Journalist beaten up by members of ultra-nationalist Turkish Cypriot group

first_img Help by sharing this information October 20, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist beaten up by members of ultra-nationalist Turkish Cypriot group Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders today condemned the beating received by newspaper editor Murat Kanatli from members of an ultra-nationalist group on 17 October in Nicosia and urged the authorities to identify and punish those responsibility, so that a feeling of impunity does not endanger all journalists covering the political situation in Cyprus.The incident occurred after Kanatli, who edits the opposition weekly Yeni Cag, covered a demonstration held by the ultra-nationalist “Grey Wolves” in protest against the positions adopted by the European Union, United Kingdom and United States on a settlement in Cyprus.Kanatli subsequently went to the headquarters of the Grey Wolves with the aim of interviewing the group’s leader. On his way back to the newspaper’s offices, he was attacked in the street by some 30 members of the group, who punched and kicked him and took his digital camera.The police did not carry out any arrests, but they questioned Kanatli at great length about his reasons for going to the Grey Wolves headquarters. At his request, the police recovered his camera but the Grey Wolves kept the memory card. Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU News CyprusEurope – Central Asia RSF_en RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive Follow the news on Cyprus to go furthercenter_img News December 2, 2020 Find out more CyprusEurope – Central Asia Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union News Organisation News June 2, 2021 Find out more November 23, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Going for the Gold: Holden Introduces Legislation that Would Extend Gold Line to Ontario Airport

first_imgGovernment Going for the Gold: Holden Introduces Legislation that Would Extend Gold Line to Ontario Airport AB 2011 would lay groundwork to extend route six miles By AARON HARRIS Published on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | 5:48 am Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Top of the News 10 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community Newscenter_img Subscribe Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) wants the Gold Line to go just a little farther.Current plans, call for the light rail route to stop in Montclair, just miles away from the Ontario Airport.So now, the former Pasadena City Councilman has introduced legislation that would lay the groundwork to extend the Gold Line to the Ontario Airport.“Light-rail is playing a critical role in reducing our carbon footprint, improving air quality, and connecting communities throughout the region,” Holden said. “These benefits will expand into San Bernardino County once the Metro Gold Line Extension to Montclair is completed, and have a greater impact if extended to Ontario Airport.”Holden’s history with the Gold Line spans over 30 years. Prior to his election to the Pasadena City Council, Holden served on the Pasadena Light Rail Alignment Task Force established in 1985 to identify the light rail route alternatives in Pasadena. He is a former board president of the Burbank- Glendale- Pasadena Airport Authority where he served as a commissioner for 20 years.AB 2011 would create the West San Bernardino County Rail Construction Authority that would be responsible for designing and building the extension from Montclair to the Airport. The new construction authority would include representation from the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Ontario International Airport Authority, and the cities of Montclair, Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, and Ontario.The current Metro Gold Line extension is already set to reach San Bernardino County with new stations in Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, Claremont, and Montclair.The current terminus planned for Montclair, however, is just six miles short of the Ontario International Airport – a critical airport and economic driver for San Bernardino, Riverside, and parts of Los Angeles Counties,“The Ontario International Airport is a convenient and rapidly expanding traveling option for many residents across San Bernardino and Los Angeles counties. Though we have seen significant progress in the extension of the Foothill Gold Line, which is planned to terminate in the transit center in the City of Montclair, there is no definitive plan to connect passengers from the transit center to the airport,” said Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez. “Creating a nexus between Montclair’s transit center and the Ontario airport is a monumental endeavor, and will require a dedicated construction authority whose sole purpose is constructing a connection that will best serve both San Bernardino and Los Angeles County residents.”Holden chairs the Select Committee on Regional Transportation Solutions. This committee explores solutions to improve multi-modal interconnectivity between communities, establish sustainable transportation infrastructure, and relieve traffic congestion. He plans to hold his next Select Committee Informational Hearing at Ontario City Hall on Friday. One of the panels will discuss the economic and environmental benefits of multimodal and interregional connections to Burbank and Ontario airports.Holden has already submitted a budget request to Governor Gavin Newsom for LA Metro to study the feasibility of an extension to the Hollywood Burbank Airport.“As a former City Council Member and Mayor of Pasadena, I championed early efforts to establish the Metro Gold Line, which turned out to be more successful than anyone anticipated just like the recent extension to Azusa,” said Holden. “Extending the Gold Line to Ontario Airport will propel both San Bernardino County and Los Angeles County into our new transportation future” HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Six detained in relation to double murder

first_imgTwitter WhatsApp Previous articleCharged with intimidating witnessNext articleNew car sales motoring well admin Print Advertisement NewsLocal NewsSix detained in relation to double murderBy admin – January 13, 2011 651 center_img Facebook Linkedin GARDAI have been granted a further period of 72 hours to detain and question six people in relation to a double murder in Southill last Sunday. Chief Supt Dave Sheahan told a sitting of Limerick District Court that the investigation into the shootings was a “complex and extensive” one.  Over 100 gardai are involved in the criminal investigation, where over 1,600 hours of CCTV footage is being examined from 30 plus systems. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Forensic and scientific analysis is ongoing and almost 400 houses have been called to by gardai and up to 600 people have been interviewed.Two prime suspects, as well as four others, have been detained following the granting of the period of detention by Judge O’Donnell as they continue to investigate them under the suspicion of murder and withholding relevant information pertaining to the investigation. Emaillast_img read more

Academics’ Wage Outrage

first_imgAnother academic, who also wished to remain anonymous, suggested that managing to secure a fellowship at a wealthier college is “simply a matter of luck”. Usually, any Associate Professor hired bythe University is affiliated with a collegeas a tutorial fellow. Each year, an academicgains a ‘scale point’ with an accordingincrease in salary, until they reach the topof their grade. An ‘entertainment allowance’ covers tutors’ costs incurred when hosting events for students, such as formal dinners, or other “necessary entertainment in connection with their office”. Since colleges do not distinguish between job type in their accounts, Cherwell estimated the average pay of Tutorial Fellows by finding the £10,000 salary bracket in which the greatest number of employees were being paid, and then dividing the gross remuneration by the number of employees. Humanities and Sciences lecturers arealso paid differing proportions of theirsalary by the university, with the formerreceiving the majority of their salary fromthe College. “The only reason I am paid less is because I happen to be a fellow at a poorer college and other Oxford colleges do not see fit to redistribute their wealth and share with others.” Tutorial Fellows at some colleges could face a £20,000 difference in their annual pay compared to other colleges, with the discrepancy being described as “scandalous and entrenched classism”. However, one academic told Cherwell: “The discrepancies can be even larger than you indicate, given that some colleges give housing allowances upwards of £20,000, whole others give none at all”. St John’s College bursar, Andrew Parker, told Cherwell: “Additionally [total remuneration] will depend on whether any of the people in the assembly you have formed have taken on extra responsibilities: Tutor for Women, Bursars, Senior Censor etc etc.” One academic, who preferred to remain anonymous, told Cherwell: “The gross discrepancies in salary and benefits for tutorial fellows is entirely arbitrary and does not reflect merit, workload, achievements or prestige”. They continued: “My research is just asgood as [the academics at richer colleges],and I teach just as much. I was hired byOxford University and to the outside world Iam on an equal footing with my colleagues,but on my paycheck I’m not. An academic told Cherwell: “Unfortunately, many tutorial fellows profit enormously from this established hierarchy and the wheels of change have been pain- fully slow to turn. Opening up the issue of discrepancies between fellows would open up all manner of conversations about how these hierarchies are manifested elsewhere across the university and there is simply no will to act on the part of wealthy colleges.” In 2017, an applicant for the position of Associate Professor (most of which are associated with a tutorial fellowship) at St John’s could expect a housing allowanceof £13,500 per year if they did not live incollege. At Lady Margaret Hall, in 2016, anapplicant to the same position could expectto receive £7,800 a year. To counter this disparity, there have beencalls for a standardisation of tutorial fellowpay across the University. Speaking to Cherwell, an academic said “Another source of discrepancy is that,for joint appointees on UL contracts, notall colleges seem to ‘match’ the universitycontribution, and pay their staff on a lowerpay grade than they have been appointed aton the university side.”center_img This means in a college using ‘unweighted’ hours, a college lecturer would be paid £9, 838 for teaching a group of three four hours a week during term time. At a college using weighted hours, the equivalent amount of teaching would earn the tutor £14,757 for exactly the same work. They continued: “It would be frowned upon (against Oxford’s particular academic culture) for a current tutorial fellow at LMH, to apply for a tutorial fellowship at St John’s, were one to open up in their discipline. If that LMH tutor is dissatisfied with pay at LMH, they’ll have to leave Oxford altogether.” In 2017, St John’s offered Tutorial Fellows £380 per year in entertainment allowance, whereas in the same year St Peter’s offered their Tutorial Fellows £264. Cherwell understands that the differences in remuneration stems not only from absolute pay, but also from additional benefits offered by some colleges and included in the overall remuneration. These ‘taxable benefits’ include housing allowances, entertainment allowances, research allowances, and, in the case of colleges such as St John’s and New College, private health insurance. Roles that receive additional paymentat some colleges include Keeper of theGardens, Librarian Fellow, and Editor of thecollege chronicle or newsletter. However, atcolleges such as Mansfield, fellows take onthese extra responsibilities but receive noadditional payment for their efforts. Whilst at St John’s and New College the average remuneration for a Tutorial Fellow came to an estimated £49,333 and £40,637 respectively, at Lady Margaret Hall and Mansfield it was an estimated £21,076 and £22,116 respectively. Bursar of Christ Church College, James Lawrie, dismissed the calculations as “comparing apples and pears”, arguing that some colleges pay a higher proportion of their Fellows’ salaries, whilst others are paid more by the University. Most Oxford colleges are able to offer some form of housing allowance to compensate for high cost of housing in Oxford, but there is still a range in what is offered. These allowances can vary from a supplement to shared ownership of a house (shared equity). One academic said: “First, such additional tasks are often arduous and time-intensive, impeding quality work on required research and teaching duties. Second, the remuneration for such additional tasks is insignificant enough to be laughable. “For a tutor at LMH to ‘catch up’ to atutor at St John’s they would need to havea second tutorial fellowship (which is notpossible) and then still do more work.” An anonymous Tutorial Fellow told Cherwell: “I can con rm that the research allowance at my own college has been £500 for several years (although it is set to rise soon, it will not be nearly as high as at other colleges); the fact that the allowance is so low makes it impossible to cover the true cost of carrying out my research.” Additionally, only some colleges offer ‘weighted hours” to accommodate for the number of students in a tutorial. In a ‘weighted’ scheme a tutorial hour spent teaching a group of three would be multiplied by 1.5 when it came to counting the number of salary hours. The new College Contribution Scheme, intended to better redistribute college wealth, is set to be announced later this year. Academic remuneration is, of course, just another indicator of this disparity in wealth between Oxford colleges, and the question of the impact on student experience is something to be considered.last_img read more

NCUA names Director of Public and Congressional Affairs

first_img Mary Anne Bradfield will become NCUA’s Director of Public and Congressional Affairs, effective Dec. 18, the agency announced Thursday.“Mary Anne has a wide-ranging career in the public and private sectors, and two themes run through that career: promoting opportunities and working collaboratively,” NCUA Chairman J. Mark McWatters said. “Both of those are qualities important in this position. Mary Anne’s expertise in management, strategic planning, and communications will serve the agency and the credit union system well.”Bradfield comes to the NCUA from the Small Business Administration (SBA), where she served as chief of staff to SBA Administrator Linda McMahon, recruiting and organizing a high-performing team of business professionals. Before being named chief of staff, she was on the Trump Administration’s transition team, where she led the development of SBA’s strategic plan. That development process was recognized by the Office of Management and Budget as a model for efficiency and effectiveness. NCUA headquarters continue reading »center_img 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more