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

Linda Carol Elliott

first_imgLinda Carol Elliott, 69 of Dillsboro passed away Friday April 6, 2018 at the Waters of Rising Sun.  Linda was born September 24, 1948 in Hamilton, Ohio the daughter of Charles and Mary (Taylor) Natali.  She married Dale V. Elliott September 25, 1971 and he survives.  Linda was a former employee of the Friendship State Bank, Dearborn Baptist Church, and the Greendale Christian School.  She was a member of the Dearborn Baptist Church, and loved crocheting, crafting, scrapbooking, and was a very good seamstress.  She was a consultant for Creative Memories at one time.Linda is survived by husband, Dale, daughter Angie Craigmile of Dillsboro, sons David Elliott of Hanover, Doug Elliott of Versailles, and Ryan (Jessica) Elliott of Rowlett, Texas, brother Mike Natali, and, Sister-in-law Linda Natali, grandchildren Mason and Evan Elliott and Alexis and Megan Craigmile.  She was preceded in death by children Aaron and Andrew Elliott, brother Bob Natali, and her parents.Funeral services will be at 10:30AM Wednesday April 11 at the Dearborn Baptist Church, 9638 St. Road 48, Aurora 47001 with Pastor Darrell Sparks officiating.  Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery at Elrod.  Visitation will be Tuesday 6-8PM also at the church.  Memorials may be given to either Dearborn Baptist Church or Washington Cemetery.  Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home, Dillsboro entrusted with arrangements, (812)432-5480.  Go to filterdevriesmoorefuneralhome to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

Three things we learned today at the World Cup

first_img0Shares0000Neymar prays after Brazil beat Costa Rica 2-0 in their World Cup match in Saint PetersburgSAINT PETERSBURG, Russia, June 22 – Brazil left it very late, but posted their first win of the World Cup thanks to Philippe Coutinho and Neymar to go top of Group E.Work still needs to be done for the five-time world champions to make the last 16, but a point in their final game against Serbia will do after the Serbs lost 2-1 to Switzerland. In group D Ahmed Musa struck twice to hand Nigeria a 2-0 win over Iceland and keep Argentina’s chances of qualifying alive before the two sides meet in Saint Petersburg next week.Here, AFP Sports looks at three things we learned today at the World Cup.Neymar off the markNeymar broke down in tears at full-time, claiming to be so overjoyed having battled back to fitness just in time from a broken bone in his right foot to make the tournament.His emotional reaction added even more drama to an incredible finale as Coutinho put Brazil ahead in the 91st minute before the world’s most expensive player added a second at the death.With the exception of Argentina’s Lionel Messi, the most feared strikers in Russia – Cristiano Ronaldo, Harry Kane, Diego Costa and Romelu Lukaku – have made strong starts. Now Neymar too is up and running.Argentina still aliveNigeria’s win over Iceland means second spot in Group D is very much up for grabs.Argentina play Nigeria and Iceland face already qualified Croatia in the final round on Tuesday, with Nigeria holding a two-point advantage in second place. Despite collecting just a point so far, Argentina will go through with a win as long as Iceland fail to beat Croatia, or Jorge Sampaoli’s men can outscore Iceland’s margin of victory.The two-time winners were shambolic in losing 3-0 to Croatia on Thursday, but with one last chance to salvage Messi’s last World Cup of his prime years, can they find some form when it matters most?Swiss payback for SerbiaSwitzerland’s come from behind win over Serbia wasn’t just celebrated wildly for its significance in taking the Swiss to the brink of the knockout stages, particularly for their two goalscorers.Like thousands of others during the war between Kosovo ethnic Albanian pro-independence guerrilla and Serbian forces in the 1990s, the families of Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri took refuge in Switzerland.Xhaka’s father was even held for three-and-a-half years as a political prisoner before the family emigrated.Both players celebrated wildly after scoring in Kaliningrad by mimicking the double eagle sign of the Albanian flag with their hands.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

SA mining production ‘can recover’

first_img7 February 2012 Lowered mining output in South Africa can be turned around through investment and employment, Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel told the Mining Indaba in Cape Town on Monday.“To reverse this trend [of lower mining output], we have to plan to boost investment and employment in mining by taking account of five key critical issues,” Manuel said.These were policy and regulation, appropriate taxes, boosted infrastructure, government-corporate partnerships, and lowered carbon emissions.“We have to look again to the mineral sector to be a major part of the plan to generate the resources to build the capability,” he said.“We need to re-establish South Africa as the centre of excellence in mining technology.”Manuel said the mining sector would play a big part in rebuilding the economy after the recession.“The view of the [National Planning] Commission is to ask the question repeatedly, how we can eliminate poverty and reduce inequality?”He said the sector needed to shed the image that it was uncaring and instead focus on the rights of workers.The sector had an obligation to uplift the communities in which it mined, through schools, churches and other educational programs.Companies would see a huge return on this investment with a selection of skilled workers to choose from and a happy workforce, Manuel said.Sapalast_img read more

Why Do You Need New Clients, Really?

first_imgEvery sales organization wants to increase their revenue and profit, but they normally only choose one method to achieve that goal. That method is new clients.Everybody loves new clients. But how do you feel about your old clients? The answer to this question is a clue as to how much new revenue you need from new clients and how much should come from your existing clients.What About the Clients You Have Now?Much of the time, the pressure to win new clients and grow revenue is caused by another problem: low wallet share.It’s easier to choose a new revenue number goal, to break it up into individual quotas for the sales team, and in doing so, ignore the fact that much of that revenue goal could be made simply by growing the clients you already have.It should be easier to grow revenue with your existing clients because you already have the contacts, because you already have a contract, and because you are already working with them.The reason it isn’t always easy to grow wallet share is because you don’t deserve the rest of the business. If you aren’t delivering, or if you aren’t creating a high enough level of value, you aren’t going to get your dream client’s additional spend because you don’t deserve it.The tough question for a salesperson or sales organization brave enough to ask it of themselves is this: “Are we really going to win another account only to perform like we are for the accounts we have already won? Is this the best growth strategy?”What About Creating Enough Value to Command a Higher Price?You can grow sales by adding new clients. You can also grow sales by selling more to your existing clients. There is one other way to grow your revenue, but most salespeople and sales organizations won’t consider it. That method is raising your prices.Go ahead and take a minute to recover from the shock of being asked to think about raising your prices. I’ll wait.The reason you don’t believe that you can raise your price is the same reason you don’t have a greater share of your client’s wallet: you aren’t creating enough value. The more value you create—and the higher that level of value—the more easily your clients will accept an increase in your prices. And there’s a bonus here. The more value you create for one client, the easier it is for you to apply that value creation to other clients—even new clients.The right question to ask is this: “What could we do that would create so much value that our clients would be willing to pay us more?”The value creation comes before your client gives you greater wallet share, and it comes before you can earn the right to command higher prices. If value creation isn’t part of your revenue growth strategy, why would you expect your next set of new clients to look any different the clients you have now?QuestionsWhy do you need new clients now, really?What increase in revenue should you expect from your existing clients as a result of wallet share increases?What methods do you use to grow revenue?How many of your existing clients would stay with you if you raised your prices? Of the ones that would leave you, what would be the real reason for your loss?last_img read more

8 days agoReal Madrid winger Lucas Vazquez remains on Arsenal radar

first_imgReal Madrid winger Lucas Vazquez remains on Arsenal radarby Paul Vegas8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid winger Lucas Vazquez remains on Arsenal’s radar.El Desmarque says Arsenal are looking at is Real Madrid’s Vazquez, who the Gunners were linked with over the summer.Right winger Vazquez has been on the fringes of the Madrid team so far this season, the 28-year-old already has offers on the table from Arsenal, Roma and Bayer Leverkusen ahead of a possible January move.He has found himself behind Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo in the thoughts of Real manager Zinedine Zidane – although he has managed one goal in six La Liga appearances so far this season.He could be open to a move when the transfer window opens in the new year, although Arsenal would have to cough up around £13m. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Report Gail India Drops Tender for LNG Vessels

first_imgzoom India’s gas utility Gail India Ltd has decided to scrap its tender to hire nine newly-built liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessels which were supposed to carry LNG cargoes from US, according to The Financial Express.Following the move, made due to a lack of qualified bidders, the company will reportedly look to charter LNG vessels under three- to four-year charter deals.Three ships out of the nine planned under the tender were set to be built in India to boost Indian shipbuilding capabilities.Also interested in Gail’s USD 7 million tender for nine LNG carriers were the South Korean shipbuilding majors, while the tender reportedly sparked the interest of Japanese owners as well.The LNG carriers ordered overseas were scheduled to be completed by May 2019, whereas the batch to be built by domestic shipyards was set to be delivered between July 2022 and June 2023.World Maritime News contacted Gail India for more details on the decision to cancel the tender, however, the company is yet to reply.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Ferus Smit Launches Symphony Provider

first_imgzoom Dutch shipbuilder Ferus Smit launched Symphony Provider, the second in a series of two EXOBOX DP2 vessels built for compatriot company Symphony Shipping, at its shipyard in Leer, Germany, on March 9. The 10,500 dwt Symphony Provider, which has a length of 125 meters and a width of 18 meters, is scheduled for delivery in April 2017, according to VesselsValue’s data.The long range supply vessel is equipped with a Dynamic Positioning (DP2) system which keeps the ship within specified positions and heading limits.In addition, the 7,200 gross ton ship has a large loading floor area for project cargoes, including movable tweendeck.Symphony Provider’s deckhouse is placed on foreship for better protection of deck cargo and enabling it to load oversized items over the stern.The ship features the Ferus Smit ECO bulbless Canoe type bow, designed to reduce fuel costs and better sustained speed in harsh weather and sea state conditions.The first vessel, Symphony Performer, was launched in October 2016 and delivered to its owner two months later.last_img read more

ASPCA To Host 20th Anniversary Bergh Ball

first_imgThe ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) announced it will honor longtime Board Member and supporter Linda Lloyd Lambert at the annual ASPCA Bergh Ball on April 20, 2017 at The Plaza Hotel (770 Fifth Ave.).Acclaimed fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi will serve as Master of Ceremonies, and Samantha Ronson will DJ throughout the evening.At the black-tie gala – which will celebrate its 20th anniversary – Lambert will receive the ASPCA Henry Bergh Award. Named after the ASPCA’s founder, the Henry Bergh Award honors individuals who exemplify outstanding and unwavering dedication to animals in need, in the spirit of Bergh himself.“Linda Lambert is one of the strongest and most committed voices for animals in need. Her contributions have saved countless lives, and also created a standard of compassion and dedication that has inspired many others to support this work,” said ASPCA President & CEO Matt Bershadker. “Linda conceived the Bergh Ball two decades ago, so it’s only fitting we choose this 20th anniversary event to honor her lifelong devotion to helping at-risk animals. She has always been their champion, and the animals deserve nothing less.”The Bergh Ball is a cornerstone of the ASPCA’s fundraising efforts to directly impact the lives of homeless, abused and vulnerable animals across the country. Sotheby’s senior auctioneer C. Hugh Hildesly will host the live auction portion of the evening, which will feature several high-end items and experiences.Sponsored by Tuxedo Hudson Company and featuring décor design by David Beahm Experiences in collaboration with décor chair Robin Bell, the Bergh Ball’s event theme is “Shine a Light.” Event Chairs for this year’s Bergh Ball include: Laura Zambelli Barket, Arriana and Dixon Boardman, Mindy and Thomas Fortin, Linda and Benjamin V. Lambert, Amy Lau, Paige Nelson and Rob Wiesenthal, Jeffrey A. Pfeifle, Laura and Frederick Tanne, Kim White and Kurt Wolfgruber. Associate Chairs include Paul Arnhold and Wes Gordon, Jessica Hart, Lake Bell, Amanda K. Ruisi, Allie Rizzo and Scott Sartiano, Christian Siriano and Brad Walsh, Jessie Schuster, Gillian Hearst Simonds and Christian Simonds.The evening’s celebration will also take place at the ASPCA After Dark party, a cocktail event featuring music by The Misshapes and a silent auction for young professional supporters of the ASPCA. The highly anticipated party – taking place alongside the Bergh Ball – will allow guests attending the Bergh Ball to join After Dark following the event. Formerly known as Young Friends, the event has been attended by notable figures including Irina Shayk, Josh Lucas, Katie Lee Joel, Brooklyn Decker, Lake Bell, Georgina Bloomberg, Dylan Lauren, Lo Bosworth and Maria Menounos. The After Dark event is supported by Bandier, and décor will be provided by David Beahm Experiences.For 150 years, the ASPCA has made groundbreaking strides to protect the lives of vulnerable animals across the country. Through adoptions, animal health services, community outreach, field investigations, and legislative work, the ASPCA has helped countless animals live safer, healthier and happier lives.For more information about the 2017 Bergh Ball or After Dark, visit www.aspca.org/BerghBall or www.aspca.org/AfterDark. You can join the conversation on social media by tagging @ASPCA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and by using #BerghBall and #ASPCAAfterDark.last_img read more

NB Premier Elsipogtog Chief pledge more talks as Mikmaq Warrior Society ups

first_img(Elsipogtog Chief Arren Sock (l) and New Brunswick Premier David Alward (r) emerge from Fredericton meeting pledging more talks. Photo by Andrea Schmidt/Special to APTN)By Jorge Barrera APTN National News FREDERICTON–New Brunswick Premier David Alward and Elsipogtog First Nation Chief Arren Sock walked out of a meeting Monday in Fredericton holding braids of sweetgrass and pledging more talks to end an anti-fracking highway blockade that continues in a northern part of the province beneath the shadow of a court injunction ordering its dismantling.During the meeting, Texas-based environmental activists hand-delivered a letter from the Mi’kmaq Warrior Society to Houston headquarters of Southwestern Energy (SWN), the parent of the company exploring for shale gas in New Brunswick. The letter was delivered as part of Idle No More’s day of action campaign which also unfolded the same day.The blockade, on Hwy 135, has trapped several of SWN Resources Canada’s exploration vehicles in a compound.Alward and Sock met for about two and a half hours and emerged saying they had agreed to establish a working group to find a solution that would lead to the blockade’s end.Sock said he would be consulting with community members on the make-up of the working group.Alward said the groundwork for creating the committee would begin Tuesday.“What we have is the foundation,” said Alward. “We have indicated collectively, together, that we will be in dialogue every day.”This new working group, however, will take time to come together and time may work against it. A New Brunswick judge handed down an injunction against the blockade last Thursday and, should police move in to clear the blockade, the ongoing dialogue would quickly fall apart.Sock and some councillors met with SWN lawyers in Moncton Sunday who said the company would not attempt any legal maneuverings to press the issue on the blockade for at least three days.“We hope the company acts on good faith and respects the work the premier and I have done so far,” said Sock.Alward said he would not be contacting the company to discuss the situation because the issue was out of his hands.“The government does not direct how an injunction or how a legal process takes place,” said Alward.In Houston, activist with the environmental group T.E.J.A.S entered SWN’s corporate head office with a letter from the Mi’kmaq Warrior Society saying the company’s exploration was a threat and an act of “cultural genocide.” The warrior society’s letter demanded a response within 48 hours.“These attacks to our people’s water source infringe on the integrity of our cultural resources and heritage in our region,” said the letter. “Allowing further development violates our treaty rights to not only hunt, fish and gather…but our treaty right, Aboriginal right and title right to the land and water itself.”SWN’s Houston office did not return a request for comment.The warrior society wanted a seat at the table with the primier, but says it has been cut out of the process.Elsipogtog’s War Chief John Levi, however, attended Sunday’s meeting with the premier in Moncton and the band council considers him a representative of the warriors.The highway blockade is set up in Rexton, NB, about 80 kilometres north of Moncton and about 15 km northeast of Elsipogtog First Nation.RCMP vehicles have sealed off the blockade on both sides. The site sits next to a compound holding several exploration vehicles belonging to SWN.The injunction had not been served at the blockade as of this article’s [email protected]@JorgeBarreralast_img read more