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  • Concern about media freedom in Niger after five arrests in ten days

    first_img News May 11, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts NigerAfrica NigerAfrica Newspaper editor Souleymane Salha has been in police custody since 23 November, when he became the fifth journalist to be arrested in the space of ten days in Niger. This is all the more shocking as Niger was one of the first countries to sign the Declaration of Table Mountain in 2011 calling for the decriminalization of media offences. The conviction of Niger newspaper editor Moussa Aksar is an attack on investigative journalism It seems that Salha, the editor of the weekly Le Courrier, is being held at the headquarters of the judicial police in Niamey because of an article criticizing the deputy police director in connection with opposition leader Hama Amadou’s arrest on 14 November on his return to Niger after more than a year abroad.“We condemn Souleymane Salha’s arrest, which constitutes a complete violation of Niger’s press freedom legislation,” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Africa desk.“Media offences have been decriminalized since 2011 and the signing of the Declaration of Table Mountain. But now five journalists have been arrested in the space of ten days. We urge the authorities to free Salha at once and stop using preventive detention to intimidate media personnel. If they think they have been defamed, other forms of recourse are available.”The other four journalists were arrested on 14 November to prevent them covering the return of Amadou, who was himself arrested on landing at Niamey’s airport. Alou Aboubacar and Abdoulaye Souley of TV Bonferey and Sidiku Harouna and Luc Ogoa of TV Niger 24 were arrested while filming police using teargas to disperse Amadou’s supporters, who responded by throwing stones.The four journalists were taken to the headquarters of the judicial police, who confiscated their equipment and mobile phones and held them the entire day before releasing them. A month earlier, on 19 Octobre, five journalist colleagues had also been arrested while they were covering a student demonstration. The policemen confiscated their equipment and searched their phones and cameras. They asked that the journalist reveal their source who had informed them of the demonstration. The Radio Bonferey team, journalists Haidara Abdoulaye and Souleymane Ousmane and their cameramen Omar Boukari and Abdoulaziz Djibrilla as well as TV Ténéré cameraman were released later that day, but their equipment was not returned to them until 24 hours later. Boubacar Diallo, former President of the Maison de la Presse says he is most worried about the fact that “the police systematically asks for journalists to reveal their source of information. This is a cleat violation of the professional journalist Niger ethics code”Niger has often been cited as an example in Africa because, in 2011, it became one of the first countries to sign the Declaration of Table Mountain, which calls for media offences to be decriminalized.During a visit to Reporters Without Borders in Paris in January of this year, Niger communication minister Yahouza Sadissou told its secretary-general: “The media are free in Niger (…) We respect the law.”Niger has nonetheless not complied with its undertakings to respect media freedom in the course of 2015, including in January, were attacked by the police for reporting on violent demonstrations in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris.Since the arrest of exiled political opponent, Hama Amadou upon his return, the climate is even more tensed. Social networks such as Facebook and Whatsapp, as well as text messages, were blocked during almost three days after his arrest. As a result, around 20 exasperated media organizations have called for a boycott of Niger’s National Press Freedom Day, which is celebrated on 30 November, the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Table Mountain.Niger is ranked 47th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. RSF_en November 27, 2020 Find out more News to go further News November 25, 2015 – Updated on March 8, 2016 Concern about media freedom in Niger after five arrests in ten days The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Organisation Reports July 16, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Niger Niger: Two journalists arrested in disturbing setback for press freedomlast_img read more

  • Day ‘Running on Empty’ before Title Defence

    first_imgUS PGA ChampionshipWorld number one Jason Day says he is “running on empty” as he prepares to defend his US PGA Championship title.The Australian has played only one practice round at Baltusrol after spending Tuesday night in hospital with his wife, who had an allergic reaction. Day, 28, could lose his number one spot if he finishes 29th or worse, and Dustin Johnson is in the top two.“I’m just a little bit under the weather,” said Day, who has topped the world rankings since March.“I’ve got to really try and manage my patience out there, because I have very little patience right now. For some reason, every time I get a little bit under the weather, I’ve got zero patience.”He has since finished tied 10th in the Masters, tied ninth in the US Open and tied 22nd at The Open in a season disrupted by illness and injury.“It’s very, very difficult to win golf tournaments,” he said.“I think everyone expects if you’re in the lead, or if you’re a favourite to win, you will win, and if you don’t, then you’re in a slump. It’s not the case.”Day will tee off at 13:30 BST today alongside Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy and the United States’ Phil Mickelson.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

  • Tiger Woods slammed over golf with Trump

    first_imgShare on: WhatsApp Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Jordan Peele has used one of the lines from his likely soon-to-be-Oscar-nominated `Get Out’ screenplay to troll Tiger Woods.A few hours after the golf great hit the links in Florida with President Donald Trump on Nov.24, Peele retweeted a Golf Channel story about the outing.That tweet noted how Woods would be returning to competition and showed a photo of him with the Commander-in-Chief.Peele commented on that by taking a line from his own film, writing: ‘Now you’re in the Sunken Place.’last_img

  • Five challenges facing Solskjaer as Man Utd manager

    first_imgThe Chilean became the club’s highest earner in January 2018 but has scored just five goals for the club, only two of which have come in 23 appearances this season.Solskjaer has previously said only Sanchez himself can recapture the form he showed at Arsenal and Barcelona but at 30 his best days may be behind him.Unless the Norwegian can spark a revival in Sanchez, United will likely have to pick up some of the tab for his reported £14 million ($18 million) a season wages just to ship him out.De Gea a prioritySanchez’s deal has not only been problematic given his own lack of form, but it set a new benchmark for United’s wage bill.David de Gea’s contract expires in 2020 and the Spanish goalkeeper, who has won United’s player of the year award for four of the past five seasons, reportedly wants at least parity with Sanchez.During a disappointing period for the club under three previous managers, De Gea has been a rare shining light and keeping hold of one of their world-class talents is vital.“To know who is the manager for the club next season is helpful for any player to decide where he wants to play,” said Solskjaer.“We’ve got a couple of players we are in talks with and hopefully we can get their futures sorted.”Reign in fiercest rivalsThe Premier League title race makes for grim viewing for United fans as historical and local rivals Liverpool and Manchester City battle it out.Solskjaer has made ending a title drought since Alex Ferguson retired in 2013 a top priority but is also realistic that there remains a huge gap to breach.“There is a lot of hard work still to do in the coming months and years to get Man Utd back to where it was before,” warned Neville.Share on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: Ole Gunnar SolskjaerLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has achieved his first target by landing the Manchester United manager’s role on a permanent basis but plenty of work remains for the Norwegian to do, starting with Watford’s visit to Old Trafford on Saturday.The 46-year-old was a popular choice to become full-time successor to Jose Mourinho after an impressive caretaker spell in which United won 14 of his 19 games in charge.AFP Sports looks at what comes next and the challenges that lie in wait for Solskjaer.Top-four finish a prioritySince Solskjaer’s arrival, United have cut the gap to the Premier League’s top four from 11 points down to two but a strong finish to the campaign is still needed to secure Champions League football next season.Beat Watford at Old Trafford and United will pull level on points with third-placed Spurs, who have taken just one point from their past four league games and travel to title-chasing Liverpool on Sunday.“Now we’ve given ourselves a great chance to be in the top four, even the top three,” said Solskjaer on Thursday. “That’s got to be the short-term target.”Strengthen the squadRegardless of whether United are in the Champions League or Europa League next season, Solskjaer faces an intense summer of rebuilding.“Now it’s easier to be clear about what we need to do because we will do some business this summer,” said the Norwegian.England wonderkid Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund has been widely reported as a top target for a club record fee but it is in defence that Solskjaer’s former teammate and United captain Gary Neville believes most change is needed.“Defence is the main priority in terms of getting the centre-back pairings right because there have been so many changes,” he told Sky Sports.“Solskjaer is not going to be a success at Man Utd unless he gets the right people around him on recruitment and gets the right players in. That is absolutely essential.”Sanchez for the scrap heap?Interest in Sancho casts even more doubt over Alexis Sanchez’s future.last_img read more

  • Bruh moment of 27th October 2019: Mesut Özil has had so little playing time…

    first_imgImage Courtesy: Sky Sports/EA Sports FIFAAdvertisement hNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs0pWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E9bec( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 9vbWould you ever consider trying this?😱8mhmCan your students do this? 🌚5dRoller skating! Powered by Firework Mesut Özil isn’t having the best of his time. From failing to get playtime on the field to the recent ongoing clash with club gaffer Unai Emery, the German midfielder’s future as a Gunner gets uncertain as days pass. And now, EA Sports has also slepped in to take a light poke at the player, through promoting Özil’s newest ‘Ultimate Scream’ FUT player card in FIFA 20.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Sky Sports/EA Sports FIFABeing benched twice in a row now, in Friday’s UEFA Europa League away face off against Vitoria and in today’s Premier League clash against Crystal Palace at home, the 31 year old is on his way to become a ‘ghost’ in the Gunners squad. Even though the club management is facing a huge backlash from the fans for not giving playtime to their beloved German, the EA Sports social media team has jumped right on the occasion.Check out EA Sports FIFA’s weekly objectives tweet below, where the central attacking midfielder is addressed to “haunt your opponents.”Advertisement [email protected] will haunt your opponents 👻Available through Objectives. #UltimateTeam #FUT20 #FIFA20 pic.twitter.com/g4GqCeGUH3Advertisement — EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) October 25, 2019Despite the trolling, the retired German international is rated 87, and some impressive stats, such as 88 passing, 86 dribbling and 82 pace and shooting. However, the ratings have got a subsequent drop from his 91 rated FUT card in FIFA 17.Özil arrived in north London in 2013 from Real Madrid on a speculated fee of £42.5 million, and has scored 32 times in 167 appearances. He was also an integral part of the German national team that lifted the 2014 FIFA World Cup trophy. Advertisementlast_img read more

  • Number of days required to finish up English Premier League season revealed!

    first_imgAdvertisement 02m5wNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs82hWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E2upclj( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 3pc6w52Would you ever consider trying this?😱2d07Can your students do this? 🌚7xa7Roller skating! Powered by Firework The 2019/20 English Premier League season can be completed within 56 days and will likely to be played behind closed doors after the season resumes following the sudden halt in action due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The EFL, which oversees the Premier League, the Championship, League One and League Two, sent letters to all 71 clubs on Thursday adding training should only resume after 16 May at least, if it is safe to do so.Advertisement Image Credit: AFP“How and when we return (including training) is clearly subject to change and any decisions will be taken in conjunction with the government and relevant health authorities,” the letter said.“It is our working assumption at this stage that matches will be played behind closed doors when we eventually return and as part of our contingency planning, we are absolutely mindful of the need to try and mitigate the cost of this to clubs as best we can.”Advertisement But the EFL remains hopeful that the campaign can end this summer, with teams playing twice a week followed by the play-offs. However, there are no indications when the 2020/21 campaign might start.“Looking more long-term, the EFL must remain mindful of the implications that the extension of this season may have on the commencement of the 2020-21 campaign, although we will ensure there is a suitable break between the two, so as to allow clubs and staff sufficient time to regroup and prepare accordingly,” the letter read.Advertisement “There will be a sigh of relief as and when we reach that point, and what is clear right now is that Covid-19 continues to present hugely challenging and uncertain times for everyone, and our thoughts are with all those directly affected by the pandemic.”The 24 teams in the Championship (the second tier) has nine matchdays left while some clubs in League One (third tier) and League Two (fourth tier) have still 10 games to play.The current season was called off indefinitely on March 13 with the last matches to be played were a few League One and League Two games on 10 March.  You may also like:The players of this powerhouse European club just took a 90 Million Euro paycut!See the message David Beckham and family sent to healthcare workers who are battling Coronavirus  Advertisementlast_img read more

  • Financial Statements – That is just BS

    first_imgThis post was published on the Military Families Learning Network Blog on August 14, 2013. By Michael GutterYour BS (Balance Sheet) is an important way to track your family’s fiscal health. Having the right records create benchmarks so you can track your progress. Have you ever dieted? Creating and updating your balance sheet is a lot like stepping on a scale. At that moment, you know where we stand. A balance sheet accounts for what we own and what we owe. By thinking about this number one can set a targeted net worth for the end of each year, much the same way we might target a lower weight or BMI score. You can look at how to improve your net worth. We can seek to increase our assets through things like saving and investing some of your income. Your investments should increase over time adding to your wealth. We also can look at whether or not we need to reduce what we owe. Having too much debt lowers your net worth and usually reduces the amount of cash flows available for saving or even for fun.It is important to track your flows as well. We can use an income and expense statement where our money flows; flows in, flows out. Going back to our diet analogy an income and expense statement is like a food diary to see where your calories went for the day.  You compare your record to your budget (diet plan) and see whether you are sticking to your plan. If your income is more than our expenses, then make sure you have a plan for saving. If you are losing ground it is important to look for ways to cut back. Helpful suggestions for cutting back can be found here.For more on creating financial statements, check out a helpful web conference. This session includes a case study and great discussion.Once you have these statements, you want to explore what they tell you about your Financial Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats.For more on Ratio and SWOT analysis, check out this webinar.last_img read more

  • Worth shouting about: George Springer wins World Series MVP

    first_imgButler’s late points lift Timberwolves past Pelicans Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC The Houston leadoff man hammered his way to the award, homering and doubling Wednesday (Thursday Manila time) to boost the Astros to their first championship with a 5-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7.He launched a Series record-tying five homers, including shots in each of the final four games, and celebrated those Springer Dingers by hollering around the bases.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 shutoutMany years ago, that type of trip would’ve been hard to believe. Impossible, really.As a kid, Springer stuttered so severely that he frequently fell silent, unless he was around his family or close friends. Over time, he’s improved so much that he graciously grants interviews, even on national television, and never seems to shy away from the spotlight. He even wore a live mic in center field during the All-Star Game in July. His production follows his pedigree.Drafted 11th overall by the Astros out of Connecticut in 2011, George Chelston Springer III comes from a family of athletes. His dad pitched in the Little League World Series, his mom was an accomplished gymnast, and his two sisters played softball in college.In fact, Springer wears No. 4 to represent the four members of his immediate family. Engaged to be married in January, Springer won’t be able to bump up to No. 5 — the Astros retired that jersey for Hall of Famer Jeff Bagwell. He often was the Most Vocal Person, too — and that might be the most remarkable part of his story.ADVERTISEMENT Springer tied Reggie Jackson (1977) and Chase Utley (2009) for the most home runs in a Series. The UConn product became the first hitter to homer four games in a row during a single Series, and also set the mark with eight extra-base hits.“This is a dream come true,” he said.He bounced back fast from a tough start, when he struck out all four at-bats in the opener, extending his slump to 3 for 30. He looked lost at the plate facing Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, but manager A.J. Hinch firmly said Springer would stay atop the lineup.Good move. Springer went 11 for 25 the rest of the way.He hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the 11th inning of a Game 2 win at Dodger Stadium. He doubled during a victory in Game 3, and homered again in a Game 4 loss.He connected for a huge homer in Game 5, moments after an ill-advised dive for a sinking liner that skipped past him. He later drew a two-out walk in the 10th that set up the winning run at Minute Maid Park.Springer hit a solo home run in Game 6 that put the Astros ahead in a game they eventually lost 3-1.His final Series line: a .379 average, seven RBIs and a 1.000 slugging percentage.Springer rallied from a rugged showing in the AL Championship Series, when he batted just .115 (3 for 26) without an extra-base hit or RBI in seven games against the Yankees.That came after his fourth and most productive season in the majors, when he set career highs by hitting .283 with 34 home runs and 85 RBIs. View comments MOST READ Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC PLAY LIST 01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC00:50Trending 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 Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Watch closely and you can see Springer, just for a moment, still begins to stumble over words sometimes. So he will calmly slow himself down, or pause for a second, before gathering himself and continuing on eloquently.At 28, the All-Star center fielder has taken every chance he’s gotten this postseason to talk about Camp SAY — that’s the Stuttering Association for the Young.Springer is a spokesman for the two-week summer camp that benefits kids and teens who stutter. He also runs a charity bowling event, raising money to help people attend the program.“I hope there’s somebody somewhere out there that is impacted and can learn to just go be who you are and not let any stage or any place stop you,” he said last week.On baseball’s big stage, the Dodgers couldn’t stop him.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Read Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Houston Astros’ George Springer reacts after hitting a two-run home run during the second inning of Game 7 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. APLOS ANGELES — George Springer hit so many clutch home runs, he was a clear pick for World Series MVP.last_img read more

  • 7 days agoEx-Newcastle boss Benitez: Gerrard wanted Longstaff at Rangers

    first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ex-Newcastle boss Benitez: Gerrard wanted Longstaff at Rangersby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez has confirmed Rangers manager Steven Gerrard tried to sign Sean Longstaff.Benitez revealed he has kept in touch with his former Liverpool midfielder, who attempted to sign the talented midfielder.”We have kept in touch. Both of our lives are very busy and it isn’t about giving advice but we have had contact to talk football and to talk about players,” Benitez told The Athletic.”In fact, in the summer of last year, Stevie called me about Sean Longstaff.”Rangers were interested and he asked whether they could sign him on loan, but I told him “no” — he’d be staying at Newcastle United.”Some people have said, ‘Oh, Rafa was lucky because of Longstaff’ but we’d been watching him and we were happy with him, we played him in the first-team, supported him and gave him confidence.”Turning Rangers down is proof of what we thought of Sean.” last_img read more

  • Puerto Rico approves laws for insurance holders postMaria

    first_imgSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The governor of Puerto Rico has signed several laws to help protect insurance policy holders as thousands of claims remain unresolved more than a year after Hurricane Maria.Gov. Ricardo Rossello said Tuesday that his administration was not pleased with how insurance companies handled complaints filed after the Category 4 storm hit last year.One law now requires companies to start making partial payments under certain conditions shortly after a state of emergency is declared. Another creates special courtrooms and allows for mediation when there’s a dispute over appraisals. A third lets officials fine insurance companies and take other actions if cases are not resolved promptly. A fourth will create micro insurance for low-income people.Puerto Ricans were hit with higher premiums after the hurricane.The Associated Presslast_img read more