Furnmart Limited ( 2011 Abridged Report

first_imgFurnmart Limited ( listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2011 abridged results.For more information about Furnmart Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Furnmart Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Furnmart Limited (  2011 abridged results.Company ProfileFurnmart Limited markets furniture and electrical appliances for the domestic market through an international network of retail outlets in Botswana, South Africa, Namibia and Zambia. The company also offers a range of smart credit services. Furnmart retail outlets offer a wide range of home products that includes kitchen appliances such as fridges, freezers, washing machines and microwaves; bedroom products which include bed bases and mattresses, and bedroom furniture, rugs, carpets and curtains; and stylish furniture for the lounge and dining room which includes couches, dining room tables and chairs, and quality carpets and curtains.last_img read more

U.S.-born priest elected bishop of Caledonia

first_imgU.S.-born priest elected bishop of Caledonia Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Anglican Communion, People Featured Events Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector Columbus, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Press Release Service Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Belleville, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Bath, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC center_img Submit a Job Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Smithfield, NC [Anglican Journal] The Rev. Jake Worley, an Alabama-born priest, has been elected bishop of the diocese of Caledonia.Worley, rector of the Bulkley Valley Regional Parish, which includes three congregations in northern British Columbia, was elected on the eighth ballot of an episcopal election held in Prince Rupert on April 22.“It was an amazing experience of the Holy Spirit,” Worley said. “He certainly came there and moved on our hearts. It was amazing. I don’t know what else to say besides we’re in many ways shocked, but also grateful, for his leading.”Full article. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Albany, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit an Event Listing Tags Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Posted Apr 25, 2017 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FLlast_img read more

TCU mercy rules UT-Rio Grande Valley in 13-0 shutout

first_imgLinkedin + posts Garrett Podell ReddIt Facebook Previous articleWorld Champion runner forced to withdraw from Cowtown’s Ultra MarathonNext articleDog bites student on Stadium Drive Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Garrett Podell Facebook Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Garrett Podell Garrett Podell printThe TCU Horned Frogs picked up exactly where they left off in Houston by defeating the UT-Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros 13-0 Tuesday night in a shortened, seven-inning game.The NCAA Run Rule caused the game to end after the top of the seventh inning because TCU lead by more than ten runs after the Vaqueros had come up to bat seven times.The win improves the Horned Frogs’ record to 4-1 at Lupton Stadium and 7-1 overall.The Frogs scored early and often, with their first two runs of the game coming after the team’s first two at-bats. First baseman Connor Wanhanen walked to lead off the game, and second baseman Cam Warner connected on a 2-2 pitch that sent the baseball sailing over the wall in right center for his first home run as at TCU.“I thought that Warner’s home run early in the game took some pressure off and we took advantage of how many times they walked us,” TCU head coach Jim Schlossnagle said.In the third inning, TCU broke the game open by scoring seven runs, including a bases-loaded triple by third baseman Elliot Barzilli, which turned into an inside-the-park home run after a throwing error by UTRVG left fielder Joseph Collazo.In TCU’s four-run fifth inning, Horned Frogs freshman phenom Luken Baker padded his offensive numbers with a two-run RBI single to go along with his three walks, one of which occurred with the bases loaded that drove in outfielder Ryan Johnson from third base.Another component of TCU’s dominate performance was the solid pitching by freshman starter Dalton Horton, sophomore reliever Drew Gooch, and freshman reliever Dalton Brown.“I thought Horton really pitched well once he settled into a groove and we’re definitely going to need that before the season’s over,” Schlossnagle said. “As we have these mid-week games and the competition increases, he’s going to have to pitch really well for us — or somebody is.”Horton pitched four shutout innings, struck out a couple batters, and only gave up three hits. Gooch pitched an inning and two-thirds, but was relieved by Brown after loading up the bases.Brown struck out UTRVG catcher Austin Douglas to escape the bases-loaded jam in the top of the 6th inning, while also pitching a perfect seventh inning to end the ball game.TCU’s win increased their winning streak to seven, which left the team feeling good about their play.“I think anytime you see you’re scoring runs and you hit balls hard and they fall in and you hit balls not so hard and they end up falling in, it’s easy to have confidence from that, so the guys are feeling good about themselves and they should,” Schlossnagle said. “We just have to keep our blinders on and continue to play good baseball and everything will take care of itself.”The Horned Frogs return to Lupton Stadium at 6:30 p.m. Friday night to open up a three-game series against the Gonzaga Bulldogs. Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Linkedin Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Twitter Garrett Podell Elliot Barzilli rounds the bases against UT-Rio Grande Valley. Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. ReddIt Twitter Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Belarus: Tajik journalist faces unlawful extradition

first_img News Odinaev, 43, has been actively involved in the IRPT. In 2013, while living in Russia, he founded the Moscow-based TV Safo, an independent satellite television channel that broadcast programs about the plight of Tajik migrants in Russia as well as independent coverage of events in Tajikistan. Odinaev also worked for the nongovernmental organization Pomoshch’ Migrantam (“Aid to Migrants”). to go further RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Organisation The eleven groups are Amnesty International, the Association for Central Asian Migrants, the Association for Human Rights in Central Asia, Civil Rights Defenders, Freedom House, Freedom Now, Human Constanta, Human Rights Center Viasna, Human Rights Watch, Norwegian Helsinki Committee, and Reporters Without Borders (RSF). “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says An independent journalist and political opposition activist risks torture or other ill-treatment if he is forcibly returned from Belarus to Tajikistan, a group of eleven human rights groups said today. Belarusian authorities should not extradite or deport the activist, Farhod Odinaev, or otherwise facilitate his forced return to Tajikistan. “Tajikistan’s government is known for ‘transnational repression,’ routinely using politically motivated charges to reach beyond its borders to threaten and detain peaceful dissidents,” said Steve Swerdlow, senior Central Asia researcher at Human Rights Watch. “Belarus has a binding obligation not to send Odinaev anywhere he could face torture or other ill-treatment, including to Tajikistan, and it should abide by this international commitment.” News Forced return would violate ban on torture, other ill-treatment. Belarusian migration authorities detained Odinaev, a member of the opposition Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan (IRPT), under a Tajik extradition request on September 25, 2019, after he attempted to cross the Belarus-Lithuania border. He had planned to travel from there to attend a human rights conference in Warsaw, Poland. Tajik authorities banned the party and declared it a terrorist organization in 2015, jailing its senior leadership and dozens of other members. Since then, Tajik authorities have engaged in a wide-ranging crackdown on the IRPT and other political activists in and outside the country, using extradition requests and INTERPOL “red notices” to detain them abroad. Credit: RFE/RL RSF_en June 8, 2021 Find out more News News June 7, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia BelarusTajikistanEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses ImprisonedFreedom of expressionExiled mediaUnited NationsJudicial harassment Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts BelarusTajikistanEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses ImprisonedFreedom of expressionExiled mediaUnited NationsJudicial harassment In recent years, the Tajik government’s political crackdown has reached beyond the IRPT, as the authorities have intensified repression of free expression, peaceful assembly, and association by political opposition groups; curtailed the independence of the legal profession; and infringed on the independent exercise of religious faith. Since 2014, more than 150 political activists, lawyers, and government critics have been unjustly imprisoned. Relatives of dissidents who peacefully criticize the government from outside the country are regularly subjected to attacks by violent mobs and official acts of retaliation, such as arbitrary detention, threats of rape by security force members, and confiscation of passports and property. October 7, 2019 Belarus: Tajik journalist faces unlawful extradition Odinaev was traveling through Belarus en route to the annual Human Dimension Implementation Meeting of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Europe’s largest human rights conference. He had planned to speak there on migration issues. The European Court of Human Rights has repeatedly held there is a serious risk that a person forcibly returned to face anti-state charges in Tajikistan would be tortured or subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment. The court also rejected as unreliable the Tajik government’s assurances that it would not subject anyone sent back to prohibited treatment.As a party to the Convention against Torture and as a matter of customary international law, Belarus is obliged to ensure that it does not send anyone to a place where they face a real risk of torture or other ill-treatment. For more information, please contact: Since September 25, Odinaev has been held in the pretrial detention center in Grodno, Belarus, pending possible extradition to Tajikistan. According to Human Constanta, the prosecutor general’s office received documentation on the extradition request and that Tajik authorities have charged Odinaev with, among other offenses, “public calls for carrying out extremist activity” (art. 307(1)(2) of Tajikistan’s criminal code) and “organizing an extremist community” (art. 307(2)(1)). The Tajik authorities routinely invoke these and related charges, including terrorism in politically motivated cases. In Washington, DC, for Human Rights Watch, Steve Swerdlow (English, Russian): +1-917-535-3075 (mobile); or [email protected] Twitter: @steveswerdlow In Almaty, for the Norwegian Helsinki Committee, Marius Fossum (English, Russian, Norwegian): +47-975-20-925 (mobile); or [email protected] Twitter: @marius_fossum In Minsk, for Human Constanta, Nasta Loiko (Russian, Belarussian, English): +375-291-260-612 (mobile); or [email protected] Vilnius, for the Association of Central Asian Migrants, Ilhomjon Yakubov (Russian, Tajik): +370-675-40-792 (mobile); Twitter: @IYoqubzade‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ In Washington, DC, for Freedom House, Marc Behrendt (English, Russian): +1-202-296-5101; or [email protected] In Minsk, for Human Rights Center Viasna, Valiantsin Stefanovic (English, Russian): +375-296-626-188 (mobile): or [email protected] In Washington, DC, for Freedom Now, Maran Turner, (English): +44-776-376-4699 In Paris, for the Association for Human Rights in Central Asia, Nadejda Atayeva (Russian, French): +33-6-49-38-8659; or [email protected] Twitter: @ahrca In Paris, for Reporters Without Borders (RSF), Johann Bihr (English, Russian, French): +33-6-63-03-86-25; [email protected] Twitter: @johannbihr In London, for Amnesty International, Denis Krivosheev (English, Russian, Belarusian): +44-20-7413-5500/5669 ‬ Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says Odinaev had participated in the 2018 conference. Human Constanta, a Belarusian human rights organization that is providing legal assistance to Odinaev in Belarus, said that Russian authorities had conducted an inspection of Pomoshch’ Migrantam in 2013, at the behest of the Tajik authorities. Other sources close to Odinaev said that he felt the Tajik government was more actively targeting him in the year since the 2018 conference and learned that he may have been then added to a list of persons the Tajik government was seeking to detain abroad for involvement in anti-state crimes. Torture is illegal in Tajikistan but remains widespread. Police and investigators often torture detainees to coerce confessions, including from people associated with political opposition groups, such as the IRPT and the political opposition “Group 24.” During a March 2019 prison visit, imprisoned IRPT deputy chairman, Mahmadali Hayit, showed his wife injuries on his forehead and stomach that he said were caused by beatings from prison officials for refusing to record videos denouncing Tajik opposition figures abroad. June 4, 2021 Find out more Tajikistan severely restricts religious freedom, regulating religious worship, dress, and education, and imprisons numerous people on vague charges of religious extremism. Tajik authorities also suppress unregistered Muslim education throughout the country, control the content of sermons, and have closed many unregistered mosques. Under the pretext of combating extremist threats, Tajikistan bans several peaceful minority Muslim groups. “Odinaev faces a high risk of torture if returned to Tajikistan,” said Nadejda Atayeva, president of the Association for Human Rights in Central Asia. “No technical assurances Dushanbe could provide to the contrary will suffice given its terrible record on torture. Belarus’ cooperation with Tajikistan as co-member state of the Commonwealth of Independent States and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization should have no impact on its obligations under the Convention against Torture.” “Belarusian authorities should immediately and unconditionally release Odinaev and allow him passage to a safe third country,” said Marius Fossum, regional representative of the Norwegian Helsinki Committee in Central Asia. “The United States, the European Union, and all of Belarus’ international partners should press Minsk not to extradite Odinaev to a risk of torture and should publicly voice serious concern over Tajikistan’s crackdown on freedom of expression.”last_img read more

Judge finds against New York Times in anthrax case but rules against a fine

first_img Help by sharing this information Organisation United StatesAmericas A federal judge in Virginia found against the New York Times in a case in which it was sued for defamation by former military scientist Stephen J. Hatfill, on 17 November 2006. The judge ruled that the daily could not rely on information provided by confidential FBI sources to accuse the scientist of involvement in a series of anthrax parcel bomb attacks which caused five deaths in 2001. However the judge rejected a demand from the plaintiff, who was calling for the daily to be fined 25,000 dollars a day, as long as its reporter Nicholas Kristof refused to name his sources of information._____________________________________________________________16.11.06 – Anthrax case : The New York Times refuses to reveal one of its journalists’ sources and risks being finedReporters Without Borders hopes that the federal court will show proof of mercy on November 17, 2006, when it makes it ruling about the request for sanctions on The New York Times, after one of his reporters, Nicholas Kristof, refused to reveal his sources of information to the court. Kristof and The New York Times are being sued for “defamation” by a U.S. Army former bioterrorism expert, Stephen J. Hatfill. “The lawsuit initiated by Stephen J. Hatfill concerns The New York Times, and do not engage the journalist’s personal liability. Nicholas Kristof therefore cannot be given a jail term, but the “professional secret” issue remains fully unresolved. Were the Times sanctionned, this would once again place freedom of the press in jeopardy. We have just asked the new members of Congress to adopt a federal “shield law” that would guarantee journalists the privilege of source confidentiality. What is more, we hope that the federal judge’s decision will be worthy of this critical issue for press freedom,” Reporters Without Borders stated. On November 17, 2006, a federal district court in Virginia will decide whether Hatfill will be granted his request for sanctions on The New York Times. Sanctions primarily entails the imposition of fines or restrictions on the evidence that The New York Times can present. On November 2, the same court had upheld the first instance decision handed down by a federal magistrate in Virginia ten days earlier, obliging the journalist to name three of his informants. Nicholas Kristof had devoted a series of articles on anthrax parcel bombs attacks, which had caused five deaths in 2001. Citing FBI sources, the journalist had mentioned Stephen J. Hatfill, a physician, and a U.S. Army former expert in bioterrorism, as one of the rare people likely to have access to anthrax and to know how to use it. In 2004, the doctor initiated a lawsuit for defamation against the Times. After the case was dismissed on the motion by the newspaper, Stephen J. Hatfill had won his case on appeal. After being brought before the U.S. Supreme Court, which had refused to make a ruling, the matter finally came back before a federal court this year.Since both parties’ points of origin are in two different states (New York, for the daily, and Virginia for the plaintiff), the federal court ruled that the laws of the state of Virginia would apply, as much as Stephen J. Hatfill had filed the lawsuit in the latter state. Under the case law of the Supreme Court of Virginia, a journalist benefits from the qualified privilege of source confidentiality but can be legally compelled to name his (her) informants in certain cases. It is on the basis of this restriction that the judge has ordered Nicholas Kristof to reveal his. Two of the three informants gave the journalist permission to divulge their names. United StatesAmericas June 7, 2021 Find out more News WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists News Receive email alerts to go furthercenter_img News RSF_en Follow the news on United States News November 20, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Judge finds against New York Times in anthrax case but rules against a fine Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says April 28, 2021 Find out more NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say June 3, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Censorship stepped up to target blogging

first_img News Chinese authorities have closed two sites hosting blogs, in an escalation of Internet censorship that began with a crack down on discussion forums. In targeting blogs – personal pages where Internet-users post their own comments on the news – the government seems determined to claw back the meagre gains of the past few years in terms of individual freedoms. News March 17, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Censorship stepped up to target blogging RSF_en China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison News Receive email alerts News Help by sharing this information Organisation to go further The Chinese authorities have stepped up Internet censorship to include blogging, closing two sites hosting blogs – personal pages where Internet-users post their own comments on the news.Reporters Without Borders expressed its anger at this escalation of Internet censorship that coincides with the opening of the 60th session of the United Nations Human Rights Commission, at which China has a seat but without respecting its international commitments.The site was closed on 11 March “until further notice” for allowing a letter to be posted that was critical of the government. It was the turn of to be shut down on 14 March.”After closing websites and discussion forums, the Chinese authorities are now targeting blogs, one of the last outlets for expression still open to Internet-users,” said the international press freedom and allow Chinese Internet-users the chance to keep up a personal page without any technical knowledge. The sites are very popular, alone hosting more than 15,000 blogs that have now been made inaccessible.In its determination to track down Internet dissidents, the government began by banning cybercafés, apart from those run by major groups approved by the government. After that they set their sights on discussion forums, closing sites such as Observatory and Media on Co-ordinators then set about blocking more messages and there was an upsurge in warnings.From there it was the blocking of major international sites Deutsche Welle and the Wall Street Journal. These latest moves against bloggers top off the authorities’ efforts to strangle web use.Blogs have mushroomed in the last five years, particularly in countries that crack down on free expression like China and Iran. They are a tool used more and more frequently by journalists and that also allow non professionals to express themselves on the web. Follow the news on China China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures March 12, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific April 27, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimeslast_img read more

Bus strike suspended to allow for talks

first_img Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Twitter Bus strike suspended to allow for talks Facebook By News Highland – May 14, 2013 Google+ LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleCouncillor predicts metering process will cause Donegal’s water network to fall apartNext articleHealth Minister releases details of hospital reorganisation for Letterkenny and Sligo News Highland Google+center_img Strike action by Bus Eireann workers has been suspended for 48 hours following a breakthrough in talks at the Labour Relations Commission last night.Unions and management agreed to attend the talks after thousands of passengers were left stranded after pickets were placed on bus routes across the country.At the request of the LRC, Bus Eireann agreed to suspend the implementation of a Labour Court recommendation affecting workers terms of employment and unions in-turn suspended all forms of industrial action.Aingeala Flannery has more………..[podcast][/podcast] WhatsApp Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson WhatsApp Pinterest News Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Twitter Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margeylast_img read more

[Breaking] SC Allows NEET Test On Oct 14 For Students Who Could Not Appear Due To COVID-19 Or Being In Containment Zones

first_imgTop Stories[Breaking] SC Allows NEET Test On Oct 14 For Students Who Could Not Appear Due To COVID-19 Or Being In Containment Zones LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK12 Oct 2020 12:49 AMShare This – xNEET results will be declared on October 16The Supreme Court on Monday allowed NEET test to be conducted on October 14 for students who missed the exam on September 13 due to COVID-19 or due to being stuck in containment zones.A bench headed by the Chief Justice of India passed this order based on the request made by the Solicitor General of India, Tushar Mehta.The results will be declared on October 16, the Solicitor General informed…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 on Monday allowed NEET test to be conducted on October 14 for students who missed the exam on September 13 due to COVID-19 or due to being stuck in containment zones.A bench headed by the Chief Justice of India passed this order based on the request made by the Solicitor General of India, Tushar Mehta.The results will be declared on October 16, the Solicitor General informed the Court.Earlier, the Supreme Court had dismissed a bunch of petitions seeking the postponement of NEET exams amid the COVID-19 pandemic.The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET 2020) exam was held on 13 September across the nation from 2 pm to 5 pm. The National Testing Agency (NTA), the body that conducts the medical entrance exam, said that about 88 percentage of the 15.97 lakh candidates who had registered for the exam took the test. As per the Standard Operating Procedure, candidates who were infected with COVID-19 or hailing from containment zones were not allowed to appear.Next Storylast_img read more

Trail Gazers and Inch Levels to feature on National Airwaves this week

first_img Previous articleCouncil approves planning for two regeneration projectsNext article#BuyDonegalWeekend hailed a success News Highland Facebook Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Twitter Twitter By News Highland – November 16, 2020 News Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Facebookcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Trail Gazers and Inch Levels will feature on National Airwaves this week.The Donegal County Council led EU Project Trail Gazers and its pilot trail in Donegal, the magnificent Inch Levels, will be featured on RTE’s Nationwide programme on Wednesday 18th November as part of a special countywide series of features on Donegal. RTÉ One’s Nationwide programme is celebrating Donegal with four full programmes on the county this week. Presenters Anne Cassin and Bláthnaid Ní Chófaigh have been up and down the county finding interesting stories and people and filming in beautiful locations for this week’s special programmes and Trail Gazers at Inch Levels is delighted to be chosen as one of the highlighted stories.Inch Levels is one of Ireland’s most historic walkways is in the northwest where Lough Swilly in Donegal once met Lough Foyle in Derry. In the 1800s the marshy wastelands were transformed into a fertile plain in one of the most ambitious land reclamation projects on these islands. Today the area is home to an array of migrating birds and wild fowl and today hundreds of walkers and cyclists are drawn here to enjoy the Inch Level Trail. The segment which showcases stunning camera shots of Inch and the surrounding countryside, features reporter Mary Harte speaking with Mary Daly from the Trail Gazers Project, Donegal County Council, National Parks Ranger, Martin Toye and local historian and user of the trail, Dessie McCallion.The interviews will feature information about the renewed interest in Walking and Cycling Trails, the wildfowl which can be seen in the area and the importance of the Trail Gazers project. It’s not just about the trail anymore, it really is all about building up an experience and that is where Trail Gazers comes in.Trail Gazers is being piloted at Inch, one of eight locations in Europe (only 2 of which are in Ireland) – it is working to stimulate rural economic development by linking investments made by local authorities into walking and recreational infrastructure to the surrounding small towns and villages; encouraging footfall into these places to explore, experience and enjoy – thereby sustaining local communities.Local players are key to the success of this project. By developing a bespoke community trail plan and animating local people to become ‘community trail ambassadors’ or custodians of these natural sites – Trail Gazers aims to reignite ambition for the area and that one person can make a difference and become the difference in that community!Speaking about the feature which will be aired on RTE, Project Manager Loretta McNicholas said ‘this perfectly captured not only the beauty of Inch but the importance of Trail Gazers to the area and the potential for the local rural economy’.This project was championed by the Research and Policy Unit, Economic Development, Donegal County Council – Trail Gazers will guide future investment in walking and cycling trails and this new model can be applied to trail sites throughout our county and to all our partner regions. Community Enhancement Programme open for applications WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Trail Gazers and Inch Levels to feature on National Airwaves this week Pinterest Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic last_img read more

Ohio police officer talks armed robbery suspect into peacefully surrendering

first_imgkali9/iStockBy BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News(JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio) — An Ohio police officer is being praised for showing restraint and providing a textbook example of his de-escalation training to peacefully end a standoff with an alleged armed robber who was threatening to kill himself, telling the suspect, “You’re too young, bud.”Police body camera footage showed the Jackson Township officer, whose name was not immediately released, talking the suspect into putting down his gun and surrendering.The episode came in sharp contrast to numerous high-profile incidents nationwide when law enforcement officers have come under criticism, and several criminally charged, for quickly resorting to the use of deadly force.“The officer did do a fantastic job, there’s no question about that. I’m very proud of the way our guys handled that situation,” Jackson Township Police Chief Mark Brink told ABC News on Tuesday.The incident unfolded just after 3 p.m. on Saturday when officers responded to a report of a robbery at a Dollar General store in Jackson Township, which is about 5 miles northwest of Canton, according to a statement from police.Police said a woman who witnessed the robbery followed the suspect as he drove away from the store and reported his whereabouts to police.At one point, the suspect, identified as 20-year-old Rashawn Harper of Tennessee, noticed the witness following him and allegedly opened fire on her car, striking it on the side, police said.“He’s shooting at me! He’s got a gun!” the 51-year-old witness was heard telling a dispatcher in a 911 call obtained by ABC News affiliate WEWS in Cleveland.Officers found the suspect’s car abandoned in front of a home, police said. An occupant of the residence told police the suspect ran through their backyard toward a golf course, according to the statement.When officers caught up to the suspect, he was “sitting on a bench with a gun to his head,” the police statement reads.Brink said all of his officers are trained in crisis intervention, and specifically taught how to deal with distraught or mentally ill suspects.“It was a tough situation. The young man had just shot at a car,” said Brink, adding that during the investigation, police learned the suspect had also approached a man and allegedly threatened him with a handgun.Instead of resorting to deadly use of force, the officer de-escalated the situation by calmly negotiating with the suspect to put down the gun, according to body-camera footage obtained by WEWS.“We can help you, dude. We’re not going to hurt you. I promise you we are not going to hurt you. Put it down,” said an officer, who joined the Jackson Township Police Department as a part-time member in 2016 and became a full-time officer in September 2017.During the standoff, Harper told the officer that he had stopped taking his medication for a mental disorder. The officer promised Harper that he would get him a therapist if he put down the gun.“You toss that gun out of there. I put mine away, and I’ll come talk to you. I promise you. We can help you. It’s not the way,” the officer told Harper, according to the footage.As they continued to speak, Harper told the officer his age, the video shows.“Come on, bud, you have to talk to me. Dude, you’re 20. You’re still so young. Let’s go, dude, we don’t want to do this. Just put it (the gun) down, bud. We don’t want to do it. You don’t want to do it. You’re 20,” the officer said, according to the video.Brink said the officer negotiated with Harper for three to five minutes before he put the gun down. The officer continued to console Harper even as he was handcuffing him.“What’s up, dude? Look at me. What’s going on?” the officer asked.Harper responded, “I made terrible decisions,” according to the video.When asked why he allegedly committed the robbery, Harper said, “I didn’t want to do what I did.”Harper remained in custody on Tuesday in the Stark County Jail on charges of aggravated robbery and felony assault. He was also charged with carrying a concealed weapon, aggravated menacing, obstructing official business and possessing a stolen gun.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more