Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists May 5, 2021 Japanese reporter held in Myanmar is charged with “false information” Arrested on 18 April, Yuki Kitazumi was placed in provisional detention the next day and has been held ever since in Insein prison, a jail with notoriously appalling conditions that is located in a Yangon suburb. He was previously detained briefly on 26 February, as RSF reported at the time. June 10, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on Japan to take advantage of its privileged relationship with Myanmar’s military government to press for the immediate release of Yuki Kitazumi, a Yangon-based Japanese freelance reporter who has been held for the past two and a half weeks and has just been formally charged. June 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News Follow the news on Asia – Pacific to go further “The ‘false information’ charge brought against Yuki Kitazumi is all the more disturbing for being formulated in a particularly vague manner and, as such, could be used by the junta to jail any reporter it doesn’t like,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “We urge Japanese foreign minister Toshimitsu Motegi to do everything possible to make Myanmar’s military government see reason and to obtain this journalist’s release.” Kitazumi was charged on 3 May with “false information,” according to the Japanese news agency Kyodo, quoting a Japanese embassy official in Myanmar. Although the charge mentions no specific law, he was probably charged under article 505 (A) of the penal code. Source of funding In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival Help by sharing this information Japanese journalist Yuki Kitazumi raises his hands as he is escorted by police upon arrival at the Myaynigone police station in Sanchaung Township in Yangon, on the occasion of his first arrest on 26 February 2021 (AP file photo). RSF_en As one of Myanmar’s leading commercial partners, Japan has become – by force of circumstances – a major source of funding for the military junta that took power three months ago. News According to Myanmar’s Assistance Association For Political Prisoners (AAPP), whose figures have been independently confirmed by an RSF source, a total of 84 journalists have been arrested since the 1 February coup d’état and 50 of them were still being held yesterday. At least 29 other journalists have been placed on the junta’s wanted lists – whose existence RSF reported two weeks ago – and have gone into hiding to avoid arrest on charges brought against them. MyanmarJapanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImprisonedJudicial harassment This article says it is a crime to “publish or circulate any statement, rumour or report” with “intent to cause or which is likely to cause any [member of the armed forces] to mutiny or otherwise disregard or fail in his duty as such.” Organisation News Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom Myanmar is ranked 139th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2021 World Press Freedom Index. June 7, 2021 Find out more MyanmarJapanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImprisonedJudicial harassment News
AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” Help by sharing this information RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan Organisation Reporters Without Borders condemns the Afghan government’s latest interference in the media. The cabinet decided on 27 July to close down the privately-owned TV station Emroz for allegedly endangering national unity and to ban two programmes on two other TV stations on the ground that they were contrary to Islamic values.“The government must not under any circumstances violate the media law, which gives the media commission sole decision-making authority when a media commits an offence,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We call on the government to rescind these decisions and never interfere in the content of Afghan TV stations again.”When it met on 27 July, the cabinet ordered the ministry of culture and information and the attorney general to shut down Emroz, a station launched in August 2007 that is known for taking anti-Iranian and anti-Shiite positions.Defending the decision, deputy culture and information minister Jalal Norani said it was important to “insist on national values and interests.”Emroz owner Najibolah Kabuli described the station’s closure as an “act of revenge by pro-Iranian pressure groups.” He added: “Since 2009, our station has been organising a series of demonstrations in various cities against Iran’s anti-Afghan policies.”“Media wars” are nothing new in Afghanistan. Media backed by different political parties and foreign countries have been waging a news and information war since 1998. Emroz and Shemshad on the one hand, and Tamadon, a station that supports Afghanistan’s Shiite leaders, on the other, have been bitter rivals. The rivalry between the media reflects a battle for influence among the countries that support them, above all Iran and Pakistan.Speaking on condition of anonymity in March 2009, a TV journalist told Reporters Without Borders: “In what country can a powerful neighbour fund three TV stations? Iran’s influence has grown, but so has the influence of Pakistan and the United States.”The cabinet also decided at its 27 July meeting to ban “Del and Nadel,” a programme broadcast by the privately-owned TV station Yak, and “Bazi Bakhat,” a programme broadcast by the privately-owned Tolo TV. Both programmes were accused of being “anti-Islamic.”The Union of Afghan Journalists and NAI, a press freedom organisation, said in a joint statement said the cabinet’s decisions “could be dangerous for freedom of expression.” While not defending the programmes and editorial policies of the three stations, they said it was the job of the media commission and it alone to determine whether a media was guilty of an offence and to take decisions affecting the media.The charge of being anti-Islamic is one of the most common grounds for censoring media in Afghanistan. Although it lacks any precise definition, it is often used by the authorities to ban TV programmes.For more information about the press freedom situation in Afghanistan, read the report that Reporters Without Borders released in March 2009: “Report of fact-finding mission: Press freedom in free-fall in run-up to presidential election” (http://en.rsf.org/afghanistan-report-of-fact-finding-mission-16-03-2009,…) News News July 30, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government violates media law by closing TV station Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says to go further News AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Afghanistan June 2, 2021 Find out more News March 11, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts RSF_en May 3, 2021 Find out more
WhatsApp Email Advertisement by Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE Director of Public Prosecutions is to consider prosecuting a former director of the Irish League of Credit Unions, Limerick man Matt Heffernan, over loans he took out at a Credit Union in Cork.Following the wind up of the Castletownbere branch of the credit union, an internal report revealed that Mr Heffernan, who was previously involved in the running of Caherdavin Credit Union, had loans so large they were in breach of the law.The matter came to light in April of last year when the former director stepped down amid controversy and speculation. He had been nominated to the board the previous February and worked as a field officer monitoring the operations of the league’s branches throughout the south of Ireland.During the wind up process of the Credit Union in Castletownbere, it emerged that Mr Heffernan had loans valued at €350,000 linked to Bulgarian and Spanish holiday properties and the Irish League of Credit Unions has since notified Gardaí about the matter.The loans breached legislation of the Credit Union Act because of their size and Gardai have been informed that application forms for loans for Mr Heffernan contained incorrect personal information including different addresses and a different occupation.KPMG revealed that the loans obtained from Berehaven Credit Union by Mr Heffernan were not being repaid and that joint names were used. Some of those named were unaware of the loans. Print NewsDirector may be prosecutedBy Staff Reporter – August 20, 2014 1080 Twitter Linkedin Facebook Previous articleKileely households told not to drink tap waterNext articleDeath linked to suspected heroin overdose Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie
New Delhi: Steve Smith made a fantastic comeback into the Australian cricket team after the end of his one-year ban for the ball-tampering scandal during the Newlands Test against South Africa in 2018. In the 2019 Ashes contest, Smith was the key reason why Australia avoided a loss in England after 18 years. His 774 runs at an average of 110, which included twin centuries in Edgbaston and the double century in Manchester, helped Australia draw the series 2-2. However, one part of the ball-tampering scandal punishment included a further year-long exile from any leadership role in the team, which means Smith might not be able to captain Australia until March 2020.After the end of the Ashes, Smith revealed how he was spent physically and emotionally by the time the fifth Test had begun. There have now been demands for Smith to take over the captaincy reigns from Tim Paine after the end of the home series against Pakistan and New Zealand. However, Australia cricket team coach Justin Langer has said there will be a honest discussion on Smith regarding whether he wants to take over the captaincy.”I’ve built a good relationship with Steve over the last 18 months, and it (the captaincy) is going to come down to honest conversations. You can see how exhausted he was from the effort he put into his batting (during the Ashes), and whether he wants the burden of captaincy as well is something we’ll have to work out over time. I’ll be one of the selectors, and I think we’ll just work out what’s best,” Langer said. Like Smith, David Warner was the other player who was banned for one year following the ball-tampering scandal but Warner has been permanently banned from leading the side in any capacity. Warner made a grand comeback by becoming the highest run-getter in the 2019 IPL and also had a good outing in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. However, in the Ashes, he endured a miserable time, falling eight times to Stuart Broad and managing just 95 runs in the series, out of which one knock of 61 came in one innings in Leeds. However, Warner smashed a century in his opening Sheffield Shield encounter against Queensland and Langer said you cannot write off Warner. Also Read | Steve Smith, Ashes 774 Superhero, Falls For A Rare Duck In Sheffield Shield Return”He had a poor series against England, no doubt. That’s just a fact, and he knows that. But he also hasn’t lost his talent, because he was the highest run scorer in the World Cup two weeks before the Ashes started, and he was the highest run scorer in the IPL (Indian Premier League) before that. So he can bat. The other thing about David Warner, my experience tells me that you never write off champion players. And he’s a champion player,” Langer said. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
THERE’S nothing to beat the GAA for bringing ex-pats together around the globe.So in Boston next weekend, the good people of Donegal Boston Gaelic Football Club will gather to celebrate 25 years of bringing the Donegal community together.And the dinner will be even more special as Donegal manager Jim McGuinness and his captain on the field Michael Murphy are honoured as guests of the club. A number of Donegal’s All Stars – past and present – and of course Sam Maguire will be making a special appearance.So if you’re in north east USA – or in north America at all – get your tickets booked now. All the numbers you need are on the picture above.1988 Junior ChampionsSome more fast facts about Donegal Boston GFC are below:Club founded back in 1987 by group of ex-patsFounding members: Paddy Mc Devitt – Fintown (Current Chairman) Jackie Rush – Castlefin (both sons now committee members)Eamon Mc Ginley – CreesloughPatrick O Malley – BallyshannonRicky Rush – Castlefin (Current Registrar)Manus Mc Fadden – Glenswilly Francie Heuston – GlentiesAnness Mc Clafferty – DowningsThis year marks the 25th Anniversary of the founding of the club.The Club created history back in 1988 as the first team ever to win the New England Junior Championship on their first attempt.Titles Won: 4 Junior Championship titles (this year been the most recent as our junior team lifted the Pat Callaghan Cup – Pat Callaghan was a stalwart for the GAA in Boston for years, and still helped out on the board well into his later years. It was fitting that the inaugural Pat Callaghan cup go to Donegal, for Pat was a Donegal man himself.), 3 Senior Titles; The All American Intermediate title.Among well – known inter county players who represented the club are Kevin Cassidy, John Gildea, Rory Kavanagh, Declan Bonner, Donnie Mc Cole, Johnny Mc Cafferty, Adrian Sweeney,Eoin Wade, Ronan Mc Neilis, Ciaran Bonner, Padraig Gallagher, James Ruane, Kevin Mc Menamin, Martin Caulfield, Ryan Bradley, Ollie Reid and All-Ireland winning manager Jim Mc Guinness!Current Committee Members:Honorary President: Connie mc Elaney (Doagh Island)Chairman: Paddy Mc Devitt (Fintown)Vice Chairman: Eamon Kelly (Buncranna)Secretary: Denise Trimble (Glenties)Assistant Secretary: Paul Friel (Clonmany)Treasurer: Jonathan Byrne (Malin)Assistant Treasurer: Brian Kelly(Urris)PRO: Majella Mc Fadden (Creeslough)Registrar: Ricky Rush (Castlefinn)Our Chairman, Paddy Mc Devitt was recently honored by the Donegal Association of greater Boston for his hard work and dedication to the club over the last 25 years. This year saw him elected as treasurer to the North American County Board and he is involved in promoting Gaelic games at an underage level in the north east. He is also a lobbyist for the undocumented Irish living in Boston.Our Banquet is Sunday Nov 18th – and we are delighted to have special guests Jim Mc Guinness, Michael Murphy & Sam Maguire. Other team members travelling T.B.A.McGUINNESS, MURPHY AND (SAM) MAGUIRE SET FOR DONEGAL BOSTON GFC 25TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER was last modified: November 10th, 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:McGUINNESSMURPHY AND (SAM) MAGUIRE SET FOR DONEGAL BOSTON GFC 25TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER
“Everything we know about the formation of solar systems might be wrong,” say two astronomers who discovered something “very bizarre.”You’re not supposed to be able to find a brown dwarf (too small to ignite fusion) and a hot Jupiter close in to a young star. There’s not supposed to be enough material for such things to form around a stellar dust disk. But that’s just what an astronomy professor and his postdoc at the University of Florida found: a “binary-binary” that “calls solar system formation into question.”Everything we know about the formation of solar systems might be wrong, says University of Florida astronomy professor Jian Ge and his postdoc, Bo Ma. They’ve discovered the first “binary-binary” — two massive companions around one star in a close binary system, one so-called giant planet and one brown dwarf, or “failed star” The first, called MARVELS-7a, is 12 times the mass of Jupiter, while the second, MARVELS-7b, has 57 times the mass of Jupiter.Astronomers believe that planets in our solar system formed from a collapsed disk-like gaseous cloud, with our largest planet, Jupiter, buffered from smaller planets by the asteroid belt. In the new binary system, HD 87646, the two giant companions are close to the minimum mass for burning deuterium and hydrogen, meaning that they have accumulated far more dust and gas than what a typical collapsed disk-like gaseous cloud can provide. They were likely formed through another mechanism. The stability of the system despite such massive bodies in close proximity raises new questions about how protoplanetary disks form. The findings, which are now online, will be published in the November issue of the Astronomical Journal.The two stars are only as far apart as Uranus is from the sun. The giant planets are 0.1 and 1.5 AU from the larger star. “For such large companion objects to be stable so close together defies our current popular theories on how solar systems form,” the press release says. It took eight years and multiple methods of observation to confirm this “very bizarre” system.The astronomers are apparently aware that discoveries at Pluto are also challenging theories of solar system formation. The headline begins, “First Pluto, now this.” See our coverage of Pluto news to see why that is the case.If this stellar system is unstable, it probably did not form eons ago. One anomaly this bad can falsify a theory.We usually hear “everything you know is wrong” from the paleoanthropologists. This time it comes from the astronomers. What do they both have in common? Here’s what— a secular materialist worldview.(Visited 242 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We are soggy, soggy, soggy — three soggies — and it’s cold. The little bit of sun has helped save what we’ve got planted.We had a little breeze and it was 34 degrees so we missed the frost last night, which is a good thing. I was concerned about the frost because we’ve had problems with that before in the wheat.We’re about half done with corn and about a third done on beans. Most of the corn we planted when we started on the 23rd is up and a couple inches tall. We didn’t plant anything two days prior to the four inches of rain we got. The first beans we planted are coming up. We just need some heat. I am sure we will have to go back and spot in some in the wet holes. The corn we planted on Wednesday is starting to spike through.Since April 1 we had 9.1 inches of rain and half of that has come here in the last couple of weeks. So far it is acting like 2011 when we had a lot of rain in April and May. Crops were good that year but they were late coming off and wet.The ground temperatures when we were planting were really warm. It was in the low 60s in the mornings and this morning it is down to 43 degrees. When we were planting everything was in good shape and that helped. If we had planted right up until the rain I would be concerned, but we stopped planting to get caught up on spraying.You want to have a little rain on the wheat while its flowering, but maybe not four inches. We had a plane fly our wheat insecticide and fungicide on because it has been so wet.
Over 35 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute, so it’s just not feasible that YouTube review each video before it’s posted online. Instead, YouTube points to its community guidelines and lets its users flag those videos with inappropriate content for removal. And now, a new category will let you flag ones that “promote terrorism.”YouTube has come under increasing fire recently from governments that demand the company do more to pre-screen videos that may contain terrorist propaganda, according to a story in the Los Angeles Times today. In November, YouTube removed hundreds of videos featuring the American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki after the British and U.S. governments protested his appearance in more than 700 videos with over 3.5 million page views, claiming that the videos were linked to specific acts of violence. But even after YouTube’s official removal of the videos in question, other copies and related material remained. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#NYT#web#YouTube audrey watters Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Prior to this new flag, YouTube videos were already pegged for removal for containing hate speech and inciting dangerous acts. The community guidelines read that, “While it might not seem fair to say you can’t show something because of what viewers theoretically might do in response, we draw the line at content that’s intended to incite violence or encourage dangerous, illegal activities that have an inherent risk of serious physical harm or death. This means not posting videos on things like instructional bomb making, ninja assassin training, sniper attacks, videos that train terrorists, or tips on illegal street racing. Any depictions like these should be educational or documentary and shouldn’t be designed to help or encourage others to imitate them.” So YouTube has long forbade materials that incite others to commit violence, but this new category of “promoting terrorism” now makes it a more complicated judgment call. George Washington University law professor Jeffrey Rosen says the new category is “potentially troubling” as it’s such a subjective interpretation. Removing al-Awlaki’s videos calling for the killing of Americans may be an easy decision to make, but drawing the line between free speech (particularly religious free speech) and terrorism might prove more difficult down the road. It’s up to users to flag which videos they think promote terrorism, but now YouTube is going to have to decide what “promoting terrorism” really means.Image via YouTube, Wired 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…
Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now I have asked this question here before, multiple times, and in multiple ways:If one were to watch a video of how you spent your time over, say, the last week, would they immediately recognize your goals?After watching the video, what would they believe is important to you from looking at the objective evidence of the physical actions you take throughout the day?In a workshop I was delivering, a young man told me that in order to do better work, he’d have to be provided a financial incentive. When I inquired as to why he would have to be paid more to do better work, he said, “I am money motivated.” He was taken aback when I insisted he wasn’t money motivated, and that he just wanted more money and was lacking the motivation.There is this old cartoon of a man standing in front of a wood burning stove, holding wood in his arms. The stove is saying to the man, “Give me more wood, and I will give you more heat.” The man replies, “Give me more heat, and I will give you more wood.”There is a certain order of things in this Universe, a law that we recognize as cause and effect. As far as I have been able to discern, there is no law of effect and cause. You don’t get the heat before you put wood in the stove, meaning you have to grab your ax and chop wood if you want heat. This law cannot be broken, but it is possible for you to break yourself against the law.For some, last week’s video would indicate comfort and entertainment was their greatest priority. For others, the video might indicate their goal was winning arguments about politics on social media. Most videos would show the individual drifting, being carried by invisible forces, with no real aim or goal.Watching the video of those who are motivated would provide evidence of their having blocked time, eliminated distractions, and doing the things that moved them towards the life they want for themselves and for their people. While there would surely be some comfort and entertainment sprinkled in, on balance, their week would look very different from the majority.The average lifespan for a man in the United States is 79 years, or 4,108 weeks. For women, that number is 81, or 4,212 weeks. I will allow you to do your own math here, but I will be very clear about the point of this exercise:Whatever your goals, whatever your dreams, whatever it is you want, whatever is most important to you, spend the few weeks allotted to you pursuing them with vim and vigor!
SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Kings: Hield had five 3s in the third when Sacramento turned an 81-73 deficit into a 103-96 lead. … Marvin Bagley III is expected to resume basketball activities within the next 10-14 days. The second overall pick in the draft, Bagley has been out since Dec. 14 with a bruised bone in his left knee. … Iman Shumpert was held out with a sprained right index finger.UP NEXTWarriors: Host New York on Tuesday night.Kings: Host Orlando on Monday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Roger Federer, Angelique Kerber cautious on new Australian Open tie-break rule View comments LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The teams exchanged 15-0 runs in the first half.Golden State made four consecutive 3-pointers, including a four-point play by Quinn Cook, and Durant soared through the key for an emphatic two-handed dunk that put the Warriors up 37-22 in the first quarter. The Kings made their surge in the second behind 3s.Sacramento trailed by 16, but pulled to 70-69 in the first half.TIP-INSWarriors: Durant needs two blocks to reach 900 for his career. … Golden State shot 8 of 11 beyond the arc in the first quarter. … Cook scored 10 points in 9 1/2 minutes off the bench.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, left, drives against Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Stephen Curry scored 20 of his 42 points in the fourth quarter and had 10 3-pointers, and the Golden State Warriors held on to beat the Sacramento Kings 127-123 on Saturday night.Kevin Durant added 29 points, nine assists and five rebounds, and Klay Thompson scored 20 points to help the Warriors complete a three-game sweep of the season series. The three games were decided by a total of 10 points.ADVERTISEMENT Coming off a 135-134 overtime loss to Houston on Thursday night when they let a 20-point lead slip away, the Warriors blew another big lead in the third quarter before storming past the Kings over the final 12 minutes.Curry led the way with five of his 3s in the fourth, and had a pair of key three-point plays. Curry also closed out the quarter with a pair of free throws with 9.4 seconds left.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionBuddy Hield scored 32 points on a career-high eight 3s for Sacramento. The Kings set a franchise record with 20 3s.Justin Jackson added a career-high 28 points, and Willie Cauley-Stein had 14 points and 13 rebounds.