Portuguese television station RTP barred from broadcasting

first_imgNews GuineaAfrica April 9, 2021 Find out more Guinean journalist finally freed after being held for nearly three months Follow the news on Guinea May 19, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts December 3, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Portuguese television station RTP barred from broadcasting News GuineaAfrica Guinea : RSF and AIPS call for release of two imprisoned journalists center_img On 1 December 2002, the Portuguese public broadcaster Radiotelevisao Portuguesa’s (RTP) operations were suspended in Guinea-Bissau for an unspecified period, according to the Information Ministry.”This decision is unfair and unacceptable. RTP does nothing more than fulfill its mission of informing the people of Guinea-Bissau of events that have marked their country’s history,” Reporters Without Borders Secretary-General Robert Ménardstated in a letter to Deputy Information Minister Joao Manuel Gomes. The organisation asked him to lift the ban on RTP and allow the broadcaster’s journalists to exercise their profession without obstruction.According to an official press release, the authorities accuse RTP of broadcasting “information that is likely to tarnish the good image of Guinea-Bissau outside the country and may stir up anger inside the country.” On 30 November, during the evening, the Portuguese public station had broadcast a programme marking the second anniversary of the death of General Ansumane Mané, the former head of a 1998 rebellion who was killed in November 2000, following an attempted coup d’état against the country’s elected president, Kumba Yala. The RTP bureau chief in Guinea-Bissau, Joao Perreira Da Silva, is expected to be questioned by the Information Ministry about the information that was broadcast by his station.Reporters Without Borders recalls that two journalists were arrested and detained in June following the airing of information about the president of Guinea-Bissau. On 5 August, a radio announcer was also fined for criticising the concentration of power in the hands of members of the head of state’s tribe on the air. RSF_en News News Guinean journalist’s continuing detention is “incomprehensible,” RSF says April 15, 2021 Find out more Organisation to go further Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Welcoming No. 29

first_img Two leaders, one Harvard Related Explains who he is, how he’s learned, what he values Harvard President Larry Bacow will be officially installed as Harvard’s 29th president on Friday afternoon, with a formal inauguration ceremony followed by a festive block party.To celebrate, the Harvard Art Museums and the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture will offer free admission on Friday. The Harvard University Archives will have an exhibit featuring the various historic insignia presented to Bacow as part of his installation, including the Harvard Charter of 1650, College Book 1, the oldest surviving record book with entries dating to the 17th century, the Harvard seals of 1843 and 1885, and ceremonial keys made in 1846.Widener Library is offering tours and an exhibit focusing on highlights from its special collections and archives, while Houghton Library is offering tours of items from its rare book and manuscript collection, as well as of its literary-themed rooms dedicated to Emily Dickinson, Amy Lowell, John Keats, and Samuel Johnson.The inauguration ceremony itself, which is open to the Harvard community and invited guests, will include government and community leaders, delegates from universities across the country and around the world, and colleagues and friends of the president. It will begin at 2 p.m. with an academic procession into Tercentenary Theatre in Harvard Yard.The procession will be followed by the installation, which will involve Bacow’s four immediate predecessors as Harvard president — Drew Faust, Larry Summers, Neil Rudenstine, and Derek Bok — as well as Bill Lee, senior fellow of the Harvard Corporation, and Susan Carney, president of the Board of Overseers.,The installation will include music by the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra and the Inauguration Choir and an original poem, “Making Mountains as We Run,” by Amanda Gorman ’20, the inaugural U.S. youth poet laureate.Speakers will include Bacow himself, who will deliver an inaugural address, as well as Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker; MIT President L. Rafael Reif; Dean of Arts and Humanities Robin Kelsey, who chaired the Presidential Search Faculty Advisory Committee; Undergraduate Council President Catherine Zhang; Harvard Alumni Association President Margaret Wang; and Calixto Sáenz, director of Harvard Medical School’s Microfluidics Microfabrication Core Facility.“The Bacow Block Party” will follow the inauguration in the Old Yard, and is also open to the Harvard community. Harvard names Lawrence S. Bacow as 29th president Drew Faust and Larry Bacow on learning from each other, the value of humility in decision-making, and the biggest challenges facing higher education Bacow, named Harvard president, meets the press Widely admired higher education leader, who previously served as Tufts president and MIT chancellor, to become next president in July Access to Harvard Yard on Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. will be limited to those with a Harvard ID, an installation ticket, or inauguration credentials. Entry to the Yard will be through Johnston, Lamont, Meyer, and Widener gates. Bags and personal items will be subject to inspection. A livestream of the ceremony will be available.The celebration kicked off Thursday evening with a musical prelude at Sanders Theatre and a dessert reception at Annenberg Hall. Friday’s early events include a special breakfast and a luncheon.Also preceding the installation are concurrent academic symposia, open by invitation, that showcase the breadth of Harvard’s scholarship. Topics include behavioral economics and change, confronting inequality, dignity in modern democracy, the role of data in understanding the world, life sciences and the future of medicine, the origins of life, and the power of stories to influence lives. “A Look Across Harvard,” moderated by Provost Alan Garber, is a series of short talks featuring a faculty member from each of Harvard’s Schools.last_img read more

Giaccherini undergoes ankle surgery

first_img Press Association Poyet said: “He (Giaccherini) was like a new player in pre-season – he came back really strong and started the new season very well. “Then he got an injury which took him a while to come back from, and when he was coming back he got another kick in the same place which made the medical staff take the decision to have the operation. “Towards the end (of last season) when we did the miracle he was a very, very important player – he was coming from the bench and changing games. “It’s tough but I think it’s the risk of forward players. We need to be sure he is 100 per cent and we wish him well and hope he will make a full recovery.” Poyet has a number of injury concerns ahead of Saturday’s trip to Manchester United, with Billy Jones, Jack Rodwell and Will Buckley all battling to be passed fit. The 29-year-old had an operation on Thursday on the injury that flared back up in the FA Cup replay win at Fulham earlier this month, and has been ruled out for a minimum of 12 weeks. Black Cats boss Gus Poyet confirmed the loss of the Italian – who played a role in his side’s successful survival mission from the bench last season – but said surgery was the only option. center_img Sunderland midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini is unlikely to play again this season after undergoing surgery on an ankle injury.last_img read more

Spring break program boosts fundraising efforts

first_imgReacting to the stalled economy, the Alternative Winter and Spring Break programs are giving students more choices in domestic destinations for the service trips and helping them find creative ways to fund their trips.Though the number of participants in Alternative Winter and Spring Break programs remains the same as last year, more students than ever are asking about scholarship opportunities, payment options and fundraising, according to Melissa Gaeke, director of Alternative Spring Break.Gaeke said the Alternative Winter and Spring Break programs are doing their best to accommodate possible participants who are concerned about the cost of the trips in order to ensure a successful spring break for all who are interested.Already, Gaeke said, fundraising efforts have increased.“We are doing a lot more fundraising this year. The fundraising has been done through places like California Pizza Kitchen, 21 Choices and Yogurtland,” said Gaeke. “We’re trying any way to reduce the cost as much as possible for the students and their families.”To keep costs down, Alternative Spring Break is also boosting the number of local options offered. Gaeke hopes these local destinations will be more affordable choices for those who think the international service programs are too costly.Though international programs can cost anywhere from $915 to $2,500, domestic programs range from free trips to ones costing $800.Alice Hyun, a freshman majoring in business administration, said the new Alternative Spring Break options are a better fit for her budget.“If cost were not a problem at all, I would have applied to go to an international site, Guatemala, but I’m going to have to apply to a domestic site instead,” Hyun said. “Even though cost is an issue, I still want to do something productive with my spring break.”Some of the new, domestic programs include a civic leadership program in Atlanta and a program on Catalina Island in partnership with the Wrigley Institute.Despite the fundraising and increase in domestic destinations, some students still find Alternative Break programs too costly.“I was considering doing alternative spring break, but extra fundraising can only go so far,” said Ravi Mahesh, a sophomore majoring in economics. “I’m really sad that I can’t do one of the volunteer programs. I’ll probably end up volunteering somewhere closer to home where the costs are less expensive instead.”Though some students have chosen not to apply, Gaeke emphasized that interest is still strong because people still want to serve the community and to travel.“The reason students are applying isn’t different,” Gaeke said. “More and more students recognize these are interesting opportunities, want to travel and see parts of the world or the country other than road-tripping with their friends, and learn more about themselves through community service.”last_img read more

Syracuse’s dominance in possession not enough in 0-0 draw with Boston College

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ As Tajon Buchanan approached the ball that bounced to his foot, he eyed the Boston College goalie who streaked further and further from the net. With a swing of his right foot, he lifted a ball that, in its slow descent, sent the Eagles into a panic. Defenders backpedaling picked up their speed. BC goalkeeper Antonio Chavez Borrelli, realizing he misjudged the angle the ball was falling — a shot that would have ended in the back-right corner of the net — turned sideways and started to sprint. As the ball drew closer, SU players stopped to watch.The Orange, after dropping a game on the road to Clemson, were in a position to clinch an ACC home game with a win. The loss to the Tigers snapped a six-game unbeaten streak, a stretch that featured a three-game win streak, a second-half collapse at Louisville, a draw to North Carolina State and a seven-goal domination of St. Bonaventure. So when the ball reached the net, SU could have broken the game open and given itself a spark, and possibly a homestand in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. But Chavez Borrelli got his hand on it, and the two Ryan Raposo attempts that followed. Syracuse, who seemingly dominated in every aspect and made Boston College seem frantic, couldn’t break through.No. 20 Syracuse’s (7-5-4, 1-4-3 Atlantic Coast) domination of possession wasn’t enough to top Boston College (4-7-4, 2-5-1) in a 0-0 draw. The Orange, in their regular-season finale, looked crisp with their passes and aggressive with their chances, but SU couldn’t find the goal that would give it the edge. “Disappointed,” Hugo Delhommelle said of the outcome of the game. “Because, once again, I think we were the better team on the field.”The Orange, often in their losses, have found themselves on the opposite side of a decision they feel they deserved. The realization goes as far back as SU’s 2-0 loss to Virginia Sept. 22, Syracuse’s second conference matchup of the season. Though the Orange displayed many positives they still saw Friday — Massimo Ferrin was the “best attacking player on the pitch,” SU head coach Ian McIntyre said then, and he took five shots against the Eagles, along with crisp Syracuse passes and appearing to outmatch BC’s talent — the seemingly impenetrable force of the Orange’s ACC foes again was the cause of SU’s undoing. In Syracuse’s best three-game shot producing stretches of the season, the Orange didn’t get a single win.Syracuse didn’t falter by any means, though. It recorded 13 shots in the first half. Delhommelle said when the Orange got on that roll, it didn’t want to stop. Boston College likes to slow the game down, he said, and SU’s only objective was to speed it up. Multiple SU players dove along the sideline simply to keep the ball in bounds and in play. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“If everything is going well,” Delhommelle said, ”we don’t want to stop it.”Simultaneously, the Orange played a steady and aggressive game. Though its pursuits of the ball were seemingly erratic, the plays often were perfectly executed to an SU target. On one play, Simon Triantafillou eyed a ball headed to the right sideline.“Get that Simon. Get that Simon!” McIntyre yelled. He did. He knocked the ball seemingly aimless toward the SU goal and slid past the out of bounds line. Instead of creating a Boston College chance, it landed perfectly by the foot of Hendrik Hilpert. “They looked dangerous when the ball turned over,” McIntyre said. “(Just) making sure we’re not getting complacent and getting caught on the counter-attack.”When the Eagles broke into the Orange’s third, they challenged Hilpert, but the same was rarely the case in the middle of the field. Syracuse midfielders, like Delhommelle and Ferrin, made slick moves that elicited “oohs” from the crowd and sent Boston College defenders away from the play. When BC got the ball, it rarely held it. In overtime, Simon Enstrom eyed a teammate from the right flank of the midfield. But his pass was right to the foot of Kamal Miller. “Good pass!” yelled a fan, and the crowd laughed. Enstrom doubled over, as the Orange proceeded to hold onto the ball for a long period after.SU made its due on defense, where Miller stole the ball from an attacking BC player and stopped in his tracks, which sent the Eagles offensive player to the ground. Later in the game, he did it again. “I love when our team attacks,” Miller said. “But attacking doesn’t mean anything if you can’t defend.”The Eagles’ inability to break into SU’s third plagued it on offense and limited its chances, but the Orange didn’t capitalize. Though the Orange isn’t a “possession-based team” — Miller said after SU’s win over Wake Forest that the team “dominated” despite a lack of possession — Miller said the ball moved well (the Orange would make some 30 passes before looking to the goal, Miller said), though it could have been quicker.At the end of the game, Syracuse players dropped to the ground and Boston College similarly dropped to their knees. To both teams, the game was in reach, whether “statistically (Syracuse was) dominant” or not. “We will play worse than we did tonight and we will win soccer games,” McIntyre said. “We deserved a little more out of this game.” Comments Published on October 27, 2018 at 12:40 am Contact Michael: [email protected] | @MikeJMcClearylast_img read more

Rosario, Sano back stingy Dobnak as Twins beat Royals 7-2

first_img Associated Press Television News Last Updated: 23rd August, 2020 08:37 IST Rosario, Sano Back Stingy Dobnak As Twins Beat Royals 7-2 The Twins’ Eddie Rosario and Miguel Sano have seen Royals starter Brady Singer three times in the last three weeks. They must have learned how to hit him hard SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV COMMENT First Published: 23rd August, 2020 08:37 ISTcenter_img The Twins’ Eddie Rosario and Miguel Sano have seen Royals starter Brady Singer three times in the last three weeks. They must have learned how to hit him hard.Rosario hit a three-run homer in the first inning, Sano sent a pitch an estimated 458 feet off the home team’s Hall of Fame in left field, and Minnesota beat Kansas City 7-2 on Saturday night to even their three-game series.“When we see pitchers like that back-to-back, we study them and we just try to go out there and execute against them,” Rosario said. “As a team, we showed tonight we can do damage when we get pitchers like that.”Randy Dobnak (5-1) pitched five innings of two-run ball, continuing his brilliant start to the season. The former undrafted free agent, who just three years ago was pitching for the independent Utica Unicorns, gave up a homer to Alex Gordon but otherwise kept dodging trouble on a hot, humid night at Kauffman Stadium.Singer (1-3) allowed four runs and six hits in four innings while trying to flummox a team already familiar with him.“They had a good game plan against him, coming right out of the box swinging well,” Royals manager Mike Matheny said. “We’ve all been talking about this for several days. He was going to face them three times and would he mix it up enough to keep them off balance a third time? That’s definitely a challenge but that’s how the schedule lined up.”After the Royals jumped on the Twins with four runs in the first Friday night, it was Minnesota’s turn to strike early. Max Kepler hit a leadoff double, Jorge Polanco singled and Rosario hit Singer’s biggest mistake into the right-field fountain.Sano made it 4-0 when he crushed a pitch to left field, a home run that rivals one hit by Albert Pujols with the St. Louis Cardinals more than a decade ago for the longest to that part of the ballpark.“You know, the funny part of that, I didn’t hit it that well,” Sano said. “If I got all of it, I would have hit it over it.”Meanwhile, Dobnak was keeping the Royals off the scoreboard until the fifth, when Gordon sent a one-out pitch over the wall in center. That finally gave Kansas City some momentum: Cam Gallagher and Whit Merrifield added two-out singles and Nicky Lopez guided an RBI double down the left-field line to make it 4-2.Dobnak escaped the jam when he speared Hunter Dozier’s line drive right back up the middle.The Royals’ last chance to pull ahead came on a series of miscues in the sixth. Alex Avila was called for interference when his catcher’s mitt was nicked by Jorge Soler’s bat, then Ryan McBroom singled before Gordon was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Tyler Duffy responded by striking out Adalberto Mondesi and pinch hitter Ryan O’Hearn to end the threat.In a strange coincidence, Avila also was called for catchers’ interference on Soler’s previous at-bat.The Twins put the game away with three runs off Ian Kennedy in the seventh.“Guys came together. We got great efforts on both sides of the ball from the very beginning of the game,” Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said. “We had really quality at-bats, hard-hit balls and a couple that left the yard.”TWINS MOVESThe Twins purchased the contract of left-hander Danny Coulombe and recalled right-hander Sean Poppen before the game. Both relievers had been on the four-man taxi squad that made the trip to Kansas City.TRAINER’S ROOMTwins: RHPs Jake Odorizzi (bruised ribs) and Zack Littell (right elbow inflammation) went on the injured list after getting hurt in the series opener. RHP Homer Bailey was moved to the 45-day injury list after a setback in his recovery from right biceps tendinitis. “Most teams are dealing with rosters that don’t necessarily look like they looked on opening day,” Baldelli said. “Some of these teams — and we want to be in this group — just go out there and play.”UP NEXTRoyals LHP Kris Bubic (0-3, 5.12 ERA) will try again for his first win when he makes his fifth career start and second in a row against Minnesota. He allowed two runs over 4 1/3 innings in a loss Monday. The Twins have yet to announce their starter because of their injuries.Image credits: AP WATCH US LIVE Written By FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Grenada’s Kirani James establishes new 400m record

first_imgFormer World and Olympic champion Grenadian Kirani James continued his comeback with a record-setting victory as he won the 400 meters on Saturday at the Aliann Pompey Invitational.The Grenadian came home in a new track record time of 44.99 seconds, comfortably dismissing a field lacking any true star quality at the Leonora Track and Field Centre.Nigerian Chidi Okezie ran second in 45.97 while Guyanese Winston George, a two-time Olympian, crossed the line third in 46.13.Running out of late four, James was away quickly, making up the stagger down the backstretch to be the favorite with 200 meters left to run.Coming off the final turn, James was the clear leader and had no challengers over the last 100 meters.After revealing last month that he was suffering with Graves Disease, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid and kept him out of action for over a year, James said he was using the comeback to regain his touch.“We had some rain earlier so that kind of affected preparations but I am happy,” he told media following his second win in as many weeks.“I’m just trying to work on some things, figure some things out and see how I recover after the race. Things like that. It’s a work in progress.”There was disappointment, however, for Commonwealth Games triple jump champion Troy Doris who finished fourth in the event after measuring a disappointing 16.09 meters.American Donald Scott produced a leap of 17.22 meters to win the event, ahead of Christian Napoles of Cuba (16.96) and Suriname’s Miguel Van Assen (16.67).Meet organizer Pompey, a former 400 Commonwealth Games champion, said she was pleased with the track and field meet.“We got to see a world class field in most events compete,” said the 40-year-old.“We got to see the athletes locally from Guyana run their personal best so all around it is good for track and field, it is good for sports, it is good for Guyana.”last_img read more