TCV’s Community Network celebrates 60th anniversary with free membership offer

first_imgTCV’s Community Network celebrates 60th anniversary with free membership offer  245 total views,  2 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  Main image: 2018 TCV Growing Communities in Adur and Worthing  Tagged with: Volunteering TCV’s Community Network is offering free membership to community groups as part of its 60th anniversary celebrations.The TCV Community Network now has 1000 members, and, thanks to the support of players of People’s Postcode Lottery, is offering groups Community Network Membership free of charge for one year starting from the date of their subscription in 2019.Annual Community Network membership is usually £38 per year.The membership offers discounted insurance, practical and operational advice, guidance and support to any community group that is committed to protecting their local environment and green spaces.Joanne Bushby, Community Network Administrator said:“What always amazes me is the diversity of the groups, the drive they have and the never-ending desire to keep giving to their community. Thank you so much to players of People’s Postcode Lottery because I know that your support has made a huge difference in helping our groups.”TCV Community Network member, Kamil Pachalko from Southend in Transition added: Advertisementcenter_img “Membership of the network gave us access to handbooks, grants and the insurance which made setting up our project much easier. We didn’t want the hassle of reinventing the wheel. The free membership this year means we can invest more in our local community and activities.”Groups can find out more about membership and apply via the TCV site. Melanie May | 12 April 2019 | News  246 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7last_img read more

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Provincial radio station manager freed on bail

first_img February 24, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News Related documents communique_de_presse_du_22_juillet_2013-2.pdfPDF – 108.27 KB RSF_en Reporters Without Borders takes note that Simplexe Musangu, the manager of Radio Télévision ya Lisano in Kolwezi, in the southeastern province of Katanga, was finally released conditionally on 25 October after being held for more than 100 days.“Musangu’s release is a temporary relief,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The fact remains that he was arrested arbitrarily and was never brought before a judge. The judicial authorities must drop all the charges and grant him an unconditional release instead of leaving a threat over his head by freeing him conditionally.”Initially held in a National Intelligence Agency cell in the Katangan capital of Lubumbashi and then in Lubumbashi’s main prison, Musangu was freed after paying 600 US dollars in bail. ——-22.08.2013 – Radio station manager still held, although station now back on the airReporters Without Borders reiterates its call for the immediate release of Simplexe Musangu, a radio station manager in Kolwezi, in the southeastern province of Katanga, who has been detained since 13 July because rebel gunmen forced him to broadcast a message calling for Katanga’s independence.The authorities still have not released Musangu, although a prosecutor in the Katangan capital of Lubumbashi gave his permission for Musangu’s radio station, Radio Télévision ya Lisano, to resume broadcasting on 20 August, after being silenced for 37 days.“The lifting of the order suspending Radio Télévision ya Lisano will not be a victory for freedom of information until its manager has been released,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Musangu is still being held by the National Intelligence Agency although his station has been allowed to resume broadcasting. This is absurd. We urge the Katangan authorities to order his immediate and unconditional release.”After his arrest, Musangu was held in Kolwezi’s Dilala prison until 9 August, when he was moved to a National Intelligence Agency detention centre in Lubumbashi without being taken before a judge.It should be noted that Radio Télévision ya Lisano was forced to stay off the air for 37 days although the suspension order for only 30 days.——-22.07.2013 – Katanga journalist held for past nine days, TV station closedReporters Without Borders is alarmed by local TV station director Simplexe Musangu’s detention for the past nine days in the southeastern province of Katanga on a charge of inciting civil disobedience because his station broadcast a Katanga secessionist group’s message after being taken over at gunpoint.The head of Radio Télévision ya Lisano, a station based in Kolwezi (300 km west of the provincial capital, Lubumbashi), Musangu was arrested by the local branch of the National Intelligence Agency (ANR) on 13 July and was transferred to Kolwezi’s Dilala prison two days later. At the same time, Kolwezi court officials executed a court order closing the TV station for 30 days.“The behaviour of the Kolwezi authorities is incomprehensible and unjust,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It would also be laughable if the freedom of a journalist and his TV station were not at stake. Musangu and his staff have demonstrated their innocence and good faith. Gunmen forced them to broadcast the offending message.”Reporters Without Borders added: “We urge the Kolwezi prosecutor’s office to free Musangu at once, drop all the charges against him, and order the reopening of his TV station without delay.”Armed members of “Bakata Katanga” (Cut Katanga), a separatist movement, surrounded Radio Télévision ya Lisano at around 5 a.m. on 12 July and forced its technicians to record a statement by its leader, Justin Kulutwe, proclaiming himself president of the republic of Katanga.The station’s employees nonetheless managed to suspend transmission shortly after they had begun broadcasting the message. At the same time, police arrived at the station and arrested two Bakata Katanga members. Radio Télévision ya Lisano subsequently reported that it had been taken over by force and, as evidence, broadcast a passage from the separatist group’s message.Although Musangu alerted the mayor, the local judge and the local ANR representative during the takeover of the station, he was arrested on the morning of 13 July, was held in a cell at the prosecutor’s office and was transferred to the city’s prison two days later.One of his colleagues, Stéphane Kasongo, was also arrested on 15 July for objecting to his transfer to prison and has been held overnight before being released.Democratic Republic of Congo is ranked 142nd out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.Also, Read the press release issued today, National Press Day in the DRC, by Journalist in Danger, Reporters Without Borders’ local partner organization.Photograph: A man listens to his radio (Marco Longari / AFP) Reporter jailed in DRC for allegedly defaming parliamentarian Journalist arrested on provincial governor’s orders News to go further February 16, 2021 Find out morecenter_img February 18, 2021 Find out more Organisation News News Receive email alerts Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Follow the news on Democratic Republic of Congo Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Congolese reporter wounded by gunshot while covering protest in Goma November 6, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Provincial radio station manager freed on baillast_img read more

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Another outspoken foreign journalist expelled, banned for five years

first_img to go further News RussiaEurope – Central Asia News Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders condemns Russia’s decision to ban well-known US journalist David Satter from visiting the country’s for five years. Announcing the decision on 14 January, the foreign ministry said he was banned for spending five days in the country, from 22 to 26 November, without a valid visa.This dubious explanation was a long time coming. A Russian diplomat in Kiev already told him on 25 December that he would not be able to return because his presence in Russia had been deemed “undesirable.”“We are shocked by the disproportion between Satter’s alleged offence and the punishment, especially as the offence seems to have been the result of the foreign ministry’s own delay in giving him a document,” Reporters Without Borders said.“Like other foreign reporters who have been expelled in recent years, Satter is known for being very critical of the Putin regime. This just reinforces the impression that this ban is linked to his activities as a journalist.“This violation of freedom of information sends a bad signal to the international media just a weeks before the Sochi Winter Olympics. We urge the Russian authorities to rescind this ban and to allow Satter, whose entire career has been linked to Russia, to go back to work.”A former Financial Times correspondent in Moscow, Satter has written several political books about contemporary Russia in which he is very critical of the Kremlin. An abridged version of his 2003 book about Vladimir Putin’s rise to power, entitled “Darkness at Dawn: The Rise of the Russian Criminal State,” was published in Russia in February 2013. After last month’s Volgograd bombings, he described the Sochi region as a “war zone.”Satter returned to Moscow on a business visa in September with the intention of being based there as an adviser to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. As soon as be obtained his official press accreditation in early November, he set about getting his business visa replaced by a journalist visa that would allow him an extended stay.According to his detailed explanations, the invitation that the foreign ministry had promised to give him on 22 November, which would have allowed him to obtain a visa the same day, was in fact not given to him until four days later, after his existing visa had expired.As a result, he was refused a visa, fined and forced to leave Russia to begin a new visa application from scratch in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev. Three weeks later, on 25 December, after being told that his visa had been approved, a diplomat at the Russia embassy in Kiev finally read him a statement that said: “The competent organs have decided that your presence on the territory of the Russian Federation is undesirable.”Despite requests from the US authorities, the Russian foreign ministry provided no explanation until its terse statement of 14 January. Satter recognizes that he overstayed, but blames the Russian authorities and accuses them of engineering a pretext to prevent him from continuing to work in Russia.Although Satter is the first US journalist to be banned from Russia since the end of the Cold War, other foreign reporters critical of the Kremlin have been similarly treated in recent years.The Guardian’s Moscow correspondent, British journalist Luke Harding, was expelled in 2011. Natalia Morar, a Moldovan journalist working in Moscow for the Russian opposition weekly The New Times, was declared persona non grata in 2007. Two Dutch journalists, photographer Rob Hornstra and filmmaker Arnold van Bruggen, the authors of “The Sochi Project,” were denied entry in September.But even the most critical foreign journalists are relatively protected compared with their Russian counterparts, who are subject to judicial harassment leading in some cases to long spells in prison.Russia is ranked 148th out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.(Photos : Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty) Follow the news on Russia News January 16, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Another outspoken foreign journalist expelled, banned for five years May 21, 2021 Find out more RSF_en center_img News Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information RussiaEurope – Central Asia Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption May 5, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Deputy Pringle says Action for Jobs does little for Co Donegal

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebook Twitter GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Google+ LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Twitter By News Highland – February 13, 2015 center_img Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Deputy Thomas Pringle has said that the recently announced Action Plan for jobs by the Government does little for Donegal.Last month the Government unveiled the €250 million five-year strategy aimed at accelerating jobs recovery in every part of the country.The plan includes up to €150 million for an IDA property investment programme to attract foreign direct investment into different parts of Ireland.But Deputy Pringle says the action plan shows little action for Donegal…..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/pring.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Previous articleTimlin included in Republic home based u21 squadNext articleMulti million pound Riverine Project along Lifford/Strabane border back on News Highland Deputy Pringle says Action for Jobs does little for Co Donegal Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margeylast_img read more

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News story: Crime news: dates for digital case system multi-hander rollout

first_imgProviders will have a new online tool available to them when the Digital Case System (DCS) multi-hander solution is rolled out over the summer months.How does it work?Certain parts of case files within DCS are given restricted status. When defence, prosecution or court users upload a document to a restricted section they can choose who sees the document.For example, the defence could choose to upload a client application and make it available to another defence team or keep it private between the court and themselves. Permissions can be amended at any time.Does this affect legal aid claims?There are no changes to the existing processes. Providers should continue to download and submit the LAA Report with their claim.Where can I find out more?See the guidance page on GOV.UK for detailed information about the changes. Your local court can confirm specific rollout dates.Further informationCrown Court Digital Case System training guides and videoslast_img read more

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Press release: Solicitor General refers Croydon ‘zombie knife’ attacker’s case to Court of Appeal

first_imgThe Solicitor General, Robert Buckland QC MP, has referred Joshua Gardner’s original sentence to the Court of Appeal under the Unduly Lenient Sentence Scheme.Gardner, 18, was sentenced earlier this year in a high-profile case which saw the teen receive a suspended sentence for attempted grievous bodily harm with intent. He was arrested after he wielded a large knife on a busy Croydon street and attempted to use it to break into the victim’s car and attack him.He was sentenced at the Central Criminal Court in November this year, where he was given 2 years imprisonment suspended for 2 years, as well as an unpaid work requirement, curfew order, and a rehabilitation activity.The appeal hearing will take place on 30 January. The Court may decide to keep the sentence the same, increase it, or issue guidance for future cases.Speaking about the case, the Solicitor General said: After carefully considering of the details of this case, I decided to refer the sentence to the Court of Appeal due to the serious nature of the offence concerned. Gardner took to the streets in broad daylight, terrorising his victim and those members of the public who witnessed this extreme act of violence with a dangerous weapon. It is now for the Court to decide whether to increase the sentence.last_img read more

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Debby Watch.

first_img Review your family hurricane plan and evacuation route. Take an inventory of emergency supplies. Check the working condition of your NOAA weather radio. See the University of Georgia Storm and Excess Water page for more suggestions. Graphic: Naval Atlantic Meteorology and Oceanography Center Early Wednesday, the best forecast guidancehad Hurricane Debby near the southeastern U.S. coast by Friday. Debby was packing thepotential of develop into a major hurricane (category 3 or higher) by late week.Hurricanes can impact the entire state of Georgia, including the mountains. Along thecoast the greatest concern is the storm surge, which can cause major flooding and cut offevacuation routes.Away from the immediate coast, flooding and wind damage are the concerns. Historically,most people who die in hurricanes die from drowning. Tornados are also common as tropicalweather systems move over land.Don’t Wait; Be PreparedIt can rarely be known many days in advance whether Debby or any other hurricane willimpact Georgia. But the time to prepare is before these storms arrive. Here are the actual (black) and forecast (red) paths of Hurricane Debby as of 8 a.m. Wednesday, as released by the National Hurricane Center. (Larger image) All Georgians need to keep advised of the latest statements and warnings concerningDebby and any hurricanes that threaten the state. A NOAA weather radio is the best sourcefor current weather warnings and information.Official State-of-Georgia information is available from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency page.last_img read more

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Deadline for LCRCC Awards September 24

first_imgThe deadline for nominations for the Chamber Annual Dinner Awards has beenextended to September 24th. Nominate someone today for the categories of:Community ExcellenceRising StarBusiness of the YearCall Betsy Cabrera or Lisa Quinlan at 802/863-3489 x221 for details.Chamber Annual Dinner awards will be presented November 9, 2004 at the Sheraton Burlington.last_img

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Colombia, FARC Reach Agreement on Agrarian Issue in Cuba

first_img “The agreement on agrarian development seeks to reverse the effects of conflict and to compensate the victims of forced deprivation and displacement,” Fernández de Cossío added. In Bogotá, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos celebrated this advancement in negotiations with the guerrillas, after six months of talks in Cuba. The Colombian government and the guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) reported on May 26 that they have reached a momentous agreement about the agrarian issue, the first point in the agenda of peace talks held in Havana, due to the armed conflict that has been going on for over 50 years. “We truly celebrate this fundamental step made in Havana towards a full agreement, to put an end to the conflict that has been going on for half a century,” Santos said in a message posted on his official Twitter account. By Dialogo May 29, 2013 “We have moved forward in building an agreement with certain pending issues, which will be addressed before the final agreement,” Márquez said, second in command of the FARC, the main guerrilla group in Colombia. “We have reached an agreement for the first point on the agenda,” with five points in total, Cuban diplomat Carlos Fernández de Cossío declared in the presence of both delegations while reading a joint statement from both parties in Cuba, a country that, along with Norway, officiates as guarantor in the peace talks. The FARC’s chief negotiator, Iván Márquez, stated that there are some “pending issues” about the agrarian issue, which will be resumed later in the talks. Both parties reached “agreements on the access and use of land, unproductive land, property formalization, agricultural borders, and protection of preservation areas,” according to the two-part joint statement; the first part of which was read by Fernández de Cossío and the second part read by Norwegian delegate, Dag Nylander. last_img read more

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Royal secrets

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