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Moroccan journalist questioned for fifth time in three weeks

first_img Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independenceProtecting sources ImprisonedImpunityInternetFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment Receive email alerts Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists July 16, 2020 Moroccan journalist questioned for fifth time in three weeks RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its call to the Moroccan authorities to stop harassing Omar Radi, a reporter and human right defender who was questioned by police yesterday for the fifth time in three weeks in what officials have called an investigation into the receipt of “funds from abroad in connection with intelligence services.” Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independenceProtecting sources ImprisonedImpunityInternetFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance June 8, 2021 Find out more Organisation Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Newscenter_img April 28, 2021 Find out more “We condemn the judicial harassment to which Omar Radi is being subjected,” said Souhaieb Khayati, the director of RSF’s North Africa bureau. “The Moroccan authorities must shed all possible light on the illegal surveillance of this journalist instead of persecuting him.” News News At the press conference, Radi also accused pro-government media of publishing defamatory articles about him and of using arguments to incriminate him that were based on claims made during the interrogations.Morocco is ranked 133rd out of 180 countries and territories in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. Help by sharing this information A  co-creator of the news website Le Desk who is well known for investigating corruption and for covering the “Hirak” protests in northern Morocco’s Rif region in 2016 and 2017, the 33-year-old Radi said he had been under surveillance “for months if not years” and suggested the surveillance may even have begun in 2011. At a press conference at the Moroccan National Press Union (SNPM) in Rabat, his first since this wave of interrogations began, Radi denied the allegation being made against him and said they were prompted by an Amnesty International report that the Moroccan authorities had used a spyware app called Pegasus, developed by the Israeli tech company NSO Group, to hack into his phone in 2019 and monitor his activities. News to go further April 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Photo : Throwback to Jasprit Bumrah when he was a skinny kid

first_imgAdvertisement ow3tzNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsl5Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E9w4ah8( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1aoWould you ever consider trying this?😱l3uf6Can your students do this? 🌚ha26Roller skating! Powered by Firework Jasprit Bumrah is currently the best fast bowler of Indian Cricket Team. However, now he is out of the team with a stress fracture. So, he is missing the ongoing Test Series between India and South Africa.Advertisement Bumrah’s journey as a fast bowler has been incredible so far. At just 25 years age, he is now the number one bowler ICC ODI rankings. Like all other cricketers, the journey of Jasprit Bumrah was not easy. At the age of just 5 years, he lost his father. After that, his immense mental strength took him here at this stage.Advertisement Joining Mumbai Indians was a stepping stone in the career of Jasprit Bumrah. He bowled consistently well for few seasons in Mumbai Indians. As a result of it, he was selected in the Indian National team. After getting selected in the National team, Bumrah’s career graph only has risen so far. He has become more matured bowler now and his unorthodox bowling action has always troubled the batsmen.Bumrah posted two pictures in Twitter today. One was of his young age receiving an award and the other was of receiving a Man of the Match award in Indian Jersey. By posting these two pictures in Twitter, Bumrah tried to recall the beginning days of his career.Advertisement Jasprit Bumrah reveals that he always had the outswinger up his sleeve Advertisementlast_img read more

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Mad Hatter Approved Again But Still Faces Legal Challenge

first_imgBased upon the judge’s decree, the board conducted this additional hearing, with the board again advertising it, and granting the public the opportunity to offer comments. Asadi argued this meeting “should be deemed inconsequential” given his client provided legal advertising as did the board.“Nobody could argue these hearings were held in secret,” he maintained. The board conducted nine hearings, starting on Nov. 12, 2015, most of them quite lengthy, with testimony from professional witnesses representing both sides, lawyers’ arguments and public comments.“Regardless, we are here,” Asadi conceded, as the hearing proceeded.“I think we went out of our way to listen to every single professional,” said board chairman C. Lance Cunningham. “I was very interested in hearing both sides of the fence.”Attorney Alexis Gasiorowski, associate and daughter of lawyer Ron Gasiorowski, who has been representing Walsh, formally offered an objection. Alexis Gasiorowski maintained the judge’s order for what is called in the law a de novo review requires beginning the process again and rehearing the application, an argument board attorney Kerry Higgins rejected.For the public hearing, no one from the large collection in attendance chose to offer comment. And upon adjournment, the crowd offered a large round of applause. While the development application had met with some opposition, it also fostered considerable support. Many area residents and former patrons saw the Mad Hatter’s rebuilding as a symbol of Sea Bright’s continuing rebounding from the effects of Sandy. By John Burton |SEA BRIGHT – It was déjà vu all over again last week for both sides involved in the Mad Hatter project.The borough land use board last Thursday once again took up the matter of the Ocean Avenue restaurant rebuilding and expansion plan, as mandated by the state Superior Court. And as had been the case when the last board heard the plan, the project was approved by a significant majority. But it may not be the final word on the matter.Seven of the board members voted in favor of upholding its previous approval, with one member abstaining from this final vote.Prior to the vote at the hearing, Mayor Dina Long, who sits on the combined planning board and zoning board of adjustment, told what became a standing-room-only crowd of Mad Hatter supporters, “I spent the last 4 1⁄2 years planning and building a Sea Bright that was stormproof,” referencing the work that was required as the borough recovered from the devastation wrought by Super Storm Sandy, which included the storm-damaged Mad Hatter. Of the plan to reconstruct the restaurant/bar being proposed by owners Scott and Amy Kelly, Long said, “I see that as a benefit to their rebuilding.”This hearing was ordered on April 10 by Monmouth County Superior Court Assignment Judge Lisa P. Thornton, who remanded the matter back to the local board in response to an appeal of the board’s initial June 30, 2016 approval. The appeal was brought by a residential neighbor, Jennifer Walsh, who opposes the plan, charging it will create noise, traffic, parking and quality-of-life concerns for her and other area homeowners and overly impact on the municipality’s infrastructure. Thornton determined that the borough land use board acted improperly and violated the Open Public Meetings Act. Thornton found the board neglected to contact two separate borough-authorized publications to announce the list of scheduled board meetings for the year, as required under the state act covering public meetings.The Kellys, doing business as the Kelly Management Group, are looking to rebuild and expand their business, the Mad Hatter, 10 East Ocean Ave., a popular night spot that has operated for a number of years in the mixed commercial and residential zone, until the structure was severely damaged by Sandy in October 2012. The Kellys have since demolished the existing structure but were prevented from obtaining construction permits by Thornton’s order, according to Kevin Asadi, the Kellys’ attorney.Scott and Amy Kelly are planning to move forward with re-opening their Mad Hatter night spot, despite the possibility of further legal challenges by a neighbor. Photo by John BurtonThe Kellys are seeking to construct a completely new elevated three-story structure that would include a full-service restaurant; an outdoor kiosk for takeout food and retail items; and upper levels to be used for bars and outdoor decks. Scott Kelly said he plans on having live entertainment and a building-wide stereo system during business hours, which would go to 2 a.m. The project needed variances for the size of the structure and for a substantial parking shortfall, providing only seven spaces onsite, while existing regulations would require 134 spaces to accommodate what could be upward of 312 patrons. Board members cited the Kellys’ willingness to address concerns and amend the plan as part of their rationale for approving the application.“I think they were back and forth for a long time to make it work,” said board member Jon Schwartz, referring to Mad Hatter’s owners.As for the project’s future, “We’re ready to roll,” said Amy Kelly, at the hearing’s conclusion. They plan on obtaining the needed permits as soon as possible to commence work. “We’ll be moving forward,” Scott Kelly added, noting construction is expected to take approximately 20 weeks.center_img Ron Gasiorowski had said previously the board approval will again be challenged in Thornton’s court and the Kellys proceed with building at their own peril.Walsh, who ran unsuccessfully as a Republican candidate for borough council last year, is also appealing the board’s approval for another project in the vicinity of her home – allowing a property owner to construct a multi-family residence where a single-family home had been.This article was first published in the May 25-June 1, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

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ONE WINNING SANTA ANITA PICK SIX TICKET PAYS $98,243.80; ‘ALL BURGER’ PURCHASED FOR JUST $72 AT GOLDEN GATE FIELDS

first_imgWith a pool of $183,912 up for grabs, there was just one winning ticket in Santa Anita’s popular two dollar Pick Six on Sunday, with the ticket worth $98,243.The winning ticket was purchased for just $72 at Golden Gate Fields, located in Berkeley, Calif.  There were just nine winning consolation tickets with five winners, each worth $4,678.20.Racing resumes at Santa Anita on Thursday, with first post time through Memorial Day, Monday, set at 2 p.m.  With an eight-race card on tap Thursday, the Pick Six will begin with race three.last_img read more

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2016

first_imgMATHIS MILE IS IDEAL FOR BLACKJACKCATWALL CALENDAR AND MORE ON OPENING DAYCHEEKABOO NEEDS PACE IN AMERICAN OAKSGARY STEVENS SAYS HE IS NOT RETIRINGNEW YORK-BRED SHARP FOR GRADE I MALIBU GARY STEVENS: ‘I HAVE NOT RETIRED’Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, who undergoes surgery for replacement of his left hip Wednesday at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, made the rounds at Clockers’ Corner Tuesday, lending a watchful eye on seven-pound apprentice rider Ruben Fuentes as he worked a horse for Ron McAnally.Fuentes, who has been riding at Turf Paradise, is represented by Mike Ciani, who also handles business for Stevens.Stevens took it upon himself to squelch a “vicious rumor that I’m going to retire,” stating unequivocally, “I have not retired.”Ciani is encouraged with what Fuentes has shown so far. “I like what I see,” he said.“He’s won 20 races and he’ll be riding here this meet. He tacks 110 pounds and he’s ridden in New Mexico and at Turf Paradise.” FINISH LINES: Mind Your Biscuits, a consistent New York-bred son of Posse trained by Robert Falcone Jr., worked four furlongs Sunday for the Grade I Malibu Stakes opening day in a bullet 47.20, fastest of 62 drills at the distance, the average time of which was 49.15. Also possible for the Malibu are Awesome Banner, Drefong, Mor Spirit, Semper Fortis, Sharp Azteca and Ten Blessings . . . Gary Stute-trained Chao Chum, who upset Enola Gray in the Betty Grable at Del Mar, worked five furlongs Tuesday in 59.40 for the Grade I La Brea Stakes opening day. Enola Gray, also ticketed for the La Brea, worked five furlongs Monday for Phil D’Amato in a minute flat. Also scheduled for the seven furlong La Brea for three-year-old fillies are  Coniah, Constellation, Finley’sluckycharm, Lightstream, Lunar Express and Perfect Pic . . . Probable for the Grade III San Simeon on opening day: Acceptance, Bettys Bambino, Drummer, Eddie Haskell, Eric the Trojan, Hobbits Hero, Holy Lute, Iron Rob, Ohio, Richards Boy, Solid Wager, Syntax and Tough Sunday . . . After recovering from a minor tendon issue on his right hand at Del Mar and then taking off for the recent Los Alamitos meet, Rafael Bejarano is back working horses and will ride at Santa Anita opening day. Represented by agent Tora Yamaguchi, Bejarano has 32 riding titles, 27 in California and 15 at Santa Anita . . . Breeders’ Cup Sprint runner-up on the track Masochistic, prepping for the Grade III Midnight Lute Stakes on Dec. 31, worked six furlongs Monday in a bullet 1:13.20. “He was a little bit keen the first part of the work because we’ve had such a light week of training with the rain (Friday) and the closure of the track (last Wednesday),” trainer Ron Ellis said. “But he worked well; he didn’t get tired and we’re hoping to run in the Midnight Lute.” . . . Jonathon Kinchen, 2015 National Handicapping Tour champion, will be Tom Quigley‘s guest Monday, 10:50 a.m. in the East Paddock Gardens. OAKS DISTANCE A QUESTION MARK, FOR PETE’S SAKECheekaboo, a stone closer, should fancy going a mile and a quarter on turf for the first time in the Grade I, $300,000 American Oaks on Saturday, Dec. 31, but Peter Eurton says there’s more to it than meets the eye.“She’ll still need speed in there,” the trainer said. “She has to have a pace . . . she needs speed and then the parting of the Red Sea.”Cheekaboo, a three-year-old California-bred daughter of Unusual Heat, won the Grade II Honeymoon at Santa Anita last June going a mile and an eighth on grass, coming from 10 lengths off the lead midway through the race to get up by a head at 23-1.Cheekaboo worked six furlongs on the main track Tuesday in 1:13 flat.Probable for the American Oaks: Barleysugar, Cheekaboo, Do the Dance, Dynamic Mizzes K, How Unusual, Mokat, Mrs. Norris, Queen Blossom and Sassy Little Lila.Mokat worked six furlongs on the training track in a bullet 1:14.40 for Richard Baltas.center_img BLACKJACKCAT CUTS BACK FOR MATHIS BROS. MILEBlackjackcat has won sprinting and routing on turf, but will try a mile on grass for the first time when he runs in the Grade II Mathis Brothers Mile for three-year-olds on opening day.“He’s shortening up but I think it will be beneficial,” said Mark Glatt, who trains the three-year-old Tale of the Cat gelding for owners/breeders Al and Sandee Kirkwood.“That will probably be his best distance when the dust settles; we’ll see what happens.”Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith rides Blackjackcat for the sixth time in eight career races in the Mathis Brothers Mile. Blackjackcat worked four furlongs Tuesday in 49.80.Probable for the Mathis Brothers Mile: Blackjackcat, Mike Smith; Blackout, rider TBA; Champagne Charley, rider TBA; Conquest Enforcer, Flavien Prat; Curlin Rules, rider TBA; Frank Conversation, Mario Gutierrez; Isotherm, Kent Desormeaux; Mittersill, rider TBA; Moonlight Drive, Rafael Bejarano; Path of David, rider TBA; and Tusk, Drayden Van Dyke. SANTA ANITA OFFERS POPULAR WALL CALENDAR AND MUCH MORE OPENING DAY            In addition to four graded stakes, Santa Anita will treat fans to its popular 2017 wall calendar and much more with the beginning of its traditional Winter Meet next Monday, Dec. 26.A fan favorite for decades, the Santa Anita 2017 wall calendar will be given free of charge to all attendees with paid admission.The 2017 calendar is not only bucolic and picturesque, but contains information on Thoroughbreds so profound even a hard-core race tracker can learn something new.Themed “Anatomy of a Champion,” the calendar contains a veterinarian’s glossary in layman’s terms.In short, it’s a keeper!First post time Monday is 12 noon; admission gates open at 10 a.m.Here’s a schedule of opening day events:–Grade I, $300,000 Malibu Stakes for 3-year-olds at seven furlongs.            –Grade I, $300,000 La Brea Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at seven furlongs            –Grade II, $200,000 Mathis Brothers Mile (turf) for 3-year-olds            –Grade III, $100,000 San Simeon Stakes for 3-year-olds and up, at 6 ½ furlongs down hillside turf             –Free 2017 Santa Anita Wall Calendar             –Free Mathis Brothers plush Thoroughbred toy to first 5,000 kids 12 and under            –A Mathis Brothers Gift Certificate, free with paid admission            –Craft Beer and Cider Festival on Grandstand Apron (packages available at santaanita.com/events)            –Guest Chef Series in the Chandelier Room featuring a catered menu from one of LA’s hottest restaurants, delicious whiskey tastings, live music and more, visit santaanita.com/events for details            –“Passion for Fashion” contest (free to enter) on the trackside apron where the Grand Prize winner will take home a $2,500 Gift Certificate to Mathis Brothers Furniture and nine runners-up will receive a $250 Gift Certificate.             –Infield Family Fun Zone featuring pony rides and much more, visit santaanita.com/events            –Bud Light Lounge, all you can eat buffet, first beer included, racing program and more, visit santaanita.com/events            Entries for opening day races will be taken tomorrow. For more racing and event information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

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Steve Kerr on Oracle fans: “We’ve got to give them more to cheer about”

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceOAKLAND — Warriors coach Steve Kerr didn’t necessarily agree with Klay Thompson about the lack of crowd noise inside Oracle Arena during a stunning defeat to the Phoenix Suns.But, yeah, he gets it.“I think I understood what he was talking about, but it’s all tied together,” Kerr said Monday at the team’s practice facility. “When you play well, when you play with great energy and a great pace and spirit, fans are …last_img read more

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EFF: Your Browser Has a Fingerprint

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Browsers#NYT#privacy#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img marshall kirkpatrick Related Posts The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has published results from a study of nearly half a million website visitors’ browsers and concluded that the settings configurations exposed to sites we visit are close enough to unique to identify repeat visitors with a high degree of accuracy even if cookies are deleted.Highly granular version numbers of installed plug-ins and seemingly random orders in lists of installed fonts were the primary offenders. The EFF has concluded that the most viable remedy may be consumer pressure applied to software vendors to change these practices. Even if you’re not particularly concerned about privacy on this level, the findings are quite interesting.Flash and Java were the primary examples provided as identifiers. These plugins expose version levels beyond what is needed for users in order to maximize developer convenience when debugging, the organization says. The EFF’s tests were fairly sophisticated, but the organization says there are already companies selling commercial software that claims to track browser fingerprints.Reasonable Expectations?Readers will need to decide for themselves whether the understanding of privacy found in the report is reasonable by their standards. The report notes that cookies, for example, are valuable as a way to deliver certain features, but suggests that users somehow balance that with privacy concerns. The EFF’s stance on cookies can seem downright antiquated at times, though. “There is growing awareness among web users that HTTP cookies are a serious threat to privacy,” the organization writes, “and many people now block, limit or periodically delete them.”While the ability to visit websites anonymously remains an important part of democratic communication and the preservation of liberty, more contemporary privacy debates tend to focus on sites sharing user data with third parties without consent. None the less, the fact that individual users’ browsers have nearly unique fingerprints is disconcerting. The EFF’s call for software developers to stop using such granular version numbers might be reasonable, or it might be contrary to the core of software development culture. Likewise, the random ordering of installed font lists seems like an indication of the futility of expecting privacy as a casual user of such complex software with so many variables in play.What do you think? Should users demand that browser and plugin software providers account for this dilemma or is the EFF barking up the wrong tree on privacy?last_img read more

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Foundation Coaching Online Resources Now Available

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) is excited to launch our new online resource platform aimed at providing coaches, athletes and referees with tools to assist in the development of all participants of the sport – www.dartfish.tv/touchfootballaustralia. Foundation Coaching Resources is the first ‘collection’ of resources for coaches and athletes that will be released for subscription and to launch the platform – Dartfish.tv . It contains a series of visual skill demonstrations, printable coaching factsheets and associated drills. TFA is pleased to offer the Foundation Coaching Resources at the introductory half price rate of $11 inclusive of GST for the month of July. This would be for an annual subscription to the collection until July 2014.Furthermore we will offer affiliates, schools, or other groups a multiple licence opportunity for $80 for 10 licenses. From August the regular pricing will commence at $22 inclusive of GST for individuals, and $160 inclusive of GST for multiple licences – the multiple licences will be available from Tuesday, 23 July 2013. For more information on how to subscribe, please click on the attached memo. Related Filesfoundation_coaching_resources_-__launch1-pdfRelated LinksCoaching Resourceslast_img read more

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22 days ago​Liverpool loanee Wilson settling in well at Bournemouth

first_img​Liverpool loanee Wilson settling in well at Bournemouthby Ansser Sadiq22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool loanee Harry Wilson has no problems settling into life at Bournemouth on loan.The talented winger has been an impressive edition to Eddie Howe’s squad, adding three Premier League goals to his name in six appearances this season.He believes everyone at the club has helped to make him feel welcome, which has aided his acclimatisation.”I feel I have settled in well. The club have been great with that,” he told reporters.”The coaching staff and the players have really helped.”When I first moved here, I was in the hotel and that was near the beach, so I had a good few walks down there which was good.”I’ve got to know the area, so I am enjoying it.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more