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Cambodian journalist jailed for two Facebook posts critical of Hun Sen

first_img Organisation The EU announced in February that it would suspend tariff-free access on more than 1 billion dollars in Cambodian exports in retaliation for the government’s unrelenting suppression of human rights including press freedom, which RSF documented in a report in 2018. The warrant was prompted by two Facebook posts critical of Hun Sen on 24 June. In the first, Ros Sokhet questioned the prime minister’s declared intention to name his son as his successor at the head of government. In the second, he questioned the lack of any government solution for Cambodians who are unable to pay their debts to banks as a result of the Covid-19 crisis. February 24, 2021 Find out more Ros Sokhet leaves Phnom Penh Municipal Court after he was questioned on June 26 regarding Facebook posts he had made earlier in the week (photo: Panha Chhorpoan / CamboJA). RSF decries Cambodian plan for Chinese-style “Great Firewall” Unrelenting crackdown Cambodian journalist gets 20 months in jail for livestream Google experiments drop Australian media from search results UpdateThe Phnom Penh municipal court on 11 November sentenced Ros Sokhet to 18 months in prison with a fine of two million riels (415 euros). RSF condemns this totally baseless sentence, and supports Sokhet’s decision to file an appeal.The latest victim is Ros Sokhet, the publisher of the Cheat Khmer (“Khmer Nation”) newspaper, who was arrested on 25 June on a warrant issued the previous day by the Phnom Penh municipal police Cybercrime Bureau for “incitement to provoke serious chaos in social security.” News “We demand the immediate release of Ros Sokhet, whose detention for two posts critical of the prime minister shows that Phnom Penh is now adopting the methods of the worst totalitarian regimes,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “Nothing is now holding back the Hun Sen clique’s headlong rush to gag dissenting voices. For this reason, we urge the EU to toughen the trade sanctions it recently imposed on the Cambodian government.” Cambodia is ranked 144th out of 180 countries and territories in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. June 30, 2020 – Updated on November 12, 2020 Cambodian journalist jailed for two Facebook posts critical of Hun Sen CambodiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesOnline freedoms ImprisonedJudicial harassment The first victim of the past three months was Sovann Rithy, the director of the TVFB news site, who was arrested on a charge of “incitement to cause chaos” on 7 April simply for reporting a comment by Hun Sen earlier that day suggesting that the government could not help everyone whose business was affected by Covid-19 epidemic.center_img to go further Help by sharing this information January 21, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News CambodiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesOnline freedoms ImprisonedJudicial harassment News RSF_en Sok Oudom, the owner and manager of Rithisen radio in Kampong Chhnang City, 95 km north of Phnom Penh, was arrested on the same charge of “incitement to cause chaos” on 13 May after broadcasting a report about a land conflict between the residents of a village and a local military official. Follow the news on Cambodia News After an additional interrogation on 26 June, Ros Sokhet was transferred from police custody to pre-trial detention. On the same day, an information ministry spokesman said the ministry was considering rescinding Cheat Khmer’s licence although it was renewed in April without any problem. On 28 June, Ros Sokhet was finally charged with “incitement to commit a felony” under Articles 494 and 495 of the Criminal Code. If convicted, he faces six months to two years in prison. December 28, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the European Union to toughen its sanctions against Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government in Cambodia after a third journalist in three months was arrested for “inciting chaos.” last_img read more

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This week’s Readers recipe

first_imgWhatsApp Email Advertisement In a new section I hope to run every so often, I’d like you, the reader, foodie, avid cook or novice kitchen hand, to send in your recipe for your favourite dish. Send in your ingredients list, method to cook it and your name for publication. If you have a short note on why it is your favourite dish then include that too.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Our first recipe is for a succulent beef stroganoff from county Limerick based Bridget O’Brien. Bridget says that its important to use a good quality cut of beef and only the fillet will do…. we agree with you there 100 per cent.WHAT YOU NEED:2 tablespoons of olive oil5 fillet steaks, cut into strips Box of mushrooms, quartered2 onions, sliced1 clove of garlic, crushed1 large carton of creamJuice of one lemonI teaspoon of smoked paprikaI teaspoon of Dijon Mustard1 tablespoon of brandySalt and pepper to tasteChopped parsley or chives to finishWHAT TO DOHeat the oil in a frying pan and brown the steak in batches. Transfer sealed meat to a bowl.Add in onions, garlic and mushrooms and cook for five minutes or until slightly browned and add back the meat to the pan.Add the brandy, smoked paprika and Dijon and cook for two minutes on high heat. Add in cream with the lemon juice (cream should have thickened) and bring to the boil.Once boiling, reduce to lowest heat and allow to simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the sauce has reduced by about half. Finish with chopped parsley and salt and pepper to taste. Linkedin Printcenter_img Previous articleNews from the grapevineNext articleSisterhood could have won the day for Kathleen admin Twitter NewsThis week’s Readers recipeBy admin – September 4, 2009 598 Facebooklast_img read more

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Bong University Students Volunteer for Ebola Fight

first_imgShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) The Bong University Students Union (BUSU), has volunteered the services of its membership in the fight against Ebola.BUSU groups Bong County students from all universities across the country and constitutes the umbrella organization of the county’s higher education student community. It leadership has therefore expressed the hope that the county administration and Ebola Taskforce would take advantage of the students offer.“Since the outbreak of Ebola, you have not seen us as sons and daughters of this soil, but as of today, September 27, you can begin making use of our volunteerism in whatever meaningful way you want us to serve in the fight against the Ebola menace,” BUSU President, Germue Kwenah declared.According to him, the fight against the dreaded Ebola virus disease (EVD) is the responsibility of all Liberians, and henceforth, the student union decided to contribute its human resources to obtain victory over the virus.Kwenah made the statement when BUSU donated an assortment of anti-Ebola materials to the county’s Ebola Taskforce at the weekend. Items donated by the BUSU leadership included 20 kg of chlorine, two hand-washing buckets and 1,000 pieces of flyers containing anti-Ebola messages.Bong County Development Superintendent, Anthony Sheriff, who received the items, thanked the students for the donation, which he described as “a worthy gesture.”He then promised to turn over the items and convey the students’ pledge to volunteer their services to Bong County Superintendent, Selena Polson Mappy.Sheriff observed that the students would be better placed in the areas of awareness and mobilization as there continues to be Ebola-related situations that must be addressed through awareness, sensitization and mobilization.last_img read more

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Cycle for human rights with the Jozi Freedom Ride

first_imgAccording to organisers, the Freedom Ride  – held in both Joburg and Cape Town – aims to “connect our cities and honour the legacy of Nelson Mandela – empowering the transformation of our cities into livable, people friendly places in which all citizens have easy access to bicycles and are able to cycle freely and safely”. (Image: Freedom Ride)Staff writerOn Sunday 22 March on the morning after Human Rights Day, the people of Joburg are invited to join the Jozi Freedom Ride, a 28-kilometre cycle through city suburbs once separated by apartheid, from Sandton via Rosebank, Houghton and Parktown, ending in Alexandra.The final event of Cycle Jozi Week, which started on 16 March, the Freedom Ride celebrates the power of the bicycle to connect communities. The ride is fun, social, non-competitive and open to everyone – beginners and pros, young and old.The 28-kilometre route starts at the Sandton Gautrain station, heading south down Rivonia Road past the Wanderers and through Rosebank before circling around Zoo Lake and the Joburg Zoo. It then goes back north via the Old Edwardians Club, along Pretoria Street and Corlett Drive to Alexandra township, ending at the beautiful Mushroom Farm Park just outside Alex.The route of the Jozi Freedom Ride. Click image for a larger view.Cycle Jozi Week’s packed schedule started on Monday 16 March with community cycling safety training in Fourways, where helmets and reflective jackets were handed out to cyclists from the impoverished Diepsloot community. The event ended with a cycle from Fourways to Diepsloot.On Tuesday the focus shifted to Orlando High School in Soweto with a ride encouraging pupils to use the suburb’s new cycle lanes.Today and tomorrow the University of Johannesburg hosts a training workshop for engineers and planners working in cycling infrastructure design and construction. International and local experts will discuss the technical planning, design and engineering required for a bike-friendly city.Today university staff and students are being urged to join a lunch-time ride along recently constructed bicycle lanes in Braamfontein. The route runs from the UJ Bunting Road campus on the corner of Annet Road to the Wits University main entrance at on Yale Road.On 20 March a national cycling cities workshop will explore ways to scale up cycling in cities, examine international best practice and investigate the potential of a National Cycle Cities Framework. #Decongest will also launch Cycle Fridays at Mandela Square in Sandton in preparation for the Freedom Ride. Sandton residents and workers are encouraged to cycle to work and join the Cycle Friday ride from 12.30pm.The Jozi Cycle Week aims to promote cycling to ease reduce traffic congestion and carbon emissions from cars, and promote a healthy lifestyle.Cyclists can register on the Freedom Ride website or on the FreedomRideJozi Facebook page.Cyclists gather on the Nelson Mandela Bridge in Joburg for the start of the Freedom Ride in July 2014. (Image: Freedom Ride)The Jozi Freedom RideWhen: Sunday, 22 March 2015Start: 07:00, Sandton Gautrain Station on Rivonia RoadParking: Probably best to park at Sandton City. There is no free parking.Water points:• 8th Street Alexandra opposite the Post Office• Waverley Park• Standard Bank, corner of Oxford RoadBus pick-up points:• Waverly Park• Zoo Lake• Sasol in RosebankIf you don’t have a bike and want to hire one, click here.If you would like to donate, click here.For more information, contact:• Nkosinathi Nkabinde: [email protected] 083 408 7787• Hugh Fraser: [email protected] 083 309 4275• Muhammed Suleman: [email protected] 073 198 6927last_img read more

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Cash flow, profits and marketing flexibility important to consider for beef herds

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As summer turned to autumn, you faced familiar questions. Do I market calves at weaning or precondition them? Which heifers should I keep? Record prices made answers a bit easier last year, but with those on the decline you may want to consider alternatives.The decision of when to market calves relative to weaning comes down to enterprise profitability along with feed, facilities and labor availability. Cash flow can play a role, too, but recent profits may give you more marketing flexibility.Affordable feed and forage suggests a reasonable cost of gain for preconditioning. If you used profits to upgrade facilities, you’re ready to take advantage of reduced labor and management costs while trying to add value and weight in an uncertain market.As calf supplies increases in this expansion phase, premiums for preconditioning tend to increase as buyers become more selective.The value of gain during preconditioning is linked to improvements in health, reduction in shrink and weight gain. It’s hard to earn health premiums without some verification, so consider participating in branded systems with defined requirements, oversight and a marketing program to increase buyer confidence.Shrink is reduced when you separate weaning stress from marketing. Shrink is inevitable when you handle cattle, but preconditioning lets you sort them into marketing groups in the lot as you familiarize them with bunk feeding.Producers should work with nutritionists to develop an energy-dense diet to promote gain during this critical time. Selling more pounds of a value-added product is another way to improve preconditioning profits while preparing calves to perform on the rail. Since marbling development is a lifetime process, energy-dense preconditioning diets offer advantages on the farm or ranch while potentially enhancing grade for the feeder.As the cow herd expands, you can expect more selection pressure on replacement heifers everywhere, so you might as well start at home. The record-low beef cow inventory coupled with record-high calf prices last year led to greater heifer retention and less selection pressure. When you wean heifers this fall, pay more attention to quality replacements.Begin by selecting heifers born early in the calving season. These early-born females are more productive over their lifetime and carry genetics adapted to your operation’s management and resources. They will be older and require less inputs to achieve puberty and an adequate percentage of mature size by the start of breeding season.From this group, cull heifers with obvious disposition problems, because seldom does a poor disposition get better. Heifers with pinkeye scars or known health challenges are also candidates for culling. If you’re trying to moderate mature size, take another look at frame in your heifers. It’s easy to spot and cull the short and poor performers, but if you don’t cull the larger framed heifers, mature cows size will drift higher over time.This is the time to look at available data such as individual weaning weights and perhaps records for related females in the herd. Keep that data handy as you look at frame size to help find the right heifers.Another data point to consider is DNA. A preconditioning period lets you make an initial phenotypic evaluation, collect samples on heifer prospects and wait for results while the group remains in the lot. Current DNA tests provide information on maternal, terminal and production traits, along with optional parentage and BVD-PI testing. Combining the DNA results with records and phenotypic evaluation lets you select replacements suited to the environment while advancing the genetic merit of their offspring.last_img read more

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Netflix Adds 7.7 Million Subscribers in 2010 to Pass 20 Million

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Beyond subscriber growth, Netflix examines several areas of its business, such as DVD delivery, international expansion, consumer electronics and its streaming content plan. In terms of DVDs versus streaming content, the company writes that “streaming is much bigger for us than DVD, in hours of entertainment delivered, and streaming is growing much faster than DVD, our DVD shipment and content costs are still very material.” It makes sure to assure DVD subscribers, however, that “we intend to continue to offer great DVD-by-mail service for many years to come.” As for international expansion, it calls its results in Canada “excellent” and says that it expects to be “profitable on a run-rate basis in Q3 of this year.” It also says that, should Canada continue to perform well, it will expand into a second market by the second half of 2011. With continued success, Netflix will “invest aggressively in 2012 around the globe.”As for consumer electronic devices and streaming content, the letter mostly recaps on previous announcements – consumers will soon see integrated “Netflix” buttons on some devices and the company will continue to vie for first-run streaming content and complete television shows. Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… mike melanson Netflix is announcing its Q4 2010 earnings (pdf) today and one of the big stories, as you might expect, is the company’s explosive growth. According to the letter the company issued to its shareholders, Netflix surpassed the 20 million subscriber mark in final hours of 2010, adding 7.7 million of those subscribers during 2010.In the letter, the company looks at this growth and explains how it will only help the company to continue to add compelling content and increase its business in the times ahead.According to the letter, subscriber growth in 2010 far outpaced its original prediction of 3.6 million. Part of this growth, it says, can be attributed to its newly-offered streaming-only plan, which accounts for more than a third of all new subscribers. Of the 7.7 million new subscribers in 2010, nearly 3.1 million arrived in the fourth quarter alone. As the letter explains, this sort of growth “means more money to license content with, which drives more subscriber growth.” Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#news#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Meralco nips Star to clinch playoff berth

first_imgLOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  “We’re still hurting from that all-Filipino Finals,” Cone added. “We will come into that game with the positive energy (after beating the Elite handily), all I wished is that we had one more day to prepare for them.”In the first game, Alaska also tries to extend its own streak and get solidly in the fight for a playoff berth when the Aces battle sputtering KIA Picantos at 4:30 p.m. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City PBA IMAGESSTA. Rosa, Laguna – Allan Durham scored 29 points, had 27 rebounds and missed a triple double by just three assists in leading Meralco to a 96-90 decision of Star in a Petron Saturday Special Game that sealed a playoff berth in the PBA Governors’ Cup at Sta. Rosa Multipurpose Complex here.The Bolts built big leads early and showed a lot of poise and composure in staving off rallies by the Hotshots all the way until the final buzzer, as they bounced back from a tough loss to sister team TNT KaTropa to formalize entry into the quarterfinals after rising to 6-2.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Meanwhile, Barangay Ginebra shoots for an eighth straight win – and possibly top seeding – on Sunday when the streaking Gin Kings battle Grand Slam-seeking sister team San Miguel Beer at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Kings got the perfect workout they needed on Friday night in dispatching Blackwater, and extending the conference’s longest winning run would, in all likelihood, mean a top four berth and a twice-to-beat incentive in the first round of the playoffs.Game time is 6:45 p.m.With a 4-3 record, the Beermen are still out of the top four and a loss would greatly hamper their chancesof tabbing that win-once advantage in the quarterfinals.Despite the great form they are enjoying, Ginebra coach Tim Cone refuses to admit that they are the team to beat thus far in the conference.“San Miguel is the team to beat,” Cone said after a 98-81 win over the Elite two nights ago. “I read somewhere that coach Leo (Austria) was saying that. I just chuckled after reading it.”And Ginebra has the motivation to beat San Miguel and make life hard for the Beermen entering the homestretch of the elimination round.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Lady Tamaraws stop Lady Eagles for 2-0 start in PVL Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Durham didn’t do it all, actually, as the entire Meralco starting unit finished in twin digits in scoring with Chris Newsome spiking a 17-point night with seven assists and Baser Amer making three triples in finishing with 13.The loss was the third straight after four consecutive wins for the Hotshots, who have now dropped out of the top four for the meantime and allowed the Texters to squeeze in.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMeralco will still face Alaska, GlobalPort and San Miguel Beer, in that order, in closing out its elimination round schedule and would need to go at least 2-1 to seal a top four berth, and a twice-to-beat privilege.Malcolm Hill had 28 points and 10 rebounds for the Hotshots. View commentslast_img read more

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2012 NYC/SOO Referee Appointments

first_imgCongratulations to the following referees on their appointments in the 2012 X-Blades National Youth Championships finals and State of Origin Series. National Youth Championships Finals18’s Boys FinalRob BowenMichael WattTim Pearson18’s Girls FinalJustin ParsonsAmanda Single Liam Cooper18’s Boys Community FinalMarcus MullerZachary SchembriAaron Mackenzie18’s Boys Developing State FinalGiancarlo LeungChristian del CastilloKim White18’s Girls Community FinalJo MasonBrendan JonesJenny Madders18’s Girls Developing State FinalKai MarutaSitha MeadAnne Beetham State of Origin – Game OneMen’s OpenDavid BaggioDale LawrenceLuke McKenzieWomen’s Open Brad SmithMick MedlinMatt LaveryMixed OpenSam ClarkBrett FreshwaterDamien CarlsonMen’s 20’sScott CampbellGavin KingSimon JacksonWomen’s 20’sRebecca WardSam HaconMichael WattMen’s 30’sKim SkellyNathan BudgeMark KellyWomen’s 30’sBrenton TurnerBeau NewellAmanda SingleMen’s 35’sBill SladeTammey ChappelMack HovermanWomen’s 35’sTerri ThomasKaren DaviesJames SteinbergMen’s 40’sBernard O’DonohueRichard McIlroyAndrew SmithWomen’s 40’sAnton Van RensburgNic AltinRob WardMen’s 45’sJohn FrostChris MurrayPaul SullivanMen’s 50’sCraig HughesVictor NaumovskiKen GilbertState of Origin Game TwoMen’s OpenDavid BaggioDale LawrenceLuke McKenzieWomen’s Open Damien CarlsonSam ClarkMark KellyMixed OpenBrett FreshwaterNathan BudgeKim SkellyMen’s 20’s Scott CampbellGavin KingMack HovermanWomen’s 20’sRebecca WardSamantha HaconChris MurrayMen’s 30’sBrad SmithMick MedlinMatt LaveryWomen’s 30’sJames SteinbergTerri ThomasBrenton TurnerMen’s 35’s Simon JacksonBill SladeTammey ChappelWomen’s 35’sKaren DaviesNic AltinRob WardMen’s 40’sBernard O’DonohueAndrew SmithJohn FrostWomen’s 40’sMichael WattTim PearsonRob BowenMen’s 45’sRichard McIlroyPaul SullivanBeau NewellMen’s 50’sVictor NaumovskiCraig HughesAnton Van RensburgState of Origin Game ThreeMen’s Open David BaggioDale LawrenceLuke McKenzieWomen’s Open Damien CarlsonSam ClarkMark KellyMixed Open Brett FreshwaterNathan BudgeKim SkellyMen’s 20’sScott CampbellGavin KingMack HovermanWomen’s 20’sRebecca WardSamantha HaconChris MurrayMen’s 30’s Brad SmithMick MedlinMatt LaveryWomen’s 30’sTerri ThomasJames SteinbergAnton Van RensburgMen’s 35’sSimon JacksonBill SladeTammey ChappelWomen’s 35’sKaren DaviesRob WardNic AltinMen’s 40’sBernard O’DonohueAndrew SmithJohn FrostWomen’s 40’sRebecca WardJo MasonMarcus MullerMen’s 45’sBeau NewellRichard McIlroyBrenton TurnerMen’s 50’sPaul SullivanVictor NaumovskiCraig Hughes Related LinksReferee Appointmentslast_img read more

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Your Chance To Hang Out With The Stars At The 2015 Necker

first_imgA new auction hosted by CharityBuzz is giving you the chance to bid to be a part of The 2015 Necker Open with Sir Richard Branson, Greg Norman and Special Guests Chevy Chase and Dave Feherty!The winner of the auction will have the chance to play in the Necker Open Golf Pro-Am, have a half hour private lesson with Greg Norman and hop on a private jet to Necker Island with Chevy Chase.Team up with Greg Norman and other PGA Tour Legends to compete in this fun, spirited golf event across world-class golf courses and the wonderful backdrop of the British Virgin Islands.Your journey will begin with 2 nights and 36 holes and will also include a 1/2 hour private golf lesson with Greg Norman at the Lodge at Sea Island, along with Special Guests Dave Feherty and Chevy Chase.You will then be whisked away by private jet along with Chevy Chase to Necker Island for 3 nights of relaxation, parties and fun with Host Sir Richard Branson and the “Necker 9” golf challenges.Each of the 12 spots includes all-inclusive accommodations and private air transportation for two.The auction will benefit the Greg Norman Foundation and the Marilyn G. Rabb Foundation.To find out more about the auction and make a bid, click here.last_img read more

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