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first_img Reporters Without Borders rallies former hostages in Paris, following the kidnapping of journalist Olivier Dubois. June 8, 2021 Find out more MaliFranceAfricaEurope – Central Asia Activities in the fieldProtecting journalists Armed conflictsImpunity Help by sharing this information A demonstration was held outside the main law courts in central Paris at 9 a.m. today to urge the French and Malian judicial authorities to do much more to shed light on the murders of Radio France Internationale journalists Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon in Mali more than three years ago.​ January 13, 2017 Paris demo demands truth about murders of two journalists in Mali With press photographers in attendance, more than 20 people took part in the protest organized by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), the Association of Friends of Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon, and RFI’s Society of Journalists. Limited judicial cooperation between the French and Malian governments have blocked progress in the investigation into the double murder of the RFI journalists in Kidal, in northern Mali, on 2 November 2013. The French government has classified many relevant documents as “defence secrets,” thereby preventing their use by the judicial authorities, while the security situation in northern Mali has prevented officials from ever visiting the crime scene. No witness as so far been questioned. “This inertia is unacceptable,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “We demand answers and more transparency in the handling of this investigation. There are people who have information. It must be possible for them to be questioned by the judicial authorities so that we can finally learn the truth.” RSF, which defends freedom of information, has registered as interested civil party in the case in order to be able to play an active role in support of the Association of Friends of Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon. Mali is ranked 122nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. France is ranked 45th. to go further News News Twitter blocked, journalism threatened in Nigeria Follow the news on Africa News June 10, 2021 Find out more News MaliFranceAfricaEurope – Central Asia Activities in the fieldProtecting journalists Armed conflictsImpunity Organisation Receive email alerts RSF_en Time is pressing, 20 years after Burkinabe journalist’s murder June 7, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more


first_imgCrisps and snacks manufacturer Walker’s has redesigned the packaging of its Sensations crisps brand as part of a multi-million-pound campaign to drive the brand’s growth. New flavours are also being introduced to its sharing range and the brand will feature in new TV advertising and will also have its own dedicated website. The new black packa-ging for the £77m brand aims to increase shelf stand-out.A number of flavours are available in a 40g format, including Thai Sweet Chilli, Roasted Chicken and Thyme and Oriental Red Curry.RSP: 54p – 40g bags[http://www.sensationscrisps.co.uk]last_img


first_img Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 14, 2014 Love Letters View Comments What happens when The View co-host Rosie O’Donnell and Love Letters headliner Carol Burnett hang out in a dressing room together? They crack each other up, of course! O’Donnell and her wife Michelle Rounds stopped by to cheer on their pal, who will star in the two-hander by A.R. Gurney through November 8 alongside Brian Dennehy. After the show, Burnett welcomed the Broadway alum backstage to catch up, and Broadway.com was on the scene to capture the starry reunion. Check out these photos of O’Donnell with Burnett and Dennehy, then see Love Letters at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre!last_img


first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A burglar posing as a utility worker talked his way into a 79-year-old Herricks woman’s home, where he stole her jewelry, Nassau County police said.The victim answered a knock at the door of her Pine Street home, where a man claiming to work for National Grid and wearing a yellow work vest and a yellow construction hat said that he needed to check her home for a gas and water leak following a gas explosion at 12:40 p.m. Friday, police said.The suspect told the victim to turn on the faucet in the kitchen while the was alone in a bathroom near the master bedroom for 20 minutes and then fled, police said.The victim discovered assorted gold jewelry missing from her jewelry box shortly later, police said.A police spokeswoman confirmed that there were in fact no gas explosions reported at the time of the burglary.Third Squad detectives request anyone with information regarding this crime to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.last_img read more


first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Having done lots of marketing automation onboarding and coaching in the last year, I’ve decided it would be helpful to put some of CU 2.0’s processes out there. You might be wondering… this guy doesn’t write blogs, so who is he and why should I trust him?Well, one of the core services that CU 2.0 provides is marketing automation. As our project manager and head of automation, I feel pretty darn suited to address marketing automation topics and share some of my thoughts and expertise on the matter.If you’re new to marketing automation and want to learn how to achieve some quick wins with the platform of your choosing, then read on!last_img


first_imgRead also: ‘Prioritized’: Indonesia to establish $5b sovereign wealth fund to support economyShe went on to say that such a distinction was expected to boost the government’s confidence in keeping the country’s finances in check.Global Markets noted that the minister’s decision to provide fiscal stimulus packages – in the form of social security, tax incentives and subsidies for businesses bearing the brunt of the pandemic – was worthy of recognition.Furthermore, the publication also praised Sri’s decision to widen the state budget deficit, which passed 3 percent of GDP in August after the government relaxed the legal limit through Law No. 2/2020 to help fund the fight against the pandemic. (rfa)Topics : Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati has once again been named the Finance Minister of the Year for East Asia Pacific by Global Markets magazine for her accomplishments throughout the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.The minister previously received the honor in 2018.“This title is [a tribute] to the hard work and dedication of the entire Finance Ministry in navigating the COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia,” Sri said in a statement on Monday as quoted by kompas.com.last_img read more


first_imgThe World Kayak Marathon Championships is an annual event which is organised by the International Canoe Federation (ICF).The inaugural event took place in Nottingham, England in 1988, and since then has been held in a variety of different countries.Kayak marathon racing would traditionally have seen competitors race from one point to another on a river or lake, but this format has developed to encourage a more spectator-friendly approach, with lap courses being created which include a number of portages (running while carrying the boat).The 2016 World Championships in Brandenburg, Germany, consisted of six laps, with four portages. South Africa will host this event in Pietermaritzburg in 2017. Maytom, a local eye surgeon, is an enthusiastic local promoter of the sport of Sprint and Marathon Racing Canoe and Kayak.The local doctor continues to generously donate his time and share his expertise with the developing paddlers of the the Nelson Kayak and Canoe Club. That coaching helped a young crew of padders find success at the 2016 BC Summer Games in Abbotsford.Maytom, an avid paddler, shot up the kayaking ladder when he won a boat load of medals at the Canadian Masters Championships. Neville Maytom is used to being on the podium.So it should come to no surprise that the Nelson Doctor once again early medal honours at the World Kayak Marathon Championships last month in Brandenburg, Germany. The Canadian combo of Neville and his K2 (double kayak) partner, Rob Lang from Prince Edward Island, finished third, earning a bronze medal in the Masters division.The 20 kilometer race, which took place in rough windy conditions, was won by a team from South Africa, with Germany finishing second. Most kayaking nations were represented at this event, with Spain, Hungary, Argentina and South Africa fielding particularly strong teams of paddlers.  The Canadian team consisted of five paddlers.last_img read more


first_imgFrom podcaster to videomaker — how can you use video in podcasts, what are some different video styles, and how can you stay ahead of the growing trend?The world of podcasting is nothing new to most content creators and industry professionals. Yet, heading into 2020, the numbers continue to trend upwards in about every distinction. According to research, in 2019, nearly twenty-two percent of Americans admit to listening to podcasts weekly, a number up from seventeen percent just the year before. That’s almost sixty-two million people in the U.S. streaming every week!For those in the film and video profession, these are numbers we simply can’t ignore. Traditionally, podcasts don’t feature video. Instead, they’re usually thought of as something you listen to. However, it might surprise you to learn that forty-nine percent (so just about half) of all podcast-listening happens at home, compared to only twenty-two percent in the car.As more and more podcasts spring up and find success, more and more of these podcasters are looking to video as both a way to stand out and as a way to increase revenue and followers, and expand their digital brands.The Different Video Podcast StylesImage by Branislav Nenin.Let’s start by taking a look at the different approaches you can take for video podcasts. These’ll vary for every podcast based on your audience and how you’d like to present yourself and your information. The goal with video is to provide relevant, helpful video information that simple audio lacks.PowerPoint StyleThis is probably the best option for the most traditional podcasters. If you already have a production workflow (or a backlog of recorded material), adding a straightforward PowerPoint video element is about as simple an approach as you can take. And, it’s not difficult.Think of approaching it as if you were giving a PowerPoint or pitch deck presentation, and you needed slides to go along with your script or speech. Whether you’re using simple images or text on screen, creating a podcast with visual elements to help illustrate your talking points can actually be quite powerful. Especially if you use some basic editing tips and tricks to add some animation and simple motion graphics.Livestream StyleAnother style, which many podcasters are quick to adapt for adding video, is the straightforward livestream approach. It can be as simple as setting up an affordable action camera — like a GoPro — in your recording space and capturing the entire podcast as a livestream. And, of course, you can livestream it!From Facebook to Vimeo to Twitch, livestreaming can be a great way to connect with your fans. And, in many instances, it gives you that video element you can upload after the fact for people to watch and listen to later.YouTube Vlog StyleAnd, if you want to go on the higher-production quality end, making those YouTube and vlog-style videos might be your best bet. I only say YouTube because there are so many famous YouTubers who are often basically doing a podcast setup — but focused on the video elements and on-camera performance.This style employs much more production time and editing, since you’ll often be setting multiple shots and splicing things together more tightly. But, it can also be much more lucrative, and the true next step in the video podcast game.What You Need to Record Video PodcastsIf you’ve already been working with podcasting, you should know a bit about audio recording and what types of microphones you need. For video (depending on your style), you can get away with anything from recording directly to a smartphone, laptop, or action camera, upwards to shooting on any level of digital camera.For those not too familiar with video, though, lighting is a chief concern. It’s important also to recognize that podcasts are generally long-form, stretching anywhere from a couple of minutes to a couple of hours.As outlined in this article, recording for long periods can be tricky for some cameras and setups. So, do your research before investing in a good camera for recording your podcasts.Editing Video PodcastsImage by spaxiax.The same is true with editing. As I mentioned above, even when working with the simplest PowerPoint styles, you’re still often going to be creating long videos. Long videos mean long uploading, rendering, and exporting times — as well as large files.You’ll quickly learn that in the world of video production, the editing process can last upwards of ten times longer than the actual filming. I’d suggest you start with shorter video podcasts at first, with basic edits. You can make things more sophisticated as you go on, but be prepared for a lot of lost time while waiting for exports. (And here’s a good article on staying productive during downtime.)Cover image by Dean Drobot.For more tips and tricks on audio and video recording, check out these articles.9 Things You Should Check Before Recording AudioThe Indie Filmmaker’s Guide to Recording AudioTutorial: Removing Audio Pops and Recording Audio DifferentlyGear Roundup: The Top Three Audio Recorders Under $300Recording Audio into Premiere Prolast_img read more


first_imgAgent of AC Milan midfielder Locatelli says he’s happy at Sassuoloby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe agent of AC Milan midfielder Manuel Locatelli says he’s happy at Sassuolo.Locatelli joined Sassuolo on loan last summer with an obligatory purchase option.“He had the courage to leave Milan,” Stefano Castelnovo told Gazzetta dello Sport.“It wasn’t a choice for everyone, but in my opinion it was a winning one. He’s grateful to his former team, but it was right to look forward.“Sassuolo will buy him for €12m. After that we’ll see, but I really believe he’ll stay for at least another season.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img


first_imgLAS VEGAS, Nev. – Today’s vision of a smart home has more to do with what’s technologically possible than what people really need.Thus the endless parade of internet-connected wine openers, water bottles, meat thermometers and refrigerators, and a dearth of automation that would clean and fold our laundry, pick up things around the house or assist aging people as their physical strength wanes.Not that some tinkerers aren’t trying to come up with life-changing tools, often while trying to persuade consumers to share their routines and shopping habits to make all this work — and potentially opening the doors to hacking or surveillance in their homes.The annual CES gadget show, which opened in Las Vegas on Tuesday, is a showcase of the latest innovations from big corporations and tiny startups. Some of these inventions could soon be useful to consumers. Others look outlandishly impractical — or maybe it’s too soon to tell.THE INTERNET OF WHAT?Want to book an Uber ride from your fridge? Samsung has you covered with one of its latest refrigerator models unveiled in Vegas. Of if you’re looking for a water bottle that “helps celebrate when you’ve met your hydration goals,” the internet-connected Hidrate Spark 2.0 has arrived.You can command a Whirlpool microwave to switch settings with your voice, but per regulations, you still have to walk over to push the button to start it (and of course put food in and out). A meat thermometer made by Apption Labs will send a notification to your phone app when your steak is fully barbecued.It’s unlikely that anyone but the most extreme wine connoisseur will need to track wine-preserving argon gas levels in a half-finished bottle of pinot noir. But a maker of bottle-opening gadgetry, Coravin, lets you do just that. The device needles wine out of a bottle without pulling the cork. What’s new is connectivity and an app, so you’re alerted when the gadget needs cleaning or a new battery.All this reflects a cottage industry striving to imbue every last household appliance or wearable item with connectivity. But do we really need it?NEVER MIND THE NAYSAYERSWhat one person considers a silly idea is another person’s breakthrough, and many innovations displayed at CES could find long-term commercial success among niche audiences even if they aren’t widely adopted, said technology analyst Tom Coughlin, president of Coughlin Associates.“Some stuff is before it’s time. Some stuff is partially thought through,” Coughlin said. But you never know, he said, because “sometimes people don’t know what they need until they see it.”At CES, Coughlin said, “you see the hopes and dreams, the fantasies, both mad and sublime and clever things that people can think of doing.”THE DUTCH LESSONIn the Netherlands, startup entrepreneurs often look mockingly back to a late-1990s video that asked random people in Amsterdam if they ever wanted a mobile phone, said Stefan Witkamp, co-founder of smart home startup Athom B.V.“Now it’s unthinkable not to have your smartphone,” said Witkamp, whose company’s Homey product links various connected devices to a single system. Similar skepticism now affects smart devices, he said.“People think, why do I need to control my music through my smartphone? Why do I need to manage and monitor my home remotely or automatically? But it could very well be that in five years, we’ll be thinking: ‘Why would we ever not want to?’”BUT WHERE’S MY ROBOT?The reality is that it’s a lot easier to connect an appliance to the internet than it is to build “Rosie,” the robotic maid that TV cartoon show “The Jetsons” launched into the world’s imagination a half-century ago.Sure, robotic vacuums are already cleaning carpets and kitchen floors around the world, but the level of artificial intelligence and physical precision it takes to do housework like a human is still a far-off dream for robot-makers. Instead, many of the robots coming on the consumer market are either toys or designed to be a more personality-driven version of a talking speaker.But it’s not for lack of trying.DUELING LAUNDRY-FOLDERS“It took us 13 years to reach this point,” said Shin Sakane, founder and CEO of Tokyo-based Seven Dreamers Laboratories.His “Laundroid” clothes-folder — and the rival FoldiMate also on display at CES — are feats of engineering that also underscore the limits of current technology. Sakane’s bureau-sized machine is powered by hidden robotic arms and computer vision that can distinguish between different types of clothing.“It’s a soft material,” Sakane said, clutching a white towel. “It could be a T-shirt. It’s hard to distinguish.”Priced at $16,000, the machine can take 30 items per cycle, though it’s still not terribly efficient. It takes 10 or more minutes to fold a shirt — making each cycle a 6-hour project.Rival FoldiMate claims to be faster, but the company came to the show for the second-year running without a functioning prototype. As founder and CEO Gal Rosov demonstrated putting shirts and towels into a top rack where they were sucked into the machine, a bottom drawer opened with pre-folded items inside. To repeat the display, he opened a middle panel where crumpled items hadn’t been folded at all.Rosov said the machine on display was just a concept model and the company hopes to start “early shipping” at the end of 2019.last_img read more