The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Help by sharing this information News November 27, 2020 Find out more July 26, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “Young Patriots” prevent distribution of opposition newspapers Côte d’IvoireAfrica Reporters Without Borders today condemned the action taken yesterday by members of the Young Patriots, an activist organisation that backs President Laurent Gbagbo, to prevent the free flow of information in Abidjan.”We regret that opposition newspapers are once again being targeted by the Young Patriots,” the organisation said. “It is unacceptable that these activists are able to censor newspapers with impunity just because they do not like their political line.”The independent daily Dernière Heure was not available in news stands today in Abidjan because, according to editor Patrice Pohé, men claiming to be Young Patriots gathered outside the newspaper’s premises all day yesterday and prevented employees from working.Young Patriots yesterday also destroyed copies of the opposition newspapers Le Patriote and Le Nouveau Réveil in various districts of the capital and in the suburb of Bassam. Le Patriote supports Alassane Ouattara’s Rally of Republicans, while Le Nouveau Réveil backs Henri Konan Bédié’s Democratic Party of Côte d’Ivoire. Young Patriots also went to the publishing house Edipresse to stop newspapers being distributed.Last year, Young Patriots destroyed or ransacked the premises of several opposition newspapers and threatened many journalists. to go further Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire Organisation Côte d’IvoireAfrica Reports Reporters Without Borders today condemned the action taken yesterday by members of the Young Patriots, an activist organisation that backs President Laurent Gbagbo, to prevent the free flow of information in Abidjan.”We regret that opposition newspapers are once again being targeted by the Young Patriots,” the organisation said. “It is unacceptable that these activists are able to censor newspapers with impunity just because they do not like their political line.” RSF_en News RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections News October 29, 2020 Find out more October 16, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts
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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Theater of Birds structure (click on image to enlarge)Kidspace Children’s Museum was one of four children’s museums in the nation to receive a 2018 ArtWorks grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.Viviana Palacio and Keith Patterson of Cloud Formation Lab were selected from several local artists that applied to be selected for the Artist-in-Residence program at the museum. Viviana and Keith are creating a new, interactive installation on the museum’s campus and have been running a series of workshops throughout the year as part of this grant-funded program.The workshop projects have celebrated the rich history of the museum’s surrounding area and expose early learners to art and its connection to the community. The installation unveiling will take place on Friday, July 19 beginning with a short program at 11:00 a.m.“The artist-in-residence program made it possible for us to turn the idea of working with artists on a long-term basis into a reality through the National Endowment for the Arts ArtWorks Program,” said Kidspace Chief Officer of Learning Environments, Lauren Kaye. “It has been a wonderful experience to have the Cloud Formation Lab artists here facilitating workshops with our guests and envisioning a work of art which fits seamlessly into our existing environment.”The artists have been on campus every Thursday to interact with museum guests and hosted monthly workshops at the Free Family Night arts and culture series. Each artist-in-residence workshop mimicked the specific Free Family Night theme. For instance, May’s Free Family Night focused on discovering painting, which was also reflected through the art process in the workshop.The installation project, the Theater of Birds, revolves around the study of birdlife of the Arroyo Seco. Construction of the installation began in January 2019 and for the first half of the year, worked as an open frame and container for experiences, actions, and experiments. The artists have been hosting visits, workshops, and actions at Kidspace since early October 2018. Activities have explored the four phases of birdlife: birth, growth, movement, and migration. The interactive installation, now in its final phase, is envisioned as an upside-down nest from which a puzzle of feathered creatures has emerged. The installation unveiling will take place on Friday, July 19 with an interactive sound experiment. The Theater of Birds will live as a permanent outdoor learning environment where nature can be explored and stories can be imagined.Artist in Residence Viviana PalacioKidspace Children’s Museum is located at 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., in Brookside Park, Pasadena, CA on 3.5 acres of both indoor and outdoor, interactive environments. The museum features over 40 hands-on exhibits with daily programs and monthly events for children ages 1 to 10. The mission of Kidspace is to nurture the potential of all children through kid-driven experiences, inspiring them to become joyful, active learners. Admission is $14 for adults and children. Free for children under one year. For more information, visit kidspacemuseum.org.The artist collective Cloud Formation Lab is composed of the duo Viviana Palacio and Keith Patterson. 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Any music fan will tell you that a concert is the best place to be for Halloween. While some fans are making their way to Vegas to catch Phish, other New Yorkers won’t be able to make that journey across the country. Fortunately, The Hall At MP has catered a great night for October 31st, with a live performance and a streamed one shortly thereafter.The night will start with Elise Testone, as she leads an all-star “Haunted Houses Of The Holy” tribute to Led Zeppelin. The lineup is stacked with talent, including Kung Fu’s Tim Palmieri and Adrian Tramontano, as well as Jed Lingat, Trey Cooper and more TBA! Tickets for this show can be found here.With so many fans in the building, The Hall At MP has announced a free webcast of the Phish performance in Las Vegas, NV to be live streamed immediately after the Zeppelin show. While the show is technically free to attend, The Hall has suggested a $10 donation, with all proceeds going to the Phish fan-led charity group The WaterWheel Foundation.What could be better than some great live music, followed by three sets of the highly-anticipated Phish performance, on Halloween night?! More information can be seen in the posters below, and tickets for the “Haunted Houses Of The Holy” performance are available here. You can also RSVP for the Phish webcast by following this link.
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The New York Giants were all but eliminated from the NFL playoff chase in December 2011, when a world history teacher from a New Jersey high school gave them a motivational speech that changed the team’s collective mindset.As a result, the team turned its season around and defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI.That high school teacher, Gian Paul Gonzalez, shared his “all in” philosophy that changed the Giants’ fortunes and has helped motivate teams and organizations around the world during general session at the at the co-located CUNA Technology Council and CUNA Operations and Member Experience Council Conference in Chicago on Friday.Being “all in” is a personal choice that each of us make to commit and give our best every day, Gonzalez says. continue reading » Gian Paul Gonzalez at the 2019 CUNA Technology Council and CUNA Operations and Member Experience Council Conferences.
There’ll be plenty more exciting games live streamed from C.ex Coffs International Stadium on day three of the 2014 X-Blades National Touch League.To join us, please click on the links below:Live stream – Day Three (Friday, 14 March)9.40am – NSW Scorpions v NSW Rebels (Women’s Elite Eight) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJ-8V7UZn_Q 10.30am – NSW Country Mavericks v QLD Chiefs (Women’s Elite Eight) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TV0bO43YEQ4 11.30am – NSW Scorpions v NSW Rebels (Men’s Elite Eight) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4JvPfT4B-M 12.20pm – NSW Country Mavericks v Queensland Chiefs (Men’s Elite Eight) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6vQMdE3PaM 1.10pm – Sydney Rebels v Sydney Mets (Mixed Open) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3y4HB4gBLY 2.00pm – QLD Chiefs v QLD South Stingrays (Women’s Elite Eight) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJlxm1BC-tw 3.00pm – QLD Outlaws v Alliance (Women’s Elite Eight)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V30C9GNqqcs 3.50pm – QLD Chiefs v QLD South Stingrays (Men’s Elite Eight)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_q5iWmR3U2M 4.40pm – QLD Outlaws v Alliance (Men’s Elite Eight)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmJBEY2u–M Related LinksLive Stream Day 3
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Guardiola denies Man City pitch-tampering for Liverpoolby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City manager Pep Guardiola has denied he tampered with the pitch before Thursday’s win over Liverpool.There has been talk that the Spaniard ordered City groundstaff to grow the grass extra-long in a bid to stifle Liverpool’s quick-passing game.”I’m not the groundskeeper,” said Guardiola. “I never did. If they want to play quick, we want to play quicker. We always try to put water on, but it’s not necessary here.”We want to cut the field – it’s better conditions for both teams. When this happens, you do the best for opponents.”We have to respect them with the rules. I never speak with the groundsman.”I have many issues to think about that. I trust the groundsman – I never made a phone call to say do this to damage our opponents. When you do that karma tends to get you.”
OSU sophomore linebacker Jerome Baker (17) and senior linebacker Chris Worley (35) combine on a sack againstr Michigan junior quarterback Wilton Speight (3) during their game on Nov. 26 at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes won 30-27. Credit: Mason Swires | Assistant Photo EditorThe Ohio State Buckeyes were doomed for defeat against rival Michigan. Everybody could see it. Everyone could feel it throughout the stadium. The signs were present.Through much of the game, the OSU offense failed to string together consistent drives to put the Wolverine defense on its heels. Almost a replica to how the offense looked in its only loss of the season at Penn State, redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett was erratic with his throws and the running game was stopped for minimal gain against a ferocious Michigan defense.However, there were a couple signs of a possible OSU comeback, all of which began with the defense.In the second quarter, a theme was developing. The OSU offense was unable to move the ball past its own 35-yard line in the quarter and only accumulated two first downs. A booming 60-yard punt pinned Michigan quarterback Wilton Speight at his own 6-yard line.OSU blitzed junior linebacker Raekwon McMillan and sophomore linebacker Jerome Baker, but it was McMillan who got to Speight and forced an errant throw that landed in the hands of Malik Hooker. The redshirt sophomore safety returned it to the house for his third pick-six of the season, breaking a school record.In the third quarter, an unproductive offense became the story of the game. Barrett wasn’t connecting with receivers in the passing game and redshirt freshman running back Mike Weber and junior H-back Curtis Samuel were being stalled in the run game.Michigan led by 17-7 nearing the fourth quarter and it was clear that the defense needed to make a play to boost the offense or the Wolverines were going to roll to victory. Like it had so many times before, the defense stepped up.Baker intercepted a pass from Speight and returned it 22 yards to the Michigan 13. Two penalties later, OSU had the ball on the 4 where Barrett carried for three yards, then Weber punched it in to trim the deficit to three.“We just do our job. I got it in there, did what I can do,” Baker said. “Raekwon, (Chris) Worley, Joe (Burger), all those guys kept my head up.”Again in the fourth quarter, following senior kicker Tyler Durbin’s second missed field goal that would’ve tied the game, the Silver Bullets took the field needing to stop the Wolverines for the offense to have another chance to tie, or possibly win the game. A couple first downs likely would’ve put the nail in the coffin of OSU.Three plays later, the defense was off the field and the offense marched 77 yards to send the game to overtime.“Our defense kept hanging in there, hanging in there, and they provided sparks,” said OSU coach Urban Meyer. “And the offense kind of took over in the fourth quarter and overtime.”It was the third time in the biggest game of the year that the defense saved a lackluster offensive performance, and was one of several games that the defense gave the offense a chance for redemption. A walk-off sack against Wisconsin in overtime, an early pick-six in Norman, Oklahoma, a game-saving interception on a Michigan State two-point conversion and a game-clinching interception against the Spartans are all plays that have defined this 2016 defense as opportunistic. They are all plays that can bail out an offense. The two interceptions on Saturday were primary examples of something that has been a staple of co-defensive coordinators Greg Schiano’s and Luke Fickell’s defense.Michigan running back De’Veon Smith gained 158 yards and score two touchdowns in the previous game against Indiana. On Saturday, McMillan, Baker and the rest of the defense halted Smith to just 60 yards on 21 carries. The two linebackers combined for 31 tackles — 16 and 15, respectively.“At times we need (the offense) to help pick us up. At times, they need us to pick them up,” McMillan said. “We needed them toward the end and they needed us toward the beginning. The brotherhood at the beginning, they just keep us going.”
Sophomore guard Ameryst Alston (14) takes a shot during a game against Michigan State Jan. 26 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost, 82-68.Credit: Kaily Cunningham / Multimedia editorIn a competitive year for the Big Ten conference, there is no room for a letdown.That is exactly what the Ohio State women’s basketball (13-10, 3-4) team look to avoid Thursday when it takes on a reeling Illinois (9-11, 2-5) squad that has lost six of its last eight games.Despite the poor record of Illinois, OSU coach Kevin McGuff said Illinois is a more than capable team.“Illinois is really talented. They have played really well at times,” McGuff said. “Quite frankly, I am a little surprised at their record because I know they are very well-coached and have some talent.”McGuff said he is worried about the threat coach Matt Bollant and the Illini can pose with their speed.“They are not big, but they are fast,” McGuff said. “Hopefully some of our size around the basket can bother them.”That size, of course, comes from 6-foot-5-inch Ashley Adams and 6-foot-2-inch Darryce Moore, the senior Buckeye centers who could be poised for a big game despite struggling in the team’s last game against Michigan State, with Moore scoring eight and Adams failing to score.“We have a pretty big team, as far as our post players,” sophomore guard Ameryst Alston said. “Our post players should have a field day.”Illinois leads the Big Ten in steals (225) and turnover margin per game (+6.05), something which Alston said the Buckeyes have to notice.“They do play this funky zone,” Alston said. “They do a good job of turning other teams over. Limiting our turnovers will be a difference in the game.”Figuring out the defense of Illinois has been the focus this week for the Buckeyes as Alston and junior guard Raven Ferguson were the first two into the locker room for film study, something Alston said is common.“We spend a lot of time with each other off the court,” Alston said with a grin. “We have so much chemistry and I think us being close off the court helps on the court.”Alston and Ferguson have led the Buckeyes for most of the season in the scoring column, but sophomore guard Cait Craft ended her scoring struggles Sunday against Michigan State with 12 points on 50 percent shooting from the field. It was Craft’s first game notching double digits in points since a victory over Purdue Jan. 2.“I struggled the last couple of games after our Big Ten opener,” Craft said. “With the constant support of my teammates and constant encouragement, it is easy to get back in the flow.”Craft is tied for third on the team with both Moore and senior forward Martina Ellerbe with an average of 8.8 points per game.The Buckeyes know the matchup with Illinois will not be easy, Craft said.“Their style is a lot different, but they are still a very good team,” Craft said. “Any given night, anybody can beat anybody.”The Buckeyes are scheduled to take on the Illini Thursday at the Schottenstein Center at 7 p.m.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery has confirmed that he will be sticking with Petr Cech for their upcoming game against Chelsea on SaturdayCech’s status as Arsenal’s first-choice goalkeeper has been put into question following Bernd Leno’s £22m arrival from Bayer Leverkusen during the summer transfer window.But, while he retained his place in goal for Arsenal’s first league game of the season against Manchester City, Cech struggled to adapt to Emery’s new style of play and had nearly conceded an own goal.Although the 36-year-old did pull some saves during the encounter, despite the Gunners losing 2-0 to Pep Guardiola’s side.“I am very happy with his performance,” said Emery, according to Sky Sports.Solskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“I think he has experience, quality, capacity like a first goalkeeper with us – and also Bernd Leno.“They are two goalkeepers important for us. Different qualities but for us, like we want to play, the two goalkeepers can play.“Saturday the decision is easy, Petr Cech will continue to start the match, I believe in him. If he starts bad, I believe in him also.”Arsenal will face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Pep Guardiola has urged Manchester City youngsters to seize the opportunity in their game against Burton to stake a claim in the first team.The likes of Phil Foden, Philippe Sandler and Eric Garcia are expected to feature at the Pirelli Stadium having trained with the first-team.However, Guardiola has warned the club’s youngsters they will not be gifted a place in his side and must earn their spot on merit.He told Sky Sports: “I’m pretty sure they are motivated to play in the first team, to play alongside incredible players in competitions and semi-finals. Of course, they are going to be motivated.Mourinho knows why City and Liverpool are so far ahead George Patchias – September 13, 2019 Jose Mourinho knows why Manchester City and Liverpool are so far ahead of everyone else in the Premier League.In an interview with the Telegraph,…“But they have to know how difficult it is to achieve [a place in] the first squad and the first team, not just in Man City but everywhere.“It is a massive opportunity for them to be close to the first team but it is not easy. We don’t give presents because they are nice or something special. It depends on them.“They have to show us, they have to play their level. Wednesday is a challenge for them but I’m pretty sure they are going to play well because they can do it.”