Weekly Times closed down just two months after launch

first_imgNews September 1, 2020 Find out more Organisation Receive email alerts RSF_en Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail November 27, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information November 12, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today condemned the announcement by the Zimbabwean government’s Media and Information Commission (MIC) on 25 February that it is closing the independent Weekly Times for a year for “violating the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act.””As usual, the Zimbabwean authorities find any old pretext for gagging independent media that might spoil things for them at the height of an election campaign,” the press freedom organization said, calling it “the second serious press freedom violation in two weeks,” after three foreign press correspondents were forced to flee the country.”The government does not hesitate to step up the repression one month before the 31 March legislative elections,” the organization added, “although it ratified the Southern African Development Community’s protocol on principles and rules for democratic elections which ought, in theory, to guarantee press freedom.”MIC chairman Tafataona Mahoso, who had threatened to close the Weekly Times in January just a week after the first issue came out, said its licence was being withdrawn because of a false statement and the failure of its owners to reveal facts. The newspaper had tricked him when it registered its licence by hiding certain aspects of its editorial line, Mahoso alleged.According to its statutes, the Weekly Times is a privately-owned news weekly focussing on development issues.It is the fourth privately-owned, independent newspaper to be closed in less than two years, following the Daily News, the Daily News On Sunday and The Tribune. Reporters Without Borders today condemned the announcement by the Zimbabwean government’s Media and Information Commission (MIC) on 25 February that it is closing the independent Weekly Times for a year for “violating the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act.” “It is the second serious press freedom violation in two weeks”, the organization said. to go further ZimbabweAfrica ZimbabweAfrica The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa News Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell Reports News Follow the news on Zimbabwe February 28, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Weekly Times closed down just two months after launchlast_img read more

Tehran to host international bakery exhibition

first_imgThe fourth International Bakery Exhibition (ibex) is to be held from 17-20 October 2010 at the International Permanent Fairground in Tehran, Iran.The country has population of more than 70 million, and the government is actively working to improve the quality of bread in Iran.The aim of the exhibition is to improve the culture of using industrial bread and to improve the investment in Iran’s bread industry.Ibex attracts a range of different businesses including flour millers, machinery and equipment manufacturers, enzyme and yeast firms and oven manufacturers.For more information, or to register for the exhibition, visit: http://ibex.ir/defaulten.aspxlast_img

Case Study

first_imgEmployees do not need a year’s service in order to bring an unfair dismissal claim if they reasonably believe even if wrongly that they are in serious and imminent danger and, as a result, take reasonable steps to prevent harm to themselves and others.This case involves a chef, who was dismissed after refusing to mop up an area behind some fryers in the kitchen. He was worried that this was unsafe, due to some electrical wiring being exposed. He was dismissed for disregarding food hygiene and for failing to obey instructions.On appeal, the EAT said that tribunals should consider firstly whether the employee reasonably believed there were dangerous circumstances that were serious and imminent and, if so, whether he took, or proposed to take, appropriate steps to protect himself or others from the danger, or to communicate the circumstances to the employer.If so, the question is whether the employer’s sole, or main, reason for dismissal was the employee’s actions. The fact that an employer may disagree with an employee’s view as to whether there was danger, or whether the steps the employee took were appropriate, is irrelevant.last_img read more

Petróleo Nautipa FPSO off Gabon to stay with Vaalco for another year

first_imgBW Offshore has received a one-year contract extension for the lease of one of its floating, production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels. FPSO Petroleo Nautipa; Source: BW Offshore According to the company, the firm period was extended to the third quarter of 2022 from the third quarter of 2021. BW Offshoresaid on Tuesday that it won an extension for the lease and operation of theFPSO Petróleo Nautipa. It is also worth noting that Vaalco was awarded a ten-year extension for the Etame Marin exclusive exploitation areas through 2028 from the government of Gabon back in 2018. The two companies signed a five-year extension with Vaalco for the FPSO in July 2012. The contract was extended from the third quarter of 2015 to the third quarter of 2020 with options for two additional years. The contract was worth $300 million, including options. The FPSOPetróleo Nautipa has been working for Vaalco at the Etame field since 2002. Atthe time of the initial contract award, the FPSO was 50-50 owned by Fred. OlsenProduction and BW Offshore. The FPSOvessel is currently operating on the Etame field offshore Gabon for VaalcoEnergy. Yinson acquired Fred. Olsen Production in December 2013 and, in turn, gained ownership of the 50 per cent stake in the Petróleo Nautipa FPSO. Yinson sold its share in the vessel to BW Offshore in October 2014 for $49.3 million.last_img read more

Charities that should be concerned about Family First’s possible deregistration

first_imgCurrent registered charities who also do political advocacy :Child Poverty Action Group CC25387Amnesty International New Zealand Inc CC35331Save Animals From Exploitation (S.A.F.E.) CC40428The Vegan Society of Aotearoa CC45333ASH New Zealand Incorporated CC31354NZ Drug Foundation CC27025National Council of Women CC49050Rainbow Wellington CC43245Humanist Society of NZ CC36074Human Rights Action Trust Aotearoa / New Zealand CC37775Human Rights Foundation Of Aotearoa New Zealand CC22917Save the Children CC25367Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand Inc CC26943Action For Children And Youth Aotearoa CC11198Caritas Aotearoa – New Zealand CC36055Human Rights In Education Trust CC21672Human Rights Network of Aotearoa/ New Zealand Trust CC35675International Shia Cultural and Human Rights Organization CC37128Youth For Human Rights (NZ) Incorporated CC39445Waves Trust CC24175Agender Christchurch Inc CC20922Animal Welfare Institute of New Zealand CC11235Q-Topia Incorporated CC38341Groups who opposed Family First during the anti-smacking debateEPOCH CC31965Te Kahui Mana Ririki CC28437UNICEF CC27773New Zealand National Committee For Unicef Trust Board CC35979Groups who opposed Family First during the ‘gay marriage’ debateQSA Network Aotearoa CC48531Waikato Queer Youth CC29356Rainbow Youth Incorporated CC24284last_img read more

Another Beaver Valley/Castlegar Murdoch Final, another Game seven

first_imgFor the second time in as many seasons the Beaver Valley Nitehawks and Castlegar Rebels will need a Game seven to determine the Murdoch Division Champion.The Hawks, paced by Kootenay International Junior Hockey League scoring leader Ryan Edwards, forced a deciding game by stopping the Rebels 5-0 in Fruitvale.Edwards scored twice to lead the Hawks.In three series wins against the Rebels, Edwards has scored five times for seven points. In three Castlegar wins, Jordan Gluck has allowed four goals.Gluck did not finish the game Monday and was replaced by Connor Beachamp five minutes into the third period.So it’s safe to say the star that shows up will no doubt have a say in the final outcome.That is unless a role player like Justin Niminken steps up like he did in 2012, scoring the game-winning goal with three minutes remaining in the game to spark the Hawks to a 5-3 win in Game seven.Game time is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Castlegar.The winner advances to the Kootenay Conference Final against the Golden/Fernie champ.last_img read more