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BHP awaits Potash study

first_img More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com whatsapp Tags: NULL Share Wednesday 29 September 2010 11:41 pm BHP BILLITON’S efforts to take over Potash Corp endured another twist yesterday, as rival bidder Sinochem struggled to find partners for a counterbid while a Canadian report on BHP’s suitability as a bidder was delayed.Chinese firm Sinochem has failed to team up with Russian fertiliser group UralKali, according to reports last night, leaving it struggling to find the cash to fund an offer.Potash chief executive Bill Doyle has talked up the possibility of a counterbid to BHP since the FTSE giant launched a $39bn hostile takeover six weeks ago. Meanwhile, the Conference Board of Canada said it will not report its findings on the BHP bid until at least next week. The study has looked at the impact of the takeover and considers what conditions Canada can impose to ensure it benefits the country. BHP awaits Potash study Show Comments ▼ whatsapp KCS-content last_img read more

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Glaxo grows profit despite drop in sales

first_img Share Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ Wednesday 27 April 2011 8:00 pm whatsapp GAINS on disposals have cushioned GlaxoSmithKline’s first-quarter profit from a sharp fall in sales of flu products, following last year’s pandemic-linked windfall.The UK’s biggest drugmaker admitted the first three months of 2011 were tough but highlighted an improving picture in underlying growth as its diversified portfolio adjusts to pressure on prices and competition from generics.Quarterly sales fell 10 per cent to £6.59bn while earnings per share before major restructuring rose nine per cent to 32.2p.Analysts expected sales of £6.66bn and earnings per share of 30.4p, according to consensus forecasts.Exceptional demand for vaccines and anti-flu drug Relenza flattered results a year ago and their absence this year – plus sharply lower revenue from diabetes pill Avandia and herpes drug Valtrex – lopped around £1bn off quarterly sales.But chief executive Andrew Witty said yesterday the negative drag from these products was set to decline. “We expect underlying sales growth to translate into sustainable reported growth as we exit the year and move into 2012,” he said.Quarterly profit was shielded by chunky disposal gains on the group’s stake in Quest Diagnostics and the sale of North American rights to coldsore treatment Zovirax, which together added 7.1p to earnings per share. Glaxo grows profit despite drop in sales KCS-content whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Prooflast_img read more

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ISA investing: 2 penny stocks I’d buy for the new bull market

first_img Image source: Getty Images Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. ISA investing: 2 penny stocks I’d buy for the new bull market Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. The deadline by which ISA investors must use this tax year’s allowance is fast approaching. I’m on the hunt for some top UK shares to buy before the 5 April finishing date. Some of them are attractive penny stocks, too, companies whose prices I think could surge during the new bull market.I don’t know when the new bull market will begin. But history shows that stock markets have always risen strongly as the economic cycle moves from recession and back into growth. I’m confident that the following penny stocks could soar in value during the 2020s. I think buying them today could end up making me a fortune.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…#1: The Russian e-revolutionGetting exposure to the e-commerce explosion is a brilliant investment idea in my opinion. I’ve chosen to do this is by buying shares which provide logistics and warehouses services in Britain like Clipper Logistics. I’ve tipped Tritax Eurobox as a buy, too, a property giant which offers the same services on mainland Europe.I believe that buying Raven Property Group (LSE: RAV) is another great way to play the e-retail boom. This is a penny stock which owns and operates a string of warehousing assets in Russia.On the one hand, investing in companies operating in Russia can be risky. The country’s economic fortunes are tied very closely to energy prices. And this could be a problem for Raven investors as the world moves towards renewable power sources and away from fossil fuels. Still, I think the rate at which the Russian online retail market is expected to rise over the next few years (at least) still makes this UK property share worthy of serious attention.The experts at Statista, for example, describe Russia as “one of the major emerging online commerce markets worldwide.” As a result they think e-retail there will more than treble in size between 2020 and 2024, to 7.2trn roubles. It’s a theme which Raven, whose properties are concentrated on the metropolitan areas of St Petersburg and Moscow, is well placed to exploit. Of course, investing in emerging markets brings its own risks, including less stringent regulations, foreign exchange considerations, and political risk.#2: Another top penny stockI also think the Nanoco Group (LSE: NANO) share price could soar during the new bull market.This penny stock manufactures cadmium-free quantum dots and other nano-materials. These are used in the production of displays, advanced electronics, lighting, and biological imaging. Nanoco has well over 700 patents in the fast-growing nano-materials industry, a market which will looks bound to pick up further during the eventual economic upturn.I also think the new agreement Nanoco signed with microchips giant STMicroelectronics last May is encouraging. The five-year framework agreement will see the penny stock company develop and supply nano-materials for a variety of infra-red sensing applications. Bear in mind, though, that Nanoco is reliant upon a small number of key customers to drive revenues. The loss of a critical US customer a year ago took a huge bite out of billings last year. Losing another client could be bad news for the share price. Royston Wild owns shares of Clipper Logistics. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Clipper Logistics. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. See all posts by Royston Wildcenter_img Royston Wild | Tuesday, 23rd March, 2021 | More on: NANO RAV I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

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Vote tomorrow in The Apopka Voice online election poll – Seat…

first_img Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear At a March of 2017 City Council meeting, Commissioner Diane Velazquez verbally announced her intentions to run for re-election to the Apopka City Commission. It was the beginning of the race for Seat #2. But then over eight months passed, and Velazquez found herself still running in her own lane unopposed.Finally, on December 1st, two candidates joined Velazquez in the race and filed to run in the Seat #2 election – Leroy Bell and Alicia Koutsoulieris.Velazquez won Seat #2 in 2014, defeating incumbent Marilyn Ustler-McQueen with over 55% of the vote. She has high name recognition and is likely to be well-financed. Bell and Koutsoulieris are first-time candidates in Apopka and will have an uphill climb to defeat Velazquez. On the other hand, six straight challenged incumbents have lost in Apopka Municipal elections dating back to 2012. Retiring Commissioner Billie Dean was the last incumbent to defend his Seat (#1) way back in 2010.So do Bell or Koutsoulieris have a chance against Velazquez? Well, there’s one way to find out. The Apopka Voice has promised to keep the readers and voters of Apopka informed on this historic election, and this is the first step.Where does the race for Seat #2 stand?Tomorrow at noon, we will publish an online poll of our readers that will ask one question:If the election for Apopka City Commission Seat #2 were held today, who would you vote for?Leroy BellAlicia KoutsoulierisDiane VelazquezThe poll will close at noon on Monday, December 18th, at which time we will publish its results.This is not a scientific poll. The margin of error is unknown, but it should reflect a snapshot of where our readers stand with these three candidates at the beginning of their campaigns, but with less than three months to go before Election Day.So tomorrow at noon, vote for the Seat #2 candidate you think will best lead Apopka into its promising future. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSDecision Apopka 2018 Previous articleKeeping score of ‘friends’ on Facebook may be harmful to your healthNext articleHurricane season is officially over! Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Can Facebook use AI to fight online abuse?

first_img By Daniel Lowd, Associate Professor of Computer and Information Science, University of Oregon and first published on theconversation.com.Facebook has released statistics on abusive behavior on its social media network, deleting more than 22 million posts for violating its rules against pornography and hate speech – and deleting or adding warnings about violence to another 3.5 million posts. Many of those were detected by automated systems monitoring users’ activity, in line with CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s statement to Congress that his company would use artificial intelligence to identify social media posts that might violate the company’s policies. As an academic researching AI and adversarial machine learning, I can say he was right to acknowledge the significant challenges: “Determining if something is hate speech is very linguistically nuanced.”The task of detecting abusive posts and comments on social media is not entirely technological. Even Facebook’s human moderators have trouble defining hate speech, inconsistently applying the company’s guidelines and even reversing their decisions(especially when they make headlines). Also, abusers adapt to avoid detection – as email spammers sought to evade detection by replacing “Viagra” with “[email protected]” in their messages.Even more, complication can come if attackers try to use the machine learning system against itself – tainting the data the algorithm learns from to influence its results. For instance, there is a phenomenon called “Google bombing,” in which people create websites and construct sequences of web links in an effort to affect the results of Google’s search algorithms. A similar “data poisoning” attack could limit Facebook’s efforts to identify hate speech.Tricking machine learningMachine learning, a form of artificial intelligence, has proven very useful in detecting many kinds of fraud and abuse, including email spam, phishing scams, credit card fraud and fake product reviews. It works best when there are large amounts of data in which to identify patterns that can reliably separate normal, benign behavior from malicious activity. For example, if people use their email systems to report as spam large numbers of messages that contain the words “urgent,” “investment” and “payment,” then a machine learning algorithm will be more likely to label as spam future messages including those words.Detecting abusive posts and comments on social media is a similar problem: An algorithm would look for text patterns that are correlated with abusive or nonabusive behavior. This is faster than reading every comment, more flexible than simply performing keyword searches for slurs and more proactive than waiting for complaints. In addition to the text itself, there are often clues from context, including the user who posted the content and their other actions. A verified Twitter account with a million followers would likely be treated differently than a newly created account with no followers.Yet as those algorithms are developed, abusers adapt, changing their patterns of behavior to avoid detection. Since the dawn of letter substitution in email spam, every new medium has spawned its own version: People buy Twitter followers, favorable Amazon reviews and Facebook likes, all to fool algorithms and other humans into thinking they’re more reputable.As a result, a big piece of detecting abuse involves creating a stable definition of what is a problem, even as the actual text expressing the abuse changes. This presents an opportunity for artificial intelligence to, effectively, enter an arms race against itself. If an AI system can predict what an attacker might do, it could be adapted to simulate performing that behavior. Another AI system could analyze those actions, learning to detect abusers’ efforts to sneak hate speech past the automated filters. Once both the attacker and defender can be simulated, game theory can identify their best strategies in this competition.Data poisoningAbusers don’t just have to change their own behavior – by substituting different characters for letters or using words or symbols in coded ways. They can also change the machine learning system itself.Because algorithms are trained on data generated by humans, if enough people change their behavior in particular ways, the system will learn a different lesson than its creators intended. In 2016, for instance, Microsoft unveiled “Tay,” a Twitter bot that was supposed to engage in meaningful conversations with other Twitter users. Instead, trolls flooded the bot with hateful and abusive messages. As the bot analyzed that text, it began to reply in kind – and was quickly shut down.It can be difficult to determine when human-generated data are causing an AI to perform poorly. When possible, the best defense is for humans to add constraints to the system, such as removing language patterns that are considered sexist. Data poisoning can also be detected by measuring accuracy on a separate, curated data set: If a new model performs poorly on trusted data, then that could mean the new training data are bad. Finally, poisoning can be made less effective by removing outliers, data points that are very different from the rest of the training data.Of course, no machine learning system will ever be perfect. Like humans, computers should be used as part of a larger effort to fight abuse. Even email spam, a major success for machine learning, relies on more than just good algorithms: New internet communications standards make it harder for spammers to hide their identities when sending messages. In addition, federal law, such as the 2003 CAN-SPAM Act, sets standards for commercial email, including penalties for violations. Similarly, addressing online abuse may require new standards and policies, not just smarter artificial intelligence. Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear TAGSAIFacebooktheconversation.com Previous articleThe soundtrack of the Sixties demanded respect, justice and equalityNext articleByrd and Schwalbach a contrast in approaches in District 7 School Board election Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Tucson Mountain Retreat / DUST

first_imgArchDaily Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/370237/tucson-mountain-retreat-dust Clipboard Year:  CopyHouses•Tucson, United States Harris Engineering Services United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/370237/tucson-mountain-retreat-dust Clipboard 2012 Area:  3640 ft² Area:  3640 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Interior Design: Save this picture!© Jeff Goldberg/Esto+ 12 Share Architects: DUST Area Area of this architecture project Construction Crew:Jason Gallo, Agustin Valdez Sr., Agustin Valdez JR, Tomas Valdez, Caleb Coy, Dale Rush, Cesar Valdez, Casey PerryLighting:Claudia KapplPlumbing/Mechanical Engineering:Otterbein EngineeringAcoustics/Home Automation:Crestron Topperfo, RPG Acoustic MtrlsProject Team:Cade Hayes, Jesus Robles, Dale RushPlumbing Engineering:Otterbein EngineeringMechanical Engineering:Otterbein EngineeringAcoustics:Crestron Topperfo, RPG Acoustic MtrlsHome Automation:Crestron Topperfo, RPG Acoustic MtrlsCity:TucsonCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jeff Goldberg/EstoText description provided by the architects. The Tucson Mountain Retreat is located within the Sonoran Desert; an extremely lush, exposed, arid expanse of land that emits a sense of stillness and permanency, and holds mysteries of magical proportions. The home is carefully sited in response to the adjacent arroyos, rock out-croppings, ancient cacti, animal migration paths, air movement, sun exposure and views. Great effort was invested to minimize the physical impact of the home in such a fragile environment, while at the same time attempting to create a place that would serve as a backdrop to life and strengthen the sacred connections to the awe-inspiring mystical landscape. Save this picture!© Jeff Goldberg/EstoIntentionally isolating the parking over 400 feet from the house, one must traverse and engage the desert by walking along a narrow footpath toward the house, passing through a dense clustered area of cacti and Palo Verde that obscure direct views of the home  Upon each progressive footstep, the house slowly reveals itself, rising out of the ground. The entry sequence, a series of playfully engaging concrete steps, dissolves into the desert. As one ascends, each step offers an alternative decision and a new adventure. Through this process, movement slows and senses are stimulated, leaving the rush of city life behind.  The home is primarily made of Rammed Earth, a material that uses widely available soil, provides desirable thermal mass and has virtually no adverse environmental side effects. Historically vernacular to arid regions, it fits well within the Sonoran Desert, while at the same time it embodies inherent poetic qualities that engage the visual, tactile and auditory senses of all who experience it. Save this picture!© Jeff Goldberg/EstoThe program of the home is divided into three distinct and isolated zones; living, sleeping, and music recording/home entertainment.  Each zone must be accessed by leaving the occupied zone, stepping outside, and entering a different space.  This separation resolves the clients’ desired acoustic separation while at the same time, offers a unique opportunity to continuously experience the raw desert landscape. Save this picture!© Jeff Goldberg/EstoRooted in the desert, where water is always scarce, the design incorporates a generous 30,000 gallon rainwater harvesting system with an advanced filtration system that makes our most precious resource available for all household uses. Save this picture!Floor Plan Solar heat gain is reduced by orienting the house in a linear fashion along an east–west axis, and by minimizing door and window openings in the narrow east and west facades.  The main living and the sleeping spaces extend into patios and open toward the south under deep overhangs that allow unadulterated views and access to the Sonoran Desert. The overhangs provide shelter from the summer sun while allowing winter sunlight to enter and passively heat the floors and walls. They also scoop prevailing southerly breezes and enhance cross ventilation, which can be flexibly controlled by adjusting the floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors.  When the large glass doors are fully opened, the house is transformed, evoking a boundless ramada-like spirit where the desert and home become one. Project gallerySee allShow lessLibeskind Selected to Design Ohio Statehouse Holocaust MemorialArticlesA Crash Course on Modern Architecture (Part 1)Architecture News Share photographs:  Jeff Goldberg/EstoPhotographs:  Jeff Goldberg/Esto 2012center_img CopyAbout this officeDUSTOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTucsonHousesUnited StatesPublished on May 08, 2013Cite: “Tucson Mountain Retreat / DUST” 08 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Tucson Mountain Retreat / DUSTSave this projectSaveTucson Mountain Retreat / DUST Year:  “COPY” “COPY” Structural Engineering: Houses Matthews Consulting & Design Tucson Mountain Retreat / DUST Electrical Engineering: DUST, Cade Hayes, Jesus Robles Photographs General Contractor: DUST, Cade Hayes, Jesus Robles, Natalia Zieman, Kevin Osbornlast_img read more

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Jailed cyber-dissident decides not to appeal against sentence

first_img ChinaAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders strongly condemned a five-year prison sentence and 40,000 yuan (€4,000) fine imposed today by a district court in Tianhe (in the southeastern province of Guangdong) on cyber-dissident Yang Maodong (better known as Guo Feixiong) for “illegal commercial activity.”“We are shocked by this harsh and unjustified sentence,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “The court seems to have acted on local or national-level political instructions. We repeat our demand for Guo’s release before next year’s Beijing Olympic Games.” One of Guo’s lawyers said they would advise him to appeal, since he had always said he was innocent.His trial began on 9 July after nearly a year of investigations during which he was held in custody. He was tortured during interrogation and in June, his wife Zhang Qing wrote to the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture. The organisation Human Rights in China said Guo had been kept in bed for several weeks and then prevented from sleeping for some days. He staged a 40-day hunger strike to protest against his conditions of detention.Guo was officially accused of selling 20,000 books using a bogus publishing reference. His wife said his lack of a licence was just an excuse to hide the fact that the authorities did not like the content of the books. Guo said at the start of his trial that “during my first 10 months in prison, 90% of the 175 interrogations I was subjected to involved human rights issues, so it was clearly political persecution.”Guo, who is also a human rights activist, has been held in Canton’s number 3 prison since the publication of his book The Political Earthquake in Shenyang, in which he condemns corrupt officials of the city in the northeastern province of Liaoning. He has also posted many articles on the Internet. RSF_en News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Follow the news on China Help by sharing this information November 26, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Jailed cyber-dissident decides not to appeal against sentence Receive email alerts to go further April 27, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures ChinaAsia – Pacific News Cyber-dissident and human rights activist Yang Maodong, who is better known by the pseudonym of Guo Feixiong, decided on 23 November not to appeal against the sentence of five years in prison and a fine of 40,000 yuan (4,000 euros) which he received on 14 November for alleged “illegal business activity.”Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported that Yang, who is held in Prison No. 3 in the southern city of Guangzhou, decided not to appeal during a meeting with his lawyer, Mo Shaoping. Yang’s wife, Zhang Qing, told RFA that he had instead drafted a four-point proposal for the authorities. “In exchange for his release, he undertakes not to engage in business, not to write his memoirs and not to leave the country for five years.”He has also urged the government to begin political reforms and has called for “an improvement in the conditions of prisoners of conscience,” who – he says – should be released before the start of next year’s Olympic Games in Beijing.______________________________________________________15.11.07Cyber-dissident jailed for five years and fined €4,000 Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Organisation News News March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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WSIS – Reporters Without Borders attends alternative summit launch, unveils lists of 15 Internet enemies

first_imgNews Help by sharing this information November 12, 2019 Find out more TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa News November 11, 2020 Find out more A Reporters Without Borders team that is in Tunisia for the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) attended the launch today of a symbolic “citizens summit” by a group of some 20 non-governmental organisations at the headquarters of the Tunisian Human Rights League (LTDH).“As the authorities prevented as from holding a proper alternative summit, we have no choice but to improvise a meeting at the LTDH’s headquarters,” the press freedom organisation said. “Nonetheless, it enabled us to condemn the curbs repeatedly place on free expression in Tunisia and to tackle the issue of online censorship around the world.”Reporters Without Borders today also published a list of Internet enemies in order to highlight the problem of online censorship in China, Cuba, Iran, Belarus, Tunisia and 10 other countries with authoritarian regimes. “These are the world’s most repressive governments as regards the free flow of information online,” the organisation said. “Independent websites are censored, while bloggers and cyber-dissidents who criticise the government are harassed and sometimes imprisoned.”Reporters Without Borders added: “We also point the finger at ten other countries that need to monitored. The situation there is not comparable, but in both the United States and within the European Union, we find measures affecting the Internet that are worrying and require our attention.”As part of its response to the WSIS under way in Tunis, the press freedom organisation also launched a campaign about Internet “black holes.”Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard is meanwhile due to travel to Tunisia tomorrow morning although he was notified last week that the Tunisian authorities have banned him from entering the country because of a supposed complaint dating back to 2002 of which the organisation had no prior knowledge. December 26, 2019 Find out more RSF_en Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists News Follow the news on Tunisia Receive email alerts Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” News Organisation Related documents download the all documentsPDF – 996.23 KB Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa November 16, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 WSIS – Reporters Without Borders attends alternative summit launch, unveils lists of 15 Internet enemies to go furtherlast_img read more

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Doherty raises VRT concerns in Seanad

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleSt Johnston schoolchildren evacuated during Templemore alertNext articleFG fail in bid to amend Fisheries legislation News Highland 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Twitter Doherty raises VRT concerns in Seanad Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Pinterest Google+ Google+center_img Facebook WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme A senior government minister admitted in the Seanad last night that the EU commission would like to see VRT abolished.Speaking on the adjournment, Donegal Senator Pearse Doherty told Minister Tony Killeen that a campaign had begun in Donegal against VRT, and also against the heavy handed way in which people believe the tax is being enforced…………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/1pears830.mp3[/podcast]However, Minister Killeen responded that abolishing VRT would require a substantial increase in the excise duty on petrol and diesel, and that ‘s not a realistic option in the short term……….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/1tkill830.mp3[/podcast] Facebook News By News Highland – May 13, 2010 last_img read more

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Book of Condolence opened at Guildhall in memory of Lyra McKee

first_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Previous articleOne change for Donegal Ladies for League Semi-FinalNext articleMajor gorse fire threatens homes in West Donegal News Highland Facebook By News Highland – April 19, 2019 Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+center_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor John Boyle, today opened an official Book of Condolence at the Guildhall in memory of journalist Lyra McKee who was murdered during rioting in the city on Thursday night.Members of the National Union of Journalists joined with the Mayor, political, religious, and community leaders in signing the book, which will remain open over the coming weeks to allow the public to share their thoughts and well wishes following the terrible incident which has shocked the entire community.Mayor Boyle, who is a personal friend of the 29-year-old journalist, issued a statement expressing his own personal sadness and shock and urged the community to join with him in condemning the ‘senseless and ruthless’ murder of a vibrant and talented young woman.“This is a dark day for the people of Derry who have woken up to the shocking news of a senseless and violent death on its streets. I knew Lyra McKee very well, I was one of her media lecturers as part of the Headliners project some years ago and we have been in regular contact since then. She recently moved to Derry where she was working as a freelance journalist. Lyra was a bright, intelligent and articulate writer with a witty, warm and fun loving personality and her murder has sent shock waves among the entire community. My deepest condolences are extended to her family and friends at this time.”Mayor Boyle added that the Book of Condolence will provide the local community with an opportunity to express their heartfelt sympathy to Lyra’s family but also to show their total abhorrence for the continued violence on our streets.“Lyra should have been in a generation that could grow up in a prosperous and peaceful island of Ireland. Her shocking murder serves as a reminder of the urgent need for us to work together to secure peace. I am heartbroken that senseless violence on our streets has cost the life of a wonderful person whose work and advocacy was always about making the world a better place. Rest in peace Lyra.” Homepage BannerNews Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Book of Condolence opened at Guildhall in memory of Lyra McKee Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitterlast_img read more

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