RSF calls for acquittals in two trials this week in Rabat

first_img March 24, 2016 – Updated on May 19, 2016 RSF calls for acquittals in two trials this week in Rabat News Middle East – North Africa Morocco / Western Sahara Media independence Judicial harassmentPredators April 15, 2021 Find out more June 8, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is in the Moroccan capital of Rabat to attend the trial of website editor Ali Anouzla, which starts tomorrow, and the trial of seven activists including journalist and historian Maati Monjib, which starts the following day. Help by sharing this information April 28, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara News to go further Organisation RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance Receive email alerts Middle East – North Africa Morocco / Western Sahara Media independence Judicial harassmentPredators NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say News RSF_en Anouzla, the founder and editor of the Lakome2 website, is accused of endangering Morocco’s territorial integrity while the seven activists are accused of “illegal foreign funding” and endangering the “security and integrity of the state.” RSF calls for the withdrawal all charges in both cases.“The purpose of our presence here is to support these journalists during these unjust proceedings and to demand their acquittal,” said Yasmine Kacha, the head of RSF’s North Africa desk.“The grave charges brought against them are designed to restrict freedom of information in Morocco. This violates both the undertakings that Morocco has given internationally, and article 28 of the 2011 constitution, which explicitly establishes media freedom without any form of prior censorship.”RSF already issued a statement in November 2015 calling on the authorities to dismiss all the charges against the seven activists. And it reiterated its support for Anouzla in a statement issued jointly with other NGOs in January 2016.Morocco is ranked 130th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2015 World Press Freedom Index. Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalistslast_img read more

Raytheon Anschütz contracted for research vessel deliveries

first_img March 27, 2017 Equipment & technology Ship designer VARD has contracted German Raytheon Anschütz for the supply of a Synapsis integrated navigation system (INS) to an advanced research vessel that is being built in India.The Synapsis INS is part of a large equipment and electrical installation package, which VARD Electro AS will provide to Cochin Shipyard Ltd.The INS consists of a total of six workstations for chart radar, ECDIS and conning, all connected through a redundant Ethernet-based local area network (LAN). The system manages all routes and charts, sharing data across the network.Raytheon Anschütz will also deliver S-band- and X-band network-based radar sensors, the top-of-the-range NP 5000 autopilot, and a fully redundant inertial navigation system.Raytheon Anschütz’s Norway-based partner Syberg AS will be responsible for the supply and commissioning. Share this article View post tag: Raytheon Anschütz Raytheon Anschütz to supply navigation system for new research vessel Back to overview,Home naval-today Raytheon Anschütz to supply navigation system for new research vessel last_img read more

Bus Safety

first_img Photo: Sharon Omahen Once on the school bus, children are very safe. Getting to and from the bus is a problem. Teach children to walk well in front of the bus so the driver can see them. Photo: Sharon Omahen Watch for Cars Millions of children in the United States ride safely to and from school on school buses each day. But an average of 33 school-age children die in school bus-related traffic crashes each year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “In the 1997-98 school year, more than 800 students (ages 5-18) were killed on their way to and from school,” Bower said, “if you include all modes of transportation — not just school buses.” Most of those killed in bus accidents are pedestrians, 5 to 7 years old. They are hit in the danger zone around the bus, either by a passing vehicle or by the school bus itself. “Many more kids are killed running in front of or behind the bus and getting hit by another car,” Bower said. “They can get their backpack caught on the bus hand rail and get injured or stoop to pick something up under the bus and the driver doesn’t see them.”Bus Safety Tipscenter_img Bill Barnett of the Pupil Transportation division of the Georgia Department of Public Safety offers these tips for parents to make a safer bus trip to school: Get to the bus stop five minutes before the bus’s scheduled arrival. “Kids get hurt when they are rushing to catch a bus,” he said. Don’t play at the bus stop. Wait well off the road. Dress for the weather. Don’t start toward the bus until it stops completely and the red lights come on. When you get on the bus, use the handrail and take the steps one at a time. Cross in front of the bus, far enough out so the driver can see you. If you have to cross the street to get on the bus, check for traffic and wait for the bus driver to signal you to cross the road. “After the driver signals, check for traffic again before you cross the road,” Barnett warns. Recent bouts of school violence have parents more worried than ever about the safety of their children in America’s schools. Statistics show that their concerns should begin long before the child reaches the classroom. “Students are much more at risk traveling to and from school than at any other time during the school day,” said Don Bower, a University of Georgia Extension Service human development specialist. When to Walk Alone Another question parents often face is: When is my child old enough to walk to school or to the bus stop alone? “It all depends on the maturity of the child,” Bower said. It also depends on neighborhood safety. “A child should not walk to school by himself younger than age 9,” Bower said. “They should walk with an adult. But at 9 years old and up, depending on the neighborhood and the distance to school, most mature children should be fine.” The same can be used as a guideline for going to a bus stop alone. “A parent should walk with the child to school or the bus stop the first few times for practice,” Bower said.Seatbelts Safer? Seatbelts on school buses are an often-debated issue, but Bower says full-sized buses are very safe with or without them. Some states require belts on buses, and the NHTSA is reviewing these standards. The greatest risks to children on school buses are other cars. The NHTSA warns that in neighborhoods, near schools and at bus stops, drivers need to take special care because children don’t behave like adults and may dart out into the road. Watch carefully as children exit a school bus. And wait for the bus to move along before driving forward.last_img read more

Cablevision Sued Over Wi-Fi Hotspots

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Cablevision System Corp.’s Optimum Wi-Fi Hotspots are putting customers’ electronic devices’ security at risk, slowing Internet speeds and increasing electric bills, a Brooklyn man claimed in a federal lawsuit filed last month.Paul Jensen filed the suit July 16 against the Bethpage-based cable company, which he alleged didn’t get his permission before allowing fellow subscribers to log on to the Web when they’re within range of his residential Optimum Smart Router signal, according to court papers. Cablevision called the action “frivolous.”“Cablevision never obtained authorization from its customers to use the customers’ household routers to broadcast additional Wi-Fi hotspots that are available to the public,” the suit claims. “As a result of this unauthorized use, Cablevision is…externalizing its costs for this project onto its customers…compromising the speed of the customers’ Internet access and…subjecting its customers to increased security risks.”Comcast, the nation’s largest cable company, is reportedly facing a similar lawsuit filed by the same attorneys representing Jensen: Joseph Bates of Arkansas-based Carney Bates & Pulliam, PLLC; Gillian Wade of California-based Milstein Adelman, LLP; plus Brian Ku, Louis Mussman and M. Ryan Casey of Florida-based Ku & Mussman, P.A. They are seeking class-action status in both cases.Cablevision, the fifth-largest cable company in the country, suggested that the suit is a jobs program for the legal team in a statement to Courthouse News, which first reported the suit.“Our customers love having access to Optimum WiFi both in and out of the home, and this frivolous lawsuit appears to be the result of plaintiffs’ attorneys looking for something to do,” Cablevision said in the statement. “For more than 40 years, privacy and security have been of paramount importance to Cablevision, and all Optimum Wi-Fi access points provide both convenient and secure wireless broadband connections for our customers.”Aside from allegedly making it easier for hackers to gain access to their customers’ electronic information in violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Jensen’s suit also claims that tests show Cablevison’s Wi-Fi hotspots saddle customers with increased electric bills.“Engineers at Speedify, a technology company offering services to increase customers’ Internet connection speeds, have run tests on routers supplied to residential customers, which broadcast secondary Wi-Fi networks—exactly like those Cablevision supplies to its customers to establish its Optimum Wi-Fi Hotspots,” the suit said. “The test established that such devices do use more electricity than routers that only emit one Wi-Fi network, even if no one ever connects to the second Wi-Fi network, and thus the engineers concluded that companies engaging in such practices externalize millions of dollars in costs onto their unsuspecting customers in order to establish these Wi-Fi networks.”The suit was filed several months after Cabelvision launched Freewheel, a Wi-Fi-only voice, text and data service that offers an alternative to cell service providers—although the only device option currently available is a Moto G smartphone.Cabelvision has until Sept. 18 to file its initial response to the complaint with the court. The case is before Judge Leonard Wexler at Central Islip federal court.last_img read more

CBN FC beat Unity Bank FC to win 2019 AFIFC

first_imgRelatedPostsNo Content Available The Central Bank of Nigeria Football Club has won the 2019 All Financial Institutions Football Club competition, beating the Unity Bank Football Club by a lone goal at the game played at the Pa Ngele Oruta Stadium, formerly known as Abakaliki Township Stadium.The only goal of the pulsating match was scored by Lazarus Ijale, via a spot kick in the 63rd minute of the game.Speaking at the event, which was graced by ex-Super Eagles star, Victor Ikpeba, the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, commended all the teams that participated in the competition, and stressed that the tournament was one of the Bank’s foremost and oldest Corporate Social Responsibility functions.Emefiele, whose remarks were delivered by the Deputy Director in the Corporate Communications Department of the Bank and Head of the Public Relations Division, Veronica Aqua, noted that the Bank remained committed to contributing to the promotion and development of football in the country, in addition to its contributions in golf and tennis.He noted that the AFIFC had become a very significant tournament among financial institutions in Nigeria, particularly as it created an opportunity for social interaction among financial institutions and regulators as well as facilitated the promotion of harmony in Nigeria’s financial system.While congratulating the winners of this year’s competition, the CBN Governor assured that the Bank would sustain its sponsorship of the event, even as he urged financial institutions to continue to uphold the spirit of sportsmanship.The Governor also thanked the Ebonyi State Government for making the stadium available, and the Nigeria Football Federation for mobilizing financial institutions as well as ensuring a hitch-free competition.He further acknowledged the contribution of the media and all the football fans for their excellent conduct during the competition.Also speaking, Ikpeba lauded the CBN for leading the way in promoting the game of football and other sporting activities as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility.Ikpeba stressed the importance of sponsorship to the development of sports in the country, noting that the government or a single corporate entity could not do it all.He also urged other corporate bodies to emulate the CBN in supporting sports for the overall good of the society.Meanwhile, in the third-place play-off that preceded the final match, last year’s losing finalist, the Securities and Exchange Commission Football Club of Abuja pipped Amju Unique Microfinance Bank, Delta State to win the bronze medal.Tags: 2019 AFIFCCBN FCUnity Bank FClast_img read more

Inslee Announces Restart of All Medical Services in Washington

first_imgFacebook69Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington Governor Jay InsleeGov. Jay Inslee announced the state’s plan for all elective procedures to resume. Each medical or dental practice will assess their own readiness and their communities’ COVID-19 activity to determine whether, and to what degree, they will reopen.Photo courtesy: Washington Governor’s Office“Our health care system was one of the first in the nation to be hit with COVID-19 cases when there was much we were still learning about the novel virus. Because of the great work of our health care system and communities, we managed the peak of COVID-19 activity in April without having a crisis in our hospitals,” Inslee said. “This plan was developed with many partners in our health care delivery system — including nurses, surgeons, pediatricians, dentists, community health clinics and hospitals.”Aside from being determined by the COVID-19 activity in different regions of the state, the reopening of health care services are based on three standards of care. Readiness will be determined by the availability of PPE, hospital capacity and more.Under this plan, each health care or dental provider must meet certain criteria to be able to begin performing elective procedures. Each provider evaluates their readiness to begin and must maintain standards to continue to see patients.Read the rest of the story on the governor’s Medium page.last_img read more

VNA Offers ‘Walk-in’ Wednesday for Flu Shots

first_imgRED BANK – Visiting Nurse Association Health Group is providing free seasonal flu shots, every Wed­nesday at two regional locations, Red Bank and Mana­squan, to adults and children over age 12.In Red Bankat 176 Riverside Ave.from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.In Manasquanat 67 Main St.from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Flu shots are free of charge thanks to contributions re­ceived from the Robin Hood Foun­dation in support of the VNA Hurricane Relief Fund. Pneu­monia vaccines are $65 or you can present Medicare Part B card. Medicaid and Medicare HMO’s are not accepted. Supplies are limited.Pediatric flu shots for children under 12 are by appointment only.Flu shots can also be scheduled by appointment on days other than Wednesday. Call 732-224-6734 to arrange an appointment or for more information.The Centers for Disease Control recommends that every one over 6 months of age get a seasonal flu shot.last_img read more

Nelson Kayak and Canoe Club coach earns provincial recognition

first_imgA local paddler received provincial recognition recently in Burnaby for paddling excellence this past season.Jason Rusu from the Nelson Kayak and Canoe Club was named BC’s Master Male Athlete of the Year during the Canoe Kayak BC’s annual awards and scholarship banquet.“Jason is the heart of our club and the motivation for many of our sprint team paddlers,” said club member Heather Potkins.Potkins has experienced the solid coaching of Rusu after the teenage paddler won medals at the 2016 BC Summer Games in Abbotsford.  “Jason inspires us to work hard and love the sport of sprint paddling,” Potkins adds.During the banquet, Canoe Kayak BC honoured over 85 athletes, coaches and volunteers who achieved paddling excellence this past season, including Rusu, who is the club president and coach for the Nelson Kayak and Canoe Club. The event was held in conjunction with Canoe Kayak BC’s annual Fall Training Camp.Potkins who is looking to qualify to Team BC for the 2017 Canada Games, also attended the gala weekend.The Nelson kayak and canoe club’s main focus for the past two years has been our youth sprint team. This program starts in the spring and runs through to September.This past spring, we hired two of our youth paddlers who completed their level 1 competitive coaching certification to run a Woman’s Wednesdays the Water program for Masters paddlers.The Masters idea was very successful and the club hopes to expand upon program in 2017.last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week – Nelson Curling Club Men’s League Champs

first_imgTeam Brett McLellan overpowered Fred Thomson to capture the Men’s title at the recent Nelson Curling Club Championship Tournament at the Heritage City facility. McLellan & Company made a steal of three in the fifth end to double Thomson 6-3.McLellan added another steal of one in the sixth end to build the insurmountable lead.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the McLellan rink with Team of the Week honours.Team McLellan includes third Chris Osborne, second Devon Duncan and lead Shane Learmont.Marla Dreher edged out Allison Sutherland to claim the Ladies League title while Rick Cutler needed an extra end to lead his rink to a win over Team Douglas.last_img