Government urged to ensure journalists are free to cover Friday’s demonstrations

first_img IraqMiddle East – North Africa June 7, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government urged to ensure journalists are free to cover Friday’s demonstrations In view of the recent attacks on journalists, our organization would like to point out that the media have the right to observe, film and photograph demonstrators and security forces. The authorities must facilitate the work of journalists or at least not obstruct them in any way. Confiscating their equipment, arresting them or detaining them for short periods, or any use of physical violence against them must be prohibited. Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan News Reporters Without Borders wrote to the Iraqi authorities yesterday urging them to ensure respect for the rights of journalists, including their right to cover the major demonstrations that are due to be held throughout Iraq this Friday, 10 June.Read the Reporters Without Borders letter : Dear Prime Minister,The international press freedom organization Reporters Without Borders has learned that major demonstrations are to be held throughout Iraq on 10 June to demand better public services (such as electricity and water), respect for basic rights and freedoms, the release of political prisoners and a crackdown on corruption. Government of IraqBaghdad Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki December 28, 2020 Find out more News Any action by the security forces that prevents journalists from doing their job is an unacceptable violation of freedom of expression. IraqMiddle East – North Africa News February 15, 2021 Find out more December 16, 2020 Find out morecenter_img Paris, 6 June 2011 Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Iraq Sincerely, Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” Press freedom is an essential component of the democratic process to which Iraq is committed. We will be watching closely to see whether the public’s right to information is respected. to go further Organisation RSF_en Jean-François JulliardReporters Without Borders secretary-general We trust you will give this matter your careful consideration. Receive email alerts RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Newslast_img read more

Modest bayside home achieves mega auction result

first_img12 Kooralgin St, Manly achieved a whopping $1.42 million at auction last weekend.The modest three-bedroom home at 12 Kooralgin Street, Manly with picture-book marina views wouldn’t look like much to the casual observer.But over the weekend, it achieved a monster $1.42 million at auction, cementing Manly Hill’s reputation as a Millionaire’s Row.L J Hooker Manly principal, Murray Mercer, said it was a brilliant outcome for all involved.“I’m ecstatic. So is everyone else I think,” Mr Mercer said.“It surpassed the reserve well and truly.”More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoMr Mercer said the marketing campaign saw over 45 parties walk through the home’s doors, with 13 registered bidders lining up on the day.The property was part of the estate of a local identity who had lived at the address since building the home in 1958.“It’s a pretty tight market that little section of the hill … and this one was special because of the well known the guy that owned it,” Mr Mercer said.“He used to sit on that veranda overlooking the bay and everyone use to wave at him and he used to wave back. He was a bit of a local celebrity.”While the 483sq m site would have suited buyers looking to build a grand new residence, Mr Mercer said the winning bidder has long-term plans for keeping the home.“The gentleman that’s bought is going to renovate it a bit and rent it long term and maybe use it for himself as he goes into retirement,” he said.Big results such as this reflect the latest analysis by Corelogic which showed Brisbane house prices rose 3.4 per cent over the past year, despite a recent fall in auction clearance rates.last_img read more

United would love to ruin City’s title party says Kompany

first_img“The manager has said we’ve still got stuff to work on but just having the sun feels like a holiday. It’s not going to be but just a little bit of sun will do for us!“It’s a great thing because it gives the lads the chance to clear everything mentally and physically and come back to be prepared to go for the last push.”City did not need to hit top gear as they eased to victory over Stoke and Belgian defender Kompany was impressed with their ruthless display.“I’m really pleased with the game management and that’s something you’ve seen this season,” Kompany said.“It’s not been the case many times in the history of this club, just understanding when you can hurt the opposition and when you’ve got to catch your breath a little bit.”Share on: WhatsApp “We’ll use this 14 days to get ready mentally to keep the level up, like we’ve done every single game,” he said. London, United Kingdom | AFP | Vincent Kompany has warned champions elect Manchester City that Manchester United will be desperate to ruin the leaders’ bid to seal the Premier League title against their bitter rivals.City need two wins to seal the title and if they beat Everton in their next game on March 31, they will be crowned champions with a victory against United at Eastlands on April 7That is a tantalising prospect for City supporters, but the club’s captain Kompany believes completing the job in such fashion could prove the toughest task of the season.“I’m very specific in saying it’s not going to be handed to us. If anything that’ll be a harder achievement than anything else this season,” Kompany said.“I cannot think of a team as big and with as much quality as, first of all Everton, and then United.“Just letting us have a perfect moment? Usually you want to spoil it with everything you’ve got. I know that’s what I’d be feeling if I was on the other side.“But let’s put everything straight first – we just want to win the title. Everything else is a bonus, a cherry on the cake. It doesn’t stand or fall by this one game.”City have a long wait for their next game as this weekend’s clash against Brighton has been postponed because of the Seagulls’ involvement in the FA Cup.Instead, Pep Guardiola’s side are spending the rest of this week at a warm-weather training camp in Abu Dhabi, home of their owner Sheikh Mansour.Kompany, who starred in Monday’s 2-0 win at Stoke, believes the trip is a good opportunity to stay together as a group and hone their game-plan for the title run-in.last_img read more

TAGS – Trophies For The Team Help Build Self Esteem

first_imgFacebook3Tweet0Pin0 If you’re a parent, you know growing up is hard. A child’s mind and body are always changing, and learning how to adapt to these changes can be incredibly stressful. Children can feel pressure from all aspects of their life: to succeed in school, to succeed at sports, to succeed at making friends. It is important for you to look for ways to let children know that they’re appreciated and can succeed, and trophies are a tried and true way to help.Commemorating a child’s achievements impacts them in several positive ways. It creates a memory for the child. Children will display their trophies proudly, and any time they see these awards, they will remember the story associated with them. It also provides the child a tangible object that they can feel proud of. It is not merely something given to them, but rather something they earned due to their achievements and skill. This encourages children to take pride in themselves, developing self-esteem. Perhaps most importantly, receiving a trophy, medal, or award is fun! Everybody loves the opportunity to be honored for their achievements, and children are no different.Friendly competition is a great motivator to improve one’s skill in a given area. The competitive spirit encourages children and adults alike to try their hardest. However, children appreciate tangible rewards for their hard work. A medal, trophy, or other award is a great way to give children something to strive for.All kids can benefit from receiving awards and medals in their life. Awards are a great way of acknowledging them for their hard work. Customized trophies, awards and medals from TAGS Awards & Specialties can help motivate your child, create a proud memory, and improve their self-esteem.last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (May 27, 2016)–Hronis Racing’s Nancy From Nairobi will be bidding for her fourth consecutive win as she heads a field of nine in Monday’s Grade I, $300,000 Gamely Stakes at Santa Anita. For fillies and mares three and up, the Gamely will be contested at a mile and one eighth on turf.Named for William Haggin Perry’s three-time Eclipse Award winning daughter of Bold Ruler (1967, 68 & 69), the Gamely was first run in 1939 at Hollywood Park as the Long Beach Handicap. It will be run for the third consecutive year at Santa Anita on Monday. FANTICOLA: Blessed with an abundance of natural speed, this 6-year-old Ontario Canadian-bred mare led every step of the way in last year’s Gamely, only to be collared late while finishing second, beaten a neck. Trained by Phil D’Amato and owned by Anthony Fanticola and Joseph Scardino, Fanticola, who stalked the pace and finished third, beaten 1 ¾ lengths by Nancy From Nairobi in the Grade II Royal Heroine May 5, will be making her third start of the year in the Gamely and rates a huge chance. Ultra-consistent, Fanticola is 12-3-3-5 over the Santa Anita turf and is 21-5-5-8 overall with earnings of $537,300. THE GRADE I GAMELY STAKES IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTSRace 8 (of 10)                                 Approximate post time 5:30 p.m. PDT NANCY FROM NAIROBI: Trained by John Sadler, this 5-year-old English-bred mare will stretch out a furlong off a solid half length win here in the Grade II Royal Heroine Stakes on May 5. Ultra-impressive in a pair of allowance scores on Feb. 5 (1 1/8 miles on turf) and March 4 (one mile turf), “Nancy” earned a 96 Beyer Speed figure in taking the Royal Heroine, which was her fifth start under Sadler’s care. With a win and a second from two lifetime tries at the Gamely distance, she has an eye-catching turn of foot and appears to be primed for a career-best effort. With an overall mark of 22-5-6-0, she has earnings of $271,456. She will again be ridden by Abel Lezcano, who has been aboard in all of her stateside starts. WEKEELA: Headquartered with trainer Chad Brown at Belmont Park, this 4-year-old French-bred filly showed ample promise in her U.S. debut, finishing second, beaten five lengths, in the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles turf Jenny Wiley Stakes at Keeneland on April 16. A Group III winner in France in her only try at a mile and one eighth on turf, Wekeela, who will likely be attentive to the early pace, merits plenty of respect in her Southern California debut. Owned by Martin Schwartz, she has three wins and three seconds from nine starts and has earnings of $242,587. NASHOBA’S GOLD: A two-time graded stakes winner here in 2014, this 5-year-old Kentucky-bred mare by Smart Strike was winless in three starts last year and comes off a fourth place finish here in the Grade II, 1 1/8 miles turf Santa Ana Stakes on March 26. Owned and bred by Warren B. Williamson, she is out of Williamson Racing’s good producing mare Nashoba. Trained by Carla Gaines, Nashoba’s Gold was an even fifth two starts back going a flat mile on turf in the Grade II Buena Vista Stakes on Feb. 20 and appears to be coming to her best in what will be her third start of the year. With all three of her career wins (from four tries) coming at the Gamely distance, Nashoba’s Gold will be making her 11th career start on Monday. She has earnings of $284,438. Nancy From Nairobi–Abel Lezcano–121Evo Campo–Rafael Bejarano–121Dressed to a T–Mario Gutierrez–121Fanticola–Joe Talamo–121Elektrum–Victor Espinoza–121Wekeela–Javier Castellano–121Keri Belle–Mike Smith–121Illuminant–Flavien Prat–121Nashoba’s Gold–Tyler Baze–121First post time on Monday is at 2 p.m. Admission gates open at 11:30 a.m. For scratches, late changes and complete morning line information, please visit read more