New Zealander journalist arrested

first_img Help by sharing this information RSF_en News Organisation center_img New Zealander journalist Glen Johnson was arrested on a charge of entering the country illegally. He was held for more than a week in a prison in Lahij province, south of the capital, before being handed over to security forces. A freelancer who writes occasionally for the New York Times and International Herald Tribune, Johnson had, in addition to covering the protests, been working on a story about human trafficking from Africa to the Middle East via Yemen, a subject he has covered in other articles in the past. After being held for 11 days, he was put on a flight to the United Arab Emirates on 6 July. The Yemeni authorities gave him 72 hours to leave the country in 2010, when he was doing a story on sexual violence against women. June 25, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New Zealander journalist arrestedlast_img read more

Syracuse defeats Buffalo in exhibition, 1-0, while using 21 players

first_img Published on August 19, 2015 at 10:47 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @ChrisLibonati Noah Rhynhart raced down the right side of the field and centered a pass to Andreas Jenssen. The freshman midfielder, who had made a run into the middle of the 18-yard box, belted a shot to the right side of the net and past the outstretched arms of the Buffalo goalie.The goal was No. 15 SU’s first of the preseason and was the winning goal in the Orange’s 1-0 win. Syracuse played 21 players against the Bulls, four more than in SU’s first preseason game against No. 3 Georgetown on Saturday.“Especially the first 30 minutes were very hard, very good,” SU head coach Ian McIntyre said. “I wanted to have a look at a number of guys today, so we did a lot of changes and it disjointed our team performance a little bit.Full TimeFreshman goalie Austin Aviza played all 90 minutes against Buffalo after playing only in the second half against Georgetown. McIntyre said that freshman goalie Hendrik Hilpert, who is battling with Aviza to start in net, is “nicked up,” which led to the decision to play Aviza the whole game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAviza saved all five shots he faced, a step up from his 4-for-6 performance against Georgetown. Against Buffalo, the Orange managed to limit UB to fewer dangerous chances, after what McIntyre termed a “sloppy” performance against Georgetown in the second half.“It feels good to get rhythm with the team, to get to know everyone better, and it was good to just get a vibe going with the team,” Aviza said.In front of Aviza, Oskar Sewerin started at right center back, and Miles Robinson flipped from right center back, where he started against Georgetown, to left center back. Robinson turned away at least one scoring opportunity and several crosses. Part of the reason for the move is Sewerin’s ability to pass with his right foot, McIntyre said.Moving Forward Junior forward Chris Nanco didn’t start against Buffalo, but had his minutes stepped up after an injury limited him in practice leading up to SU’s game against Georgetown. Nanco is still getting his legs under him, but McIntyre said he still wants more out of the junior and midfielder Oyvind Alseth.SU totaled nine shots, three more than they took against Georgetown, but couldn’t finish several of its best chances. He also added that the offense moved well when the ball moved through midfielder Julian Buescher.Without Nanco, SU tried out a few options, including starting redshirt sophomore Kenny Lassiter, freshman Adnan Bakalovic and Rhynhart. McIntyre was impressed with Bakalovic, who he called just a “pup” at 17 years old. Lassiter, Nanco’s roommate, has impressed the junior forward so far this season.“Just his strength, his ability to hold up the ball (have impressed me),” Nanco said. “We have a lot of fast guys to run off of (Lassiter) if he holds up the ball, plays it back and we can make runs off of him.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Breaking: Theresa May to resign as UK prime minister

first_imgTheresa May has announced that she will quit as Conservative leader and prime minister of the UK on 7th June.The Tory leader made an emotional statement outside Downing Street this Friday morning, saying that she has done her best to deliver a Brexit deal.She said: “I have done everything I can to convince MPs to back that deal. Sadly I have not been able to do so.” Mrs May said that her failure to deliver Brexit would remain a matter of ‘great regret’.The process to select a new leader will begin in the week after Mrs May stands down on 7th June. Breaking: Theresa May to resign as UK prime minister was last modified: May 24th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)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

Community will benefit from wind farm

first_img24 June 2015South Africa is to get its first wind farm built through a not-for-profit organisation in partnership with land owners and farmers in Wesley, a rural area of the Eastern Cape.The project will be jointly developed by Just Energy, the NPO, and InnoWind, a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles. Just Energy’s unique business model enables it to re-invest a substantial portion of the revenues it earns from developing the project back into equity for the local community to own.The partnership was selected as a preferred bidder by the Department of Energy under the fourth round of its highly regarded Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPPP).“We started Just Energy with the belief that if clean energy projects were to be distributed around the country, then there was a fantastic opportunity for low income communities to be involved in the ownership of those projects, so that some of the income created would stay in the local economy and help to build those communities,” said Neil Townsend, the chief executive of the NPO.“We are really excited to have the opportunity to take this approach forward on the project we started in Wesley in a rural part of the former Ciskei homeland area.”Former homelandsIt is the first renewable energy project to be selected in either the Transkei or Ciskei of the former homelands areas.“This is an important first step in a multibillion-rand procurement programme that has so far seen no renewable energy projects developed on community land in the former homelands,” said Martin Webb, chief executive of InnoWind, “and one which we believe will open the door to more renewable energy projects in some of the less economically developed rural areas of our country.”The other partner in the project is a community of small-holder land owners and farmers on whose lands the wind farm will be built. They will receive long-term financial returns from the project.“We wanted to use a model of ‘real ownership’ for this project for the participating community,” said Townsend. “What sets this project apart is it sits on land owned by local community landowners and farmers. This is a unique approach for the sector but we hope the social benefit that flows from it will pave the way for others to follow, particularly in rural areas such as in the former homelands, one of the few areas in South Africa where local communities hold land.”Joint ventureJust Energy was initially established through charitable investments by the Bank of America Foundation and Oxfam.“We are pleased that Just Energy’s innovative model for delivering clean energy projects has been recognised and accepted by the South African government,” said Purna Saggurti, the chairman of global corporate and investment banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.“While this investment preceded our new Catalytic Finance Initiative, our partnership with Just Energy is a terrific example of how that initiative can leverage philanthropic dollars to mobilise capital from other sources to deliver both financial returns for investors and strong sustainable development benefits for the local communities.”The project is 33 megawatts (MW) in size and when built will feature 10 of the tallest wind turbines in Africa. It is expected to be operational towards the end of 2017.In early June, the Department of Energy extended the REIPPPP allocation a further 13 solar photovoltaic and wind projects with a collective capacity of 1 084MW. This was additional to the 13 round four projects selected in April with a combined capacity of 1 121MW.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

How To Make The World Safer For Email

first_imgRelated Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Guest author Jeremy LaTrasse is the CEO and co-founder of Message Bus, and was a co-founder of Twitter.30 years ago a Digital Equipment Corporation rep sent the first piece of spam. In 2013, the problem of spam has become an epidemic with severe if often unseen consequences. We now live in a world filled with digital messaging abuse; according to security giant Symantec, 65.9% of all email is spam!These days, the vast majority of that spam is caught and filtered before it reaches end-users’ inboxes. But it’s still out there, gumming up the works of the Internet and wasting huge amounts of network bandwidth as well as compute power and storage. And still enough gets through to make the practice worthwhile for the spammmers.The threats faced by everyone who gets email vary wildly from penny stock ads and offshore pharma spam to phishing emails and virus-laden attachments. Socially engineered email content leveraging relevant and timely news are hardest to spot. A classic example is tax-time emails that claim to come from the IRS (despite the IRS stating it will never contact anyone by email).Malicious content and links are hidden behind innocent URL shortners (such as, etc.) and hyperlinked text make detection of bad links particularly challenging. And compromised social media accounts may be the most effective ways to spread abuse and malware because we trust our friends and family.A Question Of TrustYet trust is required for effective communication, especially when identity is involved. How can you, as an email recipient, trust that you are who you claim you are and that the message you are sending me is not malicious?The answer comes in the form of email authentication technologies that help establish identity. These technologies present evidence establishing where the message came from and who sent it.The email industry’s leading organizations and thinkers have been working on ways of stopping fraudulent email for years. The most recent innovation, DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance) is helping email services like Yahoo, Gmail and Hotmail quickly determine the legitimacy of incoming messages. For DMARC to be successful, though, both senders and receivers need to come to the table; recently Twitter announced that it would sign all of its outbound email with DMARC.DMARC’s rapid adoption by the receiver side of the email world (ISPs and mailbox providers) has resulted in nearly 60% of the world’s inboxes secured using DMARC technology in the first year alone. Much of the technologies actively establishing trust and identity are invisible to the end recipient, but Hotmail users might have seen a little green Shield icon in their inboxes – this seal informs recipients that Hotmail has taken an extra step to ascertain the identity of the sender.Despite the email industry’s best efforts, however, fighting spam still requires the cooperation of the people and organizations who send and receive emails.(Mass) Email Senders Have A ResponsibilitySenders of legitimate email must take steps to ensure message security and protect their customers and their brand:Ensure all messages pass SPF (sender policy framework) and DKIM (domain keys identified mail) authentication.Publish a “reject” DMARC policy with reporting enabled.Scan the Internet for “cousin” domains, domains that may be mis-spellings of a legitimate message/corporate domain and have those taken down. (These are often a source of malware and spam aimed at unsuspecting recipients.) Protecting the brand’s integrity also protects customers, everything is connected. Respect existing acceptable use policies and terms of service as they’re published by ISPs and mailbox providers.Stay familiar with the data privacy laws in the countries where they do business; ensure that all messages and messaging practices follow applicable regulations defining privacy and data security.5 Ways To Protect YourselfAnd regular email users also have to take steps to protect themselves:Use different passwords for different logins.Never share personally identifiable information (passwords, social security numbers, bank accounts, etc.) via email: Your bank will never email you and ask you to confirm your bank account number or the password you use to log into your account. Remember, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. If you don’t know who sent it, delete it. If it was important, they’ll send it again.Your operating system will update itself if you allow it to; usually you just have to agree once and it’ll happen forever after. Look for email personalization in messages. Marketers leverage first name/last name, and other information you’ve shared with them when setting up an account to help identify them as legitimate senders.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. Tags:#email jeremy latrassecenter_img IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowlast_img read more

Roma beats champion Juventus 2-0 in bid for top 4 spot

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss AC Milan is above Roma thanks to a better head-to-head record, which is the tiebreaker in Italy.RELEGATION FIGHTUdinese and Empoli both got what could prove to be crucial wins in their fight to avoid relegation.Empoli won 2-1 at Sampdoria for its first away victory of the season, while Udinese beat already relegated Frosinone 3-1.Empoli remained in the relegation zone but is one point below Genoa and two points below Udinese and Bologna, which hosts Parma on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Read Next Diego Farias and Giovanni Di Lorenzo scored for Empoli before Fabio Quagliarella converted a stoppage-time penalty for his 26th league goal of the season.The 36-year-old Quagliarella has four more goals than Atalanta forward Duvan Zapata in the race for the top goalscorer award and five more than Ronaldo and AC Milan’s Krzysztof Piatek.OTHER MATCHESTorino missed a penalty but fought back to beat Sassuolo 3-2. Sassuolo played more than an hour of the match with 10 men after Mehdi Bourabia was shown a second yellow card for celebrating his goal by half removing his shirt and was sent off.Andrea Belotti scored twice for Torino, including a stunning overhead kick to win the match, eight minutes from time.Napoli won 2-1 at Spal.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue LATEST STORIES Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Cristiano Ronaldo had a Juventus goal ruled out for offside while both teams also hit the woodwork in an entertaining match in which Roma goalkeeper Antonio Mirante pulled off several impressive saves.“A great Mirante kept us in the match in the first half but I’m happy with the match,” Roma interim coach Claudio Ranieri said. “We have to continue to believe. Even if not everything depends on us, we have to get to the end with a clear conscience.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsRoma moved back into sixth spot, a point behind fourth-place Inter Milan, which hosts already relegated Chievo Verona on Monday, and three points behind third-place Atalanta.The top four from Serie A qualify for next season’s Champions League. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Roma’s Edin Dzeko, center, jubilates with his teammates Cengiz Under, right, and Stephan El Shaarawy after scoring the 2-0 goal during Serie A soccer match against Juventus at Olimpico Stadium in Rome, Sunday, May 12, 2019. (Claudio Peri/ANSA via AP)MILAN — Roma kept its bid to qualify for the Champions League very much alive with a 2-0 win over Italian champion Juventus in Serie A on Sunday.Edin Dzeko set up Alessandro Florenzi for the opener 11 minutes from time and scored himself in stoppage time to seal the result.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Title addict Guardiola retains Premier League with Man City Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid View commentslast_img read more

FRENCH OPEN 2019: What to watch, from Osaka to Federer’s return

first_imgEthel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue ROLAND RENNAISSANCEThere’s change all around the grounds of the French Open. The main stadium, Court Philippe Chatrier, was rebuilt over the past year in preparation for installing a retractable roof ahead of the 2020 tournament, while a new, 5,000-seat show court surrounded by greenhouses will be inaugurated Sunday. Court Simonne Mathieu is named after the Frenchwoman who won Roland Garros in 1938 and 1939, then volunteered for the nation’s army during World War II. That arena’s debut match features 2016 champion Garbine Muguruza against 96th-ranked Taylor Townsend of the United States.ROGER THATRoger Federer returns to play at the French Open for the first time since 2015, scheduled to face Lorenzo Sonego at Court Philippe Chatrier on Sunday. He missed the tournament in 2016 because of lingering back issues, then sat out the entire clay circuit each of the next two years to focus on preparing for the grass and hard courts. His 20 Grand Slam singles titles include one from France, exactly a decade ago. “In some ways, I’m happy to be here and I just want to get through that first round to get the campaign going. That’s my focus right now,” he said. “Not thinking too far ahead.”SERENA’S HEALTHADVERTISEMENT Roger Federer of Switzerland serves the ball to Borna Cedric of Croatia at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Thursday, May 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)PARIS — On the day Naomi Osaka won the Australian Open for her second consecutive major championship, she was asked whether it was too soon to start thinking about grabbing four in a row.“You know the French Open’s next, right?” she said, smiling and fiddling with her fingers. “We love that clay court!”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP The sarcasm was obvious. Osaka was well aware of her 4-3 career record at Roland Garros, where play begins Sunday, and her 5-4 mark on clay last season. Still, she also quickly acknowledged being intrigued by the idea of adding to the run that began at the 2018 U.S. Open in pursuit of a non-calendar Grand Slam: “I’m not going to lie and say that thought hasn’t crossed my mind.”Osaka is seeded No. 1 at a major for the first time and her play on clay has been much better lately, with a semifinal and a pair of quarterfinals in the run-up to Paris. She also says the thumb and abdominal issues of recent weeks are now resolved.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“I mean, definitely for me, I feel like I should be an all-court player. Honestly, it’s been a bit of a ride trying to figure out how to play better on clay throughout these years, but I think this year I have been playing well,” said Osaka, who is to play Anna Karolina Schmiedlova in the first round Tuesday. “So I’m really excited to see what happens here.”Other things to watch at the French Open, the year’s second Grand Slam tournament: PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Serena Williams has completed only three matches since her Australian Open ended four months ago, and she cited a bothersome left knee when pulling out of her past two tournaments. So just how healthy the 23-time major champion is will be a key storyline during Week 1. Williams is to face Vitalia Diatchenko in the first round Monday.DIRTY DOZENNo one has ever won a Grand Slam singles title 12 times. Rafael Nadal will try to be the first to go past 11 and, thanks to his Italian Open title this month, suddenly seems to be ready to defend his King of Clay crown in Paris. “It wouldn’t be fair to pick anybody else but him as the main favorite, because he has won this tournament so many times,” said No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic, who lost to Nadal in the Rome final. “He has lost, what, two times in his career on Parisian clay?” Yep, Novak, that’s right. Nadal is 86-2 at the French Open.WHAT A RUNDjokovic is putting together quite a streak himself, with a chance to win four straight majors for the second time, something he called “extra motivation and incentive.” He’s also gaining on Federer’s 20 majors and Nadal’s 17; a title in France would bring Djokovic’s tally to 16. “This is the tournament that I was preparing for, so to say, for last couple of months. I wanted to peak in this tournament.”O CANADAWith three seeded players under age 20 — No. 20 Denis Shapovalov, No. 25 Felix Auger-Aliassime and No. 22 Bianca Andreescu — Canada is expected to be a major player on the tennis scene for years.AMONG THE MISSINGNick Kyrgios was the latest big name to withdraw from the field — and it comes after he was kicked out of the Italian Open for a temper tantrum, then bashed the French Open on social media. Other players who are missing, and with well-documented injuries, include Andy Murray, Maria Sharapova, Kevin Anderson and John Isner. Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kawhi Leonard leads Raptors to first NBA Finalslast_img read more

‘Madrid will sack the players before Zidane!’

first_imgZinédine Zidane Real Madrid’s players will get sacked before Zidane – Domenech Nizaar Kinsella Click here to see more stories from this author Chelsea correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 16:54 11/21/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(31) Zinedine Zidane Real Madrid 2017 Getty Images Zinédine Zidane France Primera División UEFA Champions League The former France coach thinks that Los Blancos will show faith in their legendary player turned manager despite their recent track record Raymond Domenech expects Zinedine Zidane to remain in charge of Real Madrid for a long time, as he believes the club would get rid of the players before deciding to sack the coach.Legendary former midfielder Zidane has won seven titles since taking over the senior side in January 2016, making them the first team to win back to back Champions League crowns in its current format.Madrid 11/2 to win UCL Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player This campaign has not started well for the Spanish champions, though, who drew 0-0 draw with local rivals Atletico Madrid on Saturday to fall 10 points behind Barcelona in La Liga, while they are currently second to Tottenham Hotspur in their European group.Such form tends to lead to a Real Madrid manager coming under pressure from the club, but Domenech believes it is the players who should fear for their futures instead.“Look at Sir Alex Ferguson he had problems,” Domenech told Goal at the Wyscout Forum at Stamford Bridge. “He may have been one or two matches from being sacked, he was at the bottom of his time at Manchester United but we saw what he did after.“Even the biggest coaches have problems, sometimes you have difficulties and then you have to build again. You can’t win in Europe in every season, champions of Spain every season. It is difficult to live with but he has to live with it.Zinedine Zidane and Raymond Domenech in the World Cup final in 2004“I think it will be different for Zidane [than other Real Madrid coaches]. He has been a great player at Madrid, he won twice in the Champions League. He won the league ahead of Barcelona. He has a long time for the fans to forget. The players will be first to be sacked, Zidane only after that.“Manchester United and Arsenal have shown patience with coaches can mean success. Money makes people think that they can have the best team in Europe overnight, no, they need time. I don’t think mentalities are going to change though.“Media now, one bad result and they say the coaches are the problem. Two bad results is a problem and after three bad results they want a new one, that’s a big problem.”Domenech managed Lyon, Paris Saint-Germain and Bordeaux but he most famously led France into two World Cups and a European Championship with mixed results. France lost the World Cup final with Domenech in charge as Zidane famously headbutted Marco Materazzi to earn a red card. He then suffered disappointment in the next two competitions as France went out of the group stage at Euro 2006 and World Cup 2008.He now works for the Association of France coaches and he thinks that Bordeaux manager Jocelyn Gourvennec would be a good fit for any Premier League vacancies. “I don’t know, if I am ready to go back into management but when I am here at Stamford Bridge, I see this stadium. I feel something beautiful,” Domenech added. “It is a good job to be a coach in these conditions but I am the president of the association of French coaches and I love to help these coaches.“I try to explain to people that French coaches deserve a better reputation. We see all the good young French players are playing in the other countries in Europe at big clubs. We say that they are not just good players, they have had good coaches before.“I try to explain to European clubs and football agents that you can take French coaches, they are good coaches. We have many great coaches but I think Gourvennec in Bordeaux is one of the best young coaches and I would recommend him to clubs in England.”last_img read more