IsraelMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists Organisation Follow the news on Israel “As we celebrate the 12th International Press Freedom Day, we ask you to cease attacking journalists, especially those who are Palestinian,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said in a letter to him. “The seven Israel is still holding were apparently just doing their job,” he said. At least 20 Palestinian journalists have been arrested since the start of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian towns and cities on 29 March.The seven journalists were Jalal Hameid, of the privately-owned Bethlehem TV station Al-Rouah, Maher el-Dessuki, of Al-Quds Educational TV, Kamal Ali Jbeil, of the daily Al-Quds, Hussam Abu Alan, a photographer for Agence France-Presse (AFP), Iyyad el-Juneidi, managing editor of the Hebron TV station Al-Mostaqbal, Yusri el-Jamal, a Reuters sound man, and Ayman el-Kawasmi, head of the local radio station El Horriya. to go further RSF_en May 3, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders demands release of seven Palestinian journalists Help by sharing this information News Reporters Without Borders called today on Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to free seven Palestinian journalists and to stop attacking freedom of the press. News May 28, 2021 Find out more WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Sound man Jamal and Mazen Dana, a Reuters cameraman were seized on 30 April as they filmed outside Hebron’s hospital. The soldiers took their press and ID cards, blindfolded and handcuffed them and put them in an Israeli tank, after which they were taken to the district coordination office.On the way, the soldiers humiliated and threatened them and, according to Dana, one of them pointed a gun at his head and asked him: “How do you want to die?” When they got to the office, they were forced to lie on the floor for several hours without food or drink. Dana was interrogated next morning, received apologies and was freed, but Jamal was held prisoner.Also on 30 April, Kawasmi was arrested at his home and also taken, handcuffed and blindfolded, to the district coordination office. The next day, he was taken to the Ofer detention centre, near Ramallah. Soldiers also destroyed all the radio station’s equipment.On 29 April, Juneidi was arrested at his TV station by Israeli soldiers who smashed its equipment and blindfolded and handcuffed him. He is also being held at the Ofer centre.Photographer Alan was arrested on 24 April at the Beit Anun checkpoint near Hebron. Along with Reuters cameraman Dana and other journalists, he was going to Bani Naim to cover the funeral of two Palestinians. Alan was blindfolded and handcuffed and taken to an Israeli tank. Dana was freed a few hours later. It is not known where Alan, who lives in Hebron and has worked for AFP for seven years, is being held. Like most Palestinian journalists, he has not been able to get his Israeli press card renewed since the beginning of the year.Dessuki and Jbeli were arrested by Israeli soldiers on 18 April and are being held at the Ofer centre.Hameid, along with Ashraf Farraj, Al-Rouah’s chief editor, were arrested on 3 April at the press centre in Bethlehem with several other journalists, who were soon freed, according to Al-Rouah boss Hamdi Farraj, while the other two were taken to the Beitunia detention centre near Ramallah. Ashraf Farraj was freed on 24 April but Hameid is still being held. RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes June 3, 2021 Find out more News IsraelMiddle East – North Africa News May 16, 2021 Find out more
WhatsApp THE Dunraven Arms Hotel and the scenic backdrop of Adare will play host to Fine Gael’s annual two day meeting for consultation, prior to resuming Dail and Seanad sittings after the summer recess on September 10 and 11 next. Limerick TD and chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party, Dan Neville commented, “This is the first time that this meeting of the Party has taken place in the Constituency, which I have represented in the Oireachtas for 26 years. This is the last meeting before the General Election and the agenda and discussions are very important for the people we serve and our Party,” said Deputy Neville. It’s expected that in the coming months, the party will be laying plans to defend the four seats which it holds in Limerick. Linkedin Advertisement Email Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Previous articleRodrigo y Gabriela a ‘must see’ showNext articleConstruction sector falls in Limerick Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up NewsPoliticsParty meeting in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – July 11, 2015 779 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival TAGSAdareDeputy Dan NevilleDunraven ArmsFine Gaellimerick Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live
Home » News » Land & New Homes » Connells says Midlands new homes sales have bounced back previous nextLand & New HomesConnells says Midlands new homes sales have bounced backPromising sales figures show Brexit blues aren’t here to stayNigel Lewis10th October 201602,007 Views Connells has reported a 12% year-on-year increase in sales for its Midlands new homes division (pictured, right) which, the company says, marks a return to confidence within the region following June’s Brexit vote.The Connells team: (back row, left to right) Stephen Dey, Lloyd Young, Michael Feenan; (front row left to right)Donna Smith, Nancy Magar, Nerys Viner, Nicola Moore.Its Land and News Homes team racked up a “staggering” 210 new homes sales between July and September this year. It’s an achievement which, says Regional New Homes Director Donna Smith, has been helped by a “pro-housing government, record low interest rates and competitive mortgage products”.“New homes sales are currently flying across the Midlands and we’re not experiencing any hesitancy from customers in the wake of the referendum decision.“In fact, we’re seeing quite the opposite and with continued lack of supply, new homes continue to perform well and remain much in demand.”Developments which have helped the team deliver such strong results include sites in central Birmingham, Oldbury in the West Midlands and Lichfield in Staffordshire.Also, recent figures from NHBC confirm a national post-Brexit bounce for new homes. Its figures show that the number of newbuilds registered to be built in the UK during August reached 12,500, an increase of 20% compared to the same month last year.These results are a vindication for Connells’ relatively bullish position just after the Brexit vote, when chief executive David Plumtree (pictured, left) came out fighting, asserting that the “market is still strong” and that people “shouldn’t put their home moving plans on hold”.Connells most recent financial results from February, prior to the Brexit vote, revealed pre-tax profits of £62.5 million, up 19% year-on-year.midlands new homes connells October 10, 2016Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021
Hernandez’s late return for pre-season training after appearing in the Confederations Cup for Mexico means he has been one of the players who has struggled to make an impact during David Moyes’ first couple of months as United manager. So far he has managed just two starts, plus three more substitute appearances amounting to a grand total of 34 minutes. Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez is determined to prove himself worthy of a regular spot with the Old Trafford outfit. Hernandez has still made a positive impact, scoring the only goal in last month’s Capital One Cup win over Liverpool at Old Trafford. But he wants more, even if he acknowledges the competition is pretty stiff. “I am going on four years here at Manchester United and, like I have always said, I am happy to be able to play for one of the best clubs in the world,” he told Mexican TV station Deportes Telemundo. “I am happy, doing my best every single day to earn more minutes on the pitch. “All of us want to be able to contribute our part so this team can win championships.” Yet, with Wayne Rooney remaining at Old Trafford, it is hard to see how Hernandez can make the permanent breakthrough he has been craving since arriving at United from Mexican outfit Chivas in 2010. And that may eventually force the 25-year-old to look elsewhere in a bid to further his career. “I strive for that, I am working towards that; earning a spot as a starter,” said Hernandez, who over the coming days will attempt to revive Mexico’s fortunes and prevent them from missing their first World Cup since 1990. Press Association “I know my performance on the pitch will allow me to achieve that goal some day either here [in Manchester] or elsewhere for any other club. “I just need to be given more opportunities to showcase what I can do.” It is a tricky situation though as Hernandez clearly relishes the battle for a first-team spot with such stellar team-mates. “What better way to compete anywhere in the world than to compete with them (Rooney and Robin van Persie)?” he said. “The competition inside the team has always been really healthy. That helps a lot. Everyone wants to earn a starting spot.” And after such a difficult start to the season, that competition is exactly what United need to push themselves back up the table. “The training and matches coming up will force us to step up and help the team grow both at an individual and collective level,” he added.
A 25-year-old man has been arrested after authorities say he constructed a pipe bomb that then started a fire in his neighbor’s yard.The incident occurred Saturday at a home in Orange City.Authorities say the suspect, Christopher Green, put together a pipe bomb in his backyard then lit it and that’s when the device, “flew” into his neighbor’s backyard and set some of her land on fire.The neighbor who was doing yard work at the time, told authorities that she heard a loud hissing sound and then noticed a metal pipe with caps on each end landed in her yard.No one was hurt during the incident, however, authorities did evacuate the neighborhood as a precaution while the investigation took place.Green told authorities that he mixed stump remover with sugar to make smoke bombs. Authorities also found that he posted a video of himself making a pipe bomb the evening before the incident occurred.Green was arrested but has since been released after posting his $10,000 bail.
3 p.m. Varsity girls tennis Wellington Tues., Sept. 15 3 p.m. 9 a.m. Sat., Sept. 19 Tues., Sept. 1 Wellington Thurs. Aug. 27 Mon., Sept. 21 Wellington 9 a.m. Sat., Sept. 12 3 p.m Tues. Sept. 29 Mon., Sept. 28 Thurs., Sept. 10 Sat., Sept. 5 Tues., Sept. 29 Location Conway Springs Tues., Sept. 22 Wellington Kingman Sat. Sept. 26 3 p.m. 9 a.m. 3:30 p.m. 3 p.m. 3 p.m Tues, Sept. 15 by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” 10 things to know about the Wellington High School girls tennis team:1. The essentials: Head coach: Brian Aufdengarten, 16th year. Notable accomplishments last season: Wellington doubles team of sisters Madi and Mekenna Adams placed seventh at the Class 4A State Tournament. Madi Lewellen and Dietra Sober also qualified for state.Â 2.Â No. of returning starters: There are four returning varsity players from a year ago. 3. The varsity roster: Aufty has eight varsity players who will be interchangeable throughout the year. Those girls will be: MeKenna Adams, Madison Lewellen, Abby Lowe, Lexis Saffell, Avery Rusk, Lauryn Snipes, Jacelyn Buck and Kylie Aufdengarten.Â Snipes joins the team as a senior after not playing since her freshman year. Rusk hasnâ€™t played since the eighth grade.4. No. of players on the roster. There are 22 girls out this year, which is the largest number of players Aufdengarten has had in several years.5. Potential starters: â€¢Mekenna Adams, who finished seventh at state in doubles last year went 25-13 last season. She also finished third at regionals with her sister. â€¢Madison Lewellen, who was a state qualifier in doubles with Dietra Sober. Lewellenâ€™s doubles team finished 26-10 last season and took fifth at regionals. â€¢Abby Lowe was 15-15 in singles last year on varsity.Â â€¢Lexi Saffell was 20-8 last season in doubles and singles.Â â€œIâ€™m not sure who the top six will be at this time,â€ Aufdengarten said. 6. Potential starters for Wellington tournament Tuesday: Wellington tennis team opens the season Tuesday at home. This is the tentative starting lineup: Singles: Lewellen and Lowe. Doubles: Adams and Kylie Aufdengarten, No. 1 doubles; Lauryn Snipes and Avery Rusk, No. 2 doubles. 7. Crusader strengths: â€œThe fact we have so many players out this season is a big strength,â€ Aufdengarten said. 8. Crusader weaknesses: Â â€œThe skill levels are really varying this year,â€ Aufdengarten said. â€œWe have a lot of first time players. It is tougher to stretch varsity meets to the top 12 players. We probably arenâ€™t ready for varsity level matches yet.â€ 9. Key stretch for you: There are five tournaments in particular during the regular season: our first tournament, Ark City, Tournament of Champions, Wichita Collegiate, and Pratt. 10. The schedule: 3 p.m Colllegiate Kingman Conway Springs 10 a.m. Circle Wellington 4 p.m. 3 p.m 9 a.m. Mon., Sept. 7 Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments J.V. girls tennis Time Winfield Pratt 3 p.m. Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Oct. 9 – Oct. 10 3 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 10 3 p.m. 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5 Winfield Thurs., Sept. 24 Chaparral Thurs., Oct. 1 AV-CTL at Marion Thurs., Sept. 17 Collegiate 3 p.m AV-CTL at McPherson 9 a.m. Class 4A Regional, TBA. Tues., Sept. 8 Maize South Circle Goddard
Drake University fans have the opportunity to cheer on the Drake University men’s and women’s basketball teams near the sun and sand of Southwest Florida this fall as both teams were announced as part of the field for the Gulf Coast Showcase in November 2019.Hosted at Hertz Arena in Estero, Fla., the men’s tournament gets underway with three days of games beginning Nov. 25. Following a day off for the Thanksgiving holiday, the women’s tournament follows with three games starting on Nov. 29.Both Bulldog squads are the reigning Missouri Valley Conference champions and will face three days of challenging competition at the seventh-annual Gulf Coast Showcase.Fans and supporters that wish to be notified when details are finalized regarding travel packages please e-mail [email protected] with your name and email address.The men face the Miami University in their first contest Nov. 25 at 12:30 p.m. CDT. The Bulldogs then face either Northeastern or South Alabama Nov. 26. The third and final game will be against either Wright State, Weber State, Murray State or La Salle, Nov. 27.The women’s team takes the court Nov. 29 against Purdue at 6:30 p.m. CDT followed by two games against a field that includes Auburn, Middle Tennessee State, Gonzaga, Dayton Arizona State and Maine.The stout women’s field included four teams that finished in the top 50 of the RPI last season, including Drake and five programs that appeared in the NCAA Tournament. Print Friendly Version
9 July 2012 The Co-operatives Amendment Bill will lead to the establishment of an agency that will become a one-stop shop for co-operatives, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. “The new bill will result … in the establishment of the Co-operatives Development Agency, which will become a one-stop shop for both financial and non-financial support tailor-made for co-operatives, including administration of incentives, provision of training, and improvement of working conditions in the co-operatives sector,” Davies said on Saturday. He was speaking at a function marking International Co-operatives Day hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Northern Cape Department of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism at the Mittah Seperepere Convention Centre in Kimberly. Davies said the amendment Bill, which the department is taking through the Parliamentary process, would go a long way towards improving the sustainability of co-operatives and their contribution to the South African economy. The setting up of a Co-operatives Tribunal and Co-operatives Advisory Council are also provided for in the Bill. These proposed institutions were aimed at assisting government to reduce the mortality rate among co-operatives and ensure their sustainability. “These will ensure that co-operatives take their rightful place and contribute effectively to the country’s economy, as they have the capacity to create jobs and eradicate poverty,” Davies said, while also appealing to the private sector and government to consider procuring goods and services from co-operatives. According to Wikipedia, a co-operative (or co-op) is an autonomous association of people who voluntarily cooperate for their mutual social, economic, and cultural benefit. They include non-profit community organisations that are owned and managed by the people who use their services (consumer co-operatives) and/or by the people who work there (worker co-operatives). The director of the International Labour Organisation, Vic van Vuuren, said co-operatives were currently providing employment to over 400-million people worldwide. The chairperson of the South African chapter of the UN International Year of Co-operatives coordination committee, Wellings Maseko, appealed to all spheres of government to initiate programmes that are aimed at assisting cooperatives to survive. “The committee has come with numerous proposals that must be implemented in order to reduce the mortality rate of cooperatives from 80% to 20%,” Maseko said. “These include providing them with skills development and training, designating more products and services that the government and private sector can only procure from them, and working closely with international institutions such as the International Co-operatives Alliance and International Labour Organisation.” Source: SANews.gov.za
Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Americans have a very conflicted relationship with technology. According to a new Harris Interactive poll, 71% of Americans believe that technology has improved their overall quality of life, with 65% believing that technology helps them be more creative. That’s good, right?Well, it would be, except these numbers are down from last year. In fact, by every measure Harris Interactive polled, satisfaction with technology is fading.Losing Our (Technology) ReligionHarris Interactive first launched this survey in June 2012, tracking Americans’ love affair with tech. It was a buoyant time for technology, with 78% declaring that technology improved their overall quality of life. When pushed, a majority declared tech improved their social lives and many felt it also improved work and home.In just one year, that 78% has dropped to 71%. While still a majority, it suggests a negative trend, particularly when more people also describe technology as “too distracting” (from 65% in 2012 to 69% in 2013), fewer suggest technology “enhances their social lives” (from 56% to 52%) and fewer still cite technology as an “escape from their busy lives” (from 53% to 47%). In 2013, satisfaction with technology’s impact on specific aspects of daily life has also fallen across the board:Work productivity (down from 42% in 2012 to 34% in 2013)Work life (from 41% to 34%)Safety and security (from 42% to 36%)—In fact, those citing technology having a negative impact on safety and security rose from 15% (2012) to 20% (2013) over the past yearProductivity at home (from 39% to 34%)Relationships with my family (from 43% to 39%)And lest we think this is a generational rift, with the oldies crabbing about those pesky kids and their newfangled gadgetry, Harris Interactive’s poll shows younger respondents both more likely to own gadgets and more likely to be dissatisfied with tech. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Related Posts Tags:#Harris Interactive#research#Survey#technology Matt Asay And yet completely incapable of divorcing themselves from it.You’ll Have To Pry My Cell Phone From My Cold, Dead HandsActually, this inability to give up on technology that isn’t making us happy crosses generational divides. According to the survey, which asked how long Americans could go without a range of technologies, respondents they could endure a week or less without the following technologies:Internet access (68%; 28% couldn’t give it up at all)Computer/laptop (64%; 24% not at all)Television (57%; 23% not at all) (Of course, if they have Internet, they might also have Hulu, Netflix, etc.)Mobile phone (56%; 26% not at all)Anyone who has tried to live without email will understand this contradiction. We recognize that we’re becoming slaves to our inboxes, yet we can’t break away. We begin to measure our importance by the size of our inbox and our productivity by the amount of time it takes to pretend to whittle it down. The very thing that feeds our egos also dismantles our happiness.And yet we can’t stop. Is Technology Making Us Stupid?Nick Carr once asked if Google were making us stupid by reprogramming our brains for short-form reading and expectations of instant gratification. His article generated a lot of commentary, but no conclusive answers.In similar manner, Harris Interactive’s survey raises questions as to our conflicted relationship with technology. But it’s likely that our discontent with technology will continue, even as our unwillingness to part with it grows stronger. It’s codependence between person and machine. It’s not going to get better anytime soon.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit
Easily create your very own effect presets in Adobe After Effects. Using presets in Adobe After Effects is a great way to quickly add cool effects to your projects. Some presets online can sell for hundreds of dollars. Did you know that making your own presets only requires two mouse clicks?In the following video tutorial by Short-Form Video, they show you how to make effect presets in Adobe After Effects. The video covers:Saving effect presetsApplying presets to new compositionsProblems associated with not saving presets Making your own presets is a great way for motion designers to automate processes, saving time and effort. If you have links to effect presets that you have made, please share in the comments below.This video was first shared by Short-Form Video on their YouTube channel. Thanks for sharing!