Businesses should take a lesson from Twitter

first_img whatsapp I anchored CNBC’s coverage of the European Central Bank (ECB) Rate Decision Special show last week. This involved saying: “Welcome to CNBC. Jean-Claude Trichet is speaking. Let’s listen in,” then tweeting snippets of the proceedings to my Twitter followers, of whom there are literally dozens, including several who think I’m the librarian in Massachusetts who happens to share my name.This is a simple task and I’m faintly embarrassed to admit I get paid to do it. The tougher element is deciphering what the devil Trichet is saying.He did say “monitor very closely”, but he did not make any mention of being “vigilant”. Apparently that is code for the ECB might raise rates the month after next.Then Trichet produced a white hanky and started dabbing at his nose. My twittersphere friends and I (under the Twitter handle @BeccyMeehan) speculated this might be a further layer of code, but it turned out the poor chap does actually have a cold.Speaking of unfathomable codes, I recently went to RBS to interview chief executive Stephen Hester about his results. I was handed a presentation from which I learned “good jaws drive improved profitability”. Hmmm. I thought I was just being dim, until later that day I interviewed a Very Successful City Big Cheese, who shall remain nameless. As he flicked through the slides, he turned to me and said: “I’ve no idea what all this jaws stuff is about – I don’t believe anyone can make head nor tail of this lot, there’s just so much info.”I’m all for full disclosure, but imagine a world in which we all just speak like normal human beings, get to the point and then shut up.Which brings me back to Twitter. Not necessarily the natural habitat of normal human beings, but nevertheless, the most important messages might benefit from being pared down into 140 characters.For instance, Jean-Claude Tweet-chet (sorry) could post: “Inflation is still rising. We might raise rates again, but we’re not sure. We’re happy Portugal asked for help. I have a cold today.”Ryanair’s chief Michael O’Leary might also be well-suited to the platform. This wonderful quote from him is clear in meaning and would definitely fit into a tweet: “You’re not getting a refund so **** off.”Beccy Meehan is an anchor at CNBC. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediamoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBe Show Comments ▼ Businesses should take a lesson from Twitter KCS-content Share whatsapp Sunday 10 April 2011 8:08 pm Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Kindred agrees sponsorship deal with Danish esports team

first_img Tags: Online Gambling Video Gaming Casino & games Email Address Topics: Casino & games Esports Sports betting Tech & innovation Video gaming Kindred Group plans to use its new partnership with Danish Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) team Astralis to boost interest in esports betting among its customers. The two-year deal will see Kindred’s flagship brand Unibet become Astralis’ official betting partner, with the operator granted global image rights and access to exclusive content created by the team.The new partners will also look to collaborate on a number of new initatives and betting products, helping enhance the experience for bettors and spectators. This comes as part of a drive to familiarise esports viewers with sports betting, and sports bettors with esports competitions. “Esports has grown into a billion-dollar business with a fanbase across all corners of the world,” Kindred Group chief commercial officer Rhodri Darch said. “Astralis is the star of the CS:GO world, and we are very excited to join forces with the world’s number one team.“Astralis is an esports powerhouse that has just been awarded Esports Team of the Year,” he continued. “It’s our ambition that the partnership will help Astralis become even more competitive and raise interest in the exciting world of esports.”Founded in 2016, Astralis has quickly grown to dominate the CS:GO contest sector, winning competitions such as ESL One Cologne, DreamHack Masters Marseille and the ELeague CS:GO Premier in 2018.News of the deal comes as Kindred Group was today (November 30) named as one of the first companies to secure a new online betting and gaming licences in Sweden, ahead of the country’s re-regulated market opening in January.Image: US Air Force Gambling operator’s core Unibet brand becomes the official partner of CS:GO team Astraliscenter_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Kindred agrees sponsorship deal with Danish esports team AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 30th November 2018 | By contenteditorlast_img read more

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FCMB Group Plc (FCMB.ng) Q32015 Presentation

first_imgFCMB Group Plc (FCMB.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2015 presentation results for the third quarter.For more information about FCMB Group Plc (FCMB.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the FCMB Group Plc (FCMB.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: FCMB Group Plc (FCMB.ng)  2015 presentation results for the third quarter.Company ProfileFCMB Group Plc is a financial services institution offering products and services for the commercial, corporate and institutional sectors in Nigeria and Europe. The company’s core portfolio is focused on investment banking, asset management, commercial banking, corporate banking, personal banking, institutional banking and treasury and financial markets. The company also offers services for stockbroking, trusteeships, micro-lending and asset and cash management. FCMB Group Plc was founded in 1977 and its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. FCMB Group Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Statement from the Province III bishops of The Episcopal Church

first_img Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Associate Rector Columbus, GA Statement from the Province III bishops of The Episcopal Church Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Press Release Service Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit an Event Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Music Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Washington, DC Submit a Press Release The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Posted Jun 4, 2020 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Jobs & Calls AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Albany, NY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Collierville, TN TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Martinsville, VA Tags George Floyd Statements Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Events Submit a Job Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Smithfield, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Dear Friends in Christ,It has now been over a week since the death of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer in Minneapolis.We have seen this before. And, as leaders in a predominantly white denomination, our responses are all too familiar.We write letters and make public statements. We hold vigils and pray for reform. We urge our clergy and people to become better educated concerning the realities of institutional racism and implicit bias. We reach out to black community leaders and express our sorrow and our solidarity.Then, gradually, we get busy with other things, until the next murder, the next video, the next spasm of racial violence, when we repeat the cycle.And nothing changes.We are heartbroken and angered by this pattern, by our complicity in it, above all by the thought that we might let this moment pass us by without responding with vigor, zeal and persistence to its challenge.We are determined, with God’s help, not to let this happen again. And yet, we need the participation of our communities in Christ to join in the movement of transforming our society with its sinful way of oppression, into Jesus’ loving, liberating and life-giving Way of Love. Our baptismal promises compel us to act.As bishops of Province III of the Episcopal Church, we resolve:To seek, first, the guidance and wisdom of people of color as we look for ways to dismantle racism in our dioceses.To formulate a plan, each in our context, to build relationships with leaders in the black community offering our support, committing to partnership, and working together to address racial injustice in our localities.To offer ongoing support to leaders in communities of color, local politicians and local law enforcement, in building a healthy culture in our police departments, ensuring safety for all our citizens and fostering trust between police and people in all our neighborhoods.To name the reality of systemic racism in our own dioceses and local contexts, and to recognize and address the white privilege embedded in our Episcopal Church culture.To be fervent in prayer for the coming of the day when all of God’s children are free.In all of this, we pledge ourselves to the work of overcoming the sin of racism. We ask for the prayers of our fellow bishops, and of all the people of God, that this resolve may remain strong for as long as it takes to bear fruit.  May God help us all.Faithfully in Christ,The Rt. Rev. Mark BourlakasBishopDiocese of Southwestern VirginiaThe Rt. Rev. Mariann Edgar BuddeBishopDiocese of WashingtonThe Rt. Rev. W. Michie KlusmeyerBishopDiocese of West VirginiaThe Rt. Rev. Jennifer Brooke-DavidsonAssistant BishopDiocese of VirginiaThe Rt. Rev. Chilton KnusdenAssisting BishopDiocese of WashingtonThe Rt. Rev. Kevin S. BrownBishopDiocese of DelawareThe Rt. Rev. Santosh K. MarrayBishopDiocese of EastonThe Rt. Rev. Susan E. GoffBishop Suffragan & Ecclesiastical AuthorityDiocese of VirginiaThe Rt. Rev. Dorsey W. M. McConnellBishopDiocese of PittsburghThe Rt. Rev. Daniel G.P. GutiérrezBishopDiocese of PennsylvaniaThe Rt. Rev. Kevin NicholsBishopDiocese of BethlehemThe Rt. Rev. Susan B. HaynesBishopDiocese of Southern VirginiaThe Rt. Rev. Sean RoweBishopDiocese of Northwest PennsylvaniaThe Rt. Rev. Dr. Audrey C. ScanlanBishopDiocese of Central PennsylvaniaThe Rt. Rev. Robert W. IlhoffAssisting BishopDiocese of MarylandThe Rt. Rev. Eugene Taylor SuttonBishopDiocese of Maryland Rector Pittsburgh, PA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Bath, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Tampa, FL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Belleville, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY last_img read more

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Community Health Centers receives national recognition

first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Community Health Centers receives national recognition | Fix Healthcare Technology, LLC The Anatomy of Fear March 21, 2019 at 11:10 am LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! […] Original article can be found at: https://theapopkavoice.com […] Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 center_img 1 COMMENT TAGSCommunity Health Centers Previous articleCelebrate a special Valentine’s Day at the CourthouseNext articleThis trait could be key to a lasting romance Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR From Community Health CentersCentral Florida based Community Health Centers was, recently, announced as a Best and the Brightest Company to Work For by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR). This program awards companies that excel at employee relations, use innovation to motivate employees, implement creative compensation programs and more will be recognized by NABR at the National Best and Brightest Summit – Illuminate 2019 symposium and awards gala on September 15-17, in Chicago, Illinois.The 2018 national winning companies were assessed by an independent research firm which reviewed a number of key measures relative to other nationally recognized winners. The Best and Brightest Companies to Work for Winners are not ranked. The Best and Brightest Program honored 512 national winning organizations from across the country out of 2,400 nominations. With over 20 years of experience conducting the Best and Brightest competitions, NABR has identified numerous best Human Resource practices and provided benchmarking for companies that continue to be leaders in employment standards.“Profitability and stability is essential for businesses in today’s economic climate. Companies that recognize that their employees are the key to their success achieve staying power. Our 2018 winners create their human resource standards to ensure employee satisfaction and they set standards for every business to aspire toward,” said Jennifer Kluge, President, and CEO, NABR.“Each year, Community Health Centers looks for ways to improve the workplace environment for team members and employee benefits to create a successful and prosperous place where people love to come to work.  Meeting the needs of our employees and engaging them is critical to ensuring that we provide the best care possible to the patients we serve.  We feel that our great benefits package including zero or low medical co-payments along with our prescriptions, vision, subsidized dental coverage, short and long-term disability, bi-weekly retirement contributions and a generous PTO & holiday program contributed towards us being selected.,” states Margaret Brennan, President/CEO of Community Health Centers.About Community Health Centers, Inc. Community Health Centers, Inc. (CHC), a Federally Qualified Health Center, provides quality and compassionate primary healthcare services to insured, uninsured, underinsured, and underserved children and adults within Central Florida. With 500 team members, CHC provides care to more than 68,000 patients each year in the Apopka, Bithlo, Clermont, Forest City, Groveland, Lake Ellenor, Leesburg, Meadow Woods, Pine Hills, Tavares and Winter Garden communities.  www.chcfl.org Reply Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Jesse Kriel heading home as Saracens’ Willemse gets his chance

first_imgTuesday Oct 1, 2019 Jesse Kriel heading home as Saracens’ Willemse gets his chance Jesse Kriel has not recovered sufficiently from a hamstring injury so will be replaced in the Springbok squad by Damian Willemse, the Stormers back who has been on loan with Saracens in England.ADVERTISEMENTKriel sustained a hamstring injury in the opening match of the tournament against New Zealand and although the condition has improved it was insufficient to put him in contention for either of the remaining two pool games.Willemse, 21, will join the squad in Japan on Thursday. He won all of his five caps in 2018.“Damian would have been more involved with us this year but for injury, but he is familiar with our systems and should have no problem slotting in,” said Rassie Erasmus, South Africa’s director of rugby.“He has the ability to play in a number of positions in the back division, while other players can cover Jesse’s No 13 jersey. I feel for Jesse. He has been in the match-day 23 for almost every match since I took over and is a model professional. He was a key member of the squad.”Willemse is the second replacement in the Springbok squad after prop Thomas du Toit had previously replaced Trevor Nyakane.The Springboks face Italy on Friday in Shizuoka in a crucial Pool B clash.ADVERTISEMENT The @Springboks have named their team for their third #RWC2019 game against Italy in Shizuoka on Friday.#StrongerTogether pic.twitter.com/fIGlqew52U— SuperSport 🏉🏆 (@SuperSportTV) October 1, 2019 Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Rugby World Cup Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO If you can get your head around it, these… 47 WEEKS AGO You’ve never seen any Rugby World Cup drop… 49 WEEKS AGO TOP 10: Rugby World Cup 2015 was filled with… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Edinburgh Culture Fund to benefit 10 arts organisations

first_imgEdinburgh Culture Fund to benefit 10 arts organisations Tagged with: arts Funding Scotland The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and City of Edinburgh Council have announced this year’s beneficiaries of the city’s Culture Fund.Ten arts organisations in Edinburgh will benefit from a share of £50,000 from the city’s fund in 2018, which is supported through a pilot partnership launched last year between the City of Edinburgh Council and The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, which announced it would give out £1m to arts and services charities last year.The beneficiaries, announced 22 January, are Nutshell Theatre, Magnetic North, Drake Music Scotland, Creative Electric, Tin Crate, Tortoise in a Nutshell, DanceBase (National Centre for Dance), Curious Seed, Art Walk Porty and Imaginate.Each project will receive funding to support the costs of new work development during 2018. The grants were made possible through the support of the Tattoo, which made a contribution to the Council’s pre-existing Fund as part of its £1m contribution to various arts and service charities. Since it began in 1950, the Tattoo has donated more than £10M to charitable causes.Beneficiary Nutshell Theatre will receive a grant of £7,968 towards the creation of a new community theatre production, ‘Come Bowling’, developed by award-winning Edinburgh playwright Morna Pearson. Magnetic North has been granted £5,000 to develop ‘Lost in Music’, a new piece of music-theatre for family audiences in collaboration with North Edinburgh Arts Centre.Councillor Donald Wilson, Culture and Communities Convener for the City of Edinburgh Council, said:“It is no secret that local authorities are operating in a climate of reduced public funding, yet this unique partnership with the Tattoo has enabled us to boost the level of support on offer from the Council to the city’s emerging artists. We are very thankful for the Tattoo’s generous charitable support and excited to see such a vibrant range of artistic activity in the city.”  181 total views,  1 views today Advertisement  182 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Melanie May | 23 January 2018 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

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Baltimore activists denounce voter suppression

first_imgIn an unprecedented move, the State Board of Elections decertified Baltimore city primary election results on May 12 until it can conduct a thorough investigation. The announcement followed protests by community activists who pointed out widespread inconsistencies and voter suppression.The Rev. C.D. Witherspoon, president of the Baltimore chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and an activist with the People’s Power Assembly, stated, “We have vigorously protested voter suppression in this election and attempts by the 1% and powerful to suppress the voices of the voters in this majority Black city, particularly those who live in the Black and poorest voter precincts.”Statement from candidatesAndre Powell and Sharon Black, unaffiliated socialist candidates and members of Workers World Party, issued this statement on the recent revelations of inconsistencies and voter suppression in the Baltimore primary election:“Andre Powell for Mayor and Sharon Black for City Council President join with Voters Organized for the Integrity of City Elections and other community groups in condemning recent voter suppression and the corruption and incompetence of the present election board.“At a May 5 community hearing at the Sharon Baptist Church, we heard evidence of inconsistencies and voter suppression which included missing thumb drives of up to eight voter districts — one thumb drive has still not been recovered; inadequate training of judges; breaking of protocol on the sequence of how votes are turned in and delivered; voters being inappropriately turned away at the polls; and, most egregious of all, the turning away of newly registered voters who qualify to vote under the new state law that allows formerly incarcerated felons to vote.“Our protest is centered not on individual candidates, but on the rights of the people of Baltimore!“This is not about [Maryland state senator and mayoral candidate] Catherine Pugh or [former mayor and current mayoral candidate] Sheila Dixon or, for that matter, any other candidate. We are both unaffiliated candidates who must collect signatures to qualify to be listed in the November election. Can we ourselves trust the certification process?“Do we need to call on representatives of the Venezuelan government to come to Baltimore to act as observers?“While we contend that the Baltimore, Maryland and national elections are a sham and are rigged in general in favor of the 1% — that huge amounts of money and power determine the outcome in the majority of cases — we nevertheless feel it is critical to not only defend voter rights but to expand them. It is why we, as working-class and poor people’s candidates, are fighting to be on the ballot. It is also why we rigorously protest voter suppression and corruption in the recent Baltimore city elections, as revealed at the community hearing.“African Americans, Latinos/as, women and poor people fought and in many cases died for the right to vote. There was a time when only rich white men who owned property could vote.“Our campaign believes that Baltimore needs more democracy, not less. This includes lowering the voter age to 16 to empower the youth, and extending voting rights to our sisters and brothers behind bars and to undocumented workers.“We feel that real democracy means more than just being able to vote on a few token politicians every four years, but about deciding everything from who your boss is to the police commissioner and the police that walk your streets, the school board and much more. Ultimately, it means that you have control over your community and your life.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Search for the perfect horse

first_imgNicole Stronghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nicole-strong/ Alpha Chi Omega’s fashion show raises awareness about domestic violence Nicole Stronghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nicole-strong/ Twitter Reagan LaFleur poses with her horse, Bella (Photo Courtesy of Reagan LaFleur). print Twitter + posts Facebook The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Linkedin A new dining option is rolling through the BLUU TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history center_img Nicole Stronghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nicole-strong/ Nicole Strong Previous articlePodell & Pickell Podcast: Jamie Dixon InterviewNext articleDelta Gamma goes for gold with Lectureship event Nicole Strong RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Pi Phi Wing competition promotes literacy Linkedin Nicole Stronghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nicole-strong/ ReddIt TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summer Delta Gamma goes for gold with Lectureship event ReddItlast_img read more

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Police in Gafsa mining region harass reporter for banned newspaper

first_img Receive email alerts to go further News Organisation RSF_en May 20, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Police in Gafsa mining region harass reporter for banned newspaper Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Tunisia November 12, 2019 Find out more TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa center_img Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” News News TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists Reporters Without Borders is concerned about the way the police in Gafsa (400 km southwest of Tunis) have been harassing political activist Ammar Amroussia in recent days. Amroussia writes for El Badil (Alternative), a banned newspaper that supports the Communist Party of Tunisian Workers, which is also banned.“The authorities want to silence all the dissidents who are disseminating information about the wave of popular unrest in Gafsa,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Amroussia is a source of irritation for the authorities and they want to make him shut up. How far will they go with their mental and physical harassment?”Amroussia told Reporters Without Borders he was alarmed by the harassment, but he added: “I fear silence even more.”The police harassment of Amroussia follows the publication of articles on the El Badil website about the tension in the Gafsa mining region. Amroussia helped to publicise the wave of protest in the region in January 2008 and the ensuing crackdown the following June.Like many other journalists and human rights activists in Gafsa, Amroussia was barred from the courthouse on 14 May for the start of the trial of seven youths who were arrested for staging a sit-in Gafsa. A second hearing is due to be held on 21 May.Amroussia was physically attacked by six police officers including Gafsa police chief Sami Yahyaoui while meeting with the wife of one of the Gafsa protest leaders in a public place on 15 May.A group of police officers, including Gafsa deputy police chief Mohammed Yousfi, publicly insulted him on 16 May and warned him that he could be killed if he did not stop covering developments in the mining region.Unrest erupted in Gafsa in January 2008 after the Gafsa Phosphate Company, the region’s main employer, announced the results of a recruitment competition in which favouritism and loyalty to the ruling party were clearly much more important factors than competence. It sparked the biggest wave of protests in Tunisia since Ben Ali became president in 1987. News December 26, 2019 Find out more November 11, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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