Foxconn drops lawsuit against two China Business News journalists

first_img Organisation Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts ChinaAsia – Pacific RSF_en ChinaAsia – Pacific News News September 4, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Foxconn drops lawsuit against two China Business News journalists Follow the news on China April 27, 2021 Find out more to go further March 12, 2021 Find out more Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Reporters Without Borders welcomed the 4 September decision of Taiwanese company Foxconn, an Apple subcontractor, to drop a defamation case against two journalists from China Business News.Wang You and Weng Bao on 15 June exposed poor working conditions in one of its factories. News June 2, 2021 Find out more News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures The press freedom organisation had written to Apple’s CEO asking him to intervene on behalf of the reporters who were facing extremely heavy fines.”We note that some companies are aware of their ethical responsibilities”, it said. “We hope that Apple’s actions in handling this crisis will serve as an example to other computer and Internet giants who invest in China, in particular Yahoo!””One cannot say it too often: It is possible to work in this country without giving up ones values. We therefore call on foreign businesses to demonstrate moral courage when they enter the Chinese market,” said Reporters Without Borders.—–31.08.06 – Apple iPod subcontractor reduces damages claim to token amountReporters Without Borders today hailed a decision by an Apple Computer subcontractor in China, the Taiwanese company Foxconn, to reduce the amount of damages it is requesting in its libel suit against two China Business News journalists from 30 million yuan (3 million euros) to the token sum of 1 yuan (10 euro cents). At the same time, the intermediate people’s court of the southern city of Shenzen has unfrozen the assets of the two journalists, Wang You and Weng Bao, who are being sued by Foxconn over a 15 June story criticising conditions at a plant at Longhua, near Shenzen, that assembles iPods.Reporters Without Borders said it welcomed the role played by Apple Computer in this case. After the press freedom organisation wrote to the US company’s CEO, Steve Jobs, on 29 August asking him to intercede on behalf of the two journalists, the company said it was “working behind the scenes to help resolve this issue.”————–29.08.2006 – Apple Computer urged to intercede for two reporters who exposed bad conditions at supplier’s plantsReporters Without Borders wrote today to the US company Apple Computer asking it to intercede with its subcontractor in China, Foxconn, and get it to drop its lawsuit against reporter Wang You and editor Weng Bao of the daily China Business News (Diyi Caijing Ribao).In a 15 June story, they criticised the conditions of workers at a Foxconn plant that assembles iPod music players at Longhua, near the southern city of Shenzen. After getting a court to freeze their assets, Foxconn brought a libel suit against them, demanding 20 million yuan (2 million euros) in damages from Wang and 10 million yuan (1 million euros) from Weng.———————中文版本Paris, 29 August 2006Dear Mr. Jobs,Reporters Without Borders, an organisation that defends press freedom throughout the world, urges you to intercede with your subcontractor in China, the Taiwanese company Foxconn, and get it to drop its lawsuit against reporter Wang You and editor Weng Bao of China Business News (Diyi Caijing Ribao).These two journalists were responsible for an article on 15 June criticising work conditions at a Foxconn plant. At Foxconn’s request, the Shenzen intermediate people’s court froze their assets – apartments, bank accounts and cars – on 10 July. Foxconn then brought a lawsuit accusing them of “smearing its reputation” and demanding 30 million yuan (3 millions euros) in damages.We know that Apple is already aware of this case. After the London-based Daily Mail newspaper ran a story about it on 11 June, your company reacted by investigating conditions at Foxconn’s plants and discovered that your supplier had indeed violated several aspects of your code of conduct, including those concerning the length of the working week and days off.We believe than all Wang and Weng did was report the facts and we condemn Foxconn’s reaction. We therefore ask you to intercede on behalf of these two journalists so that their assets are unfrozen and the lawsuit is dropped.We trust you will give this matter your careful consideration.Sincerely,Robert MénardSecretary-Generallast_img read more

Huntington Ambulatory Care Center Receives High Ranking on Newsweek’s Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers in 2021 List

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 17 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty8 Yoga Poses To Overcome Stress And AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a commentcenter_img STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Community News Huntington Ambulatory Surgery Center. Photo courtesy Huntington HospitalHuntington Ambulatory Surgery Center has been recognized on Newsweek’s inaugural list of Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers 2021. This prestigious award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider.“We are honored to be named to Newsweek’s list of America’s Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers for 2021,” said Lori J. Morgan, MD, MBA, president and CEO, Huntington Hospital. “Our team of skilled physicians, nurses and staff at Huntington Ambulatory Surgery Center deliver safe, excellent care to our surgery patients every day. This designation demonstrates our commitment to not only providing the highest quality care to our patients, but doing so in a safe, state-of-the-art facility where patients can recover quickly and return to the activities they enjoy.”The Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers 2021 highlights the nation’s top ambulatory surgery centers based on quality of care, performance data and peer recommendations, relative to in-state competition. Centers in the 25 states with the highest number of Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs), according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), were included in the study. States included: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin.To see the entire awards list, please visit: https://www.newsweek.com/americas-best-ambulatory-surgery-centers-2021.Huntington Ambulatory Surgery Center is one of the most complete outpatient surgery centers in the San Gabriel Valley. Our physicians and our highly competent staff are dedicated to providing the best possible surgical outcomes. The staff of over 200 experienced surgeons treat a wide range of health issues including: general surgery, orthopedic, plastic & reconstructive, gynecologic, otolaryngologic (ENT), podiatry, opthalmology & pediatric opthalmology, pain management, oral surgery, breast, oncology, pathology, radiology, urology and neurosurgery.Huntington Ambulatory Surgery Center is designed to accommodate the special needs of the pediatric patient. The Center has a highly qualified nursing staff, and the anesthesia team has extensive training and experience with children.To learn more, please visit: https://www.huntingtonhospital.org/huntington-ambulatory-surgery-center/surgical-services/ Community News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Huntington Ambulatory Care Center Receives High Ranking on Newsweek’s Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers in 2021 List STAFF REPORT Published on Friday, December 4, 2020 | 2:41 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Twists and turns to Rathcahill farm dispute

first_imgPrint On July 29, Daniel Doherty was sent to Limerick Prison after failing to obey a court order handed down in March, 2010, stating that he was to remove his cattle from the land and vacate the adjacent dwellings. Failing to do so, Eamon Roche, administrator for the deceased brothers who died without leaving a will, initiated court proceedings to have the order upheld and acted upon.Doherty was arrested under warrant and brought before Judge Carroll Moran at Limerick Circuit Court, to seek resolution.On August 5, the farmer was asked repeatedly if he would vacate the lands and expressing that he did not wish to “go against Mattie’s wishes”, said he would not, and that he intended staying there with his 15 head of dry stock and single milking cow. Judge Carroll Moran said he was left with no option but to hold Doherty in contempt of court and sent him to Limerick Prison until he was willing to purge his contempt. Barrister Emmett O’Brien, sought the assistance of the court to have the cattle removed from the land but he noted that the Roche family were unwilling to do this without the assistance of the gardai, as tensions were running high between the two parties.Last week, Doherty remained in prison and his cattle were removed, despite barricades and obstructions placed in front of the farmyard entrance. With reports of men in balaclavas watching on as the gardai secured the farm to allow the removal of the cattle, the tale of the Rathcahill farm was to take several more twists in the days that followed.Tracked to a farm some six miles away, the cattle were escorted by gardai off the disputed lands and the matter was thought to have been somewhat resolved.However, just 24 hours later, solicitor for the Roche family, Michael O’Donnell, said that five cattle were back on the land, something that seemed quite mysterious to him given the six mile distance between the two farmsteads. The prolonged dispute, dating back to 2004, took yet another twist the next day as solicitor for the Roche family, Michael O’Donnell, confirmed to the Limerick Post, that the five returned cattle were removed again. “This will go on for some time I think, this is not the end to the matter,” he noted. “Daniel remains in prison and he looks set to stay there for some time to come,” added the Rathkeale- based solicitor.Daniel Doherty has always protested his rights to the land after he argued that he assisted the two bachelor brothers on the farm land. Email Advertisement Facebook NewsLocal NewsTwists and turns to Rathcahill farm disputeBy admin – August 21, 2011 1101 Twitter Linkedin “DANNY’S not for turning,” said John Cussen, the solicitor who formerly represented a county Limerick farmer involved in a dispute over land near Templeglantine, when describing the steadfast position of Daniel Doherty, the 40-year-old farmer who refuses to obey a court order to vacate a 40-acre farm holding owned by two deceased bachelor brothers.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Previous articleCity centre awash with colourNext articleAll star cast at Flannerys admin WhatsApplast_img read more