Warnings for the independent press

first_img April 28, 2021 Find out more NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say RSF_en Organisation Help by sharing this information Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists News Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa June 8, 2021 Find out more News Ali Lmrabet, publisher of the weekly magazines Demain and Douman and Reporters Without Borders correspondent in Morocco, will face a Rabat court on 7 May charged with “insulting the person of the king.” On 3 May, his printers told him they would not longer print his magazines.These and other cases are described in a survey called “Warnings for the Independent Press,” resulting from a fact-finding visit by Reporters Without Borders to Morocco from 22 to 27 April to look into the state of press freedom there.The Moroccan press blossomed during the last years of the reign of thelate King Hassan II and several independent newspapers eventually broketaboos and exposing various scandals. But the new outspokenness displeasedthe country’s rulers.The regime uses a range of devices to calm down the new generation of journalists. The Lmrabet case illustrates well what they are confronted with – lack of independent courts, difficulty of raising sensitive topics such as the person of the king, growing interference by state security agents, advertising boycotts and pressure from advertisers and printers.The Reporters Without Borders survey condemns the regular intervention by the government intelligence service, the DST. The press can these days write about and even criticise DST chief Hamidou Laânigri, but some aspects of the secret services are still sensitive. Journalists spoke of being followed, having their phones tapped and being threatened.center_img to go further News RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance Receive email alerts The foreign media is under surveillance too since the authorities have always been very touchy about the country’s image abroad. The communications ministry always complains when they cover an event in a way it does not like. Foreign journalists are sometimes followed and harassed and publications censored when they report on sensitive subjects.The Reporters Without Borders survey condemns clauses of the new press law that retain prison sentences for some press offences. Article 41 provides for between three to five years in jail for “any attack on Islam, the monarchy or territorial integrity.” The report also expressed concern about the recent unofficial ban on the pan-Arab TV station Al-Jazeera and the censorship since 2001 of the Islamist weekly Rissalat al-Foutouwa.The report calls for the press law to be amended to remove imprisonment for offences and for a clearer definition of the term “any attack on Islam, the monarchy or territorial integrity,” which it says can be interpreted very broadly. It also calls for state subsidies and advertising to be allotted to newspapers in an open manner.The report As magazine publisher Ali Lmrabet appears before a Rabat court accused of “insulting the person of the king,” Reporters Without Borders publishes a survey of press freedom in Morocco and expresses concern about pressure on the independent media. News Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara May 6, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Warnings for the independent press April 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Zenith Bank WBL: Hurricanes Fail to Hold Down Elephants

first_imgDolphins, Immigration winGroup B leaders, First Bank Basketball Club of Lagos monday walloped Taraba Hurricanes 104-17 in one of the matches of the second phase of the Zenith Bank Women Basketball League in Asaba, Delta State.Also yesterday, defending champions, Dolphins of Lagos defeated AHIP 77-54 to make their passage to the Final Eight a done deal.In some of the other games played, Immigration defeated Oluyole Babes 38-36 in a low scoring game that could have gone either way. Both teams were lethargic and struggled to see the game through, while FCT Angels beat Nasarawa Amazons 38-28 to record another victory in this second phase.However, First Bank who are yet to lose a game since the first phase in Abuja, were at their best yesterday dominating their opponent throughout the games.The Elephant Girls (First Bank) showed better understanding of the game and took apart the hapless ladies from Taraba, who may not have a part to play in the final round of the league, which comes up in Lagos.The FIBA Zone Three champions are benefitting from arriving in Asaba two weeks before the jump-ball and have dished out many eye-catching performances, which have left the fans asking for more. The inclusion of home-girl, Nkechi Akashili in the First Bank team has also drawn support to the team.First Bank’s coach Peter Ahmedu while assessing his team’s performance to date attributed their good run to hardwork put in by the coaching crew and the players.He added that they are also reaping the benefits of arriving in Asaba early for the second phase.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Tua Tagovailoa shows how much progress he’s made from hip injury in workout video

first_imgMORE: Tua Tagovailoa’s seven best fits in 2020 NFL Draft, from favorite Dolphins to long-shot PatriotsOne key difference between Tagovailoa’s injury and the one that ended Jackson’s career was that Tagovailoa received immediate attention for his hip, while Jackson continued to play and caused irreparable damage. That might be Tagovailoa’s saving grace.Prior to his injury, many expected Tagovailoa to go No. 1 overall in this year’s draft, but that spot now belongs to LSU quarterback Joe Burrow. Sporting News currently has Tagovailoa going sixth overall to the Chargers, who are in search of a quarterback with the departure of Phillip Rivers. It’s been four months since Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa went down awkwardly on a meaningless play in a blowout win over Mississippi State, dislocating his hip and fracturing the joint’s posterior wall.It’s the same injury that ended the storybook career of two-sport superstar Bo Jackson, perhaps the most freakish athlete of all time. Modern medicine has advanced significantly since Jackson’s days (former Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosely suffered the same injury in college and is still in the NFL as a member of the Jets), and many were hopeful that Tagovailoa would be able to recover, but there were still plenty of concerns. Tagovailoa might have assuaged some of those fears on Monday when he posted a workout video on Twitter that showed off solid footwork and mobility.Practicing social distancing with the long ball today. Feels good to spin it again. #Process pic.twitter.com/BZnBF7Sfdc— Tua. T 🇦🇸 (@Tuaamann) March 24, 2020Tagovailoa’s recovery appears to be The expected recovery time for a dislocated hip is three-to-four months. Tagovailoa was put on a “partial weight bearing recovery plan” for six weeks, rehabbing daily in Tuscaloosa The goal for Tagovailoa was to resume athletic activity after three months and be throwing by spring.last_img read more

COMPETITION: WIN A FREE WELLA PRO STYE IRON WITH PATRICK GILDEA HAIRDRESSING

first_imgThe Wella Professional Style IronGuess What? We no longer stock or use GHD’s at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing salon?Why? Because we have found a product that gives a better finish, is easier to use and most importantly is amazing value at just €90!We are so impressed with the Wella Pro Style Iron that we just had to tell you about it! 
We were the first Salon in the North West to use GHD and we are now the first Salon in the North West to endorse the Wella Pro Iron, with such a high quality product at a fraction of the price- What’s not to love?We are also delighted to be giving Donegal Daily readers the chance to win a Wella Pro Style Iron of their very own!For more information on how to win click here: http://www.patrickgildea.ie/win-wella-pro/Patrick Gildea’s new salon.COMPETITION: WIN A FREE WELLA PRO STYE IRON WITH PATRICK GILDEA HAIRDRESSING was last modified: June 30th, 2015 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

Call for action as Inishowen residents left without doctor for over four weeks

first_imgConcern has been raised over the lack of medical clinics with staff in South Inishowen with the HSE pulling doctors from Fahan and Muff in recent weeks leaving residents with a €30 taxi fare to the nearest practice. The two practices have been left without a doctor for over four weeks and it is understood that the current situation will remain the same until next month at least.Inishowen councillor Martin Farren, speaking to Donegal Daily, said a similar situation arose several years ago. The Moville native has called for the HSE to provide clarity surrounding the ‘outrageous’ uncertainty for the people in the area.He said: “I think it’s absolutely disgraceful that the people of Muff are being treated this way by the HSE.“I would feel the HSE need to get their act together and appoint a doctor to be present at the clinic to deal with peoples medical problems.“To expect patients to travel to Buncrana is totally outrageous and we are actually talking about a 20-mile round trip and if an elderly person has to pay a taxi to get there it is extremely expensive. “In this day and age, this is totally unacceptable to the people of Inishowen and especially the people of Muff and Fahan.“The clinic was put there for a reason,” he added. “The clinic was put there to deal with patients in those areas and so there is an onus on the HSE to sort this out.“This uncertainty that has been given by the HSE, with resident left without a doctor for the past four weeks, is absolutely crazy.“There has to be a timetable put in place so that people know that the doctor is going to be there on a weekly basis to treat the patients,” Farren said.“One of the most important things to people, whether that is families, young people or residents in general, is their health and that needs to be prioritised.” Call for action as Inishowen residents left without doctor for over four weeks was last modified: July 14th, 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)last_img read more

2010 Fifa World Cup: Cape Town Stadium 3

first_imgLocation: Cape Town, Western Cape provinceCapacity: 68 000 seatsMatches: Uruguay vs France (11 June), Italy vs Paraguay (14 June), England vs Algeria (18 June), Portugal vs North Korea (21 June), Cameroon vs Netherlands (24 June), Round of 16 (29 June), Quarter-final (3 July), Semi-final (6 July)Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.  Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Artist’s impression.Photo: Local Organising Committee• Download high-resolution image Artist’s impression.Photo: Local Organising Committee• Download high-resolution image {loadposition fifa}last_img read more

Announcing the September ‘Featured Geocacher of the Month’

first_img SharePrint RelatedAnnouncing the October ‘Featured Geocacher of the Month’October 25, 2011In “Community”Announcing the September Featured Geocacher of the MonthOctober 3, 2012In “Community”Announcing the First ‘Geocacher of the Month’August 20, 2011In “Community” Congratulations to all the Featured Geocacher of the Month nominees for September. The geocaching community is comprised of inspirational individuals – who go above and beyond in geocaching innovation, creativity, respect for the environment and helpfulness. Each nominee should be congratulated as an exceptional geocacher and individual. We are proud that each of the cachers is part of our worldwide community.SuperGoober, Featured Geocacher of the MonthThe choice for the September Featured Geocacher of the Month was difficult. A panel of Lackeys, relying on voting and community comments, could ultimately choose only one.SuperGoober is the September Featured Geocacher of the Month. Dozens of geocachers wrote in to share stories about SuperGoober’s humble dedication to geocaching, geocachers and his local community. He has hosted and attended numerous events, led many geocachers on their first outings, and is involved in local geocaching organizations. According to one nominee, “Jeff is a model geocacher who all of us in the area and beyond can be proud of. He is always willing to lend advice/help to any cacher that approaches him or contacts him.”SuperGoober will receive a collectors Geocacher of the Month geocoin, along with a Geocacher of the Month hat and certificate acknowledging their contributions signed by the founders of Geocaching.com: Jeremy Irish, Bryan Roth and Elias Alvord.If you know an outstanding geocacher who should be considered for Geocacher of the Month, send an email to [email protected] Every nomination must meet the following requirements: Please include your name, the name of your nominee, their username, at least one picture of the nominee and description (in 500 or fewer words) explaining why he or she deserves to be the Geocacher of the Month. Please inform your nominee that you’ve submitted them for the award. Nominations for the October Geocacher of the Month must be received by October 3rd.Once we have received all of the nominations, we will choose the top candidates and post them on the Latitude 47 blog. You will then get a chance to champion your favorite. Our goal is to involve the entire geocaching community in this process so we might learn from each other.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

“DSOM – Minero las piedras” GC273NE GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – November 21, 2011

first_img SharePrint RelatedGhost Ship GC2HM40 GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK September 19, 2011September 19, 2011In “Community””Wahe Ka-Ho-Nee” GCJZDX Geocache of the Week – March 7, 2011March 8, 2011In “Community””Triglav 2864” GC14N3H GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – February 27, 2012February 15, 2012In “Community” Share with your Friends:More Dark Side of MallorcaThe warning is clear: “Never go alone!” This difficulty five, terrain five geocache challenges adventurers as they descend below the surface of the island of Mallorca.The cache page for “DSOM – Minero las piedras” (GC273NE) weaves a ghostly story of phantom voices and those who did not obey warnings turning to stone. ‘DSOM’ stands for ‘Dark Side of Mallorca.’Pullermann & Tossiman hid the small size cache in 2010. Some 35 geocachers have logged smileys on the geocache and it has received 23 Favorite Points so far.The cache page tells the story of Pedro, the ghost of the stones. The cache owners tempt geocachers to hunt for the cache: “Do you want to unveil Pedro’s secret? His ghost may live in an old can which is hidden very well somewhere in the quarry. To locate it, you have to follow Pedro’s traces. But be careful, never walk alone…”Dark Side of MallorcaTo find the final location of this Multi-Cache, geocachers must use clues collected at several waypoints. When they finally reach the location of Pedro’s ghost they discover artifacts which lead them to the final cache container. Geocachers must also use specialized climbing equipment and are advised to take extreme caution.One geocacher reports completing this geocache took his group seven hours. He also said “DSOM” was one of his favorite caches. Other logs on the cache page read, “Wow wow wow!” Followed by a string of smileys.Dark Side of MallorcaContinue your exploration of some of the most engaging geocaches from around the globe. Explore all the Geocaches of the Week on the Latitude 47 blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com. If you’ d like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, send an email with your name, comments, the name of the geocache and the GC code to [email protected]last_img read more

Oracle Databases and Storage

first_img“Storage is growing much faster than the revenues and profits of companies” said Ari Kaplan, president of the Independent Oracle User’s Group (IOUG).  Storage demand is being driven by regulatory compliance, increased business transactions, and buisiness intelligence, and the bulk of the increased data is unstructured, in the form of graphics. audio, video and emails.The IOUG conducted a survey in September 2006 of 366 respondents in Oracle shops with more than 5000 employees, 57% of which were database or systems administrators.  31% of those reporting have databases larger than one terabyte.92% expect that their database storage needs will increase in 2007 and 20% says the increase will be more than 50%60% report that database performance has been impacted because of lack of available storage20% had great uncertainty in estimating future storage requirements for ‘non-traditional’ unstructured data.  Many of those interviewed buffered their estimated storage needs by 10-25% to account for any unexpected storage need ‘surges’.Database administrators usually have a better sense of estimating storage requirements and they have become more involved in making decisions about storage that in the past may have been handled by different groups within IT.  This is another example of how traditional IT responsibilities are being shared with other business organizations.As storage grows and terabyte-plus databases become commonplace, one problem noted is that disk drives are having a hard time keeping up with application processing requirements.  Balancing capacity and performance requirements has become a major challenge for many organizations.On a related topic, this month Oracle is backing away from any storage vendor-specific support.  Oracle announced that they are dropping certifications specific to specialized storage products.  In the past, the Oracle Storage Compatibility Program (OSCP) certified compatibility of storage products with Oracle software.  Oracle’s comment is that storage technologies are mature and well understood and certifications are no longer needed.Simultaneously, Oracle has also dropped their “Resilient Low-cost Storage Initiative“.  Although the exact reason for why they discontinued this program is not clear.last_img read more

10 months ago​DONE DEAL: Leicester sign Italian striker Lorenzo after successful trial

first_img​DONE DEAL: Leicester sign Italian striker Lorenzo after successful trialby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City have signed Davide Lorenzo on a short term deal.He was on trial at the club and impressed the coaching staff.Now the 24-year-old has a chance to show what he can do for the rest of the season.Per Italian reports, he had met Leicester’s owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in a restaurant when he was working at a waiter some months ago. Vichai offered him a trial and the rest is history…He has previous stints at Juventus, Cosmos and the New York Red Bulls.”I am happy to have achieved this goal, I have pursued it for so long,” Lorenzo said to TMW.”I know that the contract was a consequence of the actions I have done inside and, above all, outside the field.”I refer to all the things I have experienced in the last years, during which I learned so much from my mistakes, now I just have to continue like this, training hard every day to get more emotions like that.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more