The photographer Akram Darwish arrested

first_img Organisation News RSF_en Help by sharing this informationcenter_img May 3, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 The photographer Akram Darwish arrested The photographer Akram Darwish was arrested while covering a demonstration by members of the Kurdish minority in the northeastern city of Qamishli. He was freed four days later. last_img

Royal touchdown at Shannon

first_imgShannondoc operating but only by appointment 19/5/2015 REPRO FREEBritain’s Prince Charles greets Rose Hynes and Neil Pakey, Shannon Group when he and his wife Camilla arrived at Shannon airport ahead of their official visit to Ireland.. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters.Britain’s Prince Charles greets Rose Hynes and Neil Pakey, Shannon Group when he and his wife Camilla arrived at Shannon airport ahead of their official visit to Ireland.. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters.Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker Bowles touched down shortly before midday on Tuesday at Shannon Airport for their visit to Ireland.The Prince and Duchess were welcomed on arrival by Shannon Group Chairman Rose Hynes, CEO Neil Pakey, Chairman of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Clare T.D. Pat Breen and Deputy Mayor of Clare County Council Joe Cooney.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Welcoming Prince Charles and the Duchess, Shannon Group Chairman Rose Hynes said that she took the opportunity to congratulate them on the birth of Princess Charlotte earlier this month.“We were delighted to welcome the Prince and Duchess here to Shannon and it was another very important day for us at the airport.  Prince Charles was very relaxed and was looking forward to his visit.“He was very friendly and warm.  He was only here for a brief time on arrival but I did get to congratulate him on the birth of his granddaughter Princess Charlotte.  He was like any grandfather, very proud. He said ‘that’s so kind; it’s wonderful that it’s a girl’.” Print 19/5/2015 REPRO FREEBritain’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall arrived at Shannon airport ahead of their official visit to Ireland.. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters. WhatsApp First Irish death from Coronavirus Advertisement Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Facebook 19/5/2015 REPRO FREEBritain’s Prince Charles is greeted by S’le Maguire Department of Foreign Affairs at Shannon airport ahead of their official visit to Ireland.. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters. Email Prince Charles also noted in the conversation his desire to see the Burren.   “I explained to him that I was from the Burren and he said that the author and poet John O’Donoghue had always wanted him to come to the Burren. I knew John O’Donoghue personally and said to Prince Charles that John would be delighted today if he were still alive to know that the visit was happening.”Shannon Group CEO Neil Pakey said the couple were in a relaxed mood. “Both Prince Charles and the Duchess seemed very pleased to be here.  Prince Charles was, in particular, looking forward to getting a look at the Cliffs of Moher as he flies up to Galway.  He though it would be a wonderful view from the air.“It was quite windy here on arrival but the Duchess said she was pleased to be here and that the weather was no different to home.“It’s been a very busy few days here at Shannon. On Sunday we welcomed Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and today we have the Prince and Duchess.”Deputy Pat Breen said that it was a pleasure to welcome Prince Charles and the Duchess to Shannon and Ireland.  “It’s a very significant day for Shannon, for Clare, for the West of Ireland and the entire nation.  This is an important visit for Prince Charles and the Duchess and, indeed, for Ireland.“I am delighted that they have decided to fly in through Shannon, the gateway to this wonderful part of Ireland.  They will feel the warmth of our welcome across the region.  This visit will further strengthen relations between Ireland and the UK and I am personally delighted that it’s all starting here in Co. Clare at Shannon Airport.” Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL 19/5/2015 REPRO FREEBritain’s Prince Charles is greeted by S’le Maguire Department of Foreign Affairs at Shannon airport ahead of their official visit to Ireland.. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters. 19/5/2015 REPRO FREEBritain’s Prince Charles and Pat Breen TD when he and his wife Camilla arrived at Shannon airport ahead of their official visit to Ireland.. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin TAGSCamillaDuchess of CornwallfeaturedNeil PakeyPrince CharlesRose Hynesroyal visit.Shannon airport 19/5/2015 REPRO FREEBritain’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall greeted by S’le Maguire Department of Foreign Affairs (far left) when they arrived at Shannon airport ahead of their official visit to Ireland.. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters. 19/5/2015 REPRO FREEBritain’s Prince Charles Neil Pakey, Shannon Group when he and his wife Camilla arrived at Shannon airport ahead of their official visit to Ireland.. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters. 19/5/2015 REPRO FREEBritain’s Prince Charles (centre) Rose Hynes and Pat Breen TD when he and his wife Camilla arrived at Shannon airport ahead of their official visit to Ireland.. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters. Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Twitter 19/5/2015 REPRO FREEBritain’s Prince Charles greets Rose Hynes, Shannon Group, Pat Breen TD and Neil Pakey, Shannon Group when he and his wife Camilla arrived at Shannon airport ahead of their official visit to Ireland.. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters. Previous articleTicket winners for Strauss under Big TopNext articleLacing legacy and vision in cultural sectors Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. No vaccines in Limerick yet NewsBreaking newsLocal NewsRoyal touchdown at ShannonBy Bernie English – May 19, 2015 1176 last_img read more

[Tablighi Case] Plea By 5 Malaysian Nationals Facing Prosecution In SC; State Of Bihar To Take Instructions

first_imgTop Stories[Tablighi Case] Plea By 5 Malaysian Nationals Facing Prosecution In SC; State Of Bihar To Take Instructions Sanya Talwar13 Oct 2020 4:06 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court today asked the State of Bihar to seek instructions in a plea by 5 nationals from Malaysia, facing prosecution in the state for alleged “Tablighi Activities”.A bench led by Justice AM Khanwilkar adjourned the case to Thursday, October 15.The petitioners have sough a declaration that the actions of the Union of India and the State of Bihar were in violation of Fundamental…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 today asked the State of Bihar to seek instructions in a plea by 5 nationals from Malaysia, facing prosecution in the state for alleged “Tablighi Activities”.A bench led by Justice AM Khanwilkar adjourned the case to Thursday, October 15.The petitioners have sough a declaration that the actions of the Union of India and the State of Bihar were in violation of Fundamental Rights guaranteed to the foreign nationals under the Constitution of India.”…seeking issuance of writ of mandamus or any other appropriate writ to the State of Bihar to withdraw prosecution which was mechanically instituted in the basis of notification dated April 2, 2020 issued by the UOI in violation of the procedure established by law…”In this backdrop, the plea has also sought directions to the Ministry of Home Affairs to follow its own circular of March 28, 2020, according to which the petitioners/foreigners who were found to be free of Covid19 were to be immediately deported back to their home country after their quarantine period was over, as detention of the petitioner in India amounts to illegal persecution as held by the Bombay High Court.The plea states that the petitioners entered the territory of India with a valid tourist visa on March 3, 2020 and were duly screened at the airport by medical authorities and no symptoms of Covid19 were found.”Petitioner nos. 2 to 5 visited the International Headquarters of the Society located in Nizamuddin in New Delhi in March and Petitioner 1 visited it on March 12. In between the society held a congregation in Delhi from 10th March-13th March after taking requisite permissions from the authority… it is pertinent to note here that the Health Ministry, GOI issued a statement on March 12 that Covid19 is not an emergency and people need not panic”.The arrest of the petitioners was made under Section 14/14C of the Foreigners Act.The plea thus, inter alia, takes the ground that tablighi congregations do not amount to tablighi work. “That the petitioner no. 1 is still languishing in Jail and has undergone sufficient punishment for more than 5 months”It is also averred that it was falsely propagated by the Media on a large scale that the Muslims are the who spread Coronavirus in India with the purpose of publicly humiliating the Muslim community and to create communal disharmony.The plea has been filed by Advocate Fauzia Shakil.Next Storylast_img read more

Beyond boundaries

first_imgShortly after being named Harvard’s vice provost for international affairs in 2006, Jorge Dominguez looked around and decided to declare victory.What Dominguez saw was a university that recruits the best scholars, regardless of nationality. He saw classes that teach 70 languages and topics ranging from Middle Eastern studies to world music to global fish diversity. He saw international students from more than 120 countries, who make up nearly 20 percent of the student body, and whose numbers grew 35 percent in the past decade.Dominguez also saw a faculty that pursues the most important research questions, regardless of borders, and whose work takes them to the Earth’s far corners, from the Large Hadron Collider’s caverns in Switzerland to the Maya ruins in the hills of Honduras, to colonial-era archives in Kenya that recount historical atrocities.He saw that there are 47,000 alumni abroad in nearly 190 countries, many holding pivotal positions. These include the sitting presidents of Liberia, Taiwan, Mexico, Mongolia, and Colombia, as well as the prime minister of Singapore and the secretary-general of the United Nations.And Dominguez saw a university that encourages its undergraduates to venture abroad as a fundamental part of their education and as necessary preparation for leadership in a globalized world. As a result, in 2007-08 nearly 1,300 Harvard students studied or worked abroad, in 93 countries. By the time the 2009 Commencement neared, 58 percent of graduating seniors had traveled abroad while at Harvard.“I did not have to make Harvard an international institution. My colleagues had already done the job,” Dominguez said. “We are vastly international. It is stunning and just simply amazing what the faculty, staff, and students do.”But globalization speeds ever faster, so Harvard now must adapt to fresh challenges. In an intertwined world, issues involving business and economics, health and government, science and the humanities routinely cross borders. Technology has made the world smaller at the same time that its problems — from climate change to global pandemics —have become larger.With those realities in mind, Harvard is ramping up efforts to help its students become global citizens of the 21st century, so they will be prepared to confront the knotty problems looming just beyond the horizon.Harvard President Drew Faust has embraced Harvard’s international image in both practical and symbolic ways. Faust, whose appointment was celebrated around the world as an example of what women now can achieve, has traveled to China, Botswana, South Africa, Western Europe, and is now on a weeklong trip to Japan and China.Her current visit bolstered Harvard’s long-standing Japanese relationships through meetings with government and university officials, and with some of Harvard’s Japanese graduates, whose international alumni club is the third largest behind those of the United Kingdom and Canada. Faust also visited a Japanese girls’ school, a familiar practice for her.Faust then headed for Shanghai to speak at the official opening of the Harvard Center Shanghai, which has operated since 2008. The facility, the result of a partnership between the Harvard Business School and the Harvard China Fund, taps into Harvard’s and, more specifically, the Harvard Business School’s long relationships in China. It provides space for conferences and workshops in cooperation with Chinese universities, researchers, government, and public and private organizations.Enriching student experiencesHarvard College began emphasizing undergraduate study abroad a decade ago, Dominguez said, when faculty and administrators realized that, with globalization on the march, international experience was becoming a critical part of a well-rounded education.Andrew Gordon, now the Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History, studied in Japan as a Harvard undergraduate in the 1970s, taking a year off to do so. The experience fostered his interest in Japan, and helped prompt him to become a scholar in its modern history.Gordon said students who head for Tokyo and Kyoto now tend to have one of two levels of experience. Some have studied the area and are familiar with its language, culture, and history. Others travel earlier in their academic careers, and their experiences may spark enthusiasm for further study.Some students head off already committed to long-term study of Japan; others come back inspired to study more,” Gordon said.Foreign experiences for students now come in all sorts of packages. A quick glance at the Harvard Summer School Web page shows programs in archaeology in Honduras, environmental studies in Venice, history in Jerusalem, language programs in nine countries, and science programs in eight. All of these Summer School programs started after 2000.Harvard also has centers that focus on regional studies, such as the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, which create communities of scholarship focused on their target regions.Lisbeth Tarlow, associate director of the Davis Center, said it annually supports 25 to 30 student research projects on the region. This year’s project applications include an ethnography of Muslim life in the Czech Republic and research on a Soviet sanitorium as a prism for environmental, medical, social, and cultural history. Tarlow said the center helps to foster area studies both at Harvard and on site through research funding, through foreign internships, by hosting scholars from abroad, and by providing logistical support for research in the field from a consultant whom the center retains in Moscow.“All of this is really to foster a vibrant community of students, faculty, and scholars from a variety of disciplines to promote new thinking on the region,” Tarlow said.Working abroad has always been an integral part of scientific fieldwork. Consequently, Harvard’s scientific faculty, scholars, and students conduct research from the Arctic to the South Pole. Students can participate independently or take classes where fieldwork is integrated into studies. For the past several years, biology professor Gonzalo Giribet has taken his students on a spring break specimen-collecting trip to the Caribbean. This year’s plans called for 14 students to spend the week diving on Panama’s reefs.“In lab they see live animals, but they have no idea which group predominates in a reef,” Giribet said. While diving, “they see all the corals and sponges and understand where most of the biomass is.” They dive each day, bringing specimens to running-seawater tanks for analysis.“We do a lot of collecting,” Giribet said. “I tell them they aren’t going on vacation in Panama. You’re going to work.”Harvard students venture abroad in myriad ways. Members of the Harvard Glee Club performed in Canada earlier this month, while members of the women’s squash team traveled to India over winter break to play top Indian teams, and coach and tutor underprivileged children. Since January, students have worked on malnutrition in Uganda, on illiteracy in El Salvador, and on a clean-water project in the Dominican Republic.Even as Harvard sends its students abroad, it also draws many international students to its classrooms, more than 4,000 of them in 2008-09. For instance, the Edward S. Mason Program at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) has long prepared talented individuals to address the world’s most compelling development challenges. This year, the program is sponsoring 73 midcareer professionals from 46 developing and newly industrialized nations in the School’s master’s of public administration program.Paulina Gonzalez-Pose, the Mason Program’s director, said the outreach brings together a heterogeneous group of experienced professionals from the public and nonprofit sectors, and also welcomes those from the private sector who have made a serious commitment to public service. In its 52nd year, the program works to improve the analytical and leadership skills required to achieve major political, social, and economic change around the world.Nontraditional classes, in the form of executive education programs, also draw midcareer professionals in areas ranging from business to government to law to health to journalism. The programs not only provide education in their fields, but they create valuable networks.In 2007, a Russian submarine became entangled in fishing nets and was trapped on the ocean floor. While the world watched and tragedy loomed, a Russian admiral called a U.S. counterpart he had met in the U.S.-Russia Security Program, an HKS executive education session. That back-channel phone call jump-started a chain of events that resulted in U.S. and British assistance and the crew’s rescue.Faculty coming here and working thereTo Julio Frenk, the clearest sign of Harvard’s primacy as an international institution may be his own hiring. Frenk, dean of the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) since January 2009, was Mexico’s minister of health from 2000 to 2006 and is an authority on global health.Frenk said HSPH has an international reputation, with a third of the School’s students coming from outside the United States. HSPH researchers work in 50 countries. In a recent survey, a third of the School’s faculty members said they spend 75 percent of their time working on research projects with a global dimension.Frenk emphasizes that global health now includes domestic health, since medical problems now easily traverse national borders. In the age of AIDS, SARS, and H1N1, health inside a country can be influenced dramatically by what happens elsewhere.Major research problems increasingly involve issues so large and broad that they require collaboration from scientists across disciplines and around the world, from the nature of human-caused climate change, to the best way to fight AIDS, to the creation of the world’s most powerful particle accelerator.“The transition to a global outlook is becoming a unifying element of the work of faculty across the University,” said Frenk.A portal for exploring Harvard’s worldwide activities »last_img read more

NegOcc records fewer crimes amid quarantine

first_imgHe appealed to Negrenses to cooperatewith the police in the strict enforcement of the enhanced community quarantineuntil April 30. Health personnel of the Alfredo E. Marañon Sr. Memorial District Hospital in Sagay City, Negros Occidental attend patients who fell ill after eating linugaw, which contained intoxicating yam on April 10. SAGAY CDRRMO Theft incidents dropped by 80 percent,from the previous five to only one. The eight focus crimes include murder,homicide, physical injury, rape, robbery, theft, car, and motorcycle theft.These are also known as index crimes or crimes against persons and property. BACOLOD City – The volume of eight focus crimes in Negros Occidentalshowed a 26-percent drop, following the implementation of strict quarantinemeasures against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). From March 17 to April 14, a total of1,221 curfew violators were arrested in Negros Occidental, of which 16 arefacing charges.center_img There is an increase, however, inincidents of homicide and physical injury, but these mostly happened indomestic settings, Baleros said. Colonel Romeo Baleros, policeprovincial director, said the figures show a significant decrease in the totalcrime volume in the past 29 days. Records of the Negros OccidentalPolice Provincial Office showed that from March 17 to April 14, only 26 indexcrimes have been recorded, lower by nine, compared to 35 between Feb. 17 andMarch 16. The remaining 1,205 have beencounseled and advised to go home.(With areport from PNA/PN)last_img read more

Hamilton County Deery rained out

first_imgWEBSTER CITY, Iowa – The Deery Brothers Summer Series event scheduled for Saturday, April 18 at Hamilton County Speedway has been rained out.The next event for the Late Model tour is set for Sunday, May 3 at Quad City Speedway in East Moline, Ill.last_img