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Authorities try to suppress coverage of anti-nuke demos

first_img RSF_en Organisation News April 29, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities try to suppress coverage of anti-nuke demos Follow the news on Belarus June 2, 2021 Find out more Image : Viktor Drachev / AFP BelarusEurope – Central Asia May 27, 2021 Find out more Update: Henadz Barbarych and Alyaksandr Yarashevich were sentenced today to three days in prison. As the time they had spent in pre-trial detention was deducted from the sentence, they were due to be released this evening.———-Reporters Without Borders condemns the arrests of at least six journalists on 26 April while they were covering anti-nuclear marches that environmentalists and opposition activists organize each year on the anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.Four of the journalists were released after their equipment and material was examined but two reporters for independent Radio Racyja – Henadz Barbarych (Геннадий Барбарич) and Alyaksandr Yarashevich (Александр Ярошевич) – were detained in Minsk and were due to be tried today on a charge of refusing to comply with orders from the police.“The media are once again the collateral victims of the Lukashenko regime’s zero tolerance for civil society and the opposition,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The Radio Racyja journalists were doing their job by covering an event of general interest and the police had no reason to intervene. We urge Minsk’s Sovietsky district court to dismiss the charges and release them at once.”Barbarych and Yarashevich, who had their press cards with them, were arrested after they objected to police attempts to make them leave an anti-nuclear march in Minsk.Aksana Rudovich (Оксана Рудович) and Iryna Arahuskaya (Ирина Ореховская) of the independent newspaper Nasha Niva were arrested shortly thereafter by plainclothes policemen when they tried to film other plainclothes police officers using violence to arrest an anarchist demonstrator, Ihar Trukhanovich. They were taken to a nearby police station, where their equipment and memory cards were given a detailed inspection, and they were then released without being charged. In all, about 15 individuals were briefly detained in connection with the protest. Plainclothes police prevented others from joining the march.In a separate incident, independent journalists Alyaksandr Barazenka (Александр Борозенко) and Nastasya Yaumen (Анастасия Явмен) were arrested in Astravets, in the western region of Hrodna, while covering an opposition march on the planned site of a new nuclear power station. After deleting the video they had filmed, the police released them three hours later.Radio Racyja employees today discovered that intruders had entered into their Minsk office during the weekend without stealing anything. A Radio Racyja employee said the intruders were probably police officers as the two arrested journalists had keys on them.Various opposition websites including Charter 97 and Belarussky Partizan and the website of the human rights group Vyasna were the targets of cyber-attacks before the demonstrations.Belarus is ranked 157th out of 179 countries in the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown News “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says BelarusEurope – Central Asia News News Receive email alerts RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” Help by sharing this information to go further May 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Selenium project results ’encouraging’

first_imgResearch on fortifying UK wheat with selenium through the use of fertilisers has been encouraging, according to project leader Dr Martin Broadley.The project, dubbed BAGELS, is a “farm to fork” project sponsored by DEFRA and aimed at establishing whether selenium-containing fertilisers can be used without damaging the environment.According to the Food Standards Agency (FSA) selenium plays an important role in the function of the immune system and is also “part of the body’s antioxidant defence system”. But while recommended daily intake for men is 0.075 mg and 0.06mg for women, actual intake for the population is reportedly less than half these levels.Alex Waugh, director general of the National Association of British and Irish Millers, said that substantial quantities of selenium-rich wheat from North America had not been used in UK milling for 15 years.He said introducing selenium via fertilisers had been tried in Finland and that it would be “worth trying to see if it makes a difference here”. Dr Broadley said it would be “a tremendous achievement for the UK cereals industry” if this proved a successful way to boost selenium intake to recommended levels.last_img read more

Beat writers predict outcome of Syracuse-Wisconsin matchup

first_img Comments Syracuse (4-1) faces Wisconsin (5-2) in its sixth game of the season. The Orange dropped an overtime matchup with the Badgers at the Carrier Dome last year. This year, the teams face off in Madison, Wisconsin at 7:30 p.m.Check out how our beat writers think the game will unfold.Connor Grossman (4-1)Proving groundSyracuse 68, Wisconsin 65Make no mistake about it, the Badgers are good. They’re probably even better than Syracuse given that Wisconsin returned nearly its entire roster from last season. But SU can shoot it, and unlike its dismal offensive output against South Carolina, it’s going to show it on Tuesday night. The low post has been a miniature disaster for the Orange thus far, so it won’t be a surprise if Tyler Lydon plays several minutes at center. Less Dajuan Coleman and Paschal Chukwu would also allow more time for Taurean Thompson to play, and he’s shooting nearly 57 percent from the field through five games. Syracuse’s offense will steal the road victory while the defense holds off the Badgers just long enough.Matt Schneidman (4-1)BadgeredWisconsin 63, Syracuse 59AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGreg Gard’s squad is one of the best in the country at forcing the game to go at its own methodical tempo. Don’t expect this one to be an up-and-down affair like last year’s matchup between Syracuse and Wisconsin, when the Badgers won, 66-58, even with an overtime period. SU’s biggest flaw right now is that is doesn’t have a legitimate low-post threat, either on offense or defense. Jim Boeheim retains that Thompson is the team’s best low-post player, and he’s still getting his feet wet. The problem for Syracuse is that Wisconsin has one of the best power forwards in the country in Nigel Hayes.Paul Schwedelson (4-1)Moldy cheeseWisconsin 65, Syracuse 58Syracuse’s trip to Wisconsin will yield ugly results. The Orange was exposed against South Carolina as the Gamecocks extended its defense on the wings and dared SU to either have its bigs score or have its point guards drive. But Frank Howard and John Gillon struggled to take advantage and Syracuse hasn’t developed a reliable go-to scorer. Now that a way to stop the Orange is on tape, Wisconsin has an opportunity to turn SU’s loss into a streak. It’s hard to win on the road in college basketball. Don’t expect Syracuse to do it on Tuesday.MORE COVERAGE:Wisconsin’s use of Sterling basketballs reflects NCAA’s inconsistencyWhat to know about Wisconsin Published on November 28, 2016 at 11:00 pmcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

UEFA describe transfer system as robbery

first_imgUEFA president Michel Platini has on Friday likened the current football transfer system to robbery and said he would like to see it overhauled.The former France captain believes the system makes players more like commodities and less human. Products-I think transfers are robbery, he told a media conference.-Today, the player is more a product than a player and that irks me because there is a whole lot of people trying to make this player make money in order to earn commissions, we should think about that and try to find something more healthy.Owned -Players are not free and are they don’t even belong to clubs, they belong to financial holdings, companies or people, whereas before you belonged to the club, now it’s a holding company or a financial company or one person.Platini feels it is not right and he has said the body is looking into ways by which such culture can be curtailed.last_img read more

Leeds vs Stoke: Live commentary, team news and kick-off time

first_imgMarcelo Bielsa is hoping to take Leeds United back to the promised land.The eccentric Argentine takes charge of his first Championship game as the Whites welcome Stoke to Elland Road. Bielsa is looking to mastermind Leeds’ return to the top flight How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener 1 NEW ERA Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade ALTERED FOOTBALL LATEST possible xi Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? smart causal Now managed by Gary Rowett, the Potters are looking to put the disappointment of Premier League relegation behind them and bounce back at the first attempt.They’ve certainly made waves in the transfer market, bringing in Tom Ince, Benik Afobe and James McClean in big-money deals.What time is kick-off?This Championship clash will be held on Sunday, August 5.Kick-off is at 4.30pm.Do talkSPORT have live commentary?The game is live on talkSPORT 2 – click here to listen to live commentary. gameday Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more highlights Getty What is the team news?Leeds United XI: Peacock-Farrell, Ayling, Douglas, Cooper, Berardi, Phillips, Klich, Alioski, Saiz, Hernandez, RoofeSubs: Blackman, Jansson, Dallas, Baker, Harrison, Roberts, BamfordStoke City XI: Butland, Bauer, Martins Indi, Shawcross, Pieters, Etebo, Ince, Badou, Allen, McLean, AfobeSubs: Federici, Williams, Edwards, Fletcher, Crouch, Bojan Diouflast_img read more


first_imgTHERE is traffic chaos in the Twin Towns this evening after a 40ft lorry broke-down on the brae of a hill! The lorry broke its drive-shaft on the hill at the traffic lights in front of Raitt’s Shop, Stranorlar. The lorry driver then attempted to reverse the vehicle back but then clipped a kerb in the process.His attempts to move the vehicle by reversing has now ensured the lorry cannot move at all.Gardaí are currently directing traffic in an attempt to ease the severe congestion around the area.Gardaí are also appealing to motorists to avoid the area if at all possible. TRAFFIC CHAOS AFTER 40FT LORRY BREAKS DOWN ON A HILL IN BUSY DONEGAL TOWN was last modified: May 25th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BreakdownChaoslorrynewstrafficTwins Townslast_img read more

Solar power lights the way

first_imgSolar security lights outside the Boschkop police station. The police station now need not rely onthe sometimes erratic national grid. The small solar panel is visible on the roof, in the left of the photo. Each environment-friendly ceiling lightcontains 22 LEDs. Mike Addinall outside the fourth Asia Solar Photovoltaic Exhibition in Shanghai.(Images: Betta Lights)Janine ErasmusPretoria-based businessman Michael Addinall is something of a solar lighting pioneer in South Africa.Not only are he and his four business partners and their company Betta Lights responsible for the first solar-lit police station in the country, but they have developed a complete, affordable solar lighting system for low-cost housing.Two years ago Addinall was on the site of a low-cost housing development in the Mogale City municipality, west of Johannesburg, to consult with the city council on the installation of smart metering for water and lights.Smart metering takes metering to the next level, with advanced features such as power outage notification, real-time measuring, and two-way communication with the local utility for billing purposes.The group was still there after darkness had fallen, and Addinall was struck by the fact that none of the houses had electricity. Municipality staff at the scene explained that because most of the residents were indigent, the council would not allocate money for infrastructure, and in any case the national power provider Eskom could not supply power to the site.Addinall entered a nearby house and was horrified to see two children battling to do their homework in dim candlelight, while their mother cooked supper on a paraffin stove. With the progression of technology in the 21st century, he thought, people should not have to struggle so.“I believe in poverty eradication through education,” he said, “and children can’t study in the dark.”The power of the sunThat was the beginning of Betta Lights and the Betta.Life.Light solar lighting system. Specifically designed to work around situations where people were not connected to the national grid, the system uses South Africa’s ample supply of sunlight to illuminate a small house of about 50m².Betta Lights’s stated mission is poverty alleviation and a better life for those in poor and rural communities, while contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gases by developing, supplying and supporting specialised solar solutions.All components, wiring and brackets for Betta.Life.Light are supplied in a single package and are guaranteed for one year. Installation is easy and well within the capabilities of the handyman of the house.The system comprises five lights – four ceiling lights and a reading lamp – plus a mobile phone charger and adapters for popular phone brands.All units are powered by a solar panel that is has an expected life of 25 years and is connected to a controller unit, which in turn feeds to the lights and a rechargeable 6-volt battery.Betta Lights use batteries which are kinder to the environment, are more robust and have a longer life than the conventional lead acid batteries. This is important for people who are already financially challenged.Each light contains 22 light-emitting diodes (LEDs) which are far more efficient than even the compact fluorescent lamps that most people use now. LEDs use very little power and efficiently convert electrical energy into light. Because they are made of non-toxic materials, are recyclable and have a long life, LED lights are environment-friendly.Betta Lights claims that with all five lights on simultaneously, the system will function for up to 15 hours even if there is no sun.The Betta.Life.Light installed cost would be approximately US$379 (R3 400 exclusive of vat). Addinall acknowledges that this may be out of reach of poor families and is working to enlist government’s help in making it more accessible.“Government should be giving this to people at no charge,” said the businessman, adding that light was a basic necessity of life and that the cost of a retrofit system will be recouped in six years, while a new installation, replacing fuel based lighting, will pay for itself in about three years.“Certain households qualify for 50 free units of electricity a month,” he said, “but that is used up within days. These people then stand in queues to buy R5 or R10 worth of prepaid electricity. We can offer a realistic solution.”Serving the communityBetta Lights is also responsible for South Africa’s first solar-lit police station. The Boschkop police station in Pretoria now boasts solar lighting in a number of areas, including the trauma centre, holding cells, weapons safe, public toilets and walkways, parking areas for staff and visitors, and charge room. The external security lights are theft- and weather-proof.“Police stations should never have to shut down because of a power outage,” said Addinall. “During power cuts the Boschkop police station stands out like a beacon in the dark. Before we installed the system, the station had been waiting two years for the Department of Public Works to fix the lights.”He added that currently there are between 30 and 40 police stations without power around South Africa. Boschkop was a pilot project and the South African Police Service has since acknowledged the value of solar power at police stations, thus allowing them to efficiently serve their communities.RecognitionIn March 2009 Addinall travelled to Shanghai, China, to attend the fourth Asia Solar Photovoltaic Exhibition. Betta Lights was the only African exhibitor out of 362 from more than 20 countries. With its flagship Betta.Life.Light system, the company was one of just two to offer a practical solar solution in addition to showing off their technology.Betta Lights is now in the running for the 2009 eta Awards, given annually by Eskom and the Department of Minerals and Energy in recognition of those companies or individuals who lead the way in the efficient use of energy. The award ceremony takes place in October 2009.Products developed and made by Betta Lights have been endorsed by the Central Energy Fund, a division of the Department of Minerals and Energy.Related articlesLight for AfricaA power plant in your homeInvesting in clean futureSouth African inventionsUseful linksBetta Lightseta AwardsAsia Solar Photovoltaic ExhibitionSouth African Police ServiceCentral Energy FundDepartment of Minerals and Energylast_img read more

Indian cricketers’ poor IPL form will not affect Champions Trophy chances, says Dilip Vengsakar

first_imgFormer India chairman of selectors Dilip Vengsarkar has backed the Indian team to defend the ICC Champions Trophy in England next month.The selection team on Monday picked up a 15-member squad for the eight-nation tournament starting June 1, recalling fit-again Rohit Sharma and Mohammed Shami, who made an ODI comeback after a two-year gap.The selection panel made minor changes in the squad to fit in the two stalwarts in the team while kept the likes of Gautam Gambhir, Suresh Raina and the 19-year-old Rishabh Pant on the reserves list.Vengsarkar agreed with the selectors’ policy of not being swayed away by IPL form; whether it is the case of out-of-favour Gambhir or Raina or that of free-flowing Rishabh Pant.”If you look at Gambhir and Raina they have got runs in IPL. But I don’t know about their 50 overs form. Besides you can only pick 15 players,” Vengsarkar told India Today.”In case of Rishabh Pant, I haven’t seen him bat in person. But T20 and longer formats are different. In ODI cricket, there are factors like ability to play the short ball to look also. So one has to wait and see,” he added.The former selection chief also allays concerns around form of some of the established Indian players in action in IPL. None from captain Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni or Kedar Jadhav have got big runs in this T20 season so far.”It does not worry me. IPL is a different format where you have to attack from the beginning. In 50 overs you have more time to settle down for a longer innings. They will have enough time to get into the groove,” he opined.advertisementThe one point of difference in thinking between the current selectors and Vengsarkar is the decision to pick an extra batsman. Ajinkya Rahane has been chosen as a reserve opener while Manish Pandey goes to England as a reserve middle order bat.”I could have picked another extra bowler in place of two batting reserves. I can’t name one now,” he said.Vengsarkar tipped the ever improving Hardik Pandya to be a key player in India’s Champions Trophy defence. “I am glad Pandya has been chosen. Because he could be very useful in English conditions in June,” he opined.He said the team to has ‘a very good chance of winning the trophy’. The former Mumbai batsman said ‘adapting quickly to English conditions will be the key to India winning again.’last_img read more

13 days agoLiverpool hero Heskey: Klopp shouldn’t rest Salah and Mane

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool hero Heskey: Klopp shouldn’t rest Salah and Maneby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool hero Emile Heskey says Jurgen Klopp shouldn’t rest star pair Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane. Heskey is adamant that Klopp should not be worried too much about the health of Salah and Mane, insisting that the duo will want to play as many games as they can.“Salah and Mane won’t want a rest and Liverpool shouldn’t give them one,” Heskey told bwin.“They’ve played a lot of football over the past few seasons, but as a player, you want to be playing as much as possible. When you look at the pair of them, they just love being out on the pitch and playing football – they’re a manager’s dream.“In the modern game, players are complete athletes. Although they’ve played a lot of games it won’t be the physical side that catches up with them, it will be the mental side.”It can sometimes be draining playing so many games without a break, so they may want to take a break for those reasons. However, they’ll both physically be as fit and ready to go as any other player.” last_img read more

9 days agoMata insists Man Utd can change dynamic with Liverpool win

first_imgMata insists Man Utd can change dynamic with Liverpool winby Freddie Taylor9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuan Mata says Manchester United can “change the dynamic” by beating Liverpool on Sunday.Currently sitting in 12th on nine points, the Red Devils will be heavy underdogs when the Premier League leaders arrive at Old Trafford.But Mata says the match can be a watershed moment if United can collect all three points.”On Sunday we have a great chance to change the dynamic and we are all very motivated to take the win,” he wrote in a blog post. “We are United, we are playing at home and we will give everything to be able to take the victory that our fans deserve in such a special game.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more