North Nicosia court urged to uphold acquittal of two journalists

first_img Turkey demands “patriotic” coverage of military offensive in Syria Northern Cyprus is ranked 74th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on a North Nicosia higher court to confirm theacquittal of two newspaper journalists in Turkish-recognized Northern Cyprus who werefacing up to five years in prison if convicted of insulting and defaming Turkish PresidentRecep Tayyip Erdoğan. Court in northern part of Cyprus urged to acquit two journalists of insulting Erdoğan April 20, 2019 Find out more October 29, 2019 North Nicosia court urged to uphold acquittal of two journalists The case was brought against them after a cartoon showing a Greek statue urinating on Erdoğan’s head was published in their newspaper and on social media. Help by sharing this information News Şener Levent, the editor of the North Nicosia-based daily Afrika, and Ali Osman Tabak, one of his journalists, were acquitted in April 2019 on charges with defaming and insulting a foreign leader and “inciting hatred against a foreign leader with the aim of spoiling the friendly and peaceful relations between the two countries.” Şener Levent and Ali Osman Tabak Pressure has been growing on journalists of late with regard to their coverage of Turkey and its policies towards Cyprus. Some have received “warnings” from Turkish officials and some censor themselves because they fear a crackdown on the media similar to what has happened in Turkey. RSF_en center_img Northern CyprusEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsMedia independence Judicial harassment Northern CyprusEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsMedia independence Judicial harassment Follow the news on Northern Cyprus Organisation “We urge the North Nicosia high court to confirm the acquittal, which was the subject of an appeal by the attorney-general’s office on 25 May,” said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s European Union and Balkans desk. “Convicting the two journalists would be a grave error and would send an extremely negative signal to the media in the northern part of Cyprus.” News Adès-Mével added: “At a time when Ankara is maintaining an enormous amount of pressure on the Turkish media, and the Turkish Cypriot media are being harassed more and more, we call on the northern part of Cyprus to shake off this domination and to assert its independence.” Receive email alerts News to go further January 23, 2018 Find out morelast_img read more

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Governor Wolf Tours Economic Development Projects in Philadelphia’s District 4

first_img May 18, 2017 Governor Wolf Tours Economic Development Projects in Philadelphia’s District 4 Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Philadelphia, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today participated in a walking tour of District 4 in Philadelphia with Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr., Senator Vincent Hughes, and Representative Morgan Cephas. Councilman Jones’ District 4 includes Allegheny West, Belmont Village, East Falls, Manayunk, Overbrook, Overbrook Park, Roxborough, Wynnefield and sections of West Philadelphia.The walking tour started at the Wynne Senior Residence, highlighting this 51-unit affordable apartment building for seniors that is currently under construction. The tour continued with economic development projects in the district, including the 54th Street Business Corridor, Triangle Park, and the Beeber Annex, which houses Overbrook Beacon Academy for daycare and childcare.“This was not my first trip to Councilman Jones’ district and it’s great to see evidence of economic development and a commitment to the city everywhere we walked,” said Governor Wolf. “Focusing on the opportunities in the vibrant District 4 means the collaboration of many people passionate about seeing their community grow and prosper.”“Urban Middle Neighborhoods that have working class incomes have gotten state assistance from Governor Wolf’s administration,” Councilman Jones said.  “This tour is a continuation of his commitment”The Wynne Business Association has been instrumental in the revitalization of the 54th Street Corridor. The association was created to revitalize, develop and implement strategies that would stimulate economic development in the Wynnefield area and the 54th Street commercial corridor.The association’s purpose is to provide members with the support needed to help build strong and lasting businesses. In addition to support of local businesses, the association partners with the Commerce Department to secure funding for external improvements for various businesses, has installed BigBelly trash cans and SEPTA bus shelters along the 54th Street Corridor, planted trees and conducted business workshops.Currently in his second term as councilman, Curtis Jones, Jr. chairs the Public Safety committee and is vice chairman to the committees of Park, Recreation & Cultural Affairs and Appropriations.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Options being considered to increase road funding

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Indiana House of Representatives begins their session Wednesday (1/4), and this year is a budget session.Lawmakers will be in Indianapolis through April to complete the state’s 2 year budget, which according to Representative Randy Frye, is expected to exceed $31 Billion the next 2 years.Under the state’s constitution, during a budget year, the budget is the only legislation congress is mandated to complete.However, Representative Frye says that congress will also be working on road funding.Audio Playerhttp://wrbiradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Frye1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The increase in road funding will require an increase in revenue for the state.Increases on the gas tax, vehicle registration fees, and cigarette taxes are being considered, as well as possibly converting Indiana’s interstates, into toll roads.Audio Playerhttp://wrbiradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Frye2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The roads and transportation committee will look at all possible options and decide which one they think is best for the state.last_img read more

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Uganda She Cranes battle netball champions Zimbabwe Gems

first_imgIf Zambia beats Malawi and Uganda wins today, it will be a straight battle for the title on the final day – Uganda vs Zambia.Team       P  W  D  L   PTSUganda      3   3   3   3     6Zambia      3   2   0    1    4Zimbabwe 3   2   0    1    4Malawi      3    2   0    1    4Namibia    3   0   0    0    0Botswana  3   0   0    0    0 Share on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: Uganda battles Fiji at the last World Cup. Focus is now on continental action, and victory for She Cranes today will put Uganda firmly in line for the titleTODAYUganda vs Zimbabwe 5pmZambia vs Malawi 7pmResultsDay 1Uganda 72 def Botswana 29(20-7, 42-14, 57-22, 72-29)Day 2Malawi 55 def Zimbabwe 45(17-9, 28-21, ..-.., 55-45)Uganda 69 def Nambia 31(15-11, 38-15, 56-24, 69-31)Zambia 57 def Botswana 42Day 3Uganda 66 def Malawi 43(13-11, 27-22, 48-29, 66-43)Zimbabwe 56 def Botswana 37Zambia 56 def Nambia 46Day 4Malawi 64 def Nambia 35(17-10, 35-19, 48-31, 64-35)Zimbabwe 59 def Zambia 58(19-11, 30-29, 44-45, 59-58Uganda’s She Cranes will take a firm step towards the title if they beat defending African netball champions Zimbabwe at Lugogo today.The She Cranes are the only undefeated side at the six-nation African Championships, with Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi still in the running.Uganda confirmed their title credentials with victory over the top ranked team in the competition Malawi Queens (ranked 6th in the world)  by 66 to 43 baskets on Monday. Uganda is ranked 13th,  Zimbabwe 16th and Zambia 15th in the world.Defeat for the Zimbabwe Gems today will put them out of the running, leaving Malawi and Zambia, who face each other today, in the running.last_img read more

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Kootenay Ice Midgets host Rockets at NDCC Arena

first_imgNelson hockey fans get one of only a few good looks at the Kootenay Ice as the B.C. Major Midget Hockey League club opens the home season Saturday in at the NDCC Arena against the Okanagan Rockets.The Ice enter the weekend series, 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 9:30 a.m. Sunday, winless in two starts after beginning the BCMMHL season in Nanaimo against the North Island Silvertips.The Ice are led by returning forward Jake Lucchini of Trail, who leads the team in scoring with a pair of goals and goalie Kimberley Newell.Kootenay was idle last weekend but played a pair of games against the Okanagan Hockey Association from Penticton in Grand Forks.The next home games for the Ice will be played October 22 & 23 (Cariboo Cougars) in Castlegar and November 5 & 6 (Vancouver Northeast Chiefs) in [email protected]last_img read more

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Warriors 116; Nuggets 102: Warriors on track for No. 1 seed

first_imgOAKLAND –With nearly each passing moment, it became clear the Warriors are entering a new season.They heightened their intensity. They sharpened their effort. They gave plenty of reason for their supportive hometown fans to scream, yell and cheer.The Warriors finished with a 116-102 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday at Oracle Arena by playing the way they normally do later this month. But with this game holding serious implications in playoff seedings, the Warriors showcased their …last_img read more

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Elite SA police stop ship’s mutiny

first_imgTable Bay harbour. (Image: Rodger Bosch,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. For more free photos, visit the image library.)In the early hours of Tuesday morning members of South Africa’s elite police Special Task Force boarded a Taiwanese fishing vessel outside Table Bay harbour in Cape Town and arrested mutinous crew members who were holding the captain and first officer hostage.The rescue drama began at 3pm on Monday when the South African Police Service (SAPS) learned that in a mutiny on board the fishing vessel Balena, 10 of the 29 crew members, all Vietnamese, had taken the captain and first officer hostage and commandeered the craft. With the ship still in international waters, the mutineers demanded to be allowed to enter Table Bay harbour.A task team was quickly assembled, made up of the SAPS Special Task Force, Western Cape Legal Services, the Organised Crime Unit, the Dog Unit, the Port of Entry Unit, the National Ports Authorities and the Department of Home Affairs, as well as hostage negotiators. The Balena crew were then authorised to enter South African waters.At 5:30am yesterday morning members of the Special Task Force boarded the hijacked vessel, freed the hostages and took the crew into custody. The team, made up of highly skilled and trained members from the Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban units, flew from Pretoria to Cape Town to deal with the hostage situation. The Special Task Force is specifically trained to deal with high-risk situations, including hostage taking, on land, sea or air.The vessel was boarded before it entered Table Bay harbour and, with the crew offering no resistance, arrested without the use of force.The 10 mutineers are being held in custody and face charges of kidnapping and, alternatively, piracy, which involves any act of illegal violence or detention at sea. The other 19 crew members on board played no part in the hijacking and have not been detained.The ship’s captain was unharmed, but the first officer was injured during the mutiny and needed to be treated by paramedics.Tim Williams, acting national commissioner of the SAPS, commended the special forces’ swift action. “This proves that the SAPS have the capacity and skills to deal with any security related situation effectively,” he said.“A special word of thanks to the Special Task Force, the Western Cape SAPS provincial team for the excellent coordination of this exercise and to the Marine and Coastal Management, National Ports Authority and immigration officials from the Department of Home Affairs whose cooperation was essential.”Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Mary Alexander at [email protected] articlesSA passport made more secure Cracking down on 2010 crime 500 new police for South Africa Choppers to curb 2010 crime Useful linksSouth African Police Servicelast_img read more

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Clipboard Syndicate raising money for OSU Dairy Judging Team expenses

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Travelling and entry fees for the Ohio State University Collegiate Dairy Judging Team competitions are expensive. The students manage the dairy parlor at the Ohio State Fair and do other fundraisers to pay their own way, but as travel costs continue to rise, the long-term budget for the program is looking slimmer. Extension dairy program specialist and collegiate dairy coach Bonnie Ayars decided to address the issue.“The students are working to raise money for their trips but we need a reserve for the future. For the very first time of my tenure, I am coming forth with a fundraiser for the collegiate dairy judging teams,” she said. “COBA has generously donated a calf for us to use at the Spring Dairy Expo Buckeye Classic Sale managed by the kids.”Leading up to the March 30 sale, 100 shares for the calf will also be sold for $100 each to raise funds for the judging team. Donors will not own the calf, but will play a role in ensuring future opportunities for students on the Dairy Judging Team as a part of “The Clipboard Syndicate.” These shares will be sold to alumni and friends of the dairy judging program for the purpose of funding travel, contest entry fees, and other costs associated with the collegiate dairy judging team.Once all 100 shares have been acquired, the shareholders will auction the heifer as Lot 1 in the 2017 Ohio Buckeye Classic Sale with all proceeds supporting the future of the collegiate dairy judging team through the Ohio State Dairy Judging Program Fund. The Clipboard Syndicate will auction an early 507HO12788 Frazzled daughter born in December of 2016. Her Kingboy dam is a full sister to 7HO12787 King royal and her maternal line has been an exceptional cow family for the Buschur family in New Weston. She clocks in at +2631GTPI+744NM$+2069M+2.61T.“It will only be a formality to buy into the calf,” Ayars said. “Immediately following our formality, the calf will be sold to a breeder and we will also benefit from that income. We are so very thankful for this opportunity and also would like others to know of the generosity of COBA.”Syndicate members will be recognized at the Buckeye Classic Sale for their contributions. Forms and payment can be mailed to The Clipboard Syndicate, c/o Bonnie Ayars, 222D Animal Science Building, 2029 Fyffe Rd, Columbus, OH 43210. For more information email [email protected]_Donation_Form_Mailinglast_img read more

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I Have My Own Style

first_img“I have my own style.”This is what salespeople say when they don’t want to follow a sales process or they’re uncomfortable asking for the commitments they need.It’s true that salespeople can have different approaches. We all have different personalities and we might make different language choices. But there isn’t a style that allows you to avoid following an effective sales process or to win without asking for the commitments you need.Style vs. ProcessThere isn’t a style that allows you to violate the iron laws of selling. There isn’t a style that suggests that you don’t need to qualify your targets, spend time doing discovery work, building consensus around your solution, or anything else that might be codified in your sales process.We sometimes don’t think we need to do things, and sometimes we do have to operate outside the boundaries of our process. But these aren’t style decisions. These are decisions that thoughtful salespeople and sales managers make when they know the rules. Because they know the rules, they can make thoughtful decisions about when and how to break them.There isn’t an effective sales process called “winging it.” That’s not a style; it’s a mistake.Point: Sales ProcessCommitment Gaining vs. ProcessYou know there is no such thing as a style that allows you to avoid asking for the commitments you need. You might be uncomfortable asking for those commitments, and it’s quite possible you might not have done the value creating necessary to deserve those commitments, but it’s not a style.Selling effectively is in part moving from commitment to commitment. Missing commitments is how you end up with a pipeline full of stalled opportunities. You have your own personality. You use your own language. But avoiding commitment gaining isn’t a style.There is no style of selling that allows you to succeed without asking for and gaining commitments. That’s a lack of confidence that’s most likely due to a lack of value creation. When you create a lot of value, you feel like you deserve commitments—because you do.Point: Commitment GainingYour style may be amped up and passionate. It might be low key. It might be ultra-professional and consultative. But it isn’t winging it and it isn’t avoiding asking for commitments.QuestionsWhat are you referring to when you talk about your sales style?Is the root of your style really the avoidance of something crucial to successful selling?Why do some salespeople avoid following an effective sales process? How does this harm their results?What commitments do some salespeople struggle to ask for and obtain commitments? Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

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Farewell To An MIT Professor, Alex d’Arbeloff

first_img Originally published Jul 13, 2008 2:51:00 AM, updated March 21 2013 Put your new employees on old projects…put your great, existing employees on new projects. passed away .  There are 9 of us here at HubSpot who graduated from MIT where Alex was a graduate, a lecturer, and a member of the MIT Corporation.  Alex was best known as the founder/ceo of Teradyne, a great company based here in Boston in the semi-conductor testing industry. This week Alex d’Arbeloff with great or poor results?  Do any of you follow the There are two tradeoffs with Alex’s advice.  The first is that a lot of new high potential hires want to work on new projects and are not anxious to join on an existing team/process that’s well defined.  The second is the obvious productivity hit you take on the existing project.   ”  His point was that in a growing company, you always have far more projects than people to execute on them and that it was most tempting to take your new hires and put them on the new projects while letting your existing employees keep cranking on the existing projects.  His feeling was that the new employees did not understand the culture, the vision, the systems, and the processes well enough to build a new project/process right.  He thought these new employees should be put on existing projects/processes where they could learn and increment while your existing stars should be put on net new projects with breakthrough possibilities.  This has benefit of challenging your stars with interesting work, ensures that new projects are in line with strategy/systems/etc and ensures that all employees are roughly on the same page.center_img Were any of you impacted by Alex/Teradyne?  Do any of you follow this idea of putting new on new and old on old I was fortunate to have Alex as a professor in one class.  There was one lesson particular lesson he taught that my co-founder and I often quote at HubSpot.  ” with great or poor results? Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack new on old and old on newlast_img read more

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