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first_img RSF_en August 4, 2020 Find out more Organisation La Voix de Djibouti is not run by “opposition illiterates,” RSF says News Djibouti: Detained reporter’s home searched, Facebook account hacked July 17, 2020 Find out more to go further December 9, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts News Another Voix de Djibouti reporter arrested in Djibouti City DjiboutiAfrica Daher Ahmed Farah, editor of the newspaper Le Renouveau and head of the opposition Movement for Democratic Renewal and Development (MRD), was released on 3 June from Gabode prison in Djibouti where he had been held since 20 April on a charge of libelling army chief of staff Gen. Zakaria Cheik Ibrahim.Farah told Reporters Without Borders that the judicial authorities finally granted his request for provisional release. An investigating judge must decide in the coming days whether to dismiss the charge or send the case to trial. He said he was held in solitary confinement in a small cell which he could not leave, and that only his mother was allowed to visit him.An application for provisional release had been made by Stéphane Zerbib of Lawyers Without Borders, who visited Djibouti from 26 to 30 May to defend Farah at the request of Reporters Without Borders. The libel charge stemmed from an article in Le Renouveau accusing the army of lacking “neutrality” and saying it ” should be apolitical.” Farah has been detained several times in the past few years. In most cases, he was convicted of a press crime and was given a prison term or a fine. On 15 March, he was detained for a day and fined for “endangering the army’s morale.” June 4, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper editor Daher Ahmed Farah is released provisionally Le Renouveau editor Daher Ahmed Farah was released on 3 June from prison in Djibouti where he had been held since 20 April on a charge of libelling the army chief of staff. He said he was kept in solitary confinement and only his mother was allowed to see him. Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Djibouti News News DjiboutiAfrica last_img read more

first_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Details of a number of tourism events planned for later this year in Inishowen have been revealed.In an update to Buncrana Town Council,Inishowen Tourism confirmed that The Amazing Grace Festival will take place in April as will the Inishowen Half Marathon.Meanwhile plans are progressing on the Swan Park Development, the regeneration of the Shore front and Sil Na Slainte.Jennifer O’Donnell heads up Inishowen Tourism, she says work is also ongoing to ensure Inishowen benefits from the Derry year as City of Culture:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/201[/podcast] Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry center_img Facebook Previous articleDoherty hits out at amendments to Property Tax rulesNext articleObjection lodged against Letterkenny windfarm News Highland Inishowen well prepared to benefit from Derry’s year as ‘City of Culture’ Google+ WhatsApp News Google+ Pinterest By News Highland – February 13, 2013 Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — More than 500 reports of severe weather over the weekend included three tornadoes — two in South Dakota, one in Illinois — and wind gusts of more than 75 mph in Iowa and Minnesota, which also saw baseball-sized hail. A person in Fairfield, Connecticut, died when a thunderstorm with gusts of more than 70 mph knocked a tree onto a vehicle. Strong storms dumped more than 3 inches of rain in West Virginia, which experienced flash flooding.The severe weather in the Midwest is being caused by a stationary front from Colorado to Wisconsin to Indiana. Storms were still firing along this frontal boundary Monday morning and moving slowly, meaning there’s a chance for excessive rainfall and flash flooding during the morning across Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin.After a brief break from the storms, they’ll likely begin firing again along this boundary later Monday afternoon and into the night, from Eastern Colorado to Wisconsin. There’s a slight risk parts of the Upper Midwest will see strong winds, large hail or brief tornadoes.South of the stationary front, summer heat lingers although it’s less severe than temperatures from the weekend. Heat Index values will be in the 90s from the Plains to parts of the Southeast, however, this warm air is only slightly above average for this time of the year for most of the region.The core of the heat will begin to become more concentrated on the Southeast and mid-Atlantic over the next few days, with the Heat Index values across parts of the Southeast on Monday possibly exceeding 105 degrees.By Wednesday, much of the Southeast and mid-Atlantic are expecting Heat Index values above 100 degrees, which by Thursday could exceed 110 degrees in some parts.Some of this heat will try to nudge northward into parts of the Northeast and southern New England, pushing temperatures into the 90s in cities including Washington and Philadelphia. New York may see highs of just below 90 degrees, preventing a second heat wave there.In the buildup to the holiday weekend, humidity will be higher than normal in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast, with the hot and steam conditions possibly leading to afternoon or evening thunderstorms.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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first_imgManchester City striker Carlos Tevez has been banned from driving for six months after failing to respond to police letters about speeding.Tevez, 28, denies he was driving when his car was clocked speeding.He said he did not recognise letters about the offences were from police as he did not recognise the word “constabulary”.The Argentinian admitted two offences of failing to give police information at Manchester Magistrates’ Court.He was also ordered to pay fines and costs of £1,540.The striker, who did not attend the hearing in person, admitted not having a proper UK driving licence but said he was not driving when his car was caught speeding. In September 2011 he was fined £60 and received three penalty points on his licence after admitting speeding in his Bentley.Oldham Magistrates’ Court heard he was caught driving at 38mph in a 30mph zone in Stretford.At an earlier hearing Tevez had been charged with failing to respond to the penalty notice, which he claimed he had not seen, but the charge was dropped after he admitted the offence.last_img read more

first_imgFifth inning and her team was winning. Poised on the pitcher’s mound Julie was looking for a signal. Another 10-year-old girl was up – a strong batter, and her friend, Kathleen, was catching.She scratched into the dirt with her right foot: Once twice three times. But then she kept doing it. Her toe stopped scraping the dirt and started stomping. She covered her face with her mitt. Julie was crying.Her coach hustled out from the bench. He stood in front of her putting his hands on her shoulders. Still hiding behind the glove he could feel her tiny body shake and heave.“What’s the matter?”
She peeled back her mitt just enough for him to see her red eyes and trembling lip.“My dad is embarrassing me to death.”It’s happening around the country. As the weather breaks and the sport season moves outdoors, parents flock to watch their kids play their chosen sport. The fields and courts are full with soccer, lacrosse, baseball, tennis and other teams. The parents are in the bleachers or on the boundaries of the field. But not all of them have come just to watch: Some of them are screaming and criticizing the coaches, the assistants, other kids, and their own child – constantly.The sideline syndrome, a term I made up, has to do with winning. Parents – almost always the fathers – are so invested in the thrill of winning that they forget what playing on a team and being involved with sports is all about. They are so wrapped up in the success of their child and team that they do exactly the wrong thing – they verbally abuse others.Many school districts are taking up the challenge and asking parents to sign a code of conduct. A promise not to badmouth, taunt or berate anyone on the field. In 2010, the University of Maine produced a “Sports Done Right” report emphasizing seven core principles to be used in sports. The goal was to produce guidelines supporting an environment that encourages discipline, respect, responsibility, fairness, trustworthiness, and good citizenship.Repeatedly screaming at your daughter’s coach wasn’t one of their recommended activities.Statistics show that fewer than 200,000 of the 75 million school-age children who play sports will ultimately earn full-ride scholarships, which means that playing sports must offer more to children than learning to win.Psychologists know a good deal about what makes for success – not only in sports, but also in career and academic achievement. It is the difference between harmonious – versus obsessive passion. Children who engage in sports and other activities they find inherently enjoyable and in-tune with their identity have harmonious passion. They succeed at what they are doing because they enjoy it and invest time engaging in the activity. They learn to cultivate resilience in the face of losses, and keep at it because they love it.Obsessive passion happens when a sport or activity is done to get a reward, and not necessarily part of a child’s identity. If a young person feels they have to win to be acceptable they are likely to feel guilty, or believe they will be punished when they don’t. If a child feels compelled to engage in a sport to be accepted by a parent, they experience obsessive passion, and won’t do as well as those engaged harmoniously.The sideline syndrome parent is often alone, and believes he is doing the right thing. But if he really wants to help his child, the better way is to teach his son or daughter how to be resilient in the face of losing, and how to find a sport and activities in their life they’ll be passionate about. Dan Tomasulo holds a Ph.D. in psychology, an MFA in writing and a Masters of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. For more information, visit his website Dare2BeHappy.com.last_img read more

first_img “It does happen with levers,” he said, “and maybe the accreditation process will be one. Or state legislators. Or members of Congress.” His push comes as college officials in an era of high tuition say they already feel pressure to justify costs. But university officials are wary of the notion that testing regimes should be used to measure all the different institutions that make up American higher education – small liberal arts colleges, large public universities, proprietary schools and religious academies – particularly if there is government involvement. Part of what is driving the demand for accountability is the amount of government money that colleges get. Spellings has said that about one-third of the annual investment in higher education comes from the federal government and that officials know very little about what they are getting in return. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card The commission, appointed last fall by Education Secretary Margaret Spellings, has until August to make a report on issues that include accountability, cost and innovation. But already educators are wary of any effort to impose a standardized testing imperative. “To subject colleges to uniform standards is to trivialize what goes on in higher education,” said Leon Botstein, president of Bard College. “Excellence comes in many unusual ways. You cannot apply the rules of high-stakes testing in high schools to universities.” In an interview, Miller said he was not envisioning a higher education version of the No Child Left Behind law, which requires standardizing testing in public schools and penalizes schools whose students do not improve. “There is no way you can mandate a single set of tests, to have a federalist higher education system,” he said. But he said public reporting of collegiate learning as measured through testing “would be greatly beneficial to the students, parents, taxpayers and employers” and that he would like to create a national database of colleges and universities that includes standardized test findings of what skills students gain. “It would be a shame for the academy to say, `We can’t tell you what it is; you have to trust us,”‘ Miller said of higher education. He said he would like the commission to agree on the skills that college students ought to be learning – like writing, critical thinking and problem solving – and to express that view forcefully. “What happens with reform,” he said, “is that it rarely happens overnight, and it rarely happens with a mandate.” A higher education commission named by the Bush administration is examining whether standardized testing should be expanded into universities and colleges to prove that students are learning and to allow easier comparisons on quality. Charles Miller, a business executive who is the commission’s chairman, wrote in a memorandum recently to the 18 other members that he saw a developing consensus over the need for more accountability in higher education. “What is clearly lacking is a nationwide system for comparative performance purposes, using standard formats,” Miller wrote, adding that student learning was a main component that should be measured. Miller was head of the Regents of the University of Texas a few years ago when they directed the university’s nine campuses to use standardized tests to prove that students were learning. He points to the test being tried there and to two other initiatives as promising ways to allow broad assessments of writing, analytical skills and critical thinking. last_img

first_imgFortuna High was shut out in its season opener on the road at Cardinal Newman-Santa Rosa 38-0, Thursday night at Recreation Park in Healdsburg.Cardinal Newman (1-0) stormed out to a 14-0 lead after the first quarter and didn’t look back, more than doubling up its lead before halftime to take a 31-0 advantage into halftime.Cardinal Newman scored on its second play from scrimmage after a lengthy kick return saw them set up shop deep inside Fortuna’s side of the field. Quarterback Jackson Pavitt …last_img read more

first_imgAs South Africa’s grade 12s gear up for their final exams, Brand South Africa, iSchool Africa and the Department of Basic Education have intensified their call for South Africans to help improve the chances of underprivileged learners. Generations actress Sophie Ndaba champions the School of 2010 initiative. Click arrow to play video. Published on SouthAfrica.info on 1 October 2010. Source: Fly the Flag Fridayslast_img

first_imgMr. Speaker, I am here today firstly because of the blessings of Almighty God with whom all things are possible. And, I fervently pray for his continued mercy and wisdom.Let me thank Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller for her quality leadership, optimism about our future, and unquestionable commitment to creating an environment that enables the Jamaican people to be the best that they can be. I am also grateful for her continuing confidence in my capacity to lead the Ministry of Local Government & Community Development as we complete the transformation of Local Government that was started so many years ago.I would like to recognize the presence of members of my family who have always been there for me – through thick and thin. To the extent that I am able to meet the unending demands of public life is due in no small part to their sacrifice.It is a most fulfilling experience to work with and for the people of Clarendon South West: my Councillors, my Constituency Executive, Cluster Managers, Youth Leaders, Women Groups, NGOs, the Ministers Fraternal, the Educators, and other stakeholders for the progress and development of the constituency. They are well represented here today.I want to especially salute Minister of State, the Honourable Colin Fagan. His quiet counsel and loyal support have been invaluable in putting our various projects on a successful path.Mr. Robert Rainford, the Permanent Secretary, ably leads a committed and patriotic staff. Over the past year, the synergies, the level of motivation and the output of the staff clearly reflect his leadership.With each passing day, I become more indebted to my personal staff, including my security team, who continue to allow me to tax to the utmost their seemingly boundless reserves of patience, energy, and patriotism.I am heartened by the degree to which the Local Authorities, Agencies and Departments within this Ministry have demonstrated the capacity to rise to the challenge posed in this complex and crucial period of national development. Mr. Speaker, I cannot leave out my team of Mayors, Councillors, Chair Persons and Board Members, Heads of Agencies such as the Board of Supervision, the Jamaica Fire Brigade, the National Solid Waste Management Authority, Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management and the Social Development Commission; very special thanks to you all. I demand a lot only because I know you are equal to the task…READ MOREDownload Contribution to the Annual Sectoral Debate by the Hon. Noel Arscott, M.P.last_img read more