first_imgNews June 2, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific “We appeal to the Chinese authorities to release political prisoners and to undertake to carry out concrete improvements in respect for rights and freedoms while the games are taking place,” the organisation added. “It is not too late.” In response to a call from Reporters Without Borders, the 2008 Games China Collective, pro-Tibet groups, members of the China Democracy Party and representatives of the Burmese and Vietnamese communities, several hundred demonstrators marched in Paris from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. today to condemn human rights violations in China.The Paris police had issued orders forbidding any demonstration near the Chinese embassy, but a Paris court quashed the orders this morning at the request of Reporters Without Borders.Despite a large police presence, the demonstrators were able to gather outside Le Fouquet’s restaurant at the corner of Avenue Champs-Élysées and Avenue George V, from where they marched without incident to the corner of Rue de la Trémoille and Avenue George V, opposite the Chinese embassy.A Reporters Without Borders supporter climbed the facade of a building opposite the embassy and hung one of the organisation’s “Beijing 2008” campaign flags. Parts of a radio programme which Reporters Without Borders broadcast clandestinely this morning in Beijing were played over a loudspeaker.Around 100 people took part in a demonstration outside the Chinese embassy in Berlin. Diplomats inside saw the demonstrators march by.In Italy, Reporters Without Borders staged a demonstration yesterday outside the town hall of Rome’s 4th district. Another demonstrations was held today outside the Palace of the Province, with many journalists looking on. The demonstrators began unfurling the Reporters Without Borders flag, showing the Olympic rings as handcuffs, on the facade of a building until they were stopped by the police.In London, Reporters Without Borders activists joined members of pro-Tibet groups and Chinese pro-democracy activists in a demonstration outside the Chinese embassy. Exiled Chinese dissidents, leading human rights activists and members of the Tibetan community were among those who participated in a Reporters Without Borders demonstration outside the Chinese embassy in Washington DC. They also included US congressman Thaddeus McCotter, who is a staunch supporter of press freedom, and North Korean dissident Jin Jae-Ho, who has been on hunger strike for more than a week in protest against China’s treatment of North Korean refugees. Reporters Without Borders representatives including its secretary-general, Rafael Jiménez Claudín, gathered outside the Chinese embassy in Madrid and tried to hand in a letter calling for the release of imprisoned Chinese journalists. An employee refused to take the letter, calling Reporters Without Borders an “enemy of the Chinese people.” In comments to journalists, Jiménez Claudín responded that “the main enemies of the Chinese people are certain leaders who (…) do not recognise civil liberties.”More than 300 people, including members of the Reporters Without Borders Canadian section, parliamentarians and a former Canadian government minister, gathered outside the Chinese embassy in Ottawa on August 7th to demand more freedom in China before the start of the Olympic Games. Organisation News August 8, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Worldwide demonstrations during Olympic Games opening ceremony Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Receive email alerts Follow the news on China ChinaAsia – Pacific to go further March 12, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News Reporters Without Borders hails the protests by human rights activists in capitals around the world on August 8th as the Olympic Games opening ceremony was taking place in Beijing. “The presence of thousands of demonstrators proves that the issue of respect for human rights continues to be at the heart of the Beijing Games,” the press freedom organisation said. April 27, 2021 Find out more China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison RSF_en China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Newslast_img read more

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first_imgProceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Print Twitter NewsCrime & CourtLaw students hear of miscarriages of justiceBy Staff Reporter – March 19, 2014 694 Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSBirmingham SixfeaturedGerry ConlonGuilford FourPaddy Joe HillUniversity of Limerick Email WhatsApp Linkedincenter_img First Irish death from Coronavirus Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April No vaccines in Limerick yet Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Andrew [email protected] next generation of law makers have been warned that miscarriages of justice still exist.Gerry Conlon and Paddy Joe Hill served a combined total of 31 years in prison for convictions that were later deemed “unsafe and unsatisfactory” by courts of criminal appeal in the UK.This week, the pair were addressing law students from the University of Limerick and speaking of their time in prison and working through the British legal system as well as their vocation to fight for those still subject to what they say is MI5’s “dirty tricks”.In 1975, Gerry Conlon was one of four men jailed for life after a court convicted them of two pub bombings in Guilford where five people were killed.The same year, Paddy Joe Hill was sentenced to life in prison after a court convicted him of two pub bombings in Birmingham where 21 people were killed.The bombings were part of a campaign of terror by the Provisional IRA where pubs frequented by British Army personnel were targeted.Convictions against the Guilford Four and the Birmingham Six were later quashed but their papers have been held under the Secrets Act and can not be released until at least 2066.In his campaign, Gerry Conlon, who served 15 years in prison, says that lessons need to be learned to avoid miscarriages of justice and the law makers of the future need to be aware of this“Mistakes do happen but it is a vocation that you are taking on that you are going to be advocating on behalf of that could possibly be innocent, that could possibly befall the same situation that Paddy and myself have befallen.“It is the duty and representation to go in with a fair, open and honest mind, not to be desuaded by politics or by the press into having an assumption before you go to defend someone.Paddy Joseph Hill served 16 years and now lives in Scotland since his release, says that he has been advocating against miscarriages of justice since he came out of prison.“We seem to have a great number of miscarriages of justice in Britain. We were deliberately fitted up from day one and we were just used as scapegoats and pawn for the police, the judiciary and the Government just to quell public outcry.”Paddy said that some people emerge from prison and just get on with their lives and forget about what happened or forget about those left inside.“When I got out of prison, I made a promise to people that I would carry on fighting for them. Gerry made a promise to me and I have made a promise to others.“I said that the trend that I had seen in the UK, it meant that there was going to be a hell of a lot of more innocent people that were going to end up in prison. There’s more innocent people in the UK today then there’s ever been”, he warned. Previous articleFurza Bruta: Two Extra Shows, Le Galaxie playNext articleKamal joins team Special Olympics for Great Limerick Run Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgWhen he’s not taking the lead with My Morning Jacket, frontman Jim James has been working on new music for his solo career. James recently announced a new, politically-active album called Eternally Even, due out on November 4th via ATO Records, and launched a major fall tour in support – his first major solo jaunt since 2013. Though the majority of the tour doesn’t kick off until November, James opened up the run with a handful of shows in California, including one this past Wednesday, 9/28 at Pappy and Harriet’s in Pioneertown, CA.James played the entirety of the new album at the tour opener, playing each of the tracks mixed in with other tunes from his previous solo release, Regions of Light and Sound of God. So far, the only studio track to have been premiered from Eternally Even is “Same Old Lie,” and you can listen to that here. You can also watch a video of the band’s performance of “State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.),” a Regions of Light track that regularly appears in MMJ setlists, below.The full setlist is embedded below, and you can head to etree to download a full audio recording of the show! Edit this setlist | More Jim James setlistsJim James Fall Tour Dates9/28: Pappy and Harriet’s, Pioneertown, CA9/29: Ventura Theatre, Ventura, CA9/30: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, San Francisco, CA10/1: The Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA11/15 & 11/16: Boston, MA @ Royale11/18: Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore Philly11/19: Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre11/20: New York, NY @ Terminal 511/22: Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle11/23: Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium11/25: Louisville, KY @ Palace Theater11/26: Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre11/27: Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater11/29: Saint Louis, MO @ The Pageant11/30: Omaha, NE @ Slowdown12/01: Minneapolis, MN @ State Theater12/03: Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre12/05: Missoula, MT @ The Wilma Theatre12/06: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo12/07: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre12/10: Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl12/11: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee12/13: Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Live12/14: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues12/16: Houston, TX @ House of Blues12/17: New Orleans, LA @ The Civic Theatre*support by Twin Limb on all dates (except Fillmore SF)last_img read more

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first_imgOil and gas company Tower Resources has delayed the completion date for its Thali PSC farm-out over coronavirus pandemic but still hopes to start drilling the Njom-3 well before mid-September.Source: Tower ResourcesTower said on Monday that petroleum operations in Cameroon were affected by consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic, including international travel restrictions and Cameroon’s travel restrictions introduced on March 17.Since the company, and other service providers, are temporarily limited in what they can do locally, the company notified the Ministry of Mines, Industry and Technological Development (MINMIDT) last week of an event of force majeure under the Thali PSC regulations.Under force majeure, all obligations are temporarily suspended, so the same period of about seven months remaining under the current exploration period as of March 17 should remain once the force majeure period ends, without any further extension being requested.Tower informed the Ministry that it was still possible to spud the Njom-3 well before September 15 despite the force majeure, if the situation returns to normal quickly enough, but at this moment this is inherently uncertain. However, the company remains committed to drilling Njom-3 as quickly as possible. It is worth reminding that Njom-3 drilling was previously set for June this year.It is worth noting that the oil firm and OilLR agreed to amend their heads of terms to extend the proposed completion date of the Thali PSC farm-out to June 30. The two firms executed initial binding heads of terms in respect of a farm-out to OilLR of a 24.5 percent working interest in the Thali PSC earlier this month.Even though OilLR’s intended investors have the funds to complete the intended farm-in, both parties agreed that the transaction couldn’t be completed until the environment stabilizes sufficiently for the project to move forward.The company is also continuing discussions with other potential investors in the Thali PSC, and while it fully expects OilLR to complete the agreed farm-in as set out in the heads of terms, Tower agreed with OilLR that in the event it receives additional offers of firmly committed funds which aggregate to more than $15 million, and if OilLR is unable to make an escrow payment on an agreed schedule, then the company will have the right to reduce OilLR’s share of the total farm-out down to a minimum of $5 million to accommodate the other potential investors.This is to ensure that extending the completion schedule will not materially delay Tower’s access to funding from other sources as well. The other terms of the heads of terms with OilLR remain unchanged.Jeremy Asher, Tower’s chairman and CEO, said: “We are glad that our partners at OilLR remain committed to the Thali project despite recent market upheavals and despite the operational delays required by the global response to the Covid-19 pandemic.“[…] the Thali project economics remain very attractive at current Brent prices, with forward prices still well above $40 per barrel during our expected production period. The force majeure provisions of our PSC are designed to provide breathing space in precisely this kind of situation, and we are already planning and discussing with service companies how we can move forward as quickly as possible when things return closer to normal.”Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product, or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

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first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — Cuba’s Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Centre will launch its diabetic foot ulcer pharmaceutical known as Heberprot-P into new markets, such as Brazil, Peru and some European countries. Mailyin Palmero, a promotion official with the Havana centre, said that over 125,000 people have been treated with the Cuban drug in other countries, including nearly 100,000 Venezuelans.The scientific institution is taking part at the 24th International Congress on Orthopedics and Traumatology, underway until Saturday at Havana’s Frank Pais orthopedic hospital.The forum, which is being attended by local and foreign institutions in the field, offers an opportunity to promote the advantages of the Cuban pharmaceutical, which prevents the amputation of lower limbs in patients suffering from diabetic foot ulcers.The commercialization of Heberprot-P is under negotiation in Brazil and Peru, while the medication is being submitted to clinical tests in Europe before its registration, said the official.Palmero said that effectiveness studies reveal a successful 78 percent impact by the medication, though most of the people treated with it already suffered from advanced ulcers which, if their doctors had known about the drug before, the results would have been much better.Heberprot-P was approved five years ago and over this period it has been commercialized in 18 countries, including Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador.Caribbean News Now HealthLifestyle Cuban diabetic foot drug launches in new markets by: – September 20, 2013center_img Tweet Share 41 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

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