Imprisoned cyber-dissident risks five-year jail sentence

first_img November 12, 2019 Find out more Follow the news on Tunisia Organisation TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder News Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Reporters Without Borders notes that over the past six months in Tunisia, one journalist has been jailed, two physically attacked, two publications seized and two others suspended.Yahyaoui’s website Reporters Without Borders today denounced as “outrageous” tomorrow’s scheduled trial of Tunisian cyber-dissdent of Zouhair Yahyaoui, founder and editor of the online news site TUNeZINE, and said it feared more Tunisian cyber-dissidents would be arrested in coming days.”He is facing a five-year prison sentence just for putting news on an Internet website,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard. “This is outrageous. Since the 26 May constitutional referendum, President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali has committed all kinds of abuses against his opponents. When is this going to stop?” Ménard protested to interior minister Hedi M’Henni on 5 June against his arrest and called for his immediate release.Yahyaoui is due to appear tomorrow before Judge Akram Mnekkebi, of the 4th division of the Tunis magistrates court, charged under clause 2 of Article 306b of the criminal code which requires between six months and five years imprisonment and a fine of between 200 and 2,000 dinars for “knowingly putting out false news giving the impression of a criminal attack on persons or property.”  Yahyaoui was arrested on 4 June at a Tunis cybercafé where he was working by six plainclothes police, who showed no credentials and gave no reason for the arrest. He was taken to his home, where the police searched his bedroom and seized his computer equipment. His lawyers visited him on 11 June at the April 9 Civil Prison in Tunis and found him in good health. Zouhair Yahyaoui, founder and editor of the online news site, faces up to five years imprisonment when he appears in court in Tunis tomorrow just for putting news on the Internet. RSF_en Receive email alerts News to go further News Help by sharing this information TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa December 26, 2019 Find out more Yahyaoui, who uses the pseudonym “Ettounsi” (“Tunisian”), set up the site in July last year to put out news about the fight for democracy and freedom in Tunisia. He published opposition material online and was one of the first people to circulate a letter from his uncle, Judge Makhar Yahyaoui, to President Ben Ali criticising the country’s legal system. Between 26 and 28 May, TUNeZINE organised an online forum on the referendum and the state of the opposition which drew a very large number of participants.   The website has been censured by the authorities from the start. But each week a list of “proxy” addresses has been available so Tunisians could get round the blockage and access the site. A few hours after Yahyaoui’s arrest, the site had vanished from the Internet, reportedly because police obtained the access code to it. The site has since returned but access from Tunisia is only possible with very powerful proxy addresses. June 12, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Imprisoned cyber-dissident risks five-year jail sentence News November 11, 2020 Find out more Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalistslast_img read more

Drugs missing in Brundidge pharmacy break-in

first_img Teen charged with murder in shooting death A 17-year-old has been charged with capital murder in the shooting death of Jacoby Deshon Cogburn, and more arrests are… read more The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… A break-in at Pike Drugs on  South Main Street in downtown Brundidge was reported to the Brundidge Police Department at 5:15 a.m. Thursday by a jogger who was making an early morning run.“The jogger noticed that the side panel along the front door of Pike Drugs had been broken,” said Brundidge Police Chief Moses Davenport. “Entry was made through the door. The security alarm did not go off and had not been damaged so it apparently malfunctioned.”Using data from a security camera, Davenport said it was determined that the break-in occurred around 2:15 a.m. Published 5:26 pm Thursday, July 23, 2020 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Next Up“It appeared that whoever entered the building was there looking for Xanax,” Davenport said. “Several other items were missing but, apparently, Xanax is what they were there for.”Davenport said evidence of the break-in was left on the grounds off the former Brundidge City Hall (Bass House) and several bottles of medicine were found at the pavilion also on the grounds also on South Main Street.“The break-in remains under investigation,” Davenport said. “We ask anyone with any information —a truck, car or pedestrian— seen in that area around 2 a.m. Thursday to contact us. It would be helpful in finding who is responsible for the break-in. The number to call is 334-735-3333. Drugs missing in Brundidge pharmacy break-in Sponsored Content Email the author Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Print Article Book Nook to reopen You Might Like By The Penny Hoarder Troy falls to No. 13 Clemsonlast_img read more

Mourinho takes swipe at Wenger

first_img Press Association Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho could not resist making a thinly-veiled dig at Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger when asked about Manchester City’s faith in Manuel Pellegrini, saying some managers have “disappointed for 15 years” and remained in their job. The 61-year-old won the league title in his first season at City, but pressure mounted after last year’s disappointing campaign. Mourinho was asked if he was surprised to hear the news of the contract extension – a question he seemingly used to have a dig at old foe Wenger. “Why?” he said. “Some other clubs, they have disappointed for 15 years and the manager is the same.” It appeared another cutting jibe at the Arsenal manager, who the Portuguese last year labelled a “specialist in failure”. The Gunners have secured back-to-back FA Cups but not won the league since the invincible campaign of 2003/04. The fact Wenger was unable to follow Arsenal’s dominance that season by retaining the Barclays Premier League crown underlines Mourinho’s belief that doing so is one of the hardest things in football. “When you win one, it’s more difficult to win it twice,” he said. “Why has no team won the Champions League twice in a row? “You win the title in a country where you are almost lonely or the opposition doesn’t reach the level – you win once, two times, three times, four times, no problem. “You do it because the other teams have no conditions to react. You win the Champions League, how many teams can react to the fact that they did not win the Champions League? A lot of them can react. “In the Premier League, if you win the title how many teams are able to react against that? A lot of them can react.” It means “every one of us has to perform better”, Mourinho says, as the economical and institutional powers want to wrestle back control. The Portuguese plans to boost their chances by adding up to a couple of new players before the window closes, with Augsburg left-back Baba Rahman believed to be close to joining. The fee is reported to be in excess of £20million, making the Ghana international their biggest summer signing – albeit a figure that pales in comparison to the £49m Sunday’s opponents spent on Raheem Sterling. City are reportedly close to spending a similar amount on former Chelsea man Kevin de Bruyne, which Mourinho says is a result of the west Londoners’ success. “Yes, because we were champions,” he said. “Because in the same way the season before Man City pushed us in the same direction. “We did sell – David Luiz, Juan Mata, Kevin De Bruyne – we did sell very good players to raise funds to make our investments. We did that. “It’s not like buy, buy, buy, buy, then sell. We buy and we sell and use the conditions between the money we spend and the money we get. It is fantastic the way Chelsea is doing this right.” Attention returns to the pitch on Sunday after a week of intense scrutiny and criticism regarding the Portuguese’s handling of team doctor Eva Carneiro and physio Jon Fearn. The second match of Chelsea’s Premier League title defence is a mouth-watering trip to runners-up City, who recently handed manager Pellegrini a surprise new two-year contract. last_img read more

Finalists announced for Racing Post/SIS Betting Shop Manager of the Year

first_imgShare Betfred counters Oppenheimer bid in race to rescue Phumelela August 26, 2020 Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Submit Representatives from six different bookmakers will duke it out for the prestigious Racing Post/SIS Betting Shop Manager of the Year next month as the competition announced its eight regional champions.Independent bookmakers Jenningsbet and Toals Bookmakers have managers on the shortlist, alongside Betfred, Paddy Power, William Hill and three from GVC Group’s Ladbrokes and Coral operations.Selected from a shortlist of 24 candidates, the competition judges made their decisions after meeting the managers at Doncaster last weekend, where the judges were able to watch each candidate being interviewed by Derek Thompson and reread the report of a mystery shopper visit.The eight finalists will now compete for the title at an awards lunch at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House hotel in London on Monday 11 November. Each regional champion, accompanied by a key member of their staff, will meet the judges the day before the final for a question-and-answer session.The winner receives a VIP trip to one of Hong Kong’s major race meetings next year, courtesy of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, and will also be invited to several key racing and betting occasions during their year as champion.Richard Ames, SIS Chief Executive Officer, commented: “The Betting Shop Manager of the Year competition celebrates the best that the industry has to offer and recognises the achievements of those who are delivering an excellent customer-facing service across the UK and Ireland. It’s great to see managers from a wide variety of companies represented and we wish them all the luck in the next stage.”Regional champions:Greater London: Robert Kivanc, Coral, BromleySouth-east: Dean Munnings, JenningsBet, NorwichSouth-west: Jayne Everett, Betfred, PlymouthMidlands & Wales: Sandra Gilmartin, Paddy Power, CoventryNorth-west: Carole Ogram, Ladbrokes, BirkenheadNorth-east: Becky Drake, Ladbrokes, BarnsleyScotland: Colin Anderson, William Hill, PrestwickIreland: Stephen McKenna, Toals Bookmakers, Portadown Share StumbleUpon Related Articles SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020last_img read more

E-Waste Collection Day scheduled for Saturday between 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

first_imgSumner Newscow report — E-Waste Collection Day at the City of Wellington Recycling Center on Saturday, Jan. 9 between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.For more information about the operating hours, please contact Jeremy Jones, Public Works Director, at 620-326-7831.  For questions concerning specific items to be collected or information destruction, please contact Pete at 316-305-6896 (evenings) or Julian at 316-305-6895 (evenings).Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Indias top woman all-rounder Deepti Sharma to play for Bengal

first_imgKolkata, Nov 19 (PTI) All-rounder Deepti Sharma, who played a vital role in Indian womens teams runners-up finish at the ICC World Cup will be playing for bengal in the upcoming domestic season.”I am happy that I will be spending this domestic season Jhulan di and there are other senior selectors here. It will be a good challenge for me and I hope to be groomed by them,” the 20-year-old told reporters at the Eden Gardens.She also met former India captain and Cricket Association of Bengal president Sourav Ganguly.Bengal will be part of the Plate division for the one- dayers this season. They are grouped among 10 teams in the Elite division for the T20 competition.”My job is to work hard and grow as a player and Jhulan dis presence was a big factor — bigger than anything else,” Deepti, who was also in talks with Baroda and Railways since being granted a NoC by the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association, said.She gave credit to her father Bhagwan Sharma, a retired chief booking supervisor with Indian Railways and brother Sumit to becoming a cricketer.”From the beginning, I was never raised as a girl. They never considered me as a girl, so i was free to go out,” Deepti added.”My brother was always by my side… Im gradually performing step by step,” Deepti who started off her journey from the Ekalavya Sports Stadium said.Deepti finished as Indias highest wicket-taker in their runners-up finish in the Womens World Cup in July as she also chipped in with two half-centuries, effecting run-outs and taking back-pedalling catches, a testament to her potential as a world-class allrounder in the making.advertisement”Nobody knew womens cricket but after finishing runners-up everybody follows womens cricket. I hope they continue to follow us. I am thankful to the great media coverage,” she said. PTI TAP KHS KHSlast_img read more

10 months agoEx-Arsenal striker Smith: Cahill not the signing Emery needs

first_imgEx-Arsenal striker Smith: Cahill not the signing Emery needsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Arsenal striker Alan Smith says they should ignore the chance of signing Chelsea captain Gary Cahill.Cahill was heavily linked with the Gunners before he signed for Chelsea from Bolton in January 2012.“Arsenal should have signed Gary Cahill before he went to Chelsea,” Smith told the Daily Express.“He spoke and had a meeting with Arsene Wenger and it didn’t happen.“But he went on to become a fine, fine defender.“Now you’d be signing somebody who’s in his latter years and is not at his peak.“I don’t see that as a goer.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

11 days agoEx-Southampton coach Bowen tips Elyounoussi to return after Celtic spell

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Ex-Southampton coach Bowen tips Elyounoussi to return after Celtic spellby Freddie Taylor11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Southampton coach Mark Bowen expects Mohamed Elyounoussi to return to the club after a spell with Celtic. The Norwegian moved north of the border this summer after a poor debut campaign at St. Mary’s.”Ross [Wilson] was behind the signing and really rated him as well,” said Bowen.”But it was maybe just the wrong timing for him. Mo needs a lot of the ball to go and do what he does best.”He might not have been ready for the Premier League at that time but, after a year at Celtic, I expect him to go back to Southampton and be far better prepared. “He has to convince them that he can do a good job for them but I’m sure he can because he’s an excellent boy and a top player.” last_img read more

Photo: Jim Harbaugh Recruiting Graduate Students For “Top Secret” Research Projects

first_imgjim harbaugh research flyerTwitter/@ByAZunigaIf we’ve learned anything about Jim Harbaugh in his first 18 months as Michigan head coach, it is that he’ll look for any advantage he can get. Based on a flyer posted to Twitter by Maize ‘N Brew‘s Alejandro Zúñiga, Harbaugh is recruiting “highly motivated” Michigan graduate students for top secret “applied research projects.”Michigan football is planning a top-secret project:— Alejandro Zúñiga (@ByAZuniga) June 15, 2016It is impossible not to be intrigued by what the means, coming from Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan program. It could be anything.MORE FROM COLLEGE SPUN:The 10 Most Aggressive Fan Bases In CFBIn Photos: Golfer Paige SpiranacESPN Makes Decision On Dick Vitalelast_img read more

Local Contractors to Benefit from MIDP

first_imgLocal contractors stand to benefit from the implementation of road and bridge projects under the US$350 million Major Infrastructure Development Programme (MIDP), being undertaken by the Government.Scheduled to begin this financial year and end in 2016, the programmes covers the rehabilitation of 430 kilometres of prioritised roads; upgrading or reconstruction of 27 critical bridges, retaining walls and other protective works; and complete sub-projects started under the Jamaica Development Infrastructure Programme (JDIP).Opening the 2013/14 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, May 7, Minister of Transport, Works and Housing, Dr. the Hon. Omar Davies, informed that local contractors will be allocated projects with a total value of US$130 million, of which US$80 million will be supervised by the National Works Agency (NWA), and US$50 million through the Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme (JEEP). [RELATED: CHEC to Invest US$1.5 Billion in Port and Other Facilities]China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) will be given responsibility for major projects up to a value of US$220 million.He further pointed out that CHEC will utilize Jamaican sub-contractors and a selection of the projects in each category will be made known to Parliament.The Minister informed that due to restrictions placed on this year’s budget only $2.5 billion will be allocated to the project.“The Minister of Finance and I have discussed the implication of this capped amount in the first year and have agreed that, in the next two fiscal years, 2014/2015 and 2015/2016, the amount allocated to MIDP will be significantly increased,” Dr. Davies said.MIDP is being funded with a loan from the China Ex-Im Bank valued at US$300 million and a contribution of approximately US$50 million from the Government of Jamaica (GOJ).[RELATED: 37,000 Persons Benefit from JEEP]The undertaking is a departure from the JDIP, which was implemented by the previous administration and has now ended.Dr. Davis explained that whereas JDIP was routed through the Road Maintenance Fund, the new project was deliberately placed in Capital B of the Estimates of Expenditure.“Another clear difference between the two projects is the amount to be paid to China Harbour for supervision of the projects, which will be undertaken by local contractors. A major issue of concern with JDIP was that China Harbour was paid 25 per cent of the value of those projects, which they were not directly implementing. This supervisory management fee for MIDP projects has been capped at 12½ per cent of the value of contracts,” Dr. Davies said.Contact: Andrea Brahamlast_img read more