May 11, 2021 Find out more Referring to his hounding at the hands of the authorities, the journalist said, “I have been arrested five times since 2000. In 2003, I was given an eight-month sentence and this year I had to seek refuge in Mali for seven months. This latest arrest was very unpleasant and all the more so since the charge against me was baseless.” Reporters Without Borders today noted the release from prison of Abdoulaye Tiémogo, editor of the independent weekly Le Canard déchaîné, after his sentence was reduced on appeal. The journalist, who is in poor health, had been held in custody since 1st August. He had been found guilty of “discrediting a judicial decision”.Tiémogo told Reporters Without Borders after his release on 26 October that he was happy to be home. “I now hope to rest with my family and then I will see a doctor to get treatment for my malaria and stomach disorders. After that I will resume work at the newspaper.”He said prison conditions in Ouallam, south-western Niger were appalling. “There were almost 20 of us in cells designed for four of five people”. October 28, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Abdoulaye Tiémogo freed after more than two months in custody Receive email alerts November 27, 2020 Find out more News The conviction of Niger newspaper editor Moussa Aksar is an attack on investigative journalism The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa “We have said from day one that the conviction and imprisonment of Abdoulaye Tiémogo then his transfer from hospital in Niamey to Ouallam jail were unfair and shocking”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said.“We are naturally relieved that he has been released but we believe this decision could have been made much sooner,” it added.The Niamey appeal court on 26 October reduced Tiémogo’s sentence from three to two months although it upheld his conviction. Since he had already served 86 days in prison, he was released on the same day and was back home by the evening. —————————————————————————————01.09.2009 – Journalist prisoner snatched from his hospital bedReporters Without Borders said today it was shocked to learn that journalist Abdoulaye Tiémogo, who was recently sentenced to three months in jail, was yesterday dragged from his hospital bed and transferred to another prison 100 km north of the capital Niamey.Abdoulaye Tiémogo, publisher of the independent weekly Le Canard déchaîné, who has a bad case of malaria, was removed from his bed against the advice of doctors in the major hospital in the capital, by members of the National Intervention and Security Force (FNIS, formerly the Republican Guard).The worldwide press freedom organisation said it had learned that he was now being held in Ouallam jail, in an area which it is difficult to access.“The Nigerian authorities are now adding cruelty to injustice”, the organisation said. “Not only is Tiémogo innocent, but he is sick and we demand that he receives the treatment he needs. This removal to a provincial prison is outrageous, and even more so since it takes him far from his family”, it added.Tiémogo, who was jailed last month on a charge of “discrediting a judicial decision”, was taken to hospital on 23 August with acute malaria.———————————————————————————–18.08.2009 – Newspaper publisher gets three months in jail for criticising arrest warrantReporters Without Borders condemns the three-month jail sentence which a Niamey court passed today on Abdoulaye Tiémogo, the publisher of the independent weekly Le Canard Déchaîné, on a charge of “discrediting a judicial decision.”“It is the decision to sentence a journalist to imprisonment that discredits Niger’s judicial system,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This comes just two weeks after eight newspaper publishers were detained for questioning. How far are the authorities prepared to go to prevent independent journalists from doing their work?”Tiémogo, who is being held in a Niamey prison, has appealed against the sentence. The trial began on 11 August, six days after he was arrested over an article several weeks earlier about a prosecutor’s decision to issue an international arrest warrant for former Prime Minister Hama Amadou on a charge of corruption.The political situation in Niger is fraught as a result of President Mamadou Tandja’s decision to hold a referendum on a constitutional amendment that would allow him to run for a third term. On 29 June, he dissolved the constitutional court after it rejected his referendum project three times.On 14 August, a new constitutional court endorsed the results of the referendum finally held on 4 August, thereby proclaiming a “6th Republic” and allowing Tandja to remain in power for another three years before running for reelection. NigerAfrica RSF_en Reports to go further NigerAfrica Organisation Niger: Two journalists arrested in disturbing setback for press freedom News Help by sharing this information News Follow the news on Niger July 16, 2020 Find out more
‘I know we lost Sadio Mane [to a hamstring injury], that’s what I think about, that’s the pressure I have. All the rest is not pressure. ‘We want to win football games and when I arrived here a few years ago we wanted to win football games. ‘That’s the pressure [and] yes, I feel that. Apart from that, nothing, it’s just football.’ The Reds’ incredible start to the season has seen them rack up so many points that they could lose six games in a row and still top the table – a statistic that didn’t sit well with Klopp when informed after the game. ‘You can lose six games, I could vomit when I hear that!,’ Klopp told BT Sport. ‘It is over when it is over, not before.’ Liverpool looked in trouble when Jimenez equalised early on in the second half, but the team did what champions do – they find a way. Klopp said he was delighted to see the players’ reaction to going behind and admitted he was blown away by their desire to find another late winner. ‘We don’t go for perfection, we go for a perfect reaction if possible, that’s what we try to do, that we really fight back in difficult situations in the game. ‘That’s what the boys did again and so, we won the game, which is really unbelievable.’ read also:Klopp speaks on Liverpool sales in January transfer window Next up for Liverpool is a trip to League One outfit Shrewsbury in the FA Cup on Sunday before traveling to Premier League strugglers West Ham on Wednesday. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentJapanese Inventions That Make You Wish You Lived In Japan12 Marvel Superheroes Before The Fame6 Unforgettable Shows From The 90s That Need To Make A ComebackCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Reasons Why You Aren’t Getting The Tasks DonePretty Awesome Shows That Just Got CanceledWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?What Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee Liverpool have won so many games recently that manager Jurgen Klopp had to be reminded how many points clear the team were at the top of the table. Jurgen Klopp wants to keep his entire squad together for the club’s Premier League title push The Reds went 16 points clear at the summit of the Premier League as they chase their first title in 30 years, and also made it 40 games without defeat as they nicked a 2-1 win at Wolves late on. Jordan Henderson opened the scoring for the league leaders, and Roberto Firmino struck late to secure a vital three points after Raul Jimenez levelled. Klopp’s men look to be cruising to that elusive Premier League crown having won every game bar one this season – a draw against Manchester United – but despite the title looking like a formality, the German has shrugged off any notion of pressure. He added that a hectic fixture schedule had meant he had lost track of the team’s advantage at the summit, insisting he hadn’t given it thought. ‘When was the pressure higher on us, this year or last year? Human beings are like this. I don’t think about it,’ he said after the game. ‘I had to ask exactly how many points clear we are, that’s the truth. ‘I really forgot it in the week, with the number of games, I didn’t think about it.’ The win at Molineux came at a cost as Sadio Mane went down injured, but Klopp said losing one of his key players was the only problem he was concerned about, rather than maintaining their position at the top. ‘I know we play Sunday against Shrewsbury and Wednesday West Ham and I know we play Saturday. That’s three games in seven days, that’s a lot. Loading…
Desert Opera Theater will present “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,” 8 p.m. today through Feb. 19 at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. E. Showtimes: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $20, or $16 for students, seniors and military. Call (661) 267-5684. The musical “Cats” will be performed at 7 p.m. today, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday by Acme Acting Company at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. Tickets: $10 for children 12 and younger, $14 for students or seniors 62 and over, and $16 for adults. Call (661) 723-5950. Quartz Hill High School drama will present two one-act plays and improvisation at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday in the choir room at the school, 6040 W. Ave. L, Lancaster. “The 15-Minute Hamlet” by Tom Stoppard and “Antic Spring” by Robert Nail will be performed along with “improv” games. Tickets: $3 for Quartz Hill High ASB card holders and $4 for general admission. “Carlos & Friends” comedy variety show, 9 p.m. Saturday at My Place Lounge, 2763 Sierra Highway, Rosamond. Comedy show is at 9 p.m. the second Saturday of every month. Call (661) 256-8455. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Riders in the Sky will perform, 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. Tickets: $28. Call (661) 723-5950. State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara will perform “Carmen,” 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. E. Tickets: $25. Call (661) 267-5684. Smokey Robinson will perform, 8 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. Tickets: $80, $75, $70. Call (661) 723-5950. Dance company Ailey II will perform, 7 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. Tickets: $28. Call (661) 723-5950. Palmdale Youth and Community Orchestras will perform, 7 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. E. Tickets: $10, or $8 for students, seniors and military. Call (661) 267-5684. Ball in the House will perform a cappella pop and R&B, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. E. Tickets: $20, $15 for students, seniors and military. Call (661) 267-5684. Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestra and Master Chorale will perform with winners of the Gaily Newby Concerto Competition, the Antelope Valley Ballet and the Antelope Valley College Civic Orchestra, 8 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. Tickets: $18, seniors $16, children $9. Call (661) 723-5950. Travelogue on New Zealand, 2 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. E. Tickets: $5. Call (661) 267-5684. Tony Molina and Friends perform salsa music and Latin ballads, 8-11:30 p.m. Thursdays at Harry’s Place at the Antelope Valley Inn, 44055 Sierra Highway, Lancaster. Salsa DJ Wayne Molina performs, 11:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Call (661) 948-4651. Ranger-led nature hikes, 11 a.m. every Sunday at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road in Agua Dulce. Meet in the first small parking lot by the ranger station. Call (661) 268-0840. Mojave Desert Information Center offers natural history exhibits, videos and a touch-screen computer to find out more information about desert state parks and the surrounding areas. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week at 43779 15th St. W. Call (661) 942-0662. Bingo will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday by the Knights of Columbus, 719 W. Ave. M. 40 and Up Singles dance, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Sundays at Lancaster Elks Lodge, 240 E. Ave. K, Lancaster. Admission: $5 members, $7 nonmembers. Call (661) 949-9467 or 723-4891. Fun After 40 Ballroom Dance Club dance, 7:30-10 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Lessons are available, 6:30-7:30 p.m. for $2. Admission: $2 for members and $4 for nonmembers. Bring a small dessert. Call (661) 943-0210 or (661) 267-5551. The Antelope Valley Weekend column runs weekly. Fax information or updates to (661) 267-5747 by noon Wednesday. Mailing address is 1645 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite D, Palmdale, CA 93550, attention: Entertainment. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
8 September 2015The South African Black Mamba anti-poaching unit, a ranger group mostly made up of women, has been named one of the winners of the United Nation’s top environmental accolade, the Champions of the Earth award.With this award, made in the Inspiration and Action category, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is recognising the rapid and impressive impact the Black Mamba unit has made in combatting poaching, as well as the courage that is needed in the anti-poaching fight.“Community-led initiatives are crucial to combatting the illegal wildlife trade and the Black Mambas highlight the importance and effectiveness of local knowledge and commitment,” said UNEP executive director Achim Steiner. “With every rhino saved the Black Mambas demonstrate that action on a local level is critical to achieving global sustainability and equity.”Poachers better watch out“I am not afraid; I know what I am doing and I know why I am doing it,” said Black Mamba member Leitah Mkhabela. “If you see the poachers, you tell them not to try; tell them we are here and it is they who are in danger.“Animals deserve to live; they have a right to live. Do your part. When demand ends, the killing will end. Say yes to life. Say no to illegal rhino horn and elephant ivory.”Officially known as the Black Mambas Anti-Poaching Unit of Transfrontier Africa, the women protect the Olifants West Nature Reserve. It forms part of the Balule Nature Reserve, near Kruger National Park.For three weeks at a time, the rangers patrol the park – walking up to 20km a day, checking its fences and seeking out poachers, their trails, camps and snares. They know their ground so well that even a moved stone alerts them to poachers.The Black Mamba anti-poaching unit patrols areas on foot to curb poaching. (Image: Black Mamba Facebook)Involving the communityThe rangers also work with communities around the reserve to help identify potential poachers, and do what they can to discourage them. One ranger specifically works with children in the region, seeking to connect them with the parks’ wildlife, soil and water.In addition, the Black Mambas contribute to the discussion in the community about the connection between money, criminal gangs and poaching. They understand how the extreme poverty surrounding the parks and the demand from Asia combine to produce the surge in poaching.“Their difficult, intense and dangerous work both within and outside the park fundamentally undermines the international poaching syndicates that threaten to wipe out populations of rhino and elephant in the wild,” says the UNEP.Recognition for good workEnvironmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa congratulated the group for the award.“The Black Mambas are a shining example of the promise of government, the private sector and communities to eradicating rhino poaching in South Africa,” she said. “I, and all South Africans, salute these young women who have shown dedication and commitment to the conservation of our natural world.”The award will be presented in New York on 27 September. It will be the second honour for the Black Mambas this year. On 27 July, the unit won the Best Conservation Practitioner category in the annual Rhino Conservation Awards. Those awards are hosted by the Department of Environmental Affairs and the Game Rangers Association of Africa.Success storiesThe Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit is one of 20 such teams, comprising 1 355 environmental monitors, in parks across South Africa.It was established in 2013 to protect the Olifants West region of the Balule Nature Reserve. Since the rangers have been deployed at the game reserve, only four rhino have been poached.The unit has helped to arrest six poachers, reduced snaring by poachers of other wildlife by 76% and removed over 1 000 snares, as well as destroyed five poachers’ camps and two bush meat kitchens.Champions of the EarthThe annual Champions of the Earth awards are the highest environmental accolade that the UN can confer upon individuals and organisations. To date, the Champions of the Earth have recognised 67 laureates in the categories of policy, science, business and civil society.Winners include a range of people, from leaders of nations to grassroots activists. “They were all visionaries whose leadership and actions drive the world ever closer to its aspirations of environmental sustainability and a life of dignity for all,” explains the UNEP.SAinfo reporter
Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts bernard lunn This is one post/chapter in a serialized book called Startup 101. For the introduction and table of contents, please click here.There are two schools of thought about founders as CEOs. One school says that founders rarely make good CEOs: the skill sets are simply different. The founders may make more money in the end, but they need to hire professional CEOs. The poster children for this school are Sergey Brin and Larry Page as Google’s founders, with Eric Schmidt as CEO. The other school says that no one has as much passion, drive, and deep market and technological understanding as the founder, and so they are best off remaining as CEO. The poster children for this school are Bill Gates and Larry Ellison. As a founder, which school of thought do you belong to? If you have a point of view, how do you make sure your point of view prevails? Above all, make sure you at least have a point of view.Three Classic ScenariosTwo equal founders + one new CEOThis is what happened at both Yahoo and Google. (Yes, the Google story is different in most other ways, and no need to rehash Yahoo’s later mistakes.) This seemed to work for them. The two founders made good money and avoided a lot of work they did not understand or enjoy. It also avoids the issue of which founder should become the boss.Triumphant returnThis has one blazing success story: the return of Steve Jobs to Apple. But other ones did not work out so well: Jerry Yang at Yahoo comes to mind.One partner who emerges as CEOBill Gates emerged as the leader of Microsoft, not Paul Allen.Which Scenario Do You Want to Play Out?Some founders have no doubt. They fall clearly into one camp or another. They say either…“No way in hell is anyone else running my business. Back off. Outta my way!”Or…“Who wants to do all that boring stuff anyway. Let me do the creative stuff. and let someone else make money for me.”If you don’t have such clarity, you will need people whom you trust and who know you well to give you an honest assessment. And you will need to do some soul-searching.Your decision will depend on many factors, mostly personal ones. You could hire for any skill-set you are missing. You might want to re-read the early chapter “Are You Really an Entrepreneur.”It’s Different When the Game ChangesMarkets can change. Let’s say you are a techie, and your venture was set up as a consumer website but then morphed into a B2B venture, for which sales skills are paramount. Or vice versa.In such circumstances, you may be smart to say, “I need someone else at the helm.”Don’t Let Investors Make This DecisionThis is your decision. Some investors have a very firm view on this. Some fall into one school of thought or the other. However, some are agnostic, letting circumstances guide their view. Knowing their view before you sign the term sheet would be good, to make sure you both see the world in the same way.If the VC has a strong view that founders never make good CEOs, and the founder thinks, “No way is anyone else running my business,” then get ready for one big bruising fight! A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Gritty Entrepreneurs#NYT#start#StartUp 101 Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Wolves boss Nuno says they’re ready to act in marketby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves boss Nuno says they’re studying the January market.However, he is eager to keep their plans close to his chest.The manager said, “I can comment on how we work. The transfer window is happening now and we anticipated it before.“We have a squad and now we have to look at it. We have to analyse what we have in front of us and who can deliver these things.“Now we have the chance with the transfer window, and anything can happen.”Nuno added: “Every time a player has a chance to go, it’s because of something like ‘he needs to play’. If we have an asset that needs to play. If we have a chance, we’ll take it.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
A walk-on quarterback recently added to LSU’s roster is probably the most-appropriately named player in the history of the program. Meet Tiger Scheyd, a 6-foot, 179-pound redshirt freshman QB who became a member of Les Miles’ program this spring. Scheyd is surely deserving of his spot on the roster, but even if he’s not, his first name alone is reason enough to become a member of the Tigers. Momma we made it! pic.twitter.com/5qDcCtmPgy— Tiger Scheyd (@TigerScheyd) February 19, 2015Scheyd is from Miramar Beach, Fla.. He played his high school football at Fort Walton Beach. LSU opens its season Sept. 5 against McNeese State.
Dr. Tufton, who was delivering the keynote address at the 2018 Caribbean Wellness Day Symposium, held at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston on September 14, said it should be a part of the duties of human resource (HR) managers to lead and encourage physical activities among the workforce. Story Highlights Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says workplaces should establish wellness programmes to minimise downtime and to increase productivity.Dr. Tufton, who was delivering the keynote address at the 2018 Caribbean Wellness Day Symposium, held at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston on September 14, said it should be a part of the duties of human resource (HR) managers to lead and encourage physical activities among the workforce.“Creative HR managers can decide that they are going to provide some options, such as once a year you do a hike up to the Blue Mountains,” he said, adding that this allows for work teams to get together and promotes good relationships at the workplace.The Minister emphasised that in doing physical activities, workers will maintain good health and develop a good habit.Dr. Tufton said that with most of the preventable illnesses causing persons to be away from work, a deliberate approach should be taken for wellness to be on top of the list of priorities at workplaces.He told the audience that the Ministry will assist entities to develop their wellness programmes, and encouraged them to begin small with exercise competitions.The Minister also used the occasion to launch the Workplace Nutrition Challenge, to run from October 2018 to June 2019, under the theme ‘Jamaica Moves Towards Healthy Eating’, which will incentivise workplaces through the adoption of healthier food options.Caribbean Wellness Day was inaugurated in 2008 as an event to increase awareness about non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the region, and to mobilise and strengthen public, private, and civil society partnerships to combat the illnesses. Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says workplaces should establish wellness programmes to minimise downtime and to increase productivity.
The world’s anti-doping authorities are launching a focused investigation in Jamaica following allegations that the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission was not testing their own athletes thoroughly.According to The Associated Press:“The world’s anti-doping authority is launching an “extraordinary” audit of Jamaica’s drug-testing agency following allegations that its policing of the island’s sprinting superstars led by Usain Bolt all but collapsed in the months before they dazzled at the London Games.”Since London 2012 though, high-profile Jamaican sprinters including Asafa Powell, Sherone Simpson and Veronica Campbell-Brown have tested positive for banned substances.Former executive director of the Jamaican Anti-Doping Commission, Renee Anne Shirley, alleges that athletes were not tested outside of competitions for years leading up to the 2012 Olympics.“There was a period of — and forgive me if I don’t have the number of months right — but maybe five to six months during the beginning part of 2012 where there was no effective operation,” Shirley told The Gleaner. “No testing. There might have been one or two, but there was no testing. So we were worried about it, obviously.”Those allegations didn’t go without push back.A spokesman from the International Association of Athletics Federations insists that Jamaican athletes are not only tested by Jamaican drug testing agencies, but its own out-of-competition testing of the athletes was “robust and comprehensive” with tests carried out at Jamaican training camps.When questioned how much he gets tested, Usain Bolt replied, “Sometimes they will come like six times in one month and then you won’t see them for two months and then they come three times in one week. So I don’t really keep track. I just get drug tested when I do.”
In the team’s final meet leading up to the Big Ten Outdoor Championships, some members of the Ohio State men’s track team participated in the Campbell/Wright Invitational Friday and Saturday at the University of Akron. Among the athletes competing for OSU, sophomore Demoye Bogle was the lone winner, finishing first in the 400-meter hurdles in a time of 52.06 seconds. Twin brothers Jeff and Brian Hannaford, OSU athletes who are redshirting their freshman season but competed unattached, took the top two places in the 3,000-meter run with times of 8:37.15 and 8:37.31, respectively. Freshman Devin Smith, who is also a wide receiver on the football team, competed in his first meet of the outdoor season. He finished sixth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.86 seconds and fourth in the high jump with a height of 2 meters. Two OSU throwers had runner-up finishes. Redshirt senior Tyler Branch finished second in the shot put with a throw of 17.73 meters, while redshirt senior Matt DeChant finished second in the discus with a throw of 52.27 meters. “This meet was exactly what some of our guys needed to get them ready for next weekend,” interim coach Ed Beathea said in a press release. “I like where we are at and I feel like we are ready for a tough test at the Big Ten Championships at Madison.” The OSU men’s and women’s track teams are competing in the Big Ten Championships in Madison, Wis. on May 11-13.