The journalist Bui Minh Quoc under house arrest again in Dalat

first_img Help by sharing this information In a letter addressed to Vietnamese minister of Public Security, general lieutenant Le Minh Huong, Reporters without Borders (RSF – Reporters Sans Frontières) protested against the roundup and placement under house arrest of the journalist and dissident Bui Minh Quoc. RSF considers this measure as equivalent to an imprisonment since it deprives the dissident of his freedom and his right to express himself. “Once again, the Vietnamese government is violating the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights it had ratified in September 1982, and whose article 19 guarantees freedom of expression”, affirmed Robert Ménard, General secretary for the organisation. Therefore, RSF demands the end of the placement under house arrest for Bui Minh Quoc and his colleague Ha Sy Phu, under house arrest since March 2001, and the immediate release of the journalist Nguyen Dinh Huy, imprisoned since 1993. According to the information gathered by RSF, journalist and dissident Bui Minh Quoc, was placed under arrest in his home of Dalat (south of the country), on 12 January 2002. That measure follows his roundup in the train station of Thanh Tri (suburb of Hanoi), on 8 January 2002. He had then been questioned for three days by the police who had seized more than three hundred documents regarded as “reactionary” by the authorities. The day before, Bui Minh Quoc had met a group of dissidents from Hanoi.But according to a Vietnamese journalist who took refuge in France, the roundup and placement under house arrest of Bui Minh Quoc are connected to the investigation he had led for more than a month, in the Northern country, on the situation around these borders with China. Indeed, dissidents regularly denounce concessions, mostly in terms of territory, granted to Beijing authorities by the government of Hanoi. Bui Minh Quoc had gone to these provinces on a motorcycle, to collect testimonies on the situation. Among other things, the police seized several notebooks and picture films. RSF_en April 22, 2021 Find out more Organisation April 27, 2021 Find out more News VietnamAsia – Pacific News to go further Newscenter_img Receive email alerts April 7, 2021 Find out more Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison VietnamAsia – Pacific January 22, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 The journalist Bui Minh Quoc under house arrest again in Dalat News Bui Minh Quoc, member of the group of dissidents from Dalat, had already been placed under house arrest from April 1997 until the end of 1999 for having militated in favour of press freedom. That sanction forbids him to leave his neighbourhood and meet anybody without official authorisation. His telephone is cut off, his home guarded by policemen and his family under watch. Follow the news on Vietnam RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnamlast_img read more

Challenger portal signs up agents behind Say No To Rightmove campaign

first_imgChallenger portal OneDome says it has signed up 2,000 branches to its service including two of the leading agencies behind the ‘Say No To Rightmove’ campaigns.These are London agency Dreamview Estates and the At Home Estate & Letting Agency in Sussex both of which are involved in two of the campaigns attempting to rein-in the power of Rightmove.Dreamview Estates is run by Murray Lee and heads up the Estate Agency Group, and At Home is run by Paul Davies and leads the Boycott Rightmove Facebook site.Like many of the agencies and industry figures leading the charge to soften Rightmove’s influence, these two have been calling on agents to help support the raft of new ‘challenger’ portals’ that have emerged before and during the Covid Crisis.OneDome has also attracted some large multi-branch agencies including Andrews Property Group, Arun Estates, Martyn Gerrard, Robinson Michael & Jackson, and Winkworth.Best agents“We are delighted to be working with some of the best agents in the country and continuing to drive portal costs down while generating a significant volume of leads,” says Babek Ismayil. “We are humbled by the positive response we have seen from the industry.”His business has plenty of competition in the challenger portal field with a further five up and running and another three waiting in the wings to launch, The Negotiator has been told.OneDome claims to be the only platform to offer estate agents a 100-year free-to-list contract and an optional profit share agreement, generating revenue for itself by working with agents to facilitate home moves.Read more about Say No To Rightmove.At Home Estates & Lettings Say No To Rightmove Murray Lee Dreamview Estates OneDome Martyn Gerrard Paul Davies Andrews Property Group Arun Estates Robinson Michael & Jackson winkworth July 30, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Marketing » Challenger portal signs up agents behind Say No To Rightmove campaign previous nextMarketingChallenger portal signs up agents behind Say No To Rightmove campaignMurray Lee and Paul Davies are leading by example and have recently signed up to use the challenger portal as they urge other agents to look at Rightmove alternatives.Nigel Lewis30th July 20200963 Viewslast_img read more

Girls in NWC semi-finals

first_imgSYDNEY, Australia (CMC):Caribbean powerhouse Jamaica sealed their semi-final spot with a sensational one-goal triumph over Malawi on day eight of Netball World Cup (NWC) 2015 yesterday.The Sunshine Girls squeezed through with a 63-62 win in what was described as the tightest match of the tournament after Trinidad and Tobago defeated Samoa for the first time 66-47.The Jamaicans showed consistency and composure in all four quarters, which got them over the line after both teams put on a spectacle for the roaring crowd in Allphones Arena.Goal shoot Romelda Aiken scored 44 from 48 and goal attack Shanice Beckford 17 from 18 tries.last_img

Tidy Town Committees sweep up Clean & Green Awards

first_imgFive Tidy Town Committees were honoured at a special event in the County House in Lifford on Monday afternoon when they were awarded the Clean & Green Awards from Donegal County Council.These awards are aimed at recognising groups that have achieved high scores in the following three categories of the National Tidy Towns competition: Tidiness & Litter Control; Approach Roads, Streets and Lanes and; Sustainability – doing more with less.The following groups received an award of €500 as they came out tops in these categories in the national competition for their own municipal district – Doochary, Donegal Town, Carraig Airt, Castlefinn and Malin and Donegal Town also received the overall county award worth €1,000. Owen Howells and David Davin from Donegal Town Tidy Towns Committee receiving the overall winning Clean and Green Award worth €1000 from Donegal County Council Cathaoirleach Cllr. Seamus O’Domhnaill at a special event in the County House in Lifford on Monday 1 April 2019. Picture also includes Cllr. Niamh Kennedy, Cllr. Noel Jordan, Cllr. Gerry Crawford and Michael McGarvey, Donegal County Council.Speaking at the presentation of these awards Cathaoirleach Cllr. Seamus O’Domhnaill congratulated the groups on the great work that they do in their own towns and villages.“The work that you do is a credit to each and every one of you and to the other volunteers in your community. You are making a massive contribution to your communities and you are keeping Donegal cleaner, greener and much more environmentally aware. I think we are winning the battle and I would urge you all to keep up the good work – the future is green.”Brian Watson and Hugh McColgan from Malin Tidy Towns Committee receiving a Clean and Green Award worth €500 from Donegal County Council Cathaoirleach Cllr. Seamus O’Domhnaill at a special event in the County House in Lifford on Monday 1 April 2019. Picture also includes Cllr. Niamh Kennedy, Cllr. Noel Jordan, Cllr. Gerry Crawford and Michael McGarvey, Donegal County Council.Cllr Niamh Kennedy, Deputy Chair of the Environmental and Emergency Services Strategic Policy Committee also congratulated the groups and said that €67,000 had been invested in Tidy Towns initiatives by the Council in 2018. 28 groups benefitted from the fund which helped them improve their overall marks in the national competition.Carrigart Tidy Town Committee members Columba Boyce and Joy Buchanan receiving a Clean and Green Award worth €500 from Donegal County Council Cathaoirleach Cllr. Seamus O’Domhnaill at a special event in the County House in Lifford on Monday 1 April 2019. Picture also includes Cllr. Niamh Kennedy, Cllr. Noel Jordan, Cllr. Gerry Crawford and Michael McGarvey, Donegal County Council.Sam Gallagher from Castlefin Tidy Town Committee receiving a Clean and Green Award worth €500 from Donegal County Council Cathaoirleach Cllr. Seamus O’Domhnaill at a special event in the County House in Lifford on Monday 1 April 2019. Picture also includes Cllr. Niamh Kennedy, Cllr. Noel Jordan, Cllr. Gerry Crawford and Michael McGarvey, Donegal County Council.Michael McGarvey, Director of Water and Environment with the Council also commended the groups on receiving these awards and noted that there are more than 5,000 volunteers working through Tidy Town Committees and community clean-ups across Donegal and this is something that is particularly unique to Donegal. The Council has just recently launched the Big Donegal Clean-Up campaign and groups have already been very active. This year we also have 5 local Big Donegal Clean-up Ambassadors who will help promote the campaign and encourage others to get involved. He added that the Council is fully committed to continuing to work with groups and explore all possible options for addressing ongoing challenges particularly litter along the roadside.Mr McGarvey said “the Tidy Towns initiative has such a positive impact on the local community and we are keen to support groups that instil such positivity in their local community and their local environment”. Tidy Town Committees sweep up Clean & Green Awards was last modified: April 3rd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Clean & Green Awardstidy townslast_img read more

7 wonders inspired 7 course menu

first_imgHyatt Regency Delhi was highly elated to be the hospitality partner for the high profile lifestyle event – “The CEO Series 2016”. The India Edition of CEO featured Celebrity Chef and Master Chef Australia Judge Gary Mehigan who along with Executive Chef Hyatt Regency Delhi, Ivan Chieregatti  curated exclusive seven course menu on the theme of “7 wonders of the world”.Celebrity Chef Gary Mehigan was welcomed at the hotel in pure Indian traditional style with aarti, tikka and garlands.  Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe lavish menu has been inspired from the seven wonders of the world right from rich soft textured  salmon with flavours of ceviche from Peru, butter roasted cauliflower caramalized with spices from India, Brazilian Moqueca’ crustacean veloute,white chicken cooked in authentic Chinese sauces to Italian Concod’Oro’ Lemon curd and olive oil semi freddo, slow cooked lamb inspired from Middle Eastern flavours and refreshing compressed watermelon from Jordon.  Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveAseem Kapoor, General Manager, Hyatt Regency, Delhi said, “We are delighted to have Chef Gary Mehigan here who has conceptualised such an innovative and scrumptious menu for our esteemed guests. Such events enable social interactions outside of boardrooms and following our tradition we are dedicated to serving our guests at its best.” Gary Mehigan is an English Australian chef, restaurateur and a judge of the series MasterChef Australia. He currently co-owns The Boathouse restaurant, in Melbourne suburb Maribyrnong.last_img read more

D3js 580 a JavaScript library for interactive data visualizations in browsers is

first_imgYesterday, the team behind D3.js rolled out D3.js 5.8.0. Data-Driven Documents or D3 is a JavaScript library using which you can create dynamic, interactive data visualizations in web browsers. Updates are introduced in the following modules: d3-force The iterations argument is added to simulation.tick. A bug is fixed when initializing nodes with fixed positions. d3-scale The following new features are added: The domain and range convenience constructors for all scale types Default constructors for sequential and diverging scales The d3.tickFormatReturns function, a number format function for displaying a tick value The d3.scaleSymlog function, which constructs a new continuous scale with the specified domain and range Transformed sequential scales, for example, d3.scaleSquentialLog Transformed diverging scales, for example, d3.scaleDivergingLog d3.scaleSequentialQuantile for p-quantiles scale.unknown for all scale types Unlimited band.paddingOuter and point.padding d3-selection The selection.join method is added, a convenient alternative to the more explicit selection.enter, selection.exit, selection.append, and selection.remove. selection.order is updated to enforce relative position, rather than exact siblings. Vendor fallback for element.matches in selection.filter and d3.matcher is removed. d3-transition The transition.end is added, which returns a promise that resolves when every selected element finishes transitioning. A cancel event is added to transition.on. Performance of transition.style and transition.attr is improved To read the full list of updates on the GitHub repository of D3.js. Read Next Introducing Cycle.js, a functional and reactive JavaScript framework Introducing Howler.js, a Javascript audio library with full cross-browser support 16 JavaScript frameworks developers should learn in 2019last_img read more