Another predator falls

first_img RSF_en News News LibyaMiddle East – North Africa Six imprisoned journalists to finally appear in court in Istanbul News October 20, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Another predator falls to go further Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Well-known Libyan journalist missing since his arrestcenter_img Organisation On Libyan revolution’s 10th anniversary, authorities urged to guarantee press freedom LibyaMiddle East – North Africa News Reporters Without Borders notes Col. Muammar Gaddafi’s death today, two months after his 42 years of dictatorial rule were brought to an end when Tripoli was taken on 23 August. Col. Gaddafi was one of the leading holders of the “Predator of Press Freedom” title that Reporters Without Borders began bestowing after its creation in 1985.We pay tribute to the victims of his oppressive regime, to the journalists he imprisoned and to the five journalists killed in Libya since March 2011. The death of a dictator should not mean that investigations are abandoned and that impunity is perpetuated. We hope that this turning point in Libya’s political history will also mark the beginning of renewal in its media.According to a Reporters Without Borders’ tally, five journalists have been killed, 32 have been imprisoned, eight have been briefly detained, 15 have been kidnapped and 30 have been forced to leave the country since the start of the rebellion on 15 February. Follow the news on Libya February 23, 2021 Find out more June 24, 2020 Find out more December 17, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Where is Prageeth?

first_img Follow the news on Sri Lanka Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists Media Legal Defence Initiative Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Two hundred days have passed since Sri Lankan journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda disappeared. Prageeth, who regularly contributed to LankaeNews web site, went missing 24th January 2010. Prageeth is a political analyst and a cartoonist known for his outspoken views critical of the government of Sri Lanka.Since Prageeth’s disappearance his wife, along with media rights and human rights groups, has continuously urged the government of Sri Lanka to reveal his whereabouts. The Cartoonists Rights Network International acknowledged her relentless campaign by bestowing a Special Recognition award for her spirited challenge to the Sri Lankan government to account for her disappeared husband.While the police and other authorities have failed in providing any information that leads to finding Prageeth, they haven’t taken any steps to counter or investigate freely circulated disinformation that he is in hiding. Whatever took place on the night of 24th January 2010, it is the duty of Sri Lanka’s government, led by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, to find where Prageeth is and inform his wife Sandya and the world. The inability to do so inevitably affirms Sandya’s repeated assertion that she holds the government of Sri Lanka responsible for the disappearance of her husband.Therefore, on the 12th of August 2010, the International Day of Solidarity for Prageeth, standing beside Sandya, we, the undersigned organizations and individuals, call upon the government of Sri Lanka to fulfil our reasonable demand.Find journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda and give him back to us!Cartoonists Rights Network International Committee to Protect Journalists International Media SupportJournalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka August 10, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Where is Prageeth? July 29, 2020 Find out more Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge RSF_en News Organisation center_img Sri LankaAsia – Pacific News Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders The International Federation of Journalists News to go further News January 13, 2021 Find out more Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial July 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

NASA Engineers Checking InSight’s Weather Sensors

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Science and Technology NASA Engineers Checking InSight’s Weather Sensors An electronics issue may be preventing the sensors from sharing data about Mars weather with the spacecraft STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 | 3:08 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAncient Beauty Remedies From India To Swear By For Healthy SkinHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIt Works Great If Weight Loss Is What You’re Looking For!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDo You Feel Like Hollywood Celebrities All Look A Bit Similar?HerbeautyHerbeauty InSight Collecting Mars Weather Data (Artist’s Concept): Among InSight’s instruments is the Auxiliary Payload Sensor Suite (APSS), which collects data on wind speed and direction, air temperature and pressure, and magnetic fields. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech.InSight Collecting Mars Weather Data (Artist’s Concept): Among InSight’s instruments is the Auxiliary Payload Sensor Suite (APSS), which collects data on wind speed and direction, air temperature and pressure, and magnetic fields. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech.Weather sensors aboard NASA’s InSight Mars lander stopped providing data on Sunday, Aug. 16, a result of an issue affecting the sensor suite’s electronics. Engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena are working to understand the cause of the issue.Called the Auxiliary Payload Sensor Suite (APSS), the sensors collect data on wind speed and direction, air temperature and pressure, and magnetic fields. Throughout each Martian day, or sol, InSight’s main computer retrieves data stored in APSS’ control computer for later transmission to orbiting spacecraft, which relay the data to Earth.APSS is in safe mode and unlikely to be reset before the end of the month while mission team members work toward a diagnosis. JPL engineers are optimistic that resetting the control computer may address the issue but need to investigate the situation further before returning the sensors to normal.JPL manages InSight for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. InSight is part of NASA’s Discovery Program, managed by the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Lockheed Martin Space in Denver built the InSight spacecraft, including its cruise stage and lander, and supports spacecraft operations for the mission.A number of European partners, including France’s Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR), are supporting the InSight mission. CNES provided the Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure (SEIS) instrument to NASA, with the principal investigator at IPGP (Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris). Significant contributions for SEIS came from IPGP; the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Germany; the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) in Switzerland; Imperial College London and Oxford University in the United Kingdom; and JPL. DLR provided the Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package (HP3) instrument, with significant contributions from the Space Research Center (CBK) of the Polish Academy of Sciences and Astronika in Poland. Spain’s Centro de Astrobiología (CAB) supplied the temperature and wind sensors. 83 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Make a commentcenter_img Community News Top of the News Subscribe STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stufflast_img read more

Kids will be able to possess weed under federal marijuana legislation

first_imgLeaderPost 18 September 2017Family First Comment:  A disturbing fact about Canada’s impending pot laws – youth, ages 12 to 18, will be able to possess up to five grams of marijuana (about 15 joints) before facing criminal charges/ #PeopleBeforeProfits www.VoteNo.nzBill C-45 includes a clause stating youth, ages 12 to 18, will be able to posses up to five grams of marijuana before being criminal charged.As Canadians prepare for a new era of legalized recreational marijuana use next summer, concern is growing about a little-known provision wrapped into the bill that would allow kids as young as 12 to legally possess pot.The professed goal of the federal Liberals’ Bill C-45 is to keep marijuana out of the hands of criminals and youth, and to stop criminal records for possession of small amounts of marijuana from following people through their lives.Tucked into the bill, among the pages of legislation, is a clause stating youth, ages 12 to 18, will be able to possess up to five grams of marijuana before facing criminal charges; adults will be allowed to possess up to 30 grams.“The whole idea here is that for a person that’s that young with a very small amount in their possession, they should not be subject to a criminal prosecution and a criminal record,” said Ralph Goodale, federal minister for public safety and preparedness.According to Goodale the legislation takes a different stance from the past, as criminalization of marijuana has led to an illegal industry, which makes it more of a risk to youth.“The objectives are to better protect our kids, to keep this substance out of the hands of young people and to stop the flow of cash to crime organizations. And that’s what the bulk of the legislation is focused on, including restrictions on any kind of advertising, promotions that are aimed at young people,” he said.READ MORE: read more