Journalist arrested for implicating president’s family in scandal

first_img News Organisation Guinean journalist’s continuing detention is “incomprehensible,” RSF says Follow the news on Guinea News April 9, 2021 Find out more RSF recalled that three journalists were arrested in Guinea in 2001. Two ofthem were sentenced to several months’ imprisonment for criticising seniorstate officials. Help by sharing this information GuineaAfrica Guinean journalist finally freed after being held for nearly three months GuineaAfrica Newscenter_img According to information collected by RSF, on 29 January 2002, AlcoumbaDiallo, founder and publication director of the weekly “L’Aurore”, wasarrested by security forces and taken to the Kaloum Police’s third mobilestation. He was interrogated about his sources by Commander Soumah,President Conté’s aide-de-camp. This followed the publication of an articlein the newspaper’s 11 to 15 January issue which reported that some of theNational Navy’s ships are owned by the president’s family. RSF_en In a letter to President Lansana Conté, RSF protested thearrest of the weekly “L’Aurore”‘s publication director. “Legal proceduresare casually held up to ridicule in this affair,” stated Robert Ménard, theorganisation’s secretary-general. “Journalists accused of violating thepress law are granted twenty days before being heard, according to Guineanlaw. The law also grants them the option of declining to reveal theirsources,” he recalled. RSF called for the journalist’s immediate release. May 19, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News April 15, 2021 Find out more to go further Guinea : RSF and AIPS call for release of two imprisoned journalists January 31, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist arrested for implicating president’s family in scandallast_img read more

McHugh appeal over Erganagh vandalism and anti-social behaviour

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Twitter McHugh appeal over Erganagh vandalism and anti-social behaviour DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp A Sinn Fein councillor has issues an appeal to those involved in the Erganagh area of Castlederg to desist and leave local residents in peace.It comes as Councillor Ruairi McHugh has been contacted by a number of residents of the Erganagh/Elmwood area of the town in relation to an upsurge of vandalism and anti-social behaviour by a small group of youths which is causing considerable distress.Recent incidents range from vandalising property, stealing toys from gardens and breaking bottles.Councillor McHugh is appealing for those involved to reflect on how they would feel, if on the receiving end. Homepage BannerNews By News Highland – November 3, 2019 Pinterestcenter_img Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford Previous articleSt Naul’s progress into Ulster Intermediate Club Championship Semi-FinalsNext article“It’s been a brilliant few weeks for us”- Martin Regan News Highland Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+last_img read more

Venus in Boston, Playing Dead in L.A. & More Cross-Country Highlights for the New Year

first_img View Comments LOS ANGELES, CA A Magical New Year’s Scare Leave it to Teller (the silent half of Penn & Teller) and magician Todd Robbins to create a show billed as being “inappropriate for the faint of heart—or those under 18.” Play Dead, running through January 12 at the Geffen Playhouse’s Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater, combines storytelling, illusion and telepathy to explore the border between life and death. The description alone gives us chills! Happy New Year, everyone! We can’t think of a better way to ring in 2014 than with an evening at the theater—and luckily, there’s are plenty of exciting productions to choose from across the country. Check out our first Countrywide Guide of the year, featuring Momma Rose, life and death, S&M and more! BOSTON, MA A New Touch of Venus Catch the Tony-nominated play that The New York Times called “good, kinky fun” when David Ives’ Venus in Fur begins performances at the Huntington Theatre Company on January 3. Chris Kipiniak is cast as Thomas, a modern-day playwright/director who shares an erotically charged audition with a mysterious actress named Vanda (Andrea Syglowski). See them smolder through February 2. GLENCOE, IL Luck of the Irish—or Lack Thereof Playwright Conor McPherson is a poet of the everyday, and Port Authority centers on a trio of Dublin men from different generations delivering a series of monologues that trace their response to life’s challenges. Writers Theatre’s well-reviewed production of this 2001 drama continues through February 16. Don’t miss these tales well told. ARLINGTON, VA Let Them Entertain You It’s always a good time to see Gypsy, and one of the biggest stars of the DC theater scene, Sherri L. Edelen, will take on the titanic role of Momma Rose in Signature Theatre of Viginia’s revival. Joe Calarco directs a cast of Signature veterans in a production that was extended through January 26 even before previews began. As usual, everything’s coming up roses for this beloved musical. ROCHESTER, NY Step on the Gas John Cariani’s romantic comedy Almost, Maine ranks as one of America’s most produced plays. The actor-turned-playwright returns to the Maine woods with Last Gas, which centers on a single dad who manages the last convenience store before the Canadian border. See what happens when his old flame comes back to town at Geva Theatre Center in a production running from January 7 through February 2.last_img read more

Certified Angus Beef celebrates 40 years with 40 barn paintings, keeping Ohio at its heart

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Joel PenhorwoodThe Ohio-based Certified Angus Beef brand known around the world has spent the past year celebrating 40 years of existence by painting their famous logo on 40 barns across the country.“We feel extremely fortunate to be able to celebrate 40 years. That’s a real milestone for this brand and production agriculture as well, and definitely the Angus breed,” said John Stika, president of Certified Angus Beef. “It means 40 years of providing consumers with the high quality product, both here in Ohio as well as around the world. And we’re here today on the exact date 40 years later that the brand sold its first pound as Renzetti’s IGA in Columbus, Ohio.”Stika made the comments after he put the finishing touches on the final mural of the 40-barn campaign in which artist Troy Freeman crisscrossed the country to paint a diverse range of buildings from brand new metal structures to old wooden barns.The CAB brand, now a worldwide marketing stronghold, continues to maintain roots in Ohio.“When you share with folks that we’re located in Wooster, Ohio, they kind of look at you and they thought we would be located out maybe farther west, maybe in Big Sky country or ranching country, perhaps. The idea for Certified Angus Beef started right here in, honestly, Marshallville, Ohio,” Stika said. “An angus breeder and businessman by the name of Harold Etling had the idea to create this brand that could create demand for angus cattle. He shared that with other entrepreneurs in Ohio and the ideas started right here in the minds of angus breeders in this state. Then they hired a guy by the name of Mick Colvin who lived in West Salem and he took the idea and made it a reality. The first pound was sold in Columbus. Our roots in Ohio agriculture and in the Ohio Angus Association run extremely deep. It’s pretty interesting. While we celebrate 40 years in existence, the Ohio Angus Association celebrates its hundredth anniversary here at the same time. “Certified Angus Beef has become much more than just a name, turning out impressive marketing results.“We are celebrating here in our 40th year, our 14th consecutive year of growth, our 12th record sales year in a row, and for the last three years we’ve sold over a billion pounds of Certified Angus Beef worldwide,” Stika said. “The brand is sold in every state in the United States, but we also sell into 52 other countries around the world. So, this brand that started right here in Ohio has a global reach and is providing products to consumers that love great tenderness, flavor, and juiciness in the products, in the beef products, that they feed their families.”Though the final of the 40 painted barns can be found at the Atterholt Farm outside of Loudonville, others with the same image can be found all across the United States. The nationwide project started this past spring.“We’ve painted barns in Florida to the Pacific Northwest and Montana from California clear into Pennsylvania and parts of New England,” Stika said. “So, we tried to scatter them around the country, because those angus breeders that support this brand, that produce the genetics, that produce that quality product, they’re scattered from one end of this county to the other. And this brand represents each and every one of them.“The ceremony commemorating the 40th barn painting garnered a large crowd of Certified Angus Beef employees, supporters, and community members cheering its completion, and enjoying beef prepared by world-class chefs on staff. Former Ohio Department of Agriculture Director David Daniels, at the time still in his position, presented proclamations from the Governor Kasich’s office recognizing CAB’s history. Also guiding the final paintbrush strokes was barn painter Troy Freeman of Free Sky studios, who has stayed busy with the project this past year.“You pick a location and I could tell you,” he said. “Every barn’s been different. I’ve got memories from every location, every family, every barn. Everywhere. It’s beautiful.”Freeman said the painting process is also a little different in every situation.“It’s a three-day process. I kind of blow into town and get out the night before and I get the drawing of the basic logo put up the night before and then I do all my base painting and any of the prep work. Metal barns take a lot of prep work, just to get that surface ready to be painted. Then I get all my base paint done and then I come out the next day to spray the gradient to get that nice and smooth and then I hand paint everything else. Hopefully it turns out nice,” Freeman said. “It has 40 times in a row so we’re good to go.”last_img read more


first_imgTouch Football Australia Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Colm Maguire has drafted an open letter to affiliated members of Touch Football Australia to address several key areas of interest and significance for all.To continue the progression Touch Football Australia has made towards a more unified approach to the delivery of the sport, a number of initiatives will be implemented in accordance with the Strategic and Operational plans of the organisation in the near future.The new direction taken is to maximize our product by ensuring we are meeting the needs of our members and optimally positioning the game to meet the immediate and future challenges in an ever-changing sporting landscape.The communication attached addresses the necessity to review affiliation fees from 1 January 2008, to explore growth initiatives, and to streamline debt collection process and policy to enable more efficient and viable practices to underpin the business operations of the organisation.Touch Football has earned a unique niche as one of Australia’s most popular participant sports for children and adults in both social and competitive spheres.As current Federation of International Touch World Champions, our success, potential, and ability to appeal to a wide cross section of the population and establish ourselves as a sport of choice is ever increasing.United, the future of our game is assured, Touch Football Australia look forward to working with you to achieve this key outcome.The New South Wales Touch Association (NSWTA) has been communicated with in relation to the document and will communicate directly with affiliates in New South Wales on the changes for NSWTA. Related Filesceo_letter_to_members_sept_07-pdflast_img read more

10 months agoRAI director attacks Juventus (and he’s a Roma fan)

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say RAI director attacks Juventus (and he’s a Roma fan)by Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe new director of Rai 2 Carlo Freccero has launched a stunning attack on Juventus.Freccero was asked about competing for Serie A broadcasting rights.He blasted: “I only watch the Premier League now, because Juventus always win in Italy. That’s because they have occupied all of VAR, it’s something out of this world.“All of the VARs are controlled by them. They’re manoeuvring, doing this, that and the other… it’s irritating. Forza Roma!”It’s not clear if he was referring to the Video Assistant Referee officials in the booth or the technology itself. last_img read more

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first_imgSponsor Advertisement These guys sure are in a hurry. They might as well have hired a brass band and marched it down Wall StreetAll was calm in the gold market through Far East and early London trading yesterday…and the gold price was up about five bucks going into the Comex open.  But then “the seas boiled and the skies fell”…and by shortly before noon in New York, JPMorgan Chase et al had engineered a price decline of almost thirty-five bucks.  Gold’s low price tick checked in at $1,634.30 spot.The subsequent rally lasted until about 4:00 p.m. Eastern time…and from there the gold price traded fairly flat into the electronic close.Gold finished the Thursday trading session at $1,647.20 spot…down $18.70 on the day.  Net volume was a hair under 200,000 contracts.But, like every other day of this engineered price decline, it was really silver that “da boyz” were after…and they got it real good on Thursday.Silver was up nearly twenty cents going into the Comex open, but it didn’t take long for the high-frequency traders to do a number on silver as well.  The low price tick…$29.51 spot…came about the same time as gold’s low price…and then silver traded sideways until a smallish rally began that started just before the Comex close.  This lasted until 4:00 p.m…just like gold…and then traded sideways into the electronic close.Silver finished the Thursday session at $29.92 spot…down $1.06 on the day…but had an intraday move of more than $1.65.  Net volume was monstrous…around 92,000 contracts.Of course neither platinum nor palladium were spared, either. On the day, gold closed down 1.12%…palladium down 2.03%…platinum was down 2.52%…but silver closed down a monstrous 3.42%…and at its low tick was down 5.3% from its pre-Comex open price.The dollar index opened around the 79.41 level on Thursday morning…but by 9:00 a.m. in New York, the index had fallen all the way down to 79.06.  Then the index rallied back to 79.38 by around 11:20 a.m. Eastern.  From there the dollar index backed off a bit…and closed at 79.25…up about 15 basis points from Wednesday’s close.It nearly goes without saying that there was zero co-relation between the dollar index and the precious metal prices yesterday.Not surprisingly the gold stocks gapped down at the open…with the low of the day coming at the low price tick for gold…around 11:45 a.m. Eastern time.  But by the close of the day, the gold stocks had gained back virtually all their losses…and the HUI closed down only 0.49%.  The insiders with deep pockets were buying every share that the weak hands were selling yesterday.  I hope you were one of them, dear reader.  Remember that “blood in the streets” quote I’ve mentioned on several occasions this month?Even more amazing was the fact that the silver stocks closed mixed on the day!  Nick Laird’s Intraday Silver Sentiment Index closed flat…down only 0.01%…and was actually in positive territory briefly.(Click on image to enlarge)The CME’s Daily Delivery Report showed a fair amount of activity, as 134 gold and a chunky 382 silver contracts were posted for delivery on the day before Christmas.  In gold, Credit Suisse First Boston was the surprise short/issuer with 128 contracts…and our two favourites…JPMorgan Chase and the Bank of Nova Scotia were the biggest long/stoppers.  UBS was a distant third.In silver it was also Credit Suisse First Boston as the short/issuer on 259 contracts…and Jefferies was in second place with 99 contracts.  Not surprisingly, our two old friends were there as long/stoppers…JPM and the Bank of N.S….with 172 and 179 contracts respectively.  As you are already aware, I consider these two banks to be the #1 and #2 short holders in the silver price management scheme on the Comex.The Issuers and Stoppers Report is definitely worth a minute of your time…and the link is here.There were no reported changes in GLD yesterday but, surprisingly enough, an authorized participant added 774,096 troy ounces of silver to SLV.The U.S. Mint had a surprise sales report yesterday…and I triple checked the first sales figure, as it showed they sold 18,000 ounces of gold eagles…zero silver eagles…and 500 one-ounce 24K gold buffaloes.  My guess is that most, if not all, of that sale went to just one buyer.The data from the Comex-approved depositories didn’t disappoint on Wednesday either.  It showed that no silver was brought in…but 1,542,167 troy ounces was reported shipped out the door.  The link to that activity is here.Since yesterday was the 20th of the month, The Central Bank of the Russian Federation updated their website with their November data.  It showed that they added another 100,000 ounces to their gold reserves, which now sits at 30.2 million troy ounces.  I’m beginning to wonder if, like the Chinese, the Russians aren’t reporting all the gold they’re squirreling away.  I guess we’ll find out in the fullness of time.  Nick Laird’s most excellent chart below tells all.(Click on image to enlarge)I don’t have a lot of stories today, so I hope you can at least find the time to skim the ones that I do have.One of the saddest lessons of history is this:  If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle.  We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us.  It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we have been taken. – Carl SaganThese guys sure are in a hurry.  They might as well have hired a brass band and marched it down Wall Street…combined with a front page ad in yesterday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal.  Talk about in your face!But, having said all that, it’s obvious that a major bottom is being put in at this point.  Whether we saw it yesterday…or it’s still to come…once this is done, I’d guess that somewhere in the not-too-distant future, a major rally will unfold in the precious metals…and for the first time in decades, JPMorgan et al may put their hands in their pockets and let her rip…at least for a little while.Ted Butler has been saying this for years…but that time might now be at hand.The share price action yesterday should be all the evidence you need that the insiders were buying everything in sight.  For silver to get nailed to the proverbial cross like it was…and have their associated equities finish flat on the day is one of the most astounding sights I’ve seen in the twelve years I’ve been watching the precious metal markets.  The same can be said about the gold equities.  And if they’re doing it, dear reader, I sure hope you’re following their lead.Today we get the Commitment of Traders Report for positions held at the close of Comex trading on Tuesday…so yesterday’s and Wednesday’s price/volume action won’t be included.  Too bad, as I’m sure that there was major technical fund long liquidation yesterday in all four precious metals…put particularly in gold and silver, as both metals had their 200-day moving averages taken out with real authority.Here are the 6-month charts for all four precious metals so you can see the lay of the land after yesterday’s price carnage.(Click on image to enlarge)(Click on image to enlarge)(Click on image to enlarge)(Click on image to enlarge)But is the carnage over?  I don’t know.  As Ted Butler has said over the years, when the final downside move comes, you can be sure that JPMorgan Chase et al will leave no stone unturned to get every speculative long they can to sell out to them…and to do that requires ever-lower prices.Of course that’s precisely what happened during early morning trading in the Far East on their Friday.  “Da Boyz” sent out their high-frequency traders to engineer the prices to new lows in both gold and silver…and that caused more technical funds to puke up their long positions, which allowed the bullion banks to cover more of their short positions, or go long themselves.  This has been their modus operandi for more than twenty-five years…and nothing has changed up to this point.  But it soon may.Not surprisingly, volumes in both metals are huge.  In gold, it’s 41,000+ contracts…and in silver it’s just over 11,000.  The dollar index moves are irrelevant…even though the index is up about 20 basis points at the moment.  In the past, the currencies have always been a convenient fig leaf for “da boyz” to hide behind when they were doing the dirty.  They could engineer the appropriate price moves in the dollar index just as easily as they could in the precious metals.  Now they don’t even bother. They just do what they want…and to hell with dollar index.  Like now, for instance.As I hit the ‘send’ button at 5:20 a.m. Eastern time, I note that all of gold and silver’s Far East losses are now history…and both metals are in positive territory in mid-morning trading in London.  How long this happy state of affairs lasts, or is allowed to last, is only know by the bullion banks…and Blythe Masters is not returning my calls.For the moment, all we can do is put on a pot of coffee and watch this unfold on our computer screens…which is basically what the CFTC and CME Group are doing as well…unless they’re orchestrating all this, which wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest.If you are in a position to take advantage of these deep discount prices in both the metal itself…and their associated shares, I would think that it’s in your best interests to do so.Today’s trading session in New York could be an education…as it’s Friday…and the last real trading day before Christmas.Enjoy your weekend…or what’s left of it, if you live west of the International Date Line.last_img read more

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