first_img Share GLASGOW-BORN Susan Philipsz became the first sound artist to win Britain’s Turner Prize yesterday, justifying her position as bookmakers’ favourite for the annual award worth £25,000 to the winner. Victory for the 45-year-old, whose work centres around recordings of her voice singing folk songs in public spaces, is likely to rile traditionalists who have criticised the prize for being out of touch with popular tastes. Monday 6 December 2010 8:15 pm KCS-content whatsapp PHILIPSZ WINS TURNER PRIZE whatsapp More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Webinar: Free to play games driving fan and bettor engagement in the US

first_img While sports betting has yet to be legalized across the entirety of the United States, social casino games, and free to play (FTP) sports titles in particular, have proved to be a popular method of generating interest in gaming and fan engagement in sports.As the country prepares for more states to regulate, FTP games can serve as a means to both engage would-be punters in currently unregulated states and to pique the interest of sports fans in regulated states. From sports leagues to operators and developers, stakeholders across the sports betting landscape have an opportunity to engage fans with FTP games – but how?Unfortunately due to a technical glitch this webinar did not record. We apologise for any inconvenience. You can however download the slides by clicking here. We will also be supplying the asnwers to all questions asked during the webinar so watch this space.  This webinar in association with the upcoming Sports Betting USA event took place on Wednesday October 9th. Webinar: Free to play games driving fan and bettor engagement in the US AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Uncategorized 5th September 2019 | By Louella Hughes Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Uncategorized Email Addresslast_img read more

Veritas Kapital Assurance Plc ( Q12020 Interim Report

first_imgVeritas Kapital Assurance Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Veritas Kapital Assurance Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Veritas Kapital Assurance Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Veritas Kapital Assurance Plc (  2020 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileVeritas Kapital Assurance Plc is a leading insurance company in Nigeria licensed to cover all classes of non-life insurance products and services. The company was formerly known as Unity Kapital Assurance Plc and incorporated in 1973 as a private liability company under the name Kano State Insurance Company. Non-life insurance products and services offered by Veritas Kapital Assurance Limited includes auto insurance which covers motor third party, fire and theft; home insurance which covers risk of fire, flooding and burglary; aviation insurance which covers hull losses as well as liability for passenger injuries, death, environmental and third-party damage caused by aircraft accidents; marine insurance which covers hull and cargo damage; engineering insurance which covers problems related to production capacity and financial losses; oil and gas insurance which covers all issues related to employees, physical assets, balance sheets and long-term viability; and bond insurance which is a financial guarantee taken out by contractors to indemnify them against any defaults. Veritas Kapital Assurance Plc offers medical insurance and pension fund administration services through its subsidiaries; Health Care Security Limited and FUG Pensions Limited. The company’s head office is in Abuja, Nigeria. Veritas Kapital Assurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Here’s why the NIO share price fell yesterday

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Dylan Hood | Wednesday, 5th May, 2021 | More on: NIO Dylan Hood owns shares in NIO Inc. and Tesla. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended NIO Inc. and Tesla. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. See all posts by Dylan Hood Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Here’s why the NIO share price fell yesterday Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Chinese electric car powerhouse NIO (NYSE: NIO) saw its shares dip in value yet again yesterday. The NIO share price had seen an explosion at the start of 2021, reaching a high of $62 in early February. However, broader concerns about the global shortage of semiconductors have triggered a sell-off among automotive investors.The falling NIO share priceNIO was one of many automotive shares whose share value slumped on Tuesday. Ford and Tesla also saw drops of 2% and 1.6% respectively. This was due to growing worries over the global semiconductor shortage. The problem initially arose due to factory closures forced by the pandemic last year. However, since production has reopened, there has been a huge surge in demand for semiconductor chips, outweighing the current supply. As a consequence, NIO suspended production for five days between March 29 and April 2, which is likely to equate to a loss of production of between 500 and 1,000 vehicles for the year.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Another reason for the fall in share price is the rise in bond yields the UK and US have seen in recent months. The US 10-year treasury note has risen 67% year-to-date. Bond yields have been historically low for the past 15 years, which leads to hefty stock valuations. As bond yields rise, such valuations tend to lose steam. In addition to this, rising interest rates increase payments on all debts, which makes it harder for businesses to borrow money for growth. This is a large factor behind the tech sell-off that has occurred in the last few months, affecting the NIO share price directly.Strong Q1 resultsAll that being said, NIO’s Q1 results in late April did boast some encouraging numbers. Compared to Q1 2020, deliveries were up from 3,838 to 20,060. This marked a sales increase of 489.8%! Gross profit was also up 36.2% from Q4 2020, which is music to any investor’s ears. Net losses also fell to just over £50m, which is a continuation of the firm’s decreasing losses. These ‘positive’ results helped push the NIO share price up to $40 in the week after the report was issued.CFO Steve Fung also highlighted that more customers are opting for longer-range battery packs and the NIO Pilot Driver Assist System. This helped boost gross margins to 21.2% for Q1, marking a huge year-on-year increase from the -7.4% margin for Q1 2020. CEO William Li has said that the additional cash from increased gross margins will be ploughed back into future technology and other user services. This gives me optimism for the future of the firm.The VerdictThe reason the NIO share price fell is a combination of the global semiconductor shortage and rising bond yields. NIO is not alone in its semiconductor supply struggle, with many other automotive shares struggling to get their hands on chips. However, the recent Q1 results present a lot of reasons to be bullish about this stock. NIO has proved its scalable business plan, however, future share prices are likely to rest on semiconductor availability. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. 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Archbishop of Canterbury, Ecumenical Patriarch commit to tackling modern slavery

first_img Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 Rector Bath, NC Submit a Press Release Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Archbishop of Canterbury, Father Mike Waverly-Shank says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls Tags Rector Albany, NY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Comments are closed. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service 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 Featured Events Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Collierville, TN Anglican Communion, Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Job Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS February 12, 2017 at 11:29 am Thanks be to God! 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 (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Posted Feb 8, 2017 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Shreveport, LA Comments (1) New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Ecumenical & Interreligious Submit an Event Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ [Anglican Communion News Service] The Archbishop of Canterbury and His All-Holiness Bartholomew of Constantinople have pledged to fight modern slavery in its various forms, signing a joint declaration condemning modern slavery at a forum in Istanbul.Full article. Archbishop of Canterbury, Ecumenical Patriarch commit to tackling modern slavery Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AKlast_img read more

Villa Pruhonice / Jestico + Whiles

first_imgManufacturers: ACTUAL FENSTER TÜREN SONNENSCHUTZ, StoLandscape And Planning Consultants:www.A05.czStructural Engineers:Robin GrebikM&E Consultant:Milan Klogner, David Prachar, Radek HorejsiQuantity Surveyor:www.smyrna-praha.comMain Contractor:Kompakt PribramCity:PragueCountry:Czech RepublicMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ales JungmannRecommended ProductsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82WindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. Jestico + Whiles has completed a luxury private villa in the heart of a village close to Prague in the Czech Republic. A sophisticated five-bedroom family home that marries a contemporary aesthetic with the best in environmental design, the property also includes cutting-edge intelligent home technologies.Fully integrated into the surrounding landscape, Jestico + Whiles’ design fuses the home’s minimalist spaces with physical connections to the landscaped gardens. The villa features a transparent south- facing façade that allows natural light to flood throughout the entire living space without any danger of overheating or glare in summer thanks to balcony overhangs and a cantilevered roof.Save this picture!© Ales JungmannA large skylight on the upper level is designed to break up the façade on the second floor and highlight the division of spaces into master wing and children’s wing. The skylight also brings light deep into the ground floor and is framed by a picturesque pocket garden visible from the master bedroom. The north façade is defined by a mosaic of windows, each one offering a framed and unique view of the garden.Save this picture!Ground FloorThe entrance to the villa is through a wide glass doorway, with recessed, sumptuous leather seating and generous storage spaces. A direct view through the depth of the villa reveals the landscaped garden beyond, blurring the connection between indoor and outdoor spaces. As one enters the living room, a series of open-plan living spaces reveal the owner’s African artwork and are connected to a recessed, polished-lacquer finished library with a large fireplace.Save this picture!© Ales JungmannThe kitchen and dining spaces are located next to the living room and designed to be a warm heart to the family home whilst providing the house with a contemporary feel. The hi-tech kitchen uses button-less technology and carbonated water runs directly from the kitchen tap.Save this picture!© Ales JungmannOne of the home’s show-stopping features is a natural oak staircase that connects the three levels of the house and appears to float in the naturally-lit triple-height space. Downstairs a gym and spa (featuring a state-of-art-sauna and Jacuzzi set in marble) offer beautiful views of the landscaped garden through large windows. Upstairs, bedroom and bathroom spaces look on to the south-facing garden and private terrace that features subtle LED lighting cleverly integrated within the rain-drip detail along the edge of the roof.Save this picture!© Ales JungmannA separate and fully-glazed garage structure showcases the owner’s impressive collection of cars much like a showroom and is visible from the garden and games room.Save this picture!© Ales JungmannThroughout the project Jestico + Whiles used traditional materials. The façade is a combination of light grey stucco and cement-based panels. The windows are triple-glazed with timber frames and an external aluminium coating. Frameless windows on the ground floor emphasize the connection with the garden, and external terraces use a thermo ash finish that will turn grey over the next few months to match the bleached oak floor with a grey oil finish. Internally, the minimalist volumes contrast with natural textures such as marble, leather and timber.Save this picture!© Ales JungmannThe building incorporates extensive smart features and uses the very latest technologies to allow the owners to control lighting, security and audio visual elements from their iPhones and iPads. Automatically optimized temperature control uses live data from the house’s weather station to provide maximum energy efficiency. The villa has been awarded a high-level ‘A class’ European Energy rating.Save this picture!© Ales JungmannJestico + Whiles designed the building to minimize energy consumption by creating a highly- insulated shell and using triple-glazing for all windows. The house also uses heat pumps in combination with solar panels for heating, cooling and hot water. Project gallerySee allShow lessCasa Tabique / Alejandro D’ AcostaSelected ProjectsSuppakids / ROKSelected Projects Share Area:  560 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2014 “COPY” Photographs:  Ales Jungmann Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Villa Pruhonice / Jestico + WhilesSave this projectSaveVilla Pruhonice / Jestico + Whiles Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Jestico + Whiles Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily CopyHouses•Prague, Czech Republiccenter_img Photographs Houses Villa Pruhonice / Jestico + Whiles Save this picture!© Ales Jungmann+ 22 Share Czech Republic Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeJestico + WhilesOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesPragueCzech RepublicPublished on December 17, 2014Cite: “Villa Pruhonice / Jestico + Whiles” 17 Dec 2014. 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Planning a wedding? Do us a favour

first_imgContact: Andy Wilks on 020 7343 4273E-mail: [email protected] immediate releasePlanning a wedding? Do us a favourWith many women now sporting post-Valentine’s Day engagement rings, couples up and down the country will be facing the daunting prospect of organising a wedding some time in the near future.Cancer prevention charity World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) is hoping one easy decision will be to choose their wedding favours to adorn the nuptial dining tables.By making a £1.50 donation per guest, you will receive an elegant pin badge for each guest as well as complimentary personalised table cards and at the same time you will be supporting the charity’s vital research and education programmes.WCRF can also create a personalised online celebration page for the happy couple in place of a traditional gift list. Guests can then make donations to WCRF in lieu of presents.Natalie Tarrant, Senior Fundraising Manager at WCRF, said: “Many people decide they want to mark their special day by helping a charity.“It is a thoughtful way of contributing to a cause that touches so many and has a direct impact on preventing cancer through funding important research and education projects. It is also a way of honouring the memories of those loved ones who are unable to share your special day because they have been lost to cancer.”For further details and to order your free sample, please visit call 020 7343 4200 or email [email protected] WCRFWorld Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) raises awareness that cancer is largely preventable and helps people make choices to reduce their chances of developing the disease.This includes funding scientific research into how cancer risk is related to diet, physical activity, and weight management, and education programmes that highlight the fact that about a third of the most common cancers could be prevented through changes to lifestyle.The WCRF report, called Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Prevention of Cancer: a Global Perspective, is the most comprehensive report ever published on the subject and can be downloaded at www.dietandcancerreport.orgFor more information about WCRF, visit our website at; follow us on Twitter at, read our blog at or visit our Facebook page at UK is part of the global network of charities dedicated to the prevention of cancer. The WCRF global network is led and unified by WCRF International, a membership association which operates as the umbrella organisation for the network .The other charities in the WCRF network are American Institute for Cancer Research in the US (; Wereld Kanker Onderzoek Fonds in the Netherlands (; World Cancer Research Fund Hong Kong (; and Fonds Mondial de Recherche contre le Cancer in France ( AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 14 February 2011 | News  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1center_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Planning a wedding? Do us a favourlast_img read more

Muslim Student Association details fasting at Fast-a-thon

first_imgNelson Mandela’s former prison guard visits campus to reflect on their unlikely friendship Twitter Linkedin + posts Muslim Student Association Fast-a-thon group picture TAGSphotos Brandon Kitchin Facebook Brandon Kitchin is a junior Journalism major and TCU 360 line editor from Grand Prairie, Texas. If you ever get the chance to meet him, he is such a positive person that you might just have your day made. You can find him in the loudest section of the Amon G. Carter Stadium or on the field at halftime with “The Pride Of TCU,” the Horned Frog Marching Band. He plays bass drum for the TCU Drumline. ReddIt Facebook Previous article“Fantastic Beasts” falls short of being magicalNext articleTCU Christmas tree lighting 2016 Brandon Kitchin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR printTCU’s Muslim Student Association held their annual Fast-a-thon on Nov. 10, where a guest speaker talked about the norms and experiences that a person fasting in the Islamic faith would have.About 50 people attended the Fast-a-thon inside the conference room in Tucker Tech Center. People were encouraged online to fast the day of until the event, where they were able to enjoy Mediterranean food to break it.Vistors getting their food (Brandon Kitchin/TCU360)“The people before the Muslims were prescribed fasting so the Muslims believe in it too,” Suriya Jaekoma, the guest speaker, said. “It’s to reflect upon the people and the world around them.”Jaekoma was an Imam, a Muslim religious leader, for five years. He has a private school where he teaches children the Quran and Arabic and travels to different mosques and schools to give lectures on religion.Suriya Jaekoma was the guest speaker at the Fast-a-thon (Brandon Kitchin/TCU360)People who fast will try to avoid conflict so they can focus on the good in their lives, he said. “A person has to be physically and mentally stable, if not, you will not be rewarded for it,” Jaekoma said.Fasting is to be observed by adults, and it is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, along with Faith, Prayer, Charity and the Pilgrimage to Mecca. The Islamic month of Ramadan is the month dedicated to fasting, but fasting is not confined to Ramadan; instead, it is a year-round observance.However, there are also exceptions to the regulations of fasting that he explained.For people that are sick or traveling, fasting is not obligatory. During fasting, observers are supposed to be in good health and not eating would hinder the ability to do so, Jaekoma said.Additionally, fasting is not encouraged for people in certain stages of life.For the elderly and the sick, pregnant women and children before pre-pubescence, the duration of fasting might be altered to a shorter time so they can be in proper health.“Fasting should not cause you any harm,” Jaekoma said.Using Ramadan as the example, where Muslims fast from sunrise until sundown, some people are unable to go that long without eating, he said.Hanan Hammad, an assistant professor of Middle East and Islamic world history at TCU, said fasting is not about hunger, but rather it is about purity.“It means you drop all bad habits and restrain from doing anything that’s immoral or [that] harms the community or yourself, and adopt the good things,” Hammad said. “You’re watching yourself all the time.”Hammad, who got her bachelor’s degree from Cairo University and worked as a journalist before coming to the U.S., said there is a difference in fasting from where she’s from compared to America.In terms of pop culture surrounding fasting and Ramadan, the two regions are very different. In a predominantly Muslim country, pop culture tends to be very celebratory during this time period. In America, the community is smaller, and the attitudes are quieter and more modest.According to the 2016 TCU Fact Book, 47 students identify as Muslims. That equates to not even half a percent of the total population at TCU.Membership to MSA is open to anyone on campus. Brandon Kitchin ESPN’s ‘The Undefeated’ writer visits campus, talks media coverage on Nike, Kaepernick ad World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Brandon Kitchin Campus organizations to host ‘Black Panther’ screening, discussion Brandon Kitchin Twitter Linkedin ReddIt Brandon Kitchin TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Memorial to commemorate MLK Jr. to come to downtown Fort Worth Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Turkey: Ten international organisations unite against the efforts to destroy civil society

first_img Follow the news on Turkey Receive email alerts April 28, 2021 Find out more April 2, 2021 Find out more to go further Help by sharing this information Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit In response to the absurd allegations levelled against Osman Kavala and Yiğit Aksakoğlu, who are both imprisoned pending trial, as well as 14 other civil society figures, all of whom are accused of “attempting to overthrow the government”, we, the undersigned human rights organizations, call for the escalating crackdown and criminalization of civil society to end.For the last five days, alledged details of an indictment against these 16 civil society actors have been leaked through the mainstream media in Turkey in a coordinated campaign of misinformation. According to purported leaks from the indictment, which has yet to be seen by lawyers representing the accused, the allegations focus on the 2013 Gezi Park protests, an overwhelmingly peaceful protest movement that was suppressed by the government amidst widespread police violence.A much larger group of civil society figures continue to be investigated under the auspices of the same investigation. Those under investigation and those facing indictment are neither responsible for the Gezi Park protests, which ought to be considered as a matter of freedom of expression, nor for any crime. The court should reject any indictment based on absurd conspiracies and which lack any meaningful evidence, and Osman Kavala and Yiğit Aksakoğlu, who have been imprisoned for 16 and 3 months respectively, should be immediately released.This latest assault on civil society comes at a time when human rights defenders and other civil society activists increasingly face detention, prosecution and imprisonment simply for exposing human rights violations and for demanding truth, justice and means of redress.The seventh hearing of “Büyükada” trial of 11 human rights defenders will be held next month despite no evidence having been presented to substantiate the trumped-up terrorism charges based solely on their human rights activism.Today human rights defenders Şebnem Korur Fincancı, Erol Önderoğlu and Ahmet Nesin are in court accused of producing “terrorist propaganda” by participating in a solidarity action with the now closed Özgür Gündem newspaper. Journalists who worked for Özgür Gündem are also facing  a campaign of judicial harassment. Şebnem Korur Fincancı was convicted two months ago of propaganda for terrorism and sentences to two years and 6 months imprisonment as a signatory of the ‘Peace petition’. The conviction is pending a regional appeals court, a court system that has shown itself to be no more independent of the government than the first instance courts. Human rights defender Eren Keskin, who acted as co-editor-in-chief of Özgür Gündem in an act of solidarity with the newspaper, is also being tried in over 100 cases. Meanwhile, 129 individuals will be imprisoned if the regional appeals court upholds their convictions. Their appeals are ongoing. Both the Özgür Gündem solidarity and the Academics for Peace trials are among those being used by the government to supress and silence hundreds of civil society activists in Turkey, as the courts hand down ever harsher prison sentences for the same acts of legitimate peaceful dissent.International treaties to which Turkey is a state place a special emphasis on the important role played by human rights defenders, civil society and a free press in ensuring respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. The effective protection of the freedom, security, dignity and physical and psychological integrity of human rights defenders is also a precondition for the right to defend human rights. International law also insists that the fundamental responsibility for protecting human rights defenders belongs to the state. The state is ultimately responsible for protecting all rights enjoyed by human rights defenders: from the rights to freedom of thought and expression to the rights to freedom of association and peaceful assembly.We, the undersigned organizations, stand united against these efforts to destroy independent civil society in Turkey, call for an end to the orchestrated campaign of intimidation and judicial harassment of civil society activists in Turkey and once again remind the authorities of their obligations to protect human rights defenders under international law.Civil Rights DefenderAssociation for Monitoring Equal Rights (Eşit Aklar İçin İzleme Derneği)Truth Justice Memory Center (Hakikat Adalet Hafıza Merkezi)The Rights Initiative (Hak İnisiyatifi Derneği)Human Rights Association (İnsan Hakları Derneği)Human Rights Agenda Association (İnsan Hakları Gündemi Derneği)Reporters Without Borders (Sınır Tanımayan Gazeteciler) Human Rights Foundation or Turkey (Türkiye İnsan Hakları Vakfı)Citizen’s Assembly Turkey (Yurttaşlık Derneği)Amnesty International (Uluslararası Af Örgütü) Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor RSF_en News News February 27, 2019 – Updated on February 28, 2019 Turkey: Ten international organisations unite against the efforts to destroy civil society Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and nine other international organisations stand united against efforts to destroy independent civil society in Turkey, and call for an end to the campaign of intimidation and judicial harassment of civil society activists in Turkey. 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Barrett appointed as new Limerick FC boss

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook SoccerLimerick FCNewsSportBarrett appointed as new Limerick FC bossBy John Keogh – January 15, 2018 4435 Linkedin Limerick manager Tommy Barrett has prepared the team for the trip for Dundalk despite ongoing rumours surrounding the club’s future. Diarmuid Greene / SPORTSFILELIMERICK FC have named Tommy Barrett as the club’s new manager, replacing Neil McDonald in the role.Barrett has enjoyed success as Limerick’s U-19 manager and has now been promoted to the top job. McDonald left the club ahead of the new season to join English side Scunthorpe United.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Barrett is an ex Limerick FC player and also spent time at Shamrock Rovers and Athlone town during his career.McDonald’s former assistant, Eric Kinder, has overseen First team training for the past week with the assistance of Joe Gamble.It is not immediately clear if Kinder and Gamble have a role within Barrett’s backroom team, which he is expected to name later in the week.Limerick have been beset by problems in the off-season. The club has struggled to bring in players since securing their top flight status, with only Cian Coleman, Daniel Kearns and Danny Morrissey coming in.Only last week, Limerick FC Chairman, Pat O’Sullivan, confirmed that he is looking to sell some, or all, of his share of the League of Ireland club as he can no longer bankroll the operation.“I have been saying for quite some time that this was not possible for me in the long-term,” O’Sullivan admitted.“We have reached a point now where we have to firmly address this particular issue because some clubs have become much stronger and given the structures of our league significant finances are required of any club that wants to stay in competition with the top of the table.“At this moment in time, I am in discussion with a number of parties with a view to selling an interest in the club. That may mean 100%, but certainly, it will ensure a majority share.“Our vision is to go to Europe, but we need to fill that gap,” he added. “Hence we need to have investors, to include outside investors or strong local commercial support.”Limerick FC begin their build up on the field this Saturday when they play Galway United in a pre-season friendly at UL. Kick-off for the game is at 6:30pm. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp TAGSGreatest League in the Worldleague of irelandlimerickLimerick FCMarkets FieldPost SportsoccerSuper BluesTommy Barrett Twitter Printcenter_img Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Advertisement Previous article#BREAKING Limerick singer Dolores O’Riordan dies in LondonNext articleLimerick council to install CCTV camera in Thomondgate John Keogh Email Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more