News Follow the news on Iraq to go further Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” RSF_en Help by sharing this information News IraqMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Imprisoned RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” February 15, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News News Jafeer has been placed in preventive detention as a result of a complaint filed by President Saleh’s lawyer about an editorial he wrote for the Peyser Press website on 29 August, entitled “How long will the President keep going in the wrong direction?” Jafeer addressed Saleh directly in the article, accusing him of failing to support Kurdistan since becoming Iraq’s president.Saleh is the founder of the Coalition for Democracy and Justice, a Kurdish political alliance that opposes the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), the dominant political party in Sulaymaniyah.“Lodging a complaint that sends a journalist to prison for an article critical of the president is a practice worthy of the most authoritarian regimes,” said Sabrina Bennoui, the head of RSF’s Middle East deck. “In the name of the ideals that the Coalition for Democracy and Justice, the movement founded by President Saleh, tries to embody, we call for the immediate and unconditional release of Bahroz Jafeer, who was just using his right to inform.”Jafeer, who also heads the Sulaymaniyah-based Mediterranean Institute for Regional Studies (MIRS), is facing the possibility of a year in prison and a 100-dinar fine on a charge of criminal defamation, according to the Metro Centre, a local NGO that defends journalists’rights.In article entitled “Who is Barham Saleh really?” that was published in December 2019, Jafeer analysed the evolution of democracy in Iraq and criticized government corruption.Iraq is ranked 162nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Bahroz Jafeer, an Iraqi Kurdish journalist held since 22 September in Sulaymaniyah, in northern Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region, on a charge of defaming Iraqi President Barham Saleh, a Kurdish politician from Sulaymaniyah. September 25, 2020 Iraqi Kurdish journalist jailed for defaming Iraq’s president IraqMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Imprisoned December 28, 2020 Find out more Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Organisation December 16, 2020 Find out more
Abbeyfeale company getting back to work Facebook TAGSAbbeyfealeCllr John SheahanCllr Liam GalvinCllr Seamus BrowneFine GaelHealth Service Executive (HSE)Limerick City and County CouncilMunicipal District of Newcastle WestReilig Íde Naofa cemeterySinn Fein Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin WhatsApp Reilig Íde Naofa Cemetery in Abbeyfeale, which has only around 20 graves left.THE HEALTH Service Executive (HSE) have asked for further testing to be carried out at a proposed site for a new cemetery in Abbeyfeale.At this Wednesday’s Newcastle West Municipal District meeting, Limerick City and County Council Senior Executive Engineer Robert Gallagher said that concerns were raised about soil conditions at the site on Clash Road. Further testing was needed during winter months and hoped these tests would be carried out sometime this November.Testing will also be carried out at interim sites and a location at the rear of the convent beside is to be tested as well.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up With around 20 graves left at Reilig Íde Naofa cemetery in Limerick’s second biggest county town, Fine Gael councillor Liam Galvin stressed the need for swift action.“I don’t know if people realise the seriousness of this issue. We are in real deep trouble,” he told the executive.“I don’t see that anything has changed in the five years we have been talking about this. We still need a graveyard!”His party colleague John Sheahan agreed, saying that the provision of a new graveyard must be expedited as quickly as possible. If we keep discussing it one thing is certain — we’ll have no graveyard. We need to put a deadline on this,” he said.Sinn Fein councillor Seamus Browne complimented the council on its progress to date and felt they now had more options than previously.“The community in Abbeyfeale have expressed their opinion on the need to be looking at more sites,” he added.by Alan [email protected] Twitter Email €1.5 million boost for five County Limerick towns from Rural Regeneration and Development Fund Sarah’s winning recipe to keep cabin fever at bay NewsLocal NewsFurther tests needed at Abbeyfeale graveyard siteBy Alan Jacques – November 9, 2017 3736 Abbeyfeale water supply gets the all clear New role for Cllr John Sheahan Previous articleLimerick business awards nominees shortlistedNext article#BREAKING Concern growing for man missing in Limerick Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Abbeyfeale’s Munster Football success can inspire any team Print
Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published National Sheep Chairman of IFA calls on dog owners to take more responsibility Facebook Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest By News Highland – January 5, 2013 Pinterest Previous articleDonegal North East Deputy calls for comprehensive review of SUSI systemNext articleFour men and a juvenile charged in Omagh murder investigation News Highland WhatsApp News Twitter The National Sheep Chairman of the IFA has today called on dog owners in Donegal to address their responsibilities after the recent increase in attacks on sheep across the country.Speaking to Highland radio, chairman James Murphy stated that with Donegal’s large sheep population, it is important that a zero tolerance policy is taken by farmers to ensure the safety of their flock.With the industry worth almost 40million euro to the Donegal region, Mr Murphy stated that under the law, farmers are entitled to take whatever steps necessary to protect their sheep against marauding dogs on their lands.[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/james12.mp3[/podcast] Twitter Google+ LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton WhatsApp Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey
Eddies in the Southern Ocean act to moderate the response of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC) to changes in forcing. An updated analysis of the Southern Ocean satellite altimetry record indicates an increase in eddy kinetic energy (EKE) in recent decades, contemporaneous with a probable decrease in ACC transport. The EKE trend is largest in the Pacific (14.9 ± 4.1 cm2 s-2 per decade) and Indian (18.3 ± 5.1 cm2 s-2 per decade) sectors of the Southern Ocean. We test the hypothesis that variations in wind stress can account for the observed EKE trends using perturbation experiments conducted with idealised high-resolution ocean models. The decadal increase in EKE is most likely due to continuing increases in the wind stress over the Southern Ocean, albeit with considerable interannual variability superposed. ACC transport correlates well with wind stress on these interannual timescales, but is weakly affected by wind forcing at longer periods. The increasing intensity of the Southern Ocean eddy field has implications for overturning circulation, carbon cycling and climate.