UK universities’ Internet addresses “hijacked” to send e-mail porn

The Daily Mirror today reports that “a mystery American firm” has “hijacked the Internet addresses” of three UK universities to send pornographic material. The universities targeted are reportedly Warwick, Southampton and Swansea. At least one of these is planning legal action against those responsible. read more

Censorship fear as Jeune Afrique-l’intelligent disappears from news stands

first_img Organisation RSF_en May 18, 2021 Find out more AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa News April 29, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders said it feared that the weekly Jeune Afrique-l’intelligent which disappeared from news stands had fallen victim to censorship. The missing 8-14 February number examined the role of the army in Algeria’s recent history.The magazine’s management said it had been given no reason for the fact that it had not been distributed.The international press freedom organisation said it feared the authorities had again turned the screw against press freedom and called for the magazine to be released for sale. Harassment of the independent press was a serious threat to free expression in Algeria, where a campaign for the 8 April 2004 presidential election is already under way.Issue no 2248 appeared to have been held back by the press section of the Ministry of Communications and Culture, which is responsible for authorising distribution of foreign publications. The magazine’s editor-in-chief Marwane Ben Yahmed told Reporters Without Borders, “It is the first time since 1998 that our newspaper has been suspended in Algeria. Of course, we were banned from 1976 to 1998 but since then, despite some trenchant criticism of the government, we have not had any problem.”Nothing has been said officially but I believe the five-page article, ‘Who the generals vote for’ did not go down well with everyone, without mentioning the Algerian edition which carried a big cover photo of General Lamari.” The article analysed the decisive role of the army in Algeria’s recent history.In less than a month, Reporters Without Borders has recorded 10 incidents of journalists being summoned, two arrests and two suspended prison sentences coupled with fines. May 12, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Algeria News to go furthercenter_img News Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary elections Receive email alerts February 12, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Censorship fear as Jeune Afrique-l’intelligent disappears from news stands Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation Help by sharing this information AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa News Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algerialast_img read more

Music and song celebrate Kilmurry Church heritage

first_imgNewsCommunityMusic and song celebrate Kilmurry Church heritageBy Rose Rushe – August 25, 2014 708 Previous articleRDS National Craft and Student Award shows bookend LimerickNext articleLimerick FC hammered at home Rose Rushehttp://www.limerickpost.ieCommercial Features and Arts Editor at Limerick Post Linkedin WhatsApp Twitter Printcenter_img Baritone with an international platform, Owen GilhoolyTO celebrate National Heritage Week, an ‘evening of music and song’ will take place at Killmurry Church in Castletroy on Friday August 29 at 8pm. The concert will feature baritone Owen Gilhooly and pianist Stuart O’Sullivan with new and emerging young singers and musicians.The occasion marks the completion of phase one of repairs to the tower and steeple of this historic church, located behind The Hurler’s Bar. Another element to the fundraiser will be a raffle for a painting by visual artist and writer, Anne Fitzgerald. Facebook Advertisement Emaillast_img read more

The Latest: Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence considered opting out

first_imgThe Latest: Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence considered opting out Last week the school announced that 25 athletes had tested positive over the previous three weeks as they began returning to campus for voluntary workouts, with nine in mandatory isolation. The school said all cases involved no or mild symptoms. No teams had to pause workouts due to testing results.___The LPGA Tour will have another major without spectators.The ANA Inspiration announced that it will not have fans Sept. 10-13 at Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage, California. The major is typically the first of the year in early spring, but was postponed by the COVID-19 pandemic.The LPGA’s first major is in two weeks: The Women’s British Open at Royal Troon will not have spectators. The International Cricket Council released figures Friday showing it had 1.65 billion video views on its Facebook channel in the first half of 2020, saying it “topped the rankings in terms of video consumption among leading sports bodies” on the social media platform.Cricket was shuttered globally from late March until last month, when host England beat West Indies 2-1 in a three-test series that was played inside bio-secure venues in Southampton and Manchester.The ICC, citing statistics from the CrowdTangle analytics tool, said daily video consumption on its Facebook page increased from 3 million minutes viewed to 15 million minutes per day during the lockdown.“At a time when COVID-19 has severely impacted live sports, the ICC’s channels have gone from strength to strength,” the ICC said in a statement.Cricket hit some highs in terms of viewership over the 12 months to June, including the 1.1 billion views for the Women’s Twenty20 World Cup in Australia in February and March. —A former Louisville men’s soccer player says on social media neither he nor roommates planned a party last Saturday that “escalated quickly” and resulted in 29 people testing positive for COVID-19.Cameron Wheeler, one of three players dismissed Thursday with three others suspended for their involvement, says on Twitter he invited another student-athlete who tested negative to “hang out with us” at an off-campus house. Several uninvited student-athletes followed before members of multiple teams came in, Wheeler added.“This made it more difficult to try to get the situation under control,” he said.The redshirt sophomore midfielder also disputed the program’s allegation in a statement that he had disciplinary problems. Wheeler acknowledged receiving a bad grade in a class that improved after he repeated it. He also left the hotel on a road trip to walk around campus with teammates but noted there was no team rule against it at the time. He accepted a short suspension. The league is made up of 13 schools in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.___Northwestern returned to the football field for the first time since a false positive for COVID-19 led to 37 players being quarantined and workouts being paused.Coach Pat Fitzgerald said after the start of camp the Wildcats still are “batting a thousand” after a player who tested for the virus last week did not have it after all.“I think it showed us that our plan and our execution of our plan has been flawless,” he said. Fans and employees at Ford Field would be required to wear face coverings. Designated gates and entry times would be assigned to fans.The team says the ability to host fans at a reduced capacity depends on local and state approval.___What did cricket fans do when there was no live games to watch during lockdown in the coronavirus pandemic?Watched replays. Lots of replays. ___The Pioneer League will not play a fall football schedule, a decision that likely means there will be no FCS playoffs this season.The 11-team Pioneer League spans from the Midwest to the West Coast. The conference said in a statement the challenges related to team travel, meeting state, local and institutional health requirements and COVID-19 mitigation strategies led to the decision. The Pioneer League said it would consider playing a football season at another point in the school year if feasible.The NCAA this week announced it would not conduct championship events in sports where at least 50% percent of the participating schools do not play a fall regular season. Unless Pioneer League schools pursue a football season as independents, the number of FCS schools that have canceled fall football is 68 out of 127.The Big Sky was also expected to announce soon whether it will play in the fall. The rules, which also apply to volleyball and soccer, were recommended by the SEC’s Return to Activity and Medical Guidance Task Force.The league expects the task force to release another report by Aug. 31.___The Detroit Lions are preparing to host fans at all eight regular-season home games, although it’s uncertain how many will be allowed to attend.The NFL club said Friday season-ticket holders can opt out of purchasing tickets for the 2020 season if they want. The team also is offering various incentives for fans who defer payments to the 2021 season instead of asking for refunds. Darlington was the first track to host NASCAR racing last May with two races in a three-day period after missing more than two months due to COVID-19. The Sept. 6 race will be the first of NASCAR’s 10-event playoffs and mark Darlington’s first-ever season with three NASCAR Cup Series races.___The NCAA Division II South Atlantic Conference is postponing its fall sports schedule until the spring of 2021 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.The league said its impacted sports are men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer, field hockey and volleyball. The conference’s President’s Council announced the decision Friday. The group had previously chosen to delay fall competition until Sept. 26, but said that due to the continuing threat of the virus, it was imperative for the health of athletes, coaches, fans and campus communities to delay things even further. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence said he considered opting out of this season when he was unsure what college football would look like going forward amid the coronavirus pandemic. Fitzgerald was at dinner July 31 when he learned about the positive result and that contact tracing protocols were being enacted. The decision to put workouts on hold was made after team physician Jeff Mjaanes consulted with Northwestern University Health Services doctors. Fitzgerald said they learned Wednesday afternoon after more tests that no one had the virus. He also said workouts this week would have been lighter anyway. They could have resumed Thursday, but Fitzgerald opted to wait until the start of camp.“Really proud of our guys with the choices they’re making,” he said. “It’s not a four-hour problem that they’re in the building; it’s the other 20 hours that I think’s a challenge for every college football player and every college student.”____North Carolina defensive backs D.J. Ford, Javon Terry and Bryce Watts have opted out of playing this season due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. Louisville on Wednesday paused workouts for men’s and women’s soccer, field hockey and volleyball following the outbreak. Wheeler said he reported what happened to the athletic department but was unable to convince anyone they didn’t intend for it to happen—Darlington Raceway has gotten state approval to have fans in the stands when it runs NASCAR’s Southern 500 next month. The state Commerce Department gave the track “Too Tough To Tame” an exemption to have up to 8,000 fans in the stands, according to an agency spokesman. South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster last week said he was limiting venues to 250 people or 50% of capacity, whichever was less, due to the continuing coronavirus pandemic. Venues such as Darlington that get exemptions must require wearing masks or face coverings as a condition of entry. With the Big Sky’s postponement and the Pioneer Football League’s decision to not have a conference season earlier in the day, more than 70 of the 127 FCS schools have said they will not play in the fall.The Big Sky, traditionally one of the strongest FCS conferences with Montana, Eastern Washington and Montana State, said it will attempt to play an eight-game conference schedule in the spring.—Maryland senior quarterback Josh Jackson has opted out of the upcoming football season, leaving the Terrapins with very little depth and experience at the pivotal position.Jackson is the most prominent of six Maryland players who have decided not to play in 2020 for reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic, coach Michael Locksley said during a teleconference Friday. But Lawrence said Friday once he understood he’d play an 11-game season with a chance for an Atlantic Coast Conference and national championships, he decided to play his junior season. Lawrence is considered a front-runner for the Heisman Trophy and a likely No. 1 overall pick in the next NFL draft should he leave college early. Lawrence said he’s completely committed to this season. Lawrence was 25-0 as a starter until he and Clemson fell to LSU in the national title game last January. Lawrence, the 6-foot-6 junior, had perhaps his poorest performance in college in the 42-25 loss to LSU. He joked how after his freshman year when he led Clemson to a championship he heard how amazing he was and since the LSU defeat, he heard how much work he has to do improve. Lawrence said he’s confident in Clemson’s ability to keep himself and his teammates safe this season.— August 7, 2020 Jackson played in 10 games last year for Maryland after transferring from Virginia Tech. He went 98 for 207 for 1,274 yards and 12 touchdowns with six interceptions.His backup was Tyrrell Pigrome, who transferred to Western Kentucky during the offseason.—Two more top-10 women — Elina Svitolina and Kiki Bertens — will miss the U.S. Open, joining No. 1 Ash Barty in skipping the Grand Slam tennis tournament during the coronavirus pandemic.The fifth-ranked Svitolina, a semifinalist at Flushing Meadows a year ago, said on social media she doesn’t feel comfortable traveling. Conference USA is leaving open the option for its schools to play a full 12-game football schedule. The league’s board of directors said Friday that the initial conference schedule, with each team playing eight C-USA games, will remain intact. The first conference game is Sept. 12. League schools will also be allowed to play up to four non-conference games at their discretion. C-USA’s championship game remains scheduled for Dec. 5, though league officials said there was flexibility for moving to a later date if that weekend is needed to potentially reschedule any regular-season games. The board approved return to play safety measures for fall sports and adopted NCAA protocol with required testing standards for C-USA schools and the requirement that opponents operate by the same standards. Team spokesman Jeremy Sharpe announced in a video call with reporters after Friday’s practice. Ford is a redshirt senior who started seven games last year, while Terry appeared in all 13 games as a redshirt freshman. Watts is a junior who sat out last year after transferring from Virginia Tech.The team had previously announced that offensive lineman Triston Miller would not play due to “family reasons,” though it did not elaborate further.___The Big Sky Conference postponed its football season to the spring because of the coronavirus pandemic and called for the FCS playoffs to be moved to the second semester as well.The Big Sky’s decision all but officially ends any chance of the FCS playoffs, which are an NCAA-sponsored event unlike the College Football Playoff which crowns a champion at the highest level of Division I, being held in the fall. Earlier in the week, the NCAA announced each of its three divisions would determine whether national championship events should be held in fall sports. The NCAA said if more than 50% of schools that compete in a sport did not compete in a regular season, the championship would be canceled. The decision was not a surprise. In men’s golf, the PGA Championship this week in San Francisco and the U.S. Open next month in New York will be without spectator. The question now is which tournament will be the first with fans.___The Milwaukee Brewers have canceled their 2021 Brewers On Deck event, an annual January showcase that allows thousands of fans to meet current and former players and coaches in a convention hall. The Brewers said that the decision was made with “the health and safety of the community in mind.”“It’s impossible to know at this time what restrictions may be in place that would require a different footprint or format for Brewers On Deck in January,” Brewers president of business operations Rick Schlesinger said in a statement. “It takes many months of lead time for our staff to plan and execute the event, and with so many uncertainties we unfortunately have to make this decision now.” Online traffic from India helped. The final between Australia and India, which attracted a crowd of more than 86,000 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, set a single-day record for women’s tournament with 64.9 million views on the ICC Facebook page.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports No. 7 Bertens wrote on Instagram that one of her concerns is the need to be quarantined upon returning to Europe after the U.S. Open, which runs from Aug. 31 to Sept. 13.___Duke coach David Cutcliffe says long snapper Ben Wyatt and offensive tackle Jacob Rimmer have opted out of playing this season because of concerns about the coronavirus.Cutcliffe spoke after Friday’s first preseason practice, saying Wyatt and Rimmer “just weren’t comfortable with playing.” He said both would remain on scholarship as they work toward earning their degrees this spring.Wyatt is a fifth-year senior who appeared in all 38 games over the past three seasons for the Blue Devils. Rimmer is a redshirt junior who saw action in three career games. Senior John Taylor is set to replace Wyatt. ___The Southeastern Conference will require football players and others in direct contact with the program to be tested at least twice weekly during the season.The league on Friday released its initial COVID-19 requirements for fall sports, including football. In football, the testing will typically come six days and three days before competition.Coaches, staff and other personnel will be required to wear face coverings on the sidelines at sporting events this fall.The initial guidelines include testing requirements, procedures for infections and contact tracing and protocols for quarantine and isolation. Associated Press last_img read more

Rogers prepares to follow in sister’s footsteps, make name for herself at Syracuse

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 6, 2014 at 12:16 am Contact Sam: [email protected] | @SamBlum3 Another Tuesday night meant another long night for Lisa Rogers.The Irondequoit (N.Y.) High School standout packed up her lacrosse bag and made the hour and a half drive from Rochester to Syracuse with her father.While Lisa’s sister Lindsay was leaving an imprint at SU as one of the program’s all-time great defenders, Lisa was just trying to get some reps in at the Syracuse women’s lacrosse Tuesday night clinic.“I’ve always looked up to my sister, she’s my hero,” Lisa said. “So it’s really great just to be like where she was, and have the same opportunity she did.”Now a sophomore at her sister’s alma mater, Lisa is trying to make a name for herself at the same program her sister will always have a lasting legacy at. After suffering an injury to her ACL before her freshman season, Lisa was forced to sit out, but has had a strong start to her first season on the field.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textShe’s scored three goals on just four shots through the first six games, including a crucial first-half goal to extend SU’s lead over then-No. 9 Virginia on Feb. 23. She’ll have another shot to get on the board when the No. 2 Orange (6-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast) hosts No. 3 Maryland (6-0, 1-0) in the Carrier Dome on Monday at 7 p.m.“It’s always tough coming off an injury,” SU head coach Gary Gait said. “Taking an entire year off then having to come back and get up to speed and I think she’s done a great job. She’s working hard, and you wouldn’t know she was ever hurt.”Lisa was able to recover so smoothly because of the support she had from Lindsay, who bookended her Syracuse career with ACL injuries, as well.Lindsay was on the team from 2007–11, but didn’t play her freshman season and missed the majority of her senior year. She also had an ACL injury in high school, so she was able to relate when Lisa went down.“The biggest thing is that the little things make the difference,” Lindsay said. “Working hard throughout rehab. Of course you want to get back and run, but you’ve go to take care of the little stuff first.”Lisa had seen her sister come back and not only be good, but star for Syracuse. In Lindsay’s second year, she was named the Big East Defensive Player of the Year.Now, like she’s done her whole life, Lisa’s following in her sister’s path.When Lindsay first picked up a lacrosse stick in fifth grade, Lisa, who was in kindergarten, did so as well. When Lindsay started tossing a ball around on the backyard field their father Larry made, Lisa followed her out there.“In my family it’s always kind of, ‘You’re going to do your own thing,’” Lindsay said. “But at the same time everyone hopes that she does bigger and better things than I did. That’s what my belief is, too.”Now though, it isn’t Lisa following Lindsay, instead it’s the other way around. Lindsay, who attended SU’s win over Towson on Sunday said she’d likely be able to come to six games this year.The most important one, though, has already happened.After the Orange’s home-opening win over Canisius, the two met outside the locker room following the game and started joking around. Lindsay, who is an assistant coach for the Golden Griffins, got to see her sister’s first home game in the Carrier Dome, a place where she made a name for herself.It was Lisa who got the last laugh, though, as the Orange won handily. But after the game, none of it mattered.“She’s like my second half so seeing her on that field is an awesome feeling,” Lindsay said. “I wish I could have cheered her on a little bit more, but I did after the game.“It’s everything that my little sister has worked for.” Commentslast_img read more

The busy weekend it was in Wellington…

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Sumner Newscow report — Those people who say there is not enough to do in Wellington are not looking hard enough. Here were three events just this weekend. Our community reporter Amber Schmitz was there on the scene to capture the images.On Friday, Washington Elementary held its annual Jog-A-Thon fundraiser at the school. Funds were raised to purchase iPads and Chromebooks for the students. Click here for all the action at Washington Elementary on Friday afternoon. Mike Castaneda of Wellington held a block party in Heritage Park and served the community free chick and waffles as part of his filming for a MasterChef Audition on Saturday afternoon. Check out all the pictures of this event here.Then on Sunday, Ballet Wichita held a free show at Sellers Park for the skit “Snow White.” The event was hosted by the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce. Click here for more photos of this entertaining event.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Lacey Spring Fun Fair Celebrates 31 Years of Family Fun

first_imgCharter College Lacey offers residents of Thurston County career education opportunities in healthcare with blended on-campus programs in Medical Assistant and Pharmacy Technician.With Medical Assistant training, graduates can have careers in a wide variety of positions, including: Medical Assistant, Clinical Assistant, Medical Receptionist, or Medical Office Assistant. The Charter College Medical Assistant program incorporates a combination of clinical, technical and business skills making graduates employable in 10 months.The Pharmacy Technician program prepares students for employment as an entry-level assistant to a licensed pharmacist. The program provides the fundamentals of pharmacy calculations, drug distribution systems, preparation of sterile dosage forms, customer service, pharmacy law and ethics, and pharmacy operations.Charter College’s innovative Blended Learning curriculum combines a hands-on classroom experience with online course work. “This schedule offers students more flexibility with their schedules, allowing them to work and manage family life,” said Higdon. “It also saves them daily travel time and expenses, offering them the convenience of learning from home and receiving classroom hands-on support.”There is so much to do, you will want to come both days to the fun fair. Photo courtesy: Charter CollegeOf course, Charter College is just one small part of the Lacey Fun Fair. 2017 highlights included pony rides, Pirate’s Revenge, Fun Fair Circus Train, ballistic swings, the Jurassic Adventure Playground, a giant slide, a fire truck, and more than 30 booths with kid’s crafts, games and giveaways. Unfortunately, Fido has to stay home for this one, as there is a no pet policy.Parking is limited, so organizers recommend these alternatives:A free shuttle bus runs all weekend, every 15 minutes from South Sound Mall (by the Flag Pavilion/Civic Plaza) to Saint Martin’s University.Public transportation is another great option. Intercity Transit Bus #67 has the closest stops to Lacey Spring Fun Fair. Plan your trip now by clickingThere is some parking at the Franz Street entrance. You can also park at Lacey City Hall and walk along the bike path to the University.For more information, visit the Lacey Spring Fun Fair website. Facebook8Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Charter CollegeFor the last 30 years, Lacey residents have come together to enjoy a day of family fun with the Lacey Spring Fun Fair. This year’s event takes place Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, at Saint Martin’s University, 5300 Pacific Avenue SE. It runs from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.The Lacey Spring Fun Fair is a perfect outing for the entire family. Photo courtesy: Charter CollegeExpected to attract hundreds of visitors, the weekend includes activities and entertainment, rides and games, live performances, vendors, and food concessions. As always, the Lacey Spring Fun Fair is free to attend.Charter College will have a table at the event, and the team is looking forward to talking to families and answering questions from anybody interested in learning more about the school.“We really enjoy celebrating Lacey with this event every year,” said Charter College Lacey Campus President Dr. Bruce Higdon. “This is such a fun way for us to spend time with members of the community and share how we can help potential students get the skills they need to achieve their goals.”last_img read more