Journalists prevented from doing their job

first_img News August 14, 2020 Find out more News Organisation RSF_en News June 17, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists prevented from doing their job As violence continues, the media are increasingly being prevented from working in the south of Kyrgyzstan. News is being reported only sporadically as infrastructure is targeted and journalists obstructed by clashes.Initially, local television stations in Osh were targeted. TV Osh, Mezon and Akhborot were ransacked, with the second two torched and wrecked, leaving computers and databases unusable. All three stations are Uzbek-language, targeted since the start of the clashes. Before the events of 10 June, a large number of journalists were attending a seminar in Osh. In the current chaos, it is not known how many of them have been evacuated and which media they were working for. Concordant sources confirm that media in the south of the country have been advising their journalists to stay at home and not to put themselves in danger by covering the situation. Local and foreign journalists do not or rarely venture into the urban Uzbek areas for fear of being attacked. Some news is filtering out however through journalists reporting from their windows on the current state of the troubles. They are also managing to send news to websites such as ferghana.ru, by telephone. In Uzbekistan, on the other side of the border, which has now been closed, Reporters Without Borders voiced its relief at the news of the release on 16 June of prominent freelance Uzbek journalist, Alexei Volossevich. Police arrested Volossevich on 13 June when he came to cover the arrival of hundreds of refugees of Uzbek origin, fleeing from neighbouring Kyrgyzstan. He was placed in a detention centre for people without ID or fixed address (His papers were in a bag that he did not have the time to grab at the moment of his arrest). The authorities said they would release him as soon as they had checked his identity. Although his colleagues brought his passport the following day, he was not freed until 16 June.Reporters Without Borders welcomes the release of Alexei Volossevich, but regrets that the authorities prevented him from doing his work. Even in the current situation, the government of Islam Karimov has not let up in its attacks on journalists. The arrest and detention of Volossevich could be seen as a warning to all journalists seeking to cover these events. Could this be a continuation of the campaign against the press that saw an upsurge in January this year?The Kyrgyz health ministry has reported that the violence of the past days has left 178 dead and 1,700 wounded. Some international bodies, including the International Committee of the Red Cross have referred to “hundreds of deaths”. KyrgyzstanEurope – Central Asia to go further RSF asks authorities, opposition to guarantee reporters’ safety during Kyrgyzstan protestscenter_img KyrgyzstanEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on Kyrgyzstan Receive email alerts News Help by sharing this information October 9, 2020 Find out more RSF is concerned about the fate of an Uzbek journalist extradited by Kyrgyzstan RSF calls for the immediate release of Uzbek journalist August 26, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Sumner County weather alert through Monday…

first_imgSumner Newscow report — A winter storm has blown through Sumner County. The weather service has reported at 10 p.m. tonight, Wellington has received 1.2 inches of rain.The following warning was issued by the National Weather Service:Strong storm system will bring hazardous winter weather to the region tonight through Monday. A mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow, with snow and ice accumulations likely. Greatest impacts generally along and west of the Flint Hills. Furthermore, heavy rain and flooding is possible Saturday through Monday for extreme southeast Kansas into the Ozarks. Still some uncertainty, so stay tuned.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

NCAA on the bubble: Virginia gets top billing for March

first_imgNueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gordon, Paul lead Harden-less Rockets past Mavericks Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES Virginia guard Ty Jerome, right, hugs guard Kyle Guy after Virginia defeated North Carolina 71-63 during an NCAA college basketball game for the Atlantic Coast Conference men’s tournament title Saturday, March 10, 2018, in New York. APFrom the top seed in the NCAA Tournament — Virginia — to those that barely made it into the bracket — Arizona State and Syracuse — it feels as though everyone involved in March Madness is on the bubble this year.College basketball is in trouble.ADVERTISEMENT UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer They range from teams that made it into the tournament off the so-called bubble — Alabama — to one of the best teams in the country. Arizona, a No. 4 seed in the South, has been roiled by a report that wiretaps caught coach Sean Miller discussing a $100,000 payment to freshman Deandre Ayton. Miller has strongly denied the accusation, though the story line figures to follow the Wildcats through what could be a long run in the tournament.The chairman of the NCAA selection committee, Bruce Rasmussen, has said the investigations played no part of the bracket-filling process.And yet, it’s hard to imagine there weren’t some sighs of relief in the NCAA offices when some bubble teams’ names were left out of the field. For instance, Louisville has lost its coach (Rick Pitino), athletic director (Tom Jurich) and latest national title (2013) in the culmination of scandals that have slammed that program for the better part of this decade.Given the widespread nature of this corruption, there’s at least a chance that whoever cuts down the nets in San Antonio could eventually suffer the same fate as the Cardinals.More certain is that once this party is over, change of some sort will be coming.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. The brackets came out Sunday, replete with the usual fanfare that accompanies America’s biggest office pool. Villanova, Kansas and Xavier joined Virginia as No. 1 seeds, but they, along with the other 64 contenders, will play against the backdrop of an investigation-riddled season in which bribes and payoffs made bigger headlines than 3s and layups.The tournament begins Tuesday with opening-round games featuring a matchup of bubble teams UCLA and St. Bonaventure, then kicks into full swing Thursday and Friday at eight sites around the country.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Final Four is March 31 and April 2 in San Antonio. Shortly after that, a commission led by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is expected to deliver recommendations from an investigation triggered by an FBI probe that led to charges last fall against assistant coaches, agents, employees of apparel companies and others.No fewer than a dozen teams in the tournament have been named either in the FBI investigation or in media reports that allege coaches and others have directed payments and improper benefits to recruits and players — thus, breaking rules that go to the core of the amateur-sports code that defines both the NCAA and the “student-athletes” who make this billion-dollar business run. “I don’t think it’s just going to be a little blip on the radar,” said John Tauer, the championship-winning coach at Division III St. Thomas in Minnesota, who doubles as a social psychology professor. “I think this runs deep enough and involves enough people in programs that something’s got to change.”For now, though, hoops — and there was plenty to discuss after the Big Reveal:—The region to watch is the Midwest, which is top heavy with Kansas, Duke and Michigan State, who were ranked in the top 4 in the AP preseason poll. It also features arguably the nation’s most electric player in Trae Young, who led Oklahoma in as a No. 10 seed despite going 2-8 down the stretch. Questioned by Charles Barkley during the selection show about the Sooners, Rasmussen said: “Games in November and December count the same as games in February and March.”—Snubbed: St. Mary’s missed despite a 28-5 record. It’s only big win this season: at Gonzaga in January. … Louisville, with an RPI of 39, became the highest-rated team in that index to miss the tournament, backing the concept that the selection committee would look more heavily at other factors. … Notre Dame got no love either for its deep run into the ACC tournament or the return of its best player, Bonzie Colson.—Place to be: Try Boise. It features a possible second-round South matchup between No. 5 Kentucky and No. 4 Arizona, each of which won their conference tournaments. “I had to ask my guys, ‘How many of you know what state Boise is in?’” coach John Calipari said of the long trip his team faces. Also in Idaho are defending national runner-up Gonzaga, which would have a home-court advantage of sorts in a second-round matchup against either Ohio State or South Dakota State.—The ACC led the way with nine teams in the tournament, matching a record the ever-expanding conference set last year. The SEC sent eight teams and the Big 12 sent seven. The Big Ten only sent four and the Pac-12 only had three in down years for both marquee conferences. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City View commentslast_img read more

Ailish McBride on cloud nine as she reaches ‘Glór Tíre’ semi-final

first_imgDonegal singer Ailish McBride is about to face her biggest battle yet this week in TG4’s Glór Tíre. The talented young Creeslough woman has wowed her way through tough elimination rounds to reach the semi-final of the county music competition this Tuesday.Ailish shared her excitement with fans last week, telling them she was ‘on cloud nine’: “Thank you so much to everyone who voted for me over the past week to get me through to the SEMI-FINALS of Glór Tíre ar TG4!! Can’t believe it!“Next Tuesday is Irish Week and myself and fellow contestants will be singing a song as Gaeilge which will be fun.”Only four contestants remain in the battle to make it into the final. They will perform live from the Quays in Galway for the last elimination round this Tuesday, 19th March at 9.30pm.Based on the public vote the top two contestants will be safe and perform again in the final. The two contestants will the lowest votes will perform in a sing-off, with the judges saving one and sending the other contestant home. Ailish McBride and Ciaran Rosney: TG4Singing under the mentorship of Monaghan country star Ciaran Rosney, Ailish has had huge levels of support from friends and family in Donegal.Her future in the competition relies on public votes, so she is calling on everyone to help secure her place in the final.Voting details are available at: www.tg4.ieAilish McBride on cloud nine as she reaches ‘Glór Tíre’ semi-final was last modified: March 18th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:ailish mcbrideGLOR TIRElast_img read more

More than 16,000 pensioners owed €1k payback by govt

first_imgOver 16,000 pensioners have seen their weekly payments topped up by over €20 a week after some pensioners who fell victim to a change in how pensions were calculated.According to the Sunday Independent, the Government will have to pay at least an additional €1,000 a year to some pensioners.Fianna Fail social protection spokesperson Willie O’Dea said the majority of pensioners who had their cases reviewed were still receiving less than they would have been entitled to before the flawed calculation system was introduced. “The vast majority of those who were lucky enough to get increases are still getting payments which are falling short of what they should be getting if the rules hadn’t been changed in the first place,” Mr O’Dea told the Sunday Independent.“The system is still completely unfair and the Government should have just undone the flawed legislation rather than introduce a hugely complicated system to try to fix the problem.”The new figures show a Department of Social Protection taskforce has to date reviewed 77,193 of the 90,000 pension payments believed to have been impacted by the anomaly.Of those who are entitled to an increase, 51pc, or 16,534 pensioners, will see their pension payment increase by €20 per week or more, while the remaining 15,887 pensioners will receive €19 or less. All payments will be backdated to March 30, 2018 or the pensioner’s 66th birthday if later, meaning some pensioners will receive a payment of €1,000 a year or more.Read the full story here: https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/1k-payback-for-pensioners-to-correct-bonkers-anomaly-38330919.htmlMore than 16,000 pensioners owed €1k payback by govt was last modified: July 21st, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)last_img read more

Second-half latest: Chelsea 1 Tottenham 2

first_imgGoals from Harry Kane and Son Heung-min put Tottenham in command in the derby at Stamford Bridge, where they must win in order to keep their slim title hopes alive.With the home fans desperate for their team to ensure their London rivals do not win the Premier League, Chelsea’s players responded with a high-tempo start.But they were undone 10 minutes before half-time when a neat Spurs move culminated in Erik Lamela cleverly threading the ball through to Kane, who rounded keeper Asmir Begovic before applying the finish.And after Branislav Ivanovic gave the ball away a minute before the interval, Christian Eriksen played in Son, who coolly steered the ball past Begovic.Chelsea had gone close to taking an early lead when Gary Cahill headed wide from Cesc Fabregas’ left-wing corner.Fabregas then had a chance but side-footed wide from the edge of the penalty area after being teed up by Diego Costa, who later had a powerful shot tipped over by keeper Hugo Lloris.At the other end, Danny Rose shot wide from 25 yards, Son sent a left-footed effort well wide, and Kane fired over with a long-range free-kick before eventually breaking the deadlock.There was controversy soon after Son’s goal. Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino broke up a scuffle between Willian and Rose near the touchline, and during a melee that followed Spurs’ Moussa Dembele appeared gouge Costa’s eyes.Cahill and skipper John Terry returned to the heart of the Chelsea defence following their respective injuries, while Eden Hazard was dropped to the Blues bench.Hazard replaced Pedro at half-time and forced a near-post save from Lloris as Chelsea attempted to get back into the game.But Tottenham, who have not won at the Bridge since 1990, remained a threat and Begovic twice saved to deny Kane, keeping out a header and a low shot from the England striker.Chelsea: Begovic; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Mikel, Matic; Willian, Fabregas, Pedro (Hazard 45); Costa.Subs: Amelia, Baba, Loftus-Cheek, Kenedy, Oscar, Traore.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Quote: Cell Factory

first_imgFrom CalTech Engineering & Science (LXIX:2, August 2006), “Cellular CAT Scans” by Douglas L. Smith, an article about electron cryotomography imaging of cellular components.  Smith does not mention evolution.  His opening paragraph is reminiscent of Darwin’s Black Box:A cell isn’t merely a bag of enzymes sloshing around in a thick soup of cytoplasm.  According to Assistant Professor of Biology Grant Jensen, it’s more like a multistory factory—a set of interwoven production lines complete with conveyor belts, forklifts, and steel I-beams to hold up the roof.  Or, if you prefer, the world’s most elaborate Rube Goldberg contraption.  The cell’s cogs and camshafts, springs and motors, girders and sheet metal (or, in the Rube Goldberg case, gloved hands on sticks, precariously balanced bathtubs, and spring-loaded mallets) are protein molecules.  Protein machines conduct the cell’s metabolic business; protein motors make muscles contract, amoebas crawl, and paramecia swim.  When a cell is preparing to divide, protein diazo machines make a duplicate set of the genetic blueprints, and then protein winches and cables pull the two copies to opposite ends of the cell.  Shells of interlocking proteins armor-plate viruses, protein trusswork gives cells their shape, and protein stickers on the protein girders tell the cell which end is front.  Jensen’s research group wants to photograph each rod, flywheel, and bearing and work out its mechanical interactions with its fellows, in terms as solid as a cast titanium sprocket.  As Jensen puts it, “Ultimately, of course, we want to understand how things work at an atomic level—a proton goes here and it causes this atom to move over there, which causes that atom to move over here, and the sum of it all is that the cell swims, or eats, or reproduces itself.”(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Geocaching HQ Announces Historic Expansion of Search

first_imgGeocaching is all about having fun. So naturally, we love April Fools.Last Friday, April 1st, we introduced a new feature called Galaxy Search, a tool to start planning your greatest geocaching adventure yet — in space. (Boy, do we wish this feature were real…maybe one day!) Our favorite astronaut Rick Mastracchio even played along by “hiding” his first-ever geocache, also in space.In addition to Astronaut Mastracchio’s geocache, 65 other geocaches were “hidden” in space, forming some stellar geo-art.[April 4,2016] Note: All ‘Found It’ logs on the space geocaches are now notes and associated souvenirs will be removed. The caches were archived, but you can still view them on this Bookmark List.Introducing Galaxy SearchBuoyed by the knowledge that someone has found every geocache on Earth, Geocaching HQ has taken the next logical step to keep pace with the game’s growth. With today’s website release and introduction of Galaxy Search, players can now search for geocaches in space.This historic development is nearly eight years in the making. The HQ team first began investigating the possibility of an all-encompassing Search tool when Richard Garriott (Username: LordBritish) placed his International Space Station geocache in 2008. Astronaut Rick Mastracchio (Username: AstroRM) was FTF on that cache in 2013. Shortly thereafter, Mastracchio informed Geocaching HQ of his desire to place another space cache during his time in orbit. At that point, it became clear that work on Galaxy Search must begin immediately.Upon completing and implementing Galaxy Search, our developers made a stunning discovery. Search results yielded not only the International Space Station geocache and Astronaut Mastracchio’s new geocache, but also a previously unknown geo-art collection of more than 60 cache listings! These amazing geocaches were placed by such luminaries as James T. Kirk, Luke Skywalker, Ziggy Stardust and others.We’re thrilled to now share these far-out geocaches with the community. Simply visit the Geocaching.com Search and check out the latest featured search.Alternatively, players can download the public Bookmark List of space geocaches. With the recent addition of Offline Lists to the Geocaching® app, players can easily save these new caches to mobile devices, making it easier than ever to go geocaching in space!Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedGeocaching Headquarters (GCK25B): Been There, Logged That.July 9, 2014In “Community”Visit Geocaching HQOctober 28, 2019In “Community”Padlocks, RFID chips, and secret briefcases: an interview with a geocaching maniacMarch 12, 2019In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter”last_img read more

The Future of Comics: Piecemeal or Cross-Platform?

first_imgdana oshiro Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Before anime torrents, World of Warcraft and even before the internet itself, fantasy seeking geeks were fortunate enough to pour over the genius and inspiration of writers and artists like Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. With the exception of Ben Affleck’s lackluster display in Daredevil, almost every classic Marvel title has produced an equally epic blockbuster movie hit. The Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Wolverine and The Punisher are as thrilling to audiences now as they were in their comic book form. And this past weekend, Marvel announced plans to offer its products via a number of iPhone applications. The Comixology, Panelfly and iVerse apps are all boasting the release of Marvel titles to US iPhone users. Select issues from Iron Man, X-Men and the Amazing Spider-Man series’ are available for between 99 cents and $1.99 per issue. While these services are likely to get their fair share of individual downloads, comic book service Take Comics is attempting a slightly different approach to delivery. Recently launched to a roomful of entrepreneurs and investors at TechStars’ Silicon Valley demo day, Take Comics offers a frictionless comic distribution platform for publishers. Rather than selling titles piecemeal, larger publishers like Marvel and indie publishers like Last Gasp can offer titles across platforms. The company aims to create an iTunes-like experience specific to comics. But there’s a catch – after purchasing users can view their favorite titles on the device of their choosing. The service renders comics on a panel-by-panel basis for easy perusal on mobile devices. As for up-selling, users receive publisher alerts on new issues and recommendations to complete their collections. While comic publishers stand to earn more on a short term basis through individual downloads, it will be interesting to see if they opt for long term loyalty via the more user-friendly cross-device route. Tags:#start#startups center_img Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more