first_img February 26, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) today urged interior minister Altaf Hossain Chowdhury to rescind an arrest warrant issued for Shawkat Milton, the correspondent of the daily Janakantha in the southern city of Barisal, who was forced to go into hiding on 12 March in order to avoid arrest.”This is not the first time that this courageous journalist had been the target of harassment by the authorities and politicians,” Reporters Without Borders said. In the past two years, he has been arrested once and physically attacked or threatened at least five times.Milton left his home on 12 March after learning that the local police had received an arrest warrant from Dhaka. He confirmed to Reporters Without Borders that he went into hiding for fear that he would be arrested. It was not known what charges Milton was facing.Janakantha has recently carried several reports by Milton on this week’s mayoral elections in Barisal in which the candidates include Mujibar Rahman Sarwar, a parliamentary leader of the ruling BNP party and associate of the home affairs state minister. One of Milton’s reports raised question about the methods Sarwar has used in the campaign. These reports annoyed Sarwar and other local BNP leaders, who reacted by calling for Milton’s arrest.On 7 September 2002, Milton was attacked by young BNP activists in Barisal and had to be hospitalised in Dhaka with serious injuries to both arms. Follow the news on Bangladesh RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage RSF_en Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention Help by sharing this information BangladeshAsia – Pacific Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists News Newscenter_img News Organisation Receive email alerts to go further BangladeshAsia – Pacific News March 17, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Janakantha correspondent goes into hiding to avoid arrest May 19, 2021 Find out more February 22, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more


first_imgTwitter Previous articleLimerick steelworker’s life changed forever after near fatal workplace accidentNext articleIn Pics – INTO Mini Sevens GAA Editor NewsEducationLimerick students win big at national multimedia awardsBy Editor – April 12, 2017 1280 Linkedin Print Advertisement REPRO FREE 07/04/17Students from third level colleges were awarded in the Belltable Theatre yesterday, for creating fantastic videos, animations, audio pieces, radio ads and poster illustrations for the National Transport AuthorityÕs annual Multimedia Awards.Pictured at the award ceremony at the Belltable Theatre was third place in the audio category, Sean Murray and Christy O Brian from LITThe entries produced by students, encourage other students to consider choosing ÔsmarterÕ modes of transport; particularly walking, cycling, public transport and car sharing. The awards are supported by colleges nationally and in particular in Limerick by Limerick Smarter Travel.Photo: Oisin McHugh True MediaPictured at the award ceremony at the Belltable Theatre was third place in the audio category, Sean Murray and Christy O Brian from LITStudents from Limerick’s third level colleges have been honoured at this year’s National Multimedia Awards.Overall winners in the video/animation category were Donal Kearns, Patryk Lewandowski and Carmen Vitour from the University of Limerick. Keith Walsh from Limerick Institute of Technology won the poster/illustration category and the audio category winners were James Connolly, Graham Moloney and Ray Mooney, also from Limerick Institute of Technology.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The winners and winning entries can be viewed onwww.smartertravelawards.ie“We are delighted with the quality and variety of entries, and our judges were equally impressed.  The students’ multimedia entries were both entertaining, and captured the positive aspects of making smart transport choices for the journey to college” said Anne Graham, Chief Executive Officer, National Transport Authority.One of the judges, Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent, RTÉ was “very impressed with the overall standard and quality of the entries. Collectively, they showed creative conceptual thinking, clever writing and skilled technical execution”.Winners, Donal Kearns Patryk Lewandowski and Carmen Vitour said, “We had an amazing experience, met some inspiring people in our journey to promote smarter travel. We had great fun and would definitely recommend other students to participate in this competition.”Roisin Crowley, of Limerick Institute of Technology, said, “I’m delighted our Music Technology and Production students have had such success in the Smarter Travel Multimedia awards. We are always eager for opportunities to collaborate on industry-related projects with companies and institutions beyond LIT and this competition was a great fit with our second-year syllabus.” LIT Launches unique new programme on Responding to Domestic Abuse and Coercive Control Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Women in the Creative Arts to take centre stage at LIT’s International Women’s Day Flagship Event Limerick Post Show | FOLM Project LIT Development & Public Engagement Manager, Seamus Hoyne, is awarded the SEAI Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Energy Award. TAGSLITNational Multimedia Awards 2017UL International Women’s Day LIT WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more


first_img Share Save Jacob Lew U.S. Department of Treasury U.S. Economy Wage Growth 2015-02-09 Brian Honea Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News  Print This Post The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported last week that average hourly earnings increased by 12 cents from December to January ($24.63 to $24.75), but U.S. Department of Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said on Monday more wage growth is needed.Lew told CNBC on Monday that even though the economy has experienced sustainable job growth – a higher-than-expected 257,000 jobs were added in January and a monthly average of 336,000 jobs created for the last three months, according to BLS – better wage growth is needed for the nation’s economy to return to normal.”Over the last year, we’ve seen average wages going up, a little over 2 percent,” Lew said in the interview. “We need more wage growth than that for people to really feel it, but it’s something to be that’s starting to be something that’s a trend in the right direction. I think we’ve got to do everything we can to help drive that trend forward.”According to analysts, such wage growth may be on the horizon for the coming year. The 12-cent increase reported by BLS correlates with the findings of Fannie Mae’s January National Housing Survey released on Monday, which indicated that 29 percent of Americans said their household income is “significantly higher” than a year ago and that 48 percent surveyed expect to see their finances improve in the coming year.”A 0.5 percent jump in average hourly earnings was a welcome signal to American workers that recent months of robust hiring may finally lead to a much needed rising trend in wage gains,” Fannie Mae chief economist Doug Duncan said. “Together, our survey results and (the BLS) jobs report strengthens our expectation that stronger hiring and firming income growth will be the primary catalysts for a faster pace of housing recovery in 2015.”Analysts agree that higher wage growth is necessary for the nation’s economy – and hence the housing market – to fully recover from the bust of 2008, due to the fact that wage growth is needed to keep up with rising home prices.”Overall, affordability for buyers in most markets will be well maintained in the context of strong job and income growth,” CoreLogic chief economist Frank Nothaft said late January.The final January gauge of the University of Michigan/Thomson Reuters consumer sentiment index turned in its highest reading in 11 years (98.1) largely due to an increase in personal finances – four out of 10 surveyed cited finance gains as the reason for the increased level of confidence, particularly among households with an annual income of $75,000 or less. While that survey estimated an annualized growth rate in hourly earnings of only 1.9 percent, Friday’s 12-cent gain represented an annualized growth rate ahead of that pace at 2.2 percent.”Consumers have now turned to wages rather than jobs as the primary characteristic they used to judge the performance of the economy,” Richard Curtin, chief economist for Surveys of Consumers.”It is time to say that we’ve turned a corner and we’re now in an economy that’s growing,” Lew said. “It has sustainable growth. It’s growth that showing up not just in businesses but in jobs and we’re now seeing wages go up a bit. I think this is a trend that needs to continue. We need to make sure that we do what we can to continue the growth. I think we’re getting some benefit now from lower oil prices in terms of the economy getting a boost on top of that, so I’m feeling pretty confident that we’re looking at a good period ahead.” About Author: Brian Honea Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Jacob Lew U.S. Department of Treasury U.S. Economy Wage Growth The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. 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