Court orders newspaper to stop publishing testimony about repression under King Hassan

first_img News Receive email alerts News Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists News June 20, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court orders newspaper to stop publishing testimony about repression under King Hassan to go further News Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa April 15, 2021 Find out more June 8, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Organisation RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say April 28, 2021 Find out more A Rabat court yesterday ordered the Arabic-language daily Al Jarida Al Oula to stop publishing hitherto unpublished testimony about repression under the late King Hassan II which senior officials gave to an official truth commission called the Equity and Reconciliation Panel (IER).The court issued the order in response to a request by Ahmed Herzenni, an official appointed by King Mohammed to head the Consultative Council for Human Rights (CCDH), which replaced the IER in 2005 and was put in charge of its archives. Herzenni’s application cited a law for the protection of government archives, although the government has not yet issued decrees to implement it.“The court based its order on royal directives, failing to take account of either the substance of the case or even the laws currently in force,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This decision is regrettable and sets a dangerous precedent for press freedom.”Al Jarida Al Oula publisher Ali Anouzla said the testimony the newspaper had been publishing – some of it given by people who were very close to King Hassan – had been helping to lift the veil on the former regime’s human rights abuses. “These documents do not contain state secrets and are not classified as public archives either,” Anouzla said, announcing his intention to appeal. “This ruling is incomprehensible as there is no law that says they cannot be published.”Al Jarida Al Oula lawyer Hassan Semlali told Reporters Without Borders that the Rabat court should have declared that it had no jurisdiction and transferred the case to Casablanca, where the newspaper is based. Only cases tried under the press law can be heard by a court in any of the places where the newspaper is distributed, he pointed out.Herzenni announced his intention to bring an action against the newspaper in a statement on 11 June. “In view of this persistence in violating public property with complete contempt for the law, we inform the public that the Council has decided to apply for a summary order to force the newspaper to stop publishing testimony intended to be a rich resource for serious researchers and not the subject of competition between journalists seeking a scoop.”A total of four previously unpublished testimonies were published in Al Jarida Al Oula before yesterday’s court order. Launched on 19 May, the newspaper has a print run of 30,000. Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Institutional Property Advisors Negotiates $80.75 Million Apartment Complex Sale in Portland, Oregon

first_img Previous articleJesus House Women & Children’s Center Ribbon CuttingNext articleBob Fisher, top yachting writer, Cup historian, dies at 85 Digital AIM Web Support Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Facebook PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 26, 2021– Institutional Property Advisors (IPA), a division of Marcus & Millichap (NYSE: MMI), announced today the sale of Sunset Summit, a 261-unit multifamily property in the West Hills neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. The property sold for $80.75 million, which equates to $309,387 per unit. “The sale represents the first time the property has traded hands in over 25 years. Sunset Summit is a unique asset, featuring low-density construction with views of the Tualatin Valley from most units,” said Anthony Palladino, IPA vice president. Palladino and IPA’s Giovanni Napoli, Philip Assouad, Ryan Dinius, and Sidney Warsinske represented the seller, BPM Real Estate Group. The buyer is Prime Residential. Built in 1989 on 31 acres and renovated in 2014, Sunset Summit is approximately a seven-minute drive from Downtown Portland, allowing for a convenient commute into the city via Burnside Road and access to Nike and Intel via U.S. Highway 26 or the Sunset Transit Center. Adam Lewis is Marcus & Millichap’s broker of record in Oregon. About Institutional Property Advisors (IPA) Institutional Property Advisors (IPA) is a division of Marcus & Millichap (NYSE: MMI), a leading commercial real estate services firm in North America. IPA’s combination of real estate investment and capital markets expertise, industry-leading technology, and acclaimed research offer customized solutions for the acquisition, disposition and financing of institutional properties and portfolios. For more information, please visit About Marcus & Millichap, Inc. With over 2,000 investment sales and financing professionals located throughout the United States and Canada, Marcus & Millichap is a leading specialist in commercial real estate investment sales, financing, research and advisory services. Founded in 1971, the firm closed 9,726 transactions in 2019 with a value of approximately $50 billion. Marcus & Millichap has perfected a powerful system for marketing properties that combines investment specialization, local market expertise, the industry’s most comprehensive research, state-of-the-art technology, and relationships with the largest pool of qualified investors. For additional information, please visit View source version on CONTACT: Gina Relva, Public Relations Director [email protected] KEYWORD: OREGON UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: RESIDENTIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE COMMERCIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY SOURCE: Marcus & Millichap, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/26/2021 07:08 PM/DISC: 01/26/2021 07:08 PM WhatsApp TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – January 26, 2021 Institutional Property Advisors Negotiates $80.75 Million Apartment Complex Sale in Portland, Oregon Local NewsBusiness Pinterestlast_img read more

Phish Will Webcast Their Upcoming, Sold-Out Run At Dick’s In Colorado

first_imgAfter a weekend well-spent at Lockn’ Festival, beloved jam band Phish heads West for the final dates of their summer touring. The band will perform three nights at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO, hitting the venue for their annual run of shows over Labor Day weekend. Though the shows are sold out, there’s an opportunity for all to enjoy the band’s playing through band has announced webcasts for all three of their shows, allowing fans to follow the action from the comfort of their own couches. As per usual, there are options to pay for each show individually, or as a bundle of all three shows. There are HD and SD options available, as well as merchandise add-ons.For more information, head here.last_img

L.A. to put money into meter program

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Los Angeles is launching a $15 million pilot program to replace broken parking meters, arguably taking away one of the few perks some lucky motorists are able to find. The city Department of Transportation said the program – paid through the parking meter fund – will replace about 4,000 meters and install about 2,000 new meters able to take coins for two parking spaces. Councilwoman Wendy Greuel has been trying to modernize the city’s parking-meter system, urging a review of new technology including meters that allow motorists to use credit cards. “The city’s current system is not working,” Greuel said. “It is inconvenient for drivers and has cost the city $1.7 million in the past two years.” After the pilot program is completed next year, the department will review what needs to be done to upgrade or replace all of the city’s 40,000 meters. A study is also under way on whether the city should increase its parking rates. Greuel said it has been 17 years since a meter-rate increase. [email protected] (213) 978-0390last_img read more

Public urged to check in on older neighbours as Storm Hannah closes in

first_imgOlder people have been asked to take extra care following the status yellow weather warning issued for Donegal between Friday and Saturday morning. High winds and disruptive conditions are expected this Friday night as Storm Hannah arrives from the Atlantic.Donegal is expected to escape the worst of the potentially damaging storm, which will hit the southwest coast of the country this afternoon. Heavy winds with mean speeds of 50-65km/h with gusts of 90 to 110 km/h are expected during the night.ALONE is advising older people who are concerned about their own wellbeing during the stormy weather to call for assistance and help if needed.The volunteer group is also calling on members of the public to check on their older neighbours and assist them if they need to travel to the local shop or post office during the bad weather.Seán Moynihan, CEO of ALONE, said: “Following a status yellow weather warning for across the country, we are calling on all members of the public to remember their older neighbours living alone and to consider their needs. We’re advising older people to be prepared by ensuring they have adequate heat, medication, food and to stay indoors where possible.” Further information, including advice and tips for older people in extreme weather conditions, can be found on urged to check in on older neighbours as Storm Hannah closes in was last modified: April 26th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:storm hannahlast_img read more

Climate ‘threat to African food security’

first_imgThe food security threat posed by climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing the African continent, says Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson.Agriculture in South Africa has led the way in finding innovative ways to save water. (Image: IFPRI -IMAGES)Brand South Africa reporter“Africa has the responsibility to feed the world as well as its own African people, but we are faced with enormous climate change constraints such as severe drought, floods dreadful diseases,” Joemat-Pettersson told BuaNews on Friday.She was speaking in Pretoria at a breakfast briefing today with African ambassadors to solicit support for the upcoming African Ministerial Conference on Climate-smart Agriculture, taking place in Gauteng province on 13 and 14 September.The conference is part of South Africa’s build-up to the upcoming 17th Conference of the Parties (COP 17) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), taking place at Durban’s International Convention Centre from 28 November to 9 December.Africa to ‘speak with one voice’ at COP 17“As African ministers responsible for agriculture, we want to go to the COP 17 conference with one idea of pushing for climate-smart agriculture,” Joemat-Pettersson said.“Speaking with one voice on agriculture as African ministers, food security, adaptation and mitigation will be our key focus of the new concept ‘climate-smart agriculture’ at the COP 17 conference.”Global warming and the rise of sea levels could threaten fisheries and shrink agricultural production in African.DRC ambassador to South Africa Bene M’Poko said developed countries, who were the main cause of climate change, should commit to an absolute approach to curb the release of greenhouse gases at the COP 17 conference.“These developed countries are also responsible for deforestation on the African continent … and I am of the view that as Africans, we deserve to be compensated by those countries.“Cancun gave us hope, but it was the developed countries who once again failed to show a stronger commitment to actually reduce greenhouse gases to avoid dangerous climate change,” M’Poko said.“So this time, we are of the view that [we should] become more active and … become the leaders of this discussion, but to follow protocol as well.”M’Poko praised Joemat-Pettersson for coming up with the idea of getting African ministers together ahead of COP 17.“This is a very good initiative and it is my view that the ‘one voice’ of African ministers at COP 17 will make international bodies and donors use research outputs to plan for and support adaptation by African people.”“Africa has the responsibility to feed the world as well as its own African people, but we are faced with enormous climate change constraints.” (image: YouTube)Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Artificial Intelligence: Wrangling AI to Achieve Positive ROI

first_imgDavid Kiron, executive editor at Sloan Management Review, said that “while some companies have clearly figured out how to be successful, most companies have a hard time generating value with AI.” The Sloan report suggests these tips for best aligning AI with the goal of achieving positive ROI: AI is in. Just about every company says that they see value in the technology — 90 percent according to a survey by MIT Sloan Management Review and Boston Consulting Group. AI project goals need to be grounded and aligned with overall business strategy.AI projects associated with business transformation and collaboration tend to have greater positive impact.AI frequently is the source for achieving higher revenues but less so for cost reduction. Expand the success measurement of projects to account for revenue as well as cost savings. Since the goal is higher ROI, maybe this is creative accounting and a little bit of a cheat, but doing so identifies additional positive outcomes that AI can achieve beyond just dollar savings.AI projects need to offer tools to as many users as possible rather than confining access only to AI-trained and savvy users.Avoid focusing on using the coolest AI techniques and instead look at which AI methods are best fits for your business needs. The report found that a corollary of this is that AI projects led by CEOs tend to drive greater value than those led by CIOs. Companies have jumped in to apply AI to their business, but the ROI coming out of those projects are lackluster. 70 percent say that there have been no or minimal gains achieved. Actually 30 percent say that they’ve seen no gain.last_img read more

Hands-On with Google Docs for iPad and iPhone

first_img4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… john paul titlow 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnoutcenter_img Tags:#biz#Reviews#Software Guides Isn’t living in the future awesome? Right now, I’m writing this blog post on my phone while using an elliptical machine at my local gym. When I get back to my desk, this draft will be waiting for me in Google Docs, where I can edit it, add links and get it ready to publish. If I want to grab coffee later, I could bring my iPad with me and make some last minute fixes from the cafe. Everything will be saved automatically in the cloud.As we reported in November, the ability edit, save and delete Google Docs was recently made available to iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users. While third parties have already developed mobile apps for managing Google Docs, this marks the first time Google itself has enabled mobile editing in the Web app for its popular cloud-based office suite.So how does it stack up? In a nutshell, the experience of editing and managing Google Docs from iOS devices is pretty good. But like many brand new features, it could go further, and hopefully we’ll see improvements over time.What It Does Well Since late November, the mobile-optimized Web version of Google Docs has enabled users to create, edit and delete documents on the go, which can really come in handy for business users, especially those who might travel or work remotely. Being able to edit documents from a variety of devices without worrying about keeping track of the latest version is priceless.For some users, it may take some getting used to the fact that there’s no “save” button. Instead, the document auto-saves every few seconds as you type. Well, technically there is a “save” button, but it only displays when the document hasn’t been auto-saved but it saves so frequently that you almost never see the option to save manually.Typing on the iPad is pretty effective in general, but it can get clumsy if you type fast. If you’re a professional writer or prefer to type very quickly, your best bet would be to use an external keyboard and turning off auto-correct so as to avoid introducing any unnecessary changes that you might not notice when reviewing the document later. Apple’s wireless keyboard for desktops works great with the iPad, or there are a number of iPad-specific keyboards.iPhone users already know how tedious typing on the device can be and using Google Docs on it is no different. That said, it’s no worse than typing an email or a long text message. You just have to take your time and keep an eye out for unintentionally hilarious auto-corrections.What if you lose your data or WiFi connection? Do you lose all of your precious work? Nope. Thankfully, the Google Docs mobile Web app makes smart use of HTML5’s offline storage feature. If you’re without a signal, the application still works; it just can’t save your work. Thus you can continue to type away and make changes, and the app will sync and save your document the next time the device is online. Just be careful about trying to load any other new pages or data in Safari in the meantime, as there’s a chance doing so could cause you to lose your changes.Some Room For ImprovementThe user interface is extremely simple, and that’s typically a good thing. However, in this case, it feels like there are missing features. And there are. You can’t format text, add links or align paragraphs. There are no document-sharing options enabled. You can literally just type and edit text. Users who rely on a real-time spellchecker to keep their spelling ability in check might be disappointed by the fact that there are no red, squiggly lines under the words they most ruthlessly butcher. The native iOS spellchecker and auto-correction will have to suffice, at least until one can get back to the desktop version of Google Docs, where these stripped-out features are available. Or if you just can’t wait, you can access the desktop version of a document from the iPad by clicking the “Desktop” link at the bottom of the page. There does appear to be at least one bug on the iPad version. In my testing, anytime a suggested spelling popped up, I was unable to tap it to X it out as one normally can. Instead, the Web app interprets the tap as if it’s intended to select a line in the document itself. For now, the mobile version of Google Docs only supports the creation of text documents and spreadsheets, whereas the desktop version allows for PowerPoint-style presentations, Web forms and drawings.Despite these limitations, Google Docs for mobile is overall an effective and easy-to-use experience. We’ll be excited to see it improved moving forward, especially on the iPad, which offers greater opportunities for a more robust, feature-rich interface. Related Posts last_img read more

Ninth annual San Diego Regional Quality of Life Dashboard results

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsThe results of the 9th annual San Diego Regional Quality of Life Dashboard are in.The Dashboard assesses top economic and environmental indicators and rates the region’s sustainability.KUSI was joined by Mikaela Bolling, a project manager from the Center for Sustainable Energy with more. KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Ninth annual San Diego Regional Quality of Life Dashboard results Posted: April 19, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter April 19, 2018last_img read more