Hamas makes it harder for foreign journalists to visit Gaza Strip

first_img RSF_en PalestineMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists June 3, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is worried by the Hamas interior ministry’s adoption of new rules that will make it harder for foreign journalists to visit the Gaza Strip.Under the new rules, adopted on 25 September, every foreigner wanting to enter the Gaza Strip via the Rafah and Erez crossings will have to apply in an advance to the interior ministry in Gaza. Processing the application could take several days. The government says the new measures are needed for security and control purposes. Italian activist Vittorio Arrigoni’s murder by an armed group on 15 April has heightened concern about the safety of foreigners in the Gaza Strip.Journalists submitting applications will have to include ID photos and a photocopy of their passport, and will have to name a “guarantor” in the Gaza Strip. Members of the Foreign Press Association nonetheless voiced a degree of optimism after a meeting yesterday with the head of Hamas media relations, Hassan Abu Hashish. Some thought the need for initial authorization and the waiting period could mean that journalists would be able to get accreditation valid for a year.Reporters Without Borders believes the new rules will hamper journalists’ freedom of movement and complicate covering the Gaza Strip even more. It therefore urges the authorities to rescind the decision and facilitate the international media’s access to the Gaza Strip. May 16, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Palestine Organisation Newscenter_img RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes News to go further Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists May 28, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News PalestineMiddle East – North Africa October 5, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Hamas makes it harder for foreign journalists to visit Gaza Striplast_img read more

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LYIT Director happy with application levels

first_img Google+ LYIT Director happy with application levels Pinterest WhatsApp Newsx Adverts Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal As many of the 2,200 Donegal students who sat the Leaving Cert in June are this afternoon consider, their CAO offers of college places, the President of LYIT says he’s happy with the applications and points requirements for courses in the college this year.The points requirements for courses at LYIT range from 400, to a number of courses where all qualifying applicants are being offered places.An LYIT open day will take place in both Letterkenny and Killybegs on Wednesday to discuss any questions prospective students may have.In line with other colleges, President Paul Hannigan says there’s a resurgence in interest in IT and science based courses……………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/paulh1pm.mp3[/podcast] Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Facebookcenter_img By News Highland – August 22, 2011 Pinterest Previous articleSoccer – Hutton pleased with Harps win in Athlone.Next articleWest Tyrone MLA concerned at DOJ security breach News Highland WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

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RN Minehunter HMS Middleton Joins Remembrance Day Observance

first_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: RN View post tag: Naval November 9, 2012 Royal Navy minehunter HMS Middleton has arrived in London ahead of Remembrance Sunday to take part in commemorative events across the capital.The Portsmouth-based ship sailed along the Thames and under Tower Bridge on November 8 as she arrived to berth alongside iconic Second World warship HMS Belfast.During her five-day stay, the ship’s company will host a reception and capability demonstration Thursday and Friday, for invited dignitaries, business leaders and MPs.On Sunday November 11, three groups of the ship’s company, led by an officer, will be present at Remembrance Sunday events at Southwark Cathedral, Greenwich and St Anne’s in Limehouse.Meanwhile, the ship’s Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Steve Higham, accompanied by an exchange officer from the Chilean navy, Lieutenant Carlos Pino, will be at St Paul’s Cathedral where the CO will be laying a wreath.Lt Pino has joined as part of a strengthening of international relations and a long standing commitment the Royal Navy has with Chile.Lt Cdr Higham said, “It is an enormous honour to visit the capital and berth outboard of HMS Belfast; especially as we gather to remember those who have served the country before us.“With HMS Middleton recently returning from the Arabian Gulf after three years on station, this visit will also give us the opportunity to update MPs, Peers and business leaders on the vital role the Royal Navy, and in particular the Mine Counter Measures vessels (MCMV), has in protecting Britain’s vital economic and security interests around the globe.”MCMV crews rotate around the eight ships in the 2nd Mine Countermeasures Squadron – including spending time on operations in the vessels stationed in the Arabian Gulf.HMS Middleton is 60 metres long with a beam of 10m and is the largest warship ever constructed from glass reinforced plastic.The ship carries a crew of 45, many of them clearance divers whose job it is to swim to mines in order to place explosives; however, the ship also has a mine disposal system consisting of a remote controlled submersible.The ship also has a 30mm gun, two general purpose machine gun positions as well as two rapid firing Gattling-style machine guns for self defence, making her a versatile vessel capable of re-deploying as a patrol craft should the need arise.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, November 9, 2012; Image: RN View post tag: News by topic View post tag: HMS View post tag: day RN Minehunter HMS Middleton Joins Remembrance Day Observancecenter_img View post tag: Observes Training & Education View post tag: Minehunter View post tag: Middleton View post tag: Remembrance Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today RN Minehunter HMS Middleton Joins Remembrance Day Observance last_img read more

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State is now over 45,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases

first_imgStatewide—The Indiana State Department of Health has reported that 312 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19. A total of 45,228 Indiana residents have tested positive for the coronavirus. To date, 476,519 tests have been reported to ISDH at a 9.5% positive rate and 5 new deaths were reported for a total of 2,432 Hoosiers have died to date.Locally Dearborn County has a total of 199 cases and 22 deaths reported, Decatur County has a total of 242 positive cases and 32 deaths, Franklin County has 124 positive cases and 8 deaths and Ripley County has 112 positive cases and 7 deaths according to numbers reported to the Indiana State Department of Health.last_img read more

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Action Plan 2018-2020 sees Spain reclassify gambling-harm as a drug addiction

first_imgShare Share Submit Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Andrea Vota – Jdigital’s challenge of Spanish restrictions is led by logic and rationale August 13, 2020 Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Seeking to revamp Spain’s support structures for tackling addiction, Spain’s ‘Drug Support Council’ will introduce gambling harm to its upcoming ‘Action Plan on Addictions 2018-2020’ mandate.The Action Plan incorporates the recommendations of a number of Spanish national health stakeholders, regulatory policy advisors and industry standards associations.Amongst the stakeholders taking part in the development of the new plan, are Spain’s National Health Ministry, and gambling regulator Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego  – DGOJ.Last February, Spain’s Council of Ministers reclassified gambling-harm as a ‘drug addiction without substance’, following the recommendations of the American Psychiatric Association, a leading authority on the subject matter of addiction.Supported by the Ministry of Health, the Council of Ministers has requested that the Drug Support Council rewrite Spain’s ‘national addiction strategy’ on combatting all forms of addiction, whilst improving treatment and victim support structures.Taking over the initiative, The Drug Council has developed a new advisory board, which has moved to broaden the agenda and research context attached to treating addiction.The publication of the ‘Action Plan on Addictions 2018-2020’, will form part of the ongoing revamp of Spain’s National Addiction Strategy, which will be in development until 2024, with a government having committed €1 billion, in funding of which 24% has been contributed through confiscated proceeds of Spanish narco-traffickinglast_img read more

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Infrastructures for Innovation

first_imgConverged voice and network services, increasing scalability and expanding application and information access are key components in creating infrastructures for innovation, according to a CIO2CIO report sponsored by Qwest Business.The report looks at research conducted by IDG on network and infrastructure investments and the ROI of infrastructure spending. IT + Project Management: A Love Affair klint finley Related Posts 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Tags:#enterprise#RWEnterpriseSponsored For more resources from Qwest Business, check out our Resource Center. Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

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I am not leaving with selectors’ permission: Ashish Nehra

first_imgVeteran Ashish Nehra has mounted a stinging counter-attack on chief selector MSK Prasad for his comments on the seamer’s retirement, saying he started playing without the selectors’ permission and is living it likewise.Nehra walked into cricketing sunset yesterday after an 18-year injury-ravaged international career, which had witnessed many highs and lows.”I heard this,” Nehra said when asked about Prasad’s comments that he was not going to be considered for selection beyond the New Zealand T20Is.”I don’t know. The chairman of selection committee has not spoken to me about this. You have asked me this question, and I can only tell you about my interaction with the team management.”When I reached Ranchi, I told Virat about my plan, and his first reaction was, ‘Are you sure? You can still play IPL. You can play as coach-cum-player.’ I said no. I am retiring completely.”The 38-year-old Nehra made it clear that he did not ask for a farewell game, calling himself lucky that he got one in front of his home crowd.”I have been saying this again and again. Luckily this game happened to be in Delhi. I have not asked for a farewell game or anything. This is perhaps one way that god has rewarded me for all the hard work I have put in over the last eight-nine years.”I hope Virat and coach Ravi Shastri are part of the team management because those are the people I spoke to. I have not spoken to any selector over this issue.”advertisementHe further added, “When I started playing cricket, I didn’t take any selector’s permission. When I am leaving, I am not leaving with their permission.”Prasad had recently said that there was no assurance on Nehra’s availability for the first T20 International at the Feroz Shah Kotla.”We have clearly communicated to the player, ie: Ashish Nehra, and to the team management that we are only looking at him till the New Zealand series,” Prasad had said.Nehra said he was convinced about his decision to call it quits and was happy to see the progress made by Bhuvneshwar Kumar alongside Jasprit Bumrah, two of the best seam bowlers around in these conditions.”When I went there, I went with my plan. I felt that Bhuvneshwar Kumar was ready. If you had seen earlier, Bumrah and I have been playing.”Even today people were wondering if Ashish Nehra will play or not, but if I was in the 15 today, I was obviously going to play. I didn’t come to just look around,” Nehra told reporters.last_img read more

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2010 New South Wales State Cup

first_imgApproximately 3000 players will be competing across 16 divisions at the event, ranging from Under 20’s to the Men’s 50’s division. The Hornsby Lions will be looking to take out back-to-back Men’s Open titles, and have had a strong preparation, winning the New South Wales Vawdon Cup Men’s Premier League final in November. Australian Men’s Open squad members, Dylan Hennessey and Jonathan Palau, will be influential in their side’s chances of consecutive titles. Penrith will again be a tough outfit to beat, and will be further motivated following losses to Hornsby in both last year’s State Cup final as well as last month’s Vawdon Cup final. Wests Tigers Rugby League star Benji Marshall will line up for the Wests Magpies in the Men’s Open division, and will be a large factor in his sides chances throughout the weekend. Marshall will be joined by Australian squad members Anthony Ziade (Men’s) and Daniel Rushworth (Mixed) in the Wests team, with the side to be coached by Australian Men’s Open coach, Tony Trad. Canterbury Bulldogs will be another team to watch, with four of the Australian Men’s Open squad, Steve Roberts, Stuart Brierty, Matt Prowse and Matt Bird, in the team. Another team to watch out for is Lismore, with some of Queensland’s best players making the most of Lismore’s close geographical location to their South Queensland region. With the likes of Nathan Jones, Ryan Pollock and Sebe Ray, as well as several up-and-coming players, Lismore will definitely be a team vying for a place in the finals.  Canterbury Bulldogs will be again the team to beat in the Women’s Open division, going for its fifth consecutive State Cup title. With the likes of Australian Women’s Open squad members, Louise and Claire Winchester, as well as Kelly Woods, this is definitely a team that will be around well into finals day. After its strong win in last month’s Vawdon Cup final, the Wollongong Devils will be going into the State Cup full of confidence.  The Devils are a young team, with current Australian Women’s Open squad members, Ash Dobbins, Nicole Beck and Jess McCall to lead the side. Last year’s runners up, Easts Roosters, will be another team trying to stop Canterbury’s State Cup dominance, with an experienced side including Kristy Judd, Giselle Martin and Melissa Pitfield as well as the talented Cobie Jane Morgan, Kristin Boss and Stephanie Sorrenson. After losing to Wollongong in the recent Vawdon Cup final, Wests Magpies will be hoping to hit back, and will be looking to Australian squad members, Stacey Lapham and Nicole McHugh to help do this. The Alliance side – players from the ‘rest of Australia’ who will compete in the 2011 Elite Eight competition, will also be competing in the Women’s Open division,  and will look to Australian Mixed Open squad member, Leah Percy, as well as Australian Women’s 30’s player,  Brooke James, to show their experience in a predominantly young side. Included in the line up are teams from Scotland (Men’s Open), the Alliance (Women’s Open) as well as Victoria, who will compete in the Women’s 20’s division. Round games will be played on Friday and Saturday, before finals are played on Sunday. There are plenty of ways to keep up-to-date with all of the latest news, results and information from the 2010 New South Wales State Cup at the Port Macquarie Regional Sports Stadium. Make sure you regularly visit the New South Wales State Cup website:http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=1-856-0-0-0 The New South Wales Touch Facebook page will also be updated regularly. To become a fan, search for the New South Wales Touch Football Network on Facebook or click on the following link:http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/Earlwood-Australia/NSW-Touch-Football-Network/137384052966714last_img read more

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Alabama’s Bo Scarbrough, Who Had Knee Surgery 2 Days Ago, Posts Video Of Leg Lift

first_imgAlabama Bo ScarbroughAlabama Bo ScarbroughThis past Friday, Alabama freshman running back Bo Scarbrough, a five-star recruit from Tuscaloosa, tore the ACL in his right knee during a team scrimmage. Monday, he underwent surgery to repair the injury. Wednesday, he’s already starting rehab, completing straight leg lifts. Really.Scarbrough, who is clearly excited about how his recovery is going, posted a 30-second Twitter video of himself extending and lifting his right leg in a doctor’s office. It’s impressive, given the quick turnaround.Two day out of surgery and already can do a straight leg lift! It’s a blessing to be able to come back and work hard! pic.twitter.com/8NQ31ZDsjR— Bo Scarbrough (@starbo06) April 8, 2015Scarbrough was a huge get for the Tide, and has a bright future ahead. Let’s hope he’s back on the field as soon as possible.last_img read more

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Tennessee Wideout Marquez North Suffers Knee Sprain

first_imgMarquez North of Tennessee Injured.Marquez North Tennessee Injury RumorYou can exhale, Tennessee fans. Junior wide receiver Marquez North is not sidelined for the season, despite what rumors suggested Wednesday night. North, one of the team’s top playmakers, instead is only suffering from a knee sprain and will be out of action for around one week. Both Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports and Brett McMurphy of ESPN confirmed the news Thursday morning.SOURCE: Speculation on #Vols big WR Marquez North possibly being injured & lost for the season is all false. He may be out 1 wk or less— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) August 13, 2015Tennessee WR Marquez North’s knee injury appears to only be a sprain source told ESPN— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) August 13, 2015North caught 68 balls for 816 yards and five touchdowns in 2014, but a shoulder injury sidelined him for most of the second half of the season. At 6-foot-4, 225 pounds, he has the potential to be a serious threat for the Volunteers.last_img read more

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