first_img April 14, 2021 Find out more January 13, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information RSF_en Follow the news on Eritrea September 23, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Swedish prosecutor abandons journalist imprisoned in Eritrea EritreaAfrica News RSF urges Swedish judicial authorities to reverse Dawit Isaak decision to go further Receive email alerts Organisation EritreaAfrica Reports News Swedish prosecutors again refuse to investigate Dawit Isaak case Prisoner of Conscience Since 2001 – Why has Sweden not managed to bring Dawit Isaak home? The prosecutor has declined to pursue the case of a journalist with Eritrean and Swedish citizenship held in Eritrea since 2001 Reporters Without Borders is appalled that the Swedish judicial authorities are abandoning Dawit Isaak, a journalist with dual Eritrean and Swedish citizenship arrested exactly 13 years ago today in Eritrea and held without charge or trial every since.A Swedish prosecutor has closed an investiga tion into a complaint accusing the Eritrean authorities of a crime against humanity, torture and abduction in the Isaak case. Lawyers acting for Isaak filed it with the Swedish judicial authorities in July.The prosecutor assigned to the case decided it would be a waste of time because the Eritrean authorities would probably refuse to cooperate. She therefore closed the investigation a mere few weeks after it was opened.Reporters Without Borders shares the disappointment and outrage of several NGOS that, in an opinion piece in the Swedish newspaper Expressen , asked: “If such crimes cannot be investigated in a stable democracy such as Sweden, where will they be?”Determined persistence by the international community is the only way to get the Eritrean government to end its criminal activities and release all the journalists it has imprisoned. It is unacceptable for western democracies to give up so easily.Eritrea is ranked last in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index for the seventh year running.(photo: Dawit Isaak) October 27, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

first_img 42SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr While I love writing and talking about all of the benefits of financial independence and financial progress, I’ll be the first to admit that the path is difficult. Although the ideas behind personal finance are easy, actually putting them into practice is incredibly hard. So how do we overcome the challenges?That’s why more than three quarters of Americans live paycheck to paycheck and only a tiny sliver of Americans manage to accumulate enough wealth to be able to retire in comfort, let alone retire early.The concepts are easy. Actually making it happen? It’s very hard. Why is it hard, though? Why do so many people dream about and plan for financial success, but so many people fall short along that path?Having spent almost an entire decade turning around our disastrous financial situation and then moving along the road to financial independence while writing and learning about personal finance all along the way, I’ve found that there are five big reasons why people find it hard to find financial success. continue reading »last_img read more

first_imgIN front of a vociferous crowd, Imam Bacchus Sports Club emerged winners of the DOUBLE ‘D’ and MALL T20 finals played at the Walton Hall ground , last Saturday .It was their experience and composure that made the difference during several tense periods in the game. Winning the toss and batting first, Bacchus’s XI were given a solid start by their openers who scored 38 in 6 overs before the first wicket fell.It was the breakthrough that Walton Hall needed as their bowlers began to make regular in-roads and finally restricted Imam Bacchus’ imposing batting line-up.In reply,Walton Hall quickly lost their three former national youth batsmen,Nathan Persaud who top- scored with 23,Latchman Rohit for 08 and Yogeshwar Lall for 17,all in quick succession and were eventually all out for 113 in 19 overs.On a turning pitch,which proved difficult for strokeplay,off spinner Uvindra Balgobin 3-12 (4 overs) and left arm spinner Navin Bahadur 2-23 (4 overs) exploited the conditions to good effect.When the host began their run chase the intention was to be aggressive.Regular boundaries within the first six overs saw Walton Hall racing to 48-2. However,when the restrictions ended and with the introduction of spin, the match swung in Imam Bacchus’ favour.The limitations of the remaining batsmen were exposed as they attempted to clear the boundary in desperation.In so doing they lost their most accomplished batsmen including Vishwanauth Lall(4), Nanin Bahadur(8) and Navindra Balgobin(2) within five overs as Walton Hall struggled to 67-5 in 11 overs at one stage.However,despite an entertaining knock by Uvindra Balgobin 28 (2×6 and 2×4) during the latter stages of the innings which proved futile,the host lost their last five wickets for 30 runs and in the process were all-out for 97 in the 20th over, losing by 16 runs.The left arm spin of Yogeshwar Lall(3-8)and the medium pace Latchman Rohit(3-17) combined to achieve an exciting victory in a low scoring encounter. Lall’s all-round display earned him the Man-of-the-Match award while the tournaments’ best bowler and batsman were Safraz Ally and Yogeshwar Lall respectively.The winning team received $60,000.00 and trophy while the runner-up received $40,000.00.In the third place play-off Ravens defeated Charity by four wickets to earn $10,000.00.(Errol Stephney)last_img read more

first_img_ August 17, 2020 Austin Schlottman started the final four games at right tackle in Denver last season after Ronald Leary went on IR, and Patrick Morris played the final two games last year after the Broncos claimed him off waivers from Pittsburgh. Morris logged 47 snaps at center in relief of McGovern.So, the Broncos have three centers, none of whom have ever started an NFL game at the position.“All three of them are getting reps in there and it’s way too early to say one guy’s in the lead or not,” coach Vic Fangio said Monday after the Broncos’ first full-pads workout. “But all three have the license to go get that job and we like all three of them, so we feel good about them.”Quarterback Drew Lock said he’s in no hurry for the Broncos to settle on a starting center, either.“I think right now it’s nice to be able to try all of ’em out,” Lock said. “I know that sounds weird. But working with Pat, working with Cush, working with Schlott, it’s been good just flipping them in and out every single day and seeing who we’re going to mesh with the best. BUTT COMEBACKTight end Jake Butt, whose career has been sidetracked by knee injuries, had some head-turning plays Monday. “Yeah, I think Jake is way ahead of where he was last year at this time,” Fangio said. “To quote him, he feels the best he’s felt in a long, long time. “So, I think he’s looked good out there, not just today but all the days he’s been out there. And he had a great offseason and hopefully we’ll see the real Jake Butt here this season.”Butt is entering his fourth NFL season but has played in just three games, all in 2018, because of three major knee injuries. “I think if we can get in overall a lot of reps with all the guys, it’ll be up to the coaches when they decide who’s the 1, who’s the 2, who’s the 3,” Lock said. “But we’ll all have reps with every single one of them … so I think we’ll be ready to head into a game week if it was say four or five days of advance notice.”Heading into camp it was assumed the biggest O-line battle would come at left tackle, where incumbent Garett Bolles was on notice to curb his holding habit heading into his fourth NFL year. But right tackle Ja’Wuan James opted out of the season over coronavirus concerns and Elijah Wilkinson was moved back to the right side for the second straight season.Now, the biggest battle is right in the middle and one man with a unique perspective of the competition at center is nose tackle Mike Purcell.“Whoever’s the best man is going to get the job. I’m going to play my game and if that helps them make a decision,” so be it, Purcell said, adding, “I see bright spots in all of them.”“So, it’ll be an interesting battle. It’s just one of those training camp battles that you’ve got to go through,” Purcell added. “I’m sure the team will make the right decision on who’s going to start.” Broncos’ biggest position battle is right up front Associated Press Notes: Denver’s first padded practice “was just OK,” Fangio said. “It wasn’t as crisp as I thought it would be.” … TE Austin Fort (knee surgery) is out 1-2 months, Fangio said. WR Juwaan Winfrey (groin) is day to day.___ Follow Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: http://twitter.com/arniestapleton___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditENGLEWOOD Colo. (AP) — The Broncos finally feel secure in their quarterback but they’re still contemplating who will be snapping him the ball.A trio of candidates is trying to win the center job that was vacated when the Broncos cut ties in the offseason with Connor McGovern, who signed with the New York Jets in free agency after starting every game at center in Denver last year.Rookie Lloyd Cushenberry III, a third-round pick from Louisiana State, was considered the early favorite to win the job. But two undrafted second-year pros who were teammates at Texas Christian are sharing snaps with Cushenberry.last_img read more

first_imgBy the time USC and UCLA kick off their annual rivalry game this weekend, two weeks will have elapsed since the team’s worst loss in the Pete Carroll era, a time span that allowed much needed rest for a weary Trojan team.The 55-21 loss to Stanford in the Coliseum exposed weaknesses in the Trojan attack, and, following the ugly loss, the urgency for injured players to return to action increased.Fighting through pain · Junior receiver Damian Williams is still slowed down by his injured ankle, but he showed signs of improvement during the bye week. USC’s offense has missed Williams’ playmaking ability. – Brandon Hui | Daily TrojanThe 14-day break will afford the Trojans an opportunity to do just that.For a struggling USC offense, the return of redshirt junior wide receiver Damian Williams is of the utmost importance. Although Williams has yet to return to full practice, he did participate in a few tests of his injured ankle during Monday’s practice, and USC coach Pete Carroll remains confident in the redshirt junior’s ability to return from the injury.“[Damian] is the kind of guy who will find a way to play,” Carroll said. “Veterans find a way to make it, and he’s going to try in a way to try to adapt to what he’s got.”Junior defensive end Everson Griffen has also returned to 100 percent, according to Carroll. For Griffen, the team’s sack leader, to return to full strength is important for a Trojan defense that was burned for 469 yards against the Cardinal.“We just have to bounce back and prepare well. If you get it done on the practice field you can get it done during the game,” Griffen said after practice on Monday.The Trojans will be looking to respond in a big way against UCLA as they try to get their eighth win next Saturday, but the Bruins aren’t going to roll over. After losing five straight games in the middle of the season, the Bruins have won three straight and are bowl eligible for the first time since 2007.Last week against Arizona State, the Bruins were able to force six Sun Devil turnovers, two of which were returned for touchdowns.“They’re playing good consistent football and their defense is solid,” Carroll said. “They’ve been able to get turnovers and kept scores low all season long.”UCLA’s offensive attack has been a surprising recent strength for the team as well, with multi-threat quarterback Kevin Prince leading an offense that’s averaging 30 points per game during its recent winning streak.“Kevin is a really good football player and obviously effective,” Carroll said of the talented freshman. “He makes good throws and can run well.”For Carroll and his coaching staff, preparing for a much-improved Pac-10 conference, including the rejuvenated Bruins, has been a challenge every week.“There are a lot of good teams in our conference this year. It’s the best it’s been since I’ve been here,” Carroll said.Thankfully for Carroll and the Trojans, these extra days were also an opportunity to prepare for the Bruins.“We’re way ahead of where we usually are this time of the week on UCLA,” Carroll said.The Trojans will face the Bruins under the lights of the Coliseum at 7 p.m. on Saturday.last_img read more

first_imgThe head-shaking saga of the Marinovich family is reaching its concluding chapters. And it’s predictably depressing.A short primer: Marv Marinovich, a two-way lineman at USC in the early 1960s who played one game for the Oakland Raiders in 1965, set about building son Todd into the ultimate athlete, a perfectly engineered quarterback. A trainer (Marv worked for the Raiders after his cameo as a player), he combined his vast expertise and radical practices and turned Todd into what some called a …last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Jack Irvin has been named senior director, state and national policy for Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. He will be responsible for managing the organization’s legislative and regulatory team and will represent the interests of Farm Bureau members with Congress, the General Assembly and with federal and state regulatory agencies.Most recently, Irvin served as director of government and industry affairs with the Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association where he directed development of public policy and legislative priorities at the state and national levels. He also served that organization by managing communications efforts and developing grassroots volunteers. He previously served as legislative aide to several senators including Tom Niehaus, Larry Mumper and Doug White.He received bachelor’s degrees from Miami University in human resources and organizational behavior. He is an active member in Vista Community Church in Worthington. He and his wife, Erika, reside in Columbus with their two daughters.last_img read more

first_imgTags:#Codebase#Pinterest Related Posts lauren orsini Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Pinterest has changed the way we present information on the visual Web. But Pinterest itself hasn’t changed much since its beginning.That is, on a coding level. Jon Jenkins, Pinterest’s head of engineering, recently revealed that the image-sharing community is still running on its original codebase. See also Mindboggling Facts That Will Make You Care About Pinterest“For many web companies that hit massive scale, it’s common practice to replace their whole architecture—sometimes several times,” he said. “We’ve chosen to instead evolve our early stack into its present-day stack without dramatic change, and grow it alongside our company.”An Unconventional DecisionBy codebase and architecture, Jenkins means the underlying technologies that make Pinterest run. As a website grows, engineers won’t just conduct visual redesigns to keep the look and feel of the site fresh, but they will revamp the codebase with new technologies that help it to run more efficiently. Tumblr is especially notorious for overhauling its codebase on a regular basis, leading to periods of unpleasant but necessary user downtime.One of the most public contrasts to this practice is LinkedIn. During Project Inversion, LinkedIn’s engineering team froze development of new features for two months while it re-wrote its entire codebase. This measure was drastic, to be sure, but LinkedIn and its investors alike consider it to have been essential, a vital measure to support LinkedIn’s growing influence. “We recognized that the platform’s rapid growth, and our desire to keep releasing innovative products, required shifting from a feature-branch-based way of developing and deploying software to a continuous deployment system,” a LinkedIn spokesperson said. However, Pinterest has never made such a transition, not even with its hockey-stick growth curve. Jenkins said the basic building blocks, including Python web servers, a mySQL database, open-source data structure service Redis and caching daemon Memcache, still make up the bulk of the code on which Pinterest is built. The team regularly improves on pieces of the codebase with in-place rewrites. “In other words, we evolved things, not replaced them,” said Jenkins.How Explosive Growth Shaped A Code LegacyIt helps that the three engineers responsible for building Pinterest’s original codebase—Yash Nelapati, Marty Weiner and Ryan Probasco—still work there today, and can oversee the codebase’s lengthy history. According to Weiner, it wasn’t originally a conscious choice to retain the same codebase Pinterest had in early 2011, but one born out of necessity. “The site began moving and 2011 was spent in rapid-growth mode,” he said. “There was no time to think about a major re-architecture.  Every day was spent trying to fix the one or two things that were on fire for those 12 to 24 hours, and maybe get ahead on what we thought would break in the next 12 hours.”But as tweaks built upon tweaks, Pinterest’s architecture became increasingly unscalable when faced with the site’s unrelenting growth. When they noticed these edits—cobbled together from a variety of technologies—were making the codebase unstable, they had two options. They could replace the codebase with other technical solutions. Or, they could rewrite and strengthen the original building blocks. “We made a snap decision to put all the cards on the table and rethink,” said Weiner. “We chose a few technologies that worked consistently well—MySQL, Python, Memcache, Redis and a few others. What we ended up with was a new beginning that we’ve evolved ever since.”Nobody can deny the sleek look Pinterest presents to users, but for developers trawling Pinterest’s storied codebase, there are certainly a few surprising ancient Easter Eggs. “We still use invite code written in 2010,” said Weiner. “My favorite file still around is our original notes.txt file which was our ‘Apollo 13 checklist’ of how to bring up boxes or fix certain problems.”Photo of Jon Jenkins courtesy of O’Reilly Conferences on Flickr. center_img Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoslast_img read more

first_imgMichigan and Jumpman logo seen side by side.Jim Harbaugh is excited for Michigan to become a Nike school. Really excited, apparently.The Wolverines are holding a Nike kickoff event in Ann Arbor, Mich. tonight at The M Den, the school’s official merchandise dealer. Michigan’s $173 million contract with Nike starts at midnight and the store will begin to start selling Nike and Air Jordan gear at that time.Michigan has gone all-out for the start of the contract, holding a type of pep rally outside the store.Harbaugh has made an appearance and, in this video from ESPN’s Darren Rovell, you can watch him emphatically sing The Victors.Jim Harbaugh at @TheMDen an hour before store opens to sell 1st Michigan-Nike product pic.twitter.com/W1QrS75BzC— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) August 1, 2016Harbaugh is just the best.last_img read more

first_imgWorld leaders are gathering in Paris for COP 21, the United Nations conference to reach a new global agreement to address climate change.Noting this important moment for the world, the United Nations Foundation Board said: “The climate change conference in Paris can be a turning point for humanity. While climate change is one of the biggest threats facing the world, addressing it is one of our biggest opportunities to usher in a new era of sustainable development. A world free of poverty is only possible with strong climate action. 

“Every sector, every country, and every person has a role to play in meeting the climate challenge. Solutions exist, and there is already growing momentum around climate action as more and more governments, businesses, groups, and individuals recognize that it’s in their own interest to act on climate change. Now world leaders must deliver in Paris and pave the path to a new energy future. The United Nations Foundation is committed to working toward a sustainable future, and we join the United Nations in urging world leaders to take strong action on climate during the conference in Paris and beyond. 

“Unabated climate change threatens the future of all humanity. The risks of inaction far outweigh the costs of action. We call on all the nations of the world to move with urgency and determination to decarbonize the world’s energy systems as quickly as possible, toward a global goal of net zero emissions.”The members of the UN Foundation Board are: Founder and Chairman Ted Turner (United States); Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah (Jordan); Kofi Annan (Ghana); Fábio Barbosa (Brazil); Gro Harlem Brundtland (Norway); Kathy Calvin (United States); Igor Ivanov (Russia); N.R. Narayana Murthy (India); Hisashi Owada (Japan); Emma Rothschild (United Kingdom); Nafis Sadik (Pakistan); Hans Vestberg (Sweden); Timothy E. Wirth (United States); Andrew Young (United States); Yuan Ming (China); and Muhammad Yunus (Bangladesh).last_img read more