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Broadcast media under threat

first_img RSF_en Reporters Without Borders today voiced concern about the recent closure of two privately-owned TV channels, RTA and Canal 2, which has threatened the development of diverse, independent broadcast media in Cameroon.Although the country’s laws provide for privately-owned broadcast media, the government has ignored all requests from TV broadcasters for authorisation, forcing them to operate illegally. Reporters Without Borders urged the authorities to take the necessary steps to regularize the status of all the broadcast media and, in particular, to allow RTA and Canal 2 to resume operating.Provincial governors suspended the terrestrial broadcasting of RTA and Canal 2 on 19 February at the behest of communication minister Jacques Fame Ndongo on grounds of illegality. The two companies were authorised to carry the programming of foreign media but not to broadcast their own programmes, because the companies that own them, AEA and TV+ respectively, do not have permits to set up and run privately-owned broadcast companies.The minister’s decision came after the broadcast of a number of political debates in which the government was criticised. Aside from RTA and Canal 2, there is only one other privately-owned channel, which mainly broadcasts films.The communication minister has publicly attacked the media, accusing them of “repeatedly and intentionally disregarding the profession’s universal and sacrosanct principles by interfering in an untimely manner in the privately life of citizens and government bodies.” He also threatened broadcast media entrepreneurs with more rigorous tax collection. CameroonAfrica Organisation March 14, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Broadcast media under threat News to go further Cameroonian reporter jailed since August, abandoned by justice system Cameroonian journalist Paul Chouta sentenced and fined in defamation case Receive email alerts Case against Amadou Vamoulké baseless, French lawyers tell Cameroon courtcenter_img Follow the news on Cameroon Help by sharing this information News May 19, 2021 Find out more News CameroonAfrica News April 23, 2021 Find out more May 31, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

All Saints Catholic Academy’s Honor Roll

first_imgSr. Rita Marie Fritzen, OSF, Principal of All Saints Catholic Academy, would like to announce the Honor students for the first trimester:Principal’s List Grade 4A: Jordan Camaya, Patricia Estrellado, Thomas KernodleGrade 4B: Olivia Conti, William Hulsman, Isabel Jaros, Jaeden Lumang, Natalie O’Neill, Samara Porch, Jaden Potter, Makenzy Russo-Alesi, Theodore Santos, Sadie SilverGrade 5A: Vanessa Anonuevo, Franchesca Geagoni, Camille SindiongGrade 5B: Luke Mullins, Haley Rei, Julia SinesGrade 6A: Luca BaroneGrade 6B: Maggie McCabe, Angela PaoliniGrade 7A: Ryan Divan, Amory Garcia, Chad Santos, Alexandra Soliman, Jessica Van Sant, Ada WongGrade 7B: Madelyn Martinez, Olivia Marum, Michael Russo-Alesi, Eric TonneGrade 8: Isabella Barone, Thomas Canela, Matthew McCabe, Julia Mickiewicz, Jack Moran, Madison O’Neill, Ella Scarsi, Emma Servodio, Gianna Servodio, Jon SumagueHigh Honors List:Grade 4A: Rose Arroyo, Yuliana Polishchuk, Ava ScarsiGrade 4B: Thomas GamalGrade 5A: Penelope Hill, Rhiannon Monahan, Brady TrabaGrade 5B: Alexandra Chowanec, Livia Diakogiannis, George Gamal, Ian Geisler, Julia Ortiz, Nicholas Ponczek, Anabella Sornoza, Miriam YoussefGrade 6A: Brandon Alegre, Sofia Conti, Aric Loiacono, Aidan Miklas, Marcus SalduaGrade 6B: Dean Domingo, Michael Kim, Madison NovicioGrade 7A: Rebecca Canela, Tomas Kaldas, Francis Prekop, Lucas TekleGrade 7B: Ava Farulla, Christian SantanaGrade 8: Aidan Paradine, Gavin SkowronskiHonors List:Grade 4A: Amanda Hitlan-Olesen, Siena Inzitari, Henry Stack, Anthony WeimmerGrade 4B: Kylie Galano, Cora Hughes, Lily Markos, Jaxon Szklarski, Luke Wilkins-EckertGrade 5A: Gellah Abdul-Latif, Olivia Carna, Mackenzie Kaczka, Kayla Macre, Katie Mulcahy, Makayla O’ConnorGrade 5B: Julian Bernal, Daniel Brody, Samanda Farag, Gracey Iszczyk, Grace MulcahyGrade 6A: Victoria Chojnowska, Kanayo Iwelumo, Amanda Kastner, Aiden LouroGrade 6B: Stephen Charles, Joseph Cifarelli, Anton DeDios, Jillian Roesinger, Brandon SantanaGrade 7A: Sarah Abdelmalik, Nicholas Czarnecki, Melissa Jibodh, Erin McNulty, Jerald Mirandilla, Julia SmithGrade 7B: Jack Attisano, Rocco Barone, Vivien Cardino, Emma DeCanto, Kelly Hester, Fiona Hughes, Cale SagunGrade 8: Ava DiLullo, Pavly Genidy, Gianluca Logan, Jayson Rondon, Robert Trefurtlast_img read more

There’s a big, costly problem with the 49ers and Raiders’ rebuilds

first_imgThursday night’s game between the Raiders and 49ers in Santa Clara is perhaps the worst primetime game in the history of the NFL — a true Toilet Bowl between two teams with a combined two wins at the halfway point of the season.This has truly been a lost fall for Bay Area pro football — Jon Gruden decided to spectacularly rebuild the Raiders just before the start of the season, and the 49ers, in year two of their rebuild, lost any chance of relevancy the moment Jimmy Garoppolo tore his ACL in …last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, July 24, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The pattern remains unchanged this morning, as we continue to see mostly dry weather with dominant sunshine from today through Sunday. That being said, there is a minor disturbance that will drift south off of Lake Erie today that will keep more clouds around in northern and eastern locations, and then can trigger a few isolated showers as well, if things come together just right. So, today will have more of a mix of clouds and sun, but still will see a large part of Ohio stay dry. Temps remain slightly below normal today, but we will start to add a couple of degrees per day through the rest of the week, weekend and early next week. With the rise in temps, we will see humidity values go up too.  For Monday we are still mostly dry. We start with partly to mostly sunny skies statewide Monday morning, but then clouds will be increasing in the afternoon. Rain moves into northwest Ohio closer to evening. From there the moisture continues to slowly work south and east overnight through Tuesday as a cold front drives the action. We expect rains Tuesday to be from .1”-.7” with coverage at 85% of the state. Then on Wednesday, we turn out partly sunny in the north central and northwest parts of Ohio, but the rest of the state will still have to deal with some on and off shower action through the day, mostly over the southern half to third of the state. There we can pick up an additional few hundredths to .25” with 60% coverage.  Partly sunny skies start off Thursday but then scattered showers are back late afternoon and evening. These do not look as impressive this morning, and likely only have potential for a few hundredths to .4” but with 70% coverage. We finish the 10 day window with dry air for next Friday. The map shows rain totals for the full 10 day period.  For the extended period, we can’t rule out a few scattered showers Saturday the 3rd and Sunday the 4th, although moisture totals combined will be from a few hundredths to .25” on 60% coverage. Then we are dry for Monday through Wednesday the 5th through the 7th. Scattered showers complete the extended forecast on day 16, Thursday the 8th.  Temps in the short term have been outlined above. But, from Tuesday forward next week, as the moisture hangs around, we likely see temps stay near to slightly above normal. Humidity values will be significantly higher, leading to higher heat indices. The forecast this morning, overall, has the same threats of moisture, but overall moisture totals from each threat are lower. So, generally this forecast is drier this morning than what we have been talking about the past few days.last_img read more

Four travel junkies dish out some sound advice

first_imgBitten by the travel bug? Four travel junkies reveal what makes their favourite holiday destinations so special. Payal Dhar, BengaluruFavourite destination: Scotland Why: I visited Inverness to spot Nessie, the Loch Ness monster, and then went to Edinburgh to check out Inspector Rebus’s city (John Rebus, the fictional detective created,Bitten by the travel bug? Four travel junkies reveal what makes their favourite holiday destinations so special. Payal Dhar, BengaluruFavourite destination: ScotlandWhy: I visited Inverness to spot Nessie, the Loch Ness monster, and then went to Edinburgh to check out Inspector Rebus’s city (John Rebus, the fictional detective created by Ian Rankin). Also, I loved the local accents; I could listen to people talk for hours.Favourite memory: Standing on a boat in the middle of Lake Ness, it was unbelievable how I was right in the middle of one of the world’s most recognised landscapes. (Later, a friend Photoshopped the Lake Ness monster into one of my photos, completing the experience.)Where to stay: Ardgowan 45 Fairfield Road, Inverness IV3 5QP, Scotland, Telephone: +44 (0)1463 236 489, email: [email protected]: A Nessie souvenir or a kilt. And some shortbread.Ideal travelling companions: Ideally, I prefer to travel on my own.Must pack: Rain pants, a book or two, Nikon D5000, Quechua rucksack.Sameen SiddiquiFavourite destination: Rajasthan.Why: The abundance of colour and variety, whether it is in the local attire, food, music, dance, architecture make it a traveller’s paradise. Also, I’m an amateur photographer and find ample opportunities in Rajasthan to indulge my passion.Favourite memory: When I got a bird’s eye view of Jodhpur from atop the Mehrangarh Fort. The sight of an entire city speckled with houses painted bright blue was mesmerising.Where to stay: Alwar Bagh, Jaipur road, Village Dhawala, Alwar; Telephone: 91 294 3061112.Must-buy: Lehriya print chunaris.Holiday playlist: The Wonders- That Thing You Do; Ghalib- Bazeecha-E-Atfal Hai; Khamoshi Tum Pukar Lo; Boyzone- Words; Masoom- Tujhse Naraaz Nahi Zindagi.Ideal travelling companions: My friends.Must pack: Canon Camera, Biotique sunscreen, Armani shades, Nike floaters, Debit/Credit cardsJasmeet Kapany, MumbaiadvertisementFavourite destination: New ZealandWhy: New Zealand is an ideal adventure sports destination.Favourite memory: Camping with my family at Lake Wanaka.Where to stay: We explored New Zealand in a camper van over two weeks, driving through various towns, villages, vineyards and meadows.Must-buy: Anything woollen. New Zealand makes the world’s softest wool.Holiday playlist: The Andrews sisters: Rum and Coca-Cola U2: Beautiful Day Beyonce: Party Rihanna: Cheers Sean Paul: Punkie.Ideal travelling companions: My family.Must pack: Banana boat sunscreen, Puma walking shoes, Nikon D90, the Apple travel adapter kit and a coin purse.Shveta Bakshi, New DelhiFavourite destination: Sri Lanka.Why: I have always found the energy of this place to be wonderful. Even when the civil war was at its peak.Favourite memory: I had a great time just sitting and reading a book at Barefoot Cafe.Where to stay: Hilton Colombo Residence, PO box 2000, 200 Union Place, Colombo, 02, Sri Lanka. Telephone: 94-11-5344644.Must-buy: For me, it would definitely be a souvenir from Barefoot Cafe.Holiday playlist: Songs by Jagjit Singh, Indian Ocean Kandisa, Hari Prasad Chaurasia, The Elements Collection, Mohammed Rafi, Kishore Kumar.Ideal travelling companions: I prefer to travel alone.Must pack: Oliver goggles, Body Shop sunscreen and hairbrush, Maybelline lip gloss, a book, Moleskine notebook.Stay safePay attention to your gut and and rely on common sense.Keep a copy of your passport, bookings and insurance papers closeby.Ensure you don’t eat or drink in dodgy places.Make sure you inform your family and friends about the duration of your trip and your place of stay.Always keep emergency phone numbers handy.Don’t get too friendly with strangers.If you are travelling alone, act as if you know the place well Always carry a pepper spray in your handbag.When you step out, make sure your phone is fully charged.Carry credit/debit cards and also some local currency.Save important local phone numbers.Start with your hotel and cab services.last_img read more

Initiatives to Improve Services of Social Security Ministry

first_img Among the initiatives are the construction and improvement of several parish offices, including a new office in Hanover, which will be opened on February 28; and construction of a parish office in St. Ann, which should be completed in the first quarter of 2019/2020. Story Highlights “We are aware that as a service Ministry, we need to ensure that our clients are at the heart of what we do. Many of the initiatives being pursued will bear fruit in the 2019/2020 financial year,” Portfolio Minister, Hon. Shahine Robinson, said at the quarterly press briefing, held on January 30 at the Ministry in Kingston. The Ministry of Labour and Social Security has embarked on a number of initiatives aimed at improving its services.“We are aware that as a service Ministry, we need to ensure that our clients are at the heart of what we do. Many of the initiatives being pursued will bear fruit in the 2019/2020 financial year,” Portfolio Minister, Hon. Shahine Robinson, said at the quarterly press briefing, held on January 30 at the Ministry in Kingston.Among the initiatives are the construction and improvement of several parish offices, including a new office in Hanover, which will be opened on February 28; and construction of a parish office in St. Ann, which should be completed in the first quarter of 2019/2020.Mrs. Robinson said the St. James office is to be completely renovated, and that drawings for the renovation of the Ministry’s Ripon Road offices in Kingston are being finalised and will be put to tender by June.She also noted that the Ministry’s wide-area network (WAN) will be upgraded, using fibre-optic cable.“This might seem like a simple thing, but this upgrade will enable us to move more of our services online, expand the digitisation of files in parishes and reduce the use of paper. The removal of paper files will enable us to become more efficient as a Ministry,” she said.Mrs. Robinson noted that digitisation of National Insurance Scheme (NIS) files commenced in June 2018, and, to date, more than 50,000 files have been digitised. The Ministry of Labour and Social Security has embarked on a number of initiatives aimed at improving its services.last_img read more