Local paper ordered to vacate office for fire code violation

first_img Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown May 27, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information to go further Organisation December 23, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Local paper ordered to vacate office for fire code violation BelarusEurope – Central Asia News Follow the news on Belarus RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” RSF_en center_img Reporters Without Borders is concerned about the way the Belarusian authorities harass outspoken news outlets using regulations unrelated to media legislation to disguise their real goal.In what seems to be the latest example, officials in the western city of Slonim ordered the staff of the independent weekly Gazeta Slonimskaya to vacate their offices by 1 January on the grounds that the building violates the fire code.“Although apparently linked to security issues, Gazeta Slonimskaya’s eviction from its offices is very suspicious,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Belarus is a country where independent media are constantly persecuted. We fear that this order is a veiled attempt to suppress one of the few local newspapers with a reputation for independent views. We urge the Belarusian authorities to act transparently and to respect freedom of information.”Editor Viktar Vladashchuk regards the eviction as just the latest of many government manoeuvres aimed at silencing outspoken media. Gazeta Slonimskaya has operated out of a two-room office rented from Partner Slonim, a private company, since 2008. Even if Vladashchuk sounds confident about the newspaper’s future, he says it must quickly find new premises to avoid any break in publication.“I know the local administration repeatedly tried to convince the owner to evict us, but he always refused,” Vladashchuk said. “In October, the authorities sent firemen to check the place. After a long inspection ending in November, they gave orders to evacuate the entire second floor (where the newspaper has its office).”A Partner Slonim representative confirmed to Reporters Without Borders that the fire department has banned the company from renting out the second floor on the grounds that it does not comply with fire regulations, but he said the order affected all of the second floor’s tenants, not just Gazeta Slonimskaya.Vladashchuk said the authorities have regarded Gazeta Slonimskaya as an opposition newspaper ever since its launch in 1997.“We have always done our job (…) writing about ordinary Belarusian citizens, about the average Slonim inhabitant,” he said. “Ever since our first issue, the authorities have shown their displeasure with our coverage.” News June 2, 2021 Find out more BelarusEurope – Central Asia News May 28, 2021 Find out more News “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says Receive email alertslast_img read more

Countdown on to one of Limerick’s most high-powered business conferences

first_img Previous articleLimerick people urged to help make cruelty to animals historyNext articleLimerick business women in hunt for coveted awards Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie LEADING business journalist, broadcaster and author Richard Curran is set to add further weight to one of Limerick’s most significant business conferences to date as he chairs next week’s International Cluster Conference at the Strand Hotel.The annual conference – titled ‘Clusters as Drivers of Competitiveness’ – will be held outside Switzerland for the first time when it takes place at the Strand Hotel on Wednesday and Thursday next (September 30 and October 1).Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It will give key stakeholders, from public and semi-state sector representatives to academics, an understanding of the benefits that formal business clusters are delivering globally and what’s required to establish them here in Ireland.Among the key speakers at the event will be one of the world’s leading authorities on clusters, Dr Christian Ketels, of Harvard Business School as well as a host of other leading European and Irish experts on clusters and competitiveness.Speaking ahead of the event, Dr Pat Daly, Head of Economic Development and Planning at Limerick City and County Council said that the gathering will be a think tank around how Ireland can develop clusters and, in doing so, help drive competitiveness and innovation for companies involved in the clusters.“Formal clusters exist across the world but are particularly strong in the likes of Germany, Switzerland and the US and the hosting of this international conference here next week is very much going to put developing clusters here on the agenda. There’s a lot we need to do but what we do already know is that regions with clusters outperform those that don’t.“Having Richard Curran on board to Chair the event is a great fit also. His RTE documentary, the Battle for Rural Ireland, kick started a debate on balanced regional development and international experience is that clusters can help address regional imbalances by driving growth, competitiveness and innovation.” Email Print Twitter Advertisementcenter_img WhatsApp Linkedin BusinessNewsCountdown on to one of Limerick’s most high-powered business conferencesBy Staff Reporter – September 23, 2015 631 Facebooklast_img read more

Sliabh Sneacht search ends after body is found

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applications WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Sliabh Sneacht search ends after body is found By News Highland – August 14, 2017 center_img A body has recovered in the search for a man on Sliabh Sneacht.The alarm had been raised when the man, an experienced walker did not return to his car which was parked near Lough Barra. He was from England, but was a regular visitor to West Donegal.It is reported that the man, had spoken with family members and locals on Thursday ahead of his planned walk in the Slieve Snacht area. Google+ Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleLooks like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt may not be getting that divorce after allNext articlePush to tackle illegal dumping in Derry’s Rosemount News Highland Twitter Pinterestlast_img read more

Ozzie Guillen and Dusty Baker

first_imgWill Ozzie Guillen or Dusty Baker get another chance to manage a baseball team?  Guillen was last with Miami, and Baker was with the Reds.  In the case of Guillen, he almost had the Miami job back this spring.  However, because of some complications with his old contract, they decided to go to one of their front office people.  As far as Baker is concerned, he has not been on the field since the Reds let him go.Ozzie is again being considered for the Miami job mainly because of his familiarity with the south Florida fan’s language.  As far as Baker is concerned, he has been mentioned as a prime candidate to fill the Dodgers’ vacancy.  After all, Dusty is a Californian and played with the Dodgers.Both of these former managers were well liked by their players.  Guillen got in trouble with management because of his mouth.  Baker had trouble with management because they said he was not tough enough on his players.  In both cases, the teams that fired them have been a disaster ever since.last_img read more