US – RSF joins The Washington Post’s Press Freedom Partnership

first_img WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Beginning November 2, The Washington Post will launch a new press freedom initiative dedicated to highlighting the work and campaigns of press freedom organizations like RSF in advancing the protection and safety of journalists worldwide. The Post’s readers can learn more about the organizations and their work, as well as view the latest reporting on press freedom issues at www.wapo.st/pressfreedom. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (RCFP) are also participating in the Press Freedom Partnership.  RSF is honored to expand its partnership with The Washington Post after working with the news outlet on previous projects. These include the campaign to bring home journalist Jason Rezaian after he was unjustly detained for 544 days in Iran while working as The Post’s Tehran Bureau Chief, working with the parents of detained American journalist Austin Tice to secure his safe return from Syria, and the annual launch of RSF’s World Press Freedom Index in 2017 and 2018 at events held at The Post’s Washington, DC office. News News Receive email alerts United StatesAmericas RSF_en Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is thrilled to announce its participation in The Washington Post’s Press Freedom Partnership to promote freedom of the press and raise awareness for the rights of journalists around the world in pursuit of the truth. November 5, 2018 US – RSF joins The Washington Post’s Press Freedom Partnership News June 7, 2021 Find out morecenter_img to go further “Reporters Without Borders is thrilled to take its long-standing partnership with The Washington Post to the next level with this new initiative to regularly highlight our work to defend journalists, bloggers, and the free flow of information online,” said Margaux Ewen, RSF’s North America director. “With press freedom increasingly under threat across the globe and attacks against members of the press on the rise, the Post’s leadership in shining a light on these issues has represented a beacon of hope for those who are risking their lives by simply reporting the news.”RSF looks forward to building its partnership with The Washington Post and like-minded organizations to work towards achieving a safer environment for journalists and media workers around the world. NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say United StatesAmericas Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says Organisation June 3, 2021 Find out more News April 28, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on United Stateslast_img read more

Mouthwatering Photos will Make You Crave Tacos

first_imgHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Community News 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Just look at these scrumptious taco and enchilada photos on an empty stomach- we dare you. Frida knows tacos and this taco sampler includes five different kinds of meat fillings plus cilantro and onions from the salsa bar. The chicken enchiladas rojas are a steaming dish of comfort food served with rice and refried beans. These dishes are just the beginning, Frida Tacos has many other options including vegetarian options, soups and salads.Frida Tacos is located at 36 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena and near the Pasadena City College at 1731 E. Colorado Blvd. East Pasadena. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img Community News Subscribe Photo Gallery Mouthwatering Photos will Make You Crave Tacos From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, February 1, 2016 | 3:20 pm Make a comment Business News Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Bramble training with West Ham

first_img He made 51 appearances for the Black Cats after being signed for £1million from Wigan by then manager Steve Bruce during the summer of 2010. Bramble, who began his career at home-town club Ipswich, completed a big money move to Newcastle during the summer of 2002, but struggled to fulfil the potential in which then manager Sir Bobby Robson had invested so heavily. He left St James’ Park for free after five years and joined Wigan, where he rebuilt his reputation under Bruce. Titus Bramble is training with West Ham as he looks for a new club. The 31-year-old defender, who has been released by Sunderland, is understood to be training with the Hammers in a bid to maintain his fitness. Bramble’s contract at Sunderland expired at midnight on Sunday with the player having been told he would not be offered an extension. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Gyan promises victory as Ghana face the Sudan tonight

first_imgBlack Stars striker Asamoah Gyan has given a firm assurance that he would lead the team to victory over their Sudanese counterparts in this evening’s 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier in Omdurman.The striker made the pledge last Wednesday when Youth and Sports Minister, Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, and diplomat Alan Kyeremateng visited the Black Stars at their training camp in Ethiopia, with the striker insisting that they would not disappoint Ghanaians as the country seeks to make a third successive appearance at the global tournament.“We have been getting lots of encouragement and support from Ghanaians ahead of key matches like Friday’s game against The Sudan,” Gyan said.“In football players need inspiration and efforts like this inspire us the players a lot.“The most important thing for us are the two matches we will play over the next few days. I want to assure Ghanaians that we will get the victory needed.” The Stars could take a temporary charge at the summit of Group D if they beat the Nile Crocodiles at the Al-Merreikh Stadium tonight. Coach Kwasi Appiah’s team ride on a first leg 4-0 win at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi but trail group leaders, Zambia, who play Lesotho tomorrow. Ghana and Zambia are separated by a point after the southern African country benefited from a recent protest against Sudan.But Coach Appiah and his charges are upbeat about registering a respectable win in Sudan and enhancing their chances of a third successive World Cup appearance with a victory over Lesotho next week.He understands the task ahead and his personal ambition of becoming Ghana’s first indigenous coach to take the team to the Mundial. That motivation and FIFA’s recent ranking that place the country ahead of Brazil has may just be the tonic to push the boys to do the nation proud.Ghana is currently ranked 21st in the world and second in Africa but the Stars are aware that rankings do not play football and are ready to rise up to the challenge.Tonight’s challenge in the war-ravaged Sudan could be the main decider for the Stars because a defeat could effectively end Ghana’s dream. Morale in camp is said to be high following the arrival of Sports Minister, Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, in The Sudan.The minister is reported to have delivered goodwill messages from the president and the good people of Ghana, urging them to go for the kill.• Stars probable line up: Fatau Dauda (AshantiGold, Ghana), Harrison Afful (Esperance, Tunisia), Samuel Inkoom (Bastia, France), Jonathan Mensah (Evian, France), John Boye (Rennes, France), Rabiu Mohammed (Evian, France), Albert Adomah (Bristol City, England), Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu (Udinese, Italy), Asamoah Gyan (Al Ain, UAE), Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus, Italy) Sulley Muntari (AC Milan, Italy).last_img read more

NBA Draft 2019 prop bets: Zion Williamson a sure thing but plenty of mystery remains

first_imgNBA DRAFT TRACKER: Live results and pick analysisThe Nevada Gaming Control Board first allowed wagering on the NBA Draft in 2017. Below are a handful of prop bets collected from Caesar’s Sportsbook  and Bovada .Will the Pelicans draft Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett?Yes +700No -2500Will New York Knicks fans boo the team’s first selection? ​ Yes +145​No -190      How many freshmen will be taken in the first round? ​OVER 12.5 -120UNDER 12.5 -120How many trades will happen on draft day?​ OVER 12.5 -110UNDER 12.5 -110Sum of the draft positions of Kentucky players drafted in the first round​ OVER 46.5 -155UNDER 46.5 +125Will Purdue’s Carsen Edwards be drafted in the first round?​ Yes +110No -140 Cam Reddish’s draft position​ Picks 1-7 +124Picks 8-30 -158 How many international players will be taken in the first round? OVER 2.5 -155​UNDER 2.5 +115 While Zion Williamson is a lock to go first off the board — sportsbooks aren’t even offering odds — there are plenty of lines for fans to bet on ranging from the simple “Will Player X be drafted by Team Y” to the more complex prop bets of something like the over/under on the sum of draft positions for players from certain schools. The 2019 NBA Draft is here, and with it the hopes of every fan that their franchise will land the next big superstar. Rumors have swirled (and deals have been agreed upon) for the last seven days since the conclusion of the NBA Finals, and it’s pretty much anyone’s best guess as to which former college standout will be taken when.last_img read more

Companies to sponsor school zone signs

first_img– Advertisement -Fort St. John could be getting more radar signs in school zones thanks to local companies. Photo:  A local company hopes to bring more radar signs like this one by Duncan Cran School to Fort St. John – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.ca In a letter sent to Fort St. John City Council, David Ergang of Koda Transport says he has been working on a plan that would see more radar signs installed in school zones. The signs would be paid for by local companies in exchange for a sponsorship sign underneath the radar display.At an approximate cost of $10,000 per sign, Ergang says he has 10 companies that have expressed interest in sponsoring the signs. The City of Fort St. John would then be responsible for installation and maintenance of the signs.Director of Infrastructure and Capital Works, Victor Shopland, says it will cost the City $5,000 to $10,000 in maintenance costs each year. That cost did raise some concern among Council members.In the end, Council gave approval for staff to enter into an agreement with Koda Transport. Staff will also have discussions to see if the School District or any of the sponsors are willing to help with the yearly maintenance costs.Advertisementlast_img read more

Penza: Red-hot Humboldt State men’s soccer deserve a warm welcome home

first_imgArcata >> To open the 2017 season, the Humboldt State men’s soccer team has traveled to Oregon, down to the Bay Area … and then back again just a few days later. Unlike a lot of other California Collegiate Athletic Association schools, the Jacks have only used their home field for training sessions and nothing more.That all changes today.And, with the arrival of Humboldt State’s first home game of the season this afternoon at 1 p.m. against Sonoma State comes a team playing as well as it has …last_img read more

What are you up to now, Jonty?

first_img30 January 2004It’s not a year ago that a hand injury forced an early end to Jonty Rhodes’ international career. What’s the best ever fielder in the game of cricket getting up to now? Well he’s not sitting on his hands, as Brad Morgan discovered when he bumped into his old adversary the other day. There’s surfing to be done, after all, and banking – yep, banking – and have you heard of 20/20 cricket?Besides writing for SouthAfrica.info, I present the sports news on a weekday radio breakfast show. It’s tough going, getting up at 3.40am every morning and trying to function like a regular human being thereafter, but such a life does have its perks.Like one morning recently when one of South Africa’s favourite sons, Jonty Rhodes, was the in-studio guest. Jonty Rhodes: a story the figures don’t tell It was great for me because I have known Jonty since school days. We’re the same age, and both played provincial schools cricket and hockey – though only one of us went on to far greater heights. Being up against Jonty, whether he was representing Maritzburg College or Natal, made winning a very tough proposition.Nonetheless, he has remained a down-to-earth, friendly guy and it is always a pleasure to cross paths with him. As I told my mother after chatting to him in the studio: he makes it feel as if it was just yesterday that you last spoke to him.‘I’ve never seen a fat surfer’Jonty looks a little different these days. His hair is a minor mop, and he has a good tan. Very Durban surfer, really, which would be an accurate guess if you didn’t know any better. You see, Jonty is trying his hand at surfing nowadays.“I’ve never seen a fat surfer”, he tells me.While playing for the Proteas, says Jonty, it was easy to keep fit, running between the wickets and fielding. Now he needs to do something else to keep fit. He tells me he’s never been a guy for the gym, and had considered triathlon, but that it sounded like too much hard work.So, surfing it is.He has a phobia about sharks, but says he has worked through it. He started out on a longboard, but has since progressed to a mini-Malibu, a board that is shorter than a longboard, but is not yet a short board.“I’m going to have to start going down to the beach at 6:30”, he says.Executive JontyThe reason he offers up that information is, I think, very exciting for South African cricket. “I signed for Standard Bank yesterday”, he elaborates. “I’ll be working under Errol Stewart.”Stewart was Rhodes’ long-time teammate in the KwaZulu-Natal cricket team, a diligent guy who managed to qualify as an attorney while playing both provincial cricket for the KZN Dolphins and provincial rugby for the Natal Sharks.Using his B.Com degree from the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, Jonty has joined Standard Bank as an account executive. He’ll be handling 50 to 80 corporate clients, and is really excited about the new challenge.He says he could have done golf days and lunches, a “token” doing the speaking circuit, but, he reckons, in five years new guys would come along out of the cricket ranks and then he would be done. Personally, I think he underestimates his status in the eye of the public, but that’s my opinion, and it’s his that counts in this instance.“My degree was fairly general”, he explains, “but it had a focus on marketing and advertising.” So, how is it going to work with his new job?“It’s three-fold”, Jonty explains. Firstly, there are those 50 to 80 corporate clients. Then, he’s going to be helping out with cricket sponsorship. Standard Bank is, at present, the national sponsor of one-day international cricket.20/20 cricketHowever, in just two months’ time, they’re going to be introducing 20/20 cricket to South Africa.20/20 cricket was introduced in the United Kingdom, and is what it says: 20 overs a side. It proved to be a roaring success, especially in attracting young people to the game. “With 20/20 cricket, I signed more autographs than in a four-month tour of South Africa”, Jonty says. But, he adds, the aim is not just to attract children, but to make it a family affair.While over in the UK, playing county cricket for Gloucestershire, Rhodes had the opportunity to speak to the men who marketed the game there, so he has returned to South Africa with some good ideas.Besides Standard Bank, the United Cricket Board of South Africa and television sports channel Supersport have pledged their support for 20/20 cricket.The run-out that astounded the cricketing world. (Photo: Jonty.co.za)The man many regard as the greatest fielder of all time is also excited about what the game means for South African cricket. It’s a great way to fast-track players, he feels, because there is a big gap between provincial and international cricket. It teaches players to perform under pressure, because in the abbreviated form of the game every single delivery counts.Surprisingly, Rhodes reckons that 20/20 cricket is not his game. He explains that he was a run-a-ball kind of batsman – “I think I had a strike rate of about 80 in 235 one-day internationals”, he says (80.91, actually) – but 20/20 cricket requires more than that. “I felt almost inadequate”, he says.Partnerships the secretSo, what is the secret to the game? “Partnerships”, says Rhodes without hesitation. Just because it’s 20 overs of batting only, batsmen shouldn’t think they can just bash because, he enlightens me, teams often get bowled out in that time.His overseas partner at Gloucestershire, Australia’s Ian Harvey, was a superb 20/20 player. “Because he could hit straight and pull.” That’s another of the secrets to the game, according to Jonty.It even led to a change in his fielding position. Due to the importance of boundaries and the fact that many batsmen chose to hit the ball in the air, Jonty played a lot of the time at long on and long off, protecting the boundary from well struck straight shots!Thankfully, this new form of the game keeps Jonty Rhodes involved in South African cricket.The third part of Rhodes’ new job with Standard Bank involves children. The bank wants to use him for marketing to youngster. I reckon they’re on a winning wicket; Jonty’s feats, and the way he has lived his life, is the kind of example any kid would look up. A lot of us adults, too.Which leads me on to another possible career. As our in-studio guest, Jonty read a sports bulletin I had prepared. To tell the truth, he wasn’t great, and I didn’t feel he posed a threat to my career. However, as host of show he was very good. He drew a great response from listeners, and the show flowed well when he did his thing.Maybe you want to consider radio, Jo? Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Kazaa Goes Legit – But It Will Fail

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#news#NYT#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Not too long ago, after the demise of Napster, Kazaa became synonymous with P2P file sharing. After a number of costly lawsuits and failed attempts to appease the music industry, however, Kazaa shut down its P2P network. Tomorrow, however, according to the Sydney Morning Herald, Kazaa will rise from the ashes and begin its second life as a legal subscription download service. For $20 a month, users will be able to download an unlimited number of songs. These songs, however, will be DRMed and in the WMA format, which will probably spell doom for the service in the long run.A beta version of this service has been available for a while, but judging from today’s reaction, very few users were aware of it. $20 a month wouldn’t be a bad deal for unlimited downloads if the music wasn’t DRMed and if users were able to play them on their iPods. Given the competition that Kazaa is up against, we don’t see a bright future for the service.Trend: Illegal File Sharing Sites Go LegitThe interesting trend, here, though, is that a lot of companies and services that were previously known for being ‘illegal’ hubs for file sharing are now trying to go legit. Napster, the grandfather for Kazaa and most of its brethren, is now a respectable paid service, and the Pirate Bay may offer a legal version of its service soon. As Eric Pfanner pointed out in the New York Times, we are now getting to the point where using legal services like Spotify or Lala are actually so much more convenient than illegally downloading music. Given this trend, it makes sense for centralized services like Kazaa to slowly drift to a legal model. At the same time, decentralized file sharing options like BitTorrent, which don’t depend on a single company to work, will still continue to be popular. Chances are, though, that users will probably share less music through torrents over the next year or so, as more cheap and free options allow users to legally access music more conveniently. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img frederic lardinois Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Eustaquio bows to Akhmetov in ONE main event

first_imgKairat Akhmetov. Photo from ONE ChampionshipJAKARTA — Kairat Akhmetov narrowly edged Filipino bet Geje Eustaquio in the main event of ONE: Total Victory Saturday at Jakarta Convention Center here.The former ONE Flyweight Champion bested the Team Lakay flyweight by split decision in a match that was truly too close to call.ADVERTISEMENT Akhmetov improved his record to 24-1, while Eustaquio fell to 9-6.Eustaquio’s defeat ruined what would have been a great night for Filipinos, after flyweight Ramon Gonzales and strawweight Roy Doliguez won their respective matches in the undercard.Meanwhile, hometown pride Stefer Rahardian (6-0) extended his winning streak in the flyweight division, making Cambodian Sim Bunsrun (3-4) tap out by rear-naked choke at the 1:07 mark of the first round, much to the delight of the Jakarta crowd.“It was really tough because I saw my opponent scrambling. But as soon as I had a chance to take his back, I took the opportunity,” Rahardian said of his dominant showing.Alain Ngalani (3-3) made quick work of Hideki Sekine (7-2), putting his Japanese opponent to sleep with a right straight within 11 seconds of the first round.ADVERTISEMENT E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC PH fighters Doliguez, Gonzales stop foes in undercard of ONE: Total Victory WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight ONE: Geje Eustaquio, Adriano Moraes looking for convincing finish to trilogy PLAY LIST 01:27ONE: Geje Eustaquio, Adriano Moraes looking for convincing finish to trilogy00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 Gamescenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Eustaquio rocked the Kazakh early, landing a couple of kicks to the former champion’s face, but referee Yuji Shimada inexplicably halted the match that allowed Akhmetov to recover.Akhmetov took the fight to the ground but the Ifugao warrior showed immense brilliance in his ground defense.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 shutoutWith the bout seemingly even, Akhmetov may have gained the advantage after knocking down Eustaquio with a punch in the third round and holding the Filipino challenger in a guillotine until the final minute.Winning the virtual number one contender’s match, With the victory, Akhmetov once again gave himself a shot at the title against reigning ONE Flyweight Champion Adriano Moraes of Brazil, who had previously beaten him for the belt. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Read Next MOST READ View comments LATEST STORIESlast_img read more