Letter to Iraqi authorities voicing concern about bill to protect journalists

first_imgNews News IraqMiddle East – North Africa Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan News IraqMiddle East – North Africa Read the Reporters Without Borders letter: Organisation Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” to go further Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information center_img RSF_en Reporters Without Borders wrote to the Iraqi authorities on 10 May voicing concern about a bill for the protection of journalists that is currently before the Iraqi parliament. The letter said the proposed law would undermine government efforts to reinforce media freedom and, despite the declared intention to protect journalists, would fail to address the increasing violence to which media personnel are exposed.The letter was sent to President Jalal Talabani, Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki and parliamentary speaker Usama Al-Nujaifi. Copies were also sent to Ali Al-Shalah, president of the parliament’s culture and media commission, Baha Araji, president of the parliament’s legal commission, and Moaid Al Lami, the head of the Union of Journalists. December 28, 2020 Find out more Related documents Letter to Iraqi authorities voicing concern about bill to protect journalistsPDF – 128.64 KB February 15, 2021 Find out more RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Follow the news on Iraq News May 16, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Letter to Iraqi authorities voicing concern about bill to protect journalists December 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

New bank card skimmers discovered in Limerick

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Advertisement Previous articleThe Hitchers reunite for Quinn’s ‘Recess’Next articleChic bring the good times to Limerick admin Shannondoc operating but only by appointment First Irish death from Coronavirus Linkedin NewsBreaking newsNew bank card skimmers discovered in LimerickBy admin – October 24, 2013 834 Facebook Printcenter_img TAGScard skimmersfeatured by Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up GARDAÍ are hunting an Eastern European criminal gang linked to a major international skimming operation that was uncovered in Limerick last week-end.A major investigation is continuing into attempts to fraudulently obtain thousands of euro from unsuspecting ATM customers after the discovery of a number of sophisticated skimming devices in at least four locations in the city.AIB in Adare and Raheen as well as PTSB banks in St Nessan’s Road Dooradoyle and William Street are understood to be locations where the card PIN numbers were obtained.The skimming enterprise is under investigation after gardai discovered devices at the PTSB banks recently.Gardai at Roxboro are investigating last week-end’s incidents following the discovery of transactions not approved or linked to the card owners.At least five transactions have been traced to the accounts of Limerick bank customers where upwards of €1,000 worth of debits are pending authorisation from as far as Chicago, New York and Sydney.Further reports have emerged regarding other suspicious transactions appearing on customer accounts from as far as Thailand and Eastern Europe, but these have not been confirmed and are being investigated by the banks.Chief Superintendent Dave Sheahan told the Limerick Post that should anyone notice anything suspicious on any ATM, they should immediately contact the gardai and notify the bank associated.“We are reminding everyone to be very wary of using ATMs and to always check their surroundings. These mini-cameras are placed overhead the keypad and record the PIN number while the device skims the card.”He said that Gardaí have obtained CCTV footage from the area and are now pursuing a number of persons linked to a Eastern European criminal gang.Following the detection of a major international skimming operation running from a house in Limerick city two years ago, gardai have been able to monitor the threat posed by such illegal activity.However this new “sporadic” wave is not thought to be as sophisticated.Both AIB banks in Limerick where the devices were discovered are investigating similar attempts to trick people following the latest reports of such activity on customer accounts.The Limerick Post understands that investigators from the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation are working with detectives from the Crime Office at Roxboro Garda Station to locate the operators and owners of the devices. WhatsApp No vaccines in Limerick yet Email Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Twitterlast_img read more

HATFIELD PULLS OFF MAJOR UPSET IN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS RACE

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare HATFIELD PULLS OFF MAJOR UPSET IN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS RACEDemocrat Jeff Hatfield took on the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Mayor of Evansville, seemly every elected Republican official in Vanderburgh County to pull one of the biggest political upsets in years.Because of this almost impossible political achievement, the Vanderburgh County’s Democratic Party will soon hold two of the three of the County Commissioners positions.Mr. Hatfield defeated Mike Duckworth by only 219 votes. Mr. Hatfield received 50.19 percent of the votes cast in yesterdays election.Mr. Hatfield put together an impressive campaign committee. He good people and communications skills proved to a big plus during his campaign. His finance committee did an amazing job in raising twice more money than his opponent in the campaign. His door-to-door campaign was very very effective in generating additional interest in his campaign.Bottom line, the message that he is very conservative and coupled with the fact he a  successful businessman resonated with the voters.Mr. Hatfield promised that he will govern in a non-partisan manner while using his good business skills and conservative values.last_img read more

C-NS girls swimmers sweep Auburn, West Genesee

first_imgThings remained busy for the Cicero-North Syracuse and Liverpool girls swim teams as both of them began their October slates.In the Northstars’ case, that meant traveling to Auburn last Wednesday night and staying on level terms with the Maroons before taking over in the last three races to earn a 93-77 victory.They were tied, 62-62, with three races left. Then, in the 100-yard backstroke, C-NS’s Grace Devinney, in one minute, 10.56 seconds, led a 1-2-3 sweep, just ahead of Jenna Lenweaver (1:11.25) and Alexa Kulakowski (1:12.59). Tags: C-NSliverpoolswimming Hosting West Genesee Friday at Le Moyne College, C-NS made it back-to-back victories, improving its overall record to 5-2-1 by defeating the Wildcats 99-76.Gucciardi won twice, going 2:10.48 in the 200 freestyle and, in the 100 freestyle, leading a 1-2-3 Northstars sweep as she finished in 58.79 seconds, just ahead of Myers (58.81) and Harbaugh (59.10).Wood also got two titles, claiming the 200 IM in 2:32.94 over Devinney (2:36.66) and the 100 butterfly in 1:10.09. Myers went 25.83 seconds to beat Harbaugh (26.42) in the 50 freestyle after they both helped Wood and Kulakowski win the 200 medley relay in 2:02.09.Thorne earned 280.90 points in diving, with Carroll getting 233.70 points. Svoboda swam the 100 breaststroke in 1:19.75 and helped Gucciardi, Myers and Harbaugh win the 200 freestyle relay in 1:49.02.Meanwhile, in its only meet last week, Liverpool met Jamesville-DeWitt last Wednesday night at its temporary home pool at Fulton’s Granby Elementary School, only gaining an individual title in the diving competition on the way to a 101-83 defeat to the Red Rams.Sophia Recuparo kept the Warriors from getting shut out in individual events. Earning 202.65 points on the diving board, Recuparo just beat out the 197.35 points from J-D’s Abby McGuire as Macy Moore was third with 188.35 points.Jessica Testone, in 27.48 seconds, was just behind the Rams’ Julia Antoine (27.27) in the 50 freestyle and also was second in the 100 butterfly in 1:08.09.Delaney Gellert went 2:19.82 in the 200 IM to trail J-D’s Amelia Hesler (2:16.87) before swimming the 100 breaststroke in 1:12.76, close behind the Rams’ Sofia Bebla (1:11.42).Kaitlyn Thompson had runner-up finishes in the 200 freestyle (2:15.29) and 100 freestyle (1:00.72). Thompson, Gellert, Testone and Sophia Russo went 1:49.98 in the 200 freestyle relay, whileTestone, Delaney Gellert, Emerson Gellert and Megan Winn had a time of 2:02.26 in the 200 medley relay.Liverpool would go to Oswego Tuesday night as C-NS competes Thursday night at New Hartford.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Cassidy Svoboda followed up with a victory in the 100 breaststroke in 1:21.25, with Erika Purdy second in 1:23.83. That clinched the team win, though its foundation was established earlier in the meet.Brittany Wood won the 200 individual medley in 2:31.55, also taking second in the 100 butterfly in 1:12.94 and pairing with Devinney, Bryn Myers and Alayna Harbaugh to win the 200 medley relay in 2:06.45.Myers, in 26.42 seconds, got second place in the 50 freestyle and was runner-up in the 100 freestyle in 1:00.02.  Kate Gucciardi went 2:12.91 in the 200 freestyle and 6:09.23 in the 500 freestyle, getting second place in both races.last_img read more