19 November 2010Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon discussed a range of human rights issues today with the head of Iran’s High Council for Human Rights, Mohammad Javed Ardeshir Larijani, at United Nations Headquarters. They exchanged views on specific human rights issues in Iran, as well as the operation of the country’s domestic human rights mechanisms, according to information provided by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson.The Secretary-General welcomed Iran’s invitation to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to visit Iran in 2011.Among the other issues discussed by the two men were intergovernmental processes dealing with human rights in Iran, such as the recent Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review.The Universal Periodic Review is a process which involves a review by the Geneva-based Council of the records of all 192 UN Member States once every four years.
RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Advertisement NewsJudge questions the law as hundreds of Limerick repossessions loomBy Staff Reporter – January 11, 2017 1321 Previous articleTeenager sent to detention centre after attacking Limerick care staffNext articleJohnny Cash Roadshow rolls into Limerick Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin Print Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSCourtJudge Gerald KeyslimerickMars Capital Irelandrepossessionsvulture fund Judge Gerald Keys Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Judge Gerald KeysA Circuit Court judge, who is facing the prospect of hundreds of repossession cases, has said he is being put in a position where he has to make orders that will make people homeless and he does not “like that one bit”.Judge Gerald Keys made his remarks during a hearing where Bank of Ireland were “effectively trying to evict a mother and her five children on to the street” because receivers for three financially distressed investors wanted to sell the property to a vulture fund.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The woman, who was present in Limerick Circuit court as her solicitor tried to block the move by the bank, sat quietly in the front row of the public gallery as counsel for Bank of Ireland Clare O’Driscoll BL said the original repossession case was almost six years old.Unaware that her landlords were in financial difficulty, the woman received notice to leave the rented property in March 2013, but the Private Residence Tenancy Board (PRTB) ruled that the notice was invalid.Several letters were sent to her by the receivers and the bank in the intervening period and in December 2014, she was again ordered to leave the property which is on the outskirts of Limerick city with the final notice issued in June 2015.The PRTB issued proceedings to take possession of the home to sell it with immediate effect.Judge Keys said that “effectively you want to evict this mother and her children out on to the street”.Ms O’Driscoll, said that the rent of €675 per month had not been paid for a year.However, the woman’s solicitor said that after she received the notice to vacate, she immediately sought alternative accommodation.“Because of the proceedings issued she has been denied rent allowance and has been unable to pay her rent. She has been in touch with Focus Ireland, spoken to TDs and the local authority.“The family is in a very vulnerable position. They can’t qualify for social housing as they are not homeless nor considered a priority. To become a priority, she has to thrown out on the street”.However Judge Keys said that “it does not impress me that not even a fiver was paid in rent”.Adjourning the matter to April 25, he said the court “was going to be confronted by hundreds of these case this year, or so we are told by the media and others.“When I became a judge, I swore to apply the law. I may not like it or agree with it it and it may be unjust to me, but it is the law.“It can only be changed by the people through their public representatives but I am now being put in a position where I have to make orders that will make people homeless and I do not like that one bit.”Judge Keys also ordered that the property be valued and that the bank outline a proper plan for its sale at the next hearing.In a number of cases that followed at the Limerick court, possession orders were granted to Mars Capital Ireland for three properties in Limerick.
Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. He added: “It was extraordinary to see it all, and the most amazing moment came when I was going along the side of the Titanic and the bright lights of the submersible reflected off a portal and came right back – it was like the ship was winking at me.”It was amazing.”A total of five dives to the wreck, which lies around 370 miles south of Newfoundland in Canada, were made over eight days using a submergence vehicle.The Titanic, built by Belfast’s Harland and Wolff shipyard, sank after hitting an iceberg on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York in 1912, resulting in the deaths of more than 1,500 people. “The captain’s bath tub is a favourite image among the Titanic enthusiasts, and that’s now gone.”Scientist Lori Johnson raised fears that the wreck could be lost forever, saying: “The future of the wreck is going to continue to deteriorate over time, it’s a natural process. The wreck of the Titanic could be lost forever, say scientists, after the first dive expedition in 14 years showed key parts had been washed away.Explorers making the first manned voyage to the Titanic wreckage in more than a decade said they had uncovered a partial collapse of the ship’s hull and that the Captain’s quarters had also deteriorated heavily.Nearly 13,125ft (4,000m) beneath the surface of the Atlantic Ocean, in water at a bitterly cold one degree, salt corrosion and metal-eating bacteria have worn away parts of the liner’s structure.The team of divers found that the hull near the officers’ quarters on the starboard side of the ship has started to collapse, taking with it the vessel’s luxurious stateroom accommodation, according to exploration company Caladan Oceanic.Titanic historian Park Stephenson said the deterioration of the ship was “shocking”, adding: “That whole deck hole on that side is collapsing, taking with it the staterooms, and the deterioration is going to continue advancing. “These are natural types of bacteria, so the reason that the deterioration process ends up being quite a bit faster, is a group of bacteria, a community working symbiotically to eat, if you will the Iron and the sulphur.”The first ever 4K quality images of the ship were captured during the expedition and will be published alongside a documentary, which is being made by film company Atlantic Productions.The footage will also make it possible to view the wreckage using interactive augmented reality and virtual reality technology.Explorer Victor Vescovo, who is also chief executive of Caladan Oceanic, said he “wasn’t quite prepared” for how large the wreckage is. Titanic historian Park Stephenson said the deterioration of the ship is ‘shocking’Credit:Atlantic Productions / PA The glass portholes are still in good conditionCredit:Atlantic Productions/PA
Left-hander J.P. Howell (1-0) pitched a scoreless top of the 10th inning for the Dodgers. Pinch hitter Chone Figgins led off the bottom of the 10th with a leadoff walk. With one out, Crawford sliced a line drive into the left-field corner that eluded Rajai Davis. Figgins scored from first base without a throw, giving the Dodgers their first walk-off win of the year.The game was tied 1-1 in the seventh inning when Scherzer took the mound to face Matt Kemp, who worked a seven-pitch walk. The next batter, Juan Uribe, clubbed an 0-1 fastball into the right-field corner. Third base coach Lorenzo Bundy wisely flashed a stop sign, giving Uribe a double and giving the Dodgers runners at second and third with nobody out. Federowicz, fresh up from Triple-A Albuquerque with A.J. Ellis on the disabled list, struck out on three pitches. Pinch hitter Justin Turner punched a line drive into medium center field, just deep enough for Kemp to tag up and score when Austin Jackson’s throw was off-target.Chris Withrow and Chris Perez threw scoreless seventh and eighth innings, respectively, before giving the ball to Jansen in the ninth.The Tigers and Dodgers will finish the two-game interleague series today.Scherzer allowed eight hits and two runs in seven innings, walked one and struck out eight. He never strayed far from his bread-and-butter fastball that touched 95 mph on the radar gun. Haren was a tad better. Miguel Cabrera, the reigning American League Most Valuable Player, hit three ground balls off Haren that never left the infield. “There’s not really one way to pitch him. He can it,” Haren said. “Staying down is probably the most important thing. With me it’s important to mix pitches. It’s just trying to throw what he’s not looking for.”The Dodgers couldn’t score on Scherzer after Gordon’s first home run of the season crept over the right-center field fence. Austin Jackson’s solo home run in the second inning tied the game 1-1.Other than that, Haren was able to keep the Tigers off-balance with an assortment of sub-90 mph fastballs, cutters, sliders and the occasional curve. The Tigers only put a runner in scoring position against Haren once, in the first inning. With Davis on third base and one out, Haren got consecutive ground balls from Torii Hunter and Cabrera to end the threat.Hunter had to leave the game with a contusion on his left knee. In the second inning, the Tigers’ right fielder slid knee-first into the concrete wall in foul territory chasing a long strike by Federowicz. Hunter was slow to get up but stayed in the game for two more innings. Don Kelly took over in right field in the fifth inning.Puig was held out of the game as he recovers from an injury to his left thumb ligament. He was fitted for a splint after meeting with a hand specialist and is still considered “day to day.”Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said that Puig was only available in an emergency.Will Puig be in the lineup Wednesday, as the 23-year-old predicted?“The training staff has something to do with that. I still get to write it out now and then,” Mattingly joked.“We’re going to do what’s best for Yasiel and what’s best for this club. I’m glad he feels good enough that he can be ready to play.” Yasiel Puig declared himself ready to play today, not to any reporters in particular but to all reporters, teammates, and anyone in general passing through the Dodgers clubhouse just after 4 p.m. Tuesday.The rapper/actor Ice Cube read the starting lineup. Dee Gordon hit a home run in the Dodgers’ first at-bat of the game. Puig didn’t play, leaving Carl Crawford to drive in the game-winning run in the Dodgers’ final at-bat.All in all, it was a good day.More accurately, it was a good day to be a starting pitcher. Former teammates, the Dodgers’ Dan Haren and the Detroit Tigers’ Max Scherzer, found themselves on opposite ends of an interleague duel before an announced crowd of 53,231 at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers ultimately won 3-2 on Crawford’s RBI double to the left-field corner in the bottom of the 10th inning.Haren allowed one run over six innings, outdueling the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner. “They have a really tough lineup,” Haren said. “I did some homework the last few days. I executed the game plan with Fed (catcher Tim Federowicz). He did a good job considering I threw a couple bullpens with him in spring training, no games.”Haren’s best efforts were nearly undone.Trying to protect a 2-1 lead in the ninth inning, Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen allowed a leadoff double by Ian Kinsler and a two-out RBI single by Victor Martinez that tied the game 2-2. It was the first blown save for Jansen in three chances this season. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error