first_img Follow the news on Vietnam Help by sharing this information April 7, 2021 Find out more Organisation VietnamAsia – Pacific Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam RSF_en Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders condemns the way the authorities are treating human rights lawyer and blogger Le Thi Cong Nhan, who was detained for three hours yesterday, just three days after she was released on completing a three-year jail sentence.Police took her to a Hanoi police station for allegedly violating the terms of the supplementary sentence of three years of house arrest that she is now supposed to serve. Some sources said their real reason for detaining her was to prevent her from meeting a foreign journalist.“We hail Le Thi Cong Nhan’s release, which unfortunately did not take place until she had completed the prison sentence,” Reporters Without Borders said. “But it is unacceptable that this brilliant lawyer and courageous activist should be made to serve an additional three years of house arrest in the capital after three years in jail.”The press freedom organisation added: “As far as we are concerned, she is still not free. She is now imprisoned in her home in order to punish her for her continued commitment to human rights.”When Le Thi Cong Nhan was released on 6 March from Prison No. 5 in the northern province of Thanh Hoa, she was escorted to her Hanoi home to begin serving the three additional years of house arrest to which she was sentenced in 2007.Aged 30, Le Thi Cong Nhan told international radio stations she would continue to be committed to human rights. Before her arrest in March 2007, she made extensive use of the Internet to promote human rights and she defended free expression eloquently at her May 2007 trial.Reporters Without Borders calls for the immediately release of fellow lawyer Nguyen Van Dai, who was convicted at the same time Le Thi Cong Nhan on the same charge of “hostile propaganda against the Socialist Republic of Vietnam” under article 88 of the criminal code. Dai was given a four-year sentence.Information on the sentences that were imposed on appeal:http://www.rsf.org/Jail-sentences-for-two-cyber.htmlPetition for the release of Dai and Nhan and more information about their case:http://www.rsf.org/en-petition27774-Nguyen_Van_Dai_and_Le_Thi_Cong_Nhan….Reporters Without Borders has asked the European Union to suspend its human rights dialogue with Vietnam in protest against the fact that it is currently holding at least 21 journalists and netizens. April 22, 2021 Find out more Newscenter_img VietnamAsia – Pacific Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison News News to go further News April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang March 10, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Human rights lawyer and blogger arrested just three days after completing jail termlast_img read more

first_imgFacebook Advertisement WhatsApp Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories TAGSeducationEducation Minister Jan O’SullivanEnergy conservationlimerickLimerick and Clare Education and Training BoardLimerick College of Further Education Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin Pictured (L-R) George O’Callaghan, chief executive of the Limerick and Clare Educational Training Board (LCETB); Zarpana Signor, from the European Energy Efficiency Fund (eeef); Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan and David Collins, head of energy services, Aramark Irelandby Kathy [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A NEW €16 million energy conservation programme – the first of its kind in the country – was launched by the Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board (LCETB) at the Limerick College of Further Education this week.Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan launched the energy initiative ‘Let’s Conserve Energy Together Better’, which is expected to receive a total investment in excess of €16.4 million.The initiative will be implemented across all LCETB schools, further education centres and administrative offices throughout Limerick and Clare, with the primary objective of reducing overall electricity and thermal energy usage by more than 50 per cent per annum.“I warmly welcome the fact that Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board is the first Irish public sector participant in the EU’s EEEF programme.“Education has a pivotal role to play in meeting the Government’s 2020 energy reduction targets and I would hope that LCETB’s example will lead the way for other education bodies to follow suit,” said Minister O’Sullivan.The LCETB is the first Education and Training Board in the country to undertake such an energy initiative, which was developed in collaberation with the European Commission’s Technical Assistance Facility.LCETB will receive funds from the European Energy Efficiency Fund (eeef) to enable it to pursue the project.Also present at the launch were student representatives from schools across Limerick and Clare from the LCETB schools’ green committees, as well as students who displayed their successful entries in the recent Young Scientist exhibitionGeorge O’Callaghan, Chief Executive of LCETB said” “We’re proud to be the first Education and Training Board in Ireland to take on this challenge and we hope that our commitment and efforts will ensure that the Irish education sector plays a pivotal role in contributing to Ireland’s 2020 energy reduction targets.“Our goal is to enhance the learning environment for students and instructors, by carrying out energy efficiency deep retrofit projects and installing renewable energy systems at appropriate sites. This initiative will benefit and empower local communities, create employment and promote a culture of awareness, efficiency and best practice for all LCETB stakeholders.” Email Printcenter_img Previous articleLimerick Council pledges support for industrial action at hospitalNext articleThrills of The King’s Singers John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” NewsLimerick to pilot €16 million energy conservation projectBy John Keogh – January 30, 2015 1678 last_img read more

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Google+ By News Highland – September 17, 2020 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows A driver has been arrested after being caught speeding and drug driving on the main Letterkenny to Derry road today.Buncrana Roads Policing Unit detected the car travelling at 130kph in a 100kph zone at around lunchtime.The car was subsequently stopped and it emerged the driver was disqualified from driving.A drugs test was carried out and the driver tested positive for the presence of cocaine.They were arrested and are due to appear in court. Driver caught drug driving and speeding in Donegalcenter_img Previous article16 additional cases of Covid-19 confirmed in DonegalNext articleThe Score – 17/09/20 News Highland Twitter Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

first_imgThe Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will suspend most highway construction and maintenance activities on Friday, Aug. 30 ahead of the Labor Day holiday weekend. INDOT has a policy of limiting restrictions during highly traveled times in order to optimize mobility and public safety.INDOT and contractor workers will stop work in most construction zones and, where possible, restrictions will be removed. Some closures and restrictions will remain on projects that cannot safely reopen to traffic.Motorists traveling on Labor Day through Indianapolis via I-65 or I-70 will encounter restricted travel lanes and highway work zones near the north and south splits as contractors modify pavement markings, uncover signs and place barricades and barrier wall ahead of the midnight closure. I-465 around the south side of Indianapolis is the official detour for the downtown I-65/I-70 closure.Motorists traveling this weekend should also be alert for drivers who might be under the influence of alcohol. Recent data from the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute show alcohol-impaired driving fatalities rose nearly 13 percent in 2012. INDOT encourages all motorists to avoid drinking and driving, and to report suspicious or reckless driving behaviors to law enforcement.last_img read more