April 7, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Another attempt to murder daily’s editor CyprusEurope – Central Asia November 23, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders is dismayed by the growing frequency of attacks on journalists in Northern Cyprus, in which the latest was a shooting inside the offices of the opposition daily Afrika in Nicosia on 3 July.“It is intolerable that a gunman was able to enter the premises of Afrika, when he already came to make threats two weeks earlier and shots were fired at the newspaper in February,” Reporters Without Borders said. “At the very least, the security forces have shown serious negligence in this matter. We urge the police and judicial authorities to investigate the possibility that the attacker had accomplices within their ranks.”Last weekend’s attack on Afrika, which opposes the Turkish presence in Northern Cyprus, was carried out by Mustafa Yalcin, a Turkish citizen who went to the newspaper and asked to speak to the editor, Sener Levent. When told that Levent was not there, Yalcin opened fire without hitting anyone. The police arrested him shortly afterwards, still in possession of his gun.Yalcin’s photograph had appeared in the press after he announced that he was going to “kill the traitor” in mid-June. When shots were fired at the newspaper on 25 February, Levent was named in a letter left outside, which said: “The next time you make a mistake, you will pay with your life.”“Does someone have to die before the authorities finally react,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The investigation into Mustafa Yalcin must be transparent and complete, and must not stop short of identifying any instigators.”After the attacks and threats against TV journalist Mutlu Esendemir and newspaper editor Cenk Mutluyakali (read our 7 April press release below) in April, violence against journalists seems to be a growing trend in the self-proclaimed Republic of Northern Cyprus. After the car bombing in April, Esendemir was the target of a second car bomb in 12 May.“The Turkish Cypriot authorities must respond to this series of attacks by taking urgent and effective measures to guarantee the safety of journalists,” Reporters Without Borders added. “We call on Northern Cyprus’ partners, above all Turkey, which recently proclaimed its attachment to media freedom, to put pressure on Nicosia to take this problem seriously.” Organisation Mutlu EsendemirThe improvised explosive device, which was placed underneath Esendemir’s car while he was inside the TV station, exploded as he tried to open the car’s door at about 1 a.m. He was hospitalized with minor leg injuries. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.“A thorough enquiry must be carried out by the authorities to identify not only the perpetrators of this murder attempt but also those behind it,” Reporters Without Borders said. “If this attack goes unpunished it will only encourage the perpetrators to continue their attempts to create a climate of violence, which would have very negative consequences for all the media. We also urge authorities to provide Esendemir and his family with protection if he requests it.”Reporters Without Borders also strongly condemns the threats made by Mehmet Salih Bayramoglu of the “London Solidarity Association,” a UK-based group that supports Northern Cyprus’s ruling National Unity Party (UBP), against Cenk Mutluyakah, the editor of Turkish-Cypriot opposition daily Yeniduzen. Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU ————-07.04.2011 – Concern over car bomb attack and threats against journalistsReporters Without Borders is outraged by a bomb attack during the night of the 5 April 2011 in Nicosia on Mutlu Esendemir, who is the news editor of Kanal T (a Turkish-Cypriot TV station owned by finance minister Ersin Tatar) and a reporter for the Turkish-Cypriot daily Kribrisli. News Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive News June 2, 2021 Find out more Cenk MutluyakahUsing crude and insulting language in an email sent directly to Mutluyakah, Bayramoglu wrote: “You would do well not to underestimate us. You dreamed up this article (…) If you are so sure of yourself, I promise you that we will meet. If you fail to apologize tomorrow in your newspaper, we will show you (…) I expect you to publish an apology to the UBP’s London Solidarity Association or else you will be responsible for what could happen to you.”The threat was prompted by an article in Yeniduzen that included content originally published by the official Turkish press agency TAK. The TAK story reported that the UPB’s London Solidarity Association had issued a press release in which it apologized for including erroneous Internet links in a letter to the state prosecutor. In the letter, the association accused the general-secretary of the Turkish-Cypriot teachers union, Sener Elcil, of treachery for participating in a demonstration in Brussels denouncing Turkey’s assimilation of Turkish Cypriots.“We call for an urgent investigation into the president of UPB’s London Solidarity Association, who must take full responsibility for what he writes,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Such remarks are not covered by freedom of expression. Pressure brought to bear in the form of written words couched in such violent terms is unacceptable, especially when they emanate from a well-known individual occupying such a position.”The organization added: “The attack on Esendemir demonstrates, if it were needed, that such threats should not be taken lightly and that they cannot be allowed to slip by without legal action. To do nothing in this affair would be quite simply intolerable.” to go further Help by sharing this information December 2, 2020 Find out more News News Follow the news on Cyprus CyprusEurope – Central Asia
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Comments are closed. Uncertainty brings pension delayOn 18 Jan 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Employers are delaying improvements to their own pension schemes due touncertainty about Government plans for stakeholder pensions. Companies wantmore details on how staff membership affects existing arrangements.A stakeholder pension is a low-premium product being planned for people inthe £9,000 to £18,000 salary range who do not have a company or privatepension.A survey by the National Association of Pension Funds shows under three percent of occupational pension schemes were improved in 1999. This compares withbetween seven and ten per cent in each of the past five years.Some 700 schemes run by 527 organisations were surveyed. “Many employers just do not know how stakeholder pensions are going tofit in with current arrangements,” the report said.Mark Childs, reward management vice-president at Seagram, said:”Employers’ greatest concern is uncertainty about whether employees willbe able to continue in a traditional final salary pension scheme andparticipate in stakeholder as well.”
Previous Article Next Article LettersOn 22 Jul 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. This week’s lettersHSE’s stress guides inherently flawedRecent legal judgments, reported in Personnel Today, have established thatemployers will have discharged their duty of care relating to stress by takingreasonable steps to protect employees from its impact. The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) guidelines imply that reducing workdemands to alleviate stress will suffice. This is almost certainly based on theincorrect assumption that stress emerges from failure to cope with demandingevents or situations. The true facts are stress is up to 10 times greater in traditionally lessdemanding roles. A much more meaningful measure is job satisfaction and reward,which reflects the nature of stress and related illness across differentoccupations. Decades of research support satisfaction as a better predictor ofproductivity, absenteeism and long-term health, yet it is conspicuously absentin the HSE guidelines. The guidelines simply demonstrate that a problem exists. Once again, ablueprint for the enlightened workplace is omitted – and more importantly, howto build it. This shortcoming is almost certainly the consequence of the guidelines beingdeveloped from a series of empirical observations that have not been unified bya common explanatory framework. Plainly, the present understanding of stress isflawed, and people are unsure how to fix it. These facts are not unknown to the Government. More than a decade ago, andmany times since, the HSE, Department for Work and Pensions, and Department ofHealth have been presented with explanations for the underlying trends instress and how to deal with it. Your magazine has covered the issue. Aconsensus view from a consortium including insurers, corporations, investorsand scientists has been largely ignored. Two principle questions arise from the recent HSE announcement. In a worldof accelerating pace and scale, with its attendant pressure and ambiguity forbusiness, will reasonable employers worry if the HSE guidelines establish whatappropriate steps really are? And, considering the strong relationship between satisfaction, illness andperformance, are we legislating against unhappy and underperforming companies? Dr Matthew Mills Head of performance research, Performance First Traumatic training is just brainwashingWhether bungee jumping is effective in training VW apprentices or not (News,27 May), rather depends on how the rest of their course is structured. Butunless delegates are from the Armed Forces, or other professions requiringregular disaster-response modes, leadership programmes based on a hecticconveyor belt of heavily physical projects and debriefing sessions are out-of-datein the 21st century. Attendance figures on such courses are starting to decline. This is not hardto understand. Many of today’s senior managers are already exhausted when theycheck in. They commute long distances and have an emotionally stressful homelife. Putting these people through a lengthy programme of 18-hour days, with theidea of wiping them out physically, mentally, emotionally and spirituallyamounts to the same kind of brainwashing tactics employed on new recruits toreligious cults. In financial and HR terms, it can be almost as expensive. Less disciplined in background, more confident and eloquent than theirpredecessors, I predict the next generation of thoroughbred executives willstampede away from this style of experiential training. I am unable to lend mysupport in promoting these packages, when there are less traumatic and morebeneficial, holistic ways to learn on offer. Shirley Collins Former marketing executive, The Leadership Trust Real danger lies in uniform reportingThe DTI’s taskforce needs to be very clear-headed about what human capitalreporting can deliver (News, 20 May). While there are benefits in gettingorganisations to report on how they manage people and think through the peoplecontribution more fully, there are real dangers the information may confusemore than it enlightens. We may simply see reporting only out of compliance or the production ofmeaningless statistics. More worryingly, false benchmarks may be created,leading commentators, governments or investors to make inappropriatecomparisons. Organisations should develop measures that monitor the right sort of humancapital elements to fit their size, sector, stage of development,organisational structure and business strategy. This suggests there should be a light touch in mandatory reportingrequirements. Organisations need to make their own decisions about the mostappropriate metrics, encouraging them to think about productive engagement inthe workforce, unique skills, and people-based factors leading to superiorperformance. Human capital may turn out to be a useful link in the chain between employeeand business performance, and may be how HR gets heard in the boardroom. But itneeds more rigorous definition and application in specific organisationalcontexts. Peter Reilly Director, HR research & consultancy, Institute for Employment Studies
Double diffusion occurs when the fluid density depends on two components that diffuse at different rates (e.g. heat and salt in the ocean). Double diffusion can lead to an up-gradient buoyancy flux and drive motion at the expense of potential energy. Here, we follow the work of Lorenz (Tellus, vol. 7 (no. 2), 1955, pp. 157–167) and Winters et al. (J. Fluid Mech., vol. 289, 1995, pp. 115–128) for a single-component fluid and define the background potential energy (BPE) as the energy associated with an adiabatically sorted density field and derive its budget for a double-diffusive fluid. We find that double diffusion can convert BPE into available potential energy (APE), unlike in a single-component fluid, where the transfer of APE to BPE is irreversible. We also derive an evolution equation for the sorted buoyancy in a double-diffusive fluid, extending the work of Winters & D’Asaro (J. Fluid Mech., vol. 317, 1996, pp. 179–193) and Nakamura (J. Atmos. Sci., vol. 53 (no. 11), 1996, pp. 1524–1537). The criterion we develop for a release of BPE can be used to analyse the energetics of mixing and double diffusion in the ocean and other multiple-component fluids, and we illustrate its application using two-dimensional simulations of salt fingering.
Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailFARMINGTON, Utah-Southern Utah football redshirt safety Somtochukwu Achebo was named to the Big Sky Conference’s Community Service team for the 2019 season.The award recognizes football student-athletes who have dedicated their time to the service of others and have gone above and beyond in making an impact on their campus and community.The Nigerian national posted six tackles and assisted in another stop on the season for the Thunderbirds. Written by Tags: Big Sky Conference/Somtochukwu Achebo December 3, 2019 /Sports News – Local SUU Football’s Achebo Named To 2019 Community Service Team
February 19, 2015 Back to overview,Home naval-today MARCOM Hosts CAOS UEDEM View post tag: hosts View post tag: Navy The Commander of Combined Air Operations Centre (CAOC) UEDEM, Lieutenant General Joachim WUNDRAK, paid a visit to NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM) on February 17.He met with the Command Group to discuss interaction and cooperation between CAOC UEDEM and MARCOM, in particular NATO Maritime Air Command.Lieutenant General WUNDRAK was greeted by Rear Admiral (LH) Thomas J. Ernst, Commander Maritime Air NATO (COMMARAIRNATO), and paid a visit to Commander Allied Maritime Command, Vice Admiral Peter HUDSON.During his visit, Lieutenant General WUNDRAK had the opportunity to observe the organisation of NATO Maritime Air command and receive a comprehensive briefing on MARCOM’s on-going operations and activities with a specific emphasis on Maritime Air and CAOC involvement. With the Command Group he also discussed developments within NATO’s Readiness Action Plan as well as opportunities to strengthen the cooperation and liaison between the two components.[mappress mapid=”15182″]Image: MARCOM Share this article MARCOM Hosts CAOS UEDEM View post tag: Naval View post tag: MARCOM Authorities View post tag: UEDEM View post tag: News by topic View post tag: europe View post tag: CAOS
By Donald WittkowskiTwo knee replacements in the past three years and a ripped left hamstring aren’t going to prevent the 65-year-old Larry Friedel from doing what he loves.“I will be back this summer. I will be surfing as soon as the water warms up a touch,” he vowed.Should anyone doubt him, they need only look at his involvement in the surfing community in the past 50 years or so – first as a young competitive surfer and then as a surfing mentor, coach and the owner of Ocean City’s iconic 7th Street Surf Shop.Friedel’s lengthy contributions to the sport will be recognized when he is inducted into the New Jersey Surfing Hall of Fame on Friday night in ceremonies at the Flanders Hotel in Ocean City.Since 1986, Friedel has been a surf shop owner in Ocean City.The New Jersey Surfing Hall of Fame stated that the 12 inductees in this year’s class, including Friedel, have met the “highest level of distinction.”Friedel, who served as a judge for last year’s Hall of Fame class, said he was “kind of surprised” to learn that he was selected as an inductee this year.Although Friedel is being honored, he likes to point out that Ocean City also deserves a lot of credit in the surfing world.“Ocean City is, and always was, a surfing town,” he said. “My doctor is a surfer, my attorney is a surfer, half of the contractors in town are surfers.”He also called Ocean City one of the surfing hotspots on the entire East Coast. He explained that a combination of storms, wind and low-pressure systems can create ideal waves at the Jersey Shore.“There’s been world-class (surfers) in Ocean City that have gone international,” Friedel said of the global buzz in the surfing community.Friedel, center surfer, collects his trophy at a 1968 competition (Mike Monroe is to his right).Friedel and his wife, Becky, oversee four surfing shops in Ocean City under the 7th Street Surf Shop banner. The name is derived from the first shop Friedel opened on the Boardwalk in 1986, overlooking what was then Ocean City’s first designated surfing beach at 7th Street.Long before he became a businessman, Friedel got his first taste of surfing in the 1960s. He transitioned from boogie board-style rafts that he rode as a child to real surfboards when he was still a boy.There were no formal surfing lessons available in those days, so he learned the sport mainly by imitating more experienced surfers.“I grew up surfing,” he said. “You watched people and gave it a shot by emulating them.”Surfing is far more technical these days. As part of Friedel’s mentoring program, the 7th Street Surf Shop offers surfing lessons and also has surfing teams to cultivate young talent.Some of the team members he has coached have advanced to the professional ranks, while others have done well in the amateur East Coast championships.Friedel never surfed professionally, but did have a stellar amateur career, advancing to the East Coast championships in his teens and 20s. In his heyday, he was ranked in the top three among surfers in the New Jersey-New York district and the top 20 in the East Coast standings, he said.He made a comeback in his 30s, when he placed second in the men’s 35-and-over competition in the National Scholastic Surfing Association championships in California in the late 1980s.Friedel holds his surfboard outside the window while riding in an old VW Beetle.Part of the allure of surfing, he explained, are the bonds and camaraderie shared with “like-minded people,” including their affinity for the ocean.Friedel, whose primary residence is Jupiter, Fla., said he still stays in touch with surfers he competed against when he was a teenager. One brand of surfboards he sells at the 7th Street Surf Shop is made by Bill Stewart, an old high school buddy of his from Florida.Friedel attended South Broward High School in Hollywood, Fla., but spent his summers in Ocean City working at his parents’ Boardwalk business. In 1976, he opened his own arcade business on the Boardwalk.When 7th Street became Ocean City’s first official surfing beach, Friedel envisioned opening a Boardwalk surf shop in the heart of the town’s surfing hub. So, in 1986, the 7th Street Surf Shop was born. Over the years, he expanded to three other surf shops in Ocean City.The Boardwalk location suffered a devastating fire in May 2015 caused by an electrical malfunction. A little more than a year later, the shop was reopened after the building was restored. Friedel noted that it was a huge challenge getting the shop back in business.In between the demands of running his shops, Friedel still finds time to surf. Even at 65, he considers himself a competitive surfer.“When you love something that simple, it has a tendency to reach into your soul,” he said.In a recent photo, Friedel shows he’s still got it. In a 1967 competition, Larry Friedel shows off the form that made him a top amateur surfer. (Photos courtesy Larry Friedel)
an insertion to allow easements over land to be for the benefit of a third party (ie utility companies) rather than for the benefit of the Secretary of State dis-application of some sections of the Building Act 1984 in relation to demolitions which are already otherwise authorised by the bill increasing the controls on the nominated undertaker in relation to low-volume lorry movements the lowering of the viaduct at Kings Bromley which reduces environmental effects such as visual impact a revised and more simple Handsacre junction layout, where Phase One connects to the West Coast Main Line a new traction power connection, requiring over 7 km of high voltage electricity lines, from the HS2 line at Newlands Lane to the east of the route – this change ensures the necessary resilience and redundancy required for traction power on a high speed railway temporary and permanent power supply routes to the Whitmore and Madeley tunnels, to support the operation of the tunnel boring machines during construction and later, the operation of the tunnels a southward extension of the southern end of the tunnel at Whitmore, to avoid the need for complex surface works where the A53 crosses the route works at and around Crewe station including the extension of platform 5 to accommodate 400m HS2 trains – these changes support the realisation of the Crewe Hub vision I would like to inform the House about the introduction of a second additional provision to the High Speed Rail (West Midlands – Crewe) Bill, which is currently before a Select Committee.As part of this government’s industrial strategy we are investing in High Speed 2, a transformational infrastructure project that will improve people’s journeys, create jobs, generate economic growth and help to rebalance our country’s economy. HS2 is more than a railway and the project’s vision is to be a catalyst for economic growth. It has cross-party support and support from councils, local enterprise partnerships, metro mayors and businesses who can see the transformational potential.HS2 is making progress and the benefits are already being seen in towns and cities in advance of HS2 services. Around 2,000 businesses have been awarded HS2 contracts and over 7,000 jobs have been supported, a figure that will increase to around 30,000 at peak.The additional provision proposes a number of changes to the powers in the bill for the select committee’s consideration. These changes have arisen as a result of requests from petitioners, directions from the select committee currently considering the bill, and further design development, principally in relation to utility works.Those directly and specially affected by these changes may petition against them, and once any petitioners have been heard, the committee will decide whether the amendments to the bill should be made. The main changes in the additional provision are as follows: The additional provision also includes works and powers related to utilities following detailed discussion with utility companies. Other changes relate to highway safety and capacity improvements.All of these changes require additional land to be acquired, and/or works to be carried out. In some cases land now affected is at some distance from the line of route. Full details are shown in the plans and sections deposited alongside the additional provision. Affected landowners will receive notification this week, including information on how to petition against the changes, should they decide to do so.The following amendments are also included in this additional provision: I am also publishing an environmental statement setting out the significant effects and mitigation from the changes in the additional provision, alongside a supplementary environmental statement reporting new environmental information relating to the scheme. In accordance with standing orders, there is a public consultation on these documents which will run until 29 March 2019. The documents will be put in the Public Bill Office of the House, and will also be made available in locations open to the public in all local authorities and parishes affected by the changes.In October 2018 I committed to updating the House regularly on the progress of HS2. I intend to make further statements to this House to update colleagues on HS2’s progress during the course of 2019.
The second installment of the Notre Dame Forum “What do Notre Dame graduates need to know?” evaluated the role of theology at Catholic universities Monday, featuring Huisking professor of theology at Notre Dame Cyril O’Regan and chairwoman of Boston College’s theology department Catherine Cornille.Emmet Farnan | The Observer University President Fr. John Jenkins said he hoped the discussion would emphasize the importance of theology for Notre Dame and inform the University’s decisions during the current curriculum review.“In a sense, as we think about curriculum review, we’re thinking about also the minds and character of the students who graduate,” Jenkins said. “We want them to be people informed by the Christian tradition — theology, as well as people who can intelligently engage in the conversation between faith and reason.”O’Regan said Notre Dame emulates the theological education described in Cardinal Deacon John Henry Newman’s reflections.“Newman’s reflection on the Catholic university especially bears on the inspiration to found the University of Notre Dame,” he said. “Newman and Fr. Sorin knew that the idea of a Catholic university could not be an oxymoron.”O’Regan said although many believe that theological and secular education cannot coexist, it is not only possible but necessary to include both in a Catholic university education.“There was a sense that all forces secular put pressure on the whether and how ‘Catholic’ … and ‘university’ appeared to be in conflict,” he said. “It made the logic that of a zero-sum game – the more of one, the less the other and vice versa. The pressure to pull apart [‘Catholic’] and [‘university’] will intensify and will likely continue to intensify. … Newman thought that the pressure not only had to be resisted, but could be.”Cornille said it is also necessary to teach students about other faith traditions.“I think it’s important for our students to learn how to engage other religious traditions in a constructive way, how to open oneself up to learning from other religious traditions and in turn, reflect constructively on what that means for the Christian faith or for one’s understanding of that particular theological topic,” Cornille said.Cornille said ultimately, Catholic university students must learn how to engage and approach theology as a spiritual pursuit, rather than a simply factual one.“I think we have this challenge to teach theology as a spiritual discipline, to expose our students to the spiritual richness and depth of the tradition to the radicalness of theology,” she said. “Most students don’t regard theology as a radical discipline, but once they are exposed to [it] I think that this could really awaken them in new ways to what theology could mean and how it could contribute to their own lives.”Tags: Catholic university, Notre Dame Forum, What do Notre Dame graduates need to know?