Head of commission probing murders of journalists returns home after two weeks of forced exile

first_img RSF_en to go further News Another journalist murdered in Haiti HaïtiAmericas News Help by sharing this information November 14, 2019 Find out more Follow the news on Haïti HaïtiAmericas Journalist shot dead amid anti-government protests in Haiticenter_img President of an independent commission probing murders of journalists, Joseph Guyler C. Delva, forced by repeated death threats to leave the country suddenly two weeks ago, returned to Port-au-Prince on 25 November.Delva, who presides the Independent Commission for Supporting Investigations into Murders of Journalists (CIAPEAJ) fled on 9 November after being chased by a gang of unknown men in the Pétion-Ville district of the capital. He went first to the Dominican Republic and from there to Florida. On his return to Haiti, he was greeted by Claudy Gassant, public prosecutor in Port-au-Prince, from whom Delva said he had obtained “a formal promise from the President of the Republic, René Préval, to protect his safety”. The journalist repeated at a press conference yesterday his conviction that Senator Rudolph Boulos was the man behind the threats made against him. He added that Boulos was the holder of a US passport, despite the fact that the 1987 Haitian Constitution bans dual-nationality.Delva also suspects the senator, and the police commissioner Daniel Ulysse, of “blocking” the investigation into the 3 April 2000 murder of Jean Dominique, head of Radio Haiti Inter, a case that is being probed by the CIAPEAJ. Delva said the examining magistrate, Fritzner Fils-Aimé had issued a summons which had never been acted upon against Daniel Ulysse, and that Rudolph Boulos refuses to respond to any judicial summons.—–20.11.07 – Head of panel set up to help probe murders of journalists flees country after being threatened and followedReporters Without Borders voiced concern today that a leading Haitian journalist, Joseph Guyler C. Delva, had to leave the country, on 9 November, after getting repeated death threats since 25 October and then being followed.“The forced departure of a journalist committed to his profession shows the continuing importance of the fight for press freedom in Haiti,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Delva has had to go into self-imposed exile three months after being put in charge of a commission that is mean to combat impunity in cases of murders of journalists.”The press freedom organisation added: “This episode could not have been more untimely. We express our support for this journalist and his family and we call on the authorities to quickly shed light on the threats and intimidation that led to his hurried departure.”Delva found himself being followed while driving in Port-au-Prince on the evening of 5 November. He stopped several times to make sure he really was being followed. “When he pulled into a service station to fill up, those following him also stopped,” Reporters Without Borders was told by Jean Wilner Morin, the spokesman of the Independent Commission for Supporting Investigations into Murders of Journalists (CIAPEAJ), which Delva heads.“Some of them got out of their vehicle and walked towards Delva’s car,” Morin said. “Very alarmed, Delva set off again in his car and, after seeking help at the Pétion-Ville police station, police officers escorted him home.” On the advice of his family, he decided to leave for the United States for the time being. The CIAPEAJ was created on 10 August at President René Préval’s initiative with the aim of helping the authorities to combat impunity in a series of murders of journalists in recent years. Reporters Without Borders has been told that Delva’s role at the head of the commission was probably not the sole reason for the threats against him. The Haiti correspondent of several foreign news media, including the BBC and Reuters, and the host of a news programme on Mélodie FM, a Port-au-Prince radio station, Delva had referred to sensitive issues on the air, including the case a senator who allegedly has dual US and Haitian citizenship, which is illegal under the 1987 constitution.Delva got two anonymous calls on his mobile phone on 25 October in which he was warned: “You had better watch out, because we know where you are and we are going to get you.” Violence against the press in Haiti: RSF and CPJ write to Minister of Justice Receive email alerts June 11, 2019 Find out more November 27, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Head of commission probing murders of journalists returns home after two weeks of forced exile News October 11, 2019 Find out more News Organisation last_img read more

Covid-19 in two Limerick childcare centres

first_imgDesigned by FreepikIT has been reported that two cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Limerick childcare centre.In total, 19 cases of Covid-19 have been notified to authorities across Ireland.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up According to RTE.ie, the childcare centres close temporarily but some have since reopened.Early Childhood Ireland is asking for fast track testing in childcare centres to prevent the spread of cases. WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter LimerickNewsCovid-19 in two Limerick childcare centresBy Staff Reporter – August 28, 2020 8047 Email Advertisement Previous articleSingle-Use Plastic Hotspots in Limerick City and CountyNext articleLimerick Post Show | August 28, 2020 Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie center_img Linkedin Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live TAGSCoronaviruscovid19Keeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Escape the city and live among nature in Petrie

first_imgInside 25 Inverpine Crt, Petrie“There aren’t many other places where you can go for a walk and see a koala, wallaby or echidna.”Mrs McMullen said the neighbourhood had a “beautiful community spirit” that offered a unique lifestyle.“It’s a very friendly community where everyone knows each other,” she said. “It’s very safe and welcoming.” The home at 25 Inverpine Crt, Petrie“Brisbane was getting too busy for us,” said Mrs McMullen.“We found a piece of land where there was wildlife, trees and a river and we just instantly fell in love.“It was this beautiful green space that Brisbane was lacking.”Mrs McMullen said the couple built their dream home, which included “capturing the panoramic views of the bushland” from the living and outdoor entertaining area and pool. Enjoy outdoor life 25 Inverpine Crt, PetrieMore from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019“There’s a wonderful feeling of space,” she said.“We spend a lot of time outdoors.” The home has four bedrooms, including a master suite with an ensuite, an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area and an additional bathroom. Mrs McMullen said that the couple had enjoyed taking advantage of the lush bushland and walking trails at their back door. “It’s a very special part of the world,” she said. 25 Inverpine Crt, PetrieSonya and Mark McMullen were living in Bowen Hills and wanted a “tree change” when they found the vacant land at 25 Inverpine Court, Petrie, almost 17 years ago. Inside 25 Inverpine Crt, PetrieMrs McMullen said the location of the home would appeal to a number of buyers as it is near walking trails and parks as well as shops and public transport.The old Petrie paper mill, which is within walking distance of the property, is currently being redeveloped into a university precinct, and is scheduled for completion in 2020.last_img read more

NASA-inspired bubble house in Brisbane gaining global attention with ‘world-first opportunity’

first_img79 Elanora Way, Karalee, has been listed for sale via expression of interest.An out-of-this-world bubble house in Brisbane’s west has hit the market for the first time – and it even has a unique link to NASA.In what may well be one of the weirdest homes you’ll ever find in Australia, its architect owner Graham Birchall took almost a decade to complete the construction – a true labour of love that’s part NASA space base and part-Queensland engineering genius.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:13Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:13 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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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 Rate1xFullscreenWould you live in a bubble house?01:14MORE: Bag a bargain before its goneHow COVID-19 has changed homeowners priorities $2.35m, with this kitchen? Reason house went for so muchThe dramatic entry tunnel to the front door.The home is like a space base on earth in its feel.The sports bar is on level 1.In love with the adaptability of circles, Mr Birchall built the concrete home after work and on weekends.Incredibly, he did so without the assistance of modern computer software to undertake the incredibly complex calculations required for the design.Interest is coming in from all over the globe for the property, with inquries from as far as France, after the home hit the market Monday, according real estate agent Helene Shephard of First National Ipswich.The three-bedroom, two-bathroom, four-car space house sits on 0.51ha of riverside land and is described as ”a world-first opportunity”.Design and construction was a true labour of love.It celebrates circles across the entire design.How you may imagine Mars base may look – with more plants.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:53Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:53 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), 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 Rate1xFullscreenHow online real estate auctions work01:54The structure is made from 11 intersecting circular domes that range in size from 4m to 8m in diameter.Located just 20 minutes from Ipswich, the abode was listed as one “that will change how you live in the world right now”.“What started as a thesis idea 36 years ago by Mr Birchall grew into the current family home.“The intersecting circular domes are the key formations, while the remote iris circular shutters provide privacy, function and form”.So where did the inspiration for the iris shutters come from?“I remembered that NASA’s Mars Rover had one of these things on it. So I thought to myself, they might be able to help me with that. So I rang them up,” Graham Birchall told IpswichFirst in 2017.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market8 hours ago“They said, this is our email address. Put down what you want and I’ll send it to you.“Within two days I had the drawings of the Mars Rover. It didn’t help me at all but I’ll still amazed that they released it to me.”The engineering inside it includes the use of an internal water cooling fountain as the airconditioning system.“A traditional boat builder and carpenter crafted the kitchen complete with all the curves,” Ms Shephard said.It has 11 domes, 20 rooms and 1,050sq m of floor space over three levels with an entry tunnel on the first level along with a library, media room, sports bar, and even a golf tee.The second level has a private office, bedrooms, a sitting room, kitchenette as well as a sitting room and cathedral room, while the basement has a wine cellar, lock up garages and a workshop.While homes in the area can go for just over $1 million, the agent was reluctant to speculate on a price tag for ‘The Bubble House’.A look at the remote iris circular shutters.The large block that the home sits on.The unique home at 79 Elanora Way, Karalee is listed for expressions of interest.FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more