Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression February 18, 2021 Find out more Congolese reporter wounded by gunshot while covering protest in Goma Journalist arrested on provincial governor’s orders Organisation Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the court’s decision in an absurd libel case heard in butembo, Nord-Kivu, in March against newspaper publisher Christian Kahindo Muke and urges the judicial authorities to overturn his iniquitous conviction. News The publisher of the bimonthly entitled Rafiki (which means “Friend” in Swahili), Christian Kahindo Muke has been in hiding ever since five men armed with AK47 rifles raided his home on the evening of 29 August in an attempt to arrest him for non-payment of his 1,500 US dollars fine. Quite a muscular reaction when one considers that judicial authorities never notified Muke about the fine in the first place and that his lawyer only learned of it when he went to the court to enquire about the reason for the heavy-handed raid on his client’s home. “Such measures highlight the utter iniquity of the Butembo court’s rulings,” RSF said. “How can you arrest someone for non-payment of a fine of which he was never notified? The Congolese judicial system’s limited resources are no excuse. Christian Muke has clearly been subjected to political harassment. We call on the court to quash his conviction and drop all proceedings against this journalist.” Muke was convicted over a December 2015 article about the links between Hamza Baghuma Kasereka, a Muslim cleric, and the Allied Democratic Forces, a Ugandan rebel group responsible for many massacres in and around Beni, a city 50 km north of Butembo. The absurdity of the conviction has been highlighted by the fact that the Nord-Kivu military operational court in Beni is currently trying Kasereka along with many ADF members, who have testified that Kasereka recruited them. The Democratic Republic of Congo is ranked 152nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. February 24, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en to go further August 31, 2016 – Updated on September 14, 2016 DRC: Journalist hounded over absurd libel case fine Reporter jailed in DRC for allegedly defaming parliamentarian Help by sharing this information News News Follow the news on Democratic Republic of Congo Receive email alerts Credit : Radiomotofm.info/Christian Kahindo Muke February 16, 2021 Find out more
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By The Nelson Daily SportsIf this keeps up fans will not want to be late for the start of games featuring the Nelson Leafs.For the second straight game the boys in the Green and White blasted out of the starting games, this time scoring three times in the opening frame to edge the Grand Forks Border Bruins 3-2 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Thursday night in the Boundary City.Dallon Stoddart, Colton Schell on the power play and Patrick Martens bolted Nelson into the early lead.Zachary Thompson scored single markers in each of the next two periods but that was all the scoring Darren Hogg would allow as the Leafs held onto the victory.Nelson, improving to a record of 12-11 on the season, out shot the Bruins 42-25. In the third period Nelson went wild, holding a wide margin of 23-8.The two newest Leaf players, Joel Stewart and Brennan Foreman, both were in the lineup Thursday.Stewart and Foreman were acquired in separate deals— Stewart from Spokane and Foreman, in a deal involving Nelson Minor Hockey grad Adrian Moyls, from Kimberley.Both players earned assists during the first tests in the Green and White.The Leafs return home to host to one of the hottest teams in the entire KIJHL, when the Kamloops Storm visits the Heritage City Saturday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena. Kamloops has reeled off nine wins in its last 10 games.Sunday Nelson hosts Columbia Valley Rockies in a 1 p.m. affair.GAME NOTES: This was the second game in six days between the two Murdoch Division rivals, and the second time tempers flared with a pair of fights. Evan J. Moir of the Leafs battled Joey Cormano in the first period while Colton Malmsten went toe-to-toe with Bruins’ Cody Robertson in the third. . . .The Leafs welcomed Connor McLaughlin back to the lineup after the veteran winger spent last weekend as an affiliate player on a northern road swing with Trail of the B.C. Hockey [email protected]
Juventus have never considered selling Chelsea and Barcelona target Paulo Dybala, according to CEO Beppe Marotta.The Argentine has been in great form since joining from Palermo in the summer and has been linked with a move away from Italy when the transfer window reopens.But Marotta is adamant Dybala will stay in Turin.“Dybala was a conscious decision, but risky,” Marotta said when asked about signing Dybala on Gr Parlamento.“We knew we had chosen a very important talent, able to represent the future of the club. Moving from Palermo to Juve is a big jump.“The lad has taken that step in the best way. He can still give more, he’s one of the best players out there.“It’s never entered Juve’s head to sell him.” Paulo Dybala 1
Related Posts 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… marcus austin How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Why You Love Online Quizzes Tags:#cybersecurity#hackers#hacking#phishing#security Guest author Marcus Austin is a technical writer at computer security training firm Firebrand Training.Among the more popular products to debut at last month’s Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas, were cross-over machines, tablets and PCs designed for double-duty – to be used at home and in the office.The shift towards BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) into the enterprise is unstoppable. Employees are happier – and more productive – when they’re able to use their computers. Unfortunately, computers that travel from location to location (often left in places where they can be stolen) can be an easy vehicle for hackers to get into corporate networks. Only The Paranoid SurviveLike many industry innovations, BYOD offers as much opportunity for wily cyber-thieves as it does for corporate efficiency. Unless enterprises ratchet up their level of vigilance, 2013 is poised to become the most destructive year on record. That will play out in four main areas:1. Mobile. Experts warn 2013 will be a banner year for mobile malware. Smartphones and tablets running Google‘s Android operating system will hardest hit because of both its openness and the relative ease of adding apps. Historically, Windows machines presented the one target too big for hackers to ignore, and attacks on Windows PCs increased three-fold last year. But this year the action will expand to Windows 8 tablets. Out-of-the-box security features in Windows 8 make hacking harder. So many hackers are shifting their tactics to old-school methods like phishing and other techniques that rely on social-engineering of users instead of hacking the code itself2. Political. Most hackers are simply greedy. But an increasing number are motivated by politics. They want to bring down organizations or businesses they deem offensive. Some of these politically motivated attacks have aims than can be more subtle than just destroying data or interrupting service. The New York Times recently discovered that Chinese hackers had penetrated their computers systems for four months, seeking information on an investigation into the wealth of a top Chinese leader and his family. The hackers eventually obtained the passwords of all Times employees, and used them to break into the PCs of 53 employees. A day later, The Wall Street Journal reported a similar attack.3. New Gateways. HTML 5, the latest version of the HTML standard, allows users to personalize their browsing experience, and lets businesses build browser-based applications. But reducing the layers of technology between the browser and internal systems removes obstacles for would-be hackers. As businesses make greater use of popular social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, hackers can gain access to personal data that can be used for phishing or other “social engineering” attacks. And there’s also the potential for corporate networks to be infected by malware from social networking sites.4. Hacking-as-a-Service? Believe it or not, hackers are providing suites of sophisticated tools so that even casual criminals can mount credible cyber-attacks. The availability of user-friendly hacking tools has the potential to expand the hacking universe by an order of magnitude.Forewarned Is ForearmedRemedies are available. Greater password security, network access restriction, firewalls, and abundant redundancies are some of the steps that can help prevent attacks. These are fixes for gaps in the system’s hardware and software created by the businesses themselves because they were poorly designed or were not thoroughly tested.The best way to thwart a would-be criminal hacker is often to hire an “ethical hacker” to design new applications and test them as well as the system as whole. It turns out that the most effective way to counter a hacker’s attacks is to provide him or her with a worthy – and human – opponent.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid
The scheme necessitates that 75 per cent of theThe scheme necessitates that 75 per cent of the DISCOMs debt as on September 30, 2015 will be taken by the state over two/three years.The cabinet also approved five other proposals including constitution of the regular Food Commission as per the provision of the National Food Security Act.Initially for implementation of the Act from November 2015, the state government had designated the State Information Commission (SIC) as Odisha State Food Commission and Project Director, DRDA in the districts as District Grievance Redressal Officer during October 2015.The Cabinet meeting also approved a proposal to nominate Sulabh International Social Service Organisation as implementing agency on pilot basis for design, built, operate and maintain and transfer of hybrid toilets in nine AAMRUT towns like Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Berhampur, Sambalpur, Rourkela, Puri, Balasore, Bhadrak and Baripada. PTI AAM NN MKJ
Chelsea have three signings lined up for Januaryby Paul Vegas5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea have three potential signings lined up ahead of the January transfer window.The Blues are still serving a two-window ban, but are planning to bolster their ranks IF their transfer suspension is lifted.Gazzetta dello Sport says Chelsea have their sights set on Chievo midfielder Emanuel Vignato, Atalanta star Ruslan Malinovskiy and Bournemouth’s 22-year-old Lewis Cook.Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is eager to bolster his ranks having been unable to make any signings since his appointment. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Mercer International says it intends to voluntarily de-list from the Toronto Stock Exchange on June 11, about three months after it lost a six-year-old NAFTA battle with the Canadian government.The U.S.-based forest products company had mounted a $250-million claim against the Canadian government in early 2012.It alleged that BC Hydro and the B.C. Utilities Commission discriminated against Mercer’s power-generating operations at a pulp mill near Castlegar, B.C.However, a North American Free Trade Agreement tribunal ruled on March 6 that there had been no violation of the deal and it awarded Canada approximately $6.9 million in costs.Mercer says that its listing on the Nasdaq global select market will be unaffected by its delisting from the Toronto Stock Exchange.Companies in this story: (TSX:MERC.U)
Ausa (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.
Kolkata: The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Tuesday transferred Abhishek Gupta from the post of Superintendent of Police in Cooch Behar. Amit Kumar Singh, who was posted as SS, IB has become the new SP of Cooch Behar.An Undersecretary of the ECI wrote a letter to the Chief Secretary on Tuesday, a copy of which was delivered to the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) in the state, announcing the transfer. The letter says that Gupta will not be given any election-related duty. The Chief Secretary of the state was also instructed by the EC to ensure that the transfer procedure gets completed within 5 pm on Tuesday. Following the instruction of the commission, Singh has been made the new SP of the district. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaIt may be mentioned here that the move comes three days after the EC transferred four senior policemen in the state, including Kolkata Police Commissioner Anuj Sharma and Bidhannagar Police Commissioner Gyanwant Singh. Birbhum SP Shyam Singh and Diamond Harbour SP S Selvamurugan were also shunted out. Trinamool Congress leaders have, however, cried foul regarding the removal of the Cooch Behar SP, as they claim the decision comes after BJP leader Mukul Roy, during an election rally in the district on Sunday, allegedly gave an ultimatum to the SP. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayRoy had said that they would “see how powerful SP Gupta has become.” He and other BJP leaders in the district had brought charges of partiality against Gupta. Roy had also said that he would remain in politics for at least 10 years and would “see how Gupta remains the SP.” Trinamool Congress secretary general Partha Chatterjee on Tuesday raised questions on the timing of transfer of the Cooch Behar SP. He said: “We wonder how a BJP leader can threaten to remove the uniform of a police officer during the Prime Minister’s election rally. Two days after such derogatory remarks were made against the Police Superintendent, the EC has transferred the officer now. Many are asking questions on whether the EC is acting at the behest of BJP. We respect the EC but BJP is trying to bring it under its party fold.” Chatterjee also reminded that his party leaders will hold a meeting and decide the next course of action in this regard. Meanwhile, it may be mentioned that Central Forces will be deployed only in the 1,067 critical booths, whereas the rest will be deployed for patrolling and guarding strong rooms. BJP had been demanding that Central Forces be deployed in every polling booth. According to sources in the office of the Chief Electoral Officer, all the 3,844 polling booths in Cooch Behar and Alipurduar cannot be manned by Central Forces. Around 44 companies of Central Forces have reached Cooch Behar and another 26 companies have reached Alipurduar till Tuesday evening.