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Myanmar Times and other media threatened and sanctioned by military censors

first_img Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association condemn the recent sanctions taken by the military government’s censorship board against the Burmese-language edition of the Myanmar Times weekly, which was ordered to suppress its next issue for carrying a report about an increase in the price of satellite dish licences ( in its 11 January issue.The newspaper apparently published the story, which quoted an Agence France-Presse dispatch, without requesting the censorship board’s permission.”The latest sanctions against news media that are already subject to censorship and self-censorship appear to be linked to recent official statements on press freedom,” the two organisations said. “Information minister Kyaw Hsan, for example, told a group of media publishers on 13 January that the media must make an effort to help the national economy to improve and to protect itself against the destructionists threatening the country’s interests. We suspect that this kind of comment may pave the way for new sanctions and restrictions.”A Rangoon-based journalist said the government also asked the Myanmar Times to fire four of its journalists, Nwe Nwe Aye, Win Nyunt Lwin, Myint Soe and Win Kyaw Oo. The four were reportedly told to go this week.The censorship board recently ordered at least two magazines, the Myanmar Tribune and Action Times, not to publish any “political” news. A journalist employed by one of these publications said Maj. Tint Swe, the head of the censorship board, threatened them with reprisals if they did not concentrate on entertainment and sport. Myanmar Tribune and Action Times decided to temporarily suspend publication.A spokesperson for the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD), Aung San Suu Kyi’s party, was summoned by the censorship board on 11 January and reprimanded for issuing a newsletter on 4 January, Independence Day. Reference was made to the Printers and Publishers Registration Act, under which an unauthorised publication is punishable by up to seven years in prison.According to the Burmese exile magazine Irrawaddy, young NLD activists printed and circulated a newsletter entitled Ah-Yoan-Thit (The Dawn) containing articles on last September’s demonstrations and arrests of party activists.The military government has refused to give the NLD any publication permit since the start of the 1990s. Aung San Suu Kyi has herself repeatedly requested authorisation to publish a newspaper.Around 150 weekly newspapers and 80 magazines are published in Burma. Most of them do not cover politics but all of them are subjected to prior censorship. According to some sources, rampant corruption within the censorship board means that publications are sometimes able to carry reports that would normally be censored. Follow the news on Myanmar US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture RSF_en Receive email alerts May 12, 2021 Find out more Organisation News January 16, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Myanmar Times and other media threatened and sanctioned by military censors Help by sharing this information RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylumcenter_img MyanmarAsia – Pacific to go further May 31, 2021 Find out more News MyanmarAsia – Pacific May 26, 2021 Find out more News Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar Newslast_img read more

30-month jail term for editor in libel case brought by lawyer

first_imgNews Editor still unable to return to Bolivia after six months in exile The 30-month jail sentence that a La Paz court imposed on Rogelio Vicente Peláez Justiniano, the editor of the monthly Larga Vista, on 4 March on charges of defamation and “dissemination of insults” has highlighted the urgency of decriminalizing media offences in some countries of Latin America.Article 27 of Bolivia’s publishing law stipulates that these offences continue to be covered by the criminal code. Peláez could have chosen to be tried under the publishing law or the criminal code, each of which would have involved a different court. He chose the criminal code and now plans to appeal against his conviction.“The sentence is not final and could change,” Reporters Without Borders said. “But it poses a challenge to Bolivia’s legislators. The criminalization of media offences violates the American Convention on Human Rights, which Bolivia signed, and fosters censorship and self-censorship by journalists who cover matters of public interest, as in this case.“A jail sentence in a libel case is both wrong in principle and counter-productive in practice. It does nothing to correct or redress the information that has been reported or the opinions that have been expressed, and it just reflects badly on those who issue the sentence or give it their approval.”The case against Peláez was filed in October 2010 by Waldo Molina Gutiérrez, a lawyer repeatedly been accused by Larga Vista of “illicit enrichment” for demanding fees of more than 450,000 dollars for representing 285 people who had contributed to the formerly state-run State Employee Retirement Fund (FREP). A criminal court ruled in November 2008 that Molina could collect these excessive fees, which he received in July 2009. It was then that Larga Vista began covering the case.Peláez told Reporters Without Borders that the court that convicted him had made no attempt to shed light on the substance of the corruption allegations against Molina. A jail sentence in this kind of case is rare in Bolivia and, according to some local and national media, is unprecedented.Welcome decreeThe double murder of two Aymara-language journalists – Verónica Peñasco Layme and her brother, Victor Hugo Peñasco Layme – in La Paz on 25 February meanwhile continues to reverberate within the media and beyond. At least five street demonstrations have been staged in response to their murders, the motives of which are still unknown.Reporters Without Borders welcomes a government decree ordering the media to provide transport for their employees between home and work during the hours of 10 at night to 7 in the morning. According to the decree, which took effect on 29 February, media that fail to comply will be fined, with the amount of the fine being paid to the journalist concerned. RSF_en News Help by sharing this information Organisation BoliviaAmericas Receive email alerts Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom March 15, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 30-month jail term for editor in libel case brought by lawyercenter_img to go further Follow the news on Bolivia June 12, 2020 Find out more BoliviaAmericas Bolivian journalist hounded after accusing boss of sexual harassment February 1, 2018 Find out more November 18, 2016 Find out more News Newslast_img read more

Sinn Fein Cllr in Strabane denies allegations of assault on SDLP man

first_img Google+ Sinn Fein Cllr in Strabane denies allegations of assault on SDLP man Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Previous articleRUC knew about IRA bomb that killed three people in Derry in 1988Next article43 deaths on the A5 between Aughnacloy and Derry since 1998 News Highland A SF Cllr in Strabane has denied allegations that they assaulted a member of the SDLP party.On Sunday the PSNI confirmed they were investigating an incident after they received a report of an assault in the early hours of Saturday morning.The Sinn Fein Cllr, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said that they totally deny the allegations that have been reported to the PSNI by the SDLP.The Cllr also said that they are seeking legal advice in relation to what they called “highly prejudicial” comments made by SDLP members on social media websites and to the local media.Sinn Fein says the allegations made have been presented as fact by the SDLP, which has attempted to subvert the Cllrs right to due legal process.And the statement concludes that the comments made by some SDLP members are unsubstaniated, and, as of yet un-investigated.Earlier this week the SDLP claimed that a representative in Strabane had been assaulted by a Sinn Fein Cllr over the weekend. Twitter WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest News WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Pinterest Facebook Facebook By News Highland – July 10, 2013 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Family Courts Can’t Insist On Personal Presence Of Parties At The Time Of Filing Even For Mutual Consent Divorce : Karnataka HC [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesFamily Courts Can’t Insist On Personal Presence Of Parties At The Time Of Filing Even For Mutual Consent Divorce : Karnataka HC [Read Order] Mustafa Plumber5 Jun 2020 6:25 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court has held that family courts cannot insist on the personal presence of parties at the time of presenting petitions before the family courts if they are represented by advocates acting as their authorised agent. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice S Vishwajith Shetty held :”Therefore, we hold that there is no legal basis for the practice adopted…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Karnataka High Court has held that family courts cannot insist on the personal presence of parties at the time of presenting petitions before the family courts if they are represented by advocates acting as their authorised agent. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice S Vishwajith Shetty held :”Therefore, we hold that there is no legal basis for the practice adopted by some of the Family Courts in the State when they insist on personal presence of the petitioner or petitioners at the time of filing the cases. Their personal presence is not required when a petition is presented by an advocate as an authorized representative of the petitioner or petitioners. In the same way, when a notice of proceedings filed in the Family Court is served, on the returnable date, the Family Court cannot insist on personal presence of the respondent when the respondent enters appearance through a legal practitioner as an authorized agent.”The bench also held that personal presence was not necessary at the time of filing to seek divorce by mutual consent.”When a joint petition is presented for divorce by mutual consent, both the husband and wife will be petitioners and therefore, the same principles which are laid down above will apply”.  The bench referring to two judgments passed by the Karnataka high court and on consideration of the provisions of the Family Court Act as well as Civil Procedure Code said “The legal position is crystal clear when a petition is filed in a family court, it can be presented in person or through agent by advocate acting as authorised agent. Therefore a litigant can file a petition in family court without remaining present through advocate acting as authorised agent. Same principle will apply to respondents.” Similarly, the court held that when a written complaint as contemplated by clause (a) of sub section 1 of section 190 of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) is filed and when the complainant is represented by the advocate the courts of magistrate cannot insist upon presence of complainant at the time of filing of the complaint.The Court passed the order in a suo moto case taken to deal with the legal issues which arise during the days of limited functioning of the Courts.Click here to download Order Read Order Next Storylast_img read more

Hottest weather of summer possible out West as temps rise in East

first_imgABC News.(FRESNO, Calif.) — Some of hottest weather of the summer is expected this weekend in the western U.S. — at times reaching near-dangerous levels. There are heat advisories and excessive heat watches out for a large portion of California this weekend.In the San Francisco metropolitan area, inland temperatures could top the triple-digits this weekend, about 10 to 15 degrees above average. Further inland, near Sacramento, temperatures could reach as high as 109 degrees, especially on Sunday. In Los Angeles , Inland areas could cross 105 degrees.The heat will slide east over the next couple days, peaking in central and northern California on Sunday. Redding and Fresno could approach 110 degrees. The heat will peak in the desert on Monday, with temperatures in Las Vegas and Phoenix hitting, or even exceeding, 110 degrees.Monsoon storms brought heavy rain to parts of the mountain west on Friday. A mudslide was reported on Interstate 70 in Colorado, with more showers and thunderstorms expected in parts of the region this weekend. The threat for monsoon moisture will decrease in the near term, but it could repeat next week, especially in parts of the desert southwest, like Phoenix and Las Vegas.There is a risk for wildfires in parts of the West on Saturday from Oregon to Montana. There are fire weather alerts in parts of Washington and Montana due to an approaching cold front that should bring gusty winds.The gusty winds along with dry weather in the region could lead to rapid wildfire spread. Additionally, there could be a couple of dry thunderstorms that bring lightning and a further threat for wildfires.High pressure is keeping a large part of the central and eastern U.S. quiet this weekend, but the heat will increase gradually. Temperatures in the 90s are expected in parts of the Northeast early next week, however, this appears to be rather short-lived and less impressive than what the region experienced about a week ago.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Raising awareness

first_imgBowelcancer is the second most common cancer killer in the UK. A clinical specialistnurse in bowel care describes how OH can help develop an awareness in theworkplace, By Sue Frost This article describes the background and progress to date of a project topromote healthy bowel awareness in the workplace. The work, funded by ColoplastLtd, is being carried out from the University of Birmingham. Bowel cancer is the second most common cancer killer in the UK, with morethan 35,000 people diagnosed with the disease each year, and 16,000 deaths peryear – which equates to around 43 people dying every day.1 Unfortunately,evidence suggests that many people are not aware of the signs and symptoms ofthe disease.2,3,4 I have spent 17 years helping people diagnosed with bowel cancer, in my roleas a bowel care clinical nurse specialist, and this experience has highlightedthe difficulties and challenges associated with a lack of knowledge of thesigns and symptoms of the disease. It was also clear that embarrassment and denial could lead to a delayeddiagnosis. Many patients had symptoms for several months and some even foryears, but had chosen not to seek help at an early stage, because they wereunaware of a potential problem, because they were too embarrassed to seekadvice, or because they hoped the symptoms would go away. This is unfortunate,as many would have been in a position to be treated and cured during the earlystages, but for a significant number, a cure was not possible by the time theywere diagnosed. In the late 1990s, I felt a more proactive stance was required to influencethe knowledge and attitude of our local community regarding bowel cancer anddisease. So in 1997, along with a colleague, I set up a registered charity (TheHolly Trust) in our local area. It is dedicated to raising local awareness ofthe disease, and funds to help those diagnosed. The charity’s founders includedex-patients and nurses with an interest in the subject. One of the major difficulties the charity encountered was how to get theinformation across to the public in the most effective way. After designing ourown bowel cancer awareness leaflets, we organised many events. One such examplewas to hand out the leaflets at our local shopping centre, but this only seemedto capture the interest of a certain number of people, and in fact, a smallnumber even looked offended when they saw what the leaflets were about. Despite successfully raising funds and promoting bowel cancer issues in thelocal community, there was a need to find a way of getting the informationacross to the public in a more effective manner. In 1997, Lynn Faulds-Wood – former Watchdog presenter, and now aninvestigative reporter on GMTV – co-founded the bowel cancer charity, theCrocus Trust. She then moved on to the charity Beating Bowel Cancer, and nowruns her own charity, Lynn’s Bowel Cancer Campaign. We discussed thepossibility of setting up a project to work with occupational health nurses(OHNs). As a patron of the Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AOHNP),Faulds-Wood knows they are in a unique position to gain access to the generalpublic at work. Having already done some work on this with the Institute ofOccupational Health at the University of Birmingham, Faulds-Wood now felt theproject would benefit from someone running it full-time. We believed this wasan excellent platform to start addressing issues about healthy bowel awarenessand a great opportunity to work with OHNs. It is acknowledged that they havemany priorities in their working day, which includes political processing,policy making, programme development, research, health service provision,counselling and teaching.5 So to include healthy bowel awareness, it had to bepromoted in the most time and cost-effective manner. The workplace, along with schools, hospitals and neighbourhoods, wasidentified as a vehicle for health promotion by the World Health Organisation,offering the ideal setting to support the promotion of health to a large groupof people.6 This is particularly relevant to cancer prevention activities,because the majority, including bowel cancer, are related to lifestyle, and aretherefore potentially preventable.7 Cutler asserts that nurses are ‘keyplayers’ in cancer prevention. 8 A proposal was developed and accepted by the university, and the project,entitled ‘Promoting Healthy Bowel Awareness in the Workplace’, was furtherdeveloped as a higher-degree project. The project The overall aim of the project is to develop and explore the capacity forpromoting healthy bowel awareness within the workplace. The project has fourstages: Stage one: – To nationally assess OHNs’ current knowledge, attitudes and practiceregarding healthy bowel awareness in the workplace. Stage two: – To develop and implement a healthy bowel awareness learning and developmentprogramme with three occupational health departments. Stage three: – To support individual OHNs/departments to develop and implement their ownhealthy bowel awareness intervention, within their own workplace. Using a postal survey, assess workforce knowledge, attitudes and behaviourregarding healthy bowels and bowel cancer for both pre- and post intervention.The pre- and post- intervention survey will also be carried out by an OHdepartment which does not carry out a bowel awareness intervention to enablethe comparison of survey results from intervention and non-interventiondepartments. Stage four: – Interview consenting OHNs to evaluate the development, implementation andimpact of the project. Project progress After gaining ethical approval for the overall project, stage one has nowbeen completed. Stage two is currently in progress – three OH departments havebeen randomly chosen and agreed to participate in the intervention group, andone has been randomly chosen and agreed to participate in the non-interventiongroup. A pilot of the workforce questionnaire is in progress. Preliminary results of stage one are discussed below, and the final resultswill be published at a later date. 9 Stage one – survey of OHNs regarding the practice and perception ofhealthy bowel awareness in the workplace A postal questionnaire, including an invitation letter and participantinformation sheet, was sent to 969 OHNs from three data sources: an OHNdatabase held at the Institute of Occupational Health, University ofBirmingham, a database set up by Faulds-Wood, and a randomly selected group ofOHNs from a generated list of companies in the UK and Ireland. The survey consisted of mainly quantitative and some quantitative questionsregarding knowledge and attitude concerning bowel cancer and participation,attitude and experience regarding health promotion. Of the 244 responses returned, 38 could not be included, predominantlybecause the nurse no longer worked in the department. The remaining 206 wereanalysed. The findings are outlined below. Findings Just over three-quarters of the respondents worked full-time. Respondentswere providing a service, in total, for more than a million of the UK’s workingpopulation. It was clear that the knowledge regarding bowel cancer signs and symptomswas fairly high. Just over half the respondents correctly ranked bowel canceras the second biggest cancer killer in the UK. Nearly all the respondents couldname a way that could reduce the chances of getting bowel cancer, and name atleast one symptom of the disease. In contrast, when asked about predisposingfactors associated with bowel cancer, a quarter could not name any factor atall. There seemed to be some confusion over what to do when a client shows symptomsthat may indicate bowel cancer. The majority opted to advise the client to seetheir GP immediately or at the earliest convenient stage. In fact, theDepartment of Health referral guidelines for colorectal cancer advise it issafe to watch symptoms for up to six weeks before seeing a doctor.10 Information leaflets regarding bowel cancer are available from many sources,including the national bowel cancer charities, but only a third of therespondents had accessed these. Embarrassment is the biggest barrier to people contacting OHNs withbowel-related problems. Healthy bowel awareness activities had been undertakenby just over a quarter of the respondents. Of those that had not taken part in an activity, time constraints and otheractivities taking priority were given as the major reason. More than half the respondents said they had taken part in another cancerhealth promotion activity, with lung, testicular, prostate, skin, and cervicalcancer being stated the most frequently. Many respondents said they felt bowel cancer was important, but did not havethe time to promote it. Some said funding was also an issue, and a minority didnot feel it was a priority at all. Discussion The survey indicates that the OHNs who responded to the survey have a fairlyhigh knowledge of the disease and its signs and symptoms. There also seems tobe a genuine interest in the subject, and its importance is acknowledged. The major barrier in the promotion of healthy bowel awareness appears to betime constraints, and the fact that other activities take priority. Somedepartments have taken part in healthy bowel awareness promotion, but almostthree-quarters have not had the time or funding. Information leaflets areavailable, but not all departments have them. It is not appropriate to make recommendations for practice at stage one ofthe study, as work is still in progress. However, the work raises thisquestion: how can the OHN incorporate healthy bowel awareness into currentpractice, with minimal time and financial implications? Many nurses say theyincorporate questions about bowel function in their routine employee screening.This would seem to be an ideal opportunity to discuss the preventativemeasures, and signs and symptoms, maybe using a leaflet from one of thecharities. Leaflets in the department may be useful, as these can be accessedwithout necessarily speaking with someone face-to-face. Preventative measures do require behavioural change, and to support andencourage this, some nurses had collaborated with other areas, such as theworkforce canteen, who were able to offer a more healthy diet choice. Such collaborations are a positive step to both reinforcing and creatingsustainable changes of the health of a workforce. Conclusion Bowel cancer is a disease with high incidence and high mortality rates. OHNsare in a unique position to be able to disseminate knowledge and encourage andsupport behaviour change where appropriate. The aim of the project discussed inthis article is to deliver a model for the design and implementation of anintervention to facilitate this. It is clear that time constraints are a majorfactor in the lack of healthy bowel awareness in many occupational healthdepartments, and although they recognise it is a priority, mandatoryrequirements have to take precedence. The progress of the project will be reported in the future, so that otherOHNs can utilise the results in their own workplace in the most time and costeffective manner. Sue Frost RGN, postgraduate student, School of Health Sciences, Universityof Birmingham Acknowledgements My supervisors, Dr Sandy Herron-Marx, Professor Collette Clifford, and DrBarbara Mullan; Lynn Faulds-Wood; the OH nurses who responded to the survey instage one, and to those who were randomly selected and agreed to take part inthe next stages of the project; Coloplast Limited; Sarah Wheeler, Bowel careCNS; Good Hope Hospital NHS Trust, Sutton Coldfield; and The Holly Trust. References 1. CancerStats Large bowel – UK (2003) Cancer Research UK 2. Pullyblank, AM, Cawthorn, SJ and Dixon, AR (2002), Knowledge of cancersymptoms among patients attending one-stop breast and rectal bleeding clinics.European Journal of Surgical Oncology, 28 (5), 511-515 3. Yardley, C, Glover, C and Allen-Mersh, T G (2000) Demographic factorsassociated with knowledge of colorectal cancer symptoms in a UKpopulation-based survey. Ann R Coll Surg Engl, 82 205-209 4. Camilleri-Brennan, J and Steele, RJC (1999) A comparative study ofknowledge and aware-ness of colorectal and breast cancer. European Journal ofSurgical Oncology, 25 580-583 5. Parker-Conrad, JE (2002) A century of practice: Occupational HealthNursing. AAOHN Journal, 50 (12), 357-541 6. World Health Organisation (1997) The Jakarta declaration on Healthpromotion into the 21st century. WHO publications 7. Doll, R and Peto, R.(1981) The causes of cancer: quantitative estimatesof avoidable risks of cancer in the United States today. J Natl Cancer Inst.,66 1191-1308 8. Cutler, L (1999) The contribution of nursing to cancer prevention.Journal of Advanced Nursing, 29 (1), 169-177 9. Frost, SE, Herron-Marx, S, Clifford, CM, Mullan, B, (2004) The promotionof healthy bowel awareness in the workplace: a survey of Occupational health nurses(in progress) 10. Executive, N. (2000) Referral Guidelines for Colorectal cancer.Department of Health, London Comments are closed. 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Utah Men’s Basketball Hosts Washington Thursday

first_imgJanuary 20, 2020 /Sports News – Local Utah Men’s Basketball Hosts Washington Thursday Tags: Utah basketball/Washington basketball Written by Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Thursday, Utah men’s basketball (10-7, 1-4 in Pac-12 play) continues the Pac-12 season by hosting the Washington Huskies (12-7, 2-4 in Pac 12) at the Huntsman Center.What started out as a promising season for head coach Larry Krystkowiak’s Utes (165-118, .583 in his 9th season at Utah; 207-138, .600 as a collegiate head coach) is heading south.The Utes are the losers of four straight, having last tasted victory January 2 with an 81-69 win over Oregon State at the Huntsman Center.Utah scores 75.8 points per game, ranking the Utes 79th nationally in scoring offense.Sophomore forward Timmy Allen continues to lead Utah in both scoring (19.8 points per game) and rebounding (7.5 boards per game).Sophomore guard Both Gach (11.3 points per game) and freshman guard Rylan Jones (10.2 points per game, team-bests in assists [77] and steals [17]) also score in double figures on-average for the Utes.Freshman center Branden Carlson leads the squad with 14 blocked shots on the season.The Utes surrender 72.8 points per contest, tying Utah for 262nd nationally in scoring defense with Vanderbilt and Incarnate Word.The Huskies are coached by Mike Hopkins (60-29, .674 at Washington) who is in his fourth season at the program’s helm.Washington scores 70.6 points per game, tying the Huskies for 197th nationally in scoring offense with Evansville.Freshman forward Isaiah Stewart leads Washington in scoring (18.3 points per game), rebounding (9 boards per game) and blocked shots (42).Freshman forward Jaden McDaniels (13.1 points, 6.4 rebounds per game) junior guard Nahziah Carter (12.6 points, 5.5 rebounds per game) and sophomore guard Quade Green (11.6 points per game, a team-best 79 assists) additionally score in double figures on-average for the Huskies.Sophomore guard Jamal Bey has a team-best 28 steals to pace Washington in that category.Washington ranks 2nd nationally in blocked shots with 127 blocks on the season. This sets the tone for solid defense for the Huskies across the board.The Huskies surrender 62.5 points per game, ranking them 44th nationally in scoring defense. Washington also limits opponents to 37.1 percent shooting from the field, ranking the Huskies 9th nationally in that category.The Utes lead the Huskies 15-11 all-time and 8-3 at Salt Lake City.last_img read more

PGNiG and Cheniere continue cooperation in LNG supplies

first_img PGNiG and Cheniere continue cooperation in LNG supplies. (Credit: PGNiG) Polish Oil and Gas Company (PGNiG) has received another supply of U.S. liquefied natural gas from Cheniere, continuing the cooperation between the two companies to provide secure supplies of natural gas to Poland. Under the 2018 contract between both companies, starting from 2023 the annual LNG volume to be delivered by the US producer will increase to 1.95 bcm after regasification.On April 28th, 2020 the LNG carrier with the symbolic name “GasLog Warsaw” anchored at the President Lech Kaczyński LNG Terminal in Świnoujście, delivering approx. 70 thousand tons of LNG, which after regasification equals about 95 mcm of natural gas. This is the third supply from Cheniere under a long-term contract with PGNiG, and the second delivered this year under the contract. The cargo arrived from the Sabine Pass export terminal on the Gulf of Mexico.“Despite the current turmoil in the world related to the coronavirus pandemic, LNG supplies flow to Poland as planned and without any disruptions. In this respect, we can count on the reliability and timeliness of our contractors,” commented Jerzy Kwieciński, President of the PGNiG Management Board. “LNG import is one of the pillars of our country’s energy security, which we base on solid foundations of cooperation with our American partners among others. In the case of LNG from Cheniere, the supply volume will increase significantly from 2023, reaching about 1.95 bcm of natural gas annually,” added the PGNiG President.“Cheniere is pleased to continue to reliably deliver LNG to our customer PGNiG,” said Anatol Feygin, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Cheniere. “We are committed to the goal of providing a secure source of U.S. natural gas for Poland, now and in the future.”PGNiG and Cheniere Energy have been working together for several years. In June 2017, the first load of American liquefied gas in history arrived in Poland – a spot supply from Cheniere. At the end of 2018, both companies concluded a long-term LNG supply agreement, and the first cargo under this contract arrived in July 2019. In the meantime, PGNiG received a few spot supplies of LNG produced by Cheniere. The current delivery is the third under a long-term contract between PGNiG and Cheniere signed in 2018. The previous one arrived on April 1, 2020. According to the agreement, the volume of supplies covers a total of around 0.7 bcm in the entire period of 2019-2022, and throughout the period of 2023-2042 it will cover a total of approx. 39 bcm of natural gas after regasification, i.e. approx. 1.95 bcm after regasification annually. Source: Company Press Release Under the 2018 contract between both companies, starting from 2023 the annual LNG volume to be delivered by the US producer will increase to 1.95 bcm after regasificationlast_img read more

Hackney introduces letting fees ban without waiting for government

first_imgHome » News » Hackney introduces letting fees ban without waiting for government previous nextRegulation & LawHackney introduces letting fees ban without waiting for governmentLondon borough calls on all agents in area to get rid of fees, and first agent has signed up.Nigel Lewis1st August 201701,392 Views The London Borough of Hackney has launched a voluntary letting fees ban ahead of the government’s ban expected next year.The borough has called on all letting agents within its borders to “stop unfair charges for private renters” including processing, amending or renewing a tenancy agreement.The initiative is part of the borough’s Better Renting Campaign to promote a fairer renting for the 32,000 households who rent from private landlords within Hackney.“We have long called on the Government to take action to stop this extortionate financial burden placed on private renters,” says recently-elected Labour councillor Sem Moema (pictured, left), who is also a housing advisor to the borough’s directly-elected mayor.“The new housing minister, Alok Sharma, must resist the strong voice of the letting agent lobby and push through this legislation without delay.“But while it’s vital action, a lettings fee ban tackles the symptoms, not the causes, of the housing crisis.“In the absence of any real change on the ground, we’re taking matters into our own hands and are working directly with local letting agents to create a fairer and more transparent private renting system in Hackney, starting now.”The campaign has the official support of one local letting agent so far, Julian Reid Estate Agents which has a branch office on Stoke Newington Church Street and lets and manages approximately 60 properties in the area.“We’ve always been aware that renting in London for tenants is a hugely expensive business and that some agents charge huge fees that puts a large burden on the tenants,” says owner Julian Reid (pictured, right).“A lot of tenants aren’t sure what they are going to be charged when they rent a property but we’ve always taken the view that we should be open and transparent.“We don’t charge lettings fees to tenants and have always taken a more ethical approach; we only charge a referencing fee but don’t charge any fees throughout the tenancy.“I don’t think the fact that we don’t charge fees puts us at a disadvantage against our competitors – it doesn’t make a big difference to our business.” julien reid hackney lettings fee ban sem moema August 1, 2017Nigel 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 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Give the Gift of Warmth for Winter – The Ocean City Board of Realtors®…

first_imgThe Ocean City Board of REALTORS® is pleased to announce its fall community service project, a drive to collect coats, sweaters, blankets, snow boots, hats, scarves, and more. Donations will be collected now through November 23, and will be used to give the gift of warmth for winter.The Warmth for the Winter Drive will collect gently used or new items to be donated to the Ecumenical Clothes Closet to provide for needy families. Of special need for this winter are children’s coats, children’s snow boots, and ladies or men’s sweat shirts and pants. Monetary donations will be accepted – we will shop for you! Funds will be used to purchase items of need as requested by the Ecumenical Clothes Closet.Donations can be dropped off at the office of the Ocean City Board of REALTORS®, 405 22nd Street, or for pickup please call the office: 609-399-0128.(Office hours: Monday-Friday 9a-5p)“ As you switch over your wardrobe from summer to winter and clean out your closets, we encourage our fellow REALTORS®, friends and neighbors to donate items that are gently used or new, especially coats, jackets and blankets, that will provide warmth for the winter to families in need” said Gloria Votta, Chair Community Services Committee, Ocean City Board of REALTORS®.For more information- please contact Vicki Heebner at 609-399-0128 or [email protected]last_img read more

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