London’s SMEs looking to increase support for local causes, research shows

first_img  185 total views,  1 views today London’s SMEs looking to increase support for local causes, research shows  186 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis20 Over two thirds (69%) of the capital’s SMEs say they do not currently support charities in their borough or the wider London area, but the majority want to help local causes more, according to a survey for OnSide Youth Zones.A survey of 500 SME owners and key decision makers across London was carried out on behalf of OnSide Youth Zones for its report Making the community your business: Understanding the relationship between London’s SME philanthropists & local charities.It found that 14% currently support causes in the community where they are based, while 17% support those in other areas of London. Barriers to supporting local causes were:47% said a lack of time stopped them from getting involved with local charities34% said they were not aware what was needed locally23% are concerned with the risk of their chosen charity failing17% believe there aren’t any local charities relevant to their prioritiesHowever, the research indicates that this may be changing with 80% saying they are planning to increase support for charities in their local communities. Of these, 27% say they will focus efforts on fundraising activity, 28% will make cash donations, 17% will volunteer and 9% plan to offer pro-bono services.The majority of those questioned already provide support worth over £10,000 to charity each year.  30% currently donate time and money worth between £10,000 and £20,000 annually, and another 36% give between £20,000 and £50,000.OnSide Youth Zones’ research also found that 83% of business owners and key decision makers in London SMEs feel their local community would benefit from more collaboration between themselves and charitable organisations. Of those surveyed, 34% would look to create a partnership between their SME and a charity and 29% would be willing to sit on the board of trustees.When evaluating opportunities, 55% of respondents believe it is important to consider whether the charitable activity will have a measurable impact and 41% want to ensure that the organisations they support are sustainable.The survey also highlighted key concerns amongst philanthropists with 47% feeling that they lack the time to become involved with local charities, 34% said they are not aware of what need there is locally and almost a quarter (23%) were worried about the risk of their chosen charity failing.Kathryn Morley, Chief Executive for OnSide Youth Zones, said:“It’s fantastic to see growing appetite amongst London’s SME philanthropists to support local causes and use their success to deliver lasting benefits for the communities where they are based.“In our experience, when charities harness the enthusiasm, commitment and skills of the private sector it has a transformative effect for those in society who need the most support.“It’s therefore essential that charities find a way to tap into this opportunity by engaging local philanthropists and facilitating opportunities to form deep and lasting relationships.” Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis20center_img Melanie May | 30 August 2018 | News 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. Tagged with: corporate London researchlast_img read more

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5 Covid-19 appeal updates

first_imgTogether with our customers, colleagues and partners, we are delighted to have raised over £4.1million for @comicrelief and @BBCCiN, to help provide essential support to people who need it through the coronavirus crisis https://t.co/GHyv7VKEzg— Sainsbury’s News (@SainsburysNews) May 5, 2020 Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2  425 total views,  2 views today Tagged with: COVID-19 Funding We have been humbled to see the incredible work happening in our rural communities, and are pleased to announce that we have awarded over £120,000 of emergency funding to farming and rural community support groups, who are providing assistance during the Coronavirus pandemic. pic.twitter.com/69xuqgW9wi— The Prince’s Countryside Fund (@countrysidefund) April 30, 2020Prince’s Countryside Fund supports 62 community-led projects tackling Covid-19The Prince’s Countryside Fund has awarded over £120,000 of funding to 62 community-led projects dealing with the impact of Covid-19 across the UK.The recipients are tackling Covid-19 in a number of ways – from providing grocery, hot meal, and prescription delivery in remote areas, to setting up community shops and food banks, or providing business support tailored for rural and farm businesses.The Fund received nearly 300 applications for assistance, and with the support of People’s Postcode Lottery, the Royal Warrant Holders Association Charitable Trust, the Barbour Foundation, and its own corporate partners, has been able to release £120,963 in funding to 62 projects supporting people living and working in rural areas.The Fund has also awarded the Farming Community Network over £6000 to allow it to increase its helpline provision.Claire Saunders, Director of The Prince’s Countryside Fund said:“These small rural organisations are the lifeblood of many far-flung communities. They have adapted to provide unprecedented support to rural people, quickly, and efficiently, with the help of a dedicated army of local volunteers. We are so grateful to all our sponsors, who by supporting The Prince’s Countryside Fund, have enabled the provision of these Rural Response Emergency Grants during this crisis.” Over £1.9m raised by Sainsbury’s, Argos, Habitat & Nectar customersSainsbury’s, Argos, Habitat and Nectar customers have collectively raised over £1.9 million for Comic Relief and BBC Children in Need over the past three weeks.With Sainsbury’s matching funds raised pound for pound, a total of over £4.1 million has been donated towards emergency support for vulnerable people in the UK through the retailers’ joint appeal, which ran from 9 April to 1 May.The supermarket is also donating over 750,000 new items from its Tu clothing range towards local communities and charities via Comic Relief and Sainsbury’s existing charity network.A longstanding partner of Comic Relief, Sainsbury’s has raised more than £130 million for the charity over the past 21 years. With many appeals raising funds for Covid-19 related causes, here is an update on five of them, from Sainsbury’s appeal for Comic Relief and BBC Children in Need, to the Big Give’s Covid-19 match funding campaign. Kensington + Chelsea Foundation raises over £700k in five weeks for appealThe Kensington + Chelsea Foundation, which raises funds for local projects providing support for vulnerable residents, has raised over £700,000 in five weeks for its Covid-19 Appeal.Launched in late March, all funds raised will provide essential services including weekly care packages for elderly and vulnerable residents in the borough, support for those isolating in households which are difficult and potentially violent, and technology to connect community groups concerned with mental health. Charities and local projects including Age UK Kensington and Chelsea, Al-Hasaniya, Solidarity Sports and Minds United FC are among those receiving the foundation’s support.Global financial technology company LMAX Group made the foundation’s lead donation of £250,000, while a number of other businesses have also donated significant amounts including property firm and the foundation’s principal supporter Cadogan, who has personally donated £50,000 to match funds, with £50,000 also pledged by both the Julia and Hans Rausing Trust and the Rockspring Charitable Trust. Through a series of silent auctions, British jewellery designer Theo Fennell has also donated to the appeal, raising over £7,000.center_img The Big Give Covid-19 campaign raises £1.36million for national appealThe Big Give Covid-19 match funding campaign has raised more than £1.36million.Every pound donated was doubled, using match funding from philanthropists and trusts, and then sent to the National Emergencies Trust, which has allocated funding to grassroots organisations and community foundations across the country.Over £600,000 was gifted to the match funding pot by The Big Give’s funding champions, which include the Julia and Hans Rausing Trust, the Reed family, Reed Foundation and Cazenove Capital (Schroders).Lord Dannatt, chair of the National Emergencies Trust, said:“We were delighted to partner with The Big Give to enable the public to double the value and power of their gifts in generating vital funding for grassroots charities across the country.“We have been humbled by the public’s response. This means that we’ve been able promptly to issue grants to frontline charities and community foundations to fund critical services like food banks, mental health provision and support for those living in isolation.” 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. Melanie May | 13 May 2020 | News SSE awards over half of £1m Covid-19 fundEnergy firm SSE has distributed more than £550,000 of its £1m support fund to community groups in its first six weeks.SSE has repurposed grants from its SSE Renewables and Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) businesses to award the money with community groups, local businesses and charities across the UK receiving funds to help vulnerable people.Projects include Lanarkshire voluntary body Covey Befriending, which has received £36,907 to help support vulnerable young people and their families during the coronavirus outbreak. Dunbeath and District Centre in Caithness has received £10,000 to deliver hot meals, shopping and prescriptions to people who have self-isolated. The Feldy-Roo food delivery service in Aberfeldy, Perthshire, who received £47,300 to help with food and essential supply deliveries to over-70s and other vulnerable groups, as well as going towards vital PPE for staff.Alistair Phillips-Davies, SSE Chief Executive, said:“Local communities are so impressive in how they’ve rallied and established response projects so quickly, and our in-house team have worked with them to treble our normal rate of grant giving in just six weeks.” 5 Covid-19 appeal updates  426 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2last_img read more

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Syracuse University students resist white supremacy

first_imgSyracuse, N.Y.Nov. 22 — After three weeks of organized sit-ins and protests, students at Syracuse University have succeeded in getting the school administration to admit it must take measures to end a recent flood of white supremacist graffiti, vandalism and threats on campus.On Nov. 20 students walked out on SU’s chancellor, who had refused their demands, and marched to his house in protest, chanting “Sign or resign!”Students at SU have been actively organizing since 2014 against both structural discrimination and individual acts of bigotry. Most recently, they formed a coalition, with African-American leadership, under the slogan #NotAgainSU, to protest white supremacist actions on campus that began in early November.A flood of racism — and protestFrom Nov. 7 through Nov. 21, multiple instances of racist graffiti aimed at Black, Asian and Indigenous people appeared in dormitories and classroom buildings, along with violent vandalism linked to the slurs. Nazi swastikas were placed at on- and off-campus student housing, while an SU professor received an anti-Semitic threat referencing Holocaust death camps. At a campus bus stop, a large group of students yelled the N-word at a Black female student waiting there. Eighteen separate incidents were reported during those three weeks, with others possibly unreported.Chancellor Kent Syverud and the SU administration did not alert the campus until four days after the first threats and continued to delay responding — for instance, failing to acknowledge the threat to the professor who felt she had to leave campus for her safety. According to the independent campus newspaper, The Daily Orange, Syverud denied that the reason the university had covered up initial reports of racist graffiti was because SU was launching a $1.5 billion fundraising campaign.The incidents continued, and at one point word spread that student computers had been “air-dropped” with the Islamophobic manifesto of a shooter who had massacred 51 people at two mosques in New Zealand. (Air-dropping is a social media technique that only works if the sender is in close physical proximity.) Some students and faculty, alarmed for their safety, began to leave campus.Other students, incensed at administration foot-dragging at these clear indications of danger, began to take action. In addition to multiple protests, #NotAgainSU began a sit-in at Barnes Center at The Arch Nov. 14. Students posted 18 short- and long-term demands for public discussion.The demands included expulsion of students responsible for the graffiti; requiring faculty and staff to undergo diversity training; establishing a housing portal where students can pick roommates based on mutual interests and identities; allocating $1 million for a curriculum to educate about diversity issues, specifically anti-racism; and the resignation of Chancellor Syverud if the demands were not met. One demand — that racist language and action be made punishable under the Student Code — had been refused by Syverud in 2014, along with other similar student demands.The demands posted at the Barnes Center ended with a blank line and an arrow pointing to where Syverud’s signature was expected.Strong support for student mobilizationAcross the campus, statements of support for the students were issued by a range of academic departments and organizations, from a letter by the Sociology Graduate Student Association, published in the local Syracuse newspaper, to a campuswide call issued by the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies. Students from SU’s College of Law and SUNY-Upstate Medical School marched on campus in support.SU’s men’s basketball team wear #NotAgainSU T-shirts during national anthem in solidarity with student protest Nov. 20.Every member of the men’s basketball team wore #NotAgainSU warm-up shirts before their Nov. 20 game, keeping the shirts on until after the national anthem. Star Elijah Hughes said: “[As a team] we want to let [our fellow students] know we recognize them, and we’re supporting them. Being a man of color in this country, in this world, whether it’s on a campus or in a big city, it’s hard. It’s just hard. There’s no other way to say it.” (syracuse.com)Action came to a head on Wednesday evening, Nov. 20, when over a thousand angry people crowded Hendricks Chapel at a community forum to demand Syverud meet the demands. Women students of the local Onondaga Nation — whose land the university occupies — opened the forum in their language with a statement of full solidarity with the organizing efforts. African-American leaders summarized the last four years of student organizing against bigotry and discrimination and repeated the #NotAgainSU demands.#NotAgainSU student leaders at community forum Nov. 20.Syverud took the podium and began some tentative remarks. When a student questioner then called out, “Will you sign?” he replied he would not sign without some modifications.Outrage erupted, and a mass student walkout exited the chapel, chanting “Sign or resign!” Students then marched to the chancellor’s house, protesting there for several hours.By the morning of Thursday, Nov. 21, Syverud had signed the demands, with three “technical” modifications. He did so without meeting further with student leaders, who voiced their disagreement with that “resolution.”A #NotAgainSU twitter statement posted on Nov. 22 announced: “Despite Chancellor Syverud signing 16 out of [our] 19 demands, #NotAgainSU will be continuing our call for the resignation of Syverud, [Department of Public Safety] Chief Bobby Maldonado, DPS Associate Chief John Sardino, and Senior Vice President for Enrollment and the Student Experience Dolan Evanovich.”Years of resistance at SUThe current high profiling of student protests reflects the bourgeois power struggles that are both local and also involved in the run-up to next year’s presidential election. The protests have received wide attention internationally and in the U.S. press — from the New York Times front page to Teen Vogue. New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo held a press conference to denounce racism at SU, the FBI was called in to investigate and the mayor of Syracuse announced an inquiry into local racist graffiti. Meanwhile, the SU Board of Directors voted full confidence in Syverud, reflecting the school’s rightward administrative trend. In 2017 SU accepted a $1.75 million donation from the ultraconservative Koch Brothers for its Whitman School of Management.But the struggle at SU against racism — and against a range of discriminatory acts against women, LGBTQ+ people, people with disabilities and others – has been going on for a long time. Before Colin Kaepernick, the “Syracuse 8” — African-American members of the school’s football team — boycotted their 1970 season because of racist discrimination at SU.In 2014 a student coalition organized as The General Body occupied the school’s administration building for 18 days, after Chancellor Syverud closed an advocacy center for students who had been raped or assaulted in domestic relationships and cut funding for low-income students. (For more on this history, see thegeneralbody.org.)In 2018 the Recognize Us coalition was formed after the leaked release of incidents at Theta Tau fraternity that involved members miming the sexual assault of a person with disabilities; swearing an oath to hate Black, Latinx and Jewish people; and mocking LGBTQ+ people. (For a list of the coalition’s demands, see tinyurl.com/uuarsn2/.)The #NotAgainSU demands repeat many of those made in these previous struggles. Some members of the 2014 The General Body gave this advice to the current SU organizers in a Nov. 19 open letter: “Do not settle for listening meetings, carefully crafted emails, videos or invitations to workgroups. Do not settle for the administration bending on the least significant of your demands while ignoring the rest. You deserve immediate and significant action on problems many years in the making, including new leadership.” (tinyurl.com/qk7v6ee)Student organizers are passing strategy and goals along to each other and vowing to fight on. The resistance continues at Syracuse University.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Veteranos de EE.UU. participan en la incursión fallida contra Venezuela

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Extractos de un artículo en Resumen Latinoamericano, 4 mayo.El 3 de mayo, las autoridades venezolanas frustraron un intento de incursión por vía marítima en el país.El presidente de Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, a través de un discurso televisado la noche de este 4 de mayo, ha declarado que uno de los 13 detenidos, capturados como resultado de la frustración del intento de incursión en este país latinoamericano del pasado domingo, ha afirmado que entre los integrantes de su grupo había dos ciudadanos estadounidenses miembros del equipo de seguridad personal del presidente de EE.UU.De acuerdo con el mandatario, la pertenencia de estos estadounidenses a la seguridad de Donald Trump fue manifestada “por un ciudadano de apellido Baduel”.Tras la detención de los incursores, las autoridades venezolanas obtuvieron la documentación de Luke Alexander Denman y Airan Seth Berry, dos estadounidenses que formaban parte del grupo.El presidente Maduro mostró durante el discurso sus papeles, que incluyeron los pasaportes estadounidenses de cada uno, las licencias para conducir y documentos de veteranos del Ejército de EE.UU., así como las tarjetas de identificación que demuestran la pertenencia de ambos a la empresa de seguridad privada estadounidense Silvercorp USA.Anteriormente, el dueño de esta firma, el militar estadounidense retirado Jordan Goudreau, se atribuyó el intento de incursión, ocurrido el pasado domingo en Venezuela, y vinculó al diputado opositor Juan Guaidó con la planificación y financiamiento de dicho plan.Incursión fallidaEste 3 de mayo, el ministro de Interior y Justicia de Venezuela, Néstor Reverol, informó de un intento de incursión por vía marítima en el país, que fue frustrado por las autoridades locales.“Pretendieron realizar una invasión por vía marítima un grupo de mercenarios terroristas, procedentes de Colombia, con la finalidad de cometer actos terroristas en el país, perpetrar asesinatos a líderes del Gobierno revolucionario e incrementar el espiral de violencia (…) y con ello derivar en un nuevo intento de golpe de estado”, declaró el ministro.El Alto mandatario aseguró que la DEA buscó grupos de narcotráfico para unir esfuerzos y propiciar el terrorismo en la nación suramericana, “la DEA buscó a los capos y carteles de alta guajira colombiana, de la guajira venezolana y de varios estados del país particularmente Falcón, La Guaira, Caracas y Miranda”, enfatizó. Asimismo, el jefe de Estado denunció que la operación bélica contra la estabilización del país se preparó desde el 10 de marzo, “dependía de una convocatoria que lograr desde la oposición desencadenar un conjunto de hechos violentos y crear una escalada, fracasa la convocatoria y luego inicia la cuarentena (…) luego se da la visita de Iván Duque a Washington y se le da la orden de incendiar a Venezuela como sea”, aseveró.El presidente reiteró que desde horas de la madrugada del lunes, ordenó activar el Escudo Bolivariano en pro de la defensa de la Patria, “ordené desde anoche activar operaciones con 25.000 hombres de la Fuerza Armada Nacional Bolivariana (…) Las fuerzas especiales, grupos de comando, paracaidista, agentes de Policía Bolivariana, salieron a la búsqueda y captura de los grupos terroristas”, agregó.last_img read more

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U.S., EU, Opening Door to TTIP Talks

first_img Facebook Twitter The European Union and the United States could soon be reviving negotiations of the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross over the weekend said reducing the trans-Atlantic trade deficit in goods is a top priority. The $146 billion trans-Atlantic trade deficit is only second to China’s $347 billion deficit.Ross was hosting the European Union’s trade commissioner Monday to discuss how to proceed with TTIP talks that were launched under the Obama administration. Politics, negotiations, and the United Kingdom vote to leave the EU stalled the talks. But the talks will likely remain stalled as Germany has an upcoming election in September.Ross said the first priority of the U.S. regarding trade is renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement. Ross expects a NAFTA agreement will be reached by mid-2018.Source: NAFB News Service By Hoosier Ag Today – Apr 25, 2017 SHARE U.S., EU, Opening Door to TTIP Talks Home Indiana Agriculture News U.S., EU, Opening Door to TTIP Talks Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for April 26, 2017Next articleAfter Long Wait USDA Secretary begins Work Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

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Court convicts provincial newspaper publisher’s murderers

first_img News Follow the news on Turkey News Organisation RSF_en April 2, 2021 Find out more TurkeyEurope – Central Asia April 28, 2021 Find out more Related documents RSF: Hayırsevener cinayeti sanıkları mahkum olduPDF – 76.24 KB TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts August 2, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court convicts provincial newspaper publisher’s murderers News Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit April 2, 2021 Find out more News to go further Read in Turkish / TürkçeReporters Without Borders hails yesterday’s conviction of those responsible for the murder of Cihan Hayirsevener, the publisher of Güney Marmara’da Yasam, a local newspaper based in the northwestern city of BandirmaHayirsevener was gunned down in Bandirma on 18 December 2009 while investigating corruption involving the municipal government and members of an influential local family, the Kuruoglus.At the end of a five-hour hearing yesterday that Reporters Without Borders attended, an Istanbul court sentenced the hitman, Serkan Erakkus, to life imprisonment for carrying out the shooting, and Ihsan Kuruoglu to 17 years in prison for ordering it.Kuruoglu received an additional 10-year sentence for “founding an armed criminal organization,” “illegal carriage of a firearm” and “bribery in connection with the awarding of contracts” – the activity that Hayirsevener was investigating at the time of his death.“We salute the serious and thorough judicial investigation that led to this verdict,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Transferring the case to Istanbul removed it from local pressure. As a result, the investigators were able to demonstrate the organized nature of this murder, its link with a major criminal network in Bandirma and the identity of the person behind it.“This is an encouraging sign for the many regional journalists throughout Turkey who are the victims of violence or the targets of threats because they upset powerful local interests. “We nonetheless fail to understand why the mastermind benefited from the significant sentence reduction envisaged for crimes committed ‘following an unjust provocation.’ The editorial dispute between Hayirsevener and the Kuruoglu family developed over a period of years, so the murder was clearly not carried out in a moment of anger.“Above all, there are no grounds for saying Hayirsevener overstepped the limits of free expression in his articles. At no point was he convicted of libel or insult. We regard the court’s ruling in this connection as an unacceptable posthumous conviction of Hayirsevener and we hope this aberration will be corrected on appeal.”All participants identifiedThe hitman, Erakkus, avoided aggravated life imprisonment (without possibility of a pardon) because he shot Hayirsevener in the legs. During the trial, a witness pointed out that, as Erakkus fired at close range, he could easily have shot Hayirsevener in the head or chest. The court nonetheless concluded that he did not intend just to injure Hayirsevener because he shot him four times. Hayirsevener died from loss of blood.Kerem Yilmaz, Kuruoglu’s driver, was sentenced to 11 years and eight months in prison for helping the hitman to flee after the shooting and for “membership of a criminal organization” and “illegal carriage of a firearm.” Judge Ömer Diken nonetheless ruled that the 40 months he had spent in pretrial detention was enough time served and ordered his release.Kuruoglu’s lawyer, Ferda Dündar, was convicted of passing on the instruction to murder Hayirsevener after visiting Kuruoglu, by then in prison for alleged payment of kickbacks. Kuruoglu’s brother Osman, his son Ilbey and the journalist Engin Arican were sentenced to two years and eight months in prison for membership of the same criminal organization. Other defendants were found guilty of corruption.Did Hayirsevener provoke Kuruoglu?The Hayirsevener family’s lawyer, Gökhan Küçük told Reporters Without Borders he intends to appeal against the court’s conclusion that that Hayirsevener’s investigative reporting constituted an attenuating circumstance under article 29.1 of Turkey’s criminal code because it “provoked” Kuruoglu. Article 29.1 says “whoever commits a crime under the effect of great rage or grief resulting from an unjust provocation shall be sentenced to (…) 12 to 18 years in prison if he or she had otherwise been facing a life sentence.”The court concluded that Hayirsevener’s murder was the culmination of an escalating war of words that Hayirsevener and the Kuruoglu family had waged for years through the newspapers they controlled. The judges spoke of breaches of journalistic ethics on both sides without specifying who began the dispute.The court is required to publish the arguments that led to its verdict in the next few weeks. Küçük wants the court to specify which articles by Hayirsevener it is referring to and to explain how they incited Kuruoglu to commit murder.“This decision is a dangerous precedent for press freedom,” he told Reporters Without Borders. “Ruling that newspaper articles can constitute incitement under article 29.1 could even have consequences for the lives of journalists.” During the trial, Hayirsevener’s lawyer gave the court a dossier detailing the complaints that Hayirsevener had filed since 2005 against Kuruoglu and Engin Arican accusing them of insulting him.The representatives of some of the other parties have also announced their intention to appeal, so the case will be transferred to the Court of Cassation in the coming months.More information about this case:- Slain newspaper editor “knew he was in danger” (24 Dec. 2009)- Blow to impunity awaited from newspaper editor murder trial (29 Aug. 2012)last_img read more

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Win cinema tickets

first_imgNewsLocal NewsWin cinema ticketsBy Alan Jacques – December 30, 2016 713 ODEON Limerick is this week giving away one pair of tickets and two large combo meals for a film of your choice at their cinema at the Castletroy Shopping Centre.To be in with a chance, answer the following question and email your answer to [email protected] by 9am on Tuesday January 3, 2017.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Who directed Passengers?A.   Steven SpielbergB.   George LucasC.   Morten Tyldum WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGScinemacompetitionlimerickOdeon CinemaOdeon Limerickpassengers Advertisement Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival center_img Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Print Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Previous articleSensory and ISL matinée for Beauty and the BeastNext articleTwo-tier recovery still being felt outside Dublin region Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

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Another tourist attacked by dogs at Malin Head

first_imgNews Twitter Google+ Previous articleDuffy six off the pace at PinehurstNext articleFF say Donegal must be prioritised as more gardai become available News Highland Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored Gardai investigate deaths of two horses on the N56 LUH still not ready to restore IT systems WhatsApp A tourist has been attacked by dogs in Malin Head.It is understood the injuries sustained are not serious.It is the latest in a series of similar dog attacks over the last year with the coastguard urging people to be careful in the area. Facebook Pinterest Facebookcenter_img By News Highland – July 25, 2014 Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai investigate Castlefinn burglary Another tourist attacked by dogs at Malin Head WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Energy Regulator proposes water charge of .49 per litre

first_img Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored Energy Regulator proposes water charge of .49 per litre Pinterest Facebook Twitter Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life By News Highland – July 31, 2014 Previous articleDaniel O’Donnell officially opens ‘Rosses Sitting Room’ at Dungloe HosptialNext articleAn Bord Pleanala rules out Castlefin anaerobic digester proposals News Highland Water from your tap is going to cost you just under half a cent a litre – meaning you’ll pay around 24 cents for a quick shower.The Commission for Energy Regulation has published its proposed water charges – which will be around 176 euro for a household with one adult – rising by 102 euro per extra adult – where the house gets water in and water out.Metered rates are 4 euro 88 cents per thousand litres for water and wastewater services.Households with septic tanks that don’t need wastewater services will pay half – or 2.44 per 1000 litres.Where water is unfit for human consumption – affected customers will still have to pay – but they’ll get a 50 percent reduction during the disruption to their service – and a 100% reduction if the disruption lasts more than 3 months.Customers with specific medical conditions that need extra water will have their charges capped. Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img Google+ Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest Gardai investigate deaths of two horses on the N56 Gardai investigate Castlefinn burglary WhatsApp Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologistlast_img read more

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Two people hospitalised after Derry stabbing incident

first_img Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist Facebook Twitter Two men have been treated in hospital following a stabbing in Derry.The incident happened in the laburnum Terrace area between 2 and 3 o’clock this morning. One man was brought to Altnagelvin with stab wounds, but his injuries are not believed to be serious.Another man was also treated in hospital for injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening.A 28-year-old man has been arrested.It’s reported that during the incident, a woman attempted to flag down passing motorists for help. Newsx Adverts Google+ Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life Gardai investigate Castlefinn burglary Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn Two people hospitalised after Derry stabbing incidentcenter_img Facebook Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Previous articleMan attacked and robbed in CoalislandNext articleAnother clinic cancelled at LGH as A&E pressure persists News Highland Pinterest Google+ Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp By News Highland – November 27, 2011 last_img read more

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