first_img Football Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Shaqiri doubles Switzerland’s lead after Seferovic opener at HT; Follow Live Updates Cricket After Australian Ash Barty and Nick Kyrgios, China’s Wang Qiang and 2017 French Open winner Jelena Ostapenko have joined the growing list of tennis players to withdraw from the US Open due to the coronavirus pandemic.Per Baltic news website Delfi, Latvian Ostapenko said she feels its “too dangerous” to travel to the United States to play. 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Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factory|SponsoredSponsoredMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsored WTC Final Live: Virat Kohli continues century drought as Kyle Jamieson wins IPL team rivalry Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Latest Sports NewsSport RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowIPL 2020 : Srikanth and fans slams MS Dhoni, says ‘wasted 15 Cr on Jadhav & Chawla’Suresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’Wang announced her decision not to play in the tournament on Weibo, citing travel restrictions and health concerns.New York City has been one of the cities hit worst during the coronavirus pandemic. There have been 230,000 confirmed cases there, resulting in more than 23,000 deaths.  The Billie Jean King National Tennis Center – the US Open venue – was even turned into a makeshift hospital at one point.US Open Tennis Withdrawals : Kyrgios, Barty also had announced they will not play US OpenThe 25-year-old Kyrgios, who has been critical of fellow players for flouting lockdown rules, announced his withdrawal on social media. Competition is due to take place from August 31 to September 13. “I will not be playing this year at the US Open,” Kyrgios said.“It hurts me at my core not to be out there competing in one of the sport’s greatest arenas, Arthur Ashe Stadium.“But I’m sitting out for the people, for my Aussies, for the hundreds and thousands of Americans that have lost their lives, for all of you. “It’s my decision, like it or not.”During the video, Kyrgios said he had no problem with the US Open taking place, but called on tennis players to work together throughout the pandemic.He referenced Novak Djokovic’s ill-fated Adria Tour, which was scheduled to take place in four nations in the Balkans in June.After a leg in Belgrade, Djokovic and other professionals were filmed dancing in a nightclub in the Serbian capital without any social distancing.A week later, the Adria Tour, which was open to spectators, was cancelled after a number of cases in Zadar in Croatia.Men’s world number one Djokovic and his wife Jelena both tested positive for COVID-19, as well as Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov, Croatia’s Borna Ćorić, Serbia’s Viktor Troicki and his pregnant wife. “I’ve got no problem with the United States Tennis Association putting on the US Open, and if players want to go that’s up to them,” Kyrgios said. “So long as everyone acts appropriately and acts safely.“You can’t be dancing on tables, money-grabbing your way around Europe or trying to make a quick buck hosting an exhibition.“That’s just so selfish. “Act responsibly.”Compatriot and women’s world number one Ashleigh Barty has also withdrawn from the tournament, citing the “significant risks involved” due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Cricket WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Devon Conway smashes fifty; R Ashwin gets Latham- NZ 99/1 (43.5 ovs)- Follow Live Updates F1 French GP 2021: Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to win French GP, Perez finishes 3rdlast_img read more

first_img Rector Smithfield, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector Columbus, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Events Submit an Event Listing Ecumenical & Interreligious, Rector Pittsburgh, PA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Anglican Communion, Rector Shreveport, LA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Albany, NY Press Release Service Submit a Press Release World Council of Churches assembly gets underway in Korea Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Tags Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Jobs & Calls Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET center_img An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York By J. Ayana McCalmanPosted Oct 31, 2013 WCC Assembly 2013 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI The Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC general secretary, welcomes delegates to Busan, South Korea. Photo: Peter Williams/WCC[Anglican Communion News Service] The 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC) opened on Wednesday 30 October in Busan, Republic of Korea under the themeGod of life, lead us to justice and peace.The opening service of common prayer on the first day of the Assembly honoured diverse faith traditions from around the world. The gathering prayer included deeply moving litanies of lamentations, cries and hopes from the churches in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, North America and the Pacific.The first plenary session of the assembly welcomed delegates and participants to Busan. The mayor of Busan, Hur Nam Sik, moderator of the Korean Host Committee of the WCC assembly the Rev. Dr Kim Sam Whan and the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit welcomed all the assembly participants.Tveit expressed thanks to the Korean churches, the city of Busan and the government for their gracious hospitality and welcome. Tveit addressed participants of the assembly which includes some 3000 participants representing 345 member churches of the WCC, including youth, WCC staff members, stewards, co-opted staff, interpreters and more than 1,000 Korean church members and day visitors. All these participants represent more than 100 countries.Tveit also welcomed three churches accepted into the WCC fellowship since its 9th Assembly in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 2006. These churches are the Independent Presbyterian Church of Brazil, which joined in 2008; the Lao Evangelical Church, 2008; and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land, 2013.The moderator of the WCC Central Committee, Rev. Dr Walter Altmann, formally declared the assembly open.Expectations of the assemblyAt the opening, four young people were invited by WCC president Rev Dr. Ofelia Ortega Suárez to share their expectations of the WCC assembly. These young people included Sonia Tzvozanni from Cyprus, Thomas Kang from Brazil, Thabile Lolo from South Africa and Takape Baleiwai. They shared short videos showing their home contexts and expectations, which included calls for the WCC assembly to address issues of poverty and climate change. The assembly received video and written greetings from the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I and Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church.In its first business session, the Assembly received for action and discussion the reports of the moderator of the Central Committee and the WCC general secretary which reflected on the journey to Busan since the Porto Alegre, Brazil Assembly of 2006.The 10th Assembly will continue through 8 November, with thematic plenaries on Asia, mission, unity, justice and peace. The assembly also includes an exhibition and encounter space featuring exhibitions and displays from Korea and beyond, book events and more than 20 workshops during the day in the Madanghall at the BEXCO Center, the WCC assembly venue in Busan. Madang is a Korean word that denotes a courtyard in a traditional Korean house, village or palace.The Assembly is the highest governing body of the WCC and brings the fellowship of churches together in prayer and celebration. The Assembly has the mandate to review the work of the WCC, and to determine the overall policies, to issue public statements and to elect new members of the WCC Central Committee.— J. Ayana McCalman is a lawyer and a missionary for the Council for World Mission. She works for the United Congregational Church of Southern Africa as communications and justice advocacy officer. Rector Tampa, FL Rector Bath, NC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, MElast_img read more

first_imgMonday Nov 30, 2015 Women’s Sevens player runs 80m to score then commits the ultimate sin When a Sevens rugby player ran 80m to score a fantastic try at a tournament in Poland recently, it looked as though we’d be hailing her for her excellent acceleration, balance and eye for the tryline. Instead, Kasia Stasiecka took all the plaudits, as she came out of nowhere to ruin the party.A few weeks back we saw another ridiculous try-scoring blooper, also from Poland strangely enough. On that occasion the would-be tryscorer hadn’t run as far, but messed up just as badly.So, don’t be so casual when scoring tries, as we’ve seen time and again that there is a very high chance that someone on the field is just waiting to pounce and make you look a bit silly.And when that happens, you can be sure there will be a camera around, and it’ll end up on Rugbydump so fans around the globe can enjoy your misfortune!See more similar incidents in the Related Posts and our Funnies and See it To Believe It sections ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

first_imgWednesday Sep 26, 2018 Stirring rendition of World in Union in new Rugby World Cup 2019 Japan promo video Rugby World Cup 2019 kicks off in Japan in less than a year, as Asia gets set to host the tournament for the first time. A new version of World in Union, the official anthem, has now been released featuring Japanese artist Kiyoe Yoshioka.ADVERTISEMENTWorld in Union was first performed at Rugby World Cup 1991 in England and has featured at every tournament since, typically performed by a well-known artist or group from the tournament’s host country.It has been sung in a variety of musical styles from classical opera to traditional South African male vocal ensemble, and recorded in numerous languages including English, French, Welsh, Maori and Japanese.Kiyoe Yoshioka said: “As a Japanese artist, it is a great honour to perform the official theme song for the first Rugby World Cup to be held in both Japan and Asia. World in Union is such a powerful and inspiring song and I have really enjoyed working with the music and lyrics, giving them what I hope is a unique, Japanese interpretation.“I’m now looking forward with great anticipation to the start of the tournament. World in Union captures the spirit of global friendship and respect that rugby epitomises. I’m happy to be able to help spread this wonderful message throughout Japan and to the world.”An official Rugby World Cup 2019 promotional video was released today, featuring Yoshioka’s audio.The latest opportunity to purchase tickets is currently open with the General Public Ticket Ballot running until 12 November 2018. For information on Rugby World Cup 2019 tickets visit Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Rugby World Cup Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO If you can get your head around it, these… 47 WEEKS AGO You’ve never seen any Rugby World Cup drop… 49 WEEKS AGO TOP 10: Rugby World Cup 2015 was filled with… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

first_imgNews Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is relieved that Radio Bonesha journalist Egide Ndayisenga was released today after being held arbitrarily without a warrant for two days, but is concerned that the environment for the media in Burundi continues to be hostile. Four Burundian journalists complete 12 months in arbitrary detention RSF_en The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa BurundiAfrica Condemning abuses Exiled media October 21, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Burundi BurundiAfrica Condemning abuses Exiled media Help by sharing this information to go further Reportscenter_img June 7, 2016 Radio reporter freed but climate still hostile for media in Burundi News Burundian appeal court upholds prison sentences for four journalists June 5, 2020 Find out more November 27, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts Radio Bonesha studio after it was it was shot up and ransacked by security forces, May 15, 2015 – JENNIFER HUXTA / AFP Organisation Local sources said Ndayisenga was arrested in the northern province of Cibitoke on 5 June for providing information to Burundian journalists based outside the country and because the authorities regarded his movements in the province as strange. The authorities gave no official explanation for either his arrest or his release. Egide Ndayisenga“Since when has it been a crime in Burundi to provide others with information?” RSF said. “Must we remind the authorities that Burundi’s press law guarantees journalists the right to receive and impart information, and that its constitution guarantees media freedom? This journalist’s arrest was clearly an act of intimidation designed to hamper his work.” Unfortunately, this type of incident has been far from isolated in this central African country since the authorities began gagging independent media outlets in April 2015.The public security ministry issued a press communiqué last week accusing “certain social network activists” and Esdras Ndikumana, an Agence France-Presse and Radio France Internationale correspondent who fled the country last year, of “promoting crime and violence” in Burundi.The French government reacted by expressing “deep concern” about the Burundian communiqué. Ndikumana fled abroad after being badly tortured by Burundian intelligence officials in August 2015.Most of Burundi’s independent radio stations have been closed for more than a year, while the authorities have imposed significant curbs on the editorial content of the few media outlets still operating, and harass foreign journalists in the course of their reporting. Social networks are virtually the only place where news and information about Burundi circulate freely.The official statements portraying journalists as enemies of society soon led to grave threats being voiced against Ndikumana on social networks.Last month, German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle found itself in the regime’s sights when government spokesman Willy Nyamitwe launched a personal attack on one of its reporters, Eric Topona, for daring to call him for a comment on the recruiting of young Burundians into a presidential militia called the Imbonerakure.“Just criticizing or commenting on a government measure is regarded as a suspicious act of opposition nowadays in Burundi,” RSF said. “In these circumstances, it is hard take the authorities seriously when they claim that the situation is getting back to normal for the media.”“The closely controlled reopening of some radio stations falls far short of compensating for the terrible pressure to which the Burundian and international media are still subjected. This continues to be very worrying. The authorities are quietly engineering a chronically enfeebled media landscape and a compliant form of journalism, the only kind that they seem capable of tolerating.” Burundi is ranked 156th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. Newslast_img read more

first_img December 28, 2020 Find out more Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” June 28, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Threat to close 47 radio and TV stations, protests against repressive law February 15, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Follow the news on Iraq to go further Receive email alerts News Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Read in Arabic / بالعربية Help by sharing this information Tension between authorities and media have peaked this month with a decision by the Communications and Media Commission (CMC) – still pending implementation – to close 47 radio and TV stations on the grounds they lack official permits, and with demonstrations by journalists calling for the repeal of the Law on Journalists’ Rights, which parliament adopted in August 2011 and which is widely regarded as violating the rights it claims to defend. Disturbing decision by panel of questionable independenceReporters Without Borders is alarmed by the CMC’s decision, which triggered such an outcry that the interior ministry has given the radio and TV stations concerned 45 days from 25 June to comply with regulations.The CMC took its decision more than a month ago but it was only revealed on 23 June by the Journalism Freedoms Observatory (JFO), which obtained documentary evidence of the plan. It concerns both local and foreign TV stations such as the BBC, Voice of America, Radio Monte Carlo, Radio Sawa, Al-Baghdadia TV and Al-Sharqiya News.Many journalists and some politicians have criticized the decision as an attempt to gag the media, pointing out that the head of the CMC is appointed by Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki and that many of the targeted media are noted either for the non-partisan nature of their Iraqi coverage or, in some cases such as Al-Baghdadia and Al-Sharqiya, for their frequent criticism of the Iraqi government.Iraq is currently experiencing a major political crisis with the prime minister facing mounting opposition. He is often accused of authoritarianism, nepotism and corruption.Despite the political crisis, the CMC insists that its decision is not politically motivated and is aimed solely at getting the targeted radio and TV stations to pay their licence dues. The CMC has also pointed out that it published an announcement in all the newspapers last February inviting media without a licence to apply for one within two months.“But only a small number applied, and 39 media outlets preferred not to come and not to apply the law,” CMC board member Salem Mashkur told Agence France-Presse.The BBC and Voice of America say their employees are not currently encountering any problems with the authorities, and that they are in the process of working with the CMC to renew their licences. Radio Sawa, an Arabic-language station funded by the United States, said it was very surprised to learn that it was on the CMC list and insists that it already has a valid licence.According to Reuters, some of the listed media have no bureau in Iraq and therefore would not need an Iraqi licence. One of the radio stations, Sawt Al-Iraq, is listed twice, once as not having a licence and once has having had its licence suspended by the CMC.Reporters Without Borders urges the CMC to ensure that the fees required for licences are reasonable. According to the online newspaper Elaph, the fees demanded last year by the CMC ranged from 180,000 to 1.5 million dollars (145,000 to 1.1 million euros). The exorbitant size of the fees could explain why some media are not paying, especially as they already have to assign a significant part of their budget to protecting their employees and installations because of the frequency of violence against the media.The CMC was founded in 2004 by the US-led coalition authorities. Meant to be a fully independent, non-profit regulatory body, it has often been criticized for its lack of independence since the coalition handed over to an Iraqi government. It has also been criticized for demanding exorbitant fees from some media and for decisions that pose a serious threat to media freedom.Protests against the Law on Journalists’ RightsReporters Without Borders voices its support for Iraqi journalists in their determination to get the Law on Journalists’ Rights repealed and to voice their discontent with a government that seems increasingly bent on stifling freedom of information. Originally called the Law on the Protection of Journalists and adopted by parliament on 9 August 2011, the Law on Journalists’ rights in fact represents a major step backwards for the rights of media workers.The campaign for its repeal is being led by the Iraqi Journalists’ Rights Defence Association. More than 700 journalists signed an appeal to supreme court president Madhat Al-Mahmud (registered as petition No. 34 on 26 April, according to to overturn the law on the grounds that it violates articles 13, 14, 38 and 46 of the constitution and international conventions ratified by Iraq, including article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.Reporters Without Borders commented in September 2011 that the new law “does nothing to improve the current situation for the media and even represents an additional danger for media freedom and freedom of information.”Its detractors are describing it as a major setback to the media freedom and freedom of information achieved after Saddam Hussein’s removal in 2003. Many people have been staging street demonstrations to protest against the law and the Maliki government’s policy. The most recent protest was in Baghdad on 20 June. 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first_imgNews Follow the news on Cameroon CameroonAfrica Reporters Without Borders is having difficulty establishing whether Cameroonian mobile phone operator MTN’s Twitter via SMS service has finally been restored after being blocked for about 10 days at the government’s behest. Contradictory statements are being made.Many Tweets yesterday suggested the service had been restored in practice. And when reached by phone, telecommunications minister Jean-Pierre Biyiti Bi Essam seemed to confirm this to Reporters Without Borders: “It is not suspended. The measure has been lifted. I have nothing more to say on the subject.”But an MTN representative said the contrary today. “The service is interrupted for the time being,” she said. “It is currently unavailable. If you read on the Internet that Twitter has been restored, that is not the information we have.”“We condemn this lack of transparency and fear its implications for online freedom of expression in Cameroon,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We hope the blocking of Twitter via SMS is not a prelude to other kinds of censorship of mobile phone services or tighter controls on the Internet. Everything suggests that the authorities are trying to stop microblogging. We deplore the apparent readiness to impose censorship for the least reason, especially when the target is the peaceful expression of opinions.”MTN Cameroon announced the suspension of its Twitter via SMS service on 8 March “for reasons beyond our control.” The service enabled its mobile phone clients to posts Tweets by sending an SMS to the number 8711. There has been no interruption in access to Twitter via the Internet in Cameroon.After initially blaming a technical problem, MTN admitted that it had blocked the service on orders from the government. MTN’s head of information, Georges Mpoudi, tweeted on the day of the suspension: “We can’t comment further than ‘security reasons’ on #government instructions for #SMSTweets suspension.” Communication minister Issa Tchiroma Bakary told Agence France-Presse on 11 March: “I am not aware of all aspects of the situation but I can tell you one thing, that it is the government’s job to protect the nation.”So far, social networks do not have many participants in Cameroon and Facebook, for example, is used by only 1.5 per cent of the population. Only around 50 people were affected by the suspension of MTN’s Twitter via SMS service but it prompted a great deal of comment and protests by Twitter users, especially on the #SMSTweet hashtag.The suspension of the service, coming as it did after demonstrations against President Paul Biya at the end of February, has prompted fears of an attempt by the Cameroonian government to suppress the use of social networks, which have played a crucial role in the political unrest in the Arab world.With a presidential election due in October, 2011 will be a crucial year for Cameroon and Reporters Without Borders will be paying close attention to respect for media freedom and the free flow of information online. News Cameroonian reporter jailed since August, abandoned by justice system CameroonAfrica May 31, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information March 22, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Blocked for more than 10 days, is Twitter via SMS in the process of being restored? Receive email alertscenter_img News Case against Amadou Vamoulké baseless, French lawyers tell Cameroon court Organisation RSF_en Cameroonian journalist Paul Chouta sentenced and fined in defamation case to go further News May 19, 2021 Find out more April 23, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

first_img Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRub This All Over Your Body And He’s Guaranteed To Swoon Over YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDo You Feel Like Hollywood Celebrities All Look A Bit Similar?HerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS The Pasadena City Council on Monday unanimously passed a resolution that allows the city to pay members of the city’s police oversight commission $100 per meeting.The resolution also allows each councilperson to decide how they will choose their appointed commissioner.However, the council stopped short of establishing rules and regulations for the commission.The commission will consist of 11 members to be appointed by the City Council. All 11 members must be residents of Pasadena, but council nominees need not reside in the nominating council member’s district.Each councilmember, including the mayor, has one nominee to the commission, for a total of eight members. Three additional members representing community-based organizations must also be nominated.Applications for the three community-based organizations will be sent to the city. City staff will forward the applications to the City Council’s Public Safety Committee. After the PSC vets the applications they will make recommendations to the City Council.The City Council reserves the right to see all applications.Although it was established as part of the appointment procedure, the council decided to refer the rules and regulations to the council’s Public Safety Committee.“The minimal job would be to safeguard everyone’s rights. That would be the bare minimum,” said Councilmember Steve Madison, after expressing concerns about commissioners and the independent auditor possibly accessing confidential information.“I can see all sorts of unintended consequences,” Madison said.According to the rule and regulations presented on Monday, commissioners would be required to sign a confidentiality oath and take an oath before being sworn in.The rules could also prohibit matters from being placed on the commission’s agenda if it would compromise pending criminal and personnel investigations.That could prevent the commission from agendizing officer-involved shootings for several months or even longer as criminal and personnel investigations wend their way through the city’s process.“Here we go all over again, asking the same questions we asked six or seven months ago,” Councilmember Tyron Hampton said. “This is something the community has had a lot of input on. Tremendous input, and it should not be prolonged at this point.”The rules and regulations could be taken up or established in conjunction with the auditor and the commission.The city has already started accepting applications for commissioners. Currently, there are no deadlines for the applications.Despite 30 years of calls for oversight, it took the officer-involved death of George Floyd, a Black man in another state, to move a majority of council members in Pasadena to finally support some form of police oversight.After protests swept the nation in response to the May 25 death of Floyd, who died during an encounter with Minneapolis police, the majority of the council said they supported oversight. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News Make a comment 14 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Government Council Agrees on Pay, Selection Process for Police Oversight Commission Rules and regulations to go before Public Safety Committee By ANDRÉ COLEMAN, Managing Editor Published on Monday, January 25, 2021 | 5:30 pm Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

first_imgLimerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Sinn Fein TD Maurice Quinlivan.Pic. Emma Jervis/ Press 22LIMERICK TD Maurice Quinlivan has revealed that he made the decision not to take a front-bench position with Sinn Fein after requesting a new role in the opposition party.Speaking to the Limerick Post this week, Deputy Quinlivan said: “My decision not to take on a front-bench position was made following numerous conversations with our Party President, Mary Lou McDonald. It was my decision and I have requested a new role that will leave me, I believe, best positioned to serve the constituents of Limerick City much better.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up ”I now am the only opposition TD in Limerick. I am very proud of my efforts in the last Dáil as our spokesperson on Jobs, Workers Rights and Pay Equality and appreciate the trust that was placed in me by my colleagues and I am excited to commence a new role within our talented Dáil team, a role that should will be announced pretty soon.”Deputy Quinlivan believes the new Sinn Féin front bench team for the 33rd Dáil will be the most effective opposition in the history of the State.“Our front bench team is ready for this challenge. My party are eager to play a constructive role in this Dáil and are ready to hold each Minister to account on behalf of our constituents.“The Sinn Féin front bench is extremely strong. I am delighted that colleagues such as Pearse Doherty and Eoin O’Broin have remained in their roles. I am equally pleased that we have injected new voices to this team.“We believe we have a team that can make a strong contribution in this Dáil and I am eager to support my colleagues in this effort. This team is oozing with talent and I look forward to working with my colleagues closely as they tackle their specific briefs.”Quinlivan went onto describe representing the constituents of Limerick as an “honour”.”I am grateful they have demonstrated such confidence in myself and Sinn Féin. We received massive support in the February election, and we will be making every effort to achieve the change that this country and our city needs,” he concluded.center_img TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostMaurice Quinlivan Previous articlePOSTPONED: 2020 Rás Tailteann delayed until 2021Next articleShannon training programmes go virtual Alan Jacques Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedin LimerickNewsQuinlivan passes front bench for new role in partyBy Alan Jacques – July 10, 2020 843 Print Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

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