National Communications Council suspends two private newspapers

first_img to go further Receive email alerts January 24, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Gabonese journalist could spend New Year’s Eve in prison Organisation The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa GabonAfrica Follow the news on Gabon News GabonAfrica center_img May 23, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 National Communications Council suspends two private newspapers November 27, 2020 Find out more Reports Reporters Without Borders is concerned about the recent measures taken by theNational Communications Council (Conseil national de la Communication, CNC)against four private media outlets. During the week of 16 May 2003, the CNCdecided to suspend the publication of two private newspapers, “Misamu” andLe Temps. In addition, the publications “Jeunesse Action” and “l’Espoir”received official warnings from the council.”These measures, which appear to be part of an intimidation campaign againstthe private press, are a means of preventing citizens from having access tounbiased news and information about the government’s various plans,” Reporters Without Borders’ Secretary-General Robert Ménard said in a letter to CNC President Pierre Marie Ndong. The organisation urged him to reverse the measures and to allow the targeted media outlets to continue publishing.In a 12 May press release, the CNC ordered the twice-monthly Misamu tocease publishing, on account of a legal dispute over ownership of thenewspaper. The legal battle pits Senator Jean-Pierre Nzoghe Nguema, formerleader of the opposition party Morena and the paper’s founder, against NoélNgwa Nguema, the paper’s current publisher, who is also a priest.According to information collected by Reporters Without Borders, Misamu plans to continue publishing for the moment, as it has not received an official suspensionnotice. The CNC’s decision follows revelations in the press about themysterious death of Pascaline Bongo’s aide-de-camp. Pascaline Bongo isPresident Omar Bongo’s eldest daughter and principal private secretary.Misamu had accused Finance Ministry Secretary-General Eyamba Tsima MauriceNestor of being behind the aide-de-camp’s death.On 15 May, the CNC suspended the weekly Le Temps for three months. Thenewspaper was targeted because of a 14 May article, entitled “Over 50billion CFA Francs (over US$89 million; 76 million euros) squandered in twonights”, in which questions were raised about financing for an organisationthat is coordinating independence celebrations in August. The contentiousarticle was “likely to undermine the nation’s standing,” the CNC said.In addition, two other newspapers received official warnings from thecouncil. The first paper, Jeunesse Action, was warned after it publishedphotographs of mutilated persons and children being raped in its 12 to 19May issue. The CNC said the images were likely to “offend readers’sensibilities.” As for l’Espoir, it was warned because it did not fill outthe paperwork necessary for the launch of a publication, as required underunder Gabon’s Communications Code.Reporters Without Borders recalls that Communications Minister Medhi Teale recently granted 500 million CFA Francs (approx. US$890,000; 762,000 euros) to the private press as part of the National Press Development Fund (Fonds national pour le développement de la presse). News News Weekly seized from Gabon’s newsstands Help by sharing this information December 31, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Central Islip Man Charged With Road Rage Assault

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Jason ParkerA Central Islip man has been accused of using a baseball bat to smash windows on a car and punching its driver during a road rage confrontation last week.Suffolk County police said Jason Parker was driving a BMW while tailgating another vehicle eastbound on the Long Island Expressway near Exit 57 at 8:30 a.m. April 10, followed the victim to Express Drive South at Exit 62 where the BMW cut off the victim.The 25-year-old man got out of his BMW, smashed the victim’s windshield and two driver’s side windows before repeatedly punching the victim in the face, police said.The incident brought traffic to a sudden halt, causing a minor fender bender between two uninvolved vehicles.Parker fled the scene, but the victim and a witness took down his license plate number and took a picture of him using a cell phone camera, police said. The victim was treated for his injuries at Stony Brook University Medical Center.Parker was arrested Sunday and charged with criminal mischief, assault and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. He will be arraigned Monday at First District Court in Central Islip.last_img read more

Ivanić-Grad starts branding ‘vankuša’ and ‘white sausages’

first_imgThe first step has been made, but now a long process of branding and merging with the tourist offer is just following. Most importantly, for the whole story to come to life, the local population must live that story, as well as the local caterers who must offer these indigenous specialties. “We have created brands of two products that should be recognizable to consumers. And after that, it can become a brand. They have been produced for hundreds of years since the frontier age. This is a Choline specialty, white sausage can be said to be a poor product, but traditional food is appreciated. White sausage is made from pork, corn flour flavored with garlic, pepper and salt. “Vankuš is a dough made of wheat flour for strudel or bread, with a filling of cow’s cheese, eggs and corn flour” said Marica Svetličić, branding project manager. Namely, “Vankus” is a wheat flour dough for strudel or bread, with a filling of cow’s cheese, eggs and corn flour, while “White sausages” sausages stuffed with meat and corn flour with spices. The whole idea of ​​the importance of branding the mentioned gastro products is not new, and we have been working on the branding process for a year now. The project was done in 4 phases. First it was necessary to define the exact recipe as well as the producers, an analysis was made as well as the rules of production and production, and now followed by a public presentation of the entire project. Ivanić-Grad presented an initiative with which they want to brand their traditional autochthonous specialties called “Preservation of the production of traditional specialties” white sausage “and Moslavina” vankuša “.  Photo: TZ Ivanić Grad White sausages “Vankuša” and “Bele kobase” are indigenous specialties that originated in the once poor times from food that was available in households, they were prepared often, and today they are a real rarity. Indigenous (indigenous) regional food products have the purpose of preserving the culture, history and tradition, or identity of the region and have a significant role in promoting the region and creating the recognition of the region based on a very differentiated identity. The direct link of the product with a certain geographical area gives additional value and recognizability to that area and contributes to rural and tourist development and recognizability. The goal of the project is to enrich the tourist offer and contribute to the enrichment of the native gastronomic offer, they point out from Ivanić-Grad. “In our area there are dishes and preparations that do not exist anywhere else. Our goal is to raise these dishes to a higher level, to be recognizable throughout the country and beyond! This is the beginning of the story and we have a long and challenging road ahead of us. But so far we have successfully solved all the challenges”Said the mayor of Ivanić-Grad, Javor Bojan Leš. Vankušlast_img read more

Singapore economy seen to contract 4-7% as pandemic impact worsens

first_imgThe circuit breaker measures will start being lifted in phases on June 2.The ministry cautioned that “there continues to be a significant degree of uncertainty over the length and severity of the COVID-19 outbreak, as well as the trajectory of the economic recovery, in both the global and Singapore economies.”Irvin Seah, senior economist at Singapore’s largest bank DBS, said the downward revision was not surprising as the previous growth projection was no longer tenable after Singapore extended its semi-lockdown beyond May 4.He added that the full impact of the pandemic will be felt only in the April-June period, saying that the “significantly weaker global demand, labor shortage in the construction sector, supply chain disruptions and restrictive measures imposed during the circuit breaker will inflict a severe blow to the economy.”Topics : This marked the third time the ministry has cut its economic projection for Singapore for 2020 since the virus outbreak earlier this year. The previous revision came in March.The Singapore economy last went into negative growth in 2001, when annual GDP fell by 1.1 percent.The ministry said in a statement that the latest downgrade was due to “the deterioration in the external demand outlook for Singapore as well as the expected economic impact” from a semi-lockdown implemented by Singapore to curb the spread of COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the virus.The semi-lockdown, which led to the shutdown of most workplace premises in Singapore, has “dampened domestic economic activity, along with domestic consumption,” it said. Singapore further downgraded its 2020 growth forecast on Tuesday, projecting a 4 to 7 percent contraction as the impact of the coronavirus pandemic has worsened.The Ministry of Trade and Industry previously forecast the highly trade-dependent city state’s gross domestic product would shrink by 1 to 4 percent in 2020.The revision coincided with the release of data showing the economy had contracted in the first three months of this year by 0.7 percent year on year, and by an annualized 4.7 percent from the previous quarter.last_img read more

Aubamayeng reveals Mikel Arteta’s half-time team talk in Arsenal’s draw with Bournemouth

first_imgThe Spanish coach was denied victory in his first match in charge (Picture: Getty)Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has revealed that Mikel Arteta was upbeat in his first half-time team talk with his new team, encouraging them to keep playing their own style against Bournemouth.The Gunners went behind in the first period to Dan Gosling’s strike but gave a much better showing in the second half, with Aubameyang grabbing a deserved equaliser.Arsenal had chances to win the game, though ultimately had to settle for a 1-1 draw in Arteta’s first game in charge, and star striker Aubameyang believes the squad have already shown promising signs under their new boss. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reveals what Mikel Arteta told Arsenal players at half-time against Bournemouth Metro Sport ReporterThursday 26 Dec 2019 5:24 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link8.6kShares Gosling had put Bournemouth ahead but the Arsenal rallied in the second half (Picture: Getty)Arteta echoed the thoughts of his skipper after the match and felt his side showed some promising signs against Bournemouth.Asked about Aubameyang’s remarks, he agreed, saying: ‘Absolutely. In terms of attitude, desire, creation and commitment it was better than I expected, to be fair. They are not used to playing at this rhythm but a lot of things that I saw in terms of attitude were terrific.’MORE: Mikel Arteta explains Mesut Ozil decision after naming first Arsenal starting XIMORE: Mikel Arteta urges Arsenal to raid Juventus in January for Adrien RabiotMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Commentcenter_img Aubameyang’s goal secured a hard-fought point for the Gunners (Picture: Getty)Asked what Arteta said at half-time to spark a response after the restart, Aubameyang told Amazon Prime Video: ‘He just said to continue with the same engagement and to try to play and to respect our plan and that was working in the second half, and that’s it.’AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTArteta had encouraged his players to play at a quicker tempo and with more aggression before the match, working on those qualities in training, and Aubameyang feels the side did exactly that.Asked if Arsenal had done what Arteta asked, Aubameyang continued: ‘Yeah I think so. As I said, everybody was working hard, was aggressive, and trying to play as he likes – and as we like.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘I think we are on a good way and hopefully we will try to improve. We know our next games are quite hard but we are confident.‘We missed a lot of chances in the second half. We should get the three points today but that can happen. I think the attitude of the boys was great but we have to improve our chances.’ Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Syracuse draw specialist Morgan Widner left game in first half with right knee injury

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Morgan Widner left Syracuse’s matchup with Albany in the first half with an apparent right-knee injury. With SU leading 9-2, the sophomore fought for a draw on the 30-yard line across from Albany’s sideline before she fell down and held her knee. The referees stopped play and allowed two Orange trainers to tend to Widner on the field. After a few minutes, she was helped off the turf and wasn’t putting pressure on her right leg. She sat behind the Orange bench and continued to receive treatment. As the Orange went into the half with a 11-2 lead, Widner proceeded to the locker room on crutches. She re-emerged before the second half with her right knee heavily wrapped. SU head coach Gary Gait couldn’t provide details on the injury after the game.“I haven’t checked on Morgan,” Gait said. “I’m sure she’ll be seen, and we’ll find out.“She hurt herself. We’ll see what the results are when we get them.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe draw control specialist has had an uncharacteristic start to the 2018 season. She’s recorded just four draw controls in limited playing time through three games. Widner has shared duties at the faceoff X with junior Julie Cross.  Gait said two weeks ago that the two would share draw control opportunities based on matchups.This past summer, the NCAA announced a new draw control rule that limits three players from each team to fight for the draw. Gait said that this past week, draws will be “50-50” as each team adjusts to the new rule.Widner had a standout year as a freshman in 2017, starting every game. She ranked seventh in the nation in draw controls per game (7.09). She totaled 156 draws, the third-most in a single-season by any SU player, and set the program record for a freshman. Widner finished the year as an Inside Lacrosse All-American Honorable mention.Cross took the remainder of the draws after Widner left the game and won four of Syracuse’s 14 draws in the eventual 19-12 win. Albany finished with 19 draws. Widner was seen exiting the Carrier Dome on crutches with her knee wrapped. The Daily Orange will update this story as more details become available.“To see one of our players go down like that,” sophomore defender Kerry Defliese said, “it’s heartbreaking. We hope she gets better.” Comments Published on February 22, 2018 at 8:55 pm Contact Nick: [email protected] | @nick_a_alvarezlast_img read more

Chris Jericho and wife Jessica Lockhart renew wedding vows on New Year’s Eve 2019

first_imgLast Updated: 2nd January, 2020 18:47 IST Chris Jericho And Wife Jessica Lockhart Renew Wedding Vows On New Year’s Eve 2019 There is news that AEW’s Chris Jericho and wife Jessica Lockhart renewed their wedding vows on the New Year evening. Read to know more about their celebration. Congrats to @IAmJericho & Jessica on their lovely vow renewal last night. Cool being 1 of 5 to be at both ceremonies! Also great to meet & hang with @JesseKage & his lovely wife. Oh, and Happy New Year! pic.twitter.com/R2tLtvGfx5— David Penzer (@davidpenzer) January 1, 2020 Akhil Nambiar First Published: 2nd January, 2020 18:47 IST Also Read | Chris Jericho: 5 Major Challengers For The AEW Championship TitleChris Jericho is known to keep a tight circle of friends and he believes that people must earn their way into that circle. It was no wonder Penzer was thrilled to be on the invited list. Things are looking good for Chris Jericho ahead of 2020. He is the reigning AEW World Champion and everything is looking good on the home front too. Fans can hope to see a lot more of the Y2K magic this year. Also Read | WWE Star Elias Set To Leave WWE And Join Chris Jericho In AEW In 2020: ReportChris Jericho celebrates with his familyChris Jericho married his wife in 2000. The couple have three children – Ash, SiSi and Chey. Wrestling announcer and a friend of the couple, David Penzer congratulated them on social media on the occasion as they celebrated the renewal of their wedding vows.Also Read | WWE: Chris Jericho Is Now Selling Sparkling Wine; It’s Called ‘A Little Bit Of The Bubbly’ COMMENT Written By Also Read | WWE: Chris Jericho Slams CM Punk’s WWE Backstage Return, Says ‘no One Cares’Penzer tweeted a picture of the happy couple posing with their friends at the ceremony. In his message, he congratulated Chris Jericho and Jessica for renewing their vows. He further added that it was cool to be one of the five people who were invited to both ceremonies – the actual wedding and the renewal of vows. As an afterthought, he also wished the couple a happy New Year.Also Read | Chris Jericho Calls Out WWE NXT For Being “just Another WWE Show”center_img Happy New Year! Are you gonna be having #ALittleBitOfTheBubbly tonight? If so film & post it and we will retweet! @AEWrestling @nockingpoint pic.twitter.com/snYLAFiC85— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) December 31, 2019 The end of 2019 saw many love stories blossoming in the world of wrestling. As the year closed out, we saw ‘The Queen’ Charlotte Flair announcing her engagement to the current World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) United States Champion Andrade. But it was former WWE and current All Elite Wrestling (AEW) star and Chris Jericho, who grabbed headlines as he and wife, Jessica Lockhart renewed their wedding vows at the break of the New Year.Also Read | Luke Harper May Join AEW After WWE Exit; Chris Jericho Approves LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW US That wasn’t the intent at all. I was merely stating that I want @JonMoxley to do more than just join the IC. I want him to be an equal partner in the #InnerCircle with me. https://t.co/F7k6TmhCn3— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) January 2, 2020 SUBSCRIBE TO USlast_img read more

College World Series weather update: Rain postpones Mississippi State vs. Vanderbilt game

first_imgThere is always a chance of weather messing with the College World Series, and that’s exactly what happened Tuesday.Louisville and Auburn has been delayed by rain in the top of the fifth inning with the Cardinals up 4-1. The 2018 College World Series was a rough season for weather, as NCAA official Randy Buhr called it “the most challenging College World Series as it pertains to inclement weather.”There were five days which featured either delayed or postponed games in 2018.To this point in 2019, no game has been delayed or postponed, but Tuesday may very well be the day that is disrupted by the weather. There was a 90 percent chance of precipitation coming into the day in Omaha, Nebraska for the day and it has influenced one game already.And now the game scheduled to start at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday between Mississippi State and Vanderbilt has been pushed back to Wednesday at 2 p.m. ET.Our #CWS matchup with Vanderbilt has been postponed until Wednesday (June 19) afternoon.#HailState🐶 | #OmaDawgs pic.twitter.com/EXicYaWoCV— OmaDawgs ⚾️ (@HailStateBB) June 18, 2019The weather looks pretty good for Wednesday in Omaha as there is a 20 percent chance of rain before 8 a.m. CT, but it is supposed to clear up after that. Thursday is supposed to be nice as well during the day, but the night could be an issue.There is a 20 percent chance of rain Thursday and 60 percent on Friday. It’s supposed to rain for much of the day Friday.Weather in the great plains can certainly be finicky. From 1991 to 2015, the state of Nebraska was hit by an average of 54.6 tornados per year, which was tied with Florida for the fourth most in the nation. The most common time for those storms are the months of May and June.last_img read more

More on last night’s accident on the Cecil Lake Road

first_imgThe Police investigation has determined that a west bound pickup truck lost control and crossed onto the gravel shoulder of the roadway. The driver appeared to have attempted to correct and as a result his vehicle flipped end over end several times before coming to stop in the middle of the Cecil Lake Road. By the time emergency crews arrived the vehicle was fully engulfed in flames and was quickly extinguished by the Fire Department.The driver of the vehicle was ejected during the collison and was transported to the Fort St. John Hospital with serious injuries. The other two passengers in the truck were not injured.At this time the RCMP will not be releasing any further information as there investigation continues. If you witnessed the accident and have further information, please contact the RCMP at 250-787-8140 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. Photo: A Truck burst into flames on the Cecil Lake Road Saturday night at around 7pm – Russ Beerling/Energeticcity.caThe RCMP are investigating just what happened Saturday night after a single vehicle collision on the Cecil Lake Road.- Advertisement -At approximately 6:48pm, the Fort St. John RCMP, BC Ambulance Service and the Fort St. John Fire Department responded to a report of a single vehicle accident on the Cecil Lake Road near the Beatton River Bridge.Advertisementlast_img read more