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

Doras urges Limerick election candidates to demonstrate commitment to anti-racism

first_imgAdvertisement TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! NewsCommunityPoliticsDoras urges Limerick election candidates to demonstrate commitment to anti-racismBy Staff Reporter – April 29, 2019 855 Limerick on Covid watch list Email TAGSCommunityLimerick City and CountyNewspolitics Facebook Print Doras Luimní chief executive Sean McSweeney. Photo: Cian ReinhardtDoras invites local and European election candidates in Limerick to reaffirm their commitment to anti-racism by signing the Anti-Racism Election Protocol 2019 at the Doras office in Limerick on May 1, 2019. The protocol was recently re-launched by the European Network Against Racism Ireland (ENAR Ireland), of which Doras is a member.Since 2001, the Anti-Racism Election Protocol has played an integral part in ensuring that elections have been conducted in an unbiased manner, and that candidates do not incite hatred or discrimination on any basis.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Seán McSweeney, Doras CEO said, “Doras would like to give each local candidate in Limerick the opportunity to sign the protocol to show their constituents that they are dedicated to upholding anti-racism and non-discrimination principles during and following their election campaigns. No candidate should be using hate-speech or racist discourse, and we hope to encourage the voting public to hold their candidates to these standards.”The event will be held on Wednesday 1st  May 2019, at the Doras office, 51a O’Connell St, Limerick at 3pm. Candidates will be asked to sign a hard copy of the protocol in the presence of local media, and will have the opportunity to speak with media representatives regarding their support of the protocol.Candidates interested in attending can RSVP at [email protected] Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLimerick council asked to build cost of emissions into developmentsNext articleA feast of fun in Castleconnell Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Linkedin Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Twitterlast_img read more

MSG Sphere Vegas Shares Updates On State-Of-The-Art Audio Capabilities For New Venue

first_img157,000 speakers, bass waves blasting up from the floor, and maybe the biggest video screen on earth. No, this isn’t some far out concert design pulled from the diary of “Wall Of Sound” creator/genius Owsley Stanley. These futuristic production elements are actually going into The Madison Square Garden Company’s newest concert venue, the MSG Sphere at The Venetian in Las Vegas.Ever since billionaire and MSG Company owner James Dolan announced the company’s plans back in February for creating a new, state-of-the-art concert arena in Las Vegas, fans, artists, and industry personnel have pondered over some of the really cool initial designs for what the venue could include. The company plans to officially open the MSG Sphere at The Venetian by 2021, but have more recently shared some of the technical details going into the development of the arena.The 157,000 ultra-directional speakers will surround the audience, but they will only be heard and not seen, since they’ll be hidden inside the venue walls and behind the video display. As for the low end and really deep bass, those powerful sound waves will be coming from right beneath everyone’s feet. Instead of sending the bass waves through the air, they’ll be transmitted up through the floor, where attendees will feel the incredible vibrations through their feet and in their chairs. The speaker system comes from a Germany company named Holoplot, who specialize in targeted sound with the hopes of giving each seating section its own unique sound.According to the report, Dolan’s plan with the futuristic new venue was to let the technology lead the way on the project, as the venue’s design should complement the tech, not the other way around.“We’re gonna do tech from the beginning. It’s gonna be a technology-driven design,” Dolan reportedly told MSG Ventures CEO David Dibble on his real vision for the Sphere. From audio to video, Dolan is really wanting fans to get there complete money’s worth when experiencing a show or event at the venue, which broke ground on development back in September.Speaking of video, the screen which has been impressively displayed in the venue’s design images will come into existence as a three-and-a-half-acre spherical ultra-high-res video screen comprised of LED panels, which will arc over the audience similar to “a planetarium times ten,” according to Dibble. The team is hoping to build it into what he’s also calling “the largest display ever imagined on Earth.” Like “VR without the goggles”, he continued.Fans of jam bands and artists with deep career song catalogs should be licking their lips and prepping their ears, considering the venue apparently seems more geared toward hosting residencies and long-term projects rather than one-off concerts. Artists who spend more time playing in the new venue will have a better opportunity to “fully exploit its capabilities” as the report states. One can only imagine what kind of residency and visual/audio experience bands like Phish or Steve Aoki could provide fans with a week’s worth (or more) of shows.Meanwhile, across the pond, the MSG Company is also planning to develop a second 18,000-capacity Sphere Concert Arena on a five-acre plot of land in Stratford, East London. If the city approves of the company’s design and proposal, developers for a second state-of-the-art venue in London are hoping to finish the project approximately one year after the completion and opening of the one in Vegas.[Photo: Madison Square Garden Company][H/T Consequence of Sound]last_img read more

Vermaelen: Gunners run must go on

first_img “Tuesday is an important game again at home so we have to keep fighting and try to get three points.” Arsenal could have Czech midfielder Tomas Rosicky available again after he missed the Norwich game with a hamstring problem, which could see Jack Wilshere rested. Wenger must also decide whether to recall Mertesacker or stick with his captain alongside Laurent Koscielny. Full-back Nacho Monreal was on the bench at the weekend, and could return in place of Kieran Gibbs, while Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Lukas Podolski – who scored the third goal in stoppage-time – are all pressing for a place in the starting XI after impressive substitute displays when they came on to help change the Norwich game around. German forward Podolski, 27, has seen his recent impact limited by injury as well as being utilised more from the bench by Wenger. Despite stories linking the £11million summer signing from Cologne with a swift move away from the club, Podolski, who has 14 goals this season, maintains he is enjoying life at Arsenal. Speaking to the official Arsenal matchday programme, he said: “I did well earlier in the season, then had an injury which put me out for a few weeks, however now I am back and hope to play a big part in the final run of matches – but it is the coach’s decision, of course. “Overall I am happy. You must remember I came from a team [Cologne] that was going down, and it wasn’t so easy to come straight to a big club and be strong. But I believe I have the quality to play in every game here and think I have done well until now. “I have scored some goals and made assists, so I am content, but I will be happiest if we can make the Champions League, because every player – and every team – wants to play at that level.” Press Association Captain Thomas Vermaelen has challenged Arsenal to maintain their momentum towards securing a top-four finish with victory over Everton at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night.center_img The Gunners produced a late rally to come from behind and beat Norwich 3-1 on Saturday, which lifted them into third place as neither Chelsea nor Tottenham were in Barclays Premier League action. It was a fifth straight win on the back of their Champions League victory away to Bayern Munich – an heroic performance which looks to have restored the belief within Arsene Wenger’s squad. Vermaelen, recalled to the side against Norwich as Per Mertesacker was suspended, called on Arsenal to make the most of their new-found spirit when David Moyes’ well-drilled side come to the Emirates Stadium. “We are on a run now. We have got a good momentum at the moment. We are winning a lot of games,” Vermaelen said on Arsenal Player. last_img read more

Brave Nichols Canyon takes flight in Ryanair at Leopardstown

first_imgNichols Canyon showed all the old battling qualities of his former stablemate Hurricane Fly to win the Ryanair Hurdle at Leopardstown. Press Association “He’s got huge reserves. I’m delighted with him.” Walsh said: “He’s done everything we’ve asked of him and he’s going forward and improving.” De Bromhead said of Identity Thief: “I felt the ground was playing to his favour more than ours so I’m delighted. “He’ll go down the Champion Hurdle route – I was thinking that after he won at Down Royal.” Mullins completed a double when Lucky Pass justified 4-7 favouritism by three and three-quarter lengths from First Figaro in the Ryanair Flat Race. The now-retired Hurricane Fly won four of the previous five renewals of this race but for much of the home straight Nichols Canyon looked like coming off second best. Henry de Bromhead’s Identity Thief proved his win in the Fighting Fifth at Newcastle was no fluke as he cruised into the lead before the final flight. Bryan Cooper got a great leap out of Identity Thief, which appeared to seal victory, but Ruby Walsh threw the proverbial kitchen sink at Nichols Canyon. The Willie Mullins-trained 2-5 favourite began to eat into the gap and eventually got on top to win going away by two lengths. Nichols Canyon was winning a sixth Grade One from just nine starts over hurdles. Winning owner Graham Wylie said: “That was tough to watch, but he’s a tough horse. “I’m not sure if he’ll run before Cheltenham – I’ll have to speak to Willie – but it’s great to have a live Champion Hurdle horse and hopefully he’ll get there.” Mullins said: “His battling qualities and his hurdling qualities remind me of Hurricane Fly, and the size of him. “He probably hasn’t the zip of Hurricane Fly – the speed – but he has his stamina and aggressiveness. “It’s going to take him a long time to get over that now, and that’s my worry if we’re looking at the Irish Champion Hurdle. last_img read more

Ponting voted Australia’s greatest ODI player

first_imgRicky PontingODI recordM: 375 | Runs: 13704 | Ave: 42.03 | SR: 80.39 | 100s: 30 | 50s: 82 | HS: 164World Cup recordM: 46 | Runs: 1743 | Ave: 45.86 | SR: 79.95 | 100s: 5 | 50s: 6 | HS: 140*World Cup titles won: 3 … beats long-time teammate Adam Gilchrist in the finalAFTER almost 1.5 million votes from cricket fans around the world, cricket.com.au can reveal that the unofficial title of Australia’s greatest-ever ODI player belongs to … Ricky Ponting.In a series of head-to-head fan polls over the past 10 days, lovers of the game have voted in huge numbers to select Ponting as Australia’s best-ever when it comes to one-day cricket.From a shortlist of 16 players, Ponting and his former teammate Adam Gilchrist were well ahead of the pack and faced off in a ‘grand final’ to decide Australia’s best ever.And after more than 135 000 votes across cricket.com.au, the CA Live app, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter on Thursday and yesterday, Ponting prevailed with 57 per cent of the vote compared to 43 per cent for Gilchrist.Speaking before being announced as the winner, Ponting told cricket.com.au he would vote for Gilchrist – as long as his long-time teammate returned the favour.“If you ask Gilly, he’s going to say me. And if you ask me, I’m going to say Gilly!” Ponting said with a laugh.“I’ll say Adam Gilchrist. Hopefully he says me … Gilly, you better do the right thing!“I was lucky to play a lot of games with Gilly and I captained him on a lot of occasions. He was a match-winning player at the top of the order and at certain times probably made my job a lot easier going in at No.3.”Players and coaches in Australia’s World Cup squad were split between the two legends, with several sitting on the fence and coach Justin Langer – who ended up siding with his assistant Ponting – likening the choice to being asked to pick his favourite daughter.All-rounder Glenn Maxwell opted for Gilchrist – a call he conceded was “controversial” given Ponting is one of his childhood idols – while assistant coach Brad Haddin broke with the wicket-keeping union in picking Ponting.“He’s led us to a number of World Cups, he’s got longevity in the game and every time we had a big moment, Ricky Ponting was there to deliver,” Haddin said.With three World Cup wins to his name – including two as skipper – as well as 4 000 more ODI runs than any other Australian, it comes as little surprise that Ponting has been crowned Australia’s best-ever by the public.For more than 15 years, Ponting held down the No.3 spot in an Australian side that enjoyed an unprecedented level of success, highlighted by the unbeaten World Cup campaigns he skippered in 2003 and 2007.In a career full of great moments, his stunning assault on India’s bowlers in Johannesburg in 2003, on no less a stage than a World Cup final, is an innings that’s difficult to forget.Ponting was matched-up against Mitchell Starc in the opening round of Australia’s ODI GOAT, winning comfortably, while the first round also saw surprise eliminations for two-time World Cup winners Steve Waugh and Michael Bevan, who were knocked out by Mike Hussey and Matthew Hayden respectively.In Round 2, Ponting, Gilchrist and Brett Lee all won comfortably, while Shane Warne just edged out his old teammate Glenn McGrath with 51 per cent of the vote to 49 per cent, a margin of less than 4 000 votes.Ponting and Gilchrist both won more than 70 per cent of the vote in their semi-finals, against Lee and Warne respectively, to set up a final between the former captain and vice-captain.Round 1Adam Gilchrist (91%) – Dennis Lillee (9%)Ricky Ponting (82%) – Mitchell Starc (18%)Mark Waugh (75%) – Dean Jones (25%)Mike Hussey (68%) – Steve Waugh (32%)Brett Lee (54%) – Shane Watson (46%)Shane Warne (92%) – Greg Chappell (8%)Matthew Hayden (67%) – Michael Bevan (33%)Glenn McGrath (70%) – Andrew Symonds (30%)Round 2Ricky Ponting (80%) – Mike Hussey (20%)Adam Gilchrist (92%) – Mark Waugh (8%)Brett Lee (62%) – Matthew Hayden (38%)Shane Warne (51%) – Glenn McGrath (49%)Semi-finalsRicky Ponting (78%) – Brett Lee (22%)Adam Gilchrist (72%) – Shane Warne (28%)FinalRicky Ponting (57%) – Adam Gilchrist (43%)last_img read more

Gentle Clowns predicted to send Dirty Birds back to university-subsidized nest in tears

first_imgComing off an upset victory over the Dirty Birds just a year ago — and it is only referred to an upset simply because the Birds were so upset over their loss that they decided to throw entire pitchers of beer at the opposition — the Gentle Clowns are more than ready to defend their title in the annual softball game Saturday.While the Dirty Birds went through a brief era of success, the Gentle Clowns finally managed to breakthrough in last year’s event, but with the majority of the talent from last year’s squad doing bigger and better things, the Clowns will look to revamp the roster to assert that last year wasn’t just a fluke.This year’s squad will be captained by sports editors Nick “I’m two degrees of separation from Mark Cuban” Brazzoni and Eric “Goldy the staff turkey” Goldsobel. In last year’s outing, Goldsobel played prolifically in center field while Brazzoni was a late scratch from the outing because he got too drunk and refused to leave the keg alone.“I don’t understand why Nick is listed first,” Goldy whined.Rounding out the infield will be the power arts duo of Henry “Where is the closest Urban?” Solotaroff-Weber and Frankie “Where’s my bunny?” Hermanek, along with catcher Yusra “Yurso dumb B.o.B.” Murad, who plans to distract the Dirty Bird batters with her wit as she compares their body types to the animals at Henry Vilas Zoo. Her partner in crime, Aaron “Crapz ‘N’ Carrotz” Hathaway is listed as questionable, as he may be out searching for castles and bomb shelters somewhere in Madison or a bathroom to analyze.Among other team leaders will be the powerful upper management trio of Aliya “EVERYONE TAKE A SHOT” Iftikhar, Rachael “When the fuck is Beyoncé’s album going to be released I’ve already used up two free TIDAL trials” Lallensack and Briana “I really don’t like this opinion story” Reilly.A fourth member is potentially set to be added to the trio, as Hayley “I went to space last summer, what did you do?” Sperling is set to take over The Badger Herald as the new Editor-in-Chief. While she has been practicing her chugging for weeks now, she has also been working to get the game broadcasted in space because she swears she is an astronaut.“NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOZ and NAAAASSSSAAAAAAA,” Sperling said while chugging a Kül Premium.Luke “Pretzel” Schaetzel swears he’ll be in attendance but it’s more than likely he’ll show up 30 minutes late due to a hangover after a late night out with his buddy Ron (Diaz) because that is literally his only friend.“But dude, you should have been at my party,” Pretzel said as he knocks all the doorknobs off of Goldy’s doors. “Every single athlete that ever existed was in attendance — I swear!!”Should Schaetzel fail to show, Aaron “Luke put these stories in here” Reilly will be sure to fill in and take all the blame for Schaetzel’s miscues as he has grown used to doing on a regular basis, while Phil “I manage to never get yelled at” Michaelson will quietly prove he’s actually the best player on the team … by far.Rounding out the dangerous Clown squad outfield will be Teymour “Take you out” Tomsyck, Riley “I’m running out of cover ideas” Vetterkind and Connor “One time I lit myself on fire” Dugan, while Saturday’s inactives will include video editor Nyal “Still looking for a new house to film a BH Cribz at” Mueenuddin, banter associate Nolan “Still trying to find out what the difference between a JPG and a JPG 2000 is” Ferlic and social media coordinator Kevin “Can’t risk missing the surprise release of TurboGrafx 16” Castro.Self-Proclaimed Old Guy Polo Rocha will probably show up unannounced.“Branding and stuff,” Polo said as he is seven beers deep with a bacon costume on counting his gray hairs.It’s most likely that photo editors Marissa “Are these pics good for Instagram?” Haegele and Katie “Wearing a cool hat in a canyon” Cooney won’t be able to take pictures come Saturday seeing as though no one put in photo requests in the Google Doc.With this mighty of a squad, there is no doubt the Gentle Clowns will send the flying phonies back into the dirt for the second straight year behind power hitting, tremendous base running and headlines that aren’t diagonal.And while the final outcome of the softball game will be very important, it will not be as important as the postgame dance off, as Lallensack and Copy Chief Amy “Don’t write an Oxford comma or I’ll put you to” Sleep look to defend their title for the second and final year.last_img read more

Jamaica, Pakistan score wins in Lauderhill T20

first_imgDanza Hyatt Jamaica and Pakistan registered contrasting victories in the third round of the 2017 City of Lauderhill Internalional T20 Night Cricket Tournament at the Lauderhill Sports Park on Saturday.The Jamaican team trounced the Trinbago Red Force by nine wickets while the Pakistanis defeated arch-rivals India by six runs.The large crowd on hand, were well entertained.The Red Force won the toss and elected to bat, but could only muster 130 in the allotted 20 overs with captain, Timothy Surujbally scoring 43 including five fours and three swashbuckling sixes to the delight of the Red Force spectators.The remaining Red Force batsmen failed miserably against the penetrative Jamaican’s bowling attack with former Jamaica and West Indies player, Danza Hyatt claiming 3 for 13 from his allotted four overs. Keyonie Gayle 3 for 18 and Elvis Watson 2 for 20 were the other wicket takers for the Jamaicans.In reply, Jamaica opening paired of Omari Williams and Sherwyn Powell raced to 94 for the first wicket within 6.5 overs before Powell was caught for 46. Williams stroked a delightful unbeaten 62 including six fours and four sixes.In the other India suffered lost to Pakistan in a thriller by six runs.Batting first, Pakistan piled up 195 from its allotted 20 overs, after Syed Hassan and Sunil Kumar shared a 136-run second wicket partnership. Hassan blasted 74 from 43 balls including seven fours and four sixes, while Kuman smashed 72, featuring eleven fours and one six.Bowling for India, A. Pareekh grabbed 3 for 33, S. Nandina took 2 for 29 and S. Nimmala 2 for 31.In reply, India suffered a dramatic collapse after being 103 without loss at the end of the ninth over. S. Siddique got off to a blistering start, slamming 69 from 38 balls including ten fours and two sixes. Other useful contributions came from D. Persaud 25, R. Chandran 20, S. Nandina 17 and M. Diwan 17. Bowling for Pakistan, Ayud Tanveer claimed 2 for 15, Usman Malik 2 for 35 and Rehan Baig 2 for 50.The tournament continues on Saturday, March 18, 2017 with Guyana playing the Combined Islands, followed by Jamaica versus Pakistan.last_img read more