At least 15 journalists arrested during DRC demonstrations

first_img News August 1, 2017 At least 15 journalists arrested during DRC demonstrations News RSF_en February 18, 2021 Find out more Reporter jailed in DRC for allegedly defaming parliamentarian News Journalist arrested on provincial governor’s orders Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Condemning abuses PredatorsViolenceImprisonedFreedom of expression Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Condemning abuses PredatorsViolenceImprisonedFreedom of expression Follow the news on Democratic Republic of Congo Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the arrests of at least 15 journalists in various cities in the Democratic Republic of Congo yesterday while covering demonstrations to demand the publication of an election calendar. Some of the journalists were physically attacked. center_img Receive email alerts Congolese reporter wounded by gunshot while covering protest in Goma The demonstrations were called by civic society groups to press the authorities to publish a calendar for elections, as envisaged in accords reached last December under which President Joseph Kabila is supposed to stand down. Demonstrations have been banned for the past year and the security forces dispersed yesterday’s with the help of a great deal of teargas and, according to some sources, live rounds. Most of the detained journalists were eventually released but their photos and videos were usually deleted first. “We firmly condemn this police crackdown, which did not spare journalists who were just doing their job, said Tshivis T. Tshivuadi, the secretary-general of Journalist in Danger (JED), an RSF partner organization. We call on the newly appointed police chiefs to respect, and to ensure that their personnel respect, the work of journalists during political demonstrations.” The BBC’s Lei Wera, Radio France Internationale’s Swahili correspondent, Daniel Chube Ngorombi, and Justin Kabunga of Congo Synthèse were arrested in Goma along with a photographer who was not identified and were held for two hours. The police temporarily confiscated Wera’s camera and sound recorder and deleted what she had recorded. In Bukavu, police used violence to arrest reporter Nino Esther and cameraman Christian Safari, who work for Canal Futur, a TV channel owned by opposition politician Vital Kamerhe. The police took them to an unidentified location and forced them delete all their video footage before releasing them. Seven journalists working for VoxCongo, Radio Okapi and the Xinhua and Anadolu news agencies were arrested in Kinshasa, were subjected to intimidation and were confined in a school yard until released after Kinshasa’s new police chief, Gen. Sylvano Kasongo Kitenge, intervened. RSF has just learned that two other journalists, Merveille Kakule of Radio Soleil and Georges Kisando of Graben university radio, were harassed and manhandled in the northeastern city of the Butembo and their equipment was confiscated. “The sole aim of these arrests was to prevent the journalists from doing their job and covering what were historic events for the DRC, said Clea Kahn-Sriber, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. The crackdown was part of the government’s attempts to suppress all democratic discourse. These attempts must stop now.” Ever since January 2015, when the National Assembly passed an electoral law amendment allowing the authorities to postpone elections originally envisaged for November 2016, journalists have been the targets of violence and intimidation when trying to cover discontent with this decision. RSF and JED issued a joint release last week condemning the government’s decision to restrict the movements of foreign reporters. In June, RFI reported that the authorities had not renewed the accreditation of its Kinshasa-based correspondent, Sonia Rolley. The DRC has seen a constant declined in media freedom for the past ten years and is ranked 154th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Manifestations à Kasa-Vubu, Kinshasa, pour demander la tenue d’élections en RDC en avril 2016 © JUNIOR KANNAH / AFP February 16, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Organisation News to go further February 24, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Mark Goldstein Continues His Ride Across America to Benefit HEAR Center

first_img ShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes On May 21st, Mark Goldstein left Boston, Massachusetts in pursuit of Santa Monica, CA. He plans on averaging 70 to 80 miles per day and will take the time to experience new cities with his family as he rides along. Goldstein is a former client who visited HEAR Center in the 1980s, and was inspired to combine his passion for cycling with his passion for helping others. Now in the 17th day of his ride, Goldstein has ridden through Massachusetts, New York, and Illinois. Photos of the sights he has seen with his family can be found on his social media pages.HEAR Center is the only nonprofit of its kind in Los Angeles County, providing free hearing and speech screenings to over 6,000 individuals and counting this year! They also provide free follow-up evaluations at HEAR Center’s office for those children who fail their screening and whose families cannot afford their required care. These services as well as HEAR Center’s sliding scale and no-cost rates are funded in part by local foundations and individual donations as well as revenue generated by hearing aid sales.HEAR Center has set a goal of raising $5,000 through Mark’s Ride. To date, we have received about 50% of our goal. Donations to help HEAR Center reach its goal during Mark’s Ride can be made at: www.hearcenter.org/donate.If you would like to follow Mark on his Ride Across America, follow him on social media at @markscyclesoflife on Facebook and Instagram. HEAR Center will also be sharing his updates on all of its social media handles: @HEARCenter on Facebook and Twitter, @hearcenter54 on Instagram.For more information about HEAR Center and the services it provides, please visit www.hearcenter.org or contact HEAR Center at (626) 796-2016 or [email protected] Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena HerbeautyThese Lipsticks Are Designed To Make Your Teeth Appear Whiter!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! Incredible!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyJennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez’s Wedding DelayedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News People Mark Goldstein Continues His Ride Across America to Benefit HEAR Center From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 | 2:48 pmcenter_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Subscribe More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  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.last_img read more

The Society of the Irish Motor Industry says motorists an easy target

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme The Society of the Irish Motor Industry says motorists an easy target PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Google+ Pinterest Facebook Twitter By News Highland – December 6, 2011 Pinterest Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released center_img Motor tax is to go up by an average of 46 euro depending on what band you’re on and the price of petrol and diesel is to increase by 1.4 cent and 1.6 cent a litre from midnight tonight.Gerry Caffrey is President of the Society of the Irish Motor Industry – he says motorists are an easy target – and his members will find getting business even tougher:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/caff.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp Previous articleIncrease in cigarette prices will lead to more smugglingNext articleDeputy Doherty launches scathing attack on budget News Highland Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week WhatsApp Newslast_img read more

Owens scores 27 to carry Montana past Weber St. 80-67

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Kyle Owens had a career-high 27 points as Montana beat Weber State 80-67.Seikou Sisoho Jawara led the Wildcats with 19 points. Tags: Big Sky/Montana Grizzlies/Weber State Wildcats Basketball February 11, 2021 /Sports News – Local Owens scores 27 to carry Montana past Weber St. 80-67 Written by Associated Presslast_img

Faculty Position in Cybersecurity (Daytona Beach Campus)

first_imgJob DescriptionThe Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS ) in the College ofEngineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University ( ERAU ),Daytona Beach, Florida, invites candidates interested incybersecurity applied to aerospace and aviation systems to applyfor a faculty position at the rank of assistant professor to startin August 2021.Our future colleague will share our university’s and department’scommitments to an inclusive, inviting, and collaborative communitypracticing excellence in both research and instruction. We stronglyencourage individuals from populations historically marginalizedunderrepresented, and underserved in engineering and computing —women, members of BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities, persons withdisabilities — to apply.The successful candidates will teach cybersecurity courses andperform research in aerospace/aviation cybersecurity. They willhave the opportunity to join one or more of the university’sresearch centers, including the recently created Center for Aerospace Resilience (CAR), CyBASE (Cybersecurity and Assured SystemsEngineering), NEAR (Next-Generation Embry-Riddle Applied Research),ASSURE (FAACenter of Excellence in Unmanned Aircraft Systems), TTHP (FAA Center ofExcellence for Technical Training and Human Performance), and theEagle Flight Research Center . Researchfacilities at Embry-Riddle include well-equipped cross-disciplinarylaboratories in the John Mica Aerospace and Engineering InnovationComplex (the MicaPlex ). Current research within the departmentincludes security for avionics, ground-air satellite links, andautonomous systems , anonymization of UAV data,simulation for air traffic control training ,AI for UAV decision making , and development ofan aviation scenario language . Other researchincludes hybrid-electric aircraft power systems ,wireless avionics , additive manufacturing of waveguides andantennas , and underwater communications . The department ishome to an NSF RED (Revolutionizing EngineeringDepartments) grant exploring Agile frameworks in academia, with thegoal of making our department more responsive to student, industry,and societal needs.QualificationsQualifications: Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in computerscience or related field, have an outstanding research record, andbe committed to teaching excellence, employing inclusive andevidence-based approaches. Experience in aerospace, aviation,defense, software development, and related industries is valued.Candidates must demonstrate excellent communication skills inwritten and spoken English.Application: Please supply an application letter, CV, statementsummarizing research, pedagogical, and professional goals, andcontact information for three professional references. Review ofapplications will begin immediately and continue until the positionis filled.The EECS department has 20 faculty members and 370 students. Itoffers the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering & ComputerScience ; M.S. degrees in cybersecurity engineering , electrical and computer engineering , software engineering , systems engineering , and unmanned and autonomous systems engineering ;and B.S. degrees in computer engineering , computer science , electrical engineering , and software engineering . The College of Engineering atEmbry-Riddle Daytona Beach has 100 faculty members plus researchstaff and enrolls nearly 2800 students. In addition to EECSprograms, the College offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees inaerospace engineering, civil engineering, and mechanicalengineering, and doctoral degrees in aerospace engineering andmechanical engineering.last_img read more

Pi Day Run-Walk Postponed

first_imgThe Pi Day 5K Run and Walk will not be held this Saturday because of the coronavirus. A new date will be set, school officials announced on the district’s website at www.oceancityschools.org.The race is organized by Ocean City Primary School teachers Carrie Merritt and Erin Porter for students, families and community members. Pi Day is an annual national celebration of the mathematical constant pi. Pi Day is observed on March 14 (3/14 in the month/day format) since 3, 1, and 4 are the first three significant digits of pi. Pi Day runners scramble in the rain on the soggy Boardwalk during the last time the race was held in 2015. (Photos courtesy of Carrie Merritt)last_img

Training in focus

first_imgImprove and William Reed, publisher of British Baker, are joining forces to hold a training conference on 30 October.Bakery employers, trade associations, retailers and training providers are being invited to the One Voice conference, which will include short presentations on Improve’s new National Skills Council and flexible NVQs and SVQs, followed by an hour of workshops and feedback, giving attendees the chance to air their views.Attendance at the conference is free. It will take place at Bakers Hall in London from 10am to 12.30pm. To register, call 0845 644 0448.last_img

Panel explores body image, eating disorders

first_imgStudents gathered in the Student Center on Wednesday night to hear panelists discuss struggles with body image as part of Love Your Body Week at Saint Mary’s.Junior Sam Moorhead, Social Concerns Committee chair for the Student Government Association, said the idea of having a panel present at Love Your Body Week was inspired by the positive results of a panel at Support a Belle, Love a Belle week in the fall.“Essentially it is to promote dialogue on issues that are so seldom talked about,” Moorhead said. “Throughout the school year we have one week where we focus on body related issues … [and it] is such an important issue that so many people struggle with but not many people talk about.”Junior Mackenzie Woods started the night by sharing her experience with anorexia. She named her eating disorder “Ed” and said that Ed chose her.“Ed is the voice that lives inside me, pushing me to embody perfection in its most extreme form,” Woods said. “You could say I was destined to develop an eating disorder from early on. The eating disorder was never something that I chose. Quite the contrary, in fact, Ed chose me as one of his victims.”Woods said she was determined to be the best anorexic. But eventually she made the choice of life over death and a healthy life over Ed. Woods recovered five years ago and has stayed healthy with the help of family, friends and her faith. Ed was a gift, Woods said.“It may seem strange that anyone would want to toy with death and experience such loss and pain,” she said. “However, in my mind Ed was a gift.“He was much less about food and the desire to be thin and much more about my emotional, spiritual, mental and creative hunger. He was a disguised opportunity for me to learn more about myself and the inner strength I never knew I had.”Woods is in the process of creating a chapter of Project HEAL at Saint Mary’s. HEAL stands for Help to Eat, Accept and Live. Project HEAL sponsors a scholarship program for people who cannot afford treatment.“I’m hoping to raise awareness of eating disorders on campus,” Woods said. “I’m hoping to really get people talking about them because it’s often taboo and under the rug.”Junior Abby Roggemann shared her emotional and ongoing battle with anorexia. Roggemann said her best friend ¾ her eating disorder ¾ became her worst enemy.“Once I realized how good I was at starving myself, it got out of control quickly,” she said. “I never thought an eating disorder could happen to me, but it can happen to anyone.“I was counting every single calorie that entered my body. It felt so good that I just couldn’t stop. It was a rude awakening when I had to admit to myself that I had a problem. I couldn’t go any longer and was scared for my future.”Roggemann said the road to recovery is a continuous journey. There is no fast fix or cure-all for an eating disorder.“I want to give you an ending with rainbows and unicorns and glitter but it’s my story, its not over yet and it wont be for a really long a time,” Roggemann said. “I’m still not really sure what the term recovery means.“Honestly I’m not recovered, but I hope my constant work will help my disordered thoughts and behaviors grow farther and fewer. There is no fast fix or cure-all for an eating disorder.”Sophomore Bridget Dedelow, who has cerebral palsy, discussed her body image issues as well. Dedelow said she noticed something was “off” with her when she was six years old.“People everyday compare themselves to models and actresses and in high school I did the same,” Dedelow said. “But when I looked in the mirror I didn’t see anything. I didn’t see confidence, I didn’t see a good body image, I basically saw nothing.“And I was basically angrier at that time. Angry for having something this thing that I couldn’t really control, angry for being awkward around other people, angry for other people that were being constantly reminded that they were normal and I wasn’t and angry at the scars that were on my body. “Dedelow said it was not until she came to Saint Mary’s that she began working on her own body image. She said her story is still ongoing with the help of supportive friends and family.“I learned to talk about my feelings instead of hiding them,” Dedelow said. “My favorite Beatles quote is ‘Tomorrow may rain but follow the sun.’”Moorhead said the event was great because she was able to hear personal Saint Mary’s stories.“It was obviously such a great experience for the people here and them because it takes so much courage and I’m so proud of them for doing it,” Moorhead said.A mass in Le Mans followed the panel. The chosen passages related to God’s image and body image in some way.“We have not had a mass in the past, but being a Catholic women’s college we thought we should add faith to it and the week,” Moorhead said. “We decided to have that faith component because a lot of people rely on faith in order to get them through their struggles so we thought this was a great opportunity to do that.”Tags: anorexia, Love Your Body, Love Your Body Week, Project HEAL, saint mary’s, SMClast_img read more

A Real Vacation.

first_img“The drive-eat-sleep vacation routine we get into doesn’t do much to relieve stress,” said Janine Freeman, an Extension Service nutrition specialist with the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences.On the other hand, she said, physical activity is a proven stress beater.The problem, Freeman said, is that when your body is sedentary, your mind can wander, and you end up dwelling on your problems instead of relaxing.Active Body, Active Mind”If you’re lying on the beach, you still have time to think about all your problems back home,” Freeman said. “But if you’re engaged in some kind of physical activity, your mind is active. You’re concentrating on what you’re doing, and you can’t think about what your have to do when you get home.”Regardless of your age, fitness level or interests, Freeman said, an active trip is out there for you. Here are a few suggestions.WalkingA short tour of trails at state and national parks could make for a great weekend getaway. All you need is good pair of walking shoes and you’re ready to go. For information on state parks go to www.gastateparks.org. For national parks, see www.nps.gov.All-inclusive walking tours, too, offer the chance to walk around some of the world’s greatest landmarks and attractions. Check out walking.about.com/cs/toursamericas or www.wonderwalks.com (877-897-7175) for a guided walk or hike.BikingIf you’re a biker, all-inclusive biking tours are available, or you could plan your own adventure. Head to the mountains or look into the 11,658 miles of abandoned railroad track that have been converted into public trails for both walking and biking. Go to www.railtrails.org (202-331-9696) or www.traillink.com to find out more.HikingIf you’re just starting out, check out a local hiking club. They offer group trips for folks at different fitness levels and the expertise to keep you safe. To find some great trails to hike in Georgia, see www.georgiagetaway.com or www.gatrails.com.Adult CampsWho says camps are just for kids? If you want toimprove your tennis or golf game or learn more about backpacking, go to www.grownupcamps.com. You could even send the kids to one camp, while you and your spouse go to another.Water sportsCanoeing, rafting, snorkeling and sea kayaking offer challenging workouts and the chance to catch some scenery you can’t see from your car. Go to www.backroads.com (800-462-2848) for information on water sports or any of the other vacations listed here.These vacations are designed for people at different fitness levels. Still, you’re going to have a much better time if you don’t injure yourself. So, do some conditioning. If you’re going biking, get your bike out a few weeks before you leave and do some training.The same goes for hiking and walking. Do plenty of walking to get yourself in shape. Remember to wear-in your new boots or shoes before you leave.last_img read more

14 Container garden

first_img“I like having container gardens because they’re extremely easy to put together,” said Pennisi, an associate professor and floriculture specialist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “And there’s a lot of flexibility on where you place that container.”This is important for people who live in apartments or condos and don’t have a place to garden. And a full-sun plant doesn’t have to be limited by a shady part of the lawn. In a container, it can easily be moved to the appropriate place, said Pennisi, who works on the UGA campus in Griffin, Ga. It’s one the many perks to having a container garden.Be careful which plants you put together, though. This will decide whether your plants survive or die, she said.”You have to match the plants in the container to their specific needs, which include light, nutrition and water,” she said. Matching fast-growing plants with slow-growing ones will allow the faster ones to take over the little, slow ones.Best betKnowing your plants is your best bet for success, Pennisi said. When looking into container sizes, keep dwarf-size plants together in a smaller pot and large plants in bigger ones. The size of the container depends, too, on how often you have time to take care of the plants.”A small container in the summer may require watering three or four times a day,” she said.You can get around this, she said, with self-watering containers and hydrogels. These gels are combined with a potting mix and, once the plant is watered, release water during the day when the plant needs it. This helps people who can’t tend the plant at all times of the day.The type of soil is important, too, when considering a container garden. “Mostly, you have to think about the soil being well-drained and having adequate soil-moisture capacity,” Pennisi said.Just rightThe soil should be neither too coarse nor too fine. This will allow the plant to “breathe” and access water easily.”When mixing plants, make sure to match their environmental needs,” she said. “For springtime, you want warm-day-and-cool-night plants, and for summer you want plants that do well in the heat and humidity days and nights.”Some plants that do well in a container together, she said, include a spring mix of snapdragon, ornamental kale, parsley and pansies. Another spring combination may include twinspur, lobelia and nemesia. For a summer mix, try vinca, coleus and verbena.”You can put five plants together in a container and have a small garden right there on your patio,” Pennisi said. This flexibility of container gardening allows anyone to continue their gardening passion and not be restricted by where they live.(Kristen Plank is a student writer with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.) Volume XXXIINumber 1Page 14 By Kristen PlankUniversity of GeorgiaKeeping a garden watered, weeded and thriving isn’t easy, especially if you have a 40-hour workweek and limited yard space. But “instant garden appeal” is only a few containers away, says Bodie Pennisi.last_img read more