Two Eritrean journalists captured in Somalia are shown in video posted on pro-government website in Ethiopia

first_img EthiopiaAfrica Help by sharing this information May 18, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Ethiopia RSF_en News to go further A video published on an Ethiopian pro-government website on 13 April includes footage of two Eritrean state TV journalists, cameraman Tesfalidet Kidane Tesfazghi and reporter Saleh Idris Gama, who have been held in secret since their arrest late last year in Somalia.“We are certain of their identity and of the fact that they are professional journalists who were sent to Somalia to work for the TV station that employs them,” Reporters Without Borders said today. “That foreigners, including Eritreans, fought alongside the Union of Islamic Courts and are now prisoners of war is one thing. But Tesfalidet and Saleh were not combatants and should not be used to settle scores between Ethiopia and Eritrea.”The video is a three-part documentary criticising Eritrea’s involvement in last December’s fighting in Somalia alongside the Union of Islamic Courts (UIC). Posted on the Ethiopian pro-government side Waltainfo.com and bearing the copyright of the Ethiopian public TV station ETV, it condemns the presence in Somalia of “foreign fighters” who were captured by the Ethiopian and Somali armies.With commentary that is very critical of Eritrean President Issaias Afeworki, the documentary uses interviews with Eritrean citizens, including the two journalists. Their Eritrean passports are shown and what they say on camera, in Tigrinya, is simultaneously translated into Amharic.Tesfalidet is shown wearing a blue tracksuit top and “seems tired,” according to one of his friends, now living in exile. He recounts how he was summoned to Asmara airport last December to go on a trip without knowing where. He only realised it was Mogadishu when they landed.At one point – a remark that is not translated into Amharic by the filmmakers – he describes “laying my camera on the ground” on his arrival in Somalia, and at the same time he mimes putting something down. The interview, filmed while he was held in Ethiopia, is captioned: “Tesfalidet Kidane Tesfazghi, a ‘shabia’ soldier captured during the war.” Shabia literally means “popular” but it is used as nickname for the Eritrean regime.His exiled friend told Reporters Without Borders: “Tesfalidet Kidane is a staff cameraman with Eri-TV and was imprisoned arbitrarily by the Eritrean government several times, in 2005 and 2006.”A former Eri-TV journalist now in exile told Reporters Without Borders: “It is not surprising that these journalists were not told what their final destination was. This is standard practice in the public media, when the information ministry wants to maintain secrecy. The same thing happened to me several times, being sent somewhere in the provinces without knowing why.”He added that the state TV station does not have the resources to broadcast live from outside the country and “probably decided to send a crew to Somalia in anticipation of a UIC victory over the transitional federal government.”Saleh, who normally presents an Eri-TV news programme on “patriotic” youth, is described in the video as a “lieutenant and brigade administrator, captured during the war in Somalia.” Footage of some of his programmes, in which he is seen wearing Eritrean uniform, is included in the video. His account is very similar to that of Tesfalidet. In the interview, filmed while he was being held in Ethiopia, shows him wearing a light-coloured shirt and he seems in good health. Receive email alerts EthiopiaAfrica April 19, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two Eritrean journalists captured in Somalia are shown in video posted on pro-government website in Ethiopiacenter_img May 21, 2021 Find out more February 10, 2021 Find out more RSF condemns NYT reporter’s unprecedented expulsion from Ethiopia News Ethiopia arbitrarily suspends New York Times reporter’s accreditation News Organisation Journalist attacked, threatened in her Addis Ababa home Newslast_img read more

We want to eat well

first_img Previous articleJailed for storing guns and €1m worth of drugsNext articleBusiness news roundup Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp IRISH people want to eat well and are more likely to cook at home according to a comprehensive review of food attitudes, shopping and cooking trends amongst adults in ten regions around the world.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up PERIscope, run by Bord Bia, takes a year long look at the trends and habits of a nation in relation to food and it draws the same set of analysis from nine other countries around the world.In previous waves of the research, biennial studies were produced for ROI/NI/GB and for other European countries (including France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Netherlands and Sweden). In 2010, research was also conducted in New Zealand and the US.In 2013, Bord Bia took the decision to combine both studies in order to obtain a more detailed perspective on how consumers view food related issues and report their behaviours across 10 countries. PERIscope 2013, therefore, provides research findings for the ROI/GB and Continental study in one year.Food in generalAttitude to food in Ireland remains slightly more positive than in neighbouring Great Britain.In particular, adults in Ireland are more likely to try to eat high fibre foods, to eat foods that are low in fat and to avoid sugary foods. They are also less likely to often eat ready prepared/ convenience meals.Attitudes towards fresh, frozen and chilled foodstuffs illustrates that the Irish are more likely to believe that fresh is better than frozen in terms of quality but the two countries are similar when it comes to believing that frozen and chilled products are of a similar standard.Ownership of juicers and smoothie makers is higher in Ireland than in the UK, though ownership levels within the Republic have decreased since 2011. Deep fat fryers are also in less households now than ever before, decreasing by 20% in both countries over the past 8-10 years. However, adults in Ireland are still considerably more likely than their GB counterparts to own this household item.Growing herbs remains the most popular item to grow. Growing your own fruit and vegetables continues to be more popular in Ireland.Cooking at homeThe UK continues to boast a slightly better culinary expertise than that of Irish consumers. Just under two thirds of residents in GB claim that they “would be confident to cook a Sunday roast with all the trimmings/ would enjoy hosting a dinner party where they do all the cooking”. Ireland is displaying a growing confidence regarding their ability inrecent years.In terms of attitude towards cooking, GB also displays a slightly more positive attitude in terms of the fun and passion whilst Irish consumers were more likely to mention the importance of eating well. However, it seems that children in Ireland are much more interested than the older generation in cooking than children in GB, suggesting a changing tide in the future perhaps. In addition, there is a substantially higher proportion of Irish adults attending / taking a cooking class compared to GB.A much higher proportion of ROI adults will only eat out for special occasions while getting everyone to sit down together to eat also poses a much bigger challenge here than in the UK. The use of ready to eat foods in UK households is higher than in Ireland, as is the use of microwaves for food preparation.The proportion of those cooking a meal from scratch is similar in ROI and GB, though those claiming to do so once/ few times a day is higher in Ireland. Baking remains a lost art for the majority with over half of the adult population in both regions claiming ‘never’ to have baked.Convenience meals/ready prepared meals are viewed more positively in GB than ROI, particularly in terms of value for money, being a good substitute for home cooked meals and always being in the home.As the number of males who take responsibility for cooking their own meals is on the rise, the preparation of Italian cuisine remains the most popular food type in Ireland and the UK. BBQ (steak/burgers etc) and Chinese food are the next most popular in both markets. With it’s larger ethnic community representation widespread, Indian food is considerably higher in the UK than in Ireland.If we eat out, the quality of food offered is the most important factor in a premises followed by value for money.Chinese food remains the most popular food choice when dining out of home.Our HealthIreland positions itself as the healthiest region, with 85% of respondents describing their diet as very/fairly healthy, a figure that has been steadily rising since 2003. In the UK, the majority also consider themselves to be healthy, at 78%.Ireland’s attitude towards diet, health and wellbeing seems to be more resolute than that of its neighbour’s. Adults in Ireland are much more convinced about how eating can help one to take control over their lives and future health as well as contribute to their overall well being. Additionally, they claim to be more conscious of foods with nutritional benefits, only eating food that is good for you and limiting the amount of fast food that is consumed.Labelling continues to baffle us while the levels of belief that Irish consumers have in the claims of some food packaging is showing signs of decreasing. Twitter Email Advertisementcenter_img Facebook Linkedin Print NewsWe want to eat wellBy Staff Reporter – November 2, 2013 649 last_img read more

SC Directs Bombay HC To Decide The Plea To Stop Burial Of Persons who Died of COVID-19 In 3 Mumbai Cemeteries

first_imgTop StoriesSC Directs Bombay HC To Decide The Plea To Stop Burial Of Persons who Died of COVID-19 In 3 Mumbai Cemeteries Nilashish Chaudhary4 May 2020 12:50 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Monday disposed of a Special Leave Petition against a Bombay High Court order which had refused to stay burials in 3 cemeteries in Bandra with directions to the High Court to decide the matter within 2 weeks. Noting that the impugned order was passed at an interim stage of the hearing, the Bench comprising of Justices RF Nariman and Indira Banerjee deemed…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Monday disposed of a Special Leave Petition against a Bombay High Court order which had refused to stay burials in 3 cemeteries in Bandra with directions to the High Court to decide the matter within 2 weeks. Noting that the impugned order was passed at an interim stage of the hearing, the Bench comprising of Justices RF Nariman and Indira Banerjee deemed it appropriate to send the petitioners back to the High Court, for final disposal. Justice Nariman observed that a proper hearing was warranted after calling for a report from the Maharashtra Government as well as Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM). “We’re sending you back to the High Court. The order was passed at an interim stage, let there be a proper hearing after respondents file their reports. They may decide this within 2 weeks.” Fearing the risk of COVID-19 spreading through infected dead bodies, a Mumbai resident had moved Supreme Court against the High Court’s order of April 27, refusing to stay burials of deceased in 3 cemeteries in near his residence Bandra West. The original writ petition before the High Court had challenged the permission given by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to use certain cemeteries in Bandra for burials, but the aforementioned interim order rendered the plea infructuous, contended the petitioner. The petitioner, Pradeep Gandhy, has raised health and safety concerns involved in permitting burials to take place, especially in densely populated areas such as his. His primary contention is that burials of those who died of COVID-19 might pose a health risk to the public at large and therefore, should not be allowed for the time being. Religious rights must be subject to public order and health, in this unprecedented health crisis that we find ourselves in, urges the petition drawn up by Advocate Udayaditya Banerjee. It is argued that even if burials are permitted, the same should take place in less populated/congested areas due to the potential catastrophe that could fall upon the residents of these places, adjacent to the cemeteries alluded to. To this end, examples of cemeteries located in such areas, which have not been listed by the BMC in its circular, have also been suggested. An intervention application was also filed thereafter by Jamiat-Ulama-i-Hind, claimed that burial of dead bodies was essential in the practice of Islam, and/or Christianity, and allowing the petitioners’ prayer would go against the Right to practice one’s religion under Article 25. This application, filed by Advocate Ejaz Maqbool, further contended that the plea was based on the petitioner’s unfounded apprehensions, which lacked scientific backing, and must therefore be rejected. Next Storylast_img read more

Letters

first_imgThis week’s lettersShift of focus wins graduate talentI write in response to the insightful article by Simon Howard on thegraduate recruitment market (10 July). As the UK’s largest graduate recruiter, PricewaterhouseCoopers is at risk ofbeing included in Mr Howard’s observations and I wish to redress the balance onthe issue of responsiveness with some brief illustrations. PwC is a founding employer partner in the “Insight Plus”initiative, due to launch this Autumn. This addresses the need for students togain workplace experience through part-time work. Ethnic diversity projects run by groups of UK universities are alsosupported by PwC staff in the role of mentors. The point Mr Howard makes about consistency of relationship is central to PwC’sstrategy and universities are regularly consulted in respect of PwC’s graduaterecruitment activities. The firm’s autumn 2000 intake of over 1,000 graduates encompassed 91different UK higher education institutions and staff involved in the selectionprocess receive updates on higher education in the UK and the changes which inturn inform the firm’s approach to graduate recruitment. Jackie Alexander Recruitment partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers Of the many relevant points made by Simon Howard in his article, the mostsignificant was that a lot of graduate recruiters still see their focus as”the top 10 per cent off the top 10 per cent”. This simplistic assessment of how to target graduates continues to underliethe failure of many recruitment systems. Those who have grasped that the “top” graduates are the”right” people for their needs are meeting with the most success. Structured analysis of what a business wants from its graduate recruits andgetting honest messages to them about what is on offer, characterises effectivegraduate recruiters. Tim Treadwell Course director, POC Training & Consulting Time to act over sloppy grammar I can’t agree more with Mary Brown’s thoughts on today’s grammar (Letters,31 July). I thought I was the only person to get depressed at the epidemic of wronguse of the apostrophe. Who on earth started the belief that plurals shouldcontain apostrophes? When is someone going to champion the teaching of correctgrammar again? Lyn Ferguson Personnel director, Schuh Stress: a very real workplace issue Although I respect the views of Nigel Bannister (Letters, 24 July), I feelit is fair to address the reality of stress in the workplace since I havefirst-hand experience of the damaging effects of what is a greatlymisunderstood issue. Employees often go to their GP suffering from long-endured backache, aninability to sleep or inexplicable worry. If the worker does not address theissue quickly, they are often diagnosed as suffering from depression – areaction to the stress that they didn’t realise they had. In my experience, staff do not take leave “at the first sign oftrouble” – enforced time off is normally the last resort. Mike Davey Performance Through People, Walsall Overseas posting support essential Your article “Who dares travel?”(Features, 26 June) rightlysuggests that employer support is critical to the success of an internationalposting. A long-term posting can be hard on employees and their families andemployers should not underestimate the difficulties. Providing support, while not a guarantee of success, greatly reduces therisk of failure. Communication before, during and after the posting isessential if companies are to retain the skills they have developed. Andrew Finney Managing director, HCR Relocation Specialist Euro entry quote out of context I refer to Mr Kichenside’s letter (30 May) concerning a quote from me whichappeared in an earlier news story. My comments in the article had been cut. I was commenting on an RCI survey,where the respondents feared entry to the euro would raise employment costs. There is no reason why UK entry to the euro should in itself increase thecost of employing people. It is more rational to identify sources of costpressures which might, for example, include higher social security charges andtaxation to improve public services and more extensive European legislation onwork practices. These pressures may produce increased employment costsirrespective of whether or not the UK adopts the euro. While there would be some costs to UK businesses when converting payrolls tothe euro, the on-going savings from not dealing in different currencies wouldneed to be added into any calculation. I can assure Mr Kichenside that neither I nor my colleagues inhabit an ivorytower. He is very welcome to visit me at Cranfield to confirm that this is thecase Shaun Tyson Cranfield University School of Management Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. LettersOn 21 Aug 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Mini golf today is more than 12 holes and concrete slabs, today mini golf is a real experience and attraction

first_imgThe World Minigolf Championship for the Deaf, which is being held for the first time in Croatia and in the world, and the World Adventure Golf Master Championship, which brought together competitors from five continents, officially opened with a solemn ceremony on Friday night.The competitive part of both championships starts on Monday, September 11 and will last for two days, and the Croatian national team is also fighting for the title of the best. “This is the seventh Adventure Golf Master in which the largest number of competitors from different countries participates and has gathered the best golfers in the world. It is a great pleasure for us to play on great pitches that are located in a great environment. ” said Mislav Bjazic, president of the Croatian Golf Association.In addition to the World Minigolf Championship for the Deaf and the Adventure Golf Master, the World Minigolf Championship is next week at the Zaton Holiday Resort (September 20-23). “The best golfers came to Zaton Holiday Resort and we are proud to have fulfilled the initial goal, which is the participation of competitors from five continents and to connect all people in this way. We are happy that the team from Ghana, despite the visa problems, finally managed to come and participate. ” said Gerhard Zimmerman, president of the World Minigolf Federation.However, the story has already begun to develop well through various extensions, but the important point and message is how it came about. It was created out of a desire for such important quality content.Mini golf today is more than 12 holes and concrete slabs, today mini golf is a real experience and attractionIt is sometimes difficult to describe the experiences in words, so for me at the moment, to describe what Zaton Adventure Golf looks like, I am attaching pictures. As I have personally been to these stories, I can confirm with certainty that playing mini golf with the family in this setting was a real experience and an unforgettable experience, especially the drawbridge ride with my son. Experiences are remembered, and I remember Zaton. When I see those old concrete mini golf courses in our destinations today, darkness falls on my eyes, not to mention that most of them have not been renovated for years. But mini golf from the eighties has evolved into a real small town of experience and fun.Zaton Adventure Golf has miniature replicas of cultural and historical monuments on each of the 18 holes, from amphorae, the remains of a Roman temple from Nin, the Kaštelina tower to all the churches of St. Nikola, and Zaton Adventure Golf is the first competition course with an official license in Croatia. “Continuous investment in raising the quality of the tourist offer of the settlement as well as in the creation of new facilities is a sure direction towards strengthening before and after the season. By investing in mini golf courses, we have opened the way to a new tourist segment. It is worth mentioning that the Germans, our most numerous guests, are the number one golf nation”Said Ivo Bobić, director of the settlement.At the beginning of the year, the Grand Prix championship in mini golf was organized, and the above-mentioned World Minigolf Championship for the Deaf is underway, as well as the World Adventure Golf Master Championship, which serve as additional values ​​and certainly one of the good links for extending the tourist season and additional earnings. . I constantly emphasize, so to repeat the material, the motive for coming is not accommodation, but a diverse, high quality and authentic content of a tourist destination.With the construction of two new mini golf courses, Zaton has become a unique center of its kind in the world, the only location with 3 types of courses; Miniature, Adventure and Felt Golf, and Zaton Adventure Golf investment is worth about two million kuna.Also, what is especially exciting is that the entire Mini golf course is unique because it tells an authentic story about the destination through the positioning of tourist facilities / symbols. By playing mini golf you can get acquainted with authentic features such as Nin Cathedral, Old Croatian ship Condura Croatica, Glagolitic alphabet, Kaštelina Tower, ancient port of Nin, ancient crane, millstone, etc. ako and if you get acquainted with the story, then you want to experience it live .Experience, experience and only a quality experience is the only recipe for long-term success, and modern mini golf courses are certainly all that – great additional quality content and experience.last_img read more

Severe or fatal COVID-19 very rare in children, study finds

first_img“The highest level message really has to be that (in children with COVID-19) severe disease is rare, and death is vanishingly rare – and that (parents) should be comforted that their children are not at direct harm by going back into school,” he told a briefing.Global data on the spread of the coronavirus pandemic shows that children and young people make up only 1-2% of cases of COVID-19 worldwide. The vast majority of reported infections in children are mild or asymptomatic, with few recorded deaths.For this study, published in the BMJ medical journal, Semple’s team looked at data from 651 babies and children under 19 who were hospitalized with COVID-19 between Jan. 17 and July 3.The six children who died all had “profound comorbidity”, the researchers said, and this was a “strikingly low” fatality rate compared with a 27% across all age groups – from 0-106 years – of COVID-19 patients hospitalized in the same period. While the overall risk of children getting severe COVID is “tiny”, the researchers said, children of Black ethnicity and those with obesity are disproportionately affected, as previous studies in adults have found.The study also showed that children can have a cluster of symptoms including sore throat, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea and rash alongside already-recognized COVID-19 symptoms of fever, breathlessness and cough. Children and young people are far less likely than adults to get severe cases of COVID-19 infection, and death from the pandemic disease among children is exceptionally rare, according to UK research published on Thursday.A study of COVID-19 patients admitted to 138 hospitals in Britain found that less than 1% were children, and of those fewer than 1% – or six in total – died, all of whom were already suffering serious illness or underlying health disorders.”We can be quite sure that COVID in itself is not causing harm to children on a significant scale,” said Malcolm Semple, a professor of outbreak medicine and child health at Britain’s University of Liverpool, who co-led the work. Topics :last_img read more

Glasgow knock Munster off top spot

first_imgDenis Hurley captained the side and contributed a try of his own. Jack O’Donoghue on his senior debut as Munster completed the double over their visitors after victory in Wales in November.The full-time score was Munster 33 Cardiff Blues 16. A comprehensive win for the home side on their first outing at the redeveloped Irish Independent Park. Meanwhile, Leinster have lost at home for the first time since March of 2013, going down 16-14 to the Dragons in the Guinness Pro 12. And Glasgow have knocked Munster off the top of the table this evening, following their 54-10 rout away to Zebre. And it was a bad day at the office for Connacht who went down 32-14 away to the Scarlets.last_img