Journalist kidnapped and killed

first_imgNews May 29, 2019 Find out more Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story Organisation NepalAsia – Pacific The body of journalist Ambika Timsina was found on 12 December near the village of Pathari, in the southeastern province of Koshi.  He had been shot and beaten. The previous day, eight masked men had kidnapped him from his home, saying they wanted to “settle a few things” with him.Noting suspicions that the kidnappers were Maoist rebels, Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) called today on the rebels to stop attacking media workers and called for the killers to be arrested and tried.Timsina, 26, who was soon to be married, had worked for the pro-Maoist weeklies Janadesh and Mahima but decided to surrender to security forces after a state of emergency was declared in November 2001.  He and his father had been amnestied and Timsina wanted to continue working in the region.Friend of Timsina said the killers may have been Maoists who suspected him of being an informer for the security forces and had punished him for supposed treachery.  In August, the rebels killed Nawaraj “Basant” Sharma, founder and editor of the weekly Karnali Sandesh, in the extreme west of Nepal.Reporters Without Borders said in a report in March on press freedom in Nepal that under the state of emergency the Maoists, who since 1996 had executed dozens of members of the ruling Congress Party and more recently human rights activists, might now target journalists they accused of collaborating with the government, especially reporters working in the provinces. RSF_en Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage May 17, 2019 Find out more Receive email alerts NepalAsia – Pacific center_img News to go further June 8, 2020 Find out more News Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill News Follow the news on Nepal December 20, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist kidnapped and killed Help by sharing this information last_img read more

UK: Royal Navy’s Newest Warship Visits Portland Port

first_imgOne of the Royal Navy’s newest warships is due to make its first port call in Dorset later. View post tag: newest Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: Royal Navy’s Newest Warship Visits Portland Port View post tag: Royal Share this article View post tag: visits View post tag: Portland (bbc)[mappress]Source: bbc, October 07, 2011 View post tag: Naval UK: Royal Navy’s Newest Warship Visits Portland Port View post tag: Warship View post tag: News by topic Training & Education View post tag: port View post tag: Navy’s View post tag: Navy October 7, 2011last_img read more

Lola’s Cupcakes interested in global franchising

first_imgLola’s Cupcakes has told British Baker it plans to expand oversees as it looks at potential opportunities for international franchising.The news comes as the London-based cupcake bakery business opened its fifth cupcake outlet in Brent Cross Shopping Centre last Friday.A company spokesperson also told British Baker that Lola’s hoped to open between three and five further outlets in the south east in the next 12 months.Lola’s Brent Cross site includes its biggest cupcake counter to date, which will serve bakery goods, fresh fruit salads, homemade quiches and newly introduced cupcake milkshakes, as well as a seating area tailored for more than 50 customers.The company has taken on 12 new members of staff as a result of the Brent Cross store opening, and three  management employees from existing outlets have been transferred to the new site.Lola’s current locations include a stand-alone store on Lansdowne Row in London’s Mayfair, concession stands in Selfridges’ Foodhall and an independent Topshop outlet, both in Oxford Circus, as well as a patisserie counter in Harrods on Brompton Road.The company was set up in 2007 by co-founders Victoria Jossel and Romy Lewis, and is now under the control of Mario and Asher Budwig, who took over the running of the business in December 2011.last_img read more

U.K. electricity grid goes coal-free for first month since Industrial Revolution

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Guardian:The UK’s electricity system recorded its “greenest” ever month in May after running without coal-fired electricity for a full calendar month.The National Grid, the energy system operator, said the country’s sunniest spring on record helped generate enough solar power to reduce the carbon intensity of the grid to its lowest level ever recorded. The bright and breezy weather helped wind and solar power make up about 28% of Britain’s electricity last month, narrowly behind gas-fired power generation, which made up 30% of the energy mix.Meanwhile, the record low demand for electricity during the coronavirus lockdown has left little room for the UK’s last remaining coal power plants to play a role.Since April, the UK’s electricity system has run without coal-fired power for about 54 consecutive days, which has helped the carbon intensity of the electricity grid fall to the lowest average carbon intensity on record at 143 grams of CO2 per kilowatt-hour.The record was possible, in part, because of the collapse of energy demand in the UK caused by the coronavirus lockdown and two bank holidays in a fortnight. But the chief reason was the unseasonably sunny spring weather, said Roisin Quinn, head of National Grid’s control centre.“Great Britain’s incredible coal-free run has continued throughout May, giving us the first full calendar month – 744 straight hours – of electricity generation without coal since the Industrial Revolution,” Quinn said.[Jillian Ambrose]More: UK electricity coal free for first month ever U.K. electricity grid goes coal-free for first month since Industrial Revolutionlast_img read more

The bill enables new investments in health tourism

first_imgToday, the 60th session of the Government of the Republic of Croatia was held in Banski dvori, and the Bill on the Provision of Services in Tourism was sent to the Croatian Parliament.Minister Gari Cappelli said that the proposed law transposes the European Union Directive from 2015 on travel in package arrangements and related travel arrangements into the legal order of the Republic of Croatia. “During the work on the text of this legal proposal, we assessed that the existing law is restrictive for the development of the overall provision of services in tourism and strengthening the competitiveness of Croatian tourism.”, He emphasized. Speaking about the novelties proposed by the law, the Minister mentioned the reduction of administrative barriers to starting, but also continuing entrepreneurial activity and prescribing services that are considered tourist services of health tourism, adding that the possible circle of providers of tourist services in health tourism is expanding.Tourist services are additionally regulated in congress tourism, as well as the provision of car rental services without a driver and who can provide them and under what conditions. Services are also being regulated tourist diving and allows the church and religious communities to organize pilgrimages and other journeys in the function of promoting and manifesting the faith. The provision of services is regulated tourist guide citizens of another Contracting State to the Treaty on the European Economic Area and the Swiss Confederation on a temporary or occasional basis, as well as the abolition of seminars and professional examinations for heads of higher education institutions and only the passing of professional examinations for heads of affairs before the examination commission. It is also planned to reduce the amount of misdemeanor fines, and introduce more lenient treatment of tourist inspectors towards service providers who commit misdemeanors by applying the principle of opportunity, ie by prescribing the possibility to eliminate irregularities and deficiencies identified in inspections without punishment.Finally, Minister Cappelli said that for the implementation of this Act it is not necessary to provide additional funds in the state budget of the Republic of Croatia, nor in the budgets of local and regional self-government units.Minister of Justice Dražen Bošnjaković explained that the Proposal of the Law on Amendments to the Law on Obligations is closely related to the Law on Provision of Services in Tourism. The proposed law proposes to delete Articles 881 to 903 of the Law on Obligations which regulate the contract on travel organization, which transposed into Croatian legislation the (old) Directive on travel in package arrangements (from 13 June 1990) which was placed out of force with the new Directive on Travel in Package Arrangements and Related Travel Arrangements (of 25 November 2015), which will be transposed into Croatian legislation by the new Law on the Provision of Services in Tourism.The draft Law on the Provision of Services in Tourism is mostly focused on the work of travel agencies as well as on tourist guides. See the draft Law on the Provision of Services in Tourism in the attachment: Proposal of the Law on Provision of Services in Tourism Related news:MINISTER OF TOURISM CAPPELLI: WE EXPECT EUR 350 MILLION INVESTMENT IN HEALTH TOURISM NEXT YEARlast_img read more