Woman journalist freed but press freedom violations continue

first_img Yemeni journalist killed, nine wounded in Aden airport explosions Receive email alerts Follow the news on Yemen February 26, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News United Nations: press freedom situation “deeply worrying” in Yemen, according to RSF News YemenMiddle East – North Africa February 11, 2021 Find out more to go furthercenter_img January 24, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Woman journalist freed but press freedom violations continue News Help by sharing this information Organisation News Fixer for foreign reporters held in Aden for past five months Reporters Without Borders hails journalist and activist Tawakkol Karman’s release today, two days after her arbitrary arrest in Sanaa. Charged with “inciting disorder and chaos” and organizing unauthorized demonstrations and marches, she was freed on condition that she does not violate “public order and the law” again.Karman has been a leading figure in a three-week-old wave of protests demanding political reform in Yemen which has been inspired in part by the protest movement in Tunisia. She was freed after several thousand people participated in a sit-in outside the public prosecutor’s office this morning to demand her release.Aqil Al-Halali, a correspondent for the United Arab Emirates newspaper Al-Ittihad, was briefly arrested today for covering a march in support of Karman in Sanaa. He was questioned for half an hour and then released.Today’s issue of the newspaper Akhbar Aden was seized because of its coverage of clashes in Khormaksar (in the southern governorate of Aden) between police and demonstrators demanding South Yemen’s secession. According to the newspaper’s editor, officials said the issue was confiscated for containing separatist slogans.Abdel Khaliq Al-Hawad, a journalist who works for Akhbar Aden, was arrested in Aden on 22 January as he tried to cover a demonstration staged by an opposition party and civil society organizations in protest against previous arrests of protesters and the army siege of the town of Ridfan.———23.01.2011 – Woman journalist and activist is arrested in Sanaa amid wave of protestsReporters Without Borders demands the immediate release of journalist and activist Tawakkol Karman, the head of the NGO Women Journalists Without Chains, who was arrested for unclear reasons in the capital, Sanaa, yesterday evening following a protest in the city in the afternoon. Her family said she is being held in Sanaa’s main prison. Yesterday’s demonstration was part of a 10-day-old wave of protests in Yemen inspired in part by the protests in Tunisia that led to its president’s ouster on 14 January. Around 20 people have reportedly been arrested in Yemen’s protests, in which calls are being made for major political reforms.Karman, who is one of the leading figures in these protests, was arrested on a Sanaa street by plain-clothes police officers as she was returning home with her husband.More than 200 journalists took part in a march this morning to demand the release of all those arrested. It set off from the office of the Journalists’ Union and was heading for the headquarters of the prosecutor’s office.A cameraman working for the Dubai-based satellite TV station Al-Arabiya was meanwhile briefly detained this morning while filming police dispersing a student protest outside Sanaa University. An Al Jazeera cameraman was roughed up.One of the events that triggered these protests was the announcement of legislative elections in April and the possibility of a constitutional amendment that would allow President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who was reelected for seven years in 2006, to remain in power. Saleh has been Yemen’s president since reunification in 1990. Before that, he had been North Yemen’s president since 1978.Saleh was added to the Reporters Without Borders list of the world’s 40 “Predators of Press Freedom” last year, while Yemen was ranked 170th out of 178 countries in the 2010 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.In the southern city of Aden, police yesterday arrested Abdel Khaliq Al-Hawad, who works for the newspaper Akhbar Aden (Aden News), as he tried to cover a demonstration staged by an opposition party and civil society organizations in protest against earlier arrests and the army siege of the town of Ridfan.Al Jazeera’s Aden correspondent, Fadel Mubarak, was warned by the provincial head of security of Abyan (the province to the east of Aden province) that he would be added to the list of wanted persons if he continued to cover events in the south of the country.A journalist who has specialized in covering Al-Qaeda, Ilah Haydar Shae, was sentenced to five years in prison on 18 January by a Sanaa court that handles terrorism cases (http://en.rsf.org/yemen-reporter-sentenced-to-five-years-18-01-2011,39348.html). YemenMiddle East – North Africa January 6, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Tributes paid to Donegal Computer Science teachers

first_img Google+ Tributes paid to Donegal Computer Science teachers Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA AudioHomepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Covid-19 crisis has highlighted the importance of the new Leaving Certificate subject Computer Science, according to researchers at the University of Limerick.Computer Science was available to Leaving Certificate students in 40 schools, two of them in Donegal ; Abbey Vocational School in Donegal Town and St Eunan’s College in Letterkenny.The subject will be rolled out nationally for Leaving Certificate students commencing in September of this year.Dr Oliver McGarr of UL praised the students and teachers involved in the pilot, saying it was a major success:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/olisdfsdfsdfver1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – June 26, 2020 WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Facebookcenter_img Facebook Previous articleCultural District in Letterkenny a step closerNext articlePartial human remains discovered along Donegal coast News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Pinterestlast_img read more

Glen Cove Man Killed in Car Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 23-year-old Glen Cove man was killed when he crashed his car into a truck in Old Brookville over the weekend.Nassau County police said Denis Coursen was driving a Nissan Maxima northbound on Glen Cove Road when he crashed into a sanitation truck at the corner of Glen Head Road at 6:44 a.m. Friday.The victim was taken to Glen Cove Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.  The other driver was not injured.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.last_img read more

Eyeing repeat, women’s soccer prepares for national title defense

first_imgMatt Karatsu | Daily TrojanBefore current head coach Keidane McAlpine arrived at USC in 2014, the women’s soccer program was experiencing a downturn. The team had not compiled a winning record since 2010, and McAlpine knew there would be no quick, easy fix to right the ship. So the former Washington State coach instituted a three-year plan to change the program’s trajectory and bring it back to national prominence. Three years later, the Trojans enter 2017 as the defending national champions, having beaten West Virginia 3-1 in last season’s College Cup Final. McAlpine called his shot and watched it go in, but now a new question emerges: What happens next? “We’re back at square one a little bit having graduated quite a few of our impact players,” McAlpine said. “We have to go back to the beginning and make sure that the lessons that we learned over the last three years are not forgotten. But at the same time, we’re not at the beginning in the sense that we’ve had some unbelievable experiences over the last three years that current players can now use as fuel.” Back in January, five USC players were selected in the National Women’s Soccer League Draft — the most out of any school. The Trojans lost stalwarts such as midfielder Morgan Andrews, who was taken third overall by the Boston Breakers. Andrews was the team’s top goal scorer last season and a finalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy, which honors the top player in Division I soccer.The Trojans also bid farewell to striker Katie Johnson, whose two goals in the national championship game propelled the team over West Virginia. Reigning Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Year Sammy Jo Prudhomme moved on to the NWSL as well after recording a stellar 15 shutouts in 25 games in 2016. Defender Kayla Mills, a three-time All-Pac-12 First Team honoree, and 2016 Pac-12 Defender of the Year Mandy Freeman now ply their trade for Sky Blue FC.While the NWSL Draft may have highlighted the program’s vitality, it also signaled a new challenge for McAlpine: He now has to replace players who have anchored the team since he first arrived.“This team is just going to be different,” McAlpine said. “I think, on last year’s team, we had some brilliant individual performances. This year’s group is going to share the ball a little bit more, [be] quicker and have to rely on the unit a lot more to get things done. That’s not necessarily a bad thing — I think it’s going to be a great thing.” Without many of last year’s star players, the Trojans will need some newer faces to emerge and fill the void. McAlpine expects junior Leah Pruitt and redshirt senior Alex Anthony to step into larger roles this fall spearheading the USC attack.McAlpine also highlighted senior midfielder Sydney Sladek and junior defender Ally Prisock, who will provide veteran leadership behind the forwards.Last year, USC’s hallmark was its suffocating style of play. The team led the Pac-12 in virtually every defensive category, even recording more shutouts (six) than goals conceded (five) in conference play. The Trojans return two defenders — Prisock and sophomore Julia Bingham — from last year’s group, but they also have the unenviable task of replacing Prudhomme. Her likely successor, senior Julia Murphy, has played just five games in her career. In the later rounds of the NCAA Tournament, the Trojans often relied on superior defensive play when they were unable to produce goals (USC scored just three goals in the four games leading up to the final). With a new and inexperienced goalkeeper, the team may not have the same luxury this year. However, Anthony returns to spearhead a revamped Trojan attack. Perhaps now the highest profile member of the roster, the former Maryland transfer was tied for first on the team with 10 goals last season. “Last year she transferred and there was still an adjustment period,” McAlpine said. “To have a 10-goal season in an adjustment year is pretty impressive. But I think now there’s a bit more familiarity, and as a senior [she’s] hungrier.” Three years after McAlpine arrived at USC, the women’s soccer program has now returned to the national spotlight. Unlike in the recent past, the team will no longer slip under the radar, as they enter this year ranked No. 3 in the nation in the preseason coaches’ poll. Despite the program’s new stature, its goals remain largely the same. “As much as we’d like to be champions, we set our sights on getting better every week,” McAlpine said. “And you want to be top three in the Pac-12 to give yourself a chance to be seeded in the NCAA Tournament and then make a run. We just try to get better every day and get to the small goals. And if we do enough of it, we’ll put ourselves in position at the end.”last_img read more

Olympia Celebrates National Arts Month with a Fresh Roster of Upcoming…

first_imgFacebook5Tweet0Pin0May is National Arts Month, and while Olympia kicked off its big celebration with Arts Walk last month, the city’s theaters have released a whole bunch of new plays to kick off the Summer season. Many of these performances will debut this week, however if you cannot make it out for opening night, many of them will continue throughout the remainder of the month.Unexpected Tenderness State Theater (202 4th Avenue East
Olympia, WA 98501) Runs from Thursday May 5th – Saturday May 28th:It’s the 1950s, and Roddy Stern is growing up in a family that is dominated by his compulsively jealous father, who lurks outside his own house in hopes of catching his wife with other men. His father’s comedic suspicions and bursts of anger are at times ignored, and or tearfully forgiven by the mother, sister, and bickering grandparents, while Roddy takes the brunt of his father’s problems. On the surface, “Unexpected Tenderness” is a charming family comedy. But it is punctuated by a tragic complexity that is at times shocking, endearing and uplifting.Rush Tickets cost $12 – $15 and are available at their ticket office 1/2 hour before curtain. Otherwise, tickets can be purchased online via their website: www.harlequinproductions.org or by calling their box office ahead of time at (360) 786-0151Coppelia Washington Center for the Performing Arts (512 Washington Street SE Olympia, WA 98501) Runs from Friday May 6th – Sunday May 8th:“Coppelia” is a charming ballet about a little doll that comes to life. It is sure to be a hit with adults and children alike. Performances are on May 6th at 7:30 PM, May 7th at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM and on May 8th at 2:00 PM.Tickets cost between $18.50 – $28.50, plus the Washington Center’s $2.50 service fee. Information is also available at www.balletnorthwest.org.Fame Capital Playhouse (612 E 4th Street Olympia, WA 98504) Runs from Thursday May 5ht – Saturday May 28th:The hit motion picture Fame has made its way to the stage of the Capital Theater! Set in the early 1980s, the story follows a group of students attending New York City’s High School for the Performing Arts, as they commit themselves to four years of grueling artistic and academic work. The play explores many of the issues that confront young people today: prejudice, identity, self-worth, literacy, and perseverance.Join the Theater as they celebrate their 25th anniversary of providing education in the art of musical theatre to the youth of our community with this reunion of past and present student performers.Performances are on Wednesdays through Saturdays. Please check their website for specific performance dates and times: www.capitalplayhouse.comTickets cost between $33-$39 for adults and between $28-$34 seniors and youth.Unexpected TendernessCREDIT: www.dance.owu.netCoppeliaCREDIT: www.ballet.co.uklast_img read more

Women’s Tennis Closes Out Competition At Air Force Invitational

first_img COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Drake University women’s tennis team concluded competition at the Air Force Invitational on Sunday. The Bulldogs return to action on Oct. 8 for the first day at the MVC Individual Championships in Evansville, Ind. Print Friendly Version Story Links Sophomore Kenya Williams finished in fourth-place in the No. 4 singles draw when she fell to Utah State’s Sebrina Demerath. Fellow sophomore Joely Lomas placed in seventh in the No. 3 singles draw after defeating Northern Colorado’s Marissa Baca 3-6, 6-1, 6-1.center_img Final Results Juniors Summer Brills and Tess Herder won the consolation finals match of their respective draws. Herder rolled past Kate Tugarinova from Utah State 6-1, 6-1 in the No. 2 singles consolation championship. Brills dropped her first set, but came back to win the final two sets 6-4, 6-2 over Texas State’s Eva Dench.last_img read more

Marshawn Lynch’s soul food restaurant is now open in Emeryville

first_imgBeast Mode is now foodie mode.Oakland Raider Marshawn Lynch has opened his long-awaited restaurant, Rob Ben’s Restaurant & Lounge, in the former Scend’s spot on San Pablo Avenue in Emeryville.Just like Scend’s, Rob Ben’s is a soul food restaurant — wings, catfish, red beans and rice — with a giant custom-built smoker in the parking lot. According to the San Francisco Chronicle’s SFGate, Lynch bought the restaurant from Scend’s owner Cassie Nickelson in the summer of 2017, when the 80-year-old …last_img read more

Dinosaur Classification Is a Mess

first_imgAre there a thousand species of dinosaurs – or far fewer?  John Horner, a dinosaur hunter himself, thinks the classification is a mess and wants to clean it up.  According to Science Magazine News Horner is worred that “with almost 1000 types of dinosaurs on record and a new species being named somewhere in the world every 2 weeks—too many supposedly new discoveries are actually duplicates of animals already on the books.”  Another paleontologist, Michael J. Benton, estimates that over half of the named dinosaurs are misclassified.    Apparently human pride is to blame.  “Part of the problem, Horner says, is that scientists are sometimes too keen on finding and naming new dinosaurs.”  Naming a new dinosaur gets you noticed and published.  As a result, fossil hunters tend to focus on the differences instead of the similarities.  Additionally, “paleontologists are coming to realize that the bones of an adult dinosaur can be very different from those of a juvenile animal of the same species and can easily mislead scientists into thinking they are two different species.”    Ignoring these pitfalls can lead to misinterpretations about dinosaur evolution.  “Early in their development, Horner explains, the skulls of young dinosaurs may resemble the relatively unspecialized skulls of primitive ancestral species.  To avoid confusion, paleontologists must know precisely where a specimen came from, how it appeared while still encased in rock, and which level it occupied in a geologic formation.”  Horner has proposed a “Unified Frame of Reference” (UFR) to fellow paleontologists to try to rein in these problems.This is terrible.  What will they tell the children who memorized the names of some of these dinosaurs and love to show off their knowledge?  How can they tell them some of the creatures never existed?  It will break their hearts and shake their confidence in scientists.    Classification is a problem not only for dinosaurs, but for all organisms.  Knowing where to draw the line between species is a human problem, because there are not joints in nature that will provide reliable division points.  The biological species concept (species are groups that produce fertile offspring), for instance, does not help with asexual microbes and fossils.    Maybe there are only two kinds of dinosaurs: big ones and little ones (like potatoes).  Or maybe ones that walked on all fours and ones that walked on two hind legs.  Whatever scheme works for your purposes can be defended as scientific; even using as a criterion those that reproduce after their kind.(Visited 37 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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