take the strong performance in the tourism and hospitality sectors for granted.Paul Rodgers says; the lack of information and progress is driving a dangerous trend in Donegal with many businesses stalling Brexit preparation until March 19th. WhatsApp Donegal businesses warned of complacency in preparing for Brexit Google+ Google+ Pinterest Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty last_img read more

St Anne’s JCR backs ethical investment

first_imgShe continued: “It is unethical to continue to invest in fossil fuel companies when we know that fossil fuel use causes climate change.“The JCR motion is a great step in the right direction for St Anne’s, and I hope that the College works with students to divest the endowment from fossil fuel companies as quickly as possible and re-invest it in more environmentally, socially ethical funds.”BAE Systems was contacted for comment. St Anne’s JCR has passed a motion urging the college to invest more ethically, following revelations published in Cherwell last week.The motion urged St Anne’s to divest from companies on the Carbon Underground 200 list, which comprises the world’s 200 companies with the largest carbon reserves, as well as the British defence contractor BAE Systems. It stated that it is time the college “align its investment with its ethical commitments.”The motion – which passed with 27 votes for, six against, and one abstention – also called on the college to commit to “reinvesting the funds in ethical assets, according to principles agreed upon in consultation with students and faculty”.Cherwell has previously reported that, as of mid October, St Anne’s owned shares worth £88,400 in BAE Systems.BAE has faced criticism over allegations that fighter jets sold by the company have been employed in Saudi airstrikes on Yemeni civilian targets including hospitals, and the company provides nuclear weapons-related services to the US armed forces. A UN report published in August this year reveals that at least 6,660 Yemeni civilians have been killed from March 2015 to August 2018. Most of these casualties were caused by airstrikes conducted by the Saudi-led coalition.The motion stated that divestment is “an effective means of stigmatising the weapons and fossil fuel industries and encouraging more restrictive legislation in these sectors.”Proposer of the motion Philomena Wills told Cherwell: “I and the other members of the St Anne’s college divestment campaign are extremely pleased that the student body has made its stance clear on the entirely unethical investment policies of our college.“We are moving forward quickly to the next stages of the divestment process, with the hope of continued student support.” In passing the motion, St Anne’s JCR joins a wider divestment movement globally and in Oxford. Lady Margaret Hall and Trinity College JCRs are another two of many student bodies who have passed similar motions asking their colleges to divest, according to figures provided by the Oxford Climate Justice Campaign (OCJC).When asked about the motion, a St Anne’s spokesperson told Cherwell: “The College is working with the JCR on providing more transparency around its investment policy in order to allay their concerns.”Spokesperson for OCJC and St Anne’s student Caitlin Prentice told Cherwell: “Divestment is not only the right thing to do ethically, it is financially responsible and feasible.“Over 60 UK universities, the Republic of Ireland, and the New York City pension fund (189 billion US dollars) have recently divested from fossil fuels. Why not St Anne’s?”last_img read more

Ocean City Beach Patrol Takes 2nd Place in Red Bull Surf and Rescue Races

first_img2017 2nd Place OCBP Team Frank Brady, Brian Pasternak, Bryan Theiss, and Maggie Wallace. By Dale BraunOn Tuesday, July 18, 2017, Ocean City competed in the third annual Red Bull Surf and Rescue Races on the beach in front of Historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.Previously, only beach patrols from New Jersey competed but this year beach patrols from Virginia through Long Island, NY descended upon our Jersey coast for this race.2017 Red Bull Surf and Rescue Races in Atlantic CityIn all, there were 50 teams and 200 competitors, with some like Ocean City and Brigantine sending as much as three teams to compete.  Each team of four was co-ed and had to have at least one female member.There were five rounds of relay type races involving various rowing, swimming, paddle board and running techniques.  After each round, the top half of teams would move on to the next round.2017 Red Bull 2nd Place Champs Frank Brady, Maggie Wallace, Brian Pasternak, and Bryan Theiss planning a strategy.One of Ocean City’s teams, Frank Brady, Maggie Wallace, Brian Pasternak and Bryan Theiss, won the third round which was the paddle board relays.By the start of the fifth and final round, only eight teams remained, all from New Jersey, including all three Ocean City teams, two from Sea Girt (2015 1st place champions), and one each from Harvey Cedars, Ship Bottom, and Longport (2016 1st place champions).Start of Round 4 Run Run and Row Relay Race.In the end, after a swim, paddleboard and rowing relay, Longport successfully defended their 1st place championship title, narrowly defeating 2nd place Ocean City’s Frank Brady, Maggie Wallace, Brian Pasternak and Bryan Theiss.  Harvey Cedars came in third.Final 8 Teams Preparing for Round 5 Finals. Upcoming races:Friday, July 21 – Atlantic City Classic 6:30pm Albany Avenue Beach Atlantic CityWednesday, July 26 – Ocean City Women’s Races 6:15pm 34th Street Ocean CityFriday, July 28 – Dutch Hoffman Races (first of the Big Three) 6:30pm Lincoln Avenue Beach Wildwoodlast_img read more

Notre Dame alumna, student collaborate on children’s book about faith, identity

first_imgCourtesy of Lisa Hendey Notre Dame senior Eric Carlson and alumna Lisa Hendey, pictured, are collaborating on a picture book called “I Am God’s Storyteller.”For Hendey, class of 1985, writing began as a hobby and a way to connect to other Catholic mothers when her children began elementary school. She said she founded her own website for Catholic-based parenting, CatholicMom.com, to facilitate these discussions and explorations of faith.Hendey soon after began her book-writing career with nonfiction works for mothers, but said her interests eventually turned to books for children. She penned a series of chapter books, “Chime Travelers,” and began visiting elementary schools.Hendey said interactions she shared with students during her visits inspired the idea behind “I Am God’s Storyteller.”“When I would visit the classrooms, I always have two messages. The first one is that we are each … a ‘saint in the making.’ We’re not saints yet, but we’re really working on our path to sainthood,” she said. “The second one is that God calls each of us to be his storyteller. He gives us gifts, whether that’s writing or singing or dancing or even making video games or making a movie, that’s a way to share a story of God’s love. … I began to see that those messages were really resonating with the kids.”When Paraclete Press approached Hendey about publishing a picture book after these visits, she said she took the opportunity to put this longstanding idea into writing. “I Am God’s Storyteller” features Biblical storytellers both from the Old and New Testament, such as Moses, Sarah and Jesus.Hendey said she wishes for anyone who reads the book to be able to see themselves in the story and wants children to see they all have the potential to be great storytellers.“I hope the children will understand, in a sense, this mission that they have,” Hendey said. “That they’ll understand it and that they’ll embrace it. That they’ll embrace it with enthusiasm. That whatever it is that God has created them to share with the world, that that gift is that — it’s a gift from God that is greatly needed right now. That they, even at a tender age, can be a messenger of God’s love and that there are lots of different ways to do that.”One potential gift, Hendey notes, is art. Though authors typically do not participate in choosing the artwork for their books, Hendey said her editor approached her with Carlson’s artwork after seeing their Notre Dame connection.Hendey said she felt very strongly about Carlson’s artwork regardless of their shared schooling.“I could just tell immediately that he understood what my goal was with the book,” she said. “Not only did he understand it, but that he would bring a whole other way of telling the story using his gifts.”Carlson submitted a portfolio of his work to Paraclete Press, and when the publishing company reached out to him to create sample illustrations for Hendey’s book, he said the process “went from there.”“The story is about how God is telling a story throughout all of history and how kids can get involved in that,” Carlson said. “That’s really the way I approached the illustrations. … At the end of the story [the kids] get to tell a story themselves with their own gifts and their own talents. It’s really about getting involved in God’s story.”Despite not being particularly inspired by the “Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle, the author and illustrator with a very similar name as Carlson, Carlson said he had previously thought about becoming an illustrator.“I never expected to have gotten a contract to do a book so early,” Carlson said. “That was honestly, I think, a little bit of luck, and obviously, having a really supportive family friend to help and say, ‘Hey, go try it out,’ was awesome. I definitely thought about it before, but I didn’t expect to have a chance to make one so early.”Carlson said he still cannot believe he has “a book that people can actually buy,” and he is excited to share the work with those who inspire him.“We both got dedications at the start of the book, and I got to dedicate it to the kids who grew up next door to me,” he said. “I particularly dedicated it to the little girl who’s still young enough to read the book — her brothers are a little bit too old for it now — but it was super cool because I got to read the story with her over break. It was kind of cute to have her read the book and read it with her. It was fun.”It is the value of sharing a story with another Hendey said she hopes adult readers can remember after reading her latest work.“Some of my favorite time with my boys was family storytime,” Hendey said. “I just want every grown-up who reads this to recognize that that’s such a special way to pass the faith onto our kids, but also just a special way of growing close to one another. You’re never too old to unlock your inner storyteller.”Tags: God’s storyteller, Notre Dame alumni, picture book Every great story begins with its teller, and Notre Dame alumna Lisa Hendey intends to inspire the next generation of storytellers with her new children’s book “I Am God’s Storyteller.” The picture book features illustrations by Notre Dame senior Eric Carlson.(Editor’s note: Eric Carlson formerly drew comics for The Observer.)last_img read more

Technology firms driving sharp rise in renewable energy demand in Virginia

first_imgTechnology firms driving sharp rise in renewable energy demand in Virginia FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Technology firms are buying more than half the solar-generated electricity produced in Virginia, and a state official expects the industry to drive increasing demand for clean energy resources.Virginia has 512 MW of operating solar capacity, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence data, with more than double that amount, 1,324 MW, including planned projects, under contract to parties such as corporate buyers, universities and utilities seeking to combat climate change. Microsoft Corp., Amazon Web Services Inc., and Facebook Inc. have collectively purchased 700 MW.Stephen Moret, president and CEO of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, which secured a deal for Amazon.com Inc.’s second national headquarters in Arlington County, Va., eyes exponential growth of renewable demand given capital investments from the tech sector.Referring to past investments in data centers in Virginia by Amazon Web Services, Microsoft and Facebook, Moret said a convergence of state policy support and an increasing presence in the state from leading tech firms will drive growth in demand for renewables. “I think it is going to accelerate and be much, much bigger going forward,” he said.“I think it is probably fair to say that the major data center players have represented the biggest single private-sector catalyst for accelerating demand for renewable energy,” Moret added. Outside data centers, Moret also expects job growth in the coming years from cloud computing, automation, software engineering and development, cybersecurity, machine learning, and technology equipment manufacturers.Technology firms have sought wind and solar power to reduce the carbon footprint of their operations. On Dec. 3, for example, Amazon Web Services announced investments in two solar projects including an 80-MW project in Northern Virginia and 100-MW project in Lee County, Ill. AWS’ goal is to use 100% renewable energy by 2030, with an interim goal of 80% by 2024. It previously contracted for 305 MW in Virginia from a combination of the Whitehorn Solar Project planned by Engie SA in Pittsylvania County and six projects in various locations owned by Dominion Energy Inc.[Stephanie Tsao]More ($): Technology companies push for more renewables in Virginialast_img read more

Are you marketing for the digital age?

first_imgby: Henry MeierIt’s never good when a blog post puts you to sleep and even worse when it’s one you have written, so as important as NCUA’s proposed MBL changes are, an article in today’s American Banker (subscription required) convinced me to return to that subject tomorrow. The article reports that some of the nation’s biggest regional banks (roughly defined as banks that have grown too large as to be described as “community banks” with a straight face) are moving to enhance their image by producing online video content. According to AB, “Regions Financial hired an Academy Award-winning filmmaker to direct a video series about financial planning, while U.S. Bancorp in Minneapolis is sponsoring a video about affordable housing that’s being produced by a prominent Los Angeles creative firm.”Some in the credit union industry have also embraced this trend. Last year, Coop released a slick documentary style advertisement featuring the millennial singer/songwriter Daria Musk. We need to see more efforts like this.  https://newyorksstateofmind.wordpress.com/2014/05/27/the-best-credit-union-ad-everFull disclosure: few things get me as fired up as what I consider the stale, unimaginative way in which the industry has branded itself. In the debate between those who think that credit unions emphasize their credit union roots too much and those who think they advertise them too little, I’m solidly in the too much camp. Your average consumer might be intrigued by the idea of a not-for-profit cooperative, but they are going to join only if it is in their financial interest to do so. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more