The Khartoum Monitor finally allowed to publish again

first_img April 6, 2020 Find out more SudanAfrica Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent April 10, 2020 Find out more News Help by sharing this information __________________________________16.09.2003Call for immediate reappearance of Khartoum MonitorReporters Without Borders called today on the Sudanese authorities to stop harassing the daily Khartoum Monitor and allow it to reappear at once in line with a court decision.The English-language paper’s publishing licence was cancelled on 12 July, but this decision was struck down last week on appeal and the National Press Council said it could reappear. However it failed to come out on 13 September as planned after pressure by the government prosecutor in charge of subversion, Mohammed Farid Hassan, who blocked it under article 130 (paragraphs 1 and 3) of the code of criminal procedure until investigation of the case was complete.”The paper is the target of serious harassment by the National Security Agency and the anti-subversion prosecutor, who has once again defied a court decision,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard.The paper was suspended in July for running a supposedly illegal interview last year with a former cabinet minister from the south who strongly criticised the government. A day earlier, the paper had brought out its first issue after a two-month suspension after being found guilty in May of inciting religious discord and hatred of the state and being fined 500,000 Sudanese pounds (about 200 euros). The campaign against the paper is part of a battle between the National Security Agency, which wants to keep control of media matters, and the National Press Council, which President Omar el-Beshir decreed on 12 August would hitherto supervise the media and guarantee press freedom News March 29, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Sudan to go further Organisation October 28, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 The Khartoum Monitor finally allowed to publish again Sudanese authorities on 16 October authorised the reappearance of the English-language daily The Khartoum Monitor, which had been shut down on 12 July after printing criticism of the government that allegedly violated the criminal code. The appeal court had struck down the ban on 13 September and the National Press Council had said the paper could publish again, but the state prosecutor in charge of subversion crimes, Mohammed Farid Hassan, overruled them and said the ban would continue until legal investigations in the case were complete. Now he has accepted the decision of the prosecutor-general to obey the appeal court decision. The Sudanese mission at the United Nations in Geneva claimed on 21 October that the lifting of the ban, along with the ending of the recent suspension by Hassan of the newspapers Alwan and d’Al-Azminah, meant that censorship had ended for good in Sudan. Sudan : Press freedom still in transition a year after Omar al-Bashir’s removal News SudanAfrica News RSF_en Receive email alerts Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africalast_img read more

€9.1 million investment in Limerick national road network

first_imgNewsTransport€9.1 million investment in Limerick national road networkBy Editor – January 8, 2018 6869 Typical traffic back up on the existing N20.A €9.1 million investment in Limerick’s national road network this year will include €1 million to continue the design and planning of the Foynes to Limerick Road and €1.5 million towards the planning of the Limerick to Cork motorway.The Foynes to Limerick Road plan will incorporate the bypass of Adare village which is designed to free up one of the worst traffic bottlenecks in the county.The investment will be managed by Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII).Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Welcoming the news that €50,000 will be spent on the design of the traffic calming scheme for Kilcornan on the N69, Minister of State and local TD Patrick O’Donovan said that he met with officials from TII and the Department of Transport and stressed the need for work at Kilcornan.“I’m glad now that an allocation towards developing a plan has been made and once the design is complete, I will then be asking that further money is made available to proceed to develop the works,” he explained.“A further €2million will be invested on the existing surface of the N20; €600,000 for surface works in Adare; €100,000 for Mountmahon, Abbeyfeale and €345,000 for Templeglantine.“Further investment in national primary and national secondary roads in Limerick means that Limerick City and County Council will be able to deliver badly needed work across Limerick.”“This investment into the roads of Limerick is good news from the Government. It comes at a time of increased traffic on our roads and allows for continued work on projects including the delivery of Foynes to Limerick and Limerick to Cork routes,” Minister O’Donovan concluded.More transport news here Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Previous articleNew homes in Limerick almost €100,000 less than national averageNext articleBang On… The Nail Editor Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” center_img WhatsApp Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin Email Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSAbbeyfealeAdarefoyneslimerickLimerick City and County CouncilMountmahonPatrick O’Donovanroad networkTempleglantineTIITransport Infrastructure Ireland last_img read more

Blues win fourth straight, dominate Wild 4-1

first_img February 23, 2020 Later in the first, Jaden Schwartz gathered a loose puck just inside the Minnesota blue line and fed it to Schenn, whose wrist shot from the right faceoff circle beat Dubnyk for his 21st goal of the season. Schwartz fell forward as he made the pass to Schenn, and while his teammates celebrated the goal, Schwartz remained prone on the ice. After a visit from the trainer, he got to his feet, picked up what appeared to be some teeth, skated off the ice and headed straight to the St. Louis locker room. He returned in the second period.Minnesota cut the lead to 2-1 early in the second on Foligno’s 10th goal of the season. Standing at the right post, Foligno tried to jam the puck past Binnington. Instead, it popped high in the air, hit Binnington in the back and rolled into the net.The goal was initially disallowed, as it appeared Foligno hit the puck with a high stick as he swatted at the rebound, but replay showed that Foligno’s stick didn’t make contact.Sundqvist restored the Blues’ two-goal lead midway through the second when he pounced on a Minnesota giveaway deep in its own zone and beat Dubnyk with a wrist shot. Marcus Foligno scored and Devan Dubnyk stopped 22 shots for Minnesota, which ended a two-game winning streak. The Wild are three points out of the final playoff spot in the West going into Monday’s trade deadline.“We are still in it,” Foligno said. “We still have 20-something games left or 20 games left. Just because of the trade deadline tomorrow, there’s still the common goal of making the playoffs.” St. Louis has given up just two goals over the last four games and shut down Minnesota on four power-play chances. The defense even created offense as the Blues put the game away with a short-handed goal early in the third period when Sundqvist and Barbashev converted a give-and-go on a 2-on-1 rush, with Barbashev beating Dubnyk from the slot to make it 4-1.“I thought we did a good job pushing,” Dubnyk said. “That’s the danger. You push, push, push, and it just takes one bounce to create odd-man rushes.”The Blues struck twice in the first period, getting on the board with Kyrou’s goal just over 11 minutes in. Dubnyk denied Marco Scandella from the high slot, but the rebound kicked to his left and Kyrou swatted it in from a tight angle. Blues win fourth straight, dominate Wild 4-1 Associated Press center_img ___More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports “I got kind of a lucky bounce there,” Sundqvist said. “I got a stick on it (and) kind of got left by myself with the goalie, but they were at the moment in the game where they were pressuring hard and getting us hemmed in our zone. It was an important goal for sure.”NOTES: The Wild announced the Blues will be their opponent when Minnesota hosts the Winter Classic on Jan. 1, 2021, at Target Field in Minneapolis. … Blues C Tyler Bozak missed his second straight game with a lower-body injury, but St. Louis did get D Alex Pietrangelo back after a one-game absence due to illness.UP NEXTBlues: Host Chicago on Tuesday night.Wild: Host Columbus on Tuesday night. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Oskar Sundqvist had a goal and an assist, Jordan Binnington made 32 saves and the St. Louis Blues beat the Minnesota Wild 4-1 Sunday.Jordan Kyrou, Brayden Schenn and Ivan Barbashev also scored for the Blues, who have won four straight and remained atop the Western Conference standings.“I thought we capitalized on our opportunities,” Blues coach Craig Berube said. “We didn’t look like we had our legs under us the whole game really.”last_img read more

SMITH GUIDES COMBACKING BOLO TO DRAMATIC HEAD VICTORY IN GRADE II, $200,000 ARCADIA STAKES WHILE GETTING ONE MILE ON TURF IN 1:34.51

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 11, 2017)–They call him “Big Money Mike” and anybody who saw him orchestrate an improbable come from behind win aboard the Carla Gaines-trained Bolo in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Arcadia Stakes at Santa Anita will readily attest Mike Smith is aptly named.  Rank under the wire the first time around, Smith somehow got the 5-year-old horse by Temple City to relax and unleash a powerful late rally that resulted in a head victory over an unlucky What a View while getting one mile over a “good” turf in 1:34.51.“It’s his first race back (since the Grade II Eddie Read Stakes on July 17) and it’s his first time wearing a rubber bit,” said Smith, who had just guided Vale Dori to victory in the Grade II Santa Maria Stakes one race earlier.  “I had a bit of trouble.  He’s so strong, it’s like pulling on the barn.  If you give him daylight, he’ll just run off, which he’s done before.“I thought I had a good shot through the lane.  When Graham Motion’s horse (Ring Weekend) came up on the outside of us, it was like Talladega Nights, time to ‘Shake ‘n’ Bake baby!’ He helped me push by What a View.”Off at 6-1 in a field of five older horses, Bolo paid $14.60, $4.60 and $2.80.Owned by Keith Brackpool’s Golden Pegasus Racing and Earle I. Mack LLC, Bolo, who also won last year’s Arcadia, notched his fifth win from 13 starts and with the winner’s share of $120,000, he increased his earnings to $614,045.“He’s something else, this horse,” said an elated Brackpool.  “Carla and I were saying ‘Get third, get third,’ then ‘Get second, get second.’  I didn’t think we had won until I saw the replay, amazing.  We’ll take a look at the Kilroe (Grade I, mile on turf, March 11) next.”California-bred What a View, who along with Conquest Enforcer, opened up two lengths on the winner at the top of the lane, prevailed by three quarters of a length for the place and paid $5.00 and $3.00.“I just can’t beat Smith!” said Tyler Baze, who rode What a View and who was also second to Smith in the previous race, the Grade II Santa Maria Stakes.  “(My horse) ran good, really good…I thought I had it once I fought off Conquest Enforcer, which I thought was the horse to beat.  He came head to head with my horse and my horse dug in hard.  Especially that last sixteenth of a mile.  I thought, ‘Good, we’re home free.  Then Bolo…It’s frustrating.”The 6-5 favorite with Flavien Prat aboard, Conquest Enforcer held Ring Weekend off by a nose and paid $2.10 to show.Fractions on the race were 23.74, 46.92, 1:10.98 and 1:23.22.last_img read more

Donegal Senator calls for support for hospitality workers “tips” Bill

first_imgSenator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has called on Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to support a Sinn Féin bill which aims to give hospitality workers a legal right to their tips when it is debated at Report and Final Stage in the Seanad tomorrow.The Protection of Employee Tips Bill, introduced by the Sinn Féin group in the Seanad would make it illegal for an employer to withhold, deduct, or demand the return of a tip from an employee without a lawful excuse.The Bill would also require employers to display their tipping policy either on their menu or in another suitable manner so that customers have transparency with regard to whom and how their tip is distributed. The Bill has received cross-party support to date and Sinn Féin are pushing for the Bill to be enacted in both Houses of the Oireachtas by the Autumn of this year.Senator Mac Lochlainn said “This is a simple Bill which would give protection to employees who work in the hospitality sector. Most people are surprised to hear that workers do not, in fact, have a legal right to their tips. The public are also shocked to hear that research produced in 2017 highlights that one-third of all tips are stolen by employers on a regular basis.“There’s a broad consensus in society that workers should have a legal right to keep the tips which they earn. The Sinn Féin bill has also received tremendous support from the trade union movement, particularly from ICTU. Good employers have nothing to fear from this Bill. There’s no downside to this for anyone, unless you happen to be a bad employer who dips their hand in the tip jar.“The bill already has full support from Labour, Civic Engagement, and many Independents. If this cross-party support extends to Fianna Fáil & Fine Gael, we can pass the Bill through both Houses of the Oireachtas by the Autumn which would ensure that workers’ tips are finally given legal protection”. Donegal Senator calls for support for hospitality workers “tips” Bill was last modified: June 11th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BilldonegalSenator Padraig MacLochlainnSinn FeinTipslast_img read more

Mavericks 126, Warriors 91: How the Warriors struggled without Steph Curry

first_imgWhile Curry sat after playing 49 consecutive games … (CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.)OAKLAND — Without their engine that makes everything move smoothly, the Warriors suddenly had a machine that did not work.The Warriors labored through a 126-91 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday at Oracle Arena in what marked the most lopsided defeat of the season. The obvious reason partly pointed to Stephen Curry sitting for rest purposes.last_img

Be on the lookout for prognosticating groundhogs next week

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Early spring hopefuls will soon flock to the nearest prognosticating groundhog to gain meteorological insights into the weeks ahead. Known as Groundhog Day, the U.S. tradition builds upon old German lore associated with predicting the spring weather on Candlemas, also known as the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Feast of the Presentation of our Lord Jesus commemorating the presentation of Jesus at the Temple on Feb. 2.If Candlemas be fair and bright,Winter has another flight.If Candlemas brings clouds and rain,Winter will not come again.Somewhere along the line someone added the hibernating groundhog and its shadow to the Candlemas tradition and Groundhog Day was later adopted in the U.S. in 1887. While Pennsylvania has the longest running tradition, Ohio is home to two groundhog meteorologists.From Ohio History Central: “Buckeye Chuck is one of two groundhogs in Ohio known for predicting the arrival of spring. A native of Marion, Ohio, Chuck began predicting spring’s arrival in the 1970s.“From late September until early April, Buckeye Chuck spends his time hibernating. On Feb. 2, against his will, Chuck emerges from his sleep to predict the weather. In 1979, the Ohio legislature made Buckeye Chuck Ohio’s official groundhog.“Using groundhogs to predict the weather came from Germany. A long-held German tradition states that if a hibernating animal sees its shadow on Feb. 2, six more weeks of winter will occur. In the United States, this tradition evolved into Groundhog Day. Generally, wild groundhogs live to only two years of age while domesticated ones commonly live to ten years of age. While groundhogs rarely live more than a decade, some people contend that Buckeye Chuck is the same groundhog that has predicted the weather for almost 30 years.”Jim Noel, with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, predicts a warmer wetter than normal winter ahead with a late last freeze date.“Going forward for the remainder of winter it looks a little warmer and wetter than normal with still significant swings in weather patterns,” Noel said in a recent CORN Newsletter. “The early outlook for spring planting season suggests a slightly warmer than normal season with precipitation normal or slightly above normal. Some planting delays would be possible. Historical data suggests a slightly later than normal last freeze date.”Will the weatherman and the weather groundhogs of Ohio agree? Only time will tell.last_img read more

Your Guide to Working with Project Files in DaVinci Resolve

first_imgBacking Up ProjectsAbove, I said I sometimes use the export option to back up a project file off-drive because I’m incredibly paranoid about losing an edit. However, in Resolve 15, we also have a dedicated backup system. First, let’s distinguish between creating a backup and autosaving. When Resolve automatically saves your project, it overwrites the existing save with a new version that includes all of the changes since the last save — the basics right? A backup, however, will be of an older variation of the project, depending on when you create it.For example, Resolve creates backups every X minutes, every X hours, and every X days. If you generate backups every 20 minutes, you’ll have three backups until the creation of the hourly backup. The first hourly backup is inherently going to be different from the third hourly backup. This system is ideal if you accidentally delete an important timeline and don’t realize it until it’s too late. With backups, you can revert to an earlier version of the project.To find the project backup option, hit Ctrl+ to open the preferences panel (also located under DaVinci Resolve in the top menu), and select “Project Save and Load.”With this setting activated, Resolve will save multiple backup projects comparable to the grandfather-father-son backup rotation. By default, this setting is inactive; therefore, if you’re loading up Resolve for the first time and want to automatically back up your projects, you’re going to need to turn this feature on.As you can see from the menu, there are a lot of backup options, and after a day of editing, you’re going to have many backups of your project. You don’t have to worry about there being too many, as they only generate when changes are being implemented — and they write over themselves on a first-in-and-out basis. Once you reach your maximum X-minutes backups, the first one will get replaced with the next X-minute backup and so on.To find your backups, head to the Project Manager, right-click, and hit “Project Backups.” From here, you can load and delete individual backups. Interested in Resolve’s capability as an NLE? These guidelines will help you navigate working with project files in this renowned application.When you initially open Resolve, you’ll see a project window called the Project Manager. Here, you can load an existing project, or you can create a new project from scratch. However, you may notice that you don’t get to choose where the project file will be stored. Even when saving your project through the “Save Copy As” function, you still don’t get to choose the location — only the name. This is because Resolve operates within an industry-standard database system. Any item that isn’t a media file will be stored in the database. Admittedly, if you haven’t worked with a system like this, it can seem daunting at first. A quick Google search for “DaVinci Resolve save location” will bring up hundreds of frantic search queries from worried users.In hindsight, I can say it makes a lot of sense. All projects are stored in the same place on your system drive, but if you need to back up, transfer, or import a project, you do so within Resolve and not in explorer or finder as you would with Premiere. In fact, renaming or moving projects outside of Resolve can result in a project becoming corrupted. It’s a big no-no.Let’s have a look at how you execute these tasks.Transferring and RestoringIn your Project Manager, right-click on a project and select archive.This will copy all of the media in your project to the destination folder. Rest assured: the original media will remain untouched in its original location. It’s important to note that if you’re using hundreds of gigabytes of media, not only is the process going to take a while, you’re also going to have to make sure the new drive has enough available space.How an archived project folder will appear. With your project fully archived, you need to restore it to use in Resolve. Back in the project window, right-click anywhere, and hit “restore.” Navigate to the archived project folder, and select open. Resolve will then import the project, bins, and media exactly as you left them prior to archiving. If you were previously a Premiere Pro user, you might find yourself in familiar territory with this process.Import and ExportWhen you open the contextual menu in the project manager, you’ll also see an option to import and export a project.At first, this may seem like the same thing as archiving and restoring, but the primary difference is that you are only exporting the project files — the timelines, bins, settings. Everything but the media.This is for when you need to work from a different computer, and you already have the media on the other machine.  If you’re hyper-cautious, you could also use this function to make a backup of your project to store in the cloud or on a flash drive.A quick note regarding this process: if you export a project, then place it on the desktop of a new computer, you will be unable to open the project directly from the file itself. It doesn’t matter if you associate the file type with Resolve, it still won’t open the software. Even if you have Resolve open, the project will not load. You have to import back through the project window.However, when you import a project from another computer, you’ll notice that all of the media is offline — even if you have the same media on your computer. Therefore, you will need to relink your media.Thankfully, this is a very straightforward process. You don’t want to individually relink media clips, as that’s a tedious process — as is relinking individual bins. Instead, right-click on the master bin, and select “Relink Clips for Selected Bins.” From here, navigate to your media folder, click open, and Resolve will relink the missing files. Save AsFinally, we have the “Save As” function. I’m sure everyone will know how Save As works, but it’s important to know that when you use Save As, you will immediately switch over and begin editing the new copy, not the original.Perhaps the most crucial bit of information about the way Resolve handles project files is their deletion, as deleting a project from the Project Manager is permanent.As you can see in the popup above, you cannot undo the action — you will not find the project file in the recycling bin, and if you go to the database folder on your hard drive, you won’t be able to bring it back by hitting Ctrl+Z.Lewis McGregor is a certified DaVinci Resolve trainer.Looking for more on Resolve? Check out these articles.Get To Know DaVinci Resolve 15’s Super Scale FeatureHow to Add Sound Effects to a Sound Library in DaVinci Resolve 15Revamped Text Features in the New DaVinci Resolve 15Everything You Need to Know About the LUT Browser in DaVinci Resolve 15last_img read more

10 months agoNapoli defender Koulibaly: I’m proud of the colour of my skin

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Napoli defender Koulibaly: I’m proud of the colour of my skinby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly says he won’t be cowed after racist barracking during defeat at Inter Milan.Koulibaly was subjected to racist abuse throughout the 1-0 defeat to Inter and this inevitably contributed to his lack of control in the final minutes as he was sent off.“I’m disappointed by the defeat, but above all at leaving my brothers!” Koulibaly wrote on Twitter.“But I am proud of the colour of my skin. Proud to be French, Senegalese, Neapolitan: A Man.”Mi dispiace la sconfitta e sopratutto avere lasciato i miei fratelli!Però sono orgoglioso del colore della mia pelle. Di essere francese, senegalese, napoletano: uomo. #InterNapoli 1-0#KK26#famiglia#ForzaNapoliSempre#DifendoLaCittàpic.twitter.com/f9q0KYggcw— Koulibaly Kalidou (@kkoulibaly26) December 26, 2018 last_img read more

10 months agoArsenal jump into mix for Chelsea target Nicolo Barella

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Arsenal jump into mix for Chelsea target Nicolo Barellaby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal are in the mix for Cagliari attacker Nicolo Barella.Barella is a target for Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri, while it’s claimed Manchester United have tabled an offer.Sky Italia says Arsenal are also in contact with Cagliari for the youngster.Cagliari are seeking €50m to sell this month.The 21-year-old has said in the past that his style of football is suited to the Premier League, particularly an approach to tackling that is more rugged than many Serie A referees are happy with. last_img