RWB sends observations on Yemen to UN Human Rights Council

first_img February 11, 2021 Find out more News Read in Arabic (بالعربية)Reporters Without Borders, which has consultative status with the United Nations, has submitted its observations and recommendations on freedom of Information in Yemen to the UN Human Rights Council ahead of Yemen’s Universal Periodic Review by the council during its 18th session in January and February 2014.In its submission, Reporters Without Borders has expressed concern about the situation of journalists, which has deteriorated steadily in the course of the past year.Read the RWB submission Receive email alerts RSF_en February 26, 2021 Find out more YemenMiddle East – North Africa News News Follow the news on Yemen Yemeni journalist killed, nine wounded in Aden airport explosions to go further January 6, 2021 Find out more United Nations: press freedom situation “deeply worrying” in Yemen, according to RSF YemenMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information Fixer for foreign reporters held in Aden for past five months Organisation June 17, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 RWB sends observations on Yemen to UN Human Rights Council Related documents 130617_upr_yemen_en.pdfPDF – 72.72 KB130617_upr_yemen_ar-2.pdfPDF – 460.66 KB130617_intro_upr_ar-2.pdfPDF – 32.34 KB Newslast_img read more

Two Gold Coast mega mansions top Queensland’s real estate sales list last week

first_img8082 Riverside Drive, Hope Island.The five-bedroom, five-bathroom Sanctuary Cove waterfront house hit the market in September.It has space for 10 cars, three separate living areas, a large rumpus room and two outdoor covered entertaining areas overlooking a pool.RE/MAX Regency, Gold Coast agent Martin Moolman said a local Gold Coast family bought the property.The Stoners paid $4.25 million for the property in 2012.Another five-bedroom five-bathroom mansion took out the number two spot after it sold for $2.5 million. 2256 Banksia Lakes Drive, Sanctuary Cove sold for $2.5 million.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoThe property at 2256 Banksia Lakes Drive, Sanctuary Cove overlooks the Pines Golf Course and offers luxury living on a grand scale.A 14m heated pool, 10-car garage and several outdoor living spaces are among its features.Hope Island Resort Realty agent Evan Molloy negotiated the sale.It has been listed for rent through Harcourts Coastal at $2000 per week. Hope Island is a boatie’s paradise. Photo: Richard GoslingHope Island Resort is a 360ha resort and residential community started by Shinko Australia in the 1990s.Both resorts today boast some of the most expensive luxury property on the Gold Coast with golf buggies a popular form of transportation around the resorts. 8082 Riverside Drive, Hope Island sold for $4.75 million.TWO Gold Coast mansions sold for a combined $7.25 million, topping the state’s real estate sales list last week according to CoreLogic.Both properties are at Hope Island – the golfing and boating mecca on the Gold Coast with a growing reputation as a family-friendly suburb.Taking the top spot was professional motorcycle racer Casey Stoner’s palatial Gold Coast mansion that sold for $4.75 million. center_img Hope Island Golf Course. Photo: Richard GoslingThe former was developed by Mike Gore, who launched the enclave in 1987 with a show called the “Ultimate Event” featuring superstars Frank Sinatra and Whitney Houston.The Marine Village forms the heart of Sanctuary Cove with a range of retail outlets and restaurants including a 217-seat theatre. 2256 Banksia Lakes Drive, Sanctuary Cove.Hope Island is famous for its golf courses including Links Hope Island and two championship courses at Sanctuary Cove, The Pines and The Palms.Sanctuary Cove and Hope Island Resort are two integrated tourist resort projects, which transformed the area into what it is today.last_img read more

Spotlight on Raheem: How Sterling responded to his critics at Wembley

first_imgEngland manager Gareth Southgate included Raheem Sterling in his team to face Nigeria after the player had been in the public eye for the last week following two controversies on the eve of the World Cup.The Harlesden-raised Manchester City star came in for criticism after having a gun tattoo on his right leg before it was revealed he arrived a day late for the England training camp.Sterling’s inclusion in the World Cup warm-up match showed Southgate’s faith in the forward, who repaid him with a lively display – but it was not without more controversy.ReceptionThe social media response towards Sterling in the last week has been largely supportive and – with the spotlight firmly on him at Wembley – it was a similar reaction.His name was cheered by the home fans and, while he was jeered by the Nigeria supporters, he was not on his own in that aspect.Those jeers did intensify, however, when he was booked for a clear dive while looking to win a second-half penalty – an incident likely to see him come in for more stick in the coming days.Embed from Getty ImagesAttacking threatSterling’s finishing vastly improved at Manchester City in the last year but it remains to be seen if that is natural development or the fact Pep Guardiola’s side created so many chances to begin with.He lifted an early chance wide of goal as he looked to add to his two previous international strikes.Sterling later broke the offside trap but could not find a colleague with a low cross before firing narrowly over when picked out by Jesse Lingard towards the end of the first half.Work-rateSterling always puts in a shift and his running caused problems for the Nigeria defence, particularly in the first half when he had the Super Eagles chasing shadows on a couple of occasions.He was taken off for Marcus Rashford late on having grafted to little success after the interval.Embed from Getty ImagesTeamworkLingard said on Friday that the England squad had reassured Sterling following the media outcry over his tattoo.He looked to repay that by providing for his team-mates at Wembley and a great interchange with Ashley Young almost presented the Manchester United man with a goal.Sterling also laid on Harry Kane’s goal, a strike which proved to be the match winner, and played his part when required.An important responseSterling is all-but a confirmed starter for Southgate in England’s World Cup opener against Tunisia and he showed that he can do his talking on the pitch.He needs to bring his City finishing to the international stage to add to his measly goal return and the silly dive in the second half will be something Southgate will not want to see moving forward.Sterling clearly has the support of the majority of the football-watching public and he will be hoping to repay that in kind over the coming month. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoTopCars15 Ugliest Cars Ever MadeTopCarsUndoezzin.com20 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Dieezzin.comUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoDrhealth35 Foods That Should Never Be Placed in the RefrigeratorDrhealthUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndolast_img read more

Golden State Warriors lose another guard to hand fracture

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Another Warrior has fallen to injury.Golden State Warriors two-way guard Damion Lee has a non-displaced fracture on the fourth metacarpal on his right hand, suffered during Monday night’s loss to the Utah Jazz. Lee had an MRI and will be evaluated in two weeks.Head coach Steve Kerr was asked a simple question and gave a simple answer. Had he ever seen so many players get injured all at once?“No,” he said. “I don’t have to expand on that.” Kerr said Lee’s injury …last_img read more

It’s time for “Football Tuesday”!

first_imgTens of thousands of us took to the streets on Wednesday 9 June to show our  unwavering support for BAFANA BAFANA. We waved our flags, we celebrated our team and we pledged our support.  Last Friday, we took on Mexico and we drew. Unfortunately Uruguay beat us this week.  Nevertheless, as South Africans we have a proud history of defying the odds and uniting as a nation to ensure our heroes do not stand alone.We celebrated when South Africa won the bid to host the 2010 Soccer World Cup some six years ago. We donned our BAFANA BAFANA jerseys every Friday for months. We became masters of the vuvuzela, kuduzela and makarapas.  It is vital for us to continue with the momentum and the positivity. It is up to us to ensure that we continue our support for our national team. Sport is about winning and losing—but more  importantly it’s about continuing to unite our nation and keeping the spirit alive.Let’s  continue to bottle the positive energy. The World Cup is not solely about BAFANA BAFANA, but also about our country. Whether we make it to round two or not, we must ensure that we support our boys.Let’s turn “FOOTBALL FRIDAY” into “FOOTBALL TUESDAY” next week—Tuesday, 22 June. Each and every South African should wear their yellow shirts, as we take on France. This will again show the world that we are not only united, but we are a world-class host, committed to leaving a legacy. The one memory BAFANA BAFANA will treasure forever is the support the country has shown.PRIMEDIA, SOUTHERN SUN and the INTERNATIONAL MARKETING  COUNCIL (BRAND SA) calls on South Africans to paint each and every corner of the country yellow on Tuesday. Please spread the message. Whatever the outcome we will always be proudly BAFANA BAFANA!In the words of Primedia CEO, Kuben Pillay: “I will be yellow for the rest of my life…”Issued by:Yusuf AbramjeeHead of News & Current Affairs: Primedia BroadcastingHead of Corporate Affairs & Communication: PrimediaCell: 082 441 4203last_img read more

Social entrepreneurs on building South Africa’s economy

first_imgThe stories of 14 social entrepreneurs are told in the book The Disruptors. The authors share their journey in the writing of it, and speak about why this book is important.Kerryn Krige, co-author of The Disruptors, says it’s an important book for South Africans to read. “It shows you that there is a way to build our economy and our society. And that it is not an unreachable goal.” (Image supplied)Melissa JavanThe stories of 14 South African social entrepreneurs are told in the book The Disruptors: Social entrepreneurs reinventing business and society.They include Claire Reid, founder and chief impact officer of Reel Gardening. Vegetable and herb seeds are embedded in strips of biodegradable paper, which are then planted. The gardening strips are also water wise. Reid started her business at the age of 16.Then there’s Gregory Maqoma, the executive director and CEO of the Vuyani Dance Theatre in Johannesburg. It specialises in staging dance productions for mainstream theatre and corporate events. Vuyani Dance Theatre also runs outreach programmes to train young dancers.Also in the book is Yusuf Randera-Rees, a Rhodes Scholar, and Oxford- and Harvard-graduate. In 2009, the 26-year-old Randera-Rees returned to South Africa and founded the Awethu Project, with R60,000 of his own savings.More opportunities needed in South AfricaRandera-Rees says: “I knew there were people in South Africa who were more talented than me, smarter, more charismatic, better problem-solvers.“Everything you would want in an entrepreneur, and they were not getting the opportunities I had been getting. That didn’t make sense to me,” he says in the book.He came home to make a difference. The Awethu Project currently manages more than R160-million in government and corporate funding, and has helped more than 500 entrepreneurs get their businesses off the ground.Candidates apply or are identified by talent scouts – the same process by which promising sports stars are discovered and nurtured – and the pick of the crop are put through an intensive mentoring and incubation programme: an Awethu Apprenticeship.Gus Silber, co-author of The Disruptors, says the number of social entrepreneurs in South Africa is increasing. “They solve problems in small ways – they are fixing big crises in a small way.” (Image supplied)The aim of the bookGus Silber and Kerryn Krige are the co-authors. Silber is an award-winning journalist, speechwriter and author. Krige heads up the Network for Social Entrepreneurs at the Gordon Institute for Business Science (GIBS) in Johannesburg, which focuses on achieving social and economic change through social enterprise.In the introduction, Krige writes:“My colleague, Itumeleng Dhlamini, who has been deeply involved in the book’s production process, came upstairs to our offices, as a student of our social entrepreneurship programme, frustrated that we didn’t have a textbook that captured the diversity and value of today’s social entrepreneurs.“Without her frustration and foresight, this book would be waiting for someone else’s frustration and foresight to happen.“I hope it encourages you to see the enormous opportunities that exist on the flipside of profit.”About her hopes for the book, Krige says the authors would like more people to learn the meaning of social entrepreneurship. “[We want to let people know] that it is a real, viable way of doing business and achieving enormous social change at the same time.“But the book could not be dull – the aim was a book that you would pick up at the airport because it intrigued you, and the more you read the deeper you got caught up in the stories,” she explains.“At the same time it had to be academically useful, so that we weren’t just telling stories, and it could be used in the classroom. This was a tricky balance and an unusual one and I really think that the team got this right.”It took more than two years to get to print, says Krige, and was published in March 2016. “We are a Network for Social Entrepreneurs, so we drew extensively on the people we knew, and ran several calls online for people to tell us their stories on social entrepreneurship.”The first book on the subject was published by GIBS in 2007. That book, From Dust to Diamonds, profiled social entrepreneurs. “We agreed to follow up with 50% of these, so that we could find out where they were now,” says Krige.“It was a great mix of our own research, extensive marketing for people to apply and building on the older book.”Watch some of the social entrepreneurs share lessons they have learned that have enhanced their leadership:FeedbackSeeing the book on the shelves was the highlight for her, Krige says. “Writing a book is a thing. And people tell you this, but you never appreciate it until you’re in it.”Writing a book was not about the authors, she realised. “We’re a small part of it – but rather about the team of people you work with, and who you align with creatively.”On a recent Skype call with a student at Georgetown University, in Washington DC, about his thesis, he brought up The Disruptors. “Half way through he holds up… our book! And says, ‘In my seven months of reading this is the best that I’ve read. It’s descriptive, informative, and very real.’“The feedback has been extremely positive, and people have enjoyed the blend of academic and storytelling, saying that we have been able to bring both to life.”Watch several of the social entrepreneurs give lessons in how they got funding:Every story a highlightSilber explains that GIBS did the research and interviews with the social entrepreneurs, but the institute wanted a journalist to tell the stories from a different perspective. To do this he also did interviews.He shares his highlights: “Every story is interesting; has a highlight of its own. Most of the stories I’ve never heard of before, and some of it I had never heard in detail.”About the writing process, Silber adds: “It’s not easy to condense someone’s story in a few thousand words; it’s never easy to finish a book.”Entrepreneurs fix thingsSilber believes that social entrepreneurs contribute in a special way towards the economy and society. “We as a society tend to be concerned about prices and problems; we’re a crisis-driven society; we tend to worry about a lot.”Although many of the social entrepreneurs are unknown to the public, he says, they are people providing solutions. “The disruption mostly refers to technology, but people can disrupt – they are refusing to believe that things cannot be done.“They (the social entrepreneurs) are all disruptors. They are positively disrupting the area around them. What they have in common is that nothing has come easy for them; they’re all restless.”The follow-upThere are two versions of the book: the printed one has more constraints and contains 14 stories, while the ebook has 18 stories.The authors are working on a follow up to The Disruptors.To find out more about the interviews, visit the Leading Change site or GIBS’ YouTube channel.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

10 months agoBrighton boss Hughton finds positives from Chelsea defeat

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Brighton boss Hughton finds positives from Chelsea defeatby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton boss Chris Hughton drew positives from defeat at home to Chelsea.Solly March pulled a goal back for the Seagulls after first-half strikes from Pedro and Eden Hazard, and Hughton decided to focus on his team’s second-half reaction, as they created chances to equalise against the Blues.He said, “We have to take the positives from how we finished the game. We were up against a very good side — whether it was at home or away, they’ve spent big money and brought in exceptional players.“They’re a team that will be pushing at the top end of the division, so we have to understand that and respect that.“But I thought we were in the game for large periods, and that’s what you want. I can’t fault the effort our players put in, particularly in the second half.“We said ‘if you can get that first goal back, anything can happen’. If one of those scrambles in the last few minutes goes in, then it’s a different outcome.” last_img read more

NEW ANIMATED SERIES REV ROLL ZOOMS ON TO FAMILY JR SEPTEMBER 2

first_imgSurrounded by mountains to climb, canyons to jump, forest trails to blaze, and miles of open road, Rev and Rumble’s world is a high-octane wilderness playground fueled by imagination, exploration and full-throttle fun. As part of a ranching family and the tight-knit community of Fender Bend, the duo live in a revved up world where vehicles live side-by-side with their human best friends. Whether they’re helping Rev’s family on the ranch, wheeling around town, or roaring through the surrounding wilderness, each day brings epic adventures, new challenges and an important lesson to learn. Following the premiere, episodes of Rev & Roll will air daily at 8 a.m. ET and will also be available on Family Jr. OnDemand and the Family Channel App.Rev & Roll airs weekdays at 8 a.m. ET on Family Jr. (CNW Group/Family Jr.)Rev & Roll headlines Family Jr.’s fall lineup, pulling up next to some of the network’s most popular shows including Polly Pocket, Chip and Potato, Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood, Grizzy and the Lemmings and Mighty Mike. The September schedule also features exciting adventures from Fireman Sam such as Fireman Sam: Alien Alert! The Movie and Fireman Sam: Set for Action airing on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month. Check local listings for details.Family Jr. is a premium, multiplatform channel available to English-language subscribers across Canada. Committed to capturing young minds and engaging young hearts, Family Jr., and its complementary French service, Télémagino, inspires imagination and make-believe at every turn with renowned Canadian series and popular preschool brands. Ensuring access is available to subscribers when they want it, where they want it, Family Jr. is also available through Family Jr. OnDemand and the Family Channel App at no additional cost. Visit us at FamilyJr.ca.About DHX Television About DHX Television  DHX Television is composed of Family Channel, Family CHRGD, Family Jr. and Télémagino, and is part of DHX Media Ltd., a leading creator, producer, marketer and broadcaster of family entertainment. Dedicated to celebrating family fun, DHX Television delivers best-in-class programming and hosts captivating live events that appeal to Canadian families. DHX Television is home to world-renowned series including The Next Step, America Ninja Warrior Jr. and Chip and Potato. Advertisement Twitter Rev & Roll was created by Canadian parents who saw a gap in the kids’ entertainment world for a series inclusive of free-range freedom and outdoor adventure themes. TORONTO, Aug. 28, 2019 – Family Jr. is putting the pedal to the metal this fall with the premiere of the brand new animated series Rev & Roll. Created by mom and dad duo, Scott and Julie Stewart (the masterminds behind Kate and Mim-Mim), the action-packed show follows 8-year-old Rev, and his best friend Rumble – a powerful truck with a puppy personality – as they go on wild adventures in their town of Fender Bend! The preschool series races into Family Jr.’s fall lineup on Monday, September 2 at 8 a.m. ET, airing alongside new episodes of Grizzy and The Lemmings and Mighty Mike. Advertisementcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisementlast_img read more

Significant Digits For Monday Nov 16 2015

You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news.2 roundsRonda Rousey was knocked out for the first time in her UFC career, going down in the second round against underdog and the anti-Rousey Holly Holm. [Los Angeles Times]10 percentAccording to Pornhub, a website that provides the exact services you think it does, traffic plummeted by 10 percent when “Fallout 4,” a hotly anticipated video game, became available to the gaming public. [VentureBeat]10.4 percentThe Chicago Cubs will increase season ticket prices by an average 10.4 percent following a run at the World Series and forthcoming deals with free agents. [ESPN]19 percentFollowing a wild weekend of college football, Alabama is now the most likely team to win the national title, with a 19 percent chance according to FiveThirtyEight’s model. [FiveThirtyEight]20 bombsWith 129 reported dead from the terror attacks in Paris, France has taken an increased role in combating the Islamic State, coordinating a 20-bomb campaign in northern Syria. [Sky News]1,000 resignationsMore than 1,000 members reportedly resigned from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints following the announcement that the Mormon church would no longer baptize the children of same-sex couples. [The New York Times]1,900 spiesU.K. Prime Minister David Cameron announced that the government will hire an additional 1,900 spies for its intelligence agencies MI5, MI6 and GCHQ following the terror attacks in Paris. [The Telegraph]71,871Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has surpassed Brett Favre’s record for most career passing yards. Manning now has 71,871 yards, but was pulled from the field in the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs in favor of backup QB Brock Osweiler. [Pro Football Reference]$10.3 billionAmount collected by public universities from student fees to support athletics programs over the past five years, according to a Chronicle of Higher Education and Huffington Post investigation. A lot of schools are beginning to question how much that investment is really worth. [Chronicle of Higher Education]If you haven’t already, you really need to sign up for the Significant Digits newsletter — be the first to learn about the numbers behind the news. read more