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Lack of transparency, denial of justice in hospitalisation of Akbar Ganji

first_img IranMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 News Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Reporters Without Borders voiced outrage today at the lack of transparency and denial of justice surrounding the hospitalisation of imprisoned journalist Akbar Ganji, who has been on hunger strike for 38 days, and the organisation reiterated its call for his immediate release.Ganji’s family has also protested about the circumstances of his hospitalisation in an open letter to the head of the Iranian judiciary, Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahrudi, accusing Tehran prosecutor Said Mortazavi of failing to cooperate with the family and condemning the refusal to allow Ganji’s lawyers to visit him. Ganji was taken on 17 July to Milad hospital in Tehran, where he has been isolated on the hospital’s 12th floor. The ban on visits by his lawyers violates Iranian law.Voicing concern about his condition, Reporters Without Borders called on the director of Milad hospital to issue a daily bulletin on his state of health.The press freedom organisation added: “We call on the daily newspaper Kayhan, headed by Hossin Shariatmadry, to stop spreading rumours accusing the reformists of paving the way for Ganji’s death with the aim of blaming it on the Iranian regime.”According to judicial officials, Ganji was hospitalised for a knee operation. It has also been reported that he has called off his hunger strike.Ganji was sentenced to six years in prison in 2001 for an article linking senior regime officials to a series of murders of writers and intellectuals. He has been held in Evin prison, where he began his hunger strike on 10 June. He has lost 22 kg since he stopped eating.Calls for his release have been made by US President George Bush, the European Union and many international human rights organisations. IranMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts July 22, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Lack of transparency, denial of justice in hospitalisation of Akbar Ganji After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Newscenter_img Organisation Follow the news on Iran News June 9, 2021 Find out more News March 18, 2021 Find out more to go further Help by sharing this information February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Limerick Community College through to All Ireland Drama Final

first_imgTwitter Facebook Previous article#BREAKING CAB raids at Limerick and Dublin homesNext articleTargeted crackdown on Limerick dumping blackspots Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie SING OUT WITH STRINGS celebrates a decade of music with showcase performance Limerick students win trip to Brussels hosted by MEP Kelly Three Limerick students honoured to present their project in Dublin TAGSBriery gapDancing at LughnasaThomond Community CollegeTransition Year Linkedin Thomond Community College to hold its annual Multicultural Day Printcenter_img NewsLocal NewsLimerick Community College through to All Ireland Drama FinalBy Staff Reporter – February 23, 2018 1155 Thomond Community College Transition Year Drama Students.Thomond Community College’s transition year drama group have successfully qualified for the All Ireland Final of the Briery Gap drama festival 2018.The final will be held in Mullingar on the 3rd of March where the group will be showcasing their talents in a performance of Brien Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa.The play centres around the five Mundy sisters (Kate, Maggie, Agnes, Rosie, and Christina), all unmarried, who live in a cottage outside of Ballybeg. All the drama takes place in the sisters’ cottage or in the yard just outside, with events from town and beyond being reported either as they happen or as reminiscence.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The oldest, Kate played by Merit Admadasun, is a school teacher, the only one with a well-paid job. Agnes (Katie O’Connor) and Rose (Aisha Garba) knit gloves to be sold in town, thereby earning a little extra money for the household. They also help Maggie (Saoirse O’Sullivan) to keep house. Maggie and Christina (Temera Odhomor) have no income at all. Michael (Sadbh O’Riordan) is seven years old and plays in and around the cottage. All is quiet in the Mundy household until their uncle Father Jack (Tommy Kerrigan) arrives home from the missionaries in Uganda and Gerry Evans (Sage Kaya) seeks Christina’s hand in marriage.The play is directed by their teacher, Aidan O’Connell who said “It’s a pleasure to work with such a talented and enthusiastic group and I’m extremely proud of their achievement so far. The group is elated at their accomplishment and are rehearsing harder than ever in preparation for the final”More local news here. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick GAA stalwarts drive enthusiasm for Bus Éireann competition Email WhatsApp Advertisement Limerick event bridges gap between education and employmentlast_img read more

Cooper Energy says Callawonga appraisal drilling campaign successful

first_img Callawonga 2019 appraisal program, Cooper Basin, South Australia. Photo: courtesy of Cooper Energy. Cooper Energy (ASX: COE) announces successful conclusion of the four well appraisal program at the Callawonga oil field, Cooper Basin, South Australia by the PEL 92 Joint Venture. Cooper Energy has a 25% interest in the PEL 92 joint venture with the balance held by the Operator, Beach Energy.The campaign commenced 5 November 2019, targeting information on the extent of the field to the north and east.Results from the campaign are largely in line with pre-drill expectations and have helped define the field limits in the north and east. Callawonga-19, 20 and 21 intersected the top Namur Formation reservoir high to prognosis which, subject to a full field review, may result in increased field size and future development drilling.Individual well results were as follows:–  Callawonga-19, located approximately 500 metres east of Callawonga-12 was plugged and abandoned with oil shows after being drilled to a total depth of 1,550 metres;–  Callawonga-20, located approximately 600 metres north-east of Callawonga-4 was plugged and abandoned with oil shows after being drilled to a total depth of 1,485 metres;–  Callawonga-21, located approximately 500 metres south of Callawonga-4 was plugged and abandoned with oil shows after being drilled to a total depth of 1,494 metres; and–  Callawonga-22, located approximately 500 metres north of Callawonga-3 was plugged and abandoned as a dry hole after being drilled to a total depth of 1,477 metres.The Callawonga appraisal campaign is to be followed immediately by a 4 well appraisal campaign at the Butlers Field, also located in PEL 92. Source: Company Press Release The campaign commenced 5 November 2019, targeting information on the extent of the field to the north and eastlast_img read more

PGGM misses €20bn impact investment target

first_imgPGGM has missed its target to invest €20bn in sustainability-themed investments by 2020. By the end of 2019, the Dutch asset manager only managed to invest €18.3bn in four themes – climate change, food security, water and health.The firm blamed a ‘lack of projects with sufficient scale’ in its water and food security themes for the failure to invest the planned €20bn on behalf of its main client, health care scheme PFZW, in time.The scheme’s strict criteria to define a sustainability investment only further complicated efforts to reach the investment target, a spokesperson claimed. “If we had only used the UN Sustainable Development Goals as a benchmark, we would have easily reached the €20bn goal.”PGGM, which manages €252bn on behalf of seven pension funds, could possibly have reached the goal if its takeover bid for renewable energy company Eneco had succeeded. However, PGGM, which had teamed up with Shell in its effort to acquire Eneco, was outbid by a Japanese consortium led by Mitsubishi.“It was disappointing to hear we missed out on a deal we worked on very hard for more than two years,” said chief investment officer private markets Frank Roeters van Lennep.“The acquisition of Eneco would have been one of few opportunities to make a major investment in Dutch energy infrastructure with Dutch pension capital,” he added.The plan to acquire Eneco was part of PGGM’s drive to increase investments in private markets. PGGM’s 1% headcount increase to 1,459 employees was mainly attributable to the hiring of additional private market specialists.“The reason for the additions in this space is PGGM’s long-standing strategic goal to build a bespoke private markets investment platform. Managing these investments in-house is much cheaper than using external managers,” a spokesperson said.Profit increasePGGM reported an 18.7% return on its investments in 2019 and a €7.6m profit, following a €11.2m loss the year before. In 2018, the asset manager had struggled with a costly implementation of a new IT system that took longer than expected.The profit was mainly attributable to a 7% increase in fee income to €297m and a decrease in its cost base.Staff costs, however, rose by a whopping 7.4%. According to a spokesperson, the bulk of the cost increase was attributable to wage rises. The 1% increase in headcount, as well as an increase in education and travel costs also played a minor part in it.Though PGGM is a not-for-profit organisaton, it still formulated a goal to increase its structural profitability to €10-15mn.“We want to create a larger cash buffer to create room for long-term investments in the organisation, for example in IT,” a spokesperson said.Though PGGM has a stable long-term relationship with its largest client PFZW, it also deems the creation of a risk buffer sensible, he added.Diversity policyPGGM also announced a change in its diversity policy. It has a long-term goal to increase the number of women in management positions to 35% from the current 29%.“This goal remains in place, but we are shifting the focus to ‘diversity in thinking’,” a spokesperson said. “This means every business unit has the freedom to choose its own priorities, be its gender, ethnicity or people with a distance to the labour market.”Looking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here.last_img read more