Boycott by Palestinian journalists over use of force

first_img May 16, 2021 Find out more News PalestineMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Freedom of expression Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the use of violence against reporters covering a protest in Ramallah last week, which has led to a call by the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate for a boycott of information provided by the Palestinian Authority. This use of force by police-backed thugs in civilian dress must be investigated, RSF says. Journalists in the West Bank are the victims of the divisions within the Palestinian political class, and are constantly exposed to intimidation attempts, including frequent summonses for interrogation by the police. Receive email alerts The Palestinian Centre for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) confirmed that this use of force obstructed coverage of an unauthorized demonstration calling on the Palestinian Authority to lift its sanctions on the Gaza Strip. PalestineMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Freedom of expression Organisation WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Help by sharing this information The MADA described the operation as extremely violent. A woman journalist working for the news website Shasha was beaten and then thrown to the ground although she showed her press card. News In protest against this use of force, the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate has decided to boycott any information provided by the Palestinian Authority and the security forces in the West Bank. It wants those responsible for the violence to be identified and it wants the authorities to explain what happened. The Palestinian Authority has not as yet responded. The Palestinian Territories are ranked 135th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. A video posted by Al Quds TV on Twitter showed an unidentified man in civilian dress trying to grab the phone of a reporter who was filming the thugs in action. The thugs did not seem to be very concerned that he was a journalist, shouting: “You’re a journalist? Go and be a journalist at home.” RSF_en Follow the news on Palestine June 3, 2021 Find out more May 28, 2021 Find out more News (c) AFP to go further “Using civilians who are not clearly identified, using thugs to help the police crush media coverage of a demonstration is unacceptable,” RSF said. “We call on the Palestinian Authority to quickly conduct an inquiry into this operation, which was clearly designed to prevent reporters from doing their job.” At least 17 of the journalists covering the protest in Ramallah on the evening of 13 June were roughed up by unidentified plainclothesmen working alongside Palestinian riot police. Reporters were prevented from filming, some were detained in a heavy-handed manner, and cameras were smashed. Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists News June 19, 2018 Boycott by Palestinian journalists over use of force RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimeslast_img read more

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Another arrest in connection with offences committed at Peggy O’Hara’s funeral

first_img Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By News Highland – October 6, 2015 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Google+ Google+ Twitter Facebookcenter_img Another arrest in connection with offences committed at Peggy O’Hara’s funeral WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter Homepage BannerNews 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Previous articleSeveral fire appliances deployed to combat blaze at industrial unit in BridgendNext articleUpdate: Fire at Bridgend Industrial unit extinguished after fire fighters spend hours at the scene News Highland Serious Crime Branch detectives investigating offences committed at the wake and funeral of Peggy O’Hara in Derry in July, have arrested a man in the city this afternoon.The suspect, aged 40, has been taken into custody at Musgrave Police Station in Belfast for questioning.A number of searches are also being conducted at locations across Derry. Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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Embrace the future of work

first_imgThe credit union workplace is undergoing a dramatic transformation with the COVID-19 pandemic. This is undeniably a crisis, but it’s also an opportunity to hit the reset button on workplaces and policies that haven’t kept up and embrace the future of work to come out of this stronger than before. It’s an opportunity to become a workplace leader, attracting, engaging, and retaining the best talent.  Before the pandemic, way back in 2019, remote work was one of the most popular perks that job seekers would ask for. A survey by the tech recruiting firm Dice even put it as THE most important perk, tied with healthcare. Many firms resisted this change, worried about whether or not they could trust employees or monitor performance. Fast forward to today and pretty much every organization has a remote workforce, with a few starting to dip their toes into a partial reopening. Now that we’re several months deep into a remote working experiment, were the fears about remote work justified? Not at all. A survey by PWC this summer showed that 71% of workers were as productive or more productive during the lockdown than they were in the office. The same survey given to their employers put productivity even higher! And 89% of employers projected that many or most of their employees would work from home at least one day a week after the end of the pandemic. The results of this working from home experience are overwhelmingly positive so far. They also show that the office isn’t dead, but rather it needs to change to reflect both a greater trust in employees and the changing nature of work. Traditionally, office staff have performed routine, repetitive tasks, and this is what the workplace was optimized for. But with the technological revolution and our advancement into the information age, work has shifted towards more complex, project-based work involving collaboration across teams. Workplaces haven’t kept up with this evolution, and the productivity boost of working from home is just one indicator of this. In our recent workplace research and whitepaper “Credit Union Workplaces and the Future of Work,” with data from more than 1,200 credit union employees, we’ve uncovered gaps between employees’ expectations for how they want to be supported in the workplace and how their workplaces really support them. The disruption of this remote working experiment is an opportunity to take stock of your workforce, understand the work they do and how they do it, and plan for both how and where they do work in the future. How many days a week will they be in the office? How many will need dedicated workstations? What type of collaborative or focused spaces will they need? How can we empower them to work however best gets the job done? Most of the problems we’ve identified in our workplace research trace their source back to a disconnect between what employees expect out of their workplace and the reality of how it supports them. The key is in understanding where these gaps between expectations and reality lie, and then developing strategies to close them. The conversation around what the post COVID-19 workplace looks like is quickly growing in the credit union industry, and to help guide this conversation we’re hosting a webinar to cover the results of our research and host a conversation among credit union leaders about how they plan to embrace the future of work. You can register here for our webinar and we’ll send you a copy of the whitepaper. And most of all, we hope you and your employees stay safe and healthy during this ongoing crisis. 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jay Speidell Jay Speidell is the Marketing Manager at Momentum, a strategic design-build partner that takes a people centric approach to helping credit unions across the nation thrive. Web: www.momentumbuilds.com Detailslast_img read more

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Raw beef recall issued for products shipped to Indiana

first_imgWASHINGTON D.C. — PFP Enterprises, LLC, also doing business as Texas Meat Packers, a Fort Worth, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 7,146 pounds of raw beef products that were produced and packaged without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.The frozen and fresh beef items were produced on March 23-24, 2018. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels(PDF Only)]5-lb. vacuum-packed frozen packages of “BEEF SKIRT DICED FOR TACOS,” with a case code of 1470 in the upper left-hand corner of the label and a packaging date of 03/24/18.5-lb. vacuum-packed frozen packages of “PRESEASONED BEEF FOR FAJITAS,” with a case code of 36989 in the upper left-hand corner of the label and a packaging date of 03/24/18 and a use-by date of 03/23/19.Varying weights of vacuum-packed packages of fresh “USDA CHOICE ANGUS BEEF, FAJITA SEASONED STEAK, BEEF FLANK STEAK FOR FAJITAS,” a packaging date of 03/23/18 and 03/24/18, a use or freeze-by date of 04/18/18, and an item code of 567248261 in the upper left-hand corner of the case label.Varying weights of vacuum-packed packages of fresh “USDA CHOICE ANGUS, FAJITA SEASONED STRIPS, BEEF FLANK STRIPS FOR FAJITAS,” a packaging date of 03/24/18, and a use or freeze-by date of 04/18/18, and an item code of 567248253 in the upper left-hand corner of the case label.The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 34715” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to institutional and retail locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas and Wisconsin.The problem was discovered on March 30, 2018 when inspection personnel reviewed establishment records and determined that the establishment operated on March 24, 2018 without inspection.There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Shane Fresh, vice president of quality assurance for Patterson Foods, at (817) 546-3561. Members of the media may contact Michael Schirato, chief executive officer for Patterson Foods, at (817) 546-3561.last_img read more

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