first_img NepalAsia – Pacific July 30, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for protection of press freedom after surge in assaults and threats against journalists Follow the news on Nepal Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill Reporters Without Borders today strongly condemned an upsurge in attacks on press freedom in Nepal after three media offices were attacked and more than a score of journalists threatened or physically assaulted. News to go further News RSF_en Receive email alerts June 8, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage May 17, 2019 Find out more News News Organisation Reporters Without Borders today strongly condemned an upsurge in attacks on press freedom in Nepal after three media offices were attacked and more than a score of journalists threatened or physically assaulted.Among the series of attacks, demonstrating the growing risk facing the media in Nepal, were an attempted strangulation, a bomb attack that left one journalist seriously injured, vandalism and besieging of journalists in their offices.“Even though the violence is not as bad as during the monarchy, the situation is very worrying,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. The republic should protect press freedom and put an end to the former practices of the monarchy, both in the capital and in the furthest flung districts.”“The authorities should urgently guarantee the safety of journalists and punish those responsible for attacks on them. But it is just as vital for the political parties to take steps to ensure that their members stop behaving as enemies of the press,” the organisation said.“We salute the work of the Federation of Nepali Journalists, which has for several years campaigned to defend press freedom. It is time that all parties and groups in the country react positively to the journalists’ appeals”, the organisation added. Physical attacks on journalists have continued in the past few weeks, highlighting yet again the dangers that journalists face in Nepal.Lavadev Dhungana, a correspondent of the Kathmandu Post daily, was attacked by student members of the far-left CPN-UML party as he going to his office in the eastern town of Panchthar on 26 July. CPN-UML members later threatened him after he reported that he had been attacked. The day before, students had seized a Kantipur Publications vehicle used to deliver newspapers to neighbouring districts.Employees of a transport company in the city of Pokhara (200 km west of Kathmandu) threw stones at D.R. Pokharel, a reporter with the local daily Pokhara, as he tried to cover a clash between them and members of a student union on 24 July. Pokharel sustained serious injuries to the head, back and a hand.On 20 July, Rajdhan Rai and Kishor Budhathoki, respectively correspondents for the dailies Naya Patrika and Annapurna Post, were assaulted by a gang of about 20 people in Khandbari, eastern Nepal after they wrote an article accusing them of stealing equipment from the offices of the district development committee.A gang of about 25 members of the community group (Madhesi People’s Rights Forum (MPFF) vandalised the offices of the daily Kripa in Birjung in the south of Nepal on 16 July. They also assaulted the editor, Kamal Upadhyay, and a journalist, Jeetendra Kumar Sah.A time bomb exploded in the same town, leaving journalist Prakash Tiwari of the daily Satya Sandesh, seriously injured. He was taken to the Narayani Sub-Regional Hospital in Birjung.The offices of the dailies Hamar Pahura Daily and Gardener Offset Press were attacked in Kailali in the west of the country on 15 July. The journalists were insulted and then locked into their offices.On 11 July, editor of the weekly Kavre Post, Bishnu Prasad Chaulagain, was attacked by a group of individuals who tried to strangle him. He managed to get away from them. May 29, 2019 Find out more NepalAsia – Pacific last_img read more

first_imgNewsCommunityHealthAn Everesting challenge for cycling foursomeBy Bernie English – April 21, 2019 1195 Email Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Previous articleCommunity alternative to nursing homesNext articleWork almost completed on Mungret Link Road Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. WhatsApp Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students center_img The Everesting Challenge team of Sharon Kennedy, Sile Hayes, Maeve O’Shaughnessy and Jackie Scahill.FOUR plucky Limerick ladies are planning to take on the challenge of climbing Mount Everest for a mental health charity – without leaving the MId West.The four members of The Hub cycling club will tackle Woodcock Hill in Cratloe 36 times until they have cycled the equivalent of an Everest ascent, 29,000 feet.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The fundraiser has been named the Everesting Challenge and the team is raising money for Jigsaw, a youth mental health service in Limerick.Team member Sile Hayes comments “As a primary school teacher, youth mental health is very important to me. Young people and teenagers, in particular, are under a lot of pressure today with school, exams, pressure from peer groups and social media. Encouraging children to become physically literate, follow their interest in sport and make it a lifestyle choice will go a long way in supporting a child’s physical and mental well-being.”Sharon Kennedy, who runs her own business when she’s not flying up hills on her bike, said that as a mother of three boys, she also knows how important youth mental health is.“I want to make an impact, a difference, not only to raise much-needed funds but more importantly to keep Ireland talking and focusing on mental health and banishing the taboo that still exists,” she explained.Meave O’ Shaughnessy, who was an avid runner until an accident curtailed her running career, is now a committed cyclist.“To have this opportunity to simulate a climb to Everest in aid of such a brilliant cause is a dream that may come true.”Jackie Scahill, originally from Galway but now a long time resident of the Treaty City is another woman who loves a challenge. When her career brought her to Limerick she dusted off the bike and joined the Hub Cycling Club.“The support, encouragement and sheer fun that I had on the weekend spins with the Hub changed my life,” she said.To keep up with the team’s training schedule, search for Team Hub Everesting on facebook. The team fundraising page is open and donations can be made at: Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year TAGScharityCommunityFundraiserhealthLimerick City and CountyNews Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Limerick on Covid watch list Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Print Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Benefits of Alternative Real Estate Investment  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago February 17, 2020 1,177 Views About Author: Seth Welborn The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Benefits of Alternative Real Estate Investment Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Mississippi Homes at Risk of Flood Damage Next: Fannie and Freddie Preventing Foreclosures Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Christopher Merrill, CEO of Harrison Street, recently sat down with Bloomberg to discuss how the current environment is impacting his investment choices. Merrill covers alternative real estate investments, and how these assets make better long-term investments than traditional investments.”The investments that we’re making are really about long-term demand, demographic drivers,” said Merrill. “We’ve invested over $32 billion in these assets.”In this Video Spotlight, Merrill explains what exactly these alternative investments are, and what he’s doing to maintain yield. in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago 2020-02-17 Seth Welborn Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

first_imgCurie Head Coach Michael Oliver (You Tube Photo)CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Curie Metropolitan High School’s basketball team, ranked among the best in the nation, has forfeited this year’s games because several players were academically ineligible to compete, public schools officials announced Friday.Chicago Public Schools said seven players on Curie’s 24-1 varsity team were ineligible from the start of the 2013-14 season. Student athletes in the district must maintain a 2.0 GPA to participate in sports, or have an individual study plan in place to help them improve academically.District CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett says Curie’s head coach Michael Oliver has been suspended.“As adults, educators and mentors, it is our responsibility to teach our students right from wrong and, unfortunately, the adults let these student athletes down by failing to do that and comply with CPS policies,” Byrd-Bennett said in a statement.In addition to regular season games, Curie will forfeit this year’s Chicago high school championship, earned with a win over Whitney Young High School. The title will remain vacant.Chicago Public Schools revealed it was investigating Curie hours before the school, ranked No. 1 in basketball in Illinois and No. 2 in the country, competed against Young for the city title on Feb. 21.The game, which Curie won in four overtimes, drew national attention because two players, Young’s Jahlil Okafor and Curie’s Cliff Alexander, are considered by some to be the best in the nation.Curie may still be allowed to compete for a state championship. That’s because the Illinois High School Association has different requirements for eligibility. Students must pass five courses and achieve a minimum of 2.5 credits at the time of the tournament, district officials said.IHSA Executive Director Marty Hickman said in a statement that the organization is still reviewing the district’s report on the investigation, and it will be in a position to make a decision by Monday.last_img read more

first_imgThe four-day Fat Tire Festival 2017 kicked off Thursday in grand style with Rosemont Jump Jam at the Bike Park next to the Skatepark in Nelson.Riders young and old braved the bike park track for the timed pump track race to begin the four-day Fat Tire Festival. Later, seasoned riders competed in the High Jump contest.Friday, at 5:45 p.m. the scene shifts to Baker Street for the annual Fat Tire Festival parade led by Nelson Police. Parade entrants are asked to meet at Civic Auto Repair in the 700 Block of Baker Street.Saturday, its Kootenay Kasino Day.From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., its the Trans Canada Great Trail 25th year Anniversary Celebration happening at Morning Mountain.  There will be a barbecue celebration as well as cool give-aways and a scavenger hunt for the kids.At 3 p.m. there’s the Morning Mountain Poker Ride. From 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., there are Black Jack Downhill Rides leaving from Sacred Ride on 200 Block of Baker Street, heading up Give Out.Sunday, its Morning Mountain Madness.From 9:30-10:30 a.m., its the Kids Cross Country races from ages two to 12 sponsored by Nelson and District Credit Union.At 11 a.m. it’s the Women’s Enduro Short and Long Course Event before the Men’s Enduro Short and Long Course Event at 1 p.m.The Fat Tire Festival is held every year in memory of Cam Alexander, a friend and avid cyclist who lost his life tragically while riding his bike 22 years ago. For more information go to the Nelson Fat Tire Festival website.last_img read more