News August 19, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper editor held for referring to “northern Kurdistan” News Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Turkey Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor News RSF_en April 2, 2021 Find out more TurkeyEurope – Central Asia TurkeyEurope – Central Asia April 28, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders called today for the immediately release of Yasin Yetisgen, the owner and editor of the Kurdish newspaper Coban Atesi, who was detained by a police court on 14 August in Gaziantep (in southeastern Anatolia) for publishing an article that said Gaziantep was located in “northern Kurdistan.”“As the crime of ‘separatist propaganda’ in article 8 of the anti-terrorism law was repealed in July 2003, it seems utterly archaic to detain Yetisgen before prosecuting him on a charge of ‘attacking the country’s integrity and the state’s unity’,” the press freedom organisation said.The offending article appeared in the 2 August issue of Coban Atesi, a local newspaper. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of the article’s author, Hursit Kasikkirmaz, who lives abroad. Yetisgen’s lawyer has filed an appeal against his detention.The European Court of Human Rights condemned Turkey in 2004 for convicting publisher Ayse Nur Zarakolu for publishing a book about the murder of journalist Ferhat Tepe. The court ruled that the use of the term “Kurdistan” could not in itself be grounds for restricting free expression. Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law to go further News Organisation April 2, 2021 Find out more
Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders The Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders held their 2017 Reorganization meeting last night, with the swearing in of Freeholder Gerald M. Thornton and Freeholder E. Marie Hayes.Jerry Thornton, of Middle Township, was elected Freeholder in 1995 and last night was reappointed as Freeholder Director. He was formerly Freeholder for 11 years (1976-1987) and Freeholder Director for three years. He was joined by his wife, Linda, and member of their family.Freeholder Gerald M. Thornton was sworn-in by Judge Michael J. Donohue, J.S.C. – He was joined by his wife, Linda, and members of their family. Photo Credit: K. HartzellMarie Hayes, of Ocean City, was elected in November 2014 to a three-year term on the Board of Chosen Freeholders, after filling the unexpired term of M. Susan Sheppard, Esq., in November 2013. Her husband, Lloyd, daughter and her family were on hand to support her while she took her oath.Freeholder Marie Hayes was sworn-in by Judge Michael J. Donohue, J.S.C. – She was joined by her husband, Lloyd, and family members. Photo Credit: K. HartzellAdministering the oath of office to both Thornton and Hayes was New Jersey Superior Court Judge Michael J. Donahue.The Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard presented the colors and the Flag Salute.Bella McKeow, 4th Grade Student at Maud Abrams School sang the “Star Spangled Banner” and stole everyone’s heart.Kathy Bakley, CMC Human Resources sang “God Bless America”.The Invocation and Benediction was led by Associate Pastor Terry Lothian, St. Peter’s Methodist Church, Ocean City.
Henrik Henriksen, chief strategist at PFA Pension, said that while stock and bond markets in Denmark had started with a fall this morning, the Greek crisis was relatively isolated.“The European economy is in better shape than the last time the Greeks were in crisis,” he said.The latest growth indicators from European companies were at their highest level in four years, despite the fact the data was collected in the middle of June, when the Greek crisis had grown, Henriksen said.He said he was not nervous about the Greek referendum set for 5 July to vote on the aid package from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the European Central Bank (ECB) and the European Commission.“There will be financial turmoil for rest of the week, and the Greek opinion polls ahead of the referendum may have a central role,” he said. If Greeks do vote in favour of the creditors’ bailout, as figures now indicate they will, and shares start to recover, the market will then probably rally, Henriksen said.“But it requires a Greek government that can implement a yes,” he warned.Schelde said he agreed with the consensus there would be limited contagion in the event of a Greek exit from the euro.“I don’t think markets will start pricing contagion effects in any serious way, but, obviously, Greek assets are selling off sharply, and, combined with the increased uncertainty, that does raise the risk premium in other markets as well,” he said.Schelde said Nordea Life & Pension in Denmark, because the situation was so unclear and could go both ways, would not be making any tactical moves at the moment to protect its investments.“But should markets outside Greece start to sell off sharply for some reason anyhow, I would tend to see that as an buying opportunity,” he said.Henriksen said there was no prospect of the stock market falls seen earlier today escalating because of the positive trends in the European economy and also because private investors have positioned themselves defensively against the Greek turmoil.He also said the European Central Bank’s quantitative easing programme announced in January could be used to stem the turmoil in the markets. Danish pension providers PFA Pension and Nordea Life & Pension expect continued volatility on financial markets this week as the crisis over Greece’s debt repayments remains acute but believe it unlikely the situation will escalate to cause broader troubles in the EU economy.On Monday morning, banks and cash machines in Greece were closed as the Greek government imposed capital controls after talks broke down with its creditors.Anders Schelde, CIO at Nordea Life & Pension in Denmark, told IPE: “The situation is very unclear, so obviously there is a risk of further falls. But let’s not forget there could also be positive surprises that could send us in the other direction.“Thus, it is really anybody’s guess at this stage, and market volatility seems to be the only certainty.”
A host of soccer and cross-country athletes from Hancock County have earned post-season conference and regional all-star honors.Three girls and nine boys were named to the Maine Soccer Coaches Regional All-Star teams.Girls named to the Eastern Maine teams are freshman forward Opal Curless and junior goalkeeper Hannah Shaw of the Mount Desert Island Trojans in Class B, and senior midfielder Kacie Hurd of the Bucksport Golden Bucks in Class C.Named to the boys’ Class B team are senior midfielder Josh Bean, senior forward Maks Grover, junior goalkeeper Steven Mahon, sophomore midfielder Jack Weeks and sophomore back Jeff Weeks of the Ellsworth Eagles; and senior forward Audyn Curless of the MDI Trojans.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textSelected for the Class C team are senior forward Sam Stearns of the Golden Bucks and junior midfielder Philip Shaheen of the George Stevens Academy Eagles.Junior forward Patrick Duddy of the Deer Isle-Stonington Mariners was named to the Class D team.The seniors — Hurd, Bean, Grover and Stearns — are invited to compete in the annual Senior Bowl game on Sunday at Hampden Academy’s soccer complex.The girls’ game will begin at noon and the boys’ game will follow at 2:30 p.m. Admission is free.Hancock County runners are very much in evidence on the Penobscot Valley Conference all-star cross-country teams.On the boys’ side:Large Schools First Team: Dan Curts, Robert Looker, Brayden Beardsley and Frank King of the Ellsworth Eagles and Jordan Harris of the MDI Trojans.Large Schools Second Team: Will Richard, Ransom Burgess, Ralph Magnani and Ethan Craigo of MDI and Kody Holmes of Ellsworth.Small Schools First Team: Brandon Wade of the Sumner Tigers and Skyler Frager of Bucksport.Small Schools Second Team: Robin Doyle of Bucksport, Oliver Broughton and Devlin Valle of GSA and Kyle Jordan of Sumner.On the girls’ side:Large Schools First Team: Aleta Looker of Ellsworth and Maggie Painter, Waylon Henggeler, Olivia Erickson, Isabel Erickson and Caroline Driscoll of MDI.Large Schools Second Team: Rebecca Planchart of MDI.Small Schools First Team: Natalie Coleman of Bucksport and Madison Cole of GSA.Small Schools Second Team: Brooke Wentworth, Rachel DesFosses, Schuyler Williamson, Chloe Laurent de Rummel and Charcy Ye of GSA and Amber Hall and Sam Boothby of Bucksport.For more sports news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Bio GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017 Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) Latest Posts Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017 Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017 Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. [email protected]
Share Related Articles Share BGC lauds success of whistle to whistle ban August 21, 2020 The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has called for ministers to guarantee the reopening of UK casinos in July to avoid industry job losses.BGC CEO Michael Dugher re-emphasised that UK casinos had undertaken all necessary steps to ensure that venues are ‘covid proof’ and able to reopen safely in July, with the majority of UK leisure and hospitality businesses.In his statement, Dugher pointed to London’s Rialto Piccadilly Circus Casino as an example of a venue that had ‘pulled out all the stops’ to ensure public and workforce safety.Dugher said: “I was hugely impressed by what I saw at the Rialto Casino, one of the Grosvenor casinos.“From markings urging social distancing on the floor, to multiple hand sanitisers, sanitised chips and screens separating customers and staff, it’s obvious they have pulled out all the stops to make sure they can re-open safely. I know other operators from across the country are making similar efforts and investment.”Classed alongside nightclubs, swimming pools, indoor gyms and beauty salons, at present casino venues have been given no assigned date for their reopening by the UK’s devolved parliaments.The BGC is disappointed at the government’s continued lockdown enforced on UK casinos, which have introduced the most stringent of social distancing rules and hygiene measures in order to ensure public and workforce safety.Dugher echoed the sentiments expressed by Rank Group CEO John O’Reilly, who wrote to the HM Treasury explaining that a further delayed opening threatened a sector which directly employs 14,000 workforce and contributes £300 million in tax per year. The BGC CEO added: “We want to play our part in kick-starting the economy, just like other parts of the leisure, entertainment and hospitality industry. In this time of great economic uncertainty, the contribution that casinos make to the nation’s finances cannot be under-estimated. We hope that the Government will respond positively and quickly – and avoid the threat of significant job losses.” Submit ASA monitoring sweep marks gambling as the worst underage advertising offender August 26, 2020 StumbleUpon UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020
PCB also demoted Younis Khan from Category A to Category B in their list of central contracts for 2014In what appears to be a major blow to veteran cricketers Shoaib Malik and Kamran Akmal, the Pakistan Cricket Board(PCB) has axed the duo from their list of central contracts for 2014. The experienced middle order batsman Younis Khan was also demoted from Category A to Category B as per the list released on Thursday.Pakistan test and limited-overs captain Misbah-ul-Haq and flamboyant allrounder Shahid Afridi were among five players given top category A contracts by the board.Mohammad Hafeez, Saeed Ajmal and Junaid Khan were the other players in the top category as the PCB announced central contracts to 31 players in four categories.The PCB’s director of international Zakir Khan, chief selector Moin Khan and camp commandant Mohammad Akram selected the contracted players after evaluating their fitness during a month-long training camp in Lahore.”The committee took three factors into consideration while finalizing the list; form and performance, fitness level and future potential,” Zakir Khan said.Test specialists Asad Shafiq, Azhar Ali, wicketkeeper Adnan Akmal, Khurram Manzoor, Nasir Jamshed and Abdul Rehman were awarded category C contracts.Fast bowlers Mohammad Irfan, Bilawal Bhatti and Anwar Ali were among the notable players in the list of 16 players which were given category D contracts.The PCB has increased the monthly salaries and test match fees for all categories by 25 percent while remuneration for ODIs has been raised by 10 percent.Players will also be offered increased win bonuses – from 200 to 250 percent – for winning a series against the three top-ranked teams in the world as well as against archrivals India.advertisementThe contracts will be effective from January 1 this year.Central Contracts:Category A: Misbah-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez, Saeed Ajmal, Shahid Afridi, Junaid KhanCategory B: Younis Khan, Ahmad Shahzad, Umar Akmal, Umar GulCategory C: Asad Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Adnan Akmal, Khurram Manzoor, Nasir Jamshed, Abdul RehmanCategory D: Sohaib Maqsood, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Bilawal Bhatti, Sharjeel Khan, Zulfiqar Babar, Fawad Alam, Ehsan Adil, Mohammad Irfan, Wahab Riaz, Raza Hasan, Umar Amin, Harris Sohail, Rahat Ali, Shaan Masood, Mohammad Talha, Anwar Ali(With AP inputs)
APTN National NewsParliament Hill has been buzzing with talk about replacing the Indian Act.The one politician leading the push is Conservative MP Rob Clarke.Months ago, Clarke introduced a privet members bill to amend and eventually replace the Indian Act. His proposed bill was debated last Thursday.Clarke explains his bill in an interview with APTN National News.
Nearly 30 Haitians caught following illegal landing in Nassau, says Defence Force Recommended for you Related Items:#MagneticNewsMedia TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp #MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, December 19, 2016 – From the smallest detail like banning Styrofoam containers on a construction site at a planned Exuma luxury resort to powering an electric vehicle via a solar power charging station, the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation recent energy conference served up a harvest of innovative solutions to the problems of how to provide consistent, reliable power in a modern world. “These are very challenging times for the energy sector,” said Chamber CEO Edison Sumner. “We must find ways to reduce our reliance on traditional forms of energy.”That reliance – along with a dependence on government in order to get anything done – has resulted, said Sumner in a situation where electrical output, particularly in New Providence, is still dependent upon fossil fuels and an antiquated power generation system that is costly, challenging to maintain and unhealthy for the environment. “For a very long time we have been ignoring our own welfare,” said Sumner, addressing business and civic leaders at the Chamber’s third annual energy security conference, hosted in conjunction with the American Embassy with patron sponsor Commonwealth Bank and held at the British Colonial Hilton December 13. “We want to determine the future of the country when it comes to the energy sector and the impact the cost and quality of energy has on business and on our lives in general.” Looking to the future, speaker after speaker recounted the need to act responsibly but independently.It was the willingness to find their own vision and make it reality that led Shaun Ingraham and the One Eleuthera Foundation to purchase a rundown closed hotel and transform it into a training centre that has since been internationally accredited. Sixty adult students have graduated with technical and vocational skills and certification. “With 70% unemployment in Eleuthera, we needed to find ways to stimulate the economy,” said Ingraham. “We got a license and created a credit bureau. We partnered with five primary schools including The Island School which is totally off the grid. We got access to the 1.5 tons of trash the schools created and began recycling. We started to crush the glass and turn it into countertops, floors, pavements. The cans went to Nassau for Cans for Kids. The plastic we shipped back to Nassau.”In eight years, One Eleuthera Foundation has pumped $20 million into the local economy – and done so with a shared vision, equipping dozens with badly-needed skills, providing green jobs and operating with a mission to be economically viable and environmentally friendly. Radiologist Larry Carroll, MD, discovered how important it was to operate without waiting for government to move forward so long as you were within the law. He did it first in organizing a group of doctors to operate a private hospital, Doctors Hospital, and more recently as he neared retirement, in building a seven room resort in Schooner Bay, Abaco. “The vision for Schooner Bay presented to me was to have a green, sustainable village based on old village models of years ago,” said Carroll. “The village concept was built around the harbour. Developers preserved the natural flora and fauna, provided geothermal heating and cooling. They built the land up so if there were a storm surge, the run-off would flow into the wetlands. We recycle all our gray matter, maintain the indigenous vegetation.” All utilities are underground. Nine foot ceilings allow heat to rise, reducing the need for air conditioning. Positioning of the residences also allows for best breeze flow. Now, Dr. Carroll is trying to unite the Schooner Bay community to tackle the difficulty with energy. “We have an hour power cut every day. If we can de-politicize our thinking and our discussions and get together, we could put in a solar mini-grid in Cherokee Sound and sustain that community and Schooner Bay and we would not have to wait for anyone else. We are too dependent on government and we need to just unite and do it ourselves.” If Family Islands are drawing the blueprints for the energy sector, one of the most interesting is the model that will be set when construction starts on Children’s Bay Cay and Williams Cay in the Exumas. According to Project Director Michel Neutelings, every aspect of design, engineering and operations is being created to utilize the latest technology to provide the most sustainable development. “The waters of the Exumas are among the most pristine in the world so we have to strike a very careful balance, taking into account the dire need for economic development, sustainability of the environment and wishes of the community,” said Neutelings. “We will meet with every environmental group and will listen to the community before we put a shovel in the ground.” And when construction starts, there will be a ban on Styrofoam. The energy conference under the theme Eyes Wide Shut drew nearly 100 persons with the Deputy Prime Minister Philip ‘Brave’ Davis addressing the luncheon and advising that the new energy regime would allow power generation including solar to tie into the grid as early as the end of January. 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