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 more 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 States
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – The newly formed Dead Beat Poets Society will be reading “Howl” by Allen Ginsberg at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the borough library, 100 First Ave.Published in 1955, “Howl” has been called a groundbreaking masterpiece that changed the course of American poetry. Its use of language and imagery led to the arrest of its publisher in 1956 and an obscenity trial that exonerated Ginsberg and defined “obscenity” for the future.Copies of the poem are free and available at the library. The discussion is open to the public. For more information, email [email protected]
Story and photos by Joseph SapiaMIDDLETOWN – Jay Ahl, 57, of Leonardo thinks the township needs a streetlight near his house, to make it safer for pedestrians because of fast-moving traffic heading down Highland Avenue.On Thursday, Feb. 25 he got to present his idea directly to a township deputy police chief, at the first Neighborhood “Spotlight on Leonardo” session, held at the Middletown Senior Center.He was one of 25 residents of Leonardo who came to talk about local concerns with township government representatives, for a two-hour session.“We have so many different sections, we were trying to shed light on neighborhoods,” said Township Committeewoman Stephanie Murray. “We’re really one big Middletown. It’s always been a challenge.”Neighborhood Spotlight is part of the township’s Community Identity Campaign, a series of events to solidify the 42-square-mile township and its 67,000 people, as well as celebrate its diversity. “People don’t always realize they live in Middletown,” she said.Last year, Neighborhood Spotlights were held in North Middletown, Belford, Navesink, New Monmouth and Middletown village sections. Mayor Gerard Scharfenberger described attendance as having been “hit and miss.” In Leonardo, citizens turned out to the center at Croydon Hall to chat with representatives in Administration, Public Works, Planning, Animal Control, Health, Recreation and Code Enforcement departments.“This is a success,” said the mayor, who acknowledged not everyone can get to a township meeting, or feels comfortable speaking in that public setting. The casual setting of a Neighborhood Spotlight is conducive to good conversation. “A lot of times, you hear about an issue for the first time,” Scharfenberger said.Various Middletown Township officials attended the Neighborhood Spotlight in Leonardo.Cynthia Bianchi, secretary of the Leonardo Citizens Committee, came to the event. She said she had nothing specific to discuss. Rather, she said, she was there more to listen.“We come to everything,” said Bianchi, who is 70 years old. “That’s why we are the Leonardo Citizens Committee. We let the people of Leonardo know what’s going on. And we let the township know what our concerns are.”Bianchi questioned the time of the session, 4 to 6 p.m.“It’s a funny hour,” said Bianchi, with many people working at that time. “Four o’clock makes it difficult for most people.”The township has juggled the times between late afternoon and night for the Neighborhood Spotlights, which began last year. Scharfenberger figured 4 p.m. would be good for seniors.Also, Scharfenberger said he has office hours from 10 a.m. to noon at Town Hall on the first and third Saturdays of the month to meet with residents.One woman talked to Deputy Police Chief Robert W. Stefanski about suspected drug activity at a residence. The police officer advised her to call police the next time she saw something suspicious. “That’s how we get a lot of things started – a citizen tip,” Stefanski said.Another resident had a question about electricity service. That would be a utility – not a township issue – said Cindy Herrschaft, township public information officer. Part of the Neighborhood Spotlight effort is connecting people “to the right services or programs, whether it be our own departments or an outside agency,” she said.As for the resident who suggested a streetlight to make it safer for drivers, Deputy Police Chief Stephen F. Dollinger said he would follow up on the matter with the police Traffic Bureau to see if a streetlight should be recommended to the utility company.Ahl said he was grateful to speak about his concerns. “I don’t think Leonardo gets a lot of attention,” he said.
A handful of those players — netminder Ben Kelsch, defenceman Aigne McGeady-Bruce and forwards Sawyer Hunt and Colum McGauley are local grads from Nelson Minor Hockey.DiBella also recruited 16-year-old forward Ryan Piva and defenceman Brendan McKay from Trail.“I feel we’ve got a great group of local players on the roster,” said DiBella, promising to return to the days of Simon Wheeldon coaching by rolling all four lines and defence during the games this season.“I’ve always been a huge proponent of looking after your own and I’m confident the locals we have will play a big part of our success and help our team.”Nelson, with 22 players on the roster, opens Friday in Beaver Valley before heading south of the 49th parallel to face the Spokane Braves Saturday.Leafs fans see the Green and White for the first time this season Friday, September 16 at the NDCC Arena against Spokane.DiBella said 20-year-old Jason Sandhu, acquired in an off-season deal with Ridge Meadows of the Pacific Junior Hockey League, will get the start in goal against the Hawks.“He’s been terrific, not only in the exhibition games but also in practice,” DiBella exclaimed.“If it was normal to put a “C” on a goalie, then I’d have one on Jason . . . he’s just been exceptional as a leader for far this season.”The undefeated record during the exhibition season only proves the Leafs may have got the jump on some teams in the league.However, it’s a long season, and the real season doesn’t start until February, when the post season arrives.Which means some Leaf fans may want to see a little more proof of the turnaround before jumping completely on the bandwagon.“We will build off out exhibition momentum although we will see the real teams going into regular season now that most rosters have been solidified,” Dooley explained.“That being said I believe everyone will notice the change in structure and the exciting product that will be on the ice.”Can’t wait.Go Leafs Go! Hockey and winning have always been associated with Nelson Leafs teams.But it’s been seven years since the Leafs won the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League title.And the 2010 campaign was the last time a Nelson team made it out of the Murdoch Division.Which seems like an eternity for loyal Green and White fans used to watching hockey in March.However, there’s appears to be slight bit of hope on the horizon.Nelson has been on a serious rebuild since dumping its coach midway through last season.And the new coaching staff has already instilled a different atmosphere in the dressing room.“Our recruiting has turned out to be successful in the areas we were looking to fill within our team structure,” said Assistant coach and GM Sean Dooley on the on the eve of the season opener Friday in Fruitvale against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks — a team Nelson must tame if the franchise wants to relive the glory years of past championship seasons.“We have a good balance of offensive and defensive minded players. We wanted speed, size and the hardest working team we could find and I believe we’ve obtained that within this group of players.”Head coach and Director of Player Personnel Mario DiBella likes the fact Nelson opens against the team that knocked the club out of the playoffs last season.“There’s always incentive to beat Beaver Valley for a number of reasons . . . none more than attitude,” DiBella explained.“At the end of the we all need to answer to a code of conduct which I don’t always agree transpires in (Beaver Valley). So from a personal level it would do me great service to see us win every time we play BV this year.”Nelson coaches have logged more miles than Greyhound finding the right players with skill and character to fill out the roster.
The South African Embassy near Monrovia has lifted the ban on travelers from Liberia to South Africa following World Health Organization (WHO) declaration on May 9, that Liberia is free of Ebola Virus transmission.Making the declaration on Monday, May 25, at the embassy in Monrovia, Ambassador Masilo Mabeta told journalists at a press conference that since the decision has taken to remove Liberia from the list of high-risk countries for the EVD transmission, travelers from Liberia will not require prior application for permission to travel to South Africa.Ambassador Mabeta also noted that travelers will undergo only the thermal screening at ports of entry.During the heat of the Ebola crisis in Liberia, South Africa required travelers from Liberia to seek permission from WHO for their health status before being allowed to travel to South Africa.He reiterated that visas to travel to South Africa are issued in Monrovia and extended thanks and appreciation to the Liberian government, on behalf of South Africa, for the success in the Ebola fight.Ambassador Mabeta reechoed logistical support from South Africa to Liberia and said ambulances, motorbikes and medical supplies brought are in distribution process and when the time comes, they would be made public.He also disclosed that South Africa’s plan to help Liberia in the post-Ebola crisis would be in the areas of health and education.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Full time score: Sean Mac Cumhaills: 2-09 – Naomh Muire 0-08Well done to our senior team with an impressive home win over Naomh Muire in the second league game of the season.In a hotly contested game played in wonderful conditions saw the home side winning out in the end with a score line of 2.09 to 0.08. In a tense game which saw the visitors reduced to 14 men it was two second half goals by the O’Reilly brothers Steven and Martin that decided where the 2 points went in the end to continue a good start to the season for the Twin Town’s side. Well done to players and backroom team alike.Sean Mac Cumhaills: Eoin Gallen, Eoin Wright, Marty Gallagher, Gerard Grindle, Joe Dunnion, Gary Dunnion, Shane Duffy, Steven O’Reilly, Pat McNulty, Chris Gallen, Brian Lafferty, Gary McGirr, Rory Dunleavy, Darren O’Leary, Aaron KellySubstitutions: Marty O’Reilly for Darren O’Leary, Andrew McCloskey for Shane Duffy and Ronan McMenamin for Gerard GrindleScorers: Marty O’Reilly (1.02), Steven O’Reilly (1.01), Darren O’Leary (0.02), Barney Lafferty (0.01), Garry McGirr (0.01), Chris Gallen (0.01) Aaron Kelly (0.01),DIV 2: SEAN MAC CUMHAILLS 2-09, NAOMH MUIRE 0-08 was last modified: April 6th, 2015 by John2Share 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:Match ReportNAOMH MUIRESean Mac Cumhaills
Dabo Swinney Clemson CadenceYesterday was a pretty big day at Clemson. The Tigers had their annual spring game in the afternoon, and at night, country music star and Clemson alum Lee Brice played a show at Littlejohn Coliseum.Before Brice’s music career took off, he was a long snapper for the Tigers, so of course he’s a huge Clemson football fan. At his show last night, Brice had CU head coach Dabo Swinney join him on-stage and lead the crowd in the Clemson cadence count.Here’s some video of the moment:Dabo leading the way before lee brice last night!!! Awesome day in tiger town!!! @ClemsonTom #TigerNation #GoTigers pic.twitter.com/0Y2wJi6Aqq— Bo Cooley (@BCool32) April 12, 2015Swinney also found time to take a selfie with a fan. Seems like he had a fun night.Selfie with the Head Coach of the Tigers ole Dabo at the @leebrice #HappyMan pic.twitter.com/E9o9164yWY— Gage Lawson (@GageLawson15) April 12, 2015
Jammu/New Delhi: Pakistan on Tuesday handed over to India the body of a Border Security Force (BSF) sub-inspector who had drowned in a river along the International Border in Jammu last week, officials said. The body of Paritosh Mandal was found “deep inside” the neighbouring country’s territory and the Pakistan Rangers informed the BSF about the recovery, they said. Mandal, 54, went missing in the Aik Nallah in Arnia sector on September 28 when he and two other troopers were patrolling along the India-Pakistan International Border.
New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday gave a clarion call to shun single-use plastic and urged citizens to take an initiative to make this a mass movement. Highlighting the perils of single-use plastic, the BJP president said it takes nearly 400 years for it to degrade. Addressing a rally at the start of the ‘Sankalp Yatra’ to mark Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary, Shah said even animals are adversely affected due to single-use plastic. After flagging off the nationwide ‘Sankalp Yatra’, he undertook a foot march for around 500 metres.
New Delhi: The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta, is planning to launch two online certificate courses in “Management Science” and “Supply Chain Analytics” for a global audience. The prestigious B-school has partnered with Coursera, a global online learning platform, to launch the courses which will be delivered fully online. “IIM Calcutta wants to be at the forefront of using technology to deliver learning and to expand our presence among learners globally,” said Anju Seth, Director, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja “Sharing it in on a platform like Coursera will allows us to innovate at scale and deliver our programs to a much larger audience – not just within India but across many markets internationally,” Seth added. With this partnership, IIM Calcutta joins the ranks of 170 top universities including Yale, University of Michigan, Stanford and Imperial College of London that offer programs on Coursera which has 44 million registered listeners. According to IIM officials, the certificate courses will provide aspiring managers with an accelerated development of critical skills required to operate modern businesses. Through industry case studies, students will learn to appreciate the power of data-driven decision making. They will learn how to analyze data to solve real-world problems, and develop mathematical and computational models to inform actions. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway Learners will have an opportunity to master various programming models through hands on projects. The program will demonstrate actual applications across industries including manufacturing, transport and distribution, finance, agriculture, health among others. India is home to some of the best educational institutions in the world. But they remain out of reach for a vast majority due to capacity constraints of on-campus programs. It is one of the reasons why we are so excited about this partnership. It offers an unprecedented opportunity to learners, both in India and abroad, who have always aspired to learn from IIM Calcutta,” said Jeff Maggioncalda, CEO of Coursera.