Ireland plans €6bn budget cuts for 2011

first_img IRELAND is planning to push through spending cuts and tax hikes totalling €6bn (£5.2bn) next year, the toughest budget in the country’s history, in a last-ditch effort to convince investors it is not on the verge of financial meltdown.With Irish borrowing costs breaching record highs every day this week, finance minister Brian Lenihan is battling to turn the tide of market opinion and avoid the risk of a Greek-style bailout.He said yesterday he was frontloading next year some 40 per cent of the €15bn in adjustments he is targeting between now and 2014, the deadline he has promised Brussels to get the worst budget deficit in Europe back within EU limits.“I am well aware that such measures will impact on the living standards of everybody,” Lenihan said in a statement. “But our spending and revenue must be more closely aligned. This is the only way to ensure the future economic well-being of our society.”Lenihan got a vote of confidence from European Central Bank president Jean-Claude Trichet, who said Ireland’s plans to cut the deficit by €15bn over the next four years should be sufficient to solve its debt crunch.“The €15bn … are not in our view insufficient but of course you have to be alert permanently and stand ready to do all that is needed,” Trichet said.Ireland’s finance ministry said it expected the measures, which will be fleshed out in a four-year plan later this month, would cut the deficit to 9.25 to 9.5 per cent of GDP next year and to 2.75 to 3 per cent of GDP in 2014. The shortfall is set to blow out to a jaw-dropping 32 per cent of GDP this year due to the one-off inclusion of a mammoth bill for bailing out its banks. Even excluding the bank bill, the deficit will be nearly 12 per cent of GDP this year.Lenihan is hoping his fiscal measures will reassure investors and reduce Irish borrowing costs enabling the country to tap bond markets again in January. If yields do not come down by then, the government may be forced to seek external assistance. The premium investors demand to hold Irish bonds over benchmark German bunds stayed at a fresh peak of 543 points after the budget forecasts were unveiled. KCS-content Show Comments ▼ Share Thursday 4 November 2010 10:16 pm whatsapp Ireland plans €6bn budget cuts for 2011 whatsapp Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Bangladesh vs West Indies 2nd Test Day 4 LIVE: How to…

first_img Formula 1 Bangladesh vs West Indies 2nd Test Day 4 LIVE: How to Watch BAN vs WI 2nd Test Day 4 Live Streaming in India RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Switzerland to punish hapless Turkey; Follow Live Updates By Kunal Dhyani – February 13, 2021 Cricket DateTimeTeamsVenue Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 22 1-202111:00 AM Bangladesh vs West IndiesSher-e-Bangla Bangladesh vs West Indies Full SquadWest Indies Test SquadKraigg Brathwaite, Jermaine Blackwood, Kavem Hodge, Nkrumah Bonner, John Campbell, Sheyne Moseley, Rahkeem Cornwall, Kyle Mayers, Raymon Reifer, Joshua Da Silva, Shannon Gabriel, Alzarri Joseph, Veerasammy Permaul, Kemar Roach, Jomel WarricanBangladesh Test SquadMomimul Haque Showrab, Taskin Ahmed, Tamim Iqbal Khan, Syed Khaled Ahmed, Shakib Al Hasan, Hasan Mahmud, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mustafizur Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mehidy Hassan Miraz, Md Mithun, Taijul Islam, Litton Kumer Das, Quazi Nurul Hasan Sohan, Yasir Ali Chowdhury, Shadman Islam, Mohammed Saif Hasan, Nayeem Hasan, Abu Jayed Chowdhury Rahi, Ebadot Hossain Chowdhury Queens Club Final: Matteo Berrettini beats Cameron Norrie in final to win title Football 11-15 Feb-202109:00 AM Bangladesh vs West IndiesSher-e-Bangla Football by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyAdvertisement Avoid Grammatical Errors with This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndocio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comUndoPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickUndoBAN vs WI 2nd Test Live Score: https://www.insidesport.co/sport-matches/?field=entity_cricket&id=46932&widget=match_centerWhen will Bangladesh vs West Indies 2nd Test Start Day 4? ? DateBangladesh vs West Indies 2nd Test Day 4 will start from Feb 14What Time Bangladesh vs West Indies 2nd Test Day 3 Will begin? TimeBangladesh vs West Indies 2nd Test Day 4 Will begin at 9:00 AM ISTWhat are the venues for Bangladesh vs West Indies 2nd Test Day 3 ? VenueBangladesh vs West Indies 2nd Test Day 4 will be played Sher-e-Bangla StadiumMatch Details – BAN Vs WI 2nd TestThree Match Test SeriesMatch: Bangladesh Vs West IndiesDate: Feb 11 to 15, thursday Time:  9:00am ISTVenue:  Sher-e-BanglaBangladesh vs West Indies Schedule Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Gareth Bale and Co face do-or-die clash; Italy eye third consecutive win; Follow Live Updates, 20 1-202111:00 AMBangladesh vs West IndiesSher-e-Bangla Football Previous articleInd vs Eng: Ajinkya Rahane teases England, ‘350 on this track will be challenging for them’Next articleLa Liga LIVE: Real Madrid vs Valencia: Head to head; Probable Playing XI; Match Details; RMA vs VAL Live Streaming details Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Facebook Twittercenter_img Cricket CricketSportSport NewsWest Indies tour of Bangladesh 2021 Football WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Latham, Conway provide solid start- Tea Break; NZ 36/0 (21 ovs)- Follow Live Updates 3-7 Feb-202111:00 AM Bangladesh vs West IndiesZahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium F1 French GP 2021: Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to win French GP, Perez finishes 3rd Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey: Top 5 players to watch out for in SUI vs TUR Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales: 3 key battles to watch out for in ITA vs WAL Freight & Shipping Quotes | Search AdsResearch & Compare Freight & Shipping QuotesEnjoy Affordable Freight & Shipping Services With These Service ProvidersFreight & Shipping Quotes | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoYourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndo BCCI to form committee to take call on compensating domestic cricketers Cricket 25 1-202111:00 AMBangladesh vs West IndiesZahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium ATP Tour Bangladesh vs West Indies 2nd Test Day 4 LIVE: How to Watch BAN vs WI 2nd Test Day 4 Live Streaming in IndiaHow do I watch the live streaming of Bangladesh vs West Indies 2nd Test Day 4?The live streaming of the Bangladesh vs West Indies 2nd Test Day 4 will be available on Fancode. You can also catch the live updates on insidesport.co Football TAGSBAN VS WIBAN vs WI 2nd TestBangladesh vs West IndiesBangladesh vs West Indies 2nd Test LIVEHow to Watch BAN vs WI 2nd Test SHARE Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Start delayed due to rain, SA lead by 149 runs – Follow Live Updates last_img read more

Six Nations: Five things Wales learnt against Ireland

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Roar on: Luke Charteris is fired up against Ireland Half of the people reading this will agree with the statement above and half will despise it. That’s the uncomfortable reality of being a referee or commentating on the performance of a referee. But whilst Wayne Barnes obviously didn’t get every decision correct, no ref can, he whistled the game in a way that largely allowed quick ruck ball for both sides.Test rugby has received a lot of negative press recently, due to the efficiency of modern defences stifling the game. However, the one thing that can nullify elite defence is quick ruck ball and Barnes was red hot on that front. Any player slowly rolling away or clinging to a tackle was pinged. Soccer has a problem with player’s innocently throwing their arms in the air to suggest that they haven’t infringed, rugby has a problem with players doing the same when their body is casually draped over a ruck like a duvet. Barnes’ obviously didn’t get every call correct, but he got enough right to allow rugby to be played as it should. Wales unravel the third-best team in the WorldWales’ 23 – 16 victory over Ireland will rightly draw rapturous applause. Against any Irish team, in the modern era, this would have been a fine performance. Dominating the breakdown, deciphering one of the best lineout systems in the world, kicking and chasing with nano accuracy and making an extraordinary 250 tackles would be noteworthy against any Irish team of the last 20 years. But this isn’t any old Irish team.This is Joe Schmidt’s team, one that prior to kick off occupied a World Rugby ranking usually reserved for Australia or South Africa. Wales’ team performance was so complete that it seems trivial to even mention individuals – but mention them we must. Alun Wyn Jones and Luke Charteris delivered one of the finest performances ever witnessed from a Welsh lock partnership.Dan Biggar’s execution, with and without the ball, was hugely impressive and anyone who continues to question his role at ten clearly has an agenda. Sam Warburton had a career defining performance on the ground and in the air – his work at the lineout was exemplary. Jamie Roberts carried and tackled like a man whose lack of concern for his own wellbeing is gloriously careless when you consider the knowledge that he has of the human body. Leigh Halfpenny was Leigh Halfpenny – a player so stunningly dependable that you’d bet your last penny, mortgage, the national debt of the UK and the IMF’s cash assets on him executing any task he is presented with. It was a great result for Wales and rugby as a whole. That was a proper test match.The finest defensive display in professional Welsh rugbyI can’t recall a finer Welsh defensive display. It’s a struggle to think of a greater defensive display from any test team in the last decade. A tackle count of 250 with a completion of 92% is almost unthinkable. Wales worked at a level that, in any normal job, would warrant a visit from the European Court of Human rights.Nine players completed more than 14 tackles and five Welsh players completed more than 20 tackles. Charteris completed 31 tackles on his own – that’s three games worth of tackles for a tier-one lock. During the second half Wales defended 45 phases over seven minutes in a manner that has been compared to Rorke’s Drift. But it was bigger than that. Driving back Ireland’s heavy carriers and well organised ‘pick and go’ game for 45 phases was more akin to the Ewoks beating the Empire in Return of the Jedi. Shaun Edwards doesn’t smile often but I’ll guarantee that even he will be beaming this week.Pleased as punch: Shaun Edwards with Jamie RobertsYouTube moments everywhereIt’s very rare that you see a complete team performance in elite rugby where every player exceeds their already Test-standard performance indicators. But Wales did. Be it with or without the ball virtually every player had a moment that was worthy of a Vine or YouTube post. Jonathan Davies demolishing Jonathan Sexton when Davies’ hand momentarily turned into a medieval lance. Warburton’s tremendous lineout steal five metres out from the Welsh line. Scott Williams’s gorgeous outside drift that led to his try in the 61st minute. Biggar’s Dan Carter-like composure in nailing a drop-goal when Wales were down to 14 men. Charteris, Alun Wyn Jones and Dan Lydiate creating a defensive net that was tight enough to catch sardines. Liam Williams’ almost Michael Jordan-like ability to hang in the air under high balls – rumours in Llanelli suggests that Nike are soon to launch Air Sanjay. And of course Halfpenny, who’s 86% goal kicking completion was sublime and the foundation of the victory.But the final ‘hat tip’ has to be reserved for Samson Lee’s crutches; any structure which can support that beast deserves praise indeed.The unseen workThere were many obvious examples of Wales’ positives on Saturday. Moments that can be spotted and rewound on TV. But many of Wales’ most effective pieces of work may have gone largely unseen. The reading of the Irish lineout was first class. Not only did Wales lose just one of their lineouts but they reduced Ireland’s to a completion of 66.7%. Warburton’s steal five metres out showed that Wales had clearly done their homework on Ireland’s lifting sequence and footwork, as jumping defensively on a five metre lineout is hugely risky.The lack of reliable lineout possession removed a vital piece of Ireland’s game-plan and forced Jonathan Sexton into an uncharacteristically nervous display. Welsh carriers deliberately hit contact low, with closed shoulders, and nullified Ireland’s penchant for exploiting high body positions. Wales also made a deliberate effort to move the ball out to wider carriers and frequently passed the ball beyond their favoured 12 channel in an effort to keep the Irish backrow six to ten yards away from the first contact. Much was made of Schmidt’s tactical prowess prior to kick off, but Warren Gatland won that battle.Whistle stop: Wayne Barnes awards a penalty on SaturdayWayne Barnes deserves praiselast_img read more

Tunnel House / Consuelo Jorge Arquitetos

first_img Houses Architects: Consuelo Jorge Arquitetos Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Bragança Paulista, Brazil Save this picture!© Fran Parente+ 11Curated by Matheus Pereira Share ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/928490/tunnel-house-consuelo-jorge-arquitetos Clipboard 2019 Projects “COPY” CopyAbout this officeConsuelo Jorge ArquitetosOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBragança PaulistaBrazilPublished on November 18, 2019Cite: “Tunnel House / Consuelo Jorge Arquitetos” [Casa Túnel / Consuelo Jorge Arquitetos] 18 Nov 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Area:  1160 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Fran ParenteInterior Design Project:João ArmentanoLandscape Project:Gilberto Elkis PaisagismoLighting Project:FAS IluminaçãoLand Area:6157 m²Deck And Pool Area:363 m²City:Bragança PaulistaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fran ParenteRecommended ProductsDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. Designed from the flat land and the blank paper, this house is inspired by the contemporaneous Brazilian architecture. Clean and high quality volumetries without losing the comfort and shelter. The entrance tunnel, which gives the name to the house, is the strong point of the pure form architecture that makes the connection between the inside and outside of the house. A brutalist element that frames and directs the look.Save this picture!© Fran ParenteSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Fran ParenteThe clients are a couple with two young children and a large family with intense interaction. Their desire was to have a house without an established hierarchy, which could allow a dialog between the rooms. The house is prepared to receive people without losing the coziness that was very important to the residents. The living room, in this way, is the protagonist and the connecting element among the rooms. João Armentano was in charge of the interior design project and, with a lot of ability, harmonized architecture with the inside of the residence, providing comfort and coziness.Save this picture!© Fran ParenteThe main idea of the project was to have green everywhere. This brings the sense of “diving” in the landscape. From this concept, the idea of inner courtyard arose. Another desire from the residents was to be able to access the gardens with few steps and fluidity. In this way, we designed the garden and the house almost on the same level and without barriers. The spaces are almost continuous, which gives a higher sense of amplitude. Save this picture!© Fran ParenteSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Fran ParenteProject gallerySee allShow lessStamba Hotel / Adjara Arch GroupSelected ProjectsHouse H / Plasma studioSelected Projects Share Year:  “COPY” Photographs Tunnel House / Consuelo Jorge ArquitetosSave this projectSaveTunnel House / Consuelo Jorge Arquitetos Brazil Tunnel House / Consuelo Jorge Arquitetos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/928490/tunnel-house-consuelo-jorge-arquitetos Clipboardlast_img read more

£3.2 billion of Lottery money ‘still unspent’

first_img Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy £3.2 billion of Lottery money ‘still unspent’ Howard Lake | 24 May 2003 | News A Department of Culture spokesman told The Observer: “all the money is committed to projects.”Read “Lottery’s £3bn cash mountain” by Antony Barnett at The Observer.  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Observer reports today that £3.2 billion is lying unspent in the Department of Culture’s National Lottery Distribution Fund.Tessa Jowell, the Culture Secretary, promised in March 2002 that the then underpend of £3.5 billion would be halved by 2004. Fourteen months on, only £300 million has been shaved off this figure. The government had originally estimated that reserves of around £1.5 billion would be necessary.According to the Observer, the Heritage Lottery Fund has spent only just over half of its allocated £2.2bn since the Lottery started. The New Opportunities Fund has £856 million in unspent reserves, the Sports Council £307 million, the Community Fund £280 million, the Arts Council £235 million and the Film Council £73 million. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Beautiful World to close this week

first_img Howard Lake | 25 March 2013 | News  39 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Beautiful World, the fundraising, marketing and communications agency, is to close this week. Founders Rachel Beer and Simon Frank have decided to pursue their own directions. Beer will continue to work with charities and partners focusing on fundraising and in particular innovation in giving.  Before setting up Beautiful World, she worked for charities, specialist charity sector agencies including TW CAT and Cascaid (now The Good Agency) and as a consultant.She will continue to run the NFPtweetup events, which have helped nurture a growing network of charity sector staff with an interest in digital communications and fundraising. Advertisementcenter_img Frank has set up a new company, Bats in Belfries, which brings together writers, art directors, planners, artists, web designers, and filmmakers.In the past four years, Beautiful World has worked with charities including Diabetes UK, Breast Cancer Care, Jewish Care, Prostate Action, National Trust, and Women’s Resource Centre. Beer said: “Since we began in 2009, we are immensely proud to have helped many charities take their first steps in digital and integrated fundraising.  This includes creating the first Facebook fundraising app for a UK charity, winning an award for our use of technology in fundraising, and being shortlisted on several occasions for our social fundraising and awareness campaigns.”We have enjoyed developing innovative approaches to help charities acquire and develop supporters in the digital age and through intelligent targeting across integrated media (including direct mail) we’ve helped charities save hundreds of thousands in their marketing.”Simon and I feel now is the right time for us to take separate paths in pursuing our own interests, but I’m sure we will keep in close contact and I wish Simon every good fortune.” When it closes this week, the agency will have no staff, and “all active client projects are being seen through to fruition by the founders”.http://hellobeautifulworld.com/ Beautiful World to close this week About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Money Minute: Lease or Loan, Which is the Best Option?

first_imgAudio Playerhttps://www.hoosieragtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Money-Minute-Sept-3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.During September, Money Minute, an educational series from AgriFinancial and Hoosier Ag Today, will focus on when it is better for farmers to lease and when a loan is more advantageous.In the series of four radio features, John Witt, with AgriFinancial explains the advantages of a lease in certain situations.“We recommend that our farmers pay cash or do traditional loan financing for things that appreciate in value and use a lease form something that depreciate in value,” said Witt.He said there are a variety of things that should be considered for a lease.“Basically anything on the farm that is used in the farming operation, except the land,” said Witt.Not only buildings and storage but even used equipment may be things to consider using for a lease.In times of tight cash flow, using a loan will help free up cash on hand to be used for production or other operations on the farm.For more information, visit www.cgb-agfi.com. Facebook Twitter SHARE Money Minute: Lease or Loan, Which is the Best Option? By Gary Truitt – Sep 3, 2019 Home Indiana Agriculture News Money Minute: Lease or Loan, Which is the Best Option? Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleUSDA Opens 2019 Enrollment for ARC, PLC ProgramsNext articleIndiana Crop Progress: Not Much Change Gary Truittlast_img read more

Government steps up online censorship, creates toll-free number for Internet users to call to report websites that criticise monarchy

first_img ThailandAsia – Pacific News Fah Diew Kan blocked News ThailandAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Thailand Thailand’s lèse majesté legislation is among the severest in the world. “Defamatory, insulting or intimidating” comments about the king and queen, their relatives or the regent are punishable by three to fifteen years in prison. Asked about bringing legal action against websites over content constituting lèse majesté, the minister replied: “Doing so will become a big scandal. We’d better suppress the news. Someone higher than me is of this opinion (…) I am not sure which proxy servers they are using, probably from India, or Malaysia. We have to keep tracking them down and blocking them.”The Computer Crime Act that took effect on 18 July 2007 authorises the police to seize the computer data of people suspected of disseminating insulting or pornographic content online. The individual records of Internet users must be kept by ISPs for 90 days and can be examined by the authorities without referring to a judge. The police can also confiscate any computer if they suspect it has been used for illegal purposes.More informationMan Pattanotai’s interviewRead the Computer Crime Act August 21, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts News News RSF_en Organisation Reporters Without Borders is alarmed about the comments made by Man Pattanotai, the Thai minister of information and communication technology (ICT), in a radio interview on 14 May. He said prosecuting websites because of their content would cause a “big scandal” and that it was better to just “suppress the news” by closing them down or blocking access. May 12, 2021 Find out more to go further YouTube blocked Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar May 20, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government steps up online censorship, creates toll-free number for Internet users to call to report websites that criticise monarchy Help by sharing this information Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom Reporters Without Borders is alarmed about the comments made by Man Pattanotai, the Thai minister of information and communication technology (ICT), in a radio interview on 14 May. He said prosecuting websites because of their content would cause a “big scandal” and that it was better to just “suppress the news” by closing them down or blocking access.“By voicing a preference for radical censorship measures, the minister is in complete contradiction with the Computer Crime Act, which has been in force since the summer of 2007 and which requires the authorities to bring a complaint against a website before requesting its closure,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We condemn the reinforcement of online controls, which includes the creation of a toll-free number for people to call to denounce any website criticising the monarchy.”Man Pattanotai was interviewed by the “Khao Den Praden Ron” news programme on radio 96.5 MHz, which on 14 May was about the unexplained blockage of three websites – the news sites Fah Diew Kan (http://www.sameskybooks.org) and Prachatai (http://www.prachatai.com) and the video-sharing site YouTube (http://www.youtube). Prachatai was inaccessible for nearly 24 hours on 14 and 15 May. Access to YouTube is often blocked while videos referring to King Bhumibol Adulyadej are removed. Access to Fah Diew Kan is still blocked. Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years Asked why the sites were blocked, the minister replied: “They have content about the monarchy. Thai people cannot bear this, and no one can. Not just me or my officers. Even the former ICT minister, Sitthichai Pokaiyaudom, once he was informed about this, he asked me to ban them. And he would encourage folk who have the knowledge to hack the websites. Everyone is helping us. Even operators of Internet services who have the knowledge in hacking also help us.”The minister confirmed that a toll-free number, 1111, has been created so that Internet users can call in and report website content which they regard as lèse majesté.Thailand has more than 100 ISPs and not all of them follow the same rules as regard access blocking. As a result, some Internet users will find that certain sites are blocked and others will not. The minister said some foreign companies that hosted websites were cooperating with his government by agreeing to block content.“In most cases, it is difficult since the webhosting service providers are located outside the country,” the minister said. “They are in California, Texas, New Jersey, we know where they are all located. We have received cooperation from Google California and YouTube.” June 12, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Journalist Micah Garen’s fiancée makes an appeal to his kidnappers

first_img Receive email alerts IraqMiddle East – North Africa News News News December 28, 2020 Find out more RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” February 15, 2021 Find out more Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan RSF_en Follow the news on Iraq Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” “I am appealing to Micah Garen’s kidnappers to please release him-he was simply doing his job as a journalist by independently reporting on the outcome of recent events in Iraq and by trying to help preserve Iraq’s archaeological heritage,” stated Marie-Hélène Carleton, Micah Garen’s fiancée, in a telephone conversation with Reporters Without Borders.”We were making a documentary film on the country’s cultural history and the archaeological sites at risk inside the war zones, in the hope that they might soon be afforded some protection,” she explained from New York City, where she resides. Micah Garen went missing on 13 August 2004, but for Ms. Marie-Hélène Carleton, kidnapping is the most likely explanation.Reporters Without Borders is very concerned as to the fate of the 36-year-old American reporter who disappeared, along with his Iraqi translator-Amir Doshe-in Nassiriyah (in southern Iraq).”We are urging the Iraqi police, as well as any Italian military authorities present in the area, to do everything possible to locate the two men, but avoid doing anything that may put their lives in danger,” the organization declared.Micah Garen is one of the directors of Four Corners Media, a media production company based in New York, which specializes in producing video, photographic and written reports for major media clients. The journalist’s family has had no news of him since August 13th.Members of Amir Doshe’s family have also protested against their family member’s kidnapping. According to several press agencies, the two men may have been kidnapped while visiting a shop in Nassiriyah’s market.So far, no one has come forward to claim credit for the kidnapping. There is no indication as to whether Micah Garen was abducted by an Iraqi faction in order to exert pressure on the opposing faction, as was the case with the British journalist, James Brandon, who was abducted in Basra, on August 12th. Other possibilities are that this may have been a kidnapping for ransom, or that looters of archeological relics may have been disturbed by the journalist’s work. IraqMiddle East – North Africa Organisation “I am appealing to Micah Garen’s kidnappers to please release him-he was just doing his job as a journalist,” stated Marie-Hélène Carleton, the reporter’s fiancée and colleague, in a recent telephone conversation with Reporters without Borders. The organization is very concerned as to the fate of the American reporter, who disappeared along with his Iraqi translator, Amir Doshe, in Nassiriyah (southern Iraq). August 16, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist Micah Garen’s fiancée makes an appeal to his kidnappers to go further News Help by sharing this information December 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Fresh appeal for information on Newcastle West tragedy

first_imgLinkedin Print Advertisement A FRESH appeal for information on the deaths of two adults and two children in Newcastle West has been launched by gardaí.Information is sought from anyone who was in the Hazelgrove Estate on November 15 or 16,Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up while an appeal has also been made to anyone who has any information that they feel is relevant and that may help gardaí in their investigations of this tragic crime.Gardaí say they have already received valuable assistance from the wider community in Newcastle West.An investigation involving up to 50 gardaí is ongoing, including interviewing witnesses and door to door inquiries.A technical examination of the house is expected to take until the weekend to complete.Gardaí have said that the bodies of the deceased, Sarah Hines, 25, Reece Hines, 3, Amy Hines, five months and Alicia Brough, 20, are unlikely to be released to relatives today. Facebook NewsLocal NewsFresh appeal for information on Newcastle West tragedyBy admin – November 18, 2010 438 center_img Twitter Email Previous articleWings campaign groundedNext articleQuinny opens up about his moment of madness admin WhatsApplast_img read more