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An editor banned from working for two years, a daily suspended and nine journalists summoned

first_img Follow the news on Iran Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists IranMiddle East – North Africa to go further Help by sharing this information Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Receive email alerts March 3, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 An editor banned from working for two years, a daily suspended and nine journalists summoned IranMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en center_img News June 11, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders condemned government hounding of the press after an independent journalist was given a six-month suspended sentence, a daily newspaper was suspended and nine journalists summoned.A high court in Tehran on 1st March upheld a suspended jail term imposed in March 2004 against Mohammad Hassan Alipour, editor of the daily Aban, along with a two-year ban from working. He could end up serving the sentence since he is being questioned in a new case.The daily Nedai Azarabadegan was suspended for two months by a court in East Azerbaijan Province in north-east Iran while nine journalists in Iranian Kurdistan were summoned to appear before the courts. “On the eve of the 61st session of the UN Commission on Human Rights, Iran has yet again distinguished itself as one of the most repressive countries in terms of press freedom. The summonses and suspended prison terms act like a sword of Damocles over the heads of journalists who fail to censor themselves. “At the least article seen as blasphemous, the authorities summon journalists to put them in prison or prevent them from working,” said the worldwide press freedom organisation.”With nine journalists imprisoned, Iran remains the Middle East’s biggest prison for the profession. More than a dozen newspapers were suspended in 2004 either temporarily or permanently and at least 60 journalists were summoned by the authorities,” it added. The head of Tehran’s judiciary, Abbas Ali Alizadeh, said on 28 February that Iran’s chief justice, Ayatollah Mahmud Hashemi Shahroudi, had given instructions that “journalists should not be treated like criminals”. However the following day, Tehran prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi, denied it, saying he had received “no order to halt suspensions of newspapers”.Daily Nedai Azarabadegan received its two-month suspension order from a court in East Azerbaijan Province around ten days ago. It was also ordered to pay a fine of 3 million rials (around 257 euros).Several official bodies had laid complaints against the paper for “publishing false reports” after it had criticised the management of some ministers and exposed several cases of corruption. Its editor, Abolfazel Vesali, said, “All this harassment is aimed at silencing an independent and critical newspaper”.In a separate case, nine journalists were summoned before a court in Sanandaj, in Iranian Kurdistan, western Iran for “publishing false reports” and “blasphemy”. They were the former editor of the Payam-e mardom-e Kurdestan, Mohammad Sadegh Kabovand, and eight of his journalists, Tonya Kabovand, Ejlal Ghavami, Namo Hedayati, Yosef Azizi, Kaveh Hosinpanahi, Jahangir Hashemi Jamsid Vaziri, Hasan Amini and Majid Mohamadi. The authorities published summons notices in the local newspapers, saying that the journalists had gone into hiding, without even attempting to send summonses to their homes. Some of the journalists had previously been threatened with arrest in June 2004, when the newspaper was suspended. News Organisation News News June 9, 2021 Find out more March 18, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Purplebricks says goodbye to ‘Mr Commisery’ as it hires new marketing chief

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Purplebricks says goodbye to ‘Mr Commisery’ as it hires new marketing chief previous nextAgencies & PeoplePurplebricks says goodbye to ‘Mr Commisery’ as it hires new marketing chiefBen Carter is to replace Ed Hughes at the hybrid agency, who cooked up the whole ‘Commisery’ campaign idea that has riled agents for so many years.Nigel Lewis19th November 20201 Comment804 Views Purplebricks has often had a toxic relationship with the media, but things may look up now that the hybrid agency has hired a former journalist to run its marketing operation.He is Ben Carter who until 2004 was news editor of trade title Marketing after which he switched sides and joined digital marketplace Notonthehighstreet.com as its marketing director, later moving to betting website Betfair.Since then his experience has included several senior marketing roles at food delivery platform JustEat.com, which he left last month after five years.Carter’s arrival draws a line under the ‘commisery years’ as he replaces Ed Hughes, who has led Purplebricks’ direction since last 2016 including the ‘Save Yourself from Commisery’ TV, radio, print and online campaign much reviled among traditional agents.CommiseryA lot may be riding on Carter’s skillset. Despite Purplebricks’ struggle to increase its share much beyond 4% of the entire market, Carter says he loves “working in high-growth, disruptive businesses with ambitious and innovative teams, and Purplebricks is no different.“It’s rapidly established itself as a well-known brand with clear market leadership so it’s an amazing opportunity to help drive the business on to its next phase of growth by transforming the home buying and selling process.“We want to switch buyers and sellers from the high street to digital by continuing to invest in brand growth. I’ll be working with the team to start to tell a broader brand story and establish real resonance for the brand – to increase consideration of our service and build stronger advocacy.”Ben carter Purplebricks portal November 19, 2020Nigel LewisOne commentJames Gibbs, Gibbs Gillespie Gibbs Gillespie 19th November 2020 at 10:31 amI wish them both the worst of luck. A disruptor of my industry Oh Yeah so welcome.And all those watching what they eat being screamed at by adverts to, JUST EAT!!Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

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NORTH BERGEN BRIEFS

first_imgExtended tax collector hoursThe North Bergen tax collector’s office will extend its hours on Wednesday, May 10. The office will be open from 8 am to 7 pm for the collection of property taxes. North Bergen Mayor Nicholas Sacco, Guttenberg Mayor Gerald Drasheff, and other elected officials participated in North Bergen’s baseball parade. See more photos, inside. ×North Bergen Mayor Nicholas Sacco, Guttenberg Mayor Gerald Drasheff, and other elected officials participated in North Bergen’s baseball parade. See more photos, inside.center_img The tax collector’s office is located in Municipal Hall, 4233 Kennedy Blvd.Township working on road repairsNorth Bergen Township administration has determined that certain local roads are in need of maintenance as a result of service work done by PSE&G. The township has taken steps to ensure that PSE&G will repair and repave these streets as soon as possible.Although the initial plans called for streets to be paved in June, the township has secured an agreement from PSE&G to begin paving the streets that are most in need of repairs beginning in early May.In addition, the North Bergen Department of Public Works will provide spot repairs in some places to ensure that roads are safe and drivable.Given the serious condition of certain roads, township officials met with PSE&G to request a phone number for residents to report claims of damage to vehicles. To report a claim, call PSE&G at 1-800-CLAIM88 (1-800-252-4688).The township has secured a commitment from PSE&G to improve North Bergen’s roadways at no cost to the taxpayer.Fundraiser for Ovarian Cancer Coalition announcedThe National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) will host their 2nd Annual Run Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer on Saturday, May 6 at 11 am in Liberty State Park in Jersey City.To register, go to http://runwalk.ovarian.org/tristate or register the day of at 9:30 am.“Please join us this year as we take 150 million steps across the country in celebration, remembrance, and support of ovarian cancer fighters everywhere,” the NOCC’s announcement said.“The steps we take together represent the progress we make towards our goals of empowering our community, supporting quality of life initiatives for survivors and caregivers, promoting early awareness so all women know the signs and symptoms and, Investing in cutting-edge research until we find the cure for ovarian cancer.”Hudson County CASA is seeking volunteersLearn how to become a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer and help foster children find safe and permanent homes. The next information session will be held at the Hudson County Courthouse, 595 Newark Ave. Room 901 on Tuesday, May 2 at 6:30 pmHudson County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a non-profit organization committed to advocating for the best interests of abused and neglected children. CASA works through trained community volunteers to ensure that needed services and assistance are made available to children while helping to move them toward safe and permanent homes.Hudson County CASA volunteers are everyday people who make a direct impact in foster children’s lives. They are trusted, dedicated adults who seek to improve children’s well-being. CASA volunteers get to know their assigned child and his or her circumstances and provide valuable information to the court. Judges rely on the volunteers’ recommendations to make the best decisions about the children’s futures. For further information, visit www.hudsoncountycasa.org.Registering land documents with county now requires a cover sheetHudson County Register Diane Coleman has announced that after May 1, by order of the state of New Jersey a cover sheet will be required with all physical (paper) land documents submitted for recording. (To learn more about how to become an eRecording Customer, contact the Register’s Office at 201-395-4760.)For more information see www.hudsoncountynj.org.last_img read more

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VCE to “Redefine Next” at EMC World

first_imgWhile Las Vegas is usually where people come to gamble, next week’s crowd at EMC World will be looking for big IT pay offs without the risk! VCE will be out in full force at the show to highlight how its converged infrastructure portfolio can help IT adapt to changing business requirements without the gamble to accelerate the journey to cloud computing and big data.VCE’s efforts compliment EMC’s strategy to “Redefine Next” and drive businesses forward through advanced technologies and innovation. Just last month, VCE redefined the next evolution from converged infrastructure to converged solutions and promised more innovation. We took the VCE Experience up the stack to include management and orchestration as well as applications, while expanding the CI platform choices. And we introduced an innovative unified data center architecture with VCE Vscale. VCE’s range of converged solutions vastly simplifies IT, enabling rapid deployment of new services and efficiency of operations.  It’s about creating a solid foundation on which to build your business, allowing organizations to simplify their IT operations so they don’t have to sweat IT.“Click to Tweet: No Pain, Lots of Gain. @VCE helps IT beef up. #EMCWORLD bit.ly/1zqXCaPShareFor those of you attending EMC World next week, you can’t afford to miss the opening General Session on Monday, May 4th where our very own CEO Praveen Akkiraju will share significant news around our converged infrastructure portfolio during his keynote. If you are not in Las Vegas, you can watch virtual EMC WORLD 2015.VCE Vblock and VxBlock Systems will be on display at our booth and scattered throughout the show floor – in particular, be sure to check them out in the EMC Glass Data Center and Lotus F1 display. The VCE booth will also be a hive of activity, with presentations, customer testimonials and demos highlighting how VCE drives business value – increased application development, faster time to market with new services/products, less time spent keeping on the lights, and less downtime!Be sure to catch John Lockyer’s presentations with our customer ProMedica and Apollo Education Group to learn how a VCE converged infrastructure helped them transform their IT (Monday from 12:00-1:00pm in Palazzo M and Wednesday from 8:30 -9:30am in Palazzo N) and VCE’s Matt Oostveen’s technical discussion with our customers Fox Sports and Apollo Education Group on how to deploy a hybrid cloud in 2015 (Tuesday 8:30 – 9:30 am in Palazzo N and Wednesday 4:00 -5:00pm in Delfino 4003).  There are several more sessions where you can learn and engage with VCE’s experts and I urge you to attend those that are most relevant to your business critical challenges.VCE is continuing to lead the convergence transformation, and we look forward to showcasing our solutions – both existing and new – at EMC World next week! With VCE you don’t need to sweat IT or gamble on achieving results– even if it is Vegas.  See you there!Follow @VCE on Twitter to stay up to date with what’s happening at the sessions and on the show floor. If you are lucky enough to be in Vegas next week, stop by booth #453.last_img read more

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New internet domain available for U.S. credit unions

first_imgThe Credit Union National Association (CUNA) is now making the .creditunion top-level domain to eligible credit unions based in the U.S.The web addresses will not be automatically granted to those who apply. Each application will be subjected to a fairly rigorous evaluation and approval process, managed by CUNA. Domain names must correspond to a credit union’s name or brand in order to be obtained.U.S.-based credit unions with federally-registered trademarks can begin the application process immediately. Everyone else will have to wait until after June 6, 2017.Credit unions interested in registering a domain can get started at CUNA’s website. continue reading » 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Jermain Defoe could be fit to face Stoke

first_img Press Association Boss Sam Allardyce has challenged rising star Duncan Watmore to earn his Masters degree on the pitch after graduating with honours off it. The 21-year-old striker, who was awarded a first-class honours degree in Economics and Business Management earlier this year, was handed a first senior start for the Black Cats against Southampton in the Premier League on November 7 and has made a series of eye-catching contributions as a substitute in recent weeks. Allardyce admits that Watmore, who was released by Manchester United as a youngster and rebuilt his career in non-league football with Altrincham as he combined football with his studies, still has a lot to learn, but is hopeful there is more to come. The 61-year-old, who visibly shuddered at team-mate Defoe’s comparison with a young Gareth Bale earlier this week, said: “He’s obviously just starting his resurrection, if you like. “He’s been a footballer at Manchester United; he got released. He went to Altrincham, did his degree and Sunderland picked him up, and his whole academic and football education has blossomed, so he is back in the Premier League. “He’s finished his degree, so he doesn’t have to worry too much about studying, and now he can focus on his football 100 per cent trying to achieve a Masters degree in the Premier League because if you play in the Premier League, it equates to a Masters degree in terms of academic qualification. “You play in the Premier League because of your football intelligence more than anything else.” Watmore, who has made seven appearances so far this season – all but one of them as a substitute – and scored two goals, will hope for further involvement when in-form Stoke head for the Stadium of Light on Saturday. Stoke defender Philipp Wollscheid is a doubt with a sore pelvis. Marc Muniesa has overcome his hamstring injury and could come into the starting XI should the German be ruled out. Midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri is fit despite coming off in the win over Southampton because of a hamstring problem but veteran goalkeeper Shay Given is out with a long-term knee injury. Defoe, whose goal was enough to secure a 1-0 victory at Selhurst Park, is battling to make the squad after the ankle injury he suffered in the game proved to be less serious than was first feared, and he could be joined by Fabio Borini, who missed out at Palace, also with an ankle problem. However, defender Billy Jones is suspended following his fifth booking of the season on Monday, while midfielder Liam Bridcutt has joined Sky Bet Championship Leeds on loan. Striker Jermain Defoe could be fit for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League clash with Stoke despite limping out of Monday night’s win at Crystal Palace.last_img read more

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GREYHOUND RACING: LIFFORD RESULTS

first_imgResults from last night’s greyhound racing at Lifford Stadium were:Race 1 (350 yards): 1, Another Chico 2/1 fav; 2, Hather Jill 5/2. Time: 19.29. Distance: 3.5 lengths.Race 2 Buy a Buster 350 (350 yards): 1, Westminster City 5/2; 2, Kilcrogan Theft 3/1. Time: 19.32. Distance: 5 lengths. Race 3 Try a Trio 350 (350 yards): 1, Blackstone Hugh; 2, Hather Peggy. Time: 19.21. Distance: 1.25 lengths.Race 4 “Like” Us on Facebook 525 (525 yards): 1, Tahina Oscar; 2, CLoneen Dynamo. Time: 29.60. Distance: a short head.Race 5 Lifford €15 Special 525 (525 yards): 1, Tullna Island 3/1 fav; 2, Corner Plane. Time: 29.26. Corner Plane 4/1. Time: 29.26. Distance: 2 lengths.Race 6 Christmas Party Nights 525 (525 yards): 1, Callyourselfadog 5/2; 2, Psycho Bob 3/1. Time: 29.63. Distance: 1.25 lengths. Race 7 Lifford €10 Sizzler 525 (525 yards): 1, Tahina Sabrina 3/1; 2, Hather Crown 4/1. Time: 29.19. Distance: 2.5 lengths.Race 8 The A McLean Bookmakers 525 (525 yards): 1, Dartrey Snow 5/2; 2, Some Effort 6/1. Time: 29.12. Distance: 1 lentth.Race 9 Ultimate Dining Experience 350 (350 yards): 1, .Westminster Bric 5/2; 2, Hes a Nutter 5/2. Time: 19.11. Distance: a short head.Race 10 www.liffordgreyhounds.com 525 (525 yards): 1, Smurfing Manx 4/1; 2, Flumsy Truth 6/1. Time: 29.01. Distance: 1.25 lengths.Race 11 Booking Office 575 (575 yards): 1, On the Snaff; 2, Carson. Time: 31.98. Distacnce: 4.25 lengths. GREYHOUND RACING: LIFFORD RESULTS was last modified: October 19th, 2014 by johngerardShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:greyhoundLiffordRacingResultslast_img read more

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IRELAND’S MOST SCENIC RACE IN BALLYLIFFIN THIS EASTER SATURDAY

first_imgIRELAND’S most scenic race takes place in Ballyliffin this Saturday.It’s all systems go and the event has a 1pm start on this occasion.Added is a 7 mile option with the same start point in the village and finish point on the Beach as normal but the 7 mile option walk /jog /run simply requires a diversion along the route in the Isle Of Doagh. “Occassions and events such as this are a very positive addition to the opportunities available to tourists and locals alike and highlight the beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way and more particularly the beauty of this immediate area,” said Patsy McGonagle, the Irish Athletics Olympic Team Leader.The children’s races on the Beach which proved such good fun previously will be repeated and entry is free.It’s a family day out in every respect.Challenge Entry fee again 20 euros and pre entry encouraged per www.visitballyliffin.com  IRELAND’S MOST SCENIC RACE IN BALLYLIFFIN THIS EASTER SATURDAY was last modified: April 1st, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ballyliffin coastal challengedonegalInishowenlast_img read more

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College Soccer: Jenkins’ 2 goals leads Jacks to win over Coyotes

first_imgArcata >> In a close game with two evenly matched teams, it’s often the side that catches some breaks that earns the win. On Friday at College Creek Field, that team was the Humboldt State women’s soccer team. The Jacks, led by sophomore midfielder Alex Jenkins’ 2 goals and an assist, caught a few more breaks than the visiting Cal-State San Bernardino (CSUSB) Coyotes to earn a 3-2 win in HSU’s home-opener.“I think we definitely had a little bit of luck today,” said Jenkins. “But just …last_img read more

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Things to know: Patrick Marleau plays carpool karaoke in San Jose, Tavares reflects on ‘impressive’ pitch from Sharks

first_imgSAN JOSE — Patrick Marleau is putting James Corden on alert: your job as the host of the Late Late Show isn’t safe.Instead of sharing some laughs with his old friends on the Sharks, Marleau celebrated his return to San Jose Wednesday by doing his best Corden impersonation, belting out some carpool karaoke with his kids and Toronto Maple Leafs teammates Mitch Marner and Auston Matthews.On their drive to breakfast in San Jose, the three Maples Leafs superstars loosened up the mood in advance of …last_img read more

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