Independant newspaper censored

first_img News Organisation Mauritanian reporter held for two days over Facebook post January 14, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Independant newspaper censored RSF_en MauritaniaAfrica News Help by sharing this information RSF backs joint op-ed by 120 West African media and journalists calling for Beninese journalist’s release News to go furthercenter_img Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world MauritaniaAfrica May 20, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders today denounced the Mauritanian government’s banning of the latest issue of the weekly Arab-language paper Sahafa, apparently because it contained a report on opposition activities abroad.”This shows once again that the authorities will not tolerate the independent press giving a voice to opposition figures,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard in a letter to interior minister Lemrabott Sidi Mahmud Ould Sheikh Ahmed, calling on him to reverse the ban. The ministry, which has censored eight publications over the past year, banned the printing of the 13 January issue of Sahafa under article 11 of the 1991 press law that allows censorship of material that “harms the reputation of the state.” This can be done without having to give any reason.Editor Mohammed Mahmud Ould Bacar said the report on the opposition abroad included news about the French-based underground Conscience et Résistance group. Bacar, a member of the national committee for observance of journalistic ethics, was arrested by plainclothes police last 19 September at Nouakchott airport and questioned about his alleged links with Conscience et Résistance. He was freed two days later. July 6, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts March 13, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Mauritanialast_img read more

CUNA readies for 2 CFPB hearings next week

first_img 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr With both chambers of Congress out this week, the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) turns its attention to two hearings scheduled for next week, both featuring a look at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). On April 5, the Senate Banking Committee will conduct a hearing on the effects of consumer finance regulations, and on April 7, CFPB Director Richard Cordray will appear before the Senate Banking Committee.“These hearings will help advance the theme we’ve been pushing the last several months–that the cost of compliance is getting higher and more burdensome,” said Ryan Donovan, CUNA’s chief advocacy officer. “We hope the members of the committee continue to pursue similar lines of questioning that the House Financial Services Committee pursued, about the extent to which the CFPB has the authority to exempt a certain class of financial institutions from regulations.”Donovan said CUNA is “taken aback” by Cordray’s perspective that the health of the credit union industry is thriving under the CFPB, as he said before the House Financial Services Committee.While the credit union system health as a whole is in a positive place, CUNA remains concerned about the consolidation of small financial institutions. continue reading »last_img read more

Chelsea stat suggests the club will be providing England’s goal scorers soon

first_img no dice Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 2 shining ADVICE It has been a good week for Loftus-Cheek who scored a hat-trick in Chelsea’s Europa League win against BATE Borisov.It was only the 22-year-old’s fourth appearance of the season and talkSPORT was recently told by Sam Allardyce a player of his quality needs to be playing regularly and should leave if he doesn’t.“I love him, but unfortunately he hasn’t managed to break in at the beginning of the season, and it’s a shame,” he said.“It’s time for him to be selfish, it’s time for him to be selfish for his own career.” Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade RANKED REVEALED Alvaro Morata celebrates with Ross Barkley during the 4-0 win against Burnley where both players scored REPLY MONEY Most popular football news Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions BEST OF center_img Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won huge blow English players have scored seven of Chelsea’s past 11 goals, having found the back of the net just once of their previous 132.The Blues beat Burnley 4-0 thanks to goals from Alvaro Morata and Willian, plus England duo Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek to keep them second in the Premier League. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury In scoring, Loftus-Cheek and Barkley became the first English pair to score in one game for Chelsea for nearly five years, as The Times point out.Gary Cahill and John Terry were the last English pair to do it when they hit the target against Southampton in December 2013. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED 2 Loftus-Cheek scored his first Chelsea hat-trick against BATElast_img read more

Download Our Latest Free Report: Engaging Online Communities

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting alex williams We are pleased to announce a new premium report: Engaging Online Communities. Thanks to Microsoft for sponsoring the report and making it available as a free download.The countless individual interactions people make online have introduced a new level of complexity in marketing. These “gestures” come in the form of likes in Facebook, replies in Twitter or subscriptions to blogs. Other gestures may be a link to a site or a check-in on a location-based network.These gestures are generated by the billions. Engaging with people means responding to these gestures in a way that fits into the flow of their lives. Engaging Online Communities takes a look at how the modern enterprise must set up the right systems so it can keep track of the gestures that people make and perform analytics on the data.Engaging Online Communities further explores:How to find your customers online and manage the community.How to build your community from the ground up.What to consider when aggregating data.Building applications to get the most out of the information.The importance of geodata.We think you’ll find our report about engaging online communities (embedded below) to be essential reading for the modern enterprise. And remember, you always you can find our day-to-day coverage about social IT at ReadWriteEnterprise.You may also download the report on Slideshare. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Reports#web Related Posts last_img read more

WATCH: LeBron James rocks Manila for third time

first_imgWATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LeBron’s 3rd visit speaks of his love for hoops-crazy Philippines, says Alapag Read Next NBA Superstar LeBron James during his Nike Strive for Greatness Tour at the Mall of Asia Arena. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonNBA superstar LeBron James kept his promise and he delivered another show for his Filipino fans during his Strive for Greatness event Saturday night at Mall of Asia ArenaJust like his previous two visits here in 2013 and 2015, James joined an exhibition game between current and former national team players and thrilled the crowd with his electrifying dunks.ADVERTISEMENT The three-time NBA champion vowed to be back in Manila. Watch the highlights of his “Strive for Greatness” show here:LeBron James puts on show for ‘unbelievable’ PH fans for 3rd time5.5K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMCcenter_img LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LATEST STORIES FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout MOST READ US Defense chief Mark Esper visits Manila American Cemetery for wreath-laying ceremony PLAY LIST 01:20US Defense chief Mark Esper visits Manila American Cemetery for wreath-laying ceremony01:18Woman gives birth at Manila North Cemetery on All Souls’ Day01:22Manila police chief: Cops tolerating illegal street vendors to get ax01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension View commentslast_img read more

Figure skating debate rages between artistry, amplitude

first_imgGlobe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Yes, the points accumulated for jumps are substantial. But there remains a component score in which judges grade skating skills, transitions, performance, composition and interpretation.Those are the scores that give skaters such as Rippon a chance to compete at the highest level.The critics of figure skating’s current age, including two-time Olympic champion Dick Button, are just as quick to bemoan the way jumping ability has superseded everything else.“I don’t think the rules are 50-50, technical ability and creative ability,” said Button, also a longtime TV analyst. “I don’t even enjoy watching skating today, because it’s all about quadruple jumps, and the winner of the Olympic Games in men’s figure skating will be the skater that performs the best and most quadruple jumps. Period. End of subject.”It’s not just quads on the men’s side, either. The amplitude/artistry debate rages on the women’s side, where triple-triple combinations have become essential for landing on the podium.“I think the cream rises to the top,” 1998 Olympic champion Tara Lipinski said. “Not every skater can do triple-triples in the second half of a program, and put out an artistic, emotional performance. But there are skaters who do, and those are the ones that are winning.”Six-time European champion Javier Fernandez of Spain believes there is already a pushback against the quad craziness. But the changes certainly won’t take hold until well after Pyeongchang.“I think at some point the ISU will maybe put a limit on the number of quads you can do in a competition or in a free program,” Fernandez said. “Let’s say three persons can do four quads, or three quads, whatever, and all of them land the quads they have planned. Then the skating’s going to tell who is the best skater, who’s going to win.“Skating is about who is the most complete, not who is the best jumper, right?” Fernandez added. “So that’s the point I think everybody is having in mind right now. “ “I’m the only skater that can offer that. I may be the last,” said Chan, the reigning Olympic silver medalist. “On the other hand, it’s very exciting to see some of these other skaters defy physics and expectations and break records.”The controversy in Vancouver in many ways led to the current controversy between artistry and amplitude. As a result of Lysacek’s gold, the International Skating Union revised the scoring for quads, pushing the value of it over 10 points and essentially making it a program requirement.It’s been a boon for someone like Chen, whose ability to jump higher and spin faster than his rivals gives him a major advantage. But it’s been a major obstacle for veterans such as Chan and American skater Adam Rippon, who have quads in their arsenal but lean on artistry and elegance.“I spoke to Nathan Chen last year and asked what got him motivated to go after six quads, five quads, and he said it all started at the junior level, looking up at the seniors doing three quads,” Chan said. “The only way to compete with us was to up the game technically.”Even those who’ve embraced figure skating’s high-flying age argue there is still room for artistry in programs, pointing straight to the ISU’s current scoring system for evidence.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Love back at power forward as chaotic Cavs tweak lineup John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES FILE – In this Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, file photo, Nathan Chen performs in the men’s free skate program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, Calif. Chen is planning an audacious five quads in his free skate at next month’s Pyeongchang Olympics, and it could take at least three or four to have any shot at landing on the podium (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)Patrick Chan remembers just about everything from his Olympic debut eight years ago in Vancouver, including the controversy that erupted when Evan Lysacek won the gold medal.Evgeni Plushenko of Russia landed quadruple jumps, the toughest in figure skating, in combination with a triple toe loop in both his short and long programs. But despite leading after the short program, Plushenko was beaten out by his American rival despite Lysacek never attempting a single quad.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Read Next Lysacek was rewarded for artistry over amplitude.Fast-forward to next month’s Pyeongchang Olympics, and Chan is amazed at the transformation that has taken place in the sport. Nathan Chen of the United States is planning an audacious five quads in his free skate, and it could take at least three or four to have any shot at landing on the podium.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIt begs the question: Is artistry dead in this brave new era?“I’ve kind of come to the point where I don’t really want to put any energy toward what others are doing,” the Canadian champ said with sort of an audible shrug. “I’ve been through it all. I’ve kind of lived the bridge between these two generations. I hope I can be one of those skaters that’s a little bit like Switzerland, right in the middle. A technically sound skater and an artistically sound skater. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers MOST READ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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NRL-TFA Partnership CEO Letter/Communities Together flyer

first_imgRelated Filescommunities_together_nrl-tfa_strategic_alliance-pdftfa_nrl_partnership_ceo_letter_130913-pdfRelated LinksNRL-TFA Partnership As you are aware, Touch Football Australia (TFA) and the National Rugby League (NRL) have formed a strategic alliance with the intention to create the largest sporting community in Australia. See below the NRL-TFA Partnership CEO Letter and Communities Together flyer. The purpose of these documents is to help forge closer links between both Rugby League and Touch Football communities and specifically, assist in facilitating introductions to stakeholders of respective sports at the local affiliate/club level.This approach is ultimately designed to boost recruitment and participation at the local level and ensure greater clarity around the purpose, direction and opportunities the partnership affords both sports.To view the documents, please click on the following attachments. last_img read more

23 days agoArsenal keeper Martinez leaving out dream after Argentina call-up

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Arsenal keeper Martinez leaving out dream after Argentina call-upby Freddie Taylor23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEmiliano Martinez says it is a dream come true to earn a call-up to the Argentina national team.The goalkeeper has been competing with Bernd Leno for the number one jersey this season.He will now take part in Argentina’s games with Colombia and Ecuador.”It’s a dream come true,” Martinez said. “As a young kid, I always wanted to play for the national team. We’ve got two big games to play now, preparing for the Copa America next year.”I’m more than ready to play for the national team now. I’m getting more minutes so my confidence is really high right now. I’m delighted with the call-up.”Since I signed for this club, my goal was always to be the No 1. I’ve been here for almost 10 years and I came as a young boy, now I’m a grown man.”I’ve been on some good loans and bad loans, but at the end of the day my work ethic and commitment has always been focused on being the No 1 for Arsenal and Argentina. That’s the dream. I said to my dad that I’m going to do it and I won’t stop until I’m No 1 for Argentina.”If you want to be No 1 at Arsenal, you have to believe in yourself no matter what. I believe in my talent and I believe in my work. I have been lucky to have really good goalkeeper coaches. Gerry Peyton really helped me, and Sal and Javi have taken me to another level to be honest. I’m grateful but my goals are much higher than that.” last_img read more

NEAT receives 150000 for their food secure kids program

first_imgEach of the five Fort St John schools have gardens onsite where students plant the food they’ve grown in their classrooms. This food is available to the surrounding community throughout the year. Additionally, there are Community Garden beds and beds growing food for the food bank at each school to round out the effort to improve local food security.“As a community, we all reap the rewards of this program. We’re not just helping to grow food security know-how in our kids, we’re also helping to grow a new generation of community-minded citizens. We at Pembina see this as a win-win, and can’t wait to get out to the schools this spring to lend a hand”, says Jeff Spenst of Pembina Pipeline Corporation. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northern Environmental Action Team will receive $150,000 over three years from the Pembina Pipeline Corporation to support the Food Secure Kids program.Each spring, NEAT, works with local schools in Fort St. John and Dawson Creek to bring food security education to students from K-6.  As part of this program, students are encouraged to explore what they eat and how their food gets to them. Each grade has specifically designed curriculum that incorporates how to grow plants and keep them healthy, what role pollinators play in our food system, and how to minimize the distance your food is travelling amongst other things.“It’s really about creating healthier relationships within our food systems,” says NEAT Executive Director Karen Mason-Bennett. “We understand not everyone is going to grow their own food as adults, but knowing how much goes into getting those carrots onto your table will hopefully foster an increased respect and support for those who do.”last_img read more