Supreme court ruling threatens confidentiality of sources

first_img May 11, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Supreme court ruling threatens confidentiality of sources News CanadaAmericas Follow the news on Canada Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” November 19, 2020 Find out more November 11, 2020 Find out more Organisation RSF_en January 15, 2021 Find out more “We must impose democratic obligations on the leading digital players”center_img News News Receive email alerts News On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia CanadaAmericas Help by sharing this information to go further Reporters Without Borders is disappointed and disturbed by a Canadian supreme court decision ordering the Toronto-based National Post newspaper to surrender documents pointing to a conflict of interest in a loan that a state-owned bank gave to a friend of former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien.The ruling, issued on 7 May, jeopardises the protection of sources, a fundamental principle without which investigative journalism could not exist, the press freedom organisation said.The supreme court decided to uphold a warrant requiring the surrender of documents that could enable the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to identify the person who gave them to reporter Andrew McIntosh in 2001, when McIntosh was working for the National Post. The RCMP has for years been investigating allegations that the documents, which suggested that then Prime Minister Chrétien helped a friend obtain a loan from the bank, were forged. The supreme court ruled that the public interest served by protecting the identity of informants was important, but that in this case it was outweighed by the public interest in getting at the truth.The case is known as Shawinigate because the friend who, according to McIntosh’s story, benefited from Chrétien’s support lived in his home town Shawinigan, in Quebec province. Insisting that the documents were forged, the state-owned Business Development Bank of Canada filed a complaint demanding their surrender as evidence. The search warrant obtained in 2002 was declared illegal by an Ontario court in 2004. After an appeal court overturned that decision in 2008, the case went to the supreme court.Reporters Without Borders agrees with the Provincial Federation of Quebec Journalists (FPJQ) that the supreme court’s decision sets a terrible precedent by casting doubt on a journalist’s ability to guarantee the anonymity of sources or the confidentiality of documents. Professional ethics, enshrined in the 1971 Munich Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Journalists, require journalists not to reveal their sources.Reporters Without Borders believes the protection of sources is not something that can be judged case by case. Described by the European Court of Human Rights as the “cornerstone of press freedom,” this principle can be restricted only in very few, exceptional situations. The European Court maintains that an “overriding public interest” cannot be used as grounds for violating the confidentiality of sources.The exceptions envisaged by Belgian legislation, the most advanced in this respect, are limited to the “prevention of crimes constituting a serious threat to the physical integrity of persons.” Such circumstances do not apply to this case.France adopted a law on 4 January that recognises the principle of the confidentiality of sources but nonetheless allows the courts to violate it “when an overriding public interest justifies it and the measures envisaged are strictly proportionate to the legitimate objective sought.”last_img read more

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BNest creates social impact with Limerick entrepreneurs

first_imgEmail Kasia Zabinska and BNest, Eamon Ryan, BNest Founder (centre back) with some of the participants from the 2017-18 BNest social enterprise incubator. Picture: Cian ReinhardtBNest, the first dedicated Social Enterprise Incubator Programme in Ireland held a free Ask&Advise evening at the Bank of Ireland Workbench space, O’Connell Street Limerick.The Ask&Advise evening allowed organisations with an aim of making a positive social impact to share advice, tips, and useful contacts with organisations and people making a social impact in our communities.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Eamon Ryan, founder of BNest said, “Our idea was simple – gather together in one room those who work on making a positive social impact and anyone willing to help them and give them advice.“Events like Ask&Advise shows the power of people’s minds when they let themselves loose and share problems with other like-minded people. There is nothing more powerful.”Chris MM Gordon, Founder of the Irish Social Enterprise Network and Managing Partner of Collaboration Ireland was the host of the evening.Mr Gordon said the evening is beneficial for social enterprises who often find themselves “caught between two stools,” as they are trying to make profits selling products and services but are also trying to achieve the social aspect.BNest is an initiative created specifically to help social entrepreneurs nurture their start-ups, it aims to bridge the gap between achieving social impact and running a business, while also supporting its participants on their personal journeys.Applications for the 2018/2019 BNest annual six-month programme will open July 1, 2018. The programme teaches emerging social entrepreneurs how to get their new organisations off to the best start by focusing on key areas related to developing their enterprises, in terms of business, social and personal aspects. Previous articleWin cinema ticketsNext articleEVA tour and talk Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Kasia Zabinska of BNest says, “We want BNest to be the go-to place for social impact businesses and Ask&Advise events help to increase connectively amongst them and anyone willing to help, because together we can achieve so much more!” adding, “What we’re doing here, is bringing people closer together. Every question asked received great, outside-of-the-box, practical suggestions, and so many useful contacts were shared.”While a third AskAdvise evening is being planned for the second half of the year, BNest encourages everyone interested in this space to attend their event, ‘Social Entrepreneurship – A Path For Me?” which will take place on Saturday, June 9 from 10am to 3pm at the Nexus Innovation Centre at University of Limerick. The event is a half-day interactive and practical workshop to give you insights into the reality of social impact business. It will let you explore the social enterprise space using actual stories of local businesses, non-profits, and community enterprises and help to understand a little more of the possibilities it might offer you. While the workshop is free, they are asking all participants to contribute €25 towards a local charity, Milford Hospice. For more info contact [email protected] the Limerick Post Business section for similar stories. WhatsApp Facebook Advertisement Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up NewsBusinessBNest creates social impact with Limerick entrepreneursBy Cian Reinhardt – May 11, 2018 2139 Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Linkedin TAGSBank of IrelandBNestbusinessCommunitysocialWorkbench Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Print TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! last_img read more

Over 13,000 cigarettes and €7,200 seized by Revenue in Donegal

first_img Pinterest Facebook By News Highland – October 8, 2018 Google+ WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Over 13,000 cigarettes and €7,200 seized by Revenue in Donegal Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Monday October 8thNext articleMore disabled parking signage being erected in Donegal News Highland Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Twitter Over 13,000 cigarettes and €7,200 in cash has been seized by Revenue in Donegal.During an intelligence led operation in Letterkenny on Friday last, Revenue officers seized 13,400 cigarettes following a search, under warrant, of a residential property.€7,200 in cash was also seized suspecting it to be the proceeds of, or intended for use in, criminal activity.A Polish man in his thirties was questioned.While today at Letterkenny District Court, Revenue officers were granted a three month cash detention order to allow Revenue investigate further.Separately, on Friday, Revenue officers in Galway City seized 10,800 cigarettes and 2.7kgs tobacco. The seized tobacco products were branded ‘Marlboro’, ‘Winston’, ‘Golden Virginia’ and ‘Old Holborn’. A Lithuanian woman in her twenties was questioned at the scene.The combined estimated retail value of the contraband tobacco products is €16,000, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of €12,680. Investigations are ongoing with a view to prosecution.These seizures are part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting the shadow economy and the supply and sale of illegal tobacco products. If you know someone is evading tax or involved in smuggling, report it. Contact Revenue’s Confidential Freephone 1800 295 295 WhatsApp Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Facebook Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Cox earns DAR honors

first_img Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf 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. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Latest Stories Published 10:08 pm Tuesday, March 2, 2010 Sponsored Content By Jaine Treadwell Skip She will attend Auburn University in the fall and pursue a career in architecture.“I really like math and I’m creative, so architecture combines both so it should be an interesting career,” Cox said. “I hope to live every day to my potential and live up to the honor of being the 2010 Good Citizen of the Year of the Oliver Wiley Chapter DAR.Cox is the daughter of Kenny and Lydia Cox of Troy. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson “The award and recognition does put a little pressure on me, but I take a lot of pride in my heritage,” Cox said. “We are all connected to our roots through our parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. I’ve learned a lot about my family through the stories they tell and about our country, too. Our country has a great heritage, and I try to honor it.”Cox is an honor student at Pike Liberal Arts. She is a member of the Student Government Association, Mentoring Matters and is a varsity cheerleader. She played forward and center on the 2010 Lady Patriots state championship basketball team.In comparing the state championship to the Good Citizen award, Cox said both are special and also very different. Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “Winning the state championship was a team effort,” she said. “It was not anything that I could have done by myself. It took all of us. The Good Citizen award was more personal. It was something that I had to do on my own. Both recognitions are important, and I’ll always remember them both.”Being a good citizen means being a part of the community in which one lives. Cox is involved in community activities through her membership in the Twilighters, a social/service organization for young women of high school age.“We participate in the Relay for Life campaign and the Heart Walk and other fund-raisers for charitable organizations,” she said. “We also visit the residents in the nursing homes here.”Cox sings in the youth choir at First Baptist Church and also assists with Vacation Bible School. By The Penny Hoarder Being named the 2010 Good Citizen of the Year by the Oliver Wiley Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution could put pressure on the recipient. It could.However, Shelley Cox said “maybe, but just a little.”The Pike Liberal Arts School senior said she is proud and honored to be selected the 2010 Good Citizen of the Year by an organization that is deeply rooted in American history. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like Survivor brings message to Troy Austin Carty, best known for being “the Christian guy” on Survivor: Panama, will bring his message of “Life, Faith and… read more Cox earns DAR honors Book Nook to reopen The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies…last_img read more

Colley Complex hosts Christmas breakfast

first_img Print Article Colley Complex hosts Christmas breakfast Jordan said between 900 and 1,200 seniors, ages 50-plus, participate in the classes, activities, events and adventure/learning trips offered at the Colley Senior Complex.The classes offered at the Colley Senior Complex are offered free with the exception of a materials fee for specified classes.For more information about the Colley Senior Complex and its programs, contact Catherine Jordan at 808-8500 or visit the complex at 715 Elm Street, Troy. 123PrevNextStartStop You Might Like By Jaine Treadwell A BLESSING IN THE FIRE: Ward thankful for life after house fire Most nights, Sarah Ward would be tucked in bed at her Williams Street home with her great-grandchildren right there sleeping… read more Skip Catherine Jordan, center director, said the City of Troy is very supportive of the Colley Senior Complex.“Without the support of Mayor Reeves and the council, this would not be possible,” Jordan said. “We are grateful for their support. I hope they all know what a difference this center makes in the lives of so many and how much they are appreciated.”The mayor and council and members of the city’s staff joined the center’s board is serving the guests as they were entertained by the senior center’s music department. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By The Penny Hoarder Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Sponsored Content Published 7:45 pm Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Latest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “We even had a cheering section,” said Jim Wadowick, director of the recorder and violin sections.The musicians played a variety of music, primarily Christmas selections. However, they also slipped in “Dry Bones/Gladys’ Boogie” and “Boil the Cabbage Down.”Jordan thanked the performers who, she said, have been practicing diligently for weeks for Christmas Breakfast 2019.“The Christmas Breakfast is one time in the year when we all get together for a time of food and fellowship,” she said. “The Mardi Gras Gala each year funds the breakfast as well as other activities here at the senior center.” The Colley Senior Complex hosted Christmas Breakfast 2019 Wednesday morning and a packed house of seniors enjoyed the pancakes and more breakfast and the entertainment by the Colley Complex Music Department.Troy Mayor Jason A. Reeves welcomed the gathering and expressed appreciation to the Troy City Council and the city’s citizens for providing the resources for the Colley Senior Complex for the benefit of the city’s senior adults.“The Colley Senior Complex is truly a blessing for our seniors and for the Troy community,” Reeves said. “Catherine and her staff do an outstanding job of providing activities and events for our seniors and what they do is greatly appreciated.” Email the author Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe 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. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Short-term approach will cost in long term

first_img Comments are closed. Short-term approach will cost in long termOn 29 Feb 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article The recent Vodaphone-Mannesmann merger, which created the world’s fourthlargest business, has been described as formally marking the end of theindustrial age and the real beginning of the information age. In the rapidlyevolving field of virtual and telecoms technology it is only to be expectedthat new products, services and even industries appear to evolve in the blinkof an eye. Yet competitive pressures are driving even well-established industries suchas oil and pharmaceuticals, with their relatively longer-term business cycles,to cut down lead times and get products to market fast. These operationaldemands mean the emphasis on the short term is driven even deeper into businesspsychology.Senior managers are usually caught between the need to please shareholders,by driving down costs and raising profitability, and the needs of theorganisation and its employees. The interests of shareholders usually drivedecision-making in the direction of cost-cutting and higher efficiency,although a gloss may be put on messages about the need for change for internalPR purposes. Good short-term financial results, however, are usually the fruits ofearlier decisions and investments. The same is true of the human asset,especially highly employable knowledge workers. Evidence of short-term tunnel vision can be seen in attitudes such as”We’re too busy to train” and recruitment treated as gap-filling.Yes, outputs are important but while business results may look good at themoment, the inputs – such as the morale, motivation and energy required ofemployees to achieve high performance – may not be sustainable. But has anyonenoticed? A true stakeholder perspective is underpinned by a belief that you get thebest out of people by providing them with congenial conditions in which towork, especially the hours they are expected to work. The assumption is thatwhen people feel satisfied as employees they give better performance, includingservice to customers. Yet there are growing signs that skilled staff are becoming choosier aboutwho they want to work for. Employers who have put time and effort into makingorganisational values a reality are becoming the employers of choice. Such reputations are not won overnight. Building a climate of trust in whichstaff are willing and able to give of their best takes time – and no time atall to destroy. Bigger commercial wins are more likely to be achieved whenstaff feel committed to their organisation, are well led and have the skillsand flexibility needed to build competitive advantage for the future. last_img read more

NASCAR driver Kurt Busch hails company for taking steps to safely resume racing

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/nycshooter(DARLINGTON, S.C.) — BY: KELLY MCCARTHYAs NASCAR prepares to get drivers to their starting positions so it can once again wave the green flag, race car driver Kurt Busch shared the silver linings of getting back to the racetrack in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.The racing season was temporarily suspended on March 13 but it will resume at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina on Sunday — without fans and with a limited number of onsite personnel and media. Busch, who drives the number 1 car for Chip Ganassi Racing, joined ABC News’ “Pandemic: What You Need to Know” on Thursday, where he said that “the biggest disappointment is that our fans won’t be there with us” when they begin racing again.“The sport is driven on fan interaction before, during, and after the race. We love our meet and greets and we love celebrating with our fans. So it’s going to be tough,” he said. “But I know I feel the love of my fans in my heart when I am driving. There’s also a new element that new people will be tuning in through the live stream of the race and we have new eyeballs watching, which is always good for the sport.”NASCAR is one of the first professional sports to resume competition, along with Major League Soccer, UFC and Premiere League Lacrosse. Busch hailed the company for the steps it’s taking, like requiring health questionnaires, temperature checks and social distancing.“I’m really proud of the collaborative effort from NASCAR to make this happen — all the task forces being able to work with states and counties. This responsibility is with us to stay safe. We take it very seriously because we want to keep this going,” Busch said. “It’s exciting. Everyone is up for the challenge. All the drivers, NASCAR. We want to work together. This has always been our mantra.”As if helmets, fire suits and gloves weren’t enough gear, the teams will also wear additional personal protective equipment (PPE) for health and safety reasons.Busch said there will be “PPE protocol for everyone at the track: safety crews, pit crews, everyone. All drivers will be given a fresh mask as soon as they step out of the car. Inside my car, I have a filtered air system so I feel pretty good about that.”While NASCAR drivers were relegated to their homes due to the pandemic, many turned to iRacing, a racing simulation online video game with various tracks, weather conditions and car adjustments.“We have a racing simulator that I have been spending hours on, working on track set ups and just staying in race shape,” Busch explained. “We have been connecting with the team via Skype, FaceTime. I have been going bonkers inside as an athlete, so just trying to use technology as best I can to stay in touch with my team.”Busch, who each year has given away 100 race tickets to veterans and active duty service members, said he’ll begin including front-line workers.“Our first step is to now help out first responders and those on the frontlines battling this virus,” he said. “We also have wheels in motion to work with NASCAR as certain sections of grandstands open throughout this season. We are going to really try to get these guys in there.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund Written bycenter_img May 14, 2020 /Sports News – National NASCAR driver Kurt Busch hails company for taking steps to safely resume racinglast_img read more

Utah St. rides Queta and Bean past Nevada in 21-point win

first_imgFebruary 28, 2021 /Sports News – Local Utah St. rides Queta and Bean past Nevada in 21-point win Written by Associated Press FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah (AP) — Neemias Queta scored 26 points with 13 rebounds and Justin Bean scored 17 with 13 boards and Utah State bounced Nevada 87-66.Queta and Bean alone had more than Nevada’s 24 total rebounds. Utah State collected 47 boards total. The Aggies’ Trevin Dorius threw down a dunk with 14:32 before halftime sparking a 17-2 run from which Nevada never recovered. Utah State led 39-23 at halftime and stayed ahead by double-digits the rest of the way.Desmond Cambridge Jr. scored 13 points for Nevada. Tags: Justin Bean/Mountain West/Neemias Queta/Utah State Aggies Basketballlast_img read more

British Final Type 45 Destroyer Enters Service Ahead of Schedule

first_img December 31, 2013 View post tag: Type View post tag: 45 View post tag: Defence View post tag: ahead View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today British Final Type 45 Destroyer Enters Service Ahead of Schedule Share this article View post tag: Schedule View post tag: Naval View post tag: Servicecenter_img View post tag: enters View post tag: Final British Final Type 45 Destroyer Enters Service Ahead of Schedule Industry news View post tag: News by topic HMS DUNCANThe UK’s sixth and final Type 45 Destroyer, HMS Duncan has entered into service with the Royal Navy four months ahead of schedule. The 7,500 tonne vessel will now head for trials to ready for operational deployment.Despite being  scheduled to enter service in early 2014, due to the hard work of both the ship’s company and industry since her arrival in Portsmouth, HMS Duncan is ready to take up duties.HMS Duncan’s handover to the fleet marks the end of a 13 year build programme with BAE Systems to deliver the six ships – Daring, Dauntless, Diamond, Dragon, Defender and Duncan.  Minister for Defence, Equipment, Support and Technology, Philip Dunne MP said:“The Type 45 programme has provided the Royal Navy with one of the most sophisticated and effective air defence ships available anywhere in the world.“We expect these vessels to see decades of service protecting the UK’s interests around the world, including providing humanitarian aid as we saw recently with HMS Daring’s efforts in the Philippines.”Commander James Stride RN, HMS Duncan’s Commanding Officer, said:“The Ship’s Company is rightly proud to be on-board such a cutting edge warship as she becomes a fully fledged member of the operational Fleet.“HMS Duncan joins the Royal Navy as the most advanced ship we have ever operated alongside the rest of the Type 45 class, able to operate across the globe protecting the Fleet.”HMS DUNCANArmed with the world-leading Sea Viper missile defence system which can neutralise threats up to 70 miles away, the Type 45s are the most powerful air defence destroyers ever used by the Royal Navy.Measuring 152 metres in length, HMS Duncan and her sister ships are longer than 16 double decker buses and as tall as an electricity pylon. Her onboard power plant can supply enough electricity to light a town of 80,000 people.[mappress]Press Release, December 31, 2013; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: British View post tag: Defense View post tag: Destroyerlast_img read more