Second day of Reporters Without Borders hunger strike in support of Roxana Saberi

first_img March 18, 2021 Find out more News IranMiddle East – North Africa June 11, 2021 Find out more Organisation Follow the news on Iran IranMiddle East – North Africa April 29, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Second day of Reporters Without Borders hunger strike in support of Roxana Saberi June 9, 2021 Find out more Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 to go furthercenter_img News Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election News Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information RSF_en Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Four members of Reporters Without Borders, including its secretary-general, Jean-François Julliard, began a hunger strike yesterday in support of Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi, who has been sentenced to eight years in prison in Iran on a charge of spying for the United States. Saberi has herself been on hunger strike since 21 April.“Roxana has been considerably weakened by her hunger strike and, like her family, we are very concerned for her health,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We are therefore symbolically taking over her hunger strike in a gesture of solidarity, so that she does not have to continue it herself.”The members of Reporters Without Borders have been stationed outside the Iran Air office in Paris, located at 63 Avenue des Champs-Elysées, since 11 a.m. yesterday.“We appeal to all those who care about the defence of human rights and freedom in Iran to join us, and to sign the petition and the book for messages of support for Roxana,” Reporters Without Borders added. “Roxana Saberi needs to know she is not alone, and that she can now take a rest. We will not abandon her.”The hunger strike by Reporters Without Borders in France is spreading to other countries. Reporters Without Borders sections in Belgium, Canada, the United States and Spain have begun to take up the protest. Saberi’s father, Reza Saberi, confirmed on 26 April that she was on hunger strike. After visiting her in Tehran’s Evin prison, he said she appeared “much weaker” but was “determined and ready to go all the way.”What he said contradicted comments by Iranian judiciary spokesman Ali Reza Jamshidi denying that Saberi was refusing to take food. “She is in good physical condition and she is not on hunger strike,” the official news agency IRNA quoted him as saying.Saberi’s lawyer, Shirin Ebadi, has deplored the fact that she has not yet been allowed to visit her in Evin prison.Seven journalists and two bloggers are currently imprisoned in Iran, which was ranked 166th out of 173 countries in the 2008 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.Timeline of Saberi case- 31 January: Roxana Saberi is arrested.- 1 March: The US public radio network NPR breaks the news of her arrest (after being alerted by her father on 10 February).- 2 March: Foreign ministry spokesman Hassan Ghashghavi says Saberi was working “illegally” in Iran.- 3 March: Judiciary spokesman Alireza Jamshidi says she has been “arrested on the order of the Tehran revolutionary court and is being held in Evin prison.”- 9 April: Saberi is charged with spying by deputy prosecutor Hassan Zare Dehnavi. This charge is often used by the Iranian authorities to arrest journalists and tighten the muzzle on freedom of expression.- 13 April: Saberi is tried in a closed-door hearing on a charge of spying for the United States.- 18 April: Saberi is sentenced to eight years in prison.- 20 April: Nobel peace laureate Shirin Ebadi announces that she will join the Saberi defence team.- 21 April: Saberi begins her hunger strike.- 25 April: Her lawyer files an appeal against her conviction. Newslast_img read more

Garda appeal over missing Sixmilebridge boy

first_imgLinkedin Advertisement Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 15 year old Dylan O’ Doherty from Cappa Lodge in Sixmilebridge.Dylan was last seen at his home on Monday, September 22. He is described as being 5’8”, 12 stone with brown hair. When last seem he was wearing a yellow t-shirt, jeans and runners.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Anyone with information on Dylan’s whereabouts is asked to contact Sixmilebridge Garda Station on 061-369133, the Garda Confidential Line 1-800-666-111 or any Garda Station. Previous articleOpposition to water charges escalates in Limerick city estatesNext articleLimerick hospital group in financial trouble Editor WhatsApp Email TAGSDylan O’DohertyfeaturedGarda appealmissingSixmilebridge First Irish death from Coronavirus Twitter NewsGarda appeal over missing Sixmilebridge boyBy Editor – September 25, 2014 861 center_img Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Facebook Shannondoc operating but only by appointment No vaccines in Limerick yet Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHLlast_img read more

A small school on contemporary trends in tourism: Niche marketing and constant monitoring of feedback

first_imgTo be continued… Constant monitoring of feedback Until that point, the label was just a label, just a quality label. Niches are shelves with “classified customers” by demographic structure, habits, needs, available budget… Niche marketing takes into account the needs of the market, price range, product or service quality. The cycle begins with market research according to all the above parameters. We turn the obtained “picture” into a “person”, we can also give it a name: eg Ana. Author: Nedo Pinezić, / Photo: Kvarner Family Quality and price The quality of the offered content must be standardized, it must have the characteristics of the most frequently requested and well-rated content. These facilities must carry a quality label, a kind of certificate, best by the public sector that guests trust (tourist boards, municipalities, counties). The contents presented in this way are valued in the price range with similar contents in other destinations. The price must be adequate. To successfully create an offer, it is necessary to “get into the shoes” of the “person”. We have to identify with Ana. What would I, as Ana, appreciate on a trip, a vacation? An attractive location for my camper at a competitive price? Pet Welcome Package? A garage with the necessary equipment and tools to store and maintain the bike? (cleaning, washing, drying, clothes…) A good system of bike paths that are well maintained and marked, bike maps, GPS tracks, good bike service, bike friendly public transport…? NO # 2 / SMALL SCHOOL ON CONTEMPORARY TOURISM TRENDS: USA AND EU SUPPORT DIGITAL ECONOMY DESPITE TRADE CONFLICTS  NO # 3 SMALL SCHOOL ON CONTEMPORARY TRENDS IN TOURISM: CROATIAN HOSTS AMONG THE BEST IN THE WORLD  NO # 4 SMALL SCHOOL ON CONTEMPORARY TRENDS IN TOURISM: THE IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY ACCOMMODATION AND PERSPECTIVES Ana is 35 years old, lives with Anton, they are both passionate cyclists. They ride a bike, road or mountain, every day. They also have a dog that they ride on a bike trailer. They are well situated, travel by camper and love pitches with nice views. They like to explore the destination by bike. Ana is present on social networks every day, sharing her experiences from cycling tours with friends. She is a kind of leader for a larger group of people like her… Niche marketing RELATED NEWS: NO1 # SMALL SCHOOL ON CONTEMPORARY TRENDS IN TOURISM: WORLD TRENDS IN FAMILY, “PRIVATE” ACCOMMODATION Such an offer that bears the quality label must be constantly “under scrutiny”. Seeking and respecting the opinions of guests is extremely important. When, over a period of time, guest satisfaction is predominant and when the guests themselves become “ambassadors” of the offer, then we can say that our special, standardized and quality-labeled offer has become a BRAND. Creating an offer for a famous “person”last_img read more

PREMIUMModified mosquitoes bring much hope in dengue-endemic Indonesia

first_imgLinkedin Topics : Forgot Password ? LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Log in with your social account Google In Indonesia, where dengue remains endemic, recent trial results suggesting that releasing mosquitoes carrying a certain bacteria could lead to a 77 percent reduction of dengue cases have brought much hope.Researchers from the World Mosquito Program (WMP) of Australia’s Monash University, along with Indonesian partner Gadjah Mada University (UGM), have deployed Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes in Yogyakarta as part of a randomized controlled trial that started in 2017.Wolbachia is a bacterium that competes with viruses like dengue, making it harder for viruses to reproduce inside mosquitoes, thus reducing their ability to transmit dengue to humans. The bacteria naturally exists in 60 percent of insect species, but not in Aedes aegypti, the main transmitter of dengue and several other viruses.The researchers announced recently that the trial results had shown “a 77 per… Facebook #dengue dengue dengue-fever Wolbachia-carrying-mosquitoes mosquito health #health #COVID19 COVID-19last_img read more

Deer Isle-Stonington girls “play for Rylee” in quarterfinal win over Ashland

first_img Bio Latest Posts Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at [email protected] Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all)center_img BANGOR — Missing its leading scorer, the Deer Isle-Stonington girls’ basketball team rallied together.Undefeated Deer Isle-Stonington entered Monday’s Class D North quarterfinal game against Ashland without Rylee Eaton, who was unable to take the Cross Insurance Center floor as she recovered from abdominal surgery. Playing to keep their season alive, the Mariners sought to put forth an effort that would make their sidelined teammate proud.“We wanted to play for Rylee,” senior Lily Gray said. “We needed to play our absolute best because we felt like we owed her that. All of us know how much she wishes she could be out on that floor with us, and we needed to make the win happen for her.”There were big-game jitters at first, but once Deer Isle-Stonington found its rhythm, it couldn’t be stopped. Controlling the game on offense and defense, the Eaton-less Mariners looked as strong as ever in a 57-28 victory in Bangor.Lily Gray drives toward the basket during the first half of a girls’ basketball playoff game against Ashland on Feb. 18 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. The Mariners will be back at the Cross Center when they face No. 3 Woodland (14-5) in the regional semifinals at 7:05 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLThis is placeholder textThis is placeholder textAfter Gray’s five points paced Deer Isle-Stonington out to a 9-4 lead, Ashland went on a 6-0 run to pull ahead 10-9. A jump shot from Gray just inside the opening quarter’s final minute gave the second-ranked Mariners (17-0) the lead back momentarily, but an Ashland 3-pointer with 20 seconds left in the first quarter gave the Hornets a 13-11 lead at the end of one.Momentum shifted quickly in the second quarter, though, as Deer Isle-Stonington scored the first nine points before Olivia Tardy scored what would be the only tally of the quarter for the No. 7 Hornets (8-12) on a layup. Following four points from sophomore Kaylee Morey, the Mariners’ took a 24-15 lead into halftime as a 3-point attempt from Gray bounced around the rim several times before ultimately falling no good.“We didn’t play good defense in the first quarter, and that had to change,” Deer Isle-Stonington head coach Randy Shepard said. “I thought we showed much better effort on D in the second. That was a big difference.”Ashland ended its scoring drought with a basket on the first possession of the second half, but the rest of the third quarter belonged to Deer Isle-Stonington’s Taylor Hardy. The sophomore responded with three straight field goals to put the Mariners ahead 31-17 and then added six more points later in the quarter as her team surged to a 44-24 lead entering the final eight minutes.“I got those first couple of baskets, and it me more excited and more confident,” Hardy said. “It was all because of my teammates because they got me the ball and believed in me.”Even as the backups began to replace the starters in the fourth quarter, the Mariners continued to dictate the game; six different players scored for Deer Isle-Stonington in the final period, and the team held Ashland to one basket and a pair of free throws to put the finishing touches on a blowout victory.Deer Isle-Stonington head coach Randy Shepard leads his team during a timeout in the second half of a girls’ basketball playoff game against Ashland on Feb. 18 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLGray led Deer Isle-Stonington with 15 points, and Hardy finished with 14. The Mariners also got nine points, six rebounds and five assists from Morey and four points and 11 rebounds from junior Katie Hutchinson.The game marked the second year in a row Deer Isle-Stonington faced Ashland in the regional quarterfinals. Last year, the third-seeded Mariners beat the No. 6 Hornets 33-20 in a game that saw Shepard’s team make just nine baskets.“We played a lot better today than we did in that game last year,” Shepard said. “That game was ugly. We knew we’d have to be better than that this time, and we were.”Deer Isle-Stonington will return to the Cross Center to take on third-ranked Woodland (14-5), which beat No. 6 Katahdin (9-10) 59-33 earlier Monday morning, at 7:05 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21. Just as the Mariners’ Monday morning showdown was a rematch of last year’s quarterfinal game, Thursday’s will be a rematch of last year’s semifinal showdown, which Woodland won 54-45 to advance to the Class D North championship game.Shepard said it’s “highly doubtful” that Eaton makes her return in the semifinals, which will pit Deer Isle-Stonington against a Woodland team that has yet to lose to a Class D opponent this season. Yet if the Mariners can put forth a performance similar to Monday’s, they just might find themselves playing for the Northern Maine championship game at 9:05 a.m. Saturday, Feb 23.“We’ll give it everything we have,” Gray said. “We don’t know if [Rylee] is going to be back with us or not, but we’ll be fighting together all the way.” Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020last_img read more