News September 21, 2017 – Updated on October 2, 2017 Journalist still held in Spain under Turkish request to Interpol Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia TurkeyEurope – Central AsiaSpain Condemning abusesInternational bodies Judicial harassmentExiled mediaImprisonedFreedom of expression Update: Hamza Yalçin, a Swedish journalist of Turkish origin, was released by the Spanish authorities on 28 September after being held for nearly two months. A Spanish government spokesperson announced the next day that Yalçin would not be extradited to Turkey because he obtained refugee status in Sweden. “We welcome the Spanish government’s decision, which shows respect for international law,” Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said. “Hamza Yalçin’s release sends the Turkish government a clear message that Interpol should not be used for the political purpose of pursuing journalists who have fled abroad.”21.09.17 – Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its appeal to the Spanish authorities not to extradite Hamza Yalçin to Turkey. A Swedish journalist of Turkish origin, Yalçin will complete his 50th day in detention in Spain tomorrow. RSF also urges Interpol to be more wary of abusive international arrest requests from Turkey and other repressive countries.RSF has often criticized Interpol’s manipulation by repressive regimes, which are quick to issue “red notices” for the arrest of critics living in exile. Yalçin’s example shows that this practice now poses a threat to the many Turkish journalists who have fled their country.No right to due process in TurkeyArrested at Barcelona airport on 3 August on the basis of a Turkish request to Interpol, Yalçin was transferred to Can Brians prison the next day pending receipt by the Spanish judicial authorities of a formal extradition request, and then Spain’s decision on this request.If extradited to Turkey, Yalçin would face a sentence of up to 22 and a half years in prison on charges of belonging to the terrorist group THKP-C and of “insulting” the Turkish president in his magazine, Odak. The well-known Spanish judge Baltasar Garzón announced that he would defend Yalçin for no charge.After participating in revolutionary movements in Turkey in the 1970s, for which he spent six months in prison before escaping in 1979, Yalçin was granted political asylum in Sweden and went on to obtain Swedish citizenship in 2005.As soon as Yalçin was arrested in Spain, RSF voiced its opposition to his extradition to Turkey, where journalists are not guaranteed the right to a fair trial. With more than 100 journalists currently detained, most of them on terrorism charges, Turkey is now the world’s biggest prison for media personnel.Most of the detained journalists are still awaiting trial. Many of them have languished in prison for nearly a year while their requests for release pending trial are systematically rejected without receiving serious consideration.“Under international accords, a person should not be extradited to a country where they face the possibility of an unfair trial, torture or the death penalty,” said Macu de la Cruz, RSF Spain’s acting president. “And if a judge nonetheless ordered Hamza Yalçin’s extradition to Turkey, it would be the Spanish government’s duty to block it.”Urgent need to pursue Interpol reformsThe number of “red notices” – arrest warrants transmitted by Interpol – has grown almost five-fold in the past decade, from 2,804 in 2006 to 12,878 in 2016, and repressive regimes have contributed to the rise. RSF and other human rights NGOs have for years been denouncing the surge in politically-motivated red notices targeting dissidents in exile.The criticism from civil society groups finally received some attention. Interpol began reinforcing its appeal mechanism in 2015 but much remains to be done, both as regards putting the reforms into practice and providing better filtering of requests from repressive states.In a resolution in April 2017, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe called on Interpol “to continue improving its Red Notice procedure in order to prevent and redress abuses even more effectively.”“Dozens of Turkish journalists have had to flee abroad since the coup attempt in Turkey in July 2016,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “But like other exile journalists all over the world, they are now threatened by political manipulation of Interpol. The reforms begun by Interpol must now be completed as a matter of urgency so that it is better able to guard against abusive requests from Turkey and other repressive states.”Turkey is ranked 155th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says June 7, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News News TurkeyEurope – Central AsiaSpain Condemning abusesInternational bodies Judicial harassmentExiled mediaImprisonedFreedom of expression Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says to go further Organisation June 8, 2021 Find out more RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan RSF_en News Receive email alerts June 4, 2021 Find out more
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Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Finance Minister to meet with Cross Border Workers Coalition Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford By News Highland – December 12, 2020 WhatsApp Finance Minister Pascal Donohoe has said he will meet with the Cross Border Workers Coalition in the new year.The group has welcomed the minister’s commitment, which follows a Dail discussion on the taxation issues facing cross-border workers early during consideration of the Finance Bill.Pascal Donohoe made the commitment in response to an amendment which was tabled at Report Stage of the Finance Bill by Donegal Deputy and Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty.He called on the government to prepare a report on the operation of income tax relief for cross-border workers.The Cross Border Workers Coalition claim that employees who live in the Republic but work across the border are largely prohibited from remote working, and are subject to a ‘double tax’ on their income should it be determined that they have worked from home or within the Republic of Ireland.The coalition has been calling on the Irish Government to urgently review the situation, in light of the fact that companies across the island have been instructing their staff to work from home in light of the pandemic.The Revenue Commissioners granted a temporary exemption for the duration of the pandemic, but the coalition says there is a growing realisation that a permanent solution is required to reflect what are likely to be new ways of working long into the future. Google+ Pinterest Google+ Previous articleDerry man accused of Robbie Lawlor murderNext articleCalls for more warning from Irish Water ahead of planned outages News Highland Facebook Twitter Homepage BannerNews
Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Twitter Protests to be held at border crossings in Donegal this evening Google+ By News Highland – October 16, 2019 WhatsApp Protests are to be held this evening at border crossings across the country.The protests, organised by Border Communities Against Brexit are to get underway at 8pm including at Killea, Bridgend, Muff and Lifford.It comes ahead of a crucial European Council summit tomorrow.Local Spokesperson Tom Murray is calling on communities to take part in this evenings demonstrations.He says Brexit has potentially huge implications for people living in the border with some already feeling the impact:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/tomtytytrytrmurray.wav00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Google+ Previous articleCounty Final Preview – Michael CarrollNext articleCounty Final Preview – Ethan O’Donnell News Highland Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Community Enhancement Programme open for applications
Rebekah Dodson(OAKRIDGE, Ore.) — An Amtrak train with 183 passengers aboard has been stranded in Oregon since Sunday evening.The Coast Starlight Train 11, traveling from Seattle to Los Angeles, came to a standstill near the tiny town of Oakridge on Sunday evening after hitting a tree that had fallen on the snow-covered tracks, according to Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari.No passengers or crew members aboard were injured, but “conditions further deteriorated with numerous track blockages from snow and fallen trees,” Magliari said in a statement to ABC News early Tuesday morning.“Due to worsening conditions, area road closures and no viable way to safely transport passengers or crews via alternate transportation, Train 11 stopped in Oakridge, Oregon,” Magliari added. “We are actively working with Union Pacific to clear the right of way and get passengers off the train.”Union Pacific Railroad, which operates more than 32,100 miles of tracks in 23 western U.S. states, is working to open a route to the train Tuesday, Magliari said.A representative for Union Pacific Railroad did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.Amtrak said via Twitter that passengers aboard the stranded train are not being charged for food or water.One of the passengers, Rebekah Dodson, said the train has power and heat, and meals are being provided. But food is running out and there are no other supplies available. The snow outside is too deep for them to step off the train to get some fresh air, she said.“People are restless but in good spirits,” Dodson told ABC News via Facebook.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Record proportion of women in workforceOn 24 Apr 2001 in Personnel Today The proportion of women working inthe UK is at its highest level, according to research by the Office forNational Statistics.It shows that nearly70 per cent of women of working age, between 16 and 59, were working in spring 2000.This places the UK behind only Denmark and Sweden in Europe.Women now represent 45per cent of the UK’s workforce, and 80 per cent of working women are permanentemployees.Jenny Watson, deputychair of the Equal Opportunities Commission, said, “The increase in thenumber of women in work is welcome but it is important that we look beyond theoverall figure and at what kind of work women are actually doing. “Women are still concentratedin a small number of low-paid jobs, many of them part-time. This is partly dueto outdated ideas about what is women’s work and partly because women stilltend to take on more caring responsibilities in the family.”www.statistics.gov.uk
We interpret seismic reflection and airborne potential field data acquired on Pine Island Glacier, West Antarctica and find variations in the subglacial geology which correlate with variations in ice dynamics. Immediately beneath the glacier is a mixture of soft, deforming sediments and harder, non-deforming sediments. Beneath this, a sedimentary basin lies under part of the main glacier, with another under one of its slower-moving tributaries. A tectonic boundary underlies the main trunk of the glacier separating these sedimentary basins to the north from crystalline rocks to the south, which also include a thick, rift-related magmatic intrusion. The boundary correlates with changes in the basal roughness, ice flow speed, and basal drag. Smoother bed, faster flow, and lower basal drag characterize the thicker sedimentary sequences, to the north, but there is no corresponding lateral change in the acoustic properties of the bed. Changes in the sub-bed (i.e., deeper than the ice-bed interface) lithology appear to account for the contrasting basal drag and ice velocity patterns over the glacier. Subglacial erosion could remove a thin layer of soft sediments to the south of the geological boundary, leading to increased basal drag and reduced ice flow in the future. We conclude that the subglacial geology plays a significant role in controlling the spatial pattern of present-day ice flow and that the consequences of subglacial erosion may be reflected in temporal changes to the ice dynamics in the past and perhaps also in the near future.
Great whales have been detected using very‐high‐resolution satellite imagery, suggesting this technology could be used to monitor whales in remote areas. However, the application of this method to whale studies is at an early developmental stage and several technical factors need to be addressed, including capacity for species differentiation and the maximum depth of detection in the water column. Both require knowledge of the spectral reflectance of the various whale species just above the sea surface, as when whales bodies break the surface of the water to breath, log or breach, there is, at times, no sea water between the whale’s skin and the satellite sensor. Here we tested whether such reflectance could be measured on dead whale tissue. We measured the spectral reflectance of fresh integument collected during the bowhead subsistence harvest, and of thawed integument samples from various species obtained following strandings and stored at −20°C. We show that fresh and thawed samples of whale integument have different spectral properties. The reflectance of fresh samples was higher than the reflectance of thawed samples, as integument appears to darken after death and with time, even under frozen conditions. In this study, we present the first whale reflectance estimates (without the influence of sea water and for dead tissue). These provide a baseline for additional work, needed to advance the use of satellite imagery to monitor whales and facilitate their conservation.
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Monday, BYU and Utah football mutually announced they have extended their series through 2024. September 7, 2024, Salt Lake City This series dates back to 1922 with Utah leading all-time 58-31-4 per information from cfbinfo.com. The following games will be on these days and at these sites: Prior to this announcement, the home-and-home series was only contracted to run through 2022. September 16, 2023, Provo Written by Tags: BYU/contract extension/Utah Football August 29, 2019, Provo January 14, 2019 /Sports News – Local BYU and Utah Football Extend Series Through 2024 September 3, 4 or 5, 2020, Salt Lake City September 11, 2021, Provo September 3, 2022, Salt Lake City Brad James
Repsol to build biogas refinery in Spain to be operational by 2023. (Credit: Pixabay/SatyaPrem.) Spanish oil and gas company Repsol has announced that it will build an advanced biofuels production plant in Spain at its Cartagena refinery.To be built with an investment of €188m, the plant is expected to annually supply 250,000 tonnes of advanced biofuels for aircraft, trucks and automobiles.The new facility will also be home to a hydrogen plant that will fuel a new hydrotreatment unit equipped with advanced technology, Repsol said.The project is part of Repsol’s commitment to the energy transition and its goal of achieving net zero emissions by 2050.The biofuels produced at the new facility are expected to reduce 900,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually.Repsol aims to double biofuel production from vegetable oils to 600,000 tonnes by 2030The biofuels plant, which is expected to begin operations in 2023, will be able to create nearly 1,000 jobs during the construction and commissioning phases.Last December, Repsol announced its decision to become a net zero emissions company by 2050 in accordance with the Paris Agreement.The company aims to double the production of its biofuels from vegetable oils (HVO) to 600,000 tonnes by 2030, half of which will be produced from waste before 2025.Repsol CEO Josu Jon Imaz said: “With this initiative, we at Repsol are decisively promoting a new technological route that will be key in our path towards carbon neutrality.“It is added to the projects we have already implemented in energy efficiency, low-emissions electricity generation, renewable hydrogen, circular economy, synthetic fuels, and CO2 capture, use, and storage, among others.”“Spain must base its decarbonization strategy on its industrial and technological capabilities, because that will be the way to promote a competitive and innovative business fabric.“All forms of decarbonization are valid and complementary and incentivizing them so that they can all contribute, without exclusion, will accelerate the energy transition and help us, as a society, achieve a speedy economic recovery, so necessary under the current circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic.” Expected to begin production in 2023, the new biofuels plant will have an annual production capacity of 250,000 tonnes
Back to overview,Home naval-today NATO ships prepare for exercise Northern Coasts in Copenhagen View post tag: Northern Coasts Authorities September 5, 2016 View post tag: NATO View post tag: SNMG1 NATO ships prepare for exercise Northern Coasts in Copenhagen Ships from NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 1 made a port call in Copenhagen, Denmark, where the crews will prepare for the upcoming multinational exercise Northern Coasts 2016.SNMG1 is composed of F-100-class frigate ESPS Mendez Nunez – the group flagship, Portuguese Vasco da Gama-class frigate NRP Alvares Cabral, German Navy corvette Ludwigshafen am Rhein and Belgian frigate BNS Leopold I.Northern Coasts is a recurring exercise which has been taking place in the Baltic Sea since 2007. European Navy ships will be operating in multiple task groups composed of up to seven ships from different nations.In a scenario that will span several days, ships will keep track of an enemy, consolidate communication processes and react to emerging threats, while being under a constant threat of running into mine fields.Apart from ships assigned to NATO, additional five ships and four aircraft from Germany will take part in the exercise. Latvia and Norway will contribute two ships, Denmark and Sweden three, Poland five and Lithuania one ship.The U.S. Navy will be represented by a P-8A maritime reconnaissance airplane. Share this article