Government seizes latest issues of sister weeklies for “disrespecting king”

first_imgNews August 5, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government seizes latest issues of sister weeklies for “disrespecting king” April 28, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders condemns the government’s confiscation yesterday of the latest issues of the Arabic-language weekly Nichane and the French-language weekly TelQuel for “failing to respect” King Mohammed.“Press freedom violations are mounting dangerously in Morocco,” the organisation said. “The political and judicial authorities must abandon this archaic practice of systematically confiscating newspapers that criticise the king or tackle sensitive issues such as sexuality or religion. Moroccan society has evolved. It is time the politicians evolved too.”Reporters Without Borders added: “The government’s talk of democratising Morocco is sounding more and more hollow. The authorities should immediately rescind the confiscation of these two weeklies and drop any plans to prosecute the journalists who produce them.”It was the prime minister who yesterday announced the seizure of Nichane for failing to accord due respect to the king and “expressions contrary to morality.” A few hours later, the interior minister ordered TelQuel’s seizure for “disrespect for the king.”Nichane’s latest issue criticised a speech that King Mohammed gave on 30 July. It also contained a feature on “Sex in Islamic culture” that was illustrated with ancient paintings and quotations from Arab and Muslim poets and authors about sexuality.The prime minister said in a statement: “It has been decided to seize issue 113-114 of the weekly Nichane, which has an editorial and articles containing expressions contrary to morality that offend the feelings of Muslims and furthermore constitute a failure to accord due respect to His Majesty the King.”Ahmed Benchemsi, who edits both newspapers, was taken in for questioning by the Casablanca police last night. Help by sharing this information RSF_en Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa News Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say to go furthercenter_img News June 8, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts April 15, 2021 Find out more News Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Organisation Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance last_img read more

A bright future on the cards for nine-year-old Afton from Limerick

first_img Previous articleWorld famous German band to compete in Limerick championshipNext articleTraveller halting site dispute escalates as accusations fly at Limerick council Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email NewsA bright future on the cards for nine-year-old Afton from LimerickBy Staff Reporter – March 15, 2017 1014 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Afton Purtill hard at work on her homemade cardsONE of Limerick’s youngest entrepreneurs has shown that creative flair can spark some unusual business opportunities.Nine-year-old Afton Purtill has elevated her love of arts and crafts to launch her very own company, the appropriately named Afton’s Handmade Cards.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A third class pupil at Scoil Dean Cussen in Bruff, Afton has produced greeting cards for every occasion and they are now moving into the public arena as she landed her first order from a local store.“I have always been into making things through arts and crafts and with the help of my mom (Ellen Twomey Purtill), we started making some cards to send to family and friends.“I was thrilled to make them and for them to be sent out for other people to enjoy” the Bruff schoolgirl said.“I commissioned her so to speak,” Ellen told the Limerick Post, “as I thought it would be just nicer and add that personal touch to give a handmade card.“Afton has a real flair for it now and she has taken it on with a real passion.Ellen said that she showed some of the cards to her friends and colleagues, “the next thing I know, people were asking me to get her to make the cards for them too.“That very first day, she got more than 50 orders for cards”.Such is the success and popularity of Afton’s Handmade cards, that she is now supplying shops in Limerick city.It’s plain to see that there is a bright future on the cards for this enterprising nine year old. See her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Aftonshandmadecards/ Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live center_img Facebook Linkedin Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGSAftonAfton’s handmade cardslimerick Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

DD LIFESTYLE: THE RIGHT SPORTS BRA – LESS BOUNCE MORE SUPPORT

first_imgFIT is the most important element of a sports bra. It is important to buy for function and not fashion.It might be a lovely colour and match your trainers but if it’s not giving you the support you need then it might be doing more harm than good.Not only does a lack of support feel uncomfortable, it can cause long-term problems as there are no muscles in the breasts so the ligaments absorbing most of the shock can be permanently stretched and cause breast damage. The average breast size of Irish women is a D cup (55% of Irish women).One study has shown that some women don’t exercise specifically because of the problems of supporting their bust.What are the key features to look for in a sports bra?There are three types of fit.*Compression bras are the old fashioned sort, with the breasts pushed against the chest wall using Lycra.Smaller-breasted women may feel they are given enough support from these.*Encapsulation bras are similar to traditional ones – lifting and separating.*Combination bras do a mixture of the two. Larger-breasted women should select one of these. 1.Look for sports bras that encapsulate each breast in a separate chamber; they reduce bounce and support better than simple shelf bras.2.Find a sports bra that comes in a cup and band size rather than just small, medium, or large; they usually fit more precisely.3.Look for high-performance fabrics that wick away sweat to minimize chafing.4.Before buying, jump, swing your arms, and move around. If a bra pokes, rubs, slips, jiggles, constricts your breathing, or bulges, put it back.  It should fit on the first hook; as it loses elasticity over time, you need room to tighten it. A woman’s breast size can change throughout the month, especially if you lose or gain weight, so it’s important to have the ability to slightly alter the bra’s size.5.The sports bra should be comfortable around the back and on the shoulders. If you are able to pull the back of the bra by more than a couple of centimetres, you either have a bra that is too big or one that is too over stretched. 6.Your sports bra should never have a birthday.DD LIFESTYLE: THE RIGHT SPORTS BRA – LESS BOUNCE MORE SUPPORT was last modified: April 25th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:AdviceDonegal Daily Lifestylesports bralast_img read more

WETTY, STEADY, GO – GET READY FOR FOURTH MULROY BAY SWIM!

first_imgThe 4th annual sponsored swim across Mulroy Bay will take place on Saturday 3rd August 2013. In just three years, a fantastic €20,000 has been raised by the event and this year all proceeds are once again in aid of the very worthy RNLI and also the Cranford Community Centre Playground Fund. As the date draws closer, it is uplifting to see young and old, novice and experienced swimmers alike out training on the picturesque Mulroy Bay.Whether you are trying to improve on your previous time or preparing for the challenge for the first time, swimming 900 metres across Mulroy Bay is no small achievement and the personal reward of completing the event is immense.As with last year, there is a longer 1400 metre swim. This is designed to give the competitive swimmer a greater challenge. This 1400 metre swim starts at the pier at Woodquarter, across the bay and back again. The original 900 metre Madge Carr Mulroy Bay Swim still entices the most swimmers and there is still time to get your entry in!It’s great to see a local event being continued year after year and raising valuable money for really important and worthy causes, such as the RNLI. The community of Cranford have proved their love for sporting events throughout the years and have recently added the Mulroy Bay Adventure Race to their annual calendar. This is in addition to the long standing JG Memorial event, Cranford Sports Day, 5km Races and other Athletic and Football Club competitions throughout the year.There has been lots of interest to date and it is advisable to get your entry in on time. You can enter directly online by filling out this online form: www.mulroyswim2013.wufoo.com/forms/z7x3p3/or go onto our Facebook page and find the link or call 0861902506. www.facebook.com/mulroyswimClosing date for registration is Wednesday 31st July 2013.There will be entertainment at the pier, followed by a BBQ and entertainment in Logue’s of Cranford. The after party has also become famous for the great celebrations! WETTY, STEADY, GO – GET READY FOR FOURTH MULROY BAY SWIM! was last modified: July 8th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Mulroy Bay Swimlast_img read more