First prison sentence for a cartoonist since penal code was amended

first_img June 11, 2021 Find out more June 9, 2021 Find out more May 26, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 First prison sentence for a cartoonist since penal code was amended Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 IranMiddle East – North Africa News RSF_en Follow the news on Iran News Receive email alerts to go furthercenter_img News Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election News Reporters Without Borders today protested against the suspended sentenced of six months in prison passed on 20 May by an Algiers court on Ali Dilem, a cartoonist with the daily Liberté, for a cartoon of army chief of staff Gen. Mohamed Lamari published on 15 January 2002.The court also fined Dilem 20,000 dinars (about 240 euros), and imposed fines of 40,000 dinars (about 480 euros) on Liberté editor Abrous Outoudert and 300,000 dinars (about 3,600 euros) on the newspaper itself.”This is the first prison sentence ever passed on a cartoonist, and it has been imposed as a result of the May 2001 amendment of the criminal code, which was dubbed the ‘Dilem amendment’,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said. “It clearly shows the authorities want to intimidate journalists who display any kind of impertinence, and it poses a threat to the freedom of expression which quite a few Algerian publications have adopted,” Ménard addedOn 31 December 2002, Dilem was sentenced by an Algiers court to a fine of 20,000 dinars (about 240 euros) for a cartoon of the assassination of President Boudiaf, which had appeared on 16 January 2002. The newspaper was fined 10,000 dinars (about 120 euros). As a result of another defence ministry complaint, Dilem is also awaiting prosecution for a cartoon on a telethon that appeared on 29 November 2001.Article 144b of the criminal code establishes prison terms of two to 12 months and heavy fines for any “attack on the president of the republic involving abuse, insult or defamation.” The same penalties apply when the offences are committed against “the parliament or either of its two chambers or the ANP (the army).” IranMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information Organisation Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists March 18, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Large losses of total ozone in Antarctica reveal seasonal ClOx/NOx interaction

first_imgRecent attempts1,2 to consolidate assessments of the effect of human activities on stratospheric ozone (O3) using one-dimensional models for 30° N have suggested that perturbations of total O3 will remain small for at least the next decade. Results from such models are often accepted by default as global estimates3. The inadequacy of this approach is here made evident by observations that the spring values of total O3 in Antarctica have now fallen considerably. The circulation in the lower stratosphere is apparently unchanged, and possible chemical causes must be considered. We suggest that the very low temperatures which prevail from midwinter until several weeks after the spring equinox make the Antarctic stratosphere uniquely sensitive to growth of inorganic chlorine, ClX, primarily by the effect of this growth on the NO2/NO ratio. This, with the height distribution of UV irradiation peculiar to the polar stratosphere, could account for the O3 losses observed.last_img read more

Scramble to revalue after tax break is axed

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Negros Occ. NPA leader surrenders to Phil. Army

first_imgMorenosurrendered to the army an M16 rifle with a magazine; a .45-caliber pistol withtwo magazines; assorted ammunitions and an ICOM handheld radio withaccessories. Meanwhile,Colonel Inocencio Pasaporte, 303IB commander, encouraged other NPA members toabandon the armed struggle, saying it is high time to leave the communistterrorist organization and avail the E-CLIP being offered by our government./PN BACOLODCity – A local guerrilla unit leader of the New People’s Army (NPA) voluntarilysurrendered to the command group of the Philippine Army’s 62nd InfantryBattalion (29IB) in Barangay Buenavista, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental. The33y-ear-old Jonel Moreno – resident of the said village – is now in the custody of the 62IB led by  its commanding officer Lieutenant Colonel Melvin Flores based in Barangay Libas, Isabela town. TheNPA leader revealed that the continuous hardships, hunger and false promises ofNPA leaders have prompted him to go back to the fold of the law, a pressstatement from the 303 Infantry Brigade (303IB) said.  Accordingto the military, Moreno is now undergoing custodial and stress debriefing priorto his enrollment to the government’s Enhanced Comprehensive Local IntegrationProgram (E-CLIP) in order to receive immediate welfare and livelihoodassistance and incentives for the surrendered firearms. “Thesurrender of Moreno adds to the increasing number of NPA and Militia ng Bayanmembers who have finally woken up from the deception of the communist-terroristgroup, and have decided to leave for good and avail the amnesty program of thegovernment,” Flores said.last_img read more

WHAT A DIFFERENCE A PITCH MAKES AS GAOTH DOBHAIR BOYS GET WATER TREATMENT AT O’DONNELL PARK

first_imgYOU wouldn’t think both these pictures were taken on the same day at the same famous gaelic football grounds….but they were!In both pictures the Gaoth Dobhair U13 boys celebrate winning the county division 2 title.And both pictures were taken at O’Donnell Park – one on the main pitch which was in fantastic condition for the showpiece final. The other was taken on the training pitch at the home of St Eunan’s….covered in flood waters!The boys from the west had every reason to celebrate after a one-point nail-biting win over St Mary’s Convoy on a scoreline of 1-11 to 2-07!WHAT A DIFFERENCE A PITCH MAKES AS GAOTH DOBHAIR BOYS GET WATER TREATMENT AT O’DONNELL PARK was last modified: November 16th, 2015 by John2Share 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:convoyfloodGaoth DobhairO’Donnell ParkSt Eunanslast_img read more

Jacks closer to new football coach

first_imgThe Jacks are moving toward filling their football head coaching vacancy, with plenty of interest reported in the position.The national listing officially closed on April 2 after being open for 30 days, and a search committee is currently sorting through the applicants.According to interim Athletic Director Duncan Robins, 79 candidates have applied for the job, which came open after longtime head coach Rob Smith stepped down in January.And that’s a number that has impressed the AD. …last_img

95% of SA registered with Rica

first_imgMobile phone users in South Africa havejust a day to register their sim cards. Obed Bapela, communications deputyminister, has been on the road urgingSouth Africans to register their sim cards.(Images: Bongani Nkosi)MEDIA CONTACTS• Busiswa MlanduMedia EnquiriesDepartment of Communications+27 72 070 6896RELATED ARTICLES• South Africa braces for digital TV switch-on• Telkom mobile to launch soon• High-speed internet from Cell C• Mobile networks in tower-sharing dealBongani NkosiThe number of mobile phone users in South Africa who’ve registered their network connection or sim cards in accordance with the new Regulation of Interception of Communication Act (Rica) has jumped to over 37-million.About 2.7-million users are yet to register their sim cards, as just a day remains before operators switch them off the networks.The country’s operators, Vodacom, Cell C, MTN and 8ta, have made significant progress in registering users over the last few months. The Department of Communications said only in March 2011 there were over 7-million outstanding users.Now 95% of the population is registered and the campaign to record the rest is notching up a gear as the deadline looms only 36 hours away.Those who’ve not yet registered at their local outlets have been warned that they will be cut off the networks by midnight on 30 June.“We want to thank South Africans for responding to the call. Registering 95% is quite an achievement,” communications deputy minister Obed Bapela said in a press briefing held in Midrand, outside Johannesburg, on 29 June. Bapela was joined by executives from the four network operators.8ta, the country’s new operator, has registered 100% of its users. Cell C has registered 99% of its contract customers and 92% of its prepaid users, while MTN has roped in 98% contract and 96% prepaid users. Vodacom has registered 98.4% contract and 93.6% prepaid customers.Registration outlets will be open until late on 30 June day to meet the expected 11th hour demand. Registration requires an identity document and proof of residence, all physically presented by the person registering.While users will still be able to register after being cut off on 30 June, they are urged to do so beforehand to avoid being switched off. “Don’t wait to be disconnected, but if you are just go to your service provider,” Bapela said.Customers should check with their operators if they are registered, just in case they doubt their details were not captured properly.Operators lead the campaignThe networks have invested heavily in the registration campaign, which has also created temporary employment for youngsters across the country. 8ta said it employed at least 20 000 people to register users.Bapela conceded that the government’s efforts to promote the Rica campaign were rather late, and commended the operators for their efforts. His department embarked on a drive in mid-June to get people to register.“It’s been a real expensive process (and) a huge campaign,” said Lars Reichelt, Cell C’s CEO.The operators stood to lose customers if they didn’t get them to register. Loss of revenue will now be avoided as millions of users have responded to the call to register.Other data sim cards, such those used in traffic lights and broadband connection, also need to be registered.It will be evident on 1 July if all municipalities have registered their traffic lights’ sim cards. Bapela noted failure to comply before deadline may result in traffic chaos.Necessary crime-prevention lawSouth Africa’s parliament passed Rica in 2009 as a crime-prevention measure.“It’s a necessary law for South Africa,” Bapela said. “We want to ensure that every citizen communicates in a safe environment, and that they are protected.”Rica will make it harder for people to buy a connection card for once-off use.Bapela noted that in the recent past criminals involved in heists would just buy a card, “after using it they’d throw it in the river or in the bush (to) make it difficult for police to investigate”.“The number of heists has decreased, so it (Rica) does have an impact,” said Bapela.“It’s quite necessary to register all sim cards in South Africa, so that we know which sim belongs to whom,” he added.South Africans have not voiced any objections to Rica.The Department of Communications and the operators have assured the public that information captured through Rica will not be used for any other reason besides preventing crime. The data, which is confidential, will only be accessed for legal reasons, and no other.Even the South African police will have to provide credible reasons to access the mobile phone data. Bapela said police would only access the data via permission gained from a magistrate.Operators have invested heavily in ensuring the data is secured in accordance with the law. “We’ve got huge security at MTN around the data,” said Karel Pienaar, the group’s MD.Vodacom executive Vuyani Jarana said: “We have a very clear protocol that the information remains highly protected.”8ta’s Stephen Blewett said they store the data in state-of-the-art technology, through which “no one can gain access”.last_img read more

Warriors retaliate, demolish clippers Clippers to pick up 2-1 lead

first_imgThe Warriors extended the margin to 35 on Alfonzo McKinnie’s 3-pointer late in the period.Durant had 27 points at halftime when the Warriors led 73-52.TIP-INSWarriors: They controlled the boards, 50-43, led by Andrew Bogut with 14. … They had 35 assists.Clippers: Kentucky coach John Calipari sat in the second row to support his former player Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who finished with seven points. … Floyd Mayweather, Meek Mill, Scottie Pippen and Sheila E. with her dad Pete Escovedo were in the crowd.CASH AND CARRYThe $2,000 that Doc Rivers dropped on the street in San Francisco earlier in the week was his per diem while on the road. A man picked up the dough and caught up to Rivers to return it.“They give you cash these days,” the coach said. “Maybe we need to go back the other way.”UP NEXTGame 4 is Sunday in Los Angeles. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES Durant was perfect, making all five of his field goals and both free throws for 12 points. He and Curry picked up two fouls each, but the Warriors still built a 19-point lead.Kevon Looney, again filling in for injured DeMarcus Cousins, shot 4 for 4 in the first, dunking three times in a row.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsGame 4 is Sunday at Staples Center.The Clippers won Game 2 on the road after trailing by 31 points in the third quarter, stunning the Warriors with the largest comeback in NBA playoff history. View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss But they couldn’t find the basket this time, shooting 37% from the floor.Their only starter in double figures was rookie Ivica Zubac, who finished with 18 points after playing most of the fourth. Patrick Beverley, a defensive pest in Game 2, was limited to six points, four fouls, one rebound and no assists in 18 minutes.Lou Williams had 16 points, and Montrezl Harrell and JaMychal Green added 15 each off the bench.Los Angeles never led and failed to put together any kind of sustained run.Golden State’s biggest run came in the third at the same time Curry was whistled for his fourth foul. The Warriors scored 14 straight points to lead 88-57. Durant and Green got hit with offsetting technicals during the spurt. Durant laughed it off and sank a jumper from the left corner seconds later.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MOST READ Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant drives against Los Angeles Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari during the first half in Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Thursday, April 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — Kevin Durant scored 38 points, Stephen Curry added 21 playing with five fouls, and the Golden State Warriors dominated from the opening tip to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 132-105 Thursday night and take a 2-1 lead in their first-round playoff series.The Warriors began the game on a 22-9 tear and went on to shoot 73% from the floor in the first, taking the crowd out of it early.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated PH bets Balanga, Pasig stun top seeded teams in Day 1 of FIBA 3×3 World Masters SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venuelast_img read more

Mercury Systems announces acquisition of Themis Computer

first_imgMercury Systems announced the acquisition of Themis Computer. Themis is a designer, manufacturer and integrator of commercial, SWaP-optimized rugged servers, computers and storage systems for U.S. and international defense programs. The acquisition of Themis furthers Mercury’s ability to offer customers critical and differentiated capabilities across the sensor processing chain.By acquiring Themis, Mercury will enhance the scale and breadth of our rugged and secure server capabilities as well as small and custom form factor tactical computing solutions. Solution offerings in ground and naval C4I, especially in mission computing and communications applications will be expanded. Most importantly, this acquisition expands the portfolio of affordable capabilities.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous Altek: 3D depth sensing chipNext Advantech introduces scalable i.MX 8 Qseven module at Embedded Worldlast_img read more

Huawei Mate 20 Lite full specs leaked online, notched display and Kirin 710 processor on the cards

first_imgHuawei’s upcoming Mate 20 Lite was recently spotted on certification website TENAA revealing full specs of the phone in question. The TENAA listing also reveals design of the Mate 20 Lite, suggesting that the phone would come with dual front and rear cameras as also a notch on the front. The phone would further come with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, measure 7.6mm in thickness and 172 gram in weight.According to TENAA, the Mate 20 Lite will have a 6.3-inch 1080p+ display with a 2340×1080 pixel resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The phone in question is powered by a Kirin 710 processor which is also found inside the Nova 3i. The Mate 20 Lite is said to come with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage. It runs Android 8.1 Oreo-based.On the optics front, the Mate 20 Lite is said to sport a dual rear camera system consisting of one 20MP sensor and another 2MP sensor. On the front, it is said to come with a 24MP+2MP setup.Specs of the more premiere Mate 20 Pro were recently spotted online suggesting that it would follow the Porsche Design Mate RS more than the Mate 10 Pro.The Mate 20 Pro is said to pack in an in-screen fingerprint scanner much like the Porsche Design Mate RS although it is yet to be seen if it would also pack in a conventional rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. The Porsche Design Mate RS has two fingerprint readers, one on the front and one on the back. The Mate 20 Pro is also said to carry forward the bezel-less design of the Mate 10 Pro and the Porsche Design Mate RS in that it would come sans any notch like the P20 Pro.advertisementIn terms of core hardware, the phone in question, will most likely be powered by Huawei’s upcoming Kirin 980 processor. Huawei is expected to make the Kirin 980 processor official at IFA, Berlin, and it should launch the Mate 20 Pro sometime in the latter half of the year. It is also being speculated that the Mate 20 Pro would ship with a triple camera setup on the rear much like the P20 Pro although rumour has it that Huawei would replace the 40-megapixel sensor with an even crazier 42-megapixel sensor.ALSO READ: Huawei’s new Porsche Design Mate RS is beyond insane, here’s whylast_img read more