Follow the news on Iran News IranMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information RSF_en June 9, 2021 Find out more News IranMiddle East – North Africa Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Receive email alerts July 22, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Renewed call for independent investigation after release of unsatisfactory official enquiry to go further Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 The findings of an official Iranian enquiry into the death in custody of photojournalist Zahra Kazemi, a Canadian of Iranian origin, were today dismissed as totally unsatisfactory by Reporters Without Borders, which reiterated its call for an independent investigation into her death after she was detained in Tehran on 23 June.The organisation said the report released yesterday did nothing to establish who was responsible for Kazemi’s death. It did not say if the blow to the head that resulted in her death occurred when she was struck with a blunt object or if she hit an object when she fell. The report said only that the blow occurred no more than 36 hours before her hospitalisation at midnight on 27 June. According to the sequence of events established by the enquiry, this could have been when was in the custody of the office of Tehran state prosecutor Said Mortazavi or in the custody of the intelligence ministry.Reporters Without Borders said it was shocked to learn that the doctors in Baghiatollah hospital had established that Kazemi was “brain dead” on 27 June. The report does not say why the doctors waiting until 10 July, the day after the anniversary of the July 1999 student demonstrations, to report her death.The organisation called for light to be shed on every aspect of this case and said those who killed Kazemi, as well as those who may have instigated her murder, should be identified and punished, no matter how high their positions.Reporters Without Borders has already asked the authorities in Tehran to allow an autopsy on Kazemi’s body to be carried in Canada by independent forensic doctors, as requested from the outset by her son, Stéphane Kazemi, who lives in Canada. Kazemi’s parents in Iran now also say they would like this.The organisation also believes that the UN special rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, whose visit to Tehran has just been cancelled by the Iranian authorities, should be allowed to travel to Iran as soon as possible.At the same time, the organisation urged the Canadian authorities to support these demands and make no concessions to pressure from the Iranian authorities. The organisation has supported Stéphane Kazemi’s initiatives by providing him with the help of an Iranian lawyer who lives in Tehran, Namat Ahmadi.The lack of information about Kazemi’s death has now been compounded by disturbing and contradictory information about her burial. The authorities said they were refraining from burying Kazemi while awaiting the results of the enquiry. But the Iranian ambassador to Paris, Seyed Sadegh Kharazi, told a Reporters Without Borders delegation she was buried on 13 or 14 July at the request of her parents who still live in Iran. It has not however been possible to establish exactly where she was buried.Kazemi’s arrest on 23 June occurred as she was photographing Evin prison north of Tehran. On 27 June, she was handed in a critical condition to officials of the intelligence ministry. The authorities then informed her family she was in a coma at the Baghiatollah military hospital in Tehran, which is run by Revolutionary Guards. Meanwhile, police searched her family’s home following her arrest, confiscating a large amount of money and camera equipment.Twenty-one journalists are currently in prison in Iran, which makes the Islamic republic the biggest prison for journalists in the Middle East. Thirteen of them were arrested in the past 40 days. They include Abolgasem Golbaf of the monthly Gozaresh, who was detained on 20 July for “disseminating false information.” As far as Reporters Without Borders has been able to establish, 15 of the imprisoned journalists are currently being held by Revolutionary Guards in the same place where Kazemi was interrogated. The organisation is very concerned about their fate, especially as their relatives have referred to physical and psychological torture in a letter to President Mohammad Khatami. News After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Organisation Following the 20 July release of an official report that gave absolutely no indication as to who was responsible for the death in custody of photojournalist Zahra Kazemi, Reporters Without Borders renewed its call for an independent enquiry. It also called for an autopsy to be carried out in Canada. News March 18, 2021 Find out more February 25, 2021 Find out more
TAGSConferenceeducationJournalismLimerick City and CountyNewsuniveristy of limerick Email Limerick social entrepreneurs honoured for their work in response to covid-19 Advertisement TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Print Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat WhatsApp Previous articleNew 33 space car park opened in AdareNext articleLISTEN: Limerick deserve the league and they won it in style Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick on Covid watch list Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow NewsEducationFergal Keane to deliver keynote lecture at University of Limerick journalism conferenceBy Staff Reporter – April 3, 2019 1023 Facebook Linkedin Fergal Keane, pictured with UL Journalism students at his last visit to the university. Picture: Alan Place/FusionShooters.FERGAL Keane, BBC Africa Editor, will deliver a keynote lecture at a major journalism conference at University of Limerick on Thursday, April 11 as part of theCelebrating 10 Years of [email protected] Conference.The BBC Africa Editor, who is also the new Adjunct Professor of Journalism at UL will give a lecture on ‘Journalism and Democracy under Siege: How Can We Combat the Threat of Fake News and the Rise of Populism’.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Following the lecture, some of the country’s leading journalists and editors, including RTÉ broadcaster Miriam O’Callaghan, Irish Independent Editor Fionnán Sheahan, and Irish Times News Editor Mark Hennessy, will hold a panel discussion on the topic.Head of Journalism at the University of Limerick Mary Dundon said that they are delighted to have someone of Fergal Keane’s calibre giving the keynote address at their 10th-anniversary conference.“He is an award-winning journalist who has covered most of the global war zones over the past 28 years and won numerous international awards for his fearless reporting – including an OBE from Queen Elizabeth for his services,“ Ms Dundon said.Mr Keane’s lecture will start at 10.30am on Thursday, April 11 in the GEMSO – 016 lecture hall and it will be followed by the panel discussion with some of the country’s leading journalists and a Q&A session with the audience.In the afternoon, there will be a panel discussion profiling UL’s latest journalism and media academic research. The topic: Journalism, Discourse, and Inequality, will be discussed by: Dr Fergal Quinn; Professor Eoin Devereux; Professor Martin Power, Kathryn Hayes and Audrey Galvin.This will be followed by another panel discussion featuring some of the most success UL journalism graduates including Hilary McGann, CNN; Cillian Sherlock, RTE; Denise Calnan, Irish Independent and Andrew Roberts, The Journal.
This guidance is no longer current. See information on the transition period.,This guidance sets out the actions you should take to prepare for 1 January 2021, to plan for and help manage any potential service disruption to adult social care.This guidance is for adult social care providers and local authorities. Guidance for healthcare providers is available in How healthcare providers can prepare for 1 January 2021.Supply of medical productsRead about the government’s plan to introduce import controls on EU goods after 31 December 2020.If you have any questions, you can contact the relevant government team for your sector: Medicines: [email protected] Medical Devices and Clinical Consumables: [email protected] Clinical Trials: [email protected] Vaccines and Countermeasures: [email protected] Blood and Transplants: [email protected] Non-Clinical Goods and Services: [email protected] See if you can manage the disruption locally as part of your usual processes. Tell any other local partners that may be affected. This could include neighbouring local authorities, your local Clinical Commissioning Group commissioner or other relevant NHS contacts. If the issue cannot be resolved at a local level, contact your local resilience forum (LRF) through the local authority representative on the LRF. They may mobilise the major incident response arrangements for your area. WorkforceYou should review your capacity and activity plans regularly. Your business continuity plans should cover the supply of staff you need to deliver services before and after 1 January 2021.Make sure you tell any staff and people you care for who are EU citizens about the EU Settlement Scheme. Help them apply if they need support. Use the EU Settlement Scheme employer toolkit for practical advice on helping your employees to apply.You must notify your local commissioner, director of adult social services and the Care Quality Commission as soon as possible if there is any risk to service delivery.The EU Settlement SchemeThrough the EU Settlement Scheme, EU nationals can register for settled status if they have been in the UK for 5 years, or pre-settled status if they have been here for less than 5 years.The scheme is free and it’s simple to register. The deadline for applications is 30 June 2021.Find out more about the EU Settlement Scheme.Irish citizens are not required to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme, although there are some circumstances where they may wish to. Non-Irish family members of Irish citizens will need to apply.Recognition of professional qualificationsEEA and Swiss health and care professionals who are registered and practising before 1 January 2021 will continue to be able to do so from 1 January 2021.For any professional registration queries, please contact the relevant professional regulator.Help and who to contactContact local care associations: Bedfordshire: https://bedfordshirecaregroup.org/contact/ Berkshire: [email protected] Bradford: [email protected] Cornwall: http://cornwallpartnersincare.org/contact/ Derbyshire: [email protected] Devon: [email protected] Dorset: https://dorsetcarehomes.co.uk/contact/ East Sussex: [email protected] Essex: [email protected] Gloucestershire: [email protected] Greater Manchester: [email protected] Hampshire: [email protected] Havering: [email protected] Hertfordshire: [email protected] Isle of Wight: [email protected] Kent: [email protected] Lancashire: [email protected] Leeds: [email protected] Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland: [email protected] Leicestershire (home care): [email protected] Lincolnshire: [email protected] London boroughs of Merton and Wandsworth, Croydon, Westminster, and Kensington and Chelsea: https://lcasforumorg.wordpress.com/contact/ Norfolk: [email protected] Norfolk and Suffolk: http://norfolkandsuffolkcaresupport.co.uk/contact North Somerset, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, and Bath and North East Somerset: [email protected] Northamptonshire: [email protected] Nottinghamshire: [email protected] Oxfordshire: [email protected] Oxfordshire (care homes): [email protected] Shropshire: [email protected] Somerset: https://rcpa.org.uk/contact-us Staffordshire: https://sarcp.net/contact Suffolk: http://saicp.org.uk/contact-us Surrey: [email protected] Tameside: [email protected] West Midlands and Worcestershire: [email protected] West Sussex: [email protected] Wiltshire: https://wiltshirecarepartnership.org.uk/contact York and North Yorkshire: https://independentcaregroup.co.uk/contact_us.php Managing supply issues locallyHow adult social care providers can manage supply problemsIf you have a problem with the supply of a product, service or anything else that may stop your business from providing services properly, we recommend you take the following action:Raise your concern with a local authority representative as soon as you can – this may be your local authority commissioner, contract management contact or quality assurance team. Tell your local authority about your issue whether or not they directly commission you to carry out services.If you provide services in multiple local authorities, please contact your host local authority. Ask the host authority to tell other local authorities.If there is a significant risk to the safety or wellbeing of service users, you should also alert your local adult safeguarding hub.Tell your local care provider association or trade body representative if you have one, about your supply issue. They may already have plans to help with supply problems.If your service is part of a larger business group, make sure that you tell operational management and the business owners about the problem.Contact any other branches in your organisation and try to make alternative arrangements.Ask your supplier about finding alternatives you could use or other ways they can help. Your supplier may already know about the issue and be working to resolve it.If the problem is with the supply of medicines, tell your community pharmacist who should know the latest on any supply disruption.What local authorities should do about any adult social care supply issues Business continuity plansReview your business continuity or contingency plans regularly. Make sure they are up to date and consistent with other local contingency plans, in particular those being developed by your local resilience forum.Make sure you also have plans in place for the months following 1 January 2021, to ensure continuity of care for service users.How to prepare with suppliers nowMake plans that cover all the supplies you use – from machinery to bed sheets, food and medicine: find out what contingency plans your suppliers have in place think about how you might use different suppliers if you need to include suppliers in your planning consider changing your service level agreements where necessary – you could temporarily stop using specific performance measures to allow suppliers to keep up supply, for example through substituting products
Banking group Nedbank has announced its commitment to becoming carbon neutral. (Image: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. For more free photos, visit the image library.) MEDIA CONTACTS • Elizabeth FlorencioNedbank Group communications+2711 294 7260 or +2783 636 7002 RELATED ARTICLES • Plastic billboard a world first • Bank honours local heroes • SA banking net spreads • Saving our vulnerable sharks• Biggest nature park in the world Janine ErasmusSouth African banking group Nedbank, already a leader in environmentally responsible practices, is to become carbon neutral by continuing to cut its greenhouse gas emissions and buying up carbon credits.Nedbank is the first South African bank, as well as the first large corporation in the country, to take this step.The development was announced on 15 September 2009 by the bank’s CEO Tom Boardman. He said the decision to go for carbon neutral status was the culmination of a long road travelled by Nedbank, which has been at the forefront of environmental issues for many years.The company is involved in a number of green initiatives already, and as far back as 1990 it set up the Green Trust, a conservation fund run in partnership with the local chapter of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).In 2008 the group poured US$1.8-million (R13.6-million) into environmental initiatives under the Green Trust. Projects include, among others, the conservation of turtles in the Greater St Lucia Wetland, support for the Namibia-based Cheetah Conservation Fund, and the Master Farmers programme in the Eastern Cape, which works to improve farmers’ agricultural skills..The carbon neutral move will place Nedbank’s environmental strategies on the same level as other major international institutions such as the Deutsche Bank and the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation.“We have measured and audited our carbon footprint,” said Boardman, “and now we know where we stand and what we have to do to offset it completely”.Comparing the climate change crisis to the worldwide financial crisis, Boardman noted a few similarities – apart from the fact that both had a global impact.In both cases, he said, the world underestimated the severity of the problem. Initial measures taken were inwardly focused and targeted at individual organisations or countries, whereas what were needed were global solutions.“If the world spent a fraction of what it put into the financial crisis on addressing climate issues, it would be an investment well spent,” commented Boardman.“Climate change is no longer merely an environmental issue,” added WWF SA climate change manager Richard Worthington, “but a developmental, economic and social issue too”.Carbon creditsIn addition to its ongoing greenhouse gas emission reduction projects, Nedbank is to completely offset its own emissions by buying carbon credits on both the Voluntary Emission Reduction and Certified Emission Reduction markets. This will cost the bank an estimated $1.36- to $2.7-million (R10- to R20-million) per year.Nedbank is expected to build a diverse portfolio of carbon projects, but will focus its investment on applicable projects in Africa.“We are not going to just go out and buy,” said Boardman, “but will look at projects that are relevant to our cause and in line with our strategy.”Green bankFor many years Nedbank has worked for the benefit of the environment and is represented on several top-level committees and task forces dealing with climate change. Nedbank is the only South African bank on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, and has featured on the list for five years.In 2008 Britain’s Financial Times named Nedbank as the Emerging Markets Sustainable Bank of the Year for the Middle East and Africa region. The bank also sits on the United Nations Environmental Programme Finance Initiative Africa task force and participates in the Climate Change, Biodiversity and Water and Finance streams.Through its Green Affinity retail products the bank donates a portion of its charges to the Green Trust. Since the fund’s inception, Nedbank has helped raise almost R100-million for around 150 major conservation projects in South Africa.Nedbank was the first South African bank to become a signatory of the Equator Principles, and has since been followed by FirstRand Bank and the Standard Bank group.The Equator Principles is a set of international environmental and social guidelines that apply to project finance. They help financing institutions to support only those developmental projects that operate according to sound social and environmental principles.Nedbank is also a signatory to the Carbon Disclosure Project, which works with the corporate sector to encourage transparent reporting in terms of carbon emissions.The bank has a number of internal greening initiatives, among them a change from paper to electronic statements for retail banking products; recycling of printer cartridges; and recycling bins for biodegradable waste, glass and tin, plastic and polystyrene, and mixed waste.There is also a campaign which encourages staff to reduce their carbon footprints at work and at home. The annual Green Trust Staff Awards recognise employees who stand out from the rest with their efforts to change their lifestyles accordingly.Nedbank is to apply for a four-star Green Star rating from the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) for its new corporate head office building, currently under construction in Sandton, north of Johannesburg. A Green Star rating is given to buildings that comply with GBCSA energy and resource efficiency standards and are environmentally responsible in their design, construction and operation.Queries or comments? Contact Janine Erasmus at [email protected]
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 34:26 — 16.1MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSWhen it comes to making any kind of presentation, from a keynote address to a crowded hall to the one on one sales presentation that could push your sales numbers over the top of your annual goals, you’ve got to know what you’re doing if you want to be effective. On this episode of In The Arena Anthony taps the experience and knowledge of one of the best presenters in the business, Michael Port. Michael is a classically trained actor who’s moved into the entrepreneurial world by authoring some incredible books and creating incredibly helpful tools to equip those who speak or present for impact. You’re going to enjoy this refreshing interview.Overcoming dyslexia to build his own entrepreneurial business, with Michael PortClick To TweetOvercoming dyslexia to build his own entrepreneurial business.When you first hear that Michael Port was a successful classically trained actor before he became an entrepreneur and speaking coach, you may think that he had all the advantages he needed to make that transition happen successfully. But you would be wrong. His struggle with dyslexia made it difficult for him to learn anything new in rapid fashion but it was his determination to overcome the voice of his inner critic and bring something of value to the world that enabled him to push forward. If you have that struggle against your inner critic you will learn a lot from Michael in this conversation as he talks about how to encourage the “inner hero” who can help you get moving in your best direction. Be sure to listen.What is marketing – really.When it comes to marketing most people feel that the tried and true definitions and approaches are what they need to adopt. But Michael Port says that when he began studying the marketing approaches of the last century he felt a bit uneasy taking it all in wholesale. He discovered the source of that feeling of unease when he realized that many of the tactics we follow in modern marketing were created by crooks who only wanted to manipulate people into purchasing things that weren’t always good for them. Michael talks about his departure from traditional marketing and how he’s forged a new path for himself on this episode, so be sure you listen to learn what marketing with integrity really looks like.What is marketing – really, on this episode with Michael PortClick To TweetHow to find your ideal clients using the “Red Velvet Rope.”Michael Port realizes that every beginning business or entrepreneur has to build a client base so that revenue can begin coming in. It’s natural and it’s part of the process. But over time it’s important to narrow your focus to serve your ideal client, the one you are able to serve with the highest degree of output and integrity, AND the one who brings you the most life and energy through your interaction with them. He calls this the process of establishing a “red velvet rope” policy that excludes some potential clients and invites others into the exclusive club of what you offer. You can learn how he fashioned this approach and how it could translate into your business endeavors, on this episode.How you can improve your next sales presentation.Any time you are presenting to others your goal is to make a connection on an emotional level. It’s not touchy-feely stuff, it’s the normal way that human beings establish rapport and build trust. If you can’t do that you’ll have a very difficult time making the sale, even if you know all the facts and features of your newest service or widget backwards and forwards. Michael Port says that the emotional and vulnerable aspects of what he learned from acting are what make up the vital aspects of every presentation, whether on the stage or in the sales office, and on this episode he gives some important tips for how you can build the kind of emotional connection that will increase your sales numbers over time.How you can dramatically improve your next sales presentationClick To TweetOutline of this great episode Anthony’s introduction to Michael Port and this episode. The harsh reality Michael was faced with when he began in business. What marketing really is – and how you have to approach it. Michael’s story of building his own entrepreneurial business in spite of obstacles. What is the “Red Velvet Rope” policy. How to deal with the “What if I can’t get enough clients?’ voice. Why people are ruled by an inner critic rather than their inner hero. How Michael replaces the traditional sales tactics with something different (and more effective). How someone can improve as a speaker or presenter. How Michael prepares for his speeches. Michael’s newest book: Book Yourself Solid IllustratedResources & Links mentioned in this episodewww.BookYourselfSolidIllustrated.comwww.MichaelPort.com111849542X 0470643471054455518XThe theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. You can find it on SoundcloudConnect with AnthonyWebsite: www.TheSalesBlog.comYoutube: www.Youtube.com/IannarinoFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/iannarinoTwitter: https://twitter.com/iannarinoGoogle Plus: https://plus.google.com/+SAnthonyIannarinoLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iannarinoTweets you can use to share this episodeStand for something, share it, and be comfortable in that place ~ Michael PortClick To TweetHow to find your ideal clients using Michael Port’s “Red Velvet Rope” conceptClick To TweetSubscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address below
Initial treatment of an MCL injury includes ice to the area, elevation of the joint above the level of the heart, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and limited physical activity until the pain and swelling subside. A hinged knee immobilizer should be used to protect the ligament as it heals. The extent of this type of injury is usually excessive stretching of the ligament causing the pain and tenderness.Review Date:6/13/2010Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington School of Medicine; and C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.