News News The three-year prison sentence imposed on cyber-dissident Li Jianping today as French President Jacques Chirac arrived on a three-day state visit to China was a “slap in the face” for French diplomacy, Reporters Without Borders said, reiterating its call to Chirac to intercede on behalf of the 83 journalists and cyber-dissidents imprisoned in China. April 27, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on China The three-year prison sentence imposed on cyber-dissident Li Jianping today as French President Jacques Chirac arrived on a three-day state visit to China was a “slap in the face” for French diplomacy, Reporters Without Borders said, reiterating its call to Chirac to intercede on behalf of the 83 journalists and cyber-dissidents imprisoned in China.Li received the sentence from a court in Zibo in the eastern province of Shandong, which found him guilty of “inciting subversion of the state” by posting articles about human rights and politics on websites based abroad.“We had hoped Chirac’s coming would be greeted by the release of prisoners of conscience,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Instead we find that the first day of his visit has been marked by a heavy prison sentence. This is a slap in the face for French diplomacy, which claims to be engaged in a ‘constructive’ dialogue on human rights, despite the lack of concrete results.”Li was officially charged on 9 March, nine months after he was arrested. The trial took place on 12 April although the verdict and sentence were not announced until today.A businessman who used to run a medical equipment supply business, Li is also a freelance journalist who regularly wrote for foreign websites such as Boxun News, ChinaEWeekly, China Democracy and Epoch Times, which Chinese Internet users cannot access. He criticised the government and the lack of freedom of expression in the Chinese media.Now aged 40, he took part in the Tiananmen Square demonstrations in Beijing in 1989 as a founder of the Independent Federation of Shanghai Universities.He is the eighth journalist or cyber-dissident to receive a prison sentence this year. RSF_en Help by sharing this information October 25, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Cyber-dissident gets three-year sentence on day French president arrives Receive email alerts March 12, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more to go further Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes ChinaAsia – Pacific China’s Cyber Censorship Figures News
Barring a crash on the 21st and final stage, the Italian Aru, is one minute and 17 seconds ahead of second-placed Joaquim Rodríguez of Spain (Katusha).
“Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America” has sold out in under three hours, generating more than $150,000 towards the ‘Fund For Progress on Race in America’ powered by United Way Worldwide.The concert will be recorded at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA on Wednesday, November 18th and will air on Friday, November 20th at 8PM ET/PM across the entire A+E Networks portfolio, including A&E, HISTORY, Lifetime, H2, LMN and fyi, as well as on iHeartMedia broadcast radio stations nationwide and the iHeartRadio digital platform.The two-hour special event will kick off A+E Networks’ campaign to confront issues of race, and promote unity and progress on racial equity, inspired by the response of the Mother Emanuel family members in Charleston and others working for reconciliation and change around the country.The biggest names in music, including Zac Brown Band, Eric Church, Jamie Foxx, Rhiannon Giddens, Tori Kelly, John Legend, Miguel, Pink, Jill Scott, Ed Sheeran, Sia, Bruce Springsteen, Sting and Pharrell Williams, will join together to perform, including a once-in-a-lifetime series of duets, focused on creating reconciliation and positive change in local communities. Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks.Immediately following the concert at 10pm ET/PT, A&E Network will air the one-hour special, “Shining a Light: Conversations on Race in America,” featuring artists engaging a diverse group of residents in local communities at the center of the national conversation on racial inequality and violence, including Charleston, Baltimore and Ferguson. Artists, including Pharrell Williams and John Legend, will spark solutions-focused conversations with community members with varying perspectives, including family members of victims, community leaders, law enforcement officials, clergy and organizations seeking to empower communities by fostering understanding, eliminating bias and addressing inequities that break along racial lines.The concert and the ancillary programming will help raise money for the Fund for Progress on Race in America powered by United Way Worldwide. The fund will provide grant funding to individuals and organizations fostering understanding, eliminating bias, as well as provide support to Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church and the broader A.M.E. denomination. The fund will support efforts to address racism and bias through public policy change, individual innovation, and community mobilization.The Fund for Progress on Race in America is under the leadership of an advisory board which includes: Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund; Rashad Robinson, Executive Director of Color of Change; Judith Browne Dianis, Co-Executive Director of the Advancement Project; Jonathan Greenblatt, National Director of the Anti-Defamation League; Rinku Sen, President and Executive Director of Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation; Bishop Vashti McKenzie, incoming chair of the A.M.E. Church General Board; Bishop Reginald Jackson, Social Action Chair for the A.M.E. Church; Mark Rodgers, President and CEO of the Clapham Group; Shawn Dove, CEO of the Campaign for Black Male Achievement; Van Jones, President & Co-Founder of #cut50; and Kimberly Gilmore, Senior Historian and Vice President of Social Responsibility, A+E Networks. The Advisory Group will be managed on behalf of A+E by Civic Entertainment Group and Values Partnerships.“Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America” is produced by Ken Ehrlich Productions in conjunction with A+E Networks and iHeartMedia. “Shining a Light: Conversations on Race in America” is produced by Lincoln Square Productions and Ken Ehrlich Productions in conjunction with A&E Network. For Ken Ehrlich Productions: Executive Producers are Ken Ehrlich and Rac Clark, Producer is Renato Basile, Writers are David Wild and Phil Gallo, and Director is Leon Knoles. For Lincoln Square Productions: Senior Executive Producer is Jeanmarie Condon and Executive Producer is Roxanna Sherwood. For A+E Networks: Executive Producers are Paul Buccieri, Rob Sharenow, Elaine Frontain Bryant, Shelly Tatro and Dan Silberman.Additionally, A+E Networks has made a commitment beyond the concert itself, to produce an ongoing series of roundtable discussions in communities across the country to bring people together to address the impact of racial inequity and bias. The network will bring together local and national speakers to address the power of unity and the detrimental impact of hate on our nation. The network will also produce a series of PSAs to air across all platforms.Find out more here.
Who said U.S. Olympic boxing was dead? Not Claressa Shields, a 17-year-old from Flint, Mich. who provided the Americans their only gold medal of the London Games.Shields, an unknown before the Olympics, capped off a remarkable journey by winning the middleweight gold in outpointing Russian Nadezda Torlopova, 19-12.Shields became the first U.S. gold medalist in boxing since Andre Ward took the light heavyweight prize in the 2004 Games. The London Games are the first to host women boxing and the first time at an Olympics, the U.S. men’s team failed to win a single medal.Shields started slowly in the first round, but warmed up with a few late exchanges that helped her find her striking range. The Excel Arena crowd chanted “U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!” for about 15 seconds midway through the two-minute round, which was scored a 3-3 tie.In the second round, the pace stayed the same until 48 seconds remained, when the referee stopped the bout to have the Russian’s shoelace retied. When the break ended, Shields charged after her opponent and started landing a series of blows. Shields won the round, 7-4.In the third round, Shields again started as the aggressor. But both fighters tried to land long punches. In the final minute, Shields nailed Torlopova with a good exchange in a corner. The round ended with more “U-S-A!” chants. Shields won it, 5-3.That gave her a 15-10 lead heading into the final round.In that round, Shields held back at the start, for the first time not charging after the Russian. For 30 seconds, neither fighter attempted more than a punch or two. Shields, obviously, knew she was ahead and wasn’t taking chances.In the final 30 seconds, the Russian tried to press the action and Shields battled her evenly. The round was scored 4-2 for Shields, whose excitement could not be contained. And who could blame her?
Turks & Caicos Islands Recognizes World AIDS Day 2014 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:porsha stubbs-Smith, world tourism day Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, September 28, 2016 – “My Fellow Turks and Caicos Islanders, today marks World Tourism Day 2016 under the theme “Tourism for All: Promoting Universal Accessibility”. As tourism throughout the world matures with almost 1.2 billion people traveling abroad each year, it proves to be a major economic driver. The tourist industry is dynamic, diverse, and highly competitive, thus the need for major promotion of accessible tourism.” “The Turks and Caicos Islands is a part of the global tourism move, as such, tourism should be attainable to all irrespective of a person’s physical limitation, disability or age, travel is for all to experience and embrace on an equal basis. It is therefore incumbent upon the Turks and Caicos Islands as one of the top travel destinations in the region to build upon, and improve on accessible tourism products and services; which will only place our country in an even better position as it relates to marketing. I am confident in the hospitality of our people, and as a country proud to welcome and engage visitors from all walks of life.”“Today as we celebrate Tourism for All! I encourage us as a people to embrace the opportunities available to market our beautiful by nature Turks and Caicos Islands as we work together to ensure each traveler is welcomed and may we identify with everyone as we are all deserving of the many unforgettable experiences that come with the world of travel.”“World Tourism day is celebrated annually on 27 September to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value. As the official day set aside in the United Nations Calendar the celebration seeks to highlight tourisms potential to contribute to reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), addressing some of the most pressing challenges society is faced with today.”
#MagneticMediaNews#NationalYouthMonth Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppMs. Cory Hamilton#Bahamas, October 28, 2017 – Nassau – An ambush by violence and negativity on many Caribbean countries’ traditional ways of life has inspired my award winning, artistically gifted niece Cory Hamilton of CC Sweeting Senior High in Nassau, Bahamas to create a drawing commanding her peers to ‘bury the bad, celebrate the good’.Our Family is very proud of Cory and the thousands of other young people who ‘get it’ and stand virtuously for the good which still exists! I mention here also, my cousin Lendeic Smith of the CR Walker High Class of 2018 who is a Governor General Youth Award recipient for excellence in Leadership.“To be recognized is one thing, but to be presented a national award by the Governor General herself in person is extraordinary. I’m just embracing every moment as I continue to excel,” said Ms. Smith.Hundreds of Bahamian Youth were congratulated for their diligence scholastically, socially, athletically and spiritually; an effort to ensure these well-doers are not forgotten or their works overshadowed by the less appealing reports on some of their generation.Deadline for entries in the art contest was yesterday; so I feel at liberty to share the original piece by Cory.Read more on the NATIONAL COMPETITION attached.Congratulations to these stand outs who are also mine! Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #NationalYouthMonth
KUSI Newsroom, San Diego Unified School District Data Breach could impact 500,000 students Updated: 6:28 PM Posted: December 21, 2018 KUSI Newsroom December 21, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego Unified School District said they have alerted employees and families to an incident involving the security of their personal data on the district’s information systems.According to the district they have reason to believe some employee and student personal data may have been compromised through the access or use by an unauthorized individual.Roughly 50 staff members whose accounts were compromised had the security on their accounts reset immediately upon discovery. Families of students whose data may have been accessed have been contacted by the district. The breach is believed to date back to January 2018 and could impact as many as 500,000 students who were enrolled in the district between the 2008-09 and 2018-19 school years, according to district officials.“Data security has become an increasing concern for public agencies, corporations and private citizens nationwide,” said Toren Allen executive director of San Diego Unified’s Integrated Technology Department. “We are constantly reviewing our practices and systems in an effort to find efficiencies and to identify potential vulnerabilities.”For more information, families and employees have been directed to visit www.sandiegounified.org/datasafety Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter