first_img May 10, 2021 Find out more December 14, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Probe into journalist’s disappearance in Polynesia nine years ago is stalled, support committee says RSF_en News Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU On the eve of the ninth anniversary of the disappearance of investigative journalist Jean-Pascal Couraud, the editor of the daily Les Nouvelles de Tahiti, Reporters Without Borders today said the investigation seemed to have ground to a complete halt without any light being shed on how he went missing. “We call on the Polynesian judicial authorities not to rule out the possibility that Couraud was murdered because of his journalistic activities,” Reporters Without Borders said. FranceEurope – Central Asia Organisation “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says On the eve of the ninth anniversary of the disappearance of investigative journalist Jean-Pascal Couraud, the editor of the daily Les Nouvelles de Tahiti, Reporters Without Borders today said the investigation seemed to have ground to a complete halt without any light being shed on how he went missing. The support committee formed after Couraud (also known as JPK) disappeared on 15 December 1997 in French Polynesia has also condemned the paralysis in the judicial investigation.“We add our voice to the support committee’s appeal, and we call on the Polynesian judicial authorities not to rule out the possibility that Couraud was murdered because of his journalistic activities,” Reporters Without Borders said. “All the witnesses who could help shed light on this case must be questioned. The judicial authorities must also keep Couraud’s family informed about the progress of the investigation.”According to Couraud’s family, several key witnesses have still not been questioned and, at the beginning of last month, the investigating judge in charge of the case asked for it to be reassigned, which will probably result in further delays.The JPK support committee gave a news conference on 6 December to report on latest developments and to stress that there is no longer any doubt that Couraud was murdered. In support of this claim, the committee released four new statements (available on in which it is alleged that he was murdered by members of the former Polynesia Intervention Group (GIP), a police force answering to former President Gaston Flosse.Couraud was a well-known critic of Flosse and was investigating political and financial matters which, if published, could have hurt Flosse. Suicide was initially suspected after his mysterious disappearance, but the case was reopened in October 2004 after former GIP member Vetea Guilloux said he witnessed Couraud’s murder by two other GIP members. He later retracted this claim and was sentenced to 12 months in prison for making a slanderous accusation. He was later conditionally freed after withdrawing his claim. The prosecutor-general has refused to reopen the enquiry into Couraud’s disappearance, saying the truth of what Guilloux said could not be verified.The support committee set up by one of the journalist’s brothers in November 2004 to follow the reopened case. On 14 December 2004, Couraud’s family filed a suit against persons unknown for murder and complicity, and requested interested-party status in the case. Receive email alerts June 2, 2021 Find out more News to go further RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story June 4, 2021 Find out more News FranceEurope – Central Asia News Follow the news on France Help by sharing this information last_img read more

first_imgNews GWIG “delighted” as Councillors adopt windfarm changes By News Highland – July 1, 2014 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Google+ Previous articleLetterkenny Shopping Centre exit back before planning appeals boardNext articleTrouble in Paradise for Jay Z & Beyonce? News Highland County Councillors have adopted a variation to the County Development Plan which will see new conditions imposed on wind-farm developments.The changes include a set back distance from homes and to dezone some river catchments to protect fresh water pearl mussels.It is understood the executive of the council recommended the changes were not adopted as national guidelines on wind-farms are currently being drawn up.Joe Brennan of the Glenties Wind-farm Information Group is delighted Councillors eventually voted in favour of the changes:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+center_img WhatsApp Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

first_imgNBA superstar @StephenCurry30 discussing how @HowardU student inspired him to bring first division 1 Golf program for men and women to the university. @nbcwashington— Meagan Fitzgerald (@MeaganNBCDC) August 19, 2019“Golf is a sport that has changed my life in ways that are less tangible, but just as impactful,” Curry said in a release. “It’s a discipline that challenges your mental wherewithal from patience to focus, and is impossible to truly master, so when you hear about these passionate student athletes who have the talent but don’t have a fair shot at the game, it’s tough. I feel really honored to play a small role in the rich history of Howard University, and look forward to building their first men’s and women’s golf teams with them.”According to the Washington Post, Howard had Division II golf teams for decades before dissolving the programs in the 1970s. Now, after conversations with a student at Howard, Otis Ferguson, who said he gave up golf to attend the school, Curry has funded the rebirth of golf at Howard. Related News Now Howard will have those funds from Curry, which will be paid out over the next six years until the program becomes self-sustainable. “It’s a big opportunity for us to expose students to a game that oftentimes is played as business deals are decided and a game that generations of families can play together,” Howard President Wayne A.I. Frederick said.The Post noted it will take the school a year to hire a coach, recruit players and figure out course and tournament logistics. The program has targets the 2020-21 academic year to begin competition. Tiger Woods on missing Tour Championship: ‘I’ll be watching the guys on TV’ Thanks to NBA superstar and avid golfer Stephen Curry, Howard University is adding Division I golf teams for the first time in its history.Howard, a historically black university, made the announcement Monday that a seven-figure donation from Curry has enabled the university to form both men’s and women’s teams that will compete at the top level of collegiate golf. “No matter where you come from or what socioeconomic background you had, we all were that kid once upon a time that was just excited about finding out who they were as a person through athletics,” Curry said. “I was blessed at a young age that we could afford to play. I just think about how many kids, especially from underserved communities, have the talent to play but just don’t have the funds or the resources.”last_img read more

first_imgSubmitted by Oly Town ArtesiansThe Oly Town Artesians jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead in the first quarter and despite a one man fourth quarter comeback attempt, held on to knock off the Arlington Aviators 9-7 in the regular season finale at Olympia Indoor Soccer. Issa Hassan, William Ramirez, Sebastian Lyons and JC Henson each scored two goals and the Artesians finished their inaugural regular season on a high note, with a playoff game against the #1 seed Tacoma Stars on the horizon.William Ramirez got the Oly faithful on their feet early with a goal at the 12:27 mark of the first quarter. Over the next minute and a half, Sebastian Lyons and JC Henson each added a goal to give the Artesians a 3-0 lead before five minutes had elapsed in the game. Five minutes later, Nate Boatright added a goal to go up 4-0 and Issa Hassan closed out the scoring in the first quarter with 2:45 left and the the first 15 minutes came to a close with the Artesians up 5-0.The Aviators tightened up and held the Artesians scoreless in the second quarter and Winfred Smith’s goal with 10 minutes left in the third quarter got the Aviators to within two goals at 6-4. But Henson answered a minute later to give the Artesians a 7-4 lead and Lyons scored his second goal of the game with 6:55 left in the third to build an 8-4 lead.Aaron Burns did everything he possibly could do in the fourth quarter to get the Aviators back in the game. He opened the scoring with a power play goal at the 12:58 mark to get them to a three goal deficit at 8-5. Ramirez added an insurance goal for the Artesians with nine minutes left before Burns scored goals with 1:17 and 53 seconds left but Burns and the Aviators ran out of time and fell to 0-8-0 this season with a 9-7 loss.Nate Salveson made his first start of the season in goal and made numerous outstanding saves to pick up the win. The Artesians’ Technical Director and head coach and former Milwaukee Wave goalkeeper had played the entire season in the field but returned to goal tonight and will likely be between the pipes when the Artesians travel to Tacoma to take on That Team From Up North in the Western Indoor Soccer League playoffs next Saturday night.The WISL playoffs kick off on Saturday, February 7th. The Artesians clinched the #4 seed last weekend and will take on the #1 seed Tacoma at 7:30 PM at the Tacoma Soccer Center. The winner will take on the winner of the #2 Bellingham/#3 Wenatchee game in the WISL Championship on February 14th or 15th.For ticket information for the WISL Playoffs and for more news and information, follow the Artesians on Twitter (@OlyTownFC), Facebook ( and Snapchat (username: OlyTownFC) or visit their website at Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

first_imgSporting legends Shay Given and Martin O’Neill have sent a Donegal school messages of support in a project aimed at giving racism the boot.Busy students from 5th and 6th class in St Eunan’s National School in Raphoe are getting set to reveal a fantastic piece of art on Tuesday when they unveil their “Show Racism the Red Card” mosaic.The 6’x4’ artwork is based on a picture by 5th class student Gemma McGlynn, but the amazing project involved every class member The busy children scanned and enlarged Gemma’s picture and then sent out small cards asking people to support their campaign, which were then stuck back on the board to form the picture again.And all the students in the class wrote letters and were involved in putting the pieces back on the board as the picture came together again over the past few weeks.As well as sports stars and personalities, they also wrote to many more people including journalists, clergy and politicians and were delighted with the response.Among the replies received was a hand-written letter from Sunderland boss Martin O’Neill saying he was delighted to support them, while Shay Given also returned his signed card and sent the class posters and a dvd. Donegal stars Patrick McBrearty and Rory Kavanagh are also among the many who have signed while local clergy, sports club members and parents of the children have also added their names to the impressive artwork.The children are getting set to put the final pieces on the board today and tomorrow morning before the big reveal at 2pm in the school hall on Tuesday when everyone is welcome to come along.© 2012, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on Follow us on LEGENDS HELP RAPHOE STUDENTS GIVE RACISM THE RED CARD was last modified: March 4th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:RaphoeShow Racism the Red CardSt Eunan’s NAtional Schoollast_img read more

first_imgVolunteers from across the county slept out on Friday last in Letterkenny to help raise much-needed awareness and funds for North West Simon Community.Over 30 volunteers turned out for the annual event with €2,408 raised during the collection on the night.North West Simon Community work to prevent and resolve homelessness throughout Donegal, Leitrim and Sligo. In 2018, the cause provided supported housing, tenancy support, and settlement services, to a total of 371 people.On behalf of North West Simon Community, Collette Ferguson, Donegal Development Officer, expressed her deepest gratitude to each and every one of the 35 volunteers for stepping out of their comfort zones for one night only so, others don’t have to.She said: “From the onset, the Volunteers who participated were extremely positive and motivated to create much-needed awareness and funds for the North West Simon Community.”Collette also thanked the Brewery Bar, Four Lanterns and Pats Pizza for their kindness and hospitality during the night and for the ongoing support over the years. Collette went on to say, that they were wonderful ambassadors for the cause and shared a positive message to many businesses who supported and or sponsored them on the night, to include:AIB LetterkennyBD Recovery, CarndonaghCiara PT FitnessCrana Stables, BuncranaCentury Complex, LetterkennyDuds & Suds Dry CleanersFood for Thought, BuncranaFriers Rest Chip Shop,Guildea Butchers, LetterkennyHarte InsuranceJD Doherty & Sons, MalinMenarys, Letterkenny,Optum, LetterkennyStateside American Restaurant, LetterkennyShe added: “Thank you to each and everyone who gave so generously and thank you to all the Bars and Hotels for permitting access to carry out the collection, it means so much.Collette would also thank the Brewery Bar, Four Lanterns and Pats Pizza for their kindness and hospitality during the night and for the ongoing support over the years.“Thank you, Cllr. John O’Donnell for launching the night and for his kind words of encouragement to the Volunteers and North West Simon Community.“Finally, thanks to the Garda for the noticeable presence throughout the night and for keeping a watchful eye on the Volunteers. “Thank you, one and all and be sure to save the date for next year!”Incredible success at North West Simon Community Annual Sleep Out – Pic Special was last modified: October 8th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:North West Simon Communitylast_img read more

first_imgThe cast of Izulu Lami includes award-winningactress Sobahle Mkhabase (right), who playsThembi, and Tshepang Mohlomi (left), whoplays Chili-Bite. Izulu Lami will make its debut on SouthAfrican screens at the Durban InternationalFilm Festival in July 2009.(Images: Ster-Kinekor)Nicky RehbockFind out more about using materialA South African movie has earned top honours in Spain by scooping two prestigious awards at the 2009 International Pan African Film Festival in Tarfia, on the Spanish south coast. The festival ran from 22 to 31 May 2009.The film, Izulu Lami (My Secret Sky), won the Audience Award and Best Actress Award for its 11-year-old star, Sobahle Mkhabase.“When I chose Sobahle from the thousands of school children I auditioned, I knew she was a rough diamond, although she did not yet realise it herself,” the film’s director, Madoda Ncayiyana said.“For a Zulu girl from a township, who was 10-years-old when the film was shot, to win an international award against professional adult actors proves how talented our little local treasure really is,” he said.“When I heard that I won the best actress prize, I was over the moon and my mom was even crying,” Mkhabase said.Izulu Lami also won the coveted Dikalo Best Feature Film prize in Cannes in April 2009.CastingThe film features a cast of mainly young, unprofessional child actors, discovered through extensive casting by the director. The children were discovered in the townships, informal settlements and rural areas of the KwaZulu-Natal province.Written by Julie Frederikse and Ncayiyana, the film was produced by Dv8 Films and co-produced by Vuleka Productions.It is supported by the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), Ster-Kinekor Distribution, the Department of Trade and Industry and the French film fund, Fonds Images Afrique.Dv8 Films producer Jeremy Nathan said, “The Audience Award is very special as it is given by the public and this will help in generating awareness for its [the film’s] South African and global releases.”“We’re thrilled to see Izulu Lami being awarded,” said Ryan Haidarian, NFVF head of new ventures.“It is very exciting for the national broadcaster to be part of such authentic, beautiful work,” said Kethiwe Ngcobo, head of drama at SABC. “It’s wonderful to see that the world appreciates this work too.”StorylineThe film follows the story of two young children, 10-year-old Thembi (played by Mkhabase) and eight-year-old Khwezi (played by Sibonelo Malinga), who journey to the city from their rural homestead after their mother’s death. When the children arrive in the city they are spotted by a streetwise 12-year-old, Chili-Bite, and his gang.He offers them a place to sleep on the street and tells Thembi of a friend who knows a priest. The “priest”, however, turns out to be a disreputable pimp who aims to sell the girl’s virginity as a cure for HIV/Aids.When the siblings become separated, Thembi is filled with the grief that has been welling up since her mother’s death. In time, though, she discovers her own dream and talent, and is able to reconcile with her new friends on the street and her little brother.SA screeningIzulu Lami will screen at the Durban International Film Festival in July, and be distributed by Ster-Kinekor Distribution nationwide in South Africa in August 2009.The film will be available on DVD shortly thereafter. It will be broadcast on SABC towards the end of the year.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Nicky Rehbock at [email protected] articlesAfrican film awards honour SA Gavin Hood: from Tsotsi to X-MenChanging SA one heart at a timeUseful linksNational Film and Video TonightSA Vibeslast_img read more

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first_imgLATEST STORIES Brownlee orchestrated Ginebra’s late first quarter pullaway, turning a close 18-16 affair with 4:16 remaining to a commanding 29-18 advantage with a killer 11-2 tear to end the opening period.That scintillating offensive display, coupled with Meralco’s offensive struggles, propelled the Gin Kings as they enjoyed a 17-point lead, 40-23 midway in the second quarter after another Brownlee layup.Cone didn’t put too much praise on the way Ginebra defended in the game, saying the result was also decided with Meralco’s paltry shooting from rainbow country.“We hit our shots and they were 2-of-17 from the three-point line in the first half. They’re the number one three-point shooting team and it was an unusual night for them. Let’s give credit to our defense, but they really missed a lot of three-pointers. They’re unfamiliar with the court and the rings and whatever plays into that, but on the other end, we did hit our shots,” he said.The Bolts, though, eventually found their rhythm in the third quarter, unfurling 38 points in the frame to cut the deficit to its lowest at four, 75-71, on a Mike Tolomia four-point play with 4.9 seconds left in the period.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary MOST READ Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Frustrated Knights focused on own bid amid 3-way tie for no. 4 Read Next But Ginebra was quick to recover as Slaughter squeaked in another dunk late in the period to swing the momentum back in Ginebra’s favor as the crowd favorites rekindled their shooting to established a 21-point lead, 96-75, on a booming Brownlee three with 5:05 left to play.Allen Durham struggled for Meralco as he went 10-of-22 from the field to wound up with 27 points, 14 rebounds, eight assists, and two steals, while Baser Amer got 14 markers and five boards in the loss.The Scores:GINEBRA 102 – Brownlee 32, Aguilar 15, Slaughter 14, Ferrer 11, Tenorio 10, Devance 9, Mercado 7, Caguioa 2, Thompson 2, Helterbrand 0, Taha 0.MERALCO 87 – Durham 27, Amer 14, Tolomia 10, De Ocampo 8, Hodge 8, Dillinger 6, Lanete 6, Newsome 6, Hugnatan 0, Caram 0.Quarters: 29-18, 49-35, 77-71, 102-87. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Game 2 of the best-of-7 championship duel is on Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Brownlee was all over the floor for Ginebra, going for 32 points on an ultra-efficient 13-of-20 sniping from the field, to go with his 19 rebounds and six assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAguilar added 15 markers, four boards, and three blocks, while Greg Slaughter came off the bench and was once again a huge boost for the Gin Kings, scattering 14 points, eight rebounds, and two rejections.“We played really well tonight. I thought we controlled the game from pretty much start to finish but you take everything after Game 1 with a real grain of salt. This is not representative of anything as the series goes along,” said coach Tim Cone. “Last time we played Meralco last year, they won Game 1. That’s a cautionary tale for us. We just want to make sure not to make too big of a deal of Game 1 and move forward to Game 2.” View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa PBA IMAGESLUCENA — Clicking on both ends of the floor, Ginebra gained a head start in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals with a 102-87 beatdown of Meralco on Friday to take Game 1 at Quezon Convention Center here.The Gin Kings exploited their advantage in the frontcourt and pounded the ball in the paint as Justin Brownlee and Japeth Aguilar had their way to help the defending champions establish an early lead they will never surrender.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

first_imgThe Mets were 9-4 winners over the New South Wales Scorpions, while the Mavericks defeated the Queensland Pride 7-5. The Women’s Elite Eight grand final will be played at 4.45pm at Port Macquarie’s Regional Sports Stadium.The New South Wales Mets will also compete in the Men’s Elite Eight final, against the New South Wales Scorpions.The Mets were 8-5 winners over the Queensland Pride, while the Scorpions defeated the New South Wales Country Mavericks in a drop-off, 7-6. The Elite Eight Men’s grand final will be played 5.50pm. Stay tuned to the website for all of the latest results from the 2011 X-Blades National Touch League.last_img read more