first_img Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU to go further CyprusEurope – Central Asia October 17, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Ten Spanish journalists expelled from northern part of island Reporters Without Borders today denounced the absurdity of rules applying to foreign journalists visiting the Turkish-governed northern part of Cyprus, after the authorities there deported 10 Spanish journalists, including Xavier Vidal, editor of one of Spain’s leading dailies, El Pais, on 14 October for holding “illegal meetings.””The restrictions imposed on foreign journalists by the Turkish-Cypriot authorities are unacceptable,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard in a letter to Tayyibe Gülek, the Turkish government’s minister of state for Cypriot affairs. “To avoid being spied on and endangering their sources, they are forced, as in Chechnya, to hide the fact they are journalists. We urge you to see that such regulations hampering press freedom are changed,” he said.A group of 16 Spanish people, including the 10 journalists, were expelled to the Greek-Cypriot side of the island by police and foreign ministry press officials after conferring with NGOs, the media and other civil society groups in the north.There were accused of holding illegal meetings and giving “false information” to Turkish-Cypriot border officials. The group had earlier attended a conference in southern Cyprus on enlarging the European Union and had entered the north on tourist visas.Foreign journalists wanting to work in the north must inform the press office of the foreign ministry of the so-called “Turkish Republic of North Cyprus,” which is not recognised by the international community and must . They also have to be accompanied by a ministry official wherever they go and whenever they interview someone. RSF_en Organisation Help by sharing this information News June 2, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Cypruscenter_img CyprusEurope – Central Asia December 2, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts News RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive News News Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union November 23, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

first_imgPhotos: Light Up The Blues | Dolby Theatre | Los Angeles, CA | 4/21/2018 | Credit: Erik Kabik On Saturday night, some of the biggest names in music came together at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre for the fifth annual Light Up The Blues concert. Light Up The Blues is a benefit for Autism Speaks, and the event and the organization seeks to promote global awareness of the Autism community. Since Light Up The Blues inception in 2013, the concerts’ events have raised of $1.8 million for Autism Speaks.For its landmark fifth year, the high-profile concert boasted performances by Neil Young, Stephen Stills, Burt Bacharach, Judy Collins, Sheryl Crow, Beck, Patti Smith, Chris Stills, Oliver Stills, Benmont Tench, Mike Campbell, Steve Ferrone, and more. In addition, Jack Black emceed the evening and movie stars like Christina Applegate, Amy Brenneman, and Sarah Silverman were on hand to support the worthy cause.You can check out an extensive gallery of photos from last night’s A-list benefit below, courtesy of Erik Kabik. Photo: Erik Kabikcenter_img Load remaining imageslast_img read more

first_imgBy Dan RahnUniversity of GeorgiaYou know you look forward to the annual flourish of flowers inthe spring. Everybody does. But the brightest display of bloomsin your yard will depend on a little effort now.”Most bulbs and perennials do better if planted in the fall,”said Bob Westerfield, a University of Georgia CooperativeExtension horticulturist.If you don’t plan now and try to plant them in early spring,they’ll grow a little and try to bloom. “But you won’t get nearlythe show you would if they had all fall and winter to grow a rootsystem,” Westerfield said.Perennials and bulbs planted in the fall will spend the late falland winter developing hearty roots that will help them supportthe stress of blooming in the spring. Those planted in springwill give some blooms, but they’ll offer a bigger show a yearlater, after those roots have had more time to develop.Trees, tooThe same is true for spring-blooming trees.”Trees such as dogwood and magnolias form buds the previousseason,” said UGA Extension horticulturist Jim Midcap. For thebest roots, fall planting is best, he said.Early spring planting is usually acceptable but not preferred.”Crape myrtles, however, bloom on new growth,” Midcap said.”Getting the trees established for summer blooming makes fallplanting essential.”Midcap encourages planting all trees in the fall.”Plant broadleaf evergreens, such as magnolia, hollies andazaleas, in early fall,” he said, “because the soil is stillwarm. The broadleaf evergreens need warm soil to develop a rootsystem.”The keyWhether you’re planting bulbs or perennials, good soil is thekey, Westerfield said.”The soil must be in good shape with plenty of organic matter,”he said. “You also need to mulch them to help protect them fromcold. Mulch is good insulation. You need it to help the rootsystems grow and protect them from the cold.”For details on how to plant for spring flowering, contact your county UGAExtension agent at 1-800-ASK-UGA1.(Dan Rahn is a news editor with the University of GeorgiaCollege of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement Mikel Arteta admits several factors are out of Arsenal’s control (Getty Images)Mikel Arteta has revealed he has made multiple transfer plans for Arsenal after the coronavirus pandemic halted the Premier League season.The Gunners currently have Dani Ceballos, Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares on loan, while the club are also hoping to extend Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s contract, which expires next year.Arteta is also keen to strengthen his defensive options and may need an attacking replacement for Aubameyang if Arsenal decide to sell this striker this summer.‘I’m planning two or three different scenarios that we can face,’ he told Sky Sports.ADVERTISEMENT‘Depending on one of those three, we will be able to do more, less or nothing. Metro Sport ReporterThursday 9 Apr 2020 4:16 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.1kShares Mikel Arteta reveals he has three transfer plans for Arsenal Mikel Arteta could lose Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer (AFP via Getty Images)‘We have to react daily. We don’t know what the financial situation is going to be, we don’t know the rules, the timing, the window. AdvertisementAdvertisement‘There are so many things we cannot control at the moment.’Arteta also believes Arsenal were in a ‘difficult state’ when he took over from Unai Emery and admits he was keen to improve the squad’s belief and energy.‘I went through a lot when I got here… I had eight or 10 players injured, and there were a lot of issues to deal with. The connection between fans, players and club was in a difficult state at that moment,’ he said.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘We had to change that energy, the belief and the commitment from the players.‘I was very pleased because everyone was on board with what we were doing.‘We started to win three or four games in a row and there was a much more positive mindset around the place.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment Advertisementlast_img read more