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first_imgNews Soldiers are occupying the state radio and TV stations in retaliation for their failure to cover Umaro Sissoco Embaló’s inauguration as president after his victory in the second round of the presidential election was confirmed at a plenary meeting of the National Electoral Commission (CNE) on 25 February. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for an end to the military occupation of the state-owned national radio and TV stations in Guinea-Bissau and urges the authorities to guarantee the safety of their journalists so that they can resume broadcasting. @TGB Help by sharing this information Guinea BissauAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence EnvironmentViolence Guinea Bissau: attack by gunmen silences opposition radio station in Bissau Guinea-Bissau is ranked 89th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. News The national state TV broadcaster TGB is often the victim of political upheaval in Guinea-Bissau and in January 2019 its journalists went on strike in protest against political meddling in their news reporting. Organisation “We call on the Bissau-Guinean authorities to guarantee the safety of the journalists of these two media outlets and to ensure that they are able to resume broadcasting,” said Assane Diagne, the director of RSF’s West Africa office. “We are very disturbed by this situation, which is jeopardizing the continuity of public news services. Soldiers have no place in newsrooms.” March 3, 2020 Soldiers shut down state radio and TV in Guinea-Bissau to go further The state radio and TV stations have been closed and under armed guard since 29 February, when they stopped broadcasting and their staff were evicted.center_img RSF_en @RSF_Inter Pereira and the PAIGC, which has a majority in the national assembly, are disputing the results, claiming fraud, and have referred the matter to the supreme court, which has yet to issue its final decision. Embaló nonetheless had himself sworn in, prompting the PAIGC to declare a “power vacuum” and appoint its own interim president. Receive email alerts Guinea-Bissau: reporter beaten by policeman while covering Covid protest News Guinea-Bissau has been embroiled in renewed turmoil since the second round of the presidential election, which Embaló, a former prime minister and former army general, was declared to have won with 53.55% of the votes, against 46.45% for Domingos Simões Pereira of the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC). Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent January 29, 2021 Find out more News Guinea BissauAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence EnvironmentViolence Follow the news on Guinea Bissau July 27, 2020 Find out more April 6, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

first_imgKawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Don’t believe it, says the “Financial Fair Play” project leader monitoring hundreds of clubs’ accounts since 2011.“Certainly FFP is not dead and we will, for sure, reinforce the rules going forward,” Andrea Traverso told The Associated Press at UEFA headquarters.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Luxury taxes and salary caps once dismissed as unworkable in Europe are again talked about. UEFA could start evaluating club debts and make competitive balance a formal goal.“We have continuous dialogue with the clubs. They are all aware of the rules,” Traverso said, noting Champions League regular Porto was sanctioned last month. Kevin Durant arrives in India as NBA tries to grow game Recent Milan spending outweighs its 217 million euro ($254 million) revenue in 2015, according to a UEFA review of club accounts.However, UEFA cannot stop clubs buying, while Milan can use August and January trading periods to balance its books.“Milan will not be an exception to Financial Fair Play, because no club enjoys an exception,” Traverso said. “All clubs are free to operate on the market but then they might face consequences if they do not operate according to the rules.”Milan’s case is unusual because it had no FFP assessment for three years. A Europa League qualifying match on Thursday was its first UEFA game since March 2014. New club officials will meet UEFA in October to explore a “voluntary agreement” on financial targets.It continues Milan’s interesting history with the UEFA project. In 2009, then-UEFA President Michel Platini cited lobbying by owners, including Milan’s Silvio Berlusconi, to limit clubs spending only what they earned.Critics said it protected elite clubs with global income, and blocked ambitious clubs with wealthy owners.When UEFA rules took full effect in 2014, Qatar-owned PSG and Abu Dhabi-owned Manchester City were hardest hit. Both had 20 million euros ($23.4 million) deducted.By 2015, Milan was slumping when UEFA offered to be sympathetic with clubs which had an affordable business plan. This helped clubs to woo buyers, including Chinese investors who now own Milan and city rival Inter.As the $800 million Milan sale was sealed in April, PSG and Man City completed periods of stricter UEFA monitoring. Both clubs are high in UEFA’s revenue-earning list with more than 460 million euros ($540 million), and are major transfer market players.PSG’s chase of Neymar could double the world-record price Manchester United paid for Paul Pogba. GENEVA — In another European summer of lavish transfer deals, it can seem that UEFA has given up trying to curb clubs’ excessive spending.Skeptics question AC Milan’s 200 million euro ($240 million) spree and how Paris Saint-Germain could squeeze a 220 million euro ($258 million) pursuit of Barcelona’s Neymar by the UEFA rules.ADVERTISEMENT ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube UEFA never barred PSG or Man City from the Champions League, as Platini warned could happen to a top club.Instead, clubs like Dynamo Moscow, Galatasaray and Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, the 2015 Europa League runner-up, have missed one season in the second-tier competition.UEFA points out that losses across European top-tier clubs totaled 1.7 billion euros ($2 billion) in 2011 and are now about 300 million euros ($352 million).Juventus is a model club. It won six straight Italian titles, reached two Champions League finals, and funded a new stadium to raise income and close the gap on Spanish and English clubs’ huge global earnings.UEFA’s Traverso insisted: “FFP is definitely not over.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After Porto overspent on first-team budget targets, UEFA deducted 700,000 euros ($820,000) prize money and limited the squad to 22 instead of 25 senior players in this season’s competition.UEFA’s independent club finance panel praised the 27-time Portuguese champion’s “realistic financial and business plan,” and expects compliance by 2020.Still, do clubs ignore the scrutiny that goes with entering UEFA competitions?Milan’s new Chinese owners, who needed American equity fund cash, spent heavily on players after six years without a Serie A title.“I’m so upset at UEFA. It’s a joke,” Roma president James Pallotta told the AP about Milan’s offseason. “They don’t have the money.”ADVERTISEMENT Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur MOST READ View commentscenter_img 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ End of his agony? 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first_imgThe Working People’s Alliance (WPA) has lashed out at the APNU/AFC coalition Government for not extending its hand for any consultations with the party on critical matters relating to the State’s impending oil and gas sector.During a press conference at WPA Party Headquarters in Queenstown, Georgetown on Thursday, the WPA called on the ruling Administration to establish a Renewable Energy Ministry.The call for this establishment comes despite the Ministry of the Presidency’s assuming responsibility of the petroleum sector from Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman in January, 2018.The WPA, which forms part of the APNU, said Government should establish theWPA Headquarters in Queenstown, GeorgetownRenewable Energy Ministry to frame the sector’s policy and implement actions to improve energy efficiency, reduce costs, and advance non-carbon energy technologies.That party’s calls for openness and transparency are seemingly coming from the wilderness, as described by WPA executive and political analyst Dr. David Hinds, who however is adamant that the party will continue to fight for its voice in the coalition, as it has always believed in power sharing since its 1974 inception.“The WPA is not a ‘yes’ partner in the coalition; we are not yes men. Along with the PNC, we worked very hard to bring the APNU into being, and the Coalition (Government) into being. We believe in coalition politics, but we are not prepared to be part of a coalition where we just go along,” Dr Hinds asserted.When the party was further probed, another executive, Tacuma Ogunseye pointed out that the APNU does not have an adequate forum within which its partners can meet for pre-consultations.Ogunseye said that while the major decisions are made by Cabinet, the parties that constitute the APNU do not have a say beforehand. He said that while this situation has been ongoing for the last two years, nothing has been done to resolve it.Meanwhile, that party, in a release, said it was the first party to call on Government to publically release the oil contract with US-based oil giant ExxonMobil. WPA highlighted that the current Administration, of which it is part, did not consult with its leaders on the oil and gas industry that it expects to improve the economic prospects of Guyana.“Although WPA is a member of the governing coalition, and have within our ranks persons with known expertise on the economics of oil and gas, we have never been consulted or briefed on the negotiations,” the party pointed out.The WPA, however, says it’s optimistic about the nation’s future, despite the inevitable challenges. As of August 1, 2018, Environmental Economist Dr Mark Bynoe was appointed to Head the Department of Energy. ExxonMobil is expected to pump Guyana’s first oil by 2020.last_img read more

first_imgComhbhrónIts with deep regret we record the passing of John Diver a member of the Rosses Rovers team winners of the Dr’McGettigan cup in 1948.A native of Gola Island and a national school teacher on Aranmore Island, before the family moved to Donegal Town. John lined out for St’Crones and Rosses Rovers in the forties. The Black and Amber of the Lower Rosses teams draped his coffin on his final journey to his place of rest on Aranmore Island. Deepest sympathy to the Diver family Ar deas Dé go raibh a anam uasal. Cuireann an club a gcomhbhrón i iúl do theaghlach Uí Chnaimhsí uilig ar na Dúchoraidh ar ócáid bháis Dan Ó Cnáimhsí. D’imir Dan le Leitir Mac a’ Bhaird, An Chlochán Liath agus Dún na nGall agus bhí sé mar Uachtarán Oinigh ar fó chumann Na Rosa. Ba é mac le Biddy Fheilimidh as Rann na Feirste, deirfiúr le scríobhneoirí iomráiteach ‘Ac Grianna.Prior to the Naomh Muire/Glenfin match on Sunday in Mullachderg a minute silence was observed as a mark of respect to Paddy Eibhlin Devenney and John Diver. Cluichí / FixturesBhí bua maith ag an fhoireann sinsearach an Domhnach ‘s chuaigh thart nuair a bhuail siad Gleann Fhinne le poinnte amháin ar na méillte. Ins an chead chluiche bhain an foireann tacaíochta fosta. Beidh na foirne ag tabhairt aghaidh ar Bhun Cranncha an Domhnach seo chugainn don chead chluiche eile sráithe. 1:30 agus 3:00 a bheas na cluichí sin ag toiseacht.The U-21’s will play the winners of Glenswilly v Kilcar (being played on 23/08/13) on Tuesday 27th at 7.00pm in the Banks.LottoIs iad na huimhreacha a tháinig amach an tseachtain seo nó 3, 11, 13, 17. Níor bhain duine ar bith an pota ór ach bhí trí uimhir acu seo leanas: Bríd Boyle as Mullach Dubh agus Hugo Gallagher as An Bhráid.Beidh €920 sa phota an tseachtain seo chugainn.Light Up Your Club The LIGHT UP YOUR CLUB campaign is being run by the club with the aim of getting the Floodlights up and running this autumn and winter. The bulbs are €100 each and so far well over half have been sponsored from all over the world by so many. If you would like to sponsor a bulb please email [email protected] who sponsor a bulb will have their name on a board in the clubhouse for the next ten years. Go raibh maith agaibh.GAA NEWS – NAOMH MUIRE REMEMBERS JOHN DIVER was last modified: August 20th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:Naomh Muire GAA noteslast_img read more

first_imgThere’s a new shark getting a lot of attention near SAP Center, and this one doesn’t even play hockey. The stunning new mural in progress, towering over the Whole Foods parking lot on two walls of the Modera apartment building on The Alameda, has been drawing a crowd for the past week.Created by internationally famous urban artist Nychos — known for his work featuring cross-sections and deconstructions — the eye-popping artwork, titled “Bleed Teal,” is expected to be finished in time for …last_img read more

first_imgAPTN National NewsOn Tuesday’s Face to Face, Manitoba’s Treaty Commissioner James “Jamie” Wilson speaks on the economic partnership that was the foundation of the Numbered Treaties and the role those documents can have in creating a better future for First Nations and Canadians.Wilson also outlines his military experience and why he hopes to see discipline returned as a well-taught sacred teaching.last_img

first_imgAusa (Maha): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday stepped up his attack on the Congress, saying had its leaders acted wisely, Pakistan would not have been created.Addressing a poll rally here, Modi also appeared to be treading sensitive ground, by asking first-time voters to dedicate their vote to those who carried out the air strike in Balakot. “Can your first vote be dedicated to those who carried out the air strike,” Modi said, appealing to first-time voters. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Pakistan would not have born in 1947 had Congress leaders acted wisely in the pre-Independence era, Modi said. The Congress party’s manifesto speaks the same language as that of Pakistan, he added. Referring to National Conference leader Omar Abdullah’s remark, Modi accused the Congress and its ally NCP of standing with those who want a separate prime minister for Jammu and Kashmir. Hitting out at NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Modi wondered if it behoved the Maratha strongman to join forces with the parties holding such a view. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KUnder the BJP’s watch it is the policy of ‘New India’ that it will kill terrorists by barging into their dens, he said. Modi said the opposition parties were questioning the valour of the security forces after the Pulwama terror attack and the air strike in Balakot. Attacking the Congress, the prime minister alleged that corruption was the only activity which the party does “with honesty” after coming to power. “Aapne dekha hoga kal-parson kaise Congress ke darbariyon ke ghar se bakson main note nikli hain, note se vote kharidne ka ye paap inki rajnaitik sanskriti rahi hai. Ye pichhle chhe mahino se bol rahe hain ‘Chowkidaar chor hai’ lekin note kahan se nikle? Asli chor kon hai? (You must have seen how boxes full of currency notes are being recovered from the houses of Congress courtiers. Buying votes shows their political culture. They are saying for the last six months that the watchman is a thief but from where have the notes come out and who is the real thief?), Modi said. Modi’s remarks followed the recent income tax raids at several locations, including in Delhi and Madhya Pradesh, against close aides of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath and others on charges of tax evasion and hawala transactions. Congress president Rahul Gandhi has been attacking the prime minister using the ‘chowkidar chor hai’ phrase, alleging corruption in the Rafale deal. He said the Congress wants to take back the special powers given to armed forces. “Pakistan too wants the same thing so that terrorists have a free run. The Congress has said it wants to do away with the sedition laws. Pakistan too wants this. It wants free hand for those who want to work against India,” he added. “Those who talk such things, can you trust these people? Can these people safeguard the country,” Modi said. Modi hailed the BJP manifesto, released in Delhi Monday, and said the party is committed to national security and farmers’ welfare. “Your trust is my biggest accomplishment in the last five years,” Modi told the crowd.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: The poll of polls of exit polls done by NDTV predicted 302 seats for the BJP-led NDA, 122 for the Congress-led UPA and 118 for “non-aligned” parties. The poll of polls predicted BJP making major gains in Odisha and West Bengal, two states where it has been relatively weak but where it put a lot of effort to gain ground. It predicted that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will win 10 seats in Odisha and 14 in West Bengal. Odisha’s ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD), it said, was likely to win 10 seats while West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress was predicted to win 26 seats. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework However, it predicted that the BJP-led NDA will suffer losses in Uttar Pradesh and will get 49 seats compared to 73 seats it won in 2014. The grand alliance of the Bahujan Samaj Party, the Samajwadi Party and the Rashtriya Lok Dal was poised to win 29 seats in the state while the Congress was likely to win only two seats. In Bihar, it predicted that the ruling NDA will sweep the polls winning 32 seats, while eight will be won by the Grand Alliance that includes the Rashtriya Janata Dal, Congress and other parties. Also Read – Afghan Taliban frees 3 Indian hostages in exchange for 11 top militant leaders: Reports The BJP-Shiv Sena combine was predicted to suffer some losses in Maharashtra where its tally is expected to come down from its 2014 tally of 42 to 36. The Congress-NCP combine, it said, was likely to win 11 seats in the state. The poll of polls predicted significant gains for the DMK-led front in Tamil Nadu, predicting that it will win 27 seats compared to 11 by the AIADMK-led front that includes the BJP. It predicted that the Congress-led UDF was poised to win 14 seats in Kerala while five seats would be won by the ruling LDF and one by the BJP. It predicted the BJP retaining its dominance in Gujarat, Rajasthan (it won all seats in the two states 2014) and Madhya Pradesh. The poll of polls projected that BJP is likely to win 24 seats in Madhya Pradesh, 23 in Gujarat and 22 in Rajasthan. The Congress is expected to win five in Madhya Pradesh and three each in Gujarat and Rajasthan, the poll of polls said. In Andhra Pradesh, it said that the Telugu Desam Party was poised to win 10 seats and the YSR Congress 15. In Chhattisgarh, it predicted that the BJP was poised to win six seats compared to five by the Congress. The poll of polls predicted the BJP almost repeating its performance in Haryana and Karnataka. It predicted eight seats out of 10 seats for BJP in Haryana and 19 in Karnataka and two and nine respectively for the Congress in the two states. The poll of polls said that the ruling TRS was likely to win 14 seats in Telangana, while two seats could be won by the Congress and one by the BJP. It predicted that Congress would win eight seats in Punjab and the SAD-BJP combine will win four and the AAP one. In Jharkhand, the tally is likely to be eight for the NDA and five for opposition alliance that includes the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and the Congress. In Delhi, the poll of polls predicted six seats for the BJP and one for the Congress.last_img read more

Senior outfielder Caitlin Conrad (left) arrives safely at 1st base during a game against Pittsburgh on March 31 at Buckeye Field. OSU won, 7-3.Credit: Stacie Jackson / Lantern PhotographerWith the Big Ten season coming down the home stretch, the Ohio State softball team wants to keep control of its own fate.“The key will be to beat the teams we know we can,” senior outfielder Caitlin Conrad said before the Buckeyes swept Michigan State last weekend. “By doing this, we can put ourselves in position to get a better seed come tournament time.”Conrad, one of four seniors on the squad, is currently among the hottest hitters on the team with a .394 batting average and is quickly approaching 40 runs batted in to complement her 35 runs scored so far this season.“Caitlin has been the most consistent player for us all season,” coach Kelly Kovach Schoenly said before the team departed for East Lansing, Mich.The Buckeyes scored a total of 29 runs against the Spartans, and have either scored or given up double digits 17 times this season. Conrad said she believes the high-scoring affairs are new to Big Ten softball, changing the way she looks at scoring.“It used to be that if you scored seven runs in a game, you would win,” Conrad said. “Now you need to score 12 or so just to be in the game.”And scoring is what the Buckeyes have been doing lately.To sweep Michigan State, OSU tallied six, eight and 15 runs, respectively, over the course of the three games. The 15-5 win on Sunday came in just five innings.The sweep has the Buckeyes riding a four-game win streak entering a week when they will be facing both Penn State and Rutgers.All five of those games, two against the Nittany Lions and three against the Scarlet Knights, are crucial for the Buckeyes (22-16, 6-6) to get better position in the conference and achieve their ultimate goal: making it to regionals in the NCAA Tournament.“We need to keep winning in order to move up in the Big Ten standings,” senior pitcher Olivia O’Reilly said. “Doing this will put us in a position where we can make it to regionals.”The Buckeyes hit the road to face Penn State for a doubleheader on Wednesday. The team lost 7-6 in the first game before falling, 11-6, in the nightcap. They are then set to return home to face Rutgers over the weekend.Despite getting the opportunity to play all over the country, Schoenly said she believes there is nothing like playing at home.“I love to play at home,” Schoenly said. “Of course it’s great to travel other places but there is nothing like home. We love having fans come out to our games. Columbus has a really good softball community.”With home in mind, Schoenly and the Buckeyes make it a point to travel and play in each woman’s hometown at least once during a player’s career as a member of the Scarlet and Gray.“We have the opportunity to play all over the country,” Schoenly said. “So we try to travel to every girls’ hometown during their career.”With 13 Ohioans on the team, eight of whom are from Central Ohio, playing at home can be that much more welcoming.The Buckeyes’ series against Rutgers is set to start on Friday at 6 p.m. at Buckeye Field. read more