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Government draws up blacklist of people whose passports are to be confiscated

first_img RSF_en ZimbabweAfrica Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail Follow the news on Zimbabwe News Help by sharing this information Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell November 27, 2020 Find out more The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa ZimbabweAfrica to go further December 12, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government draws up blacklist of people whose passports are to be confiscated Reports News Organisation Reporters Without Borders voiced outrage today at the government’s action in drawing up a blacklist of some 60 leading Zimbabweans, some currently living abroad, whose passports are to be confiscated and cancelled to prevent them from travelling abroad any more. They reportedly include independent newspaper owner Trevor Ncube (photo), at least five other independent media personalities, an expatriate lawyer and journalist, and the owner and former executives of the banned Daily News newspaper. Receive email alerts September 1, 2020 Find out more November 12, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders voiced outrage today at the government’s action in drawing up a blacklist of some 60 leading Zimbabweans, some currently living abroad, whose passports are to be confiscated and cancelled to prevent them from travelling abroad any more. They reportedly include independent newspaper owner Trevor Ncube, at least five other independent media personalities, an expatriate lawyer and journalist, and the owner and former executives of the banned Daily News newspaper.“This new scheme is Kafkaesque,” Reporters Without Borders said. “How repressive can Robert Mugabe’s government get before it is called to account? Zimbabwe is a member of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and is under South Africa’s influence, yet it is not threatened with any coercive measure over its repeated press violations. Action to help Zimbabweans recover their civil and political liberties is long overdue.”In a letter from registrar general Tobaiwa Mudede to immigration chief Elasto Mugwadi on 28 November, the government ordered the withdrawal and cancellation of the passports of all persons on “the following list.” A local source said there were 64 names on the list, including businessman Strive Masiyiwa, owner of the Associated Newspapers of Zimbabwe (ANZ), which publishes the Daily News, former Daily News editors Geoffrey Nyarota and Nqobile Nyathi, and Daily News reporters Lloyd Mudiwa and Basildon Peta. Beatrice Mtetwa, a leading lawyer who won the Committee to Protect Journalists’ 2005 international press freedom prize, and former Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation journalist Caroline Gombakomba, who now works for the Voice of America in the United States, are also on the list, which was sent with an accompanying memo to all border posts.The measure follows an amendment four months ago to article 22 of the constitution allowing the government to withdraw any citizen’s passport when there is reason to suspect they could harm national interests, defence interests or the state economy when abroad.—————9.12.2005 – Government confiscates newspaper publisher’s passportReporters Without Borders protested after the Zimbabwe authorities seized the passport of publisher Trevor Ncube and called for it to be immediately returned to him.The publisher, who is based in South Africa, had his passport taken as he left Bulawayo airport to join a family wedding party.“There seems to be no end to the array of harassment used against journalists in Zimbabwe”, said Reporters Without Borders. “The use of such draconian methods shows once again the determination of the authorities to put an end to freedom of opinion in Zimbabwe.”Ncube runs two weeklies in Zimbabwe, The Standard and The Zimbabwe Independent. He also in 2002 bought the majority of shares in the South African weekly Mail and Guardian that previously belonged to the British daily The Guardian. These three publications are all highly critical of President Robert Mugabe.Two officials from the secret police Central Intelligence Organisation confiscated Ncube’s passport after he had left Bulawayo airport and was preparing to head into the city centre to attend his brother’s wedding.He was not arrested, but the confiscation of his passport prevents him from leaving the country. He is the first victim of a new constitutional amendment that has, since August, allowed the Zimbabwean authorities to confiscate the passport of any citizen. Newslast_img read more

Good design could save €1 billion for new Colbert Quarter residents

first_imgTwitter WhatsApp NewsCommunityGood design could save €1 billion for new Colbert Quarter residentsBy Staff Reporter – March 5, 2021 1827 Linkedin Facebook Advertisementcenter_img Computer-generated image of how a car free Colbert Quarter might look.Limerick native John Moran is chairman of the Land Development Agency which is involved in an ambitious plan to develop the area around Colbert Station for housing and community use. In this article, he outlines a strategy that could have major benefits for the people who will make up the Colbert Quarter community.FREEDOM of choice! That’s a key result I want from the designs for the multi-billion euro plan to transform more than 100 acres of State-owned land at the Colbert Quarter in the heart of Limerick City.Leaving the car at the dealers could mean €150,000 more for prospective residents to spend on the home of their dreams or other priorities for the family.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up So why not have the designers help make car ownership less of an imperative for those living in the area?4,000 new residents could save up to a billion euros over 40 years of a working life. It also goes a long way to making housing affordable.Too often, for “affordability” we focus on cheaper bricks and mortar – reducing sizes, cheaper lands, even reducing quality – or using “free” state land.Yet right there under our design pencils is a major factor much overlooked.The secret is to eliminate car dependency.Many people at some time calculate what they might do with “extra” money from giving up on takeaway coffee, the weekend pint, or even a pack of 20 cigarettes. But who considers the huge savings from handing the car keys back to the car dealer?Money to improve their family’s quality of life while benefiting wider society and future generations.Spent locally, imagine the amenities Limerick City and County Council could provide with the extra VAT alone. Imagine the jobs boost we would get. It could help pay for a larger home or even to switch from renting to owing in the first place.We are facing some stark realities here in Limerick. Recently, the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) reported, because of high costs of building, the cheapest new apartment in Dublin would cost €375,000. Building one in Limerick is not likely to be much cheaper.To buy that home, requires €37,500 in savings and annual income of €96,000. No surprise then, large funds are buying so many.Here in Limerick, it is worse.Less than 12 per cent of households earn €100,000. The median income is only €35,313. In Limerick, a single person on €35,313 could only borrow about €124,000.To not leave 88 per cent of friends and family behind, requires a new approach.Certainly, we should not have to accept poorer quality just because we live in Limerick. Using state landbanks helps decrease housing delivery costs but not enough for most to buy an apartment and running that car.So back to that steel box in the driveway (or the two of them!).Adjusting data from the AA to reflect living in Limerick suggests the annual running cost for a second-hand Renault Clio is around €6,100 per year. Over 35 years, that would make up €214,000 in mortgage payments. Enough to justify borrowing an extra €150,000 today.For two car families, that is an extra €300,000 to spend on the home of their dreams.With residents jettisoning the car, there are other benefits too. Less public space for car parking means more parks, walkways, trees, more liveable neighbourhoods. It means less air and noise pollution and active healthy walking. It means bumping into friends and neighbours for chats.This idea is not to ban cars. People can choose a car if that is how they prefer to spend their hard earned cash. Others for whom a car is essential for work or family reasons should still be accommodated.But in this new approach, infrastructure to support car-free living is prioritised. It might seem like an impossible dream but it is well within our grasp with leadership from organisations like the Land Development Agency, Limerick City and County Council, CIÉ and the National Transport Authority can lead.Neighbourhoods thrive when housing is affordable for all and they are designed for quality living.Given its size and topography, Limerick is a very walkable and cyclable city.As Chairman of the Land Development Agency, I make no apologies for advocating for reduced car dependency at Colbert – which after all is right at our main train station and a short walk from O’Connell Street.4,000 of the new Colbert Quarter residents, could choose to save a billion euros of payments for car taxes, insurance, repairs, car payments over 40 years of a working life.That is a billion euro reason to design Colbert with 5-minute neighbourhoods so that residents can choose not to own a car but can still get to work in Raheen, Castletroy or indeed Shannon.Then, let’s think about what we could do with the open space and some of that billion euros – 100,000 new trees at Colbert (one for every resident in the city), new sports facilities the size of Thomond Park, new hospital facilities, more quality public housing and certainly better public transport links from Colbert to our other county towns and villages.The future is ours to decide and with our new five-minute neighbourhoods we have many more futures to decide. 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Stintzi, Wisconsin improve upon 2005 indoor mark

first_imgAfter a disappointing eighth-place team finish in 2005, the UW women’s track team had one main goal in mind — move up the rankings in front of a supportive home crowd.True, a conference title was never much more than a dream in the difficult Big Ten. The Badgers, however, were able to accomplish their main objective via consistent success and a few individual standouts.Wisconsin took fifth place at the women’s Big Ten track and field indoor championships at the Camp Randall Memorial Sports Center, despite boasting only one individual winner over a span of 18 events.Melissa Talbot started the Badgers off with a bang on the first day. The senior captain opened the meet by winning the 60-meter hurdles event of the pentathlon with an 8.56 second performance but wasn’t able to come through in the other four events — high jump, shot put, long jump, and 800-meter run — to defeat her former high school nemesis, Liz Roehrig of Minnesota.Talbot set a personal-best in the pentathlon with 3,950 points, but her mark was only good for a third-place tie, as Roehrig went on to win the event.However, Saturday’s star performance for Wisconsin came from pole vaulter Blair Luethmers.Heading into the meet, Luethmers was worried over the fact that she had to vault first, a position she really isn’t comfortable with as she is then forced to set the standards for herself and the other 19 participants.Warm-ups didn’t help her anxiety, either, as she felt she was rather sub-par with her run-throughs.”My warm-ups today weren’t the greatest,” she said. “I just had to pull it together, I was questioning myself.”But in the end, it was Luethmers who was leading the way in the pole-vault event — and it wasn’t only because she was first, either.Luethmers hit all of her jumps en route to taking first in the pole vault — Wisconsin’s only individual title of the weekend — with a jump of 4.01m (13 feet, 1 inch), an NCAA provisional qualifying mark and also tying the Big Ten Indoor Championship record.”It was nice making everything on the first jump,” Luethmers said. “It just took a lot of focusing, made sure I was, and, most importantly, just made the height.”Luethmers was a head above her competition — both literally and metaphorically — as the closest to even her threaten her mark was Andrea Smith of Minnesota at 3.86m (12 feet, 8 inches).In fact, the only jump Luethmers missed on the day was her very last when she went for the NCAA qualifying mark of 4.10m (13 feet, 5 inches) after she had already wrapped up the title and no one else was competing against her.”I think [I missed because] more of the overwhelming excitement of being the champ,” she said. “I wish I would’ve been able to put it together for 13 feet, 5 inches, but I’ll just have to look forward to outdoor.”Luethmers’ effort not only gave Wisconsin’s second-year head coach Jim Stintzi his first indoor champion at UW, it led the way to a surprising third-place standing for his team after the first day.With only the Golden Gophers and Wolverines out in front, the Badgers entered Sunday with 32.5 points, giving them a somewhat comfortable 5.5 point lead over fourth-place Purdue. To put that in perspective, last year’s eighth-place Wisconsin team put together 50 points throughout the weekend, so Stintzi was well-aware his second attempt at the Big Tens was going to surpass his first.”We did lose some seniors last year who scored for us, and while we did get some help from our freshmen, our [returning athletes] stepped up, so I think we’re making progress,” Stintzi said. “We’re going in the right direction.”Even though the Badgers were knocked down a couple of places in the team standings during Sunday’s final events, there were a few impressive individual results. Shuntia Lucas took second place in the 60-meter dash (7.45 seconds) and third in the 200-meter (24.11).”I just wanted to come out and have a good day, and that’s what I did,” Lucas said. “I was excited last year, and my debut at Nationals was kind of rocky, so [I was excited to] just come back this year and really push forward to get to Nationals. I’m aiming to make my mark there.”In the 5,000-meter final run, the Badgers produced a pair of NCAA provisional qualifiers. Finishing fourth behind a trio of Michigan runners was Katrina Rundhaug, with a time of 16:15.03. Maggie Grabow followed close behind at 16:39.83, good for an eighth-place result.”Ours was probably the toughest 5k conference this year, because last year, I think the winning time was 16:33, and this year, it was almost 35 seconds faster,” Rundhaug said. “I was happy with it, it was my second-best time ever. I definitely would have liked to be on the podium, but I guess I have one more try for that next year.”After cracking the top five in the conference with a grand total of 71 points, Stintzi reiterated the points he made before the weekend about how competing in their own city and their own facilities helped the Badgers to find higher levels of success in the 2006 meet.”I do think it makes a big difference. I think … Wisconsin has great track and field fans, and they’re knowledgeable,” Stintzi said. “The athletes want to do well in front of the home crowd, and I think it really did help us.”last_img read more

Bruh moment of 11th November 2019: Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell’s teammate is…the Joker?

first_imgImage Courtesy: Splash News/GettyAdvertisement brNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs3s2byWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eh2cf( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2s76wWould you ever consider trying this?😱4g6s6Can your students do this? 🌚2zcdRoller skating! Powered by Firework The 2019 season is going absolutely brilliant for Leicester City. Second in the league table, and the recent 2-0 victory over Arsenal, the 2016 EPL champions are challenging the English elites for silverware once again, and the club defender Ben Chillwell apparently knows the secret. They have the Joker in the team!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Splash News/GettyThee 22 year old left back made a tweet today regarding the recently released ‘The Joker’  star Joaquin Phoenix’s uncanny resemblance with his teammate Çağlar Söyüncü. Check out the tweet below, and yes, the two truly have a striking similarity.Advertisement The post contains a collage of a smiling Joaquin and Çağlar, as the England international indicated that he noticed the similarity after watching the film. The post has gone viral, and the supporters also raise another character’s likeness with the Turkish center back- Lord Farquaad from Shrek.Chilwell, a product of the Leicester City youths, have been mates with his defensive companion Söyüncü since the 23 year old Turkey international’s arrival at King Power Stadium from Bundesliga side SC Freiburg in 2018.Saturday’s home victory against the Gunners saw a 7 minute double strikes from compatriots Jamie Vardy and James Maddison in the second half. With 26 points, the Foxes are trailing behind topper Liverpool by 8 points. They will face Brighton on 23rd November at the Falmer Stadium. Advertisementlast_img read more

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