Distribution of Calame and Essahifa reauthorised

first_img October 24, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Distribution of Calame and Essahifa reauthorised Help by sharing this information MauritaniaAfrica RSF backs joint op-ed by 120 West African media and journalists calling for Beninese journalist’s release Mauritanian reporter held for two days over Facebook post The interior, posts and telecommunications ministry on 22 Octoberreauthorised distribution of the weekly Calame and the Arabic-languagepaper Essahifa after a three-day suspension for giving publicity topresidential candidate Ahmed Ould Daddah, according to the ministry’sdirector of public liberties and political affairs. Several dozenjournalists staged a protest sit-in in front of the interior ministry inNouakchott on 21 October, due to these suspensions.________________________________________________________20.10.2003Weekly newspaper suspended without explanationReporters Without Borders (Reporters Sans Frontières) hascalled for the immediate lifting of a suspension on thenewspaper Calame under article 11 of the Press Law thatpermits censorship without explanation.The weekly was suspended on 19 October by the ministry ofthe interior, posts and telecommunications that regulates thepress.The ministry used article 11 of the 1991 law that gives itthe right by decree « to ban the circulation, distribution or saleofnewspapers (…) that undermine the principles of Islam or thecredibility of the state, harm the general interest or disturbpublic order and security. »This article, that allows censorship without explanation,should be repealed, the press freedom organisation added.A member of Calame’s editorial staff, quoted by the Pananews agency, said the suspension was believed to be linked toan article headlined, « The big silence at the centre of thedebate ».In the same issue a former Calame journalist, now living inexile in France. analysed the political situation on the eve ofpresidential elections in an article that openly advocated theurgent need for a real democratic alternative to the politicalmonopoly of President Taya.The authorities frequently resort to use of article 11, whichis a real threat to press freedom in Mauritania. On 23September the authorities seized copies of the Arabic-languagenewspaper Essahifa and on 29 July distribution was banned ofthe independent newspaper Le Rénovateur, both under article11. to go further News News News Follow the news on Mauritaniacenter_img RSF_en MauritaniaAfrica May 20, 2021 Find out more News Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world July 6, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts Organisation March 13, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Urban Co-Op seminar

first_imgNewsUrban Co-Op seminarBy John Keogh – July 11, 2014 489 Facebook Print  THE Limerick Community Grocery urban co-op, in conjunction with the Park Slope Food Co-op in Brooklyn USA, is hosting an urban cooperative seminar and workshop in Limerick City of Culture HQ this Saturday, July 12 from 10.30am to 5pm.The seminar will discuss the most appropriate urban cooperative model for Limerick.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Limerick Community Grocery was set up in 2013 to provide wholesome food at affordable prices in an open, transparent and co-operative environment.Membership is open to the public and is based on one member one vote.The seminar will also explore Limerick Community Grocerys’ commitment to generating livelihoods through urban agriculture and community gardening initiatives.Attendance at the seminar and workshops is free but prior registration is essential.Register at: www.eventbrite.ie/o/limerick-community-grocery-ltd-6773844299 WhatsApp Advertisement TAGSLimerick co-op Email Linkedin Twitter Previous articleLimerick bucks the trend with increased unemploymentNext articleWriters on the lookout for Limerick’s oldest lady John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

Meet the buyers at Limerick food event

first_imgAnn & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Previous articleFrom seeking asylum to culinary gold for Limerick Institute of Technology studentNext articleBon Secours Hospital named as new sponsor of Limerick SHC Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge NewsBusinessMeet the buyers at Limerick food eventBy Staff Reporter – April 1, 2019 1022 Email Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick on Covid watch list Printcenter_img Limerick food producers Joe O’Connor, Truely Irish, Newcastlewest and Caroline Rigney, Rigney’s Farm Curraghchase.Photo: Liam BurkeLocal Enterprise Offices from around the country have joined forces to create a brand new ‘Meet the Buyer’ event.The event, which is intended to raise the profile of the country’s finest food producers, will take place at the Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) on Thursday, May 23.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It is estimated that up to 90 food producers will have the chance to pitch their businesses to the top buyers from Ireland, Northern Ireland and the UK who are expected to attend.The trade only event is open to buyers from across the food industry such as supermarket groups, food wholesalers, retailers, independent fine food shops, food service, development and restaurant chefs, and many more.The Local Enterprise Office (LEO) network is providing training to the participating producers in branding, layout and presenting their products in advance of the event. There will also be break-out sessions during the day, focusing on a variety of topics such as the different purchasing strategies, major issues facing the food industry, and the preparation for the impact of Brexit.Attendees at the LIT event will also have to opportunity for free entry into this year’s Irish Quality Food Awards 2019.Eamon Ryan, Head of LEO Limerick: said “that this event provides an opportunity for producers to meet influential buyers. The event will assist food and drink start-ups to secure orders as well as learning from buyers about what products are likely to be successful in the marketplace of the future”.LIT Vice-President Dr Liam Brown said the event is a valuable extension of the colleges work in helping to develop a robust and sustainable food industry into the future.”The Meet the Buyer event follows the success of last year’s Local Producer Showcase, which brought together the best of the Mid-West Irish food and drink.Buyers who are interested in attending this event should register at qualityfoodawards.comby Miranda [email protected] Advertisement Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites WhatsApp Twitter TAGSawardbusinessLimerick City and CountyNews Facebook TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type!last_img read more

MLB legend Tommy John and son discuss youth sports and arm injuries

first_imgFebruary 6, 2019 /Sports News – National MLB legend Tommy John and son discuss youth sports and arm injuries FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Former MLB pitcher Tommy John is best known for the surgery he underwent that has become a staple in sports and has saved the careers of so many professional athletes.“I really feel honored and proud that Dr. [Frank] Jobe would name the surgery after me,” he says in an exclusive conversation with ABC News. Rather than pronouncing the expanded medical title, it was simply easier to dub the operation, “Tommy John surgery,” as it is now widely known. However, John is maddened by the way his name has crept into youth sports: “It’s reprehensible… Kids should be healthy until they get into minor league or major league baseball. Then you hurt your arm. But not a kid.”John and his son, Dr. Tommy John III, visited ABC to discuss an initiative to prevent adolescent athletes from undergoing Tommy John surgery.Dr. John III treats athletes of all ages, and within the past decade, has noticed a troubling trend among young athletes: “The degenerative wear and tear that comes in life, I was seeing in these kids at about ten, eleven, twelve-years-old.”The surgery, performed on the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in an athlete’s elbow, is common among baseball players, but can affect athletes in any sport. There has been concern for years over how many professional pitchers undergo the operation, even though several have resumed their careers successfully.More recently, teenagers and even pre-teens have considered or actually undergone the operation, and both Tommy John and his son believe the way parents and children train for sports today is part of the reason why.The former ballplayer believes playing multiple sports as a kid helped create a healthy path for him to make it to the majors: “I played baseball in spring and summer, and when the leagues were over in August, I put the bat and baseball down and played basketball until March.”Dr. John III once ran and operated a baseball school. Now, he believes training kids for baseball through the offseason months was not always beneficial, and hyper focusing on one sport could actually increase an athlete’s risk of injury.Dr. John III outlines more tips for healthy performance in his new book, Minimize Injury, Maximize Performance: A Sports Parent’s Survival Guide.With the book, he hopes parents and athletes will understand that intense training and focus on one sport can actually limit a young child’s athletic potential, as well as the potential for them to succeed in the sport they are so focused on:“The book is a way to empower people outside of myself, outside of my office, to put themselves the position to be the best at whatever they’re going to perform at in life and be their healthiest option.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

‘Shakespeare Exploded’

first_imgLet’s imagine that one day in December 1609, playwright William Shakespeare wakes up and sees a time machine next to his bed. Curious about the future and always eager for more education, he sets the dials to “400 years ahead” and “Cambridge.”There’s a flash of light, a puff of smoke, and — oops, wrong Cambridge. Shakespeare emerges on the afternoon of Dec. 5, 2009, near Harvard Square, and walks into the first theater he sees. On the bill at the Loeb Main Stage is a matinee presentation of “Best of Both Worlds,” a rhythm-and-blues and gospel send-up of his “The Winter’s Tale.” He watches the show and, zounds, he likes it.Had the Bard of Avon arrived a few hours earlier, he could have heard a discussion called “Shakespeare Exploded,” part of a semester-long festival of plays, readings, panels, and outdoor performances by the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.). The concept, conceived by the A.R.T.’s new artistic director, Diane Paulus ’88, is to show how Shakespeare’s work can be performed in modern times.What would Shakespeare think of the myriad ways that his work is staged now?He would be fine with that, suggested Paulus. For one thing, Shakespeare, whom she called a “theater animal,” embraced in his own time what is still a key mission of the theater: to bring in audiences.Paulus likes the idea of reclaiming theater’s place as it was in Shakespeare’s time, “when it was more central and vital,” she said during the panel discussion. Theater then was a civic congregation that mixed the classes, celebrated language, and ritualized social life.“We’re in show business. Shakespeare was in show business,” summed up panelist Oskar Eustis, who sees a similar audience-driven connection as bridging the ages. Eustis is artistic director of New York’s Public Theater, which among other programs brings Shakespeare plays to New York City’s parks in summer.The bard’s plays contained characters for everyone: Bottom for the groundlings, Macbeth for the university-educated, and Lear for the royals. Diverse audiences helped to transform the playwright, said Eustis, and “forced Shakespeare’s talent to expand and fully flower.”At the heart of “Shakespeare Exploded” are three main renderings of his plays made modern, all on stage through early January.“The Donkey Show,” directed by Paulus, is a reimagining of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in a 1970s disco. Groundlings — most of the audience stays standing — are invited to dance as the show weaves around them. There are love potions, glittering and half-naked wood fairies, chaotic romance, and a looming Puck (on skates).Then and now, said Paulus, whether in an enchanted wood or a magical nightclub, the experience “creates space for freedom of expression.”“Sleep No More” is “Macbeth” made modern as a kind of Alfred Hitchcock thriller. It is a multi-sensory theater experience set in an abandoned school in Brookline, Mass., and was performed first by the London-based Punchdrunk company in its North American debut. Guests in masks wander through 44 rooms, including one full of pine trees and another lined with hospital beds. Watch out for the witches in the basement. They are toil and trouble.“Best of Both Worlds,” co-written and directed by Paulus, brings “The Winter’s Tale” — with its jealousy, death, and redemption — forward into an all-black world. Joining in at the end of each performance are rocking, robed choruses from Boston-area church, university, and gospel choirs.Earlier this year, the A.R.T.’s second-year students in graduate training put on a streamlined version on the Loeb Main Stage. The production also toured area schools.“Shakespeare Exploded” owes its origins to a conversation that Paulus had more than a year ago with Harvard Shakespeare scholar Marjorie Garber, author of, among other books, “Shakespeare and Modern Culture” (2008). Garber is William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of English and of Visual and Environmental Studies, as well as director of the Carpenter Center.The conversation led to the idea of a festival of modern Shakespeare, and a new course. Paulus and Garber taught “Theater, Dream, Shakespeare” this semester, the first collaboration of its kind between the A.R.T. and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. (The course was also offered online through the Harvard Extension School.)The course reflects another Paulus mission, to make the A.R.T. — its productions, actors, directors, dancers, singers, technicians — penetrate more fully into the intellectual and pedagogical life of Harvard.What do the three main plays have in common? asked Garber during the panel discussion. “These are all dream plays,” she said, the artful consequence of a human desire across the ages to “wish and hope and pray.”All of the plays bring to life “the power of the theatrical,” she said. This visceral sense of the emotional and intellectual power of the arts is what she and Paulus hope will draw the next generation of theatergoers and patrons of the arts. Emphasizing the importance of the humanities, Garber said, “You cannot start too young, and you never end.”Eustis, who will dispatch mobile theater companies next year to all of New York City’s boroughs, agreed on the need for outreach and audience expansion. To that end, he said, “The most important thing you can do is make theater people want to see.” (The three A.R.T. Shakespeare productions have come close to selling out, and repeat customers are common.)These modern explorations of Shakespeare are more than “adaptations,” said Garber. That is a word she dislikes because it implies his plays are set in stone. But in reality, she said, his plays are different every time they are staged, and are “artistic in their own right.”During the course, Paulus and Garber experimented with other new notions, including remixes, sampling, and mashups.Call the modern Shakespeare what you want, said Eustis, but be sure to “reach the people, and build a bridge to the deepest art form.”In the end, theater still does what it did in Shakespeare’s time and before, he said. “We are in the business of telling stories — lies — to strangers in the dark.”last_img read more

Beat writers split on Syracuse’s regular season finale at Clemson

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (19-11, 10-7 Atlantic Coast) enters its regular-season finale coming off a blowout loss to No. 2 Virginia. Clemson (18-12, 8-9), on the other hand, just edged Notre Dame by one score on Wednesday. When these teams met earlier this season, the Orange won, 61-53.Here’s what our beat writers expect to happen Saturday.Billy Heyen (23-7)Points at a premiumSyracuse 61, Clemson 57The first meeting of these teams was a defensive battle, and that should hold true this time around. The Orange and Tigers are both much better defensively than offensively, so whichever team has someone that gets hot might hold the edge. I’ll put my cards in on Tyus Battle or Elijah Hughes getting hotter than Clemson’s Marcquise Reed, and with points at a premium, one player catching fire should be just enough to close the regular season off with a win.Charlie DiSturco (21-9)Tiger BiteClemson 63, Syracuse 58AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse has been unable to string together two good halves against good ACC teams in a couple weeks, and Clemson is a team on the NCAA Tournament bubble, hungry for another boost to its resume. The Tigers struggled to break the 2-3 zone earlier in the year, but seeing it for a second time should make things easier. This will be a defensive battle throughout, but in its last home game of the year, I see Clemson pulling away late on the backs of Marcquise Reed and Elijah Thomas. Matthew Gutierrez (18-12)Football in MarchSyracuse 66, Clemson 63Love to see two football teams go out with spring on the horizon. I think Syracuse is a lock for the NCAA Tournament, and no result Saturday will change that. But a win could help SU’s seeding in the tournament. The Tigers barely beat Notre Dame this week, and I think Syracuse has been tested enough over the past two weeks to beat an unranked ACC team on the road. Published on March 8, 2019 at 1:33 pmcenter_img Commentslast_img read more