Nku’u Le Messager reappears after being banned for 20 days

first_img GabonAfrica News Receive email alerts Reports Follow the news on Gabon August 31, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Nku’u Le Messager reappears after being banned for 20 days RSF_en January 24, 2020 Find out more A new issue of the fortnightly Nku’u Le Messager was published for the first time today since it was banned by the National Council for Communication (CNC) on 11 August.The CNC has not yet officially announced that Nku’u Le Messager is authorised to resume publishing, but the newspaper changed its editorial staff in compliance with the condition previously set by the CNC for lifting the ban.Patrice Bayeba N’Gogo has taken over as managing editor replacing Norbert Ngoua Mezui, who now holds the position of “founder-editor.”__________________________________________________16. 08. 05 Thirteen newspapers stop publishing in solidarity with fortnightly closed by governmentReporters Without Borders voiced support today for the decision by 13 Gabonese newspapers and magazines to stop publishing until the National Council for Communication (CNC) lifts its order suspending the licence of the fortnightly Nku’u Le Messager.The solidarity protest was announced on 12 August by the Association of Free Print Media Professionals (Appel), which is headed by Nku’u Le Messager editor Norbert Ngoua Mezui. Appel called for dialogue to defuse the tension between the press and the CNC.The 13 publications taking part in the protest are Lowé, La Démocratie, L’Espoir, Le Temps, Nganga, Le Crocodile, Le Scribouillard, La Nation, Tamgo, Gabaon, Femme d’aujourd’hui, Elite Afrique Magazine and Le Journal.______________________________________12. 08. 05 “Counterproductive” closure by government of fortnightly Nku’u Le MessagerReporters Without Borders wrote today to Pierre-Marie Dong, the president of Gabon’s National Council for Communication (CNC), urging him to rescind his 9 August decision to close down the fortnightly Nku’u Le Messager until the newspaper gets new editors.”We think the decision to close Nku’u Le Messager is counterproductive in the current climate of tension between the newspaper and the CNC,” the press freedom organisation said. “Far from resolving the conflict and defusing tension, it will just poison relations between the council and the independent press and undermine the required confidence in this self-regulatory body.”Calling on the CNC to give priority to “dialogue and compromise,” Reporters Without Borders added that, “this unilateral sanction does not give the newspaper any chance to defend itself in an open debate.”The closure was prompted by an 8 August column by editor Norbert Ngoua Mezui which called the members of the CNC “bad film actors” and “journalists with little talent.” It also described them as trying to “to fill their idle days and above all to justify their fat fees.”Agence France-Presse quoted Mezui as saying his column was in response to two CNC releases, the first of which “claimed that there was a mentor behind the newspaper, and the second was a classification of local news media according to their editorial line,” assigning Nku’u Le Messager to the category of “partisan” publications. to go further November 27, 2020 Find out morecenter_img Organisation December 31, 2019 Find out more News News Help by sharing this information Gabonese journalist could spend New Year’s Eve in prison Weekly seized from Gabon’s newsstands GabonAfrica The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africalast_img read more

Preliminary Hearing Continued for Pasadena Man Accused of Assaulting Five Women

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Top of the News 4 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Herbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty’First Daughters’: From Cute Little Kids To Beautiful Young WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Anthony Miller. Photo courtesy Pasadena Police DepartmentThe Los Angeles County Superior Court in Pasadena has reset the preliminary hearing for the sexual assault-related charges against Pasadena resident Anthony Joseph Miller, 52, who has been charged with sexually assaulting five women, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said.The preliminary hearing had been Wednesday, January 23, but will instead be held on February 20, the District Attorney’s media office said in a statement.Miller was arrested on September 27, 2018 by Pasadena police officers after they obtained an arrest warrant resulting from the investigation of three separate sexual assault incidents reported to the police between August and September 2018 in Pasadena.An alleged earlier assault on one other victim reportedly occurred in 2011, prosecutors said.Miller now faces five counts of forcible rape, two counts each of forcible oral copulation, sodomy by use of force and dissuading a witness from reporting a crime, and one count each of sexual battery by restraint and false imprisonment by violence.Miller pleaded not guilty to the charges on October 1, 2018.If convicted as charged, Miller faces more than 270 years in state prison. He remains in custody, with bail set at more than $10 million. Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Public Safety Preliminary Hearing Continued for Pasadena Man Accused of Assaulting Five Women Published on Thursday, January 24, 2019 | 7:32 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Air Force warns against storming Area 51 as Facebook event reaches 1.5 million attendees

first_imgSgt. Connor Mendez/U.S. Army (LINCOLN COUNTY, Nev.) — The Air Force is warning people against storming Area 51 in Nevada, after a Facebook event page, organizing a meet up at the “Alien Center tourist attraction,” went viral.Conspiracy theorists believe that the U.S. government has kept UFOs and extraterrestrial life at the location, which is actually an Air Force training range.As of Wednesday morning, over 1.5 million people said they were “attending” the event, called “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us.” The event is scheduled for Sept. 20 at 3 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time. Another 1.1 million Facebook users indicated they were “interested.”“We will all meet up at the Area 51 Alien Center tourist attraction and coordinate our entry,” according to the Facebook page. “If we naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets. Lets [sic] see them aliens.”“Naruto” refers to the running style of the Japanese anime character, Naruto Ozumaki.“The United States Air Force is aware of the Facebook post,” Air Force spokesperson Laura McAndrews told ABC News in a statement. “The Nevada Test and Training Range is an area where the Air Force tests and trains combat aircraft. As a matter of practice, we do not discuss specific security measures, but any attempt to illegally access military installations or military training areas is dangerous.”The range is the largest contiguous air and ground space available for peacetime military operations in the free world, according to the Air Force, spanning 2.9 million acres of land and 5,000 square miles of airspace which is restricted from civilian air traffic.The range is also used by the Department of Energy for testing, research and development. Me and my new pals when I bust them outta Area 51 #Area51 pic.twitter.com/cFJrq7ILHr— trafficlightsandwich (@LightSandwich) July 15, 2019“For safety and security concerns, the Navy and the [U.S. Air Force] take these reports very seriously and investigate each and every report. As part of this effort, the Navy has updated and formalized the process by which reports of any such suspected incursions can be made to the cognizant authorities,” he said.Gradisher added that senior Naval intelligence officials and aviators “who reported hazards to aviation safety” have briefed congressional members and staff in response to requests for information.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Area 51 is just Coachella for conspiracy theorists— Tank.Sinatra (@GeorgeResch) July 15, 2019It’s unknown how many of the 1.5 million Facebook attendees would actually travel to the remote location in Nevada for the event, as the page has sparked Internet memes poking fun at the idea of storming the Air Force range for the opportunity to see aliens.The Air Force did investigate UFOs under Project Blue Book from 1947 to 1969, but the project was headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, not at the range in Nevada. me and the boys on our way to sneak in Area 51 to save the aliens pic.twitter.com/1gfWjC6xHR— Michael Scott (@michaelgclump) July 14, 2019Project Blue Book concluded that none of the UFOs investigated were a threat to U.S. national security and there was “no evidence indicating that sightings categorized as ‘unidentified’ were extraterrestrial vehicles,” according to the Air Force.The project’s findings are available in the National Archives for public review. He’s training to free the aliens at Area 51… pic.twitter.com/5oz1Q5rUZ6— Guy (@apiecebyguy) July 15, 2019Earlier this year, the Navy updated its guidelines for how its pilots report the sighting of “unauthorized and/or unidentified aircraft” due to an increase in the number of reports in recent years.“There have been a number of reports of unauthorized and/or unidentified aircraft entering various military-controlled ranges and designated air space in recent years,” Joseph Gradisher, spokesperson for Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare, told ABC News in May.last_img read more

Small Plane Crash Lands on Shelter Island

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A small single-engine plane crash landed in Shelter Island on Sunday afternoon, but none of the three people aboard were injured.Shelter Island Town Police said the pilot of a 1997 Cessna Skyhawk 172R was trying to land at a an airstrip on the Island crashed into brush and a pond at the south end of the strip at 3 p.m.The plane was severely damaged but the pilot, 55-year-old Marc Andre of Manhattan, and his two passengers did not require medical treatment, police said.The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are continuing the investigation.last_img read more

Adris bought Hotel Marjan in Split

first_imgAfter more than ten years of agony, the Marjan Hotel in Split was finally sold to the Adris Group for HRK 324 million. Željko Kerum bought the Marjan Hotel in 2005 through a tender. He paid 170 million kuna, three times more than the requested 57 million kuna. Less than four years later, a contract was signed with the Hilton, while Kerum became mayor a few months later. The works on “Marjan” were soon interrupted, and in 2015 everything ended with the bankruptcy of the company “Adriatic. The purchase of Adris was expected, since in December 2017 Adria resort, a company within the Adris group, concluded an Agreement on the sale of all receivables with associated mortgages on real estate owned by the bankrupt company Adriatic dd from Split. So that another investor interested in the Marjan hotel appeared, then he should additionally buy receivables from Adris, which was unlikely. Namely, yesterday until midnight was the deadline for submitting bids through the Fina electronic public auction, and only one bid was received from Adris, writes Jutarnji list. The sale has been waiting for four years, as long as the bankruptcy proceedings of “Adriatica” last in the Commercial Court in Split, in whose portfolio this unfinished building on the West Coast is. As previously announced, Adris will invest an additional two billion kuna in the tourist part of the Group by 2021, which will put 95 percent of hotel capacity at the highest level of supply.last_img read more

DEFY sets 16 new records at Maine Swimming Junior Olympics

first_img Latest Posts Bio Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all) Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013.center_img ORONO — The Down East Family YMCA swim team set 16 new team records this weekend at the Maine Swimming Junior Olympics — the most ever set by the team in a single meet.DEFY coach Matt Montgomery said his team nearly doubled its previous high of nine new records in a single meet.“It was a really was great team effort,” Montgomery said. “Everyone really contributed.”Forty-three DEFY swimmers met qualifying times to compete in the meet that took place from March 12-15 at the University of Maine against 600 swimmers from 26 teams across Maine.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textTalor Hamilton’s 200-yard freestyle (1:44.99) and 200-yard backstroke (1:54.71) times in the senior boys division qualified for the YMCA National Championships scheduled for April in North Carolina. Hamilton also has already qualified for the 50- and 100-yard freestyle, the 100-yard backstroke and the 100-yard butterfly as well as the 200-yard medley relay with Kohl Shaw, Maks Grover and Cooper Holmes. Holmes also has qualified in the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard breaststroke.“What really struck me was how well they did in their relays,” Montgomery said. “Seventy percent of our relays placed among top eight.”Three DEFY swimmers — Ava Sealander, Hayden Sattler and Sam Alavardo — who placed high enough but didn’t qualify for Nationals were invited to compete against other Eastern states on the Maine Zones team in New York later this month.Three DEFY swimmers who earned high points awards were Ava Sealander (girls age 13-14), who placed third; Camden Holmes (boys age 13-14), seventh; and Talor Hamilton (senior boys), fifth.Listed below are the DEFY swimmers who set new team records:Girls age 13-14Ava Sealander: 200-yard freestyle, 2:02.02; 500-yard freestyle, 5:30.00; 100-yard butterfly, 59.60; 200-yard butterfly, 2:18.34; 400-yard individual medley, 4:57.65.Ellie Clarke, Miriam Nelson, Sidney Hamilton and Ava Sealander: 200-yard freestyle relay, 1:47.45; 400-yard freestyle relay, 4:02.60.Sidney Hamilton, Kiana Maddocks Wilbur, Ava Sealander and Ellie Clarke: 400-yard medley relay, 4:35.89.Senior boysTalor Hamilton: 200-yard freestyle, 1:44.99; 200-yard backstroke, 1:54.71.Sam Alvarado: 1650-yard freestyle, 17:25.86; 1000-yard freestyle, 10:28.16.Cooper Holmes: 200-yard breaststroke, 2:14.17.Talor Hamilton, Kohl Shaw, Maks Grover and Cooper Holmes: 400-yard freestyle relay, 3:19.48; 200-yard medley relay, 1:39.02; 400-yard medley relay, 3:43.12.For more individual results, click here. For relay results, click here. Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016last_img read more

RBC Heritage leaderboard: Live scores, results from Sunday’s Round 4 play

first_imgMORE: Watch the RBC Heritage live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Instead, Harbour Town hosts eight of the world’s top 20 golfers in 2019, led by Masters contenders Francesco Molinari, Dustin Johnson and Xander Schauffele. Other names such as Bryson DeChambeau, Jordan Spieth and Kevin Kisner also are in this year’s field. Tiger Woods’ momentous 2019 Masters victory would be a tough act to follow for any tournament. At the RBC Heritage, no one is expecting much in the way of drama and intrigue to compare to Augusta last weekend, but the field in South Carolina still includes a number of PGA Tour stars.Woods, of course, is not among them as he takes a break from the schedule to bask in his 15th major championship. Follow scores from the 2019 RBC Heritage below with our live leaderboard.RBC Heritage 2019 leaderboard, live scoresLeaderboardRBC Heritage17 – 20 April 2019Pos.Player NameNationalityScoreRound 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Total1C.T. PanChina-12716569672722Matt KucharUSA-11696968672733Shane LowryRepublic of Ireland-10656871702743Patrick CantlayUSA-10677266692743Scott PiercyUSA-10677068692746J.T. PostonUSA-9717167662756Kevin StreelmanUSA-9696969682756Seamus PowerRepublic of Ireland-9687268672759Sam BurnsUSA-86770697027610Troy MerrittUSA-76967726927710Michael ThompsonUSA-76871696927710Ian PoulterEngland-77067677327710K.J. ChoiSouth Korea-77066697227710Rory SabbatiniSouth Africa-76769687327710Kevin NaUSA-76772716727716Brian StuardUSA-66870726827816Zach JohnsonUSA-66969726827816Joel DahmenUSA-67068716927816Peter MalnatiUSA-66772697027816Eddie PepperellEngland-67169687027816Jason KokrakUSA-66968726927816Rafa Cabrera BelloSpain-66869707127816Webb SimpsonUSA-66973657127816Trey MullinaxUSA-66668717327825Boo WeekleyUSA-56970707027925Tommy FleetwoodEngland-57168707027925Harris EnglishUSA-57269696927928Chez ReavieUSA-46871687328028Alex NorenSweden-46774677228028Ryan PalmerUSA-46671746928028J.J. SpaunUSA-47069687328028Dustin JohnsonUSA-46867687728033Emiliano GrilloArgentina-36867707628133Daniel BergerUSA-36669727428133Hudson SwaffordUSA-36874716828133Andrew LandryUSA-36971736828133Denny McCarthyUSA-37068707328133Luke DonaldEngland-37070697228139Bud CauleyUSA-26972726928239Matthew FitzpatrickEngland-27171687228241Kevin KisnerUSA-17168727228341Danny LeeNew Zealand-17269707228341Luke ListUSA-16673737128341Ryan MooreUSA-16674727128345Billy HorschelUSAPar6770727528445Charley HoffmanUSAPar6869707728445Patton KizzireUSAPar7269717228448Adam HadwinCanada+17169747128548Graeme McDowellNorthern Ireland+16871737328548Scott StallingsUSA+17069717528548Kyoung-Hoon LeeSouth Korea+17069747228548Jonathan ByrdUSA+16873737128548Brandt SnedekerUSA+17171697428554Brandon HarkinsUSA+27167747428654Wyndham ClarkUSA+27069786928654Jordan SpiethUSA+27166747528654Brian GayUSA+27168717628658Marc LeishmanAustralia+37069777128758Nick TaylorCanada+37270687728758Richy WerenskiUSA+37468747128761Scott LangleyUSA+46874757128861Branden GraceSouth Africa+47072757128863Jason DufnerUSA+57369717628963Mackenzie HughesCanada+57070727728963Ryan ArmourUSA+57269747428963Xander SchauffeleUSA+57170737528967Ben SilvermanCanada+77368767429167Ted Potter JrUSA+77369777229167Cody GribbleUSA+77269737729170Satoshi KodairaJapan+1673687782300Click here or refresh if you don’t see scores and results above.last_img read more