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June 12, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_img Receive email alerts July 24, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Seven-year jail term for Saudi photographer News Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa to go further April 28, 2021 Find out more RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance News News Help by sharing this information News Follow the news on Saudi Arabia Saudi media silent on RSF complaint against MBS “As Safar was convicted and sentenced for providing information, we call for his immediate and unconditional release and the quashing for his conviction,” said Reporters Without Borders assistant research director Virginie Dangles. “We are extremely concerned to see so many Saudi news and information providers being convicted and given very severe sentences. This violates Saudi Arabia’s international obligations.”Other recent victims of the crackdown include Waleed Abu Al-Khair, the founder of the Monitor of Human Rights in Saudi Arabia (MHRSA). A Riyadh court sentenced him on 6 July to 15 years in jail on charges of “preparing, storing and transmitting information that undermines public order,” inciting rebellion”, “publishing false information with the aim of harming the state, contempt of court” “and creating an NGO without permission”.According to Gulf Centre for Human Rights, Khair has also been the victim of mistreatment since his arrest.Well-known writer Mukhlif Al-Shammari’s five-year jail term was upheld on second appeal on 3 July. His sentence also includes a ban on writing for newspapers or websites or appearing in the media, and a ten-year ban on travelling abroad.Fawzan Al-Harbi, one of the founders of the Arabian Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA), which monitors human rights violations in Saudi Arabia, was sentenced on 25 June to seven years in prison and a seven-year ban on foreign travel. The charges on which he was convicted included “preparing, storing and transmitting information that undermines public order” under cyber-crime law. Reporters Without Borders condemns the seven-year jail term that a Jeddah criminal court specializing in national security and terrorism passed on independent news photographer Jassim Mekki A’al Safar on 18 June. He was also sentenced to a seven-year ban on foreign travel after his release. Safar was accused of “posting photos and videos on YouTube that could discredit the kingdom,” “posting photos of prisoners in public places,” “creating a terrorist cell,” “chanting anti-government slogans at protests” and “meeting with foreign reporters.”He was one of a total of 11 activists who were given sentences ranging from four to 19 years in prison on 18 June on charges that including sedition and “demonstrating.” The sentencing ending a trial that began on 26 November. Three of the years that made up Safar’s seven-year term were imposed under the March 2007 cyber-crime law. RSF_en Organisation NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say According to the Arabic Network For Human Rights Information, Safar told the judge during the trial that he had been tortured and mistreated since his arrest, but the judge rejected his claims. Latest in a recent series of long jail terms for independent information providers June 8, 2021 Find out more March 9, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

August 31, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgTrade union leaders, as well as the private sector, have called on Barbadians to participate in a national strike on Monday.At a news conference last Friday, General Secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union, Toni Moore and the President of the Barbados Private Sector Association, Charles Herbert said this protest is an effort to pressure the government concerning the National Social Responsibility Levy.The officials urged local businesses to allow workers to participate in the event.Strike won’t affect ports or hospitalThey also sought to assure the nation that the joint action will not affect the main ports of entry or the state-run Queen Elizabeth hospital.The unions have been protesting the 400 percent hike in the levy. Hundreds recently voiced their dissatisfaction by participating in a protest march. The march was organized by the Barbados Workers’ Union, National Union of Public Workers, the Barbados Union of Teachers and the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union.The unions gave the Government a two-week ultimatum to accede to their request and vowed to take industrial action if nothing was done.Fakes messages. Not from PM Stuart Meanwhile, Barbadians have been advised that fraudulent messages attributed to Prime Minister Fruendel Stuart have been circulating on Facebook and by cell phone.According to the PM’s Office, there have been several attempts to send fake messages or engage persons via Facebook Messenger in conversation. Attempts have even been made to solicit money with false promises relating to a fictitious United Nations grant by an individual or individuals purporting to be the Prime Minister.These messages were accompanied by a photo of the Prime Minister.Be Vigilant“Persons are therefore being urged to be vigilant in the face of these forged messages. People are asked to report any such occurrence to the Fraud Department of the Royal Barbados Police Force,” said the PM’s office.In the case of Facebook misuse, the public has been advised to use the “Report” button on the Fake Page to alert Facebook directly about the fraudulent activities.Those who want to contact Stuart’s office officially can do so by calling or sending written correspondence to his office.last_img read more

December 25, 2019 | |Post a Comment

first_imgEL SEGUNDO – Phil Jackson asked first for the shooters who already had missed two free throws to step back to the foul line, so he could stop watching sooner and send the Lakers back out on another punishing set of cross-court sprints. He looked in the direction of special assistant coach Kareem Abdul-Jabbar standing on the sidelines and said disgustedly: “The big guy was doing 17s (sprints) at 38, 39 years old. That’s how old Corie (Blount) is now.” Then Jackson kindly asked the Lakers a few minutes later to get off his court and return for practice tomorrow, although the coach’s exact words were neither polite nor printable. This Lakers team might have mere playoff aspirations as opposed to championship expectations, but Jackson showed Saturday he is still as capable of playing mind games as before. And he might have found a leader opposite Kobe Bryant as a result. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week While Jackson stormed off the floor and Bryant kicked a water bottle on his way to the locker room, Lamar Odom rallied the rest of his teammates and led them back to the foul line, where they kept on shooting. Jackson came into the season saying Bryant will be one of the Lakers’ two captains. He would not commit to Odom being the other Saturday, but acknowledged the role fits, especially with Odom moving to the backcourt and directing the Lakers’ offense. “He’s a supportive guy and I think that it’s kind of natural to say he’s going to fall into that role,” Jackson said. “But I want that to be something that’s not by my doing but by his doing, by the team following him. “Kobe, by virtue of his status here, his veteran ability, his All-Star capabilities, has a position that a lot of times is leadership by example. Whereas we need someone who can lead by encouragement, by support, a person that can rally the group.” Odom did that Saturday, at the end of a practice that ran more than an hour long. It was an encouraging sign from the player who never looked totally comfortable during his first season with the Lakers following the Shaquille O’Neal trade. Even though he is only 25, Odom is a relative veteran on this year’s team, entering his seventh NBA season. center_img “It’s important on this team because we’re young,” Odom said. “We don’t have six or seven guys that’ve been to the Western Conference finals on this team. I guess it’s just my turn to be a leader.’ What’s in a name? The Lakers have benefited from the play of guard Smush Parker, who hit 8 of 14 shots, averaged 10 points and played solid defense in the first two exhibitions. So what was with Jackson calling Parker by his given name, William, on Saturday? “He’s a different person on different days, depending upon how he does,” Jackson said. “Sometimes he’s Smush, Smushie, Smash, Splash. We’ve got a variety of names for him. “We think Smush might be a little bit too soft. But his mom gave him the name, so we have to concede that when moms give you a name like that, you’ve kind of got to hang on to it.” Also: Blount, whose actual age is 36, has practiced sparingly and said he is bothered by a bruise on the top of his left foot. Jackson said he is proceeding cautiously with the veteran big man, who underwent ankle and knee surgeries a year ago. Ross Siler, (818) 713-3610 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

December 17, 2019 | |Post a Comment

first_img•Many Geocoins are meant to be admired and “Discovered,” while others are meant to travel. •Don’t forget to activate your Geocoin. And if you’re just not into reading anymore right now, check out this vintage Geocaching video about the history of the Geocoin. Happy Birthday, Geocoins!Share with your Friends:More There’s a magnetism to Geocaching Geocoins: the weight, the metallic shimmer and how each Geocoin is a message forged in metal. Some celebrate milestones like First to Find or 100 Finds, and some are just cool, like an eagle whose wings actually flap (fly eagle, fly!).12 years ago on September 30, 2001, Geocoins came into existence with a solid clunk in a geocache. Today more than 3 million Geocoins are proudly displayed in collections and found in geocaches around the world. There are even Geocoinfest Mega-Events held in Europe and the United States each year.If you’re entering the realm of Geocoins, here are a few quick tips:center_img •Find out more about Geocoins in this FAQ and on the How to use a Geocoin page. SharePrint RelatedGeocaching Shop Elves holiday gift guide!November 30, 2017In “Community”Geocoinfest 2011 – Europa: Travels with the World’s First GeocoinSeptember 14, 2011In “Community”The Lackey Geocoin: An Unexpected 26,000-mile, 5-Year JourneyJanuary 21, 2015In “Community”last_img read more

December 16, 2019 | |Post a Comment

first_imgThat photo above is from my basement. In case you missed my last article, I just bought a 1961 ranch-style house in Atlanta and am embarking on the wonderful building science adventure of turning it into a high-performance home. Ultimately, I’d like to take it all the way to net-zero energy. My father-in-law, who sold us the house (Thanks, Stewart!), had some work done to improve it several years ago, so that water spot you see above is dry now. It just looks really nasty.Until this week, though, I didn’t know what source of moisture created the spot. Was it rainwater from outdoors leaking in through a penetration in the band joist? Was it a plumbing leak from the nearby kitchen? Was it groundwater climbing up the foundation wall by capillary action and finding an opening at this location?Actually, it was none of those. Let’s peel back the layers and see what we can find. Here’s another photo, this time with the ceiling tile pulled away.Water damage on the original ceiling in our basement.Here you can see that the current dropped ceiling isn’t the original one. At some earlier time, there was wood paneling in that corner where the moisture damage is. Above the paneling, you can see spray foam. But what else is going on up there? Let’s take a look.A supply duct is in the space right above the water damage.Well, there’s more foam, but if you look closely on the left side, you can see a bit of grey metal. That’s part of the duct that goes into the wall and delivers conditioned air to the den above.Ah, now we’re getting somewhere! In summer, that duct gets very cold when the air conditioner runs. And cold surfaces can condense water vapor out of the air if the dew point is high enough.Now, when you run an air conditioner and are able to achieve the ACCA recommended indoor design conditions of 75° F and 50% relative humidity, the dew point is 55° F. (That’s a handy fact for building science types to know, so you might want to remember it.) Also, the temperature of the air coming out of an air conditioner is usually between 55° F and 58° F.So, cold air in the duct at close to or slightly above the design dew point should not present a huge condensation problem. That is, this duct shouldn’t have gotten enough condensation to cause the damage you see in the above photos unless either the duct was much colder than 55° F or the dew point in the room was significantly higher than 55° F.I can guarantee you that duct, a good 20 ft. from the air conditioner, wasn’t much colder than 55° F. So that leaves the humidity much higher than it should have been. But where was the water vapor coming from? Here’s another look above the dropped ceiling.What is the source of the excess humidity that caused the water damage?The moisture-damaged area is in the left center part of the photo above. Those two copper water pipes go to the kitchen. (That 3/4-in. pipe on the left is the culprit responsible for the slow hot water delivery I mentioned in my last article.) Notice that the two pipes go through a gap that’s 1-1/2 in. high. Here’s another view of the gap.The source of the excess humidity was the crawlspaceThrough that gap and on the other side of that wall is a crawlspace. The outside of that part of the house has foundation vents, indicating that the house was built with a vented crawlspace. And anyone who knows a little building science can tell you that vented crawlspaces and the psychrometric chart are not friends. Translation: The vents in crawlspaces don’t solve moisture problems; they create them.That was the source of the moisture. I say “was” because about four years ago, PV Heating & Air (the same company that put the new HVAC system in our office) encapsulated the crawlspace. I don’t know the whole history of the work done on the house, but there’s also a small dehumidifier in the basement so the humidity down there is much better. The dew point in that part of the basement now is running at about 50° F, well below the design dew point.In short, the problem in this basement was that someone back in the history of the house did not understand the first rule for preventing humidity damage:Keep humid air away from cool surfaces.Had they followed that rule, the ceiling tile would still be fine. The wood paneling above it wouldn’t be falling apart. And the duct above wouldn’t have become an accidental dehumidifier.Allison Bailes of Decatur, Georgia, is a speaker, writer, building science consultant, and the author of the Energy Vanguard Blog. You can follow him on Twitter at @EnergyVanguard. All photos courtesy of Energy Vanguard.last_img read more

December 9, 2019 | |Post a Comment

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now For many decades, salespeople were taught to find “the” decision-maker, that one person who had the authority to bind a company to a deal. They were taught that they needed to reach the C-suite if they were to create and capture opportunities. Most deals still need an executive sponsor of some kind, and all of them require someone with the authority to bind the company to a deal.Because we have focused for so long on authority, there has been a tendency for some to believe that other people are not as important to winning a deal, and such, they have not treated the with appropriate respect, preferring to look over the shoulder and up the organizational chart. This is a mistake, and it should be remedied.Treating people as if they are important is a hedge. The fact of the matter is, you don’t know who has what level of influence within their company, and whose ear they have.You might believe that someone’s title indicates that they are not necessary to a deal, when that person might be just the person you need to gain access to the person who would most value from what you do.You might mistakenly be ignoring someone because they don’t appear to have any influence, when they might very well be the person who her peers look to for advice in the area where you can help. You might believe that people who are lower on the organizational chart are somehow less important to winning a deal than people at the higher rungs of the ladder, but to believe this is to make a mistake.Even though you believe someone may not be integral to winning business, you should treat everyone as if they are important, as though wants and needs are important to you, and you should always consider their needs. You should do this because it’s the right thing to do. But if you don’t believe it’s true, do it anyway as a hedge against behaving in a way that hurts you later.last_img read more

December 1, 2019 | |Post a Comment

first_imgWith the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) electing their legislative party leaders on Wednesday, the Congress has called a meeting of its elected representatives on Thursday.Senior Congress leaders met on Wednesday to discuss the current political situation in the State. President of the Maharashtra unit of Congress Balasaheb Thorat said they would also be meeting Governor Bhagatsingh Koshyari to demand compensation for farmers of soyabean, onion, and grapes who are facing losses due to heavy rains. “The party will hold State-wide agitation demanding compensation to farmers from November 5 to 15,” said Mr. Thorat, adding this is part of a nation-wide call to protest the policies of the BJP-led central government.Meanwhile, the Congress has decided to wait and observe the political developments in the State. Senior Congress leaders like Mr. Thorat and former CM Prithviraj Chavan have already indicated that the party would seek the high command’s mandate if Sena comes up with an official proposal. According to sources, the Congress central leadership has directed the State unit to work in tandem with the NCP.last_img read more