Authorities block access to influential blog covering Bandargate scandal

first_img Follow the news on Bahrain BahrainMiddle East – North Africa to go further News News Tenth anniversary of Bahraini blogger’s arrest Receive email alerts News RSF_en BahrainMiddle East – North Africa Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves livescenter_img Organisation Access to one of Bahrain’s most influential blogs, http://mahmood.tv, which openly criticises government and parliament members and has of late being covering the “Bandargate” scandal currently shaking the country, was blocked yesterday.The blog’s author, Mahmood Al-Yousif, has nonetheless managed to move it to a new address, http://alyousif.tv/, which has not yet been blocked. The authorities already blocked several news websites on 26 October in a wave of censorship taking place less than a month before parliamentary elections.———————————————————-27.10.06Website blocked one month ahead of parliamentary electionsOn 26 October 2006, access to the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) website ( http://www.bahrainrights.org ) was blocked by Batelco, Bahrain’s main Internet service provider (ISP). This action may be linked to the website’s coverage of “Bandargate”, a political scandal involving the royal family and several Bahraini politicians.In March 2006, the Social Development Ministry threatened the directors of BCHR with disciplinary action if they did not stop their activities. The Cassation Court had ordered the centre’s closure on 22 February. Members of the organisation currently risk a prison sentence of up to six months and a 500 BD (approx. 1,045 euro) fine.The vice-president of BCHR, Abd al-Hadi al-Khawaja, was arrested in September 2004 after publishing an article in which he criticised Prime Minister Shaikh Khalifa al-Khalifa and denounced the country’s economic problems (see IFEX alert of 29 September 2004).The BCHR is a non-governmental organisation that promotes human rights in Bahrain. Its 26 founding members are doctors, lawyers and journalists. Abdulhadi Alkhawaja is the organisation’s current president.Seven other information and discussion websites have also been blocked in Bahrain by Batelco: http://www.montadayat.org – http://shaheedbh.com – http://www.ahraralbahrain.com – http://www.bahraintimes.org – http://www.alsaheefa.net – http://www.tubli.net – http://www.rezgar.comIn RSF’s latest ranking of press freedom, Bahrein was ranked 111th out of 168 countries.————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org Help by sharing this information March 17, 2021 Find out more German spyware company FinFisher searched by public prosecutors October 14, 2020 Find out more October 30, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities block access to influential blog covering Bandargate scandal News June 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Children’s mental health services under review

first_imgLimerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Print WhatsApp NewsHealthChildren’s mental health services under reviewBy Bernie English – April 15, 2019 913 Advertisement Twitter Tom Neville TDMENTAL health services for children which normally operate round the clock at University Hospital Limerick have been suspended to accommodate a review of the service.In response to a Dáil question from Limerick Fine Gael TD Tom Neville, Minister of State Jim Daly said the review was being carried out because only 14 patients used the service in the whole of last year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We have to look at our resources and see if that is the best use of them and we are engaging with consultants as well as patients, their families and the HSE,” he explained.“We need to see that we are deploying our resources in the most appropriate manner when the demand is clearly not there when just 14 patients presented for treatment.”The HSE issued a statement to the Limerick Leader newspaper assuring patients and families that while the service is under review, children under the age of 14 who present outside normal working hours are still being seen, either by a paediatric consultant psychiatrist if there is one available or by another suitable doctor in the emergency department.While the matter is still under review, the HSE says it hopes to be able to produce a final plan shortly.In the meantime, paediatric patients in need of mental health services are still being seen as normal during the day. Email Mental Health Charity Let’s Get Talking open new outreach in Midwest Green Ribbon Month aims to help end stigma and discrimination about mental health center_img Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Previous articleLimerick Council pledges to take action on mental healthNext articleLimerick Businessman Awarded Prestigious All-Ireland Business Award Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. TAGShealthLimerick City and CountyMental HealthNews Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Limerick Post Show | Limerick Mental Health Karen seeks mental health support for cancer patientslast_img read more

Breaded Pork with Cabbage and Kale

first_imgFood & DiningLifestyle Breaded Pork with Cabbage and Kale by: – October 24, 2011 Share Tweet Share Breaded Pork with Cabbage and KaleCenter cut pork loin is encrusted with a corn bread stuffing mix in this quick-and-easy main dish recipe. Cabbage and kale cooked in balsamic vinegar is a colorful and tasty side. Kale is a ruffled-leafed vegetable that is a member of the cabbage family. Because the leaves of kale range in color from dark green to purple, kale is commonly used as a garnish for food presentation or served as a cooked vegetable.Ingredients:1-1/4 lb. center cut pork loin, cut in 4 slices2 cups corn bread stuffing mix, crushed2 Tbsp. olive oil2 cups sliced red cabbage6 cups coarsely chopped kale1/3 cup balsamic vinegarSalt and black pepperDirections:1.Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Place pork slices between plastic wrap. Use flat side of meat mallet to lightly pound slices to 1/4-inch thickness. Place stuffing mix in shallow dish; coat pork with stuffing mix.2.In extra-large skillet heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over medium-high heat. Cook two of the pork slices for 2 to 3 minutes each side, until crisp, golden, and cooked through. Transfer to baking sheet; keep warm in oven. Repeat with remaining oil and pork.3.Wipe skillet. Add cabbage. Cook and stir until cabbage is crisp-tender. Add kale and vinegar; cook just until wilted. Lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper. Serve with pork. Makes 4 servings.Recipe source: Better Homes and Gardenscenter_img Sharing is caring! Share 59 Views   no discussionslast_img read more