Editor of TamilNet murdered in Colombo

first_img Receive email alerts News Sri LankaAsia – Pacific News News Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial Reporters Without Borders is revolted at the murder of Dharmeratnam Sivaram “Taraki”, editor of the news website TamilNet and Daily Mirror columnist. Four men abducted the well known journalist on 28 April and he was found dead the following morning.Sivaram, 46, had often told friends that he feared for his safety. “My life is in serious danger,” he told Reporters Without Borders in May 2004 after police raided his house and some pro-government media accused him of being a spy for the Tamil Tigers.He was targeted because of uncompromising coverage of the political and military situation, particularly since the emergence of the pro-government Tamil militia headed by Colonel Karuna.Reporters Without Borders said Sri Lanka’s authorities were guilty of failing to combat impunity in past cases of murders of journalists. In several reports, it had shown that the government, headed by Chandrika Kumaratunga, has protected killers of journalists, particularly Tamil militia of the EPDP, elements in the presidential guard and members of Col. Karuna’s Tamil militia.The organisation called on the government to now do everything possible to ensure the killers and those who sent them were identified, arrested and put on trial.”The premeditated murder of one of the most renowned Tamil journalists is a huge loss for Sri Lanka’s press. Through his website that was visited by tens of thousands of people daily, he provided essential news on the situation in the country,” it said.”Whatever one may think of his relations with the Tamil Tigers movement, Sivaram, was a brilliant journalist”, the worldwide press freedom organisation added. Four men travelling in a Pajero abducted Sivaram late in the evening on 28 April as he was leaving a Colombo bar with friends, just a few metres from the Bambalapitya police station. Witnesses said the men were speaking Tamil. His body was found the following morning in the Himbulala district, near the parliament building. Sivaram had been killed by several bullet wounds to the head and he bore the marks of a beating. His wife, Herly Yogaranjini, identified his body which will be taken to his native town of Baticaloa for burial. He had three children aged 10 to 16 years. Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists Help by sharing this information to go further Reporters Without Borders said it was “revolted” by the murder on 29 April of Dharmeratnam Sivaram who was found dead in the capital after being abducted there the previous evening. One of the best known Tamil journalists, he knew he was in danger because of his uncompromising coverage of the political and military situation. RSF_en January 13, 2021 Find out more Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge Sri LankaAsia – Pacific July 15, 2020 Find out more News Follow the news on Sri Lanka April 29, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Editor of TamilNet murdered in Colombo Organisation July 29, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Criticism for Acas’ work dispute plan

first_imgCriticism for Acas’ work dispute planOn 13 Feb 2001 in Personnel Today Employershoping that Acas’ long-awaited voluntary arbitration process will reduce thetime and cost of resolving workplace disputes could be disappointed.YvonneBennion, co-author of Courts or Compromise? Routes to Resolving Disputes,believes the Acas scheme could become as rigid, formal and expensive as thecurrent tribunal process.Thereport argues that alternative dispute resolution schemes, such as the oneproposed by Acas, do not guarantee fairness or consistency in outcomes.Bennionsaid, “These cases happen where managers have not taken action swiftlyenough, have not checked out the circumstances of a dispute or kept the rightrecords. “Managershave got the chance to keep down the number of disputes if they address theseissues.”WillHutton, the Industrial Society’s chief executive, said, “The real key toreducing workplace conflict is to make recourse to the law the last resort.Instead, conflict resolution should be embedded in high-quality managementsystems and processes that address the causes of disputes and grievances attheir source.”Speakingat the launch of the Industrial Society report, Acas chairwoman Rita Donaghysaid the voluntary arbitration scheme, which is due to start in the summer, hadmany benefits.She said, “We believe the new scheme will be a faster,cheaper, more private and informal option ñ far less overwhelming than thecourtroom atmosphere of an employment tribunal.” Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more

Campus-wide Stations provide Lenten reflection

first_imgIn a public display of devotion, students and faculty traversed campus last night to participate in the annual campus-wide Stations of the Cross.Assistant director of undergraduate ministry Kate Barrett said if students have not previously participated in Stations as part of their Lenten experience, the event provides the opportunity to see “one of the oldest and most treasured ways that we as a Church throughout the world enter into Jesus’ passion.”“Even if they have grown up participating in the Stations of the Cross in their home parishes, this is a unique way to celebrate the holiest week of the Church year,” she said.According to Barrett, the event began 20 years ago through the efforts of Notre Dame Folk Choir director Steve Warner and Fr. Tom McDermott.In recent years, Barrett said most of the planning starts in the winter and involves getting as many people as possible involved as readers, cross-bearers and musicians.“The Glee Club, the Chorale and groups of trumpet players from the Notre Dame Band all help provide music along with the Folk Choir,” she said. “Typically groups of students from many halls, led by the hall liturgical or spiritual commissioners, take on the responsibility of ‘sponsoring’ the various stops along the way – so they find the readers and cross-bearers for each station.”Reflections for the event are written by Holy Cross priests Kevin Grove and Drew Gawrych, Barrett said.“[The reflections] are beautiful and give us a great connection to the spirituality of our founding religious community,” she said.Over the years, Barrett said students have visited residence halls including Sorin and Lyons, academic buildings such as Bond Hall and campus landmarks such as the reflecting pool at the Hesburgh Library.“Even when it’s really cold out, like this year, the experience is well worth it,” she said. “They may never have the opportunity again to participate with such a large group of people.”Senior Maria Corsaro said she attended the Stations of the Cross event the past two years.“I go to this event year after year because I think it’s a good way to connect with my faith and to remind myself of Jesus’s journey on Easter,” she said. “I think that sometimes we forget just how much Jesus went through on Easter for all of us.“The campus-wide Stations of the Cross helps me to remember everything that Jesus suffered through. I really like the feeling of being a part of the large community of people on this journey around campus.”Corsaro said her favorite part of the experience is the sense of community that accompanies the journey around campus with a large group of people.“I love the sense of community that comes from so many people being together like this,” she said. “With students and families from South Bend, I really feel that everyone comes together for this event.”Even after the Easter season, Corsaro said she continues to associate different areas on campus with the Station of the Cross she saw there.“I think that this is something special and unique to this event,” she said.Junior Katelyn Virga said she decided to partake in the campus-wide event for the first time this year.“Stations of the Cross is a powerful way to honor the passion of Jesus,” she said. “It reminds us of Jesus’s sacrifice in a very tangible way, and it provides us with an excellent opportunity to reflect on the season.”Virga said she would absolutely recommend the event to other students.“Stations of the Cross is a moving way to celebrate your faith with others, and to ‘walk with Jesus’ in an almost literal sense,” she said. “Notre Dame is a great place to grow in faith, and Stations of the Cross is a unique way to do that.”Tags: Easter Season, Lent, Stations of the Crosslast_img read more

Cricket News Record-breaking Virat Kohli says India lucky to tie Vizag ODI against West Indies

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Virat Kohli thrilled the Vizag crowd with a magnificent 157* and broke several records, including breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s record for the fastest to 10,000 runs. His record-breaking knock was matched by Shai Hope’s brilliant century (123*) and a blazing knock from Shimron Hetmyer (94) as the second ODI ended in a tie.Speaking in the post-match presentation, Kohli said batting first was decided before the game. “In big tournaments like World Cup or Champions Trophy, we might be batting first and we have to embrace everything that comes our way. We put up a challenge in front of us today and luckily we got the draw, we will take it at the end of the day,”Kohli said. Read More | Shraddha Kapoor down with dengue; opts out of Koffee with KaranThe Indian skipper’s knock of 157* broke plenty of records. It was his fourth 150+ score and second as skipper. He went past 1000 runs in a calendar year in ODIs for the second consecutive year and broke Tendulkar’s milestone in record time. Speaking on the achievement, Kohli said he was pleased with his knock.“Personally, I’m pretty proud of my innings and my milestone. We were looking at 275-280 but then I got going and we got those 30-40 runs extra,”Kohli said. Brilliant partnershipWest Indies had lost three wickets in their chase of 322 but Hope and Hetmyer put on a dazzling 143-run stand for the fourth wicket. Hetmyer, in particular, continued his great form after smashing a century in Guwahati and was unlucky to miss out on a century. Kohli said the partnership was great to watch. Read More | Four ‘suspicious’ men arrested from outside CBI chief Alok Verma’s house “Credit to the West Indies team as well, they showed great heart. Especially in the second innings, when they got stuck in despite being three down. Beautiful partnership between both those guys but the way two teams played it was a fair result. I have been watching Shai for a while now. He played that brilliant knock against England when they were chasing in the fourth innings. Hetmyer as well, credit to him. Hats-off to their strokeplay,” Kohli said.Rayudu superbFor the last couple of seasons, India were struggling for a solid No.4 batsman to stabilise the middle order. Ambati Rayudu gave his captain plenty to cheer with a magnificent knock of 73 which laid the platform for India to go past 300. Kohli praised the efforts of the right-hander.“I have mentioned in a press conference before that he is someone we are looking at as a permanent number four. He reads situations very well. He plays spin really well and plays fast bowling really as well,” Kohli said. last_img read more

Crucial match for Pocari

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PH Azkals open 2018 Suzuki Cup bid with 1-0 win over Singapore Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The Lady Warriors are at fifth behind PetroGazz (6-5) with Tacloban also staying in the semifinal race at 5-7, making the three teams’ remaining matches must-win games.Creamline, meanwhile, is expected to lean on Alyssa Valdez againsy Iriga.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss LATEST STORIEScenter_img Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Pocari-Air Force is faced with a must-win stand against BanKo-Perlas on Wednesday in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.Creamline, meanwhile, guns for the second semifinal seat against Iriga-Navy in the other game.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL’S greatest ever music export Clannad are to tour America later this year for the first time in two decades – with one of their shows set to be broadcast across the States on St Patrick’s Day.The Grammy Award-winning Gaoth Dobhair family will see their ‘Live from Christchurch Cathedral’ show – recorded last January in Dublin – shown on TV stations on St Patrick’s Day.And we can also reveal that TWO separate album launches will take the American market by storm. The first is a new 30-sing double CD called ‘Timeless’ which will include tracks from the past three decades.With worldwide sales of more than 10 million records, Clannad has maintained a presence on the concert and festival circuit.But after 14 years they are finally back in the studio working on a brand new Clannad album for release in September – Celtic music known in America as ‘Clannad Music.’© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights Reserved The copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyNEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Grammy Award®-winning Irish family band Clannad– the original Celtic artists who introduced their native Gaelic tongue into contemporary pop as far back as 1970 – will be the focus of attention on St. Patrick’s Day this year, as PBS stations across the north­east broadcast “Clannad – Live from Christchurch Cathedral.” In advance of the PBS broadcast, a new 30-song, double-CD collection has been compiled, spanning the past three decades of Clannad’s recording career. TIMELESS will be available at all physical and digital retail outlets starting March 6th through RCA/Legacy, a division of SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT.(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20060130/LEGACYLOGO ) The PBS special, produced and directed by Cathal Watters, premieres on St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday, March 17th.  Airings will continue through­out the month (please check local listings).  The concert was recorded at the ancient Irish cathedral on January 29, 2011, as part of the annual Temple Bar Tradfest.The release of TIMELESS and the broadcast of “Live from Christchurch Cathedral” set the stage for Clannad’s first North American tour in almost 20 years, to commence in September.  Dates will be announced in the months ahead via their website,www.clannad.ie.Clannad’s rich heritage is as deep as their own roots in rugged, secluded Donegal, the most northwestern county in Ireland, and their hometown of Gaoth Dobhar (pronounced ‘Gweedore’).  They were originally known as An Clann as Dobhar, ‘the family from the townland of Dore,’ which was compacted to Clannad (pronounced clan-ehd).The five-member group comprises the three singing and song­writing Brennan siblings, Moya (the eldest, known for her distinctive lead vocals and evocative harp playing), Ciaran (pronounced Kieran, adept on piano, guitar and bass), and Pol (Paul, the youngest, also on tin whistles and flutes); along with their older twin Duggan uncles, Padraig (pronounced Porric, on mandolin, guitar, harmonica, and vocals) and Noel (on guitar and vocals). Between 1973 and 1980, they recorded six traditional albums, each of which helped to shape and refine the band’s now unmistakable sound.  In 1979 and ’80, they brought out 18-year old Eithne, aka Enya – the fifth of the nine Brennan siblings – on keyboards and background vocals for two albums, Crann Ull and Fuiam.  This marked the start of Enya’s multi-platinum recording career (though her first solo album did not appear until 1986).In 1982, Clannad recorded “Theme from Harry’s Game” for the Granada series of the same title set in Northern Ireland.  The song hit #5 on the Irish chart and won the Ivor Novello Award for Best Soundtrack from the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters, the UK’s most prestigious music honor.  (The song was also nominated for the British BAFTA Award that year for Best Television Music.)  It was included on Clannad’s album, The Magical Ring (1983), which became their first gold-selling disc in the UK.  Years later the song brought them success in America when it was used in a major advertising campaign for Volkswagen.Clannad also created the music for the highly popular UK television series “Robin Of Sherwood,” which aired from 1984-86.  Their Legend album was compiled from the soundtrack music which won the BAFTA Award for Best Original Television Music of 1984.Clannad’s growing worldwide popularity brought U2’s Bono into the studio to record “In a Lifetime” with them, a top 20 UK single included on their 1986 album, Macalla.  Encouraged by Jackson Browne and members of Toto, Clannad recorded their next album in Los Angeles. Sirius (1987), co-produced by Russ Kunkel and Greg Ladanyi, included guests J.D. Souther, Steve Perryof Journey, Bruce Hornsby, and others.  The album led to Clannad’s first world tour the following year and two high-profile UK soundtrack albums: Atlantic Realm (1988, for a BBC documentary about the Atlantic Ocean) and The Angel And the Soldier Boy(1989, for a short animated film).1990-91 was a breakthrough year for Clannad, hinged on the success of their album Anam, which included “Ri Na Cruinne (King Of The Universe),” composed overnight (literally) for the global One World One Voice campaign.  Filmed and broadcast by the BBC to an international audience estimated at 200 million, One World One Voice put Clannad in the company of Afrika Bambaataa, Laurie Anderson, the Chieftains, Peter Gabriel, Bob Geldof, Dave Gilmour of Pink Floyd, Gipsy Kings, Eddie Grant,Chrissie Hynde, Mali’s Salif Kieta, the Kodo drummers of Japan, the Leningrad Symphony Orchestra, Lou Reed, Robbie Robertson, Dave Stewart, Sting, Little Steven Van Zandt, Suzanne Vega, and others.Released on Atlantic in 1992, Anam‘s success was assured as it added both “In a Lifetime” (with Bono) and “Theme from Harry’s Game” to the tracklist.  “Ri Na Cruinne” subsequently won the Billboard Music Award for World Music Song Of the Year.The four Atlantic album releases continued with Banba (1993, Clannad’s first Grammy Award®-nominated album, including “I Will Find You” from the movie The Last Of the Mohicans); Lore (1996, their second Grammy Award® nomination, including “Croi Croga,” originally written for Braveheart); and Landmarks (1998).  The latter won Clannad their first Grammy Award® (Best New Age Album), and was the last record they released together as a group before embarking on various solo projects that continue to this day.  In 2007, Clannad received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Ireland’s Meteor Awards, comparable to the Grammy Awards®, the UK’s BRIT Awards and Canada’s JUNO Awards.With worldwide sales of more than 10 million records, Clannad has maintained a presence on the concert and festival circuit.  After 14 years they are finally back in the studio working on a brand new Clannad album for release in September. It is fascinating to consider that what today is so widely regarded as Celtic music was first called “Clannad music.”  There is perhaps no greater testament to the impact of this groundbreaking group than that simple fact.  It all begins with ClannaCLANNAD TO BROADCAST ACROSS UNITED STATES FOR ST PATRICK’S DAY – FIRST TOUR IN 20 YEARS was last modified: February 15th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:american tourClannadGaoth DobhairGweedorenew albumlast_img read more

LeBron James won’t face Warriors in San Jose on Friday, report says

first_imgThere’s bad news for fans who thought they were going to see LeBron James’ first Bay Area appearance as a Laker on Friday in San Jose.James is not expected to suit up for the Lakers when they take on the Warriors at SAP Center, according to an ESPN report.The plan was apparently to have the 33-year-old James play in just one of Los Angeles’ two preseason games against the Warriors. He’s scheduled to start Wednesday night’s game in Las Vegas against Golden State as new teammate Lonzo Ball …last_img

Anime Wig Cosplay Lolita Cute Cat Ears Hairpin Hair Accessories, I think these ears are a perfect size. I have brown hair

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Schlessman Seed Company celebrating 100 years

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Larry Craft, Schlessman Seed Company Sales Manager talks about one of the wheat varieties.Schlessman Seed Company recent kicked off their 100th anniversary celebration with their annual wheat field day. The event included a presentation followed with wheat field observations, an introduction of the new wheat variety Centurion, as well as information on Quick Root biological enhancements, Roundup Ready 2 Xtend Soybeans, and Balance GT Technology. This year, Schlessman Seed was fortunate to have Pierce Paul, an associate professor at OARDC covering topics including “Wheat Scab Disease Forecasting and Management with Fungicides” and “Fungicide Effects on Corn Yield.” Wheat plot variety tours finished the day.last_img

10 months agoDONE DEAL: Wolves winger Jordan Graham joins Oxford

first_imgDONE DEAL: Wolves winger Jordan Graham joins Oxfordby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves winger Jordan Graham will join Oxford United on loan in January until the end of the season.Graham, 23, was due to be on loan at Ipswich Town for the entire campaign but that agreement was cut short.The former Aston Villa man spent time on loan at Oxford in 2015 and will return to the League One club when the transfer window opens.”I feel so happy to be back and it’s a pleasure to come back,” Graham said in a video on social media. TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img