European Union’s 27 leaders urged not to recognise Ahmadinejad’s reelection

first_imgNews Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 15 June:- Mohamad Atryanfar, the publisher of several newspapers including Hamshary, Shargh and Shahrvand Emrouz, who has reportedly been taken to the security wing of Evin prison. – Saeed Hajjarian, the former editor of the newspaper Sobh-e-Emrouz, who was arrested at his Tehran home on the night of 15 June despite being badly handicapped.- Mojtaba Pormohssen, who edits the newspaper Gylan Emroz and contributes to several other pro-reform newspapers and radio Zamaneh. He was arrested in the northern city of Rashat. June 9, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Reporters Without Borders is extremely worried about the state of free expression in Iran, one week after the announcement of the results of its presidential election. There is a danger that today’s endorsement of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s reelection victory by the Revolution’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, could aggravate the situation. The press freedom organisation therefore wrote today to the leaders of the European Union’s 27 member countries reiterating its call not to recognise Ahmadinejad’s reelection. to go further Follow the news on Iran News Iran has signed and ratified the 1966 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which says that “no one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest or detention” (article 9), “everyone shall have the right to freedom of expression” (article 19) and “the right of peaceful assembly shall be recognized” (article 21). Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists June 19, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 European Union’s 27 leaders urged not to recognise Ahmadinejad’s reelection Reporters Without Borders has been told that journalists and activists held in Tehran’s Evin prison are being put under a lot of pressure to make filmed “confessions” acknowledging their “participation in a velvet revolution.” The press freedom organisation has also received many allegations of torture. Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election “The European Union and its member countries must not falter in their defence of freedom of expression,” the letter continued. “No government would have recognised the results of such a sham if it had taken place anywhere in Europe. Must the normal standards be abandoned because it is Iran? That would be a stab in the back for all the Iranian citizens who believed their ballot could change their destiny.” Help by sharing this information center_img News Receive email alerts 16 June: – Mohammad Ali Abtahi, also known as the “Blogging Mullah,” who was arrested at his Tehran home. His blog: http://www.webneveshteha.com/. – Hamideh Mahhozi, arrested in the southern city of Bushehr.- Amanolah Shojai, who is also a blogger. Arrested in Bushehr.- Hossin Shkohi, who works for the weekly Paygam Jonob. Arrested in Bushehr.- Mashalah Hidarzadeh, arrested in Bushehr. At least 18 journalists have been arrested since 12 June. We are without news of many others. With luck, some are holed up somewhere, waiting for better days. The rest may well be in jail, with the journalists who have already been there for some time. Iran was already the Middle East’s biggest prison for journalists before the presidential election. Now, with at least 30 journalists detained, it has become the world’s second biggest prison for the media, ahead of Cuba and just behind China. “If President Ahmadinejad does not agree to respect press freedom, he must be made to see reason,” the letter said. “A clear and unequivocal rejection of the election results by European leaders could force Ahmadinejad to yield. The nuclear stakes in Iran must not serve as a pretext for saying nothing. This is not the time for timid or cautious statements.” 17 June:- Saide Lylaz, a business reporter for the newspaper Sarmayeh, who had been very critical of Ahmadinejad’s policies. He was arrested at his Tehran home.- Rohollah Shassavar, a journalist based in the city of Mashad.Photos taken by Iranian journalists sent to Reporters Without Borders are accessible on this Website : http://www.lemonde.fr/proche-orient/portfolio/2009/06/19/iran-l-opposition-defile-la-mobilisation-de-faiblit-pas_1208738_3218.html#ens_id=1190750 June 11, 2021 Find out more IranMiddle East – North Africa Following today’s address by the Supreme Leader, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights reminded the Iranian authorities of their obligations under international law. Eighteen journalists have been arrested in the week since the presidential election results : News IranMiddle East – North Africa Organisation 14 June:- Somayeh Tohidloo, who also keeps a blog (http://smto.ir) – Ahmad Zeydabadi- Kivan Samimi Behbani- Abdolreza Tajik- Mahssa Amrabad- Behzad Basho, a cartoonist – Khalil Mir Asharafi, a TV producer- Karim Arghandeh, a blogger (http://www.futurama.ir/) and reporter for pro-reform newspapers Salam, Vaghieh and Afaghieh, who was arrested at his Tehran home. March 18, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Health & Wellbeing for your Business

first_img Previous articleLimerick lessons from the pitch and boardroom on Women’s dayNext articleThe bedroom farce of Bookworms Jennifer Allenhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Email Facebook Linkedin Twittercenter_img NewsHealth & Wellbeing for your BusinessBy Jennifer Allen – March 1, 2017 952 Advertisement Print WELLBEING IS a term which we hear a lot these days. But how do you define it? Is it just a lack of illness, lack of pain, lack of headaches? Maybe, if you have suffered a lifetime of chronic ill-health, such a definition is more than enough for you. Being free of poor health is certainly a welcome relief. However, we can aim for so much more than that.Wellbeing relates to all aspects of our health, from emotional and mental health, to our nutritional status and activity levels. By building on one, you automatically enhance the other. For example, someone may be advised to take up walking to lose some weight or help their heart condition. But a pleasant side-effect may be that they are sleeping better as a result, or thinking more clearly. Or their moods feel more stable. Likewise, someone may make some changes to their diet as a step towards better health, without having clearly-defined goals. But, a short while into making those simple changes, such as eating more vegetables, staying hydrated, having more oily fish, they may notice their stiff joints starts to improve. That nagging ache in their tummy begins to calm down as they decide to ditch gluten, and so on.If we can relate the change we are trying to make to an improved quality of life, the logic of prioritising that change becomes a lot clearer. Many of us then, have never truly had first-hand experience of optimum wellbeing. Think of the types of things which might stop us getting there:Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Weight issuesLow energyAn auto-immune condition like arthritis or lupusChronic migrainesPoor sleep qualityChronic low-grade anxietyTime pressureLack of informatioon about food choicesHow many of these aspects can you identify with? Combine a couple of these factors, which is the case for most people and it really compouns the problem. Sorting out those health issues is always in the back of your mind. Then, by the time you have done everything you need to do during your day, the last thing you want to think about when you get home from work is preparing a meal from scratch or going for a run.Well, it might be easier to make some changes if your workplace became part of that change. Workplace Wellbeing Day falls on the 31st March this year, so there is still plenty time for employers and staff, to get their thinking caps on and see what steps would be most beneficial in their workplace. Does it relate to being more physically active? Should it revolve around stress management? Does the food culture in your workplace need an overhaul? By looking at the area which seems to be the top priority in your company, you can act accordingly. Have someone talk to staff about managing their time and stress. Perhaps bring in a Pilates instructor to give a demo class to staff, which could lead to regular classes, as a result. Encourage people to leave their desks to eat lunch. Is smoking still prevalent in your workplace? What steps can you take to support staff who are trying to quit?It doesn’t matter how small your company is, you can still sign up to take part. Absenteeism in smaller companies in Ireland amounts to over 4million days, which adds up to massive expenses for small businesses. Prevention is certainly better than cure and teaching people the skills to make wellbeing an integral part of their life will have a huge benefit to the company itself. The employee who feels their health and wellbeing is as consideration for the company will enjoy a better work environment, which evidence shows means they generally stay in that job longer. A happy workforce is a more productive workforce, so taking part makes senseFor some companies, this may be their first year to take part. For others, they may decide to build on something they started last year. Nutrition and physical wellbeing are the priority areas of the campaign this year, but any steps you can take to show you are actively prioritising wellbeing in the workplace will generate benefits. It also creates an environment where people can perhaps feel more comfortable expressing their health concerns, if that proves helpful for them. A work environment which insists on working outrageously long hours, exposing staff to high stress, skimping on meals and allowing no time for rest and relaxation is increasingly seen as detrimental to the health of the company, the indivudal working in it and of corse, their customers. Alas, our health care system in this country often falls into this category, needing very practical, grass-roots changes to make it a safer environment for those working in it.To sign up to the campaign and gain ideas on what your business can do, check out  www.fooddrinkireland.ie/wellbeing .last_img read more

Serious questions asked over ‘undriveable’ Kerrykeel road

first_img Facebook Serious questions asked over ‘undriveable’ Kerrykeel road By News Highland – July 16, 2018 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleSolidarity rally to be held over Derry disturbancesNext articleMan killed in road crash in Leitrim News Highland Pinterest Google+ Twitter Twitter Facebook Serious questions are being asked of Irish Water over a delay in the completion of pipe replacement works on the Carland Road in Kerrykeel. It’s been claimed that while the utility pledged to finish the work there some time back, it has begun other works elsewhere with the road at Kerrykeel now said to be unfit for use.Donegal County Council cannot resurface the road until Irish Water completes the work.Local Cllr. Liam Blaney says at this stage, the condition of the road is so bad there that residents simply can’t wait for the pipes to be replaced:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/blaneyghghghghkerrykeel.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+center_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th last_img read more