Crozier will have little time for backslapping

first_imgSunday 27 February 2011 11:12 pm THERE will be much to celebrate when ITV unveils fourth-year numbers on Wednesday. Advertising revenues recovered strongly, up some 16 per cent according to Numis, thanks to the World Cup and nascent economic recovery. Finance director Ian Griffiths has worked wonders on the firm’s balance sheet, with debt – which peaked at £730m in 2008 – now standing at around £324m; at this rate, the firm should be virtually debt-free by the end of 2011. More broadly, anecdotal evidence suggests the broadcaster is making structural progress: the commercial success of the X Factor has been matched by critical applause for shows like Julian Fellowes’ Downton Abbey and recent hit Marchlands (ITV simply wasn’t making TV this good a couple of years ago). However, Crozier will have little time for backslapping when he addresses shareholders. The recovery at ITV is very much a work in progress, and one which has barely begun. Take ITV Studios, the firm’s in-house production business, which saw revenues fall nine per cent in the first nine months of 2010, proving the firm is still failing to make content that others want to buy. Revenues from ITV1, the firm’s tired cash cow, still account for two thirds of revenues, leaving it vulnerable should the advertising market come under pressure. Even if the advertising pie continues to grow, as most expect it to, ITV1’s share of it will gradually shrink as the multi-channel revolution and explosion in on-demand viewing gather pace. ITV now benefits from a benevolent advertising market and much-improved financial position. On Wednesday, shareholders will want Crozier to start fleshing out his plan for that much needed “creative renewal”. KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodaySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald whatsapp Show Comments ▼ center_img whatsapp Share Crozier will have little time for backslapping Tags: NULL More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA 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.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orglast_img read more

IOC Award SAS Development Grants To Four Organisations

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Cricket Cricket The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday announced the recipients of the 2020 IOC Sport and Active Society (SAS) development grants.The four organisations selected are: Kabubu (France), Kids Play International (USA), Fondation Sport pour l’Espoir (Haiti), and Asociacion Civil Activa en Educacion y Soporte en Diabetes y Ecnt (Argentina). Bengaluru Football Cricket WTC Final LIVE: Muttiah Muralitharan voted ‘Greatest Men’s Test Bowler’ of 21st century by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowUndoIPL 2020 : Srikanth and fans slams MS Dhoni, says ‘wasted 15 Cr on Jadhav & Chawla’UndoSuresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’UndoThe four organisations have developed inspiring projects encouraging the practice of regular physical activity and promoting the health and social benefits of sport. Selected from among 107 applications by a jury composed of four IOC SAS Commission members, each project will receive a grant worth CHF 20,000.“Congratulations to the recipients of the IOC SAS Development Grants. This year’s grant applicants were extremely impressive in demonstrating how sport and physical activity can be effective tools to tackle pressing social issues such as climate change, the integration of young refugees, gender inequalities and innovation challenges,” Former Olympic race walker from Finland, IOC Member and Chairperson of the IOC SAS Commission, Sari Essayah, said in a statement.“All the projects are showcasing the power of sport in an impactful and sustainable way,” she added. ISL: Sunil Chhetri extends Bengaluru FC stay until 2023 Tokyo Olympics: Deepika Kumari to be sole entry to Tokyo Games as Indian women’s recurve team fails to qualify Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Switzerland to punish hapless Turkey; Follow Live Updates BCCI to form committee to take call on compensating domestic cricketers Facebook Twitter Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Start delayed due to wet outfield, SA lead by 149 runs – Follow Live Updates PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know F1 French GP 2021: Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to win French GP, Perez finishes 3rd Previous articleGokulam Kerala FC signs Garhwal FC vice-captain Mahip AdhikariNext articleSerie A LIVE: Parma vs Fiorentina Head to Head Statistics, Possible Line-ups, LIVE Streaming Link, Teams Stats Up, Results, Fixture, and Schedule Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. TAGSInternational Olympic CommitteeIOCIOC AwardIOC Award SAS Development Grants To Four OrganisationsIOC SportSAS Commission members SHARE Cricket Cricket Latest Sports News Latest Sports News Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore WTC Final Live- Ind vs NZ: Kyle Jamieson bags 5th five-wicket haul in 8th Test, rattles India in WTC final Latest Sports News IOC Award SAS Development Grants To Four Organisations By Kunal Dhyani – November 6, 2020 Formula 1 last_img read more

Scotland: Five things we learned against Australia

first_imgWithout the strike runners we have uncovered in recent seasons in Stuart Hogg and Tim Visser, and with Sean Maitland having to field kicks under pressure instead of hitting the line at pace, Scotland still struggle to score tries. Our first choice backline is probably Scott and Dunbar at centre with Maitland and Visser on the wings and Hogg at fullback, and for injury reasons we didn’t see that at all this November and the try count stayed low. With Visser’s long term leg injury we still may not until next summer.Still, if nothing else, it all makes us look reassuringly rubbish ahead of the Six Nations; luring them into a false sense of security and all that. Some good news is that Ross Rennie played 40 minutes for Edinburgh against Ulster at the weekend, and if Johnson continues to ignore everyone else, Rennie’s return can’t come quickly enough.Other positional problems that will plague the Scotland management going forward: we lack depth at hooker, tighthead and at fullback.On the other hand, the second row is looking strongJim Hamilton earned his 50th cap against Australia, and while he still gives away the odd rash penalty, he has taken over admirably from Nathan Hines as Scotland’s enforcer. With Tim Swinson rapidly becoming a major power in this Scotland squad, the giant Gray brothers become icing on the cake. It does mean there is little room for the master tactician Al Kellock, but he will surely be passing on all he knows to Gray and Swinson at Glasgow.Murrayfield can still raise an atmosphere outside of the Six NationsUntil recently, the autumn Internationals tended to be a bit of a soulless affair, with paltry crowds or the atmosphere provided by the visiting fans. The SRU is often criticised for a lack of good sense but in terms of ticketing they’ve struck a winner, offering great value season passes for all of the home games including the Six Nations, allowing fans access to those big games that has the pleasant side effect of a consistent crowd across the Autumn tests too.Atmosphere: Murrayfield actually had some last Saturday!Following family-oriented pre-match entertainments and a little razzmatazz (even Scott Johnson liked the light show on Saturday), the atmosphere at the start of all three games was excellent. Although it went rapidly downhill during the South African onslaught, the Australia game was noisy throughout the game, despite Scotland’s woes. Performance on the park is a big factor, as Scotland fans will forgive ineptitude as long as there is heart. Of course another possible explanation was the 6pm kickoff; everyone had been in the pubs all afternoon!Scotland still struggle to score tries LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Downhearted: Kelly Brown plugged away for Scotland and they could hsve won, but Australia found a way to winBy Scottish Rugby Blog’s Rory BaldwinHere are five things that stand out after Scotland’s 15-21 loss to the visiting Wallabies.We still don’t know Scotland’s strongest teamWhen our top team is available, we should be able to offer a challenge to most teams bar the All Blacks, if perhaps not beat many of them. There are talented rugby players in Scotland.Our two main problems are a lack of depth in certain key areas or an unwillingness to test the depth, and as a result we don’t really know our top team ahead of the Six Nations. We’ve seen Ross Ford, Sean Maitland, David Denton and Nick De Luca start all three tests, to name but a few. Meaning that talent like Chris Fusaro, Mark Bennett, Kieran Low, Blair Cowan, Rob Harley, Greig Tonks or Pat MacArthur remain relatively untried at the top level.That South Africa match would have been a perfect proving ground for young players – it’s not going to get much more difficult than that for an attacker or a defender and the score couldn’t have been much worse.Scott Johnson said in the final press conference that his plan had always been to replace Ford at half time against Australia, as he needed to see MacArthur get more game time. As we’re well aware of Ford’s capabilities, this was a decision that could have been taken a lot earlier in the series, perhaps before it began.Strong: Hamilton and his fellow locks shoneInstead, Ford has had two and a half games to underperform, while Hall, Lawson and MacArthur have had little opportunity. We think MacArthur is the closest second choice hooker, but we’re not sure. Which isn’t where we want to be at this stage.Playing three No 8s is not the greatest plan in the worldThe openside thing: I’m going to bang on about it again, sorry. Michael Hooper was outstanding for Australia, slowing down the Scottish ball single-handedly and controlling the pace Scotland were allowed to play at. Scotland, in return, had very little control over Australia at the breakdown. Sure, Brown (playing 7 but not a 7) and Beattie (playing 6 and not a 6) tackled everything manfully enough but there wasn’t enough breakdown technique there to outwit Australia who are very well drilled. As a result, Scotland got little quick ball, precious few turnovers, and struggled to make headway.Unfortunately, Australia have good breakdown technique throughout and scramble defence allowed them to recover sufficiently to prevent the try Scotland desperately needed when they did break clear. EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND – NOVEMBER 23: Scottish Highland dancers perform during the build up to the Scotland v Australia Autumn International Series Match at Murrayfield Stadium on November 23, 2013 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images) last_img read more

French referee horrifically breaks leg, collarbone, and sprains ankle

first_imgTuesday Mar 12, 2013 French referee horrifically breaks leg, collarbone, and sprains ankle There was some hesitation in posting this horrific incident, but a lot of you seemed interested in finding out exactly how referee Mathieu Raynal got so badly injured at the weekend. It’s not for the faint hearted, so do not watch if you’re squeamish. Raynal, 31, got caught under two Racing Metro players during their 17-15 victory over Montpellier Friday night. It was the car crash of all on field collissions, resulting in an unbelievable double fracture to tibia and fibula, as well as a broken right collarbone, and a sprained left ankle.His leg appeared to snap instantly under the pressure, leading to a few minutes that were hard to watch (and even worse to experience!) as he cried out in agony before medics got to him.He was stretchered off and taken to hospital, where he has been ever since.Loosely translated from French, this is what he had to say about the awful moment.“The images that come back to me then are those of Sébastien Descons (Racing Metro scrumhalf) holding my hand, faces of rescuers, the ambulance, hospital, and ceilings. Ceilings is all I saw everywhere,” he said with a smile.He had surgery two hours later, saying it was really painful but was reduced by the morphine.“I am completely immobilised, because I can not rely on crutches because of my broken collarbone. Hopefully my rehab starts in a month. Doctors tell me that I could start walking and running within three months.” His season is over, but he says he has found comfort in the support he has received. “Many players, coaches, managers and referees called me to support me. It warms the heart. It gives me the courage I’ll need,” he said.Once again, this was a horrible incident and isn’t nice to watch as the leg break is visible. You’ve read the story, so if you’d rather not see what happened, please don’t watch the video. Time: 1:11ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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

Kiel Steel House / BLK2 Architects

first_img Houses Projects Area:  600 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Kiel Steel House / BLK2 ArchitectsSave this projectSaveKiel Steel House / BLK2 Architects “COPY” Manufacturers: Siedle, Wicona, Windows, horizAlOther Participants:LRW Architekten und Stadtplaner, Projektgesellschaft Alte Feuerwache Kiel mbH & Co. KGCity:KielCountry:GermanyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ralf BuscherRecommended ProductsWindowsStudcoSteel Window Reveal – EzyRevealWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADText description provided by the architects. The Kiel-Steel-House is part of a new housing development on a former parking lot area in the town center of the city Kiel at the german baltic coast.Save this picture!© Ralf BuscherSave this picture!Ground FloorSave this picture!© Ralf BuscherSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Ralf BuscherAdjacent to the historic house and town museum “Warleberger Hof”, the saddle roofing house with two exclusive apartments and a business unit on the ground floor is completely clad with Cortensteel. It forms an independent accent and marks the urban access to the new quarter with multi-family houses, townhouses and a student house.With a cafe on the ground floor, the steel house will become the small center of the new brick district. The saddle roof as a sign of classic, traditional house typology stands for a connecting piece of the quarter with the structure of the old town centre. The steel material, with its rough and industrial character, is also reminiscent of the tradition of the shipbuilding industry of the city of Kiel.The steel-house-apartments are designed as loft apartments with large glass sliding windows and an open living space. The upper apartment as a maisonette offers a two-storey living room with steel staircase and a gallery level under the saddle roof. From the masterbedroom on the gallery the view leads to the main street of the new neighbourhoodSave this picture!ElevationProject gallerySee allShow lessHow to Build A Tiki Bar in 18 Easy-to-Follow StepsArchitecture NewsFabrizio Barozzi on Barozzi/Veiga’s Obsessions, Process, and Position Within the Arc…Architecture News Share 2016 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/875923/kiel-steel-house-blk2-architects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/875923/kiel-steel-house-blk2-architects Clipboard Kiel Steel House / BLK2 Architects Save this picture!© Ralf Buscher+ 16 Sharecenter_img ArchDaily “COPY” Year:  Germany Photographs Architects: BLK2 Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Kiel, Germany CopyAbout this officeBLK2 ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKielGermanyPublished on July 18, 2017Cite: “Kiel Steel House / BLK2 Architects” 18 Jul 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – FocusGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ Fabric/WashiPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WoodParklex International S.L.Wood Finishes in Landaburu BordaSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesMetallicsTrimoFire Resistant Panel – Trimoterm FTVSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Northlight 40-90°SinksAcquabellaSink – LeviCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsPorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – EvokeChairs / StoolsBassamFellowsSpindle Chair and StoolMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?钢铁之家 / BLK2 Architects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 Photographs:  Ralf Buscher Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project last_img read more

Field Day to Focus on Cover Cropping Systems

first_img Field Day to Focus on Cover Cropping SystemsA special field day is coming up next week that will focus on helping growers add cover crops into their operations. The field day on Tuesday, June 25, will feature demonstrations of different cover crops, their benefits, and how farmers can fit them into their operations.  Roger Wenning will host the event on his Decatur County farm which will also feature new research on the benefits of using cover crops. Lisa Holscher, CCSI soil health program manager, says  research is discovering that cover crops can do more than just improve soil health, “The main focus on the field day will be on soil health, but we will also feature research on how cover crops can be used to suppress weeds and also help with insect pest control.” She added that some of the heavy rains this spring have revealed that cover crops can help with water control in fields, “We have seen two fields side by side, one using cover crops and other not. The cover crop fields held together so much better even with extremely heavy rains.” Facebook Twitter Holscher said many of the farmers who will be leading some of workshops have tips on how to begin to integrate cover crops into an existing cropping system, “We will have a number of soil pits so you can see what these systems are doing to the soil, how the cover crops are improving the soil structure and breaking up hardpan.” Home Indiana Agriculture News Field Day to Focus on Cover Cropping Systems Field Day to Focus on Cover Cropping Systems The day concludes with dinner. The event is free, but registration is required for dinner counts. Register online or call (812) 663-8685, or contact your local Soil and Water Conservation District for assistance. The agenda also includes cover crop supplies and sources, aerial seeding, rain simulation, and looking at CCSI strip trials and hub farm reports. “This is a great opportunity to educate producers on the effectiveness of cover crops as a management tool,” says Wenning, who has won state and national awards for his conservation efforts.  “We’ll get to the basics and show results by digging soil pits. Farmers will see how continuous no-till, combined with cover crops in a conservation farming system has really worked.” One of the keynote presenters is Dr. Dale Mutch, Michigan State University professor of plant, soil and microbial sciences, cover crop Extension specialist. “Dr. Mutch has a large body of research in the use of cover crops in weed and pest management in organic systems,” says Holscher. “We’re talking about concepts that are readily translated into non-organic crop production. I’m looking forward to learning more about how we can add the use of cover crops as a crop protection product.” Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Previous articleCrude Oil Prices Hit 9 Month PeakNext articleStutzman Add to Pile of Amendments for House Farm Bill, White House Threatens Veto Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – Jun 17, 2013 last_img read more

All communications can now be intercepted under new law signed by Mugabe

first_img RSF_en August 6, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 All communications can now be intercepted under new law signed by Mugabe September 1, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders regrets that the Interception of Communications Act was finally signed into law by President Robert Mugabe on 3 August. It enables the government to intercept phone calls, emails and faxes with the declared aim of protecting national security.“The promulgation of this law is further evidence of Mugabe’s desire to keep news and information under close control,” the organisation said. “Zimbabwe had already given itself one of the world’s most repressive legislative arsenals as regards press freedom. Now all forms of communication have been placed under surveillance.”—————–15.06.2007 – Parliament’s lower house approves bill for intercepting communications Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today about the Zimbabwean House of Assembly’s approval on 13 June of a draft law that would allow the government to intercept mail, phone calls and email without having to seek a court order. The government submitted a similar bill to parliament last year but withdrew it after complaints from national and international organisations.“This bill is evidence that the government is determined to have strict control over information,” the press freedom organisation said. “The fight against terrorism is constantly used by oppressive regimes as a pretext for cracking down on freedoms. We appeal to the senate, which is due to consider the bill soon, to reject it.”If adopted, the law will expose journalists, NGOs and human rights activists to the possibility – a real one in Zimbabwe – of being accused of representing a threat to national security. Reports November 27, 2020 Find out more ——————————————- 31.07.06 – Bill for monitoring e-mail and mobile phone calls submitted to parliamentReporters Without Borders condemned the Interception of Communications Bill that was submitted on 26 July to the Zimbabwean parliament. It would allow the authorities to intercept and read e-mail messages and listen to mobile phone calls without needing to get permission from a judge.“We deplore this new proposed law, which would clearly violate every citizen’s privacy, the freedom of expression and opinion, and the right of journalists to protect the confidentiality of their sources,” the press freedom organisation said.“Although not on the front line of the fight against terrorism, the regime is clearly using this as a pretext for silencing its critics in the press and political opposition, and we therefore call on the parliamentary legal committee, parliamentarians in general and, if it gets that far, the supreme court, to reject the bill,” Reporters Without Borders added.The parliamentary legal committee is currently examining the bill to determine if it conforms to the constitution. If approved, it will be go before the entire parliament.—————————–09.05.2006 – Serious threat seen in proposed law on intercepting communicationsA bill presented to the Zimbabwean parliament at the end of March will give the government a free hand to intercept its citizens’ phone calls, e-mail messages and letters without providing any credible safeguards, Reporters Without Borders said today after obtaining a copy of the bill, the text of which is now available on the organisation’s site (www.rsf.org).“We fear the worst,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This bill will allow the authorities to place journalists and opposition politicians under surveillance without any control from the courts. It also directly threatens the local contacts of international media and NGOs. The government will have new tools to ensure that no embarrassing news or information crosses its borders.”The organisation added: “This proposed law is all the more worrying as it will give full powers to transport and communications minister George Charamba, who said at the end of last month that press freedom was just an ‘auxiliary right’.”The bill envisages the creation of an Interception of Communication Monitoring Centre (ICMC) staffed by “experts” able to spy on every kind of data. It says that telecommunications companies such as Internet Service Providers will have to install interception software and set up a direct connection to the ICMC to allow real-time monitoring. Company executives who refuse to comply could face up to three years in prison.The proposed law says the ICMC would provide technical assistance to companies but does not specify what software would be used. However, a South African online newspaper reported in May 2005 that the Zimbabwean government has discussing the acquisition of communication interception technology with China. At the same time, Zimbabwean sources say Chinese equipment is already being used to jam independent radio broadcasts.The bill envisages that the chief of the Defence intelligence, the Director general of the President’s department of national security, the Commissioner of the Zimbabwe Republic Police and the Commissioner-General of the Zimbabwe Revenue authority would all able to submit requests for phone taps and other forms of communications interception to the transport and communications minister. This minister is the only official authorised to issue an interception warrant, which he can do if he thinks a “serious offence has been or is being or will probably be committed” or if there is a “threat to national security”.The warrant issued by the minister will be valid for three months, but he will be able to renew it as often as he likes if he thinks there is “good reason.” And he is not subject to control by any court. It is also alarming that the bill says that an interception request can be made orally in “the case of emergency or the existence of exceptional circumstances.” ————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa ZimbabweAfrica News Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwellcenter_img November 12, 2020 Find out more News Receive email alerts Follow the news on Zimbabwe Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail Organisation Help by sharing this information ZimbabweAfrica Related documents Interception of Communications BillZIP – 3.57 MB News to go furtherlast_img read more

Government commitment to Limerick homeless children will not be honoured

first_imgFacebook Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins appointed as Minister of State Decision to enter Phase 4 of reopening Ireland deferred to August 10 Linkedin TAGSAlan JacquesfeaturedFianna Fáilhomelesshomelessnesshousing crisisHousing Minister Eoghan MurphylimerickNovasWillie O’Dea TD WhatsApp No vaccines in Limerick yet Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Previous articleWith GECAS Shannon side is the global hub for aviation finance todayNext articleCLÁR capital investment programme in Limerick and Mid-West Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Printcenter_img Advertisement FIANNA Fáil Spokesperson on Social Protection Willie O’Dea has described the Government decision to abandon targets for re-housing homeless families in Limerick from hotels into suitable temporary accommodation as a “shocking indictment of Fine Gael’s value system”.There are currently in the region of 40 families living in B&B accommodation in Limerick and Deputy O’Dea believes that the decision to abandon targets clearly de-prioritises the welfare of homeless families and their children living in hotels in Limerick and across the country.“It hasn’t taken long for the new Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy to show his true colours with this decision. These hotels and B&Bs are simply not suitable and have lacked the necessary inspections to ensure that they are safe and suitable for families with children,” O’Dea told the Limerick Post.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Since December 2014, child and family homelessness has trebled and there are currently 1,300 homeless families including 2,708 children. We now have a generation of children who know nothing other than growing up in hotels.“While the Department has decided not to release figures on the number of new families becoming newly homeless, we know that every month, an additional 90 families become newly homeless in the capital – a tripling in the last three months to May.”“It says a lot about this Government’s value system that it does not consider re-housing these families as a critical priority.  A child’s development, their ability to access educational or primary health facilities, or simply being able to eat a cooked meal is being hampered by living in this unsuitable hotel spaces.“It is time for Tusla to step in, and call a halt to this harmful scenario. No matter the cost, this has to end, and the Government can no longer shirk their responsibilities,” he said.Novas, the largest provider of homeless services in the Mid-West, say there are currently in the region of 40 families living in B&B accommodation in Limerick.“This situation is unprecedented in the city,” Novas communications officer, Una Burns commented.“This type of accommodation is wholly unsuitable to family wellbeing, with children often a considerable distance from their school, their friends and their known environment. There are no washing or cooking facilities and families sleep, wash and play in one room.”Novas’ Intensive Family Support service has a dedicated B&B worker in collaboration with Limerick Homeless Action Team who supports families living in this type of accommodation with homework clubs, transporting children to school, accessing long-term accommodation, life-skills and money management.“Due to the unprecedented nature of the arrangement, the extent of trauma experienced by children living in hotels is yet to unfold and will have a significant impact on a generation of children who have no place to call home. Novas urge government to address this issue with urgency. Our existing built environment offers an opportunity to provide homes through accessing vacant properties in our local communities. In Limerick city 10 per cent of all property is vacant,” Ms Burns claimed.Meanwhile, Minister Murphy has indicated that dealing with  the homeless and housing problems are an absolute priority for Government and he will continue to implement the various objectives as set out in Rebuilding Ireland, Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness.“The Minister has commenced an immediate  review of the Action Plan which will be completed in the next three months. Rebuilding Ireland, provides that by mid-2017 hotels/ BBs will only be used in limited circumstances to provide emergency accommodation for families,” a spokesman for the Department of Housing explained.“The Minister has stated recently that Local Authorities nationwide and the DRHE in Dublin will continue to roll out the various programmes designed to deal with homelessness. He has acknowledged that it will not be possible to have all  of the families out of hotels/ BBs by the middle of the year. The majority of families will be either accommodated or be informed of their future accommodation arrangements. A small number of families because of their particular  needs will remain in hotels until specific accommodation can be sourced.”by Alan [email protected] NewsLocal NewsGovernment commitment to Limerick homeless children will not be honouredBy Alan Jacques – June 30, 2017 986 Twitter Email Top Fianna Fáil councillor will reject Green coalition deal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick TD says GLAS payments welcome but ‘much more action’ needed to support Agri-sectorlast_img read more

Mc Conalogue says education in Donegal will be a priority for FF

first_img NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Donegal Deputy Charlie Mc Conalogue is pledging that the education needs of the county will a priority if Fianna Fail is elected into Government.Deputy Mc Conalogue, the party’s Education Sppkesperson says that under the current Government, certain aspects of education have diminished over the years, and it’s Fianna Fail’s intention to counteract that if successful in the upcoming General Election.He’s also pledged that local education issues in Donegal will be addressed……..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/charlieeducation.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Previous articleWest Donegal councillor questions claims of economic recoveryNext articleDeidre Mc Gloin is named Donegal Person of the Year 2016 admin By admin – January 20, 2016 Google+ WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH center_img Pinterest Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Pinterest Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Mc Conalogue says education in Donegal will be a priority for FF Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more

17 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic

first_img Facebook New National Public Health Emergency Team figures show there are 17 new confirmed cases. There were no new confirmed cases in DonegalThe total number of people infected since the outbreak broke out here is 25,628.The death toll has reached 1,746.The country’s Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ronan Glynn says this virus is still out there and it only needs the smallest window of opportunity to become a major problem again. By News Highland – July 12, 2020 Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp 17 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic WhatsAppcenter_img Google+ Homepage BannerNews Previous articlePolice in Strabane appeal for witnesses following reports of assaultNext articleDonegal Mountain Rescue respond to call on Mount Errigal News Highland Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more