US cable reveals ill-treatment of activist

first_img February 18, 2011 – Updated on January 25, 2016 US cable reveals ill-treatment of activist Cable 09CAIRO255 Palestinian activists Ahmed Saad Abu Doma and Ahmed Kamal Abdelal, authors of the blog “The Angry Ones” (Ghadeboon), were each given one-year prison sentences and fined $350 on 10 February 2009 for illegally crossing the border into Gaza, according to the cable, released by Wikileaks on 16 February 2011. News RSF_en Hafez Abu Seada, secretary-general of the Egyptian Organisation for Human Rights, speculated that international publicity about his arrest, along with his German nationality, had prevented the regime holding him for more than a few days (6-11 February), the cable said. The cable also reported, quoting Eid, the arrest on 6 February that year of Dia Eddin Gad, author of the pro-Palestinian blog “An Angry Voice”, who had been detained several times between December 2008 and January 2009 after taking part in pro-Palestinian demonstrations. Egyptian-German blogger Philip Rizk was tortured in an Egyptian prison in February 2009, according to a US diplomatic cable released by Wikileaks which also reported the hounding of pro-Palestinian activists. The 11 February 2009 cable quoted his lawyer, Gamal Eid, as saying he had blindfolded and beaten as part of “physical and mental abuse” during his detention in a bid to get personal information out of him, including pass-words for his computer. Organisation Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

Passengers hospitalised from diverted flight to Shannon

first_imgWalk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Twitter Email Print 64 patients waiting for beds in UHL Advertisement 53 patients waiting for beds at UHL “We wish these passengers and crew a quick recovery from their injuries,” the statement added. Previous articleFUEL from Druid Theatre Co for the artists’ roadNext articleLimerick Pensioner targeted in rural armed raid Staff Reporter Updated statement on service disruptions UL Hospitals Group RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin NewsBreaking newsPassengers hospitalised from diverted flight to ShannonBy Staff Reporter – August 31, 2016 861 Facebook Numbers of Limerick hospital group staff sidelined by COVID-19 reduces by 162 in past 7 days TAGSfeaturedShannonUnited Airlinesuniversity hospital limerick Management at most overcrowded and most COVID-hit hospital apologise to patients ‘waiting over 100 hours’ for a bed WhatsApp The United Airlines flight was diverted to ShannonThe United Airlines flight was diverted to Shannon16 PEOPLE from a United Airlines flight have been hospitalised this Wednesday morning after their plane was diverted to Shannon due to a medical emergency onboard.It has been confirmed that 14 passengers and two crew were taken from the flight that was bound from Houston to Heathrow.UA flight 880 had 223 passengers onboard but was diverted to Shannon after a number of people took ill after the plane experienced severe and unexpected turbulence during the transatlantic crossing.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up United Airlines issued a statement saying that “The aircraft diverted to Shannon Airport in Ireland where it was met by medical personnel.The airline said that it is providing care and support to customers and crew of the flight.The 14 passengers and two crew were met by emergency personnel waiting on the runway and treated before being brought to the University Hospital Limerick.last_img read more

159 Ma Kjakebeinet lamproites (Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica) and their implications for Gondwana breakup processes

first_imgLamproite dykes that cross-cut Middle Jurassic Karoo-related flood basalts in Vestfjella, Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica, have been dated at 158.7 ± 1.6 Ma by 40Ar/39Ar incremental heating of phlogopite. Compared to most lamproites, these dykes are unusually low in SiO2 (40.09–40.18 wt %) and high in CaO (12.35–16.24 wt %) and P2O5 (3.03–3.81 wt %). They have broad affinities to spatially and temporally related group II kimberlites of southern Africa, but the geochemically closest correlatives are CaO- and P2O5-rich diopside madupitic lamproites from Leucite Hills, USA. The Kjakebeinet lamproites are notably high in incompatible elements, show negative initial εNd values (−6.0, −6.7) and positive initial εSr values (+14, +17) with TDM model ages of c. 1.1 Ga, and probably record melting of metasomatized subcontinental lithospheric mantle beneath western Dronning Maud Land. Their emplacement records the youngest recognized magmatic event in the region, coincides with the proposed second and final stage of Gondwana breakup between Africa and Antarctica, and may be associated with deep-seated coast-parallel strike-slip faulting in Dronning Maud Land. Survival of old, easily fusible lithospheric mantle material 20 Ma after the eruption of voluminous flood basalt magmas suggests that the latter were emplaced within narrow zones of lithospheric thinning and that the source of lamproites remained largely intact between these zones.last_img read more

Djiboutian Coast Guards Train on Board EUNAVFOR Warship FS NIVÔSE

first_img Training & Education View post tag: NIVOSE View post tag: FS Share this article EU Naval Force Warship FS NIVÔSE welcomed ten Djiboutian coast guards on 16 May for training and discussion on skiff interception, vessel protection teams and online communication.During a port visit in Djibouti, the crew of NIVÔSE and members of the Djiboutian coast guard shared their experiences in the fight against piracy, and more broadly on the coast guards’ role in the protection of Djiboutian waters.The sailors of NIVÔSE presented their skiff interception procedures, the implementation of a vessel protection team on board a merchant vessel, as well as the handling of suspected pirates once arrested. Training was both theoretical and practical.Part of the day was also devoted to the use of the secure website Mercury. This site designed and maintained by the MSCHOA (Maritime Security Centre-Horn of Africa) allows all military and civilian stakeholders involved in the fight against piracy, or being potential victims, to share information or report ongoing attacks.This day is part of a broader program of cooperation overseen by the Force Headquarters on board FS MARNE. The benefit of this type of encounter is mutual. It helps Navies and Coast Guards in the region to further develop their own maritime capabilities, while allowing EUNAVFOR ships to take advantage of their experience and knowledge of the area. This also facilitates subsequent contacts during any counter-piracy operation during which collaboration may be necessary.This fits into the comprehensive approach of the European Union and France in particular in the fight against piracy, which aims to support the Somali government and promote cooperation with regional countries.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , May 25, 2012; Image: EUNAVFOR View post tag: Djiboutian Djiboutian Coast Guards Train on Board EUNAVFOR Warship FS NIVÔSE View post tag: Guards View post tag: EUNAVFOR View post tag: News by topiccenter_img View post tag: board View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: coast Back to overview,Home naval-today Djiboutian Coast Guards Train on Board EUNAVFOR Warship FS NIVÔSE View post tag: train View post tag: Warship May 25, 2012last_img read more

YESTERYEAR-Young Women’s Christian Association

first_imgAs early as 1905, a dormitory opened on Division Street to provide shelter for young, single women who were flowing into Evansville to work in the city’s numerous factories, mills, and shops. Two years later, social reformer Albion Fellows Bacon helped to organize the Working Girls Association to further assist women. Its success spurred the founding of the Evansville chapter of the YWCA in 1911. By the mid-1920s, the organization’s rapid growth led to the building of a larger home on Vine Street, seen here under construction in 1925.FOOTNOTES: We want to thank Patricia Sides, Archivist of Willard Library for contributing this picture that shall increase people’s awareness and appreciation of Evansville’s rich history. If you have any historical pictures of Vanderburgh County or Evansville please contact please contact Patricia Sides, Archivist Willard Library at 812) 425-4309, ext. 114 or e-mail her at next “IS IT TRUE” will be posted on this coming Friday?Please take time and read our newest feature article entitled “HOT JOBS”. Jobs posted in this section are from Evansville proper.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] “Readers Poll” question is: Do feel that the City should go to trial or settle the Billy Bolin verses Louise Milan law suit out of court?Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributedFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

It was access to water which drew in the potential buyers this week

first_img48a Sentinel Court, Raby Bay was the most viewed property on this week. Picture: was homes close to the water that drew in the most potential buyers this week. With three waterfront properties topping the list of the most viewed.A five-bedroom home at 48a Sentinel Court, Raby Bay topped the list for the most viewed property on in Queensland this week.The home has won multiple Queensland Housing Industry Association awards.It has 680sq m of living space, a tiered media room, executive study and an outdoor eating area. 30 Central Ave, Paddington. Picture: three-bedroom house has traditional and modern features. It has open plan living areas and is on a 368sq m block. The home has been renovated and has high ceilings, timber archways and fretwork.It is listed through Judi O’Dea and Michael Kleimeyer of Space Property Agents. 48a Sentinel Court Raby Bay. Picture: not only are there water views of the canal, the home has a water feature, fountains, a pool and a pond.There is an outdoor kitchen and bar, wet bar, sun deck, toy box, outdoor fireplace and pontoon.It is listed through Emil Juresic of NGU Realestate Head office.Water was also a prominent feature for the second most viewed property in Queensland this week, a beachfront home at 21-23 Webb Rd, Sunshine Beach which has been a on the most viewed list before. 57 Whispering Gum Ave, Eumundi. Picture: is a large deck and a stand-alone 40sq m studio / rumpus room. The home is listed through Kess Prior of Hinternoosa Real Estate – Cooroy.Rounding out the top five most viewed properties this week was a home at 30 Central Ave, Paddington. 57 Whispering Gum Ave, Eumundi. Picture: home, known as Seabank, has views of Mt Cooroy. It started life as one section of the large formal residence of John Maddock Hughes, built in 1910 on The Esplanade at Southport. In its new location it has been completely revamped. It has 12-foot ceilings and French doors, VJ walls and ceilings.center_img 30 Central Ave, Paddington. Picture: 61 Gillian St, Norman ParkIt is listed through Tanya Douglas and George Petavrakis of Ray White Bulimba.The fourth most viewed property was on the Sunshine Coast, but inland.The four-bedroom home at 57 Whispering Gum Ave, Eumundi is listed for offers over $1,195,000. It is described as a modernised 1910 Queenslander. 21-23 Webb Rd, Sunshine Beach.The home, which is listed for $22 million has seven bedrooms and is absolute beachfront.The property also has a tennis court and swimming pool. There are large living and dining spaces and a commercial kitchen. It is listed through Nic Hunter of tom Offermann Real Estate – Noosa Heads.Third on the list was a waterfront home at 61 Gillan St, Norman Park. The five-bedroom home is on 1087 sqm with river access.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours ago61 Gillian St, Norman ParkIt has an outdoor entertainment area, swimming pool and a private jetty.The main bedroom in the three-level home has a walk-in robe, ensuite with dual vanities, an oversized shower and freestanding stone bath.last_img read more

Despite drop in giving, USC 7th in nation

first_imgAmid the worst drop in private donations to universities in more than 50 years, USC has emerged relatively unscathed, placing seventh on the list of top fundraising universities in the country despite a reduction in giving.An annual survey by the Council for Aid to Education found that the recession has hit university donors’ pocketbooks — private donations to American universities fell by 11.9 percent this year, the highest decline in the survey’s 53-year history.At USC, donations dropped only 9.8 percent. The school received $368,981,377 in 2009, earning it the seventh-place spot.“During tough times, the Trojan family is willing to reach out,” said Courtney Surls, vice president of USC development. “That says a lot about how dedicated the Trojan family is to the success of the university.”The survey found that personal donations experienced the steepest decline, with alumni donations down 18 percent.At USC however, the number of people donating actually increased, though the total amount of the donations declined. For alumni, parents and friends, the number of gifts given in 2009 increased by .05 percent while the number of gifts given specifically by alumni increased by 1.32 percent.Scott Mory, CEO of the USC Alumni Association, said alumni support has been consistent.“At the end of the day, USC has an extraordinarily loyal alumni base, and the university is doing amazing things that alumni want to be a part of,” he said.Donations, the majority of which come from individuals, are used to sponsor a range of university programs like scholarships, research, athletics and campus life. About 62 percent of the donations’ yield goes to expenditures like scholarships and research, 23 percent goes to buildings and renovation and the rest goes to the endowment.Robert Abeles, interim senior vice president and chief financial officer, said the amount budgeted based on gifts is different from the actual amount of donations because the money is not all spent immediately. He said the impact of the decline in gifts, which currently account for 8.4 percent of the budget, is small.“[The] decline is about $6 million, so that is not significant when you’re looking at a budget of approximately $2.7 billion.”Surls echoed this.“USC’s operations are funded by a variety of sources,” she said. “In general, a decrease in gifts might limit opportunities to fund new initiatives, [but] it’s not a noticeable change.”Surls also added that, while the survey indicates a decline in donations, the overall trend is upward. She said that there are fluctuations in gifts every year, so it is important to look at the trend in donations over a period of time to get a real sense of how the university is doing.“You can’t look too much from year to year,” Surls said. “You really have to look at these numbers over a period of years, and we are steadily always increasing.”Historically, Surls said, it has held that, as the United States comes out of a recession, donations return at higher levels than it was at before the recession. Still, donors will have to gain confidence in external economic factors like the stock market and gross domestic product before donations rebound to previous levels.“Realistically, when the economy is down, there’s a psychological impact. It’s going to take some confidence in the economy before we see the levels we’re used to,” she said.last_img read more