Tourism publication banned for three months

first_imgNews Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison VietnamAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Vietnam April 27, 2021 Find out more News VietnamAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts April 17, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Tourism publication banned for three months April 7, 2021 Find out more Organisation center_img Help by sharing this information Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam April 22, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns a three-month ban which the information and communication ministry has imposed on Du Lich, a biweekly published by the tourism department, because of articles in its Lunar New Year issue referring to an international territorial dispute. Du Lich was guilty of “serious violations of Vietnamese press law,” the ministry said.The offending stories were about the Spratly and Paracel Islands, which have been claimed by several nations in the region including China and Vietnam, although Vietnam has ended up recognising China’s claim. Du Lich is accused of publishing “untruthful information” as well as inciting violence and sowing hatred among nations.Reporters Without Borders calls on the government to allow the media to freely discuss the issue of the Spratly and Paracel Islands.An article by journalist Trung Bao praised the courageous spirit of those who participated in anti-China demonstrations in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City last year. Du Lich’s editors have reportedly accepted the ministry’s decision but refuse to recognise they were wrong. Deputy editor Nguyen Trung Dan told the BBC that all the newspaper did was reflect “the people’s wishes.” He added: “Isn’t it a good thing to encourage patriotism among the public?” to go further RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang Newslast_img read more

Soreen sale rumour refuted

first_imgInter Link Foods has dismissed press reports that it is to sell its malt loaf business Soreen.Reports last week had suggested that Soreen was being marketed for sale by the cake company, in a move to to reduce its debt. But chairman Jeremy Hamer told British Baker that they were “total speculation and rumour”.Meanwhile, Brendan Hynes, who is to join Inter Link as finance director, has delayed his departure from Vimto-maker Nichols. Hamer said he was “very hopeful” that the situation would be cleared up soon.An interim financial management team would remain in place at Inter Link until after Hynes had joined.Hamer commented: “We are making lots of progress at Inter Link after a very difficult year.”last_img

Study: Car Crashes Up Where Marijuana Is Legal

first_imgHarkey says he expects more states to legalize recreational marijuana use, and the study is meant to be proactive. US News 18 October 2018Family First Comment:  “Accidents are up by as much as 6 percent in in Colorado, Nevada, Oregon and Washington, compared to neighboring states without marijuana legalisation.” But we shouldn’t be surprised. #PeopleBeforeProfits www.VoteNo.nzNew research shows that car accident rates are elevated in some states where recreational marijuana is legal.CAR CRASHES HAVE increased in some states where recreational marijuana is legal, according to two new studies by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and Highway Loss Data Institute. The release of the data comes just a day after Canada legalized cannabis nationwide and less than a month before the 2018 U.S. midterm elections, when initiatives to legalize marijuana will be on the ballot in Michigan and North Dakota and are being considered in others.Recreational use of marijuana is legal in nine states, and 30 states allow for medical use. Though a majority of Americans support marijuana legalization, the drug remains outlawed at the federal level.The studies don’t prove that marijuana use is the cause of the accident increase, says David Harkey, president of the institutes, but he added that the analyses serve as a “solid indicator” that marijuana plays a role in road safety. An analysis of insurance crash claims show that accidents are up by as much as 6 percent in in Colorado, Nevada, Oregon and Washington, compared to neighboring states where recreational marijuana is not legal. Another analysis of police accident reports in Colorado, Oregon and Washington saw a 5.2 percent spike in accidents in those states, again compared with neighboring states. “If you’re considering this in your state, if you’re a legislator, you need to pay attention to what may be on the horizon in terms of road safety,” Harkey says.READ MORE: read more

NBA trade rumors: Celtics ‘quickly’ rejected offer for Gordon Hayward

first_img Danny Ainge thought Kyrie Irving would leave Celtics in free agency: ‘He really wanted to go home’ Hayward spent the first seven years of his career with the Jazz before signing a four-year, $128 million deal with Boston in July 2017.”One of the hardest things about last year was going through the whole injury kind of alone,” Hayward said. “It wasn’t necessarily anyone’s fault. I had just moved to a new team and was just starting to try and develop relationships with these guys. Then I got hurt, and I was away from the team, and you don’t have a chance to put a foundation down.”The Celtics’ roster underwent a major overhaul this offseason. They lost Kyrie Irving (Nets), Al Horford (76ers) and Marcus Morris (Knicks) in free agency but signed star Kemba Walker away from the Hornets. The executive told Smith:“After it was clear Kyrie​ (Irving) was leaving, I told our owner that we could maybe grab Hayward for nothing if Boston tore it down. He’s owed a lot of money, but only a couple of years left. We made a call, but it got shut down quickly. I think (general manager) Danny (Ainge) and (coach) Brad (Stevens) know what they have in Hayward for this year and going forward. He’s going to be really good again.”The Celtics entered last season as the favorites to win the East but finished with a 49-33 record and were eliminated by the Bucks in five games in the conference semifinals. NBA trade rumors: Celtics’ asking price for Jayson Tatum is ‘insane’ Spend a week in Las Vegas and you can talk to a LOT of people. Not surprisingly, everyone had something to say about the Boston Celtics and what they did this summer. I dumped all the good stuff in this post for @celticsblog!— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) July 23, 2019Hayward was inconsistent last season after he missed almost all of 2017-18 with a devastating leg injury. He averaged 11.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in 25.9 minutes per game while shooting 33.3% from 3-point range.”I never felt like guys were frustrated with me,” Hayward told ESPN in March about his struggles. “But you could feel that guys were frustrated with their situation. Everyone in the NBA wants a bigger role. It was tough on everybody. We were trying to win basketball games, but at the same time, I was trying to get back to being the player I was, and some of that involved getting reps.” Related News Gordon Hayward will be staying with the Celtics.Boston “quickly” shut down an inquiry this summer from an opposing team about potentially dealing for the 29-year-old forward, a rival executive recently told NBA insider Keith Smith at Summer League. Tacko Fall could make Celtics’ roster, team taking ‘his development very seriously,’ Danny Ainge sayslast_img read more


first_imgDDTV: Fr. Brian O’Fearraigh has showed his wide range of talents aren’t confined to the altar, by performing in a ballad written about the impending water charges being imposed by the current government. The charges have been strongly opposed by thousands of Irish citizens and Fr. O’ Fearraigh has already publicly condemned a tax he feels is morally unjust.O’Fearraigh has supported the ‘Can’t Pay Won’t Pay’ campaign and believes people shouldn’t be bullied into paying yet another tax as he already knows hundreds of families all over Donegal can’t afford the added weight of another bill.In the video above O’Fearraigh performs the ‘Water Protest’ song and is ably assisted by talented local musicians from The Rosses and Gweedore.Simply click play on the video above to watch and enjoy. 🙂  DDTV: WATCH DONEGAL PRIEST PERFORM IN HILARIOUS WATER PROTEST VIDEO was last modified: May 24th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DDTVFeaturesnewslast_img read more

Podcast: Danny Kelly’s Trans Europe Express – Sunday, May 7

first_imgDanny Kelly is joined by Mark Langdon to take a look at all the big football news from the continent.They discuss Tony Adams’ continuing struggles with lowly Granada – take in action from France, Italy and Spain, and chat about the goalkeepers who are likely to be on the move during the summer transfer window.This week’s European cult hero is the former Real Zaragoza and Paraguay goalkeeper José Luis Chilavert, and there’s also time to preview the second-legs of both the Champions League and Europa League semi-finals.Listen above, or click here to download the podcast from iTunes.last_img


first_imgA CHARITY working with Donegal’s homeless has made an urgent appeal for help, saying their services are being required more and more in the county.As the national crisis over homeless families reached the top of Government, the local branch of the Simon Community was keen to stress this isn’t just an issue affecting people in the big cities.The group steps in to prevent dozens of families becoming homeless and is also supporting 42 individuals in Letterkenny alone. It also deals with a crisis situation once every three days.“The North West Simon Community in Donegal provides, ‘Supported Housing’ to 42 individuals in Letterkenny and provides, a ‘Tenancy Sustainment Service’ to families and individuals throughout Co Donegal,” said development officer Collette Ferguson.“Homelessness has a stigma attached to it and unfortunately, in today’s challenging environment, many individuals and families throughout Ireland are finding themselves in this frightful situation.“North West Simon Community works with people not only to address their immediate crisis but to try and have long term sustainable solutions for the individual and their family such as developing a routine, providing life-skills, accessing training and educational opportunities.” Said Collette: “Our mission is prevent people from becoming homeless and campaign for each person’s right to a home and appropriate services to support this.“More and more people in the North West are today turning to North West Simon Community for help and support. We prevent 100 people a year throughout the North West from becoming homeless.“We are not in receipt of government funding to sustain our services, therefore; we rely heavily on funding from donations and fundraising.“We’d be very grateful for any support we can get because right now we need it.”If you would like to make a difference in your local community, by organising a fundraising event such as, a Coffee Morning, Fundraising Walk or by making a donation, please contact Collette direct on: T: 074 9121613 M: 087 05524789 Riverfront House, Level 1Pearse Road, LetterkennyCo. Donegal E: [email protected] No: 16939DONEGAL SIMON COMMUNITY IN CASH APPEAL AS HOMELESS NUMBERS RISE was last modified: May 21st, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalHOMELESSNESSletterkennySimon Communitylast_img read more