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Cyber-dissident Zhang Jianhong (“Li Hong”) gets six years in prison

first_img Follow the news on China ChinaAsia – Pacific ChinaAsia – Pacific RSF_en Reporters Without Borders voiced dismay on learning that cyber-dissident Zhang Jianhong, who is also known by the pen-name of Li Hong, was sentenced today to six years in prison by a court in Ningbo, in the eastern province of Zhejiang. He has appealed against the sentence. Zhang was arrested in September 2006 and was charged the following month with “incitement to subvert the state’s authority” for calling for political reform in articles posted on the Internet. Two other cyber-dissidents who were arrested six months ago, Chen Shuqing and Yang Maodong, are still awaiting trial. News April 27, 2021 Find out more China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Help by sharing this information Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News Receive email alertscenter_img March 12, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders voiced dismay on learning that cyber-dissident Zhang Jianhong, who is also known by the pen-name of Li Hong, was sentenced today to six years in prison by a court in Ningbo, in the eastern province of Zhejiang. He has appealed against the sentence.A member of the Chinese branch of the independent writers association PEN, Zhang was arrested in September 2006 and was charged the following month with “incitement to subvert the state’s authority” for calling for political reform in articles posted on the Internet. Two other cyber-dissidents who were arrested six months ago, Chen Shuqing and Yang Maodong, are still awaiting trial.“This verdict is sadly yet another example of the judicial system being used by the political authorities,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It is outrageous that cyber-dissidents get severe prison sentences just for the views they express. Yet again, they are being made to pay a heavy price for their commitment. After Zhang’s conviction, we fear that the same fate is in store for Chen and Yang.”According to the New China news agency, Zhang was convicted of writing “articles defaming the Chinese government and calling for agitation to overthrow the government.” The court said it was showing clemency to the defendant, who posted around 100 articles on the Internet from May to September 2006, because he expressed remorse during the trial.Aged 48, Zhang founded the literary website Aiqinghai.net in August 2005 and was its editor until the authorities shut it down in March 2006. He also wrote regularly for sites such as Boxun and The Epoch Times. He already spent a year and a half in a reeducation-through-work camp for “counter-revolutionary propaganda” after getting involved in the 1989 pro-democracy movement. Chen’s case has been sent back to the police for further investigation. A member of the banned China Democracy Party (CDP), he was charged on 17 October 2006 with “incitement to subvert the state’s authority.” He was already detained for four months in 1999 for helping to create the CDP. Better known as Guo Feixiong, Yang was arrested on 14 September 2006. A lawyer, writer and human rights activist, he has been accused of “illegal business activity.” He was previously arrested for “disturbing the peace” after a rally on 13 September 2005 in the village of Taishi (in Guangdong province). ———————-Read our weekly “blog review” and create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org News March 19, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Cyber-dissident Zhang Jianhong (“Li Hong”) gets six years in prison Organisation to go further News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison June 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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P.F. Chang’s Celebrates Lunar New Year

first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 P.F. Chang’s Celebrates Lunar New Year P.F. Chang’s celebrates Lunar New Year with Fire & Ice dessert and Red Lantern cocktail. Facebook Twitter Facebook Local NewsBusiness TAGS  center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Previous articlePolitical storms swirl around California’s Newsom amid virusNext articleGlobal Plastic Recycling Market Report 2020-2025: Opportunities in Increased Research Activities to Find An Effective Method of Recycling Plastic Waste – ResearchAndMarkets.com Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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FG to discuss Donegal garda resources with Chief Superintendent

first_img Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Google+ Previous articleCope says BMW should receive extra EU structural fundsNext articleEpiscopal ordination set for April 21st News Highland News Fine Gael will meet with Chief Superintendent Terry Mc Ginn today to discuss policing in Donegal, and in particular how the force locally is being resourced.The deputation is being led by Donegal North East Deputy Joe Mc Hugh, who says he wants to being back a comprehensive and accurate picture to the Justice Minister.On the issue of patrol cars, Deputy Mc Hugh says if gardai are to be visible in rural areas, that’s an area which must be explored…………..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/000joemc830.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp Pinterest Twittercenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp By News Highland – January 28, 2013 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Google+ FG to discuss Donegal garda resources with Chief Superintendentlast_img read more

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DU Exams: Delhi HC Directs Centre And Railways To Consider Providing Assistance To PwD Students Willing To Take Physical Exams In Delhi

first_imgNews UpdatesDU Exams: Delhi HC Directs Centre And Railways To Consider Providing Assistance To PwD Students Willing To Take Physical Exams In Delhi Karan Tripathi27 Aug 2020 5:53 AMShare This – xDelhi High Court has directed the Ministry of Human Resource Development and the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment to coordinate with the Ministry of Railways on providing timely reservation and subsidised tickets to students under Persons With Disability (PwD) category, who are living in remote areas and are willing to come to Delhi to participate in physical exams organised…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?LoginDelhi High Court has directed the Ministry of Human Resource Development and the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment to coordinate with the Ministry of Railways on providing timely reservation and subsidised tickets to students under Persons With Disability (PwD) category, who are living in remote areas and are willing to come to Delhi to participate in physical exams organised by the Delhi University. While issuing notice to the Ministry of Railways, the Division Bench of Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Subramonium Prasad has directed all the three Ministries to submit separate affidavits on steps taken to ensure that PwD category students, from remote areas such as Bihar, UP and Chhattisgarh, are able to come to Delhi at least 5 days prior to the commencement of DU’s physical exams. The order has come in petitions filed by Prateek Sharma and National Federation of Blind, seeking adequate assistance for students falling under the PwD category and Visually Handicapped (VH) category for enabling them to take final year exams of the Delhi University. Today, Senior Advocate SK Rungta, who was appearing for the National Federation of Blind, informed the court that around 222 students under VH category would be opting for the physical mode of examinations. Mr Rungta further submitted that most of these students are living in remote areas of Bihar, eastern UP and Chhattisgarh, and it would be extremely difficult for them to arrange finances to come to Delhi to participate in the physical exams. While arguing that it is the responsibility of the state in these extraordinary times to financially support the PwD and VH category students, Mr Rungta assured the court that the expenses pertaining to the boarding and lodging of these students in Delhi will be borne by the National Federation of Blind. ‘It is easier for students in Delhi to arrange for scribes. However, students living in remote areas will not have similar arrangements, and they will be forced to come to Delhi to take the physical exams and arrange for scribes’, Mr Rungta argued. On the other hand, Senior Advocate Saurav Datta, who appeared for DU, informed the court that the University has provided the leftover students options to either physically appear for the exam or take it remotely and submit the answer sheets through email. While directing the concerned Union Ministries to work out a plan for assisting the PwD category students in remote areas, the court also directed NFB to provide a list of students of the total number of PwD and VH category students from remote areas, who would be willing to come to Delhi to take the physical exams, to all the concerned Ministries. In addition to this, the court also directed the Delhi University to add a paragraph in its examination notification stating that the leftover students from remote areas who fall under the PwD and VH categories and are willing to take physical exams in Delhi, are required to send their requests for the same to the University through email latest by September 04. Next Storylast_img read more

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Garda warning over people not complying with new measures

first_img WhatsApp Google+ By News Highland – April 2, 2020 Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Gardai in Donegal have confirmed that they have received a number of reports from concerned members of the public over some neighbours locally not adhering to the public health measures that are in place.They have re-issued an appeal to everyone to please stay at home.Gardai have received reports that there are people outside their homes on footpaths in groups chatting to neighbours and friends within their neighbourhood and also reports of children from neighbouring houses outside playing together.Gardai say these individuals are not complying with the measures that are in place within their own residential areas.They are reminding the public to only go out for exercise, to work if your work is essential, to care for the elderly or vulnerable, and to get groceries, medicine or other essential duties.Gardai have acknowledged that keeping children indoors and separated from other children in the neighbourhood is a very hard task but a necessary one as this is a life or death matter.They are also reminding the public that by staying at home you are saving lives. Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Garda warning over people not complying with new measurescenter_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Previous article‘Worst case’ prediction for virus in north makes grim readingNext articleDonegal’s newest ‘Meals on Wheels’ service announced News Highland Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Homepage BannerNews Facebook Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennanlast_img read more

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Speaker predicts rude awakening for HR profession

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Speaker predicts rude awakening for HR professionOn 21 May 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Half of what HR does is a waste of time because HR directors focus too muchon process rather than making a difference in their organisations, delegatesheard. Ellis Watson, managing director of Celador International told HR directors theyneed to make a step change to survive as a function, in a challengingpresentation peppered with expletives. “HR is not to do with process – it’s an important part of it, but it’sabout influencing everyone else,” Ellis argued. Together with Tim Drake of the Drake Consultancy, Ellis urged HR people tobe passionate, take risks and become the internal brand leader in theirorganisations. Ellis said HR directors were unlikely to win a place on the board as thefunction was rarely important enough in most organisations. Ellis added that chief executives who didn’t inspire people should not be inthe role. Drake told HR directors they should focus on making allies with other seniorexecutives, get rid of poor performers and concentrate on their personaldevelopment. Ellis reinforced the message that HR should manage out poor performers.”Crap people can be sacked,” he said, “sacking people is a pieceof p*** if you want to do it. Bad people are a cancer, they are a disease, theyare AIDS,” he added. Comments are closed. last_img read more

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A new continuous planar fit method for calculating fluxes in complex, forested terrain

first_imgThe planar fit (PF) method is often recommended for long-term eddy covariance flux measurements because it offers a number of advantages over rotating into streamwise coordinates. For sites over complex, forested terrain a single PF may not account for complex variations in slope and canopy cover with wind direction. An alternative to the PF method is presented where the tilt angle is fitted as a continuous function of the wind direction. This retains many of the benefits of the PF method, while at the same time better representing local variations in tilt with wind direction.last_img

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Girls soccer team is yellow-carded after wearing ‘equal pay’ shirts

first_imgOctober 20, 2019 /Sports News – National Girls soccer team is yellow-carded after wearing ‘equal pay’ shirts Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(BURLINGTON, Vt.) — Players from a high school girls soccer team in Vermont were penalized after they revealed a message promoting equal pay under their team jerseys during a game, the team’s coach said.The team had approached Burlington High School soccer coach Jeff Hayes several weeks ago with an idea to reverberate the message first promoted by their heroines, the U.S. women’s national soccer team, Hayes told “Good Morning America.”For Friday night’s game, which was senior night, the entire team — as well as the coaching staff and members of the crowd — wore the custom-made white T-shirts adorned with #EQUALPAY, Hayes said. After the warmup, the girls placed their jerseys over the shirts to comply with the bylaws of the Vermont Principals’ Association, but after a late goal was scored with thee minutes left in the game, some players took off their jerseys in excitement.“The fans were just absolutely going crazy,” and began chanting “equal pay,” Hayes said. However, the officials ran over and issued four yellow cards for unsportsmanlike conduct over the excessive celebration.The penalized players had to sit out for some of the game but were eventually allowed back in, Hayes said.Members of the team admitted that they got “carried away” by taking their jerseys “all the way off,” but said the message outweighed the penalties they received.“It goes for everyone — every girl, every woman, the world,” player Helen Worden said. “It’s not just about sports.”Friday night’s game ended in a tie, but the team feels as if they won in the spirit of spreading the message.They have now sold more than 700 of the shirts, inviting men and boys to pay 16% more, which represents the average pay gap in Vermont, according to the team. The Burlington High School boys’ soccer team has even worn the shirts in solidarity.Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy and his wife, Marcelle, were among the purchasers. Leahy tweeted a photo of the couple wearing the shirts, stating, “Marcelle and I stand with you!”The referee who issued the yellow cards even bought a shirt after the game and told the players he’s excited to wear it, according to the team.The money made in the sales will go to support youth soccer leagues in the community.“They did such an amazing job with getting involved in the community,” Hayes said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

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Humane Society of Ocean City Hosting Woofstock

first_imgRiley is just one of many animals who need loving homes available at the Humane Society of Ocean City. The HSOC is hosting Woofstock April 29 to help pay to house the shelter animals until they find loving homes. The Humane Society of Ocean City presents Woofstock at Willow Creek Winery, 168 Stevens Street in West Cape May, Sunday, April 29.Jeffrey Gaines will be performing a special benefit concert from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. to bring awareness to the needs of shelter animals and a call for education and training so that all animals find the loving home they deserve.Tickets for the show are a $25 donation to the HSOC and all proceeds raised go to help house and care for HSOC shelter animals as they await their forever homes.A special performance will be by “The Turtle Head Band” of South Jersey. For more information about the Humane Society of Ocean City visit www.hsocnj.org or for information about the show go to www.eventbrite.com/e/woofstock.last_img read more

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Inter Link future starts to take shape after buyout

first_imgIrish bakery group McCambridge has outlined plans for Inter Link, after it bought the cake company from administration on July 20.The new enlarged group, which now includes Inter Link’s 11 bakeries, will focus on organic growth, following several acquisitions by Inter Link in recent years, sources told British Baker.Speciality breads and cakes ranges, as well as increasing market share in the UK, will be priorities. The Soreen brand is seen as a particular opportunity for expansion in the UK and Ireland.Inter Link’s Polish bakery will be used as a platform for expansion into European countries, including new EU accession states such as Romania, as well as Germany and Russia.McCambridge plans to brand the expanded business as ’McCambridge’, while developing the individual brands of the various former Inter Link bakeries in the UK, including Yorkshire Cottage Bakeries and Jesse Oldfield.It will keep a regional head office in Blackburn. Some functions will be combined with its offices in Oxford and County Dublin.Meanwhile, several Inter Link creditors have told British Baker that McCambridge is in the process of contacting them and negotiating supply arrangements. One supplier said that following “open” discussions, it had “reached a satisfactory position, supplying the same range as before”.McCambridge management is believed to be working its way around the Inter Link estate and working through a contact list of 1,640 Inter Link creditors. Around 30% of creditors control 80% of the debt, according to sources.Over the past decade McCambridge has grown from a regional Irish business with a bakery in Leinster. Since 1999, three acquisitions have been made in Ireland and six in the UK, in the speciality breads and cakes sector.The six UK acquisitions were WR & SV Hussey, West of England Bakeries, Plymouth Premier Bakeries and Plymouth Premier Pasties, Aldreds the Bakers, Queen of Hearts and Tredinnick Fine Foods.McCambridge chief executive Michael McCambridge said its new Inter Link businesses “have excellent people, famous brands and strong products. It is my intention to ensure that over 90% of the jobs will be protected.”McCambridge had already built up a shareholding in Inter Link of 8.9%, valued at £1m, before Inter Link suspended share trading in June, due to its debt mountain of around £63m.An analyst told British Baker it was “inevitable” that Inter Link would be placed into administration when shares were suspended, after four profit warnings.last_img read more