RSF calls on Beijing to stop visa blackmail against foreign correspondents

first_img Organisation Help by sharing this information June 7, 2021 Find out more The head of Buzzfeed News in China was forced on Wednesday to announce her departure from the country for lack of a new visa. RSF is calling on Beijing to stop using visa renewal as a tool of blackmail against foreign journalists. ChinaUnited StatesAsia – PacificAmericas Condemning abuses Freedom of expressionInternet August 24, 2018 RSF calls on Beijing to stop visa blackmail against foreign correspondents June 2, 2021 Find out more to go further News Follow the news on Asia – Pacific Receive email alerts ChinaUnited StatesAsia – PacificAmericas Condemning abuses Freedom of expressionInternet Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists News News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom News June 2, 2021 Find out more Megha Rajagopalan, China bureau chief of BuzzFeed News and a former board member of Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China (FCCC), was forced to announce on Wednesday, August 22 that she would not return to China, as her visa has been denied renewal this summer without official reason. According to Buzzfeed, she will continue her duties as a journalist from the Middle East, without further details.The American journalist, who had been covering China for six years and running the Buzzfeed office since August 2016, received the Human Rights Press Award, a prize based in Hong Kong, on May 12th for her report on the persecution of the Uyghur minority in the Northwestern Chinese province of Xinjiang, where foreign journalists have very limited contact.”The de facto deportation of Megha Rajagopalan adds to the list of abuses committed against foreign journalists whose work displeases the Chinese government,” said Cédric Alviani, director of the East Asia office of Reporters Without Borders ( RSF). “Such conduct is exceptionally shocking as Beijing is taking advantage of the press freedom in democratic countries, which promote open circulation of information, in order to export its propaganda.”In its annual report published in February, the FCCC described the authorities’ increasing relentlessness to interfere with the work of the foreign press, notably by threatening to discontinue visa renewal. In 2016, Swedish journalist Jojje Olsson had to leave China for the lack of a visa, as did Ursula Gauthier, the correspondent of French magazine L’Obs, in the previous year. In 2012, the New York Times and Al Jazeera were also affected by deportations of reporters, as was the Canadian daily Globe and Mail in 2009.China ranks 176th out of 180 countries in the RSF World Press Freedom Index 2018 with more than 50 journalists jailed. RSF_en last_img read more

Crocheting makes a comeback

first_imgSkip By The Penny Hoarder Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Print Article Crocheting makes a comeback “Crocheting is making a comeback,” said Sallie Fenn, who is a member of the crochet class at the Colley Senior Complex. “People like crocheted sweaters, vests, scarves and even socks. Crocheted clothing is popular and fashionable.”The crochet class is taught by Betty Renfroe from 1 until 3 p.m. on Mondays at the Colley Senior Complex. The class is open to all who want to learn the art or just hone their skills.“We enjoy sitting and talking while we crochet,” said Mildred Franklin. “And we learn from each other.” Latest Stories Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen Crocheting may be “as simple as can be” for those who know how to crochet but, for beginners, it can be intimidating.Knitting doesn’t scare people as much because the knitting needles are so much larger and the thread so much thicker.“Anything that can be knitted can be crocheted,” Fenn said. “If you learn one, you can do the other.”Fenn learned to crochet as a young girl growing up in Pittsburg, Penn.“We had neighborhood moms who took the girls aside and taught us things like crocheting to keep us out of trouble,” she said, with a smile.Franklin learned the art from her grandmother and Renfroe “picked it up” after she married.They all learned in different ways but they have all come to the same place.“We enjoy being together to crochet and talk and we welcome others to join us,” Renfroe said. “Anybody that wants to learn to crochet just needs to get some yarn and a needle and join us. We’ll do our best to show them how.” The crocheting class at the Colley Senior Complex is open to anyone who wants to learn the art or join others in practicing the art. Sallie Fenn, left, and Mildred Franklin, shared tips on stitches at the Monday class. The class is taught by Betty Renfroe, not pictured, and meets from 1 until 3 p.m. on Mondays. For more information, call 334-808-8500.Crocheting is making a comeback in today’s fast-paced world.That’s a bit surprising because it was once considered old-fashioned and a fading art.In year’s past, crocheting was done primarily for decorative purposes, on doilies or trim work for Sunday dresses. But, in today’s world, crocheted items are extremely popular clothing items, purses, jewelry, tablecloths, curtains and toys as well as decorative items. The ladies said there are hundreds of crochet patterns and just about that many stitches.“There’s the single stitch, the double stitch, the half double, the double-double, the triple, the triple-triple and so on,” Fenn said. “Then, you can combine those stitches to make other stitches.”Renfroe said she was having a problem with the Picot stitch until her friends showed her how it was done.“Now, that I’ve learned it, it’s as simple as can be,” she said. By Jaine Treadwell The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Sponsored Content Published 11:00 pm Monday, August 5, 2013 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like Finishing a miracle Construction continues this week at the Miracle League Playground at the Troy Parks and Recreation Center. Volunteers work to complete… read more Email the author Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Dell Goes Big During National Small Business Week and Beyond

first_imgEntrepreneurs are the engine that drives the economy around the world. More than half of Americans work for or own a small business, and startups and small business account for nearly 70 percent of all the new jobs created!To celebrate and support these small business owners, Dell is hosting a series of Innovation Meetups and launching Technology Labs at WeWork locations across the country during National Small Business Week, May 1 – 7. As part of Dell’s increased investment in and commitment to small businesses we are also offering 35 percent off select business systems with code SAVE35 during the entire month of May! Visit for exclusive savings. We are also deploying a big marketing campaign across key markets in the US so look for us on TV, poly bags of national newspapers, pedi-cabs, bus wraps and more.The Dell Technology Labs will debut at three WeWork locations—New York Penn Station, Chicago Grant Park and Miami Lincoln Road (above) —and will offer members the opportunity to check out the latest and greatest Dell technology, test their apps on Windows devices, borrow equipment for extended periods of time and purchase systems directly. Our best Small Business sales reps and technology experts will be on-site to help support and educate WeWork members on emerging technologies and trends including Windows 10 for business, Virtual Reality development, Cloud transitioning and more.“WeWork is committed to providing our members with the resources and services to do what they love,” said Michael Gross, Vice Chairman, WeWork. “Our partnership with Dell’s tech labs in Miami, New York and Chicago is a novel way for big businesses to test their products and services with the influential WeWork community. Similarly, for our members, this is an opportunity for them to gain access to Dell’s industry-leading products and services. We’re excited for the project and the expanding partnership with Dell.”The Technology Labs will be unveiled during a series of Northside Innovation Small Business Meetups powered by Windows 10 at each of the WeWork locations. If you are in New York, Chicago or Miami please join us! These meetups are part of a series that covers a wide range of tech topics, spanning VC funding to the psychology of marketing to the next wave of branded content.  You can also follow the conversation on social at #SmallBizInsider or on @DellInnovators and @Windows and on the Innovation Insider Content Hub.Dell has always been invested in providing end-to-end technology solutions for small businesses, and we want to support them where they are. Coworking spaces have boomed over the past few years—in fact, the number of coworking spaces globally has doubled each year, and according to the Dell and Intel Evolving Workforce Study, 52 percent of people believe that employees working from home are just as productive as or more productive than in the office. As part of Dell’s Legacy of Good plan, we’re aiming to have half of our employees working remotely by 2020 to enable our employees to work when and where they are most productive and help decrease both operating costs and environmental impact.Recently, Dell released a ranking of the 50 most “Future Ready” cities—economies that are most prepared for the growth of tomorrow, have embraced technology, and have the necessary infrastructure and programs in place.  Though San Jose and San Francisco snagged the top two spots on the list, New York was 11th, Chicago was 17th, and I’m proud to report that Austin ranked 7th! As the largest employer in the Austin area, Dell is actively engaged in how it can enable people and organizations access to new tools and ideas that deliver better connections, better outcomes—and a better world.Additionally, we are partnering with Microsoft to host “Accelerate Your Business” on May 4th in Denver, which ranks as the 8th “Future Ready” city. The event is designed for business owners, company leaders and decision makers seeking ideas and practical technology solutions to promote greater team communication, collaboration and productivity in today’s highly mobile workplace. I will be joining Jordan J. Chrysafidis, Vice President, US OEM Sales & Marketing at Microsoft, to talk about what tomorrow’s business will look like, and what businesses can do today to position themselves for continued success. If you are in Denver, please join us and register here.During National Small Business Week and throughout the year, we’re proud to continue our tradition of enabling entrepreneurs, and can’t wait to see how our Technology Labs at WeWork help small businesses across the country utilize the latest and greatest technology solutions and help grow and scale their business.last_img read more

Man Utd keen on Ramsey  swap deal as Juve eye  Pogba transfer

first_img Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art8 Ridiculously Expensive Things Bought By Keanu ReevesCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Most Asntonishing Train Stations In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your PhoneA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs The Welshman joined Juventus for free last year but has struggled to find his best form in Italy yet. He started just nine Serie A matches before the league was suspended and racked up four goals and one assist across all competitions. However, Ramsey admitted he needed to step out of his comfort zone and learn a new language after 11 years at Arsenal. Now Calciomercato believe Juventus chiefs are prepared to use Ramsey – who returned to training with Juventus on Tuesday – as a makeweight to secure a deal to sign Pogba back. Pogba returned to Old Trafford from Juve in 2016 for a British-record £89million. But despite his success with France, winning the World Cup in 2018, he has largely underperformed for the majority of the four years since heading back to England. The Manchester United man remains constantly linked with a transfer away again, with United wanting at least £100m in return. Compatriot Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid is confident he can get the best out of the 27-year-old. Manchester United could sign Aaron Ramsey in a stunning swap transfer with Paul Pogba, according to reports. A move to hometown club Paris Saint-Germain is also on the cards while Inter Milan reportedly joined the race for his signature, too. But after his successful four seasons in Turin – winning the title every year – Juventus are keen to be reunited with Pogba. The report, though, adds that Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri is happy with Ramsey, who hit his best form just before the season was suspended. And it also suggests the manager, and senior club officials, still see a future for the ex-Arsenal midfielder at the Allianz Stadium. Player swaps are likely to be far more common this summer with clubs recovering from the financial impact of the coronavirus crisis and therefore looking to reduce spending in the transfer market. Ex-United and England midfielder Paul Ince reckons his former side should sell “diabolical” Pogba because he regrets his move back to Manchester. He told Paddy Power: “If Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to take the club forward, to build and to instill the ‘United Way’ back into the team, then Pogba’s actions don’t reflect that. read also:Ince: Man Utd must get rid of diabolical Pogba “If you want the right attitude and mentality, and high standards, then sorry, but that doesn’t fit in with Paul Pogba. “There’s been too many distractions, too many reports around him and his behaviour, so his time for me is up. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… last_img read more