Dutch regulator halts igaming affiliate marketing on 23 websites

first_imgLegal & compliance AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Legal & compliance Marketing & affiliates Dutch regulator halts igaming affiliate marketing on 23 websites Regions: Europe Western Europe Netherlands Tags: Online Gambling Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has taken action to stop 23 affiliate marketing websites from promoting online gaming brands in the country.The move comes on the back of periodic research by the regulator into affiliate marketing activities in the Netherlands, with the KSA examining a total 44 sites as part of the study.The KSA identified igaming adverts on 26 of the websites, with 20 immediately withdrawing the ads after being contacted by the regulator. A further three only agreed to remove the adverts after the KSA warned it could impose a penalty.According to the regulator, an investigation into the remaining three websites is still ongoing. The KSA has opted not to disclose the identity of any of the sites in the study.This is the second occasion the KSA has opted to investigate affiliate marketing in the online gaming sector, with an initial study conducted from 2016 to 2017 leading to 17 sites pulling igaming ads.“Protecting consumers is an important objective of the KSA,” the regulator said. “Participants in games of chance from providers without a licence are not guaranteed a fair game. Nor is it possible to monitor the participation of vulnerable groups, such as young people.”Online gaming and the advertising of such activities are currently illegal in the Netherlands, although the country is in the process of preparing to launch a regulated market after the Dutch Senate in February passed the Netherlands’ Remote Gambling Act.Subject to approval from the Ministry of Justice and Security, the law will come into force from July 1, 2020, after which Dutch regulator the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) will draw up licence conditions, with the hope of launching the market on January 1, 2021.“The market for online gambling is likely to open on January 1, 2021,” the KSA added. “Consumers can then go to providers with a licence that the KSA supervises.”The KSA has been seeking to clamp down on illegal gaming and related activities as part of its preparations for launching a regulated market. Recent measures include setting out new anti-money laundering and duty of care guidelines.The regulator has also proposed a rule which would require any prospective igaming licensee to have not operated in the market for two years before they could launch in the regulated market. Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has taken action to stop 23 affiliate marketing websites from promoting online gaming brands in the country. 19th July 2019 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

Rain brings drought relief, yet rainfall deficit persists

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSSt. Johns River Water Management District Previous articleThe Orange County Clerk of Courts may have money for youNext article5 Things to Know About the Total Solar Eclipse Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR From the St. John’s River Water Management DistrictRecent wet weather has brought an end to drought conditions, as well as indications of rebounding aquifer levels, within the St. Johns River Water Management District. A report outlining hydrological conditions was presented at the district’s July Governing Board meeting.“Summer has arrived, bringing with it the storms that provide much-needed relief from months of dry weather. Despite this recent rainfall, we need to stay committed to our water conservation efforts,” said St. Johns River Water Management District Executive Director Dr. Ann Shortelle. “Our team continues to closely monitor hydrologic data within the district as we work to ensure sufficient water for people and the environment.”The county with the highest rainfall total for June was Putnam, with more than 16 inches of rain, followed by Alachua, with 14.5 inches. Both counties received more than double the average rainfall for June. Orange County received 11.58 inches of rain, about 4 inches above average for the month of June. Brevard County received 8.69 inches of rain, nearly 2 inches above average for June.While June rainfall was above average throughout the district, due to prolonged rainfall deficits in the preceding months much of the district is still well below average for the past 12 months. As a result of the deficit, the district’s Water Shortage Warning Order remains in place.The order was issued in March 2017 due to below-average rainfall and encourages all water users to reduce their water use and voluntarily conserve water to the maximum extent possible, as well as adhere to year-round watering restrictions.More information about the district’s water shortage warning can be found online at www.sjrwmd.com/facts.About the St. Johns River Water Management DistrictSt. Johns River Water Management District staff are committed to ensuring the sustainable use and protection of water resources for the benefit of the people of the district and the state of Florida. The St. Johns River Water Management District is one of five districts in Florida managing groundwater and surface water supplies in the state. The district encompasses all or part of 18 northeast and east-central Florida counties. District headquarters are in Palatka, and staff also are available to serve the public at service centers in Maitland, Jacksonville, and Palm Bay. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate last_img read more

Absalon / denzer & poensgen

first_img Houses Architects: denzer & poensgen Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Rainer MaderText description provided by the architects. Absalon designed by denzer & poensgen is located in a new developing area, exclusively situated on a hillside, just above the city centre of Trier. The aim of this new developing area is to create examples of good buildings in an attractive landscape which is integrated in its surrounding.Save this picture!© Rainer MaderLocated in Trier, one of the old German cities founded by the romans, this project connects to the old roman building culture, which is still omnipresent in Trier. The house is divided in three different volumes with an atrium in its middle.Save this picture!© Rainer MaderDeveloped in the “grand arts” of “ars magna”, all rooms with the façade and the interior elements are developed in the proportion of the golden ratio. The entrance which is pushed in to the volume, underlines the “path” from the outside into the building, and leads the visitor in a different world. A world with paths, courts, passages and outside spaces, linked together with a high variety of natural lighting. Save this picture!proportionsThe inner organisation of the house is divided in two areas, a public and a private part. The public area includes The Kitchen, dining- and living room and opens towards the Atrium. Protected against views from the outside, the atrium works as an expansion to the living room. There is a water basin and a tree in the atrium to create a silent space of peace. From the atrium leads a staircase to a roof terrace, with a great view over Trier an its surrounding. The private part of the building contains the sleeping rooms. Each of them expanded with a little terrace, which protects the sleeping rooms against views from the outside. The house resembles a clearly structured organism, containing streets, courts, passages, and open and enclosed spaces. The house as an image of a city.Save this picture!© Rainer MaderProject gallerySee allShow lessCluj National Library Extension / manadelucruArticlesNew Library and renovation of City Hall in Søgne / A-LabArticles Share Germany Absalon / denzer & poensgen CopyAbout this officedenzer & poensgenOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasHousesTrier3D ModelingGermanyPublished on August 16, 2011Cite: “Absalon / denzer & poensgen” 16 Aug 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalVentilated / Double Skin FacadeSTAC BONDAssembly Systems – GluedLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemPodsTrimoModular Space SolutionsHanging LampsAxolightPendant Lights – HoopsStonesFranken-SchotterFlooring and Wall Tiles – Dietfurt LimestoneVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryCabinetsburgbadWall Cabinet – Sys30AcousticUnika VaevAcoustics – Ecoustic® Foliar TileMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Absalon / denzer & poensgen是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Rainer Mader+ 16 Share “COPY” Absalon / denzer & poensgenSave this projectSaveAbsalon / denzer & poensgen Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/159819/absalon-denzer-poensgen Clipboard “COPY” Year:  2006 ArchDaily Area:  430 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/159819/absalon-denzer-poensgen Clipboard Photographs CopyHouses•Trier, Germanylast_img read more

Gwang-Gyeong-Won / Kang-il Lim + Eunmi Kim

first_img Gwang-Gyeong-Won / Kang-il Lim + Eunmi Kim “COPY” Year:  2017 CopyHouses•Yangyang-gun, South Korea ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/873604/gwang-gyeong-won-kang-il-lim-plus-eunmi-kim Clipboard Projects Save this picture!© Eui-tae park+ 60 Share Area:  204 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Photographs CopyAbout this officeKang-il Lim + Eunmi KimOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesYangyang-gunSouth KoreaPublished on June 16, 2017Cite: “Gwang-Gyeong-Won / Kang-il Lim + Eunmi Kim” 16 Jun 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalShelvingZeitraumWardrobe – Hide & ParkSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Stone SeriesWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – FerroFinestra W20Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – TentChairsInterstuhlConference Chair – Low With CastorsWoodreSAWN TIMBER co.Pre-Weathered Wood CladdingMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?建筑师与陶瓷艺术家自由灵魂的碰撞:Gwang-Gyeong-Won 住宅 / Kang-il Lim + Eunmi Kim是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: Kang-il Lim + Eunmi Kim Area Area of this architecture project Gwang-Gyeong-Won / Kang-il Lim + Eunmi KimSave this projectSaveGwang-Gyeong-Won / Kang-il Lim + Eunmi Kim Photographs:  Eui-tae parkSave this picture!© Eui-tae parkRecommended ProductsDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewPorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – BackDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceText description provided by the architects. Gwang-gyeong-won was designed in the coastal area of the East Sea far from the city. The reason for this is to create productive work and living space for couple in architect, ceramic artist ‘gwang-gyeong-won‘ is located in Yangyang-gun which is leading the Korean surfing culture. An independent stairway leading to the third floor is for guests. visiting people enjoy surfing and recreation for the four seasons. On the first floor there is an open design studio and common dining area. The second floor, which leads to a covert step inside the first floor, is the residence of the couple. This staircase protects the privacy of the couple.Save this picture!© Eui-tae parkSave this picture!© Eui-tae parkThis building has been built on a natural land that has not been in touch for many years, so it is as calm and tidy as possible. I thought that this architecture could harmonize with the natural environment. Some parts of the building are covered with concrete without any covering material, and the structure is finished.This represents a humility that is not visually exposed.Save this picture!© Eui-tae parkSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Eui-tae parkInsulation, one of the main functions of the building, was built inside. The finishing material of the exterior of the building was stained with white starkoflex.Save this picture!SectionAll the doors and finishing moldings on each floor, and the height of the window and the threshold are traditional Korean styles. So you can feel the naturalness of this area. The pottery workshop was located in the outdoors for fire prevention. The deck floor connection between the main building and the floor of the annex allows unity and convenient movement. The open common area on the ground floor is connected to the wide deck plate on the yard, so that people can move easily. In addition, it induces various tasks and activities. Each space is either hidden or open to its use. Minimizing the metal material is to prevent the buildings from corroding due to sea salt. And we made small hangers with gravel from the earth. People want architecture to satisfy every function. What I studied and designed, It is hoped that this architecture will actually emerge and stimulate people’s idealidadeSave this picture!© Eui-tae parkProject gallerySee allShow lessModiz Condo Sales Office / PODesignSelected ProjectsLower Sproul Redevelopment / Moore Ruble Yudell Architects and PlannersSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/873604/gwang-gyeong-won-kang-il-lim-plus-eunmi-kim Clipboard South Korea Houseslast_img read more

Click4Carbon.com search engine to benefit forestation charity

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 11 September 2008 | News Tagged with: Digital Click4Carbon.com, “the environmentally conscious search engine”, has launched using Google’s technology. It will share its profits with The Plant-a-tree-today Foundation which funds worldwide forestation projects.Click4Carbon.com claims to be “the only environmentally friendly search engine to use Google’s technology”. It also offers an online community and forum which promotes environmental awareness and practical advice on how individuals can reduce their carbon footprint.John Russell, co-founder and director of Click4Carbon with his wife Claire, explained why they created the service. “The principle behind Click4Carbon is to offer users one simple means of reducing their footprint through an everyday activity that they already do”, he said. “We are not trying to reinvent the wheel – Google is by far the most popular search engine in the world – all that we want to do is provide users with that same experience but with a different goal in mind”.www.click4carbon.com  64 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Click4Carbon.com search engine to benefit forestation charity 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

In Kind Direct urges businesses to donate essential items to help families over Christmas

first_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  96 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis In Kind Direct is appealing to companies to help it support families who will be struggling over Christmas by donating essential items.With figures from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation showing that the pandemic has caused 70% of families to cut back on essentials like food or electricity, 60% to borrow money and 50% to get pandemic behind on rent or other essential bills, it has highlighted as some of the most needed gifts this Christmas in its ‘Christmas with Kindness’ Christmas Gift Guide.Based on feedback from charity partners, the gift guide includes some of the key essential products that people are struggling to access during the pandemic. This includes basics like handwash, period products and cleaning supplies, but also important feel good products like toys and games.A number of corporate partners have already committed to supporting In Kind Direct this Christmas including: Advertisement Tagged with: christmas corporate Donated goodscenter_img Melanie May | 19 November 2020 | News Cif is donating 250,000 anti-bacterial eco-refills.Always and Tampax are donating 2 million tampons and sanitary towels.L’Oréal has donated thousands of make-up, fragrance and skincare products.Carex has donated over 700,000 bottles of hand wash to In Kind Direct in 2020.Andrex is donating 250,000 toilet rolls.Rosanne Gray, CEO of In Kind Direct commented:“This pandemic has not been a “great leveller”. We might all be in the same storm, but we are not in the same boat. The coming months will bring new challenges and increased demand for essential products as more households manage tighter budgets. Our goal is to make giving and accessing life’s essential products easy, to bring safety, imagination and joy to families this Christmas.“No one is immune to needing a helping hand. There is more for us to do, so we are calling on new and existing corporate partners to join us in making sure no one goes without essential products this Christmas.”An additional 864 charities have joined the In Kind Direct network since the start of the pandemic, with it estimating that 95% of its network have stayed open, with over half increasing their use of the service. 71% of its network have helped people to self-isolate or shield safely, while 62% have been providing essential care-packs, and on average, In Kind Direct saved charities almost £3,000 each from March – August 2020. Overall, by working with corporate partners, it was able to save its charity partners £11.7m against cost of product during the peak of lockdown March – August 2020, dispatching 16,322 orders to 2,639 communities. In Kind Direct urges businesses to donate essential items to help families over Christmaslast_img read more

Rand Corp. tells U.S.: Spend billions on weakening Russia

first_imgThe author is an anti-militarist activist and expert who writes for the Italian newspaper Il Manifesto. Translation by Workers World Managing Editor John Catalinotto.May 21 — Force your opponent to stretch too far and lose his balance, then take him down. This is no judo maneuver, but the Rand Corporation’s plan to combat Russia.The Rand Corp. is the most influential U.S. think tank, with a staff of thousands of experts. It presents itself as the world’s most reliable source of intelligence and political analysis for the U.S. rulers and their allies.Rand prides itself on having contributed to the long-term strategy that enabled the United States to emerge victorious from the Cold War, forcing the Soviet Union to consume its economic resources in its strategic confrontation with the U.S.This model inspired the new plan, “Overextending and Unbalancing Russia,” published by Rand. The plan examines “options that the United States and its allies could pursue across economic, political and military areas to stress — overextend and unbalance — Russia’s economy and armed forces and the regime’s political standing at home and abroad.” (rand.org)According to its analysts, Russia remains a powerful competitor of the United States in some fundamental fields. For this reason, the U.S. must pursue, together with its allies, an overall longterm strategy that exploits Russia’s vulnerabilities.Rand then analyzes various ways to force Russia to lose its balance and indicates for each way the probability of success and the benefits, costs and risks for the U.S.Rand analysts believe that Russia’s greatest vulnerability is economic, due to its high dependence on oil and gas exports, whose revenues can be reduced by increasing sanctions and increasing U.S. energy exports.The aim is to reduce European imports of Russian natural gas, replacing them with liquefied natural gas transported by sea from other countries.Another way to damage Russia’s economy over time is to encourage the emigration of qualified personnel, especially young Russians with a high level of education.In the ideological and propaganda field, Rand advises encouraging internal protests, at the same time undermining the global image of Russia by expelling it from international forums and boycotting the international sporting events it organizes.In the geopolitical field, arming Ukraine allows the U.S. to exploit Russia’s greatest external vulnerability. But this needs to be fine-tuned to keep Russia under pressure without provoking a major conflict in which Russia would prevail, because it is geographically at an advantage.In the military field the U.S. can have high dividends, with low costs and risks, from the growth of the land forces of the European NATO countries working against Russia.The U.S. can have high chances of success and benefits, with moderate risks, especially by investing more in strategic bombers and long-range attack missiles targeting Russia.Exiting the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty and deploying new intermediate-range nuclear missiles aimed at Russia in Europe gives the U.S. a high probability of success, but also entails high risks.Rand analysts conclude that if the U.S. strategists calibrate each option to achieve the desired effect, Russia will end up paying a higher price than the U.S. Nevertheless, the U.S. will also have to invest large resources and subtract them from other programs. Rand predicts a further sharp increase in U.S./NATO military spending at the expense of social spending.This is the future that the Rand Corporation, the most influential think tank of the deep state, proposes. Rand expresses the needs of the unelected center of real power held by the economic, financial and military oligarchies, presenting the strategic choices not only for the USA but for the entire West.The “options” provided by the plan are, in reality, only variants of the war strategy itself, the price of which, in terms of sacrifices and risks, is paid by all the people.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Portland disabled Black Lives Matter protesters demand rights under ADA

first_imgPHOTO: Paula BronsteinFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this A claim was filed in U.S. District Court here on Nov. 1 charging that disabled people are being denied their right to protest against “systemic racism” by local, state, and federal police agencies. The claim cites Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). August 2020 protest.Joining in the claim were four disabled Black Lives Matter activists of Portland; the Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center of Los Angeles; and the Disability Rights Legal Center of Denver. Specifically, it cites protests against police “killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and many other Black, Indigenous, or people of color.” (tinyurl.com/y26dz944, pp. 1-3)The plaintiffs include Juniper Simonis, “a non-binary transgender individual with PTSD,” Katalina (Katie) Durden, “who is legally blind,” Melissa Lewis, “a person with photosensitive epilepsy and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a connective tissue disorder, which means she cannot run or move quickly,” and Philip Wolfe, who “has been deaf since birth and communicates through American Sign Language (ASL).”  (tinyurl.com/y3kx53ur)Their disabilities, if not visible, were told to police verbally. Nevertheless, these four and thousands of others were corralled, pushed to the ground by gangs of cops, beaten with nightsticks and fists, tear-gassed, flash-bombed, and shot at with plastic bullets. In addition, plaintiff Simonis was arrested for trying to take their service dog back from a cop, while police-operated strobe lights caused plaintiff Lewis to have an epileptic seizure during a protest.Their legal complaint declares that in attempts by police at all levels to unlawfully disperse or corral protesters, disabled persons’ rights were specifically denied, as they were forced, along with others, into traps by gangs of cops in body armor, wielding clubs and gloved fists. The police beat them to the ground, teargassed their faces at close range, and then arrested them on wholly trumped-up charges. Mobs of police terrorize entire residential neighborhoods with clouds of noxious gasses, discharge flashbang and pepper grenades. They fire rubber bullets at protesters, one of whom was shot in the face as police used U.S. military-provided grenade launchers, automatic assault rifles, and handguns.The complaint also notes that at these protests police target people with disabilities and, when disabled activists demand their rights as police beat, tear gas, and arrest them, the cops tell them they “should not attend protests at all,” a direct violation of Section 504 of the ADA.last_img read more

Two journalists no longer held by their kidnappers

first_img Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” May 3, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Afghanistan Organisation to go further News AfghanistanAsia – Pacific AfghanistanAsia – Pacific News Receive email alerts RSF_en News News Help by sharing this information September 21, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists no longer held by their kidnappers Journalists Mohammed Taqi Seraj and Baseer Seerat and a civil servant, Shah Jan, are free after being held for six days in the northeastern Nuristan region by abductors who were believed to be the followers of local warlords.Seraj said they were not tortured. He said they managed to get away at night as their abductors were sleeping and were eventually picked up by a vehicle of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) near Jalalabad. Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says March 11, 2021 Find out more __________________________________________________________Journalists abducted, arrested and threatened in pre-election violence17.09.2005Journalists have been targeted in violence in the run-up to parliamentary and provincial assembly elections on 18 September 2005.While dozens of people have been killed, three journalists have been kidnapped, two of whom are still being held, at least two have been arrested and many others have been threatened in the past two weeks.Reporters Without Borders is particularly concerned about the plight of journalists Mohammad Taqi Siraj and Baseer Seerat, who have been abducted in the eastern province of Nuristan.“While the Afghan media have played a key role in the preparations for these elections, they have been singled out for attack by Taliban groups and those linked to certain warlords,“ said Reporters Without Borders.“If these attacks do not threaten the forthrightness with which the Afghan media has reported ahead of this historic poll, these outbreaks of intimidation threaten effective media coverage of voting in some Afghan regions,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.Armed men seized Mohammad Taqi Siraj, editor of the weekly Bamyan and assistant director for the Kabul Film Production Company, and Baseer Seerat, cameraman for the same broadcast company, in Wigal district in the Nuristan region on 15 September. They were snatched, along with a female local official while they were making a documentary for the Afghan women’s minister. A female election candidate, Hawa Alam, who is also a journalist, was injured during the kidnapping.The kidnappers wore military uniforms but it is not known who they were or what their motives might have been.Elsewhere henchmen for a local warlord in Jalalabad seized Ezatullah Zawab, correspondent in Nangarhar Province for Pajhwok Afghan News and editor of the local bi-monthly Meena on 2 September. He was found alive but unconscious six days later just outside the city.At the beginning of September, the Nangarhar provincial governor summoned the correspondent in Jalalabad of an international station, who has asked not to be identified, and complained to him about a broadcast of a report on the murder of an election candidate and two police officers in the province.The governor suggested to the journalist that he could suffer the same fate as an Afghan reporter for the BBC World Service, Mirwais Jalil, who was murdered by the Mujahideen in 1994 – if he did not work to promote the interests of the local authorities. Another Jalalabad journalist, Noorullah Noori, was reportedly threatened with reprisals by the authorities.At the same time, a journalist in Takhar, in the north of the country, was sacked from his job as a result of threats issued by a local warlord.A reporter in Kabul with the Afghan Voice Agency (AVA), Salim Wahdat, was beaten and then detained on 8 September by members of the secret service Afghan national security agency while he was covering a ceremony organised by the Afghan education minister.Another AVA journalist, Ruhullah Jalali, was held in a secret services cell after trying to visit his detained colleague. They were both released eight hours later and after the intervention of a representative of the Afghanistan Independent Journalists’ Association. Salim Wahdat said the secret service agents had accused him of taking photos for al-Qaeda. RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan June 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Milk Market remaining open as locals asked to support small food…

first_imgDonal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener THE Milk Market traders have urged the people of Limerick to support small food producers and traders with a Saturday visit to the Milk Market courtyard, which remains open for business this weekend and throughout the Level Three restrictions period. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostMilk Market Email The historic Milk Market interior courtyard reopened in late May with a revised layout after the initial lockdown period and its operations will not be affected by the Level Three restrictions which came into effect this week.Milk Market General Manager, David Fitzgerald, said: “As an outdoor venue we can continue to operate in a very safe, open air and regulated environment on Saturdays, with a one-way system from entry gate at Cornmarket Row to exit at Watergate and we are urging the people of Limerick to continue to support your local farmers market traders who have worked so hard to produce and bring the freshest local produce to your doorstep in the heart of Limerick. “We are fully compliant with all the safety regulations. The Saturday visit to the Milk Market is a Limerick tradition enjoyed by all, and we really appreciate the support of the public to date and would encourage them to consider a visit this weekend to support our stall holders in what has obviously been a very challenging time for everybody.“In common with other essential food suppliers we have had to adapt to the new challenges presented by Covid-19 in recent months and continue to have the health and safety of our customers, traders and staff as our top priority. “We have been operating safely having altered the lay-out of our stalls, increased sanitisation, perspex screens, physical distancing measures and reduced capacity for all stalls in the Milk Market courtyard. We are fully compliant with all Government and HSE protocols thanks to the range of protective measures that have been put in place. “We know businesses and people all over Limerick are coming together to overcome the challenges presented by Covid-19 and we ask the people of Limerick to view their regular Saturday morning visit to the Milk Market as one great tradition that they can still observe and enjoy in a safe and controlled manner,” Mr Fitzgerald said.“All of our stallholders and staff have undertaken additional training and implemented extra Covid-related protocols, so the message we want to get out there is that we are an outdoor market which is open for business, safe and a vital outlet for local food suppliers and small businesses.“We are particularly conscious of giving added protection to the elderly and the vulnerable, so we would advise vulnerable customers that the market is quietest between 8am and 10am Saturdays. “The Market is busiest on Saturday between 10am and 12.30pm, and becomes less again busy between 1pm and close of business at 3pm. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our traders and staff for their hard work and dedication and to the customers and supporters of the weekly market,” Mr Fitzgerald added. Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook Linkedin Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Previous articleLimerick staring into a drugs “abyss” unless more Garda resources are provided, claims Sinn Fein TDNext articleGetting corporate customers to go green for Christmas Meghann Scully WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR BusinessLimerickNewsMilk Market remaining open as locals asked to support small food producersBy Meghann Scully – October 8, 2020 390 Twitterlast_img read more