Two independent newspapers threatened with closure for not having registered premises

first_img RSF_en BelarusEurope – Central Asia News News News Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Belarus News to go furthercenter_img Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts February 22, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two independent newspapers threatened with closure for not having registered premises BelarusEurope – Central Asia RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” May 28, 2021 Find out more Vitebsky Kurier, an independent biweekly based in the northeastern city of Vitebsk, appealed to the commercial supreme court on 20 February against an order issued by a lower court on 12 January under which it should be evicted from its premises tomorrow, Reporters Without Borders has learned from Zanna Popova, the head of the company that publishes the newspaper.The biweekly has requested that the eviction order should be stayed until the supreme court issues its ruling. But the supreme court has not yet responded to the appeal and has set no date for a hearing, leaving the newspaper in a limbo, Popova said.“Administrative harassment is commonplace in Belarus,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The authorities have used this method to make it impossible for many independent publications to appear or to be distributed, when they do not shut them down altogether. The privately-owned weekly Den, for example, stopped publishing in 2005 after its contracts to rent premises were repeatedly rescinded.”The press freedom organisation added: “President Alexandre Lukashenko is determined to maintain his control over people’s minds come what may, and the method he has chosen allows him to do this discreetly.”The attempts to evict Vitebsky Kurier began in October. On 12 January, the information ministry gave the newspaper two weeks to register its new premises or risk suspension. It is now in an absurd situation from which there seems no way out – a situation familiar to most independent publications in Belarus. It cannot register an address with the ministry without the consent of the local authorities, which they refuse to give, and it can continue using the address already registered with the ministry because the rental contract has not been renewed.Another independent newspaper, the Minsk-based Nasha Niva, is also threatened with suspension and closure. Its fifth rental contract was rescinded under pressure from the authorities at the start of January. The latest contract was cancelled after secret service agents went to the office of the owner of their premises. The newspaper has been trying in vain to find new offices since April 2006.Nasha Niva was even ready to move to premises outside the capital, but the possibility did not bear fruit. In the meantime, it is using the Minsk offices of the Pen Club but Viktor Guretsky, the head of the information ministry’s licence department, said in an interview to Reporters Without Borders that the newspaper could be closed down if it continues to use a fictitious and unregistered address.Read the 24 January 2007 press release May 27, 2021 Find out more “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF sayslast_img read more

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Croatian Hospital Sv. Katarina awarded the prestigious “Global Healthcare Accreditation”

first_imgThis year’s jubilee “10th World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress” held in Los Angeles, organized by the Medical Travel Association, is attended by more than two thousand leading people in the medical tourism industry.During the plenary session of the Special Hospital Sv. Katarina and one of the leading American health institutions, Cleveland Clinic, have been awarded the prestigious “Global Healthcare Accreditation (GHA)”. The significance of this news is best illustrated by the fact that in addition to the Special Hospital Sv. Katarina and Cleveland Clinic are the only two other health institutions in the world to receive this accreditation. Thus, the Special Hospital Sv. Katarina became the first European hospital with this accreditation. “The accreditation with which we were awarded is proof that the hospital Sv. Katarina has a great international reputation and meets high clinical standards of excellence in providing health services. We are proud to be the bearers of Global Healthcare Accreditation because it confirms our continued commitment to providing superior service as well as systematic care for patient safety to the highest international standards.”, Said Jadranka Primorac, member of the Management Board of Sv. Catherine.Global Healthcare Accreditation (GHA) is intended for healthcare institutions that want to achieve excellence and top quality in the management of healthcare processes, and ensure the continuity of safe and effective healthcare for patients according to the requirements of the global medical tourism market. The GHA aims to enable each accredited institution to achieve top results in the provision of health services by monitoring the daily work processes.Special Hospital Sv. Katarina is a European center of excellence and a member of the prestigious family of The Leading Hospitals of The World. The hospital is a teaching base of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Split, the Faculty of Medicine, University of Osijek, the Department of Biotechnology, University of Rijeka and the Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb and Split. In 2015, the International Certification Association (ICERTIAS) declared the hospital the best private hospital in the Republic of Croatia. In evaluating the best “brands” in Croatia, the Special Hospital Sv. In 2016 and 2017, Katarina achieved the status of Superbrands in the category of medicine. In April 2017 in London, the hospital was awarded the prestigious “Best Regional Hospital Award” in recognition of excellence recognized at the European level in the quality of service.The most important thing for the development of health tourism is top, professional, world-accredited and certified special hospitals, but in order to talk about health tourism we must complete the whole story, and hospitals should be and focus on what they are, not out of necessity. needs develop the destination themselves and invest unnecessary and unnatural resources by investing in the roles of tourist boards and agencies.We have everything again, but there are tons, but no pictures.Related news:NEVENKA KOVAČ, SB MEDICO: WE HAVE A LOT OF STORIES ABOUT STRATEGIES AND POSSIBILITIES OF HEALTH TOURISM, AND TOO MUCH WORK IS IN THE FIELDPOLYCLINIC BAGATIN NAMED THE BEST INTERNATIONAL CLINIC FOR AESTHETIC SURGERYHEALTH TOURISM – AN OPPORTUNITY WE MUST NOT MISSlast_img read more

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Mansion smashes sales record by million dollars

first_imgThe view from 497 Royal Esp, Manly.That’s almost five times the median house price for Manly, which CoreLogic had at $765,000 over the 12 months to August this year, while realestate.com.au had the median at $800,000 for data to November 13. Mr Sorrentino said the attraction of the new record holder was clear.“It’s in front of the Royal Esplanade, it’s a big block of land — almost 1300sq m and it’s a beautiful plantation home right in front of the marina.” He said the new owners were local residents who had been looking for a while. The home at 497 Royal Esp, Manly.A RARE waterfront home has smashed the house price record in Manly by almost $1 million. The five-bedroom property at 497 Royal Esplanade went under contract for $3.89 million, blitzing the previous record of $2.7 million set just a month earlier. Agent Marc Sorrentino of Place, who had sold both houses, said the area had seen a surge that was not likely to stop any time soon. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020“Last month I sold 43 Wellington St, Manly and created new record for the area of $2.72 million and that beat my record of last year which was $2.5 million. Now this has totally blown the record.” last_img read more

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Use fireworks safely this summer

first_imgIn 2017, according to the National Safety Council, eight people died and over 12,000 were injured badly enough to require medical treatment after fireworks-related incidents. Of these, 50% of the injuries were to children and young adults under age 20. Over two-thirds (67%) of injuries took place from June 16 to July 16. And while the majority of these incidents were due to amateurs attempting to use professional-grade, homemade, or other illegal fireworks or explosives, an estimated 1,200 injuries were from less powerful devices like small firecrackers and sparklers. The National Safety Council advises everyone to enjoy fireworks at public displays conducted by professionals, and not to use any fireworks at home. They may be legal but they are not safe.If consumer fireworks are legal to buy where you live and you choose to use them, be sure to follow the following safety tips:Never allow young children to handle fireworksOlder children should use them only under close adult supervisionNever use fireworks while impaired by drugs or alcoholAnyone using fireworks or standing nearby should wear protective eyewearNever hold lighted fireworks in your handsNever light them indoorsOnly use them away from people, houses and flammable materialNever point or throw fireworks at another personOnly light one device at a time and maintain a safe distance after lightingNever ignite devices in a containerDo not try to re-light or handle malfunctioning fireworksSoak both spent and unused fireworks in water for a few hours before discardingKeep a bucket of water nearby to fully extinguish fireworks that don’t go off or in case of fireNever use illegal fireworksBetter yet, grab a blanket and a patch of lawn, kick back and let the experts handle the fireworks show.Sparklers Are Dangerous. Every year, young children can be found along parade routes and at festivals with sparklers in hand, but sparklers are a lot more dangerous than most people think.Sparklers burn at about 2,000 degrees – hot enough to melt some metals. Sparklers can quickly ignite clothing, and children have received severe burns from dropping sparklers on their feet. According to the National Fire Protection Association, sparklers alone account for more than 25% of emergency room visits for fireworks injuries. For children under 5 years of age, sparklers accounted for nearly half of the total estimated injuries.Consider using safer alternatives, such as glow sticks, confetti poppers, or colored streamers.last_img read more

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Football News Indian Super League 2019-20 Fixtures: Kerala Blasters to face ATK in opening game

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The sixth season of Indian Super League (ISL) to commence from October 20, 2019. The two-time finalists Kerala Blasters to host two-time champions ATK at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi.Defending champions Bengaluru FC to kick off their tournament against Northeast United FC which will be a replay of last season’s semi-final.The league matches to continue for five months and will conclude on February 23 with Delhi Dynamos facing Kerala Blasters. It will be followed by semi-finals and finals but their dates are yet to be revealed.The season to feature regular football until 10 November (Bengaluru FC vs Chennaiyin FC) when there is a break for international football. At this juncture, India to play Afghanistan (14 November) and Oman (19 November) in away games as part of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.The season games to again resume on November 23 with Bengaluru FC facing Kerala Blasters at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium.last_img read more

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