Seven journalists attacked or threatened by local leader of ruling party

first_img to go further RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage Receive email alerts Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention News Help by sharing this information News News RSF_en BangladeshAsia – Pacific Organisation center_img News May 19, 2021 Find out more January 14, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Seven journalists attacked or threatened by local leader of ruling party Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) protested today to Bangladesh home minister Altaf Hossain Chowdhury against a physical attack on two journalists by a leader of the country’s ruling Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) in the central town of Rupganj.He called for those responsible to be punished and expressed concern about the erosion of press freedom when provincial journalists reporting on ruling party politicians were threatened for it. National press journalists who reported the 10 January attack on A. Hye Milon and S. A. Sohel, correspondents for the newspapers Dainik Jugantor and Dainik Manavzamin, also received threats.The two journalists were stopped when returning home on a motor-bike and beaten by Aminul Islam, head of the local branch of the BNP. Police were alerted by their cries and rescued them, according to the daily Prothom Alo. Islam, who was reportedly angry at press articles about his extensive love life, was arrested and jailed and the journalists filed a complaint against him.Since reports of the attack appeared in the press, the journalists have been threatened by a gang of thugs demanding that the prosecution of Islam be dropped. Five correspondents for major national dailies were also threatened on 12 January, apparently with the support of a police officer in the town of Bhulta, Abu Bakkar Siddiqi, who is a friend of Islam. Nineteen local journalists have appealed to the prime minister and the Narayanganj district police chief for protection. February 26, 2021 Find out more Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists BangladeshAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Bangladesh February 22, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

UL raises the Green Flag

first_imgNewsUL raises the Green FlagBy John Keogh – October 24, 2015 1691 Twitter TAGSAn TaisceEnvironmentlimerickProf Don BarryThe University of Limerick Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleThe tilt and turn to Noises OffNext articleGAA – Newcastlewest and Na Piarsaigh to fly flag John Keogh WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Presenting Dr Chris Fogarty, energy manager, Building and Estates, UL (left) and Professor Don Barry, president, UL (2nd from left)) and Robert Reidy, director, Building and Estates, UL (3rd from left) with their Green Flag was Dr Michael John O’Mahony, director, An Taisce Environmental Education Unit (right). Picture: Alan Place/Fusionshooters.THE University of Limerick was this week awarded the internationally recognised Green Flag by An Taisce’s Green-Campus programme on behalf of the Foundation for Environmental Education.Professor Don Barry, president of UL raised the flag outside Plassey House in a ceremony attended by students, staff and special guests.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Green Flag will be permanently located on the University’s iconic flag poles by the main campus gate.Significant initiatives and advances in the areas of energy conservation, biodiversity and travel and transport have been incorporated into campus life over the past  two years with combined efforts by UL’s Buildings and Estates Division and the UL Green-Campus Committee.The Green-Campus Programme is an international environmental education and award scheme that promotes long term, whole college action for the environment.Students can join the UL Green-Campus Committee and get involved in volunteering in the rooftop community garden, work on the college apiary or have a say in how behavioural change relating to the environment is promoted on campus.Professor Don Barry said: “Through our new Strategic Plan, Broadening Horizons, 2015-2019 which was launched just last month, we have committed to  increasing the number of Green Campus initiatives being undertaken over the lifetime of the plan and we are fortunate to have so many Green-Campus committee members  working hard to ensure the campus remains the beautiful environment that it is.”The Green-Campus Programme has so far seen UL make infrastructural improvements, such as installing electric car charge points on campus.The university has also created a community apiary, which is maintained and managed by UL students and staff.In addition, UL has made efforts to encourage students and staff to use sustainable methods of transport and has seen an increase in the number of people walking or cycling or sharing car journeys to and from the campus. Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” center_img Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook Email Print Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories WhatsApp Linkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live last_img read more

Exodus over? NYC expected to turn corner in April

first_img Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink The number of temporary and permanent change of address requests for leaving the city totaled 832,388 in 2020, which is 233,091 more requests than 2019. Post offices received 339,990 requests for permanent and temporary address changes from Manhattan to locations outside the city and to other boroughs between March 2020 and January 2021, according to the report. During that time, the post office received 222,552 such requests from households in Brooklyn and 153,295 for households in Queens.The report credits the gradual recovery of rent rates, which have dropped significantly in the past year, and job growth for slowing the exodus from the city. The report’s authors believe that as companies adopt hybrid work models, allowing their employees to work both in the office and remotely, “most people working for companies with offices in the City will live in the City, even if they are farther out in the boroughs.”Contact Kathryn Brenzel The number of temporary and permanent change of address requests for leaving the city totaled 832,388 in 2020. (iStock)An exodus of New Yorkers to pieds-à-terre, new suburban homes or in some cases, South Florida, may finally be over.By April, the influx of people coming to New York City is expected to outpace those who jump ship, according to a new report by real estate consultant Nancy Packes Data Services and Eastdil Secured.The gap between the number of households filing a request to change their address from a city ZIP code to one outside the city and the number of households moving into the city has gradually decreased since May 2020. The report found that post offices received 66,714 change of address requests for households looking to move out of the city and 48,603 requests for those moving to the city in January, which is the most recent data available.ADVERTISEMENTRead moreThere’s an exodus from NYC but can it last?February saw another 13-year high in Manhattan, Brooklyn leasingThe Hamptons’ rental market’s endless summer Tags Share via Shortlink Full Name* Message* CoronavirusHousing MarketRental MarketTri-state Email Address*last_img read more