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Vietnam arrests two leading members of independent journalists group

first_img News Pham Chi Thanh (left) was arrested on 21 may in Hanoi. Two days later, Nguyen Tuong Thuy was arrested and transferred to Ho-Chi-Minh-City (photos: Facebook Pham Thanh – Dien Dan Dan Chu). Receive email alerts News to go further Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison Reporters Without Borders (RSF) demands the immediate release of two leading members of the Independent Journalists Association of Vietnam (IJAVN), who were arrested two days apart in Hanoi last week, and calls on Vietnam’s commercial partners to put pressure on the authorities to end this latest crackdown on independent commentators. Nguyen Tuong Thuy, a 68-year-old blogger and IJAVN vice-president, was arrested on 23 May in Hanoi, where he lives, and was immediately transported 1,700 km south of the capital to Ho Chi Minh City, where he continues to be held. A former Vietnamese Communist Party combatant, Thuy became a reporter for Radio Free Asia, which is funded by the US Congress. Pham Chi Thanh, a journalist and prominent IJAVN member who uses the pseudonym of Pham Thanh, was arrested when police arrived at his Hanoi home at 8 a.m. on 21 May and immediately took him away. His is currently being held in a Hanoi prison under article 117 of the criminal code, which penalizes “opposing the state of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.” April 22, 2021 Find out more “The almost simultaneous arrests of Pham Chi Thanh and Nguyen Tuong Thuy send an extremely chilling message to all those trying to maintain a public debate in Vietnam,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. Vietnam has long been near the bottom of RSF’s World Press Freedom Index and is ranked 175th out of 180 countries in the 2020 Index. Also aged 68 and an old Communist Party member, Thanh used to work with the state-owned Voice of Vietnam radio station before becoming a pro-democracy activist and critic of the one-party state. He edited a blog, Ba Dam Xoe, and had just published a book about the Communist party’s general secretary entitled “Nguyen Phu Trong: holder of the mandate of heaven or great immoral traitor.” VietnamAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence ImprisonedJudicial harassmentRSF Prize “The fact that the government has detained these two journalists, both respected former Communist Party members who have become scathing critics of the party’s ossification, speaks volumes about the feverishness at the head of the party as it prepares for its 21st five-yearly congress in six months’ time. We urge Vietnam’s commercial partners, including the European Union and the United States, to press for an end to this latest crackdown.” Last week’s two arrests were preceded on 8 May by the arrest of Phung Thuy, a bookseller who helped to sell books produced by the Progressive Publishing House (NXBTD), including Thanh’s books. Intelligence agents tortured him in an unsuccessful attempt to get him to reveal the current address of Pham Doan Trang, a journalist and author who was awarded RSF’s Prize for Impact in 2019.center_img RSF_en Help by sharing this information Feverish leadership The IJAVN, which also tries to promote a public debate in Vietnam, was created in 2014. Its president, Pham Chi Dung, who was included in RSF’s list of “information heroes” five years ago, was arrested last November. Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam News VietnamAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence ImprisonedJudicial harassmentRSF Prize News Organisation RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang April 27, 2021 Find out more May 26, 2020 – Updated on June 26, 2020 Vietnam arrests two leading members of independent journalists group Follow the news on Vietnam April 7, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Questions for Tusla over child sex abuse allegations

first_imgAdvertisement Previous articleFree help to tackle school costsNext articleCouncillor warns of crack cocaine in West Limerick Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Full engagement with EU Commission vital for farm scheme flexibility in light of Covid-19 Seven Young People from Special Care are the First to Achieve Gaisce Awards Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Email Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins appointed as Minister of State EU agreement a positive outcome for farmers and rural Ireland center_img TAGSjusticeJustice Minister Charlie FlanaganMinister for Children and Youth AffairsNiall Collins TDTusla RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin THE terms of reference for a special investigation into Tusla’s handling of the alleged child abuse and neglect of 16 children in County Limerick have been sent to Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan for his urgent consideration.And Limerick Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins is now seeking a clear statement on the issue, two weeks after concerns over delays in launching the investigation were first aired.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Last March, the Special Rapporteur on Child Protection Dr Geoffrey Shannon was assigned to investigate the circumstances surrounding the State’s involvement in uncovering one of the worst child sex abuse scandals to come to light in recent times.16 children from four families are believed to have been at the centre of some of the most horrific paedophilic abuse, neglect and exploitation in the history of the State.The Limerick Post reported that the Special Rapporteur was assisting in drafting the terms of reference but delays in concluding the matter were being criticised.This week however, it has been confirmed Minister Flanagan’s department has a draft of the terms of reference for the scope of the investigation.Responding to Deputy Collins, Minister Flanagan confirmed that his department “recently received the draft terms of reference in question and they are currently receiving attention.“This matter is a complex and sensitive one and it is essential that careful consideration is given to the terms of reference. I can assure the Deputy that my views, and the views of my Department, will be communicated to the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs in the very near future.Read more news stories here. Print NewsPoliticsQuestions for Tusla over child sex abuse allegationsBy Staff Reporter – July 5, 2018 2169 The Limerick man who will steer Tusla through choppy waters Limerick TD says GLAS payments welcome but ‘much more action’ needed to support Agri-sector last_img read more

Do recruiters make the grade?

first_imgDo recruiters make the grade?On 10 Jul 2001 in Personnel Today Simon Howard asks whether the graduate recruitment industry serves employerswell and if it is time for the old order to move over and make room for newideasAs a student back in the mid-1970s, I remember how the privilege of being inhigher education was drummed into us through being reminded that we were the”top 10 per cent” – the crème de la crème. After what is now called a gap year (which was frowned on then), I joined arecruitment company where, on the basis of being a recent graduate, I wasassigned to graduate recruitment accounts. Here I discovered that graduaterecruitment was all about attracting the top 10 per cent – the crème de lacrème. Which is exactly what graduate recruitment was – recruiting the top 10 percent of the top 10 per cent. By definition, it was elitist. It was about recruiting highlycareer-aspirant young people to be the top managers and scientists of tomorrow.But that was then. Of the class of 1981, 32,547 were in employment in the UKa year later. The equivalent figure for the class of 2001 will be well over160,000. What’s more, in 1981 only 34 per cent were women, but in 2001 they will makeup nearly 60 per cent of the total. “The graduate market is no longer the homogeneous population it oncewas,” says Richard Pearson, director of the Institute of EmploymentStudies. “It now represents about 40 per cent of all young people and ismuch more diverse – the majority are women, there are many more maturestudents, many taking part-time courses and 10 per cent come from an ethnicminority background.” Reinforcing stereotypes Pearson believes employers have yet to fully appreciate many of the changes.”The nature and aspirations of this audience are very different. Forexample, 20 per cent want to go travelling before settling down, and otherswant to wait until they’ve graduated before applying for jobs. “Yet many of the structured recruitment programmes only reinforce thetraditional graduate stereotype and the traditional recruitment timetable. Infact, only around 10 per cent of graduates end up working for a ‘traditional’ graduateemployer.” But just as the employers might not understand the student market, thestudent market doesn’t understand employers. “Students still don’t understand that they are at university to developall their skills, and that means their core transferable skills,” saysDavid Thomas, executive of the Careers Research and Advisory Centre.”Young people need to better understand the world of work and whatemployers are looking for.” Thomas believes all parties must share the blame. “For many academics,core skills don’t form even part of their vocabulary. Although they areresource-constrained, the careers advisory services could do more, and I’m notsure employers effectively communicate their needs.” Despite enormous changes in the market, Anne Marie Martin, head of theUniversity of London Careers Advisory Service, is not convinced employers arehelping. “We still see employers are themselves using the same old methods andmaking the same mistakes,” she says. “For example, with changes in course structure and job-huntingbehaviours, it is risible that we still have to deal with closing dates. Themore progressive employers have rolling programmes, because the old recruitmenttimetable is out the window, but many employers still try and stick to it.”Lack of consistency For Martin, one of the greatest barriers to change is that there is littleconsistency in the people the CAS deals with. “We see an increasingly high turnover of company representatives. Theyspend the first year learning how to do it and the second handing it over tosomeone else,” she says. That’s a good reason for practices changing aslittle as they do – no-one is around long enough to genuinely revieweffectiveness. But it’s also difficult to change when there are so many vested interestskeen to maintain the status quo. Through the 1970s and 80s, a whole industry grew up around the traditionalworld of graduate recruitment, and as employers know, nothing is cheap. Takethe directories: a standard double-page entry in Prospects costs £6,150, whilein the Hobsons directory it is £7,150 or £7,800. What’s worse is that the circulation of these publications is totallyunaudited. As an employer, you have to rely on the publisher’s word for howmany it circulates, to where and when. Right now, there are over 280,000 finalyear students in universities, and yet Hobsons distributed only “100,000to the campuses we know our clients want to target”. But it’s not just the role of the careers publishers that is being calledinto question – arguably, all on-campus recruiting is in decline. High FliersResearch found this year that only 40 per cent of final year students wereapplying for jobs, compared with 49 per cent just five years ago. “I’m not so sure employers have grasped the significance of the changesin the higher education population,” says Carl Gilleard, chief executiveof the Association of Graduate Recruiters. “With fewer undergraduates looking for jobs while at university,employers are going to have to be more flexible in the way they attract andrecruit.” So where are the new approaches going to come from – the Internet? Not ifthe current experience is anything to go by. It has arguably made a student’stask of finding a career more complex – even if you stick to the mostfrequently mentioned job sites, there are more than 20 sites to trawl through. And if you are an employer, which do you choose, particularly when there isa total absence of any data on their effectiveness? Applying online is an even sorrier tale. For a start, all that manyemployers have done is replicate paper-based processes online – causingapplicants to spend anything up to three hours completing structuredapplication forms. High Fliers found that one in three career seekers had given up because oftechnical difficulties. The Internet has created new options, such as e-mail, but at £1 per address,I find it opportunist, to say the least. More insidiously, a number of organisations are trying to create massivegraduate databases. My worry is that if they are successful, they will exercisea control on the graduate market which cannot be in either employers’ orstudents’ interests. I see a massive change in the graduate population that is not reflected inemployers’ recruitment processes. Employers are partly to blame, and the factthat many still regard recruitment as a second-class activity doesn’t help. But the industry seems to have feet of clay. Despite much of what it hailsas innovation, it still seems to work from the notion that graduate recruitmentis about skimming the top 10 per cent off the top 10 per cent. That’s fine forthe 10 per cent of employers who target that market – but what about the other90 per cent? Simon Howard is a founder of Work Communications, a Sunday Times columnistand chairman of the Recruitment Society The AGR Annual Conference is on 16-17 July.Contact 01926 623236 Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more

Eli Lilly clinical trials reducing rate of COVID-19 hospitalizations

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, orange, emerging from the surface of cells, gray, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP) Phase two of clinical trials for an antibody treatment at Eli Lilly is reducing the rate at which patients are being hospitalized with coronavirus.Eli Lilly says the antibody is designed to block viral attachment and entry into human cells, which would neutralize the virus, potentially preventing and treating COVID-19.“The data we just got from this ongoing clinical trial shows us that the medicine can have an effect in lowering the amount of virus that’s detected in the patients,” says Daniel Skovronsky, Chief Medical Officer for Eli Lilly. “The effect is correlated with lower symptoms and a lower rate of hospitalization.”Skovronsky says this antibody treatment is most effective as early in the disease course as possible.“These are people who, just within a few days of having symptoms, got diagnosed, and then later given this treatment,” says Skovronsky.Lilly executives say the antibody is called LY-CoV555. The trial enrolled mild-to-moderate recently diagnosed COVID-19 patients across four groups receiving different doses (placebo, 700 mg, 2800 mg and 7000 mg).The data showed 1.7 percent (5/302) of LY-CoV555 patients, pooled across all three dosage groups, were hospitalized as compared to 6 percent (9/150) of placebo patients, which corresponds to a 72 percent risk reduction in the limited population.Skovronsky says most of the hospitalizations occurred in patients with underlying risk factors, suggesting a more pronounced treatment effect for patients in these higher-risk groups.The clinical trial will continue testing LY-CoV555 in combination with a second Lilly antibody, LY-CoV016.“We’re making as much (of the antibody) as we can as fast as we can. We’d like to have 100,000 doses available by the end of the year and many more next year. Over time, we’ll look to reproduce these findings in larger sample sizes. That’s the normal drug process that goes to ultimate Food and Drug Administration (FDA) submission and approval,” says Skovronsky. Eli Lilly clinical trials reducing rate of COVID-19 hospitalizations Google+ By Jon Zimney – September 18, 2020 0 232 Google+ Previous articleBall State student suing University’s board of trustees after dorm attackNext articleElkhart police searching for vehicle theft suspect Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Facebook CoronavirusIndianaLocal WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Twitterlast_img read more

Renovated post-flood home unundated by offers

first_imgThe home at 22 Coleman Street, Graceville sold for $580,000Both the community and the property market in Graceville have rallied since January 2011, and this sale at 22 Coleman Street for $580,000 is proof.The property offers a cute little cottage on 607sq m in an excellent location, but things weren’t always rosy for the owner, according to selling agent Charles Wiggett of Brisbane Real Estate.“It got significantly flooded – came up to shoulder height inside the house.“The owner did a full renovation – took all the asbestos out of the walls, and basically renovated as a two-bed, one-bath with two toilets, kitchen, and it’s just a very tidy location.”Mr Wiggett says he had three offers on the table for the property with a forward-planning buyer eventually winning the day.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019“It’s an investor who works up in North Queensland and they’ve realised it’s going to get too expensive to buy in this area in the next couple of years.“They’ve purchased to rent it (out) initially and then with a view to move back down here and capture current market condition, versus dealing with whatever may or may not be in the next two years when they return.”Mr Wiggett suggests rent of approximately $425 per week is achievable, which provides a handy 3.8 per cent gross return for the new owners.Mr Wigget says a hypothetically flood-free 22 Coleman Street may have achieved a sale price in the high $600,000s, however the flood price difference is not as dramatic as it was a few years ago in the suburb.He says Graceville offers a broad range of property to potential buyers, from multi-million dollar homes to entry level holdings.Mr Wiggett says the market is “buoyant but fickle” although the right type of property will find plenty of suitors“If you had to pick an ideal property in Graceville now it would be a post-war, unrenovated but in good condition, on a 600sq m block unflooded – that would be your absolute cream pie type property that the market would absolutely go crazy for.”last_img read more

NCAA board hands call on fall championships to each division

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By Last Updated: 5th August, 2020 22:39 IST NCAA Board Hands Call On Fall Championships To Each Division The NCAA Board of Directors is allowing each division of the association to decide independently whether it will be able to conduct championship events safely in fall sports such as soccer, volleyball and lower levels of football during the coronavirus pandemic. WATCH US LIVE COMMENT LIVE TVcenter_img Associated Press Television News The NCAA Board of Directors is allowing each division of the association to decide independently whether it will be able to conduct championship events safely in fall sports such as soccer, volleyball and lower levels of football during the coronavirus pandemic.The board had been considering what to do about fall championship events sponsored by the NCAA, but instead of making a broad decision across three divisions, it set parameters for each to make its own call by Aug. 21.According to the board’s decision, at least 50% of teams competing in a fall sport in any division must conduct a regular season this fall for a championship to be held.Championships may use reduced fields of teams or competitors in individual sports and either predetermined sites or single sites to deal with COVID-19.The board also said schools must honor an athlete’s scholarship if the athlete opts out of the coming season because of concerns about COVID-19. First Published: 5th August, 2020 22:39 IST FOLLOW USlast_img read more