Government refuses to renew journalist’s work permit

first_img The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Reports ZimbabweAfrica Follow the news on Zimbabwe ZimbabweAfrica News to go further Reporters Without Borders protested today against the Zimbabwean government’s refusal to renew the work permit of Agence France-Presse (AFP) journalist Griffin Shea and accused the information ministry of being hostile to the media.”Once again, your office has shown it is not working for the press and its journalists, but against them,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard in a letter to information minister Jonathan Moyo. He added that Moyo had “continually attacked journalists since he took office and considered that only reporters in the state-owned media did their job properly.”Ménard called on the minister to renew the Shea’s work permit and that of any other journalist who requested a renewal. He noted that Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe had been put of Reporters Without Borders’ worldwide list of predators of press freedom.The AFP bureau in Harare announced today that the application of Shea, an American, had been rejected. His work permit expires on 14 September, after which he will no longer be able to work in the country.  AFP added that the work permit of its Harare bureau chief was also coming up for renewal, at the end of November.The Zimbabwean authorities have waged a wholesale campaign of harassment of local and foreign journalists for more than two years now. About 50 journalists have been arrested since January last year and three foreign correspondents forced to leave the country.Two repressive new laws were passed earlier this year, including a new press law that makes working conditions very difficult for foreign journalists. Work permits are now harder to get and are issued for only very short periods. News News Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bailcenter_img Organisation Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell November 27, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information RSF_en November 12, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts September 6, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government refuses to renew journalist’s work permit September 1, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Friend remembers writer: ‘Elton loved to laugh’

first_img Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Friend remembers writer: ‘Elton loved to laugh’ Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content Published 10:53 pm Friday, March 21, 2014 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Elton Cowart, editor and publish of “Dixie Living” magazine, died Thursday, March 20, at his home in the Tanyard community in Bullock County.Cowart believe that “everybody likes something for free,” especially if it brings fun and laughter to their lives.For more than 10 years, Cowart’s homespun writing entertained those who read his magazine“Elton believed if you can give people reason to laugh and forget about their troubles for a while, then that was worth something,” said Kenny May, a close friend.May had coffee with Cowart Thursday morning and said he was in good spirits.“Elton was fussing a bit because they didn’t have the kind of tomato plants he wanted at the co-op,” May said.“But Donna said he went home and planted the tomatoes he bought and had a real good day getting his garden going.”May said Cowart found his way to the area from Florida about 12 years ago.“Elton was a policeman down around Lakeland and he came up this way hunting,” May said. “He got to liking it up here so he and Donna pulled up stakes and moved to Tanyard.”Cowart bought a store in the Tanyard community and ran it for a while. Then, he accepted the editor’s position at the Union Springs Herald.“At the Herald, Elton wrote a column called, ‘A View from Tanyard’ and everybody got a kick out of it,” May said.“Elton had this knack. He could write about anything and make it interesting. His column was the first thing I looked for when I got the newspaper. A lot of people were the same way.”Cowart penned a book titled “I Don’t Look Good Naked Anymore” and it generated a lot of interest.“People just liked to read what Elton wrote,” May said.“He had the gift … Whether people knew him personally or through his writing, he brought a lot of laughter into their lives. We’ll all miss the laughter.”May said Cowart had told him when he died, he wanted people to come together at Tanyard and celebrate his life.“He didn’t want anything sad,” May said. “Elton loved to laugh and that’s the way I’ll remember him, laughing and loving life.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Latest Stories Book Nook to reopencenter_img Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By The Penny Hoarder Next Up You Might Like TB&T’s Dickerson, Conrad promoted to loan officers Jeff Kervin, president and CEO of Troy Bank & Trust, is pleased to announce that Renee Dickerson and Whitney Conrad… read more Print Article By Jaine Treadwelllast_img read more

June 1, 2003 News and Notes

first_imgJune 1, 2003 News and Notes Jeffrey A. Grebe, of Williams, Parker, Harrison, Dietz & Getzen, Sarasota, presented at the Knowledge Network Fund Assembly 2003 on the topic of AS IS and Other Related Disclaimers. Frank S. Moseley, of Davis Polk & Wardwell, and Jose de Lasa of Abbott Laboratories, are recipients of the 2003 Exemplar Awards, presented by the National Legal Aid & Defender Association. G. Mark Shalloway, of Shalloway & Shalloway, P.A., West Palm Beach, presented Why Every Senior Needs to Consult an Elder Law Attorney, at the third annual Interdisciplinary Gerontology Conference, hosted by Florida Atlantic University. Lloyd Monroe, of Coppins & Monroe, P.A., Tallahassee, has been named chair of the labor/employment committee of the Florida Defense Lawyer Association. Bruce D. Lamb, of Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell, P.A., made three presentations to health care professionals in May. He spoke at the Professional Association of Health Care Office Managers annual meeting in New Port Richey, about Practitioner Regulation and Confidentiality of Medical Records. He also presented Legal Issues in the Transportation of Children at the All Children’s Hospital Neonatal/Pediatric Transport conference in Clearwater, and was part of a three attorney panel making a presentation on Trying Your Case Before DOAH and the Uniform Rules at the Florida Bar’s Nuts and Bolts of Administrative Law Practice seminar in Tallahassee. Richard Milstein, of Akerman Senterfitt, has been awarded The Professional Advisor of the Year Award by Leave a Legacy, a program of the Planned Giving Council of Miami-Dade County. Suzanne Barto Hill, of Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A., was named a member of the board of directors at the Downtown Orlando YMCA. Carlos J. Deupi, of Akerman Senterfitt, was a faculty speaker in Miami at a conference titled Selling Your Business for the Most Profit: How.. . When.. . and Why, co-sponsored by the Geneva Companies Investment Bank and Clemson University. He spoke about structuring, negotiating and closing merger acquisition transactions. Mark D. Hildreth, a shareholder with Abel Band, conducted a presentation on the topic of Bankruptcy and the Secured Creditor, at a National Business Institute seminar in Tampa. William Shepherd, of Richman Greer Weil Brumbaugh Mirabito & Christensen, P.A., was a featured speaker at the annual meeting of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International in New Orleans. He presented on Business Ethics: Learn It in Class or Learn It in Prison. Dennis G. Kainen, of Weisberg and Kainen, Miami, was honored by the Ronald McDonald House of Miami as one of its “Twelve Good Men” for 2003 for his service to the community. Additionally his article, “When the IRS Comes Knocking,” was published in the American Bar Association’s journal Litigation. Manuel Dobrinsky, a partner of Freidin & Brown, P.A., Miami, has been appointed to the Ad Hoc Committee on Attorney Admissions, Peer Review, and Attorney Grievance for the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Florida. Christine Q. McLeod, a shareholder with Beusse Brownlee Bowdoin & Wolter, P.A., Orlando, presented Top Ten Misconceptions About Patents: What Every Entrepreneur Should Know, as part of the University of Central Florida Technology Incubator Educational Series. Daniella Friedman, of Astigarraga Davis, addressed paralegals, legal assistants, legal secretaries, and other support staff providing information on advanced legal drafting. The seminar, held in Miami, covered topics ranging from Conquering Complex Legal Writing to Drafting Strategies for Specific Motions. Scott Murray, a partner of Ricci Leopold, West Palm Beach, was elected to the board of directors of the Palm Beach County Bar Association. Brett Alan Panter, of Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A., Miami, spoke to doctors from the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists on the topic of Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia: The Number One Malpractice Liability Risk in Cardiac Surgery. The program was the annual meeting of the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Continuing Medical Education Seminar. Norman Leopold, a partner of Leopold, Korn & Leopold, P.A., has been appointed chair of the board of trustees of Aventura Hospital and Medical Center. David M. Caldevilla, shareholder at de la Parte and Gilbert, P.A., Tampa, was appointed by the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners to serve as hearing officer to preside over administrative hearings concerning water and wastewater franchise matters. He has also been appointed co-chair of Bay Area Legal Services’ 2003 Phonathon Committee. Harvey E. Oyer III, of Gunster Yoakley, West Palm Beach, participated in the Liberty Fund colloquium Environmental Problems, Human Nature, and Liberty. Terry Delahunty, of Foley & Lardner, Orlando, was appointed co-chair for the City of Orlando’s Working Committee on Homelessness. Robert C. Brighton, Jr., and Theresa Van Vliet, partners with Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell, P.A., participated in a one-day program for accountants and attorneys with clients in the financial services and/or health care industry. The seminar, Counseling Business Clients Regarding Privacy: A Guide for Attorneys and Accountants, was held in Miami. Brighton moderated a panel on The Impact of Privacy Considerations on Financial Institutions and Vliet spoke on Money Laundering and Privacy in the Age of the Internet and International Terrorism. Brighton also was elected to serve on the Small Business Committee of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section. Mitchell B. Kirschner, a partner with Hodgson Russ, LLP, has been elected chair of the board of Hebrew College South. Mike Eiglarsh, a partner with Robbins, Tunkey, Ross, Amsel, Raben, Waxman & Eiglarsh, P.A., Miami, and Brian Tannen-baum, of Tannenbaum, Planas and Weiss, LLP, presented the third annual What Every Civil Attorney Should Know About Criminal Law seminar, sponsored by the Dade County Bar Young Lawyers Section, Continuing Legal Education Committee. Laurie Stilwell Cohen, of Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Wellington Village Council. J. Bert Grandoff was elected president-elect of the American College of Construction Lawyers at its meeting in Carlsbad, California. Tom Scarritt, president of Scarritt Law Group, Tampa, participated in the American Arbitration Asso-ciation’s Advanced Mediation Skills Seminar to teach lawyers, arbitrators, and mediators about What Trial Lawyers Hate About Mediators. He represented the perspective of the personal injury/commercial lawyer on a panel of trial lawyers addressing the issue in Tampa. Don Fitzgerald, senior vice president and division counsel of OSI Portfolio Services, Inc., in Duluth, Georgia, gave a seminar at the Annual Debt Buyers Conference in Las Vegas. His topic was contractual issues in the purchase and sale of distressed debt portfolios. Peter L. Fitzgerald, professor of law at Stetson University College of Law, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland during the 2003-04 academic year. Michael McAuliffe, of Rosenberg & McAuliffe, PL, West Palm Beach, was elected as a member of the board of directors of the Palm Beach Fellowship of Christians and Jews. Ann Marie Estevez, of Morgan Lewis, Miami, has authored the 2003 edition of Public Accommodations Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, a compliance and litigation manual. Richard Bernstein, of Steel, Hector & Davis, LLP, has been named to the international board of trustees of Tel Aviv University’s Law School. Manuel A. Garcia-Linares, a shareholder with Richman Greer Weil Brumbaugh Mirabito & Christensen, P.A., was elected to the board of directors of Meritas, a worldwide alliance of law firms. Quarles & Brady LLP has been awarded a 2003 Family Friendly Workplace Award from The Naples Alliance for Children. Peter Reinert, a shareholder with Akerman Senterfitt, was elected president of the Historical Society of Central Florida, Inc. Glen J. Torcivia, of the Law Offices of Glen J. Torcivia and Associates, P.A., West Palm Beach, presented Establishing a Health Care Delivery System to the Winter Park Health Foundation. Ernest A. Cox, of Gunster Yoakley, has been named to serve on The Rural Lands Stewardship Council in Florida. Edmund S. Whit-son III, of Carlton Fields, Tampa, has been elected to the Child Abuse Council, a nonprofit agency that provides consultation, education, and direct service programs in the areas of child abuse and neglect. Joseph G. Jarret has been appointed county attorney for Polk County. He also has published Making the Grade in School Risk Management in Public Risk Journal, and Code Enforcement Officer Liability in Public Perspective Magazine. Christopher M. Shulman, of Tampa, spoke at the Mid-Florida Society for Human Resource Managers Membership meeting, where he presented Alternative Dispute Resolution for Human Resources Professionals. Joe Adams and Michael Whitt, of Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., lectured on issues related to fair housing at a forum sponsored by the Lee County Office of Equal Opportunity. Adams spoke on the Housing for Older Persons Act and Whitt spoke on Reasonable Accommodation Issues of the Fair Housing Act of 1988. David W. Singer, of Singer, Farbman & Associates, has been nominated for the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce 2003 Small Business Person of the Year Award. He has also been elected vice president of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce board of directors for 2003. Marlon A. Hill, of delancyhill, P.A., Miami, was appointed by the City of Miami Commission and the board of the Miami Parking Authority, to serve on the board of the city’s off-street parking agency. June 1, 2003 Regular Newslast_img read more

How to get the most out of your next conference

first_imgMany of us are fortunate to attend conferences hosted by CUNA and other organizations. To get the most out of the event you attend, follow these strategies to manage your time, attention and energy.Network in advance – before you attend the event review the attendee list, set up appointments with people in advance, follow conversations  (and hash tags) on social media – get to know other members before the event officially starts.Pack smart – I am the first to pack many stilettos and make sure I wear every pair, but know you will be walking long hallways, standing around for many hours and smart footwear is a must (ladies try wedges, they look cute and are really comfy).Pack light – choose a neutral color palette for basic pieces and pop with accessories to minimize the number of outfits you need to take.  If you want brilliant packing tips for your conference read this great advice from Megan Kristel at Kristel Closets.Hydrate regularly – Air conditioning, late nights, and bad food choices mean it’s more important to drink even more water than you think you need. Carry a water bottle and fill it up constantly.Review agendas – review agenda and speakers in advance, know which sessions and social events you want to attend, what you can skip and determine what you will pack.Pay attention – please be kind to everyone, and give them your attention. Tip well, take care of hotel staff and be generous with everyone you meet.Save energy – the first day of the conference is usually exciting and everyone is full of energy and by day three people are worn out from late nights, maybe a little more socializing than usual and sitting in artificial lighting. Manage your energy and know when you can skip sessions, take a nap or just get outside in the fresh air.Work out daily – yep even if you have to get up early, don’t compromise your workout. Even though you think you will be too tired, it is so worth staying committed even if a walk outside is all you can manage or a walk on the hotel treadmill. Take care of yourself.Say no – confidently say no if you don’t want to attend a session or you are in a session that doesn’t work for you, leave it. If you don’t want to go to an event, and want to recover in our room, do that. Be conscious of what you say yes to and reserve your energy when possible.Have fun – the conference or your Credit Union’s annual event is often the one time a year you get to see colleagues and have fun celebrating the accomplishments of those in your Credit Union and in our industry. Savor every moment and relax.Schedule follow up – after the event write handwritten notes to those you met, connect on LinkedIn, follow people on Twitter and schedule follow up calls to continue to leverage the connections you made.As a professional speaker I often attend conferences (as the keynote speaker and I also attend as a guest in my industry),  it’s always fun to watch people connecting with each other.Attention is all about connection. Manage your energy and you will make your next conference a productive event. 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Neen James Think force of nature. Boundless energy. Timely topics. Laugh out loud fun. Eye opening ideas. Take-aways that ACTUALLY create positive change.  Sound like what YOU’RE looking for? Then Motivational … Web: www.neenjames.com Detailslast_img read more

1960s Coorparoo home for sale

first_img544 Cavendish Road, CoorparooThe five-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built to take in some great city views, although the outlook has dramatically changed over the years.“In the 1960s, Brisbane had no high-rises so the family literally watched Brisbane grow up in front of them,” Mr Leisemann said.“It’s been a bird’s eye view of Brisbane’s history.”Also scheduled for auction in Brisbane tomorrow is a renovated post-war home at Brighton, a large brick 1970s home at The Gap, and an original pre-war cottage at Moorooka. 544 Cavendish Road, CoorparooA fireplace, rich architraves, stone feature walls, ornate cornices, and picture rails are just some of the untouched features of the two-storey home which is scheduled to go to auction at 4pm.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agoVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:02Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:02 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p480p480p360p360p240p240pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenMid century marvel02:03 Related videos 02:03Mid century marvel01:50A walk back in time03:19Billionaire donates architectural gem01:14Thurlow house added to the heritage register01:211960’s time capsule with Hollywood history02:57Hope estateHarcourts M1 Coorparoo’s Conrad Leisemann said the reaction to 544 Cavendish Rd, on the market for the first time, had been amazing.“We had nearly 100 groups of people through in three weeks,” he said.“It’s like a time warp walking through.” 544 Cavendish Road, CoorparooA groovy 1960s property is one of 14 Brisbane homes going under the hammer tomorrow, according to realestate.com.au.The architecturally designed Coorparoo house was designed by the Bell Bros, the company behind the Bell Bros building in Fortitude Valley.last_img read more