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
The current method for averaging model ensembles, which is to calculate a multi model mean, assumes model independence and equal model skill. Sharing of model components amongst families of models and research centres, conflated by growing ensemble size, means model independence cannot be assumed and is hard to quantify. We present a methodology to produce a weighted model ensemble projection, accounting for model performance and model independence. Model weights are calculated by comparing model hindcasts to a selection of metrics chosen for their physical relevance to the process or phenomena of interest. This weighting methodology is applied to the Chemistry-Climate Model Initiative (CCMI) ensemble, to investigate Antarctic ozone depletion and subsequent recovery. The weighted mean projects an ozone recovery to 1980 levels, by 2056 with a 95 % confidence interval (2052–2060), 4 years earlier than the most recent study. Perfect model testing and out-of-sample testing validate the results and show a greater projective skill than a standard multi model mean. Interestingly, the construction of a weighted mean also provides insight into model performance and dependence between the models. This weighting methodology is robust to both model and metric choices and therefore has potential applications throughout the climate and chemistry-climate modelling communities.
Share 36 Views no discussions HealthLifestyle Caribbean urged to do more to deal with HIV/AIDS stigma, discrimination by: – April 12, 2014 Sharing is caring! Tweet Share KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – The Caribbean Consultation on Justice for All and Human Rights Agenda ended here on Friday with delegates being told that it was imperative that there be “accelerated action” to deal with the stigma and discrimination in the fight against the spread of the HIV/AIDS virus.St. Kitts-Nevis Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas, who has lead responsibility for health within the quasi-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) for health, said that 10 years since the first DFID/PANCAP conference, the bottlenecks and barriers to eliminating stigma and discrimination have not been fully identified, notwithstanding the establishment of a Stigma and Discrimination Unit.“We need results. It is time for accelerated action”, Dr. Douglas said.The Caribbean is the second-most affected region in the world in terms of HIV prevalence, with an estimated 260,000 people living with the disease. Key populations including men who have sex with men, sex workers, people who use drugs and transgender people remain most affected by HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean.The three-day consultative workshop was part of the PAN-Caribbean Partnership against HIV/AIDS’ (PANCAP) Justice for All and Human Rights campaign and is being held under the theme: ‘Advancing justice for all and human rights in the Caribbean’.It was coordinated by the PANCAP Coordinating Unit in collaboration with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), the Jamaica government and the University of the West Indies, with funding support from the Global Fund for Tuberculosis, AIDS and Malaria (GFATM).Justice Michael Kirby, former Chief Justice of Australia, said it was important that the meeting went beyond the drawing board to make change happen. He identified a number of steps including basing policies on good science; reaching out to those who are most affected and at risk and speaking in their language. “We are reaching a crucial moment in treatment; science is beginning to show that first line treatment is not as effective,” he said, calling attention to the importance of improving patent law.He said also that the universal right to access health must be reconciled with the universal right to recognition for intellectual property.Jamaica’s Health Minister Dr. Fenton Ferguson said there was need for a change in mindset and greater solidarity among Caribbean people to end the stigma and discrimination.“Our culture remains one of the biggest barriers to the type of success we want, in terms of ending stigma and discrimination. Strong cultural and religious beliefs have led to the isolation of some high risk groups,” he stated.Dr. Ferguson said these majority sentiments continue to interfere with HIV-reduction and treatment among certain groups across the region and that it would not be easy to tackle many of the deeply embedded systems that form part of the cultural and religious principles of many persons in the region, “As leaders, we have to put aside our personal beliefs, discomfort, and prejudices. We, therefore, have to initiate frank dialogue on stigma and discrimination,” he said, adding that leaders must not shy away from the many issues confronting them, regardless of how “uncomfortable it may be for some of us”.“HIV and AIDS cannot be about personal interest, it has to be about the greater good,” he added.Caribbean Media Corporation Share
Wael Gomaa and Al-Sayed Hamdi will be the only two Ahli players included in Egypt squad for next week’s friendly against Ghana.Egypt entertain the Black Stars on January 10, one day before Ahli play an exhibition game with Saudi Arabia’s Hilal for the farewell of former defender Abdullah Al-Sharida.It has been agreed that Gomaa and Hamdi stay with the Pharaohs, while five players join Ahli before returning to the national team for the Ivory Coast friendly on January 14.“We agreed to release only Hamdi and Gomaa. The rest of our internationals will join after the Hilal game,” Ahli football director Sayed Abdul-Hafiz told FilGoal.com.In addition to Gomaa and Hamdi, Egypt heavily relied on Ahli players in the previous friendly win over Qatar, which included Ahmed Shedid, Rami Rabiea, Abdullah Al-Saied and Geddo.