ALERT: US – Chelsea Manning sent to jail for refusing to testify on Wikileaks

first_imgNews News March 8, 2019 ALERT: US – Chelsea Manning sent to jail for refusing to testify on Wikileaks Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says TOBIAS SCHWARZ / AFP The United States ranks 45th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. United StatesAmericas ImprisonedWhistleblowers A federal judge in the US District Court ordered former US army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning into custody on March 8 for refusing to testify as part of an investigation into WikiLeaks, the website to which Manning shared information exposing the crimes and brutalities committed by the US military during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. She will remain in detention until agreeing to testify before a grand jury or until the grand jury no longer operates. Manning previously served seven years in prison before former President Barack Obama commuted her 35-year sentence and she released in 2017. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is deeply concerned that US government whistleblower Chelsea Manning was sent to jail on March 8 for refusing to testify on WikiLeaks. This coercive measure by a federal judge has grave implications for press freedom under an administration that has vowed to crack down on whistleblowers. RSF_en Follow the news on United States Help by sharing this information Newscenter_img to go further NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say United StatesAmericas ImprisonedWhistleblowers WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists June 7, 2021 Find out more “This ruling is clearly a punitive measure against Chelsea Manning, who had already testified at length during her court martial in 2013 about the information she shared with WikiLeaks,” said Daphne Pellegrino, Advocacy Officer for RSF’s North America bureau. “Rulings like these pose a grave threat to press freedom in the United States, where the bravery of whistleblowers like Manning inform some of the nation’s most impactful reporting. Whistleblowers must not be treated as criminals, and instead must be recognized for their critical role in maintaining a thriving democracy.” Organisation News June 3, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Why Steve Jobs was a low tech parent

first_imgMercatornet 15 September 2014In an announcement that coincides with the release of the Apple iPhone 6 Plus—a predicted preteen must-have—New York Times tech columnist Nick Bilton tells us that Steve Jobs (1955–2011), Apple co-founder and pioneer of the Mac, the iPhone and the iPad, restricted his four children’s use of technology:I had imagined the Jobs’s household was like a nerd’s paradise: that the walls were giant touch screens, the dining table was made from tiles of iPads and that iPods were handed out to guests like chocolates on a pillow.Nope, Mr. Jobs told me, not even close.Since then, I’ve met a number of technology chief executives and venture capitalists who say similar things: they strictly limit their children’s screen time, often banning all gadgets on school nights, and allocating ascetic time limits on weekends.What, Bilton wonders, do the high tech whizzes know that the rest of us don’t?Well, one thing they told him is that people become addicted to electronic devices. Indeed. We’ve not only seen it, some of us have been it. It’s addiction when– we prefer online relationships to natural ones (because they feel safer).– instead of helping us with focused work or study projects, the Net wastes our time, costing us promotions and marks—and we don’t even care as long as we can keep surfing.– we have a history of substance abuse, and our Internet use is beginning to resemble a bout with a substance.Children are at risk for Internet addiction because, unlike substances, it isn’t forbidden, controlled, or restricted, except by parents or teachers. Add to that the fact that some children spend far too much time alone in their rooms online, and addiction can be predicted.http://www.mercatornet.com/connecting/view/14790last_img read more

Richard W. Newman

first_imgRichard W. Newman, 85 of Moores Hill, passed away at Dearborn County Hospital Tuesday November 22, 2016.  Richard was born Wednesday September 23, 1931 in KY the son of Fred and Loretta (Schweitzer) Newman. He married Evelyn (Weisenberger) Newman September 22, 1951 and she survives.Richard was an Army Veteran during the Korean conflict.  He was a union heavy equipment operator for over 40 years. Richard enjoyed camping, driving his tractor, loved attending his church, and in his earlier years being a Boy Scout Leader, and spending time with his family.Richard is survived by wife: Evelyn Newman of Moores Hill; Sons: Timothy (Freida) Newman of Milan; Ricky C. Newman of Moores Hill; brother: Frank Newman of Cincinnati, OH; sister: Diana Taylor of Cincinnati, Ohio. 8 Grandchildren, many Great- Grandchildren, several Great-Great- Grandchildren.    He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister, Lola Schwab.Funeral service will be 11 AM Saturday November 26, 2016 at Grace BaptistChurch in Milan with Pastor Charles Miller officiating.  Burial will be at 1:30PM at Arlington Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 2145 Compton Road Cincinnati, Ohio 45231. Visitation will be 9-11AM Saturday also at the church. Memorials may be given to Grace Baptist Church.  Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, Box 243 Milan, IN 47031.  (812)654-2141.  Go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

Bielema unsure of Stocco’s condition

first_imgBRYAN FAUST/Herald photoWhen the Wisconsin offense takes the field in Iowa City Saturday, there is a distinct possibility John Stocco will not be under center for the first time in 35 games.Stocco — who left Saturday’s game in obvious pain midway through the fourth quarter after being sacked by Penn State linebacker Sean Lee — will be reevaluated daily by the UW medical staff to determine his status for this week’s Big Ten finale.”I thought the signs coming out of the doctor’s voice yesterday were very encouraging,” UW head coach Bret Bielema said in his weekly press conference Monday. “We don’t practice on Mondays and didn’t really have any practice time on the field Sunday, so whether or not he is available Tuesday will be determined Tuesday.”According to Bielema, the hit that finally knocked Stocco out of the game was not the first time he was roughed up Saturday.Stocco took his first shot in the third quarter as he rolled toward the sideline on a naked bootleg and was hit by reigning Butkus Award winner Paul Posluszny.”We basically made an evaluation on the sideline at the time of his ability to function as a quarterback, and John felt comfortable and everyone did, otherwise we wouldn’t have put him back out on the field,” Bielema said.If Stocco is unable to start for UW, Tyler Donovan will get the nod to start his first collegiate game.Although the junior has been less than impressive in limited game action this season, Bielema is confident in his ability to lead the team.”[Saturday] we knew John wasn’t going to be able to finish the game, and we asked Tyler on the sideline what he was comfortable with and what he was able to do and we knew we needed him to go out and seal a victory for us … and he was able to do that.”Another factor contributing to Bielema’s confidence is that Donovan would be surrounded by regular starters, as opposed to the less-experienced players he played with in his previous game action.Hawkeye for an EyeMany members of the UW football team have extra motivation for Saturday’s contest. For one, this year’s crop of seniors has never beaten Iowa — UW’s last victory over the Hawkeyes was in 2001, a streak that includes Iowa spoiling two UW parties the last two years. In 2004, a UW victory in Iowa City would have netted the Badgers an improbable trip to the Rose Bowl, and last season Iowa defeated the host Badgers in Barry Alvarez’s final home game.”I think so,” Bielema said as to whether the seniors may have a personal score to settle against the only Big Ten team they have yet to defeat. “Our guys are very proud individuals, they like to carry things over time, and I think it will provide a little extra motivation.” One might think that a coach who previously played and coached at Iowa and has a Hawkeye tattoo on his leg would have a little extra motivation, but that is not the case. “It’s very well-documented my history and my past with the University of Iowa, but the key word there is past … I am a strong believer in history is great to read about, but it really does not affect anything in the present or in the future.”Joe Pa updateBielema began his press conference by extending condolences to Penn State coach Joe Paterno, who broke his left leg and tore ligaments in his knee during a sideline collision Saturday.It was reported Monday that Paterno is expected to make a full recovery from the injury, and should be ready to coach the Nittany Lions next Saturday against Temple.Later, the topic shifted to an issue Paterno was irate about before leaving Saturday’s game. With 23 seconds remaining and UW set to kickoff to Penn State after a Paul Hubbard touchdown, Bielema called for consecutive offside kickoff attempts in an effort to run off time before halftime.While Paterno vehemently protested the intentional infraction, Bielema shrugged off any extra hype surrounding the controversial strategy.”I am hired here to win football games and graduate student-athletes,” Bielema explained. “With 24 seconds left on the clock, I’m pretty sure it wasn’t going to affect our GPA, whether or not I did what I did, but it could have a direct result of winning and losing football games.”I don’t necessarily agree with the rule, the way it’s written,” Bielema continued, discussing a new rule to college football this year in which the game clock starts when the ball is kicked, and not when it is received, “but I knew the rule and I wanted to maximize it.”last_img read more

EPL: Arsenal Hammer Fulham for Ninth Straight Win

first_img“For me it was very important for him to take confidence and take that first goal,” said Emery.“He did not start in the first 11 today but when he was on he scored within a minute and that gives confidence for both him and us.“We are happy because I think this shows the commitment we have in training and the quality and the understanding of our tactical position.“I think we are in the first competition in the world, and we must keep taking confidence.”Alexandre Lacazette scored two impressive goals before substitute Ramsey added a third and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netted twice.Frenchman Lacazette claimed the opening goal of the London derby at Craven Cottage when he spun on Nacho Monreal’s cutback before drilling the ball past Marcus Bettinelli.But Fulham drew level before the break as Luciano Vietto pounced on a loose pass by Monreal to thread the ball through to Andre Schurrle, who chipped over Gunners keeper Bernd Leno.Arsenal were a different side after the interval and Bettinelli – called up by England this week – produced the save of the game to keep out a fierce strike from Hector Bellerin, moments before Lacazette added his second – an early strike from long range which seemed to catch the Fulham keeper by surprise as it nestled in the bottom corner.Ramsey was introduced in the 67th minute – and the Welshman added a third just 39 seconds later as Arsenal moved from left to right with one-touch passing and neat headers, before Aubameyang cut the ball back for Ramsey to flick past Bettinelli.Aubameyang added a fourth when he swivelled on a low cross from Bellerin to side-foot the ball into the far corner, before the Gabon striker rounded off the scoring after a neat low finish to cap a thoroughly entertaining victory in the derby.A sixth consecutive Premier League victory for Arsenal moved Unai Emery’s men up to third in the table, a point behind Manchester City and Liverpool, who meet at Anfield later on Sunday.Fulham remain just above the relegation zone in 17th.The Liverpool versus Manchester City clash rarely lived up to the pre-match hype as the Reds started brightly as Mohamed Salah shot wide.But there was late drama when Virgil van Dijk brought down Leroy Sane with a few minutes to play.Algeria international Mahrez blazed the resulting spot kick over, but City will still go into the international break on top of the Premier League table.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Arsenal manager Unai Emery said Aaron Ramsey is a “very important player” for the club after his goal of the season contender helped the Gunners thrash Fulham 5-1.Elsewhere later yesterday, Riyad Mahrez missed a late penalty as Liverpool and Manchester City fought out a goalless draw at Anfield.A contract offer to Ramsey was withdrawn last month but the Wales midfielder showed his quality when he created and finished a stunning team move to help Arsenal to a ninth straight win in all competitions – their best run since April 2015.last_img read more