Non-Aligned summit promises already forgotten as one journalist is arrested and another goes on hunger strike in prison

first_img Help by sharing this information News Reporters Without Borders voiced alarm today at the renewed harassment of independent journalists with Odelín Alfonso’s arrest by state security agents at his Havana home on 16 September and the stalled verdict in the trial of Alberto Gil Triay Casales, who began a hunger strike on 13 September in Valle Grande prison in west Havana in protest against the seven-year sentence he faces on a charge of “subversive propaganda.”“We firmly condemn the arbitrary arrest of Alfonso, who was already detained by the National Revolutionary Police in May,” the press freedom organisation said. “We are also worried about the fate of Triay Casales, who health is deteriorating. He has had several heart attacks and has high blood pressure. He also has a serious hip problem that could leave him disabled if it is not treated properly.”Reporters Without Borders added: “We call on the Cuban authorities to release these two journalists in accordance with the human rights commitments it made at the end of the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Havana.”A correspondent for the Miami-based news website Cubanet, Alfonso was previously arrested by the political police in May and ordered to put a stop to his journalistic activities. He was also told he would go to prison if he did not stop working as self-employed electrician. Alfonso said he did not comply with these demands.The founder of the Estrella Solitaria information centre, Triay Casales, 55, wrote articles every week for Payolibre, another Miami-based website. Following his arrest on 9 November, he was held for 20 days at the Department for Technical Investigation. He was hospitalised after several heart attacks and then transferred in early December to Valle Grande prison. His trial took place on 22 June, but no verdict or sentence has been announced. Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet Organisation News CubaAmericas New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council RSF_en Receive email alerts Newscenter_img RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago News Follow the news on Cuba CubaAmericas May 6, 2020 Find out more September 20, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Non-Aligned summit promises already forgotten as one journalist is arrested and another goes on hunger strike in prison October 15, 2020 Find out more to go further October 12, 2018 Find out morelast_img read more

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Alcohol forum welcomes judge’s intervention in price war

first_img PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Google+ By News Highland – July 7, 2012 Pinterest Twitter Alcohol forum welcomes judge’s intervention in price war Facebook Newsx Adverts The North West Alcohol Forum has welcomed yesterday’s decision by a judge to impose a minimum unit price for alcohol to end an ongoing drinks price war in Bundoran.Two night clubs, Paris and Jumpin Jacks owned by rival cousins in the town, have seen shots sold in one for as little as 50 cent while the second offered unlimited free drink for a 20 euro cover charge.Yesterday, following concerns expressed by parents, Judge Kevin Kilrane instructed that the lowest price any club can charge for any single measure, spirits or beer in Bundoran is now €2.50.Eamon O’Kane, North South Strategist with the forum, says this problem has been wide spread in Donegal:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/nwafweb.mp3[/podcast] Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Previous articleAnalysis shows Donegal has low rate of mugging but high rate of assaultNext articleSoccer – Derry City Take The Points At UCD News Highland Google+center_img HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Twitter Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

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5 underrated member experience techniques and why you should use them

first_img 16SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Member experience defines what feelings and emotions members associate with your credit union. This experience is what keeps them happy and loyal to you and what drives them to recommend your credit union to family and friends. Your most important brand advocates are your members, and whether they advocate your credit union or not all depends on what credit union member services they receive and what their personal member experience is with those services. Here are 5 underrated member experience techniques and why you should be using them.1. Call your members by name. Personalizing the credit union member experience allows members to interact with you on a trusted and comfortable level. Everyone loves hearing their own name, and using a member’s name lets them know that your credit union doesn’t think of them just as a number, but a person who deserves the best. Use this technique when speaking in person, but also when contacting via email or phone.2. Seamless lending. Whether in branch or via mobile, credit union lending should be seamless, paperless and effortless for members. Offering members electronic signatures is the convenience they want and expect in this day and age, and something they can easily get from other banking institutions. continue reading »last_img read more

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She Cranes secure World cup air tickets

first_imgHowever, Anek has downplayed such concerns, saying that the team is determined to among others beat England and also Scotland that is now ranked seventh in the world.Amidst the pressure to secure funds for the air tickets and other activities, Anek says that the team has been preparing for its opening match against England on July 12th.Anek says that the challenges in securing funds is also a motivator for the team to perform much better at the World Cup, now that Uganda has even moved one rank higher in the world from seventh to sixth position.The Netball World Cup takes place every four years. The She Cranes have participated in two World Cup editions so far, making its first appearance in 1979 and then in 2015 when it emerged 8th.The 2019 World Cup squad includes 7 players who participated in the previous event. They include the Team captain Peace Proscovia, Rachael Nanyonga, Ruth Meeme, Stella Oyella, Jesca Acan, Sylvia Nanyonga and Lillian Ajio.Proscovia will join travel from Australia and join the team in Liverpool.*****URNShare on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: She Cranes at the last World Cup 2015 in AustraliaKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The national netball team, She Cranes, has secured air tickets for the upcoming World Cup. The tournament is slated for July 12th to 21st in Liverpool, United Kingdom.Uganda’s delegation, of 25 people including the team, will travel on Friday.The President of the Uganda Netball Federation (UNF), Susan Anek says that although the government has not released funds for the World Cup, it has bought the air tickets for the team and the technical personnel.The She Cranes are among teams drawn from sixteen countries that will take part and are in Group D alongside the hosts England, Samoa and Scotland.   Early this year, the Federation submitted a request to the government to release shillings 2.1 billion for the 2019 World Cup.Government releases funds to national sports associations and federations through governing body-National Council of Sports-NCSThe request was for payment for visas, air tickets, accommodation, feeding, and allowances among others.The NCS Acting Secretary General, Dr Bernard Patrick Ogwel says that government will release funds to the team on Thursday.Since the federation has been hunting for funds from the time the team qualified for the World Cup in August, it has left some fans angry and dismayed.Some Ugandan fans including legislators for Workers, Margaret Rwabushaija and Kasese Woman MP, Winfred Kiiza have been concerned that the ministry of finance has delayed to release funds to facilitate the team, which could affect their performance at the World Cup.last_img read more

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