first_imgNews Guinea BissauAfrica Condemning abusesMedia independence EnvironmentImpunityFreedom of expression Guinea BissauAfrica Condemning abusesMedia independence EnvironmentImpunityFreedom of expression @Africa FM January 29, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the closure of an important branch of Guinea-Bissau’s radio Africa FM by the governor of the eastern region of Bafatá. The closure is an attack on the freedom to inform, RSF said. April 3, 2019 Guinea-Bissau radio station closed on provincial governor’s orders News As well as producing local programming, it retransmits national programmes produced by Africa FM in Bissau. Its broadcasts reach the entire country, and it is one of Guinea-Bissau’s most popular stations.  The branch of Africa FM in the city of Bafatá, 150 km east of the capital, Bissau, was closed by police yesterday morning on governor Dundu Sambu’s order Guinea Bissau: attack by gunmen silences opposition radio station in Bissau Guinea-Bissau is ranked 83rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 RSF World Press Freedom Index. News to go further Help by sharing this information  “Bafatá’s governor has always demonstrated a desire to reduce the people of Guinea-Bissau to silence,” Africa FM’s director in Bissau, Mama Saliou Sané, told the local media.  “Africa FM is the voice of those without a voice in Guinea-Bissau. We have already filed a complaint with the justice department because we have not been notified of the closure of the Bafatá radio station in accordance with the law.” News Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent Organisation Guinea-Bissau: reporter beaten by policeman while covering Covid protest Thanks to the Bafatá branch, Africa FM’s broadcasts have been reaching the entire country since October 2018. Follow the news on Guinea Bissau July 27, 2020 Find out more “This closure is clearly designed to silence a source of criticism,” said Assane Diagne, the head of RSF’s West Africa office. “This attack on the freedom to inform and on pluralism is all the more disturbing because it comes from a governor who is member of the PAIGC, the party that has just won Guinea-Bissau’s parliamentary elections. We call on the authorities to order the immediate reopening of this radio station.” April 6, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts RSF_en @RSF_Africa last_img read more

first_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Homepage BannerNews By News Highland – December 23, 2020 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Previous articleRyan Connolly back on board for another year with HarpsNext articleCovid-19: 68 new cases in Donegal, 938 nationally & 13 deaths News Highland Facebook WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Google+center_img Facebook WhatsApp Over 25,000 people have now received Covid-19 vaccine in North Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Over 25,000 people have now received the Covid-19 vaccine in Northern Ireland. They include over 17,400 care home residents and staff, with a 75 per cent uptake so far.Nearly 7,700 health and social care staff have also received the Pfizer Bio N Tech vaccine.The North’s health minister, Robin Swann, says the vaccination programme will continue until next summer. Google+ Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

first_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: Italy View post tag: USS Iwo Jima View post tag: through View post tag: europe USS Iwo Jima Transit Through the Strait of Messina View post tag: Transit Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Iwo Jima Transit Through the Strait of Messina View post tag: News by topic After paying a scheduled port visit to Civitavecchia, Italy on December 30, USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), US Navy’s amphibious assault ship, continued it deployment. The vessel soon took on a southbound transit through the Strait of Messina to carry on with conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe.Iwo Jima is the flagship of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group (IWO ARG)/24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24 MEU), which is comprised of embarked Marines from the 24th MEU, amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) and amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21).[mappress mapid=”14881″]Naval Today Staff, Image: US Navy View post tag: Strait of Messina View post tag: Navy Authorities January 8, 2015 Share this articlelast_img read more

first_imgGiving 40 high school students an opportunity to learn more about the ocean was the hook. Harvard Museum of Natural History’s “Marine Life” exhibit provided the rest.“I love everything about the ocean,” said Bethleham Asefha, a Cambridge Rindge and Latin School senior who was among the students who recently visited the Harvard Museum of Natural History’s new exhibit in the Putnam Family Gallery. The students also toured some of Harvard’s laboratories, met with graduate students pursuing careers in marine biology, and heard from Harvard’s Peter Girguis, professor of organismic and evolutionary biology.Girguis has long worked to extend opportunities for high school students to be engaged with marine biology. His lab offers invites several Rindge and Latin students who have taken Paul McGuinness’ marine biology course to be a part of the Marine Science Internship Program at Harvard. The internship program not only gives students lab experience, it gives them a chance to team up with professors like Girguis and Harvard graduate students and talk about the career paths available in marine science. Three from Rindge and Latin intern at marine biology labs Insights for high school students Related “We love having the students on campus. They’re inquisitive, smart and really passionate about what they’re studying,” said Girguis. “The deep sea is clearly a very fascinating part of our planet, but more than that, I hope students are inspired to explore their passions, to push the boundaries of their imagination, and to realize that they are all already explorers in their own right, and that spirit of exploration will help foster innovation.”And explore is exactly what the students did, as they took in the labs and the exhibits open to them.“Every time I visit the museums, there is always new information that I pick up,” said Joshua Brancazio, a senior at Rindge and Latin. “When we come to the museum, I get to see things up close and learn something that inspires my interest to learn more about it when I get home.”,A group of the students also examined zebrafish cells under microscopes in Alexander Schier’s lab. Schier is the Leo Erikson Life Sciences Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology.McGuiness has been partnering with Harvard for nearly a decade to bring his students to campus to see another side of marine biology. He noted, “It’s an amazing opportunity for students to get experience doing real research in a real lab.”last_img read more

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Taylor Kuykendall for SNL:As the coal sector crumbles, analysts aim to draw up exactly what the industry might look like once it is pieced back together.Chiza Vitta, an analyst with Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, said that even though his group covers base metals, precious metals and other mining companies, coal is taking up the bulk of the group’s time these days. The reason such a “significant amount” of time is being dedicated is the industry has gotten into such “severe distress” analysts must continually reassess the sector’s financial health as more and more coal giants fall into bankruptcy or teeter on the edge of it.“There’s a lot of negative sentiment out there,” Vitta said at the recent 24th Annual Platts Coal Properties & Investment conference.In addition to struggling to convince the broader investing public to get on board with coal, the industry is also seeing hesitancy in conventional lenders and other financiers, Vitta said. This is has caused debt to trade at distressed levels and prompted a trend toward more “private money” on the table from certain strategic investors.The result is merger and acquisition activity in early 2016 that is “well behind” the year before, even though coal assets have become available at rock bottom prices.Full article ($): Bankruptcy, tightened market cloud coal’s future as headwinds continue in 2016 SNL: 2016 ‘Headwinds’ Facing U.S. Coallast_img read more

first_imgWhen we crossed the Colorado border, I was curled up in the fetal position on the bed. It was nearing midnight, and Adam had been driving for the better part of the day. About Kansas, I had started to feel sick, like that pre-flu-achey-type that makes you feel useless, the world numb. Chills, sweats, fatigue. I could hardly stay awake behind the wheel for 20 minutes. Convenient timing for a halfway-across-the-country roadtrip.And so, Adam drove, his eyelids heavy from the 15+ hours he’d already driven. I took the wheel and slogged the last hour into Boulder, the least I could do, before pulling into a Safeway parking lot. It took every shard of energy I could muster to stumble back to the bed and collapse.When we awoke the next morning, the realization sunk in.We made it._MG_6835In the distance, the Flatiron Mountains rose sharply toward the sky, their craggy faces peaking faintly through the early morning clouds. The Safeway parking lot looked magical, ethereal even, as the sun sparkled down on its blacktop.I had only been to Colorado once before, and Adam never.Toto, I have a feeling we aren’t in Kansas anymore, came Dorothy Gale’s voice from the recesses of my mind.“Whoa,” was about all I could say.Were it not for the stomach virus I battled over the next few days, the reality of our new surroundings might have felt more novel than “whoa.” But on Thursday night, our rig heading westward, I finally felt the sparkle of the unknown rekindle my flame of wonder.From Boulder to Grand Junction takes a little over four hours, so instead of getting up early to drive, we decided to drive late. Adam slept soundly in the back. I fiddled with the radio, landing on a staticy station playing Mexican corridos, and settled in.Soon, the lighted streets of Boulder faded into clear darkness. It was just me, the wheel, and the moonlit road before me. Mountains emerged out of the shadow of I-70, their snow-capped peaks glistening in the moonlight. I felt swamped in their grandeur. My coworkers in Boulder had deterred us from driving at night, more for the lack of views than anything. But each and every ridgeline was perfectly silhouetted in a silvery sheen, the scree fields and saddles and valleys below. I could see everything.After a weekend of working the Grand Junction Off-Road, we headed 20 minutes out of town to the cycling mecca of Fruita. That Sunday marked the first day I had felt any significant signs of improvement, and I was eager to see Colorado from a trail and not a road._MG_6988 _MG_6887We pulled into the BLM camping in North Fruita Desert and immediately knew we were somewhere special. Mesas and cliff faces of red and gold sprang to life from the barren sandy plains. The wind howled, sending swirling tornadoes of sand across our campsite.Within the hour, I was sweating, huffing my way up Prime Cut, thinking very little of those same impressive mounds of earth around me. My throat cracked from thirst. I felt weak and wobbly, unsure of myself despite the practically smooth, well-graded trail. Adam was waiting at the top of the climb, grinning from ear to ear.IMG_3648 IMG_3654 IMG_3695“Would you look at this place?!” he exclaimed, howling into the wind.“It’s beautiful,” I gasped between sips of water.In truth, I was so consumed with thinking about how much I suck at mountain biking that the beauty of the desert hardly fazed me. I couldn’t shake it, this negativity, no matter how hard I tried to reason with myself. Every time I had to hike-a-bike was like a walk of shame. I was starting to feel defeated.Then, the already-gradual climb leveled out. We whirled around berm after berm, picking up speed as we wove between pockets of sagebrush and juniper trees. Up and down, up and down, hugging hillsides and dropping into steep culverts. Was this a trail or a roller coaster?IMG_3678 IMG_3725“Yeeeeeeewwwww,” I yelled, surprising myself. Now this is fun.I could faintly make out Adam’s yellow pack up ahead, bobbing along as he, too, rolled up and over down the trail.Suddenly, my front tire skidded. A rabbit darted across the trail in front of me. I braked, looking over my shoulder to catch a glimpse of its tail diving into the thicket. In that second, I shifted my handlebars with my gaze. By the time I whirled around, I knew I was in trouble. Too late to correct.Smack. My wheel crunched into the trail and pitched me forward, my right shoulder and jaw landing first. I imagine I must have looked like a cartoon character sliding across the ground, face-first, legs up over her head. When the dust around me settled, I slowly righted myself, careful to avoid hitting the raw underside of my forearm. I could feel the gritty dirt in my teeth, caking my tongue and throat. My head was throbbing. I started laughing hysterically.“Jessie are you okay!?” Adam ran down the hill toward me. When he saw that I was laughing, the concern in his brow relaxed. I, on the other hand, couldn’t tell if I was laughing or sobbing. Whatever it was, it was uncontrollable. For the most part, nothing hurt. I hadn’t broken anything. My bike was fine.I took a few deep breaths and stood up, walking my bike to the top of the hill.Adam said something to the effect of “Dude, all I saw was your rear wheel…” but his words fell on deaf ears. I was dizzy. My head, heavy.“I think I need to sit down,” I mumbled, buckling at the knees and sinking to the ground. I then proceeded to hyperventilate, which I’ve never done before, so I didn’t know I was doing it until Adam said “Breathe,” and I couldn’t.15 minutes later, the chest spasms had passed. I was starting to breathe normally again, though my head felt foggy. Cautiously, we set off toward our campsite, Adam cruising behind with a watchful eye._MG_7144 _MG_7093IMG_3608When I returned to camp, I had a hard time laughing off the fall. First a stomach virus, now this?What gives? I thought.But as the sun eased past the horizon and the moon rose, lighting up the mesas, I thought back to my drive from Boulder and the sense of wonder those snow-capped peaks fueled in me. I had come west to explore unknown (to me) places, experience new things. Of course I would be pushing myself in the process.There’s that saying, ‘If you want something you have never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.’ Going westward, getting a stomach virus, and flying otb, I’ve never done any of those things before. Perhaps this is just the start._MG_7426 IMG_3796 IMG_3874– Jess D.Like anything you see in the images above? Check out some of these awesome products from our sponsors La Sportiva, Farm to Feet, Mountain House, LifeStraw, IceMule Coolers, ENO, DeLorme, Crazy Creek Products.last_img read more

first_imgMesut Ozil was hauled off with 10 minutes remaining of Wednesday’s Europa League final against Chelsea (Picture: Getty)‘The club buys you to be the actual leader around the club. I don’t think Mesut has that in him to carry. I don’t train with him everyday, but I don’t think he has it in him to be leader.’After a difficult start to their relationship, Emery handed Ozil a more prominent role in recent weeks, especially in light of Aaron Ramsey’s season-ending hamstring injury.Ozil, however, has failed to deliver as Arsenal missed out on a top four place, before Wednesday’s capitulation, and Emery, according to the Daily Mail, has had enough.Arsenal have received limited interest in Ozil and are now prepared to subsidise his wages in order to ensure he is sold, or at least loaned out, in the summer.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 Advertisement Comment Arsenal will take drastic action to ensure Mesut Ozil is sold this summer Mesut Ozil was heavily criticised for his performance in Wednesday’s Europa League final defeat against Chelsea (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery is determined that Mesut Ozil will play no part in his Arsenal rebuild and the club are prepared to subsidise his enormous salary in order to engineer his exit.The 30-year-old signed a new long-term contract 18 months ago worth a staggering £350,000-a-week but has failed to justify is superstar status and is set to become the highest profile departure in what is destined to be a major summer clear-out.Ozil’s star has waned to such a degree that he was hauled off with 10 minutes remaining of Wednesday’s catastrophic 4-1 Europa League final defeat against Chelsea replaced, pointedly, by academy graduate Joe Willock.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe former Real Madrid playmaker was heavily criticised for his performance by Cesc Fabregas who, in his role as a pundit for BT Sport, said: ‘I think sometimes you just have it inside or you don’t have it.ADVERTISEMENTMore: 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‘When he was at Real Madrid he was surrounded by top top players and one of the best players in the history of the sport in Cristiano Ronaldo.‘I’m not taking anything away from Mesut, he played top football there.‘But once you step down a little bit, because we can all agree Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich they are top three, you have to show yourself a little bit more because you don’t have the same quality around you. Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 1 Jun 2019 10:42 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.8kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgLast Updated: 26th August, 2020 05:59 IST Yankees-Braves Postponed By Rainy Weather, DH Set Wednesday The New York Yankees’ game against the Atlanta Braves was postponed Tuesday night because of inclement weather, delaying the debut of Ian Anderson and the return of Aaron Judge and Ronald Acuña Jr Associated Press Television News FOLLOW US The New York Yankees’ game against the Atlanta Braves was postponed Tuesday night because of inclement weather, delaying the debut of Ian Anderson and the return of Aaron Judge and Ronald Acuña Jr.Anderson, the No. 3 overall pick in 2016 and the Braves’ top pitching prospect, was set to face New York ace Gerrit Cole (4-0). Cole has a 20-game winning streak in the regular season, one of the longest in baseball history.But heavy rains rolled through Atlanta throughout the day, and the forecast didn’t improve much as game time approached. Just before the scheduled first pitch, the game was postponed and a doubleheader was scheduled for Wednesday between the interleague opponents.Both teams activated key players from the injured list before the game. Judge was set to return from an injured calf, while the Braves activated their young slugger Acuña after two weeks on the IL with an ailing wrist. Atlanta also brought back Nick Markakis, who went on the injured list after potentially being exposed to COVID-19.Image credits: AP LIVE TV WATCH US LIVEcenter_img COMMENT Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 26th August, 2020 05:59 ISTlast_img read more

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Ever logged in to Tumblr on your iPhone or iPad? How about while logged in on a public Wi-Fi connection? If you answered yes to any of the above, you may want to change your Tumblr password ASAP. Tumblr has just made users aware of a serious privacy compromise that enables anybody with the ability to “sniff” traffic on public Wi-Fi networks to view Tumblr users’ passwords in unencrypted plain-text format. The problem arose because the iPad and iPhone apps fail to log users in through a secure server. An official Tumblr announcement urges Tumblr users to change their passwords immediately if they’ve used the app, and to download the newest version of the app as soon as possible:If you’ve been using these apps, you should also update your password on Tumblr and anywhere else you may have been using the same password. It’s also good practice to use different passwords across different services by using an app like 1Password or LastPass. Related Posts lauren orsini Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Password#security#Tumblr Please know that we take your security very seriously and are tremendously sorry for this lapse and inconvenience.According to the Register, a reader found the bug by chance while evaluating the Tumblr apps for suitable use on his employer’s smartphones. It’s a surprisingly enormous security hole for the Yahoo-bought company to overlook. Anybody who has ever accessed Tumblr over public Wi-Fi from a mobile device, whether at an airport, a coffee shop, or a library, is at risk. Fortunately, Tumblr users don’t seem to be reporting any serious consequences. The Tumblr #password and #security tags abound with users spreading the news, but not with sob stories about compromised accounts. Even if a user does find her account has been compromised, it will be hard to peg it on this security breach in particular.last_img read more

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now Do you define the negative events of your life as only negative? Is there one negative event that you have chosen to use to define yourself?Think about a recent negative event. If you’re reading this, you survived the negative event (You are at least a Phoenix, right?). What lessons did you take away? What new actions will you take now (How can you be a Hydra)?How can you intentionally overcompensate and become antifragile? I am re-reading Nicholas Nassim Taleb‘s Antifragile. It’s a fascinating book, and in my opinion, even better than his prior, more popular book, The Black Swan. Taleb was a derivatives trader, and he successfully predicted the financial crisis of 2007 − 2008 (in fact, he bet on it and made a fortune).To give you some idea about what Antifragile is about, I’ll share with you the three categories into which Taleb sorts things.The first category is called fragile. Things that are fragile are negatively affected by volatility. When something bad happens, fragile things get broken.  They’re left worse off than when they started.The second category is things that are robust. These things aren’t negatively impacted by volatility; they’re resilient. Taleb compares the robust to the mythological bird, the Phoenix. If the Phoenix is killed, it rises again from the ashes. It is not harmed by a negative event–but it isn’t made better, either.The final category is for things that are Antifragile. They are positively affected by volatility. When something bad happens, things that are antifragile actually grow stronger. Taleb uses another mythological creature, the Hydra, as an example of the antifragile. When you cut off one of the Hydra’s heads, two more heads spring up to replace it. By hurting it, you are actually increasing its power.How to Get StrongerYou’ve no doubt heard of post-traumatic stress syndrome. But what about post-traumatic growth syndrome? Did you know that some people actually grow stronger after negative events? Honestly, I had never thought of the concept before reading Taleb’s book. He confesses he hadn’t either. But when you think about it, you know people who have grown through adversity, don’t you? In fact, you might be one.When you exercise with weights, you actually tear the muscle. This is a trauma to the muscle fiber. But the muscle repairs itself and grows stronger. The same is true when you break a bone. The bone fuses itself back together and grows stronger where it was broken. It seems we humans were actually born to be antifragile–at least physically. But what do you have to change to be antifragile psychologically?The way to get stronger is take something positive from negative events. Instead of defining the event as negative (or letting it define you) you take the learning from the event and define it as positive. Like Nietzsche: “That which does not kill me makes me stronger.”last_img read more