“Without independent journalism, this would be the news” – RSF’s new ad

first_img to go further November 18, 2019 – Updated on November 19, 2019 “Without independent journalism, this would be the news” – RSF’s new ad Limits of Christmas magic – RSF’s new campaign video Organisation Campaigns Help by sharing this information Saudi ArabiaRussiaSyriaNorth KoreaTurkeyUnited StatesChinaBrazilMiddle East – North Africa Europe – Central AsiaAsia – PacificAmericas Media independence Freedom of expressionPredators Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is launching a new campaign ad and fund-raising appeal for screening on leading TV channels in the run-up to the end-of-year festivities. Entitled “Without independent journalism, this would be the news,” it aims to make the public more aware of the crucial importance of journalistic freedom and independence Saudi ArabiaRussiaSyriaNorth KoreaTurkeyUnited StatesChinaBrazilMiddle East – North Africa Europe – Central AsiaAsia – PacificAmericas Media independence Freedom of expressionPredators Follow the news on Middle East – North Africa Receive email alerts RSF_en Campaigns When I grow up… December 26, 2016 Find out more Campaigns Barbed ad about threats to journalismThe ironic video shows endearing photos of Russia’s Vladimir Putin, Syria’s Bashar al-Assad, North Kora’s Kim Jong-Un, Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, America’s Donald Trump, Saudi Arabia’s Mohammad bin Salman, China’s Xi Jinping and Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro, and points out to viewers that, without independent journalism, the news they get would be reduced to this kind of crude propaganda.It is not enough to combat censorship and the dangers of imprisonment or even murder to which many journalists are exposed. In this video, RSF highlights the dangers created by the spread of propaganda and fake news, and invites to the public to support its fight for journalistic freedom, independence and diversity worldwide.Solidarity appeal starting 18 NovemberProduced in seven languages by RSF and its advertising agency BETC, the ad will be broadcast on TV channels in France and other countries from 18 November to 31 December. As it does every year, RSF counts on the public’s generosity to be able to continue its work worldwide.Help us to help those who fight for the right to inform us, sometimes to the point of putting their own lives at risk. Make a donation to RSF at bit.ly/CampaignRSF2019. World Press Freedom Day: RSF unveils “#FightFakeNews” TV spot May 2, 2018 Find out more December 15, 2017 Find out more Campaignslast_img read more

Paralympic athlete tells court she’s determined to get to Rio

first_imgNewsParalympic athlete tells court she’s determined to get to RioBy Staff Reporter – April 22, 2015 790 Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR by Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up AN IRISH paralympic horsewoman says she is determined to make the Rio 2016 games after injuries sustained in a County Limerick car crash forced her to miss the London 2012 Paralympic games.Breda Bernie is 40-year-old Cerebral Palsy sufferer, but could ride a horse at the age of five even before she could take her first steps unassisted.At a sitting of the High Court in Limerick this week, she gave evidence of how she was driving back to Limerick city from dressage training session at a Crecora equestrian arena when her car was written off after a collision with a John Deere tractor and trailer on a narrow road in February 2011.She was at the height of her training with the elite high performance Para Equestrian Ireland squad to reach the Olympic qualifying standards at international dressage events for the London 2012 games when the accident occurred.Ms Bernie, who has represented Ireland at both European and World Championships, described how she had left the stables in Crecora and was returning to Limerick city where she was staying at around 7:45pm on February 25, 2011.Noticing the lights of a vehicle coming towards her, the two time paralympian said she slowed and pulled in as close to the ditch as possible.“Only when the lights came closer did I realise that over half of their vehicle was on my side of the road before it attempted to turn back to its own side.”Ms Bernie described how the subsequent impact with the tractor forced the rear of her car off the road and into the ditch causing over €15,000 worth of damage. The car was written off and she said this left her in shock and with extensive injuries to her neck, back and arm.Ms Bernie said that “there was little or no dialogue” between herself and the tractor driver after he initially asked if she was alright. He also refused to allow her use his phone to contact Gardaí as her own phone was in the boot of her car and couldn’t be accessed.Ms Bernie was initially treated and later referred to her GP. She was subsequently treated by pain and orthopaedic specialists.She missed the first qualifier for London 2012 two months after the accident and her scores at subsequent events failed to improve. despite having ranked at the Irish Paralympic standard before the crash.She was told that she had not been selected shortly before the last qualifier in Germany a number of months later. She continues to have pain despite having regular pain relief injections and is much slower doing things at home.Although still suffering from her injuries, she has since returned to horse riding and told Mr Justice Michael Moriarty that she is “hoping to get to the next Olympics”.“Through determination, I will get to Rio de Janeiro “, she said.In cross examination, Ms Bernie accepted that she had suffered other injuries as a result of a number of falls from her horse at competitions or while hacking, but denied that she had returned to her baseline health status within a few weeks of the accident.Following a brief adjournment on the second day of hearing, Mr Justice Michael Moriarty was told that the case had been settled and costs were awarded to Ms Bernie. Previous articleDirector Liddy returns for Film FestivalNext articlePigtown Fling documentary screening Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSfeatured Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Shannondoc operating but only by appointment No vaccines in Limerick yet Advertisementcenter_img Facebook Twitter First Irish death from Coronavirus Linkedin Email Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended WhatsApp Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHLlast_img read more

DEW Construction Corp Selected as CM for CVU High School Expansion and Renovation

first_imgDEW Construction Corp. has been selected as the Construction Manager for Chittenden South Supervisory Union’s Champlain Valley Union High School Addition and Renovation Project. Work on this project entails a 148,542 square foot renovation of the existing school including a new wood chip-fired heating system, and 63,000 square feet of new construction including space for classrooms, a new library/media center, gymnasium addition, and a new cafeteria and kitchen.DEW will begin preconstruction services immediately and construction is slated to begin next spring and be completed by summer 2005.Banwell Architects of Montpelier, Vermont is the Architect. Heading up the project for DEW are Mike Smith, Project Manger, Gary Gibson, Superintendent, Dave Stone, Assistant Superintendent and Scott Carter, Estimator.DEW Construction was founded in 1997. DEW Construction currently has 80 employees and provides construction services throughout Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and upstate New York.last_img read more

Shumlin taps AOT Deputy Secretary Minter as Irene Recovery Officer

first_imgGovernor Peter Shumlin has announced that Sue Minter, Deputy Secretary of the Agency of Transportation, will replace Neale Lunderville as Irene Recovery Officer. Minter will step into the new post on January 6, as Lunderville returns to his job at Green Mountain Power. ‘Neale has been critical in bringing Vermont through the immediate aftermath of the worst storm to hit this state in nearly a century, and to help shape the recovery plan as we move into 2012,’ Shumlin said. ‘I appreciate his willingness to help his state in a crisis.’ Minter, the Governor noted, has also been a pivotal player in the Irene recovery effort, working with AOT Secretary Brian Searles and the transportation crews to get 500 miles of damaged roads and 34 closed bridges re-opened before the brunt of the winter season hit Vermont. The last road ‘ Route 107 ‘ re-opened today. ‘We’ve had very strong start, but recovery will continue for months and years ahead. Irene is not behind us,’ Governor Shumlin said. ‘We need a recovery leader who will be able keep the momentum swift and strong into the new year, and Sue Minter has proven that she has the commitment to the state and the leadership needed to carry the Irene recovery effort forward.’ More than 7,000 Vermonters have registered with FEMA following the storm, which hit on Aug. 28. Approximately 4,300 of those have received individual assistance. In addition, 1,500 homes were substantially damaged by the storm, and roads and bridges ‘ both state and municipal ‘ were severely impacted. In addition to serving as Deputy Secretary of Transportation, Minter was a state representative from Waterbury (one of the communities hard hit by Irene) and worked in the state Agency of Commerce and Community Development for 10 years in community planning and revitalization. ‘I am honored to be asked to serve our state in this capacity at this critical time,’ Minter said. ‘I have the passion and determination to harness our ‘Vermont Strong’ spirit and to make government more effective and even better prepared for future events. Our work is not over until every Vermonter has recovered from Irene.’ Minter will report to the Governor through the Secretary of Administration. She will be a Cabinet officer with the responsibility and authority to oversee statewide recovery. Minter will work across agencies and with outside partners to sustain collaborative, mission-focused recovery efforts.last_img read more

Remains Found of Woman Sacrificed to Mitigate “El Niño” Effects in the Fifteenth Century

first_imgBy Dialogo July 16, 2009 Lima, 13 July (EFE).- A fifteenth-century woman belonging to the Chimú culture was buried alive in the archeological complex of Chan Chan, in northern Peru, to mitigate the effects of the “El Niño” weather phenomenon, the National Institute of Culture (INC) revealed today. “This is the first time that evidence has been found that some inhabitants were buried alive during that period, in this case in order to ward off the possible effects of the ‘El Niño’ phenomenon on the mud-built city,” the director of Executive Unit 110 of the INC, Cristóbal Campana, explained to the state press agency Andina. The skeletal remains of the woman, who was between twenty-two and twenty-three years old, were found during restoration work on the western perimeter wall of the “Ñain An” Palace or “House of the Birds,” part of Chan Chan’s mud-built citadel. This archeological complex has been recognized by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage site, but it is also on the list of heritage sites in danger due to the fragility of its structures, as a result of the effect of rain and the intense heat in the region. Chan Chan is one of the most important ceremonial centers in northern Peru and is located 570 kilometers north of Lima. The remains are of a woman 1.55 meters tall who was strangled and buried alive, as determined from the position of her upper limbs and jaws, which reflect a desperate struggle to free herself from the fabric knotted around her neck, the agency press release added. In addition, the victim suffered the amputation of both her feet, in the same way that the Chimú amputated both feet of guardians sacrificed in another palace in the same area. Nevertheless, the press release did not explain how it was known that this sacrifice was related to the feared meteorological phenomenon. Campana indicated that the remains would be removed this week from a structure that has been protecting them from the sun and the rain and taken to the INC’s laboratory in the department of La Libertad, where Chan Chan is located.last_img read more

9 reasons to love credit unions (and not big banks)

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Allison MartinWhile out and about, you may have passed by the local credit union without looking twice. You have no need for their services, right? Well, at least that’s what you thought.Are you aware of how credit unions operate and what they entail? If so, you may be inclined to open an account at one close to you or even switch from your bank.What exactly is a credit union and why is it better?MyCreditUnion.gov defines credit unions as “not-for-profit organizations that exist to serve their members rather than to maximize corporate profits.” They operate similarly to banks, as they make loans to members and accept deposits.So, why should I choose the local credit union over big boy banks?1. MotivesThe sole purpose for a credit union’s existence means that it should have your best interests at heart and not the bottom line of the institution. Big banks, on the other hand, are there to turn a profit and will seemingly do whatever it takes to meet their numbers. continue reading »last_img read more

Solve old security problems first

first_imgAddressing the challenges of how to better defend against and more rapidly detect data breaches involves much more than buying the latest technology, says security expert Haroon Meer.“We are hyper-obsessed with the latest [technology], and so, as an industry, we get pretty caught up in just about whatever the industry is selling,” says Meer, who heads Johannesburg-based security firm Thinkst Applied Research.Meer delivered the opening keynote speech at the recent Black Hat Europe 2015 briefings, focusing on how self-defeating behaviors can sabotage information security professionals’ ability to do the right thing (see 5 Secrets to Security Success).“We keep moving on as we try to solve new, shiny problems, which we then half solve, but we still haven’t completely solved problems that we knew about 20 years ago. And we are still getting actively taken out by those old problems,” Meer says in an interview with Information Security Media Group. “So in the end you end up with an enterprise full of half-implemented solutions, which half-protect you from something, and that sort of half-protection doesn’t hold up against determined attackers.” continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Coram Man, 21, Exposed Himself to Teen in Selden, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 21-year-old Coram man was arrested Friday for allegedly exposing himself to a teenager in Selden, Suffolk County police said.Arshad Syed Humza was charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Syed Humza was driving a 2010 Nissan north on Boyle Road and Strauss Avenue at 5 p.m. when he pulled up to a 15-year-old girl walking along the street, police said. He asked if she needed a ride, but the girl declined, police said. Syed Humzah allegedly continued to follow the teen and asked for directions, police said. When the girl approached his car, Syed Humzah allegedly exposed his genitals to her, police said. The girl went home and notified her parents and was also able to provide authorities with a license plate number, police said. Syed Humzah will be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip at a later date.last_img read more

Achieving new heights for in-person visits

first_imgBINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Families went to new heights on Friday to have their first face to face visit in months at Bridgewater Rehabilitation Center in Binghamton. Each family is spaced 30 minutes apart to allow sanitizing of the equipment. Friday was the first time visitors were able to see their loved ones face to face in 7 months. The only challenge was that the rooms at Bridgewater are located on the 2nd floor up to the 5th floor. The nursing center was inspired to do something like this after seeing other nursing homes carry out window visits. Bridgewater enlisted the help of a bucket truck to lift the families into the air, each family reserved a time slot for their visit. “To be able to offer this has been very emotional to them [residents] and the staff,” said Patrick Calli the Administrator at Bridgewater. Calli continues, “we have a lot of staff members in the windows today watching them, and they’re just excited that we can offer this up to the residents and their loved ones.” The center had 6 families reserved for Friday and expects to offer this service for another week, as long as the weather holds up. Bridgewater lifted family members up in the air, to the window of their loved ones for a face to face socially distanced encounter. For those with loved ones living at bridgewater, you can call the center at 607-722-7225 to reserve a slot for this type of visit.last_img read more

Investment: Betting the farm

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