UN human rights review on Mongolia: RSF urges members to join its call for press freedom reforms

first_img Receive email alerts October 28, 2020 UN human rights review on Mongolia: RSF urges members to join its call for press freedom reforms June 7, 2021 Find out more PHOTO: FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP Organisation News Campaigns Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom Who owns the Media in Mongolia? to go further As the UN prepares to conduct its Universal Periodic Review on human rights in Mongolia, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges member states to insist on the need for a media reform to better guarantee press freedom. Follow the news on Mongoliacenter_img MongoliaAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsMedia independenceProtecting sources United Nations MongoliaAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsMedia independenceProtecting sources United Nations Help by sharing this information Mongolia: RSF calls for media reform to tackle corruption On 2nd November, the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva will conduct the third cycle of its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on Mongolia’s human rights performance. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges UN member states to join its call for a media reform for guarantees of press freedom. Similar requests have been made by Globe International Center (GIC), a Mongolian press freedom NGO which in September denounced the government’s inaction since the last UPR in 2015.“RSF commends the positive steps taken by Mongolia in the past decades towards media liberalisation, but its regulation still requests significant reforms guaranteeing editorial freedom for journalists and a better protection of their sources”, says Cédric Alviani, RSF East Asia Bureau Head.Although Mongolia broadly respects the principles of liberty and media pluralism, its regulation still lacks basic legal protections for confidential sources and current defamation laws lead to journalistic self-censorship or harsh fines. In accordance with this review process, Human Rights Council member states contributing to the UPR cycle may choose to recommend that Mongolia adopt the reforms proposed by RSF.In June, RSF called on the Mongolian political parties and the candidates to voice their commitment to support newsroom independence to tackle corruption.Mongolia ranked 73rd out of 180 in the 2020 RSF World Press Freedom Index. RSF_en June 2, 2020 Find out more News News December 8, 2016 Find out morelast_img read more

ECISD plans for Ector moving forward

first_img Previous articlePBRC opens outdoor therapy centerNext articleHIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Permian 7-on-7 falls in semifinals at state qualifying tournament admin Texas Education AgencyTop Ector County Independent School District officials talked to the Texas Education Agency Friday to get into some detail about plans to make Ector Middle School into an in-district charter campus.ECISD has eight campuses on improvement required status under state accountability regulations. Ector Middle School, Noel and Zavala elementary are in their fifth year. If the campuses don’t come off the list, they will face closure or the Texas Education Commissioner will appoint a board of managers over the whole district.TEA had a teleconference with Board President Carol Gregg, Superintendent Tom Crowe and Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Operations Roy Garcia Friday.In late April, the ECISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved an agreement between the district and Ector Success Academy Network, a nonprofit entity, to operate Ector Middle School starting in time for school next fall.Crowe said TEA asked how the district planned to monitor the partnership, how they were vetted and how they were reviewed by community members, Crowe said.TEA also asked what resources would be provided to help the school be successful and how autonomy was going to be ensured.Crowe said this was in the application, but TEA wanted to make sure he, Gregg and Garcia were familiar with everything.The agency asked ECISD to make some language modifications to the plan.Crowe said TEA would send him an email Monday summarizing the conversation and telling them what to clean up.He said the district has been working with their attorneys on this and is going to get the corrections back to TEA as soon as possible.He added that another teleconference is planned for Wednesday.Crowe said the plan is not officially approved, but “everything looks really good.” Twitter ECISD plans for Ector moving forward Twitter By admin – June 1, 2018 WhatsApp WhatsAppcenter_img TEA, ECISD logos Pinterest Facebook Pinterest Facebook Local NewsEducationlast_img read more

Finance Ministry Denies Reports Of AG Not Favouring Appeal Against Vodafone Award; Says ‘All Options Under Examination’

first_imgNews UpdatesFinance Ministry Denies Reports Of AG Not Favouring Appeal Against Vodafone Award; Says ‘All Options Under Examination’ LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK15 Oct 2020 6:37 AMShare This – xThe Union Ministry of Finance has denied reports of the Attorney General for India not favouring the filing of appeal against the international arbitration award in the Vodafone case.The Ministry termed such reports reports “speculative”, “totally incorrect” and “without any factual basis”.”Award along with all options are under examination within the Ministry and further course of action will…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 Union Ministry of Finance has denied reports of the Attorney General for India not favouring the filing of appeal against the international arbitration award in the Vodafone case.The Ministry termed such reports reports “speculative”, “totally incorrect” and “without any factual basis”.”Award along with all options are under examination within the Ministry and further course of action will be decided on the based on such examination”, said a statement issued by the Ministry.The issue relates to the award passed by the Permanent Court of Arbitration at Hague on September 25 favouring Vodafone group in a retrospective tax dispute of over Rs 20,000 crores with the Government of India.The Permanent Court of Arbitration at the Hague ruled that the Indian government’s tax demand on Vodafone is in breach of the investment treaty agreement between India and the Netherlands. The case pertains to the tax demand of Rs 12,000 crore made by the Income Tax department from the international telecom giant with respect to its acquisition of the Indian assets of Hutchison Whampoa in 2007. The department contended that though the agreement between Vodafone and Hutch was executed outside India, since it related to assets in India, Vodafone was liable to make Tax Deduction at Source with respect to the consideration paid to Hutch.While the Bombay High Court upheld the tax demand, the Supreme Court, in 2012, reversed that verdict and absolved Vodafone of the tax liability. To overcome the verdict, the Central Government brought an amendment to the Income Tax Act later that year, with retrospective effect.Following a fresh tax demand on the basis of the amended law, Vodafone moved the arbitration tribunal in 2014, invoking the India-Netherlands bilateral investment treaty of 2013.The tribunal, in its ruling, said the government must cease seeking the dues from Vodafone and should also pay over ₹ 40 crore to the company as partial compensation for its legal costs, reported the NDTV.Incidentally, Vodafone-Idea owes the Department of Telecom dues to the tune of Rs 58,254 crore on account of the October 2019 verdict of the Supreme Court interpreting ‘Adjusted Gross Revenue'(AGR) in the spectrum licensing agreement to inlcude revenue from non-telecom sources as well.Recently, the Supreme Court allowed the telecom companies to pay off the AGR dues in a staggered fashion over 10 annual instalments. Next Storylast_img read more

Pearse Doherty responds to Budget 2021

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – October 13, 2020 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Google+ Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty feels today’s budget has failed to meet the needs of the people.Speaking during statements on the budget, the Sinn Fein Finance Spokesperson said Covid-19 and Brexit has resulted in a wave of uncertainty right across the country.He says today’s budget has failed to adequately address any of the challenges the country is facing:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/pearsebudget5pm2021.wav00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleDeclan Bonner glad games return this weekendNext article7 additional deaths and 863 Covid cases reported in NI News Highland Pearse Doherty responds to Budget 2021last_img read more

Calvary Baptist celebrates service of Dr. Ellis Bush

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Secrets Revealed Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The Bushes live on her old home place in the Antioch community. They have four children. Ellis Bush Jr. and Becky also live on the farm. They both are on faculty at Troy University and manage the farm.After a long career with the U.S. Air Force, Joy Bush and Ron Williams, are living their retirement years in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Ron now flies for FedEx International. They have two children.Melody Bush Mead and husband Dave serve The Navigator Ministry in Colorado Springs. They have two children. They lost their home in June in the Waldo Canyon fires. They have moved back into the home they rebuilt on same location. Dave is the Director of the International Military Ministry section of the Navigators.Their daughter, Dr. Gayle Bush is in her 12th year teaching at Troy University.Her daughter Heidi graduated from Troy University in 2014. She and her husband, Derrick Cook live in Foley. He is a CPA and she is a graduate student with Florida State University. By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sunday was Celebration Day at Calvary Baptist Church in Troy. It was a time to celebrate the life and service of Dr. Ellis Bush, who pastored Calvary Baptist Church for nine years.Church members were given the opportunity to share what Dr. Bush has meant to them and how he has not only inspired them to lead Christian lives but has also helped them through the dark and difficult times of their lives.Several members talked of how Bush helped them through the loss of loved ones. Others spoke of their close friendship with the Dr. Bush and his wife, Juanita, and others spoke of the mentoring Dr. Bush provided. All who spoke talked of the faithfulness of the Bushes to Calvary Baptist Church and to their Lord and Savior. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like Fire department to receive grant for ambulance The Troy Fire Department recently received a grant for more than $136,000 for the purchase of a box-type vehicle to… read more “It was such a blessing to hear testimonies from so many that we have loved,” Juanita Bush said. “It was a blessing that we can treasure for the rest of our lives. We thank Calvary for making that day possible.”Dr. Bush has served 65 years in the gospel ministry. He was ordained by Southside Baptist Church in Troy in September l947 at the age of 17 while his father was pastor there.He attended Troy University two years, then Howard College. He married Juanita Holmes of Troy and they both finished Howard College in 1951.center_img Email the author Calvary Baptist celebrates service of Dr. Ellis Bush Book Nook to reopen Published 3:00 am Thursday, August 6, 2015 This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… Latest Stories They went to Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky where he graduated in 1956 with the B.D. and Th.M. degrees. He was honored with the D.D. Degree from Samford University in 1972.Dr. Bush has served as pastor of churches in Alabama, Indiana and Kentucky. However, most of his ministry has been with the Southern Baptist Convention and State Conventions.He served as editor, Baptist Sunday School Board, Nashville, Tennessee; State Sunday School Director, Alabama; executive director for First Baptist Church, Shreveport, Louisiana; executive director, Baptist Convention of Pennsylvania-South Jersey; Bold Mission Thrust Promotion: Executive Committee and Lifeway; and Southern Baptist Convention Nashville, Tennessee.Following his retirement in 1993, Dr. Bush served for two years as interim pastor for First Baptist Church in Troy. After a brief break and some travel time, Dr. Bush served as interim pastor for Bush Memorial Baptist Church in Troy, First Baptist Church in Luverne and Salem Baptist Church in Brundidge. He was pastor of Calvary Baptist Church from 2004 through 2013. Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. 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Michigan girls escape kidnap attempt by fighting, throwing hot coffee on suspect

first_imgWJRT(MILLINGTON), Mich.) — Police in Michigan say four girls managed to fight off a man who assaulted them over the weekend by throwing hot coffee on him.The girls, ages 11 to 14, were leaving a gas station convenience store in Millington, Michigan, last week when a man grabbed one of the girls by the hair and attempted to kidnap her, according to police.Officers with the Millington Police Department said the suspect, identified as 22-year-old Bruce Hipkins, followed the girls last Friday night and eventually grabbed one them “around the head and told her she was coming with him.”“The other three girls kicked, hit, and threw their hot coffee on him,” the department said in a statement Saturday. “The suspect let the young girl go and grabbed another one of the girls by her hair. The suspect was again kicked and hit by the girls until he let her go and fled on foot.”Two of the girls, sisters Allison, 11, and Lauren Eickhoff, 13, described the scary ordeal in an interview with Flint ABC affiliate WJRT on Monday.“He said, ‘You’re coming with me.’ And like, he grabbed my face,” Allison added. “This cannot be happening; I thought it was a test at first, but then I’m like, ‘This is real.’”Lauren said she screamed and immediately jumped into action. She said their father told them to fight back whenever they felt they might be in danger.“I grabbed my drink and chucked it at his head. I tried, I punched him in the head,” Lauren said. “Seeing that your little sister was going to get taken is very scary.”The girls escaped to a nearby hotel and called for help. There were no injuries reported.Officers caught up with Hipkins later on and arrested him on charges of unlawful imprisonment, assault and battery and two counts of criminal sexual conduct, police said.Hipkins is being held at the Tuscola County Jail on a $250,000 bond. It was unclear if he had obtained an attorney as of early Tuesday.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Stable isotope values delineate the non-breeding distributions of sooty shearwaters Puffinus griseus in the North Pacific Ocean

first_imgFollowing breeding, sooty shearwaters Puffinus griseus leave New Zealand waters and migrate to 1 of 3 distinct areas in the North Pacific Ocean, effectively exploiting environmental resources across a large proportion of this northern ocean basin. In this study, we combined electronic tracking technology with stable isotope analyses (δ15N and δ13C) of feathers grown during the non-breeding period in order to evaluate whether isotope signatures can be used to identify specific non-breeding areas used by sooty shearwaters. A region to the east of Japan was utilised by the majority of tracked birds, whereas others used areas off the west coast of North America. Stable isotope values of feathers allowed the discrimination of individuals that used each of the 3 different non-breeding areas, and suggested that birds off Japan can be further separated into ‘coastal’ and ‘offshore’ groups. Our results confirm the utility of using stable isotope analysis, validated by tracking devices, as a tool to determine distribution and habitat use of a long-range oceanic migrant, the sooty shearwater. These results also highlight the resource connectivity between the northern and southern Pacific Ocean basinlast_img read more

Property manager fined £37,000 over dangerous and unregistered HMOs

first_imgHome » News » Property manager fined £37,000 over dangerous and unregistered HMOs previous nextRegulation & LawProperty manager fined £37,000 over dangerous and unregistered HMOsOmar Patel is a serial rogue letting agent whose letting agency has just two stars on Trustpilot.Nigel Lewis6th August 201901,238 Views A lettings agent in London must pay fines totalling £37,000 after being convicted of breaching minimum safety standards at nine properties and failing to register most of them as an HMO.Omar Patel was taken to court by Southwark Council after it was found that eight of his nine properties in Bermondsey and Rotherhithe were being operated illegally as an HMO, and that seven of them lacked fire, heat or smoke detectors, secure fire doors or protected escape routes.In May Patel was fined £18,177 for these offences but he has now been ordered to pay another £19,000 for failing to register the properties as HMOs.It was also found that Patel was charging each tenant up to £950 a month to live at the addresses.Social mediaHe is a director of two companies in East London; Let Share Ltd and Live Work Study London Ltd and his properties will now be monitored to ensure remedial work is completed and that they are registered as an HMO. The Facebook and Trustpilot pages for Live Work Study London Ltd feature dozens of eye-wateringly critical  reviews  of the compay, which only has a two-star rating on Trustpilot.“The council takes fire safety extremely seriously and our council homes are fire risk assessed and maintained to the highest standard,” says Councillor Victoria Mills, Southwark Council’s Cabinet Member for Finance, Performance and Brexit.“We hold all landlords and property managers in Southwark accountable to the same high degree. I hope that this result ensures that all landlords make sure that their properties are properly maintained and that all fire protection equipment is present and functioning.”During the hearings it also transpired Patel had previous convictions for similar offences for properties in neighbouring Newham. Southwark London Borough of Southwark rogue letting agent August 6, 2019Nigel 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 2021last_img read more

Demand for rentals grows as number of prospective tenants continues to rise

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » Demand for rentals grows as number of prospective tenants continues to rise previous nextHousing MarketDemand for rentals grows as number of prospective tenants continues to riseDemand from prospective new tenants rose for the second month in a row, according to new figures released by ARLA Propertymark.Richard Reed1st April 20210309 Views Demand from prospective new tenants rose in February for the second month in a row, according to new figures.Half of letting agents saw landlords increasing rent in February, while the number of properties managed per branch fell.The findings are revealed in the latest monthly Private Rented Sector report from ARLA Propertymark.The report reveals that the average number of prospective new tenants registered per branch continued to rise in February to 82, from January’s figure of 81.This remains the same as February 2020, year on year, but is a big increase on the previous February figure of 65 in 2019.Regionally, the West Midlands had the highest number of new tenants per branch with an average of 126, with the East Midlands having the second highest at 123 new tenants.Northern Ireland and the Isle of Wight both recorded the lowest number of new prospective tenants, with an average of 26 per branch in February.Rent increasesThe number of tenants experiencing rent increases jumped in February, with half (49%) of agents seeing landlords increasing rent, compared with 39% in January – up year on year from 40% in February 2020.The number of tenants successfully negotiating rent reductions remained the same at 2% in February. Year on year this is the same as during February 2020, when the figure also stood at 2%.Number of tenants experiencing rent rises year on year in FebruaryHousing stockThe number of properties managed per letting agent branch fell for the third month in a row from 196 in January to 195 in February.Regionally, the North East had the highest number of properties managed per letting agent branch with a figure of 284. However, rental stock was the lowest in London with an average of 94 properties managed per branch.The number of landlords selling their buy-to-let properties remained the same for the fifth month in a row, at four per branch in February. Year on year this figure is slightly lower than the February 2020 figure of five.Mark Hayward, chief policy advisor at ARLA Propertymark, said: “Today’s report demonstrates that the rental market continues to show no sign of slowing down, as demand for rental properties rose yet again in February.“Letting agents have continued to support landlords and their tenants throughout the ongoing Covid-19 difficulties, and it is essential that tenancies are maintained wherever possible to ensure rent keeps flowing.”Rental demand rent increases rental growth rental properties April 1, 2021Richard ReedWhat’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 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

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first_imgFrom 10 September, the Periodic Driver CPC training comes into effect, whereby all lorry drivers (with very few exemptions) will have a maximum period of five years in which to gain their full certificate in Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (DCPC) if they want to continue to drive for a living, explains Nic Allen of the Freight Transport Association (FTA).Better commercial drivers will improve road safety, which can only improve the image of businesses, including commercial bakers. Existing drivers will have to complete 35 hours of periodic training every five years, while there are special courses for new drivers.The DCPC epitomises lifelong learning, ensuring skills are maintained and developed throughout the driver’s working life. This compulsory training will cover subjects such as loading, drivers’ hours, defensive driving, and fuel consumption. The latter will no doubt interest businesses looking to extract more value from their supply chains and will help companies reduce their carbon footprint.By now, bakeries with an in-house transport function should have a plan in place to ensure the introduction of the new requirements is as smooth as possible.This may seem daunting to the under-prepared, but help is out there. For more information, contact the FTA on 08717 112222 or email [email protected]last_img read more