first_img Romania: In an open letter, RSF and ActiveWatch denounce judicial pressures on investigative journalists following a complaint from a Bucharest district mayor March 22, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Press freedom and safety of journalists : Reporters Without Borders sends team to Romania from 24 March to 1st April Receive email alerts Organisation News A Reporters Without Borders delegation will go to Romania from 24 March to 1 April to prepare a report on threats to press freedom and to the safety of journalists.Journalists critical of the government and the ruling Social Democratic Party (PSD) have complained of growing harassment, censorship and legal persecution.In the past few months there have been several brutal attacks on journalists investigating corruption implicating local authorities. Police have so far failed identify those behind the attacks.Romania is in an electoral year that is seen as crucial to the process of its becoming a member of the European Union.The Reporters Without Borders delegation will travel to Bucharest, Timisoara and Focsani to meet the authorities and journalists of all political persuasion. News to go further November 23, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Romania Ten RSF recommendations for the European Unioncenter_img RSF_en RomaniaEurope – Central Asia RomaniaEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive News December 2, 2020 Find out more May 26, 2021 Find out more Newslast_img read more

first_imgFurther information Email [email protected] For journalists Media enquiries Follow the Foreign Secretary on Twitter @BorisJohnson and Facebook Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn The Foreign Secretary said: I am utterly appalled by the brutal and merciless violence that the Asad regime is inflicting on the people of Eastern Ghouta. They are enduring a hell entirely of the making of Asad and his enablers. Today in the UN Security Council, the UK will press Russia to support a ceasefire to allow for the urgent delivery of humanitarian aid. Protecting Syrians and getting them the lifesaving aid they need must be paramount. The UK is committed to working closely with all international partners to secure an end to the terrible bloodshed and make progress towards a political solution, which is the only way to bring peace to the people of Syria. Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgPerhaps one of the most iconic moments in music history is Woodstock, the 1969 summer festival that celebrated free love and fantastic music. From artists like Jimi Hendrix to Janis Joplin to The Who to The Band, an overwhelming proportion of incredible musicians from the 60’s were featured at this musical showcase.Related: Woodstock 50 Postpones Ticket On-Sale Date, Promotor Michael Lang Speaks Out On Cancellation RumorsGenerally, the cultural impact of Woodstock is discussed, but the actual economics of the festival are often overlooked. According to archived documents published in 2015 on Ultimate-Guitar.com, here’s the breakdown of how much each artist was paid. Hendrix tops the list, earning $18,000 for his performance, with Blood, Sweat and Tears and Joan Baez coming in behind him. The full list is below:1. Jimi Hendrix – $18,0002. Blood, Sweat and Tears – $15,0003. Joan Baez – $10,0004. Creedence Clearwater Revival – $10,0005. The Band – $7,5006. Janis Joplin – $7,5007. Jefferson Airplane – $7,5008. Sly and the Family Stone – $7,0009. Canned Heat – $6,50010. The Who – $6,25011. Richie Havens – $6,00012. Arlo Guthrie – $5,00013. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young – $5,00014. Ravi Shankar – $4,50015. Johnny Winter – $3,75016. Ten Years After – $3,25017. Country Joe and the Fish – $2,50018. Grateful Dead – $2,50019. The Incredible String Band – $2,25020. Mountain – $2,00021. Tim Hardin – $2,00022. Joe Cocker – $1,37523. Sweetwater – $1,25024. John B. Sebastian – $1,00025. Melanie – $75026. Santana – $75027. Sha Na Na – $70028. Keef Hartley – $50029. Quill – $375[Originally published 3/8/15][Via Ultimate-Guitar]last_img read more

first_imgOriginal Story-How would you like to win the keys to a candy castle? If it sounds like a new Willy Wonka movie, it’s not. The creator of the name Jelly Belly, David Klein, is retiring, and is giving families the chance to search for a “Golden Ticket”. The overall winner will get the keys to one of the candy factories.You can join the treasure hunt by buying a clue for your state. The riddle to help hunters find Indiana’s “gold ticket” will be released to buyers on a date that has not yet been revealed. Other states will start getting their clues later this month and into October.You must have a Facebook account to get access to the clues, which will be posted in a private group. The gold ticket will be a golden-colored dog tag on a necklace, with a code you can enter to verify that you found it. Once you’ve done that, you’ll win $5,000. There will be multiple treasures hidden in each state, and remember, they could be anywhere in the state.All treasure hunt winners will then qualify for the “Ultimate Treasure Hunt,” which expands the search nationwide. That’s when Klein promises to give away the key to one of his candy factories.Click here to purchase a ticket to enter the contest and happy hunting. Nationwide —An update from Jelly Belly-Due to confusion in the marketplace, Jelly Belly Candy Company would like to take this opportunity to clear up the misconception that it is involved with a contest that purportedly offers a candy factory as its grand prize. Jelly Belly Candy Company, formerly known as Herman Goelitz Candy Company, has candy making roots back to 1869.  It was founded by brothers Gustav and Albert Goelitz and remains family-owned and operated today.David Klein, the sponsor of the “treasure hunt” contest gaining attention within the media this weekend, is not associated with Jelly Belly Candy Company, its brands, or products. In 1976, Mr. Klein, an independent third party, came up with the name “Jelly Belly” and other novel marketing ideas.  Jelly Belly Candy Company has not had a relationship with Mr. Klein since 1980 when it acquired the trademark.last_img read more

first_imgThe Western Cape is known for its amazing winelands. Join us as we take a trip to Stellenbosch to visit three of the top wine destinations South Africa has to offer: the historic Simonsig, the scenic Rustenberg, and the red wine specialists of Kanonkop.Click arrow to play video.Posted on SouthAfrica.info on 3 June 2010last_img

first_imgAbhishek Valmiki now has a positive reason to attend school every day. Even before the 13-year-old enters his classroom at 10.30 a.m., his favourite Pratibha ma’am is already pacing the room. Frantically calling up parents of truants, she makes sure they attend her class. “There is a renewed vigour among teachers to attend school and teach. But more importantly, students must attend school,” says Pratibha Walkhade, Principal of the Government Secondary School, Chopda Kalan village. “Now, we always have to be ready for an inspection,” she quips. A quiet yet tangible change has just begun to sweep primary and secondary government schools of Bhopal district, where the introduction of e-inspection system has not only improved the attendance of teachers, but as a consequence given a reason for students to attend school. Within just three weeks, 15-20% more students have started attending school, spurred by the almost complete attendance of teachers on a given day. “Under the system, janshikshaks (inspectors) are informed through an SMS around 7 a.m. the schools, chosen randomly, they have to visit in their block,” explains District Collector Tarun Kumar Pithode. “If they come across a teacher absent during the weekly inspections, the teacher loses a day’s salary of around ₹1,000.”Already a success in Rajgarh, Betul and Sehore districts where Mr. Pithode introduced it first, the model intends to fix accountability on teachers to ensure children attend school. “Earlier, some inspectors used to inform teachers of a visit the night before. But they can’t do that now,” he says. In the Fanda (rural) block that has recorded an average 18% improvement in student attendance since July 4, the day the system was introduced, 53 of the 60 students enroled in the school in Chandukhedi were present on July 20, marking the highest block-level improvement of 32%. Always on their toesNow, teachers in the 1,165 schools are always on their toes — mindful of the prospect of being inspected uninformed. They have even started reaching school at least half an hour early. “If they reach school for starters, they’ll at least teach something. This will improve the attainment levels of students,” says Mr. Pithode.last_img read more

first_imgChelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri has written off the chances of his team catching up with Manchester City despite their 2-0 win.Goals from N’Golo Kante and David Luiz ensured Chelsea’s win and ended the Cityzens 21-match unbeaten run in the league.Sarri, however, claimed that Chelsea are still behind City in the pecking order.The Italian disclosed to BelfastTelegraph: “I’m happy for the win because it’s difficult to win against Guardiola’s team. I know very well they are a step ahead now.“In a competition of 10 months, it’s very difficult to cover the gap.Sacchi explains Sarri, Conte, and Ancelotti Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Arrigo Sacchi talked about how Sarri has a tougher time at Juventus than Conte at Inter; while Ancelotti’s “blood is boiling” at Napoli.Arrigo Sacchi…“I think they are at the moment the best team in Europe. We won today, but we have to say we were a bit lucky in the first 25 minutes, because they could score.”Guardiola, whose side sit one point behind Liverpool, was thrilled with the way his players played, despite the result and the first loss of the campaign.The City boss said: “We’re not here to be invincibles, or to be unbeaten, we’re here to try to be champions.“It doesn’t matter. We want to have one point more than our opponents. Now, at the moment, Liverpool is better than us.last_img read more

first_imgMoussa Dembele  has revealed Bruce Lee’s influence as he joins Chinese club Guangzhou R&F from Tottenham Hotspur.The Belgian midfielder left Spurs and turned down a move to Bayern Munich and Inter Milan for the chance to emulate kung-fu icon Bruce Lee in the Far East.“I chose China because I needed something new,” said Dembele, according to Daily Mail.“Other clubs in Europe and Qatar were also a possibility but the adventure at Guangzhou was the most interesting.”“I’ve always been a fan of martial arts actor Bruce Lee. His films made me want to go to China one day.”“Of course the financial aspect played a part but I want to throw myself completely into the football.”Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…Dembele will earn around £5million a year in the Chinese Super League after the former Fulham midfielder departed English football.The 31-year-old featured in 249 games across all competitions for Tottenham, since signing joining them in the summer of 2012, but had just six months remaining on his contract.Dembele has only played 13 games this season, with the likes of Harry Winks and Moussa Sissoko featuring more in his absence.He has also not played since picking up an injury and being substituted after just seven minutes in Spurs’ victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers on November 3.Dembele has made 82 appearances for Belgium, and has played at the 2014 and 2018 World Cups, as well as Euro 2016.last_img read more

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, NOVEMBER 7, 2013- Seven teams will be competing for the championship title of the first ever Women’s Speed Soccer League. Launched last Sunday, the competition brings to the playing field women of all ages and fitness levels competing in 5-aside games. There are the CIBC Cats, Earthbenders AFC, Revolution FC, The Blow Pops, U12 Trailblazers FC, Trailblazers FC and Palmiss. The first official game kicks off this Sunday November 10th at the TCIFA Football academy at 3pm and the competition runs up until December 8, 2013. TCIFA Officials at the launch.last_img read more

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