THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY AS CITY FIRMS RUN… AND RUN

first_img whatsapp Sunday 17 April 2011 10:03 pm KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search Ads HOGAN Lovells partner Richard Tyler will be walking down the stairs sideways for the next three days after completing yesterday’s physically and mentally exhausting 26.2 mile Virgin Money London Marathon.“Towards the end of the race you end up running not much faster than you can walk because your legs wind down like a spring,” said Tyler, appropriately an energy specialist at the law firm. “The first half was fun but the second was increasingly ugly.”Tyler finished the race in just over four hours to raise about £3,000 – once he has “rattled a few cages” at Lovells – to be split equally between the Geoff Thomas Foundation and Action Against Hunger, which is funding a feeding station for malnourished children in Liberia.Meanwhile, Vassos Georgiadis, managing director of Melton Legal Search, joined the crowds to encourage his fellow Jane Bubear Sport Foundation trustees Martin Winter, senior partner at Taylor Wessing (3hrs 59 mins) and Brian Phillips, chief investment officer of GCP Capital Partners (4hrs 57 mins).Not to be outdone, a group of 14 lawyers from Simmons & Simmons have been training for months to raise their target of £1,700 each for Scope, including partners Tim Pearce and Jonathan Melrose; Jonathan Hammond, the new head of financial markets; and associates George Hankey and Arthur Markham.After finishing the race in four hours and 35 minutes, Markham took a cycle rickshaw straight to the The Punchbowl in Piccadilly Circus for some rehydrating ciders – “the best thing I have drunk all day” – while Taylor Wessing’s Winter celebrate his fifty-seventh birthday with his first beers in four weeks.“I shall try hard not to fall asleep,” said Wessing, who is tomorrow flying out to the Greek island of Stetse for a holiday with Georgiadis, where the pair plan to take part in their traditional 16.5 mile race around the “brutally hilly” island – just for fun.“When he beats me I always allege he uses a scooter, but he always denies it,” said Wessing.PAYING TRIBUTEAS the marathon was underway, tributes were being paid to Towers Watson consultant Gareth Crockett, 27, who was killed in a road accident last week during a sponsored run and bike ride that would have culminated in the London race.Gareth was part of a team undertaking the epic challenge of cycling more than 450 miles and completing four marathons in eight days, travelling from Belfast to London. The group had planned the challenge to raise money for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research in memory of close friend John Erwin who passed away from the disease last year. Donations in memory of both Gareth and John can continue to be made at justgiving.com/beldonchallenge. Share THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY AS CITY FIRMS RUN… AND RUN center_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.com Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

first_imgHowlers and fouls grabbed some of the headlines in the Aviva Premiership and Guinness Pro12 this weekend, but there were plenty of terrific tries and top tackles to enjoy too. Man on a mission: Luke Cowan-Dickie was unstoppable for Exeter. (Photo: Getty Images) Out of the game: Alex Waller heads for a costly spell in the sin-bin (Photo: Getty Images)The SinnersMen behaving badlyThere was plenty of niggle during Saracens’ 27-12 Aviva Premiership win over Northampton and Saints prop Alex Waller was involved in two of the key incidents, once as the villain and once as the potential victim.Waller was sin-binned after 55 minutes when his side were 12-9 up because when Jamie George barged into him at the back of a ruck, Waller picked him up and tipped him onto his back. While Waller was in the bin George scored a try and Saracens earned a penalty try from a driving maul, so it proved to be a costly moment of madness from him.Saracens wing Chris Ashton could be in far graver trouble as he was accused of biting Waller’s hand during the game. TV footage shows the two grappling at a breakdown, Waller putting his right hand across Ashton’s mouth and he claims Ashton bit him as he tried to wriggle free.On Monday evening Ashton was cited for not one but two biting incidents, so once the judicial panel has examined the evidence and made a decision we will know how much of a villain the wing has been this time. Williams’ wipeoutThe Scarlets slipped to their third Guinness Pro12 defeat of the season but Liam Williams did his very best to keep Ulster at bay.Playing on the wing, Williams made a superb try-saving tackle on Craig Gilroy when the Irishman was in full flight, sprinting down the right wing. Williams chased across and barrelled him into touch with a perfectly timed and executed hit. Ulster were already 11-0 up at that stage and although they went on to win 19-8, it stopped them running away with the game too soon.What a save! Liam Williams does brilliantly to stop Craig Gilroy from scoring. (Photo: Inpho)Worcester Warriors full-back Jamie Shillcock also earns plaudits this week for a try-saving tackle, this time on Semesa Rokoduguni. The Bath wing looked to have scored in the corner but Shillcock’s cover tackle stopped him from grounding the ball. TAGS: Highlight Awesome OspreysThe Ospreys played some outstanding rugby in their 64-10 thrashing of Benetton Treviso, scoring eight tries, including some real beauties.Sam Davies was in fine form, putting his strong-running backs through some tight gaps with well-timed passes, while Josh Matavesi didn’t get his name on the scoresheet but created so much from inside centre with some sublime offloads and scoring breaks.Flying wing: Dafydd Howells scores a spectacular try for the Ospreys. (Photo: Huw Evans Agency)Dafydd Howells gets the prize for finish of the day, diving acrobatically over a tackler to score in the left-hand corner and 18-year-old Keelan Giles came off the bench for the last half-hour to make his Pro12 debut, scored a memorable try with some magical footwork, and made 91 metres of ground from just four carries. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Wing with wow-factor Cardiff Blues made it three wins on the bounce, beating Glasgow Warriors 23-19, and no one contributed more to their win than wing Tom James. He was looking for work all over the pitch, making breaks and consistently carrying across the gain line and ended the game having made 119 metres from 11 carries. If James continues this scintillating form, Warren Gatland will find it hard to ignore him. Wasps sting Bristol Wasps scored ten tries as they trounced Bristol 70-22 in the Aviva Premiership, so they have to feature among the Saints, but it is tough to know who to pick out from an outstanding team performance.Danny Cipriani had a terrific game, Elliot Daly was at his brilliant best and scored two tries (one after the ball had bounced back off the corner flag when Christian Wade had chased a kick from Cipriani). Wade’s dancing feet mesmerised the Bristol defence and he scored two tries, as did Ashley Johnson.Winging in: Christian Wade’s dancing feet flummox Bristol. (Photo: Getty Images)Off to a flier Isa Nacewa played his first Guinness Pro12 match of the season on Friday and started his season in style, scoring 13 points in Leinster’s 33-20 win at Edinburgh.It was the Kiwi’s 150th appearance for Leinster and he showed he still has what it takes at the age of 34, running in a try midway through the first half and kicking four conversions. The SaintsRare hooker’s hat-trickExeter Chiefs No 2 Luke Cowan-Dickie became only the third hooker to bag a hat-trick in an English Premiership match when he crossed for three tries in the win over Harlequins this weekend.He followed in the footsteps of Richard Kirke, who scored three tries in a game for London Irish in 1999, and George Chuter, who did the same for Leicester Tigers in 2004 (thanks to Stuart Farmer for the stats).Cowan-Dickie’s first try was gifted to him by his opposite number Rob Buchanan, who overthrew a lineout a few metres out and the Chief caught the ball at the back and trundled over unopposed.His second and third tries came either side of half time, both from driving mauls, and they gave the Chiefs an unassailable lead in a game they won 36-23. Cowan-Dickie had a terrific game, as did Henry Slade, who showcased his many skills at No 12. Early bath Exeter Chiefs prop Tomas Francis was sent off in their win over Harlequins after clouting Danny Care in the back of his head with his shin. Francis was attempting to toe-poke a ball out of a ruck, but his shin connected with Care before his foot could reach the ball.It was far from being the most well-earned red card you will see and if referees weren’t clamping down on players kicking through at rucks, he wouldn’t have been sent off at all. If officials continue to police the rucks like this, forwards will have to learn to be more careful. Drop flop Newcastle Falcons set up a perfect drop-goal opportunity at the death in their clash with Leicester and were all set to turn a 13-14 deficit into a well-earned win.However, replacement fly-half Joel Hodgson snatched at the kick from in front of the posts and skewed it wide of the upright. The final whistle blew and he sank down onto his haunches, knowing it was a costly miss.Hit and hope: Joel Hodgson tries to kick the winning goal for Newcastle. (Photo: Getty Images) Indecision proves costlyThe Scarlets are still seeking their first win of the season and came close against Ulster, with replacement scrum-half Aled Davies failing to convert a terrific try-scoring chance when Ulster were 11-3 up. Steff Evans and Scott Williams put him through and into the 22 and he had the option to pass inside to James Davies or dummy and go for the line. He delayed the pass too long, then instead of backing himself he tried to send the ball across to Davies, only for Charles Piutau to intercept it and run out of danger. Trio of errors Darren Sweetnam made a horrible mess of a crucial try-scoring chance towards the end of Munster’s Guinness Pro12 clash with the Dragons and was lucky Cian Bohane was there to clear up after him and score what turned out to be the winning try.With Munster trailing 16-13, Sweetnam sprinted down the right wing and was all set to finish off a flowing move by touching down in the corner, but he got back to his feet again in the in-goal are to try to get nearer the posts. Instead he spilled the ball as Hallam Amos hit him with a tackle, but luckily for the Munster wing Bohane won the race to touch down the loose ball and saved some of his blushes.Colm O’Shea also made a costly error for Munster, sending a pass out to Dan Goggin when Amos had already predicted his intention and was waiting in the line to take the interception. The Welshman sprinted 60 metres to score the try but luckily for O’Shea it didn’t end up costing them the match.Dragons replacement James Thomas is also on the naughty step for knocking the ball on when his team were hammering away at the Munster line in stoppage time, trying to grab a winning try. His error allowed the Irish side to clear the ball into touch and secure a 20-16 win. Downpour: Bad weather at the Lanfranchi Stadium washed away Zebre’s hopes. (Photo: Inpho)Thunderstruck Zebre have every reason to be cheesed off by the weather in their home town of Parma as their match against Connacht was called off at half-time due to a hail and thunderstorm. Zebre, who lost their first two Guinness Pro12 matches of the season and have a points difference of minus 59 had been 22-10 up on reigning champions Connacht at the time, so must have been anticipating a famous victory. Now they will have to start from 0-0 when the game is replayed.last_img read more

Westside Road Private Residence / Dowling Studios

first_imgArchitects: Dowling Studios Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeDowling StudiosOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHealdsburgHousesUnited StatesPublished on December 09, 2011Cite: “Westside Road Private Residence / Dowling Studios” 09 Dec 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in Ned Ludd Public HousePartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsBedroom furnitureFlexformMirror – EgonWaterproofing/SealantsEffisusPre-Fab System – Ecofacade Pre-fab TrueSealConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXRoller Shades – Arion Large SizedWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealSunscreen – Terracotta BaguettesWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BauBucheLightingLumenpulseLED Projector Lumenbeam GrandeMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?西路私人住宅 / Dowling Studios是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Matthew Millman+ 21 Share “COPY” “COPY” ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/189650/westside-road-private-residence-dowling-studios Clipboard Houses Area:  2240 ft² Photographscenter_img Westside Road Private Residence / Dowling Studios Photographs:  Matthew MillmanText description provided by the architects. This project involves the design of a new 2240 sqf custom home and lap pool on a 22 acre site with rolling hills and a steep wooden ravine. The building site is located on a hilltop, permitting expansive views of the Russian River Valley. Save this picture!Site PlanSustainable design was a high priority and every attempt was made to utilize the most energy efficient systems and materials. This project participated in the USGBC LEED for Homes program and has been certified at the Platinum level. Save this picture!© Matthew MillmanText provided by Dowling StudiosProject gallerySee allShow lessDisaster Prevention and Education Center / Superunion ArchitectsArticlesThe Infrastructural Monument Installation / Anna NeimarkArticles Share CopyHouses•Healdsburg, United States Westside Road Private Residence / Dowling StudiosSave this projectSaveWestside Road Private Residence / Dowling Studios ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/189650/westside-road-private-residence-dowling-studios Clipboard Projects United Stateslast_img read more

Federal Budget plans billions for war, cuts to services

first_imgCongress is expected to vote on Oct. 29 on a federal budget “compromise” between Republican congressional leaders and the Obama administration. The budget is expected to pass quickly and avoid a repeat of the 2013 government shutdown, when hundreds of thousands of federal employees were laid off without pay and vital government programs were suspended. The U.S. Treasury Department reports that without this deal the debt ceiling limit would be reached by Nov. 3.The basic deal increases the federal budget by $80 billion for the next two years, $50 billion in the first year and $30 billion in the second year. About half of the increase is earmarked only for the Pentagon, the remainder for unspecified “discretionary spending.” Those increases come at the cost of massive cuts to Medicare and Social Security payments to workers with disabilities (SSDI). The deal also includes additional funding of $32 billion dollars in the “Overseas Contingency Operations Fund” (OCO), to fund the ongoing U.S. imperialist aggression against Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. (Huffington Post, Oct. 26)Increased funding to expand imperialist warThe Military Times, which caters directly to the U.S. Armed Forces, reports on Oct. 27 even larger increases to the Pentagon under the new deal. It projects that the 2016 and 2017 Pentagon budgets would each be increased by $25 billion, to a total of $548 billion in 2016 and $551 billion in 2017, not counting the OCO funding specifically for the ongoing U.S. wars. The Military Times reports an additional $59 billion a year for the next two years to fund the attacks on Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq.At the same time as the budget announcement of massive increases in military funding, the Pentagon is recommending increasing the deployment of U.S. soldiers on the ground in Iraq and Syria. The Oct. 27 Washington Post reports that the plan would put U.S. Special Operation forces, commandos, on the ground in Syria and increase the role of U.S. troops in Iraq, a serious escalation. Simultaneously, the secretary of defense seeks to expand U.S. attacks in Afghanistan.The increased U.S. force in the region comes as Russian forces have reportedly had widespread success in pushing back the Islamic State in Syria and assisting the Syrian government against U.S.-backed insurgents.Austerity for people with disabilities and elderlyThe increases to Pentagon spending for imperialist wars will be paid for directly by slashing needed support for elderly workers and those with disabilities. The money comes from two main cuts, one to Social Security disability benefits, which provide monthly payments of a modest income to workers who can no longer work; the other to Medicare, which provides health insurance to elderly and retired workers, as well as some workers with disabilities.Another major cut to workers’ benefits in the proposed budget is to extend a reduction in the amount that Medicare will pay to doctors and medical providers for their services. The 2 percent cut to doctors and medical providers will result in drastically limiting access to health care, especially in poor and rural areas. In these areas, especially in parts of the U.S. South, where there are greater percentages of older workers and those with disabilities hospitals have been closing rather than accept cuts to their profits.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Weather and Markets Remain Volatile

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Weather and Markets Remain Volatile Previous articleCommentary: Putting the “A Team” TogetherNext articleMorning Outlook Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – Jul 23, 2017 SHARE Facebook Twitter Weather and Markets Remain Volatile SHARE Weather and Markets Remain VolatileWeather markets are notoriously fast paced, highly volatile, and unpredictable. This year, the pace at which we are seeing changes in the weather and market direction is even more fast paced, says Jim Bower with Bower Trading. “I can’t remember a time when, on a consistent basis, the weather forecast has changed so quickly,” he stated. According to Bower, normally when you get a forecast it is good for 12 to 36 hours, but this spring the forecast has been changing almost hourly.Bower stated that the large commodity funds that have such a large market impact have been adding to the market volatility by changing their trading positions every time there is a change in the weather forecast.Bower said that, as we move into August, the focus will move from corn to soybeans, “At Bower Trading, we are focusing more on soybeans as we move into August, the key time frame for yield for soybeans. The kind of movement we get in soybeans will have an impact on the corn market as well.” He added to keep an eye on the spread between the deferred soybean months and the nearby, “The spreads are the language of the market. Sometimes the spreads will tell you ahead of time which way the market is going to move before it does.”For more market strategy information, contact Bower trading at 800-533-8045 or bowertrading.com.This material has been prepared by a sales or trading employee or agent of Bower Trading Inc and is, or is in the nature of, a solicitation. This material is not a research report prepared by Bower Trading Inc. By accepting this communication, you agree that you are an experienced user of the futures markets, capable of making independent trading decisions, and agree that you are not, and will not, rely solely on this communication in making trading decisions.DISTRIBUTION IN SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY BE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.  PERSONS IN POSSESSION OF THIS COMMUNICATION INDIRECTLY SHOULD INFORM THEMSELVES ABOUT AND OBSERVE ANY SUCH PROHIBITION OR RESTRICTIONS.  TO THE EXTENT THAT YOU HAVE RECEIVED THIS COMMUNICATION INDIRECTLY AND SOLICITATIONS ARE PROHIBITED IN YOUR JURISDICTION WITHOUT REGISTRATION, THE MARKET COMMENTARY IN THIS COMMUNICATION SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED A SOLICITATION.The risk of loss in trading futures and/or options is substantial and each investor and/or trader must consider whether this is a suitable investment. Past performance, whether actual or indicated by simulated historical tests of strategies, is not indicative of future results. Trading advice is based on information taken from trades and statistical services and other sources that Bower Trading Inc believes are reliable. We do not guarantee that such information is accurate or complete and it should not be relied upon as such. Trading advice reflects our good faith judgment at a specific time and is subject to change without notice. There is no guarantee that the advice we give will result in profitable trades. Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

The Skiff: March 1, 2018

first_imgReddIt Andrew Van Heusden is a senior journalism and film-television-digital media major from Brighton, Michigan. He is looking forward to being the digital producer this semester for TCU Student Media. He claims to live in Moudy South throughout the weekdays; but if you can’t find him there, then be sure to try the local movie theaters or the Amon G. Carter Stadium. + posts Listen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 14 Andrew Van Heusdenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andrew-van-heusden/ Facebook Twitter Linkedin Listen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 15 – Parts 1 & 2 Andrew Van Heusdenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andrew-van-heusden/ Andrew Van Heusdenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andrew-van-heusden/ Linkedin TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history center_img Listen: Ball Don’t Lie: Parting Shots Andrew Van Heusdenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andrew-van-heusden/ Listen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 13 Facebook Twitter ReddIt printFailed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more infoVolume 116, Issue 21: New Fine Arts BuildingAlso: “The Office Gif Club” GroupMe, Horned Frogs inch closer to NCAA March Madness tournament and more. Previous articleNo. 14 beach volleyball prepares for Fight in the FortNext articleOscars: Which films are competing for Best Picture Sunday, where to watch them Andrew Van Heusden RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Andrew Van Heusden Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Tunisia

first_img March 11, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Tunisia Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder News TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa News Domain name : .tn Population : 10 486 339 Internet-users : 3 600 000 Average charge for one hour’s connection at a cybercafé : between 0,68 and 1,37 US$ Average monthly salary : about 424 US$ Number of imprisoned netizens : 0Deemed a potential threat to the country’s stability and image, the Internet is the target of pernicious censorship. Very strict filtering, opponent harassment and Big Brother-like surveillance enable the authorities to keep tight control over the news media.Unsurprisingly, the presidential and legislative elections of October 25, 2009 led to the victory of outgoing President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, ushering in a period of repression against opponents and dissidents. The Internet was not spared. Any criticism of the regime, whether online or offline, exposes offenders to reprisals. Strictly controlled growthPursuing an active infrastructures and communications development plan to attract foreign investors, Tunisia has acquired the status of IT leader in the region. Yet this plan does not at all encompass letting the Internet become a free expression Space.In the last few years, Tunisia’s lower-cost Internet access policy has been pursued in tandem with strict content control. Bandwidth is owned by the Tunisian Internet Agency (TIA), under the control of the government, which imposes strict filtering. Both URL addresses and keywords are blocked. All of the country’s 12 state-owned or private Internet access providers are controlled directly or indirectly by the regime. Filtering is performed via SmartFilter and Websense software programs at the network entry level. Pernicious censorshipAuthorities claim to target only pornographic or terrorist websites. However, censorship applies above all to political opposition, independent news, and human rights websites. Websites now inaccessible include those of Tunisnews, Nawaat, the Progressive Democratic Party (PDPinfo.org), the “Al-Nahda” (Renaissance”) movement, Tunisonline, Assabilonline, Reporters Without Borders, and Al-Jazeera in Arabic. Al-Jazeera in English, however, is still available.Social networks and other participating websites whose mobilization /whose potential as a mobilization tool terrifies the regime are targeted when their users behave too boldly. Facebook was blocked in August 2008, raising a wave of general protests within Tunisian society. As a result, President Ben Ali ordered it to be unblocked. Interestingly, rich and fashionable young people as well as people close to the government use it regularly. The President’s own page has over 120,000 fans. However, frequent pirating of dissidents’ Facebook pages has been observed, as well as blockings of specific groups such as one created to call for the release of independent journalist Taoufik Ben Brik. When an Internet user attempts to access a prohibited website, the following automatic error message appears: “Error 404: page not found,” without displaying the familiar “Error 403” more typical of a blocked site. Users thus do not know if the site has been blacklisted, or if it is simply a technical glitch. This strategy equates to a disguised form of censorship.Generalized surveillanceNo one escapes such surveillance – certainly not dissidents, not top presidential advisors, nor even Tunisians based abroad.The National Information Security Agency, whose official mandate is to protect clients from viruses, has turned into a cyber-police force for the surveillance of email boxes and Internet user websites – particularly those of dissidents. A ministerial order requires service providers to convey a list of their subscribers to the TIA. The filtering software can be used to monitor and intercept emails, as authorized by the 1998 Postal Code law prohibiting email deemed to “threaten the public order.”Censorship does not create a pro-business environment. Businesses and embassies which cannot solely rely on the Tunisian network, and which need to maintain the confidentiality of their communications, are turning to secure connections via satellite.However, private Internet connections via satellite are prohibited for individuals via land-line telephones. In order to more closely monitor dissidents, users keep the same IP address regardless of whether they are connecting from their homes or from their workplaces. Email boxes are also under surveillance.Cybercafés have not escaped this oppressive surveillance: instructions about which websites should not be visited are posted on the walls. Managers are responsible for the content viewed by their customers, who usually need to show their IDs. All cybercafés were ordered to use the Publisoft software in 2009, several months before the elections, so that the authorities could spy on users and their online behavior. Netizens imprisoned in the last few monthsThe authorities used the legislative arsenal at their disposal to silence dissidents online and put them behind bars, just like they were already doing with journalists. Zouhaïer Makhlouf, an online journalist for the news website Assabilonline, was released on February 12, 2010 after having spent nearly four months in prison. He had received a four-month jail term and been fined TND 6,000 (about USD 4,200) for his report on environmental conditions in the industrial zone of Nabeul. Well-known blogger Fatma Arabbica was detained for several days in November 2009 and is still being investigated. Hacked websites and other harassments not deterring activist bloggers Two blogs hosted on the RSFBlog platform were hacked in September 2009: http://tunisiawatch.rsfblog.org – the blog of former judge and human rights activist Mokhtar Yahiaoui – and http://www.moncefmarzouki.com, the blog of a Tunisian dissident, Dr Moncef Marzouki. Tunisian opposition news websites Tunisnews and Kalima, hosted abroad, are frequently hacked, most often by way of Ddos attacks, and deletion of content. Other methods used against dissidents include: Internet connection cut-offs, port /no hyphen/blocking, virus and malware infections, infiltration of discussion forums. E-mails originating from “hostile” destinations cannot be viewed properly or at all. E-mails sent by Reporters Without Borders have been rendered illegible or have disappeared from inboxes. The escalation of abuses and sanctions imposed might discourage netizens. But the Tunisian blogosphere is turning out to be energetic and ready to mobilize for certain causes. One example was in February 2010, when users rallied around a campaign to demand the release of Tunisian students arrested for having defended the right of female/important distinction/ students to obtain lodging. The censorship of the “Free Tunisian Students” blog – like that of Fatma Arabicca’s blog – triggered waves of protest in the blogosphere that, according to Global Voices, denounced the censorship of “Ammar Scissorhands” – the nickname given to Tunisia’s censorship machine. Linkshttp://www.kalimatunisie.com: website of online newspaper Kalima, critical of the government. (French and Arabic) http://tn-blogs.com/: digest of Tunisian blogs (French and Arabic) http://tunisiawatch.rsfblog.org/ : “For a free and democratic Tunisia”, website censored inside Tunisia. https://www.sesawe.net/ (English): for more information about “individual connections”. Help by sharing this information TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Tunisia Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” to go furthercenter_img November 11, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts Organisation December 26, 2019 Find out more News RSF_en Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists News November 12, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

International satellite broadcasts disrupted in order to jam London-based radio station

first_img December 7, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 International satellite broadcasts disrupted in order to jam London-based radio station Six imprisoned journalists to finally appear in court in Istanbul RSF_en News News Reporters Without Borders today called for Libya to be hauled before the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) after British and US diplomats accused it of deliberately blocking broadcasting on two international satellites in order to jam a London-based radio station that tried to beam programmes about human rights and free expression to Libya.“Not content to silence its own press, the Libyan government also targets foreign news media that dare to criticise it,” the press freedom organisation said. “But in the process of silencing the British and Arab-owned radio station Sowt Alamel, Libya also jammed many other broadcasts and it should therefore have to answer for its actions before the ITU, of which it is a member.”The jamming of the first satellite began on 19 September, the day Sowt Alamel began broadcasting to Libya. The station was jammed just 10 minutes after it went on the air. It subsequently resumed broadcasting via the United States on the Telstar 12 satellite.The jamming disrupted the broadcasts of such TV stations as CNN International and BBC World, US sports networks and 23 radio stations. Many of the stations affected have only recently learned about the jamming. US military, diplomatic and FBI communications were also hit.An anonymous e-mail message sent to a company linked to station said the satellite was jammed because it was carrying Sowt Alamel’s programming. “This channel broadcasts terrorist propaganda, intended to spread terrorist ideas amongst the listeners’ minds,” the message said. Sowt Alamel finally decided to suspend its broadcasts.Ofcom, the British telecommunications regulator, is considering filing a complaint with the ITU. The British and US ambassadors in Tripoli have meanwhile already raised the issue with the Libyan authorities. LibyaMiddle East – North Africa News Follow the news on Libya Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information center_img LibyaMiddle East – North Africa February 23, 2021 Find out more News Organisation On Libyan revolution’s 10th anniversary, authorities urged to guarantee press freedom December 17, 2019 Find out more June 24, 2020 Find out more Well-known Libyan journalist missing since his arrest to go furtherlast_img read more

Golf Benefit Raises $237,000 for Animals

first_img 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 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. Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News The 15th annual Doglegs, Birdies & Eagles Golf Tournament teed off last Monday, April 21 at the San Gabriel Country Club. More than $237,000 was raised for the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA (PHS), exceeding the $230,000 goal set by event organizers.Event co-chairs Georgia Coye, Roslyn DeForest and Dan Lien worked closely with PHS event coordinators to make it the most successful year yet. More than 144 golfers participated in the annual fundraiser for the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA. The day began with a putting contest followed by a full 18-hole course and ended on a high note with the helicopter ball drop opportunity drawing. Six buckets filled with 1,400 golf balls were airlifted by helicopter and were spilled onto the fairway. Four winning balls landed in the hole granting winners a portion of $10,000. A live and silent auction and an awards dinner concluded the event.“We can’t thank the players, donors, staff at the San Gabriel Country Club and volunteers enough,” says PHS President/CEO Steve McNall. “It’s great to see people come together over a friendly game of golf to help animals in need.”Proceeds from the tournament will help provide nourishing food, safe shelter and veterinary care to the approximate 12,000 animals PHS cares for every year. The shelter’s next signature event – the 16th annual Wiggle Waggle Walk – is set for Sunday, September 28 at Brookside Park in Pasadena . Fetch more information at www.pasadenahumane.org.About the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCAThe Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA is an open door, community-funded center, which provides all animals a place where they receive a safe haven, care and respect. For more information, visit www.pasadenahumane.org. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img HerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEase Up! Snake Massages Are Real And Do Wonders!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Gatherings Golf Benefit Raises $237,000 for Animals Doglegs, Birdies & Eagles Golf Tournament helps Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, April 28, 2014 | 7:01 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Sierra Madre: 2017 Women of Distinction Award Recipient Rachelle Arizmendi

Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Assemblymember Chris Holden and Rachelle ArizmendiIn celebration of Women’s History Month in March 2017, Assemblymember Chris Holden recognized the 41st Assembly District’s Woman of the Year, Women of Distinction Honorees and Nominees at his Annual Open House. The women were honored for their service and work that has a made a positive impact in their community. Among the honorees was Sierra Madre’s very own Rachelle Arizmendi.“The 2017 Women of Distinction are passionate leaders that improve the lives for thousands of individuals and families in 41st Assembly District and beyond,” said Holden. “They demonstrate exceptional leadership that all of us should aspire to.”Ms. Arizmendi currently serves as Mayor Pro Tempore for the City of Sierra Madre where she was first elected in 2014. She was selected as an at-large Board Member of the CA League of Cities and a Board Member of the League’s Asian Pacific Islander (API) Caucus. Rachelle is also a CA Governor Appointee to the State Interagency Coordinating Council on Early Intervention and a Board Member of other non-profits such as the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council and the Foothill Workforce Development Policy Board.In her full-time job, Rachelle is the Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer at PACE (Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment). PACE is a private non-profit community development organization that serves over 40,000 people every year in the areas of job training and employment, business development, early childhood education, financial education & asset building, affordable housing, and energy & weatherization. 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. Subscribe 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Make a comment Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Government Sierra Madre: 2017 Women of Distinction Award Recipient Rachelle Arizmendi Published on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 | 12:15 pm More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes HerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeauty read more