Kailondo Offers US$5,000 Reward for Info on Journalist Browne’s Killers

first_imgGeorge B. Kailondo, the owner of Super FM has offered US$5,000 to anyone who will provide information that will lead to the arrest and prosecution of the assailant (s) responsible for the murder of journalist Tyron Browne.Browne, who worked for Super FM, was found dead Monday morning (about 3 a.m.) on Duport Road.An eye-witness claimed that Browne’s body was dumped from a black jeep.Mr. Kailondo said while he believes in the ability of the Liberia National Police (LNP) to find the culprit, he will play his part to ensure that whoever committed the act is found and prosecuted.He said he is hiring former police investigators to support LNP investigators but did not say how many private investigators he would hire.Mr. Kailondo called on President George Weah to condemn the death of journalist Tyron Browne. “I have always believed that Liberia will be a peaceful country under a George Weah led-administration.“I have US$5,000 for anyone who will provide clear information leading to the arrest of those involved in the death of journalist Browne. Again, I am appealing to the LNP investigators to begin work to find those who caused Browne’s murder,” he said.He added “Today it is journalist Browne, tomorrow would be Kailondo or any other journalist in Liberia. We all need to live here peacefully as we experienced under former president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s administration.”Mr. Kailondo said it was unfortunate for members of the Fourth-Estate, and who are watchdogs of society, to be living in fear.“I was seriously shocked when the information reached me on Monday. I can’t believe that Tyron Browne,” he said.Mr. Kailondo said he believes that a national condemnation from President Weah on the death of journalist Browne will send a strong message that the President is a man of peace and humanity.“Because we did not support the presidential bid of President Weah in the just ended elections, we continue to receive calls from unknown numbers with threatening statements,” he claimed.Today, he said, “We have a journalist who has left Liberia, due to fear of losing his life. I believe this is not the country that Liberians envisage with George M. Weah being President for which many Liberians risked their lives.”According to him, when President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf won the elections in 2005 and 2011, no one was chased from Liberia, because of their membership of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Proclaimed week brings mental health and addictions to light

first_imgA week in November will now bring awareness to mental health and addictions in Fort St.John.- Advertisement -Ibolya Agoston is the Community Mental Health and Addictions Team Leader for Northern Health.On Monday, she asked City Council to proclaim a week in November as Mental Health and Addictions awareness week.[asset|aid=2062|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=fc8a356c3827a60474cd61b96d37df68-Ibolya 1_1_Pub.mp3]Agoston represents a team of professionals, including stakeholders from the RCMP, problem gambling organizations, the Schizophrenia Society, and many others.The team is dedicated to providing resources and care to people with mental health and/or addictions.Advertisement Photo: Acting Mayor Don Irwin hands Ibolya Agoston the proclamation on Monday afternoon – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.ca City Council awarded the organization a proclamation, stating that November 2nd to 8th will be Mental Health and Addictions awareness weekFor more information on Mental Health and Addictions, visit Northern Health’s website by Clicking Here.last_img read more

‘Scared’ World Cup migrants face Russia deportation

first_imgLike thousands of other Africans, Lamin came to Russia during the 2018 tournament on a “Fan ID” that allowed spectators to bypass the country’s usual visa requirements.While most came purely to watch the football, others had plans to stay on and find work.Some believed they could claim asylum in Russia or that the country would be a stepping-stone to life in Europe.But eight months after the World Cup, their hopes have been dashed and the Russian interior ministry has said it is stepping up measures to deport all over-staying guests by the end of March.– Little hope of asylum –Like thousands of other Africans, Lamin came to Russia during last year’s World Cup on a special temporary visa for fans, which he overstayed © AFP / Mladen ANTONOVLamin, an assumed name, said he needed to flee a family conflict in The Gambia because his life was in danger.A church friend told him Russia would be easy to enter during the period it was hosting the football tournament.Even so, it wasn’t easy when he arrived.“I was confused, I had no place to stay, the situation was tough,” he said.The former management student was eventually helped by a Liberian immigrant who shared food and offered a space in the apartment.But during a raid in February, police found the Liberian had no valid documents and he was deported.“I don’t know what I’m going to do next, I’m totally scared,” said Lamin, who has been given temporary leave to stay until the middle of March.With the help of the Civic Assistance Committee, an organisation that works with refugees in Russia, he has put in an application for permanent asylum.There is little hope, however, of it being granted. Official figures show that in 2017, Russia gave full refugee status to just 33 people.– Wave of arrivals –Lamin, a 23-year old Gambian, is one of some 12,000 people who stayed on in Russia illegally after his fan visa for the World Cup expired © AFP / Mladen ANTONOVThe “Fan IDs” were originally valid just for the period of the World Cup, but President Vladimir Putin later announced they could be used for re-entry until the end of 2018.Last month, interior ministry official Andrei Krayushkin said 12,000 people had stayed on illegally after the end of the year.But efforts by the security services had so far reduced that number to 5,500, he told a press conference.Daniel, who has worked with African migrants in Moscow for 10 years but did not want to give his last name nor where he works for fear of repercussions, said the World Cup had brought the biggest wave of arrivals he had ever seen.“When they get here, they’re stuck. They don’t want to go back, they can’t go forward,” he told AFP.“Most don’t speak Russian, and without Russian, the chances are very small of finding a job.”One such immigrant is Solomon, who came during the World Cup to watch Nigeria play — his home side. He already had plans to stay on after the tournament.At first, the 31-year-old found work as a gardener but is now unemployed.“In Nigeria, there is no job, no good politics, no good life,” the engineering graduate said.“I just want to stay here for a little time, so that I am able to work, get some money and go to another place.”He is “very worried” about the interior ministry’s March deadline, but says he has no plans to leave of his own accord.– Trafficking victims –Rights groups say that most African migrants don’t speak Russian, and without that, they stand very little chance of finding work © AFP / Mladen ANTONOVA few in extreme circumstances have been granted leave to stay beyond March.Victoria came from Nigeria on a World Cup ticket with plans to study in Russia, but on arrival, the 22-year-old discovered she had been trafficked into prostitution.A woman came to meet her at the airport, took her back to a flat and told her to take off her clothes.“She took my passport and my Fan ID,” Victoria said.After being forced to work as a street prostitute, Victoria got in touch with the anti-trafficking NGO Alternativa and managed to escape.The organisation has helped her obtain permission to remain until the summer, and she has found some work in a shoe repair shop.“I want to stay in Russia,” she told AFP at the NGO’s central Moscow office.“Not to stay permanently — I just want to have some money, so that at least when I go back to Nigeria I can start a business.”But others who were trafficked, like 20-year-old Progress, remain in a state of limbo.Alternativa is preparing an application for an extension so that “maybe I can stay in Russia,” said the young Nigerian woman, who was also forced into prostitution.“A lot of the girls who came with me are still working. They are too scared to leave.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Only 33 people won full refugee status in Russia in 2017 © AFP / Mladen ANTONOVMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Mar 6 – In a cramped apartment on the outskirts of Moscow, Lamin has little more than the clothes and the Bible he brought with him when he came to Russia on a temporary World Cup visa last summer.The 23-year-old Gambian shares the two-bedroom flat with nine other people — the youngest a newborn baby girl, the daughter of a Congolese flatmate.last_img read more

SA cyclist wins junior World Track title

first_img“His winning time of 1:03.265 is world class. In my opinion, it is lightning fast. He continued: “Bernard’s winning performance in the one-kilometre time trial is something else. It is an unbelievable performance. Nobody can doubt any longer that Bernard is the ‘Real Deal’ of SA track cycling. “It must be a new South African junior record and very close to the SA senior record.” Another chapter in the fast-growing success story of South African cycling was written at the 2010 UCI Junior World Track Championships in Montichiari, Italy when Bernard Esterhuizen won gold in the one-kilometre time trial. JP van Zyl, who finished fifth in the sprints at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, spoke to Cycling South Africa about Esterhuizen’s victory at the championships, which ended on Sunday. Dean Edwards, a long time star of South African track cycling, said he hoped Esterhuizen’s victory would open the door for other South African track cyclists. He said: “Hopefully Bernard’s victory has proven once and for all that South Africa’s track cyclists can compete with the best if they are given the right opportunities. PedigreeSean Badenhorst, the editor of TREAD cycling magazine, told Sascoc: “The one-kilometre time trial is no longer an Olympic event, but what this event does is give an idea of Bernard’s pedigree. Within the space of the last year, South Africans in the sport of cycling, in its various forms, have excelled on the world stage: think of Greg Minnaar and Burry Stander in mountain biking, Sifiso Nhlapo in BMX, Ashleigh Moolman Pasio on the road, and a number of juniors in road events in Europe. And don’t forget that Ernst van Dyk is the Paralympic champion in hand-cycling. With that in mind, he plans to propose an arrangement with the UCI Training Academy that would allow Esterhuizen to remain and train there until the 2012 London Olympic Games. ‘A certain medal contender’ “Bernard is, without a doubt, a certain medal contender,” he said. “Remember, I was only 20 when I finished 5th at 1996 Olympic Games.” Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material EuropeVan Zyl told Cycling South Africa he was concerned about Esterhuizen being based in Switzerland before the World Championships. “Believe me, it can become lonely in Europe,” he explained. Esterhuizen is based at the UCI’s World Cycling Centre in Aigle, Switzerland. It is obviously something that he has benefited from, especially when one also considers his results in the Kierin and sprint finals in which he finished fourth and sixth respectively. 17 August 2010 “He was previously a good sprinter, but this event is so much more of a mental and physical test and shows that he has the talent to diversify, and he should definitely be in the 2012 Olympic frame of things.” “The UCI Cycling Academy should also receive credit for Bernard’s victory. He would certainly not have won if he had stayed in South Africa,” he opined. Esterhuizen is the latest South African to shine and this time the success is in yet another discipline: track cycling. “Therefore, I was slightly worried about Bernard before the beginning of the World Championship. One of two things could happen. He could either totally crack due to homesickness, or he could ride like a true champion. He did the latter and that tells me much about his character. He had proven himself to be a true fighter of the same caliber as a Robert Hunter.” “I can only hope that Bernard has opened the door for a complete track cycling development programme. There are more medals to be won at future World Championships.” ‘The Real Deal’“Bernard Esterhuizen is the ‘Real Deal’ of South African track cycling,” he told Cycling South Africa. “I can only hope that Sascoc (the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee) also realises this.”last_img read more

Members urged to take action on farm bill

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a Comment With the election behind us, both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives are respectively in discussions to find a pathway to pass a farm bill. If a bill is not passed in the next few weeks, a new Congress will take office in January and the whole legislative process will reset and start over.Farm Bureau is pushing for attention to many long-standing issues important to farmers such as:Improving Title 1 dairy and commodity programs such as Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) & Price Loss Coverage (PLC).Protecting key features of the federal crop insurance program.A renewed focused on conservation programs, the specialty crop program and research and development programs.Members are being asked to help Congressional leaders recognize the hardships farmers are facing due to the current farm economy crisis. Farmers have seen rising costs and lower commodity prices for several years running. As a result, farm income is less than half of what it was five years ago.Ohio Farm Bureau is requesting members send a note using the Farm Votes Matter Action Alert Center to U.S. Senators and U.S. Representatives and ask for them to move a farm bill forward before the end of the year.Farm Bureau will continue engaging with members of both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House to complete work on a bipartisan bill that can be signed into law to sustain our nation’s food security.Online Extras:Additional farm bill resources from American Farm BureauText of the bills and additional background information from the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee and U.S. House Agriculture Committee (Note the documents on these pages are not provided by Farm Bureau, but directly from the Congressional Committees.)  Leave a Commentlast_img read more

Facebook Suspends Phone & Address Sharing Feature

first_imgmike melanson Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Just before the weekend, Facebook announced that it would begin allowing third-party applications and websites to request that users share both their mobile phone number and address. Now, the company has said that it will be putting the new feature on hold while it makes changes to make sure that Facebook users are aware of the potential for data sharing.Douglas Purdy, director of developer relations, just posted on the Facebook developer blog to explain that Facebook agrees with its critics that the feature could be better implemented and the company will be pulling it until changes are made.“Over the weekend, we got some useful feedback that we could make people more clearly aware of when they are granting access to this data. We agree, and we are making changes to help ensure you only share this information when you intend to do so. We’ll be working to launch these updates as soon as possible, and will be temporarily disabling this feature until those changes are ready. We look forward to re-enabling this improved feature in the next few weeks.”Purdy was just hired last November to “improve Facebook’s relationship with the community.” This move will not only help with Facebook’s developer community, but potentially its user community too. A primary complaint of many commenters, developers and members of the data portability community was that the permissions dialog design did little to convey to users that they were now sharing information that had previously been kept for use on Facebook, not third-party applications. Take a look at the permission dialog: A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Breaking#news#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting While the request for new information seems apparent here, when it becomes part of a much longer list of permissions, it may easily slip past without users noticing. Purdy was not specific in what changes would be made, but we hope that it has to do with at very least the design of the dialog, if not even allowing users to have granular control over what they share with who at the time of sharing, not in a separate settings page.For an in-depth look at the new feature, give “Facebook & Identity: The Continued Push Toward Becoming Your One True Login” a read. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Pre-Production Tips: The Basics of Breaking Down a Script

first_imgYou’ve got your script, your cast, and your crew, so you’re ready to shoot, right? Not exactly. You need to break down your script first.Breaking down your script makes you properly list out all of your characters, props, costumes, and set needs — to name a few things. By doing so, you identify what and who you’ll need per scene. A film’s producer typically does a rough breakdown, followed by the 1st AD’s more thorough pass. But with a low budget you may have to do it yourself. There are programs and plugins for script writing software that allow you to do this digitally, but you can also do it manually with markers and highlighters.Create a LegendEvery producer has their own variation on the breakdown, but the following roughly summarizes the typical approach. Using your software or markers, you need to create a legend. The legend should include at least the following: character, costume, props, set dressing, and sound. Assign each of these its own color.Depending on your script, you may need more. Will there by any stunts? Any vehicles or extras? How about any trained animals? Does the script have any musical cues? Each script has its own needs, so you’ll need to customize your color codes accordingly.Breakdown BasicsYou need to break down the script scene by scene. Move through each scene and highlight the various characters, props, etc., using their designated colors. You only need to highlight them the first time they appear in a scene. (But don’t only highlight them the first time they appear in the script overall.) You need to be able to hand off each scene’s breakdown sheet (more on that in a bit) to each department. Everyone needs to know immediately what each scene needs without referencing the script.Here is a sample breakdown from my short film “The Accomplice.”Everyone will have a slightly different approach. Here, I didn’t highlight the “silhouette of a man” because later he gets properly revealed as The Thief, which I did highlight. I double highlighted “his pistol” as both costume and prop because while you don’t wear a gun you do wear a holster. I put “flips on a switch” under set dressing because a light switch is obviously an important part of the environment but not really an item Jake Pope will be carrying around. I also highlighted “bedroom” just as a possible note for the production design department so that they know they may have to dress that room; I did the same for the “kitchen.” The kettle whistling and the door rustling were both important sounds for the scene, so I highlighted them to make sure the sound department knew they’d be capturing those sounds.As I mentioned before, next time either of these characters or props appears in another scene, I will mark them accordingly and put it in the breakdown sheet. We break down the script scene by scene, not as a whole unit. If a prop returns, you need to note it.Organizing the Breakdown SheetAfter breaking down the script, you’ll need to organize it. You need to turn the highlighted script into a legible sheet you can hand off to the individual departments. At the top of the sheet, write down the scene’s slug line. Begin filling in the appropriate sections of your breakdown sheet. Which characters appear in the scene? Do they have props or specific costumes? What set dressing appears in the scene?Here is an example of a breakdown sheet. (I modified a free template from StudioBinder.com.)After you’re finished, distribute the breakdown sheet to the various departments. The costume department, prop department, production designer, stunt coordinator, etc. can all reference this sheet and know exactly what you’re expecting from them.As you can see, the script doesn’t always contain every detail. For instance, this script didn’t specify what type of costume our characters would be wearing. This is something that you’ll want to speak with the director about. What does he or she envision for these characters? The same goes for just about every aspect of the breakdown sheet. Review it with the director and producer to fill in any gaps the script may not detail.Importance of a Script BreakdownBreaking down the script facilitates communication — it doesn’t leave anything to chance. You can’t afford to rely solely on memory when filming. And simply mentioning something in the script isn’t enough. It’s far too easy to overlook something or take a prop for granted. When we break down the script, everything ends up on a list, making it easier for everyone to do their jobs.So does it work? You can see the results of this breakdown in my short film “The Accomplice.” A good breakdown helped us prepare for the production. And once you’ve created your own breakdown and you’re ready to start filming, check out “Getting Started in Effective Low-Budget Film and Video Production.”Cover image via NERYXCOM.Looking for more filmmaking tips and tricks? Check these out.Industry Tips: Why Below-The-Line Talent Needs a PublicistStreamline Your Film or Video Project with an Assistant EditorLens Tips: Doing the Work of Four Lenses with TwoRoundup: The Best Portable Hard Drives for Video EditingThe Indie Filmmaker’s Guide to Low- or No-Budget Location Scoutinglast_img read more

An Inbound Marketer’s Introduction to Twitter Lists

first_img , soldering list on Twitter, your business will have one more way get found by prospects. lists. Watch For example, say you’re interested in following the people at HubSpot. There are over 100 of us here now, so it’s a lot of work to follow us all individually. Now, instead of following each of us, you can go to our HubSpotters list page  — Inbound Marketing Stars Lists are collections of Twitter users that you can follow all at once, instead of one by one. They’re Employees twitter.com/HubSpot/inbound-marketing-stars lists are great places to find out more about HubSpot. In case you missed the news last week, Twitter solder paste (1) Start following a few popular lists. , –Lists are a new tool. They’re going to evolve, and the best practices for using them as marketing tools will also evolve. In order to get the most out of them you should keep trying new ways of using them. Customers and the one we’ve setup at HubSpot . .  ? Once you’re created a few great lists, share them with your network. Post them on Twitter. Post them on Listorious. Post them on your blog. When you share your list, make sure you share your list page. The URL should look something like this:  Inbound Marketing News Watch this free webinar to learn everything you need to know about marketing with Twitter Lists. You’ll find out how Twitter list can be useful to marketers and how to get started with them. There are lots of ways to become a thought leader, and lists augment them all. If you sell soldering supplies and you set up Lists will help companies solidify thought leadership. THE  A key part of marketing today is using search, social media and content to establish yourself as the thought leader in your industry — whether it’s  — and follow us all at once. twitter.com/HubSpot/hubspotters (4) Keep experimenting with lists. is a great place to browse Twitter lists. I’m also a fan of why should you or any other marketer care What have you learned about Twitter lists? Let us know in the comments below. Lists will make companies more transparent. , the internal conversations of your company will become more transparent. That will give prospects another way get to know your company and to build trust, which will leads to more sales. One last note: Keep in mind that lists aren’t perfect right now. It’s very hard to add people to them. You can’t change the names. It’s hard to browse a lot of them. But this doesn’t mean you should ignore them. They represent a significant change in the way Twitter works — and, increasingly, that means a significant change in the way marketers do their jobs.  Successful inbound marketers know that transparency builds sales. It builds trust, which makes deals easier to close. Here’s how: Go to your Twitter home page. In the right-hand column, about halfway down the page, you should see a “New List” option. Click this and you’ll see instructions that will help you create a new list. Try to create a descriptive, unique name. And make sure you select the “Public” option. changing the way people use Twitter Partners Our If your company sets up a list of all employees using Twitter like  (2) Start building your own lists. New York Times lists Twitter Marketing Topics: golf training How to Get Started With Lists ,  (3) Share your lists. — Listorious Once you’ve create the list, start adding people to it. This can be time consuming. Right now the best way is to go to the profile of the user you want to add, then click the white lists tab above the user’s updates. You’ll see your new list in the pulldown.  or something else.  What’s a list — and  Once you take a look at few lists, jump in and build your own. . Don’t share the page you use to manage your list. and Free Twitter Lists Webinar: Everything You Need to Know About Twitter Lists announced a major new feature: , and they’re set to become an important new tool for inbound marketers. the free webinar now There are at least two ways that lists will become important tools for marketers: Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack list are great places to find out more about inbound marketing. The fencing Originally published Nov 2, 2009 10:08:00 AM, updated October 20 2016last_img read more

3 Ways to Use Google Webmaster Tools to Increase Search Engine Traffic

first_img help control where your content appears faster First add your site and verifythat you are indeed the owner or at least have access to managing it. Once logged into Google Webmaster Tools you will have access to three primary areas for review – site configuration (managing your website), your site on the web (how Google sees you), and diagnostics (where Google is getting stuck). Date & Time: own website your site is the more likely crawlers are to go through more of your content. note Want to learn more about your website – Is it set up for success? Is it being crawled by search engines? Is it site too slow? How can I tell? your latest content ( In summary, these tools are helpful because they show you a lot about your site that you would otherwise not be able to track, and it helps troubleshoot – as a bonus this is a great way to be a hero with IT or just take some control back over your Originally published May 13, 2010 11:00:00 AM, updated October 20 2016 2. Managing Geographic Targeting: This is something that can easily be controlled via your site configuration > settings. Note that this is a little like playing with fire and you wouldn’t want to disqualify your content from being displayed to Europe unless you are truly only selling to the United States. However, if you have multiple websites or subdomains which are diagnose if something is wrong SEO Resources To diagnose potential issues, troubleshoot or determine if there is even an issue at all, refer to crawl errors and stats which show you that information. What do you do with this information? It will help you . Topics: : not all content that gets crawled gets indexed, because the harsh truth is that not all is index worthy). then this will be a must for you tocenter_img . Having one and submitting it via webmaster tools allows you to politely nudge 1. Submit a Sitemap: www.domain.com/sitemap.xml and ultimately work to improve site performance. If there are no errors, then no worries. If yes, then you will want to take action and most often they will actually give you suggestions on what to do next. The crawl stats will also show you how much time is spent loading a page. This is extremely useful for large sites that are looking to do advanced optimization or any site heavily using images, dynamic URLs etc. The Photo Credit: Google to crawl This is not the public sitemap that you use as an index for your content, but rather a dynamically built sitemap which updates on a regular basis to include your most current pages of your website as you create them. This may sound complex – not at all. You can build one yourself through any free “.xml sitemap generator tool” out there or just ask your webmaster to add one. How do you know if you have one? Most are set up to be found at Kinologik Submit your site now 3. Crawl Errors and Site Speed: Free tools like Google Webmaster Toolsprovide you detailed reports about your pages’ visibility in Google, and registration is simple – and did I mention free. You should actually register your site with Yahoo Site Explorerand Bing Webmaster Centeras well. ( note: this post is specific to tips within your Google account and can be applied across the board.)  for optimization by HubSpot Experts! (2 will be selected) . Live Website Optimization: Using Website Grader For Marketing Success targeting foreign countries Join HubSpot Experts for a live session for website review and optimization, providing tips for getting found online. Every Tuesday at 1:00pm ET Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more