Verdict could be imminent for RSF’s Turkey representative, two others

first_imgNews News April 2, 2021 Find out more April 2, 2021 Find out more Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Activities in the fieldCondemning abuses Judicial harassment April 11, 2019 – Updated on April 17, 2019 Verdict could be imminent for RSF’s Turkey representative, two others TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Activities in the fieldCondemning abuses Judicial harassment News News Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit Receive email alerts Organisation April 28, 2021 Find out more From left to right: Ahmet Nesin, Şebnem Korur Fincancı, Erol Önderoğlu Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Help by sharing this information to go further Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its call for the acquittal of its Turkey representative, Erol Önderoğlu, human rights defender Şebnem Korur Fincancı and the writer Ahmet Nesin. RSF will attend the Istanbul court hearing on 15 April when a verdict may finally be delivered in their emblematic trial, which has dragged on for more than two years.The prosecutor has requested prison sentences for Önderoğlu and his two co-defendants, who are accused of “terrorist propaganda,” “condoning crime” and “inciting crime” by demonstrating their solidarity with a Kurdish newspaper that was being harassed by the authorities.#SupportErolSign the petitionIn a show of support for the defendants, an international RSF delegation and many other observers are expected to travel to Istanbul to attend the 15 April hearing, at which the court could issue its verdict after the final defence speech. The RSF delegation will consist of RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire, RSF Germany director Christian Mihr, RSF UK bureau director Rebecca Vincent and Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk.“Erol Önderoğlu is known throughout the world for his tireless and resolute defence of press freedom,” Deloire said. “Convicting him of an imaginary crime would be an enormous injustice and would bring disgrace on the Turkish authorities. Acquitting our representative and his colleagues would be the only legitimate decision.”Önderoğlu, Fincancı and Nesin are being tried for taking part in a campaign of solidarity in which they and some 50 other well-known figures symbolically took turns at being Özgür Gündem’s “editor for a day” in mid-2016 because it had been the victim of judicial persecution. The newspaper ended up being forcibly closed in August 2016.Önderoğlu and his two colleagues were the only ones to be placed in pre-trial detention for their role in the campaign. That was in June 2016, when their arrest caused an international outcry, with even UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon calling for their swift release. They were freed conditionally after being held for ten days.The already worrying situation of Turkey’s media has become critical since an abortive coup in July 2016. Many media outlets have been closed summarily, without any effective form of recourse, mass trials are being held and Turkey now holds the world record for the number of professional journalists in prison. It is ranked 157th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. RSF_en Follow the news on Turkeylast_img read more

Bookmark of the month

first_imgBookmark of the month www.mbainfo.comOn 1 Apr 2003 in Personnel Today MBA Info A sister site to last month’s featured Management Courses Information(, MBA Info holds details of 2,500 MBA programmes in1,290 universities, business schools and management colleges in more than 120countries. The search engine works in a similar way (but with less parameters)and you can select the structure of study (which includes distance learning),programme focus, location, duration, and there’s a handy start date box.There’s plenty of general advice before you leap to the search engine,including tips on taking the Graduate Management Admission (GMAT) test, thestandard test used by many business schools as part of their MBA assessmentprocedure. Other useful sections include the glossary of terms, funding, schooland college rankings and pre-MBA books and reading. If you want to find outwhere your MBA could take you in your career, you can go to the which has a database of current vacancies and employerprofiles. It allows you to register for free and get a passcode, so you can putyour details and job requirements into the database – this can be doneanonymously if you wish. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Monitoring the plasmapause using geomagnetic field line resonances

first_imgThis paper discusses the use of ground magnetometer data to derive plasma mass density profiles of the dayside plasmapause region with spatial and temporal resolution in the range 0.15-0.4 R-E and 20-60 min. This is achieved using cross-phase techniques to identify field line resonance signatures that are not apparent in power spectra. Under quiet conditions, mass density profiles do not show a distinct plasmapause and closely resemble electron density profiles for similar conditions. Under more active conditions the plasmapause can be clearly identified, and its width can be resolved in about 20% of the cases. Spatial integration effects smooth the mass density profiles near the plasmapause boundaries, while comparison of the mass and electron densities allows estimates of the heavy ion mass loading. Temporal variations in the plasmapause position and plasmaspheric density depletions are readily resolved. Sudden changes in solar wind conditions cause a redistribution of plasma within similar to20 min, probably in response to penetration of the magnetospheric electric field into the plasmasphere. Field line resonances occur daily and provide a useful tool for investigating the plasmapause region, especially in conjunction with VLF whistler and in situ particle and imaging experiments. Furthermore, the extensive existing suites of magnetometer data permit retrospective studies of focus intervals.last_img read more

Greenland deglaciation puzzles

first_imgAbout 23,000 years ago, the southern margins of the great Northern Hemisphere ice sheets across Europe and North America began to melt. The melt rate accelerated ∼20,000 years ago, and global sea level eventually rose by ∼130 m as meltwater flowed into the oceans. Ice cores from the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets show the rise in atmospheric CO2 concentrations that accompanied this shift in global ice volume and climate. However, discrepancies in the temperature reconstructions from these cores have raised questions about the long-term relationship between atmospheric CO2 concentrations and Arctic temperature. On page 1177 of this issue, Buizert et al. (1) report temperature reconstructions from three locations on the Greenland ice sheet that directly address these problemslast_img read more

Revealed – Britain’s fastest moving markets

first_imgThe property sales and purchase system in Scotland has long been hailed as more efficient than the rest of the UK – and now there is proof – Edinburgh and Falkirk have the fastest moving property markets in Britain.Homes listed for sale in these areas take an average of just 27 days to go under offer, compared to the British average of 56 days, according to new research from Zoopla, having analysed home sales in the top 50 biggest towns to identify the most commonly sold property type and average price in each location.Glasgow took third place – properties go under offer in an average of 31 days, Stirling is in fourth place (32 days). Cardiff cheekily broke the Scottish dominance taking fifth place (37 days).On a regional level, Scotland and the West Midlands have the speediest property markets with the average ‘for sale’ listing going under offer in 42 and 46 days respectively. Homes in Blackpool take the longest to go under offer, with a comparatively slow average of 71 days, one day longer than property in London.When it comes to property type, in Manchester a three bedroom semi detached property is the most sought after, with the average price of a three bed semi in the city being £196,514. In Bristol, a three bedroom terraced house is the most commonly purchased, selling for £280,851 on average. In London, two bedroom flats top the list, with the typical two bed flat priced at £610,439.Annabel Dixon, spokesperson for Zoopla said, “Despite widespread reports of a subdued housing market, Brits may be surprised that it takes less than two months for the average British property to go under offer from the date it was first listed for sale.“The key is to get your pricing correct, meaning the best way to sell your home quickly is to ask for its true value given the current market. Overpriced homes won’t shift and may have to be discounted and on the flip side nobody wants to sell for less than their property is worth.” 10 fastest moving markets in Britain RankTownAverage days to secure an offerAverage property value (May 2019)1Falkirk27£154,5792Edinburgh27£298,5753Glasgow31£186,7054Stirling32£222,7365Cardiff37£255,5286Coventry37£215,9097Newport40£187,8428Nottingham41£207,4569Birmingham41£207,474 Source: Zoopla May 2019housing market house sales Scotland Scottish cities Scotland Zoopla Zoopla research May 10, 2019The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » Revealed – Britain’s fastest moving markets previous nextHousing MarketRevealed – Britain’s fastest moving marketsHomes in Scottish cities go under offer in just 27 days, compared to the British average of 56 days, according to new research by Zoopla.Sheila Manchester10th May 201901,080 Viewslast_img read more

Newest US Navy LPD to serve as laser weapon host ship

first_img The newest US Navy amphibious transport dock ship Portland (LPD-27) will serve as a platform for the technology demonstration of a laser weapon developed by the Office of Naval Research.This was announced by LPD-17 and LHA program manager Capt. Brian Metcalf at the Surface Navy Association’s annual symposium, and first reported by USNI News.Future USS Portland, which is scheduled for commissioning in April this year, will be equipped with what is termed as a next-generation version of a laser weapon earlier tested aboard the USS Ponce (AFSB(I)-15) in the Middle East.“It’s going to fit into what was originally the vertical launching system reservation on the ship. So they’ve got what I will call power modules that control the laser that will just fit in those open and reserve weight spaces, and then the laser itself gets just bolted on to the deck,” USNI News quoted Metcalf as saying.Metcalf further said the system would be installed aboard Portland before the ship is handed over to the fleet.Additionally, the Portland was chosen to serve as flagship for RIMPAC 2018. The ship will commission in Portland, Oregon, in April, and will then take part in RIMPAC before it sails to its San Diego homeport. Newest US Navy LPD ‘Portland’ to serve as laser weapon host ship Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today Newest US Navy LPD ‘Portland’ to serve as laser weapon host ship View post tag: LPD View post tag: laser weapon January 12, 2018 View post tag: USS Portland View post tag: US Navy Share this article View post tag: RIMPAClast_img read more

Bertha May Send Some Surf Ocean City’s Way

first_imgThe National Weather Service hazardous weather outlook released on Sunday evening suggests that long-period swells from Tropical Storm Bertha could reach the New Jersey coastline from late Monday through Wednesday.Forecasters predict a track that will take Bertha over the open water of the Atlantic Ocean hundreds of miles from Ocean City. With the possible exception of big surf, the storm is not expected to affect Ocean City.With sustained winds of 45 mph, Bertha was expected to pass the Bahamas on Sunday night. Forecasters do not anticipate significant strengthening in the next 24 hours. There’s some possibility the storm could gather strength and become a hurricane (winds of at least 74 mph) as it moves up the Atlantic at mid-week.The storm would pass Ocean City late Tuesday into Wednesday, according to the latest track forecast.If Bertha is strong enough and passes close enough to generate surf, conditions look good for local surfers. Local winds will be light northeast on Tuesday and offshore (out of the west) on Wednesday. High tide will be late afternoon on the ocean beaches.The increased surf would increase the risk of undertows and rip currents for swimmers, who are always asked to swim only at beaches protected by the Ocean City Beach Patrol and never after the OCBP goes off duty.__________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter and breaking news alerts“Like” us on Facebooklast_img read more

Next issue 28 November

first_img== l Packaging & Labelling ==Charting a course through the confusing world of on-pack labelling== l Tunnel Ovens ==From energy efficiency to fire safety, we bring you the latest developments== l Juices & Smoothies ==Having undergone rapid growth in recent years, have consumers lost their taste for smoothies?== l Recession ==With tough times ahead, what steps should you be taking to prepare your business?last_img

News story: UK’s approach to antimicrobial resistance gets UN recognition

first_imgThe United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has awarded official designation to the UK International Reference Centre for AMR.The Centre brings together expertise to provide capacity development in investigating AMR from three Defra agencies with a strong international focus; the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas), the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD), and the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA).Christine Middlemiss, UK Chief Veterinary Officer said: The Centre supports low and middle income countries (LMICs) to improve laboratory and surveillance capacity that will monitor AMR and antimicrobial use, in addition to providing policy advice. The Centre also provides field and technical support to countries to tackle AMR, using a one health approach, which targets agriculture, aquaculture, livestock, environment and human health.Formally launched at the 2nd Global AMR Call to Action summit in Accra in November 2018, the Centre has quickly established strong working relationships with academic institutes and several countries, including Bangladesh and Ghana. The Centre also works in close partnership with Public Health England through the WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference & Research on AMR and Healthcare Associated Infections.The Centre receives funding from Defra and has recently been successful in receiving funding and support from the Department for Health and Social Care through the Fleming Fund. The Fleming Fund is a UK aid programme developing partnerships with LMICs to generate, share and use data in order to tackle AMR.Lord Gardiner, Defra Biosecurity Minister said: A spokesperson for the Centre said: This is fantastic news for the UK International Reference Centre and recognises the excellent work it delivers in tackling AMR, as well as extending the UK’s international reach. This work is vital to tackle the threat AMR poses to the global economy and society. The UK recognises AMR as a priority issue and we know that this challenge requires truly global collaboration.center_img The designation of the UK International Reference Centre by the FAO underscores the importance of tackling AMR using a ‘One Health’ approach given the interdependence of human, animals and the environment. We look forward to our continued partnerships with FAO and nations around the world to address the unique threat posed by AMR. I congratulate the UK International Reference Centre for AMR and warmly welcome the recognition of its expertise by the United Nations. Enhancing global capability in reducing the use of antimicrobials and tackling the threat of AMR will be an important objective of the deep experience and expertise the collaborating agencies will provide.last_img read more

$3.5M gift to develop environmental leaders

first_imgA five-year, $3.5 million gift to launch the Louis Bacon Environmental Leadership Program was announced Wednesday by the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS).The program will provide up to five fellowships each year for outstanding individuals dedicated to future leadership in the environmental field. It will be housed within the Center for Public Leadership (CPL) at HKS in partnership with other faculty at the University, and will offer a rich array of co-curricular activities in addition to the studies by the Bacon Fellows.“Over the past two decades, Louis Bacon has emerged as one of the most visionary and generous philanthropy conservationists in the country,” said David Gergen, Public Service Professor of Public Leadership and co-director of CPL. “Through his efforts, he has protected 210,000 acres of land from development in perpetuity, stretching from southern Colorado to eastern North Carolina and Long Island. He has been at the forefront as well in saving waterways and other precious assets. We are delighted that as a member of our Center’s Leadership Council, he has now established Harvard fellowships for future environmental leaders.”Bacon is the founder and chief executive officer of Moore Capital Management, LP, a 25-year-old firm that invests in global financial markets and private equity, headquartered in New York with offices in London and Hong Kong.  A native of North Carolina, he earned his bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College and his M.B.A. from Columbia University. He has received numerous awards for his environmental work.In announcing his gift to the Kennedy School, Bacon said, “As both a country and a global community, we have inherited extraordinary natural resources from those who came before us. It is crucial that we now invest in and empower the rising generation to serve as good stewards of that sacred trust.”Donated through The Moore Charitable Foundation, the nonprofit that oversees much of Bacon’s philanthropy and conservation work, Bacon’s gift will primarily support students pursuing HKS graduate degrees, including those enrolled in HKS’s joint or concurrent degree programs with other Schools. For these graduate degree candidates, the fellowship will provide full tuition, health coverage, and a generous living stipend. In a handful of cases, the fellows selected may be doctoral or postdoctoral academic fellows who would receive funding to pursue research and teaching opportunities at HKS.CPL, which is led by co-directors Max Bazerman and Gergenand Executive Director Patricia Bellinger, will oversee the suite of co-curricular opportunities for the Bacon Fellows, serving as a home base for the fellows on campus and welcoming them alongside nearly 70 other CPL fellows spread across seven other named fellowship programs. Close partners in this effort are several of Harvard’s foremost environmentally focused resources, including the Harvard University Center for the Environment (HUCE), led by Daniel Schrag, Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology at Harvard University and presidential science adviser, and HKS’s Environment and Natural Resources Program, directed by Henry Lee, senior lecturer of public policy at HKS and former director of the Massachusetts State Energy Office.“Our calling at HKS is to train exceptional public leaders to make a difference in a variety of fields,” said HKS Dean David T. Ellwood, “and Louis Bacon’s generous gift is another enormous step forward for that mission. Our shared environment grows more imperiled every day, and this program will bring to campus the kinds of emerging leaders who will serve as its most ardent and skillful stewards in the decades ahead.”“These fellows will be able to draw on a wide array of resources here at Harvard, including perspectives and disciplines that may go beyond the areas they’ve previously focused on,” added Schrag and Lee. “We are thrilled to welcome them into our community of learning here and will do all we can to prepare them for both scholarship and action.”“The new Louis Bacon Environmental Leadership Program is a groundbreaking initiative for the Harvard Center for Public Leadership at the Kennedy School,” said Ann Colley of the Moore Charitable Foundation. “Bringing together the brightest minds with leading experts about pressing environmental challenges will have a lasting impact. It will be exciting to follow these emerging leaders as they apply their knowledge to conservation projects around the globe.”The first Bacon Fellowships will be awarded for the academic year 2015-16. Students who are interested must submit applications to enroll at HKS no later than Dec. 2, and then apply for the Bacon Fellowship through HKS by Feb. 26, 2015.last_img read more